Wisconsin heads to Louisville for final preseason tournament

first_imgThe Wisconsin softball team takes their 18-3 record on the road again this weekend to a tournament in Louisville, Ky., the Louisville Classic. The weekend schedule prompts a few ranked opponents for the Badgers on it, including a game against the host team, 11th-ranked Louisville.This weekend is the Badgers’ fifth tournament on the road and fourth tournament outside the Midwest. Wisconsin has racked up some marquee wins during the past four tournaments including wins over Notre Dame, Stanford and a no-hitter last week against Eastern Kentucky.The Badgers have traveled all over the country during these first four tournaments compiling their 18-3 start, the best in school history.“It’s been a long preseason. It’s a ton of games on the road when you play a 55-game schedule and your first 30 are on the road. You better learn how to play away from home, so we’re really pleased how the team is playing,” head coach Yvette Healy said.At the Classic, Wisconsin is set to face No. 24 North Carolina, Eastern Michigan and Ball State before they conclude the tournament with a game against hosting Louisville. The Badgers have had some tough tournaments over the past month, playing Stanford, California-Berkley and Notre Dame, but Healy thinks this weekend will be the toughest tournament this season.“This weekend is going to be our toughest weekend, going down to Louisville and seeing them at their stadium,” Healy said. “They’ll be tough, and North Carolina, it’s a lot easier trip for them than it is for us to get there, and they’re going to be phenomenal too so, were excited to see how we match up.”The Badgers have been anxious to play some of the top teams in the nation, having swept multiple tournaments against inferior competition, but the mentality around the team remains simple: Take each game one at a time.“We have the team motto – the 1-0 motto – so we go into every game looking at it as being the biggest game of the day,” sophomore center fielder Maria Van Abel said.The Badgers’ defense and pitching staff have been performing exceptional this season, holding opponents to an average of 2.19 runs per game. That being said, their play should not take away from the Badgers’ offense, which has also been solid early on this season, averaging 5.4 runs per game.Wisconsin may have impressive offensive and defensive numbers, but Coach Healy is eager to see how the team will compete with the tough competition they will be facing this weekend.“Louisville is one of the better teams in the country. We want to see how we match up with our pitching, to be able to hold their hitters down,” Healy said. “We want to see how we can do swinging against some of the better pitchers in the country.”After the tournament, the Badgers will begin Big Ten play, which seems to be always in the back of their minds as they finish out the nonconference. After a long preseason, nonconference opponents sometimes just can’t match the aura of the Big Ten.“It’s a completely different environment playing in Big Ten than just your preseason,” senior infielder Shannel Blackshear said. “Yeah, you’re playing a lot of tough teams, but it’s almost like a switch gets flipped when you go into Big Ten.”last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Peter Redekop of Vancouver, British Columbia. JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “A great trip. Eddie’s done a great job with this filly, and I got on her at the right time. I learned a lot about her. I asked him last time if I could just sit on her and be quiet with her. It worked out well – she exploded with me the last eighth, and I rode her the same way today even though we were shortening up and there was so much speed. The key with a filly like this is they’re professional – let them settle and they’re going to finish for you.“I followed Velvet Mesquite (with Mike Smith up), and she gave me a great lead. Mike’s horse clipped heels just before we crossed the dirt, and I was directly behind him, and I could tell we were getting up close. But I was able to duck to the inside.” EDDIE TRUMAN, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “This race wasn’t really our choice. We think she’s better going long but we wanted a Cal-bred race. Her last race was in open company and this really was our only option for Cal-breds. Gary (Stevens) said he would ride her the same, just sit on her, dead last and . . . before she has run down the hill and been on the lead, so really, she’ll do anything. She is just so sweet. She’s maturing and getting so much smarter and kinder.”center_img TYLER BAZE, HOME JOURNEY, SECOND: “She may have been a little tired. She ran really hard. We were flyin’ but she was doing it with her ears pricked. I think it’s better to let them go fast than to take hold of them and fight. I just let her go. She can be temperamental so I just wanted to get along with her the best I could. She ran a huge race, she really did. She gave it all she had.”TRAINER QUOTES -30-last_img read more

Take Responsibility for Your Health – Dr. Tufton

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is imploring Jamaicans to start taking responsibility for their own health as a first line of defence against illness. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is imploring Jamaicans to start taking responsibility for their own health as a first line of defence against illness.“Jamaicans have to come to terms – and we have to keep making that point – that your personal health requires, in the first instance, you taking responsibility for taking care of yourself. It’s a simple point, but it is a fundamental point,” Dr. Tufton argued.“The reality is, a lot of people focus more often than not, on what hospitals and what doctors can and cannot do, rather than focus on the fact that if they drink a lot of rum and consume a lot of sugar, then they will be susceptible to getting all the ailments that are associated with that; that if they don’t spend half an hour a day to do a little exercise, or if they engage in smoking, then, ultimately, they are going to have issues with their personal health,” he added.He said that as the standard-bearer for public health, he has a responsibility to demonstrate “that… no matter who we are… engaging in some limited physical activity as part of our own defence mechanism against sickness and unhealthy living” is not impossible.Dr. Tufton, who was speaking at the reopening of the renovated Balaclava Health Centre in St. Elizabeth on Thursday (December 7), said greater focus has to be placed on the preventative side of healthcare, as this is far cheaper for everyone, including taxpayers and Government, when compared to the curative aspect.This involves making greater use of community health centres, which Dr. Tufton said are oftentimes bypassed by persons seeking non-emergency care, who, instead, opt to visit hospitals, resulting in lengthy wait times.He said that the Government is working to restore the credibility of the community health facilities, noting that among the measures being contemplated is increasing the availability of services during a 24-hour cycle, in order to better facilitate community members.Dr. Tufton is also encouraging health administrators to stage more outreach activities. “Instead of the people coming to us, we need to do more to go to the people in terms of the administration of community health,” he pointed out.“Sometimes, if the public health nurse, the mental health nurse, the doctor don’t go out to talk at the church, at the parent-teacher association (PTA) meeting, at the school and encourage people to be a part of the programme, they (citizens) don’t come (to the health centres) unless they are falling down,” he argued.“Ultimately, public health starts with primary community healthcare. It starts with the individual in the community understanding what they need to do to take care of themselves, and it starts with the facilities in the community that should lend critical support. I believe that as a country, if we were to do that, then, a lot of other things would fall into place,” Dr Tufton said. Story Highlights He said that the Government is working to restore the credibility of the community health facilities, noting that among the measures being contemplated is increasing the availability of services during a 24-hour cycle, in order to better facilitate community members. He said that as the standard-bearer for public health, he has a responsibility to demonstrate “that… no matter who we are… engaging in some limited physical activity as part of our own defence mechanism against sickness and unhealthy living” is not impossible. last_img read more

Public Presentation Consideration for Moose in Forest Management

first_imgThe event takes place Thursday, February 21st, 7 pmAt the LIDO Theatre, 10156 – 100 Ave FSJThis is a free event and no registration required.A link to the University online presentation CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dr. Roy Rea, Senior Laboratory Instructor at UNBC will be the featured guest presenter for an evening presentation, ‘You Cannot Love Softwoods and Hate Hardwoods.’Those who are interested in learning more about considerations for moose in forest management are invited to attend this presentation and discussion by the Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute at UNBC and with their partners.The presentation will take a look at forestry practices and consider the concept of ‘not only how much is taken from the forest yet how much is left behind’ and how this would benefit moose and other animal species.last_img read more

New Womens Treatment Centre opening

first_imgNew Day in the Ministries offers a 12-month faith-based healing and treatment program where woman live on-site.According to the New Day in the Peace Ministries, they serve women and their families with addictive and otherwise broken lifestyles who are seeking freedom and healing. While wanting to lead a life of purpose by offering a relationship with God and with others in the community, and the opportunity to change from the inside out.For more information on New Day in the Peace Ministries; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  The New Day in the Peace Ministries is holding a building dedication for their new Women’s Treatment Centre.Located near the Fort St. John Airport the newly completed dorm building has seven rooms to facilitate women, clients, in addiction seeking treatment.The dedication is taking place Saturday, August 24th, 2019.last_img read more

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is back

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is back supporting local charities.Tim Horton’s Annual Smile Cookie Campaign runs from September 16th through to September 22nd, 2019.For one week, restaurant owners donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to support the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation. “The real magic behind the Smile Cookie campaign is the local impact, and we’re excited to be able to support local charities, hospitals and community programs again this year. Our guests, restaurant owners and their team members can feel incredibly proud knowing that the money raised during the campaign directly supports local Tim Hortons communities,” said Mike Hancock, Chief Operating Officer of Tim Hortons.To join in on the Smile Cookie conversation, you can also;Use the hashtag #SmileCookie  Tag or follow us on Instagram @TimHortons  Tag or follow us on Twitter @TimHortons  Like us on Facebook Tim Hortons  Subscribe to us on YouTube @TimHortons  Visit TimHortons.com/smilecookie for a list of local charities benefiting from the Smile Cookielast_img read more

Napoli confirm David Ospina talks

first_imgNapoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has confirmed they are in talks with Arsenal over signing their goalkeeper David OspinaThe Colombia international is expected to leave the Emirates before the end of the month with Bernd Leno’s arrival from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this summer having seen Ospina fall further down the pecking order at Arsenal.And Napoli have publicly confirmed their interest in signing Ospina as a replacement for their injured goalkeeper Alex Meret, who broke his arm shortly after arriving from Udinese this summer, along with three other choices.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli (via Sky Sports): “There are four in contention: Ochoa, Mignolet, Ospina and Tatarusanu. It is true that Ospina could arrive, we are negotiating, there are still some differences on the requests.”Over the past three seasons at Arsenal, Ospina has only made 11 Premier League appearances with the majority of playing time coming in cup games.But, with the Italian transfer window closing this Friday, Napoli will have to act fast to secure themselves another goalkeeper.last_img read more

Callenders Names Six New Associates Broad Range of Specialty Practice Areas

first_img Related Items:6 new associates at Callenders 0& Co. Counsel & Attorneys, Adrian Gibson. Crispin S. Hall. and Pearline Y. Ingraham joins the Freeport firm of Callenders, Syneisha Bootle. Garth Philippe and Marissa Pyfrom has joined the Nassau offices of Callenders & Co. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCallenders & Co. Counsel & Attorneys announced today six new associates have joined the firm with offices in the heart of Nassau, western New Providence and Freeport.  “Callenders, the country’s oldest legal practice, was founded in 1903 and celebrated continuous service to local and international clients for more than 100 years over a decade ago. During all that time and for the next decade and more, there was a member of the Callender family at the helm.  Sadly, Mr. Colin Callender passed away in December, for the first time leaving Callenders without a member of the founding family in either Freeport or Nassau.  Although Mr. Callender’s death was untimely, he and the firm’s partners had been seriously recruiting the brightest and best new talent, an exercise that resulted in identifying a number of well-educated, high energy, thoughtful and diligent younger legal minds,” said Chad Roberts, Managing Partner, Nassau.  “We are now pleased to announce that six associates have proved themselves and have been named to the firm, each bringing a singular strength in a current area of demand among our client base.”Attorneys Adrian Gibson, Crispin S. Hall and Pearline Y. Ingraham joined the Freeport firm headed by Fred Smith, QC, though Gibson works out of the Nassau office.  Syneisha Bootle, Garth Philippe and Marissa Pyfrom have joined the Nassau office.  According to Mr. Roberts, it was the first time in the history of the firm that nearly every new associate had received at least part of his or her pre-law or legal education in The Bahamas, either at The College of The Bahamas or at the Eugene Dupuch Law School or a combination of the two.In Nassau, Syneisha Bootle who spent six summers interning at Callenders, returned with degrees from Keele University, (LLB), Staffordshire and Northumbria, both in the U.K.  She holds a Masters in Marine Insurance, and is an Accredited Mediator at a time when The Bahamas is moving toward becoming a neutral centre for mediation worldwide.  Marissa Pyfrom specializes in Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate and quickly earned a reputation for accomplishment after resolving a contentious probate matter in months that had been pending for years, bringing together parties who had previously refused to negotiate or cooperate.  Rounding out the new Nassau offices associates is multilingual Garth Philippe, who studied law in Spain, France and The Bahamas and is a former advisor to the United Nations, is a member of the New York Bar and the Bahamas Bar.  He holds a graduate level Diplome de Relations Internationales in Public International Law, worked with a tri-state (New York) private lending firm and has negotiated numerous contracts with Chinese companies based in Hong Kong and mainland China.  Philippe speaks fluent French and Spanish and is conversant in Mandarin and Dutch.Adrian Gibson, assigned to the Nassau office, has been dubbed the firm’s youngest Renaissance man – lawyer, educator, journalist and mass communications specialist. Gibson pens the popular Tribune column, A Young Man’s View, spent 10 years teaching in government schools and his alma mater, College of The Bahamas, before earning his law degree, maintains a schedule of symposium and presentation speaking engagements and appearances and has been called on in a number of high profile legal matters in civil and commercial litigation including judicial reviews. Crispin S. Hall was selected to represent The Bahamas twice at mooting competitions and though trained in corporate law, maritime and civil litigation while serving in the Nassau office, he elected to take a post in Freeport to follow his passions – environmental law, human rights, employment, immigration and judicial reviews as well as contract litigation.  Like Hall, Pearline Ingraham was drawn to the Grand Bahama office of Callenders for its strong stance in human rights, civil litigation and the firm’s overall strength in insolvencies.  She has been a member of the Bar of England and Wales and the Bahamas Bar for more than a decade and continues to practice civil litigation, commercial law, conveyancing and real property and condominium disputes.“As the laws of The Bahamas continue to evolve, so must the country’s legal firms and this exhaustive exercise on the part of Callenders & Co. in Grand Bahama and in Nassau is an indication that despite our awards and recognition, no firm can stand on yesterday’s laurels,” said Fred Smith, QC, Senior Partner, Callenders, Grand Bahama office. “I am particularly pleased to know that some of the most capable young lawyers want to join Callenders because of our commitment, especially in Grand Bahama, to fighting for human rights and environmental protection and preservation.”last_img read more