Scenes From 2019 Pet Palooza At Christian Church

first_imgScenes from the 2019 Pet Palooza held June 11-13 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos at 92 East Road. The event featured farm animals, wild animals and pets. Some of the activities for the children included animal education, games, roping practice, horse rides, face painting, Bible stories, pinewood derby animal races and a green screen photo booth. Animal guests included horses, chickens, honey bees, an owl, kestrel, hawk, rabbit, geese, snakes and a pony. Photo by Daren SavageScene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage  Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savagelast_img read more

WWE Monday Night RAW Delivered On The Hype

first_img Vince McKee Related TopicsBayleySasha BanksWWEWWE RAWWWE Women’s Revolution There was a lot of hype behind tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw.  With the WWE teasing a big announcement all week, and a superb main event match of Bobby Lashley vs Roman Reigns set up, the hype was real and it delivered!  Not to mention those of us hanging on to the next turn in the Bayley and Sasha Banks (friendship) saga.  Easily the biggest news to come out of the show was the opening announcement by Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon and an emotional HHH, that on October 28th, the WWE will feature their first ever all women’s Pay Per View.  It will be called “Evolution” and feature over 50 women’s wrestlers from the present roster, legends and NXT roster.Four matches are already set in stone for the show as the Smackdown, RAW and NXT titles will be on the line.  The fourth match will be the Finals of the second annual Mae Young Classic.  They did say that over 50 women will be featured on the card.  I would imagine that would mean at least 1 Battle Royal, and several multi person tag matches.  The WWE will have 3 plus months to build towards this massive card, but I’d have to believe every single female member of the active roster will be on it and featured in some way.  My only hope is that Ronda Rousey or any legend is not in the Main Event.  Not that she isn’t deserving of it, or talented enough, I just remember the backlash from the ending of the Royal Rumble and I’d have to believe the WWE doesn’t want to kick up that dust storm again.Speaking of the Women’s Revolution, one could not argue that two of the biggest reasons it succeeded were the incredible performances of Sasha Banks and Bayley, both in NXT and now on the main roster.  Bayley and Banks remain two of the most captivating women in the company.  It has been a bizarre last six months for them however as the WWE creative team has lost all and any clue on how to book them,That all seemed to change last week when Sasha Banks declared her love for Bayley in a very emotional, almost uncomfortable moment amongst the two women.  It was awkward to say the least, but sure had everyone talking and tuning in this week to see what would happen next.  Tonight, they attempted smoothing everything over by saying that they were just very similar friends with the same dreams and that is why they argue so much. They also hung all over each other and almost kissed after their victory celebration hug.  Stayed tuned on this one as the WWE is about to go to a place where ratings soar.The night concluded with a Bobby Lashley vs Roman Reigns rematch from WWE Extreme Rules with the winner getting a shot at Brock Lesnars Universal Championship.  You remember right?  The exact same thing the Extreme Rules match was “supposed” to be for?  Anyway, rather than try to understand that logic they had the match again and it was very good.  As much as the fans want to boo these guys, they are struggling to do so because they are delivering in the ring when it counts.As mentioned, these two just fought two weeks ago at Extreme Rules where Lashley got the better of Reigns.  Tonight, it was Reigns coming out on top.  All signs point to a three-way dance being named for SummerSlam.  With Lesnar advertised for next week’s show, expect the announcement to happen then.That’s it for now, we’ll see you at ringside fans!last_img read more

Shocking separation: Zagorcic is no longer coach of Slavia – BG…

first_imgSlavia’s team and head coach Zlatomir Zagorcic split by mutual consent.“The management of PFC Slavia thanked the coach for his work together, as well as for his contribution to the growth of the team. The Serbian specialist with a Bulgarian passport took over the” whites “in May 2017 and then recorded 114 games at the head of the team in all tournaments.”Zagorcic led Slavia to triumph in the Bulgarian Cup tournament in 2018, and in the 2019-2020 season the team won bronze medals under his leadership. PFC Slavia wishes Zlatomir Zagorcic health and success in the future.The Serbian specialist leads the “whites” in a total of five matches in the Europa League, the club announced. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Webster, Narine take down Tallawahs despite Russell fireworks

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Opener Tion Webster struck his maiden Twenty20 half-century while Sunil Narine fashioned a strong all-rounder performance as reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders won their second match in as many outings with a 22-run victory over Jamaica Tallawahs here Friday night. Sent in at Queen’s Park Oval, TKR rallied to 191 for four with Webster anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 66 off 49 balls while Narine lashed a whirlwind 46 from 22 deliveries.Captain Kieron Pollard came late to stroke 33 not out off 21 balls as the hosts gathered 47 from the last five overs without surrendering a wicket.In reply, New Zealander George Worker struck an unbeaten 46 off 33 balls but it was West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell who lit up the venue with 44 off just 24 deliveries. Captain Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton chipped in with 28 apiece but off-spinner Narine (2-23) and New Zealand seamer Jimmy Neesham (2-27) stifled Jamaica’s run chase, leaving the visitors with defeat in their opener.For the second game in a row, TKR were off to a weak start when Lendl Simmons played down the wrong line to left-arm spinner Christopher Lamont and was bowled for 11 with as many on the board in the second over.However, Narine then launched a punishing counter-attack, crunching four fours and three sixes in a 74-run, second wicket stand with Webster who counted seven fours and a couple of sixes. The left-handed Narine was racing towards his seventh T20 half-century when he was deceived by a slower ball from seamer Shamar Springer and holed out in the deep in the ninth over.And when Neesham (6) pushed a return catch to off-spinner Steven Jacobs in the next over at 93 for three, TKR were beginning to stumble but two healthy partnerships allowed them to regain their momentum.First, Webster put on 47 for the fourth wicket with Denesh Ramdin whose 21 required only 16 balls, before adding a further 51 in an unbroken fifth wicket stand with Pollard who hit four fours in his knock. Narine then set back Tallawahs early in their run chase when he bowled New Zealander Glenn Phillips for six in the third over with 15 on the boardGayle attempted a counterattack, blasting three sixes in his 20-ball stay at the crease but perished in the sixth over when he skied pacer Ali Khan to deep mid-wicket.Rovman Powell also fell cheaply for one, two overs later, before Worker and Walton added 49 for the fourth wicket to prop up the innings. However, by the time Walton found Neesham at long on trying to dispatch Narine at the end of the 13th over, Tallawahs were in dire straits at 93 for four and in need of something special to get the 99 required from 42 balls.Russell then teed off, bludgeoning four fours and as many sixes as he dominated a 67-run, fifth wicket stand with Worker. However, his charge came too late as Neesham made telling blows at the death.last_img read more

Mike Sorensen: Utah Jazz: At least pick didn’t get booed

first_img Related All of a sudden we have a little bit of everything going on in the world of sports …It’s probably a good thing the Jazz didn’t invite the fans for draft night at the EnergySolutions Arena like they have in the past. The reaction to the pick of Kosta Koufos would likely have been similar to the reaction at Madison Square Garden when the Knicks chose Italian Danilo Gallinari. Which was similar to the one at my house by my Jazz-fan son when the Jazz chose Koufos …There’s something about unknown big guys with funny names that makes fans wary. Sometimes they work out (Dirk Nowitzki, Manu Ginobli) and sometimes they don’t (Darko Milicic, Niciloz Tskitishvili, Oleksiy Pecherov, Greg Ostertag) …The Jazz brass certainly were excited to get a player projected to be picked as high as 13 or 14 at No. 23. However, the simple fact is, Koufos fell to 23 for a reason or else a bunch of teams would have taken him. You can’t say the Jazz got a lottery player. He’s still a No. 23 pick …I’m not saying Koufos won’t be a good player. He’s been compared favorably by some to Mehmet Okur, so perhaps he can take the Turk’s place in four or five years. By then he’ll only be 23 or 24 …Good for BYU’s Trent Plaisted to get drafted after a lot of folks thought he wouldn’t. I’ll still be surprised if he sticks on Detroit’s roster, but then again I’m still surprised former BYU center Greg Kite lasted for 12 seasons in the NBA …Speaking of Kite, did you know he started 225 games during his career, including all 82 in 1990-91 with Orlando? At least Plaisted is a slightly better free-throw shooter than Kite, who shot an abysmal 48.6 percent from the foul line in his NBA career …Once again, no American male players made it to the second week of Wimbledon. This year was one of the worst ever, however, with only one American male player making it as far as the third round, the worst U.S. showing since 1926. With Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova both eliminated last week, the Williams sisters are on a collision course for the finals, unless they start playing like the American men …How about former Salt Lake pitcher Jered Weaver becoming just the fifth pitcher in Major League history to be the losing pitcher in a no-hitter pitched by his own team. Weaver pitched the first six innings of the Angels 1-0 loss to the Dodgers Friday, but his error contributed to L.A.’s only run in the fifth inning …Just when local fans were getting excited about the Blaze, they go and blow a lead and lose a playoff game at home. While it was disappointing, give Danny White and the Blaze credit for recovering from that awful 0-9 start all the way to hosting a first-round playoff game …Just when local fans are getting excited about Real Salt Lake after five straight games without a loss, the team goes and loses in the worst possible way — an own-goal in the 89th minute to one of the league’s worst teams. At least RSL still has more than three months left on its schedule, unlike the Blaze, who are done for the year …Not that an American has to win the U.S. Women’s Open, but it was too bad to see Stacy Lewis fade badly Sunday with a 78. The winner, in case you didn’t see, was 19-year-old South Korean Inbee Park, not to be confused with Angela Park, a 19-year-old Brazilian-born 19-year-old of Korean descent, who lives in California. She finished in a tie for third place with Lewis and In-Kyung Kim, not to be confused with Mi Hyun Kim, who finished in a tie for sixth, and Song-Hee Kim, who tied for 24th …Who’s the best player on the PGA Tour now that Tiger Woods is out for the season? It’s got to be 47-year-old Kenny Perry, who won for the second time this year at the Buick Open and moved into third place on the FedEx points list. Kenny Perry? Yikes … Finally, for all you diehard college football fans, the season begins exactly two months from today for BYU, Utah and Utah State (Weber State starts two days earlier), with training camps a little more than a month away. Utah Jazz notes: Williams making himself at home in Utah — all yearcenter_img E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

Phil Jackson thinks Kobe plays on, but maybe not with Lakers

first_imgWith Bryant going into the last season of his contract and coming off a couple of injury-shortened seasons, his future will be one of the biggest questions around the NBA this season.“I don’t think it’s his last year,” Jackson said Friday. “Sounds like it may be his last year as a Laker.”Jackson, who coached Bryant to five NBA championships with the Lakers, is now the Knicks’ president of basketball operations. He said he sent Bryant a message last month for his 37th birthday.Bryant has played his entire career with the Lakers after they acquired his rights from Charlotte in the 1996 draft. He was limited to six games in 2013-14 because of Achilles and knee injuries, and made it through only 35 last season before shoulder surgery.He isn’t expected to decide on his future until after this season. The Lakers are still planning how they will monitor Bryant’s minutes in his 20th season.Bryant is the NBA’s No. 3 career scorer, and there would likely be interest if he wants to play on — perhaps even from the Knicks. Jackson is rebuilding a club that went 17-65 last season and could use scoring help beyond Carmelo Anthony.“With Kobe, he’s had two seasons aborted because of injuries,” Jackson said. “I think he’s going to be really better than people think, and I think there will still be a future for him as he goes through this season and into next year, where people will ask, ‘Do you still want to play basketball?’ So we’ll see how it goes.”,With Bryant going into the last season of his contract and coming off a couple of injury-shortened seasons, his future will be one of the biggest questions around the NBA this season.“I don’t think it’s his last year,” Jackson said Friday. “Sounds like it may be his last year as a Laker.”Jackson, who coached Bryant to five NBA championships with the Lakers, is now the Knicks’ president of basketball operations. He said he sent Bryant a message last month for his 37th birthday.Bryant has played his entire career with the Lakers after they acquired his rights from Charlotte in the 1996 draft. He was limited to six games in 2013-14 because of Achilles and knee injuries, and made it through only 35 last season before shoulder surgery.He isn’t expected to decide on his future until after this season. The Lakers are still planning how they will monitor Bryant’s minutes in his 20th season.Bryant is the NBA’s No. 3 career scorer, and there would likely be interest if he wants to play on — perhaps even from the Knicks. Jackson is rebuilding a club that went 17-65 last season and could use scoring help beyond Carmelo Anthony.“With Kobe, he’s had two seasons aborted because of injuries,” Jackson said. “I think he’s going to be really better than people think, and I think there will still be a future for him as he goes through this season and into next year, where people will ask, ‘Do you still want to play basketball?’ So we’ll see how it goes.” Phil Jackson doubts this is Kobe Bryant’s final season, though he thinks it may be Bryant’s last in Los Angeles.— AP Photo/David ZalubowskiGREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Jackson doubts this is Kobe Bryant’s final season — though thinks it may be Bryant’s last in Los Angeles.last_img read more

Doobay Medical Centre hosts first Executive Clinic

first_imgThe Doobay Medical and Research Centre hosted its first successful ‘Executive Clinic’ at the centre’s location at Annandale, on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Saturday.The clinic targeted interested members of the public and clinic personnel, but more specifically, executives of businesses within the Georgetown and East Coast areaWorld renowned Vascular Specialist Dr. Sonia Anandwere targeted.To facilitate the exercise, the centre brought in world leading Vascular Specialist Dr. Sonia Anand. Dr. Anand, a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at McMaster University in Canada, said the exercise was aimed at providing high level medical consultation to senior business, Government and other national leaders.She added, “We presented some of the research information on risk factors for vascular disease, and after that, we had all the participants in the event have a risk factor screening clinic, where we measured blood pressure, we checked blood sugar in some people, we measured the waist and hip circumference, and in the end we gave each person a risk score for cardiovascular disease; so that would be their risk of future minor cardinal infection and heart attack.”Dr. Anand also explained that though this is the first of its kind, the medical centre will be reassessing these proceedings and return more prepared and equipped for future activities.“It’s the first time we’ve done it, so we’ll see. We’ll reassess after, and also gauge what the interest is; but it was a good kick off for us, because we are going to begin a screening and treating risk factor programme here at the Doobay Medical Clinic. So we were able to test a number of procedures that we might be doing on a more regular basis,” she was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information (DPI).The Executive Clinic concept was the brain-child of Dr. Buhendra Doobay, Director of the Medical Centre, who saw it as a way of combating heart disease and stroke among the executive population in the country.“…recognising that people who have risk factors for vascular diseases (they) sometimes are not aware of it, so high blood pressure, for example, is called the silent killer …yet we know that high blood pressure and diabetes in Guyana are very common, and if we can screen early and treat early, we can prevent things like heart attacks and strokes. So the concept was to bring people together, teach about these risk factors, and then have every person have their own risk factors measured. That’s increasing awareness,” Dr. Sonia Anand explained. The Doobay Medical and Research Centre is known for providing affordable dialysis to patients with renal failure since 2011. The centre has expanded its operations to cater to more than 100 patients, in addition to expanding the range of other services provided.last_img read more

Bus Wait Times Now Available on the My Disney Experience App

first_imgShare This!Thank goodness! This one has been a LONG time coming!Today, Disney has announced that a feature that has been clamored for for a very long time is finally rolling out for the Walt Disney World’s My Disney Experience app. Now Guests can see the wait times that buses are set to arrive at their Walt Disney World resort hotel right through the app itself! This hopefully means you won’t be wondering just when that next bus is gonna roll up, or get down to the bus stop only to realize you have another 30 minutes before a bus arrives.With this feature, Guests will be able to see up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next buses will depart from their Disney Resort hotel and when they will arrive at their destination. (One thing to note…these times can be “flexible” meaning that sometimes the wait time can be known to get longer, should a bus be delayed for one reason or another.)The app will update wait times in real time to provide the most current estimates for buses heading to the parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.A couple of additional nice features that roll out with this. If the resort has multiple bus stops, you can see what the estimated wait time is for the particular bus stop you’re waiting at. In addition, if bus transportation is unavailable, the app will offer the best suggestion for an alternative mode of transportation, like say for example, you’re staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the app would tell you that you should take the monorail to Epcot.To access this great new feature, first Guests will need to make sure they have the most recent version of the My Disney Experience app. Then, Guests will be able to access the bus wait times throughout their stay by tapping “See Bus Times”. The only caveat – you have to have an active Disney Resort hotel reservation associated with their account. (So, if I’m staying off-site and had dinner at Whispering Canyon and want to know how long it will take to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I’m out of luck. That’s kind of a bummer.) There are still video boards at each bus stop that will share the bus wait times, for those who won’t have access to this information via the app.Want to know more about the My Disney Experience app update, take a look at this handy video:last_img read more

World’s largest nature area, in Africa

first_imgThe elephant population in the newconservation area is expected to numberaround 250 000 individuals.(Image: Luke Harwood) Water vapour rising into the air above themighty Victoria Falls has earned it thethe name of Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the smokethat thunders”.(Image: Ferdinand Reus, Flickr)MEDIA CONTACTS • Arrie van WykProject manager, Peace Parks Foundation+27 21 880 5122RELATED ARTICLES• New deal to protect Mapungubwe site• A hefty boost for conservation• Ugandan eco project up for award• New Sanparks educational centre• Boundless Southern AfricaEmily van RijswijckA vast transfrontier park of almost 450 000 square kilometres, stretching over five Southern African countries and connecting 36 national parks and other managed areas, has been signed into being.The biggest conservation effort ever, it includes some of the most breathtaking protected areas on the planet, and will stretch over parts of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Once fully operational it will be roughly the size of Sweden.The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area was legally established on the last day of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) conference held in Luanda, Angola, in August 2011. The signing followed a feasibility study initiated by the five participants in 2006.The implementation of the conservancy is overseen by the Peace Parks Foundation, with the help of integrated development plans (IDPs) to ensure that the process unfolds smoothly. Zimbabwe and Zambia have completed their IDPs, while Angola’s is nearing completion.IDPs for Namibia and Botswana will get underway before the end of 2011.“It’s the largest protected tourism zone in the world,” an official from the 15-nation SADC announced at the time of signing the deal.This conservation zone is located in the Okavango and Zambezi river basins and boasts an impressive array of natural attractions:the Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s seven natural wonders;the largest inland delta on earth, Botswana’s Okavango Delta;the narrow and densely populated Itenge, commonly known as the Caprivi Strip, in Namibia;and the Chobe Nature Reserve in Zimbabwe, home to about 120 000 elephants.Once all development plans are integrated the conservancy will boast the largest contiguous population of African elephant on the continent, estimated to be about 250 000.Where the smoke thundersRated as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the mighty Zambezi River. It’s considered to be the largest falls in the world in terms of the size of the sheet of falling water, although it isn’t the highest or the widest.Victoria Falls was so named by Scottish explorer David Livingstone in honour of the reigning queen, but the local Kololo tribe refers to it as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning “the smoke that thunders”.The surrounding area encompasses smaller nature reserves such as the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the Victoria Falls National Park and the Zambezi National Park.The latter two parks already allow free movement of animals between them.Oasis in a dry landBotswana’s Okavango Delta – also known as the Okavango Swamp – is the largest Ramsar site in the world.It is seasonally formed by the Okavango River as it spreads out across a 15 000 square kilometre area, creating an oasis in an otherwise bone-dry region.The Ramsar Convention was signed in the town of Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. It is an intergovernmental treaty that commits member countries to maintain the ecological character of their wetlands.The preservation of these sensitive areas is viewed as a matter of international importance. Members are encouraged to plan wisely or in a sustainable manner for any activities that may affect the wetlands in their territories.The Okavango and Zambezi River basins contain some of the world’s richest areas of plant and animal biodiversity. If managed successfully and with vision, say authorities in the country, this natural wealth could give rise to a thriving ecotourism industry.The region is home to endangered species such as cheetah, African wild dog, black sable and black rhino.About the Southern African Development CommunitySADC came about as a result of member countries’ historical and cultural similaries, which gave rise to a desire to create greater economic prosperity, freedom and social justice for their citizens.Member countries include South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The catalyst for SADC’s formation was the Southern African Development Coordination Conference held in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1980. Here the Lusaka Declaration (Southern Africa: Towards Economic Liberation) was formally adopted by the nine founding member countries.At a later summit held in August 1992, countries signed the SADC treaty and declaration that effectively transformed the Southern African Development Coordination Conference into the Southern African Development Community.SADC aims to promote sustainable and equal economic growth and socio-economic development for its members. Member nations in turn commit to the values of good political, economic and corporate governance, as they strive for democracy, transparency and the respect for the law, and full participation by civil society.Among its successes to date, the organisation created a document that details norms and standards for elections, and a model law on HIV. It has also laid down benchmarks for democratic parliaments in Southern Africa./index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2566:kavango-190911&catid=47:africanews&Itemid=116last_img read more