President commissions David ‘G’16 in Berbice

first_imgPresident David Granger on Thursday commissioned David ‘G’ 16 at Fyrish Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice – Corentyne).The 26-seater bus will take students living in the Fyrish/Gibraltar community to and from schools at Rose Hall Town and Port Mourant.David ‘G’16 commissioned at Fyrish Corentyne, BerbiceThe bus is the fourth to be commissioned in the East Berbice/Corentyne Region 6 under the Bs (buses, bicycles, boats, books and boots) project.According to the President, commissioning the buses is a part of his duty, since he wants to see all children in school.The 3Bs project, which is now being touted as the 5Bs project, is not a political gimmick Granger said, but is one that makes economic sense. 180 children utilise the bus which operates on the East Bank of Berbice.The Head of State maintains that the project does not discriminate. “The aim is not just to give you a bus. I am here to ensure that there is equality in this country. I believe that this country can never be truly equal unless children have equal access to education. That is the root of equality,” he said.Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the Head of State said the aim behind the project– which will see some communities countrywide receiving buses, bicycles or boats to assist children in getting to school — is to reduce the four hundred students who drop out of school every month.He noted that once children are given the opportunity to be educated, they will be in a better position to seek employment, and therefore develop Guyana.The President said the project targets persons at the grassroots level, so that they can be educated and be able to become self-employed.Guyana, he said, is the gateway to the South American continent, and if persons are educated, they could find ways to employ themselves and provide services other countries want.The bus, the second to be donated to the project by businessman Peter Lewis, who has also donated a boat and bicycles, will be maintained by the Region 6 Administration.last_img read more

Overboard victim thanks rescuers

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – An Air Force Academy cadet who plunged about 50 feet from a cruise ship balcony into the ocean with a female passenger thanked his rescuers Tuesday but didn’t discuss the details of what happened. Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess was about 150 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, on March 25 when the pair fell from the balcony of the woman’s cabin. Both were rescued hours later by boats launched from the ship. In a statement issued through the academy, Ernesto Guzman, 22, thanked Princess Cruises and the U.S. Coast Guard.last_img read more

A.V. men to lead fundraiser walk

first_imgTwo Antelope Valley men will help lead the annual Easter Seals fundraising walk Saturday to support people with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Roy Fye, 57, of Lancaster and Carlos Villasenor, 32, of Palmdale were picked to be honorary ambassadors because of the level of independence they have attained through Easter Seals services. “It was mainly because they both achieved a level of success with their relationship to Easter Seals,” Easter Seals spokeswoman Marianne Tomich said. “They have grown in terms of what they are capable of in their own lives.” Fye and Villasenor are two of 10 ambassadors who will lead walkers in the sixth annual “Walk With Me” fundraiser at 9a.m. Saturday at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. “It’s a great honor,” Fye said of being chosen an ambassador. “I like taking the message of Easter Seals out to the public.” Born with a mild learning disability, Fye suffered a brain injury at age 22 while working at a construction site. He now volunteers in the community and has developed a talent for painting. He brought his art into the Lancaster Easter Seals office last fall and was inundated with requests to purchase his work. He has since sold four paintings. “Because of Roy’s cognitive disability and injury, he has never been able to master reading or writing, but in recent years he has developed a talent for painting landscapes,” said Michelle McKnight, director of Lancaster Adult Day Services. Several of Fye’s paintings are exhibited online at the Easter Seals Southern California Web site at “I feel pretty good because it’s the first time I’ve been an ambassador,” said Villasenor, who has a learning disability and moderate cerebral palsy. “Easter Seals helped me get a job.” Villasenor first started out part time at the Palmdale Home Depot in April 2005. Easter Seals provided him with a job coach who helped him learn job skills. In May 2006, Villasenor transferred to the Lancaster Home Depot to a full-time position as a sales associate in the garden department, where he watered the plants and helped customers. Four months later, Villasenor received a customer service award from Home Depot and a $1,000 check. For Saturday’s event, walkers are encouraged to register at and use the online tools to raise money. Walkers who raise $300 get to spend the entire day at Knott’s Berry Farm for free. Day-of-event registration opens at 8a.m. Refreshments, music and entertainment will be offered. The first 100 kids at the walk receive a free pair of Snoopy ears. Following the walk, all participants can go to Knott’s Berry Farm at a discount. For more information, contact Bonita Carr at (714)834-1111, Ext. 235. Easter Seals Southern California provides disability services to 3,500 individuals a year with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Football Receives 31 Commitments For 2016

first_img Dustin Anthony OL 6-0 280 Edmond, Okla. Edmond Santa Fe Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School Named Oklahoma 6A-1 Player of the Year, Tulsa World State Championship Player of the Game, Tulsa World first team all-state. Led Jenks High School to its fourth consecutive 6-A State Championship Recorded 2,853 yards passing with 35 touchdowns and completed 69 percent of his pass in 2015. 2016 Drake Football Commitments –  2015 Highlights Jacob Bacon OL 6-5 299 Hastings, Minn. Hastings Named first team all-conference and academic all-state                           Daeonte Calvert DB 5-11 175 Broken Arrow, Okla. Tulsa Union Jack Borvan DL 6-1 221 Plainfield, Ill. Oswego East Led Catholic Memorial to a WIAA Division 3 Runner-up finish Earned all-conference and all-area honors as a quarterback Named first team all-state punter by the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.      Cade Gilbert (OL, 6-1, 267, Lincolnshire, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) Mitch McFarlane WR 6-3 175 Fond du Lac, Wis. Winnebago Lutheran Acad. Gavin Dineen DL 6-2 265 Algonquin, Ill. Marian Central Catholic Kolby Jensen WR 5-11 165 Ballard, Iowa Huxley Will Warner (DB, 6-2, 189, Pella, Iowa/Pella Community) Ross Kennedy K/P 5-9 165 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Washington Senior Isaiah Skinner RB 5-8 173 Glendale Heights, Ill. Glenbard West Named Des Moines Register 2015 first team all-state 3A and Iowa Newspaper Association first team all-state. Recorded 99 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks.                    Named second team all-state and first team all-metro, all-district and all-conference. Recorded 141 tackles, 15 sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior.     Jacob Clay (Athlete, 5-8, 175, Brentwood, Mo./Brentwood) Received first team all-district honors Recorded 47 tackles with seven sacks and three forced fumbles            Named first team all-state and all-district Rushed for 1,971 yards with 43 touchdowns  Evan Downes DL 6-4 215 Tiffin, Iowa Clear Creek Amana Zack Clark OL 6-3 271 Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hoffman Estates Will Warner DB 6-2 189 Pella, Iowa Pella Community Tom Pugh (TE, 6-3, 215, Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City) Daeonte Calvert (DB, 5-11, 175, Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow) Named first team all-district and all-conference and also was a second team all-conference long snapper. Helped lead Edmond Santa Fe to the state semifinals in 2015. Patrick Carr (LB, 6-2, 220, Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln Way East) Named first team all-area. Recorded 45 tackles and two sacks.              Named first team All-Wisconsin Little Ten defense and offense. Tallied 47 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks Christian Harmon DB 5-10 175 Omaha, Neb. Fremont  William Purdom (WR, 5-10, 175, Glen Ellyn, Ill./Saint Francis) Named first team all-conference and all-area. Recorded 99 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss as a senior.     Marko Ristic K/P 6-0 195 Willowbrook, Ill. Hinsdale South Named 2015 West Suburban Silver Conference Offensive Player of the Year Earned all-conference and led Glenbard West to a 2015 Class 7A State Championship                             John Clark LB 5-11 195 Clarinda, Iowa Clarinda High School Tom Pugh TE 6-3 215 Iowa City, Iowa Iowa City Ian Malaby (DB, 6-0, 185, Mechanicsville, Iowa/North Cedar Comm.) Ross Kennedy (K/P, 5-9, 165, Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington Senior) Jacob Bacon (OL, 6-5, 299, Hastings, Minn./Hastings) Cade Gilbert OL 6-1 267 Lincolnshire, Ill. Adlai E. Stevenson Ian Malaby DB 6-0 185 Mechanicsville, Iowa North Cedar Comm. Named first team all-conference and all-region wide receiver and second team all-conference defensive back. Caught 39 passes for 853 yards and nine touchdowns.                           Alex Bray (QB, 6-2, 175, Muskego, Wis./Catholic Memorial) Jacob Hardy DL 6-3 218 Adel, Iowa Adel-Desoto-Minburn Named second team all-state by the Illinois High School Coaches Association, first team all-area by the Daily Herald and first team all-area by Kane County Preps. Was a Chicago Catholic League All-Conference honoree. Recorded 1,054 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.       center_img Mitch McFarlane (WR, 6-3, 175, Fond du Lac, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran Academy) Named first team all-conference in football, wrestling and track as a junior. Selected as team captain as a senior.            Isaiah Skinner (RB, 5-8, 173, Glendale Heights, Ill./Glenbard West) Malik James DB 5-8 170 Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill Gavin Dineen (DL, 6-2, 265, Algonquin, Ill./Marian Central Catholic) Named second team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association Recorded 81 tackles and an interception to go with 310 rushing yards and 730 yards receiving.              Print Friendly Version Cooper Nunley (QB, 5-11, 180, Jenks, Okla./Jenks) Collin Seymour DB 5-11 165 Peosta, Iowa Dubuque Senior Jacob Clay Ath 5-8 175 Brentwood, Mo. Brentwood High School Named Globe Gazette all-area and first team all-district. Received academic all-state honors.              William Purdom WR 5-10 175 Glen Ellyn, Ill. Saint Francis Named first team all-state wide receiver and defensive back. Recorded 39 tackles and four interceptions. Helped lead Pella to a 3A State championship. Taylor Murph RB 5-10 180 Omaha, Neb. Ralston Seth Krueger LB 6-0 207 Norridge, Ill. Ridgewood  Christian Harmon (DB, 5-10, 175, Omaha, Neb./Fremont) Cooper Nunley QB 5-11 180 Jenks, Okla. Jenks Malik James (DB, 5-8, 170, Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill) Earned all-conference and academic all-state honors. Tallied 16 pass breakups and two interceptions. Victor Jergens (LB, 6-1, 240, Webster City, Iowa/Webster City) Chris Evans DL 6-5 250 Jackson, Wis. Slinger Shane Feller WR 6-4 179 Charles City, Iowa Charles City Averaged 36 yards per punt on 33 attempts and placed 17 punts inside the 20 yard line. Named Team Most Improved Player. Seth Krueger (LB, 6-0, 207, Norridge, Ill./Ridgewood)Jacob Lewis (LB, 6-0, 201, Kansas City, Mo./Staley High School) Chris Evans (DL, 6-5, 250, Jackson, Wis./Slinger) Shane Feller (WR, 6-4, 179, Charles City, Iowa/Charles City) Victor Jergens LB 6-1 240 Webster City, Iowa Webster City Named first team all-area and all-conference. Garnered honorable mention all-state honors. Selected to the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.           Recorded 929 yards rushing with 10 TDs in 2015 Named 2015 All-ITG by              Taylor Murph (RB, 5-10, 180, Omaha, Neb./Ralston) Jacob Hardy (DL, 6-3, 218, Adel, Iowa/Adel-Desoto-Minburn) Collin Seymour (DB, 5-11, 165, Peosta, Iowa/Dubuque Senior) Received second team all-area and first team all-conference honors in 2015. Named academic all-state in 2015. Tallied 73 tackles with 15 being for a loss. Riley Ruhuba TE 6-3 225 Bloomington, Ill. Normal Named second team all-district. Received the team motor award.   Jack Borvan (DL, 6-1, 221, Plainfield, Ill./Oswego East) Caught 15 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. Finished his career with 39 receptions for 745 yards and eight touchdowns. Ben Mawdsley OL 6-4 260 Algona, Iowa Algona Named 4A District 8 Defensive Player of the Year Garnered first team all-state honors Recorded 46 tackles and six interceptions     Patrick Carr LB 6-2 220 Frankfort, Ill. Lincoln Way East Alex Bray QB 6-2 175 Muskego, Wis. Catholic Memorial Dustin Anthony (OL, 6-0, 280, Edmond, Okla./Edmond Santa Fe)               DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team has received commitments from 31 student-athletes to join the Bulldogs for the 2016 season, third-year head coach Rick Fox announced Wednesday to open the signing period.”This is a big day for over 30 young men, who have made the commitment to be Drake Bulldogs. It’s a big day because they are committing the next four-plus years to be a part of our football program, be a part of Drake University and to become the kind of impact men that we challenge them to be,” Fox said. “They chose Drake because at Drake they can get a Division I football experience and an uncompromised education.”The 30 student-athletes that will continue their academic and athletic careers hail from those seven states, including Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Thirteen of the newcomers are projected as offensive players while 16 are defenders plus two specialist.”We attract students from all over the country but especially the heart of the country. We are very proud of the 10 Iowa guys that make up this class but we got some great football players from the neighboring states as well,” Fox said.The 2016 commitments join a program that has laid claim to two of the last five Pioneer Football League championships. The Bulldogs are slated to return three all-PFL selections from the 2015 season in which the team posted a 5-6 record.2016 Drake Football Commitments Jacob Lewis LB 6-0 201 Kansas City, Mo. Staley High Schoollast_img read more

Humboldt State’s losing streak extended to six games with loss to Stanislaus State

first_imgArcata >> As Calvin Young II whizzed a pass from the halfcourt line through the lane and out of bounds to completely miss his intended target, Tyler Green, Humboldt State head coach Steve Kinder could only look down at the floor and throw his hands up into the air in frustration.It was the kind of reaction that summed up the entire evening for Kinder and his squad.A painful 30-plus minutes on the offensive end of the floor equaled doom for the Humboldt State men’s basketball team, as …last_img read more