Sports Hall of Fame gets first inductees all women

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Oct 2015 – There were three inductees for the Turks and Caicos into its first Sports hall of fame on the weekend. The event held at the Gus Lightbourne gym saw the facility transformed with an ambience befitting the slew of winners at the first ever gala. Rita Gardiner, Sonia Bien-Aime and Judith Robinson – all women are the first to be inducted. Another winner on the night was 2015 IAAF World bronze medalist and future Olympian, Delano Williams. Among the officials supporting this spectacular gala on the weekend were Deputy Premier and Minister of Sports, Hon Akierra Missick and Premier Rufus Ewing. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! The Nation will stand still to watch the country’s first Olympian Recommended for you Related Items:alierra missick, delano williams, judith robinson, premier rufus ewing, Rita gardiner, Sonia Bien Aime, tci sports awardslast_img read more

SDSU unveils 3 billion plans to expand onto SDCCU Stadium site

first_imgSDSU unveils $3 billion plans to expand onto SDCCU Stadium site 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego State University Wednesday unveiled a $3 billion plan to expand the campus into Mission Valley and redevelop the SDCCU Stadium property over the next 15 years.The project encompasses 1.6 million square feet of classroom and research buildings, a river park and open space, 4,500 housing units, retail shops, a pair of hotels and a multi-use, 35,000-seat stadium for college football and other sports.SDSU Interim President Sally Roush and JMI Realty CEO John Kratzer said the project would be mostly funded by public-private partnerships, and wouldn’t rely on taxpayer financing. The main exception would be the stadium, which would be funded by bonds that are paid back by future revenues.”When we look to the future needs of SDSU, Mission Valley represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a proximate property where we can grow,” Roush said.The land is three trolley stops from the built-out main campus.”When SDSU has the opportunity to grow, the region is better served, both in the development of a diverse, highly educated workforce suited to meet San Diego’s growing needs, and in the opportunities provided to all San Diegans by way of inclusive economic stimulus,” Roush said.Kratzer said the design will bring a college campus feel to the property.”It speaks to the scale of the buildings, it speaks to how open spaces are used, it speaks to paseos and how students and pedestrians use the place, it speaks to the fact that automobile traffic is outboarded and out of the way,” Kratzer said. “This is not a commercial development plan — this is a campus plan.”He promised a transparent development process that would include a full environmental review.SDSU officials have for years eyed the city-owned Mission Valley site for expansion, and the property became available when the Chargers left for Los Angeles.A group of influential SDSU alumni and supporters, who are collecting signatures for an initiative that would grant the school rights to the land, said Tuesday that they were on track to picking up the 71,000 valid names to qualify for a vote, likely in November 2018.After the SDSU West details were unveiled, they sent City News Service a statement that said SDSU “has thoughtfully developed an initial site plan that benefits all San Diegans and creates a regional hub of innovation, education, housing and entertainment. SDSU West is the sole initiative that allows for this vision to become a reality.”Their initiative would probably complete with another development plan, called SoccerCity, which has already qualified for the ballot.SoccerCity Project Manager Nick Stone said the two plans are virtually identical.”Both feature a new multi-use stadium with similar seating capacity, a large river park and space for SDSU to grow and flourish,” he said. “The major difference is that SoccerCity will be built without a dime of public funds in a legally binding initiative and lease with the city, while the SDSU West plan offers no binding commitments and will leave taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.”SoccerCity opponents question whether commitments made on behalf of the project, but not spelled out in the initiative, are actually legally binding.Representatives for San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, endorsed SoccerCity long before the SDSU West plans were unveiled, did not respond to a request for comment.SDSU officials said they need to stay out of the political process for legal reasons but have been under pressure to release details of what San Diegans could expect to go onto the site. Roush acknowledged the “very valid observation” that SDSU officials haven’t “clearly articulated” their vision and needs until now.Gordon Carrier, of the design firm Carrier Johnson + Culture, said the land would be divided into an upper plain for the campus buildings and stadium, and a lower area for the river park. The river flow would be redirected into a more natural flow, and tributaries would be brought within the campus.He said most of the buildings would be kept within three to six stories in height, and parking would be accommodated by around 5,000 below-grade spaces.The project also includes a 250-room hotel and conference center, which could also make use of the stadium, and a second 150-room hotel, according to Carrier. He said the housing would be for faculty and staff, and upper division and graduate students, and  would include both market-rate and affordable units.On Thursday, Aztecs athletics officials are scheduled to unveil more details of the stadium portion of the plan. Roush, athletic director John David Wicker, football coach Rocky Long, and Scott Radecic, the founder and senior principal of the Populous stadium design firm, are scheduled to participate.According to Kratzer, the stadium would be part of the first development phase and take two years to build. , Posted: November 29, 2017 November 29, 2017 Updated: 9:25 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Animal rights activist says government thwarting efforts to save wild mustangs

first_img Updated: 1:43 PM Posted: October 12, 2018 Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) — A prominent animal rights activist who lives in Del Mar believes the federal government is harming and killing the wild horses on her Nevada ranch.Madeleine Pickens spoke exclusively with KUSI, saying that she is at odds with the federal government over how to manage the wild horses.KUSI’s Sasha Foo has all the details in this special report. Sasha Foo, center_img Animal rights activist says government thwarting efforts to save wild mustangs Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 12, 2018last_img read more

Rounding it up

first_imgLive Movie, a production, based on fiction story, is soon going to be staged in the Capital. Organised by Ummeed Theatre and directed by Dinesh Panwar, Live Movie mixes dancing, acting and singing together. The story is a package of comedy, drama, emotions, thrill, suspense, action and love.Ummeed Theatre is a place where students possessing different talents come from various parts of Delhi-NCR. They intend to bring alive the zeal of dance and music in the potential learning, giving them a platform to discover and outshine their own talent. They work in various batches for different levels to facilitate an easy learning environment for all the aspiring students.Other than music and dance, they also promote acting skills. They aims to revitalise the relationship between the aspirants and their respective potential by providing students with a great deal of exposure, prepare them for various stage shows and competitions.When: 14 September Where: Community Centre, Shahpurjat Timing: 9 am – 4 pmlast_img read more

On duty LNJP CMO was thrashed

first_imgChief medical officer (CMO) of Delhi Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) was allegedly assaulted in the hospital premises on June 20 mid-night by a patient’s attendants. The victim was identified as Dr Lalit Tanwar. He was assaulted in emergency ward by a group of four boys when he was performing his duty. According to hospital staff,  the CMO had sustained multiple injuries. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreAs per tha FIR lodged in Indraprastha police station, the incident took placed on Saturday (June 20) late night when Dr. Lalit Tanwar, CMO in LNJP Casualty ward was attending some patients, at the same time one of the patient’s attendants, who was identified as Karan Vaid, hit Dr. Tanwar and also pushed him from his chair. When Tanwar was trying to protect himself and shouted for help, another accused Deepak Vaid also physically assaulted him from behind and hurled abuses at  him. In the meantime, hospital staff and police rushed to the spot and intervened into the matter.  Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedInterestingly, none of the hospital staff was ready to talk over the issue, many of them even denied to have the knowledge of such incident had happened in the hospital premises. When asked, senior hospital officials denied to comment over the incident.Police filed the case under the Section 186/353/34 I of IPC and arrested the accused.The injured doctor is likely to join back his duty on Monday as he is on leave since the incident. Doctors at government hospitals were on two-day strike last week in protest of such attacks on hospital staff.last_img read more

Heavy smokers gain more weight after quitting

first_imgHeavy smokers are likely to gain more weight after quitting than light to moderate smokers, says a new study.“This is good news for light to moderate smokers who are concerned about weight gain. It means that in the long term, quitting smoking will not make that big of an impact on their weight,” said one of the researchers Susan Veldheer from Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Centre in Pennsylvania, US.Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain depends on the individual. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To better understand personal factors that may contribute to weight gain, the researchers analysed data from 12,204 participants.They looked at the number of cigarettes smoked per day and body mass index before quitting, to see how these factors may have affected weight change over 10 years. What they found is that for smokers of fewer than 15 cigarettes per day, there was no significant difference in the 10-year weight gain between those who quit smoking and those who did not quit. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHowever, for smokers of 25 or more cigarettes per day and those who were obese prior to quitting —body mass index of 30 or more —the amount of weight gain attributable to quitting was substantial. Smokers of 25 or more cigarettes per day reported 23 pounds of weight gain that could be attributed to quitting cigarettes and obese smokers reported 16 pounds of weight gain that could be directly attributed to quitting.“Being able to easily identify smokers who may gain more weight when they quit is important so that we can work with patients to tailor their treatment plan,” Veldheer noted. The findings were reported in the International Journal of Obesity.last_img read more