City to consider regulating smoking

first_img Share RelatedCity continues budget, traffic talksBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City’s continuing financial concerns, as well as weekend traffic woes, were the main items of discussion during the Port Isabel City Commission’s regular meeting Tuesday. Following up on a presentation he gave during a special meeting last week, Interim City Manager Jared…August 4, 2015In “News”Port Isabel talks senior services, health insuranceBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission met  for its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Though the meeting was brief, the commission weighed in on expanding the City’s senior services. It also considered taking a new look at its health insurance provider. Currently, the City offers…July 24, 2015In “News”Chamber hosts ‘Breakfast with the Mayor’By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Several dozen people packed into the dining room at Pirate’s Landing last Friday morning to learn about the latest developments within the City of Port Isabel. It was the annual Breakfast with the Mayor, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. As…March 2, 2018In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe Port Isabel City Commission will hold a workshop to discuss the possibility of regulating smoking.The idea was put forth by Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora at the commission’s last meeting just days before Christmas. “I think it’s just something that we’ve got to do,” Zamora said during discussion of the agenda item.It’s not an idea he took lightly, though, recognizing that local businesses may cater to clientele who may smoke. “I know that there’s a lot of business owners that don’t like too much to have it (regulated). … I’d like to see if we can have a workshop, and see if we can get the community involved and see how it feels,” he said.For Zamora, however, the issue is a matter of public health. “I think this is more of a health issue that needs to be looked at more than anything else,” he continued.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Pat Cannon

first_imgUWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Pat Cannon Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct its Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 on Friday, Feb. 18, and leading up to that day each of the five inductees will be highlighted at www.GoArgos.com.  The third inductee of the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 is former men’s soccer player Pat Cannon.Cannon was a key ingredient for the UWF men’s soccer team and its early success in the Gulf South Conference. The center midfielder was a member of the first two GSC championship teams at UWF in 1998 and 2001. He was a three-time All-GSC first team selection, one of just 10 players in league history to earn that honor, and in the summer of 2010 he was named to the GSC All-Time Team.Cannon was also a two-time All-South Region selection, highlighted by a first team nod as a senior in 2001. In his senior season, he was also the Most Outstanding Player at the GSC Tournament, leading the Argos to their second conference title.The midfielder scored 19 goals with 25 assists and 63 points in his four years, and he still stands as the program’s all-time leader in assists. Cannon also ranks second in the GSC and holds the UWF record for assists in a game with four against Ouachita Baptist in 2000.Cannon currently works for Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. as an environmental scientist. He is also employed as the U-18 coach and director of coaching for the First Coast Soccer Association in Jacksonville, Fla.. Pat is married to Jenny Roberts Cannon, who played for the UWF women’s soccer team in 2001 and 2002.–The hall of fame festivities, presented by Pen Air Federal Credit Union, will begin on Friday, Feb. 18 with a fundraiser golf tournament at Scenic Hills Country Club.  That night, the induction ceremonies will begin with a social hour at Scenic Hills at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.  The following day, the inductees will be introduced at the UWF men’s basketball game against Lambuth.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Gary Anderson frustrated after withdrawing from PDC Home Tour because of weak WiFi signal

first_imgLast Updated: 17th April, 2020 19:59 IST Gary Anderson Frustrated After Withdrawing From PDC Home Tour Because Of Weak WiFi Signal Scottish international Gary Andersen has been forced to bow out of the PDC Home Tour due to a weak WiFi signal amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Warriors increase donation to $1.4 million to part-time employees during NBA hiatusGary Anderson pulls out of PDC Home Tour due to poor WiFi signalGary Anderson, who is a two-time winner of the World Championships at Ally Pally, was all set to participate in the PDC Home Tour from the comfort of his home before he realised his WiFi was just not fast enough. While speaking to The Sun, Gary Anderson was quoted as saying “I was up for it but when we did tests of my WiFi, it’s just not reliable enough. It doesn’t surprise me. I struggle to pay bills online in my house, it’s really frustrating. I did want to take part. It would have been something different to try and win.”Also Read | NBA China CEO Derek Chang set to formally step down from position on May 15There will be 32 consecutive nights of live darts action coming from the PDC Home Tour for fans to enjoy during the current coronavirus lockdown, with up to four players in action per night. The entire PDC Home Tour tournament will be shown for free on the PDC website, without Gary Anderson in it of course. Also Read | Coronavirus lockdown: Official warns against resuming Serie A without vaccine availabilityThe PDC Home Tour is scheduled to start on Friday, April 17 onwards Written By pic.twitter.com/tJxGMq4qcS— Gary Anderson (@GaryAnderson180) April 17, 2020 Also Read | Coronavirus lockdown: Paolo Maldini opens up on battling ‘enemy’ coronavirus LIVE TV FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT Gary Anderson is renowned for being the 2015 and 2016 World Darts Championship winner. However, the Scottish national will not be part of the PDC Home Tour which starts on Friday for a rather medieval reason. Gary Anderson’s WiFi signal is reportedly too slow, which has forced him to drop out from the scheduled PDC Home Tour starting this weekend.Also Read | Coronavirus pandemic: Antonio Rudiger blasts French doctors for racist African suggestionCoronavirus pandemic: Gary Anderson WiFi signal is hilariously slow Daniel Arambur Introducing the PDC Home Tour 🏡🎯- 32 consecutive nights of action- Open to all Tour Card Holders- FREE to watch on PDCTVKicking off this Friday! 🙌— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) April 14, 2020 WATCH US LIVE First Published: 17th April, 2020 19:59 ISTlast_img read more

Hamilton wants more support from F1 & drivers against racism

first_imgLast Updated: 20th July, 2020 11:55 IST Hamilton Wants More Support From F1 & Drivers Against Racism  Lewis Hamilton demanded more support from Formula One’s governing body and urged other drivers to make more of an effort in the fight against racism, after some drivers took a knee and others again did not in disorganized scenes before Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Written By First Published: 20th July, 2020 11:55 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img COMMENT Associated Press Television News  Lewis Hamilton demanded more support from Formula One’s governing body and urged other drivers to make more of an effort in the fight against racism, after some drivers took a knee and others again did not in disorganized scenes before Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.As in the previous two races this season, all drivers were supposed to gather before the national anthem to stand while wearing “End Racism” T-shirts. Hamilton and others, such as his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, took a knee while others appeared to be hurriedly arriving late and not even in position.It meant that before the drivers were all gathered together as one, the anthem had started and Hamilton and those kneeling had to quickly stand up out of respect for the host country.“There definitely is not enough support for it. From a driver’s point of view, well many people seem to be of the opinion they’ve done (taken a knee) once and (are) not going to do it again. I don’t know their reasons for that opinion,” Hamilton said after winning the race. “All I could say is we’re not doing nearly enough. I think ultimately it’s still individuals thinking it’s not important.”Hamilton is a six-time world champion and the only black driver in F1.“I don’t think it’s being taken serious,” the British driver said. “I think there are perhaps people who have not grown up around (the issue of racism) and don’t understand it.”But ultimately Hamilton says it’s down to F1’s governing body, the FIA, and F1 to show more assertive leadership in the way soccer leagues in England and Germany have done — as well as the England and West Indies cricket teams — with all players united in taking a knee against racism before games.“It’s not good enough, in terms of what you see in other sports. It’s almost like it’s gone off the agenda,” Hamilton said. “It’s lacking leadership and ultimately there needs to be leadership from the top. Currently there is none of that.”Hamilton pledged to personally contact FIA president Jean Todt this week to seek an improvement in the way the anti-racism message is being coordinated at the very top.Todt was present at Sunday’s race.“I will get in touch with Formula One this week, I will speak to Jean because no one else is going to do it,” Hamilton said. “I think we need a leader. Where is Jean in that scenario?”Hamilton, who has previously called out other teams for not doing enough to send a strong message out against racism, does not think it should be only left to him to keep pushing others.“It shouldn’t be for me to have to call the teams (and) say ‘Hey, what are you doing? What’s your plan?’” Hamilton said. “That should be announced or discussed from the top down, that should be coming from the higher powers that control (the sport) and pull the strings.” SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open: Let Me Live My Life, Oshonaike Fires Back…

first_imgLAGOS – Funke Oshonaike is no spring chicken. Indeed, the household tennis name who started playing competitive table tennis in the 1980s turns 44-years old in a month’s time and yet shows very little of her age – physically and ability-wise – as she easily still is one of Nigeria’s best players and can pass for a woman half her age. Her incredible longevity on the table tennis table is perhaps better illustrated by the fact that she regularly competes against and could still face Egyptian Dina Meshref at the 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria which served off today in Lagos, decades after playing Meshref’s mother who is long retired.Oshonaike says rather than being made to feel old by the fact that she has competed against two generations of Meshrefs, the knowledge that she can still play at a very high level and hold her own against much younger opponents makes her happy and she hopes many women will be motivated by her performances to pursue their dreams regardless of their circumstances. “It is true I played against her [Dina Meshref’s] mother and I’m actually happy that at my age I can still be playing very, very good but I don’t see it like that I played her mother, I’m going to be playing her, that’s it going to affect me,” Oshonaike told busybuddiesng.com at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall venue of the Nigeria Open.“It doesn’t affect me in any way because what I’m doing right now is to enjoy myself, to play good table tennis, to see that I am motivating all the younger women that in any situation they can still be what they want to be. Even married, unmarried, with children whatever they are going through even with age they can still be what they want to be,” the 2007 All African Games gold medallist said.While she may feel empowered by her longevity and continued competitiveness, many in Nigeria do not share that same outlook and the issue of her age and continued relevance have become a stick to beat the six-time Olympian with.Comments – often vile and totally devoid of any consideration of her proven ability as one of Nigeria’s best players – urging her to retire are rife especially during tournaments in Nigeria where she enters to compete. A well-worn justification many make for those calls is an unfounded assertion that her continued presence somehow stymies the growth and development of younger players.Such reasoning leaves the Germany-based athlete perplexed and exasperated.   “Because where we live in Nigeria, people want to live your life for you which I don’t really like,” she says in response to those that would like to see the back of her. “Because I don’t really understand why a lot of people are really negative because I’ve been listening that ‘she’s old, she’s this, she’s that’ it’s my life! They should allow me to live my life, I love what I’m doing.”She feels instead of being criticised for still being a much better player than many younger players in a sport she still feels very passionate about, her story should instead serve to inspire and be seen as proof that that age is indeed a number.“I want to encourage people, they should see it like parents at home that have a girl with this talent that God has given me that I’m still good at 45. I’m still fit, I even look better than a lot of players, if I have to run, a lot of 20, 30-year-old girls cannot actually run faster than me, I train harder than all of them.“To me it’s a very special talent and they should be very, very proud of me as a Nigerian not asking me when I’m going to retire, it should be my thing when I’m going to retire, if I decide to retire by 50, by 45 or 46, it’s just enjoying the game of table tennis.To buttress her point, she brings up the example of Ni Xia Lian who at 56-years old is still very much active and ranked at 46 in the world – a higher position than Africa’s highest-ranked female 25-year old Dina Meshref. It is something Oshonaike, who still harbours hope of making a record-breaking seventh appearance at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, hopes will give many Nigerians food for thought.“I have a woman [Ni Xia Lian] in Luxembourg that is about 55-years old, none of us in Africa can actually defeat her, she’s very good. So, what is wrong with us that we can’t even support our own? That mentality I think Nigerians should take it out of their heads.”Relatedlast_img read more

Abia Warriors Unveil New Boss Imama Amapakabo

first_imgNigeria Professional Football League side Abia Warriors have unveiled former Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo as their new head coach in a ceremony at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday.Amapakabo has signed a two-year deal with the Umuahia-based outfit and has been tasked with “taking Abia Warriors Football Club to the next level” a club statement said.Amapakabo, who has also managed El Kanemi Warriors was most recently, assistant coach Super Eagles coach and head coach of the home-based Eagles and U23 national team but was let go after the expiration of his contract.He replaces Willy Udube who was placed in temporary charge following the resignation of Cameroonian Emmanuel Deutsch before the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Amapakabo was catapulted into national fame when he led Enugu Rangers to a first league title in 30 years in 2016.He was sacked by the Flying Antelopes shortly after and was snapped up by El Kanemi in 2017 on a one-year deal but left the Maiduguri-based club at the end of the season after the club declined to renew his contract.Amapakabo was part of the Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr’s backroom staff as an assistant coach at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2019 AFCON in Egypt where Nigeria finished in third place.As Super Eagles assistant coach, he also had overall responsibility for the home-based Eagles and U23 national teams and in those roles, he oversaw a string of disastrous results that saw his once-promising stock plummet.Read Also: CHAN 2020: Nigeria’s Failure To Qualify Is “God’s Perfect Will” – Amapakabo (AUDIO)Amapakabo oversaw a poor showing at the WAFU Nations Cup in Senegal then followed it up with failure to qualify the home-based Super Eagles for the 2020 CHAN – both times falling to Togo’s Sparrow Hawks all in the space of less than a month.With him at the helm, the Olympic Eagles failed to defend their title at the 3rd U23 AFCON in Egypt suffering an early exit from the tournament and ultimately missing out of the football event of the now postponed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.His appointment by Abia Warriors sees a return to club management for the first time in three years.RelatedImama Amapakabo Appointed Abia Warriors Head CoachJuly 9, 2020In “Featured”Imama Amapakabo Dreams of Glory At New Club Abia Warriors (AUDIO)July 24, 2020In “Featured”NPFL: Ojo Reveals Amapakabo’s Role In Abia Warriors Transfer (AUDIO)August 15, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

Gerrard misses England qualifiers

first_imgLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to miss four matches, including the first two World Cup qualifiers, because he needs a groin operation.Gerrard, 28, will undergo the operation on Thursday and will be out for “10-15 days”, according to boss Rafa Benitez.Gerrard played through the pain barrier on Wednesday to help Liverpool into the Champions League group stage.England travel to Barcelona to play Andorra on Saturday 6 September and face Croatia away four days later.And in the Premier League he is set to miss the matches involving Aston Villa on Sunday and Manchester United on 13 September.“I’m disappointed because Gerrard will have an operation on Thursday,” added Benitez. “He has a groin problem, we knew it could be like this. He had a problem and now he will have an operation and will be out for 10-15 days.“He needs to have it because he is having pain with it. When he went with the national team we knew he had a problem and in the first leg too.“I was talking with the doctor on Tuesday and on Wednesday we talked with him. He said he would play with pain and after it he would have an operation.”Gerrard’s Liverpool beat Standard Liege 1-0 with a last-gasp extra-time goal to win 1-0 on aggregate and sneak into the group stage.Source: BBClast_img read more

Putin claims Trump is ‘satisfied’ with his answers on alleged election meddling

first_img Related Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(HAMBURG, Germany) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the G-20 summit Saturday he believes U.S. President Donald Trump is “satisfied” with his answers to questions about Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Putin spoke to reporters about the face-to-face meeting he had with Trump the day before at the summit in Hamburg, Germany. The Russian leader said Trump brought up the alleged election meddling and asked “many questions” about the topic.“I answered all these questions as much as I could. It seems to me that he took note of this and agreed,” Putin said in his native tongue at the televised press conference, which was translated by Russian news agency Interfax.“He really was interested in some details. I, as far as I could, answered all this in detail,” Putin added, when pressed further by reporters about the meeting with Trump. “He asked me, I answered. He asked clarifying questions, I explained. He appeared to me satisfied with these answers.”Putin said he reiterated to the U.S. president that there was no basis for such allegations.“Our position is well-known,” Putin told reporters. “There is no ground to believe that Russia interfered in the U.S. electoral process.”The two leaders have agreed to work together on cybersecurity and to prevent interference in countries’ internal affairs, according to Putin.The Russian leader noted that he found Trump to be “very different” in person from how he seems on television and that he hopes the friendly encounter will help build better relations between the two countries.“Mr Trump’s television image is very different from the real person,” Putin told reporters, according to a translated transcript from the Kremlin. “He is a very down-to-earth and direct person, and he has an absolutely adequate attitude towards the person he is talking with; he analyzes things pretty fast and answers the questions he is asked or new ones that arise in the course of the discussion.”At a televised press conference Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Trump raised the issue of election meddling. He said the U.S. president accepted Putin’s “clear statements” that “Russian leadership hadn’t interfered.”But a senior White House official, when asked by ABC News whether Lavrov’s description of Trump’s accepting Putin’s denial of election interference was true, said, “No,” without providing further information.During an off-camera briefing Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that the alleged election interference was the first subject Trump raised at the meeting with the Russian leader.“The president opened the meeting by raising the concerns of the American people regarding Russian interference in 2016 election. Putin denied such involvement, as he has done in the past,” Tillerson said. “The two leaders agreed this is of substantial hindrance. They agreed to exchange further work regarding commitments of noninterference in the affairs of the U.S. and our democratic process as well as other countries.”In January, just weeks before his inauguration, Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama were separately briefed on a classified intelligence report on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. A declassified version was released afterward that said Putin ordered a campaign to influence the contest between Trump, the Republican candidate, and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.“We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency,” the report reads, citing the Russian government’s “longstanding desire to undermine the U.S.-led liberal democratic order.”“We further assess Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump,” the report continues, saying Putin nursed a “grudge” against Clinton “for comments he almost certainly saw as disparaging.”Trump said in January that he accepted the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia was behind the massive alleged hacking of political organizations and individuals during the U.S. presidential race. But on Thursday, he appeared to cast doubt again on the conclusion, saying before a major speech in Poland that there could have been others involved and that “nobody really knows for sure.”“I think it was Russia, but I think it was probably other people and/or countries, and I see nothing wrong with that statement. Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure,” Trump said in his first press conference overseas as president.He also again placed blame on Obama for not taking stronger action to confront Russia over its alleged election meddling, accusing the former president of not taking action because “he thought Clinton was going to win.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more