Sunday blog: Talking local politics, bullying, Obamacare, shoutouts and Quinn’s thoughts

first_img3. School Stuff: I really have nothing to talk about here except I’m really liking art this quarter. Shout out to Mrs. Turkle my art teacher. 5. SUMNER NEWSCOW TEE SHIRT GIVE AWAY: I’ve haven’t done one of these in a long time so here you go.Question: What molecule has two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms? Send your answer to mccueq@gmail.com. First one to answer correctly wins a T-shirt.That’s all so thanks for reading good bye! Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball and Quinn thoughts for Nov. 10, 2013…1. Some perspective…The older I get, the more I tire of politics, and the selfishness of it all. Liberals, Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans – they all sound like self-absorbed intolerant whiners.Unfortunately, such rancor seems to be seeping into the local lexicon. So was the case this week with the Susan’s Portrait studio parking lot debate. I was disappointed a few people were balking at something any business person would do, best position their business to succeed. In the wake of all the empty buildings in Wellington, it’s baffling to me anybody would protest anything that might help the local business climate.The reality is, business owner Susan Treft didn’t initiate getting a city loan to pay for a parking lot. According to Wellington City Code, any new business requires a hard surface (concrete or asphalt) parking lot. She was going to make it a gravel parking lot because a hard surface parking lot would cost in excess of $18,000. Essentially, she is borrowing to keep up with city standards.The debate should have been whether the city should require businesses to have a hard surface. Unfortunately, those throwing a fit decided to take it out on the small business owner.To his credit, Wellington City Council Gus Collins helped Susan with financing which she will pay back in 10 payments. If you think this is abnormal, then perhaps a reality pill is needed. Home owners in new developments are assessed special taxes by the municipality for newly paved streets and utilities. That’s only been done for like… forever.Nevertheless, even if you think government should not be involved with private business, the system is place to do so. If you are a business owner why should you not take advantage of the various means available?By the same token, shouldn’t we the community of Wellington give Susan the benefit of the doubt? As a professional photographer, I know very well just how highly Susan Treft is respected in the professional photography world. Photographers from across the state of Kansas come to her for her expertise. She teaches a class annually at the Kansas Professional Photographers Association summer school held for a week in Newton.In the digital world, no industry has been annihilated like the photography business. Last I counted, there were over 25 people in Sumner County, who were trying to make some money off their digital cameras. The fact that Susan is building a new studio is testimony just how good of photographer and business woman she really is and what an asset she is to Wellington.How many people have come into Wellington over the past 20 years from say Winfield, Wichita, Andale, Timbuktu to get their portraits taken while in the process getting a bite to eat and shopping a little in the process? Susan’s Portraits for years have contributed to the community’s sales tax revenue base. It is not only good that the Wellington City Council help her out, it should be mandatory.Wellington, you can’t have it both ways. We either make this community a pro-business friendly environment and help our local businesses, or we let this town decay. If we can’t help a small business person succeed in this corporate dominated world, then we have lost focus of what living in a small community such as Wellington is all about.It’s about helping one another. Quinn McCue5. Quinn’s thoughts… WHS Student Section at football games.4. Shout out of the week…  My shout out this week goes to the Wellington student section and the band who were absolutely fabulous at the Wellington High School football games this year. Come to think of it, a special shootout goes out to Sam Wylie for bringing us a new Crusader and Thunder the horse to the games. And good job to the WHS football team for giving us fans a winning record for the first time since 2009. And let’s not forget about the great seasons the Wellington Cross Country, girls tennis and girls volleyball teams had.When you look back at the fall sports season, it was a pretty good year to be a Crusader. Hi it’s Quinn and due to popular request here are my thoughts! 4. I like bunnies. Their so cute and fat.We have bunnies at the Wellington Middle school after school program.center_img 2. I’ve made banana muffins yesterday and 2 hours later they were all gone. Quinn Master Baker! 1. Pokemon: I’ve had a strange addiction to Pokemon white. It’s really fun and some of the Pokemon are so cute. 3. Obamacare headaches…President ObamaWow this Obamacare — or Affordable Healthcare Act for the political correct — has gotten off to a terrible start. Not only is the Obamacare registration website not been working properly and our former governor Kathleen Sebelius, now U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, is under fire for gross negligence, but some people are getting their current health insurance policies canceled. If you don’t believe me, get on Facebook and see the rancor of those who learned that their current health coverage has been canceled because it doesn’t fit with the requirements of Obamacare.Wasn’t this new healthcare plan supposed to give people more healthcare coverage not less?I’m reserving judgment on whether Obamacare is actually good for healthcare. My wife, who knows a little about medicine, isn’t so sure herself.But there’s no doubt the initial implementation of this program has been a complete disaster. And there is still this thing that proponents can’t seem to answer about how the heck are we going to pay for Obamacare considering our deficit is in the trillions and we are having a hard time funding Social Security and Medicare now especially with all you hippy baby boomers reaching retirement age. 2. Bullying…The Wellington school board members, some who have been known to do a little bullying themselves, should pay careful attention what is going on with the Miami Dolphins. An NFL lineman, Richie Incognito, is accused of bullying another offensive lineman Jonathan Martin and it became a major issue last week for the Miami Dolphin organization. What has ensued is a national controversy that looked eerily similar to a situation we had in Wellington a few weeks earlier. It could result in several firings throughout the Dolphin management.Wellington school district needs to take an aggressive approach in not only implementing its anti-bullying policies it established a few years ago, but educate its teachers, students and parents on the dangers of bullying – especially in the social media.I liked what Circle High Schools did the other day. They had an assembly for parents, students, teachers and administrators addressing the problem with social media and bullying.The saying goes an ounce of prevention is better than a ton of cure is applicable here. Social media and bullying education should be as mandatory as drug and sex education. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down smile & don’t hate · 352 weeks ago Before the city gets wrapped up in paved parking lots maybe all city streets should be paved. The miami issue is not compatible to hs bullying. ..so much more to come out on that. Report Reply 1 reply · active 352 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 352 weeks ago Marc Wynn is the Quinn Thoughts winner of a T-shirt. The answer was hydrogen peroxide. Cueball didn’t know the answer either by the way. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 352 weeks ago Agree completely with the bullying and healthcare thing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Just Wondering · 352 weeks ago Traci The picture of Quinn is very good. Did Susan take the picture? Report Reply 1 reply · active 352 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down @jsyates · 352 weeks ago H2O2…isn’t that hydrogen peroxide? Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 352 weeks ago Conway Springs had an assembly last week also over bullying. Such an important subject, thanks for touching on it Tracy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Brandon Wilmoth · 352 weeks ago Good luck on your World History Quiz Mr. Quinn!!!!!…….. Art over my class? Who does not like learning about far off countries? Mr. Wilmoth * He has known about this Quiz since last week so know one freak out on me!!!! 🙂 Report Reply 2 replies · active 352 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 352 weeks ago There’s another saying heard lately: rappers can degrade women and glorify murder and nobody bats an eyelash – But if somebody uses the n-word, everybody loses their minds. There’s a big diff, by the way, between organized shooting at photos of coaches/vilifying a dead kid and his family and – say – whatever pro-football players do to each other. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down WHS FAN · 352 weeks ago Great article…Susan has worked hard for what she is doing… Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Photo of Aaron Jones gaming while girlfriend readies to give birth sparks social media debate

first_imgIn an attempt to clarify the situation, Jones quote-tweeted a critical response.”That’s wild she told me to bring the game with me,” Jones wrote. “But u know nothing about the whole process of having a child so til you experience it dont speak on me !!!!”Thats wild she told me to bring the game with me 😊but u know nothing about the whole process of having a child so til you experience it dont speak on me !!!! https://t.co/L5omONKMAT— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) July 4, 2020Here are some of the exchanges regarding the moment:Aaron is the epitome of being thoughtful. People don’t even know the details of how long and when he was playing. Either way Crystal clearly didn’t care since she posted it, so why does it bother you?. People are so quick to judge before they even know the situation.— Allen Lazard (@AllenLazard) July 4, 2020I’m not goin stand for any slander on my boys name. He’s too elite of a human being to be called trash. Sorry but ain’t goin fly wit me.— Allen Lazard (@AllenLazard) July 4, 2020lol stop explaining yaself bra. congrats ❤️— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) July 4, 2020Honestly bro, it’s funny if sis thought it was funny! Congrats on the addition to the fam!!! I need pics for my wallet!— Ty Montgomery (@_WiFi_Ty_) July 4, 2020Was i just suppose to stare at her the whole time while she was studying and sleep ???— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) July 3, 2020Probably pretty good… and inferring he wouldn’t based on the information provided is pretty crappy— Caroline’s Dad (@Carolinesdad15) July 4, 2020 What Packers running back Aaron Jones and his girlfriend Crystal Molina considered a funny photo from their trip to the hospital has led to intense back-and-forths on social media.In the photo, Jones is sitting in the hospital with a makeshift gaming setup before Molina gives birth, controller in hand and Whataburger drink on the table. He later said he was attempting to pass time before she became fully dilated. MORE: Brett Favre on how Packers should use Jordan LoveSome people — including WNBA player Kelsey Plum — responded to the photo by calling it disrespectful. Others have come to the Green Bay star’s defense.last_img read more

Lacey Summer Lunch Program Begins June 23

first_imgSubmitted by the City of LaceyFree lunches are served daily at noon for children 18 and under who drop-in at the three Lacey area sites for Playground Pals – Lydia Hawk, Mountain View, and Pleasant Glade Elementary Schools.The Summer Lunch Program will provide free lunches to youth and children, from June 23 through August 15, 2014. Nutritious meals will be served at three locations — Lydia Hawk Elementary, Pleasant Glade Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary — each weekday (closed July 4), from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children, 18 years of age and younger.Over the past twenty years, the City of Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS), has sponsored the Summer Lunch Program. The program began in 1993, at Mountain View Elementary and has since expanded to three sites, selected by the percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunches during the school year.This program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program, NTPS, the City of Lacey, and generous donations from the community.Lacey’s 2014 Summer Lunch Program schedule will include lunch service from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m., and a snack served from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the following NTPS sites:Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 7600 5th Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503Pleasant Glade Elementary School, 1920 Abernathy Road NE, Lacey, WA 98516Mountain View Elementary School, 1900 College Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503The Playground Pals program offers free activities, arts and crafts, games, fitness, and summer reading programs at each site from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., following daily lunch services. For more information, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.To read a full article about Playground Pals, click here. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Lady Tams roll back JRU spikers

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sablan hopeful UST will turn its fortunes around OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU’s Toni Rose Basas hammers a kill past Cay Montojo of JRU during Wednesday’s game at Filoil Flying V Centre.Far Eastern U took some time to hit its stride before pulling away from Jose Rizal U in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan Wednesday.Shaking off the effects of an 11-day break and missing the services of top hitter Bernadeth Pons, the Tamaraws gored the Bombers U, 28-26, 25-14, 25-16, to bolster their Final Four drive with a three-win, one-loss record.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Earlier, UST repelled St. Benilde, 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, to stay at No. 4 at 3-3 in the men’s division of the event backed by Mikasa and Asics.Ousted University of the Philippines stymied La Salle’s own semifinals bid with a 25-22, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23 decision. The Archers fell to 3-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up FEU tied idle Ateneo at second behind National University’s 4-0 mark.The Lady Bulldogs and the Eagles dispute the first semifinal berth in Group A of the two-division tournament organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLeaning on Basas’ 15 hits, the Lady Tams overpowered the Bombers in spikes, 41-18, and pounced on their rivals’ sloppy service reception with nine aces.Alvarez scored nine points for JRU, which closed out its maiden commercial league campaign with a 0-5 card.last_img read more

ABIC Gets U.S. IOM Membership

first_imgThe Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC), a nongovernmental organization focused on protecting the rights of women and youth empowerment has been recognised as a member to serve on the Multi-National Commission of the United States Institute of Medicine (IOM).The IOM is the health arm of the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences.The commission, which includes 18 experts as commissioners, were drawn from diverse disciplines around the world.The commissioners will collect evidence, deliberate, and deliver a comprehensive report in time for the January 2016 World Health Assembly Executive Board meeting.Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, ABIC Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security Establishment Coordinator, made the disclosure recently when she returned from the U.S.She said Liberia stands to benefit a lot from the IOM, “because as an establishing coordinator of ABIC Women’s Empowerment…I will ensure through the members’ collective and tireless efforts that the voices of Liberians are heard in order to prepare the country for any other health epidemic. What I want from my people is to work along with me and be prepared to prevent any future disease outbreak,” she said,The New York Times has described the IOM as the most esteemed and authoritative advertiser on issues of health and medicine, which tend to transform medical thinking around the world.The ABIC has been actively involved in many initiatives for the eradication of Ebola virus disease (EVD) including the provision of legal advice, participating in policy determination; community engagement and mediation; support to Liberian doctors, as well as anti-Ebola awareness campaigns, etc.The organization was actively involved in the installation of hygiene stations and distribution of food and non-food items in Montserrado and other hot-zone counties.ABIC and partners have successfully and tirelessly worked with both rural and urban Liberians, including market women and motorcyclists, to raise and sustain awareness on the EVD and promote practices to prevent and stop the virus.The IOM is embarking on this mission to manage a multi-national commission to recommend a new global architecture for mitigating the threat of epidemic infectious diseases. This task is being undertaken as a result of two planning meetings that included among others, the president of the World Bank, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). The initiative will build on the lessons learned from the current Ebola outbreak and other significant outbreaks to develop a comprehensive framework to improve responses to future global public health threats. The program will include four work streams that will be coordinated and ultimately integrated through governance for global health, financing for global health preparedness and response.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“NASSCORP Has US$81M in Assets, US$31M in Accounts”

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. von Ballmoos: “As you know when you run an institution, you have programs and policies that are in place that you want to continue…” The managing director-designate of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has said that the corporation’s investment portfolio is worth over US$80 million, while cash in banks with fluctuations is as high as US$30 million.Managing Director Dewitt von Ballmoos said most of NASSCORP’s investments are in real estate, with its largest investment being the building housing the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) at ELWA Junction; an office complex in Buchanan; a guest house in Kakata; a 16 bedroom facility in Voinjama, Lofa County; while the latest investment is a diagnostic medical center in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, behind the NASSCORP House, which he said will be online by September 2017. The corporation is also building its new headquarters on 24th Street in Sinkor.Von Ballmoos, who together with deputy managing director-designate Nya D. Twayen recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Social Security, Pension and Insurance, denied speculations and reports that NASSCORP has US$9 million in savings with First International Bank, by saying “the corporation’s Board has a policy that we do not have more than 30 percent of any money in any bank. We are saving with every bank in the country and nobody has more than 30 percent of our money.” Mr. von Ballmoos emphasized that the corporation has not encountered any losses with any of the banks they are dealing with, contrary to fears that such was the case.He told the committee chaired by River Cess County Senator Francis Saturday Paye that he has worked with NASSCORP for the past 11 years – six years as deputy and another six years as head of the corporation. “And as you know when you run an institution, you have programs and policies that are in place that you want to continue…besides my passion for what I do, it is also standard practice among all social security institutions over the world, that the heads are given tenures so as to complete their projections and progress they have envisioned for the corporation. So, after a reform of the old social security program that has been in place since 1988 without a reform, and after we have come to the place and changed it, it is in the wisdom of the Legislature to see it fit to go into best practice to suggest tenure for the head and the deputy of the corporation.”The new tenure for the new managing director will be five years, according to new Act.He said prior to the approval of the new NASSCORP Act in December 2016, there was no review of the program for five years, noting that “standard practice in social security programs is that one must do an actuarial review every five years of the program to see where you stand. For that, we unfortunately have not done any for a long period, but we were able to do one in 2008, and this is what has now remitted into reform.”Von Ballmoos said that the old Social security Act did not include members of the Legislature, but that they are entitled to a pension when they are 60 and no longer able to work and retired.He told the hearing that NASSCORP is supposed to run the pension and employment injury schemes, while noting that the welfare scheme has never been launched, “because there is no money for that, but the welfare portion would have to be fully funded by government as a welfare portion.”Meanwhile, Mr. von Ballmoos, in an answer to a question posed by journalists, denied that NASSCORP has not been audited for years, adding: “NASSCORP is audited yearly.”The Committee on Social Security is expected to be on today’s agenda with a report requesting plenary to endorse, adopt, and confirm the two nominees during executive session.In another development, the Senate takes a two-week Easter break starting today, Tuesday, April 4.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region Two families welcome new borns for Christmas

first_imgJason and Venita Narine with their Chirstmas babyAnita Suhku and her Christmas baby The Narine and Sukhu families of Region Two are rejoicing after they received Christmas babies.Both families expressed their excitement and gratitude to the almighty for giving them babies for the season.According to mother of one of the babies, Anita Sukhu, she didn’t expect a Christmas baby and she is thanking God that her delivery was okay. She delivered her second child Christmas Day around 14:30 hours. She was very elated having delivered a bouncing baby girl.Meanwhile Jason and Venita Narine were overjoyed about their Christmas baby. Both parents were smiling throughout the interview. It was also their second child. Additionally, Sherine Richards also welcome a baby boy for the season. She delivered 4kg baby boy. She was elated also.last_img read more

How Chelsea will change under Frank Lampard

first_imgThe appointment of Frank Lampard as manager of Chelsea was warmly greeted by the fans as a sign that the club might be looking to change their approach to the way the club operates. Ever since the Roman Abramovich era began in 2003, there has been a firing culture at the club. Lampard marks the 16th manager of Chelsea under the Abramovich era, and there will be few fans complaining about the turnaround of managers. Since the Russian’s arrival at the club, they have become one of the most successful sides in England, and have won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League. However, the quick disposal of youth players in something that has begun to irk the Stamford Bridge faithful. Chelsea have let go of the likes of Mohammed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku without giving them a fair crack at excelling at the Bridge. However, the arrival of Lampard is likely to change that.Youth given a chanceLampard’s arrival combined with the transfer embargo hanging over the club meant that it was finally time for Chelsea to give the younger players a chance. The departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus following the Europa League success meant that the club needed to act quickly. Lampard was always the fans’ choice, and his reputation of working with younger players at Derby County would have been an overriding factor for his appointment.Mount impressed while on loan at DerbyIn his only professional season in management, he lowered the average age of the Derby squad from over 30 to 26 years old. This isn’t even mentioning the fact that he centred his team around the youngsters of Harry Wilson and Mason Mount, the latter of which was on a season-long loan from the Blues, and looks to be a central figure in Lampard’s fresh approach. The departure of Eden Hazard has also enabled Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi to become the first choice wingers. Lampard will also give Tammy Abraham a chance to establish himself. Change in tacticsThe 4-3-3 system has been commonly used throughout the years at Stamford Bridge by multiple managers, but Lampard has been keen to change that straightaway. The Blues achieved a period of success under Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 formation, but Lampard again has preferred to play with four at the back. But instead of a rotating three in midfield, he has opted for two holding midfielders before playing an attacking three behind a central striker. The 4-2-3-1 formation that he has opted for throughout pre-season was also his go-to tactic last season. According to Total Football Analysis, this formation could see the club finally get the best out of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in the same team, while he could build on the relationship that has been shown behind Mount and Abraham for the England U21’s. The three behind Abraham will likely be Hudson-Odoi, Mount and Pulisic, and those four could present an awful lot of problems for opposing defences.Kante was used in an attacking role by SarriLampard still has a decision to make regarding his back four. Cesar Azpilicueta will likely remain the club captain and take up the right-back position, but the central options include David Luiz, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori and Antonio Rudiger. Lampard has reiterated throughout the summer that he wants to keep Zouma, which would mean that he has first-team chances. But it will be interesting to see which is his preferred pairing. At left-back there could be an extended run in the team for Emerson; after all Lampard has preferred the Italian over Marcos Alonso throughout pre-season.Realistic targetIt looks unlikely that Chelsea will be able to mount a title challenge, as the club are currently valued at 28/1 to win the Premier League. A more realistic target for the club for their first season under Lampard would be a top-four finish. Compare Your Odds currently have Chelsea at 11/10 to achieve that in 2019-20. However, their start will be crucial to their ambitions. These are their opening five fixtures:• Manchester United (A)• Leicester City (H)• Norwich City (A)• Sheffield United (H)• Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)It isn’t the easiest of starts for the Blues, and fans will know more about how the team will line-up after their opening fixture at Old Trafford. Compare Your Odds put the best odds on Chelsea to beat Manchester United at 4/1. The tools are in place for Lampard to achieve, but it is undoubtedly a gamble considering how the younger players adjust to playing regular first-team football in the Premier League for a club that has higher standards than most.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? 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San Francisco Giants trade buzz: What to expect at this year’s deadline

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — There are still seven weeks until Major League Baseball’s July 31 trade deadline, but the Giants are considered one of the teams most likely to be an active “seller.”Under first-year president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, the Giants’ front office is tasked with reshaping the roster and building toward a more successful future. One of the fastest ways Zaidi and Co. can inspire hope is to acquire young talent and he’ll have ample opportunity to do so this summer.In …last_img

Der Telefonjoker (🌜Night-Cache, Multi🌛) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgThe first stage is a mailbox with cryptic numbers on it that point you to the next stage. After unscrambling the numbers and finding the coords, the next stage requires you to take out the UV light and search the area for the next waypoint. A voice comes from a speaker inside the box and gives instructions on how to open the next locks. Difficulty: 4 Terrain: 1.5 The final stage is a locked chest and the only way in is by picking the lock. The Joker appears, along with another lock to pick on a smaller box, but there’s a catch. This box holds 200 cell phones, not the logbook.There are three phones that contain the correct numbers for the combination of the final lock. If you make it through this daunting stage the logbook awaits you, to proudly impress your letterbox stamp upon it, and you save the day.  Location: Zurich, Switzerland N 47° 14.421′ E 008° 29.780′ You will have to wait for a dark ‘night’ to find this cache. We aren’t talking about Batman—this is a night cache, so all you have to do is wait for the sun to go down. This Letterbox Hybrid is no joke. It has three stages that lead you to a red-herring box full of 200 mobile phones and a birdhouse with an mp3 speaker that tells you your task to find this Geocache of the Week.  Traditional GC7XJ13 by WM79 A sidekick is recommended and an appointment needs to be made ahead of time via the cache page.  SharePrint Related’Tis Only a Flesh Wound — On a Dark Night (GC1JHWA) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 29, 2015In “Community”DieMuggels – Genesis (A rough night) – Geocache of the WeekJanuary 24, 2018In “Community”Don’t Shock the Goat — Geocache of the WeekOctober 2, 2019In “Geocache of the Week” UV lightFlashlightLock picking set Share with your Friends:More Finding a cache at night can be creepy, and this one is no exception: at the end of this one you come face to face with the infamous Joker. The unpredictable menace is up to no good and stands between you and the logbook. Like Batman, you need to save the day with a couple tactical items in your utility belt:last_img read more