2019 Fantasy Football All-Bust Team

first_imgAt the conclusion of every fantasy football draft, each owner sits there and quietly (or not so quietly) hopes that none of his or her players are the dreaded b-word: Busts. Inevitably, though, some of the top draft picks will get hurt or simply disappoint. In the spirit of torturing ourselves and fellow fantasy owners with predictions gone wrong, we present to you our fantasy football 2019 All-Bust Team.There were some key factors that had to be considered when we put together this roster. How would we account for injures? That’s the biggest thing that could sway the names on this list one way or another, but in general, we’ve placed players here whose performances warranted it just as much as any potential injuries. Any player with a much higher ADP than overall performance was eligible for the list, and to make sure we fit all the special cases, we stretched the roster limits a little bit (although in reality, we’ve just given the roster a FLEX spot in the form of an extra running back). This was easy. The Jags were being drafted as the third D/ST off the board, as if their 2017 season would magically come back after an off year. The real truth was that the Jaguars weren’t that good, and this season proved that. Hopefully you moved on quickly and streamed.Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski, PatriotsCalling any kicker a bust is kind of silly, but Gostkowski is the closest fit (along with Adam Vinatieri, but he went undrafted in enough leagues to not be considered). Gostkowski was the fourth kicker taken in drafts, often going a bit before the final round (which is too early for kickers).The veteran missed four extra points and a field goal in the season’s first four weeks before being ruled out for the season with an injury. Hopefully you picked up someone solid. It’s just a lesson that you should never reach on a kicker, even the most predictable and talented ones like Justin Tucker and Greg Zuerlein. Below, you’ll also see us revisit the players we made preseason selections to our boom-or-bust team. That list wasn’t so much intended to single out guys who would be total busts, but rather players we thought may struggle to live up to their draft hype. As you’ll see, we hit some and missed on others.Without further ado, we present to you the biggest fantasy football busts of the 2019 NFL season.RELATED: 2019 All-Value TeamBiggest 2019 Fantasy Football BustsNote: All average draft positions (ADP) referenced below are via FantasyPros.QB: Baker Mayfield, BrownsYou weren’t going to find a bigger supporter of Mayfield this preseason. I predicted that he’d be the NFL MVP. I bought into all the hype — the strong finish to his rookie season, the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., a new offensive coordinator who figures to call more passes, etc. It wasn’t just me, though. Mayfield was the fourth QB off draft boards, on average, behind Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers. There were some fantasy analysts cautioning to stay away at that price, but by and large, fantasy owners believed in Mayfield.Then came the struggles. Mayfield wasn’t identifying defenses and wasn’t hitting receivers. He didn’t throw more touchdowns than interceptions in an individual game until Week 9. Beckham wasn’t the help he should’ve been. The Browns rode Nick Chubb and the running game. The list goes on.After being drafted fourth among QBs, Mayfield finished the 16-week fantasy season as the No. 20 scoring quarterback.  Preseason Boom-or-Bust QB: Cam Newton, PanthersNewton’s early-season struggles may have been injury-related, but that was always part of the consideration with him. He was the 10th QB off the board on average, so playing two subpar games before missing the rest of the season isn’t what fantasy owners hoped for.RB: David Johnson, CardinalsJohnson was the seventh RB taken in drafts and the ninth overall player to come off the board. So, the fact that he was playing but had become droppable by the start of the fantasy playoffs is not a good sign.Things started just fine, with Johnson rushing for 82 yards while catching six passes, including a touchdown, in Week 1. It was a bumpy road in the next few weeks, but some of that could be chalked up to a new offense and a rookie quarterback. Johnson figured to right the ship.Then came Week 7. Johnson was questionable during the week, but once he was activated for the game, everyone figured he’d get a pretty regular workload. Instead, he played the first two snaps, carried the ball once, and was never heard from again as Chase Edmonds had a monster game. Johnson hasn’t touched the ball more than six times in a game since, as he missed time and Kenyan Drake took over the backfield.There’s really no lesson to be learned here. This was just unfortunate luck of an offense not living up to its potential ahead of an injury-laden season. Johnson will enter his age-28 season as a total wild card.RB: Saquon Barkley, GiantsBarkley was the consensus No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts. And, really, why not? He averaged 5.0 yards per carry in a standout rookie season while catching 91 passes, too. His talent had already been realized in his first year on NFL fields. It seems obvious that nothing would stand in the way of a repeat campaign.So, when Saquon ran for more than 100 yards in each of the season’s first two weeks, it was business as usual. The only problem? Barkley didn’t topped 100 rushing yards in a game between then and Week 14. He might’ve been a reason you missed out on the fantasy playoffs. The only way you benefited from his massive Weeks 15 and 16 is if you managed well enough elsewhere to get to the postseason.To be fair, the sprained ankle Barkley dealt with in the middle of the season sapped something from him. Since his return through Week 14, he’d averaged 3.2 yards per rush, compared to 6.4 yards per carry before the injury. But he was back to 6.5 yards per carry in Weeks 15 and 16, and if your team managed to make the fantasy championship game with Barkley on your roster, he helped put you over the top. It’s not like it’s been a totally useless season for Barkley like how it’s been for Johnson. Barkley still ranks in the top-20 among RBs in fantasy points per game. But if you could do it over again, knowing what we know now, he wouldn’t be the top overall pick, and that’s enough to make the obvious 1.1 a bust.RB: Alvin Kamara, SaintsIf you’re in a PPR league, you might not have noticed Kamara’s disappointing season quite as much. He ranks 18th in fantasy points per game in standard scoring but 11th in PPR. But even that 11th in PPR is lower than you would’ve hoped for based on ADP. Kamara was the third player off the board in drafts behind Barkley and Christian McCaffrey (and if you drafted closer to the season, perhaps behind Ezekiel Elliott). But surely some leagues saw Kamara taken ahead of McCaffrey, and that’s where it really hurts.Kamara has dealt with injury himself — he didn’t play in Weeks 7 or 8, and New Orleans hasn’t given him the ball on the ground as frequently since he returned. But the real lost nature of Kamara’s season comes in finding the end zone. After scoring 18 total touchdowns a year ago (14 on the ground, four through the air), Kamara had two total scores this season through Week 14 (one of each), and then he added two more TDs in Week 16.Touchdowns can be fluky at times, sure. Heading into next season, this season’s touchdown numbers probably won’t matter a ton in creating a valuation for Kamara. But in this season, when you’ve plugged Kamara loyally into your lineup each week, the lack of scoring matters, a lot. And that’s why he’s a bust.Preseason Boom-or-Bust RBs: Derrick Henry, Titans | Damien Williams, ChiefsHenry was a miss. Turns out his torrid end to 2018 was foreshadowing things to come. Henry was one of the most consistent backs in the NFL this year after being one of the most inconsistent in his prior three seasons. Williams has been an interesting case all year because in the games he was healthy and trusted by Andy Reid, he was good. Those were just few and far between, and injury issues have marred the second half of his season.WR: Odell Beckham Jr., BrownsIf you put Baker Mayfield and Beckham in a room and asked them whose fault it was that they were 2019 fantasy busts, there might be a lot of finger pointing. From afar, it feels very much like a chicken or the egg question. But regardless of the reasons, we know OBJ hasn’t lived up to his status as the No. 6 WR taken in drafts.Through 14 weeks, Beckham has topped 100 yards twice and scored two touchdowns. A season ago, in 12 games played, Beckham topped 100 yards five times and caught six scores. The worst part for fantasy owners have been the totally useless weeks, like the three games with receiving yards in the 20s along with five more contests of 60 yards or less. It’s not like he suddenly became not talented (though he has reportedly been dealing with a sports hernia all season). The flashes have been there, like the 89-yard touchdown against the Jets in Week 2 or a number of acrobatic catches that still grace the highlight reels. There just hasn’t been much else; none of the consistent, chain-moving, reception-building catches that made him such a sure-thing fantasy option. In standard leagues, Beckham finished Week 16 outside the top 30 in fantasy points among WRs, and he hasn’t been hurt, either, meaning you’ve probably started him in every week only to be disappointed yet again.WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster, SteelersOh, it felt so, so easy. Smith-Schuster was a star a year ago with Antonio Brown in town, so with Brown gone, surely he’d step into an even bigger target share and take the league by storm. Surely, the fantasy owners that took him seventh among WRs figured that was the case. But things get off to a good start. The early-season injury to Ben Roethlisberger was just the start. JuJu has only topped 100 yards once. He’s had fewer than 25 receiving yards in a game five times through Week 16, including a one-catch, seven-yard performance that somehow came in a Pittsburgh win. He’s been forced to catch passes from Mason Rudolph and Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges.At least in the aftermath of the concussion and knee injury he suffered on the same play in Week 11, fantasy owners knew they could keep him out of their lineup instead of continuing to tell themselves, “You know, he’s due.” The spot on fantasy benches that Smith-Schuster’s injury brought him was long deserved, cementing his status as a 2019 bust.WR: Antonio Brown, Patriots/inactiveWe all had an idea of what we were getting into with this guy — but we didn’t know it could go this bad. If you’re like me and drafted him in the second round the night before the season, there was the obvious potential of it blowing up in your face, and blow up it certainly did.It’s really not worth digging much deeper here. At least by getting his Patriots release, Brown could be set free by fantasy owners and not worried about again, unlike the two names above him here. He’ll certainly have bust potential if he latches on with a team before next season, but he’ll still be one of the league’s most talented wideouts — and a headache for fantasy owners, to be sure.Preseason Boom-or-Bust WRs: Adam Thielen, Vikings | Sammy Watkins, Chiefs | Courtland Sutton, BroncosThielen was fine when he was healthy, but he’s dealt with a hamstring injury that’s cost him a good chunk of games, including two contests where he exited in the first quarter. And Watkins, aside from a massive Week 1, has been downright bad. Sutton’s been our biggest miss. It turns out he was simply too talented to be held down by a lame Denver quarterback situation, and he was helped by a midseason trade of Emmanuel Sanders.TE: O.J. Howard, BuccaneersHoward was drafted fourth among tight ends, and it made sense. His talent had already been realized at the NFL level. He was a rising star. The only thing that apparently none of us could account for enough was Bruce Arians’ offense.Sure, Arians never really involved the tight end, but this was a stud like Howard — he surely wouldn’t hold him back, would he? Week 2, when Howard was on the field for 55 plays but not targeted on a single one, answered that question. He’s only caught one touchdown through Week 16, only has one game of five catches, and has topped 50 yards just three times. His future is still bright, but most owners who drafted him moved on before the fantasy playoffs — the sure-fire mark of a fantasy bust.Preseason Boom-or-Bust TE: Vance McDonald, SteelersMcDonald was going off the board as the eighth TE in the preaseason. We actually listed him as a sleeper before we saw him going that high. He enters Week 17 as the No. 35 TE based on fantasy points, with a single-game high of 40 receiving yards. Yuck.D/ST: Chicago BearsThe Bears’ defense came back to earth, and maybe even more than we expected. They were still our No. 1 fantasy defense, so we were wrong, too. There’s just too much variation among the position — and too much success to be had by streaming defenses — to ever reach for a defense in the 10th or 11th round (and in the FantasyPros data, the Bears were the 84th overall off the board).Preseason Boom-or-Bust D/ST: Jacksonville Jaguarslast_img read more

Wellington Christmas Decorating contest winners announced

first_img 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 (8) 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Becky Basinger · 243 weeks ago This is crazy! The house on west 16th has an incredible show and should have, at the very least placed in this contest! Something just doesn’t seem right about that! Report Reply 5 replies · active 242 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Mje · 242 weeks ago Do you even know that they entered? Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Andrea Kreifels · 242 weeks ago Yes, we entered. We submitted our form the very first day it came out. We’ve been planning our house all year, since we didn’t place last year either. Our house is different than the houses that won. You just can’t drive by, you have to watch. There’s a countdown on the house that shows how many minutes until a show plays. The shows play every 10 minutes. There’s 6 different songs programmed to dance. Programming takes a long time…last year we had 3 songs, but we couldn’t reuse them because we tripled last year’s set up and had to upgrade the software we used. Eventually, we will have enough to keep the show going continuously. We have a radio station that plays the music and gives info on the whole set up. I know our house is different. It’s beautiful to us, we did it for us, not for the competition. While we are disappointed that we didn’t place this year either, we are happy for the ones that did. But, our house will never look like theirs. We enjoy the customization and unique aspect too much. Often times, you’ll see me standing out there watching. Because, even though I’ve spent so much time working on it this year playing the songs over and over to make each set of lights work exactly the way I want it to, I still find it beautiful and I’m so overjoyed with how it looks and I love watching it! We’ve got bigger things planned next year; it’s only going to get bigger from here! I Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 242 weeks ago Andrea, it would help if you could include an address so we know where to go to see your great decorations. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Andrea · 242 weeks ago Sorry… It’s 909 W 16th. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Becky Basinger · 242 weeks ago Yes they entered according to a post on summer county buy sell trade Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down sunshine · 242 weeks ago Way to go Nelsons They work really hard every year. They really have the spirit. Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Home town Boy · 242 weeks ago That’s the way it works in Wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 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. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply 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. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments From left, Wellington Mayor Shelley Hansel; WACC director Annarose White; City Administrative Clerk Kelly Ford and City Manager Roy Eckert receiving the Lightpole decorating contest first place prize.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Christmas decorating contest at its coffee held Thursday morning.The winners are as follows:Business 1.Wheatland Services, 120 N. Washington.2. Lucky Rhinestone, 114 S. Washington.3. Geranamo Gifts, 116 S. Washington.Residential1. Mark Ellis, 1128 North C. St.2. Lee and Brenda Neslson, 1404 N. Plum.3. Maggie Redford, 405 S. Olive.Pole Decorating Contest1. City of Wellington.2. No. 7 Coffeehouse.3. Cornerbank.We will have pictures later tonight of the winning Christmas decorations.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Tom Brady hasn’t even signed with the Bucs and 5,000 fans are already in line for season tickets

first_imgCurrent #Bucs website to buy season tickets…and growing 😂 pic.twitter.com/zf50tGnyyJ— Anthony Becht (@Anthony_Becht) March 17, 2020Less than three hours later, that number climbed well over 5,000. That’s more than 10 percent of the Bucs’ average attendance in 2019.This is what the line looks like for Bucs season tickets right now. Keep in mind, this organization averaged under 52,000 per game last season in attendance. pic.twitter.com/3mpqpvg9Oe— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) March 18, 2020It’s worth reiterating: Brady hasn’t officially signed the contract yet. But that’s how excited Tampa Bay fans are to get back to winning football. IYER: How the Buccaneers became Brady’s best fit in his quest to win without PatriotsIt’s that winning resume, paired with Tampa Bay’s already talented roster, that has rejuvenated Bucs fans. So much so that they were all clamoring to buy At about 7 p.m. ET there were nearly 1,000 people virtually in line for tickets on Ticketmaster. That’s a pretty healthy number for the team that ranked 30th in average home attendance (51,898) last year. It has been 13 seasons since the Buccaneers last made the playoffs, led by coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Jeff Garcia. It’s safe to say that Tampa Bay fans haven’t had much to cheer about since then, with the Bucs compiling a 71-121 record during their post-2007 playoff drought. But it looks like that all could change very soon with the imminent arrival of Tom Brady.Brady, unlike the Bucs’ franchise, has a history of winning unlike any quarterback in NFL history. In 19 seasons as a starter with the Patriots, he amassed a 219-64 record, meaning he could lose 283 more games and still have a better winning percentage than Tampa Bay over its 44-year history (267-424-1,.387).last_img read more

Olympia Downtown Alliance Honored Downtown Champions, Including ‘Person of the Year,’…

first_imgFacebook240Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Downtown AllianceThe Olympia Downtown Alliance held its 22nd Annual Meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020, at The Washington Center for Performing Arts.The packed house heard from Alliance Board Chair Josh Gobel of Thomas Architecture Studios, Alliance Executive Director, Todd Cutts and Jessica Bateman, Olympia Mayor Pro-Tem. The evening included a panel discussion around the topic of New Business Downtown moderated by Ryan DiCrescenzo,  and the panelists included Liana Francisco from Seed and Bloom, Julia Ward from Moda Capelli and Sandy Hall, Dillinger’s Cheese & Provisions.During the meeting, the Alliance also honored community members with annual awards.The Alliance honored those who helped make the Volunteers in Paint Program (VIP) successful, bestowing Golden Paintbrush Awards. Congratulations to the Business Sponsors, BJ Paint’s new owners, Dan Randall, Brian Fuller and Greg Newbill. The VIP Volunteers of the Year went to Girl Scouts Hazel Hudson and Ruby O’Donnell.The Alliance awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ to Kris Tucker with Olympia Artspace Alliance. The Alliance awarded ‘Business of the Year’ to Drees (owned by Ruthann Goularte). The Alliance Awarded the Design Award to Browsers Bookshop (owned by Andrea Griffith). Finally, the Alliance awarded ‘Person of the Year’ to Matthew DeBord.Walker John, 2018 award recipient, presented DeBord with this year’s award. John said, “We are presenting Matt with this award for his tireless work in downtown and throughout the Olympia community. He’s an Olympia kid, born and raised, who loves his City. He is a tireless advocate for downtown and has supported critical commercial investment in numerous downtown projects. He also is the co-Chair of the Downtown Improvement District Steering Committee. His work on this crucial effort has been tireless!”last_img read more

It’s the USA for men’s 4×4

first_imgAndre: We saw how competitive things were in the men’s 400 metres, and the 4x400m will certainly be another event where we could see some exciting action.KC: Yeah! Gone are the days when the United States would start as overwhelming favourites. Things have changed and it should be close-going all the way to the end.Andre: Absolutely, the gap has certainly closed between the US and the other top teams in this event and nothing is guaranteed for the Americans. This is a tough one and one that has three to four possible winners.KC: Despite the gap closing, it will be hard betting against them, though, as the athletes in their line-up have all gone sub-45 secondsAndre: They are a team with a lot of class, but there are several teams with multiple guys running sub-45, such as Trinidad and Tobago and even Jamaica. That is not such a rarity these days, so it can hardly been seen as an advantage for the Americans.KC: Trinidad and Tobago, I think, have the greatest chance of upstaging the Americans, while the likes of Great Britain, Belgium, and Jamaica will ensure that the top two are fully extended.Andre: Yes. Trinidad and Tobago have a very good crop of athletes, but they have failed to deliver in the past so I don’t trust them too much.KC: I had expected The Bahamas to be major threats, but, unfortunately, they will not be there in the final and their absence will see the United States under less pressure as they have one less top team to worry about.Andre: Good point, but The Bahamas quarter-milers have not been doing that well comparatively and, pressure or not, this USA team is primed to do well at this event, like they always do. The real battle is going to be among Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia, and look out for Kenya on this one.KC: The key for Jamaica here is Javon Francis, but something went wrong with him after his anchor leg in the preliminary round and if he is not good to go in the final, we can forget about getting any medal here as he is the backbone of the team.Andre: He is good to go, according to the team officials, but I don’t know if there will be any lingering effects of the injury while he is actually competing. He suffered this injury when another athlete crashed into him at the end of his heat.KC: If he is good to go and with Rusheen McDonald inserted in the team, Jamaica will definitely be a medal contenders as I think this quartet is much stronger than the one two years ago that got silver. And Francis will definitely not get the baton too far off the pack on anchor this time around.Andre: I’m picking USA for the win. I’m not sure about Trinidad and Tobago. On paper, they ought to beat Jamaica, but they hardly live up to expectations these days. USA first, Jamaica repeats their Moscow performance for the silver, and Kenya with the bronzeKC: It has not been a good championship for the United States. They surely need a win here to ensure that they stay above Jamaica on the gold-medal table and will be pumped up. With LaShawn Merritt back at his best, he should anchor them to an impressive victory. I give Trinidad and Tobago the edge for silver with Jamaica just edging out the Great Britain team for bronze.last_img read more

Mother of 2 remanded on firearm, narcotics charges

first_imgA 40-year-old mother of two, who resides at Lot 436 Cowis Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.It is alleged that on Friday, September 16, 2016, at Lot 4 Cowis Street, Alexis Phillips had in her possession 51.350 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.It is further alleged that on the same day, Phillips had in her possession a .38 revolver and two matching rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.Phillips pleaded not guilty to the charges.Attorney Mark Waldron, who represented the defendant, made an application for disclosure of statements.The defendant was placed on remand. She will return to court on October 4, 2016 for report.last_img read more

World Red Cross Day to be observed with Humanitarian Village

first_imgThe Guyana Red Cross Society will be aiming to put smiles on the faces of many with a humanitarian village they will set up tomorrow at their Barrack Street, Eve Leary, Kingston address.‘Smile’ also happens to be this year’s theme for World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day which will be celebrated today.Secretary General of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Dorothy FraserHealth Officer of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Samesta Martin-Forde shared with the Department of Public Information (DPI) some of what the day will entail and the overall aim of the organisation.“the Guyana Red Cross will be having its humanitarian village, where we will display the different programmes that we offer. We will have the blood drive and a non-communicable disease aspect, also we will be helping people to understand that it takes time to have a healthy lifestyle. This is more than just teaching for us, it’s knowing that we’re equipping families with training that can further enhance their family’s lives and other people around them.”The organisers will also encourage persons to eat, exercise and have healthy practices overall. They will also address issues such as mental health, encourage persons to have a brighter outlook on life and build self-esteem. There will also be a first aid booth where persons can learn to give emergency care to family members, friends, and even strangers.With the intention to stick with the theme of ‘Smile’, Martin-Forde highlighted that “over the years, our programmes have brought lots of smiles, and that is what we seek to do; help persons to understand the importance of wearing a smile.”Secretary-General of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Dorothy Fraser also noted the effort of the organisation and is hoping persons be present tomorrow in observance of the day.“We have a number of activities all the time, so it’s really hard to focus on one thing specifically, but this year we’re going to do a series of things throughout the month. We do hope that people will come out not only to give blood but to look at the displays and ask questions on how to get involved in their communities and Red Cross in general, to really carry out a humanitarian spirit.”World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is also used to celebrate the Birthday of Red Cross founder, Henry Dunant. It also seeks to recognize the incredible contribution and achievements of the millions of volunteers and staff around the world who keep our commitment to humanity every day.The history of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been one of partnership. Both include individuals who are fueled by determination and passion to alleviate human suffering. The Guyana Red Cross Society encourages all to support the proceeding today.last_img read more

Security guard killed during store invasion

first_imgAt about 19:00hrs on Friday, 30th June 2017, three bandits entered the Goodluck Supermarket at Dennis Street, Sophia,Georgetown and attempted to relieve 64-year-old security guard Gerald Henry of the service revolver with which he was armed at the time. The Sentinel Security Service employee attempted to defend himself, and in the ensuing brief struggleThe Goodluck Supermarket where Gerald Henry was killed.was shot once to the chest. Henry, ironically of ‘C’ Field, Sophia, was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) by the proprietor of the business, but died while receiving treatment.Divisional Commander Calvin Brutus told reporters that the victim “attempted to fight off (the bandits); however, one of the suspects discharged a round which hit Mr Henry. He fell to the ground; they relieve him of the firearm and fled (in a westerly) direction. According to Brutus, the bandits left without taking anything from the supermarket.“When he was examined by the doctor, it was discovered that he had an injury to the left side chest. The doctor also pronounced him dead on arrival,” Commander Brutus detailed.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, officers of the Crime Scene Unit were reviewing the surveillance footage, and Commander Brutus said the footage showed some unmasked persons. According to him, one person was arrested, but he was not found to be anyone seen in the footage.Investigations are on-going.last_img read more

Four new addiction beds to open in Fort St. John

first_imgThe Day Treatment Program has replaced the more traditional residential treatment for clients as it allows them to access day treatment services along with a supportive recovery bed in their home community, if required. This model helps people to learn skills to use in their home environments while ensuring the supports are available during the day.  Northern Health will put forward a request for proposals this September.  The beds will help support the day treatment program that is providing addiction recovery services in the community.   “Supportive Recovery Beds are crucial elements of the day treatment recovery process,” said Tracy Mclellan, Director, Mental Health & Addiction Services, Northeast, Northern Health. “Without the recovery beds, it can be difficult to meet the needs of the clients in the program and the community.” The program is tailored to the individual and not to a group or cohort as are more traditional models, which is important because it supports people to recover at their own pace.center_img Northern Health is looking for groups willing to provide four addiction recovery beds in Fort St. John. Northern Health’s request for proposals will be posted on B.C. Bid by September 2 with an application deadline of September 30, 2011 with the hope that the new program can start in November of this year. – Advertisement –last_img read more

APU, Biola stars get GSAC honors

first_imgButler (14.6), Zea (14.0) and King (12.3) each averaged double figures this season. Despite being a shooting guard, Butler led the Cougars with 6.6 rebounds per game. Biola junior forward Danny Jones also was awarded placement on the team. Jones increased his scoring average from 14.8 during nonconference games to 15.7 points in GSAC play and maintained his 8.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles, who have struggled for the past two seasons to middle-of-the-pack finishes. Numerous Azusa Pacific and Biola players were named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference basketball team on Tuesday. For the men, the Cougars tied San Diego Christian for the most players named to the team, with seniors Demario Butler, Scott Zea and Tristan King each receiving the honor. APU’s women’s team had two honorees. Senior guard Monica Somers, who led the GSAC in scoring at 21.4 points per game, and junior forward Abby Johnson were named to the team. Johnson had seven double-doubles this season and averaged 13.8 points and a team-high 7.6 rebounds per outing for the Cougars, who have had their best season in decades. Sophomore center Megann Alberts, who averaged a double-double and led Biola with 19 points and 10 rebounds per game, was the only selection for the Eagles. She was her team’s high scorer in 22 of Biola’s 27 games and eclipsed the 30-point mark twice, including a 36-point, 19-rebound outing in a win over Cal Baptist. The University of La Verne women’s basketball team, plays at Chapman today at 7 p.m in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. center_img Raya has led the Leopards (19-6) in various categories, including steals and free-throw percentage, and is second in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in scoring. Jones leads the SCIAC in scoring (17.5) and rebounding (10.8). It’s the third time La Verne will play the Panthers this season. The Leopards have lost both meetings. The winner of the ULV-Chapman game will travel to Brownwood, Texas to face No. 3 Howard Payne University (27-1), the only team in the tournament with a first-round bye. led by junior guard Marissa Raya and freshman forward Trenecca Jones, Five Cal State L.A. women will compete in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on March 9-10. Distance runners Karla Alburez and Maija Rohde, hurdler and shot putter Jamilah St. Cyr and jumpers Omonike Kotey and Syntia Fargeau all reached qualifying marks at the Rossi relays over the weekend. Alburez and Rohde, members of the Golden Eagles cross country team that took fourth place earlier this year, were the top qualifiers among their teammates with the eighth-best times in their respective events. Second-year Golden Eagles men’s basketball coach Stephen Thompson will be honored with the Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence at the 36th Annual Syracuse University Hardwood Fund Basketball Celebration on March 5. Thompson, a Syracuse alumnus, will be the 25th recipient of the award, given annually for outstanding contributions to college basketball. sean.moses@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 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