Shinkwin fires opening 66 to lead KLM Open

first_imgAMSTERDAM – Unheralded Callum Shinkwin shot five birdies and an eagle Thursday on his way to a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead after the first round of the 100th edition of the KLM Open. The 26-year-old British golfer is ranked No. 446 and hasn’t made the cut in his last three tournaments since the British Open as he struggled with illness and a back injury. But he started with a birdie on the second hole and an eagle on the third, before making his lone bogey on No. 5. He finished with two more birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 to sit one shot clear of a group of seven players, including Gavin Green. Full-field scores from the KLM Open Sergio Garcia was among eight players sitting two shots behind Shinkwin. Joost Luiten, who won this tournament in 2013 and ’16, started badly with three bogeys in his outward nine holes before making six birdies on his back nine to leave him level with defending champion Ashun Wu and seven others on 69.last_img read more

Reduction of HIV/AIDS stigma under focus at seminar

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews Reduction of HIV/AIDS stigma under focus at seminar by: – February 27, 2013 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Participants at the seminarReducing stigma and discrimination towards key populations at higher risk of infection in Dominica is the focus of a one-day high level seminar at the Garraway Hotel today, February 27th.The objective of this seminar is to sensitize participants on the issues of stigma and discrimination experienced by persons living or affected by HIV and AIDS in Dominica. It will also discuss lessons, recommendations and policy implementations of anti-stigma and discrimination programmes on island.Coordinator for National HIV and AIDS Response Programme (NHAR) Julie Frampton revealed that Dominica recorded a total of 20 new HIV cases in 2012. This is an increase of six cases as 14 cases were reported in 2011.This brings the overall number of HIV affected persons to 396 since the first HIV case was reported in 1987. Of the twenty new cases, there were 15 males and 5 females between the 30 to 50 age groups; however, Frampton noted that 70% of infected persons are male.The 25 – 49 age group remains the most vulnerable with the most at risk population being, men who have sex with men as well as females, commercial sex workers, young persons, prisoners and the indigenous population.From 2004 to 2012 there was a drop in deaths related to HIV and AIDS and the Response Program boasts a 100% success rate in the prevention of HIV infection from mother to child.Coordinator for National HIV and Aids Response Programme, Julie FramptonShe also highlighted a number of components of a strategic plan developed in 2002, aimed at reducing the incidents of HIV on island and to alleviate the negative impact of HIV and AIDS on persons infected and affected.Among them were; the Prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI), prevention of new infections of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV among the general population and improving treatment, care and support for persons living with HIV and AIDS.However Frampton said, “Lack of legislative reform and policy, stigma and discrimination, inadequate financial and human resource, full integration of services, country coordinating mechanism and faith based vs. public health,” are some of the challenges to achieving the components of the strategic plan.The seminar will include the presentation of a draft of a National Policy on HIV and AIDS while Magistrate Gloria Augustus will present on the topic “Law, Ethics and Human Rights”.Meanwhile, Dr. Denise Chevannes, Chief of Party for the Caribbean HIV and AIDS Alliance (CHAA), who organized the seminar, said much has been done to slow the HIV epidemic but far more needs to be done in the Caribbean.According to her, men who have sex with men represents 10% of HIV transmissions in the Caribbean while 51% of HIV cases in the Caribbean are women.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Antigua walks the talk on free movement

first_img Tweet ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CNS – The Antigua and Barbuda Government announced Tuesday that nationals of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) no longer require permits to work here.The news came from the Labour Department informing residents that “under Statutory Instrument No. 31 of 2014, Citizens of Protocol Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Economic Union are no longer required to apply for a Work Permit to be employed in Antigua & Barbuda.”The department said current work permit holders “would be expected to approach the Immigration Department to regularise their status” and not apply for new permits.The waiver brings Antigua & Barbuda in line with its obligations under the OECS Economic Union which was established under the Revised Treaty of Basseterre.Free movement is a concept that is meant to, quite literally, transform the Caribbean into a single economic and travel space. Governments, though, have struggled to move from concept to implementation. Share 280 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img NewsRegional Antigua walks the talk on free movement by: CNS – November 27, 2014 Share Sharelast_img read more

Marshfield loses conference showdown at SPASH

first_imgMarshfield’s Maddie Michaelis gets a defensive rebound during the conference game at SPASH on Dec. 10. (HCT staff photo)By John KemmeterSTEVENS POINT – The Marshfield High School girls basketball team fell behind early and was unable to come back, as it lost to Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) at the SPASH Fieldhouse on Dec. 10.SPASH got out to a double-digit lead early and took a 39-17 lead into halftime, and outscored Marshfield 39-25 in the second half to win 78-42.Maddie Michaels knocked down six three-pointers and finished with 22 points, Kadee Johnson had eight points, and Loryn Jakobi added seven points to lead the Tigers.last_img

El Shaarawy proud of Romas hardfought win

first_imgStephan El Shaarawy has urged his teammates to continue their fight for a top-four finish after beating Torino 3-2.Roma went 2-0 up thanks to strikes from Nicolò Zaniolo and an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty but Toro levelled back to 2-2 before El Shaarawy’s decisive finish.The win continued a three-game winning streak as they continued the march towards the Champions League spots.“It was an important and hard-fought victory. We had done well in the first half, it’s a pity that we conceded those two goals, but always tried to push for the win,” the Little Pharaoh told Roma TV and Football Italia.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“It was a win we earned with heart. Torino had never lost away from home this season, so we knew it was going to be tough, but we created numerous scoring opportunities.”El Shaarawy was a substitute after just six minutes, as Cengiz Under pulled up with a thigh strain.“I had no time to warm up, so it wasn’t easy and I had cramp towards the end, but with help from the team we were able to bring home the points.“We hope Cengiz Under can recover as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

Thousands of potholes creating major problems around the county

first_img February 21, 2019 Posted: February 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- With all the rainy weather this winter, you’re likely to notice even more potholes.  Although Mayor Kevin Faulconer has made a pledge to repair more streets, it looks like the City of San Diego is still falling short in fixing many potholes.We talked to drivers who complained that the rough roads riddled with cracks and holes cause alignment problems. Some drivers noted that the holes are a safety hazard, when cars try to swerve around them.Since January of last year, more than 13,000 requests for pothole repairs were sent to the City of San Diego’s “Get It Done” app.After the request is made, the City can take action, but that doesn’t always occur quickly. City data shows the average repair request takes 22-32 days to resolve. Thousands of potholes creating major problems around the county Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more