first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: DO YOU CARE IF PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD AN AFFAIR WITH A PORN STAR?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img

Tokyo to ‘strengthen testing’ for coronavirus before Olympics

first_imgTokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement “thorough measures” to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic Games. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike urged people to wash their hands and wear surgical masks to help protect them from disease At the opening of the $330 million Ariake Arena, venue for Olympic volleyball and Paralympic wheelchair basketball, Koike said: “I will implement even more stringent measures to tackle infectious diseases. I am having discussions this weekend with senior officials to assure the safety and security of people in Tokyo – specifically focusing on ways to prevent the spread of the virus and strengthen testing systems.”Advertisement Read Also: Gumel laments football absence at Tokyo 2020The health scare has led to the cancellation of Olympic qualifying events in China such as boxing and badminton.Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the travel warning for China will be raised to level two on the country’s four-point system, advising people to “avoid travel that is not urgent or is not necessary”.The ribbon-cutting for Ariake Arena on Tokyo’s waterfront leaves just the Olympics aquatics centre as the last of eight permanent venues under construction, set to be completed later this month.The new national stadium, built at a cost of $1.4 billion, was unveiled last December after the initial blueprints were torn up by Abe following public anger over spiralling costs.The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 24 with the Paralympics starting on August 25.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like Now9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 24 and the Paralympics on August 25center_img Koike also urged people to wash their hands and wear surgical masks to help protect them from disease. Japan has warned citizens against non-essential travel to China, where the outbreak began, and fast-tracked new rules including limits on entering the country as it tries to contain the spread of the virulent new coronavirus. The flu-like pathogen, which originated in Hubei’s provincial capital Wuhan, has resulted in more than 300 deaths in China. No deaths have been reported so far in Japan. Loading… last_img read more

UConn football to go independent starting in 2020 season

first_imgThe future of UConn’s football program became a little clearer on Friday.According to an announcement from the school, the Huskies’ football team will become an independent FBS program after the 2019 season. They have gone 18-55 over six years in the AAC, including 11-37 in conference play. “Some of the finest moments in UConn athletics history came during our time as a member of the American Athletic Conference and I am grateful to The American for providing a home to many of our teams over the last six years,” UConn athletics director David Benedict said in a statement. “I would like to thank (AAC commissioner) Mike Aresco and his staff for their professionalism during this process and we look forward to writing a memorable final chapter in 2019-20.”“I want to thank David Benedict for his leadership and cooperation in reaching a swift and amicable resolution regarding UConn’s departure, and also UConn president Susan Herbst for her support of the conference,” Aresco said. “We appreciate UConn’s accomplishments in The American, we wish them the best, and we thank them for their contributions over the past six years.”The Huskies previously competed in the Big East from 1979 until 2013 when conference realignment led to the formation of the AAC. MORE: UConn officially returns to Big East with board of trustees voteUConn and the American Athletic Conference also agreed to a deal regarding the Huskies’ departure to the BIg East. The Huskies will pay an exit fee of $17 million in order to join the Big East starting in the 2020 season. UConn will join the conference in all sports except football, men’s and women’s ice hockey and rowing. The exit fee must be paid by the end of the 2026 fiscal year.last_img read more

Cheptegei wins GOLD

first_imgMedalNameGamesSportEvent 1974 Christchurch243910 1982 Brisbane030318 Uganda medals Commonwealth games  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight 1994 Victoria002224 1966 Kingston001119 Total1315214918  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres 1990 Auckland202411 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump 2006 Melbourne201315  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres 2014 Glasgow104518 Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei celebrates winning the athletic’s men’s 5000m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO Share on: WhatsApp  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg) GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres 1970 Edinburgh33179  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight Tweets about #GC2018 uganda  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight  5000m Cheptegei GOLD ??GC2018athletics Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda’s long distance ace Joshua Cheptegei has won the 5000m gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.After a slow start, 21-year-old Cheptegei took charge of the race in the last 5 of 12.5 laps, finishing powerfully in 13:50.83 for his first gold at senior level. It is also Uganda’s first gold at the Gold Coast Games.Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed challenged Cheptegei in the final lap but could only hold on for silver, in 13:52.78. Kenyan teenager Edward Zakayo got bronze in 13:54.06 with Uganda’s Thomas Ayeko coming fourth in 13:54.78. Phillip Kipyeko finished 6thCheptegei has been in formidable form since winning 10,000m silver at the World Championships last year.  In the past 6 months, he has run the  world’s second fastest 15k race ever at the Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in November and dominated all the cross-country races he participated in this year.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight 1958 Cardiff010117  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg) 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 RELATED STORY 2002 Manchester020230  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres 2010 Delhi200218  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles 1962 Perth114611  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdleslast_img read more

YWCA of Olympia Announces 2014 Business of Achievement

first_imgFacebook35Tweet0Pin0Submitted by YMCA of Olympia Three Girls Media CEO, Erika Taylor Montgomery.According to the Shriver Report, two out of three households depend on the wages of working moms. However, childcare is expensive and can be hard to find for some women. Many workers have limited or no sick or maternity leave.  Some women use restroom stalls to breastfeed their infants.  The facts are sobering, but some businesses are stepping in and stepping up to remove these barriers and create family-friendly workplaces that support and empower women and families.Three Girls Media works hard to create an environment that supports working parents, which is why it was selected as the 2014 YWCA of Olympia Business of Achievement.  Three Girls Media is an award-winning boutique Public Relations & Social Media Management Agency located in Olympia, WA. The firm works with clients worldwide to help them raise their brand awareness and name recognition through both traditional and digital public relations tactics. “This business is very empowering for women! Noteworthy benefits include extremely flexible schedules, family leave, telecommuting, and even Costco memberships.”“The business doesn’t just talk about families being first…they live it! Whether that means office dogs barking occasionally or kids at staff meetings, each member of the team is encouraged to make whatever scheduling allowances are needed to ensure the health and welfare of their families and themselves.”While providing excellent service and dedication to their customers, Three Girls Media emphasizes a healthy work/life balance, allowing employees to make their own schedules. This enables employees to avoid prohibitive day care costs, obtain advanced education, and be involved in nonprofit and school-based volunteer opportunities.“We are proud to honor Three Girls Media as our inaugural Business of Achievement.” says YWCA executive director Hillary Soens. “They exemplify the YWCA’s goal to support the economic and social advancement of women each and every day in their business practices.”“I’m so humbled and honored by this award! When I started Three Girls Media nine years ago it was incredibly important to me to have a business model that honored putting families and my team’s personal lives first. To be recognized for something that is a core belief and practice of mine and my business is truly fantastic!” stated Erika Taylor Montgomery, Three Girls Media Founder & CEO.A Business of Achievement biography is available on the YWCA of Olympia website.The 20th Annual Women of Achievement Gala, presented by Titus Will, will take place on Thursday, November 6th from 5:30pm – 8:45pm at the Red Lion Hotel Forest Ballroom. The event is open to the public and tickets ($80) will be available by contacting the YWCA of Olympia at 352-0593 or online at www.ywcaofolympia.org under Events or Donate. Once again Titus-Will Cars will serve as the Women of Achievement Gala Presenting Sponsor, with WSECU and Lucky Eagle as the Gala Sustaining Sponsors.For more information about the Women of Achievement Gala or for media inquiries, please contact Cherie Reeves Sperr, Special Events & Communications Director at 352-0593 or [email protected]last_img read more