L.A Enterprises donate to New Age Adult Center

first_img Share Sharing is caring! BusinessHurricane MariaLocalNewsRelief L.A Enterprises donate to New Age Adult Center by: – December 22, 2017 Share Tweetcenter_img 143 Views   no discussions Share Press ReleaseL.A Enterprise in Glanvillia Portsmouth, established only a year ago, has been serving the north of the island and surrounding communities – offering a variety of services, including, wholesale and retail products, local produce, cell phone & electricity top-up, lottery tickets and Ice. This Christmas the Management & Staff of LA Enterprise is partnering with New Age Adult Center, a facility that houses 10 individuals (7 women, 3 men). New Age Adult Center was established in 2014 by Janillia and Lawrence Royer – two individuals with a passion for caring for senior citizens. The facility is run by five employees, at a small fee to the families of the residents which covers their basic needs and medication.The establishment has faced several challenges in recent months, following the passage of Hurricane Maria, since most of their funding and donations came from friends and family members overseas, as well as Ross university medical students.Today, December 21 2017, L.A Enterprise made a donation of white & wheat flour, crix, rice, powdered milk, beans, cleaning supplies and other grocery items to the New Age Adult Center.– / 7last_img read more

U.S. Oil and Gas Rig Count Drops to New Low

first_imgThe oil- and gas- producing states which saw the largest declines were Texas with seven, Louisiana with three, and North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming which each fell by one. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped again by nine this week to 406, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 888 rigs were active. The rig count in the U.S. peaked at 4,530 in 1981. The previous low of 488 set in 1999 was eclipsed March 11, and has continued to slide. Baker Hughes Inc, based out of Houston, Texas, reported Friday that 328 rigs are exploring for oil while 86 sought natural gas. One was listed as miscellaneous.center_img California and New Mexico showed gains by two rigs each. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia remained static.last_img read more

Best Fantasy Week 4 Waiver Pickups: Saquon Barkley injury gives value to handcuff Wayne Gallman, Phillip Dorsett outlook bright

first_imgWEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsGallman will be the top waiver claim this week, though given what we’ve seen of him in his career, there’s a good chance he  disappoints. Still, starting RBs always have upside. You can make a case that Hardman and Dorsett are worth top claims, too, but generally speaking, you want to wait for a running back if you have a high spot in the waivers order. Of course, it all depends on your team. If you’re hurting at WR and need a boost, go for it. It’s still early enough in the season that you can climb back up the waivers list in a hurry. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 4Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Wayne Gallman, RB, Giants. A right ankle injury knocked out Saquon Barkely late in the second quarter against Tampa Bay, and some early speculation suggested it might be a high ankle sprain. If that’s the case, Barkley would like miss the several weeks. Enter Wayne Gallman, who has had a rather nondescript NFL career (4.1 yards per carry entering Week 3). The third-year back is no sure thing to produce, as we saw in Week 3 when the Giants were in combeback mode and he had just five carries for 13 yards, and with an upcoming schedule of vs. Redskins, vs. Vikings, @ Patriots, and vs. Cardinals, it’s not as if he has an overwhelmingly favorable outlook. You don’t have to use the No. 1 waiver claim on Gallman, especially if you’re unlikely to start him over the next month, but it’s tough not to when a 15-touch RB is just sitting there for the taking. Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs. Hardman should have been added to fantasy rosters after Week — and he certainly should have been scooped up after his breakout Week 2 — but he’s still available in 52 percent of Yahoo leagues, so shame on more than half of you. You can bet that ownership level will skyrocket after Hardman’s three-touch, 104-yard, one-TD game against the Ravens. His catches (2) and targets (5) weren’t anything special, but he still received one more look than Demarcus Robinson. Ultimately, though, it’s not volume that really matters for Hardman; rather, it’s his playmaking ability. The vast majority of his production came on an 83-yard touchdown reception where he basically ran straight down the field uncovered, so you can say he’s not going to be reliable. Maybe, but given his speed and the Chiefs offense, you might actually be able to count on plays like that most games.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPPhillip Dorsett, WR, Patriots. In the two games without Antonio Brown this year, Dorsett has caught 10-of-11 targets for 148 yards and three TDs. That includes his six-catch, 53-yard, one-TD performance against the Jets in Week 3. Now with Julian Edelman (rib) banged up and Brown gone for good, Dorsett should be in line for even more targets. Considering he caught his touchdown in Week 3 while Edelman was playing, it’s clear Dorsett will have value either way. WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, 49ers. Wilson Jr. made our Week 4 watch list because of comments from Kyle Shanahan earlier in the week about wanting him to get the goal-line touches. Sure enough, Wilson served as the goal-line hammer in Week 3 against Pittsburgh, scoring twice on his eight carries (a bunch of which came late). Obviously, if Wilson Jr. is only going to get a handful of touches each game, he’s not worth a waiver cliam, but given Matt Breida’s injury history and the need for live bodies during bye weeks, Wilson Jr. has free agent appeal.Darrel Williams, RB, Chiefs. Williams created some buzz when he, not Darwin Thompson, got reps with the first team in pregame warmups on Sunday, and even though he didn’t start, he led KC running backs in snaps against the Ravens. He made plays in both the running and passing game, including a late 41-yard run to ice the game. There are obviously a lot of question marks here, as it seems as if Williams wouldn’t have any value if Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy are both healthy. But with Williams (knee) missing Week 3 and McCoy aggravating his ankle injury late, Williams could be the primary back in Week 4 against the LionsFor additional waiver wire/free agent options, including handcuff RBs, underrated WRs, and D/ST streamers, check out our full Week 4 list. To most fantasy football owners, a lack of serious injuries is a cause for celebration. But for the scavengers — err, waiver wire addicts — injuries are a vital part of their weekly strategy. Finding waiver and free agent sleepers who are likely to see upticks in touches and targets is how sharp owners stay ahead of the game, and there are a few such cases this week. Wayne Gallman (Saquon Barkley) is the main injury replacement among our top Week 4 fantasy waiver wire pickups, but Phillip Dorsett (Julian Edelman), Zach Pascal (T.Y. Hilton), Mecole Hardman (Tyreek Hill — old news, but still counts), and Darrel Williams (LeSean McCoy/Damien Williams) are also in the mix.  Barkley’s injury alone will cause a stir on the wire, but even if you don’t have the top claim, there’s always room to improve around the margins. And with the byes starting (Jets, 49ers this week), you always need to be planning ahead. Our full free agent list has plenty of potentially valuable bench players at every position, from handcuff RBs to WR fliers woth paying attention to. And, as always, we have some matchup-based QBs, TEs, and D/ST streaming options at the end of this list. And if you are really worried about replacing Robbie Gould during his bye week, you can consult our Week 4 kicker rankings to help find a replacement.last_img read more

Simply a class above

first_imgBy Nick Creely WGCA DISTRICT DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 5 (DAY ONE) Devon Meadows continue to show they are a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Basketball Ireland Preview – All Four Galway Teams In Action This Weekend

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Ambassador UCC Glanmire v IT Carlow Basketball, Mardyke Arena, 13:00; Basketball Ireland FixturesSaturday 20th January 2018  Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Pyrobel Killester v Belfast Star, IWA-Clontarf, 19:00;DCU Saints v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, St Vincent’s, 19:00;Éanna v Moycullen, Colaiste Eanna, 19:00;Maree v UCD Marian, CC-Oranmore, 19:45; Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:   Marble City Hawks v Fr Mathews, O Loughlins GAA, 17:00;Fabplus North West v Meteors, Ballyshannon, 19:30; print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Sunday, 21st January 2018      Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   KUBS BC v Griffith College Swords Thunder, Greendale, 15:00;UCC Demons v Black Amber Templeogue, Mardyke Arena, 15:15; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:  GameFootage.net Titans v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney, The Jes, 15:30; There’s another action-packed weekend of basketball in store this weekend, as the competition for top spots in the Men’s and Women’s Super League really begins to heat up.center_img Speaking of Warriors, they will travel up to Dublin to face off against DCU Saints in what is set to be a very close battle between the two sides. Elsewhere, a strong Pyrobel Killester side will be aiming to secure a win against Belfast Star, while KUBS face Griffith College Swords Thunder.All eyes will be on Cork on Sunday meanwhile as UCC Demons welcome Black Amber Templeogue for the second time in three weeks (having already lost out to them in the Cup semi-final at the start of January). Templeogue will be hoping to bounce back after a tough loss against UCD Marian last weekend.In the Women’s Super League meanwhile, table toppers DCU Mercy travel to Clontarf to meet Pyrobel Killester in what is set to be an interesting battle. DCU had a much-needed weekend off last weekend off last week after a jam-packed Cup semi-final weekend in Cork which saw them qualify three teams for the Cup finals at the end of January. Killester meanwhile are coming into the game off the back of a comprehensive loss to Ambassador UCC Glanmire at home last weekend.Elsewhere, Maxol WIT Wildcats will be aiming to make it two wins in a row at home when they welcome Portlaoise Panthers to Waterford, while NUIG Mystics and Singleton SuperValu Brunell will do battle in Galway and Glanmire face IT Carlow Basketball as part of a double header with Demons at the Mardyke Arena UCC on Sunday. Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:   Paris Texas Kilkenny v EJ Sligo All-Stars, O Loughlins GAA, 15:00;LIT Celtics v Dublin Lions, SportsHub Limerick IT, 18:00;Neptune v IT Carlow Basketball, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Ulster University Elks, Killorglin Sports Centre, 19:15;Fr Mathews v Ballincollig, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 19:15; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   NUIG Mystics v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, Colaiste Iognaid, 15:00;Pyrobel Killester v DCU Mercy, IWA-Clontarf, 17:00;Maxol WIT Wildcats v Portlaoise Panthers, Mercy Gym, 19:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:   Ulster University Elks v UL Huskies, UUJ, 15:00; For men’s league leaders UCD Marian, there is a road trip to Galway ahead of them this Saturday as they travel down to face Maree. UCD are currently top of the table with two games in hand on nearest chasers, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, and will be hoping to keep their recent winning form intact this weekend. read more

Wildcats narrowly miss out on medal at BC Volleyball Championships

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats came within a few sets of capturing a medal at the BC High School A Boys’ Volleyball Championships Saturday at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.The Wildcats dropped a four-set decision to Credo Christian of  Langley 25-21, 30-28, 19-25, 25-16 to finish fourth overall at the 16 team tournament.Vernon Christian defeated Centennial Christian of Terrace 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-20) in the best-of-five final.  Mount Sentinel opened tournament play finishing fourth in Pool A against Vernon Christian, Centennial Christian and Credo Christian.The Wildcats then defeated Bulkley Valley 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-21) Friday at L.V. Rogers Gymnasium to advance to quarterfinals later in the day against St. Andrews Sabres of Victoria. Mount Sentinel was pushed by the Sabres but were able to claim the playoff encounter in four games, 31-29, 25-19, 23-25, 26-24, to advance to Saturday’s semi-final.However, the Wildcats faces eventual champion Credo Christian, losing in straight sets 25-15, 26-24, 25-14.Fernie Falcons, the other Kootenay school entered into the tournament, finished 15th.High level volleyball action continues as Mount Sentinel now hosts the BC High School A Girls’ Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Selkirk and LVR gyms.Host Mount Sentinel Wildcats open the tournament Thursday at Selkirk College. Other Kootenay school include Fernie Falcons and Sparwood.The tournament runs through Saturday with the medal games set for 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Selkirk College in Castlegar.Wildcats Ryan Pearce (left) and Reilly Podovelnikoff defend the net during Friday’s playoff action against St. Andrews. — The Nelson Daily photolast_img read more

Addictions clinic officially launches

first_imgAfter opening the doors last month, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance officially launched its Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine clinic on Tuesday.The aim of the clinic is to provide addiction care and readily accessible treatment without a referral, officials said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The clinic, which joins 55 others in the province, is located at 47 Emma St. in Suite 205, separate from the main hospital.Lori Marshall, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance president and CEO, called it an “exciting day” for Chatham-Kent, noting the service will go a long way in harm reduction.She said drug addiction is a worldwide issue that requires a co-operative approach within the community.“Our community is not immune to what we’re seeing,” Marshall said.Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine clinics offer both medication and psychosocial interventions from the first visit, ensuring a holistic approach to addressing substance use.The clinic is geared to individuals 16 years of age and older who self-identify as struggling with addiction. Services include:Brief counselling and support; Trauma-informed care; Medications for opioid and alcohol use; Naloxone kits; Referrals and connections to community services; Physical health assessment; and Referrals to residential treatment, if appropriate. After discharge from the clinic, patients are referred back to primary care for long-term followup and receive continued support from the clinician, who stays in touch with primary-care providers for patient reassessments, consultations, and advice about addiction management.Dr. Rizwan Rafiq, the health alliance’s chief of psychiatry and program medical director of the mental health and addictions program, called it crucial to provide an “evidence-based” approach to treatment.“(The clinic) is a long-awaited resource we’ve wanted to have,” he said, noting that other community partners and service providers are also involved.Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls was on hand for Tuesday’s ceremony and urged anyone in need of assistance to drop in.The patient entrance at the clinic can be found on the west side of the building. As a walk-in service, wait times can vary. Patients are asked to bring a valid health card and a list of current medications. Hours of operation are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.For more information, patients can call 519-352-6400 ext. [email protected]/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

The Majority of People Own More than 50 Books?

first_imgIf you’ve paid attention to “Tidying Up” on Netflix, you know you’re “supposed” to get rid of most of your BOOKS . . . because they’re just taking up space and not bringing you joy.  Or something. According to a new survey, the majority of people say they have more than 50 books in their house.  Two-thirds of us have more than 30.  And only 3% of people have none. Well . . . that’s gonna be tough, since most of us are apparently book HOARDERS.last_img

SATURDAY SIX: Looking at ways Disney can introduce MARVEL characters into the theme parks

first_imgShare This!This week’s SATURDAY SIX looks at Ways Disney Can Introduce MARVEL Characters into the Theme Parks. Yes, April Fool’s Day was yesterday, but believe it or not the this-can’t-possibly-be-real news stories started earlier last week when word started getting out that Disney was considering a Guardians of the Galaxy overlay to the Hollywood Tower of Terror attractions in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. You may be thinking, “No way! That’s insane!” but on the latest episode of the Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill and Len Testa lay out exactly why Bob Chapek (chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts) at least wanted to explore this very idea.Guardians of the Galaxy Hotel. (photo by Mike Sperduto)Bellhop Groot. (photo by Matt Cleary and Mike Sperduto)–Public reaction to the Guardians of the Galaxy overlay was – to put it politely – overwhelmingly negative. In fact, because of the virulent reaction there is almost no chance this overlay makes it to Florida, but never say never when it comes to the Tower of Terror in Disney’s California Adventure. We here at the SATURDAY SIX headquarters were at first taken aback by this idea, in part because the Tower of Terror took first place in our poll on The Greatest Attractions at Walt Disney World. But then we got to thinking. What if Disney did try to think “outside the box” when it came to introducing Marvel characters in the theme parks? More importantly, how could they do it in the cheapest way possible? We think we have some ideas. As luck would have it, six ideas. So sit back, put down your copy of the Spider-Man Clone Saga, and let’s begin our countdown starting with…# 6 – Howard the Duck takes over Stitch’s Great EscapeRemember how we mentioned that Tower of Terror came in first in our expert’s list of Best WDW Attractions? Well, guess which attraction took first place in our poll on Worst WDW Attractions? You guessed it: Stitch’s Great Escape. What do you get to overlay one of the all time worst reviewed theme park attractions? Why one of the all time worst reviewed comic book movies. Please welcome Howard the Duck. To put into scale how poorly received Howard the Duck’s movie was, consider that the recent Batman V Superman film took a beating by the critics, scoring a miserable 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Howard the Duck sits at 14% fresh.We have to hurry on this one though. Howard the Duck had a cameo in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy movie. When the Guardians team up with the Avengers in the Infinity War (which is expected in either part 1 in May 2018 or part 2 in May 2019), he may be considered part of the Avengers extended family. If that happens, he could become off limits to the Orlando parks thanks to Universal’s contract with Marvel. # 5 – Replace Harold in The Matterhorn with THE INCREDIBLE HULKUnlike its Florida counterpart, the Disney parks in California can use any character they want in their rides. So we’re going big with this one, literally. Let’s have the green goliath himself placed in Disney’s Matterhorn attraction. There’s even a deleted scene from The Hulk movie which Imagineers can incorporate into the ride’s queue. Take it from us, this addition is going to be so popular Disney is gonna have to fast track putting a gift shop into the Matterhorn’s exit just to keep up with the demand for Hulk merchandise!The Hulk in Disneyland’s Matterhorn, just as Walt originally envisioned. (photo by Matt Cleary)Matterhorn Macaroons now themed to The Hulk as well. Renamed “Hulk Biscuits” paying homage to the Animal Kingdom poop snacks. (photo by Brandon Glover and Michael Sheehy)–# 4 – Ant-Man takes over A Bug’s LandFor this one we’re going to use the old “Sea Monkeys” gimmick and just sell people an idea that doesn’t really exist. Guests don’t actually have to “see” Ant-Man, right? He’s small! Let their imagination do the work! Guests young and old will be “seeing” Ant-Man all over the park. In fact, get Disney Consumer Products on the line, we’re smelling a line of Ant-Man branded magnifying glasses ($24.95 plus tax!)Ant-Man Land, where only the profits are BIG. (photo by Matt Cleary)–# 3 – SPIDER-MAN of the CaribbeanIt takes a lot to break the internet, but it happened just a few weeks ago when Iron Man shouted “Underoos!” in the latest Civil War trailer. Spider-Man was finally entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so  now it’s time we get him into an attraction! Unfortunately, thanks to Shanghai Disneyland, money is a little tight to give old Web Head his own attraction. So we’re going to do the next best thing: shoehorn Spidey into an existing ride. Hey, it worked with Star Wars and Hyperspace Mountain!In this incredible new overlay, Spider-Man follows guests as they traverse the classic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, making several appearances that make no-sense story wise. Wait, that’s the Johnny Depp character. Spider-Man adds excitement! Spider-Man adds edge! Spider-Man adds attitude! Is he proactive? Oh, God, yes. We’re talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.It’s Spider-Man. It’s Disneyland. PRINT THE MONEY!Webbed Menace Terrorizes Tortuga – Headline from The Daily Caribbean Bugle. (photo by Mike Sperduto)“I would have done the exact same thing.” Imagineer Xavier “X” Attencio (at least we think he would have said that.. photo by Mike Sperduto and Tom Bricker)TWO gratuitous cameos in one classic ride. (photo by Mike Sperduto and Tom Bricker) test–# 2 – Enchanted Tales with DEADPOOLIt never fails. The Magic Kingdom opens and immediately there is a long wait to get into Enchanted Tales with Belle. How can you fix that? That’s easy, make it R-rated. No one is better at dropping (appropriately placed) F-bombs than the star of this year’s surprise movie smash hit, Deadpool. The “merc with a mouth” will surprise guests by saying he doesn’t need their help in telling the story of how he met Beast. Deadpool will then go on to describe – in graphic detail – of how he shoved Gaston’s head up his own butt. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably get a “cup check” as well on your way out.Enchanted Tales with Deadpool. (photo by Mike Sperduto)Stroller Parking has been replaced with a brand new exapanded smoking section! (photo by Mike Sperduto)–# 1 – Stan Lee added to EVERYTHINGIt wouldn’t be a Marvel film without a Stan Lee cameo, and we need to continue that tradition in the parks. As the main architect of the Marvel Universe (along with other comic legends including Jack Kirby, John Romita, and Steve Ditko), Stan Lee will become the new “Hidden Mickey” of the Disney parks!Hatbox Ghost Stan. (photo by Matt Cleary)Stan laying down a track on Rock n Roller Coaster (photo by Matt Cleary)With Stan in the Carousel of Progress, it truly is A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow. (photo by Matt Cleary)Pirates of the Caribbean (photo by Matt Cleary)So there you have it: Ways Disney Can Introduce MARVEL Characters Into the Theme Parks. See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the E-Ticket Report podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan)Soarin’ around the EXCELSIOR! (photo by Matt Cleary)If you enjoyed this article, you will surely like the following:Six Most Unique Dining Experiences at Walt Disney WorldSecond Annual Theme Park Turkeys of the YearSix Things Disney Can Take to the Dump with the Sorcerer’s HatSix Events That Will Not Be On ANY Theme Park CalendarSpecial Thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover, master photo manipulator Matt Cleary, photo wunderkind Mike Sperduto, #blocked and reported for spam Michael Sheehy, and blogger to the stars Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie and Brian Carey.SPECIAL (NEXT LEVEL BANANAS) MARVEL AFTER CREDITS SURPRISE!Tim Grassey of WDWThemeParks.com was inspired by the idea of Marvel being introduced into the Disney parks in the craziest way possible. Together he worked with noted theme park rabble rouser Josh Fenton to create an idea so strange that we demanded that both take an immediate drug test.William Dafoe as Marilyn Monroe on Hollywood Blvd. (photo by Josh Fenton) –Here we have William Dafoe in his character of Green Goblin in the film Spider-Man. No, not the new Spider-man, and not the last Spider-man, the one before that. Dafoe is also inhabiting the character of Marilyn Monroe, something we saw in a Snickers commercial that debuted on the Superbowl. What makes this gag even weirder than it already is to begin with is the simple fact that the Marilyn Monroe walk around character is at Universal Studios Florida, not DHS.  Grassey and Your Humble Author have had heated debates for hours over the merits of this joke, but we leave it to you – Dear Reader – on whether or not it should have bumped something out of the Top Six choices above. Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.An you wonder why we here at the SATURDAY SIX headquarters have doubled our orders of Xanax in just the past few months. (photo by Josh Fenton)last_img read more