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Falconer: Labour will fight for Human Rights Act

first_imgJeremy Corbyn’s surprise choice as shadow justice secretary today pledged to fight to keep the Human Rights Act while describing the justice system as ‘breaking’.In his first speech to the Labour party conference for nine years, Lord Falconer of Thoroton (pictured) also sought to assure party members that he was onboard the Corbyn project. Falconer, who was lord chancellor in Tony Blair’s administration, spoke of his pride at being a member of the government that introduced the Human Rights Act, which came into force 15 years ago this week. ‘The Tories call it “Labour’s Human Rights Act”,’ he said. ‘They think that’s an insult. It’s not.’He told the conference: ‘We’ll block attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act and we won’t let them walk away from the European Convention on Human Rights.’ He also promised to fight against ‘unfair court and tribunal fees’. In a scathing attack on cuts to legal aid, Falconer said ‘the Tory legal aid act’ had reduced the number of social welfare cases receiving assistance from 470,000 to 53,000.’This assault on legal aid is hurting people across the country,’ he said, citing victims of domestic abuse being trapped with their attackers, small businesses facing bankruptcy and ‘children separated from their parents denied help and left vulnerable to exploitation and homelessness’.Overall, he said, ‘the justice system is breaking and it’s the poor and the vulnerable who suffer’.As expected, he did not propose specific measures to restore legal aid, instead promising that the party’s review under Lord Bach ‘will talk to lawyers, trade unions and people up and down the country who’ve been affected by these cuts to look at how we restore minimum standards to legal help and advice, in an economically responsible way’. The Blairite Falconer also sought to make light of political differences with the party’s new leader, joking that ‘there are a few matters on which we disagree’. But, he said, ‘we share so much more. We share the view that politics should change’.But when interviewed after the speech, Falconer appeared less than wholehearted in his endorsement of Corbyn as a potential prime minister.’It seems to me that at the start, people may not look to the nation that that’s the job that they’ll take up, but as time goes on, perceptions change,’ he told the BBC. ‘I mean, well, there’s five years before the general election, I think lots could happen.’last_img read more

World Record Cyclist Mark Beaumont Showcases Beauty of Dumfries & Galloway

first_imgFor more information about things to see and do in Dumfries & Galloway, visit:https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/dumfries-galloway/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInScottish cycling superstar Mark Beaumont, has set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth by bicycle, completing the challenge in just 79 days on the Artemis World Cycle. Mark BeaumontIn a new video for VisitScotland, filmed prior to his round the world attempt, Mark cycles through Dumfries & Galloway while discussing why he enjoys cycling.The short video sees the ultra-endurance athlete pass some of the region’s most recognisable attractions, popular activities, and stunning landscapes, including:Port Logan BayThe Southern Upland Way at Clatteringshaws LochMennock Pass near WanlockheadLoch Dee and Glentrool, Galloway Forest ParkFingland Hill and Stroanpatrick near CarsphairnThreave Castle, near Castle DouglasLogan Botanic Garden, near StranraerKagyu Samye Ling Monastry, near LangholmThe video features the sailing and outdoor activities on offer on Loch Ken at the Galloway Activity Centre, a red kite near Wanlockhead, as well as the spectacular countryside around Scotland’s highest village.In the voiceover, Mark discusses what kind of bike riding he likes. He says quite often people cycle to ‘escape’ and get ‘some head space’. He adds: “That space we go on our bike is because of the landscape. For such a small country, the diversity we boast is probably second to none. I only appreciated that as a Scotsman as I headed off the world over, from top to bottom.”With routes such as the 4 Abbeys Way in the Scottish Borders, the Southern Upland Way and the Ayrshire Coast Cycle Way, Scotland’s 2000 mile National Cycle Network covers some of the country’s most spectacular scenery.Recent figures have revealed that one million day trips and 261,000 overnight trips, which include cycling on a road or surfaced path, were taken by visitors from the UK in 2015, generating a combined total of £106million for the Scottish economy.Paula Ward, VisitScotland Regional Director, said:  “Mark is an incredible ambassador for Scotland. His record breaking achievement has helped highlight Scotland as a cycling destination and undoubtedly inspired visitors across the world.  We are delighted to have worked with Mark to create this video, which not only provides insight into his motivations and challenges but also showcases the stunning beauty of Dumfries & Galloway and the many other exciting experiences you can have here.”last_img read more

Dominican Librarian Trains Community to Support Reading at Home

first_imgOECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Media ReleaseMonday, June 22, 2020 — Ms. Ashely Gustave, Librarian at the Coulibistrie Primary School in the Commonwealth of Dominica, is fostering reading during school closures by supporting parents/caregivers and community members. Concerned that children are not getting the continuous learning while at home, Ms. Gustave is supporting reading efforts of early grade students. From the onset of the school closure, and subsequent limited school opening for teachers only, Ms. Gustave ensured that the school library was opened for students in the Coulibistrie community to access books, two to three times per week.With the support of School Principal Mrs. Aurila Benjamin, Ms. Gustave went a step further in her support for the children. Utilizing the Teacher Resource Guide from Hands Across the Sea and the books provided by the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP), Ms. Gustave taught herself to conduct “Read Alouds” and proceeded to train community members in conducting “Read Alouds” on a weekly basis. “Read Alouds” offer instructive reading sessions that are a critical component in the ongoing reading development of children in Kindergarten to Grade 3. Not only do “Read Alouds” and consistent reading build strong language skills, they engender a love of reading, a love of learning, critical thinking, a strong vocabulary, and interest in a variety of topics.To date, Ms. Gustave has conducted training with six community members in one-on-one sessions and plans to continue to assist parents/caregivers and community members to increase the reading activities for more early grade students within the community. Ms. Gustave stated:“I created this ‘Read Aloud’ programme to encourage the children to continue reading at home and to keep them motivated while they are out of school. We want to ensure that when they come back to school in September, they will be well prepared. We have partnered with parents to conduct ‘Read Alouds’ at home with their children and are encouraging them to share recordings of the reading sessions for us to share on the Coulibistrie Primary School Library Facebook page.”One of the recent recipients of the training, Ms. Pamela Laudat was very appreciative of the training and stated:“I plan to use these skills to conduct ‘Read Alouds’ in the community and during Sunday School with Bible stories. I have always been interested in the welfare of the children of this community and I am keen to support their early reading development.” 41 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share EducationLocalNewsRegional Dominican Librarian Trains Community to Support Reading at Home by: – June 22, 2020last_img read more

Spurring San Antonio?

first_imgThe Boston Celtics have the most assets. They can offer to San Antonio future draft picks and the likes of Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier or maybe Jason Tatum to sweeten the pot. Philadelphia can give away their 10th pick plus Markelle Fultz and Robert Covington or Dario Saric. With their 12th and 13th pick, the LA Clippers can deal for Kawhi plus perhaps DeAndre Jordan.It was also reported that the LA Lakers “had long been Leonard’s preferred destination.” The Lakers can build a package around Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball and involve another team to close the deal. Just like Nance Jr., I would hate to see Kuzma go, but it is highly unlikely that the Spurs and Coach Greg Popovich will take in Ball with the extra baggage he carries around called Lavar.It was also reported that Paul George would agree to a max deal and remain with Oklahoma City as he and Russell Westbrook had bonded really well and gotten close. With this development, the Lakers could be focusing their attention on Leonard.Kawhi Leonard is tempting for the Lakers, but will he be healthy? Will he be able to lead the Lakers to a winning season? I would rather stick with the young core plus Julius Randle, Josh Hart and Ivica Zubac. In the next six years, this core will be at their strongest peak and together could be the resurrection of the Showtime Lakers. LeBron and George, if ever they’ll join the Lakers, will be shadows of their former selves in two years. Then it’s Laker Dysfunction Part 2.Chances are Kawhi will remain in San Antonio and then perhaps they will make a move in the middle of the season. The team is known to be patient and won’t be doing any drastic changes./PN ONE of the more desirable stars who reportedly want to move out from his current team had only played a total of nine games last season because of a quadriceps injury. Adding to the drama, it was also reported that another team with a superstar also rumored to be on the move had inquired about the availability of the small forward.It was reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers is one of the several teams that had made calls to the San Antonio Spurs asking about Kawhi Leonard. This is perhaps to entice LeBron James to change his mind and remain a Cavalier for at least one more season.The trio of LBJ, Kawhi and Kevin Love would be intriguing and admittedly, could be potent. Together they could make another run for the championship and do an Episode Five with the Golden State Warriors. The question is, will Kawhi and LBJ’s Cavaliers click?But what can Cleveland offer to the Spurs in return? They have the eighth pick in this year’s rookie draft and could offer it to San Antonio in exchange for Kawhi plus Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson. Yet there are at least three other teams who can make better offers to the Spurs.last_img read more

Officials talk Spring Break preps

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comAs the City of South Padre Island prepares for Spring Break 2018 it will again be all hands on deck for officials from every City department.That was the overall message as leaders from those various departments convened for a Spring Break preparation press conference Tuesday morning at South Padre Island City Hall. In attendance were Public Information Officer Nikki Soto, City Manager Susan Guthrie, SPI Police Lt. Johnny Herrera, SPI firefighter Jim Pigg, Environmental Health Director Victor Baldovinos, Shoreline Director Brandon Hill and CVB Director Keith Arnold. Mayor Dennis Stahl was also briefly at the press conference.“We trust that it’s going to be a safe and a great Spring Break,” Soto said. “These folks who are standing before you have worked very hard,” she said.The city manager gave an overview of the City’s preparations thus far. The City will open its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which will be staffed by police and fire personnel, as well as a representative from local hospitals.The City will also deploy surveillance cameras throughout the City. A total of 139 additional staff have been hired to help out, including 40 police officers, 25 jailers, 20 traffic controllers, 20 code enforcement officers, six public works workers, 12 shoreline staffers and 16 additional beach patrol personnel, Guthrie said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedIsland leaders prepped for Spring BreakBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of South Padre Island is gearing up for Spring Break 2019 a little bit differently this year. With two Texas universities changing their dates for Spring Break, Island officials are expecting what has traditionally been known as “Texas Week” — the…March 1, 2019In “News”SPI council selects Soto as new city secretary, makes changes to Padre Blvd median projectBy Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      The SPI City Council held its regular meeting Wednesday, February 19, to discuss items of business including naming a new city secretary and amending the landscaping plans currently underway on the Island’s medians.      After an impressive 35-year career as city secretary, Susan Manning…February 21, 2020In “News”“We are ready”: SPI outlines spring break preparationsAngie Gamez Special to the PRESS The month of March on South Padre Island doesn’t conjure up thoughts of the start of spring, spring cleaning, or the time to plant annuals. Rather, it’s the anticipation of a flock of spring breakers, endless traffic, patrol cars, sirens, a crowded beach, and…February 21, 2020In “News”last_img read more

UWF student-athletes receive academic and leadership awards

first_img Share L-R: UWF president Dr. Judy Bense, Gary Buffington III, UWF provost Dr. Martha Saunders, Haley Shackelford UWF student-athletes receive academic and leadership awardscenter_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – Four student-athletes from the University of West Florida recently earned awards for their work with their teams and in the classroom. Trey Kramer and Haley Shackelford were honored with the Student-Athlete Leadership Award, and Gary Buffington III and Jaymie Druding earned the Richard and Sandra Berg Scholar Athlete of the Year awards.The Student-Athlete Leadership Award is given to individuals who exemplify leadership and have excelled athletically and academically. Selection criteria for the award include athletic honors, community service efforts and academic achievements.Men’s soccer player Trey Kramer (New Orleans, La./Jesuit HS) has been a steady force for UWF for the past four years. The New Orleans, La. native is a three-time GSC Defender of the Week, an All-GSC first team honoree and a GSC All-Tournament team selection. Off the field, he’s been a model student. Kramer has earned academic awards for his achievements the past two seasons, making him a two-time GSC All-Academic team honoree and a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection his senior year. The environmental science major has a cumulative 3.65 GPA.Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai) spearheaded the 2012 GSC Championship volleyball team offensively this past season by leading UWF in kills and hitting percentage. As a result she earned numerous postseason accolades, including AVCA Division II All-America honorable mention. She was also selected to the AVCA All-South Region Team and the All-GSC first team, marking the second consecutive season she earned All-GSC recognition. Shackelford ranks in the top-10 of multiple career- and single-season categories in UWF’s record books; her career attack percentage of .280 is sixth all-time, while her 79 services aces are seventh. Shackelford, a psychology major, also performed in the classroom with a 3.45 GPA, and she earned GSC All-Academic Team honors as a senior.The Richard and Sandra Berg Scholar Athlete of the Year awards are given annually to the male and female student-athletes with the highest cumulative GPA at the end of the fall semester. The student-athlete must be an active member of a team in the current academic year and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.Gary Buffington III (Tampa, Fla./Chamberlain HS) is having a standout season for the UWF men’s golf team, and he is doing so with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the classroom. The accounting major competed in three tournaments as a freshman in 2011-12 and had a stroke average of 76.89. In seven tournaments this year he holds an average of 74.75. The sophomore has two top-10 finishes this season and has carded a career-low 70 on three different occasions.Jaymie Druding (Orchard Park, N.Y./Maine) took over a starting role with the UWF women’s basketball team as a junior in 2012-13, and she led the team and finished second in the GSC in field goal percentage (52.8 percent). Druding averaged 9.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and recorded three double-doubles. In the classroom Druding holds a cumulative GPA of 3.83 while majoring in biology, and she earned a spot on the GSC All-Academic Team this season.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Reifer calls for middle order fight

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer has urged the middle order to take more responsibility following yet another batting collapse, which led to the home side’s 59-run defeat to India in the second One-Day International (ODI)on Sunday.The Windies were 148 for three in the 28th over, in pursuit of a revised target of 270 off 46 overs, but lost their last seven wickets for 62 runs to be dismissed for 210 off 42 overs on a good surface at Queen’s Park Oval.Opener Evin Lewis top-scored with 65, while Nicholas Pooran, batting at number five, got 42, but no other batsman passed 20.“We’ve got to continue to learn from this experience. The guys in the middle order have to show a bit more fight and a bit more grit, more determination to build those long partnerships,” Reifer said.“Again, we were in front of the game [but] we just find a way to give away our wickets. It’s just a matter for us now to learn from our mistakes … and try to dig deeper and work out a way how we’re going to handle the stressful positions that we put ourselves in.”A pleasing aspect of the batting was the return to form of Lewis, who has struggled recently. He struck an unbeaten 40 in the rain-abandoned first ODI in Guyana and again looked in good touch with his sixth one-day half-century.Reifer said that behind the scenes the Trinidadian had been working hard to turn around his form.“He has been doing a lot of work in the nets. In the last couple of days we’ve worked on his head position, trying to get his head behind the line of the ball [and] hitting the ball more in the ‘V’ instead of falling over the wicket,” Reifer explained.“That’s something he was [aware] of and he worked on it for the last couple of days, and you can see the results. He’s getting consistent with the bat, and let’s hope he can go on and make a big hundred for us the next game.”West Indies would have been satisfied at the halfway stage of the contest after limiting the powerful India batting line-up to 279 for seven off their 50 overs.Capain Virat Kohli stroked 120 – his 42nd ODI hundred – while Shreyas Iyer struck 71, the pair posting 125 for the fourth wicket, which proved the bedrock of the innings.Once they were separated, however, West Indies pegged back the Indians, with seamer Carlos Brathwaite leading the attack with three for 53.“I thought the bowlers bowled very well to restrict India … I thought it was a very good effort from the bowlers,” Reifer said.“Guys bowled lines and lengths, with variations of pace. I thought Carlos Brathwaite bowled really well, Roston Chase had a very good spell, [and] all the other bowlers chipped in. [Sheldon] Cottrell again [was] a champion, so I thought the bowling unit did well.“I thought the fielding was up to par as well. We can improve some more on the fielding, but it’s an improvement and we’re doing better in that area. So I thought the bowlers bowled very well to keep India under 300.”West Indies take on India in the final ODI here tomorrow.last_img read more

Athletics season nearing resumption

first_imgThe local athletics season could resume in two weeks, as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is in the final stages of developing plans to restart the sport after it has been halted for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.President of JAAA, Dr Warren Blake, said that coaches and athletes have approved the health protocols drafted by the medical committee of the association for the safe restart of the sport, and that they are ready to spring from the blocks as soon as the Ministry of Health grants approval.“We have pretty much got the approval of the coaches and athletes. They have recommended a few changes, which we will adjust then send it to the Ministry of Health for their epidemiologist to review, and we have a good feeling that it will be approved because we sent it to an epidemiologist already,” Blake said. “We are going to be sending the protocols to them (Ministry of Health) for final approval this weekend, so hopefully, we will get it back next week.” REQUESTS Blake said that the JAAA has been receiving a number of requests from coaches to stage its All-Comers meets.“Based on the requests, I think we will have to start in the next two weeks,” he said.The protocols include the frequent sanitisation of equipment such as starting blocks to prevent the spread of the virus.“For the All-Comers meets, we will have to pay the additional cost to host the meets and we are prepared to do so,” Blake explained. “Meet organisers who are looking to have meets from now on will have to observe these protocols and they will have to get the necessary things for the sanitisation of the equipment.” JAAA’s proposed COVID 19 protocols: Stakeholders will have to be made to understand that they participate in meets at their own risk. Athletes should sign an indemnity agreement releasing meet organisers from any responsibility associated with contracting COVID-19.Main stakeholders considered:Professional athletes.Athletes’ staff: coaches, managers, physiotherapists, etc.Event technical officials.Event volunteers and workforce (sponsors and partners, timing and accreditation systems, security, and stadium support services).Event medical and anti-doping staffs.Media and broadcasters.Attending spectators. (Will be governed by public health regulations and guidelines. The World Health Organization risk assessment tools for mass gatherings should be used).Risk assessment to be conducted for all accredited attendants. If individuals are deemed to be at greater than normal risk, they should undergo a medical clearance protocol. A medical doctor or public health specialist needs to be assigned to do COVID-19 prevention. This person is to be responsible for risk assessment and mitigation.At the stadium:Spectators and accredited personnel should be kept separate. With separate entrances, two separate flows.Everyone in the stadium to wear masks at all times and in all locations. Athletes exempt when warming up or competing.Accredited personnel must have on masks and have personal hand sanitisers to enter field of play. Personal kit should include masks and hand sanitiser gel.Warm-up zones to be in open-air zones with restricted access.Chairs in call rooms to be disinfected between each use.In competition:Minimise number of people on field of play. Essential personnel only.Protective glasses/face shields and masks for officials having close contact with athletes.No hugging after races. Keep distance from the public and officials where possible.Equipment guidelines:Clean starting blocks between each race.Clean relay batons after each use.Athletes to use hand sanitisers before each attempt in vertical jumps.Landing mats to be cleaned after each jump.Mix sand in jumping pits with virucidal agent.Add chlorine to steeplechase water jump.Clean throwing implements after each use.Officials handling throwing implements to clean hands after each handling.Recovery areas for athletes should be open air.last_img read more

Prep football: Defense, Wudtee, Morgan, Marshall lead Parkway past Byrd

first_imgIt didn’t take long for the Parkway Panthers to gain a measure of redemption.A week after being routed by Evangel Christian Academy, the Panthers stepped up and defeated the previously undefeated and fifth-ranked Byrd Yellow Jackets 20-6 in a District 1-5A game before a large crowd at Preston Crownover Stadium.Parkway improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in 1-5A. Byrd dropped to 4-1 and 1-1.“There’s no explanation for it except our kids really like playing in front of this student body at home,” Parkway coach David Feaster said of the way his players rebounded from last week’s loss. “They love playing on this field. They love playing in front of this crowd. Obviously it was a completely different team tonight. “I can’t really explain it. If Evangel would’ve been here tonight would it have been different? I don’t know. Right now we’ve forgotten about last week and this kind of wipes it all out.”The Panthers defense, which gave up a 407 yards to Evangel, allowed just 215 against Byrd. The Jackets’ powerful option attack had just 167 yards rushing.“I’ve never seen Byrd shut out before and tonight our defense actually pitched a shutout,” Feaster said. “After we watched them on film against Longview and we watched them on film against Calvary and watched them on film against Captain Shreve, to see our defense, the way we played. Holy cow.”Byrd came into the game averaging 41.5 points per game.Parkway’s Keondre Wudtee, playing through an ankle injury, completed 14 of 27 pass for 279 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first half — to Elijah Rivers, Terrace Marshall and CJ Morgan.The margin could’ve been higher. Parkway had drives stall at the Byrd 27, 17, 30 and 19. The latter two came in the second half when the Panthers were trying to put the game away.As much as the Panthers dominated, the game was in doubt until late in the fourth quarter.Byrd drove a first down at the Parkway 4. But quarterback Deuce Caston was injured on first down and the Panthers stuffed two rushing plays. On fourth-and-goal from the sixth, Ryan Black broke up a pass and the celebration was on.While the Jackets made it into Parkway territory a few times, the late drive was their only serious scoring threat. Byrd’s only touchdowncame on an 77-yard fumble return that cut Parkway’s lead to 13-6 in the second quarter.The defense set up Parkway’s second touchdown by stopping Byrd for no gain on a fourth-and-1 at the Jackets 40. Semaj Tarver and Colten Nicholas led the charge.After Byrd’s scoop and score, the Jackets recovered an onsides kick and seemed to have all the momentum. But the defense came through again, forcing a punt. Lloyd Cole and Ryan Black led the outstanding defensive effort. Cole was in on 19 tackles Black 13. Nicholas was in on 11 and Tarver 10. Malcolm Banks was in on eight, Greg Jones six and Nick So’oto five. Byrd played without standout wingback Tysen Hardman. His replacement, Jalin Thomas, suffered a knee injury early in the game. Parkway lost linebacker Antoine Beckwith to an injury in the first half. Stoney Butler replaced him and was in on six tackles.Morgan, a Mississippi State commit, had another big game. He rushed 11 times for 70 yards and caught three passes for 89 yards. He had a 37-yard catch and run on the first touchdown drive.His touchdown catch on a perfect pass from Wudtee covered 39 yards came with with 55 seconds left in the first half. Morgan caught the ball over his shoulder at the 9.“CJ lived up to his billing,” Feaster said. “Tonight I noticed the first time we handed off the ball to him he was really going hard even when we didn’t have holes. He was huge tonight.”Marshall caught six passes for 108 yards, including the 42-yard TD catch. Rivers made a nice, leaping 20-yard catch in the front corner of the end zone for Parkway’s first TD. Parkway resumes district play Thursday at home against Captain Shreve. The Gators dropped to 1-4 and 0-2 with a 56-21 loss to Airline on Friday.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Albert names son after late Kato Ottio

first_imgBy KEVIN TEME Current PNG Kumuls and English Super league player Wellington Albert has named his son’s name Jayston Kato Albert in memory of his team mate Late Kato Ottio. Ottio was to join the Vikings Rugby League club in the English Super League last year but sadly passed away at the Pacific International Hospital from heat stroke. He was in training with the SP PNG Hunters before flying over to England to join the Vikings rugby league club in the English Super League when he met his fate. The Vikings later called in late Ottio’s team mate Albert Wellington who joined the team for one season and from there on, Albert has not looked back proving his worth for the club and has now signed for further two years. Albert speaking from England this week confirmed naming his son Jayston Kato Albert knowing that one day his son will fill his late team mate’s shoe as well as his. “Yes, I have named my son after late Kato Ottio. He is a big boy, too. And hopefully a future Kumuls,” Albert said. Sadly Albert won’t be here to witness and be part of Late Ottio’s first anniversary as he is currently in England for the preseason training with the Vikings club. Meanwhile the late Ottio families as well as the rugby league community including PNGRFL will be at Tatana village in commemorating the passing away of this rugby league hero and a star who had a bright promising future in rugby league. According to a media release sent by the PNGRFL, the house that was promised by Late Ottio for his mother will be officially opened today. It is believed some of the Canberra Raiders representatives including players will be present. This was the information given from the PNGRFL media officer Ephata Samuel. Samuel said the information on the visitation of the Canberra Raiders was from Late Ottio’s mother and also the unveiling and dedication of headstone of Late Ottio will be done today also at the Tatana village.last_img read more