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Wellington Heat make debut tonight against Denver Cougars

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Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Jayne · 375 weeks ago Would love to be able to follow live stats or radio broadcast of the home games. . .our son is playing for the Heat this summer – Caleb Cole shortstop from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Please advise how we can follow the Heat from our home in Lee’s Summit MO. Bill and Jayne Cole Report Reply 1 reply · active 237 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Chevy · 237 weeks ago Is Caleb Number 5? Report Reply 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 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tonight will be a historical one at Sellers Park. The Wellington Heat officially begins their season.Wellington will be hosting the Denver Cougars tonight at 7:05 p.m. It will be the start of a five-game home stand. They will host the same team on Saturday and Monday. On Sunday, Wellington hosts the El Dorado Broncos and Tuesday the Heat host the Derby Twins.There are two Wellington natives on the Heat roster: •Matt Stalcup, a 2008 Wellington High School graduate, is on the roster as a pitcher.•Ryan Jenkins, a 2012 WHS graduate, is also on the team as pitcher, although not listed on the website roster.There are 16 pitchers on the roster.The team just started practicing this week.The Heat are still being pieced together. Several of the players are still playing college baseball in the NCAA Tournament. There are 35 on the roster listed on the website: http://www.wellingtonheat.com/team/roster/Rick Twman is the owner/head coach. Adam Niesius is the associate head coach. Chad Gill is the team chiropractor, Dearth Parker and Jesse Dale are assistant coaches. Dale is the head coach of the WHS Crusaders.There is still need for host families. See information here.We compiled this list of 20 things you need to know about the upcoming Heat season in September. We thought it was worth running again with a few updates.1. Where did the Heat come from? The Heat got their berth in December, 1992, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at the west Arizona, east California border. They became part of the Pacific Southwest League from 1993 to 2009. The Heat eventually became a perennial regional champion and qualified for the NBC World Series in Wichita. It placed for the first time in 1999, finishing seventh.2. Have the Heat won a World Series? Indeed it has. It won the NBC World Series in 2007. The Havasu Heat beat the Hays Larks 14-2. It was the first time an Arizona team won the championship. During that year, The Heat was an offensive juggernaut with a .345 batting average and cranking out 11 home runs during their 7-0 run in the tournament.3. So when did the Heat move to Kansas and why? The Heat made their move to Kansas after the 2009 season and settled in Haysville for a three-year stint. Twyman said the proximity to the World Series appealed to him and it was a hot bed for NBC caliber talent. The competitiveness of the Jayhawk League also intrigued him, a much higher caliber form of baseball than what was being played in the Pacific Southwest League.4. How did the Heat fare on the field the past three seasons? As far as the post-season goes, not too badly. The Heat finished in fourth place in 2010 and 2011, before finishing in ninth place in 2012 at the World Series. The Heat are defending NBC Midwest Regional Champions for three years running. The conclusion of 2012 was uplifting for the squad, who struggled during the regular season. More on that later.5. So why did the Heat decide to move to Wellington? Several reasons. Things were not working out in Haysville for a myriad of reasons Twyman doesn’t want to talk about. His dad, Dick “Chief” Twyman had died in January, 2011 and there wasn’t a lot of fan support there.Twyman said he was on the verge of moving the team back to Arizona, but made a stop in Wellington. He said Hibbs-Hooten baseball stadium had many appealing amenities such as a separate practice field (9th Street), plenty of parking, and separate batting cages.6. So how long are the Heat going stay? Right now, the Heat have signed a temporary one year contract just to see if they want to stay here. If things go well after the first season, the Heat may be a permanent fixture of the Wellington sports entertainment landscape.7. So is this considered semipro baseball? Twyman doesn’t like the word “semi-pro” when it is referred to his team. For it sounds like players are getting paid and that is a big no-no in college athletics. The Heat roster is filled with players who are playing NCAA Division I, Division II, junior college and NAIA baseball and are honing their skills for the season ahead. The politically correct term is NBC baseball.8. Has Wellington had a similar type of team before? You bet. The Wellington Dukes, directed under the late Loren Hibbs, was a NBC team in the early 1980s. Interestingly, when the Wellington High School baseball program was established in 1991, it adopted the Dukes name in tribute of the NBC team. The name took off – thus giving WHS the unusual distinction of having two mascot names: Crusaders and Dukes.9. So how did the deal come together? Plain and simple: stadium improvements. The City of Wellington decided to fund the extension of the dugouts to accommodate the NBC team. In return Twyman and his assistant Rusty Warkins went to work on the locker rooms giving them a fresh coat of paint, new locker shelves and a maroon carpet placed in both the home and visitors side. The dity also approved a cereal malt beverage license so that a beer garden tent can be erected on the north side of Sellers Park, next to the left field fence.10. So when do the Heat start play? Tonight! The 2013 Heat schedule has 18 home dates at Sellers Park in June and six during the first couple weeks in July.  There will be 37 regular season games. On July 12, the Heat will embark on a week long NBC Regional Tournament.Then the Heat will play six more games, including two at home from July 19-25.The NBC World Series tournament begins on July 27 in Wichita. That is if they qualify.11. So how many players are on a roster? It depends on the day. After all, these are college kids not exactly making any dough playing baseball. According to the haysvilleheatbaseball.com website there were 30 players on the roster. The players come from local collegiate institutions such as Wichita State University, Friends University, Tabor College to faraway places like Charleston Southern University.12. So where do the players stay? Ah, here is where the community of Wellington comes in. These players will need host families, much like what we do when we host Babe Ruth boys during a state tournament. The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Heat Booster Club are still looking to get homes for players from out of town. Those who live in the area or go to the school in the area do not need housing.13. What kind of talent should Heat fans expect to see? During an interview earlier this month, Twyman looked out at the short distance edges of Sellers Park wall and marveled what a power hitting team could do. But the Heat are also known for their pitching. They carried 14 pitchers on the roster last season including Drew Rainey of Wichita State and Matt Royal of Kansas Wesleyan from last season which was instrumental in getting the Heat to secure their third straight Midwest Regional championship. Royal had a 1.63 ERA in 2012 — second in the Jayhawk League.14. The Heat have tradition? But what about the current state of the team? 2012 was not a banner year for the Heat during the regular season. The Heat were 11-23 in the Jayhawk League with a .324 percentage, and 19-28 overall record and a .404 winning percentage. But things improved dramatically once the post season started.15. Who plays in the Jayhawk League? The league is composed of six teams: The Wellington Heat, the Hays Larks, the Dodge City A’s, the El Dorado Broncos, The Derby Twins, and the Liberal Bee Jays. It’s considered a premiere NBC league. During tournament time, other NBC teams from Kansas come into play: such as the Park City Rangers, Salina Bluejays, Hutchinson Monarchs, Kansas Cannons, Newton Rebels, Valley Center Dawgs, Wichita Sun Devils, Wichita Wheat Kings and the Kansas Cannons.16. How many home games do the Heat expect to play? There are 26 on the schedule. See full schedule here. http://www.wellingtonheat.com/schedule/schedule/17. So what happens when the Heat are playing the same night as a Babe Ruth game? The Babe Ruth League  are migrating to the 9th Street park which is across the street from Sellers Park. That facility, which was built five years ago with a lot of volunteer labor, will be getting added amenities, which have been in the planning stages for sometime anyway. The 9th Street park will get a concession stand and set of restrooms on the east side, next to the right field. Also, there are plans to put up lights. Craig said Babe Ruth games will be played around the Heat’s schedule.18. Are there any locals playing on the Wellington Heat? See above. 19. Is there a way to purchase tickets yet? The Heat are already getting started. The Slyder’s Kid Club has been formed which is named after the Golden Retriever mascot, who is making a home at Sellers Park. Heat fans 12 and under, or go to school at the Wellington Middle School, can join for $10 yearly fee. The membership will allow a youngster:•Free tickets to home games;•Free Slyder’s Kids Club shirt (first 250 members);•Membership card;•Private stadium tour and autograph session with your hometown Wellington Heat players;•Chance to be selected as a guest announcer, first pitch presenter; or “play ball” kid;•E-Newsletter from Slyder throughout the year;•Exclusive invitation to Slyder’s birthday party;•Baseball/softball camp for Heat players.To sign up for Slyder’s Kids Club and start getting newsletters and benefits, a form needs to be sent out. Contact your school if forms are available.20. So what will it be like to attend a Heat game? Think about summer baseball with the Wichita Wingnuts. Twyman says the organization will be offering up all kinds of promotions and entertainment events between innings to give the fan a fun-filled experience. “We are going to make it fun for the fan,” Twyman said. The quality of baseball should be pretty good as well.last_img read more

The goals of Sadiku and Adrián have given Malaga 18 points

first_imgWithout the goals of Sadiku and Adrián, Málaga would have 18 points less today. Almost half of the points that the team has added (38) in the 31 days played bear the seal of the two great Malaguista offensive bastions. Another fact that deserves to be highlighted is that the blue and white box has not lost any of the 13 matches in which they have scored one of their two main stilettos. In those 13 appointments Malaga has added six wins and seven draws. Málaga is accusing this season of serious problems in front of goal. The Blue and Whites team has achieved 27 goals in the 31 days played, less than a goal per game (0.87), and only improves in this section Albacete, who has 24 goals in favor. With Sergio Pellicer in command, La Rosaleda’s team have increased their average to one goal per game: nine in nine games. The blue-and-white scorers’ leading role has been captured by Armando Sadiku and Adrián González.The center forward and midfielder are the main offensive supports for Malaga this year. Both accumulate 16 of the 27 goals that the set of Martiricos has achieved. The Albanian has seen goal on ten occasions and Madrid in six. 16 goals that have been key in six of the eight victories that Málaga has achieved so far this year. The victories against Racing de Santander, Oviedo, Deportivo, Tenerife and Cádiz bore the stamp of one of the two scorers and both scored against Numancia (2-1 victory).last_img read more

Meet Upcoming Jewelry Designer Diana Wiah

first_imgHaving worked in the nongovernmental sector for more than three years and overcoming some of life’s worst nightmares, like her parents’ breakup and a difficult childhood, Diana Wiah is now trying to take her jewel design career to another level. Where she is now wouldn’t have been possible without her decision to make a move she considers significant in starting her career.According to Wiah, as life continued to show her its negative side, she woke up one day and decided to apply for a Voter Registrar position with the National Election Commission – ‘just to have something doing.’This was the first time she ever had an opportunity to work for herself, after trying for many years with no results. “I cried at first when I got the job because I was in a total financial crisis. I was just strong enough to overcome my dark days. Immediately after the contract with NEC ended, I started a little business with my pay,” she said. Her business was selling “ladies’ materials,” which included selling clothes, shoes, earrings and anything that adds to a female’s charms. The profit she made from the business of “selling ladies’ materials” was able to help her financially as she was now capable of settling most of her problems, like her university arrears. From Love for Fashion to Raw Talent With the help of another job at the African Development Associates, Diana’s love for female wearing morphed into a love for African fashion. This love led to her to discovering a hidden talent, raw in its makeup – designing African-inspired fashion accessories. But at times, latent talent can surface in the midst of life’s other necessary endeavors. You see, Diana was still busy at work, and school, when her talent came knocking. “At that time, I had so many things going on in my life. Work, family issues and school ate up my entire time, leaving me with nothing left for my talent,” She added. Also in the midst of these opposing forces that mysteriously lead you to your destiny, a cataclysm can occur to test your mettle. Along Came Ebola…and a Helping HandEbola hit Liberia and the Mano River Union basin like a bat out of hell. Everybody was on edge. Suddenly, everything changed during the Ebola outbreak. You couldn’t even visit your neighbor, let alone shake his/her hand. To keep her peace, Diana turned to making African inspired fashion accessories, in theform of necklaces, earrings, and bangles, for inspiration and strength.“I started to make earrings and necklaces for my personal use, which was admired by lot of people because they were neatly fixed and well designed.”In just a few days’ time orders for her jewelries were coming from all and sundry; they even doubled the following weeks, which motivated her to increase production and most importantly, her creativity.“When production rose, I started looking for areas where I can place my jewelries to increase sales, but things were not working. One day, while selling I came across a lady name Laurentine Bass who was so impressed with my products and later on promised to arrange a meeting for me at Royal GrandHotel. During the meeting, the hotel’s management admired her jewelries and immediately offered her a place to sell them. Also, she was offered the cashier position at the hotel’s restaurant by the manager’s wife, Mrs. Helen Eid Hariz.“Right now I’m making good sales on a daily basis and the demand for the products is increasing, with lots of orders come from abroad lately,” Diana narrated.Challenges in the Midst of SuccessHer honeymoon was short. Kinda still is. Despite her recent business success, Diana had to accept losses from people who hired her to design jewelries, but don’t want to pay her.“That is a serious problem I’m having with my Liberian buyers, most of them don’t pay me after taking the products. Every day, out of a kind heart I just let them go without paying,” She noted.Another challenge that is still rocking Diana’s world is having her jewelries on sale at locations that are well visited by both local and international buyers. “I have approached many business people, but the result is discouraging,” she continued. “I will keep on trying because I want people from different parts of the world to proudly rock my hand made design products.” While Diana passion’s for fashion started of late, her strength lies in her ability to overcome challenges and bring out new designs daily. Apart from Royal Grand Hotel, Afropolitan boutique at the corner of Benson and Newport streets, owned by Tania Sherman Kesselly, also sell Diana’s products. Diana Wiah is a product of the college of West Africa in 2008. In 2013 she graduated from African Methodist Episcopal University majoring in management and accounting.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WEATHER LATEST: TREES DOWN AND POWER CUTS AS GALES BATTER DONEGAL

first_imgGARDAI are urging extreme caution on the roads this morning after an overnight storm, with strong gales continuing to batter the county.There are reports of trees down in Leck, Letterkenny, Redcastle and Ardara. The Blaney Bridge is also closed and Arranmore ferries disrupted.Drivers of high-sided vehicles are being urged slow down as cross-winds on the Gap between Donegal Town and Ballybofey are causing difficulties. The dreadful wet weather will continue throughout the day.The storms could even bring snow tomorrow, especially to higher ground.Garda traffic corps officers are carrying out a number of safer driving patrols across the county today.The ESB are currently attempting to reconnect power to over 100 homes in Stranorlar and Malin Head. More than 2,000 homes in Donegal Town as well as homes in Fanad and Lettermacaward are also without electricity.  WEATHER LATEST: TREES DOWN AND POWER CUTS AS GALES BATTER DONEGAL was last modified: January 31st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WEATHER LATEST: TREES DOWN AS GALES BATTER DONEGALlast_img read more

New judge appointed in DeLay trial

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas – A new judge was selected to preside over Rep. Tom DeLay’s conspiracy and money laundering trial Thursday, after another judge became the second to step away from involvement in the case because of political contributions he has made. Administrative Judge B.B. Schraub, a Republican who was to have selected the judge for the case, withdrew after Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle filed a request to have him removed. Two days earlier, District Judge Bob Perkins was removed from the case at DeLay’s request because of his contributions to Democrats. Schraub asked Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson to name a judge to preside over DeLay’s trial. Jefferson selected semiretired Senior Judge Pat Priest of San Antonio, a Democrat. Earle, however, filed a motion requesting Jefferson be removed from the case moments after Jefferson’s office distributed a letter naming Priest to the job. The validity of Priest’s assignment by Jefferson was not immediately clear. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week State documents examined by The Associated Press show that Jefferson’s 2002 campaign treasurer, Bill Ceverha, also was the treasurer of DeLay’s Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee. The PAC is a codefendant in DeLay’s case. Ceverha was a defendant this spring in a civil trial brought by Democrats who lost state legislative races to Republicans in 2002. Jefferson also was elected to his seat with the help of a $25,000 donation from the Republican National State Elections Committee, a group at the heart of the money laundering charge against DeLay. And he received $2,000 from a DeLay-run PAC whose executive director is a co-defendant. Lawyers on both sides in DeLay’s case have argued that political contributions by judges have harmed at least the appearance of impartiality. But in a state where judges are elected and free to contribute to candidates and political parties, it could be a challenge to find a judge who meets both sides’ definition of impartial. Prosecutors believe Schraub to be “completely fair and impartial, with a sterling reputation of honesty and integrity,” Earle wrote. “However, as the recusal of Judge Perkins reflected, such is unfortunately no longer the standard in our state for the judiciary.” DeLay is charged with illegally funneling corporate campaign contributions to Republican candidates for the 2002 legislative races. The Texas Republican was forced to step down as House majority leader after being indicted. last_img read more

Michael Rigas pleads guilty in Adelphia case

first_imgNEW YORK – A son of Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas pleaded guilty Wednesday to a financial crime, ending a Manhattan case that portrayed the family-run cable television business as a house of fraud before it plunged into bankruptcy. Michael Rigas, 51, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to a charge of making a false entry in a company record, eliminating the need for his retrial on much more serious securities fraud and bank fraud charges. Rigas, who now works for another cable company, was Adelphia’s former executive vice president for operations. After entering the plea, Rigas declined to comment. He was scheduled to be sentenced March 3. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Earlier this year, John Rigas and another son, Timothy, were sentenced after they were convicted of using the company’s funds like a bank teller machine as they hid more than $2 billion in company debt. John Rigas, 80, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Timothy Rigas was sentenced to 20 years. Both are free pending appeal after their lawyers raised a novel issue of whether the government should have been required to call an expert witness to explain accounting principles to the jury. Former Adelphia assistant treasurer Michael Mulcahey was tried with the Rigases but was acquitted of all charges. A plea agreement signed by Michael Rigas indicated that the federal sentencing guideline range would be six months to a year in prison. Judge Jed S. Rakoff said the charge also carries a potential fine of $250,000 or twice the amount lost or gained from the crime. Rakoff agreed with the government that the charge was a felony but defense lawyer Henry DePippo said he considered it a misdemeanor. As he entered the plea, Rigas said he “knew it was wrong” when he certified on Dec. 1, 1999, that he had properly investigated the source of funds used to purchase Adelphia common stock when he knew that he had not. Adelphia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2002 after disclosing that it had $2.3 billion in off-balance-sheet debt. Comcast Corp., based in Philadelphia, and Time Warner Cable, a unit of Time Warner Inc., are buying Adelphia’s cable assets for $12.7 billion in cash and 16 percent of the common stock of New York-based Time Warner’s cable subsidiary. Adelphia, the country’s fifth-largest cable television company, has more than 5 million customers in 31 states and Puerto Rico. It was formerly based in Coudersport, Pa., but moved its headquarters to Greenwood Village, Colo., in the wake of the scandal. Last month, John and Timothy Rigas were indicted in Philadelphia on charges they and other family members didn’t pay $300 million in taxes. Michael Rigas, who was not charged, did not report $239 million in taxable income, according to the indictment. 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

Newsgator Shuts Down Its Online Feed Reader

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts frederic lardinois The most important part of the announcement actually comes at the end of the FAQ about the transition. NewsGator argues that its enterprise products have grown at a record pace in the last 18 months. The company also announced that its Social Sites product already has over a million paying users. Under these circumstances, offering a free online news reader probably didn’t make any sense for NewsGator anymore. Free Desktop Readers Will Live OnIt’s important to note that the company will continue to develop and support its free desktop and mobile readers, though NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile will no longer be available for consumers after August 31. NewsGator’s browser toolbar and desktop notifier will also be discontinued. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#RSS & Feeds#RSS Readers#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… NewsGator, the company behind the popular FeedDemon and NetNewsWire feed readers, just announced that it will shut down the NewsGator Online Reader on August 31, 2009. The company will provide users with instructions on how to migrate to Google Reader. NewsGator’s desktop and mobile feed readers already support synchronization with Google Reader. Until today, though, users could choose between syncing with NewsGator or Google Reader. New versions of FeedDemon and NetNewsWire for the Mac will be available today. A new version of NewsGator’s iPhone app will also arrive in the App Store soon.NewsGator Focuses on the EnterpriseThis move probably makes a lot of sense for NewsGator, as the company can now focus more on working with its enterprise and government customers. Running an online RSS reader is pretty resource intensive. For the most part, NewsGator was only duplicating Google Reader’s features anyway, though it did offer a number of features that Google doesn’t yet offer in its online RSS reader. last_img read more

Ethnic Minorities in the Military

first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCover photo image: Creative Commons Licensing [Flickr, Third Army celebrates start of Hispanic American Heritage Month, September 15, 2011]By 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 50% of the U.S. population will be made up of ethnic minorities. Are their social and psychological needs different than those of the predominately European American majority, particularly during family separations such as deployment?In a 2010 article, Behnke, MacDermid Anderson, and Weiss published the results of a study comparing ethnic groups and their views of the resources available to them during times of stress (such as deployment or other separation from family) and their resulting intention to leave the military [1].Of the 14,791 participants in the study (married with children), ethnic participant groupings were as follows: 10,829 European/American; 1,987 African-American; 1,111 Hispanic/Latino; 864 Asian American/Pacific Islanders. Resources considered included:Material resources – pay grade and family income.Family resources – personal time, family health benefits, support for children, child care, and military family support programs.Work-related resources – satisfaction with workload, assignments, quality of leadership.Social resources – military member support from the military community.The researchers found that minority groups faced with family separation were almost twice as likely to consider leaving the military when compared with European Americans. The researchers also found important similarities and differences among minority groups related to separations (such as deployment) and available resources:There were no differences among ethnic groups when considering the relationship between family separation and family or work resources.For Latinos and Asian Americans the influence of material resources, pay grade or family income, was more significant than for other groups.The relationship between family separation and social resources was almost twice as strong for Asian Americans than for other groups.For all groups, the importance of family resources was as important as work-related resources when considering remaining in the military.As clinicians working with ethnic minority groups in the military, it is important not only to consider that a client is part of an ethnic minority, but that their individual mental health needs may vary according to their particular ethnicity. For all ethnic minorities, working with the family is particularly important – insuring that there is adequate and stable support from home. Family support may have a large part to play in a military member staying in the military and providing a stable livelihood for the family.References[1] Behnke, A. O., MacDermid, S. M., Anderson, J. C., & Weiss, H. M. (2010). Ethnic variations in the connection between work-induced family separation and turnover intent. Journal of Family Issues, 31(5), 626-655. doi:10.1177/0192513X09349034This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Akali Dal comes out in support of farmers

first_imgWith paddy harvesting picking up and stubble burning on the rise in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal has come out in support of the farmers, saying it will not let them be victimised for burning crop remains.The State government had imposed a ban on stubble burning to check pollution and other health risks.‘Will not allow cases’SAD president Sukhbir Badal said the party would not allow any cases to be registered against farmers for burning stubble in despair after failing to get any assistance from the State government to tackle this problem.“Our stand is clear. It is the responsibility of the government to help farmers to manage crop residue due to the huge cost involved in this task. In case it is unable to do this it cannot harass, threaten, penalise and register cases against farmers,” he said in a statement.Mr. Badal also urged the Congress government to announce a financial package for the farmers immediately.last_img read more

New York PE Fund India Equity Partners Buys Sagar Ratna For $40 MIllion

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