Town halls bring campus updates to University employees

first_imgIn a series of town halls over the past two weeks, representatives from the University administration discussed updates to the construction schedule and results from the NDVoice survey — the survey that Notre Dame employees take to show their satisfaction with working at the University. Most notably, the administration discussed the survey result revealing women feel less comfortable working at the University than men. “Anytime we get a disparity like this, it makes me uncomfortable, because we shouldn’t have one division where people feel their work experience is less than people in another division,” John Affleck-Graves, executive vice president of the University, said. The NDVoice survey, a confidential survey that measures employee satisfaction and allows employees to answer questions on a variety of topics, showed generally good results for Notre Dame, Affleck-Graves said. Notre Dame scored a score of 3.95, out of five points, across all categories in all departments, he said. “So 3.95 is a really good score, and so I don’t want to play down that we’re [doing] really well,” Affleck-Graves said. “I still think we can do better. We’re Notre Dame, and we can push up that 3.95. But I do want you to know that’s doing pretty well.”The survey results revealed that, on average, women are less positive about their Notre Dame experience than men, Affleck Graves said. “OK, so there was some level of dissatisfaction, but do you know what, we were equally dissatisfied, and that’s a goal we should have,” he said. “And as we’ve gone over time, we’ve drifted up, but we can see that men have become more positive about the work experience and women have not increased at the same rate. And that’s a concern. Now there is a gap. There’s a gap of .14, which I think is a big gap. It’s growing, getting bigger over time and I am not comfortable with the fact that a woman feels less positive about her experience at work than a man feels about his experience.”Affleck-Graves said that this disparity in work experience was an issue that the University would be looking into both understanding and combating in coming months.  “This is the single issue that’s going to be the major focus for me,” Affleck-Graves said. “And I’ve spoken to Fr. John [Jenkins, University President], we’ve put together a group, we’re gonna meet with you, we’re gonna hear from you, we’re gonna try to understand what’s driving this difference. … I’m very concerned about the difference, so that’s something we’ll be working on.”Affleck-Graves also said that while scores within departments are good, survey questions on the topic of inter-department collaboration got lower marks. “We get this in almost every division: people feel very comfortable about their immediate work environment,” he said. “We’ve got great results on immediate manager, we’ve got great results on coworkers, we’ve got great results on ‘we know how our work helps … the University.’ What we get a bad score on is working across departments and working across divisions.”At the one of the town halls, Affleck-Graves also discussed the timelines for various construction projects on campus, including the newly named Baumer Hall. The hall is set to open in August 2019 and will house the men from Dillon Hall while their hall is renovated. A new women’s residence hall is also being constructed on the east side of campus and is scheduled to open in August of 2020. “We have to do this residence hall because we are now requiring all undergraduate students … to stay on campus for six semesters, so we’ll have more students on campus,” Affleck-Graves said. Affleck-Graves also said the University plans to renovate Brownson Hall to create more space for the Alliance for Catholic Education, and to renovate McKenna Hall. The administration also discussed plans to add to the second phase of the Eddy Street project and to renovate married student housing off of Douglas Road, though these projects will be completed through an outside contractor. The renovation of Corby is scheduled to be completed next spring, Affleck-Graves said, and the renovation of Rolf’s as the new men’s and women’s basketball facility is currently underway. “[Rolfs has] wonderful spaces for where the team can meet, students can sit and do some work, and talk about their practice or their game,” Affleck-Graves said.These town halls were the last for Affleck-Graves, who will be retiring in June, ending his 15-year tenure as executive vice president. He said he felt he had seen the University change for the better and he addressed the staff of Notre Dame and thanked them for their role in the University’s success. “I think back this year on when I came in [1986], and where Notre Dame is today and what’s changed the most in my view is just the tremendous opportunities we now offer the young men and women … and the tremendous step up we’ve made in research,” he said. “I hope as you look across it, you get an enormous sense of pride in the role you’ve played in making all of that happen.”Tags: baumer hall, Campus Construction, EVP, John Affleck-Graves, ND Town Hallslast_img read more

Officials Remind Residents Of Eviction Moratorium, Renters Harassment Hotline

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – City of Jamestown officials are reminding residents of resources available to help those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.Officials with the city’s housing committee want renters to know that the state has placed an eviction moratorium, effectively banning all evictions during the outbreak.The state also had banned fees for missed or late payments.Renters who are facing harassment from landlords are urged to place a complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office by visiting ag.ny.gov or calling (716) 853-8404. “It is important that our residents know that they have rights if they are renting,” explained Housing Committee Chairperson Vickye James in a statement. “While the Governor has announced that evictions and late payments and fees are on hold until August 20, I know that many of our residents are still worried about potential harassment and the information provided.”In addition, city officials are highlighting several local resources available to those in need, including temporary funding assistance through the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.Those interested in learning more are asked to call the organization at (716) 483-1561. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Surveillance cameras help police reduce crime in Guatemala City

first_imgBy Dialogo October 20, 2014 Presently, the cameras have been installed in various strategic points throughout the city, with a special emphasis on Zone 18, which had a rate of 72 homicides per 100,000 residents in early 2012. By comparison, the entire country has a homicide rate of nearly 40 per 100,000 residents, according to a report presented in April by the United Nations. They were right. The initiative stays in constant contact with security authorities to share information such as data on suspicious license plates, criminal profiles, and patterns of behavior in certain areas. The surveillance cameras are not only helping police respond quickly to criminal activity, they are helping law enforcement authorities gather data that will allow them to develop long-term approaches to fighting crime. Police agents monitor the videos from their stations and alert officers on patrol to possible criminal activity in real time. The cameras have helped them respond to crimes quickly enough to capture suspects before they could escape. “Police forces have more ‘eyes’ for surveillance, which prevents criminals from committing crimes,” said Carlos Argueta, Deputy Minister of Technology of the Ministry of the Interior (Mingob). “It’s such a novelty that agents patrolling the streets have support from the center. This has allowed them to make some captures red-handed.” The cameras have different capabilities. The majority of them – about 80 percent – are stationary and aimed at a fixed location. Police can move about 20 percent of them to the right and left and up and down. And 10 percent of them have facial recognition capability – meaning that they can identify criminals by their faces through their connection to a database maintained by the National Register of Persons (Renap). Police can also compare footage of license plates to the Tax Administration Authority (SAT)’s database to see if vehicles under surveillance have been reported stolen or are subject to seizure. They were right. Training courses in forensic analysis will be incorporated into the National Civil Police (PNC) Training Academy. The PNC is mandated with gathering intelligence to fight criminal organizations and fight crime. “Having advanced search systems facilitates criminal and judicial investigations. Our model, called SafeCity, focuses on achieving a smarter public safety infrastructure through tight integration over the Internet,” said Pedro Cruz, project coordinator for alertos.org. “Video surveillance can be a useful tool for creating intelligence strategies,” said Francisco Guezada, a security analyst at the National Economic Research Center (CIEN). “According to the information collected from surveillance, [security agents] should be able to detect the patterns, routes, and modus operandi of criminals.” “Having advanced search systems facilitates criminal and judicial investigations. Our model, called SafeCity, focuses on achieving a smarter public safety infrastructure through tight integration over the Internet,” said Pedro Cruz, project coordinator for alertos.org. “We currently have three forensic analysis technicians and they will be responsible for training 30 more,” Argueta said. “This way we will improve our criminal investigation processes.” Guatemala has a successful history of using technology to fight crime and improve public safety. “We currently have three forensic analysis technicians and they will be responsible for training 30 more,” Argueta said. “This way we will improve our criminal investigation processes.” Training courses in forensic analysis will be incorporated into the National Civil Police (PNC) Training Academy. The PNC is mandated with gathering intelligence to fight criminal organizations and fight crime. Using technology to fight crime Violence rates in sectors under surveillance have dropped by up to 40 percent since law enforcement authorities installed the video cameras at a cost of $150 million (USD). For example, in 2011, the Safe Cities Association launched the website alertos.org, which integrates surveillance services in high-crime areas and displays detailed information in real time. The creation of this platform seeks to achieve inter-institutional cooperation and increased strategic intelligence in the use and exchange of data. It receives feeds from various information sources, including civil complaints, and creates a statistical database of criminal incidents. In September, the website recorded 46 armed attacks and 84 homicides throughout the country. Guatemala has a successful history of using technology to fight crime and improve public safety. Guatemalan police officials believed the 1,900 surveillance cameras authorities installed in June in different parts of Guatemala City would help them prevent crime and fight violence. “Video surveillance can be a useful tool for creating intelligence strategies,” said Francisco Guezada, a security analyst at the National Economic Research Center (CIEN). “According to the information collected from surveillance, [security agents] should be able to detect the patterns, routes, and modus operandi of criminals.” Presently, the cameras have been installed in various strategic points throughout the city, with a special emphasis on Zone 18, which had a rate of 72 homicides per 100,000 residents in early 2012. By comparison, the entire country has a homicide rate of nearly 40 per 100,000 residents, according to a report presented in April by the United Nations. Police agents monitor the videos from their stations and alert officers on patrol to possible criminal activity in real time. The cameras have helped them respond to crimes quickly enough to capture suspects before they could escape. “Police forces have more ‘eyes’ for surveillance, which prevents criminals from committing crimes,” said Carlos Argueta, Deputy Minister of Technology of the Ministry of the Interior (Mingob). “It’s such a novelty that agents patrolling the streets have support from the center. This has allowed them to make some captures red-handed.” The cameras have different capabilities. The majority of them – about 80 percent – are stationary and aimed at a fixed location. Police can move about 20 percent of them to the right and left and up and down. And 10 percent of them have facial recognition capability – meaning that they can identify criminals by their faces through their connection to a database maintained by the National Register of Persons (Renap). Police can also compare footage of license plates to the Tax Administration Authority (SAT)’s database to see if vehicles under surveillance have been reported stolen or are subject to seizure. Police authorities plan on installing an additional 2,100 surveillance cameras throughout Guatemala City by the end of 2014. Many of the cameras will be placed in neighborhoods at-risk for violent crime, such as Mixco and Amatitlán in the Central District, as well as Escuintla and Sacatepéquez. Using technology to fight crime The surveillance cameras are not only helping police respond quickly to criminal activity, they are helping law enforcement authorities gather data that will allow them to develop long-term approaches to fighting crime. Violence rates in sectors under surveillance have dropped by up to 40 percent since law enforcement authorities installed the video cameras at a cost of $150 million (USD). Surveillance cameras help police develop anti-crime strategies: Analyst Guatemalan police officials believed the 1,900 surveillance cameras authorities installed in June in different parts of Guatemala City would help them prevent crime and fight violence. Surveillance cameras help police develop anti-crime strategies: Analyst For example, in 2011, the Safe Cities Association launched the website alertos.org, which integrates surveillance services in high-crime areas and displays detailed information in real time. The creation of this platform seeks to achieve inter-institutional cooperation and increased strategic intelligence in the use and exchange of data. It receives feeds from various information sources, including civil complaints, and creates a statistical database of criminal incidents. In September, the website recorded 46 armed attacks and 84 homicides throughout the country. Police authorities plan on installing an additional 2,100 surveillance cameras throughout Guatemala City by the end of 2014. Many of the cameras will be placed in neighborhoods at-risk for violent crime, such as Mixco and Amatitlán in the Central District, as well as Escuintla and Sacatepéquez. The initiative stays in constant contact with security authorities to share information such as data on suspicious license plates, criminal profiles, and patterns of behavior in certain areas. This strengthens the Strategy for Citizen Security, which is focused on fighting crime and preventing crime. To complement this strategy, more institutional presence is needed.last_img read more

Ex-Freeport Principal Admits to Having Sex With Teen

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 46-year-old ex-Freeport middle school principal has admitted to having sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy he met online and failing to disclose his criminal history when he applied for that job.John O’Mard pleaded guilty Friday at Nassau County court to criminal sexual act, offering a false instrument for filing, perjury and official misconduct.“Instead of being a role model to his students, this defendant committed crimes against a young person and betrayed the trust placed in him as principal of his school,” District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. “The parents, teachers, students and taxpayers of this school district deserved far better.”Prosecutors said O’Mard met the teen through Grindr, smartphone dating application for men, and took the victim to his Freeport home, where they engaged in oral and anal sexual conduct without the boy’s consent on Sept. 22, 2012.He had been the principal of the John W. Dodd Middle School from Sept. 1, 2003, and the School Board fired him on April 25, 2013, a month after his arrest.During the investigation, authorities found that a decade prior to those crimes, O’Mard denied having a felony and misdemeanor conviction when he applied for certifications with the New York State Education Department in September 2004.Judge Angelo Delligatti is expected to sentence O’Mard to 60 days in jail and 10 years of probation on Feb. 6. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.last_img read more

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry returns to management with Montreal Impact

first_imgHenry has previously worked with the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne (Picture: Getty)‘We are extremely happy with the arrival of Thierry Henry,’ said Montreal Impact sporting director Oliver Renard.‘Young and dynamic, he’s very familiar with MLS and meets the qualities we were looking for in our search. This nomination, two months before the start of camp in January, will give us a chance to build our squad with the man that will lead it.’MORE: Thierry Henry explains why Nicolas Pepe is struggling at ArsenalMORE: Emmanuel Petit tips Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira to replace Unai Emery at ArsenalMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Henry took over a struggling Monaco side and made little improvement (Picture: Getty)‘It’s an honour to coach the Montreal Impact and return to MLS,’ said Henry, who played for the New York Red Bulls at the end of his playing career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s a league I know well, in which I had some very nice moments.‘To be in Quebec, in Montreal, which has an enormous multicultural heritage, it’s extraordinary. I’ve always kept an eye on the club and now I’m here.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHenry will be officially presented to the media on Monday and will take over when pre-season training begins in mid-January, with the MLS having just finished.The 42-year-old has also worked as a coach under Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team, achieving a third-place finish at the World Cup. Comment Arsenal legend Thierry Henry returns to management with Montreal Impact Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Nov 2019 1:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link339Shares The former striker has been out of work since getting sacked by Monaco (Picture: Getty)Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact have announced the appointment of former Arsenal star Thierry Henry as the team’s new manager.The Frenchman has been out of work since he was sacked by Monaco back in January, having mustered just four wins – and 11 defeats – in 20 games in charge of the Ligue 1 outfit.He has been linked with other jobs in Europe since, but has opted to sign a two-year deal with the option for a third to move to Canada. Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Tours Scranton Neighborhood Redevelopment Supported with State Investments

first_imgGovernor Wolf Tours Scranton Neighborhood Redevelopment Supported with State Investments Economy,  Press Release,  Seniors Scranton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today toured the redevelopment on Cedar Avenue in Scranton to see how the partnerships between his administration, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) and local officials and organizations are revitalizing the neighborhood. UNC is leading the project to rebuild several city blocks in South Scranton by creating a mix of new homes for working families and businesses.“The transformation that is happening in this section of Scranton is wonderful to see and a demonstration of what is possible when the commonwealth along with leading organizations like the United Neighborhood Center and other members of the community work together,” said Governor Wolf. “The project is helping to improve lives and transition a neighborhood into a center of opportunity to live, work and play.”UNC began leading the community-wide effort in 2008 to transform the neighborhood with new housing, retail and office spaces to reduce blight, improved community partnerships, decrease crime, and bring the community together. More than $20 million has been invested in the project.Over that time, the Department of Community and Economic Development has worked closely withUNC and local officials to designate the neighborhood as an Elm Street Community, investing more than $2.8 million in the project. The Department of Education invests approximately $120,000 a year through the Education for a Family Learning program.“The tremendous beautification and revitalization efforts that have taken place through the Cedar Avenue project, with United Neighborhood Center, have brought about hope for what could be a broader revitalization of the South Scranton neighborhoods and have revitalized the community,” said Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright.In 2010, the United Neighborhood Community Development Corporation developed 40 housing units in the 500 and 600 blocks of Cedar Avenue including townhouses and apartments with commercial space on the street level and living space on the upper floors. The initiative was funded by $1,790,625 of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds and $25,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits from the Department of Community and Economic Development, $75,000 of HRA funds, $$187,500 of HOME funds, $75,000 of CDBG funds, $94,227 of CHDO funds, $225,000 of Local Share funds, and a $300,000 grant from the Weinberg foundation.The second phase of the project transformed multiple properties on Cedar Avenue and Alder Street into 30 apartments over nine buildings. The phase was supported with $420,000 in Local Share, $500,000 from Lackawanna/Susquehanna Behavioral Health, $878,880 from the Weinberg foundation and $7,170,910 from Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity.To put a capstone on the decade long revitalization, UNC is in the process of completing the transformation of the former South Scranton Bank and Trust building with $150,000 through the Neighborhood Partnership Program from DCED and pending investments. The anchor for the neighborhood will provide space for the community, businesses and UNC services.The United Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit agency dedicated to meeting the needs of local low-income families, seniors, and youth, while also empowering them to attain self-sufficiency. The organization uses a wrap-around approach to address the emerging needs of the community in six departments including community services, child care, youth, older adults, community education and revitalization, and community health and a Housing/Community Development Corporation. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img August 04, 2017last_img read more

47 Terminalia St, Redlynch has plenty of space, close to nature

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-28:d17ec34d7304477710abb44 Player Element ID: vjs_video_1192 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00LIAM and Nicole Heiser are reluctant to leave their 47 Terminalia St, Redlynch, home but career opportunities and proximity to family down south have made a big life decision slightly easier for the pair.Listed for offers of more than $795,000, the six-bedroom, three-bathroom building among the rainforest is more than just somewhere to sleep and keep your belongings. With polished timber floors, a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge all opening out to a large, wrap around deck with sweeping views out to Green Island.The space is perfect for entertaining family and friends while the main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe provides plenty of privacy. A family bathroom also comes with a separate toilet.The view from 47 Terminalia St, Redlynch“We have been here for three years,” Mrs Heiser said.“We put solar panels on the roof and replaced the pool filter and also the stairs, lights and airconditioning. We have done a lot of bits and pieces around the place.“The veranda is the best part of the house. There is a nice view, the breeze is wonderful especially during the warmer months and we have had an echidna there and regularly get kookaburras.”Mrs Heiser said the couple had looked at a number of properties before deciding to buy Terminalia St.“This one by far had a lot of potential and value for money. We looked at other houses, there area few developments around Cairns and every house is exactly the same, but this is unique,” she said.“We’ve rented the downstairs granny flat out in the past on Airbnb and it is good for family visits.47 Terminalia St, Redlynch“It is a great house for a family or people who like entertaining. We have amazing neighbours too and we are very close to the Kuranda train line.”RE/MAX agent Cathy Ratcliffe said the property was definitely one of a kind.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Boarded by council reserve, it is conveniently located close to great schools such as Redlynch State College and St Andrew’s Catholic College,” she said.“There is Redlynch Central shopping centre, James Cook University and the airport very close by as well.“This residence offers ultimate privacy and is the ideal location to relax, entertain and unwind. In essence, it is the perfect place to come home to.”Other features include a double lockup garage with powered workshop, electric gates, an in-ground resort-style pool.47 Terminalia St, RedlynchDownstairs is ideally suited as a granny flat or teenagers retreat and has two bedrooms, a family room, a bathroom and an internal laundry.The 1186 sqm block is fully fenced with just one neighbour.It is also close to walking tracks and schools. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud resource was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Lutwyche tennis centre to become retirement village

first_imgRetireAustralia CEO Alison Quinn said The Fancutts Retirement Living site in Laura St includes the former home of Daphne and Trevor Fancutt. “Brisbane City Council has approved the relocation of the house and RetireAustralia will make an announcement on its future location in coming months,” Ms Quinn said. MORE: Celeb’s plan tro bring design to more homes More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe Fancutt’s Tennis Centre and Coaching Academy will now become the Retire Australia’s next retirement living community.“We never would have been successful without my father’s loan and we never let him down,” she said.“Two of our first students, Geoff Masters and Wendy Turnbull, went on to win Grand Slam doubles titles and many other pupils we coached, including our three sons, Charlie, Michael and Chris, also went on to play at Wimbledon,” she said.Mrs Fancutt said they operated the tennis centre for more than 50 years.“It became a tennis institution, servicing Brisbane and attracting interest from international celebrities and sportspeople.”Looking back on her career, Mrs Fancutt said a highlight was winning the December 1958 Queensland Open Champion when she was three months pregnant. Overwhelming response to Herston development Daphne and Trevor Fancutt are ambassadors for the project.PLANS for an iconic Brisbane tennis centre, where champions such as Geoff Masters and Wendy Turnbull trained, have been unveiled. Fancutts Tennis Centre was started by eight time Wimbledon players Trevor and Daphne Fancutt (pictured) 50 years ago. Photo by Chris McCormack.“I said jokingly to my opponent Sandra Reynolds, who went on to win the Australian Open ‘Sandra, you didn’t have a chance because it was two against one’.“Many years later I had the great pleasure of watching this same baby go on to win his own Queensland Open, defeating Pat Cash in the final.”The centre ran right up until 2015, when they decided to close it.“Operating costs had become so high that it just wasn’t viable,” Mrs Fancutt said.“Trevor and I are happy that the site, just like with the tennis centre will continue to service the Brisbane community.” Mrs Fancutt said her husband had three goals — to represent South Africa in the Davis Cup, to play centre court at Wimbledon and to own his own tennis centre.“He achieved all three and I supported him in everything he has done,” she said.The Fancutts purchased the site with money they borrowed from Mrs Fancutts father, Charlie Seeney.center_img >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< RELATED: Design on the ball for former Fancutts Tennis Centre RetireAustralia have announced an eight-storey village at Lutwyche, Fancutts Retirement Living, which will feature 183 independent living apartments and 35 care apartments. The Courier-Mail spoke to former owner and tennis champion Daphne Fancutt after the plans for the previous Fancutts Tennis Centre and Academy were revealed.Their story started in January, 1962, when Mrs Fancutt (85) and husband Trevor (84) embarked on a venture that would cement their name among Brisbane families for decades to come. FANCUTT FAMILY: Chris Fancutt then (6), Charles (13), father Trevor & mother Daphne. sport tennis families file pic 1973.last_img read more

Kelly hits back at detractors

first_img The UCI was implicated in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal by the US Anti-Doping Agency and was criticised by the World Anti-Doping Agency when an independent panel it established to examine its own alleged complicity was disbanded before it could report. That has led to strong criticism of McQuaid, but his compatriot Kelly thinks the critics have been too harsh on the 63-year-old, who has been president since 2006. “It was a real difficult time for cycling. These were bad years for cycling and McQuaid has suffered because of that. But we must also remember the good things he has done. He has managed to improve the image of cycling in the last few years with the introduction of the biological passport. “That has been working very well. It has taken a lot of riders out of the sport and I think the sport is better for it at the moment. When we look at the way cycling is going at the moment he has done a good job in the latter years.” All eyes will be on Team Sky’s Chris Froome in France after defending champion Sir Bradley Wiggins had to pull out of the race due to injury and illness. Froome has spent much of his recent career in Wiggins’ shadow, but Kelly thinks the Kenya-born 28-year-old can make the step up and challenge for the Tour. “He has proven he can cope with the pressure,” Kelly added. “He has beaten some very good racers who he will be facing on the Tour de France, so there’s no reason why he can’t do it again.” Cycling Ireland’s clubs will decide whether the federation should nominate McQuaid to stand for re-election as Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin on Saturday. “I definitely think Pat McQuaid does not get enough credit for what he has done,” said Kelly, a four-time green jersey winner at the Tour de France. Sean Kelly has hit out at Pat McQuaid’s critics as the Irish cycling chief prepares for a crucial vote that could determine whether he stays on as UCI president.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Cristiano Ronaldo shares passionate kiss with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez: View pic

first_imgMuitos parabéns, filho! 🎂🎉🎊Que continues a ser o lindo menino que tens sido até hoje, o papá tem muito orgulho em ti! 🙏Que tenhas um dia muito feliz 🥳O papá ama-te muito ❤️😘 pic.twitter.com/lB6d6zoE0I— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 17, 2019Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez, who have been dating since 2016, could be seen sharing a passionate kiss in a jacuzzi on the deck of his yacht. Aren’t Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez giving us a major couple goal?Ronaldo reportedly left a whopping €20,000 tip for the staff at the hotel he stayed in to thank them for allowing him to enjoy his holiday in peace.Ronaldo capped off a successful 2018/19 season with the UEFA Nations League victory, thereby solidifying his claim to win the Ballon d’Or this year. However, as things stand, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi are the two frontrunners for football’s greatest individual prize. New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best ever football players and there is no doubt in it. He is currently on a holiday in the south of France along with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, son Cristiano Jr and his brother Hugo Aveiro. Apart from hiring a private yacht to enjoy the sun and the sea, the Portuguese football legend has also been staying in a hotel in Greece.Along the way, Ronaldo has been sharing photos of his adventures including one of a helicopter ride, another with his son in the pool, and a third of with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.Taking to the social media platform including Twitter and Instagram, the Juventus football player posted several pictures. Take a look: For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more