Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is awarding more than $3 million in grant funds to a number of law enforcement agencies across the state for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.A total of 152 sheriffs’ offices and police departments will receive a portion of the $3,098,808 in Drug Use Prevention Grant funds announced today. The funds must be used to establish or maintain drug abuse prevention education and awareness programs for students during the 2018-2019 school year.Grant recipients are required to include over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse prevention education in their programs.“Age-appropriate substance abuse prevention education every year, at every grade level is key,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Evidence-based prevention education helps students develop the skills they need to make good decisions, stay drug-free, and live healthier lives.”A full list of the 152 award recipients can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.D.A.R.E. programs and school resource officer drug use prevention programs were eligible to apply for the grants. All programs must be conducted in cooperation with the public school superintendent of each school district where the programming will take place.The Drug Use Prevention Grant Fund supports programs such as Botvin LifeSkills, D.A.R.E. Keepin’ It REAL, PALS – Prevention through Alternative Learning Styles, Unique You, Too Good For Drugs, Reach Out Now, and Stay on Track.
Van Gaal: Liverpool stronger team than Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes Liverpool are a superior team to Manchester City despite Thursday’s defeat.Van Gaal felt the thrill-a-minute clash at the Etihad illustrated the weaknesses that Pep Guardiola has to address.He told the Mirror: “The match proved to me that City cannot defend.“When Liverpool equalised, there were enough City defenders around the box to prevent it.“But most of the time, in the Premier League, City don’t have to defend because they outplay most opponents.“When they face a strong side like Liverpool, you can see that the City players are not able to defend properly. They look erratic.“Liverpool deserve applause because most teams cannot force Man City into a situation where they have to defend.“Liverpool did push them at one point in the second half and then we could see that City were in trouble. Just look at Roberto Firmino, he hardly touched the ball, but his amount of running for the team was incredible.“Klopp also has Sadio Mane and even Mo Salah running their socks off in all matches.“Those three help the others to defend and they also have the energy to counter-attack and create things when they win the ball back.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Puyol confident Valdes will bounce back from Barcelona sackingby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCarles Puyol is confident Victor Valdes will bounce back from his sacking by Barcelona.Valdes, Puyol’s former teammate, was relieved of his duties as Juvenil A coach following disagreements with the club, yet Puyol did not shed much light on the decision.”Victor as a coach still does not have much experience,” former Barca captain Puyol explained.”Last season he did very well. In the world of football, he has a lot of knowledge to teach children.”I don’t know the reasons for his departure, and I’m not inside the club, but I’m sure he’ll be a great coach [in the future] and will help develop some great footballers.”Youth football is not easy, you have to focus on the training of the players and not so much on the results.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham enter talks with free agent Michel Vormby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have entered talks with Michel Vorm about re-signing the Dutch goalkeeper on a free transfer until the end of the season as cover for injured captain Hugo Lloris.Vorm, 35, has been without a club since being released by Spurs at the end of his contract in June, says the London Evening Standard. He joined Spurs from Swansea in July 2014 and made 47 appearances in all competitions as stand-in for No.1 Lloris.The 15-cap former Dutch international fell behind Paulo Gazzaniga in the pecking order at the start of last season and will now deputise for the Argentine until at least January, when Lloris is expected to return to training following a dislocated left elbow.Alfie Whiteman, 21, has been acting as the club’s third goalkeeper since Vorm’s departure but is yet to make a senior appearance for the club.
Twitter/@MSU_BasketballLast week saw a major shake-up at the top of the college basketball world, and it is definitely reflected in the updated AP and Coaches Polls. After Kentucky fell at UCLA and Maryland dropped to former No. 1 UNC, we have a new top team: the Michigan State Spartans. Tom Izzo’s club is 9-0, and followed up by Kansas in the AP, and Iowa State in the Coaches Poll. The Spartans are the new No. 1 according to the latest USA TODAY Coaches Poll. pic.twitter.com/gWxtC9vt88— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) December 7, 2015Here are both full Top 25 polls:AP Poll:1. Michigan State2. Kansas3. North Carolina4. Iowa State5. Kentucky6. Maryland7. Oklahoma8. Duke9. Villanova10. Virginia11. Purdue12. Xavier13. Arizona14. West Virginia15. Providence16. Baylor17. Miami (FL)18. Butler19. SMU20. Gonzaga21. Vanderbilt22. Louisville23. Cincinnati24. Oregon25. UtahUSA Today Coaches Poll:1. Michigan State2. Iowa State3. North Carolina4. Kentucky5. Duke6. Villanova7. Kansas8. Oklahoma9. Maryland10. Virginia11. Purdue12. Arizona13. Xavier14. West Virginia15. Baylor16. Vanderbilt17. Gonzaga18. Providence19. Louisville20. Miami (FL)21. Butler22. Cincinnati23. Oregon24. Utah25. Texas A&M
Although the Buckeyes’ wrestling season might not have lived up to expectations, the team is entering the Big Ten Tournament boasting five seeded competitors. Coach Tom Ryan called this tournament the beginning of the real season. Senior captain Colt Sponseller, 165 pounds, and redshirt freshman Nick Heflin, 174 pounds, were selected as No. 2 seeds for the weekend’s tournament. The two are tied for the most wins on the team at 19 each. Redshirt freshman Peter Capone, 197 pounds, redshirt sophomore captain C.J. Magrum, 184 pounds, and sophomore captain Ian Paddock, 133 pounds, all received seeds for the tournament. Magrum was given a No. 7 seed, while Capone and Paddock received No. 8 seeds. For the Buckeyes (2-11, 1-7 Big Ten), seeds do not mean much. “Seedings don’t matter,” Heflin said. “You have to beat everyone to win it anyway.” Although the Buckeyes’ season has not been great, Ryan said this is where the real season starts for the competitors. “In the competitive world, the season starts now. Records don’t matter; mentality matters,” Ryan said. “I’m sure all our guys are anxious to compete.” The team has been preparing hard for the Big Ten Tournament, and wrestlers said the week following their last dual was filled with two practices per day. “We’ve had a couple of hard weeks,” Paddock said. Capone said the team brought in Tommy Rowlands — who won two National Championships for Ohio State in 2002 and 2004 — to help the team prepare for the tournament. Capone welcomed the chance to train with the former National Champion. “He kills me for 10 minutes straight, then for another 10 minutes,” Capone said, “so I can’t even barely stand.” Capone said he hopes training will make facing someone in his weight class easier as he grows accustomed to wrestling the former heavyweight National Champion. Magrum said he is looking forward to a potential rematch with Iowa’s Grant Gambrall. “That was an upsetting one. I started off winning the match, and ended up getting beat pretty bad,” Magrum said. “I’d like another shot at that.” Sponseller said he’s looking to put the “icing on the cake” of his Big Ten career. “I want to go out there and win,” Sponseller said. “It’s the only thing I have on my mind right now is go out there and win a Big Ten title.” The Buckeyes began the season as the No. 12 team, but injuries and inexperience have contributed to their less-than-stellar record. The team is looking to salvage what it can in the Big Ten Tournament, and send as many wrestlers as possible to the NCAA Championships. “We just really want to go out there and get as many guys to nationals as we can,” Sponseller said. Ryan agreed. “Right now, this thing’s about qualifying for the national tournament,” Ryan said. “Right now, we got to get our guys to the national tournament and represent this program the way it needs to be.” The Big Ten Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday in Evanston, Ill.
Jamie Carragher has drawn comparisons to England’s 3-2 victory over Spain to their 5-1 win over Germany in 2001.Carragher played a key role in the England side that came from behind to stun Germany in a World Cup qualifier in Munich.Reflecting on the significance of the win, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I can only go back to when I was playing and the only thing that could match it was the 5-1 win in Germany.“It’s a fantastic result. This is a game they will never forget, whatever they do in their international careers.”Spain threatened to complete a comeback but England were resilient to record their first competitive victory since the semis of the World Cup.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Carragher added: “This a huge result for Gareth Southgate. The World Cup was great but privately we were saying ‘they haven’t really played anyone’ and as soon as they got to Croatia they struggled and couldn’t keep the ball. That’s why tonight is a massive result for Gareth Southgate.“How brave he was. As soon as the game started, Eric Dier, who was England’s holding midfielder, was flying at Sergio Busquets to close him down. That tells you they are on the front foot and going for it.“Watching England is like watching the top teams in the Premier League, you could never say that when I was playing, we always felt that the top teams in the Premier League would be too good for England. Maybe that’s the case but they play like the top teams in the world.“Spain still dominated possession but it was like a great away Champions League performance as you’d see from one of our top teams. They were devastating on the counter, very clinical in front of goal and held on at the end.”
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino believes it essential they return to winning ways by beating Brighton on Saturday in order to stay on top in the Premier LeagueAfter ending 2018 with a spectacular 5-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield and remaining unbeaten in their opening 20 league games, the new year has brought a drastic change in fortunes for Liverpool.The Reds are winless in 2019 with title rivals Manchester City inflicting a first league loss on them last week before Wolves knocked them out of the FA Cup at the third round on Monday.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Amex Stadium, Firmino stressed the importance of Liverpool rediscovering their winning touch ASAP with City only four points behind the leaders.“It’ll be a difficult game. Losing is obviously always bad; nobody likes to lose, and certainly not me,” Firmino told the club website.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But now we’ve got to bounce back. We’ve worked hard every day so we’re prepared for the weekend.“It’ll be a big game, a difficult game and we’ll do our best to get the three points.“That’s what the Premier League is all about – it’s intensely competitive. If the team at the top stutters, the second place will overtake them.“We know we can’t go to sleep and lose silly points. We must maintain our focus until the end of the season.”The Brighton and Liverpool game will begin at 16:00 (CET).
TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for you Related Items:amanda missick, house of assembly, robert hall, sean astwood Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Nov 2015 – There was turbulence yesterday in the House of Assembly which not only forced a recess but drew angry remarks, chastising comments, some seeming legal representation, firm defenses and reluctant apologies. Hon Robert Hall, Speaker of the House of Assembly: “A member may not include offensive or insulting language in relation to another member and a member must not impute improper motives to another member and that’s my decision on that, and that is not open to debate.”At least three elected officials were cited for being unparliamentarily and made to shift their attitudes, withdraw statements and aim to make amends as the Speaker, Hon Robert Hall tried to bring order to the raucous.Hon Sean Astwood, Member for Five Cays: “Mr. Speaker the statement that I made, I know it to be true so if you want me to stand here and lie on myself for my own statement…” House Speaker: “And I don’t expect you to use the word, that you just used when describing yourself…”Five Cays Member: Mr. Speaker, I withdraw the statement.”Minister, Hon Amanda Missick: “I have no reason to lie I have the texts and Whatsapp in my phone here to confirm the conversation between me and the Member for Five Cays. But if he feels it’s okay to stand here in the sight of God and say that I am not speaking the truth, then that is on him…”Speaker of the House: “Thank you…thank you…”“I want the AG to tell me, no the AG is here to give us advice. I didn’t say anything wrong, that is the problem in here, that is the problem in here…”Speaker of the House: Thank you Madame Deputy, you have made your point…”Today House members head back in for more work and will take on a titan of a problem for borrowers from the former TC Invest; as House Members have been made aware of alleged drastic demands being made by an Interim Administration established company which purchased the debt of the decommissioned investment unit.