The match of the second qualifying round for the World Cup and guest performance of our Dragons in Brussels is getting closer, and BH players will play at the King Baudouin Stadium against the selection of Belgium, currently the second-ranked team in the FIFA rankings, on the 7th of October.We played with popular Red Devils at the recent qualifiers for EURO 2016, and the Belgians won their visa for France as the best team from Group B. Unlike Belgium which ended the European Championship in the quarterfinals, Dragon were stopped by Ireland in the playoffs.“Performance of Belgium at the European Championships, where we made it to the quarter-finals, is neither good nor bad. However, we have a fantastic team that is certainly one of the best ones in the world,” said the 67-year-old coach Georges Leekens.“Our players have to play cautiously. The absence of Kompany, Vermaelen and De Bryne certainly could facilitate job to your selection, but despite the absence of three main players in Belgium, I think we will manage to win if we play at the highest level and show all the qualities that we have,” said Leekens, who was sitting on benches of nine Belgian clubs during his career.“I really like Balkan Boys, as I call the players from the Balkans. BiH has several players who have great individual qualities. There is four to five world-class players in your national team, and Edin Dzeko makes something from nothing. This time, we must show that we are good enough to win against Bosnia. If we exclude the quality of BH players, we might have problems,” said the coach.“Belgium and BiH are the two highest quality teams in Group H. However, Belgians should confirm the placement at the World Cup in Russia, and I’m sure that BH players want to play at the next World Cup as well,” said Leekens, who except the team of Belgium, also led teams of Algeria and Tunisia.Robert Martinez is the first Spaniard on the bench of Belgium, and the 11th foreigner on the selector bench of Red Devils.“Martinez is a good coach, but as my former assistant Marc Wilmots, he will need time to get used to the players. Only after a year or two, he will be able to rightly say that he knows the team,” said Leekens, and then briefly commented our coach Mehmed Bazdarevic.“I know him. I met him several years ago. I think he had a great career as a football player.”BH national team played with Belgium six times so far. Dragons recorded three wins, two defeats and one draw.(Source: faktor.ba)
August 14, 2020
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Levi Coykendall, born in 1986, of Clearwater was charged with non-residential burglary, a level 7 felony; two counts of nonresidential burglary, a level 9 felony; and three counts of theft, a level 9 felony.Coykendall is accused of entering a large machine shed at 974 N. Drury Road and stealing batteries, tools and copper wire on Sept. 5, 2012 valued at $2,125. Then on August 10, 2012 at a storage barn at 500 N. Rock Road in Sumner County, Coykendall allegedly stole batteries and radiators, valued at $1,225 from inside the building. Then also on Aug. 10, 2012, Coykendall allegedly stole a chainsaw, air compressor, air ratchet, tractor snow chains and other property from inside a storage building at Palestine Township.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Jeffrey Dewayne Jones, born in 1963, of Parachute, Colo. was charged with driving while revoked, a Class B Misdemeanor; possession of marijuana (second offense), a level 5 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and transporting open container, an unspecified level misdemeanor.Jones is accused on April 4 of driving on I-35 with driverâ€™s license revoked; possessing two jars of marijuana and a silver grinder; and transporting an open bottle of vodka near the driverâ€™s door and an open can of Coors beer on the floor of the passengerâ€™s side.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢ Justin Wells, born in 1987, of Wichita, was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Wells is accused with having three brown rolled cigar papers containing marijuana in the center console of the vehicle for which he was a passenger. Wells also allegedly had used a red straw to mix Lortab dust with marijuana which he smoked earlier in the day.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Joseph Scott Lincicome, born in 1980, of Winfield was charged with driving while suspended, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Lincicome is accused of driving a vehicle on U.S. 81 near the Wellington Airport when such license was suspended or revoked. He also allegedly had two compartment containers which contained marijuana and a 10mm socket converted to a marijuana pipe in his pocket.Lincicomeâ€™s case is continued to May 1 at 9 a.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Caleb Stewart, born in 1987, of Wellington was charged with aggravated battery, a level 7 felony or domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal threat, a level 9 felony; battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal restraint, a Class A misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a level 8 felony.Stewart is accused of March 12, 2014 of angrily grabbing and choking a household member around the neck so she could not breathe which could potentially result in strangling her to death.He also allegedly told the person as he was choking her that he was going to kill her and their son and then kill himself.When another person tried to help her sister get away, Stewart allegedly grabbed him around the neck. That person allegedly got away from Stewart where he went outside to try to call the police. Stewart allegedly pursued him and dragged him back inside.Then allegedly when the law enforcement arrived, Stewart ran but was located nearby. The officer allegedly told him to stop. He fled and the officer allegedly could not catch him for awhile and arrest him for criminal threat, aggravated battery and other charges.Stewart is to have a court deposition on May 1.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Mariah Kinzey, born in 1994, of Wellington was charged with minor in consumption.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Hayden Filak, born in 1992, of Wichita, was charged with four counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, a Class B misdemeanor; attempted aggravated criminal sodomy, a level 3 felony; sexual battery, a Class A misdemeanor; and contributing to a childâ€™s misconduct, Class A misdemeanor.Filak is accused on April 4, 2014 of purchasing Fireball alcohol, Bud Light Lime beer, a six pack of Jack and Coke which he took to a party at 1469 E. 120th Ave. in Mulvane and allegedly provided it to four people, who were underaged.Filak allegedly did unlawfully commit an overt act of the crime of aggravated sodomy to a 17-year-old male, who was passed out and/or sleeping on the floor in the bathroom after having consumed large amount of alcohol. He allegedly unzipped the alleged victimâ€™s pants with intention to perform oral sex according to the complaint.According to the complaint, previously at the party he allegedly touched a person who was 16 years of age with the intent to arouse or satisfy desire of said offender.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Ashlie Davis, born in 1985, of Wellington was charged with forgery, a level 9 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Davis is accused of making a check payable to Braumâ€™s for $175 for groceries, forging the signature of another person. Davis allegedly stole the checkbook from the person for which the signature was made.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Shawn Clementi, born in 1963, of War Acres, Okla. was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; driving while suspended, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Clementi is accused of taking an orange dream catcher at EZ Go on the Kansas Turnpike Rest Area. After driving off and eventually getting stopped on I-35 going southbound at milepost 3, it was discovered Clementi was driving with a suspended license, the complaint said.Clementi then allegedly possessed a small bag of methamphetamine attached to the driverâ€™s side door. There also was a glass pipe behind the driverâ€™s seat, allegedly.Clementi has a court deposition set for May 8 at 1:30 p.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Amber Mae Conrad of Wellington was charged with driving under the influence (first offense) a Class B misdemeanor; transporting an open container, an unclassified misdemeanor; and furnishing alcoholic liquor to a minor, a Class B misdemeanor.Conrad is accused of operating a vehicle with blood alcohol concentration over the .08 or more limit while operating vehicle. She also allegedly had an open container of alcohol in the car and furnished beer to a person who was under 21-years-of-age.Conrad has a court deposition set for May 1 at 9 a.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Kraig Moore of Mulvane was charged with driving under the influence (first offense), a Class B misdemeanor; transportation of an open container, an unclassified misdemeanor; criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; and refusal of PBT, a traffic infraction.On March 31, 2014, Moore is accused of having blood alcohol concentration over the .08 or more limit while operating a vehicle. He also allegedly had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. He is also accused of willfully damaging a silver 2006 Hyundai Elantra.Mooreâ€™s case is continued to April 24 at 1:30 p.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Santiago Ramos, born in 1970, of Weslaco, Texas was charged with speeding, a traffic infraction; driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor (second offense); and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a level 3 drug felony.Ramos is accused of driving 89 mph in a 75 mph zone at mile post 18.9. When stopped by law enforcement, it was allegedly discovered that his driverâ€™s license was revoked or suspended. There were also allegedly four small bundles of marijuana hidden on his person when he was arrested of at least 25 grams but less than 450 grams, which he intended to sell such marijuana to finance the trip he was on.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Alfred Leroy Black, Jr., born in 1976 of Wellington was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and trafficking in contraband in a correctional facility, a level 6 felony. Brendan Auzat, born in 1989, of Wellington was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and trafficking contraband in a correctional facility, a level 6 felony.Black, Jr. is accused of stealing a Timberwolves tobacco can from the property locker of a detention deputy at the Sumner County Detention Center. The tobacco in the can, which is forbidden in correctional facilities, was allegedly divided between him and inmate Auzat and consumed.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Danny Teague, born in 1971, of Wellington was charged with three counts of sale of methamphetamine less than one gram within 1,000 feet of a school, a level 3 drug felony.Teague is accused on Oct. 17, 2013 of selling about one gram of meth to a confidential informant for $200 cash at his residence at 1416 Michigan Apartment F which is about 900 feet from school property at the Wellington High School. He also allegedly sold about .11 gram of meth to a confidential informant for $25 cash at the same location on Oct. 23. Then on Oct. 24 he sold .22 gram of meth to an informant for $50 cash.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Robert Perry Boyer, born in 1986, of Wellington was charged with violation of protective order, a Class A misdemeanor; and criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor.Boyer is accused on April 10, 2014 of violating a restraining order issued on April 8 which prohibited him from interfering with the privacy or rights of another person by going to 1406 North C in Wellington. He is accused of entering the fenced-in back yard and opening the bedroom window of the house which he was not authorized to do.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Tyere Latra Hunter of Newton was charged with driving under the influence (first offense), a Class B misdemeanor, driving without a valid license, a Class B misdemeanor; speeding, a traffic infraction; and possession of alcoholic liquor by underage adult, a Class C misdemeanor.Hunter is accused of having blood alcohol concentration above .08 while driving a motorized vehicle after speeding 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. Hunter is also accused of drinking vodka, while under the age of 21.Hunterâ€™s court deposition is set for May 2, at 9 a.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Phillip Henderson of Wellington was charged with driving under the influence (fourth offense), a non-grid felony with a mandatory 90 days in jail and $2,500 fine; driving while suspended or revoked, a Class B misdemeanor; transporting an open container, an unclassified misdemeanor; and driving left of center, a traffic infraction.Henderson is accused of operating a vehicle with blood alcohol concentration level .08 or above, having a suspended license; transporting an open alcoholic beverage, and driving left of center on two lanes of traffic.Hendersonâ€™s court deposition is set for April 24, at 1:30 p.m.
August 14, 2020
2011 Mike Trout, Card No. 4 (Ermsy)Here’s a psychedelic trip of a card from Ermsy based on this generation’s best player.We imagine this is the version of Trout pitchers see in their nightmares, his haunting cutout eyes and monstrous bat speed enough to cause a cold sweat. We thought a rendition of Bob Gibson’s 1959 card was terrible, but some people see it as one of their favorites of the bunch due to its unconventional approach.Our below list of favorite “Project 2020” cards released so far, then, will likely result in further disagreement. That’s OK. Passionate exchanges about these works is the whole point of the business.MORE: What in the world happened with this Bob Gibson card?Here’s what we’ve enjoyed the most (in no particular order):1980 Rickey Henderson, Card No. 21 (Matt Taylor)What better representation of the eccentric figure Rickey Henderson maintained than Matt Taylor’s eye-popping print?It’s awesome when baseball cards provide a deep look at what a time period or player was like for those who didn’t watch him. Cards from the early 1900s are so cool largely for that reason; they’re a portal to a different era in American life.You could whip out this work in 2050 when someone asks to describe what Henderson was like and get across the message just fine: Flashy, exuberant, full of life. (Topps) Tony Gwynn by Naturel https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ca/77/tony-gwynn-project-2020-topps_112ukvzhh1ns113zhnts3ivics.png?t=354357658&w=500&quality=80 (Topps) The “Project 2020” collection from Topps has been polarizing because of the creative liberties it takes in recreating historic baseball cards.Throughout the year, famous artists are releasing versions of iconic cards in their own creative styles. Like any work, but especially one related to a timeless hobby such as card collecting, there are wide-ranging viewpoints on the success of the enterprise. (Topps) (Topps) Rickey Henderson by Blake Jamieson https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/28/49/rickey-henderson-project-2020-topps_10lyvvdfrdesc1hihmjfcfodw0.png?t=354626242&w=500&quality=801983 Tony Gwynn, Card No. 40 (Naturel)There’s something quite magical about this card and the way it transforms the background beyond Gwynn into what could be any baseball park in the world. An entire series of action shot baseball cards with this concept would be fun.Using shapes instead of letters is also an interesting touch by the artist. Willie Mays by Andrew Thiele https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2b/4b/willie-mays-project-2020-topps_1i85zyu6bkitp10b67o9bytvyq.png?t=353429146&w=500&quality=801980 Rickey Henderson, Card No. 57 (Blake Jamieson)This take on Henderson’s 1980 card pops in a different way from Taylor’s creation, replacing the funk of No. 21 with an explosion of green and yellow.It strikes a nice balance between being an attention-grabbing work and something subtle and warm enough not to overpower the eyes. (Topps) Rickey Henderson by Matt Taylor https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/af/4e/rickey-henderson-project-2020-matt-taylor_1gry77sg1fcar1mi3rxco5axup.png?t=353038818&w=500&quality=801952 Willie Mays, Card No. 15 (Andrew Thiele)It’s impressive how much complexity Thiele fits into a single baseball card without making it feel too crowded. It could work as a painting too, which is a testament to what he’s done with the colors and textures around the main image of Mays. Mike Trout by Ermsy https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1f/9/mike-trout-project-2020-topps_tnw0gnulk8hb1v97h0efabq6k.png?t=354231754&w=500&quality=80
August 13, 2020
MASON CITY — Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is this week and seven Iowa offices of LifeServe Blood Center, including the Mason City office, will be taking blood donations from supporters of the men and women in blue.Shay Willis, spokeswoman for LifeServe, says the Blue Blood Drive is Wednesday and it’ll feature some great swag and appropriate after-donation treats. “We have a super-cool t-shirt that all of our donors will receive,” Willis says, “and we will be giving away donuts in our canteen as part of our refreshments that day, thanks to some generous donors.”The event is being co-sponsored by Iowa COPS, Concerns of Police Survivors, which assists surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Donors with all blood types are welcome as blood demands change from day to day. “If you go to LifeServeBloodCenter.org, we update that every single day and we tell visitors how many days worth of a blood supply we have,” Willis says. “We also tell visitors to that website what types of blood we need.”.Donating one pint of blood may help to save as many as three lives. Willis says it usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to give blood. “If you’ve never donated blood, the actual donation process should take just a few minutes,” Willis says. “What some people don’t always understand is that you have to answer some questions. We have to make sure it’s safe for you to give but that it’s also for us to make sure what you give is safe to provide to a patient in need.”The Mason City blood drive event will take place Wednesday at their center located at 4700 4th Southwest from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. LifeServe is the sole provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska.To schedule an appointment, call 800-287-4903 or you can click here to register
January 12, 2020
President David Granger committed to ensuring that Guyana preserved its land assets and promoted more efficient mining and logging practices at a signing ceremony for a US$15 million project for the implementation of a four-year Sustainable Land Development and Management Programme (SLDMP).The sum was acquired by the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Ministry of the Presidency, under the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), which is a fund for the financing of activities identified under the Low Carbon DevelopmentMinister of State, Joseph Harmon; Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Reuben Robinson and Finance Minister Winston Jordan sign the Project document as Commissioner Trevor Benn and staff of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) look onStrategy (LCDS). The fund receives money from Norway based on an independent verification of Guyana’s deforestation and forest degradation rates and progress on REDD+ enabling activities.The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), with support from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Guyana, will be the executing agency.In his remarks to the heads of agencies and other Government and non-governmental functionaries gathered in the Baridi Benab at State House, President Granger said that Guyana’s land-based natural capital must be managed sustainably if present and future generations were to enjoy the ‘good life’. He noted that Guyana has made progress on the crafting of its Framework Document of the Green State Development Strategy in order to ensure sustainable development. Sustainable land development is essential to protecting the nation’s natural patrimony and ensuring economic development.President Granger noted that the increased demand for land for farming, logging and mining has increased the threats to the country’s natural capital and was the main cause of deforestation. Small-scale mining alone accounted for 89 per cent of deforestation over the past three years while river mining was polluting the waterways on which many hinterland residents still depended for bathing, drinking purposes, fishing and washing, the Head of State said.The President said that Guyana’s green development agenda demanded the fulfilment of these environmental obligations and the adoption of practices to better manage land resources and the augmentation of institutional capacity to improve monitoring and verification of land use.Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who signed the document on behalf of the Government of Guyana, in his remarks, said that the Government welcomed the project, which has been designed to ensure that the productivity and economic potential of land were maintained even as the natural resources were used to streamline and develop the ‘green’ economy.Head of the PMO, Marlon Bristol said that the GRIF has taken keen interest in projects that reduce emissions from degradation and deforestation. It is with this mandate, he said, that the GRIF funds have been allocated for sustainable land management. “In this context, putting to use degraded lands provides a great opportunity and impetus for the establishment of a ‘green’ state,” he said.