first_imgIndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter (Photo supplied/National Weather Service) Spring brings a greater chance for natural disasters across the country, and that also means we can see the charitable side of people who want to help those that are impacted. But Marjorie Stephens of the BBB reminds us that the desire to do good can also help line the pockets of people looking to take advantage of the generous.You can hear our full discussion by clicking here.An example of a charity you can trust would be the American Red Cross. If you have questions about a group you’ve donated to, whether you lose money or not, you can report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker and the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – March 10, 2021 0 249 BBB: Donate carefully when natural disasters strike this spring Facebook Pinterest Previous articleChanges being discussed for the South Bend Community Schools Code of ConductNext articleElkhart’s EURZ projects can qualify for neighborhood project grants Tommie Lee Google+last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The rescheduled Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan will be tentatively held on November 29 or 30 in Islamabad subject to another security review, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) said on Friday. The tie was earlier scheduled to be held in Islamabad on September 14-15 but was postponed to November after an in-depth security review by the International Tennis Federation last month.The AITA said in a press release on Friday that a security review on November 4 will decide whether the tie can be held in Islamabad or be shifted to a neutral venue.”The India vs Pakistan Davis Cup tie will take place at Islamabad either on 29 and 30th November or 30th November/1st December,” the AITA said.”However, the security situation will be reviewed on 4th November whether the tie can be held in Islamabad or to be shifted to a neutral venue.”The ITF’s Davis Cup committee had on August 22 decided to postpone the tie from the earlier scheduled dates of September 14 and 15 following persistent pleas by India to either shift the tie to a neutral venue or postpone it given the currently high diplomatic tension between the two countries.”Following an in-depth security review of the current situation in Pakistan by independent expert security advisors, the Davis Cup Committee has taken the decision to postpone the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie between Pakistan and India in Islamabad, due to be played on 14-15 September,” the ITF had then said.”The Committee concluded that this is an exceptional circumstance while the first priority of the ITF is the safety and security of athletes, officials and spectators. The tie has been rescheduled for November, with the exact dates to be confirmed by the Committee no later than 9 September.”The ITF had said that it “will continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan and the Davis Cup Committee will re-convene to re-examine the security situation in advance of the tie.”The tie has become a matter of speculation ever since Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with India citing the revocation of the special status enjoyed by the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.India had named a full-strength team for the tie. But after Jammu and Kashmir was turned into a union territory, Pakistan asked the Indian ambassador to leave their country, halted a goodwill train service and tried to kick up an international row by continuously issuing aggressive statements against India. (With PTI inputs) last_img read more

first_imgAlarm bells were sounded over the 2019 event at a September executive committee meeting in Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh when CAF noted “a significant delay in the realisation of the infrastructures” necessary for holding the Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Tense security A report of the last two inspection visits to central African state Cameroon were made at Friday’s meeting.CAF inspectors recently travelled to the country, which last hosted the tournament in 1972, to check security, infrastructure, stadiums and accommodation.“After numerous discussions and following inspections over the past 18 months CAF has become aware that several conditions of conformity have not been met,” a CAF statement explained.“There is a gap between what is necessary to organise a CAN and the reality on the ground,” the statement added. CAF’s decision came as little surprise back in Cameroon.“We knew what was going to happen, there’s no stadiums, no roads, there’s nothing,” Henri Kelma, a moto-taxi rider in Douala, told AFP.For journalist Pierre Youte “it’s perhaps a good decision..like this Cameroon will have the time to learn and find the means to host a CAN worthy of the name”.Cameroon is experiencing a tense security situation with persistent attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the north and a conflict between the army and separatists in the two English-speaking regions.That recalls the trauma that preceded the 2010 Cup of Nations in Angola, when the Togo team bus was attacked with three dead two days before the opening match.Ahmad observed: “Football in Africa depends on our governments. But our priority is to look after the interests of our actors and above all our players.“I don’t know whether there are statistics but many have been injured during CANs due to the condition of the organisation.”The Cup of Nations is no stranger to dramatic subplots.In 1995 Kenya withdrew as hosts, citing financial difficulties, with South Africa stepping in and going on to be crowned champions.South Africa also took over holding the 2013 tournament after original hosts Libya had pulled out two years earlier because of the armed conflict then raging in the country.Equitorial Guinea stepped in to the breach in 2015 when original hosts Morocco had appealed in vain for the competition to be delayed because of the Ebola epidemic.Ahmad meanwhile appeared to hold out an olive branch to Cameroon.“CAF is committed to supporting Cameroon, to give them time so that they can properly organise a CAN,” he told reporters.He refused to be drawn on whether that meant Cameroon could replace Ivory Coast as hosts of the 2021 edition, or Guinea as organisers in 2023.The 2019 event is scheduled for June 15-July 13, a change from its traditional January-February slot.And it will be the first to feature 24 teams — up from 16 at the 2017 edition in Gabon.Share on: WhatsApp Cameroon’s forward Benjamin Moukandjo (L) and Cameroon’s defender Nicolas Nkoulou celebrate their victory in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Their plans to host have not ended well.Accra, Ghana | AFP | Cameroon was on Friday stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays in preparing for the continental showpiece, organisers the Confederation of African Football announced.“Today we took the decision to withdraw the 2019 CAN from Cameroon,” CAF president Ahmad Ahmad told a press conference in Accra, seven months before the 2019 opening match.He was speaking after a 10-hour CAF executive meeting held behind closed doors in the Ghanaian capital.Ahmad said “a task force” would be set up to launch an appeal for offers “to determine a new organising country between now and the end of the year”.South Africa and Morocco are two frontline contenders to step in as hosts for the event — expanded to 24 teams for the first time — in place of Cameroon, who won the last edition in 2017 in Gabon.Morocco, who lost out to a United States/Mexico/Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup, have regularly been reported as possible replacements.The North Africans had been set to stage the 2015 Cup of Nations before being stripped of its hosting rights in a row over the Ebola outbreak.South Africa is the only African country to stage a World Cup, in 2010, and last staged the Cup of Nations in 2013.“I know that there are countries which are interested, rest assured, candidate countries will come forward,” said Ahmad.“We know there won’t be many (new candidates) but we will leave the task force to evaluate them and to set up visits in order to select the organisers of the CAN by the end of the year”.last_img read more

first_imgThen the show started, and what a show as the great talents of the duo inspired some of our farang talent to join them on stage.We know Phil can belt out the Tom Jones classics but tonight, as we had many Irish golfers, he gave them some renditions of some Irish songs. Garry Barker, Nick Shaw and Terry Archer and one or two others all did a few numbers covering various genres, all in professional style.The place was rocking as the audience joined in the chorus lines, and even a conga line formed as the dancing and music became more exciting.Joy bought out the birthday cake, then some much appreciated donations from Jon Dean and Tommy Marshall became prizes in a lucky draw. Well actually, many lucky draws.A great night where people stayed on much later than ever before having a party to celebrate Phil’s Happy Birthday. This course is in terrific condition, considering the lack of water available, as many courses are drying out now.As we started to assemble at the first tee, the starter was pushing us to get the groups going early as he had to fit in a three-ball. Fairly soon he calmed down after deciding to start them from the tenth.We got our 19 groups away in a little less than two hours and, with no hold ups, all finished in good time, the first group came in under four hours.Plenty of presents available on such a big day with three flights and loads of novelty prizes.Phil Ashton, playing his second game since arriving from UK, took out the A flight with a solid 37 points.Then came three players on 36 points which needed a countback to sort them. Andrew Kelleher maintained his very consistent game to run in to second place followed by Chris Paterson in third and Joe Nagle in fourth. Winner C flight Mike Firkin with Phil Davies.PSC Pattaya Links Golf SocietyWed, Mar. 4 Green Valley StablefordSeventy two golfers came to Green Valley Golf Course to help Phil Davies celebrate his latest birthday. A Flight (0-12)1st Place – Phil Ashton (12) – 37 pts2nd Place – Andrew Kelleher (10) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chris Paterson (8) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Joe Nagle (11) – 36 pts5th Place – Steve Moxey (9) – 35 pts c/backB Flight (13-20)1st Place – Adam Barton (16) – 37 pts2nd Place – Ann Stokes (14) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chas Miller (16) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Billy Buchanan (13) – 36 pts5th Place – John Chelo (19) – 35 pts c/back John Hughes came in second, declaring that his 39 points was his best ever in Thailand, well done.Keith Melbourne is a high handicapper but is able to pull one out of the bag sometimes and this day it was a big 38 points, but only third place.Dave Rodriques, in a very rare appearance, surprised himself and his buddies in the group by scoring 36 points and taking fourth spot on countback over Chris Walsh.Now the winners of the novelties.Near pins A flight: Bob Stokes, Barry Wellings (x3).Near pins B flight: John Chelo, Nigel Harrison, Barry Cunningham, John Pearce.Long Drive B flight: Donal McGuigan.Long Drive A flight: Went missing.Long first putt (hole 9): Connie Walsh.Mystery Partners: Chris Walsh/ John Hughes – 75 points.center_img C Flight (21+)1st Place – Mike Firkin (24) – 40 pts2nd Place – John Hughes (22) – 39 pts3rd Place – Keith Melbourne (34) – 38 pts4th Place – Dave Rodriques (30) – 36 pts c/back5th Place – Chris Walsh (26) – 36 pts.Best Front Nine (non-winners) Derek Phillips 21 pts c/backBest Back Nine (non-winners) Andrew Purdie 20 pts c/backIt was still daylight as we arrived back at Links Bar and ready to party.The formalities of the presentations for all the winners was done while the food was being prepared.Then it was out to the pig on a spit and chicken on a spit plus loads of salad and fried rice, enough to feed an army.Inside, we had some mood music by a local Thai duo while everyone was eating and re-living their round of golf. Steve Moxey took fifth spot with 35 points which came after many countbacks at that mark.The B flight results were a mirror image of the A flight.Adam Barton, showing good form this trip won the flight with 37 points. Then followed another three way tie on 36 points which, again, went to countback.Ann Stokes, one of only two ladies in the field, took second spot followed by the now consistent Chas Miller while Billy Buchanan grabbed the fourth place.John Chelo took fifth by winning another multiple countback.The C flight produced the three top scores of the day.The best of them all came from Mike Firkin who, only a few hours earlier, stepped off a plane after a quick trip to Australia. His great score of 40 points won him the flight and the Green Jacket. Promoted ContentbrainberriesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. 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