Stowaway found on flight from Havana to Miami

first_imgOfficials at the Miami International Airport say they have detained a man who reportedly hid in the baggage area of a flight from Havana, Cuba to the Miami International Airport.The suspect was detained Friday morning after employees discovered him while they were unloading the baggage from the belly of the plane.Video of the scene showed the suspect on the tarmac in handcuffs with a lanyard around his neck.While officials did not release the name of the suspect involved, U.S. Customs and Border Protection did report that the suspect is a 26-year-old male from Cuba.They also issued this statement:“CBP officers remain vigilant to arrest persons trying to elude detection in violation of federal law,” CBP said in a statement. “CBP’s mission is to facilitate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security for those who live here and for those who come to visit.”last_img read more

High pass rate as IAAF Level I Coaching Course concludes

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Aubrey Hutson said he’s happy with the pass rate of participants who recently took the Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS) IAAF Level I Coaching Course, conducted by IAAF Lecturer Oscar Gadea of Uruguay and IAAF Instructor Raymond Gilson of Suriname.A total of 24 potential coaches started the 12-day course but eventually two dropped out and, according to reports, some 20 of the remaining 22 participants passed the examinations at the end of the period.Hutson said he would not confirm the number of passes, as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) certificates for those who passed were still being finalised.“I was made to understand there was a very high success rate and I’m so elated by this. I cannot wait to see the kind of work that you are going to put out,” Hutson beamed.The AAG on Monday evening held a closing ceremony at Olympic House where he praised the work of Gadea and Gilson, while the newly certified coaches bestowed several tokens of appreciation on the instructors.“You were thorough and you were indepth and this can only move our sport forward, based on the kind of commitment that we’ve got now from our coaches,” Hutson said to the gathering.The coaches, however, will officially receive their certificates at the AAG Annual Awards ceremony set for February 11. Hutson explained that it was only through diligence that the course became a reality after the AAG had been continuously trying to host the course for some time now.“This is the first for South America and it did not happen by fluke, it happened by perseverance to convince the IAAF that Guyana has been knocking on the door for a long time; so as soon as the manuals became available in English we were the first,” Hutson said.Hutson also shared that this course was by no means the end of training that the AAG hopes to do. Given that over 50 persons had initially applied to participate in the course, but a maximum only 24 participants were allowed per course, the AAG hopes to hold another course later this year.“We would want to go on to certify another 24. If we have 48 certified coaches in the system it would really and truly do well for Guyana athletics. We want to certify another 24 coaches as ideally we would have had in excess of 50 applications, of which we could have only taken 24 into this course.”However, he reminded that this hope would depend heavily on financing. Hutson explained that the course was funded mostly with money from the annual US$25 000 grant that the Association receives from the IAAF. There was also assistance from the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and National Sports Commission (NSC) with facilities and meals.Apart from acquiring certified coaches Hutson said the AAG is also looking towards certifying technical officials. Once the officials are certified locally the next step would be to get them overseas exposure at regional and international meets.“In March we’re supposed to have our first National Technical Officials course in Guyana where we will be certifying our technical officials to conduct track meets properly. Right now in Guyana we have not one active national technical official, but when we do those people can go on to become area technical officials,” Hutson said.last_img read more

Wellington Golf Course announces 2014 schedule of events

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The 2014 Schedule of events at the Wellington Golf Course are as follows:MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION EVENTSMarch 16                               St. Patrick’s StagApril 13                                  Spring Classic 6-6-6May 7                                     WGA StagMay 31 – June 1                    WGC 4-BALLJune 11                                  WGA StagJune 28-29                            THE JERRY GILL INVITATIONALJuly 19-20                              WGC 2-MAN SHAMBLEJuly 30                                    WGA StagAugust 16-17                        Match Play ChampionshipAugust 27                              Cross Country Stag & Annual MeetingSeptember 7                         Wheat Capital ClassicSeptember 21                      WGC Solo ScrambleOctober 4-5                          WGC 2-MAN SCRAMBLE MISC EVENTSApril 10                                  WHS InvitationalApril 12                                  The Dore TriathlonApril 26                                  Leon Segebartt Memorial ScrambleMay 3                                     Wellington Chamber of Commerce Golf ClassicMay 5                                     WHS JV InvitationalMay 10                                   The Dore Grill & Bar Benefit ScrambleMay 17                                   GolfWeek Amatuer TourMay 18                                   Duffers of KansasMay 24                                   Scott Rice Memorial TournamentJune 14                                  Wichita ScrambleJune 21                                  Wellington Lions Club ScrambleJune 26                                  KJGA Junior SectionalJune 27                                  KSU Catbackers ScrambleJuly 10                                    KGA Senior SeriesJuly 12                                    Conway Springs Booster ClubJuly 27                                    Parent/Child ChampionshipAugust 2-3                            Sunflower Girls Championship (KGA)August 8-9                             Pre-Duffers; Duffers & DerelictsAugust 4                                 WGC Junior ChampionshipAugust 10                              Michael Day Memorial BenefitAugust 24                              Oxford Lions ClubSeptember 6                         NetApp – Bill McPherson – Tim Milsap Memorial Golf TournamentSeptember 12-13                 Kansas Cup Finals (KGA)September 14                      Sons of the American LegionSeptember 20                      Udall OpenSeptember 27                      Railroad Classic. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Catfish Charlie · 338 weeks ago WOW!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago 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 commentslast_img read more