Ayden Ramcharran making waves on baseball scene

first_imgBy Frederick HalleyAT the tender age of nine, Ayden Ramcharran is already a baseball star in the making. The sticky-built Ayden, who has Guyanese roots, has been making waves with his several outstanding performances for his club Ajax Spartans of Eastern Ontario.Although Ajax Spartans is not affiliated with the Blue Jays, Ayden has completed a few practice clinics organised by its training team.A student of Heritage Park Public School, Ayden, who will enter Grade Four when the new school year commences in September, was already playing baseball before his fourth birthday.As a matter of fact, Ayden’s interest in the sport was sparked at the age of one when he was given a ball set for his first birthday and according to his mother Melissa, “It was the one toy he played with all day everyday. At the age of two and a half years, Ayden would play on his own in the backyard pretending to run bases.”Ayden is Ajax Spartans main first base player, but at times he’s called upon to occupy the third base and he also plays outfield when required.Ayden is seen in action as he swings for the stands.Ayden is credited with several outstanding performances, while continuously getting Runs Batted In (RBI’s) in almost every game. He also had the unique distinction of being named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of a tournament game and leading off a double play.Among his special skills are good scoops to catch the ball, precise aims when throwing and being a risk-taker when sliding bases in order to be “safe.” Ayden is also recognised for his exceptional sportsmanship when playing first base.According to his mom, “when Ayden first saw baseball, it was a field of dreams. Enamoured with the sport and inspired to be a player, he chose to dedicate all of his time and energy to learn. As Ayden grew, his passion for the game followed suit”. With his family by his side, baseball has taught him teamwork, discipline and how to win and lose. Ayden has plans to make his mark on the game of baseball, but always placing education first.”Ayden comes from a family who is heavily involved in sports administration. His Guyanese grandfather Albert Ramcharran is the president of both Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) and Scarborough Cricket Umpires Association (SCUA).One of two children for Anthony and Melissa Ramcharran, Ayden’s other sibling is Aliya.  His other grandparents are Nazmoon Ramcharran, Shanta Singh and the late Ramesh Singh.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Bookings: Aug. 12-19, 2013

first_imgYoder, Christofer34Wellington, KS700 E 16th Wellington KSSUSODUI, TOC, Driving while suspended8/14/13 Purkey, Lana43Kingfisher, OK416 S Washington Wellington, KSWPDFTA 12000035, FTA 130001838/14/13 Erwin, Stuart31Wichita, Ks500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/12/13 McCormick, Eugene21Wellington, KS500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/14/13 Swindler27Wichita, KsKDOC El DoradoSUSOHere for Court8/14/13 Jones, Dylan32Belle Plaine, Ks523 W 8th Belle Plaine, KsBPPDWarrant Arrest (2 SGCO warrants)8/15/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest MacDonald, David26Bonner Springs KsI35 MP1KHPWarrant Arrest (Johnson Co Indiana / FTA)8/16/13 Dorsey, Amber27Wellington, KS500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/12/13 Pennington, Heather35Belle Plaine, Ks213 N Logan Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDisorderly conduct8/18/13 Harrison, Tyson49Burden, KsMulvane PDMPDWarrant (FTA)8/13/13 Monasmith, Jeremy39Wichita, Ks213 N Logan Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDisorderly conduct8/18/13 Reyes, Jesus56Belle Plaine, Ks400 N Logan, Belle PlaineSUSODriving while suspended, Transporting open container, Liability insurance8/14/13 Dwyer, Adam33Belle Plaine, Ks200 N C #100WPDAttempted Burglary8/15/13 Clark, Keith45Wichita, Ks777 Kansas Star DriveSUSOWarrant arrest (Montgomery County)8/17/13center_img Hernandez, Michael35Caldwell, Ks500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOSGCO Warrant (Traffic)8/12/13 Lovan, Destiny30Wichita, KS1200 N Cherry Wellington, KSSUSORose Hill Warrant8/14/13 Hobbs. David22Wellington, KS512 N F Wellington, KSWPDFTA Warrant8/15/13 Rowan, Alan62Harper, KS109 E 15th Wellington KSWPDDUI8/15/13 Mann, Thomas Jared Jr33Wellington, KS215 W. 9th Wellington, KSSUSOFTA 13CR84, FTA 13TR6618/13/13 Dunn, Jason23Belle Plaine, Ks318 N Linden Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDV Battery / Criminal damage to property8/17/13 Thach,Drexler20Wichita, KS100 S Central Caldwell, KSCAPDPoss Drug Para, Crim use weapon,Poss with intent, No drug tax stamp8/17/13 Yura, Shellie37Wellington, KS100 E 15th Wellington, KSWPDFTA Warrant8/15/13 Ouano,Devin Brian30Wichita, KS100 S Central Caldwell, KSCAPDPoss Meth,Poss drug Para,Crim Use of weapon,Drug tax stamp,Felony Obstruction8/17/13 Smith, Gerald64Wichita, KsCowley County JailSUSOBurglary, 2 counts theft, 1 Sumner County Warrant8/14/13 Davis, Candace27Kansas City, KSI-35 M.P. 12KHPDriving while suspended8/18/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 8/12/2013 thru 8/19/2013 Taton, Eric Eugene37Wichita, KS113 E. Spring Conway Springs, KSCSPDDV Battery8/13/13last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Wednesday, August 13, 2014•9:09 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:55 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the area of U.S. 160 & U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Houston T. Sober, 18, Wellington.•7:33 p.m. Officers investigated criminal threat by a known suspect in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•8:36 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more

Thurston County Water Safety Tips

first_imgSet and follow safety rules. Set boundaries, tell kids about behaviors that are off-limits, and bring them ashore often for sunscreen and drinking water.BEACHES, LAKES & RIVERS:Life jackets save lives! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Swimming in open water is harder than in a pool, and even strong swimmers will tire faster and get into trouble more quickly. Stay close to shore where rescuers can easily reach you in an emergency. Teach your kids how to swim. While swimming lessons can help prevent your child from drowning, even kids who know how to swim should have adult supervision. Children 12 and under must wear a life jacket that fits them on moving boats less than 19 feet in length in Washington. Learn CPR and bring a cell phone with GPS. Rivers, lakes and beaches have hidden hazards. Watch out for sudden drop-offs, riptides and currents, rocks, logs and snags that are hidden underwater. Always swim with a buddy, and swim where there are lifeguards when possible. Let friends and family know where you plan to swim and when you expect to return home. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 You must have one U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person aboard your boat. This is a nationwide Coast Guard rule. Take life jackets, a rescue device, a cell phone with GPS, and someone who knows CPR if you’re boating, floating, paddling or water-skiing. Stay sober and know your limits. Learn CPR and always take a cell phone with GPS.BOATING & FLOATING:Life jackets save lives! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Avoid alcohol and stay alert. Just like driving a car, Boating Under the Influence, or BUI, is against the law in Washington (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=79A.60.040).Do you need a life jacket before you hit the water? Safe Kids Thurston County has a life jacket loaner program, where you can borrow life jackets at no cost. The life jacket loaner program has life jackets in every size, from infant to adult, available at Kenneydell Park, Pioneer Park, and Millersylvania State Park. Visit www.SafeKidsThurstonCounty.org for more information on the life jacket loaner program and other child safety information.Don’t let the water make you sick. Blue-green algae, leeches, and swimmer’s itch are just some of the things that can spoil the swimming fun. Learn more about avoiding swimming-related illnesses and simple swimming hygiene tips on the Thurston County Environmental Health web pages at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/illness_hazards.html.A list of swimming beaches and other water safety information is available on the Thurston County Environmental Health web pages at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/swimming_index.html.For additional tips and other water safety information, visit the Washington State Department of Health website at http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/WaterRecreation/LakeRiverandBeachSafety.aspx . Boaters must have a Boater Education Card from Washington State Parks (http://www.parks.wa.gov/boating/boatered/). It’s the law. Don’t get sunburned. Use sunscreen and reapply it often. Have your child wear a hat and swim clothes that cover arms and legs, like boardshorts and rashguard shirts. Always have an adult watch young swimmers at all times. Avoid alcohol and other distractions like texting or reading while supervising children, because children can drown quickly and quietly. For younger kids, adults should be within touching distance. A day at the beach or on the lake is a great way to beat the near-record heat that’s set in over Puget Sound, and following some simple water safety tips can keep your fun in the sun from taking a tragic turn. Learn about water safety tips for kids, for boating and floating, and special tips for swimming in open water, such as rivers, lakes and beaches.WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS:Wear a life jacket! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Even strong swimmers can have accidents or emergencies, so insist that your child wear a life jacket. Even if your child knows how to swim, kids and teens should always wear a life jacket when on a boat, raft or innertube, swimming in open water like a lake or river, and when playing on a dock or near the water. Innertubes, air-filled toys and foam toys are NOT the same as life jackets. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved-life jackets are designed specifically to keep swimmers safe. Don’t boat or float in remote or rugged areas. Stay in areas where you can easily reach shore and where rescuers can reach you in an emergency. The air may be hot, but the water is still cold. Many rivers and lakes in western Washington are fed by snow melt and glaciers, and the average water temperature for Puget Sound is only about 60 degrees. Stay close to shore and rest if you are cold or tired.last_img read more