Twin Tiers Honor Flights hosts pasta dinner for veterans

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The American Legion Post 1645 hosted the Twin Tiers Honor Flight pasta dinner to honor local veterans today.  The organization says the pasta dinner fundraiser was to help raise money for Honor Flight trips in the upcoming year. Vincent also mentioned the organization plans to host another pasta dinner in the future. For veterans who have gone on an Honor Flight, the spaghetti dinners were free, while the veteran’s guests’ meals were fundraising at ten dollars each. “We try to keep in touch with them,” Vincent said. “We sent cards out to them. We thought this would be a nice way to do it.”  The trips go to Washington, DC, and are no cost to the veterans. Twin Tier Honor Flight President Patricia Vincent says since they weren’t able to take any trips this year they still wanted a way to honor local veterans.  The organization was also selling its first ever Honor Flight calendars.  Honor Flights are trips organized by non-profits which transport U.S. military veterans to see the memorials of the respective war they fought in. last_img read more

Lalong Makes Golf Mandatory for Plateau Cabinet

first_imgBy Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaPlateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has made it mandatory for members of the state’s executive committee to play golf by registering with golf clubs in Jos, the state capital.Lalong disclosed this to reporters at the recent LGAN Northern Zone Championship that held in Abuja.He described golf as a lifestyle that when inculcated will make his commissioners remain healthy and avoid untimely death usually associated with politicians.The governor also said the policy is to enable the executive tap into his philosophy of using golf to drive Plateau State as a major tourism destination in Nigeria.“Golf is a game for gentlemen. In my state, I have made it compulsory for all members of the executive to register with all the three clubs. As it is, few of my commissioners have become good golfers. I want to encourage people, particularly politicians, who run away from exercise at a time we see politicians dying. One thing that will take them away from sudden death is to start playing golf,” Lalong said.Jos is renowned for its temperate weather and boasts of three golf courses-Rayfield, Lamengo and Army owned Rhino Golf Club inside Rukuba Barracks.Aside the aforementioned courses, Lalong also revealed of the existence of a nine-hole, all green course in the Government House.The course that was built by a former military governor was abandoned and was only rehabilitated by the state government which upgraded it to green.Lalong similarly revealed of plan to transform Rayfield and Lamengo into green courses, while the state also plans to set up a golf academy that will nurture children and ladies and make them good golfers.And in line with effort to develop professional golf, there will be a second Plateau State Governor’s Cup in December to coincide with Christmas.Lalong, who plays golf off handicap 13, said that people are indifferent to golf because they see it as a sport only for the rich and a form of exercise for retired army officers.”Golf is a sport you can do even at the age of 100. I used to assume it was an exercise for retired military men and for lazy people- those who don’t want to do anything. I saw them as people walking in the bush with a golf stick. I said I would rather go hunting than to play golf. But the people were shocked the first month I started playing golf. People were very surprised when I changed tune that it is not an exercise for lazy men and retired military officers,” concludes the governor.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Real’s Ramos ‘calm’ over Ronaldo exit rumours

first_imgRonaldo has dominated headlines over the close season with Spanish and Portuguese media suggesting that the four-time Ballon d’Or winner wants to leave the European champions.The 32-year-old was said to be “upset” as Spanish prosecutors accused him of $16.76 million (14.6 million euros) tax fraud.Ronaldo is due to testify in court on July 31.“They are great players and hopefully they will be with us for years to come,” said Ramos, referring to Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, the Madrid striker, who have reportedly become targets for English giants Manchester United and Chelsea.Ronaldo has remained tight-lipped about a possible exit from the Spanish and European champions, but Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has gone on a charm offensive to defend his star striker, saying that Ronaldo doesn’t want to leave the club.Spanish newspaper AS published a cover story on Sunday of Ronaldo holidaying in Ibiza, claiming that the player “has decided to remain at Real Madrid” and that the club “want to make the Portuguese the cornerstone of their project next season.”Last season Real Madrid won a record 33rd La Liga title and became the first team to retain the Champions League, but Ramos and Madrid want more silverware next season.“We have made history, but our intention and goal is to make more history for this club,” said Ramos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from the club © AFP/File / CRISTINA QUICLERMADRID, Spain, Jul 9 – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he is “very calm” about rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the Spanish capital.“In that sense I am very calm,” Ramos told Spanish newspaper Marca on Sunday when queried about the Portuguese superstar’s future.last_img read more

District of Taylor on track to reducing carbon emissions

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council Meeting on Tuesday, Staff provided an update on the 2018 Climate Action/Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Report.This report compiles strategic goals, set out by Council, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions within the District.According to the Report, it shows that the District meets the goal of a five percent reduction of CO2 emissions from 2007 levels as set by Council for 2020.- Advertisement -Council’s goal by 2030, is to have a 30 percent reduction of carbon emissions from 2007 levels and to have an 80 percent reduction by 2050 from 2007 levels.Through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, the District was able to receive $21,730 in 2018.Since the District is currently on track to reducing carbon emissions, Council has voted to adopt the 2018-19 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Report.Advertisement The report can be found on the District of Taylor’s website.last_img read more