Family fun day

first_img 1 of 2 Athlone polices spokeswoman Sergeant Zita Norman, in the middle at the back, is pictured with the children. Athlone Police, the West End soccer club and the Lincoln New Apostolic Church held a family fun day at the field in St. Frusquin Road, Sunnyside, Athlone on Saturday November 30 to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, which runs annually from 25 November to 10 December. Athlone polices spokeswoman Sergeant Zita Norman, in the middle at the back, is pictured with the children.center_img Athlone ward councillor Rashid Adams, left, with Nahum Da Grass.last_img read more

Nicholson leads the way at Greenwood

first_imgThe Travellers Rest Golf GroupMonday this week combined Easter Monday with April Fools Day, so I wasn’t sure whether my golf game was going to experience a resurrection or whether I was going to feel like an idiot as usual.  After playing a round at a breezy Bangpakong I must admit it was more like the latter than the former, although I did finish better than I started so perhaps it was a little of both. It was a swift return to Bangpakong for the TRGG as it was less than two weeks since our previous visit and the windy conditions kept the scores down.  Instead of the usual 40+ points required to take first place it was a more modest 37pts posted by Mike Ensor (10), which was good enough to take the prize money.  Neil Allison (19) was a close second on 36pts and Mike Rushant (11) slipped into third spot with 34.Mike Ensor.On Tuesday 2nd April, Greenwood A and B courses played host to our group and the slightly kinder conditions led to some better scoring, or maybe there were some better golfers in the field, I am not sure.  Anyway, Dave Nicholson (14) showed everybody the way home with an impressive 39pts.  His playing partner Max Scott (4) came second on 37pts, winning on count back from Jim Cleaver (13).Thursday 4th April saw the TRGG make its weekly visit to Phoenix to take on Mountain and Lakes.  Craig Hitchens (12), shooting 38pts, was too good for the rest and took the winner’s berth.  Phil Taylor (17), who had had a bit of a nightmare at Bangpakong on Monday, showed one and all that it had been a temporary blip by returning to form with 36pts to take second and Mod Chaviraksa (11) showed you can’t keep a good woman down for long taking by third place with 35.On Friday 5th April it was the turn of Bangpra to provide the stalwarts of the TRGG with an examination of their golfing skills.  Mike Rushant (11) passed with a distinction by finishing first with 38pts.  Larry Simpson (12) acquitted himself well enough to take a second with 35 and Neil Bramley (9) flew back into Thailand to post a good third place finish with 34pts.Good luck to all you golfers for the coming week!Dave Nicholson (left) with Max Scott.last_img read more

Virginia police won’t release video of Redskins player stop

first_imgIn this March 15, 2018, file photo, newly signed Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson Jr. speaks during the NFL football team’s news conference in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police won’t release video of a traffic stop involving a Washington Redskins wide receiver who said a state trooper asked if he was a gang member or drug dealer.Paul Richardson Jr.’s tweets about the questions he was asked during a Tuesday traffic stop prompted an internal review by state police.Richardson just signed a $40 million five-year contract with the Redskins and was driving a new Mercedes when pulled over. He is African-American.The department said Friday that it was declining a public records request by The Associated Press for video taken from the trooper’s in-car camera. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the department has the discretion to release the video under state law but has chosen not to.last_img read more