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Paulo Dybala named Serie A player of the season

first_img Meanwhile, Wojciech Szczesny was named last season’s best goalkeeper, with Stefan De Vrij awarded as the best defender, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez best midfielder, Ciro Immobile best forward and Dejan Kulusevski as best young player. Read Also: Man City confirm signing of Valencia star Interestingly, since the first Player of the Year prize in 1997 many great players, but few Argentines, have received it. At the last count, only the trio of Diego Milito in 2010, Carlos Tevez in 2015 and Mauro Icardi in 2018 managed to be named players of the season in the past. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Dybala has already won his fifth Series A title after eight seasons in Italy with Palermo and Juventus. He picked up the baton from his teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, who was awarded the MVP prize in 2018/19 campaign.center_img Serie A have named Juventus’ forward Paulo Dybala as the player of the 2019/20 season. The Argentina international mustered 13 goals and 10 assists in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana during the last campaign. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney Princesses9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

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Sunman man sentenced for drug-related offenses in Dearborn County

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — It took a Dearborn County jury about 30-minutes to convict Sunman resident, Scott Vaughn Jr., 32, for multiple drug-related offenses.During the four day trial, the jury heard testimony from investigators from the Indiana State Police, Aurora Police Department, lab technicians and witnesses.Following the verdict, judge Jon Cleary ordered Vaughn to be sentenced on May 20 for dealing in methamphetamine (more than five grams), possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.Vaughn could face up to 16 years in prison for the dealing in methamphetamine charge alone.last_img read more

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Agbonlahor bags brace in Villa victory

first_img Villa have injected fresh life into their survival bid with a decent run of form, thumping Sunderland 6-1 on Monday night, and they did enough to merit another maximum-points haul with two fine goals from Agbonlahor in the second half. The Villa winger had drilled in a superb 25-yard effort on 55 minutes, which was cancelled out by a penalty from Norwich captain Grant Holt. However, Lambert – who had guided the Canaries to successive promotions back up into the top flight before an acrimonious departure last summer – enjoyed the last laugh as Agbonlahor rolled in a late winner which leaves his old club still looking anxiously over their shoulders heading into the final two matches. The home side started brightly, with wingers Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass dangerous down the flanks.Villa, however, looked strong on the break as Agbonlahor’s shot was blocked behind. Villa opened up the Norwich defence at the start of the second half when Benteke waltzed into the penalty area, only to then shoot tamely at Bunn from 10 yards out. The visitors did break the deadlock on 55 minutes. Agbonlahor picked the ball up just inside the Norwich half and, as the defenders back off, the Villa winger surged forwards before unleashing a superb strike into the bottom corner from 25 yards. Benteke and Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong got involved in an unnecessary confrontation, with both players raising hands and were somewhat fortunate to only be shown yellow cards. With 20 minutes left, Kamara replaced Hoolahan – a change which was greeted with chants of “you don’t know what you are doing” by some in the home crowd. Not long after, those same supporters were in more positive mood as Holt equalised from the spot on 74 minutes. Snodgrass got away down the right and cut back into the area, where he was bundled over by Bennett. Holt had missed Norwich’s only other penalty this season, in stoppage time here against Southampton, but he made no mistake this time as he crashed the ball into the bottom left corner. Both sides pressed for what would be a crucial winner in their battle for Premier League safety. And it was Agbonlahor who secured a crucial three points for Villa when he got goalside of Bassong, before rolling the ball into the far corner. Press Associationcenter_img Gabriel Agbonlahor struck a last-minute winner to give Aston Villa what could be a crucial victory in their battle to stay in the Barclays Premier League as Paul Lambert returned to beat his old club Norwich 2-1 at Carrow Road.last_img read more

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GBBC’s `Locked and Loaded’ fight card: Marques, DeClou, Khan register convincing wins in classy displays

first_imgFANS of the fistic sport were treated to some classy displays of boxing on Sunday night when the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBB) staged its `Locked and Loaded’ fight card on Sunday night at the Giftland Mall, Pattensen, East Coast Demerara.The few hundred fans in attendance witnessed Guyana’s Dexter `De Kid’ Marques shake off the ring rust he accumulated over his 14-month absence from the ring to win by a unanimous decision over Venezuela’s Luis Alberto Requena Zarraga in their 10-round lightweight contest.Prior to that, Edmund DeClou pounded out a unanimous decision win against Winston Pompey in a six-round super middleweight contest and Imran `the Magic’ Khan chalked up his second professional victory from four bouts with a unanimous decision win against Keeve Allicock in a lightweight contest.In the feature fight on the night’s Pro Am card, Marques started the first round attacking his Venezuelan opponent with combinations, but Zarraga responded equally to even the round.From the start of the second round, Marques continued his aggression, while Zarraga countered and eventually pinned the Guyanese against the ropes and pummelled him with some telling combinations and seemed to have won the round.Before the start of round three, the disc jockey played Dave Martin’s Not a Blade of Grass and apparently this inspired Marques who started the round with several combinations to the body and head of the Venezuelan who continued to put up resistance with his counter-punching style but Marques kept to his task and stormed the Spanish fighter.Round four saw Marques connecting with four telling combinations to the head of Zarraga early in the round but Zarraga answered with a few combinations of his own.Edmund DeCclou (left) on the attack against Winston Pompey in their six-round, super middleweight clash at the Giftland Mall on Sunday night. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)From the start of the fifth round, both boxers faced off toe-to-toe exchanging punches from all angles, but midway in the round, Marques connected with a body-and-head combination to Zarraga that stunned him for a few seconds.Round six saw Marques connect with straight rights and follow up with combinations, keeping the pressure on the Venezuelan.From the seventh round, Marques looked as though he wanted to close off the fight, but Zarraga would have none of that as he put up resistance despite Marques keeping close to him.Round eight and nine saw Marques, who obviously knew he was ahead on points on the judges’ score card, started to keep Zarraga at bay with triple left jabs and occasional straight rights and it worked for him.For the final round, both fighters came out looking to close it off as earliest as possible, going after each other, but in the end, it was Marques who did not fight since February last year that was announced the winner.In the main supporting bout, Edmund DeClou improved his professional career record as he made it 17 wins and four losses as against Pompey who fought his 18th fight on Sunday night and lost to DeClou who seemed to be in fine nick.The six-round contest saw DeClou and Pompey feel out each other during the opening round, after which they went at each other, as Pompey decided to keep close to his opponent, throwing combinations to which DeClou responded likewise.From the third round DeClou came out attacking, throwing punches from every angle, but Pompey retaliated and started to take the fight to his opponent.Rounds four and five saw DeClou using his left jabs and straight rights to good effect, keeping Pompey at bay, while in the final round, DeClou continued the strategy which seemed to have frustrated Pompey who stalked his opponent but was unable to make any sort of penetration and in the end, DeClou was declared the winner.In the first professional fight, Khan looked 100% fitter than when he last fought in October of 2016. He was head-butted in the first round and, after being treated for a cut over the left eye, he changed gears and took the fight to Allicock who stood the test of time. However, Khan’s relentless attacks for the remainder of the fight were more than Allicock could stave off and in the end Khan secured his second professional victory from four fights.Earlier in the night, Akeela Lamazon scored a unanimous points-decision win over Rewinne David in their ladies’ four-round World Boxing Council’s four-round bout, while Euel Augustin also secured a unanimous win against Kelon Isaacs in a light welterweight bout.last_img
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Jeffrey dethroned as Georgetown Grand Prix concludes

first_imgKRISTIAN Jeffrey could not defend his shifter kart champion driver trophy from the invading foreigners as the Georgetown Grand Prix finale concluded on Saturday evening at GT Motorsport facility.In the qualifying session, it was Colin Daley of Jamaica who shot to the top of the standings with Stefan Jeffrey alongside; the duo being the only men into the 30 second bracket for the class.Daley posted a time of 30.916 with Stefan posting a 30.969 time, ahead of Canadian, Darrel Timmers 31.021, Kristian’s 31.254, Barbadian Orry Hunte’s 31.652 and Elliot Vieira’s 31.690.And he continued that dominance into race one when he shot off the line and into the lead with Stefan, Timmers and Kristian all being relegated.Shifter Champion Driver, Canadian Darryl Timmers.However, chain issues just over three quarters of the race would put the Jamaican out of commission, leaving the win to Stefan, with Timmers second and Kristian third.Race two saw an improved Kristian and while he romped pound for pound with Daley, the duo’s race ended on the approach to the back stretch where they both went off.Timmers took the win this time, ahead of Stefan and Hunte.Race three belonged to Daley who finally got that elusive podium top step, this time winning ahead of Timmers and Vieira.However, on the night, Timmers would pick up the champion driver’s trophy in that class, having outdone the competition.In the 125CC senior class, the Jamaicans were unstoppable, winning all three of the engagements. Daley took the first ahead of Kristian and Jamaican, Jonathon Law.Law, however, returned to take the other two ahead of Trinidad’s Kristian Boodoosingh, Jeffrey and Daley and Jeffrey, respectively.Law took the Champion’s trophy.In the Junior class, Rayden Persaud was the top dog on the night with two wins from three races. Tommi Gore of Jamaica won the first race of the night with Persaud taking the other two.In the Easy Cup Rookie Fixture, Raymond Baksh ran rampant while in the Light class, the two wins on the night were shared between Raymond Seebarran and Dharmendra Dharmo.In the sunburst 60cc Kids Cup, Nathan Rahaman took the champion driver trophy ahead of Jeremy Ten Pow who had two wins and a DNF on the night.Nathan, sporting a new sponsor in Valvoline, picked up one win and two second placed finishes, which were enough to gift him the trophy.last_img read more

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Occupy USC sets advocacy and open dialogue as main goals

first_imgThe Occupy USC General Assembly said it plans to focus on advocacy and  creating open forum, after the group held its second meeting Friday at Tommy Trojan.Sit in · The Occupy USC General Assembly began to hammer out goals at its Friday meeting. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanOccupy USC, which began Oct. 25 as an offshoot of the national Occupy Wall Street movement, aims to increase its presence on campus.“The main thing we wanted to work on as a movement was advocacy and getting people aware of what’s going on,” said Julia Wang, an occupy USC participant movement and sophomore majoring in neuroscience. “We are saying that people with the privilege should be more aware of what their position of power is.”Occupy USC has no leaders to ensure everyone’s voice is heard, said Max Hoiland, a participant and senior majoring in film studies.“It’s an attempt to create democracy in a real, genuine form,” Hoiland said. “The whole idea is that everyone does have the choice to participate — there’s no hierarchy.”Elizabeth Gustafson, a USC alumna and participant, said she decided to join the movement because its broader cause could attract and bring together large groups of people.“What I like about Occupy USC is that even though it’s focused on [specific issues], there’s a broader interest that appeals to a lot of people,” Gustafson said. “If any activism can take place, it’s at USC. It’s bringing all of the different causes together to build consciousness and awareness.”The Occupy USC General Assembly action committee is currently focused on putting together a moment of silence for Wednesday in response to the police brutality that occurred at Occupy Oakland on Oct. 24.last_img read more

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NBA free agency: Lakers, Jordan Clarkson agree to four-year, $50 million deal

first_imgThe Lakers could have waited considering they could have matched any offer sheet Clarkson received from other teams. That move also could have given the Lakers some short-term relief. Under the so-called Gilbert Arenas rule, the Lakers could pay Clarkson around $5.5 million for the next seasons before receiving a hefty pay raise around $22-$23 million per season. Still, that approach could have hurt the Lakers’ future cap space when the free agency classes might be considered more talented. Instead, the Lakers sent a clear message that they consider the 24-year-old Clarkson part of their long-term future. Blast from the pastThe Lakers expressed interest in acquiring Atlanta forward Kent Bazemore. But two years after Bazemore became a lost casualty of the Lakers’ heavier priority on star free agents, Bazemore declined the Lakers’ four-year, $72 million offer, according to league sources.Instead, Bazemore agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal to stay with the Hawks. The Lakers may have struck out on landing a marquee free agent. But they managed to keep one of their rising stars from leaving.The Lakers and second-year guard Jordan Clarkson agreed to a four-year deal worth $50 million, according to league sources. The deal cannot be signed until the NBA moratorium ends on July 7. Clarkson fielded interest from four other teams, according to league sources. But he prioritized the Lakers after they selected him 46th overall in the 2014 NBA draft. He then landed on the NBA’s All-Rookie first team before finishing last season second in points (15.5) and first in minutes played (32.5).“We had two tough years, but I don’t want to be a guy that is afraid and will run away from challenges,” Clarkson said earlier this month. “I want to be a part of the situation when it turns around because I was here when it was down. I never want to leave.” After averaging 11.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and 5.1 rebounds in his second season with Atlanta, Bazemore has become a rising commodity because of his offensive and defensive versatility. Out and aboutNew Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson left the Beverly Wilshire on Friday afternoon after meeting with the Toronto Raptors. The location seemed fitting considering the Lakers are interested in Anderson, too. Last season, Anderson averaged 16.5 points off the bench and made 36.6 percent of his 3-point attempts. The 6-foot-10 Anderson would also give the Lakers added versatility to take advantage of the modern NBA that Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes to implement from his time with the Golden State Warriors.Anderson will likely command a max contract after making $17 million last season. Although the Lakers have enough money to sign two max players, it is not currently clear how much they would pay Anderson. Anderson recently bought a house in Hermosa Beach, sources said.Shuffling positionsWalton added some recognizable names to his coaching staff. The Lakers announced former Lakers players Brian Shaw and Mark Madsen will be his assistants. Shaw won three NBA championships with the Lakers as a player and worked on Phil Jackson’s staff before becoming an Indiana assistant and the Denver Nuggets’ head coach. Madsen won two NBA titles with the Lakers in 2001 and 2002, and has worked on the Lakers coaching staff the past three seasons.Jesse Mermuys, who graduated from Walton’s alma mater at the University of Arizona, will be another assistant and will also coach the Lakers’ summer league team. Jim Eyen and Paul Pressey had been assistants under former Lakers coach Byron Scott and will not have their original roles. Walton plans to finalize his coaching staff in the next few weeks.AlsoLakers rookie center Ivica Zubac will play on their Las Vegas summer league team beginning on July 8. … Walton and his wife, Bre, welcomed the birth of their second child on Thursday around 2 a.m. The girl’s name is Landen. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Luke Walton receives first ejection as Lakers coach in 116-92 loss to Kings

first_imgSACRAMENTO >> The expletives spilled out of Luke Walton’s mouth as he charged to center court. As much as he has exuded calmness and patience with his young players, the Lakers’ coach has often shown a much different side of his personality to officials.Walton earned his first ejection as Lakers head coach in what marked the precursor of an emotionally charged game that ended with five technical fouls and plenty of frustration. The Lakers suffered a 116-92 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday at Golden 1 Center in what marked the team’s seventh consecutive loss.If they lose to Brooklyn on Wednesday, the Lakers (10-17) will match last year’s team that posted a season-high eight-game losing streak before finishing with its worst record in franchise history (17-65).Walton had plenty to feel frustrated about well before those results became official. After knocking Lakers forward Julius Randle to the ground on a drive, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins sent Randle tumbling again after locking him up on the next possession as the Lakers led 17-14 with 4:14 left in the first quarter. That did not happen, but the whistles still shrieked. With 6:38 left in the fourth quarter, officials gave Lou Williams a technical foul after knocking Cousins in the face while retrieving a loose ball. Yet, the replays showed Williams was merely chasing the ball and did not see Cousins from behind.Soon enough the game ended, leaving the Lakers both frustrated with the calls and the persistent losing. Instead of calling a foul on Cousins, officials handed a technical to Randle. Walton stormed to midcourt and shouted several expletives toward officials, a gesture that quickly sparked two technical fouls. Lakers third-year guard Jordan Clarkson and rookie forward Brandon Ingram restrained Walton from crossing midcourt. Walton then took off his suit jacket as he left the court. With previous head-coaching experience with the Denver Nuggets, Lakers associate coach Brian Shaw took over head-coaching duties for the rest of the night.The Lakers initially fed off those emotions in a good way. Despite still facing minute restrictions in his second game since returning from a left knee injury, D’Angelo Russell had 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting and four assists in 20 minutes. In his second game since his return from a right leg injury, Nick Young added eight points in the first quarter. Luol Deng posted 16 points in what marked his second consecutive game he shot above 50 percent from the field.But after the Lakers held a 58-49 halftime lead over the Kings, Sacramento (9-13) rectified its loss last month to the Lakers. Sacramento opened the third quarter with eight unanswered points. Cousins scored 16 of his 31 points during that time. The Kings eventually outscored the Lakers 39-13 in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Young shot only 3 of 10 from the field and missed his last five shots. Clarkson and Lou Williams combined for 29 points, albeit on 7-of-23 shooting.The frustration mounted elsewhere.Russell picked up a technical foul amid frustration an official did not punish the Kings with a kickball that led to a turnover. Cousins and Shaw both picked up technical fouls with 1:20 left in the third quarter. Had Shaw become the Lakers’ second head-coach to get an ejection in the same game, assistant Jesse Murmuys would have become the man in charge.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Bryce Harper the returning hero to some fans in D.C. — his new ones

first_imgAny other time, it would have been easier to pass off the cold start and bad luck as just that, with April 2 being way too early to panic. But the eyes of the baseball world were on the Nats on Tuesday, and not only did they not put on their best face, they couldn’t even hold home-field advantage in their own park.Harper said that with everything surrounding this game, he was “just trying to soak it all in, soak it up a bit and enjoy the day.”Him soaking in the roar of the crowd in Washington was not the way the Nationals envisioned their 2019 season beginning. WASHINGTON — Before and after the madness in the nation’s capital, Ryan Zimmerman was the calming voice of reason. Bryce Harper was coming back to D.C. on Day 6 of his official Phillies career, and everyone, including Harper himself, knew the love and hate would be at extremes all day and night.”It’s OK if nobody did anything wrong. Nobody has to be a bad guy,’’ Zimmerman pointed out in front of his locker, in a longer version of the tale he told in the same spot after Tuesday night’s game at Nationals Park. “I know that’s boring, but it’s OK. It is OK. Everyone can be happy.” Everybody was, from time to time and moment to moment, depending on what Harper did each time he took the field or went to the plate in his longtime home ballpark. It mattered a lot that he was the bad guy to Nats fans when he struck out the first two times he faced Max Scherzer. It mattered at least as much, if not more, that he was the good guy to the Phillies fans who took over the ballpark in the later innings — when he doubled, then singled in a run, then hit a ball nearly into the Schuylkill River in the eighth inning, flipped his bat, then did seemingly a half-dozen different celebratory greetings with teammates after crossing the plate.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN The obstacle of running the gauntlet of Nationals Park for the first time was over. The fact that his new fan base made it feel like Citizens Bank Park South eased the awkward transition for Harper.”I understand the game; I understand the fan and player interaction and things like that,” Harper said after his 3-for-5, three-RBI night and his team’s 8-2 rout. “Having them back at home, knowing they’re cheering and screaming at me through their TVs and stuff, and also having the huge section in right field, really fired me up.”It’s truly exciting to see that this place was filled with Philadelphia fans as well as Nats fans.”That has to sting the locals, many of whom tired of the tables being turned on them and surrendered the park to the Phillies faithful late in the evening. Expect it to continue to sting Wednesday afternoon for the brief series’ finale … and for a long time to come, in all the trips Harper and the Phillies make during his 13-year free-agent deal.MORE: Phils’, Nats’ Twitter accounts spar during Harper’s returnThere had always been a chance that the Nationals and their more vocal supporters (or Harper-phobic supporters, at least) would go through a beatdown like this in the face of their catharsis. As much as everyone in a uniform — players, coaches and managers — preached keeping an even keel just to be able to perform amid the chaos, there was a worst-case scenario — that the Phillies would work them over, and Harper would swing the most damaging weapon.He whiffed on those first two at-bats not because the surroundings got to him, but because Scherzer was his usual untouchable self. The next time up, Harper was better, and against the bullpen, far, far better.”I don’t really worry that much about my surroundings,” he said. “It’s a little different coming back here and getting booed, but for me, it’s exactly like going to another ballpark and facing someone that’s lights-out electric like Max.”So I just go out there and try to play my game,” he continued, “and understand that I have teammates in that dugout that are going to pull for me every single day, I have the city of Philadelphia behind me each and every night, and if I have that, then nothing else matters to me.”Zimmerman, the elder statesman in the Nats’ clubhouse, understood that.MORE: Pedro Martinez says on ‘ChangeUp’ he’s OK with Harper leaving D.C.”I’ll always appreciate him and wish him the best of luck,” he said. “Not when they’re playing us, obviously, but I hope he’s a Hall of Famer and he breaks home run records. I’ve been with him since he was a teenager, I’ve seen him grow up as a person — not more than as a player because he has become a way better player, but seeing him grow up as a person.”It’s OK for everybody to be happy. Someone doesn’t always have to be mad. It seems like that nowadays that there’s always someone that needs to be upset. But it’s OK for everyone to be happy.”So far, happiness is hard to come by for the Nationals. They’re now 1-3, their bullpen has been a disaster the last three games, they’ve lost both games Scherzer has started despite him giving up just one earned run … and they also lost shortstop and No. 2 hitter Trea Turner indefinitely to a broken finger in his first plate appearance.last_img read more

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Memorial Auditorium gets rededication

first_img 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 Carol · 383 weeks ago Great to improve a historical building. This building has seen the likes of William Jennings Bryant and more recent notables. The community wins! Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 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 comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington City and Chamber officials gathered to rededicate Memorial Auditorium which reopened with splendor this week.A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday evening. The Memorial will be the location of the John Michael Montgomery concert which will be held tonight. Doors open at 6 p.m. (see story here).The city of Wellington received a $346,000 Community Development Block Grant which made the auditorium ADA compatible according to federal guidelines. That coupled with matching funds from the Horton Trust Fund designated strictly for Memorial Auditorium improvements, completed a $650,000 ADA compliance project. The new ADA upgrade included the construction of restrooms in a new location, a new elevator, a lift on the south side for people in wheel chairs and the removal of several seats on the second floor to make it ADA accessible. The grant also provided funding for aesthetic improvements such as repainting the front lobby and the front exterior.Construction began last June before its completion this week.With the Horton Trust matching funds, no city taxes were used for this particular project.The city is looking into adding air conditioning, electrical upgrades, and building a kitchen in the future. Collins estimates those other three projects will be up for consideration sometime in 2013 after the ADA improvement portion of the building is completed.These aren’t the first recent improvements for the building. The city recently replaced Memorial’s roof and the curtains. Also, the sound system has been upgraded.Wellington Mayor Roger Stallbaumer thanked several people including the Memorial Auditorium advisory board.  The ceremony was attended by a large contingency that included an open house.last_img read more

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