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Training programme to manage sports events, tournaments held

Training programme to manage sports events, tournaments held

Muscat: A training programme was organised in managing sports events and tournaments by the Ministry of Education, represented by the Directorate-General of Administrative Affairs – Department of Training and Rehabilitation, in cooperation with the Omani School Sports Federation and the Ocean Institute.

The training programme kicked-off on Sunday morning, and will continue until Thursday at Al Amal Club.

The implementation of this training programme comes in light of the increase in the number of events organised annually by the sports committees in the educational governorates, which reach nearly 100 sports events in all governorates and require organising by specialists in managing events.

The programme targets 34 employees of the Office of the Omani School Sports Federation and the educational governorates to provide them with effective management skills and accurate planning.

Participants in the programme will obtain the necessary qualification to work in the management of sports events, through several themes, including methods of organising, evaluating, and managing sports events, financial and accounting management of sports events, management of sponsorship, financiers, designers, suppliers, stakeholders and the public, and attracting, managing and training employees and volunteers to work in sporting events, marketing sports events, and managing risks related to sports events.

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Event to be held to help improve Windsor’s bike-friendliness for women

Event to be held to help improve Windsor’s bike-friendliness for women

Young Women in Motion have created a program to bring women and girls in the community together with municipal councillors and planners.

Women and girls who are new to Canada and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) are encouraged to come together on August 18 to learn about bike safety and experience independence and greater mobility in Windsor and Essex 


A team of leaders from Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor, and the leadership of Bike Windsor Essex and other experts are observing the city to determine where positive changes could improve the bike friendliness of Windsor for women.

Women will have the opportunity to attend the event to meet with women who are running as councillors or mayors in the Municipal Election in October. 

Joan Simpson is the Program Manager at Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor.

She says why this program has been put together for women in the area.

“From the program we realized that there’s so many areas and spaces in Windsor that need to be improved. And so the best way for us to put those recommendations forward, why not invite candidates who are going to be running for city council and for other positions to be a part of this conversation.”

She says that having women who are running in the election gives the community the chance to speak to them about changes that may need to be made around Windsor-Essex.

“When the participants are providing the recommendations and sharing about the importance of the program and why they wanted to be a part of it, that we have the necessary individuals there as well. But anyone else can be a part of it for sure.”

She says what the core purpose of the program is. 

“For young women to build their confidence, to speak out in spaces where often times they may not be represented, they may be under-represented or to speak out on an issue that matters to them. This program has allowed them to do that.”

The event will be held on Thursday, August 18 from 4 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Charles Clark Square. 

All Women and girls from across the city are also able to join in a group ride to celebrate the program along the riverfront on August 31.

Anyone is welcome to attend both events.

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COVID vaccination clinics to be held at Caribbean Carnival, other summer events in Toronto – Toronto |

COVID vaccination clinics to be held at Caribbean Carnival, other summer events in Toronto - Toronto |

Toronto Public Health (TPH) says it will be holding COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics at the Caribbean Carnival and other summer festivals this week.

“Bringing COVID-19 vaccines to social and cultural events is part of Team Toronto’s ongoing equity-focused, hyper-local mobile strategy, providing accessible and convenient vaccination opportunities to residents in places where they live, work and play,” TPH said in a news release.

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According to TPH, the clinics will be held at the following locations:

  • Under the Stars at Regent Park located at 620 Dundas Street East on July 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Toronto Caribbean Carnival at Marilyn Bell Park located at 1095 Lake Shore Boulevard West on July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Ghana Fest Canada at Earl Bales Park located at 4169 Bathurst Street on July 31 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

TPH said the clinics are family friendly and will offer first, second, third and forth doses, as well as pediatric shots to those who are eligible. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available.

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The city said no appointment or health card is needed, and the clinics will operate on a walk-in basis.

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“All eligible residents are encouraged to get their third and fourth doses as soon as possible. As with vaccinations for other diseases, people are protected best when their COVID-19 vaccinations are up to date,” the news release read.

TPH said COVID-19 vaccinations “have been scientifically proven to lower the risk of illness, hospitalization and death while protecting people, their loved ones and the community.”

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Christmas in July events held for people impacted by Dec. tornadoes

Christmas in July events held for people impacted by Dec. tornadoes

KENTUCKY (WFIE) – It’s Christmas in July in parts of Kentucky.

Governor Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear spent Monday in Bremen and Dawson Springs to bring Christmas cheer to those affected by the December tornadoes.

At least 100,000 toys, thousands of shoes, and gift cards were donated in December from the First Lady’s Christmas Toy Drive.

Monday, another portion of those items were given to those families.

With a visit from Santa Claus, food, and gifts, the Christmas in July event brought smiles to many Western Kentucky families.

”We think if we can stack up at least one good day after another, hopefully create so many good memories that will help them process that difficult night. And with the complexity and time it takes to rebuild, just a fun day with ice cream and funnel cakes for each of these kids, maybe a few gifts too,” said Gov. Beshear.

The Governor and First Lady say because of everyone’s generosity and donations, they were able to have Christmas celebrations back in December, but it’s even more exciting to also have a Christmas in July.

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Fund-raising events held for Indus Hospital and Health Network

Fund-raising events held for Indus Hospital and Health Network

ISLAMABAD    –    The fund-raising events for Indus Hospital and Health Network (free of cost cancer hospital Lahore) held in Berlin, Frankfurt and Münich the other day.

Dr Abdul Bari Khan, the founder of Indus Hospitals Network, along with his two dedicated team members Ibrahim Jamali and Pervaiz Ahmed arrived in Germany and participated in the fund-raising events.

Besides, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany Dr Muhammad Faisal, Counsel General Zahid Hussain, Head of chancery Shafaat Hussain, famous Pakistani TV artist/actor Nauman Ijaz also joined the events and appreciated the noble cause.

In the events, the Pakistani Community in Germany participated with full enthusiasm and donated 1,67,000 Euros to the administration of Indus Hospitals Network.

Dr Muhammad Faisal, the Ambassador, and Nauman Ijaz, the TV actor, along with other speakers addressed the ceremonies.

They thanked to the Pakistani community in Germany for donating funds for a free of cost cancer hospital chain wholeheartedly.

The said fund-raising can be a good and noble cause and empowering, especially when you know how much it matters to the people your efforts will help.

“To date, our fund-raising volunteers have tackled all manner of challenges,” said Dr Abdul Bari Khan in his address.

He said the Pakistani community in Germany has not only helped raise cancer awareness but they have also restored hope to hundreds of cancer patients in Pakistan.

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Sheriff details events leading up to Floyd Co. mass shooting

Sheriff details events leading up to Floyd Co. mass shooting

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) — During a press conference Sunday, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt shared events that led up to a violent, deadly standoff that occurred Thursday evening in the community of Allen.

The incident described by officials as a ‘war zone’ claimed the lives of three officers, a K-9 officer and injured four other people, including additional police officers.

Lance Storz is in the Pike County Detention Center on a $10 million cash bond facing several charges, including two counts of murder of a police officer. He also faces charges in connection with the death of K-9 Drago who served with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department. A not guilty plea was entered on Storz’s behalf during a virtual court hearing.

Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said Sunday the incident began Thursday, June 30 after the sheriff’s office received a phone call about a woman being held against her will.

When deputies arrived at the home in question near the intersection of Main Street and Railroad Street for a welfare check, a woman was waiting outside and ran to their cruisers, according to Sheriff Hunt.

The woman told deputies Lance Storz was inside the home and she was only able to leave because he was asleep.

Deputies retrieved the woman’s daughter who was at another home and took them both to a safe place, Sheriff Hunt reports.

While being interviewed, the woman accused Storz of taking her phone and holding her hostage inside the home for days.

Sheriff Hunt said the woman told deputies the only time she was able to use a phone was when Storz was sleeping. That is when she said she was able to contact a relative for help. That relative then called the sheriff’s department, Sheriff Hunt says.

Following the woman’s interview with officials, an Emergency Protection Order was filed.

Details about why protective order filed against mass shooting suspect

The woman accused Storz of emotional and physical abuse, including rape. She also warned deputies by telling them that Storz had guns inside the home, the press conference Sunday revealed.

“The woman did say that Mr. Storz had firearms in the house. Deputies didn’t know at that time, obviously how many or to what extent his training was or if he had any,” said Sheriff Hunt.

An examination at the hospital did show signs of physical assault, deputies say.

Sheriff Hunt said Sunday a total of four deputies went to the home Thursday to serve the Emergency Protection Order and arrest Storz for fourth degree physical assault.

Deputies got their first glimpse of Storz in a window behind blinds when they first approached the home.

Deputy William Petry, a victim of Thursday’s shootout, was the first to go up to the house, Sheriff Hunt reported.

Hunt said Storz opened the door ‘like he had been waiting for police’ and started firing.

Sheriff Hunt tells Storz was wearing a bullet proof vest and backpack when he started firing at police.

“The suspect opened the door like he had been waiting for them,” said Hunt. “He knew they were coming.”

Sheriff Hunt said at least one officer was forced to hide underneath his police vehicle for hours to avoid being shot.

“Deputy Lawson would have been the fourth car,” said Hunt. “Deputy Hall was the third car. Deputy Hall was able to roll out of his car and he was to the rear of the K-9 vehicle driven by deputy Newsome. Deputy Hall rolled under the car and remained hidden there for hours to come. When Deputy Lawson rolled out of his vehicle he was immediately shot.”

Names of others injured in mass shooting released

Deputy William Petry with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, Capt. Ralph Frasure with the Prestonsburg Police Department and Prestonsburg Police Officer Jacob R. Chaffins all died as a result of their injuries sustained during the shootout.

Three law enforcement officers were shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday.
Three law enforcement officers were shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday.(WSAZ)

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A vigil is planned Sunday evening to honor Petry, Frasure and Chaffins at the Prestonsburg High School.


Officials described Thursday’s shooting as the deadliest law enforcement death in Kentucky since the prison riot in Eddyville in 1924 and the deadliest law enforcement event to happen in Eastern Kentucky.

This is a developing story.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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Live blog 2022: World Refugee Day events held as displacement tops 100 million

Live blog 2022: World Refugee Day events held as displacement tops 100 million

By UNHCR  |  20 June 2022

Welcome to the World Refugee Day 2022 Live Blog, where we’ll be bringing you stories and events from around the world celebrating refugees and the countries and communities that have taken them in.

Every World Refugee Day, 20 June, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, joins millions of others around the world in honoring those who have fled conflict, violence and persecution in search of safety. With the number of forcibly displaced people around the world now standing at more than 100 million, the theme of this year’s event – the right to seek safety – is more critical than ever.

Today and every day, we believe that everyone has the right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from, and whenever they are forced to flee.

By keeping our doors and hearts open to refugees, we can offer them a chance to use their energy and talents in meaningful ways that ultimately benefit us all.

Check back here throughout the day for updates.

Geneva, Switzerland/New York, USA 

The right to seek asylum is not up for negotiation. Watch UNHCR’s moving World Refugee Day video to hear from refugees first-hand what it’s like to be forced to leave everything behind in search of safety. 


Warsaw, Poland

Poland is hosting more than 1.1 million refugees from Ukraine, and among them is Vic, a student from Nigeria who was studying in Ukraine when the conflict began. Now living in Warsaw, Vic led a dance session for people of all ages as part of a World Refugee Day event organised by UNHCR and local NGO Strefa WolnoSlowa.

Poland. Preparations to celebrate World Refugee Day in Warsaw. Project realized jointly by UNHCR Polska and Strefa WolnoSlowa (NGO)

Vic, a refugee from Nigeria who was studying in Ukraine when the war forced him to flee to Poland, leads a dance session in Warsaw.   © UNHCR/Rafal Kostrzynski


Juba, South Sudan

Refugees and UNHCR staff celebrated World Refugee Day in South Sudan with a football match at the training ground of national soccer team “The Bright Stars”. A UNHCR team featuring UN staff and displaced players from Sudan and Ethiopia faced off against a refugee team from Rwanda, Sudan and Burundi. With the teams tied at one all after normal time, the match was decided on penalties with the UNHCR team claiming victory after the winning goal was scored by a refugee midfeilder from Sudan. Here’s the team claiming the silverware…

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‘I’m not alone’: first ever St Marys Pride event held for community

'I'm not alone': first ever St Marys Pride event held for community

The first ever St. Marys Pride event at Milt Dunnell Park brought together residents from across Ontario on Sunday.

The one day event was hosted by Stratford-Perth Pride and featured different vendors and entertainment.

“We had some interest in the Facebook group this past year, and I thought we don’t have a Pride event. Why don’t we have a Pride event?” said event coordinator Robin Awcock.

“Pride belongs everywhere. It’s such an important piece as says there’s not much LGBTQ offerings in our community. So a day like today is so important for St. Marys,” said AJ Adams, the president and board chair of Stratford-Perth Pride.

Organizers hope the event starts a conversation about each person’s different needs and how to function as a community.

“We’re a small town. We just wanted to put our little Pride mark on the map,” said Awcock.

Libby Dufton, an attendee from St Marys, said Sunday was her first ever Pride event. 

“Soak in as much of it as I can,” said Dufton. “There’s just so many other queer people here and I don’t have that in my normal social life.”

According to Dufton, she doesn’t really know many queer people in the area outside of her friend group, and was happy to see the different types of people at the event on Sunday.

“It’s like, Oh, I’m not alone. They exist,” said Dufton.

Dufton was wearing a homemade rainbow dress which she said was a sign of support from her mother who wants her to celebrate. 

Libby Dufton (left) attending the first ever Pride event in St. Marys, Ont. (Colton Wiens/CTV Kitchener) (June 12, 2022)

“I asked for a Pride flag for my birthday. She made me a dress, because she wanted me to show it off instead of it just hiding in my bedroom,” said Dufton.

Allan Slater, 86, said he felt it was important he attend the event as well, to show his support for the community.

Allan Slater attends the first ever Pride event in St. Marys, Ont. (Colton Wiens/CTV Kitchener) (June 12, 2022)

Slater said the older generation in the area used to complain about Pride events, but they are starting to change their tune. 

“We would have had a lot of pushback from the people that I meet in Tim Hortons a few years ago, and now well, some of them are here today. So it’s slowly changing,” said Slater. “There are people in this town who still don’t support this. That’s one reason for being here.”

Organizers are hoping to make it an annual event, and are planning to make it bigger and better next year.