Interpol Issues Alert For Mexican Prison Fugitives

first_imgBy Dialogo May 21, 2009 Interpol says it has issued an international security alert for 11 prisoners involved in a prison break in central Mexico. The Lyon, France-based international police agency says Mexican authorities identified the 11 as the most dangerous of the 53 prisoners who escaped. The security alert, or orange notice, provides identifying details on each fugitive and goes to all of Interpol’s 187 member countries. Interpol said in a statement Thursday that the orange notices are issued for people who pose “a risk to the safety and security of citizens around the world.” An armed gang freed the inmates, including two dozen with ties to a powerful drug cartel, in a quick, daring raid Saturday in a prison in Zacatecas.last_img read more

In 2015-16, WHS girls basketball team breaks state 3-point percentage record; shatters at least 15 school records

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 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Marvin Parkey · 229 weeks ago Great season Ladies. Looking forward to next year with the Ladies returning and the one’s coming up. Thank you coaches for all the time you spend with these Ladies. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 — The 2015-16 Wellington girls basketball team has accumulated at least 14 Wellington High School records this season, but also has a Kansas state record.According to records from the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Wellington girls now hold the highest 3-point field goal attempt percentage in the history of high school girls basketball.Wellington shot 43 percent from beyond the three-point arch this season, obliterating the previous record of 40.2 percent success rate by the 2002 Frontenac team. The Lady Dukes made 145 shots in 338 attempts. Frontenac was 49 out of 122 in 2002.“What is so remarkable about that is the number of 3-pointers we shot compared to them,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “Naturally, the more you shoot, the more you potentially miss.”There was some debate whether or not the record should have included just the regular season or include the post season games. But the percentage did not taper off much during the post season despite the increase in competition.As far as the school record book, the 2015-16 WHS girls were as dominating as they were on the court and with post-season honors.Wellington accumulated at least 15 school records in 2015-16. (All the season stats can be found here).2015-16 Wellington High School girls basketball records: Best WHS team record percentage: 24-1. The 1945 boys state championship basketball team went 22-3 – winning 88 percent of the time. This year’s girls won 96 percent of their games.Most wins in a season: 24. 1945 team had 22. The WHS girls team of 2012 had 21.First girls state placing: This year’s third place finish marked the first time a WHS girls team has placed in the state basketball tournament or won a game for that matter. John Floyd’s 1949 team was the last state placer in WHS basketball history, finishing third.First undefeated regular season: 20-0. No WHS basketball team, boys or girls, until this year went undefeated during the regular season.First Girls League Title: AV-CTL D-IV 10-0. In 2012, WHS girls lost its first two AV-CTL DIV games in December, but would go undefeated the rest of the way. Andale would only lose once that year.Current regular season winning streak: 24. The WHS team currently has the longest regular season streak in school history. The last time, Wellington lost a regular season game was against Andale at home in overtime in 2014-15. The Lady Dukes would proceed to win the final four regular season games before winning all 20 this year.School record scoring season: Grace Mitchell – 530. Mitchell just knocked out Lyndsie Davis’ 524 points scored in the 2002-03 season.Free throws in season: 274. The 2008-09 club shot 268.3-point Field goals made: 145. The previous record was 90.Rebounds: 785. The 1996-97 team rebounded 773.Defensive rebounds: 514. The 1996-97 team nabbed 470 defensive rebounds.Assists: 315. The 1996-97 team had 285.Blocks: 154. The 2004-05 team had 95.3 points made in game: 13. Wellington hit 13 of them vs. Andale at home. Allegedly, the 2011-12 team scored 13 in one game as well. Interestingly, the state record is 17.First all stater — Mitchell became the first first-team all state basketball player from WHS in school history. Davis was second team All-State in 2005 and Brandi Flisram was second team in 1997.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

3 Win World Bank Essay Contest

first_imgThe essay competition targeted Liberian youths between the ages of 18 and 25. It started on November 10, 2015, under the theme, “Youth and Sustainable Development.”World Bank Liberia’s Chief Economist, Daniel Boakye, said 15 contestants were selected from the initial 150 entries following a meticulous review of their submissions.Mr. Boakye said following another tedious review of the 15 finalists’ essay entries, three participants were finally declared winners.In addition to the cash prizes, all three finalists will have the opportunity to work as interns with the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Liberia.In remarks, Deputy Education Minister for Administration, Aagon Tingban, reminded the World Bank Group and essay competitors that the contest speaks to the foundation of what the ministry is all about. He recalled that in the early 1980s, Liberian high schools participated in an academic competition called: “Meet the Challenge.”Minister Tingban underscored the significant role the Challenge played in their children attaining academic and moral excellence in the various high schools in the country.He lauded the World Bank Group for choosing the topic “Science and Technology” as it coincides with the clarion call for Liberians to develop interest in the sciences.Minister Tingban said technology is making the world “small and very powerful, and Liberians from all walks of life should take advantage and become technology conscious.”He spoke about developments in the microwave sector that will soon help to process food in supermarkets for immediate consumption.“Today, to our competitors who did not make it to the final, I want to admonish you not to feel discourage due to the fact that you are scientists in your own rights,” Minister Tingban said.He further disclosed that at the MOE, there are some scholarships available primarily intended for candidates who want to pursue studies in science and technology.Minister Tingban called on Liberian students to also pursue studies in medicine, agriculture, electrical engineering and other science courses because scholarships are available for them at the MOE.“We want to encourage other support partners, the private sector, corporate institutions to emulate the good initiative by the World Bank Group,” Minister Tingban stressed.He pledged the MOE’s support to the World Bank Group and thanked the financial institution for the successful conclusion of the essay contest.In a special statement, World Bank Group Country Manager, Inguna Dobraja, congratulated the participants for their performances.Manager Dobraja said the essay competition was another way the World Bank Group can understand the thinking of the young toward sustainable development in Liberia.In a vote of thanks, Communications Specialist, Michael Sahr, expressed gratitude to the contestants and the finalists for their courage to take part in the essay contest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more