Yvonne Sutherlin

first_imgYvonne Sutherlin passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020.She was born on October 5, 1930, in Port Arthur, Texas and was a lifelong resident.She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary S. Aaron and Jewell C. Aaron; her younger sister, Shirley F. Williams; her loving husband of 55 years James E. Sutherlin; and her son James A. Sutherlin. Next UpYvonne graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1949 and later graduated from Lamar University with an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies.She retired from the City of Port Arthur in 1992 with 31 years of public service as an Administrative Assistant.She was extremely involved in her community and loved to travel, bake and play the piano. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640 or Friends of the Port Arthur Public Library, 3601 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77640.center_img She is survived by daughter ‘Beth’ Anne Coakley (Ron) of Bedford, TX, daughter in law Lynne Lange, son David Sutherlin (Annie) of Tyler, TX; four grandchildren, Lynn Jones (Andy), Aaron Sutherlin (Molly), Erin Silmon (Keith), Kendall Sutherlin, and 6 great-grandchildren.Visitation for family and friends will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2020 at First Christian Church with a memorial service to begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.last_img read more

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Protests hit Gabon over changes to constitution

first_imgPresident Ali Bongo Ondimba has been out of the country since October seeking medical treatment.Thousands of Gabonese workers took to the streets on Monday to protest against recent changes to the country’s constitution regarding leadership.President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been out of the country since October seeking medical treatment – first in Saudi Arabia, followed by Morocco. Reports indicate that he suffered a stroke while on an official visit to Riyadh.In his absence, Gabon’s Constitutional Court amended part of the constitution to allow the vice-president, Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou, to hold ministerial meetings and to unblock pending cases.The country’s trade union alliance wants the president of the Senate to act as interim president, which is what the constitution outlined before the amendments.Related Burundi Protests Suspended Rebuilding Ebola Hit-Statescenter_img Ping slams proposed changes to Gabon constitution as ‘autocratic’last_img read more

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Take ownership, sports federations advised

first_imgSportsFederation BY SIMON KESLEP Sports federations need to take ownership in advocating their affiliates to abide under the Covid-19 safety measures, says PNG Sports Foundation chief medical officer Dr Kapua Kapua. “The federations need to take ownership, they need to be the ones advocating to their affiliates and empowering them to mitigate the risks as per their protocols. “It is their sport, their community, their family, their athletes at risk. We, as the Pandemic Management Committee has always been to get these sports back online in Covid-19 safe environment and not stopping them from restarting competitions,” said Dr Kapua, who is also the chairman of PNG Sports Foundation Pandemic Management Committee. Dr Kapua’s advice to affiliated associations is to adhere to their sporting federations Covid-19 protocols and start practising the new normal and safeguard their communities. “Be the advocate for health and safety and the fight against Covid-19 in the new normal. No matter what sport you play, it is a powerful movement. A movement that can deliver awareness, change, understanding and cooperation, this is the new normal and Covid-19 is here to stay so let us be the movement preventing and protecting,” said Dr Kapua. The PNG Sports Foundation Pandemic Control committee has been given authority over the resources under the foundation which includes venues, protocols approval, etc. Dr Kapua said the committee has direct contact with Office of the Pandemic Controller and has sought assistance with policy and clarity on Controller’s Orders as needed. He said sports federations just need to tweak their protocols similar with what their international federations have done into PNG setting and submit. The committee meets every week to vet proposals with key aspects like Adherence to Sports International Federations protocols if available, Covid-19 protocols, Return to Competition protocols, club and club training protocols if applicable, representative teams and athletes protocols and registration of all participants. “Not all sports can employ the same measures stringently across the board. For example social distancing would be easy for archery but near impossible for rugby. Thus each sport would have to be assessed individually and recommendations made accordingly,” said Dr Kapua. Sporting federation given approval so far include Cricket, Rugby League, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Rugby Union, Archery, AFL, Basketball, Netball, Golf, Triathlon and Weightlifting.last_img read more

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