“It’s complicated because you have two crises simultaneously – a health crisis and an economic crisis,” said Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman.”But people are saying, ‘We’ve already had six to seven weeks of this [restriction on activity], what’s another week or two?'”Governments around the world have varied widely in their response to the pandemic since its first known outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in early December.Authorities in New Zealand and Vietnam have been praised for early moves to halt the spread with social distancing measures while governments in the United States, UK, Japan, Russia and elsewhere have faced criticism for a lack of preparedness.The Edelman survey found, however, that trust in the institution of government had risen across the board, with an overall gain of 11 points from its January survey to an all-time study high of 65%.That figure reflected an appreciation of state support for the economy and the work of public health services. Conversely, only 29% agreed that CEOs and business leaders were doing an “outstanding job” meeting the demands of the moment.”Business will be looked at very closely in the months ahead,” Edelman said, citing how companies perform in areas such as retaining and reskilling workers or using small businesses in their supply chains. Topics : A substantial majority of people around the world want their governments to prioritize saving lives over moves to restart economies being hammered by measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus, a global survey found.The latest findings of the “Edelman Trust Barometer,” which for two decades has polled tens of thousands of people on their trust in core institutions, challenge the notion that “lockdown fatigue” is rising among populations hit by the pandemic.Overall, 67% of the 13,200-plus people interviewed between April 15 and April 23 agreed with the statement: “The government’s highest priority should be saving as many lives as possible even if it means the economy will recover more slowly.” Just one-third backed the assertion: “It is becoming more important for the government to save jobs and restart the economy than to take every precaution to keep people safe.”The study, produced by US communications company Edelman, was based on fieldwork carried out in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.Some 76% of Japanese respondents agreed public health should be prioritized over the economy against just 56% in China, where the outbreak was first detected late last year. China now has only a handful of new cases a day, after imposing a strict lockdown earlier.In Canada, the UK and France, 70% or more of the respondents were in favor of prioritizing health concerns. In the United States, where anti-lockdown protests in some cases were encouraged by President Donald Trump, the figure was 66%.
The OA Lady Twisters get a big time victory against The Bishop Chatard Lady Trojans 3-2“This is a quality win versus a very strong and balanced Chatard team. They beat us 5-0 last year and have all returning starters back.’ Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.Season: 14-0Next match: Monday (5-6) vs. Richmond.
NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from the Raptors’ Game 3 road win over the Warriors NBA Draft 2019: What will the Lakers do with the No. 4 pick? Kevin Durant has also been out since straining his calf in the Warriors’ second round series while Kevon Looney will be sidelined for the rest of the Finals after suffering an injury in Game 2 against Toronto.“No one cares that guys are hurt,” Green told reporters following Game 3. “Everybody wants to see us lose. I’m sure people are happy they’re hurt. We’ve just got to continue to battle and win the next game. Go back to Toronto, win Game 5, come back to Oracle, win Game 6 and then celebrate. Fun times ahead.” Related News “They played really, really hard and gave it everything they had,” Kerr said during his postgame press conference. “Just ran into a better team tonight. Toronto played an excellent game. Made big shots every time they needed to. … They deserved it.””They out-played us. They deserved it.”- Steve Kerr reacts to the Game 3 loss. #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/kG49W2ck0z— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 6, 2019The Warriors will host the Raptors in Game 4 on Friday. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET. “We just got to continue to battle:1. Win the next game2. Go back to Toronto, win Game 53. Come back to Oracle, win Game 64. And then celebrate.”Draymond Green speaks about the Warriors plan for the rest of the series after losing Game 3. pic.twitter.com/Ab2LdpuZdW— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) June 6, 2019Green recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the losing effort for Golden State.Meanwhile, the Warriors’ lone healthy star, Stephen Curry, was fantastic Wednesday. He finished with 47 points on 14-of-31 shooting and added eight rebounds, along with seven assists.“He was amazing,” Green said of Curry, via the Mercury News. “I’ve got to play better and offer him more help.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he was “very proud” of his team after Game 3. James Harden, Anthony Davis lead players invited to USA Basketball camp Draymond Green believes the Warriors will bounce back.A depleted Golden State team fell behind 2-1 in the NBA Finals after it lost to the Raptors 123-109 at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. The Warriors were playing without Klay Thompson, who missed the game with a strained hamstring.
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Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down Tax Payer · 240 weeks ago So if all the wonderful tournaments raise so much money then why does the course need more in tax money? Why is it such a sin to request that the course pay it’s own way by charging the people that use it instead of raising taxes on people who have no desire to play the game nor care if the course is here or not?. Report Reply 1 reply · active 240 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Bobby Wilson · 240 weeks ago Tax payer when was the last time you flew a plane into the airport? Just asking. … Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down jay · 240 weeks ago who cares about the airport, only the rich people use it, its like the golf course these 2 things don’t make wellington grow in anyway. Wow the golf course made 8,,500 in one tournament but the don’t pay its bills. Long live wellington right, as our leaders run it to the ground. Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 240 weeks ago I didn’t know how it would happen, or how the justification would be drawn…..but there if it is. Lol. The “it’s for the kids” argument. Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Eric · 240 weeks ago If on average $30.00 are spent in Wellington by out of town golfers $30×4000(rounds)= $120,000 / year. Not bad for a “amenity” you don’t use. Us out of towners enjoy the Wellington Golf Course though! I’ll fight to keep it and I don’t even live there lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 240 weeks ago “or let the big dog eat while feeling it ring deep in your loins.” Yeah, I guess I’ll have to go to my grave not knowing about this. Report Reply 1 reply · active 240 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 240 weeks ago Bobby, I for one thank you for this piece defending the Wellington golf course! I am not a resident of Wellington, nor do I golf, but I can sure see how having the course helps your local economy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down credence · 240 weeks ago Nice article Bobby, but I would like to see some documentation about the value. Most times these numbers are usually slightly over rated. Most of the negative comments relate to the frustration the local taxpayers are feeling right now with all the issues down at City Hall and they are looking for ways to save tax dollars. I do believe the course does provide some value to our community through the ways you have identified, but I too would like to see the course be more self supporting. I know Cueball, it is only .01% of the total budget, but what does that equate to in actual dollars? I think if the information Booby has provided is compared to the City’s tax support, people may understand situation better. Just saying. Report Reply 2 replies · active 240 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Bobby Wilson · 240 weeks ago Credence I would have to do some research on that. If your asking to track what each fundraising tournament made. This would obviously depend on the number of people playing and what the entry fee is per player minus the payback or prizes. DH would have a schedule of all the tournaments from last year. The point is there are so many that on some dates they have them in the morning and afternoon. The main point was the fact that people who do not play golf benefit from those who do. Yes it is a quality of life issue. It adds to our community. I just don’t understand the attitude of just because one doesn’t use something makes it useless or not important. I disagree. Like I said I will never use the airport but it seems enough do to justify giving it ten times the money the golf course receives at least this next year. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments To the editor:First off let me say thank you for the three part series on the Wellington Golf Course. I have grown up on this course. Â I love golf and those that have dedicated themselves to making the game a healthy part of Wellington life. There were more than golf lessons learned from Gerald, Kathleen and Steve Gill while growing up. A group of us learned life has itâ€™s up and downs. The lie you receive isnâ€™t always fair but the only thing mattered was the next shot. That same philosophy holds true off the course in our daily lifes.Â Life is what we make of it. It is always fair but the challenge is to continue keeping the faith and hitting the next shot.Bobby WilsonAnyone that knows me understands my addiction, I love golf. Â I will defend the game, the course and its worth in our community with every ounce in my body.Â It isnâ€™t just a game to some of us it is a way of life and those we play with are not just golfers to us but part of an extended family.I can understand that some will never use the golf course. They will never know what it is like to hit a crisp iron shot, roll in a long putt or let the big dog eat while feeling it ring deep in your loins. I totally understand some have the attitude that golf is a rich manâ€™s game. I am here to tell you that it is not the case at all.The one thing that was never covered in the three part series that I find crucial to the argument of city intervention or funding is this. What is the golf courses role in our community. Letâ€™s take a look at just that.Â Â Letâ€™s talk fundraising. We golfers as some like to say should support the course. Pay for the course ourselves. I believe that we do a pretty good job of that. But what else do golfers support. Well we support the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, The Wellington After School Program, The Wellington Crusader Club, The Scott Rice Memorial Tournament, The South Central Cat Backers and the Lions Club to just name a few. We support these not because we get to play free golf that day. Most are already members of the Wellington Golf Club and can already play for free. Playing in these events are expensive but worth every dime. They fund scholarships, equipment, events and add to the quality of life for so many.Â The ones that benefit from these types of fundraisers are kids that are still in school. I would imagine that most have never played a round of golf.When we play in these tournaments usually food is catered in or purchased locally. The golf course allows it to be made in the pavilion at the course. It is just another way money stays local. I do not know if there is away to adequately track that kind of details. But I have had everything from Burgers, Steaks, BBQ, Mexican food to KFC. I appreciate all the vendors that support these charitable causes and make a meal part of the tournament. But again it is money being spent locally.So how much money does a tournament raise? Well according to the Scott Rice Memorial Staff they have raised $50,000 at the local golf course in six years. That is $8,333 per year as an average.Â The Scott Rice is one of the biggest tournaments that the golf course host each year. But the important thing is that I would go as far as saying that out of the 144 golfers to play that day at least half do not live in Wellington.There are several more examples of these types of tournaments. If you want to raise a lot of money in one day have a golf tournament.Â The one thing that makes this so incredible is not only the hard work of volunteers but of the Wellington Golf Club Staff. Derek Harrison or DH as we call him does a tremendous job marketing the golf course. He has brought new tournaments and ideas to the course.Last summer the Wellington Golf Club hosted the Kansas Boys Championships. The course was crammed full of young golfers that had made their way to Wellington. The tournament was an unbelievable success. I was at awe of the volunteers that came out to support the tournament. I do not know what the economic impact on Wellington was that week but I know we had families staying in our local motels and eating at our local restaurants.There are several â€œquality of lifeâ€ opportunities that the City of Wellington supports. I have never flown a plane into or out of the Wellington Airport but I certainly feel like it is important to maintain. I see the money that has been allocated for the airport is a much larger amount than the golf course. The swimming pool even though ran by the Rec Center still receives some city funding. I am glad to see that as well. Even though my swimming pool days have passed me by, I can remember some fun afternoons diving off a real high dive and also some timeouts on the famous grates. Kids need a place to swim even if it is water down the drain so to speak.My point is just because one does not golf doesnâ€™t mean that it should not be supported. I would venture to say that more money is raised at the Wellington Golf Course that benefits more programs in Wellington than any other place in town. If I am incorrect someone will surely post a comment. So as I said earlier there are more people who gain from the golf course than just a select few as some say who play the game.The Wellington Golf Club is a public golf course. The Wellington Menâ€™s Golf Association is a diverse group of men from all walks of life. I am a proud member and watched last fall as we awarded scholarships for college. We take pride in our support of the next generation of leaders that come from our community. We always have room for more.Â If you have never played the game give it a try. You donâ€™t have to have the best equipment to start. You might just find out why some of us call it the greatest game ever played.Bobby WilsonWellington, Kansas.Follow us on Twitter.