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Dobbs Recognized With Sagamore Award

first_imgMcMillin (left) recently presented Delores Dobbs with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award on behalf of Governor Mike Pence. (Image Provided)State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) recently presented Delores Dobbs with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award on behalf of Governor Mike Pence. The Sagamore is the highest honor that the governor can bestow and is only presented to distinguished Hoosiers who have made incredible contributions to the state. Dobb’s received the award for dedicating 30 plus years to protecting Hoosier children.“Delores is one of the most selfless Hoosiers I have ever met, and I was honored to be able to present her with the Sagamore,” said Rep. McMillin. “Her story is an important one, as she has selflessly dedicated 30 plus years of her life to establishing and administering a program to advocate for the most vulnerable members of society – our children. It was my privilege to present her with this award.”In the early 1990s, Franklin County Tri Kappa Sorority club was tasked to create a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program for Southeast Indiana. The program was designed to comply with state law which requires that children involved in abuse and neglect cases shall receive a CASA or court appointed guardian. Club members, alongside Dobbs, organized and built the program from scratch in order to protect children in the region.After the program launched in Franklin County, membership has since then dwindled. With very little assistance, Dobbs has singlehandedly kept the program alive for the past 15 years. As she approaches her 80th birthday, Dobbs continues to safeguard children within the court room, Department of Child Services, schools and hospitals. With a new system set to launch on Jan. 1, 2014, Dobbs will be able to retire knowing that children there will be protected.“On behalf of Southeast Indiana, we are forever grateful for the countless hours spent and energy devoted to protecting some of our most vulnerable children,” said Rep. McMillin. “Delores is an incredible Hoosier and certainly worthy of Indiana’s highest distinction.”last_img read more

Deery, IMCA Modified, Stock Car, SportMod drivers chase Dominator prizes

first_imgLYONS, Ohio – Deery Brothers Summer Series competitors and competitors in four weekly IMCA divisions earn post-season prizes from Dominator Race Products.Eleventh through 20th place finishers in final Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models point standings receive nosepiece kits from the Lyons, Ohio, manufacturer. The same awards go to ninth and 10th-place finishers in each of the five regions for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, to 11th and 12th place finishers in both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions, and to ninth and 10th place drivers in national point standings for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. Dominator is in its sixth year as an IMCA marketing partner; Stock Car awards are new to the awards program.“With the addition of the Stock Car nosepieces, Dominator Race Products is now a great supporter of another IMCA division,” said Kevin Yoder, marketing director for IMCA. “The centerpiece remains the awards for IMCA Late Models supporting the Deery Brothers Summer Series and we’re extremely proud to work with them.”Information about Dominator products is available by calling 419 923-6970 and at the www.dominatorraceproducts.com website.last_img read more

EPL: Bournemouth face Watford test

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Bournemouth vs. Watford Venue: Dean Court Kick off: 3PMBournemouth play host to Watford in the Premier League this afternoon needing to avoid defeat to remain ahead of the Hornets in the standings. After a run of eight defeats from 10 Premier League fixtures, a home FA Cup tie against Luton Town came at the right time for Bournemouth, who ultimately ran out 4-0 victors against the struggling Championship outfit. However, while Eddie Howe will take the positives from that occasion, especially witnessing Dominic Solanke net his first goal for the club since joining a year ago, there will be an acknowledgement that they are now faced with arguably their most important match of the season. Their recent abysmal run has led to the Cherries dropping into the relegation zone at a time when today’s opponents have turned around their own form after previously sitting adrift at the bottom of the standings. While Howe continues to be tipped to eventually move to a bigger club, this represents the most significant test of his managerial career with Bournemouth facing a battle to retain their Premier League status. The result at the weekend will not necessarily prove pivotal in the long run but with Norwich City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa to come in the games which follow, Howe is aware that maximum points against Watford would put his players in an improved frame of mind ahead of those fixtures. As far as the visitors are concerned, Nigel Pearson encountered the first blip of his short reign last weekend as his side blew a three-goal advantage against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup. However, despite the natural disappointment, Pearson will likely view it as a learning experience for some of the younger players which were given an opportunity, while it would have backed up his own opinion over his first-choice side at Vicarage Road. The players in question have contributed to 10 points being recorded from four top-flight outings – a return which appeared unrealistic when Pearson replaced Quique Sanchez Flores at the back end of last year. Pearson will now demand that his players make the next push in their quest for survival, with three points being enough to move the club past Bournemouth and Villa ahead of the latter’s showdown with Manchester City later today.Bournemouth possible XI: Ramsdale, Francis, Cook, Mepham, Rico, H.Wilson, Gosling, Billing, Fraser, Solanke, C.Wilson. Watford possible XI: Foster, Dawson, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina, Chalobah, Capoue, Sarr, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Deeney.Tags: FA CupLuton TownPremier LeagueWatfordlast_img read more

CSA lurching from crisis to crisis ahead of England series

first_imgBy Nick SaidCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa (CSA) will host a special board meeting on Saturday as the governing body seeks to address a series of controversies that threaten to overshadow a high-profile four-Test home series against England.Tuesday’s resignation of respected board member Shirley Zinn was the latest setback for CSA Chief Executive Officer Thabang Moroe, who has had to answer questions about its declining balance sheet and its treatment of the media after five journalists had their accreditations revoked.The organisation has also yet to appoint a permanent director of cricket following the decision not to renew the contract of Ottis Gibson in August, with a little over three weeks to go before the start of England series.Zinn told South Africa’s Daily Maverick she saw little way forward for the organisation under Moroe’s leadership.“I came to the conclusion that after all sorts of efforts to try and improve, speak to the situation and to try and affect change at board level, I had to resign,” the newspaper quoted her as saying yesterday.“We fall from one crisis to another and there is no end in sight. I somehow felt if I put up my hand and took this step, for what it’s worth, I might propel this forward in some way.”Standard Bank, a major CSA sponsor, called an urgent meeting with Moroe on Monday to discuss, among the things, why the organisation withdrew the accreditation of five journalists deemed critical of his leadership.Their access was restored hours later after an outcry over press freedom.The bank’s chief marketing officer, Thulani Sibeko, said they were “gravely concerned about developments” within the CSA administration.The CSA is involved in an ongoing court case with the South African players’ union over a proposed restructuring of the domestic game, while the courts also rejected its attempt to take over the leadership of one of the provincial unions.Following the meeting with the bank Moroe said mistakes had been made.“I unreservedly apologise on behalf of CSA for the erroneous process that led to journalists having their accreditation revoked,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.Moroe said the board meeting on Saturday should clear up a number of outstanding issues, “including but not limited to the director of cricket role‚ team selection processes for the England tour‚ and all other CSA issues relevant to the South African public.”Graeme Smith, the most successful Test captain of all-time, is in talks with CSA over the director role, but has publicly expressed concerns that he would not be given the “freedom” to fulfil his mandate.The first Test against England begins on December 26 at Centurion.last_img read more

WBC reinstates Britain’s Whyte as interim heavyweight champion

first_img(REUTERS) – British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has been reinstated as WBC interim champion and will get a mandatory shot at the title currently held by Deontay Wilder, the WBC said yesterday.The decision comes five days after the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) withdrew a charge against the 31-year-old Whyte for a doping violation and follows a WBC investigation.“In light of the WBC’s own finding and of UKAD’s withdrawal of the claim against Mr Whyte, the WBC has closed its internal investigation,” the WBC said in a statement hereThe WBC said it found no sufficient or conclusive evidence that Whyte intentionally took a banned substance with the aim of enhancing his performance.“The WBC is hereby lifting its provisional suspension and confirming its recognition of Mr Whyte as WBC Interim World Heavyweight Champion,” the statement added.Whyte won the title on July 20 by beating Colombian Oscar Rivas but the WBC provisionally suspended recognition of his status as interim champion 10 days later over an irregular urine sample he had provided out-of-competition in June.UKAD had charged Whyte for a doping violation as his sample before the fight “indicated the presence of two metabolites of a steroid” but on Friday it cleared him of any wrongdoing.The agency said there was nothing in Whyte’s “longitudinal urinary profile” to suggest he used steroids.Wilder is set for a rematch with mandatory challenger Briton Tyson Fury in February after their last clash ended in a draw.Whyte will become the mandatory challenger after that fight, with the incumbent WBC champion to face Whyte by February 2021.last_img read more

Commonwealth to unveil four-dimensional policy to sustain sport

first_imgA FOUR-dimensional strategy will be unveiled at a major ministerial forum tomorrow to help governments sustain the sport sector ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Commonwealth Secretariat’s ‘Data, Digital, Diversify and anti-Discrimination’ strategy will help the sector adapt to the new normal and continue contributing to health and wellbeing, community spirit and economic growth.The sport industry is expected to experience a recession several times worse than the average sector of any economy, according to a new Commonwealth supported study. Thousands of jobs, livelihoods and social benefits could be at risk.The ‘data’ pillar provides critical research on COVID-19’s impact on the sport sector to help countries monitor and better target responses.The ‘digital’ pillar offers a repository of COVID-19-adapted virtual solutions, including training courses and knowledge products, which are reproducible and accessible to all member countries.The ‘diversify’ pillar contains policy guidelines to modify modes of delivery to get more people active safely and spread investment and resources to grow domestic sport markets.The final pillar includes a call to action to intensify the fight against racism and discrimination in and through sport in the Commonwealth.Supported by the four pillars, the strategy will help governments design, modify and implement resilient sport policies and programmes to tackle the pandemic’s impact on the sector.Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “It is clear the sport and physical activity sector demands consideration in the ongoing response to the current pandemic and the preparation for any future outbreaks.“It is important then for member countries to take advantage of our suite of new resources, cleverly designed to help them respond to the new COVID reality and create pandemic-resilient sectors and populations.”The Commonwealth Ministerial Forum on Sport and COVID-19 takes place virtually today, which will be attended by ministers, senior officials and representatives of sport bodies and regional organisations.The virtual forum will hear from member countries on how they are responding to and planning to recover from the COVID-19 shocks in the sport sector and ensure the Secretariat’s work is finely tuned to their existing and emerging needs.Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage, Amina Mohamed, will chair the virtual forum.She said: “Today, we find ourselves in an unprecedented global health crisis, which has touched almost every corner of the world and our lives, including our mobility.“I am hoping that through this forum, we can leverage the Commonwealth cooperation and partnership to collectively overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic in the sport sector and beyond.“Responding to new challenges requires coming up with fresh solutions on the back to existing approaches so this gathering is an important opportunity for Commonwealth countries to share their experiences on what has and what has not worked in tackling COVID-19 disruptions.”NOTE: Any media (print and broadcast) who would like to interview the Secretary-General via telephone or Skype is requested to enquire in writing to s.abbasi@commonwealth.intlast_img read more

Halloween Shooting

first_imgNewsGunshots fired near Campus CenterLAPD detains two in campus shootingVictims recovering from Halloween shootingPresident Nikias addresses Halloween shootingHalloween shooting: four injured after on-campus partyEyewitness account of Halloween shootingShooting sends four to hospitalStudents, parents want university to focus on safetyGunshots ring outside party at USCShooting Reaction – Oct. 31, 2012‘Freak or Greek’ paperwork filed under student org’s nameSuspect arrested in Halloween shootingUSG president, BSA director respond to shootingStudent orgs issue statementsAlleged Halloween gunman charged with four counts of attempted murderSuspect pleads not guilty to attempted murderSuspect pleads not guiltyNikias announces new security measuresEditorialsUniversity must reform campus event policiesOnline reporting can lead to misinformationLetter to the Editor: BSA, USC Program Board, USGUSC must reconsider open campusPhotosIn Photos: On-Campus ShootingMultimediaStorify: Students react to Halloween night shootingStudents React: Halloween ShootingSocial mediaFacebook and Twitterlast_img read more

Basketball family affair for Paige

first_imgJunior Morgan Paige has a basketball background that few can match and will be looked upon to lead the Badgers to improve on their ninth place finish in the Big Ten last season.[/media-credit]They travel together, eat together and work together.And sometimes, they even bathe together. In every season, just about every team, no matter how big or how small, considers itself a family. The Paige’s are a lot like that, except that their family is, well, a basketball team.There is Ellis and Sherryl Paige, mother and father, who met at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, playing basketball for the Mustangs. Then there is Marcus Paige, a freshman point guard at North Carolina, wearing the baby-blue Tar Heel jersey for the first time this fall. And then, last but certainly not least, is Morgan Paige, the newly appointed junior tri-captain of the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.Regardless of their basketball background, add in any other family member, and they have a great starting five. Yep, basketball is a pretty important thing for the Paige family, making it easy to see why Morgan Paige has become successful.Paige excelled in high school at Marion High in Marion, Iowa, just five miles from where her mother and father graced the hardwood in college. Honored as an all-state selection in each of her four years at MHS, Paige was tabbed as one of the best women’s basketball players in the region.According to Jeff Dahn, formerly of the Marion Times, Paige helped her coach tally a record of 83-14 and a state semifinals appearance. That coach, unsurprisingly, was her mother, Sherryl.Morgan was the star, Sherryl the guidance. Unlike many star athletes and coaches, the two rarely, if ever, butted heads.“I feel like some people can’t play for their parents,” Paige said. “But I feel like my mom and I had an understanding where, as soon as we’re in the gym, it’s business, and she’s not my mom anymore and that respect level is there.”“I really enjoyed playing for my mom. It was really nice to see her outside of family life. She cares so much about her players. … It’s awesome to see that double side of her.”The two made basketball look easy as a duo, but little brother point guard Marcus threw a wrench – or better yet, a bounce pass – into the system.If Morgan set the bar high, Marcus cleared it, and then some. Attending Linn-Mar High School, a nearby school in Marion, Marcus splashed onto the basketball scene, playing varsity his freshman season, much like Morgan.But Marcus one-upped his sister by winning a state championship his junior season, eventually being named the top point guard in the 2012 class and committing to play basketball under the brightest of lights at North Carolina.Although Marcus playing at a neighboring school made it difficult for Sherryl and Morgan to watch his games, he made things easier for Morgan on a basketball level.“We’re actually really close and even closer now since we’ve gone to college,” Morgan said in describing her relationship with Marcus. “He’s so far away now that it’s become really important for us to talk, and a lot of times it’s on a basketball level.”What better level for the siblings to connect than the game they adore? Although admittedly Morgan surrendered her hold over the hard-fought games of 1-on-1 in seventh grade, their shared commitment to the game of basketball is one that benefits both of them.Working together over the summer, Marcus helped Morgan with her ball handling, her self-noted weakness. Throughout their years together, Marcus provided the enduring work ethic of a “gym rat,” one that Morgan admires.“He was a role model for me in high school,” Paige said. “He had a drive to just go, it didn’t matter what time of the day, he just wanted to go to the gym. Sometimes I’m like, ‘Hmmm, not today. I can’t shoot with you today, I just can’t do it.’”Yet, the more experienced Morgan gives quite a bit to the relationship as well, yielding all types of advice to her brother in his first semester as a student-athlete.“He’s a teenage boy, let’s be serious,” Paige said. “I can sit and talk with him after games or we can watch different game together – just chop it up and really learn the game from a different perspective. And I think that’s awesome.”Similar to guiding her brother, the Wisconsin women’s team will look for Paige to guide the squad as she was named a tri-captain for the season. Paige is the only junior captain, joined by seniors Taylor Wurtz and Tiera Stephen.All three were picked by their teammates and all three bring a different type of leadership to the floor for Wisconsin.“I’m a little more vocal than most,” Paige said. “Tiera is a bit more fiery, and Tay is just a workhorse.”Regardless of her vocal, forthright ways on the court, Paige is actually lauded for her under-the-radar type of approach to the game.“Morgan, she’s sneaky. You’ll just see her, and the next thing you know, she’s got 15 points,” Stephen said. “But you’ve got to give Morgan her credit; she gets the job done.”Assistant coach Jayme Callahan has only been around Paige for five months, but has already noticed how important she is to the squad. After joining Bobbie Kelsey’s staff in June, Callahan quickly realized that as the shooting guard, Paige plays an integral role for Wisconsin.Her work ethic and her basketball intelligence – two things she can attribute to her family of gym rats – have shined the brightest in Callahan’s eyes.“She goes hard all the time and is very coachable,” Callahan noted. “Her knowledge of the game is very keen. … She knows the game very well and is able to translate that on the court.”The Badgers will need it more than ever from Paige this season. As Wurtz returns from battling a preseason injury, Paige is the next highest returning scorer for UW. She makes it enjoyable too. Head coach Bobbie Kelsey noted Paige is always smiling and never upset. With the game of basketball so deeply ingrained within her family, it’s easy to understand that the game she plays still remains a game. Basketball for Paige, just like seemingly anyone else with the same surname, is just what comes natural.And for Wisconsin, the basketball makeup of Paige is just one part of something larger building itself at Wisconsin under Kelsey.“[Basketball has literally been in our DNA forever,” Paige said. “I can’t imagine going through a day without thinking or doing some type of basketball activity.”Follow Sean on Twitterlast_img read more

WWE Raw: Results and Highlights of WWE event after Hell in A Cell

first_img This week’s WWE Raw was an appropriate follow-up after the Hell in A Cell. The episode included an explanation of Bobby Lashley and Lana’s lip lock, along with a conclusion of Lacey Evans and Natalya’s rivalry in a Last Woman Standing fight and a brawl between Team Hogan’s Rusev and Team Flair’s Randy Orton. Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair also faced the Kabuki Warriors. All in a all, the night was packed with exciting events for the WWE Raw fans.Also read | WWE Hell In A Cell 2019: Results And Match Highlights Of Mega EventWWE Raw results: The Viking Raiders took down Roode and Ziggler COMMENT FOLLOW US This might have been the Viking Raiders biggest victory in WWE Raw history. In what was a Tag Team match, Eric and Ivar showed perfect teamwork. Though Roode and Ziggler were isolating the Viking Raiders initially, the babyfaces had an epic comeback. Roode and Ziggler almost gained an upper hand in the end, but the Viking Raiders were persistent and put their rivals away with an impressive Viking Experience.  Last Updated: 8th October, 2019 11:12 IST WWE Raw: Results And Highlights Of WWE Event After Hell In A Cell WWE Raw returned on USA Network after the electrifying Hell in A Cell. In a power-packed night, Kabuki Warriors defeated Lynch and Flair. Here’s the highlights First Published: 8th October, 2019 11:12 IST .@Erik_WWE & @Ivar_WWE pick up a HUGE win over @HEELZiggler & @RealRobertRoode on #RAW. pic.twitter.com/ohjdIZRQkH— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2019 Also read | WWE Raw Results: Lesnar Beats Mysterio; Styles And Rollins Win Titles SUBSCRIBE TO US #TheMan is ROLLING as she and @MsCharlotteWWE battle @WWEAsuka & @KairiSaneWWE on #RAW. @BeckyLynchWWE pic.twitter.com/oXrehrBnnY— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2019 WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Also read | WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Results: Becky Lynch Takes Down Sasha BanksWWE Raw results: Other events for the night Natalya defeated Evans in a Last Woman Standing match. Aleister Black returned to accept the challenge The Singh Brothers issued and proceeded to defeat them. In a six-man Tag Team match, The OC triumphed over Lucha House Party. Ricochet defeated Apollo Crews. LIVE TV GREEN MIST!#RAW @WWEAsuka @BeckyLynchWWE pic.twitter.com/gewNjPytOl— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2019 Devika Pawar Also read | WWE Hell In A Cell Results: The Viking Raiders, Strowman Beat The OCWWE Raw results: Kabuki Warriors defeated Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair Written By After Becky Lynch’s big win in Hell in A Cell, it was interesting to see her lose in WWE Raw. While Lynch had applied the disarmer to Sane, Asuke appeared while the referee was occupied elsewhere and spit green mist on Lynch’s face. Sane then took down Lynch. The Kabuki Warriors then double-teamed on The Queen. This intense brawl went on till Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross chased off the Kabuki Warriors. The Viking Raiders vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode: Raw, Oct. 7, 2019last_img read more

Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette Clarke condemns Trump’s latest immigration plan

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American US Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has condemned President Donald J. Trump’s latest immigration plan, saying it is “yet another attack on immigrant families..“America has a long history of welcoming loved ones of those already here,” said Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York.“But the White House wants to end that practice, while also eliminating the diversity lottery. He calls it a ‘merit-based’ approach, but we can see past the legalese. It’s another attempt to keep immigrant families, and especially those from places like the Caribbean, separated,” Clarke told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).Will meet red light in Congress“Fortunately, this plan to deny green cards will meet a red light in Congress, and I’ll be proud to lead the charge against it.”Last Thursday, Trump unveiled his plan to overhaul parts of America’s immigration system, imposing new security measures at the Southern US border and dramatically enhancing the educational and skills requirements for new immigrants.The plan would “transform America’s immigration system into the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world,” Trump said, adding “our proposal builds upon our nation’s rich history of immigration, while strengthening the bonds of citizenship that bind us together as a national family”.Trump said his plan prioritizes merit-based immigration by restricting the number of people who could get green cards through asylum or based on family ties.But Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, said Trump’s plan “repackaged the worst of its past failed immigration plans”She described the plan as “dead-on-arrival” and “not a remotely serious proposal.”Dream and Promise ActIn early March, Clarke joined three of her congressional colleagues in introducing the Dream and Promise Act, also known as H.R. 6, in the US House of Representatives that would allow the US-raised immigrant youth known as “Dreamers” to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship.Clarke said the bill is the 116th Congress’s version of the Dream Act, a bill which has been introduced since 2001.However, Clarke said H.R. 6 includes protections and a path to citizenship not just for Dreamers but also for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians, among others, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) beneficiaries.“We need comprehensive immigration reform that protects Dreamers, as well as TPS and DED beneficiaries. That’s why I am proud to be a co-lead on the Dream and Promise Act (HR 6).“This bill will include a path to citizenship for Dreamers, as well as for people covered by Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure. This bill builds upon the Dream Act, the American Promise Act, and the ASPIRE TPS Act, which I introduced last Congress.”Clarke told CMC that the Dream and Promise Act allows Dreamers and individuals with TPS and DED to “contribute fully in the country they love and know to be their home by providing a pathway to citizenship.”She said the Dream and Promise Act would grant Dreamers conditional permanent resident status for 10 years, and cancel removal proceedings if they have been continuously physically present in the US for four years preceding the date of the enactment of the bill and were 17 years old or younger on the initial date of entry into the US.Clarke also said the Act would, among other things, grant Dreamers conditional permanent resident status if they graduated from high school, obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or industry recognized credential, or were in a program assisting students in obtaining a high school diploma, GED or equivalent exam, or in an apprenticeship program.In order to gain full lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, Clarke said Dreamers must acquire a degree from a US institution of higher education; or complete at least two years in good standing in a bachelor’s or higher degree program or in an area career and technical education program at a post-secondary level in the US.For LPR, Clarke said Dreamers must also complete at least two years of military service, and if discharged, received an honorable discharge; or employed for periods of time totaling at least three years.last_img read more