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Sibbles dedicates Maverley-Hughenden win to coach

first_imgTivoli Gardens racked up their sixth straight win, Montego Bay (MBU) clipped the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the high-profile game, while promoted Maverley-Hughenden are making strides in the Red Stripe Premier League since new coach Anthony Patrick took over. Eleven goals were scored in yesterday’s round of action in the nation’s top-flight league. One of those came from the boot of Maverley-Hughenden striker Jamoy Sibbles, whose 62nd-minute strike in their 1-0 win over Arnett Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex pushed the team to a two wins from as many games – a 100 per cent record since Patrick took charge following the sacking of Lijyasu Simms two weeks ago. In the west, MBU scored a narrow 1-0 win over UWI FC (29 points) to move to 34 points at the top of the standings, sending their victims down to third place, while high-flying Tivoli Gardens took control of second spot with their 4-0 trashing of Harbour View. Yesterday’s results At the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, Arnett Gardens created several clear chances but failed to score due to faulty shooting and some fine saves from Maverley-Hughenden’s goalkeeper Nicholas Campbell. Sibbles, who scored his first goal for Maverley-Hughenden since his summer transfer from Tivoli Gardens, dedicated the goal to his new boss. “It was absolutely good to score the winning goal against Arnett today. The coach told us that one of the top three players up front must score and the preparation was very good during the week leading to the game,” Sibbles told The Gleaner. “Personally, I have dedicated the win to the coach for driving us hard in training and getting the players in the right frame of mind,” he added. Sibbles also said that he exited Tivoli Gardens for Maverley-Hughenden because the president (Craig Walters) encouraged him to join them. Patrick was left pleased with his team’s effort which he described as a workman-like performance. “It was a workman-like performance from the team. I told the strikers that they have to run at Arnett and get the goals. The players have confidence in me, and that has made the difference in winning the last two games. We will go back in training and continue to work hard,” Patrick reasoned. FAULTY SHOOTING Reno 0 Humble Lion 2 Tivoli Gardens 4 Harbour View 0 Portmore United 0 Waterhouse 0 Jamalco 2 Boys’ Town 1 Montego Bay United 1 UWI FC 0 Arnett Gardens 0 Maverley-Hughenden 1last_img read more

Ravena wants to raise awareness on anti-doping issues after ban

first_imgAn apologetic Kiefer Ravena speaks to the media during a press conference. Ravena has been suspended by Fiba for 18 months after testing positive for prohibited substances he got from a pre-workout drink. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netEmbattled Kiefer Ravena aims to lead the way in raising awareness on the dangers and risks of prohibited substances.Ravena is serving an 18-month suspension from Fiba after testing positive for banned substances, a consequence he wouldn’t want others to suffer from by committing the same mistake he did.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Just the knowledge, again, I should be the instrument for athletes to learn and see that not anything that you can buy over the counter may be legal,” Ravena told reporters on Monday.“I’m not the first case of WADA due to irresponsibility and the lack of knowledge. There are a lot of previous examples that we can study and like for now, in my case, to really extend the knowledge of people and athletes here,” he said. “Then, it’s a very big help with MVP together with the Japanese, they’re hoping to have a venture here to put up a WADA facility where we can really help other athletes be aware.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRavena had said it was an honest mistake on his part for not knowing that the pre-workout supplement he took contained banned substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List.“Awareness is the most important thing. You have to be careful and you can’t be too lackadaisical.You have to be really, really careful and really responsible.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Warriors await word on return of top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

NBA fines Thunder’s Paul George $25K for ripping referees

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next George fouled out with 3:49 remaining in the fourth quarter while star guard Russell Westbrook fouled out in the final minute.Steven Adams also fouled out in the fourth quarter, making it only the second time in 10 NBA seasons that three starters fouled out of an NBA game in regulation time, according to an ESPN report.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s just bad officiating,” George said. “We don’t get a fair whistle. We haven’t gotten a fair whistle all year. Somebody has got to look into this. It’s getting out of hand.”“We’re getting grabbed. We’re getting scratched, clawed, held, shoved. And there’s nothing for it. The officials just get to walk out and there’s nothing that penalizes them for not officiating the game the right way.” In all, the Thunder were whistled for 34 fouls, eight fewer than the Clippers.George knew a fine was coming even as he unleashed his refereeing rebuke.“I’m going to lose money on this,” George said. “We speak up, we lose money. There’s nothing I can do to change that.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 02: Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates his alley oop dunk during a 107-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPOklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George was find $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for criticism of officiating, the league announced.George made his comments after the Thunder’s 118-110 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. X-rays negative on James Harden’s wrist; will play vs Mavs View commentslast_img read more

Public Health Ministry on alert for Diphtheria

first_img…following outbreak in VenezuelaThe Public Health Ministry is on alert for Diphtheria following an outbreak in neighbouring Venezuela and is presently adopting preventive measures to reduce the risk of the disease crossing from Venezuela.The Ministry stated that the outbreak has occurred in San Antonio, Sifontes, Bolivar State, where 17 deaths have been recorded.Diphtheria is an upper respiratory illness caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria, which primarily infects the throat and upper airways, and produces a toxin affecting other organs. It is transmitted by having direct contact with a patient, contaminated objects or by sneezing or coughing. Skin lesions can also transmit the infection.The symptoms include sore throat, fever and adherent membrane over the nose, tonsils, throat, and skin lesions. The diphtheria toxin causes a membrane of dead tissue to build up over the throat and tonsils, making breathing and swallowing difficult. During days 1-3 of infection, persons are likely to notice whitish membrane in the throat while during days 4 to 6, it is likely to change to a greyish colour.If left untreated, Diphtheria can result in infection of the lungs, heart failure, kidney damage, paralysis, and in some cases, death.According to the Ministry, the disease can be cured if treatment is started early enough. The most effective way of preventing Diphtheria is through vaccination. DPT vaccine protects against Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus.Although, Guyana has attained over 90 per cent vaccine coverage, there are areas within the interior where coverage is less.Subsequently, the ministry announced that a multidisciplinary team of health professionals will be targeting villages bordering Venezuela: “The team will provide vaccinations to all vulnerable children and ensure health officers in the regions are on the alert for any probable case.”The DPT vaccine is highly effective and safe and it is available in all the public health facilities countrywide. Treatment for Diphtheria includes the administration of antibiotics such as erythromycin and penicillin which are available in Guyana.last_img read more

Buxtonian charged for ganja in juice cans

first_imgAn East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident was remanded to prison for trafficking marijuana in juice cans.Kester Skeete, a miner of Lot 158 Buxton, ECD, appeared at the BarticaMagistrate’s Court, where hThe Fruta cans filled with ganjae was remanded until August 2, 2018.According to reports, about 09:00h on Thursday, ranks attached to the Bartica Police Station in F Division (Interior Locations), acting on information received, conducted a search of an inbound passenger boat from Parika. During the search, a case of canned juice was found in the back seat.However, upon inspection, it was revealed that the cans were filled with marijuana. The boat captain told the Police that the case belonged to Skeete, but the 24-year-old miner denied ownership during a confrontation that was held between the two men.Nevertheless, both were arrested and taken into custody. The narcotic was weighed and amounted to some 788.5 grams.Legal advice was subsequently sought, and charges were recommended against Skeete. Meanwhile, the boat captain was released as further investigations were ordered as to his involvement in the matter.last_img read more

Keven Chavez: League in good hands with this pair

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaYes, Mr. Naismith. Basketball is a team game. Everyone gets that. But when two stars collide, it’s just natural to expect out-of-this-world results. It arrived in earnest on the game’s final possessions as Kobe Bryant took the ball with a 97-97 tie. He spun away from some tough defense from LeBron James and a late attempt at a double-team to knock in a fall-away jumper for the go-ahead basket with 8.6 seconds left. James answered with a post move on Bryant, spinning to the rack and drawing a foul with 5.2 seconds remaining. James made the first free throw and missed the second, but he got a second chance after an offensive rebound by Cleveland. With 4.2 seconds left, James got a step on Bryant, pulled up for the potential game-winner but clanked it off the rim in the Lakers’ 99-98 victory. Kobe vs. LeBron, as good of an individual matchup as it gets. And they’re demonstrating this season that putting their names in the mix with NBA greats like Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain is no longer hyperbole. LOS ANGELES – The ticket stubs all said Lakers vs. Cavaliers. But there was a two-man show everyone in Staples Center expected to break out on Thursday night. center_img It was the appropriate end for the Kobe vs. LeBron show. Even Lakers coach Phil Jackson, the foremost authority on team-oriented hoops, knew it was just a matter of time before two of the game’s most dynamic players would step into the forefront and make this a personal challenge. “I’m sure it will,” Jackson said before the game. “I’m not concerned about it, but I’m sure it will happen.” It happens because both Bryant and James have the ability to rise above the game itself. With James, that’s a literal translation as the 21-year-old is legitimately a man-child. His driver’s license might indicate he can barely buy a beer, but his chiseled physique and freakish leaping ability suggest someone far more polished. James smothers the rims like a young kid that’s outgrown his Fisher-Price backboard set. As the Cavaliers opened up a lead with an 8-0 run before halftime, LeBron got a nice view of the orange paint job on the top of the rim before nearly ripping it off the backboard on an arena-rattling dunk. Bryant did his best work slithering through double teams and contorting around would-be shot-blockers like an overgrown Slinky. “They’ll be some opportunities some people would like to see,” Jackson said, “but the outcome of the game is not going to depend on it.” Bryant entered the game as the hottest scorer in the league. He has scored 40 or more points in five consecutive games. That’s nothing new to Kobe, who actually had a nine-game run of 40-plus points in the 2002-03 season. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgLOS ANGELES – A man accused of gunning down his estranged wife outside her Pico Rivera home and then fleeing to Mexico has appeared in court to receive a date for his preliminary hearing. A judge Tuesday ordered Armando Martinez, 48, of Pico Rivera to return to court in Los Angeles on June 29 for his preliminary hearing. Martinez is accused of shooting his estranged wife, Irma Martinez, 48, as she sat with a friend in her back yard on July 18, 2005. Martinez then allegedly fled to Mexico, where he was arrested on Nov. 1, 2005. He had been held in Mexico City until May 19, when he was extradited to Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Top volunteers to be recognized LA MIRADA – Nominations for the annual Volunteers in Action awards program are now being accepted by the city. Individuals and organizations that contribute time and energy to making a difference in their community are recognized by the program. Residents are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations that deserve recognition. The deadline for nominations is July 10. For more information, call (562) 943-0131. Surviving cancer is topic of lecture LA MIRADA – In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, the American Cancer Society will hold a free lecture on surviving cancer at 2:30 p.m. today at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810La Mirada Blvd. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences and hear stories from cancer survivors and their families. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Party to honor retiring educators WHITTIER – A retirement party for five California High School teachers and administrators will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Radisson Hotel Whittier, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. Pat McClelland, Ron Hales, Lew Jones, Bob Moberg and Anita Hernandez will be honored for their combined 150 years of service to the high school. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $35, which includes dinner. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 3221. Library seeking teen volunteers SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s library staff is looking for volunteers ages 12 to 18 to assist in this year’s summer reading program. Applications are being accepted through June 16. Volunteers staff the summer reading desk, prepare crafts, assist during story hour and help with weekly programs. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. Breast-feeding to be discussed MONTEBELLO – Expectant and new mothers can learn more about breast-feeding at the La Leche League of Montebello’s meeting at 6:45p.m. June 15 at the De Paul Center, 1105 Bluff Road, Room A4. The discussion will include the latest medical research. For more information, call (562) 947-9757, or visit Registration opens for summer camp LA MIRADA – Registration for Neff Park’s summer day camp begins Monday and is open to children entering grades one through seven. The camp begins June 26 and ends Sept. 1 at Neff Park, 14300 San Cristobal Drive. The cost is $80 per week per child or $25 per day. There is a $10 fee per child due at registration time. Registration must be made in person at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium, 15105 Alicante Road, or the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. For more information, call (562) 902-2938. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

U.S. soldiers at work on border wall

first_imgSAN LUIS, Ariz. – Military bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment rumbled along the U.S.-Mexico border early Monday as more than 50 National Guard soldiers from Utah became the first unit to get to work under President George W. Bush’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The soldiers with the 116th Construction Support Equipment Company will hit their work sites by 5:30 a.m. during their two weeks of duty. They will improve a dirt road running parallel to the border, fill in gaps in fortified fencing and run wiring for new lighting to help the Border Patrol spot illegal crossers. “It’s exciting to do something that’s relevant to the safety of the United States,” said Capt. Talon Greeff, the unit’s commander. “There is a sense of excitement when you are doing something real-world.” The goal is to strengthen the border and free up border agents to catch illegal immigrants. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The guardsmen are unarmed and wearing hard hats instead of Kevlar helmets. They will not perform any law enforcement duties. “We do not want to appear as if we’re militarizing the border,” Greeff said. The troops arrived in Yuma on Saturday and were briefed Sunday on their mission and given tips on how to survive the triple-digit heat of the Arizona desert. Under Bush’s plan, up to 6,000 guardsmen will be sent to the four southern border states. Officials say 300 guardsmen from Arizona are expected to begin arriving at the state’s border in mid-June. The Utah unit is working in San Luis, 25 miles south of Yuma, home of the nation’s busiest Border Patrol station. Two sets of barriers run along the border: a 12-foot corrugated-metal fence and, about 50 yards to the north, an 8-foot chain-link fence topped with barbed wire. Surveillance cameras are mounted on towers, and stadium lights help agents spot people trying to slip across at night. Most of the 11 soldiers assigned to operate heavy equipment have full-time jobs in the construction business in Utah. They would normally be pulling two weeks of training duty at this time of year, anyway. Now they are working to widen the dusty dirt track used by the Border Patrol, compact it and top it with gravel so agents can get to hot spots faster. “They all feel pretty privileged to be out here as part of the first group,” said Sgt. 1st Class James Colledge, a 52-year-old truck driver from West Valley, Utah. In San Luis, some residents were pleased with the guard’s presence. Raymond Ruiz, a clerk at Charles and Frank Auto Parts, said the response was long overdue. “I think we need it, because besides illegal people coming across, I know there’s drugs – and, you never know, maybe some terrorists one of these days,” Ruiz said. Others were leery, worried that legal border crossers would stop shopping.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Tuesday, June 27

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy and friends for the best bits of Tuesday’s Sports Bar show.Highlights include fans calling in following England’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Germany in the European U21 Championship semi-final, our ‘LOVE LOVE LOVE’ feature and much more!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img


first_imgFOYLE Valley’s Keith Shiels set an incredible time in winning last night’s Ballyshannon 5k – taking the tape in 15.14.He was followed in by Conan McCaughey from Enniskillen 11 seconds behind – with James Speight from Finn Valley AC a further 11 seconds backHere’s all the results from Ballyshannon Time FirstName Surname Club15.14 Keith Shiels Foyle Valley A.C.15.25 Conan McCaughey Enniskillen Racing Club15.36 James Speight Finn Valley 16.29 Kevin McGlone Sligo A C16.33 Paul McGlinchey Letterkenny A.C.16.34 Paul Ward Tír Chonaill AC16.44 Shane McNulty Finn Valley16.45 Stephen Connor Foyle Valley A.C. 17.08 Ultan McNasser Sligo A C17.14 Eoin McManus MSC Tri17.23 David Kearins Sligo A C17.29 Natasha Adams Lifford AC 17.39 Graham Allen Fit4Life17.42 Padraig Friel Letterkenny A.C.17.47 Martin Devenny Lifford AC17.49 Liam Murray Individual17.55 Kevin Corran Sportsworld A.C.18.00 Adrian Toye Letterkenny A.C.18.02 Hugh Coll Individual18.16 John Molloy Individual18.33 Ciaran Clancy MSC Tri18.42 Colin McNulty Finn Valley18.45 Paul McMonagle Letterkenny A.C.18.48 Richard McCarthy Tír Chonaill AC18.49 Ciaran O’Donnell Letterkenny A.C.18.51 Rory Connor Sligo A C19.00 Ollie Thomas Tír Chonaill AC19.02 Kieran Coyle Letterkenny A.C.19.12 Tony Hegarty Individual19.20 Paul Deering Sligo A C19.28 Joe Melly Individual19.29 Brian Johnson Enniskillen Racing Club19.31 Paul Cosgove Letterkenny A.C.19.35 Mark Burns Sligo A C19.37 Frances Judge Letterkenny A.C.19.38 Noel Hoey Tír Chonaill AC19.45 Brendan Hoey Tír Chonaill AC19.55 Martin Cox North Belfast Harriers20.00 Irene McFadden Letterkenny A.C.20.01 Cathal John Harvey Individual20.06 Brian McGonagle Individual20.10 Gerard Kilfeather Individual20.15 Mary Connolly Finn Valley20.23 Richard Raymond Letterkenny A.C.20.24 Noel Thomas Tír Chonaill AC20.42 Donal Haughey Tír Chonaill AC20.44 Aidan McGonigle Tír Chonaill AC20.45 Marie Boyle Letterkenny A.C.20.49 Rodney Irwin Individual20.54 Julie McMullin Tír Chonaill AC20.56 Sean Cassidy Tír Chonaill AC21.01 Miriam Bonar Finn Valley21.07 Ronan McMullin Tír Chonaill AC21.09 Gerard McCafferty Tír Chonaill AC21.12 Paul McDevitt Tír Chonaill AC21.25 Mary Hippsley Finn Valley21.30 Brian McMullin Tír Chonaill AC21.31 Linda Ward Tír Chonaill AC21.35 Deirdre Deering Sligo A C21.53 Anthony Murray Individual21.57 Claire Flood Tír Chonaill AC21.58 MarieTherese Speight Finn Valley22.02 Canice Nicholas Tír Chonaill AC22.08 Stephen Clawson Enniskillen Racing Club22.15 Serena McDaid Individual22.19 Lorraine McDaid Individual22.19 Pat Byrne Killybegs A C22.23 Sinead McGowan Tír Chonaill AC22.27 Keenan Deering Sligo A C22.40 Gloria Donaghy Finn Valley22.42 Amanda McFadden Individual23.05 Ann Donoghoe Tír Chonaill AC23.06 David McLoone Individual23.24 Kay Drummond Tír Chonaill AC23.37 Ashlean McGeehan Finn Valley23.46 Evelyn McGeehan Finn Valley23.51 Ollie Harvey Individual23.51 Ralph Wilson Individual23.54 Carmel Gormley Tír Chonaill AC24.08 Deborah Dawson Tír Chonaill AC24.18 Caroline McLoone Individual24.19 Lynda Loughlin Tír Chonaill AC24.41 Mary Rice Individual24.58 Claire Currid Tír Chonaill AC25.07 Martina McGee Tír Chonaill AC25.09 Richard Hurst Individual25.41 Nonie Melly Individual25.55 Eric Kelly Individual26.09 Shauna McGeehan Letterkenny A.C.26.48 Desmond Brownlie Lagan Valley28.59 Diane McGarrigle Finn Valley30.00 Amanda Witherow Finn Valley31.00 Sarah Meehan MSC Tri31.00 Ann Morrow Individual31.44 Helen Roper Fit4Life33.38 Aisling Sheerin Individual33.38 Cora O’Brien Individual33.39 Jennifer Liston IndividualALL THE RESULTS FROM THE BALLYSHANNON 5K was last modified: May 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE BALLYSHANNON 5Klast_img read more


first_imgCutie Kids Crèche in Killylastin, Letterkenny held a charity day in aid of Bloodbike northwest on Friday last.In total they collected €265 and a great day was had by the children and their parents. CUTIE KIDS COME TO RESCUE OF BLOODBIKES NORTH-WEST! was last modified: March 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bloodbikes North-westCutie Kids Crechelast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S World record lambshearer Ivan Scott scored his biggest competition win outside Ireland and the UK with a stunning upset victory in the New Zealand Corriedale Championships final at the Canterbury Show in Christchurch yesterday. It was a massive leap for the 33-year-old from Kilmacrennan who hadn’t won a competition in New Zealand since the 2008 Northern A and P Show in Rangiora.Having shorn in New Zealand every summer since he was 19, Scott has, however, twice broken the World eighth-hour strongwool lambshearing record. He is the current holder with 744, shorn when he claimed the record back from Hawke’s Bay shearer and former World and Golden Shears champion Cam Ferguson in January 2012 at Opepe Station, just east of Taupo.His win yesterday was based on the quality of his 10 sheep in the pen judging, where he was more than 4pts better than anyone else in the six-man final.His ultimate winning margin of 1.299pts was all that stood between 47-year-old defending champion Rakaia shearer Tony Coster and a unique treble on a day when Coster was presented with a small trophy marking his acclaim as a Master Shearer.  SHEARER CLASS FOR DONEGAL’S IVAN SCOTT AS HE STUNS NEW ZEALAND WITH ANOTHER VICTORY was last modified: November 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ivan ScottkilmacrennanNew Zealandsheep shearing championlast_img read more

Well cleanup under way in Valencia

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The system consists of two pressure vessels, 12 feet in diameter, that contain a resin material that attracts and absorbs perchlorate and other contaminants. The system is used statewide and has proven effective in cleaning water, according to the water company. The resin, in the form of small plastic beads, is replaced as needed. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Regional Water Quality Control Board are overseeing the cleanup. The Castaic Lake Water Agency, which sells state water to retailers including Valencia Water, is monitoring the cleanup of the overall groundwater contamination. VALENCIA – A system to remove rocket fuel residue from a municipal well in Valencia started operating Friday, utilizing ion-exchange technology that is in use around the state, officials with the Valencia Water Co. said Friday. The well, which taps the shallower of two local groundwater systems, is near the confluence of the Santa Clara River and Bouquet Creek and is eyed as a source of water for development planned by The Newhall Land and Farming Company. Valencia Water is wholly owned by Newhall Land and regulated by Public Utilities Commission. It is one of four wells contaminated with perchlorate, a fuel residue linked to operations at the defunct Whittaker-Bermite munitions plant nearby. Valencia Water has been testing its wells since 1997 when perchlorate first was detected in four wells penetrating the much deeper Saugus Formation. In March, the chemical was found in Valencia’s Q2 well at 11 parts per billion, nearly twice the level that requires Department of Health Services notification. The water company capped the well. With state approval, the company installed the ion-exchange filter treatment system. last_img read more

Society ‘must help tackle alcohol abuse’

first_img23 September 2011 Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has called on families, communities and civil society to help in the fight against alcohol abuse. Addressing journalists during a post-Cabinet briefing in Cape Town on Thursday, Dlamini said it was not acceptable for taverns to be located near churches or schools. She said the government was concerned that teachers sometimes bought alcohol from those taverns, and that they also made it easier for pupils to bring alcohol to school. Dlamini said the government was sticking to its plans to increase the age restriction for accessing alcohol by young people from 18 to 21 years. She said that at 21 years, one would be more mature than an 18-year-old. Dlamini said that while there were people making a living out of taverns, there were more whose lives were being destroyed by alcohol consumption. She said that Cabinet had approved a programme of action to deal with substance abuse. This, she said, included various departments coming up with policies to deal with the problem. The government will launch Social Development Month in Mokgopong in Limpopo province on 4 October. Activities are being organised under the theme, “Working together to build caring and sustainable communities.” The Cabinet also wished the country’s matriculants good luck ahead of the their final examinations, which start within the next 30 days, and urged South Africans to support pupils during this time of the year. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South Africa’s Oh-lief baby care range gets rave reviews

first_imgThe baby balm market is big business, if the success of South African start-up Oh- lief is anything to go by. The natural and organic beauty and baby product range went from being a modest home-based word-of-mouth success to an international brand in just four years, earning founders Louiza Rademan and Christine Buchanan R1-million from local bank Standard Bank in its Think Big competition to boost small business.The Cape Town-based sisters are long-time fans of natural and organic products, and when Buchanan was expecting her first child, she wanted to continue using such products. Not finding a suitable range on the shelves, the sisters turned to family recipes, and Rademan whipped up a nappy balm that worked for Buchanan’s child and received rave reviews from family and friends.The seed for what would become an international business was planted; Rademan and Buchanan attended a three-day trade show with 100 units of the balm, only to sell out on the first day. “We made 100 units for the three-day event, convinced that this would be enough. We sold the entire stock on day one. That night we mixed up another 100 jars. We sold out again the following day, and then repeated the exercise that evening, only to sell out again,’ said Buchanan.It was time to concentrate on Oh-lief Natural Products; the sisters quit their day jobs, property and architecture, to concentrate on refining their product. They still worked out of their kitchens, and kept the business to scale, putting the organic baby bum balm on sale.“After people had made an initial purchase and experienced the quality and effectiveness of the balm they purchased more,’ said Rademan. “Women buy by brand, with many using the approach adopted by Tupperware – where sales are based on women selling their product from their homes. By following a similar model, we were able to increase sales.’Rademan and Buchanan took heart at this increase in sales and expanded the olive- oil based range to include adult-focused products. They soon saw their products flying off shelves in pharmacies, health stores and independent baby stores.Rademan and Buchanan say they’ve never “had one bad debt’. That’s a feat for a small business in uncertain economic times, especially for a product that targets high- end consumers, and the partners have capitalised on this success and expanded it using modern marketing; social media, word of mouth and attractive packaging.Modern marketing, worldwide appeal“Exposure on social media may not translate directly into sales, but is essential because it creates brand awareness. “It provides an opportunity to use high-quality visuals that appeal to the market, and also to communicate directly with a pool of existing and potential customers,’ said Buchanan.The brand is now making inroads in Europe, after exhibiting at a European trade show funded by the Department of Trade and Industry. Selling in the UK and Scandinavia, it is no longer a home-based business, but manufactured at larger premises in Cape Town. It is also now going to be introduced to a wider South African market through local retailer Woolworths, which will stock the Oh-Lief luxury adult range at 25 stores.Winning the Think Big Business Champions competition is a big boost for the partners. They say they will be using the cash prize to reinforce “the quality of our product by getting it registered and certified by international bodies.. We are also looking at plans to bring Oh-lief to the attention of all South Africans.’The sisters are determined that even while they grow the brand and business, they will stay true to quality, purity and the “uniqueness of hand mixing their product’.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How Much Water Does it Take to Turn on a Light Bulb?

first_imgIn last week’s blog I took a look at some of the water conservation features in our new house, but I began the blog by addressing the relationship between water and energy. That got me curious, so I’ve been digging deeper into this water-energy nexus, examining the water-intensity of our different electricity sources.Some of this information is drawn from a 2012 report that I only recently came across: “Burning Our Rivers: The Water Footprint of Electricity,” by the River Network in Portland, Oregon. Low global warming and low water useIt is worth pointing out that the renewable energy technologies for power generation that are growing the quickest in implementation (photovoltaics and wind) are the least water-intensive.The only measures that do even better from a water-use standpoint are efficiency measures. Using less electricity is the place to start if the goal is to conserve water resources. Evaporative losses from hydropower plantsNearly all of our methods for generating electricity involve at least some water consumption, but the differences are huge. Producing electricity with hydropower is the most water-intensive, owing to evaporation from reservoirs. Nationwide, electricity from hydropower plants consumes about 9 gallons of water per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity produced.In some parts of the world, this evaporation is a big problem. In other areas, not so much. In the arid Southwestern U.S. this evaporation is a huge issue, especially from reservoirs like Lake Mead. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Water use for thermoelectric power plantsMost electricity in the U.S. (about 89%) is produced using thermoelectric power plants. These use a heat source (most commonly coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission) to boil water, creating superheated, high-pressure steam. This steam spins a steam turbine connected to generate electricity. Cooling water is then used to condense the steam back to water.center_img Comparing coal, natural gas and nuclear relative to water useOf the three primary fuels used in thermoelectric power plants, natural gas power plants have the lowest water intensity. According to Burning Our Rivers, coal power plants consume 0.69 gallons of water per kWh of electricity produced, natural gas power plants consume 0.17 gallons/kWh, and nuclear plants 0.57 gallons/kWh.With coal, according to the report, 73% (0.506 gal/kWh) of the water consumption is from evaporation, as described above, while 27% (0.186 gal/kWh) is from upstream sources (mostly mining, and transportation). Once-through cooling of coal plants results in consumptive water use (evaporation) of about 0.3 gal/kWh, while recirculating systems evaporate about 0.7 gal/kWh.Water consumption from nuclear plants is similar to that of coal though the spread between once-through and recirculating systems is even greater: 0.27 gal/kWh for once-through cooling vs. 0.76 for recirculating systems.While the water intensity of natural gas power generation is a lot lower than for coal and nuclear, there are significant differences depending on the type of power plant. Combined-cycle plants use much use much less water per unit of electricity output than do single-cycle power plants.The Burning Our Rivers report shows very low upstream water consumption for natural gas power plants, but the report did not consider hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which results in far greater water use (typically 4-5 million gallons per well) and heavily contaminates that water. An October 2013 report on the water intensity of natural gas extraction from Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia by researchers at Downstream Strategies and San José University sheds some light on this issue.There are two primary ways electricity is generated from solar: utility-scale solar-thermal power plants and either utility-scale or building-scale photovoltaic power generation. Most utility-scale solar thermal is more water-intensive than coal or nuclear power plants.From the Burning Our Rivers report, parabolic trough systems are shown to consume about 0.80 gal/kWh, while linear Fresnel systems consume about 1.0 gal/kWh, solar power tower systems consume 0.63 gal/kWh, and dish Stirling Engine systems, which are far less common but do not use the heat to generate steam, consume only 0.020 gal/kWh.Adding to the challenge with large-scale solar-thermal is that these systems want to be located where there is a lot of sunlight, such as the American Southwest, and those places tend to be much drier.Photovoltaic systems use almost no water in their operation — only 0.002 gal/kWh — with most of that upstream water use for manufacturing.Finally, wind systems consume less than 0.001 gal/kWh — the lowest of any electricity source — with most of that also upstream. RELATED ARTICLES Saving Water by Conserving EnergySaving Water — Saving EnergyResilient Design: Water in a Drought-Prone EraReduce Water UseSaving Energy by Saving WaterThe Uncertain Future of Phoenix and Las VegasWater, Water EverywhereIn the West, Drought Ends ‘Era of the Lawn’ Depending on the type and age of the power plant, the cooling water is once-through (pulled from a river, for example and then returned to the river at a higher temperature), provided by a cooling pond, or recirculating. The once-through systems use tremendous quantities of water, but the vast majority returns to the water source from whence it was drawn — albeit at a higher temperature (thermal pollution can be a major problem). Some evaporates, however, and is not returned to the river; this is the consumptive use.  Recirculating cooling systems in power plants use far less water and they don’t add thermal pollution to the body of water from which the water was originally drawn, but they still evaporate considerable water — in fact, typically more than once-through cooling systems — so the consumptive water is very significant.last_img read more