‘Admiral’ off to losing start

first_imgGlendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey’s first game in charge of Waterhouse ended in defeat for the team sitting in 11th spot in the 12-team league.In a clash of cellar dwellers, Boys’ Town edged Waterhouse 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match yesterday at the Drewsland Stadium.Boys’ Town’s goals came courtesy of strikes by Trevin Garnett in the 14th minute and Andrew ‘Alvez’ Allen (75th). Andrew McFarlane had earlier levelled the scores for the home side in the 36th minute.Both teams ended the game with 10 players. Veteran players Irvino English of Waterhouse and Boys’ Town’s Wayne Ellis were shown red cards in the 54th minute for foul and abusive language.The teams had their fair share of chances, but Boys’ Town, who came into the round on seven points, proved that they wanted the win more than their opponents. Boys’ Town stayed in last position but improved to 10 points in the 12-team league. Waterhouse remained on 11 points in 11th position.’Admiral’ Bailey, who saved Tivoli Gardens from relegation last season and moved to Waterhouse following Marvin Tate’s dismissal because of poor results, says that the team will get better during the season.”We have a good crop of players. However, my biggest challenge is to get the players to play better on the defensive end. It will get better, as it is a work in progress,” Bailey told The Gleaner.Coach of Boys’ Town, Andrew Price, was naturally happy for the win, which is the team’s third in 14 games.”This should be a good tonic for the team. We played against a good team with quality players. It was a physical contest with two players ejected from the game,” Price reasoned.”Coming into the game, I told the players that they will have to find a way to win,” he concluded.Yesterday’s resultsFC Reno 0 Harbour View 0Waterhouse 1 Boys’ Town 2P’more Utd 1 UWI FC 4Tivoli Gardens 3 Arnett Gardens 2Jamalco 0 Humble Lion 0MoBay Utd 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0last_img read more

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LCP, Partners Launch ‘Ebola Must Go’ Project in Bong County

first_imgThe Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) and its partners last Saturday launched an Ebola Community Action Platform (E-CAP) project in Gbarnga, Bong County with a call for concerted efforts from citizens to fight the deadly virus.Launching the program, Deputy Minister for Research Planning & Development at the Ministry of Health, Yah Zoila, said Liberians must continue their efforts to fight against the virus which has claimed over 3000 lives in the country.Though there has been a considerable decline of infections in the country, “we need to work together to see to it that the virus is totally eradicated from our country,”Ms. Zoila said.She encouraged over 500 participants attending the program to ensure the prevention of the virus in their communities.Also speaking, the program manager at EQUIP Liberia, Emmanuel N. Kemen, said grassroots community engagement is the best approach to educate Liberians about eradicating the Ebola virus from the country.He added: “As a lead agency in the E-CAP program, EQUIP-Liberia is committed to building the capacity of grassroot and national organizations to improve community health and effectively address crosscutting community development challenges in Liberia.”The EQUIP executive called on Liberians to focus on eliminating the virus from the country and do away with stigmatization, rejection and discrimination against those who have survived the virus.Speaking through an interpreter, Daikpanah Chief Flomo Barror assured Liberians of the commitment of chiefs and elders of the country to spread the message of prevention and control in the respective areas under their supervision.He said: “On behalf of all the chiefs and elders of Liberia we are happy for this important launch in Gbarnga and we want to assure you we will do our part to ensure that this deadly Ebola virus disease is driven out of our country.”The launching program was marked by a parade through Gbarnga and climaxed with an in-house program at the Administrative Building.Meanwhile, Crusaders for Peace Executive Director Madam Julie Endee said the cost of the E-CAP project is US$12million, funded by USAID and developed by Mercy Corps, Liberia.She said: “The US$12 million is not coming to the Crusaders for Peace. We are just a partner in implementing what the money is being used for which is to ensure that the virus leaves Liberia.”Madam Endee added that the campaign is spread out among various organizations for implementation in seven of Liberia’s fifteen counties. They are Bong, Nimba, Montserrado, Bomi, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, and Lofa.Moreover, she said community engagement is crucial to ensure that people in all corners of Liberia remain vigilant and know what to do in the case of an outbreak.She explained that partners working on the project are Shalom in Grand Bassa, ADII in Bong, Bomi and Montserrado and RHG-L in Bong and Montserrado.Other partners are Taruma Aid International in Nimba, Give Them Hope in Nimba, AFROMD in Bong and Montserrado, CHANOL in Bong and EQUIP Liberia in Montserrado and Nimba Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Campfires remain restricted in Prince George Fire Centre

first_imgThe campfire ban in place for the Prince George Fire Centre will remain in effect despite cooler temperatures over the past number of days. The announcement was made as the fire danger rating remains at high-to-extreme, and the risk will increase with warm, and dry weather ahead.In all prohibited activities include: burning of stubble or grass, any open fire including campfires, fireworks, burn barrels, and tiki torches, as well as other kinds of torches.Over 30 fires remain active in the area with 100 firefighters battling the blazes.- Advertisement -Anyone found in violation may be issued a ticket of $345, be required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail.last_img read more

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Xtreme Muzik Tour with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson

first_imgGet ready for Xtreme Muzik the Tour, Saturday September 24 at the EnCana Events Centre. Xtreme Muzik – the Tour is coming to Dawson Creek and the EnCana Events Centre on Saturday September 24thThe tour features Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy and Two Foot Fred.- Advertisement -Sharing one eight-piece band on a custom stage that includes, of course, a fully-operational bar as the centerpiece, the unique show will offer something to fans rarely seen in modern touring – the co-headliners will rarely leave the stage. The music will not stop, as Big & Rich and Gretchen perform hit after hit and often join in on each other’s songs.Tickets will go on Sale Friday May 27 at 10 a.m.  You can get tickets by calling 1-877-339-TIXX or online at www.dawsonco-optickets.comListen to Moose FM all this week for your chance to beat the box office.   Plus, if you sign up to be a fan of Moose FM on Facebook, you’ll get the chance to buy tickets before anyone else. Just visit, facebook.com/moosefm and like the page.Tickets will be $80.99 or $68.89 a piece.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Drivers stuck on road in Pa. for nearly a day

first_imgThe sprawling storm system hit Wednesday and blew out to sea Thursday, leaving huge snow piles, frigid temperatures and tens of thousands without power across the Midwest and Northeast. The National Guard’s aid operation ended once the stranded vehicles were cleared from I-78 Thursday evening. Some vehicles – mostly trucks – were still being towed after becoming stuck in sections of the other two highways, Pennsylvania transportation officials said. Road-clearing operations were expected to continue through the night and into the morning. Transportation spokesman Sean Brown said he could not say when the roads would reopen. Eugene Coleman, who is hyperglycemic, was trapped for 20 hours while on his way home to Hartford, Conn., from visiting his terminally ill mother in Georgia, along with his girlfriend and pregnant daughter. “How could you operate a state like this? It’s totally disgusting,” Coleman said. “God forbid somebody gets really stuck on the highway and has a life-threatening emergency. That person would have died.” HAMBURG, Pa. – National Guardsmen in Humvees ferried food, fuel and baby supplies Thursday to hundreds of motorists stranded on a 50-mile stretch of highway for nearly a day by a monster storm blamed for 15 deaths. The traffic jam on the icy, hilly section of Interstate 78 in eastern Pennsylvania forced authorities to also shut down portions of I-81 and I-80 Thursday afternoon as they struggled to gain ground on the colossal traffic jam. Drivers were frustrated they were let on the road at all. State police did not close all the entrance ramps to I-78 until around 5 p.m., more than 24 hours after vehicles starting getting caught. “Why would they have that exit open if they were just going to let us sit there?” said a crying Deborah Miller. Her 5-year-old son was trapped in the car with her, running a 103-degree fever from strep throat. 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

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Pellegrini worried by toothless Man City following shock FA Cup exit

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he is worried by his side’s lack of goals after seeing the Premier League champions crash out of the FA Cup at the hands of Middlesbrough.City, who failed to net in a Premier League defeat to Arsenal last weekend, didn’t score for the second home game running in against the Championship outfit, who secured a memorable 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Patrick Bamford and Kike.Pellegrini’s men only returned from a warm weather training camp in Abu Dhabi on Friday night, and his side looked leggy at the end of the clash as their FA Cup dream came to a surprising end at the Etihad Stadium.And Pellegrini admitted it was a disastrous performance from his side.“It is disappointing because we played very well before they scored, we had a lot of chances and we dominated the game, and their goalkeeper saved a lot of clear opportunities,” said the Chilean.“But after the goal, we were a disaster. I think we left too much space and they scored another goal – so at the end of the day the team who played the game for ninety-five minutes deserved to win. “We need to improve. We have had a lot of injuries over the past few weeks so we changed our style of play.“We benefited and scored a lot of goals from that, but now our forwards are coming back.“Maybe they are not at 100 per cent in their normal performance, but we haven’t scored against Arsenal or today so that is a real problem, especially at the Etihad.”last_img read more

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Rowing Set to Travel to 2018 MAAC Championship

first_imgAfternoon Event       Time (ET)I Fours–Petite Final     12:30 p.m.I Fours–Grand Final   12:40 p.m.II Eights–Petite Final   12:50 p.m.II Eights–Grand Final  1:00 p.m.I Eights–Petite Final    1:10 p.m.I Eights–Grand Final   1:20 p.m.Print Friendly Version Results The team will have an opportunity to practice on the water Friday when they arrive in New Jersey. Then on Saturday, Drake will have the opportunity to row on the official race course before Sunday’s championship. “We have dealt with some adversity the last few weeks since Buffalo not being able to row outside on the water due to high water levels on the Des Moines River,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “Plus, we have had a few lineup changes, but we are back in the swing of things and they’re ready to overcome this hurdle. We are so proud of how they have stayed focused, worked on their power and form while stuck inside. It’s not fun to be inside especially this late in the season. But we have used it as a motivator and it has helped their mental toughness. Now we take it as motivation and bring it when we finally get on the water this weekend.” MAAC TV The Bulldogs will compete against nine conference opponents including Jacksonville, who has won the last four consecutive MAAC titles, in a format that includes three races (Varsity 8+, 2nd Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+) with heats and finals for each with the top three boats in each initial heat advancing to the grand final while the other boats move to petite grand finals. The school with the highest point total from the results of all the races will be crowned conference champion. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs won four races at the ICRI Regatta against several Illinois rowing clubs including Illinois, DePaul and University of Chicago. Drake also had a strong outing at the end of April in Buffalo, N.Y. against conference foe Canisius at the Black Rock Cup.center_img Championship Central Page CAMDEN, N.J. – The Drake rowing team is set to travel to Camden, N.J. this Sunday, May 13 for the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship. The MAAC championship is set to be contested on a 2,000-meter course on the Cooper River in the Cooper River Park where the winner of the championship will earn the conference’s automatic berth to the 2018 NCAA Championship in Sarasota, Florida. The MAAC championship will be streamed on MAAC.TV in partnership with the Ivy League and Harvard University. This will mark the first time in conference history that the championship will be streamed live. The Bulldogs enter the weekend in search of the program’s second MAAC title after winning their first in 2012. Drake finished in fifth place at the 2017 championship with the team’s second varsity 8+ boat claiming first place in the petite grand final. Sunday Race ScheduleMorning Event          Time (ET)I Fours–Heat 1            9:20 a.m.I Fours–Heat 2            9:30 a.m.II Eights–Heat 1          9:40 a.m.II Eights–Heat 2          9:50 a.m.I Eights–Heat 1           10:00 a.m.I Eights–Heat 2           10:10 a.m. Story Linkslast_img read more

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SECOND MAN IN COURT ON INISHOWEN HOLIDAY HOME RAMPAGE CHARGES

first_imgA SECOND man has appeared in court charged with a 50k rampage through holiday homes in Inishowen.Bernard McDaid broke into the homes along with two other men – Ashley Nicholl and a third man on the run from Gardai – during a drunken orgy of destruction on January 31st 2010.The men wrecked the houses in Moville, Malin and Culdaff which belonged to holiday-home owners from the North and Britain. The men destroyed kitchens, stairs, living rooms, smashed mirrors and broke fridges and televisions during the rampage.It total they caused more than €56,000 worth of damage to the four properties.Bernard McDaid was named by his co-accused and a finger print linked him to crime scenes.McDaid was drunk and high on drugs at the time.Nicholl was jailed for two years this summer for each of the four burglaries with all sentences to run concurrently.He also suspended the last year and backdated the sentence from when Nicholl first entered prison in May.When McDaid, 21, appeared in court this week, he told the judge that he had been offered a job working for a kitchen company and hoped to take it up.“I was very stupid and I was taking ecstasy,” he said, apologising for what he had done.Judge O’Hagan said he wanted to see proof of a job and adjourned sentence until Friday for proof to be produced.SECOND MAN IN COURT ON INISHOWEN HOLIDAY HOME RAMPAGE CHARGES was last modified: November 7th, 2013 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:Bernard McDaidInishowenrampagelast_img read more

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Yelp Would Like to Have Its Cake & Eat it, Too (Plus the Cake Tastes Terrible!)

first_imgThis reminds me of newspaper sites complaining about the millions of readers aggregators like the Huffington Post send them, based on short excerpts of their articles. Except Yelp isn’t hurting like newspapers are. Yelp is doing really well, in large part because of Google’s free search traffic.Yelp may have reason to be concerned about Google Places (with Hotpot!) – especially given the advertising blitz Google has behind it. But it’s legitimate competition Yelp has to fear, not a little light aggregation. That’s my take on it. Maybe there are fine-grained details I’m not taking into account. Maybe this is about cross-industry monopolistic practices, I don’t know. Google’s take it or leave it perspective doesn’t seem unreasonable to me in this case, though.Google Places is a good, fast way to start looking for reviews of nearby restaurants but it doesn’t offer the depth of the sites it aggregates. In the end, millions of us will keep going to Yelp for the in-depth reviews of restaurants written from the perspective of the unique Yelp culture: typically young, urban socialites who feel entitled to pass judgement on small businesses. Maybe the corporate attitude just comes along with that culture. Poor, poor Yelp. What other website would you more expect to want to have its cake and eat it to? Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman was the subject of a big write-up in the UK’s Telegraph today where he complained that Google had given his restaurant review site an ultimatum: either allow Google to continue including excerpted reviews from Yelp on the new Google Places pages, or remove Yelp all together from the Google index.“But that is not an option for us…we get a large volume of our traffic via Google search,” said Stoppelman, apparently ungrateful for what he must consider a Natural Right, to have his information organized ala Google at no cost. “We just don’t get any value out of our reviews appearing on Google Places and haven’t been given an option other than to remove ourselves from search…” I’m not buying it and here’s why.Stoppelman went on to explain to the Telegraph that his company is doing just fine, of course. “We are getting to the size where very few companies can afford to buy us,” he said. “Our annual revenues are getting to the point where can be a public company….from our perspective that would be a hell of a lot more fun than selling Yelp.”Well boo-hoo for you then, over this whole Google Places thing. Just how bad is it? Google Places is hardly a Google map covered in Yelp reviews – in fact, the site only excerpts the first 3 lines of two Yelp reviews! Along with 4 other sources of reviews (CitySearch, etc.) and Google’s own user reviews. Yelp is on the top of the list, too. Google Places could probably do just fine without it. marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Location#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Reftract House: A 2009 Solar Decathlon Contender

first_imgIt would be understandable if participants in the Solar Decathlon feel the pressure of rising expectations – pressure to outdo the work of previous teams of faculty and students who have already put enormous energy and analysis into the 800-sq.-ft. net-zero-energy dwellings that became their Decathlon entries.The Santa Clara University undergraduates who make up one of the 20 teams competing in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, for example, might even feel a little extra pressure to measure up to SCU’s performance in the 2007 Decathlon, where the team entered the competition as an underdog but ended up winning third place overall.The good news is that, competitive as it is, the Decathlon also is an excellent teaching tool whose past entries can be analyzed, and improved upon, by current contestants.To that end, SCU, located in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Santa Clara, has been developing its entry for the 2009 Decathlon in collaboration with design, art, and architecture students at the nearby California College of the Arts.The SCU/CCA team aims to produce a “bold and luxurious home that demonstrates green living does not require a compromise in lifestyle,” the team says in its mission statement about the project.Called Refract House, the project derives it name from the notion that the SCU/CCA team is attempting to alter the path of net-zero-energy home design for the better, an idea that’s represented visually by the building’s bent-tube layout and technically by the way its layout controls the entry of light into the home as it wraps around a central courtyard.Ramping up for OctoberConstruction of the house is well underway, and the team has been busy not only overseeing the process but escorting visitors on tours of the building site, which is on the SCU campus. (Tour hours are noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; call (845) 323-8029 for information.)Of course, the Refract House’s big moment will be at the Solar Decathlon, scheduled for October 8 through 18 in Washington, D.C., where the home will be reconstructed on the National Mall, along with 19 other fully operational contest entries, for viewing by visitors and judges.Each Solar Decathlon team competes in 10 areas: architecture (for a maximum of 100 points), market viability (100 points), engineering (100 points), lighting design (75 points), communications (75 points), comfort zone (100 points), hot water (100 points), appliances (100 points), home entertainment (100 points), and the newest category, net metering (150 points).The 2009 field of competitors includes 16 teams from schools in the U.S., two from Canadian universities, and two from European universities.A biennial event sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Decathlon attracted a record 200,000 visitors in 2007. The house built for that contest by SCU, which doesn’t have an architecture school, did not do well in the architecture category. But it did land perfect scores in the hot water and energy balance categories, and ended up with a total of 979.959 points out of a possible 1,200 (the first-place winner, the team representing Technische Universität Darmstadt, scored 1,024.855 points).Decathlon teams play with their hearts as well as their heads. The DOE’s Decathlon website points out that SCU’s 2007 entry almost didn’t make it to the National Mall when the truck transporting the house broke an axle on its way to Washington. The house’s arrival was delayed by three days, but the SCU persevered.last_img read more

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