Weir pleased with advance

first_imgAFTER winning his heat at the Camperdown Classics in 47.30 seconds and placing seventh overall in the event, national senior representative Warren Weir ran his second 400 metres of the season last Saturday at the G.C. Foster Classics. Weir clocked 47.07 seconds on Saturday to win his heat and finished third overall. All the athletes had to struggle with heavy head wind and Weir, who ran a controlled race throughout, was very pleased with his improved run. “I am very pleased with my effort today (Saturday) knowing that I have improved on my time following my opener at Camperdown Classics. I am now getting over my injury and I am hoping to remain fit for the remainder of the season as I am looking forward to a good year,” said Weir. Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer had the top time among college and club athletes on the day as he won his heat in 46.96 seconds, just ahead of Racers Track club’s Annsert Whyte, who won his heat in 46.97 seconds. Among the females, world senior championships 800 metres representative Simoya Campbell of UTech was the best of the day in the women’s 400 metres after winning her heat in 54. 32 seconds. Cameron Blazers’ Jonique Day, who had a keen duel with UWI’s Rushell Clayton in the last 100 metres, won her heat in 54.34 seconds for second overall. G.C. Foster College athletes continued their fine form this season as Diana Johnson, Audra Segree and Everton Clarke scored good wins. In the Women’s 100 metres, Johnson won the event in 12.19 seconds, ahead of UTech’s Megan Simmonds second in 12.32 with the UWI’s Jodean Williams coming in third in 12.36 seconds.last_img read more

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AFL Soldiers Recondition Kebbah Road

first_imgIn their quest to finally end the Ebola danger in the country, soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Ebola Response Team recently impacted some civilian-dominated communities near its Coast Guard Base on Bushrod Island, outside Monrovia. The Team, which was commanded by the AFL Medical Command, created a full awareness on Ebola prevention and protection for the Coast Guard Base community dwellers.The exercise, according to the latest edition of the AFL newsletter, The AFL Guardian, included the distribution of  sanitary materials such as anti-Ebola buckets, soaps and several bottles of detergents. The chairman of the Coast Guard Base Community, Sieh Togbor, termed the awareness exercise as the first of its kind in the community since the Ebola outbreak early last year.“You are the first to teach this community all the necessary steps toward the prevention and protection against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), said Mr. Togbor. He then expressed the community’s gratitude to the AFL for identifying with the residents in the time of need, such as the Ebola outbreak.An influential resident of the community, Abraham Lawrence, also praised the AFL for the road maintenance. He expressed the hope that the soldiers would always return to extend a similar gesture when the need arises, “because the community dwellers were so proud of the military intervention.”Meanwhile, the executive officer of the AFL Medical Command, First Lieutenant Victor Krah, commended the residents for cooperation with the soldiers as they went about implementing the awareness program.  The exercise became necessary when over eight AFL soldiers lost their lives to EVD last year at the Edward Biyan Kesselly (EBK), the home of the 23rd Infantry Brigade, near Camp Schefflin, Lower Margibi County. In a related development, the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) has begun reconditioning the Kebbah Road in Barnersville, outside Monrovia. Kebbah is a settlement in Montserrado County with more than 2,000 inhabitants, including Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., among other prominent citizens. The community is also home to the Liberia Dujar Technical College which has an enrollment of over 300 students.The Ministry, through its engineering department, started the project early last week and is expected to complete it ‘very soon.’ The reconditioning work is expected to cover the stretch of road from the Barnersville Health   Center in Kebbah to the junction leading to   the Barnersville Estate itself.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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Fighting for SHELF space

first_imgWhile the new store owners may be sensing opportunity, it’s a competitive market. From 1993 to 2003, the total retail square footage devoted to books quadrupled with rollout of the major chain stores as well as expansion of book sections in supermarkets, Teicher said. In the San Fernando Valley, the number of Yellow Page listings for bookstores actually increased from 1996 to this year. But a couple of stalwarts have shut down: Dutton’s Books in North Hollywood and Green Ginger Book Shop in Canoga Park. At The Bookhouse in Northridge, the staff is still chatting with customers about everything from silver chopsticks to painting. Owner Barbara Lyons likes to keep a clean shop. The painted concrete floor is regularly swept by a cleaning service, and used books are cleaned with Windex before being put on the shelf. The store is not a main source of income for Lyons’ family, but running the shop was part of her retirement plans. She’s not so sure anymore. “We’re squeaking (by) right now,” she said. Dave Dutton, 70, former owner of Dutton’s Books in North Hollywood, is retiring to Washington state. Dutton and his wife fly north this week, and he is using a 30-foot truck to haul the more than 50,000 books he’s taking with him. It might take more than one trip, he said. Dutton has a long view of the book business now, the one that has allowed him adventures such as discovering books from the 17th and 18th centuries at an estate sale or owning a signed John Steinbeck volume. “The book business used to be a place where idealists and dreamers of a better world who perhaps didn’t like business, didn’t admire the business tactics generally necessary to survive, could find a happy compromise,” he said. “It’s a wonderful business. You’re not taking advantage of anyone; you’re improving your neighborhood,” he said. “That’s not possible anymore because it’s impossible for a small bookstore. You can’t have the huge numbers and quantities that the chains carry, or in any way compete with Amazon.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A basket of free lemons sits by the front counter at The Bookhouse, next to a scale that employees use to weigh books going out by mail. King didn’t know how to turn on a computer when she first started at the store, but she has since learned to expertly navigate Internet sales. At the Paperback Emporium in Canyon Country, co-owner Jane Kopecki, 58, said the Internet has barely affected sales, perhaps because customers prefer to buy paperbacks at a store. The Soledad Canyon store offers used paperbacks and will trade with readers but not purchase from them. Stores that sold used hardbacks in the area are no longer in business, Kopecki said. “I hope we have it for a good (many) more years,” she said. “Rent is the biggest killer for bookstores.” Nationwide, 200 independent bookstores have closed each year for nearly the past 20 years, said Oren Teicher, chief operating officer for the New York-based American Booksellers Association. Almost no stores opened during that time period, but that changed in the past two years with 100 stores opening each year, he said. Once a refuge for the retired book lover and the idealist escaping the corporate world, owning an independent bookstore has become an increasingly competitive enterprise. The growth in the Internet book trade and an explosion of retail space devoted to books has made buying a tome more convenient than ever. It has also made it harder for independent bookstores to survive. And like the major retailers, many independents have had to build an online presence or perish. “When you can buy your books online for $1, it makes it very tough to keep your doors open,” said Val King, 75, who works at The Bookhouse in Northridge. last_img read more

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Lewandowski makes history with four goals in 15 minutes

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring four goals in 15 minutes in Tuesday’s 6-0 win at Red Star © AFP/File / ANDREJ ISAKOVICBELGRADE, Serbia, Nov 27 – Robert Lewandowski made Champions League history with four goals in 15 minutes as managerless Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.It was the fastest four-goal haul in the competition’s history and makes Lewandowski the top scorer in Europe this season with 10 goals in five games. He also saw a first-half strike ruled out by VAR for a handball in the build-up.“The most important thing is that we played really well, defensively and on the attack,” Lewandowski told Sky.“It doesn’t matter who plays, we follow the same plan.”“I am just as happy when I don’t score and we win,” he added having failed to score in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf for the first time in Bayern’s 12 league games this season.Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso also got on the score-sheet in Belgrade, but the night belonged to Lewandowski.His spectacular goal burst in Belgrade was reminiscent of the five goals he scored in nine minutes in Bayern’s 5-1 Bundesliga home win over Wolfsburg in September 2015.The Poland striker now has 27 goals in 20 games for Bayern this season.Having routed Tottenham 7-2 in London in October, when Serge Gnabry scored four goals, this was another memorable night for Bayern.Bayern earned their fifth straight win in Europe, having already qualified for the last 16 in the previous round of matches.They are on course to become the first German club to win all six group stage games before they host Spurs at the Allianz Arena in a fortnight’s time.Interim coach Hansi Flick has now won all four matches since Niko Kovac was sacked earlier this month — with 16 goals scored and none conceded, giving him the best managerial start in the club’s history.Lewandowski has scored seven goals since Flick took over.“It’s all down to how incredibly professional he (Lewandowski) is and the way he trains,” said Flick.“He is always doing extra sessions to improve. He’s really on a run right now.”Flick has been told he will stay in charge until at least the winter break, which starts December 22, but will now be a top candidate to get the job permanently.“Compliments to my team, we showed we wanted to win the group from the first minute,” he added.“In the first half, we passed up a few chances, but in the second half we were much more efficient.”– Dream start –Flick had opted to rest Joshua Kimmich and Gnabry, but Goretzka gave Bayern a dream start by heading home a curling Philippe Coutinho cross from the right on 15 minutes.It could have been 2-0 to the visitors on 41 minutes when Lewandowski hit the top right-hand corner with a superb strike, but VAR spotted a Tolisso handball in the build up.Bayern should have been further ahead than 1-0 at the break having fired 15 shots at the Belgrade goal, while winning 12 corners with 71 percent possession.Lewandowski’s stunning goal haul began when the referee awarded a penalty on 53 minutes for a handball by Red Star centre-back Milos Degenek.Lewandowski sent Borjan the wrong way and then added his second seven minutes later with a classic striker’s goal — stabbing the ball home after a header from Tolisso.Coutinho made way for Ivan Perisic for the final half-hour.Lewandowski wrapped up his hat-trick inside 11 minutes by heading home a Benjamin Pavard cross, than bagged his fourth when he exchanged passes with Perisic and fired past the helpless Borjan on 68 minutes.Having earlier been denied a goal when his shot clipped the bar, Tolisso finally netted when he capped a strong display with a goal in the 89th minute after good work by Perisic.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Patrick continues Lazier discussion

first_imgDanica Patrick accepted the IRL’s Rookie of the Year award Monday night along with some unkind words from Jaques Lazier. A day after Patrick made some kind of contact with Lazier in the back of an IRL safety vehicle, the issue remained a hotly debated topic at a postseason party at Paramount Studios. Lazier continued, questioning her behavior and experience. “She’s a rookie this year,” he said. “She could not possibly know my history in the IRL. I have build a reputation for being a clean driver. To be attacked like that is inexcusable, and that shows her inexperience.” This was the first known fisticuffs in the IRL since A.J. Foyt shoved Arie Luyendyk following a race at the Texas Motor Speedway in 1997. Foyt wasn’t suspended or fined for the incident by the IRL, which was caught on camera. IRL officials don’t have the benefit of videotape this time as they attempt to assess what happened in the back of the safety truck, although there was at least one bystander who saw or at the very least heard what took place. Dr. Kevin Scheid, who was driving the SUV, stopped the vehicle briefly to calm Lazier and Patrick en route to the infield care center. “I’m not going to break that tie,” he told the Indianapolis Star. IRL spokesperson Amy Konrath said the series’ investigation likely would stretch into next week. Ganassi, the owner of Lazier’s car, said “something” should happen to Patrick when asked if she deserved to be punished. The wreck on Turn 2 in Sunday’s race knocked both cars from the race with 15 laps remaining. The drivers were battling for eighth place at the time. Patrick came away with a sore elbow and Lazier was not hurt, but both blamed the other for the wreck. Patrick has raced under huge expectations since leading at the Indy 500 en route to a fourth-place showing in May, the highest finish by a woman in race history. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 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 She also criticized Chip Ganassi, the owner of Lazier’s car. “I think they’ve crashed every race,” she said. On Monday, Lazier said, “She was there, and I was there. We both know what happened. The bottom line is I can hold my head up high because I conducted myself like a gentleman. I didn’t do anything wrong.” He also went on to call the contact “a tap,” even though he referred to it as more forceful than that the previous day. “It doesn’t matter if it was a tap, but there’s no room for that in this series,” he said. “It was contact, and it’s inexcusable in my book.” center_img But Lazier was more upset with Patrick’s words than the contact. “Lazier was a problem all day,” Patrick said. “He’s been a problem for years.” last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Drops First Game Of 2015

first_img Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Box Score (HTML) VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota edged the Drake University women’s basketball team, 92-87, in overtime Thursday night at the DakotaDome as Drake (6-1) lost its first game of the season. In a back-and-forth contest between two high-scoring teams, Drake junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) drained a clutch three with just one second left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Wendell’s three-pointer came after South Dakota (4-3) made its own three-pointer with four seconds to go. Her big shot came off a great assist from freshman Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa), who off a terrific inbounds play found the Missouri Valley Conference’s top scorer in the left corner. Wendell finished with a game-high 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting from floor, including a season-high five three-pointers. Senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) recorded her first career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 10 rebounds along with tallying a career-best six blocks. Sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) added 18 points and six rebounds. In the first overtime period of the season for the Bulldogs, the teams swapped baskets early as the score was 84-84 after Donahue’s jumper with 2:06 to play. After South Dakota made one of two from the free throw line on the next possession, Drake’s Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) narrowly missed a jumper that would have taken the lead back. Nicole Seekamp, who lead USD with 24 points, made three free throws on the next two possessions to push the lead to 88-84 with 25 seconds left. Facing the four-point deficit it was again Wendell who came up big. She connected on another three, this one from nearly the same spot as her big make at the end of regulation, to pull within one at 88-87 with 18 seconds remaining. However, South Dakota pulled away by coming up with a pair of defensive rebounds that led to Drake having to foul as the Coyotes made 4-of-6 from the free throw line down the stretch to hold on for their 17th straight win at the DakotaDome. South Dakota had a 28-20 lead after the first quarter behind eight points by Seekamp, and five team three-pointers. Drake was paced by Wendell with seven points. The Coyotes led 37-31 at the halftime as the Bulldogs trailed at the break for the first time all season. Drake finished at 46 percent for the first half and limited South Dakota to 33 percent, but the Coyotes made five three-pointers. Drake came out of halftime with a new energy as the Bulldogs tallied 21 points and held the Coyotes to just 12 points. Donahue stretched the lead to 55-49 to start the fourth quarter with a traditional three-point play. Drake returns to Des Moines, Iowa to host the Green Bay Phoenix on Dec. 6. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. and will be broadcast online on The Valley On ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN 3 Listen Live Watch Livecenter_img Story Links Green Bay 12/6/2015 – 2:00 PM Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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ROAD BLOCKED AFTER WIND TURBINE LORRY GOES INTO FIELD

first_imgA NEW wind turbine being brought into Co Donegal today to replace one which fell over has ended up in a field – after the lorry carrying it left the road.The road between Maas and Ardara is closed as a result.It was on its way to the Loughderryduff wind farm where a turbine fell over in high winds. The road is blocked on the route.The new €1M turbine was on its way to replace the one which fell over.In May two cranes and several lorries spent two days on the windfarm at Loughderryduff, near Mass, Portnoo, as the 245-ft turbine was broken down before being transported to Derry.A spokesman for the developers, North West Wind Ltd, confirmed that the fallen turbine had been removed to Derry. The turbine, which has a lifespan of around 25 years, fell just four years after being erected in the eight-unit development. ROAD BLOCKED AFTER WIND TURBINE LORRY GOES INTO FIELD was last modified: September 3rd, 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:collapseLoughderryduffwind turbinelast_img read more

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Kirinya JSS va URA FC: Students seek to end Tax Collector’s unbeaten run

first_imgKirinya are currently 10th in the standingsStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKirinya JSS vs URA FCMighty Arena, JinjaSaturday, 05-01-2019 @4pmJINJA – URA FC visit Kirinya Jinja SS as they try to maintain their unbeaten start to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.The Tax Collectors are in good mood as they have started producing the required results to challenge for the title. They are currently on a two game winning run that has seen climb into 5th on the log, 13 points behind leaders KCCA FC who have played two more games than them (URA).Charles Ayiekoh’s Kirinya who previously lost to Police FC courtesy of Ashraf Mugume’s late strike are winless in their last two and will hope they can exploit home advantage and walk away with all three points.For Saturday’s encounter, Kirinya will have Joel Madondo returning from a minor injury, something that will boost their confidence according to Ayiekoh.“Joel Madondo’s return to the squad will be a boast and a home advantage gives us an upper hand.”  Said Charles Ayiekoh.“URA is no easy team, from physic and high passing balls, our role is to ensure that our defence is strong and ready to intercept every ball so that we do not concede.URA disciplined Onduparaka FC at Mandela National Stadium 3- 1 courtesy of Shafick Kagimu’s spot kick, Matthew Tayo Odongo and an own goal by Abel Eturude.In the Previous four meetings, Kirinya Jinja SS have won 1 game drawn 2 and lost 1.Kirinya Jinja have so far won 4 games, drawn 6 and lost 3 collecting 18 points at the moment from 13 games.Kirinya Jinja SS have a home record of 4 draws, 1 loss to Onduparaka, 1 win against Express FCCharles Ayiekoh will bank on Ivan Sewava, Faisal Muwawu, Fred Amaku, Isaac Isinde and Nelson Mandela to break URA’s unbeaten record.Sam Ssimbwa will expect Shafick Kagimu, Saidi Kyeyune, James Alitho, and Matthew Tayo to lead the way as they try extend their unbeaten start to the current League Campaign.Kirinya Jinja SS, 10th on the log with 18 points will aim for a win to move into 5th position whereas URA, will maintain 5th position in case of victory.Comments Tags: kirinya jssStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueURA FClast_img read more

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Michael touches public’s heart as life-saving cancer appeal gets off to amazing start

first_imgThe story of one Donegal’s man fight to get cancer treatment to be able to see his little son Senan grow up has touched the heart of the Donegal public.Donegal Daily yesterday told how Letterkenny man Michael McGrath is suffering stage four bowel cancer.His hope of survival is a treatment called Immunotherapy which he is hoping to undergo in Vienna. Modest Michael, aged 40, launched a Go Fund Me Page https://www.gofundme.com/a-future-for-michael in a bid to raise the €150,000 needed for the lifesaving treatment.And the Donegal public responded in the only way they can by raising almost €50,000 in just over 24 hours.A clearly overwhelmed Michael told us “I am completely blown away by the love and support that has been shown to me in the last 24 hours.“I can’t believe how much has been raised for me. Keep it up. I’m eternally grateful to everyone XX.” As well as the cash raised so far, the messages of support for Michael, both from friends and strangers, have been hugely touching and encouraging for Michael, wife Susan and his family.But we’re far from there yet.If we can raise this amazing amount of money for one of our own in just 24 hours, we can go all the way and make his dream a reality.So if it’s a euro or a hundred euro, please log on to Michael’s Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/a-future-for-michael and pledge him whatever you can.A daddy who just wants to see his little boy take his first steps will be forever in your debt. Michael touches public’s heart as life-saving cancer appeal gets off to amazing start was last modified: December 5th, 2017 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:appealCampaigncancermichael mcgrathViennelast_img read more

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EuroMillions €38.9m winner location revealed

first_imgThe latest Irish Euromillions winner has not yet come forward to claim their riches for 2018 – and officials have released more details today in the hope of finding them.The hunt continues to find the lucky winner of the €38,906,715 jackpot from the draw on Friday, December 29th.As no winner has yet appeared, the National Lottery revealed the location of the ticket sale. A spokesperson has today said that the winning ticket was sold in the Dublin region. A quick pick ticket has won the prize, and the National Lottery has again appealed to all players to check their tickets. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 22, 23, 48. The Lucky Stars were 1 and 12.Speaking on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1, Miriam O’Donohoe of the National Lottery said: “We would love to hear from them. They are welcome to come in and we can keep the ticket safe for them until we write that cheque and go through the claims process.”This grand total marks the end of a big year for Irish Lotto winnings,  €171.9m has been won in the EuroMillions here throughout 2017. Advertisement EuroMillions €38.9m winner location revealed was last modified: January 2nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:euromillionsjackpotlotterywinnerlast_img read more

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