Reid retains U13 double at Carebaco Tournament

first_imgJamaica’s Zane Reid secured two gold medals for Jamaica on the final day at the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) 2015 Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in the Under-13 boys’ singles and boys’ doubles events.He was the only Jamaican who made it to the finals in both events that he entered.In his first match, Reid easily defended his Under-13 singles title by dismissing Zion St Rose of Trinidad and Tobago in straight sets, winning 21-10, 21-17.Later in the day, he partnered with Tijae Hinds to defend his Under-13 doubles title against the Dominican Republic’s Yan Franco Pena and Kael Sosa. Pena and Sosa took the first game with a close score of 24-22. However, undaunted by the challenge, Reid and Hinds fought back and managed to secure a second gold by winning the second and third games 21-18, 23-21, respectively, in the championship deciders on Sunday, August 30.This was Reid’s fourth year representing Jamaica at the CAEBACO Championships, and he has been successful for the last three years, defending his title as the number-one player in his age group. This was Hinds’ first time representing his country overseas.last_img read more

Interior businesses call for reduction in taxes on fuel, air travel

first_img…complain to Opposition MP about multiple other issuesBusinesses operating in the local tourism sector, particularly those in the hinterland, are calling on Government to reduce taxes for interior air travel and fuel.Opposition MP Irfaan AliThis call comes amid concerns over the rise in cost for these services and commodities, which, to a large extent, is affecting border trade between Guyana and Brazil, especially in Lethem.This observation was made by Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) and former Government Minister Irfaan Ali, who met with members of the business community in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) over the weekend.During his visit, the Opposition MP said that the local business community complained also about being constrained by new rules implemented by the Brazilian authorities with regard to trade.Some business owners said that while commercial goods were processed at the border between the two countries every day, that has now been reduced to two days – Mondays and Fridays.The business community said despite raising this concern with the local Brazilian Consulate and the Guyana Government, nothing has been done. This is severely affecting their business operations.Meanwhile, contrary to the national road transport agreement, private vehicles are now required to get permission to use the usual route and cannot travel on weekends. The MP said this new initiative has created hardship on the business community and could stymie development.The community said the lack of representation from Guyanese authorities was another concern.Another observation made by Ali was that the local business community in that Region was being neglected as large contracts were going to contractors outside the Region and Brazilian companies, with mostly Brazilian workers.“The business community also complained bitterly about the condition of the Lethem to Georgetown trail which is getting worse. Some sections are now impassable with travel time and damage to vehicles increasing substantially. The deplorable condition has increased transportation cost,” he stated.Further, a new development is now taking place in Bonfin, Brazil with the authorities signing a decree to have shops there not subjected to state tax. The business community is worried about the effect this would have on their businesses, as most of them depend heavily on Brazilian traffic.The MP said, “They are of the view that the Brazilian authorities had been continuously taking strong and continuous steps to secure business on their side of the border with no action or policy initiative.” In this regard, they want a free zone and improved infrastructure to reduce cost of transportation, among other issues.It was explained that electricity cost about 50 per cent in Bonfin of what it did in Lethem, according to the business community. “This is a major hindrance to business and development in the Region. The business community are of the view that this needs to be corrected if they are to effectively compete,” he added.The former Minister was also told by the business community that special emphasis must be placed on low-interest loans to help stimulate activity and prospects in the local economy.He said residents and the business community complained about lack of consultation on infrastructure projects by Central Government. “The present Industrial Site road came in for great criticism. Residents and business people are of the view that the four-lane road is unnecessary and are of the view that the money can be used more effectively on additional urgent infrastructure needs,” he explained.last_img read more

‘Right now Jose Mourinho is NOT coming back to Real Madrid’, insist Florentino Perez

first_img Florentino Perez 1 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has denied the club are planning a move to make Jose Mourinho their next manager.Mourinho had three years in charge at the Bernabeu before leaving in 2013 and returning to England for a second spell in charge of Chelsea.But after Mourinho departed Chelsea on Thursday, leaving last season’s Premier League champions just a point outside the relegation zone, the Madrid connection has been again raised.Asked about Mourinho in an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Perez said: “Nobody can predict the future but right now he is not going to come to Madrid.”With Rafael Benitez at the helm, Madrid have struggled lately and stand five points behind co-leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the Primera Division.“Benitez is capable of solving the problems we have,” said Perez. “That’s the only option we’re considering.“We have very good memories of Mourinho, he raised our competitive level (when he was manager).”last_img read more

Indictment: Sheriff’s scheme began early

first_imgHaidl’s and Hoffman’s attorneys didn’t return calls for comment. Jaramillo’s attorney said only that his client was cooperating with prosecutors. Deborah Carona released a statement expressing her innocence.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to the indictment, here’s how it happened. In the spring of 1998, Carona rose from relative obscurity as county marshal to run for sheriff in the nation’s fifth-largest department. As the election approached, Haidl, a wealthy businessman, solicited others for contributions to Carona’s campaign and then reimbursed them to cover the money trail. The day before the election, Haidl made a $110,000 loan to Jaramillo and Carona’s alleged lover, Debra Victoria Hoffman, who ran a law office together. After Carona won, Haidl sent the Caronas and Jaramillos on a paid-for trip to Lake Tahoe. Carona rewarded Haidl handsomely for his generosity, according to authorities. Within months, he had successfully lobbied to change departmental rules so Haidl could be an assistant sheriff. Haidl was put in charge of a new program and began handing out sheriff’s badges and concealed weapons permits to friends and family in what authorities have called a pay-to-play scheme. Around that time, the threesome’s alleged plotting expanded to include a fourth person, an attorney named Joe Cavallo who would later represent Haidl’s son, Gregory, in a gang rape case. Cavallo, who recently pleaded guilty in state court to running an unrelated bail bonds kickback scheme, is identified only as J.G.C. in the indictment and is not charged. Carona, Haidl and Jaramillo allegedly conspired to send cases to Cavallo in return for a share of the legal fees. They hoped to use the money to repay the $110,000 to Carona’s girlfriend for her law firm, prosecutors say. By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press When Michael S. Carona was elected Orange County sheriff, he surrounded himself with his two good friends, Donald Haidl and George Jaramillo. Two women, Carona’s wife, Deborah, and his alleged mistress would later join the club as well, federal prosecutors now say. Those prosecutors unsealed a sweeping indictment last week that lays out a step-by-step theory of how Carona and his friends gamed the system and pocketed nearly $700,000 in bribes and kickbacks. Carona, who sat through a court hearing in handcuffs last week, has denied the charges and says he will be vindicated in his trial. last_img read more


first_imgGary’s picture of the wind funnel above Inishowen.Photographer and keen kayaker Gary Loveridge often gets surprises when he travels out to sea for a paddle.But yesterday he got a bit more than he bargained for.Gary was heading out on the water at Portsalon when he happened to look in the direction of Inishowen and took this wonderful picture. To the naked eye it appears to be a tornado but with no reports of it touching the ground, it appears that it was a wind funnel.Either way it makes for pretty cool viewing.If you have any unusual photos please email them to and we’ll public them.EXACTLY WHAT WAS THAT IN THE SKY OVER DONEGAL? was last modified: July 24th, 2015 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:Inishowentornadowind funnellast_img read more

Dawn of a Drew day

first_img Drew, who grew up in the Bay Area, rushed for 65 yards, but his impact was much bigger. He scored on runs of 12, 1 and 2 yards, caught the 28-yard scoring pass and added an 81-yard punt return for a score. He also set up UCLA’s first touchdown with a 69-yard punt return. His five touchdowns tied his school record, which he set last year at Washington when he rushed for five touchdowns. But as clutch as Drew’s performance was, a fake punt set up the comeback when Jarrad Page rumbled 38 yards on a fourth-and-2 from UCLA’s 42 with 9:16 to play. Olson capped the drive five plays later with a 1-yard sneak to pull UCLA with 40-35 with 7:30 remaining. “I felt that we needed to make a play, and that was the given point in the game to get ourselves back in the game,” Dorrell said. “I trust in those guys making the plays. They executed and it was a big play for us. I was thinking about it … but you have to make it look like you weren’t thinking about it all along. As a matter of fact, it worked pretty well because our fans were booing.” While UCLA basked in its first win against a top 10 team since 2001 – a 35-13 defeat of No. 10 Washington – Cal was stunned after blowing leads of 14-0, 24-14 and 40-28. Inexplicably, Cal coach Jeff Tedford often shunned a running game that churned out 330 yards (Justin Forsett had 153, Marshawn Lynch had 135) and put the ball in the right hand of quarterback Joe Ayoob. Three of Cal’s drives stalled inside UCLA’s 10-yard line, resulting in short fields by Tom Schneider, who had four overall, and that enabled the Bruins to remain close. Then, with Cal facing a third-and-3 from its own 48, Tedford opted for a short pass despite the Bears averaging eight yards per carry. It fell incomplete, and set up UCLA’s game-winning drive. “We didn’t punch the ball in when we needed to and let them hang in the game, and you can’t do that with (UCLA),” Forsett said. “It might have hurt (going to the pass) because we were doing so well running the ball. I don’t know. We just have to execute more.” Almost the same as it did a week ago against Washington, UCLA took over on its own 25 with 2:30 to play and in need of a touchdown. Marcus Everett began the drive by out-leaping two Cal defenders for a 38-yard gain, and three plays later Drew scored on the 28-yard swing pass to the right. “It’s a goal line play,” Drew said. “We knew they were going to blitz us, so we got man coverage. Joe (Cowan) did a great job of running his route and kind of picked my guy off, so it was just me and (Harrison Smith), so I just tried to beat him.” Trey Brown put the game away when he intercepted Ayoob’s pass with 61 seconds remaining, and Drew capped his night with a 2-yard run on the last play. “It’s nice to run off the field and have your fans cheer for you,” Olson said. “We haven’t given them much to cheer about the last couple of years, so it’s good to see them out there cheering for us, and to give them something to be excited about.” Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cal (5-1, 2-1) had its 12-game regular season winning streak snapped. “I’m very proud of this football team,” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “They have a lot of guts. They have a lot of heart, and believe it or not, the win we had the week before helped us win the game. “Are we perfect? No, but I think we’re perfect with our attitude. I think we’re perfect with our attitude. I like how we battle and I like how we compete.” Olson, who didn’t have a fourth-quarter comeback win on his resume before last week’s game against Washington, now has two in a row. He completed 17 of 33 for 225 yards and two touchdowns. “These guys are hungry, and that’s the biggest thing about this team,” Olson said. “They’re not satisfied with 5-0. We want one game at a time, but this team is hungry. They don’t give up. We’re going to enjoy this one and get ready for Washington State, but we’re going to enjoy this one, for sure, tonight.” PASADENA – For three years UCLA dealt with the negative as it was battered by opponents, scoffed at by pundits and trashed even by themselves. Even when UCLA insisted it was different now, that the mindset had changed and the once Grinched-sized heart had grown three sizes too big, there was the near-stumble against Washington to cloud the Bruins’ vision. center_img However, after a sublime five-touchdown effort by tailback Maurice Drew and a second-straight, last-minute comeback engineered by quarterback Drew Olson lifted No. 20 UCLA past No. 10 California 47-40 Saturday in front of 84,811 at the Rose Bowl, the Bruins find themselves back on the national stage, one of nine undefeated Division I-A teams remaining. Drew scored his fourth touchdown with 1:35 to play on a 28-yard swing pass from Olson to bring the Bruins (5-0, 2-0 Pac-10) back from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit, then punctuated his second career five-score with a 2-yard plunge on the game’s last play. No extra point was attempted. last_img read more

QPR confirm Gladwin’s return for run-in

first_imgQPR have confirmed that Ben Gladwin’s loan spell at Bristol City has been cancelled and he will return to the first-team squad for the run-in.The 23-year-old was recalled earlier this month for treatment on a knee injury sustained during his time at Ashton Gate.It restricted him to just one appearance for the Robins but he is now fit enough to play a part for Rangers in the final eight games of the season.Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told QPR’s website: “Ben wasn’t playing at Bristol City so it is better that he is here with us.“We are heading into the last month or so of the campaign, and he is going to feature so that we can integrate him ahead of next season.”Gladwin signed from Swindon Town last summer and returned there on loan in October after making just two league appearances for Rangers.The former Hayes & Yeading man was recalled soon after Hasselbaink was appointed manager at Loftus Road, but although he featured in the FA Cup defeat against Nottingham Forest, he was promptly loaned out again.See also:QPR v Middlesbrough line-ups: key duo return, Hoilett and Robinson on bench, one Boro changeFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Top takeaways from 49ers’ final practice in Youngstown

first_imgYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Andy Dalton’s career-high 418 yards in the Bengals’ season-opening loss at Seattle has the 49ers defense on alert for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.Dalton’s five sacks can’t be ignored, either. Or the fact his left tackle, Cordy Glenn, has been ruled out with a concussion.The 49ers pass rush keyed a 31-17 win at Tampa Bay last Sunday, sacking Jameis Winston three times and pressuring him on interception returns for touchdowns by Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon.What …last_img read more

Manufacturing FUNdamentals in Shelby County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Sally A. McClaskey, Program Manager, Education & Marketing, Ohio 4-H Youth DevelopmentScience is one of three National 4-H Council mission mandates. The hands-on learning that is at the heart of 4-H helps youth better understand how to apply science to what they do every day.In Shelby County, the Tech Wizards 4-H Club members are learning that lesson by discovering the science and technology in the manufacturing that takes place every day in their county.Since January, youth in the Hardin-Houston School District have been learning about manufacturing through the new 4-H Manufacturing FUNdamentals program during twice-monthly club meetings.The in-school initiative is the idea of Cassie Dietrich, 4-H educator in Shelby County. “The goal is for students to think about product development technology and how it impacts them every day,” said Dietrich. “All the activities are STEM-based (science, technology, engineering and math) and tied to applied technology in local anufacturing fields.”Dietrich wants her 4-H’ers to look at the products they use every day and understand how they are made. “And it’s just as important for them to know who the people are who made them.”As the Tech Wizards explored hydraulics, electrical circuits, pneumatics robotics and plastic molding, they learned from area experts. With Shelby County being number one per capita in Ohio for manufacturing jobs, engineers and production associates from Emerson Climate Technologies and Stolle Machinery served as great role-models in the classroom.Connecting elementary youth to potential employers has been extremely valuable for both parties. “When kids can put faces to products, they start to have a new appreciation for not just the product, but also the career opportunity available in developing that product. They no longer just see a pop can. They see Drew from Stolle Machinery who builds presses that makes pop can tabs.”The success of the program led to an invitation from the Ohio School Boards Association to participate in their annual conference last month. The Tech Wizards travelled to the Columbus and focused their presentation on plastic technologies and hydraulics. They shared with booth visitors how science and technology come together to perform injection and blow molding processes that develop plastic pop bottles. They also demonstrated how hydraulics can be used to crush a variety of materials, including cans, cardboard tubes and plastic balls.The program began in January with fifth grade students. Teachers selected students who they knew would benefit from the “learn by doing” philosophy of 4-H. When those students moved to sixth grade this fall, they continued the program, along with a new group of fifth graders.The club has a great start on discovering their future career thanks to this 4-H program. “The club is learning that these skills apply directly to careers in technology right here in the area. Whether they go to college, trade school, or straight into the workforce, these kids have the world of opportunity at their reach in Shelby County” said Dietrich.Financial support for the program is provided by the Ohio 4-H Foundation, Emerson Climate Technologies, Stolle Machinery and CBT Company. Other support provided by Advanced Composites and Plastipak. Ohio 4-H is a program of Ohio State University Extension, part of OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Resources.last_img read more

Google Continues Its Land Grab In The Cloud With Stackdriver Buy

first_imgjodi mardesich How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud To give developers another reason to consider its newly spiffed up cloud platform, Google on Wednesday scooped up Stackdriver, a popular service that monitors workloads on the Amazon and Rackspace cloud platforms. Stackdriver, based in Boston in 2012, will join Google’s Cloud Platform team.Stackdriver makes tools to monitor infrastructure, systems and applications. These can range from reports on CPU usage to analyses on minimizing downtime to predictions as to when you may need more computing resources. Traditional data-center monitoring products weren’t designed for the cloud, and developers have had to cobble together tools to track the elastic and ephemeral nature of applications in the cloud.See also: Cloud Wars In 2014: Amazon vs. Google And Other FolliesPhoto sharing service SmugMug, for instance, uses Stackdriver to monitor the health of its systems that run on Amazon Web Services, including Amazon EC2 instances, elastic load balancing, Dynamo databases, MySQL, CloudSearch, Simple Queue Service message queueing, and the petabytes of photos it stores in S3.“Before Stackdriver, all of the [five] people on our operations team spent a lot of time trying to get the data that we need in the format we wanted—often requiring custom development or scripting,” Andrew Shieh, SmugMug’s director of operations, said in a testimonial on the Stackdriver site. “Stackdriver made visualizing and interpreting the data easier, and saves the team about an hour a day.” Googler Toby Smith, senior manager of cloud and infrastructure engineering, raved about the Stackdriver team in a Google+ post. “I’ve been enormously impressed with their domain expertise, their engineering talent, and their clear passion to make the lives of cloud developers better,” wrote Smith, who said he has been working with them for months. “I’m absolutely thrilled that they’re joining our cloud efforts.” Google and Microsoft are in an arms race to strengthen their cloud services. Microsoft recently acquired Greenbutton, which built a dashboard for managing cloud applications. Microsoft General Manager Mike Neil said Microsoft liked Greenbutton’s job management capabilities, and its ability to prioritize jobs and manage costs. Greenbutton’s application is closed to new users as it retools it for Microsoft Azure.In a note on its home page, Stackdriver suggested that it will continue to improve its current products, regardless of their platform.Anthony Myers contributed to this story.Lead image of the Stackdriver team courtesy of Stackdriver Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…center_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#Amazon#AWS#cloud#cloud analytics#Devops#Google#Stackdriver Related Posts last_img read more