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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex US women set for historic hurdles sweep at World Championships

first_imgTHERE has never been a one-two-three-four sweep at the World Championships. Come next week, all that could change as the United States look set to dominate the women’s 100 metres hurdles, where Jamaica’s champion Danielle Williams will be the country’s main hope of advancing to the final. Jamaica has had good results in the event over the years through Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Delloreen Ennis-London and Michelle Freeman, all of whom won medals on the World stage. Foster- Hylton won medals of all colours, her best coming at the Berlin World Champion-ships in 2009 where she took the gold medal. Gillian Russell, Dionne Rose-Henley and Vonette Dixon have all been to the finals and the country will be hoping to advance athletes to their first final since 2009. It will be a very tough task for the Williams sisters, Danielle and Shermaine, along with Kimberly Laing. The United States appear to have a stranglehold on this event. The good thing for Jamaica is that only four can compete at the Worlds and there is realistic hope that one or two of the Jamaicans can squeeze into the final. The United States have so much depth, in spite of their second best athlete in the world this year – Jasmin Stowers (with 12.35 seconds) – not making the team after finishing fifth at their National Championships. The US also got a wild card through defending champion, Brianna Rollins, who is the fourth ranked American going into the Championships, with a season best 12.56 seconds. It will be interesting to see the finishing order of the top four as world leader Sharika Nelvis, with 12.34, Dawn Harper-Nelson, 12.48, Kendra Harrison, 12.50, and Rollins will definitely fight it out for the top positions. Harper-Nelson is the most experienced, having finished seventh in Berlin, third in Daegu and fourth two years ago in Moscow. She will be hoping to go all the way this time and add a second global title to her kitty, following gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. However, she will find her younger teammates too hot to handle this time around and will be hoping that a fast time is not done as usually she is hard to beat anywhere between 12.46 seconds or slower. Following her exit at the semi-final stage two years ago, Danielle Williams has a glorious opportunity to advance to her first World Championships final. She is ranked at number six behind the Americans and Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter (12.56). Williams won her first global title last month at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea, and looks set to improve on her season best of 12.70. 1 Sharika Nelvis (USA), 2 Kendra Harrison (USA), 3 Brianna Rollins (USA) TOP THREElast_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Theft of the Clifton-John Co-op Society

first_imgDear Editor,We request, with much urgency, that our letter be published, as it addresses the plea of a group of dedicated people of the land, whose very livelihood rests in a precarious balance, with them having everything to lose.The above-named society was founded in excess of 50 years ago under the initiative of Booker’s Sugar Co, with 30 members along the Corentyne Public Road. Together, these people built their homes and farmed eleven acres of land that was allotted to them. Some graduated into mechanics and established welding shops; there were three commercial chicken farms, while the others remained as livestock and cash crops’ farmers.This co-op society ran headlong into problems with the Hanif family, and was subsequently thrown into a deliberate defunct state in 2012 by the aforementioned family. With the Booker’s lease expiring some eighteen years ago, multiple attempts have been made to renew the lease, but all attempts were denied.It must be noted that the former chairman, secretary and treasurer reside within the immediate vicinity, on the co-op’s lands.With the aid of a senior controversial lawyer instated as the new secretary, Mr. Hanif organised with his nephews and sons and one misinformed member of the original co-op a cunning and swift ploy to usurp the rights to the lands in contention. They approached the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) and reapplied for the lease, unknowingly to the other original members, and successfully reregistered the said co-op society in their interests. Thereafter, they issued legal notices for the original members to vacate the land they’d occupied and had made investments in.This act by men of no honour is an outright, unabashed and cold-blooded banishment of the people who had banded together, toiled for countless hours, and with humble resources had shaped and developed their fair square of earth with their own hands.We are calling on the President and the Prime Minister to please intervene in this delicately unfortunate and explosive situation, and use their God-given positions to initiate a peaceful resolution.Yours respectfully,Members of the Co-oplast_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Charlie Lake Fire Department budget reviewed

first_imgThe fire chief is currently the only paid employee at the fire hall, making around $100,000 per year. By Christine Rumleskie After the meeting, the Charlie Lake/Grandhaven Fire Protection Society met with directors to discuss the budget. Hadland voted against the motion to increase the 2010 budget. But Director of Area ‘B’, Karen Goodings says she has a different perspective of the proposal. [asset|aid=2635|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8bb984549ef676c97f18cfa524b85aea-Goodings firefighter 2_1_Pub.mp3] The fire hall currently operates on a volunteer basis, but has been having trouble recruiting volunteer firefighters. Advertisementcenter_img A proposed $100,000 increase to the Charlie Lake Fire Department’s budget has been denied by the Peace River Regional District. During the first reading of the PRRD’s 2010 budget on Thursday, the board amended a few lines in the Fire Departments budget, including the addition of one paid firefighter to the fire hall.- Advertisement -Area directors held a meeting in February, to gauge public interest on hiring a new firefighter. Director of Area ‘C’ Arthur Hadland says there was little interest in the idea. [asset|aid=2634|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8bb984549ef676c97f18cfa524b85aea-Hadland – fire fighter 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Sun still rises on Japan’s cars

first_imgDETROIT – Consumer Reports’ latest auto reliability and survey rankings find overall domination by Japanese automakers, strides from the Detroit Three and stumbles from Europe. The findings, released Wednesday and featured in the magazine’s April issue, are based on more than 250 tested vehicles and data collected from 1.3 million subscribers’ vehicles. For the second time in 10 years, all the magazine’s top-10 picks are Japanese nameplates. This year’s list includes five new models: the Toyota RAV4, Infiniti G35, Toyota Sienna, Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Honda Fit. The list features vehicles that performed well in Consumer Reports’ tests, have at least average predicted reliability and adequate performance in government and insurance industry crash protection tests. The Toyota Prius ranked as the most satisfying vehicle overall for the fourth straight year based on the percentage of respondents who said they would buy the same model again, according to the magazine’s annual car owner satisfaction survey. The Chevrolet Corvette again came in second. Seven domestic models made the top cut, compared with four last year. Japanese models fell from 31 to 26, and European models increased from nine to 11. The magazine found that Volkswagen leads in overall test performance, followed by Honda, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Nissan. But Honda, Subaru and Toyota get the highest marks when it comes to reliability. Vehicles are given a single score that reflects their performance in Consumer Reports’ own testing. In a new report card, Mercedes-Benz received the fourth-highest test score with 77 out of a possible 100. But not one of the German automaker’s vehicles received a recommendation from Consumer Reports because of reliability concerns. By contrast, Honda’s test score was 78, but the magazine recommends all the automaker’s vehicles it tested. Recommendations of the tested vehicles are based on performance, reliability in surveys, and crash-test results. The reliability of cars from Detroit vary greatly, according to Consumer Reports. While some models are good, even the best seldom rise to the top of their categories against stiff competition, the magazine reported. Chrysler posted the lowest score at 51, with 21 percent of the tested vehicles getting a recommendation. Ford’s score was 64, with 54 percent of its tested vehicles getting a recommendation; General Motors received a 57 with 36 percent recommendation rate. David Champion, the magazine’s senior director of automotive testing, said there was some good news for a domestic industry battered by a decreased market share and manufacturing cuts. “They are making strides in the right direction, but time is not on their side and certainly the financial situation is not on their side,” he said. “If they’re going to succeed in this market, they have to build a world-class product … that doesn’t fall down in any one area.” Among the domestic shining stars, he said, are the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, both of which have the same underpinnings as the Lincoln MKZ. The Fusion and Milan were on Consumer Reports’ “most impressive” list, described as having a nimble handling and a comfortable ride. Unlike many cars in their first year, the magazine said, reliability for both has been excellent. While Ford’s Fusion and Milan were on the top of the heap, Toyota’s subcompact Yaris made the “most disappointing” list. The magazine said the Yaris has excellent fuel economy and reliability but sloppy emergency handling, a lot of noise and an uncomfortable driving position. 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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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Sheer joy as Sevilla knock United out of CL

first_img0Shares0000Ben Yedder dashes off to celebrate putting the Spanish side into the lead during the Champions League last-16. Photo/COURTESYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 13 – Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League as Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes to send Sevilla into the quarter-finals for the first time in 60 years with a stunning 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday.The Spaniards progressed by the same score on aggregate after a goalless first-leg draw. The visitors were deserving winners as they controlled the game throughout but had to wait for Ben Yedder’s introduction as a substitute to add a clinical finish.Ben Yedder put Sevilla in front 16 minutes from time when he blasted into the bottom corner before heading in a second shortly after.Romelu Lukaku reduced United’s arrears, but it was too little, too late with United boss Jose Mourinho’s decision to once again drop Paul Pogba certain to be scrutinised.Mourinho sprang a surprise before kick-off by recalling Marouane Fellaini at the expense of Pogba, who had also been dropped for the first game.Goalkeeper De Gea looks glum after conceding a second goal to Ben Yedder, despite managing to get a hand to the ball. PHOTO/COURTESYJesse Lingard also returned in place of Juan Mata in Mourinho’s only other change from the side that beat Liverpool 2-1 at the weekend.And Lingard nearly had an instant impact as he teed up Lukaku on the edge of the box, but the Belgian’s effort drifted high and wide.Sevilla dominated the vast majority of the first leg only to be denied by some stunning saves from David de Gea.However, it was wayward finishing rather than the Spanish number one that prevented the visitors making the most of their ascendency for most of the match.Joaquin Correa headed just over from a corner before Luis Muriel and Franco Vazquez fired off target when well-positioned on the edge of the area.Indeed, of Sevilla’s 10 efforts on goal in the first period only one weak Muriel effort forced De Gea into making a save.– Fellaini gamble backfires –Marouane Fellaini has his shot blocked by a Sevilla defender as United struggled to control the game at home on Tuesday. Photo/COURTESYMourinho’s gamble on Fellaini appeared to have largely backfired as he failed to impose his physical presence on Sevilla’s ball players in midfield.Yet, the Belgian nearly made the breakthrough with United’s best move of the opening period when he latched onto Alexis Sanchez’s layoff and his powerful effort was turned behind by Sergio Rico.The second period began in the same vein as the first with Sevilla on the front foot, and only a brilliant last-ditch tackle by Eric Bailly denied Correa a clear sight of goal.Chances kept coming for Sevilla as Muriel then turned a dangerous Pablo Sarabia cross inches wide.Pogba, who cost United a then-world record £89 million ($116 million) in 2016, was eventually introduced just after the hour mark with Fellaini sacrificed.However, even the Frenchman couldn’t kickstart the hosts and they were eventually made to pay.Ben Yedder had only been on the pitch for two minutes after replacing Muriel, when he finally broke the deadlock in the tie with brilliant finish low into De Gea’s bottom left-hand corner.Mourinho responded by throwing on Anthony Martial and Juan Mata, but their attacking edge was needed far earlier as Ben Yedder soon put the outcome beyond any doubt when he forced home a corner at the far post despite a despairing effort by De Gea.Sevilla should even had added to their lead as Clement Lenglet and Correa came close.Lukaku finally got United on the board six minutes from time when he swept home a corner.But it was to little avail as United have now failed to reach the quarter-finals for five straight years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Benitez hopes Shelvey is ready for Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Newcastle are down in 18th position after the first four games of the season, and are still in search of their first win.LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez says he is optimistic about having Jonjo Shelvey fit for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.The Magpies boss is awaiting late fitness tests for both Shelvey and Matt Ritchie. Shelvey has returned to training after recovering from a thigh injury, while Ritchie is still on his way back from a knee injury. “We have had Jonjo training, and Ritchie’s still with the physio, but they’re pushing,” Benitez told the press.“These two players are the kind of players that you have to stop them, because they want to play and they’re working really, really hard to be there.“So, we will see. Still, we have some time, but at least Jonjo was training. If we don’t have any problems, he can be there. It’s too soon to say ‘yes’, but I am quite optimistic.”Newcastle are down in 18th position after the first four games of the season, and are still in search of their first win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex WOMAN WALKED OUT OF SUPERMARKET WITH WHISKEY AND VODKA

first_imgA Letterkenny woman was stopped by Gardai after she walked out of a supermarket with a bottle of vodka and whiskey.The case was heard at Letterkenny District Court.Ann-Marie Donegan, of Bomany, was caught by Gardai after leaving LIDL at Letterkenny Retail Park on December 15th. A member of staff had followed Ms Donegan outside of the supermarket and had flagged down a passing Garda.Garda Damien Mulkearns said he approached Ms Donegan and he handed over the goods and she admitted the offence straight away.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had an addiction to alcohol.She was 43 and has previous convictions for breaching a barring order.Judge Paul Kelly put the case back to January 20th and requested evidence that she has contacted probation services.WOMAN WALKED OUT OF SUPERMARKET WITH WHISKEY AND VODKA was last modified: December 16th, 2013 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:Ann-Marie DoneganLIDLsupermarkettheftlast_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Cancer relay honors stricken

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Ybarra’s three and a half-year battle with the disease ended at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte in 2004. She left behind a husband, two children and saddened fellow employees at City Hall who had stood by her during her struggles. “She was an inspiration because even though she was so sick, she would still be planning for her daughter’s birthday and accomplishing the goals of her department,” said Elise McCaleb, the city’s redevelopment manager, who worked closely with Ybarra during the years she was so ill. A total of about 500 people on 32 teams from the city and community are expected to participate in the event. to be held at the Whittier College track. The event will start at 9 a.m. Saturday and end at the same time Sunday. All of the teams need to have at least one representative on the track at all times. Most will also stay in tents at the site for the entire event. There will also be a main stage and a survivors tent to shield them from the sun. After a brief opening ceremony, where Mayor Cathy Warner will speak, survivors will do the first lap of the day led by Councilman Owen Newcomer, who battled prostate cancer. He will be joined by Whittier residents and city employees Tillman and Paymaneh Maghsoudi, the city’s director of library services. “It’s something personal for me,” said Maghsoudi, who will be on the Sandra’s Superstars team, named for former fellow employee Sandra Shimazu. Shimazu died at age 37 from liver cancer in 2005. Perhaps the most moving moments in the long walk/run will be during the luminaria ceremony Saturday night. The track will be lighted by small bags with glow sticks inside. Each bag will have the name of someone who has died or a cancer survivor written on it. Survivors will also tell personal stories and everyone there will walk a lap together. Money raised at the American Cancer Society signature event will go to cancer research, prevention, education, early detection and patient services. “It’s great to have so many people participating,” said Fran Shields, director of community services. “It says so much about the community of Whittier.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Every step Sarah Tillman takes in the Relay for Life this weekend at Whittier College will be a celebration of having been cancer-free for the past five years. Tillman, 27, who battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a high school student and thyroid cancer while attending college, will join about 75 other employees from Whittier City Hall walking and running in the benefit for the American Cancer Society. “I don’t like to advertise that I’m a survivor, because it’s personal and hard to describe, but this gives the community the chance to see us and to pay respect to those who are gone,” said Tillman, the city’s community services coordinator. Many will dedicate 24 hours out of their lives to the Saturday and Sunday event in memory of Ann O’Donnell Ybarra, the city’s former director of community development, who died at age 45 from breast cancer. last_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex GAA: U-21s IN SEMI-FINAL ACTION TONIGHT

first_imgDonegal and Cavan will meet in the first of the U21 semi-finals at Brewster Park, Enniskillen tonight.Cavan overcame Fermanagh in the quarter-finals while Donegal, with Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy to the fore, hurdled the feisty challenge of Antrim.Donegal, the current holders of the provincial U21 title, have been making progress on all fronts lately and could again reach the final. Senior boss Jim McGuinness, who was in charge of the U21 side last year, will be running his eye over the side with a view to further strengthening his squad for the remainder of the National League.GAA: U-21s IN SEMI-FINAL ACTION TONIGHT was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Schools to battle for top prize

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Among the trombones, drums and flutes inside Cougar Stadium will be four local high school marching bands competing against one another, a rare event. With so many competitions around town, marching bands from host Hart High School and Saugus, Canyon and Valencia high schools usually jam in different competitions. Band students usually practice at school more than 10 hours during the week and often on Saturdays. This weekend’s event will show just how those long hours are paying off. “I’ve seen a lot of improvement,” said John Freeman, band director at Canyon. “The kids are taking a lot of ownership to the show.” Students at Canyon have gone from fumbling around on the field to taking precision steps since they began the routine in August, Freeman said. Last year, the high school scored fifth out of sixth at the event. Freeman expects this year will bring different results. For the Valencia High marching band, Saturday’s event is the third competition this year. Band director Bob Babko said participation in competitions is based on how well students’ musical skills progress. But the 85-member band already has taken first place at a Simi Valley competition in October and is off to a good start. “They work unbelievably hard,” Babko said. “We practice for hours and hours and hours.” At Hart High, the marching band hopes that high scores on Saturday and at another upcoming event will launch it to the championships. The 100-member band has won the championships in it division for the past three years. “They work very hard to achieve the success that they have,” said Anthony Bailey, director of bands. Sue Doyle (661) 257-5254sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Rat-a-tat-tat. Sis-boom-ba. Boom. Boom. Boom. Those sounds and more will fill the air Saturday as 36 high school marching bands bang, whistle and strum their way through an all-day competition at College of the Canyons. Known as Rampage, the 22nd annual event pulls high school talent from across Southern California, and teams compete for scores plus a shot at the December championships. Given a 15-minute time frame, each band performs a field show – the event often seen during halftime at football games. Shows are judged by the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association, a Fountain Valley-based nonprofit organization that focuses on band programs. last_img read more

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