first_imgDefending champions Jamaica College (KC) and Super Cup kingpins Wolmer’s Boys will meet in the November 26 ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup final.Both outclassed rivals Holy Trinity and Kingston College, respectively, in the semi-finals at the National Stadium yesterday.JC drubbed Holy Trinity 5-0 before Wolmer’s blanked early title favourites KC, 3-0.Fresh off his Manchester City FC Digicel kick-start sojourn, JC stand-out Tyreek Magee helped the dark blues to his second final and the fourth in a row for the Old Hope Road-based boys’ school.In the second semi-final, Wolmer’s stunned KC in the third minute when Alphanso Gooden scored with a powerful header. They took the lead into the halftime break, and as KC pushed for the equaliser in the second half, they were punished twice by counter-attacks. Andrew Daley was on target in the 67th minute, and Mickel Graham completed the scoring five minutes from the end.AFTERNOON STROLLIt was an afternoon stroll for JC in the opening match. Captain Oquin Robinson scored a penalty in the 39th minute and Maleik Howell doubled the score on the stroke of half time.Chevany Willis was on target in the 65th before Duhaney Williams slammed in the fourth 12 minutes later. Magee slammed in the fifth in spectacular fashion in the 85th minute.Magee is just coming off an injury and he added fluency to JC’s attacks. The creative player was at the centre of most of the JC attacks.”The Manchester City kick-start academy experience has been great for me. The technical side of my game has improved a lot and I want to give them a lot of credit,” he said.”It’s a bit easier playing in the Manning Cup because as you can see, I am a bit more advanced than the other players,” he noted, adding that if JC ‘play their game’ on the day, they will retain the Manning Cup.last_img read more

first_imgIll treatment at Hugo Chávez Centre …as ministry issues statementBy Michael YoungePeople’s Progress Party (PPP) Member of Parliament Harry Gill on Saturday called on the Guyana Police Force and other independent agencies to probe what he said was a “worrying” incident, which allegedly occurred at the Hugo Chávez Centre for Rehabilitation and Reintegration. He made this comment after it was recently discovered that five residents, who reside there, fell ill after being doused and sprayed down with cleaning detergent and other chemicals because they reportedly missed a bathing session.The incident is said to have occurred on Tuesday last and was witnessed by several staff members and others at the Centre.An employee, who witnessed the mistreatment of the men, who requested anonymity, told Guyana Times on Friday evening that the men were stripped, placed to sit down and then showered with the cleaning detergent which was mixed with other substances used to clean household areas.When contacted for a comment on the matter, which was also brought to his attention, Gill said he was not shocked by the allegations or incident. He said he has been getting constant complaints about the mistreatment and cruelty meted out to staff and residents at the institution by Joseph.He alleged that there are also damning reports of the food supplies and resources of the Centre being misused and sold by the administrator to external forces in order to secure profits and monetary gains.“I have been receiving a lot of reports of wrongdoings…,” he said, adding that one of the residents who was mistreated was a teenager.“As it is right now, I am calling on the Police to go to the Hugo Chávez Centre to investigate this complaint because these residents are suffering from swollen eyes and are crying out because they skin is infected,” he related.He said he would not be allowed in the Centre but there is an urgent need for the authorities to investigate because of the level of abuse that is taking place there.Asked if as an MP he would be raising the issue with his colleague Member of Parliament, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally, Gill responded in the positive.The PPP MP said he would officially be speaking with the Commander of B Division (Berbice) as he pressed for some intervention to be made into the incident and other reports.He confirmed that he had already made contact with the relevant authorities to have the matter investigated properly as he fears there would be attempts to cover up the incident.Cover upMeanwhile, the Social Protection Ministry on Saturday hurriedly put-together a statement in which it confirmed that the residents were indeed showered with what they referred to as a “non-harmful deodorising solution”. This is after the Administrator of the Centre, Carol Joseph, denied that any such incident or bathing of residents with cleaning detergent took place on Friday.“Residents of the Hugo Chávez Centre were having a bath and a non-harmful deodorising solution was used, as is normative to neutralise body odors in the promotion of a safe and healthy environment. At no time is any violent or excessive force used,” the Ministry stated.Calling the allegations of the employees and whistleblower “fallacious assertions”, the Ministry said the report was “deceptive… distorted and absolutely defamatory” as it asked for a retraction.The Ministry even admitted that its resident doctor for the Centre was away on training when the incident occurred, explaining that another is attached to the Centre and visits every Monday and Friday despite the fact that the incident is said to have occurred on a Tuesday.An employee had told Guyana Times on Friday that the victims “did nothing wrong… they merely missed the bath and didn’t bathe for the day.”The employee related that the men who were the victims of cruelty and mistreatment at the hands of the administrator were mentally challenged in some cases and differently abled in others.The names of the victims of Tuesday’s mistreatment are Mark Kingston, Leroy Nedd, Peter Frefricks, Chris Hopkinson and Lelon Jackman.Guyana Times also viewed secured video evidence of the injuries sustained by the men following the incident.The whistleblower said that no doctor or nurse was called in to provide assistance to the men who are experiencing continued discomfort.Homeless persons from across Guyana are housed at the Centre, which has separate dorms for males and females, a kitchen, recreational, medical, training and dining facilities and conference rooms.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 2019 55+ B.C. Games has wrapped up after four days in Kelowna.Around 65 participants from Zone 12, represented the Peace Region at the Games in 13 activities which included sports such as cycling, track, archery, and swimming.A number of participants from the Peace Region were able to perform well in their sport and receive medals for their efforts.- Advertisement -In total, the Peace Region managed to bring home a total of 27 medals, with 2 gold, 11 silver, and 14 bronze.The 2020 55+ B.C. Games will be taking place from September 15 to 19 in Richmond.Here are the full results:Advertisement Peace Region Results from the 2019 55+ B.C. Games. Source 55+ B.C. Gameslast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be host to a special home game on Saturday, January 11, as they give a Salute to Seniors.For this game, the Huskies will be host to the North Peace Navigators and admission for the game will be half-price for all seniors 55 and older.The senior rate for the January 11 game will be $2.50 per person.- Advertisement -Funds raised during this game will go to Fort St. John and area ‘Better at Home’, a program that provides a variety of services to seniors within the community to help them live independently.For those looking to get to the game, the Huskies’ bus will be picking up fans at 7:30 p.m. at the city bus stop by Peace Lutheran Appartments #2 on 98 Street. It is to note that this bus is not wheelchair accessible.The Salute to Seniors game is taking place Saturday, January 11, at 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I’m very passionate towards this community,” Faux said. “I believe in its growth and want to be a part of that in positive way.” Faux said one of her goals is to be a good communicator, both for the residents the commission represents and to builders who come before the panel for approval of projects. Another goal, she said, is to improve the look of the city through improved design standards, without a “cookie cutter” approach. Smith, the former chairman of the commission, was elected to the City Council in April, creating a vacancy on the panel. Councilman Jim Jeffra, who had appointed Smith, selected Ken Mann to fill the remaining two years of Smith’s term on the panel. Mann, the commission’s senior member, has the distinction of being appointed to the commission by three different council members. Mann served on the commission from 1992 to 1996 as the appointee of then-councilman, now state Sen. George Runner. Mann then served in a series of two-year terms as the appointee of then-mayor Frank Roberts until this April. Mann is the operator of a string of McDonalds restaurants in the Antelope Valley. LANCASTER – Completing its reshuffling of Lancaster’s Planning Commission, the City Council has added businesswoman Mary Faux to the panel and re-appointed longtime commissioner Ken Mann. Mary Faux, owner of downtown coffee shop Perk Place, was appointed to a four-year commission term by Councilman Ron Smith. “Mary is very active in the community,” Smith said. “She is a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-to-work person.” Faux had served on the city’s general plan update architecture and design committee and has been a regular attendee of Planning Commission and council meetings. In April, the City Council filled three positions on the Planning Commission – reappointing Bruce MacPherson and Manuel Salazar III and adding Mark Troth. Troth, a Realtor, was appointed by Councilman Andy Visokey to replace Steve Baldus, an elementary school teacher who served on the commission for eight years. Baldus resigned to spend more time with his wife as the couple starts a family. MacPherson was first appointed to the Planning Commission in October to replace Scott Idleman, who resigned because he was moving out of state. MacPherson, appointed by Vice Mayor Ed Sileo, is an architect and a recent member of the city’s general plan ad hoc committee. Salazar joined the Planning Commission in January as the appointee of then-councilman Henry Hearns, finishing the last three months of the term begun by the late William Andy. After Hearns was elected mayor, he re-appointed Salazar to the panel. Salazar will serve a two-year term, like the mayor. In Lancaster, each member of the City Council appoints a member to the Planning Commission. The term of the commissioner runs the same as the council member who appointed him or her. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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

first_img 2 Why are fans booing Croatian defender Domadoj Vida?The Croatian appeared in two viral videos making pro-Ukrainian comments.In the first, posted by coach Ognjen Vukojevicm, he is heard to say the slogan ‘Glory to Ukraine’.And that has big political implications in Russia, where it is used by those honouring fighters who fought against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. 2 But some fans have been heard to jeer him whenever he touches the ball in Moscow Getty Vida is in action against England despite the videos emerging Croatian centre-back Domadoj Vida is not one to back out of a challenge.But he’s got himself into hot water with Fifa at the World Cup – and Russian fans are not happy. Getty The coach has since been sent home, but another video emerged shortly before the World Cup semi-final with England.Vida, who used to play in Ukraine for Dynamo Kiev, allegedly adds ‘Belgrade burn’ in the second clip.Despite pre-tournament worries, the World Cup has passed off without any serious political mishaps.Although Fifa were forced to fine Swiss trio Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner though after their Albanian double-eagle celebrations against Serbia.With plenty of Russian fans still in the ground for the semi-final against England, they are making their feelings known by jeering the defender everytime he touches the ball.last_img read more

first_imgMayor of Letterkenny, Dessie Larkin, has said that next weekend’s official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track at the Aura Centre is an opportunity for the town to showcase the superb facilities it has to offer.Details of the Four Minute Mile Challenge are announcedLetterkenny Town Council took the decision to name the tartan track after the double Olympian a few years back.On Saturday, May 18th former Irish international runner, Jerry Kiernan, will perform the official opening of the track. Around 120 athletes have been confirmed for the international track and field meeting which Letterkenny AC have organised to coincide with the opening. The organisers are hoping that the first sub-four minute mile will be recorded in Donegal at the meet.“It’s going a huge weekend for Letterkenny AC, Danny and his family, and the town itself,” Cllr Larkin commented.“It’s not very often that people here have an opportunity to see such a top quality event, so I would urge everyone to go along and support the event. Letterkenny Town Council has enjoyed a long and healthy relationship with Letterkenny AC. We were glad to be in a position to name the track after Danny McDaid, one of most famous sporting figures and a true legend who is respected all over the country and beyond. He was and continues to be one of Letterkenny’s and Donegal’s greatest ambassadors. It’s fitting that he should have the new track at our leisure centre named after him.” Cllr Larkin added.“It’s been a busy time for Letterkenny in recent times. We’ve had the North West 10K last weekend which attracted 2,500 participants, the INMO annual conference is currently taking place here and the Ulster Community Games were also held in the town last month. The official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track and the international track and field meeting is another opportunity for people to come and see first hand just how much Letterkenny has to offer,” the Mayor commented. “From my years of dealing with Letterkenny AC and having kept a constant eye on how it continues to develop, I am very aware of how much importance is attached to making the club as family friendly as possible. Next weekend’s event, rightly being billed as a festival of athletics, is a chance for people from the area to go along and hopefully witness the first ever sub four minute mile. I have no doubt that it will be a huge success and Saturday, May 18th, 2013 is a date that will be talked about for many years to come,” Cllr Larkin added.The official opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at 5.30 pm and a marble bust of Danny, made by local sculptor, Redmond Herrity, will also be unveiled. The full programme of events will be announced next week. Admission to the event, which begins with a juvenile programme from 3 pm to 4 pm, will be €5 per adult, with children being admitted free of charge. A souvenir programme which has been produced for the official opening will be on sale on the day at a cost of €4.A five mile road race next Friday night (17th) will kick things off next weekend and Letterkenny AC’s 40th anniversary function in the Station House Hotel on the Saturday night will round off a busy few days in the life of the club. Tickets for this event are priced at €20.OPENING OF DANNY MCDAID ATHLETICS TRACK WILL SHOWCASE LETTERKENNY – MAYOR was last modified: May 8th, 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:Aura CentreDanny McDaid AThletics TrackLetterkenny AClast_img read more

first_imgThe app is available both in the Apple App Store and via Google Play. As the 108th running of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee nears, fans can prepare for the Relays and receive the most up-to-date information leading up to and during the Relays by downloading the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee app powered by MidAmerican Energy. The free app features the Drake Relays schedule, heat sheets, live results, Hy-Vee Cup standings, athlete information, social media connections, maps, records and much more. Users of the app will also receive the most recent and accurate Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee information sent directly to their device via push notifications including event winners and other Relays news of note. Get The App For Android Download for Android The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee begin inside Drake Stadium on April 26 with the first of four days of competition featuring some of the world’s best professional athletes, collegiate and Iowa high school competitors. Get the App for iOS center_img Story Links Fans who downloaded last year’s app will need to delete that copy from their device and install the 2017 version to ensure they receive all the features the app has to offer. Tickets for all sessions of the Drake Relays are available by visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office, calling 515-271-3647 or visiting DrakeTix.com. Download for iOS Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_img“Bad tackling,” he said again.It was a phrase worth repeating: Against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday, the 49ers missed 17 tackles — 17! — according to Pro Football Focus. … YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***SANTA CLARA — It’s easy to spot the problem with the 49ers defense. Richard Sherman covered it in two words.“Bad tackling,” the injured cornerback said.Then Sherman paused as if trying to find another explanation. There was no need.last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Features#Future Tech#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As long as there have been humans, there have been dreams of super humans. Eyeglasses started sharpening vision in the 1200s, pacemakers have been implanted to extend lifespans since the late 1950s, and the first strength-amplifying robotic exoskeletons shipped earlier this year. But those innovations are only the beginning. With advances in technology, the ability to vastly enhance human capabilities is right around the corner. Here is an overview of current efforts and their potential. (The “Futurist’s Cheatsheet” series surveys technologies on the horizon: their promise, how likely they are, and when they might become part of our daily lives. This article is Part 1.)What Is It?Human augmentation is the ability to supplement human brains and bodies with technological improvements. The notion has been part of science fiction lore for decades. Ever hear a sports announcer say, “that guy has a cannon for an arm!” Well, what if he had an actual cannon for an arm? RoboCop, Mr. Gadget, Star Wars (what is Darth Vader but an augmented human?), and the Bourne Identity all offer visions of how human augmentation could one day be achieved. But it’s already well underway. With the buzz around Google Glasses and Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius’ speedy artificial legs, the notion of creating a better human body through machinery and computers is the subject of much theory and research these days. How It WorksThere are many paths to human-machine augmentation: wearable technology such as Google Glasses, sensor implants, using DNA and chemical processes to enhance brain function and muscle functions, nanorobotics, performance enhancing surgery. Some theorists, notably Ray Kurzweil, believe the brain will be encoded as software someday, allowing it to be reprogrammed, enhanced by peripheral technology, tethered to a robotic body, and immortal. (Until the next backward-incompatible system update.)Potential ImpactThe idea is to enhance the human notion of “normal.” At the same time, human augmentation can be used to repair parts of the body, such as cochlear implants for the hard of hearing. Laser eye surgery is a good example of both reparative and enhancive human augmentation, as it could be used to help the sight of the visually impaired or enhance the vision of people with normal eyesight. Many professional athletes, such as baseball players, get laser surgery. Research firm Gartner notes that there will soon be a market for human augmentation to create “superhuman” characteristics, such as a suit that improves endurance or adds extra senses to the body. There have also been recent advances in implantable technology that can monitor health-related data, such as heart rate or insulin level. The ChallengeMiniaturization and advances in wireless technology enable many sensor-based technologies to be implanted into human bodies now. Moreover, the combination of computer and genetic technology could enable people to retrofit themselves with superhuman characteristics going forward. In the short term, researchers are working with the tools already available. Advances in mobile technology and wireless data transmission along with sensor enhancements are creating a new field in the biomedical industry. As scientists continue to crack the human genome, DNA augmentation will become increasingly powerful and controversial. One day, doctors may be able to completely rebuild body parts with computer and mechanical engineering and have them look and function just like normal flesh and bone.In the long term, society will be challenged to cope with superior human beings. The notion of a mechanically-enhanced human has already entered the thoughts of lawmakers. Several U.S. states have passed laws banning employers requiring employees to implant computer chips in their bodies. As human enhancement becomes more common in the decades and centuries to come, there is a real danger of discrimination between the augmented versus the standard human.When Will It Be Ready?Depends on the type of capability you are looking for. Strength-enhancing exoskeleton suits have been sold to the military and rehab hospitals. Google Glasses should be released as a consumer product in 2013 or so. Implantable, sensor-based technologies are just starting to hit the market. This is one field to keep an eye on as technology and biology merge to create the true ubermench that Nietzsche surely knew was coming.Further InformationTechnology Review: In Pursuit of Human AugmentationWired: Be More Than You Can BeBloomberg:Advances in Human Augmentation: We Can Rebuild HimAssociation for Computing Machinery’s Augmented Human A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img dan rowinski Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more