PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Jamaican high schools stole the spotlight on yesterday’s final day of competition at the 2016 Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Kingston College (KC) produced the most impressive display with a record-equalling 39.63 seconds to capture the 4×100 metres. The record was set last year by Calabar High. The win gave KC their eighth sprint relay title. They joined Camperdown High as the winningest high school male team in the event. Major upset KC got a brilliant start from Shivnarine Smalling, then the outstanding Akeem Bloomfield ran a scorching second leg to put KC in a commanding lead as Jhevaughn Matherson and anchorman Tyrese Bryan went through the motions for an emphatic win. Defending champions Calabar also went under 40 seconds, finishing second in 39.89, with T.C. Williams of Virginia placing third in 40.56. St Jago High were fourth in 40.63 as Jamaica College were disqualified after placing sixth. Commanding lead St Jago avenged their Gibson Relays defeat in the 4×800 metres relay. The quartet of Eric McKenzie, Joel Jean Pierre, Keenan Lawrence and Leon Clarke on anchor with a 1:52.17 leg was too good for St Elizabeth Technical, who had to settle for second in 7:35.20, with third going to Green Hope out of North Carolina in 7:41.01. Kingston College ended fifth in 7:45.12. There was a major upset in the 4×400 metres. Favourites Calabar were beaten by Jamaica College (JC). With KC’s Bloomfield pulled from the event due to a calf injury, the stage was set for Calabar to defend their title easily after qualifying impressively in their heat early yesterday. Calabar led easily for the first two legs, but JC’s Devaughn Baker ran an impressive third leg to give teammate Phillip Lemonious a healthy lead. Despite a valiant effort from Christopher Taylor, the task was too much as JC won in a season’s best 3:12.34. Calabar were second in 3:13.09 as the much touted T.C. Williams had to settle for third in 3:13.55. St Jago clocked 3:14.53 for fifth, while Edwin Allen were sixth with 3:16.69. Kingston College finished at the back of the field on 3:19.48. Jamaican high schools also picked up three individual wins. In the first race of the day, Edwin Allen High’s Rayon Holmes won the 400 metres hurdles in 52.47 seconds. Jamaica College’s Clayton Brown captured the high jump with a leap of 2.12m, while Kobe Jordan Rhooms of Cornwall College was third with 2.03m. Obrien Wasome, also of JC, won the triple jump with 16.91m from Calabar’s Javier Lowe, 15.83m, and Jordan Scott of Campion, 15.08m.
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The cost to register for each hiking group is $80.00 per person, which includes transportation and hiking guides.In addition to an adult hike, there will be a Tumbler Ridge Youth Hiking Group, for ages 12 to 18, taking place July 10, which will explore the Boulder Gardens.To sign up for the Hiking Groups, you can register online through the City’s website or by calling 250-785-4592.For more information, you can send an email to email@example.com.Advertisement UPDATE – As of Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Hiking Groups for July 6 and July 10 have been cancelled due to low enrollment numbers. See the City of Fort St. John Recreation Facebook page for more information.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John Recreation, in partnership with Wild River Adventure Tours, is organizing summer hiking groups for adults and youth.The next Tumbler Ridge Adult Hiking Group is this Saturday, July 6, and will be exploring the Shipyard Titanic and Babcock Falls.- Advertisement -According to Marissa Jordan, with the City of Fort St. John, they are always looking at ways of diversifying recreational programming and a hiking group to tour Tumbler Ridge is one way of offering that diversity.“We always try to diversify the programming that we do here. We had done a hiking group a couple of years ago to Hudson’s Hope but they’re sort of doing their own free thing there, so we looked at going the other way deciding on Tumbler because it is one of the only UNESCO Geoparks in the country.”Jordan says the hiking groups provide residents with the opportunity to feel safe and socialize with fellow hikers while getting exercise and connecting with nature.Advertisement
WHITTIER – The Whittier City Council reversed itself Tuesday and voted unanimously to ban July 4 fireworks. The council in February had voted 4-1 to legalize fireworks for Independence Day. But since then, many residents have gone to council meetings, e-mailed and talked to council members individually asking them to rescind that decision. “In hindsight and listening to the comments, I apologize,” Councilman Greg Nordbak said. “I missed the boat. When I voted, I thought that I was doing the right thing. I think in hindsight, I missed it.” The council still must vote again in April and approve a new ordinance reinstating the ban on fireworks. Nordbak said he was looking for a way to help local nonprofit groups raise money, but he found that even those people didn’t support legalizing fireworks. About 100 people were present at the meeting, with most of them in opposition to fireworks. Four of the five council members changed their votes. Only Councilman Owen Newcomer had opposed legalization in the February vote. Nordbak said he had received about 2,400 comments about fireworks. But only three supported keeping fireworks legal. “That’s a lot,” he said. A big concern of all five council members was the lack of rain this year and what that could mean to the hills. “We have something unique this year – the incredible dryness of the year,” Councilman Bob Henderson said. “We now have a moisture content that is equivalent to what we normally have in September.” Councilman Joe Vinatieri, who put the proposal to legalize fireworks on the agenda in October 2006, said he still wants to find a way to celebrate Independence Day. “There is no independence celebration in Whittier, which is inconsistent with our patriotism,” Vinatieri said. “I’d like us as a community to come up with some idea of doing something of an old-fashioned Whittier July 4 celebration.” A couple of residents asked the council not to change its mind. “The people in the hills are controlling the rest of Whittier,” said resident Michael Schmidt. “The majority of people have forgotten what it’s like to be a kid. They don’t like noisy kids or dogs. They’re at the sunset age.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Harry Kane could be out for six weeks after limping off injured against Bournemouth © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – Tottenham face an anxious wait to discover the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury amid reports the England striker could be sidelined for six weeks.Kane sustained an ankle ligament problem for the third time in 18 months during Tottenham’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. According to reports in the British media on Tuesday, the injury is serious enough that Kane is facing a race against time to return to action in time for the World Cup in June.It was said Kane could be out until the end of April, which would be a major blow to Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four and winning the FA Cup.Kane, who has scored 35 times for Tottenham this season, would only have a handful of matches remaining this term to prove his fitness to England manager Gareth Southgate.England will face Tunisia, Belgium and Panama in the World Cup group stage in Russia.When Kane was injured twice with the same problem last season, he missed seven weeks from September, then just over three weeks from March.If the latest injury is as bad as feared, Kane would miss the FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, the semi-final if Tottenham progress and four league fixtures, including clashes with Chelsea and Manchester City.He is also set to be absent from England’s two friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy this month.However, other reports said it has not yet been possible to discover how long Kane will be out because he hasn’t had a complete scan due to swelling around the joint.The 24-year-old was pictured with his foot in a brace and using crutches when out in Essex on Monday.The injury occurred after a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the first half at Dean Court.Kane tried to play on, but was forced to come off and left the ground on crutches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Radja Nainggolan: Roma midfielder to add aggression in the middle? Click the arrow above, right, to see the players on Chelsea’s transfer shortlist – Now Antonio Conte has officially been unveiled as the new Chelsea manager, a number of footballs best players have been linked with summer moves. Nainggolan is one of those consistently linked, but the 27-year-old midfielder has gone out of his way to deny he has spoken to Chelsea, using Twitter at the end of March to do so. Nainggolan is just one of many players on the transfer shortlist as Chelsea look to build a quality side under Conte, so have a look at the others by clicking the arrow above, right. 12 Antonio Rudiger: Chelsea looking at new defenders starting with Stuttgart man – Rudiger joined Roma for a season-long loan from Stuttgart in August and the Serie A side reportedly have a 13m option to sign him permanently having already paid 4m to secure his services on a temporary basis. In addition, his Roma team-mate Kostas Manolas has also been linked. The pair have built a good relationship at the back during the Germans loan spell in Italy and after beating Lazio 4-1 recently, Rudiger said the understanding is better than before. 12 Alessio Romagnoli: Top rated Milan defender on the radar – The Milan stopper turned 21 in January and has many clubs around Europe keeping an eye on him. Chelsea are among them even though he only joined Milan from Roma in a 25m transfer last summer. Gonzalo Higuain: Striker to continue goal scoring at Chelsea? – A striker is likely to be a priority for Conte as there are still rumours circulating about Diego Costa going to either Atletico Madrid or PSG, while Radamel Falcao will not have his loan extended. Higuain is one goal getter linked having scored 30 Serie A goals in 31 games this season. However, the 28-year-old is in the middle of a title fight with Juve and Napoli will likely be playing Champions League football next season, so will Chelsea be able to persuade him even with all that cash? Miralem Pjanic: Jewel in Roma’s crown already been spoken to? – Even before the Conte announcement, there were reports the club had already been handed a list of targets by the Italian and in March it was reported the club had held talks with Pjanics representatives. A 40m fee has been mentioned, but the midfielder is held in high regard in Rome. 12 12 12 Romelu Lukaku: Everton striker identified to sort goal problem up top – Evertons 22-year-old Belgian striker has been linked with a return to Chelsea, the club he left in 2014. However, this could be tricky considering Lukaku said the next step for him is Champions League football. I am 23 this summer. I have been playing since I was 16 and never had a taste of the Champions League, he explained in an interview last month, adding that playing every three days is something he enjoys. But what if Chelsea offer a fat contract? Now it has been confirmed Antonio Conte will take over as Chelsea manager in the summer, the excitement over transfers can begin.The Italy boss will start his new job after Euro 2016 and a host of top names have since been linked.‘CONTE HAS EVERYTHING TO BE GREAT SUCCESS AT CHELSEA’Gazzetta dello Sport on how a team could look in Conte’s 3-4-3 formation… 12 12 12 Juan Cuadrado: Winger to give life at Chelsea another go? – Cuadrado is currently on loan at Juve from Chelsea, but there are reports he could be recalled by Conte when he starts his job after Euro 2016. The player says he is at ease now he is back in Italy, having left Fiorentina for the Blues in January 2015, adding he feels he is getting better, but admitted his future is not up to him. We will see in the summer. 12 12 Paul Pogba: ‘One of the best midfielders’ to join Conte at Chelsea? – Dont be surprised if Chelsea sign Pogba, former Juve sporting director Alessio Secco said. Due to the players incredible value, not many clubs can afford him, so he can see the Blues actually making a move now Conte is there. We are talking about one of the best midfielders [in the world] so I wouldnt be surprised if [Conte] went for him. Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus defender to continue relationship with Conte? – Conte has worked with the defender at both club and international level and apparently Bonucci is his top target as he looks to strengthen defence considering John Terry is on the way out. Conte will have been fearful recently when Bonucci was stretchered off against Germany, but it appears he will miss just one game. However, there is no guarantee the player, who will be 29 in May, will want to leave a club in the Champions League for a team unlikely to play any European football in the summer, or that Juve will even sell. So other defenders are also being looked at 12 12 Edinson Cavani: PSG striker another option up front – Cavani would not cost as much as Higuain as the player is likely to leave PSG in the summer after an unhappy season where his dad has even suggested he should leave the club. The 29-year-old has scored 14 Ligue 1 goals so far this season, but maybe Cavani will instead fancy following Ezequiel Lavezzi to China for the football on offer there Antonio Candreva: No Cuadrado, no problem with Lazio ace also in the frame – An alternative to Cuadrado could be Candreva even though the 29-year-old has had better seasons in his career. Conte reportedly tried to sign the midfielder when he was in charge of Juventus and with rumours about the player wanting out of Lazio refusing to go away, he has been linked to Chelsea. Click the arrow above, right, to see the rumoured shortlilst, which is long, but the ambition will certainly please Chelsea fans.Keep up to date with all transfer rumours on talksport.com by checking in here.
Staff from the Specsavers including Liam Ward (event organiser) Brian Boyce, Gary Cassidy, Aidan Spence, Lorraine Gildea (Event organiser). of Donegal Devils pictured with Isobel Rodgers and Grace Boyle from The Donegal Hospice pictured at the presentation of the cheque for over €6,000 Photo Brian McDaidA team of hardy individuals from Specsavers in Letterkenny set out along with some friends for Bray in Co.Wicklow to take part in Hell and Back 2014.Billed as “Ireland’s toughest mental and physical endurance challenge” this would be a first for everybody.The group had spent the weeks prior training hard for this endeavor. Loraine Gildea celebrates at the finishOn the morning of the event we woke up to sunshine and clear blue sky’s, but by the time we had gotten through the 10 km course we were soaked through anyway, and literally covered from head to toe in mud (great for the skin).We overcome many obstacles including 10 ft walls, electric wire gauntlets and ice cold river crossings to name but a few. There were cuts and bruises all around but the one thing everybody took home with them was pride.Pride to have endured such an event and pride to have raised over €6000 for the Donegal Hospice.Despite the cold and mud everybody had a fantastic time, and you’d be hard pushed to find a better team spirit than the Letterkenny crew that day as nobody could have gotten through it alone. There are so many people to thank but the team would like to extent their deepest gratitude to everybody who donated to this great cause and to all the people who lent their support in other ways. Watch this space for this time next year.SPECSAVERS ‘MUCK IN’ FOR THE DONEGAL HOSPICE! was last modified: May 8th, 2014 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:donegaldonegal hospiceletterkennySpecsavers
There is great sadness in Muff following the sad passing of a popular resident, John Putt.Mr Putt, a much-loved character in the border village, died suddenly on Tuesday at Warren View Manor.He was well-known as a Tidy Towns hero, an active member of the community and a friendly face to many. Formerly of Lancaster and Tooban, Mr Putt is survived by his wife Mary, sons John, Peter and Michael and his eleven grandchildren, extended family and friends.Funeral details were released in the obituary notice:“His remains will be reposing at Murphy’s Funeral Home on Sunday, 23rd June, from 2.00pm to 6.00pm and on Monday 24th June from 5.00pm to 7.00pm followed by removal to St. Mura’s Church, Fahan to repose overnight. “Requiem Mass Tuesday, 25th June, at 11.00am followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. “Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul c/o any family member or Shaun Murphy Funeral Director.” Huge sadness at passing of popular Muff resident John Putt was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:muffRIP
Manuel Wiederer scored two goals in his first game in seven months and Jayden Halbgewachs and Tony Sund each added two assists in the Sharks’ 6-4 preseason loss to the host Calgary Flames on Wednesday.With the score tied 2-2, the Flames scored three goals on three consecutive shots on Sharks goalie Antoine Bibeau in a span of 2:48. Bibeau, starting his third season in the Sharks organization, finished with 17 saves on 22 shots.Ivan Chekhovich and Lean Bergmann also scored for the Sharks, who …
A revolution in scientific publishing may fundamentally alter the power structure over science and result in openness for all.The traditional method of publishing scientific results has been the peer-reviewed journal paper. Nature, Science, and countless other journals are for-profit enterprises that justify their existence by adding value to research and providing editorial review. Printing a journal is costly; no question, but it is also a powerful position: the editors make the call on what gets published. Traditional journals took early advantage of the internet by providing online subscriptions. Universities and research institutions have to buy costly site licenses; individuals have to pay hundreds of dollars and are forced to get the print edition with the online access.A new method is pulling the rug out from journal editors: open access publishing. These “author pays” systems allow everyone to read the paper without a subscription. The success of arXiv, Public Library of Science and other open-access sites is putting pressure on the traditional print journals to join the bandwagon or get left behind. Why pay when readers can get good science for free? Who owns research, anyway? Much research is government-funded. Why should readers pay a for-profit company to read what their tax dollars have paid for? Even if an individual author has to pay for the privilege of publication, he or she can do it, or can get the institution to do it. Government funding can still foot the bill. But now, everyone in the world can read it.Nature addressed this situation in its editorial today (Nature, 486, 28 June 2012, p. 439, doi:10.1038/486439a). Surprisingly, the editors are in favor of open access. Maybe they realize trends are leaving them no other option. They are starting to look like those evil, self-seeking corporations everyone demonizes because they appear greedy for profit:Publishers in such an environment will need all the more to demonstrate that they add value to the research process. This sits alongside their need to deliver a reasonable profit — whether to fund learned-society activities or to reduce their publishing charges (the aim of the Public Library of Science) or, like many suppliers of services and equipment to researchers, to deliver a return to their investors. The perception of publishers as profiteers is strong, and understanding of the value they add is weak. Not noted for their transparency, publishers will have to work hard to develop trust amid a fundamental shift in their customer base.In the same issue, Nature published the opinion of Geoffrey Boulton, who is also strongly in favor of open access (“Open your minds and share your results,” Nature News, Jan 27, 2012). He not only wants open access publishing; he wants open data, and openness to the public:We also need to be open towards fellow citizens. The massive impact of science on our collective and individual lives has decreased the willingness of many to accept the pronouncements of scientists unless they can verify the strength of the underlying evidence for themselves. The furore surrounding ‘Climategate’ — rooted in the resistance of climate scientists to accede to requests from members of the public for data underlying some of the claims of climate science — was in part a motivation for the Royal Society’s current report. It is vital that science is not seen to hide behind closed laboratory doors, but engages seriously with the public.He continued, “Everyone will benefit from a more open approach.” There are challenges, for sure; how to make abstruse data intelligible to the public, and how to solve issues about confidentiality, costs, and discoverer’s priority. Judging from scientist comments, though, there’s a strong feeling that it’s about time. One researcher who benefited from open access to the arXiv database said, “it remains an important venue for exploration of alternatives to that quaint atavism pre-publication peer review – a bottleneck whose justification would be further reduced if the supporting data were itself freely available.”It’s the transparency issue that holds the greatest potential for a sea change in science publishing. How did journal editors decide what research merits publication? How were reviewers picked? That lack of transparency, that perpetuation of status-quo science has long been the complaint of many “maverick” scientists who felt stymied by consensus. Open access may change that dramatically. Now, they may have a solution in open-access publication, where the reviewers are the public, the research is public, and scientists around the world can engage in the critique.With every revolution will come new challenges, though. Does this mean crackpot theories will have easier paths to fame? That problem already exists. Traditional journals publish wild ideas all the time, and some crackpot theories turn out to be mainstream (e.g., fractal geometry, plate tectonics, expanding universe). The right question is, who determines what is crackpot or not? What standards will determine scientific merit? How will they be maintained? Who owns science, anyway? It’s going to be an interesting sea that scientists set sail on.Intelligent design is considered crackpot by Nature, Science and many other mainstream journal editors, but ID advocates (most with legitimate PhDs who feel stymied by the consensus and power structure) consider the Darwinian trash that gets published weekly to be crackpot. Whether open access publishing opens the doors of the Darwin Dark Castle and lets in some fresh air remains to be seen.“Every solution breeds new problems,” Peer’s Law says. We’ve seen this with Wikipedia. It sounded great. No more bookshelves with heavy tomes; just search on a keyword and presto! instant encyclopedia material online, peer reviewed by everyone! Problem: certain elements in society make it their mission in life to undo any changes to their opinions (see Evolution News & Views description of the problem). ID advocates cannot fix outright lies before online censors immediately change them back. As a result, falsehoods endure with no way to correct them. In essence, the anti-ID censorship just shifted from journal editors to unemployed, self-proclaimed guardians wearing pajamas. Open access journals may face similar obstructions.It’s worth a try anyway. It doesn’t seem like it can be any worse than the status quo. There’s always book publishing, another tried and true method that gave the world some of the greatest science of all time (e.g., Newton’s Principia). The free market allows for entrepreneurs to offer a better service than Wikipedia and sap its power, just like Facebook put MySpace out to pasture (now Google’s market dominance needs some competition, but people use it because they like what it provides). Big Music was horrified at the prospect of music downloads, but online access to music has revolutionized the way we buy entertainment, and most users are happy with all the new options. It has also brought great new talent to the surface that never would have seen the light of day by powerful corporations. Traditional journals are for-profit businesses. They can’t pretend some kind of divine right to do things the old way; they need to go with the flow, to adjust to changing markets. Protectionism rarely works.What do you think? Will open access publishing improve science? Will it open doors long closed to politically-incorrect views like intelligent design? How will the public recognize quality science and reject crackpot ideas? Will new power structures emerge? Will new problems with censorship outweigh the benefits, making us wish for the good old days? Can the open marketplace of ideas work in today’s highly-polarized world? Join the conversation; add your comments.Exercise: (1) Describe how you think Climategate might have gone differently (if at all) with open access to data. (2) Describe new challenges ethicists will face in the open-access world: e.g., top secret military research, dual-use research that could have military applications falling into the hands of terrorists, control of human cloning, etc. (3) How will evolutionary theory fare if skeptics become free to critique papers that the journals published uncritically? (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0