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Patriots sink the Stars at home

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…After finally breaking the curse of 14 consecutive losses, St Lucia Stars (SLS) found themselves in a familiar position when they lost by seven wickets to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKNP) on Tuesday evening at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.The square-off was between the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bottom runners, but the visiting side, Patriots, did well to secure the win and move on to four points while Stars still sit in the cellar seat on two points.Stars, given the opportunity to bat first could only get 69 on the board as Mahmudullah, Sheldon Cottrell and Sandeep Lamichhane bedazzled the top order.Cottrel finished with 3 – 14 from 2.3 overs while Mahmudullah was excellent with 2 – 20 from 4 and Lamichhane had 2 – 13 from two overs. A wicket each went to Carlos Brathwaite and Ben Cutting as Qais Ahmed top scored with a fighting 24.David Warner (14) was the only other batsman to reach double figures.In reply, Patriots raced to 70 – 3 in eight overs even, with Devon Thomas top scoring at the top of the order with 38.The skipper Chris Gayle gave Thomas the opportunity to face the new ball alongside Evin Lewis (13), and he was aggressive with five boundaries and a six in the 21 balls he played.Patriots lost Brandon King, (17) and Tom Cooper (00) in the chase but it stopped at Anton Devcich who was left not out with Thomas as the Nevis side triumphed.last_img read more

‘Fabulous’ Kane has England future, believes Pardew

first_img1 Tottenham striker Harry Kane Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has backed Harry Kane to be an England star ahead of their Capital One Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur.The 21-year-old striker is in scintillating form for the Lilywhites and played a pivotal role in their smash-and-grab 2-1 victory over Swansea at the weekend, scoring the opening goal and displaying drive and menace throughout the match.And Toon boss Pardew, who has been marvelling at his performances from afar, believes Roy Hodgson should consider himself fortunate there is a young English forward of such quality making progress in the Premier League.“I think he [Harry Kane] is fabulous,” admitted Pardew.“I watched him on Sunday [against Swansea City] and when you have got an English striker who can do 13km at pace and have the quality and technical ability in the box, [England manager] Roy Hodgson should count himself very lucky.”last_img read more

FINN VALLEY’S TORI ‘DELIGHTED’ AFTER QUALIFYING FOR OLYMPICS

first_imgFINN VALLEY AC’s Tori Pena is celebrating today – after qualifying for the Olympics in London this summer.The pole vaulter reached the qualifying height of 4.5 metres during a college event in the United States.Club boss Patsy McGonagle will now be adding her name to the list of the Ireland athletics team competing in the games which he also manages. “It’s a fantastic achievement and everyone at Finn Valley is delighted for Tori,” he said.The athlete herself believes she can go higher, after coming close to 4.60M at the event. She is arranging for the paperwork on the event to be faxed to Co Donegal to confirm her place on the Olympic team and European Championship team.Said Tori: “I nearly missed 4.60 twice, it’s definitely there. Lots of things are coming together with my vault.“I’m very pleased and 4.60+ should be very doable this outdoor season.” Added Patsy: “She will be working hard now in the run up the Games.”YOU CAN SEND TORI YOUR CONGRATULATIONS IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW:© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyFINN VALLEY’S TORI ‘DELIGHTED’ AFTER QUALIFYING FOR OLYMPICS was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FINN VALLEY’S TORI ‘DELIGHTED’ AFTER QUALIFYING FOR OLYMPICSlast_img read more

6 speed-zone signs to go up near schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The sun-powered flashing signs will go up on Colima Road near Grazide Elementary School in Hacienda Heights; at Norwalk Boulevard near Katherine Edwards Middle School in Whittier; on Mills Avenue near McKibben Elementary in Whittier; on Mulberry Drive near Mulberry Elementary; on Workman Mill Road near Wallen Andrews Elementary; and on Norwalk Boulevard near West Whittier Elementary. Construction is expected to being in early December and be completed with within 40 days. From staff reports WHITTIER — Solar-powered, speed-zone flashers that tell drivers how fast they are going will soon be installed at six locations near schools in unincorporated Whittier and in Hacienda Heights, a county supervisor has announced. The installation of the lights which flash the speed of approaching vehicles on a screen to let drivers know when they are going too fast is part of a county Department of Public Works project to upgrade crossing signals at 31 school sites across the county, Supervisor Don Knabe said. The total cost for the project is $455,700, which will be paid by state transportation grant funding under the Safe Routes to School Program. “This project is a positive win from two angles,’ Knabe said in a news release. “Our children will have access to safer routes for crossing busy intersections, and we are using renewable energy to make it happen.’ 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

Tackling World Cup ticket fraud

first_img25 September 2009With excitement growing ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, tickets have been in high demand worldwide, leading to illegal ticket sales, and Fifa is working closely with international authorities to crack down on the practice.“While genuine tickets are sold online exclusively via the official website Fifa.com, unscrupulous individuals are taking advantage of the great appeal of this event by trying to use the internet to sell tickets they do not possess,” Fifa said in a statement this week.Fifa and its ticket handling partner, Match, have warned consumers about unauthorised ticket sales and the risk of purchasing fake tickets, which would result in buyers’ not being able to access the stadium.“Fifa would like to recall that one of the measures taken to prevent forgery will be to print the official match tickets only a few weeks before the event in South Africa in 2010.”Illegal web-based resellersOne example of the cooperation between Fifa and the authorities is the support received from the Police Central e-Crime Unit of New Scotland Yard in the United Kingdom in the fight against unauthorised ticket resellers operating via the web.As part of a major operation orchestrated by the Police Central e-Crime Unit targeting all unauthorised online football ticket resellers, New Scotland Yard is shutting down websites selling unauthorised World Cup match tickets in violation of UK anti-touting laws.“Our work with New Scotland Yard is yet another example that we are taking serious steps to stop unauthorised entities from selling 2010 Fifa World Cup tickets,” said Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke.“We applaud the work of New Scotland Yard in its efforts to ensure that our common goal to target and shut down illegitimate and unauthorised ticket sellers is achieved. We simply cannot accept that true fans are being cheated in this way.”Participating tour operatorsMany unauthorised operators are exploiting the popularity of the World Cup to lure unsuspecting fans across the world into purchasing illegitimate or unauthorised tickets and ticket-inclusive travel packages.“Fans who are set to travel to South Africa can obtain tickets via Fifa.com, through inclusive travel packages from participating tour operators selected by Fifa, and by buying Fifa-approved hospitality packages,” says Fifa.“Match Hospitality is the only entity which can offer guaranteed match tickets coupled with stadium hospitality benefits.”Comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding match tickets as well as the list of the appointed tour operators and Match Hospitality sales agents can be found on Fifa.com.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Nuclear power a necessity: Magubane

first_img15 August 2013 Nuclear power is more of a necessity than an option, says Department of Energy director-general Nelisiwe Magubane. “Given our climate change commitments and the fact that some of the coal-fired power stations will retire around 2022 and require replacement, nuclear power is becoming more of a necessity than an option,” Magubane said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa conference in Port Elizabeth, Magubane said the Department of Energy was “of the view that nuclear energy can be deployed successfully, built on time and budget”. She noted that the country’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for 2010 to 2030, a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand, envisaged 9 600 MW of additional nuclear capacity by 2030. The department is busy reviewing the IRP 2010-2030. At the same time, the department has recently obtained Cabinet approval to publish its Integrated Energy Plan, which will serve as a guide for future energy infrastructure investment and policy. Public consultations on the plan are scheduled to begin next month. “Preliminary results indicate that if we intend to reduce our carbon footprint and also have vibrant economic growth, nuclear energy will be part of the solution,” Magubane said on Wednesday. “Resistance to nuclear energy has been part and parcel of this industry. We know that the lack of information and knowledge is a preliminary source of fear in any setting, and the nuclear sector is not exempt from this.” South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear plant, built more than 25 years ago, is the only nuclear power-generating facility on the African continent. State company Eskom would be the major shareholder as the owner-operator of any new nuclear plants in the country. “To assist with obtaining good financing and bringing in operational experience, we are looking at various ownership options for the nuclear power plants, such as an investor or equity partner to join forces with Eskom in the nuclear new build,” Magubane said. She said the department had been seeking advisers to assist in preparation for a nuclear programme, with some of the work done so far having been less than satisfactory. The government needed the highest quality advice in order to take an appropriate decision. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Ohio township bill could impact ag zoning

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Agricultural and Resource Law Program, Ohio State UniversityIn December, the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate agreed to modifications to House Bill 500, which would make a number of changes to Ohio’s township laws. Some of the highlights of the most recent version include:A board of township trustees must select a chairperson annually.Petitions to change the name of township roads will result in an automatic name change if the county commissioners do not adopt a resolution regarding the petition within 60 days.County commissioners will not be able to vacate township roads unless the applicable board of township trustees have adopted a resolution approving the vacation.A board of township trustees will have the authority to charge a fee against a person who appeals a zoning decision to the board of zoning appeals in order to defray costs associated with advertising, mailing, and the like.A board of township trustees may suspend a member of a township zoning commission or township board of zoning appeals after charges are filed against a member, but must provide a hearing for removal no later than 60 days after the charges are filed.In limited home rule townships, the current requirement that a township must submit a proposed zoning amendment or resolution to a planning commission will be optional.This list comes from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission’s bill analysis as of the bill’s re-reporting by the Senate Finance Committee. The bill analysis has a full list of the changes that House Bill 500 would make.Importantly for agriculture, the Ohio Senate removed language from the bill that would have changed Ohio Revised Code § 519.21(B), which limits the authority of townships to restrict agricultural uses via zoning. Currently, townships may only regulate agricultural uses in platted subdivisions created under certain statutory procedures, and only if certain conditions are met. The House had passed a version that would have allowed townships to regulate agricultural uses in any platted subdivision, but the language would not have changed the certain conditions that would have to be met.last_img read more

Despite Economic Recession, Entrepreneurial Activity Reaches Highest Point in 14 Years, Says Kauffman Report

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#start audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A recent report issued by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation points to an increase in entrepreneurial activity over the last decade and a half. Despite – and perhaps as a result of – the economic downturn, entrepreneurial activity in 2009 reached its highest point in 14 years, according to the Kauffman report. The increased rate of entrepreneurship occurred across most demographic categories, with the largest increase coming among African-Americans and older individuals. According to the report, men are substantially more likely to start businesses each month than are women, but the level of entrepreneurial activity increased for both men and women over the past two years.The entrepreneurial activity rate among African Americans increased in the last year, reaching its highest level over the past decade and a half. In the same time span, Latino and Asian entrepreneurial activity rate decreased.Entrepreneurship rates increased the most for high school and college-educated individuals.Those aged 55 to 64 experienced the second-largest increase in business-creation rates from 2008 to 2009. Among this group, entrepreneurial activity rose from 0.36% to 0.40%. Although those in younger age groups also saw increased levels of entrepreneurship, that occurred at much lower levels. Those age 20 to 34, for example, have an entrepreneurship rate of .24%. While the West continues to have a higher rate of entrepreneurship than other parts of the country, it showed a sharp decline in 2008, from 0.42% in 2008 to 0.38% in 2009. The states with the highest rates of entrepreneurial activity were Oklahoma, Montana, Arizona, Texas and Idaho. The states with the lowest rates of entrepreneurial activity were Mississippi, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Minnesota.Among the fifteen largest metropolitan areas in the United States, the highest entrepreneurial activity rate in 2009 was in Houston. The area with the lowest was Seattle.The increased entrepreneurial activity may be a promising indicator for an economic comeback. “Challenging economic times can serve as a motivational boost to individuals who have been laid-off to become their own employers and future job creators,” said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. “Because entrepreneurs drive the economy, the growth in 2009 business startups is encouraging and hopefully points to a hopeful trend in terms of our economic recovery.” last_img read more

Jairam Thakur to take oath as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on December 27

first_imgThe newly elected members of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Sunday elected Jairam Thakur as their new leader paving the way for him to take oath as Chief Minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party government on December 27.The 52-year-old, five-time MLA from Siraj constituency in Mandi district is going to be the sixth Chief Minister of the hill State.Sauvé and soft-spoken, Mr. Thakur first got elected to the State Vidhan Sabha in 1998 during the first Prem Kumar Dhumal government from Chahiot, which has now been renamed as Siraj after the delimitation. A former RSS pracharak and ABVP activist from the local college in Mandi, he is going to be the first CM from Mandi district, which is the second largest district after Kangra, sending 10 MLAs to the Assembly. This time he has helped make the district totally ‘Congress-mukt (free)’ as the party won nine seats out of 10, with a party sympathiser winning the tenth seat of Jogindernagar.His name was announced by the party’s central observers and Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Tomar and JP Nadda in the presence of State party in-charge Mangal Pandey, all MPs and other senior leaders at a meeting in Shimla.His name was proposed by the former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and seconded by sitting MP Shanta Kumar, Mr. Nadda and State president Satpal Satti.On Saturday, Mr. Dhumal had made his position clear that he would no longer be a contender for the top post. It was then believed that Mr. Nadda would be the high command’s choice.However, the high drama and suspense going on since December 18 ended when Mr. Thakur’s name was unanimously accepted by the elected MLAs and the high command.It is believed that the Prime Minister did not want to spare Mr. Nadda from his duties at the Centre and his organisational role at the top.A relatively younger leader, Mr. Thakur having the required RSS backing became the automatic choice for the top post.An agriculturist by profession, he had also remained State BJP president and a Minister of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development in the second Dhumal government of 2007-12. He has two daughters and his wife Sadhana Thakur is a practicing government doctor.First Chief Minister from MandiThere is strong wave of jubilation going on in his home district of Mandi from past many days after the party’s Chief Minister designate Prem Kumar Dhumal lost the elections from his own constituency of Sujanpur in Hamirpur district. The people in Mandi were confident this time that they would get the first ever Chief Minister from this district since they had given such a lead to the party.Earlier also Mr. Karam Singh Thakur from Chachiot in Mandi who came close to become the Chief Minister in early sixties remained a number two in the first Dr. YS Parmar cabinet. Then it was Mr. Sukhram in 1993 who was the high command’s candidate for the chief ministership but he was not accepted by Mr. Virbhadra Singh and his supporters here. Later in 2012 it was Mr. Kaul Singh from Drang in Mandi who was the Congress president but was replaced by Mr. Virbhadra Singh again when the party came into power.In his first reaction Mr. Jairam Thakur thanked the entire party leadership and expressed gratitude towards the people of the State and Mandi district. He met the Governor along with other senior leaders and staked the claim to form the next government. Jairam Thakur is greeted after his election as BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting in Shimla on December 24, 2017.  | Photo Credit: The Hindulast_img read more

With Bundit back, Kaewpin hopes to continue playing pivotal role for Creamline

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go PLAY LIST 01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I think today team’s very good. Serve and defense very good,” said Kaewpin after unloading 27 points in Creamline’s win over BanKo Perlas on Sunday.More than her output, the Thai national player has been doing a good job shouldering scoring chores that are usually placed on Alyssa Valdez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCreamline will summon Kaewpin and Valdez’s partnership anew when it faces struggling Motolite on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cool Smashers will also welcome back coach Tai Bundit against Motolite, which is still unsure whether injury-felled star Myla Pablo could finally suit up. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img Bundit’s return should ease the language woes for the Cool Smashers, making them more fearsome in the tournament.Unbeaten leader PetroGazz tests its mettle against a veteran PacificTown-Army in the other game at 2 p.m.At 4-0, the Angels are the hottest team in the league, mostly through the efforts of powerful imports Janisa Johnson and Wilma Salas, who will make the squad heavily favored against the Army gals in their matchup.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nothing is lost in translation for Thai hotshot Kuttika Kaewpin.The 24-year-old open hitter, who could hardly speak English, has been communicating well enough with her Creamline teammates to take a pivotal role in their offense.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Wobbly finish by Van der Valk opens door to rivalslast_img read more