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Solar power for Indoor Sports Centre

first_imgMinister with responsibility for sports, Natalie Neita-Headley, revealed yesterday, that the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) is one step closer to becoming a fully operational solar-powered facility.The NISC complex is located next to the National Stadium and was built in 2003 to stage the World Netball Championships.Neita-Headley said that the intention was to have the facility fitted with a more modern, cost-effective, efficient and environmentally friendly source of energy capable of hosting from small to world-class sporting events.Solar-generated power at the multi-purpose facility would drastically reduce the venue’s electricity costs. It would essentially lower the cost sportspersons, organisations and associations pay to rent the venue during their hosting of night competitions also.”I am just coming from the Indoor Sports Centre where we have just launched a pilot project where the Indoor Sports Centre will be having solarised power,” said Neita-Headley.She was speaking at a press conference held at the Jamaica Olympic Association office on Cunningham Avenue, Kingston 6, yesterday.The project is described as a first coming out of a new legislation programme on national energy solutions.”More persons, more organisations, more associations will be able to utilise the venue without having to reach all the costs of energy,” she stressed, while adding that those paying to rent the NISC will soon be able to see a reduction in the cost for renting the hosting facility.last_img read more

Curry, Durant lead way in Warriors’ 7th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Derrick Rose played five minutes in the first quarter for Minnesota and scored three points, then didn’t return because of left ankle soreness — two nights after the 2011 MVP scored a career-high 50 points in a victory against Utah.Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 22 points. Minnesota was outrebounded 61-39.Jimmy Butler scored 21 for Minnesota after sitting out Wednesday to rest. Tyus Jones also returned and had eight points on 3-for-11 shooting after missing the win over the Jazz because of a sore right foot.Durant made his first six shots, and eight of the initial 11 he took, on the way to 20 points in the first half. Green had seven of his 11 assists by the 4:40 mark of the opening quarter and has 61 assists over the past six games. He also had nine points and nine boards.“I think it definitely ignites this crowd for sure. It ignites my teammates as well, just give them something to feed off of, an extra boost of energy to feed off of,” Green said of all he does. “That’s my job. That’s what I bring to this team.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Yet that doesn’t mean Cousins will be in games anytime soon.“I love how far he’s come, but I don’t want people to get the idea that he’s getting close to coming back,” Kerr said. “It’s still going to be some time.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Portland on Sunday in the lone game outside California during a five-game stretch out West.Warriors: Host Memphis on Monday, having won the last three meetings at home. The two-time defending NBA champions know they can be even better.Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds, Curry contributed 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-99 on Friday night for their seventh straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Our fourth-quarter defense was tremendous, everybody flying to the ball. I thought Draymond set the tone,” Kerr said. “I’m not sure if I’ve seen Draymond play better since I’ve been here than what he’s doing right now. His defense has always been fantastic, but he’s taking such good care of the ball. He had a couple turnovers tonight but over the course of the last few weeks, just the decision-making, the poise, the ability to play through adversity, he knows how much we need him. He’s lifting everybody else up. It’s been really fun to watch him play.”Klay Thompson scored 22 points and hit consecutive 3-pointers 50 seconds apart early in the fourth to put Golden State ahead 91-89 with 10:17 to play. Green then got back-to-back baskets, one helped by goaltending. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Raptors finally pull away from Suns, improve to 8-1 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) looks to shoot between Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Tolliver, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green is playing the best coach Steve Kerr has ever seen, doing all the little things on both ends to spark his team.Stephen Curry’s shot is on from everywhere, while Kevin Durant is his usual efficient, dominant self.ADVERTISEMENT Alfonzo McKinnie added eight points and eight rebounds off the bench in the Warriors’ fifth straight home victory against the T-Wolves.Minnesota was outscored 33-12 in the fourth.“We just didn’t hit some shots. It’s a two-way street,” Karl-Anthony Towns said. “They played great defense, where we also missed some shots that we were hitting the whole game.”Both teams shot 50 percent or better in the first quarter.“Over the course of 48 (minutes) if we stay locked in and focused, there’s going to be a breaking point,” Curry said.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Six players made a 3-pointer in the first half. … Minnesota is 0-4 on the road, three of those vs. the Western Conference. … The Timberwolves haven’t won at Oracle Arena since April 5, 2016, and have dropped 20 of the last 24 meetings against Golden State.Warriors: Had their six-game streak of scoring 120 points or more snapped. … Andre Iguodala shot 1 for 6. … G Shaun Livingston missed his fourth straight game with soreness in his right foot. Kerr listed Livingston as day-to-day. … Golden State had 31 assists after dishing out a season-best 39 on Wednesday.COUSINS UPDATEGolden State center DeMarcus Cousins has been scrimmaging full court 4-on-4 — the Warriors don’t have the bodies to go 5-on-5, Kerr said — and he is moving well and his shot looks strong as he recovers from surgery for a torn left Achilles.last_img read more

New Azkals coach faces first big test

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I asked myself, why not do something a little bit different than what I have done before? Coming here working with the team for the AFF Suzuki Cup and Asian Cup, I said to myself that’s why Im here and I’m happy to be here. The players are dedicated and they work hard.”Eriksson brings with him impressive credentials as he takes charge of the Azkals, who are looking for their first major trophy in the Suzuki Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The first goal is to reach the finals of the Suzuki Cup,” said Eriksson, whose team will face Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand and Indonesia in Group B.The Swede is no stranger to the pressure, having handled England in the 2006 World Cup when the Three Lions had David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in their squad. View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “There’s pressure in every job, but if you don’t embrace that pressure, you have no business coaching in football,” said Eriksson. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Hotshots, Kings eye semis seats MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sven-Goran Eriksson has coached in three editions of the World Cup, won league titles in his native Sweden, Portugal and Italy, but the opportunity to handle an Asian national team on the rise in Asia lured him to take the job with the Philippine Azkals.“It’s different here, but there’s a great opportunity for development,” said the 70-year-old Swede as he was formally unveiled as the coach of the national side beginning with the AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup next week.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

LRA Suspends Aminata & Sons from Duty Free Privileges

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has suspended Aminata & Sons, Inc. from lifting duty free products at the LPRC and has instituted a probe into the company’s alleged misdirecting of fuel belonging to the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, (LWSC).The suspension will be in force, pending the completion of a full investigation.According to a late night release yesterday, the LRA said an Aminata & Sons tanker and its products, which were due to be delivered to the LWSC head office in Monrovia, were instead diverted to Aminata’s local station in Kakata, Margibi County.The release said the tanker was on Wednesday, October 28 impounded and returned to Monrovia after the LRA, through its covert operations, uncovered the scheme.Aminata & Sons, one of the major importers of petroleum products in the country, is currently the vendor for LWSC which enjoys duty free privilege on fuel.LRA Customs Commissioner Saa Saamoi said after Aminata lifted the fuel from the compound of LPRC on Bushrod Island, the tanker was covertly followed to authenticate its destination.“At the end of the day, what should have been a delivery at LWSC headquarters in Monrovia, ended up at Aminata retail station in Kakata,” he said.The LRA said it cannot link any person from the LWSC to the act until a full investigation is completed.Under the law, the release said, there is a penalty, a jail sentence of five years or confiscation of the product or all three of the above for the action if found guilty.Commissioner Saamoi said duty free privileges enjoyed by various concessions, government entities and other organizations are being misused. “This is just one (example), and we will be very decisive about it…and whoever else is caught in the same criminal act will face the full weight of the law.”The Customs Commissioner said the action is tax evasion and it undermines revenue generation and significantly hurts free market competition.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Paladin Black Sox win Game 5

first_img– Advertisement -The score stayed 2-0 through the fifth inning. In the sixth, the offense exploded for 4 runs, led by Jordan Shipton who hit a two-run home run scoring himself and Stickel. Shuya and Bryan Lewis also scored. The Rycroft Rage finally scored in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 6-1.In the top of the seventh, the Sox did some more damage, scoring 4 more. This time it all started with 2 outs. As in the sixth inning Stickel, Shipton, Shuya, and Lewis all came home to score. The Rage replied in the seventh with a two-run home run of their own, but it was too little, too late with the score ending up at 10-3 for the Sox. Sox coach Danny Pappin said that it was a solid defensive effort that lead to the victory, coupled with the strong bats of newcomers Matt Shuya, Bryan Lewis and Jeff Shipton.Winning pitcher Ryan Stickel threw his off speed pitches for strikes and pitched ahead in the count. He said, “Our defense has just been so strong the last two games all I needed to do was let them hit it, the fielders would go get it”. Jeff Shipton was stellar at the plate going 4 for 4 and driving in 3 runs. Matt Shuya was 2-4 and scored three runs. Lewis , Stickel and Jordan Shipton were all 2-4 and scored 2 runs. The schedule for the finals against Grande Prairie should be determined in the next several days and will be posted as soon as we get it, here on energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com. The Fort St. John Paladin Black Sox came up big , on the road, in the fifth and deciding game of their series.Heading into their game in Rycroft, neither team had been able to win on the road. Adding to the pressure was the fact that this would be Ryan Stickel’s fourth start in the past eight games. None of that mattered, however, as the Sox played a very good game winning 10-3.In the first inning, Paladin’s lead-off hitter, Payden Wongstedt, clubbed a triple. Two batters later, Stickel hit him home with a sacrifice fly to lead 1-0 after one inning. In the second, the Sox added another run when Matt Shuya led off the inning with a double and Jeff Shipton brought him home with a double of his own. Advertisementlast_img read more

Food inspections half what they used to be

first_imgThat’s not all that’s dropping at the FDA in terms of food safety. The analysis also shows: There are 12 percent fewer FDA employees in field offices who concentrate on food issues. Safety tests for U.S.-produced food have dropped nearly 75 percent, from 9,748 in 2003 to 2,455 last year, according to the agency’s own statistics. After the Sept. 11 attacks, the FDA, at the urging of Congress, increased the number of food inspectors and inspections amid fears that the nation’s food system was vulnerable to terrorists. Inspectors and inspections spiked in 2003, but now both have fallen enough to erase the gains. “The only difference is now it’s worse, because there are more inspections to do – more facilities – and more food coming into America, which requires more inspections,” said Tommy Thompson, who as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services pushed to increase the numbers. He’s now part of a coalition lobbying to turn around several years of stagnant spending. The Bush administration’s budget request for 2008 includes an additional $10.6 million for food safety at the FDA; the lobbying group said 10 times that increase is needed. Even though the FDA increased its overall spending on food between 2003 and 2006, those increases failed to keep pace with rising personnel costs. “It’s not just outsiders like us who have been watching it for a while. People who worked in the Bush administration are coming out and saying the agency is not working at its current resource levels. It just can’t manage the job,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal, director of food safety at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group. Members of Congress also have renewed the focus on the safety of the nation’s food supply amid highly publicized recalls sparked by food poisoning, including last year when E. coli was found to have tainted fresh spinach sold coast to coast. That outbreak killed three people and sickened nearly 200. The latest big recall involves peanut butter believed tainted with salmonella, a bacterium found in feces that can cause severe diarrhea. The outbreak has sickened at least 329 people in 41 states since August, federal health officials say. Food safety experts say it would be impossible to know whether increased numbers of inspectors and inspections would have prevented the outbreak, linked to Peter Pan and Great Value brands made by ConAgra Foods Inc., or other recent food poisoning scares. The FDA had last inspected ConAgra’s peanut-butter plant in Sylvester, Ga., in February 2005 and had found no problems, agency spokesman Michael Herndon said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The federal agency that’s been front and center in warning the public about tainted spinach and contaminated peanut butter is conducting just half the food safety inspections it did three years ago. The cuts by the Food and Drug Administration come despite a barrage of high-profile food recalls. “We have a food-safety crisis on the horizon,” said Michael Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia. Between 2003 and 2006, FDA food-safety inspections dropped 47 percent, according to a database analysis of federal records by The Associated Press. last_img read more

Defensive target set to snub Manchester United to sign new Marseille contract

first_img French full-back Benjamin Mendy Benjamin Mendy is ready to snub interest from Manchester United and sign a new deal at Marseille.The left-back is a long-term target for United and it has been suggested that Louis van Gaal is ready to reignite the club’s interest in him this month.United scouts were reportedly in attendance when Mendy, 21, faced Rennes last month and the Old Trafford side were suitably impressed.But they will have to look elsewhere for defensive reinforcements with L’Equipe claiming that he is set to sign a new deal in the south of France.Mendy’s current contract expires next year, when he could leave Marseille for nothing, but the report says he is on the verge of extending until 2019. 1last_img

Asian cars keep lead on reliability

first_imgHe added that Toyota believes it’s fair not to give the automaker automatic recommendations. “Frankly, we think that as we redouble our efforts around quality they may afford us that exception again in the future,” he said. Consumer Reports’ Champion said Ford Motor Co.’s reliability is steadily and consistently improving. Forty-one of 44 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models – or 93percent – scored average or better in predicted reliability, compared with 67percent of Chrysler LLC’s models and 49percent of General Motors Corp.’s models. The Lincoln Mark LT, a luxury pickup, was the only Ford vehicle on Consumer Reports’ list of the 44 least-reliable vehicles. GM had 13 models on that list, while Chrysler had six and Toyota had one. European brands including Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz have had dismal ratings in the past few years, and 17 of the models on Consumer Reports’ least-reliable list are from Europe, the magazine said. But European makers scored better this year. Audi’s A3, A4 and A6 sedans and BMW’s 3, 5 and 7 Series sedans all were average or better, while the Volvo S60 was rated above average after failing to get even an average rating two years ago. Consumer Reports’ reliability issue is scheduled to hit newsstands Nov.6. Consumer Reports is published by the nonprofit Consumers Union, which is based in Yonkers, N.Y.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – Asian brands continue to trounce their domestic rivals in Consumer Reports’ annual survey of vehicle reliability, but Toyota’s scores are falling while Ford is making its most reliable vehicles in years, the nonprofit group said Tuesday. Honda Motor Co. and its luxury Acura nameplate topped this year’s list, which predicts the reliability of 2008 model year vehicles based on past performance. Hummer and Land Rover were the least reliable. The top-rated domestic brand was Buick, which was 10th. The ratings, which are based on surveys of approximately 1million online and print subscribers to Consumer Reports magazine, are closely watched by automakers because of their influence on car buyers. This year’s survey was conducted in the spring and covered 1.3million vehicles from the 1998 to 2007 model years. Making it into the top 10 were Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus, Scion and Toyota brands, and Toyota had 17 vehicles on Consumer Reports’ list of the 39 most reliable models, far more than any other automaker. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But Consumer Reports said the storied brand “is showing cracks in its armor” and no longer will receive automatic recommendations from the magazine when it releases new or redesigned vehicles. Consumer Reports used to recommend Toyota without any reliability data based on past performance. Consumer Reports said buyers had problems with the automatic transmission in the V-6 version of the Toyota Camry sedan, the four-wheel-drive system in the V-8 version of the Toyota Tundra pickup and the accessories and audio system in the all-wheel-drive Lexus GS sedan. “We believe Toyota is aware of its issues and is trying to fix problems quickly,” David Champion, the senior director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center, said in a statement. Toyota spokesman Xavier Dominicis said the company is encouraged that its vehicles ranked highly. “The data supports the idea that our vehicles remain well thought of and reliable,” Dominicis said. last_img read more

Man was making a nuisance of himself in Moville

first_imgAn Inishowen man had two public order charges against him struck out in court after he admitted making a nuisance of himself.Sean Doherty, 32, from Carrowmore, Gleneely, was charged with disorderly conduct and intoxication at Annies Bar, Main Street, Moville on April 23, last year when he appeared before Carn District Court. Garda Inspector David Murphy told the court that Garda Stephen Canning was on duty at Moville Garda Station when he received a report of a person making a nuisance of himself in the Square, Moville.Insp. Murphy said when Garda Canning located the man, Mr. Doherty, he was in Annies Bar where he was being obstructive to Gardaí and failed to co-operate.He was cautioned and arrested, with Insp. Murphy adding that he was put into handcuffs due to the level of obstruction.The court heard Doherty was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station where he was given two fixed penalty notices, which were not paid.Defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn said Mr. Doherty had no previous convictions, was single and lived at home with his mother. However, he said he worked during the week as a plasterer in Dublin and was hard working.But he said on this occasion Mr. Doherty had ‘too much to drink’ and was not able to control himself due to his intoxication.“It’s probably not the worst case you have heard,” Mr. MacLochlainn said to Judge Paul Kelly.“He is willing to pay a charitable donation and hopes to avoid a conviction.”Judge Kelly agreed that it ‘probably wasn’t the worst case’ but ordered him to pay to pay €150 to St. Vincent de Paul. He said if he did this then he would strike out the charges against him and leave him without a criminal record.Mr. Doherty complied with the order that day and paid the monies to SVP. Judge Kelly struck out the charges.Man was making a nuisance of himself in Moville was last modified: May 23rd, 2018 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:courtdonegalmovilleNuisancelast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE HOST DUNGLOE IN GAELTACHT CLASH ON ST PATRICK’S DAY

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News: Comórtas Sóisear Peile Na Gaeltachta: Naomh Muire 0:12 Gaoth Dobhair 1:4 Great second half performance by the Reserves against a strong and determined Gaoth Dobhair in the Banks this afternoon. The lads were impressive in the second half doubling their half time tally of 0-06 while confining the visitors to a single point. Much deserved win.Lá Fhéile Pádraig ag 12, Beidh cluiche Mór ar siúl i gComórtas Sinsir Peile Na Gaeltachta idir Naomh Muire V An Clochán Liath. On St Patrick’s day with a 12 noon throw in our Seniors wil play Dungloe in Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta at the Banks.Lotto Results 9/3/16, Jackpot €1280. Numbers Drawn: 8,11,16,17. Four Match 3: Paddy Ban Gallagher (Mullaghduff), Packie Gallagher (Loch a Dubh/Keadue Rovers), Matthew Frys (Cotton, Gweedore) and our first online win Kathlen Bonner (Upper Keadue). Next week’s Jackpot is €1340 and remember if you’re not in it you can’t win it!Our Lotto can now be played online from our website www.naomhmuire.ie. This is aimed at people on the go and people away from home. A great new way for people away from home to support the club!  If anyone would like to Join the 100+ club, please make contact with any club member and we can arrange a standing order or collection of the €20 per month subscription. League fixtures for most teams are now available online at our website: www.naomhmuire.ie/fixtures WAAR is fast approaching, why not challenge yourself and sign up for WAAR which takes place on 14th May 2016.  Full details at http://www.waar.ie/. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE HOST DUNGLOE IN GAELTACHT CLASH ON ST PATRICK’S DAY was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESportlast_img read more