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first_imgThe Peddie School’s girls four boat with coxswain powered past the best boats in the country to capture the Grand Final at the U.S. Rowing National Youth Championships on Harsha Lake in Amelia, Ohio, recently. Junior Brittany Tarabour (bow), of Middletown, teamed with coxswain Chloe Delaney, Roxanne Carini (two seat), Erin Hawes (three seat) and stroke Lauren Libfraind to battle Pomfret School (Conn.) down the 2,000-meter course, winning the gold by 1.16 seconds or about two seat lengths. The Falcon team had about a boat-length lead at the 1,000-meter mark, followed by the gritty Pomfret and Ann Arbor contingents, who slowly cut into the lead over the next 750 meters. In the last 250 meters all three boats had good sprints, but the Falcons held off the hard-charging Pomfret team to claim Peddie’s first official national title in a crew event. “We knew Pomfret had a strong finish, so our plan was to take control early and let everyone else play catch up,” girls head coach Steven Lloyd said. “This was exactly the kind of race that should happen in a national championship – hard-fought and exciting.” This year there was no turning back the Falcons as the varsity four boat swept every regatta entered during the fall and spring seasons. Formerly called the Youth Invitational, US Rowing has designated the event as an official national championship this year. The event featured more than 1,100 high school and junior athletes from more than 120 programs, with titles being contested in the men’s and women’s eight, lightweight eight, quadruple sculls, four with coxswain, lightweight four with coxswain, double sculls and single sculls.last_img read more

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What’s going down…

first_img…with the Lombard squatters?Your Eyewitness is quite puzzled with what’s going down with the Lombard Street squatters. Looks like they’re being kicked (as the old folks say) “from pillar to post” by the authorities. Tsk! Tsk! Poor squatters. Here it was, they followed tradition when they moved into unoccupied buildings at the street that earned quite some notoriety back in the day as our “red light district”.And in case you’ve lived a very sheltered life, dear readers a “red light district”, Wiki informs us is: “part of an urban area where a concentration of prostitution and sex-oriented businesses, such as sex shops, strip clubs, and adult theatres are found.” Now this might very well be the reason why the building was abandoned in the first place – since we’re not as broadminded as say, Amsterdam in Holland!Anyhow, back to our squatters. They occupied the quarters for decades but of course, making no repairs or paint jobs, lo and behold, the place soon descended into a real dump. Some folks call it a ‘slum”…but from your Eyewitness’ info, in slums the dwellings are rented to the poor by “slumlords” who exploit the poor slobs forced to live there. Here, the squatters (40 adults and 80 children) paid no rent but allowed the real estate to literally go to the dogs. They then constructed shacks from the material scavenged!Fast forwards to late 2016 when the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) visits Guyana to examine the interrelated issues of poverty and human rights and are taken to the Lombard St shacks by Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence, who’d campaigned there. Of course they’re shocked and ask that something be done.The Government jumps into action and the CH&PA announces the Lombarders not only be relocated to lands at Mocha, EBD, but 72 homes be constructed for them at the cost of $1.2M each. Your Eyewitness never figured out why 40 families needed 72 homes…but maybe some of these families fissioned? Sadly, the people of Mocha protested about the “social implications” of the Lombard Streeters moving into their neighbourhood!!! Imagine that!! Your Eyewitness couldn’t figure why? Was it the old stigma about “Lombard St working girls”??Anyhow, after a seeming retreat following pressure from the authorities, the Mocha folks seem to have had the last say. The Lombarders are now to get their free houses at Cummings Lodge. Hope THEY don’t make a fuss!With the Govt taking such an interest in poverty, your Eyewitness hopes they’ll take the IAHCR to the rural communities where 5700 sugar workers were fired.After all, even before the firings, the deepest poverty was always rural, wasn’t it?…at the Oil Summit?Another head scratcher for your peripatetic Eyewitness, was the flap over restricting reporters covering the Petroleum Business Summit. Somebody blew this one. At every Summit your Eyewitness attended – and he’s attended so many, he’s quite summited out!! – the organisers always BOASTED about how many reporters would be in attendance!! In fact, with the one ExxonMobil organised last year at La Jolla in California, they even PAID airfare and hotel for Guyanese journalists!!After all, apart from the networking etc, what do most businesses opening up new markets want? Publicity! That’s what! When you restrict reporters, you restrict publicity…which, is worth a lot of money! So again your Eyewitness asks the question that immediately pops into mind with such restrictions…what’s going down?Your Eyewitness KNOWS that no business marketing team made the decision – short-lived as it was – to curb reporters’ access. He’s convinced it’s the Natural Resources Minister who’s been so pilloried by the press over his ‘renegotiation” of the ExxonMobil contract.He just can’t take the heat…but won’t get out of the kitchen!! So he blinked!!…with PSC hiring fired sugar workers?The Chronic trumpeted the Administration’s claim that the PSC hired 800 fired workers from Wales at their job fair.With 1700 workers affected; 357 not going to Uitvlugt, the PSC hired 800 of the remaining 1343?Something stinks!!last_img read more

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Sellers stampede Wall Street as Dow sinks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The combination of factors led investors to pull back sharply from Wednesday’s rally, in which the Dow climbed 137 points after the Fed said the economy had weathered the summer’s credit crisis. “Wall Street is in love with the idea of a rate cut, and realized that the Fed said inflation is still a concern – that lowered the chances of a cut in December,” said Ryan Detrick, a senior technical strategist with Schaeffer’s Investment Research. “We’re now feeling the pain now that investors have slept on it, and figured out what they said.” Christopher Cordaro, chief investment officer at RegentAtlantic Capital, said Wall Street remains anxious about the possibility of recession. He also believes the market is devoid of enough positive news “to have any type of sustained rally.” Investors were unswayed when the Fed pumped $41billion into the U.S. financial system, one of its largest cash infusions since the credit crisis began in the summer. This increases the amount of money banks have to lend, and helps improve liquidity. In the past, such an action helped soothe the market, but that was not the case Thursday. With the market growing pessimistic about the economy, the Labor Department’s report on October jobs creation, scheduled to be released this morning, will be taking on even more importance than it usually has. The data are expected to show that unemployment remained steady in October, with payroll growth of 85,000 new jobs, compared with 110,000 in September. NEW YORK – Wall Street plunged Thursday, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 360 points as investors found themselves confronted by two uncomfortable prospects: an end to interest rate cuts and a slowing economy. Mindful of a warning from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday about inflation, the market nervously watched the price of oil, which passed $96 a barrel overnight for the first time before dipping on profit-taking. The Fed, which cut interest rates a quarter point, said in a statement that inflation remained a concern, and oil’s ascent to another record raised the possibility not only that the Fed might stop cutting rates, but that it might even consider raising them if inflation accelerates. Meanwhile, Wall Street also had to contend with concerns about a slowing economy. A report from the Commerce Department indicated that consumers scaled back their spending in September as worries mounted about a worsening housing market and further credit-market turmoil. And a trade group reported that manufacturing in the U.S. grew in October at the weakest pace since March. The Dow fell 362.14, or 2.60percent, to 13,567.87. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was off 40.94, or 2.64percent, at 1,508.44. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 64.29, or 2.25percent, to 2,794.83.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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COUNCIL CONFIRMS IT HAS RESPONDED TO 25 EMERGENCY CALL-OUTS DURING STORM

first_imgEmergency response crews from Donegal County Council have responded to 25 call outs in the last few hours due to the current storm.The road to the Gartan OUtdoor Centre was blocked by this fallen tree.And the council says it is continuing to respond to calls and reports of fallen trees throughout the county.“We are asking all motorists and road users to take extra care today and high sided vehicles should continue to avoid crossing Mulroy Bridge this morning. “It is forecasted that high speed winds will reduce as the day goes on with more settled conditions expected this evening,” said a spokesman.For all updates on road conditions this Winter follow Donegal County Council on Twitter @donegalcouncil or @roadsDCC or on our Facebook page.Any reports of fallen trees blocking roads should be reported to Donegal County Council on 074 91 53900.COUNCIL CONFIRMS IT HAS RESPONDED TO 25 EMERGENCY CALL-OUTS DURING STORM was last modified: December 5th, 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:Donegal County Councilemergency callsstormlast_img read more

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‘Klopp is not happy with Sturridge. He could be AXED in January’, talkSPORT told

first_img1 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ‘not happy’ with striker Sturridge Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ‘not happy’ with striker Daniel Sturridge and his future at the club could now be in jeopardy, talkSPORT have been told.The England striker has experienced a bit-part role under the German boss this season, having started just four Premier League games.Sturridge is frustrated with sitting on the bench but it seems the Reds boss is frustrated too, with Klopp reportedly unhappy with his commitment levels and ability to play a team game.There is no doubting Sturridge’s goalscoring ability. He was Liverpool’s top scorer with 13 goals last season and has been their main goal threat since Luis Suarez’s departure to Barcelona in 2014.But Klopp’s regime focuses on the whole, rather than individuals, and Sturridge has struggled to impress.He has scored just twice for Liverpool this term, a brace against Burton Albion in the EFL Cup, and has now gone more than ten hours without finding the net in the Premier League.And, according to talkSPORT’s Micky Quinn, Klopp’s patience is wearing thin.“I’ve heard on the grapevine that Klopp is not happy with Sturridge,” Quinn, a lifelong Liverpool fan with close links to the club, said on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Klopp really gave him an ear-bashing a couple of games ago.”Quinn even believes the Reds could cash in on Sturridge in the January transfer window, with Klopp likely to use the funds to land a striker who fits his style.“To me, the one thing about Liverpool is they’ve got so much talent in attack,” he added.“They’ve got Coutinho, Firmino, Origi, Lallana – there are a lot of options and it’s probably the one position where they can afford to let a player go.“He doesn’t look the same player does he? You can’t fault his goalscoring ability, but does he work hard enough in the other aspects of the game?“I think he might be gone in the January transfer window.”last_img read more

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A safer city

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe statistics are made all the more impressive given that the understaffed department continues to lose more cops than it hires, and that it remains hamstrung by an expensive and onerous federal consent decree. Although there was much to criticize about the leadership of former Mayor James Hahn – including the ham-handed way he fired Parks – hiring Bratton was the saving grace of his administration. It’s also been a boon for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has been able to focus his administration on other concerns, knowing that the LAPD is in good hands. Villaraigosa, not surprisingly, has already endorsed Bratton’s second term. And seeing that the Police Commission is made up of Villaraigosa appointees, Bratton’s extension would seem to be a done deal – except for the quibblers on the City Council who like to take credit for other people’s good works. Bratton has been good for L.A. The city’s crime problems – especially gang violence – are far from solved, but with the right chief at the helm, there’s good reason to believe that L.A. will only keep getting safer. WITH William Bratton’s first five-year contract nearing expiration, the Los Angeles Police Commission must soon decide whether it wants to keep him on as police chief. That decision ought to be a no-brainer. According to the FBI, Los Angeles is now the second-safest big city in America – behind only New York, which has four times as many cops. That’s an awesome accomplishment, and the credit belongs to Bratton and the men and women who make up the Los Angeles Police Department. Consider where the LAPD was before Bratton came to town: Officers bristled under the leadership of Bernard Parks. The Rampart scandal still casts a cloud of disgrace over the department. And L.A. had been named the homicide capital of America, with 656 slayings in 2002. Now look where we are today: Not only is L.A. the second-safest city in America, but crime is down overall. There were just 355 homicides in L.A. last year. last_img read more

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Marcos Alonso ridiculed after being nutmugged by Rob Green in Chelsea training

first_imgJust Rob Green casually nutmegging Marcos Alonso in training 😂🤦‍♂️[🎥 instagram/willycaba] pic.twitter.com/nndSajnzUC— Chelsea FC News (@Chelsea_FL) April 8, 2019Second-choice goalkeeper Willy Caballero uploaded the video onto his Instragram story and said: “We should always finish the training like this. Thanks Rob Green. @marcosalonso28 close your legs bro.” tense Rob Green is still waiting to make his Chelsea debut REPLY REVEALED People still love Marcos Alonso 🤣 https://t.co/4DwqEiyvjD— Jordan (@itsjntale) April 7, 2019 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won And Alonso’s season took another hit when he was embarrassed by the club’s third-choice goalkeeper Green at their Cobham training base. 39 year old Goalkeeper Robert Green nutmegged Marcos Alonso in training today… pic.twitter.com/bsLHu8qxLw— Des (@TDesborough) April 7, 2019 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move He has also been dropped by Blues boss Maurizio Sarri in recent weeks, with Emerson establishing himself as first-choice. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso’s season went from bad to worse after being nutmegged by veteran goalkeeper Rob Green in training.The left-back has struggled for form this season, managing just two goals and five assists so far. REVEALED shining REVEALED gameday cracker BEST OF tense When we say Marcos Alonso can’t defend, this is what we mean. https://t.co/kOptJZYeIW— Eren Creager ⚔️ (@clubbernang) April 8, 2019 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LIVE ON talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Alonso will be hoping for better luck when Chelsea host West Ham on Monday.A win would move Sarri’s side into third, ahead of top-four rivals Tottenham and Arsenal. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img huge blow Preston vs Leeds (Tuesday, 7:45pm) –  talkSPORT 2Birmingham vs Sheffield United (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Slavia Prague vs Chelsea (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester United vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Wigan vs Norwich (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (Sunday, 2:05pm) – talkSPORT The 39-year-old, who is yet to make a Chelsea appearance since signing on a free transfer last summer, back-heeled the ball through Alonso’s legs during a rondo drill, which led to huge celebrations from Blues players. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 gameday cracker LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice ADVICE 2 no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Marcos Alonso has not been at his best this season Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining huge blow Just when Marcos Alonso’s season couldn’t get any worse… https://t.co/q8DGJJQSkI— David Hartley (@DavidHartley21) April 7, 2019 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED It is fair to say supporters found it pretty funny. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

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Top 10 Web Tech Stories of 2007

first_imgTags:#2007 in Review#web#Weekly Wrap-ups#Year in Review A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 2007 was an eventful year in Web Technology, with the rise of Facebook, some frenzied acquisitions from the likes of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, and of course the iPhone. To round out the year (and put an end to the December lists!) here is a look at what we think were the 10 biggest Web tech stories of the year. They’re ordered in terms of technology impact and innovation – however it’s a subjective list, so let us know in the comments what you think should be in there.This post doubles as the final Weekly Wrapup of 2007 — it’s been a great year and all the best everyone for 2008! Here’s looking forward to more Web innovation and startup success in ’08!1. iPhone Launch On January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs announced at Macworld “three revolutionary new products”: an iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator. But turned out it was all one device: the fabled iPhone. This is our number 1, because it finally made the Mobile Web real for the influential US market (and the geeks who bought it in America, then took it overseas and unlocked it! cough).2. Facebook Announces PlatformMuch has already been written about this announcement on May 24, but suffice to say that it ushered in a new era for social networks – where outside companies could deploy advanced functionality inside the Facebook site.3. Google Acquires DoubleClick for $3.1BOn April 13 Google acquired online advertising company DoubleClick, which set off a frenzy ofacquisitions in this space – notably Microsoft’s $6Bpurchase of aQuantive. The Google/DoubleClick deal confirmed that online advertising was in a bubble period.4. Google Announces OpenSocial At the end of October Google launched OpenSocial, a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web, in a bid to cut off Facebook’s momentum with third party developers. Perhaps the biggest part of this news was the world’s largest SNS MySpace joining OpenSocial the day after.5. Amazon Launches Kindle eReaderDespite mixed reviews of this e-Reader device with internet connectivity from Amazon, the Kindle promises to shake up the e-commerce giant’s core business model – by delivering books electronically instead of the familiar brown box. 6. CNN/YouTube Debates On July 23, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls took the stage in South Carolina — a crucial early primary state — for a debate sponsored by CNN and YouTube in which all of the questions were submitted by users of YouTube. The Republicans got their chance in September. In the same vein, 2007 also saw the MySpace/MTV Candidate Forums and the rise of web 2.0 tools in politics.7. Google Announces AndroidOn Nov 5, Google announced an open-source mobile operating system called Android. This could significantly change the way that Mobile Web applications are developed.8. Steve Jobs’ open letter against DRMOn Feb 6, Apple CEO Steve Jobs posted his Thoughts on Music in the ‘Hot News’ section of the Apple website. In it he outlined why DRM should be abolished by record companies. And Jobs’ pleas seemed to be heard by the record industry, with first EMI and then later Universal and Warner on AmazonMP3 ditching DRM.9. Facebook Beacon SagaLate this year Facebook announced a new advertising system that used retail data collected from its users. But after howls of privacy protests, Facebook had to back off some and make the system opt-in. It’s also worth mentioning here another Facebook story that just missed this list: in October Microsoft invested in Facebook at a $15b valuation.10. Adobe AIROn June 10, Adobe officially unveiled Adobe Integrated Runtime, or Adobe AIR for short. Formally called Adobe Apollo, it is a cross-operating runtime developed by Adobe that allows developers to create Rich Internet Applications for the desktop. It was a close call between this and Google Gears (the offline browser plug-in), or Microsoft’s Silverlight (a Flash-like plug-in) – both of which were also launched in ’07.What have we missed? What were your top Web tech stories of 2007? richard macmanus Related Posts last_img read more

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Confident India seek revenge against Zimbabwe

first_imgBack in their elements after the opening match debacle, a confident India will have a score to settle when they take on hosts Zimbabwe for the second time in the ongoing cricket tri-series on Thursday.Zimbabwe had spoiled Suresh Raina’s captaincy debut when they inflicted a stunning six-wicket defeat on India in the tournament opener in Bulawayo but the visitors were quick to recover as they thumped Sri Lanka in their second outing to bounce back.At the halfway stage, all three teams have one win and a defeat against their names and India will go all out for a win today at the Harare Sports Club to put one foot in the June 9 final of the tournament.For India, their batting has been the biggest strength so far as they posted 285 in the first match and chased down 242 with consummate ease in the second tie with 6.3 overs to spare.Batting mainstay Rohit Sharma has been in the form of his life as he slammed consecutive centuries to anchor the Indian innings in both the matches. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and vice-captain Virat Kohli have also sizzled with the bat.The team, however, has not been served well by its openers. Both Dinesh Karthik and Murali Vijay could not give starts that India is so used to when Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir open the innings.Raina, on his part, looked in good nick in both the matches but the team is yet to get a big knock from the skipper.advertisementThe last time they met Zimbabwe, it was India’s inexperienced pacers which let them down. But in the match against Sri Lanka, the young guns put up a better bowling performance with Ashok Dinda and Umesh Yadav looking better bowlers.The spinners, however, have done a decent job with Amit Mishra and Ojha doing well and Ravindra Jadeja chipping in.Zimbabwe, meanwhile, will require something extraordinary to pull off a repeat performance against the mighty Indians.Their high-flying campaign has already been brought down to earth by Sri Lanka last night when the hosts were skittled out for a paltry 118 in 24.5 overs in a rain-curtained match.The Lankans led by skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan produced a blistering batting performance to chase down the target in just 15.2 over to inflict a massive nine-wicket defeat on the hosts.Zimbabwe’s batting scorecard wore contrasting looks in the last two matches. While against India, everybody chipped in with meaningful contributions, against Sri Lanka only three could reach double figures.last_img read more

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