Boromas gril Pom Gaigais in rugby encounter

first_imgTwo tries from winger Stanis Susuve put Boromas in a clear 10-0 lead in the opening half of the game.The second half of the game kicked off well as Gaigais regrouped to set up keen defence and force counter attacks onto the Boromas tryline.But Boromas contained the fast Gaigai attacks and replied with an astonishing corner try from George Oki extending the lead to 15-0.Than Gaigais skipper Elipema Kini found an opening  inside the Boromas 10 metre  line to run a dummy half scrum ball over the tryline to minimise the lead to 7-15.Before the fulltime siren sounded Boromas sealed the win with another corner try for a 20-7 victory.last_img

“In Spite of Protests, Gov’t Should Keep Market Places Clean”

first_imgA portion of some of the many heaps of uncollected garbage in Red Light, Paynesville CityBy Marjorie Y. Mentee (Intern)Marketers speak ahead of planned June 7 “peaceful protestIn the face of looming fears associated with the upcoming June 7 “peaceful protest,” some marketers in the Red Light commercial area in Paynesville have reaffirmed their commitment to continue selling in spite of the prevailing hardship.The marketers added that in the midst of the economic constraints and the fear of uncertainty surrounding the planned June 7 protest, they are still committed to making their businesses as a means to survive, “and so, we call on the government not to forget about keeping the market places clean and safe even if there is protest or not.”In spite of the assurance from some of the marketers, the increase in dump sites and uncollected garbage across Red Light, one of Liberia’s biggest commercial districts, continues to put the health of thousands of sellers and buyers at risk, as some of them complained to the Daily Observer.Red Light Market, according to some of the sellers, has over the last few months, witnessed an unprecedented increase in dump sites.Ma Janet Kakai, who sells plantain on Gobachop field, informed the Daily Observer that the huge pile of the dirt is greatly affecting their businesses on a daily basis.She said as a result, one of her selling mates who contracted flu has been diagnosed by medical practitioner with “fever of unknown origin,” because of the pollution associated with uncollected garbage in the vicinity.Ma-Janet stressed that there is a need for the government to put into place mechanisms to have garbage removed from market places on a daily basis.According to marketers at one of the busy market areas at the Pipeline road, uncollected garbage has overtaken the entire street space near the entrance to the William Booth High School, thereby obstructing the students’ access to the campus.Garma Mulbah, another seller, revealed that the garbage had remained uncollected for more than three weeks, thus causing the sellers losses, “because some of the potential customers were finding it difficult to navigate the raising dirt.Mulbah said that the situation has created uncertainty in their daily intake, “because some of the commercial drivers often run into our goods in the name of finding free space to park their vehicles. The situation has most time resulted to traffic gridlocks that deprive us of reaching our profit margin.”She added, “We will be happy if the Paynesville City Corporation can fast track its garbage collection scheme as part of its safety measures for the selling population.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kitty labourer stabbed to death during robbery

first_imgA labourer was on Friday evening stabbed to death during a robbery at the corners of Barr and Alexander Streets, Kitty, Georgetown.Dead is 27-year-old Taj Andrew Jarvis of Dowding Street, Kitty.Based on reports received, the now dead man and a friend were walking along Alexander Street at about 20:00h when the knife wielding suspect confronted the duo, demanding money. An argument reportedly ensued among the men and it was at this time that the suspect dealt the deceased stabs to the left side of his chest and chin.As a result of the injuries Jarvis sustained, he reportedly collapsed but the suspect further dealt him several kicks about his body before fleeing the scene. The friend who was with the now dead man at the time was unharmed.The friend contacted the Police and an ambulance arrived at the scene. Jarvis was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The Police have launched a manhunt for the suspect who is said to be a 30-year-old resident of Shell Road, Kitty.last_img read more

Manchester United on alert after Sneijder snubbed by Galatasaray

first_img1 Wesley Sneijder The agent of Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder says the midfielder will hold talks with Galatasaray after his weekend snub.Cesare Prandelli opted to leave Sneijder out of his starting line-up against Trabzonspor on Saturday, with the 30-year-old only entering the fray late on in the 3-0 defeat.It is not the first time the Dutch international has been snubbed by Prandelli this season and his representative, Guido Albers, has revealed his client is seeking emergency talks over his situation.That news is likely to alert United, who have been heavily linked with a move for the former Inter Milan star in recent seasons.“I do not know why he was sitting on the bench,” Albers told Bugun TV.“We’ll have talks with the board on Wednesday in Brussels. We’re going to speak about Wesley and we’ll discuss this important event.“I really do not know why he did not start in the team. Sneijder wants to stay, but he continues to sit on the bench. Nobody wants to sit on the bench.“This is Prandelli’s decision. Sneijder can’t do anything. Is this going to happen every week? That will be the big question on Wednesday. What are your plans?”last_img read more

Stage for disaster

first_imgRe “How much drug use is too much” (May 21): Some time ago, the LAPD started hiring people based not on qualifications, but on what they looked like. For the law and rules of society, the LAPD is again setting the stage for disaster by opening its doors to former drug users, claiming they can’t find enough recruits to fill spots from attrition and to enlarge the department without doing this. Lowering qualifications and standards attracts less qualified applicants while the most qualified applicants go where they find the best wages, benefits and community support. Do you want former drug users who will most likely produce another Rafael Perez or the most qualified applicants to police your city? – John R. Schlank – Ed Kaz Teacher, Reseda High Material copy-cat Re “Madonna late to the party” (May 22): I had to laugh when I read your description of Madonna’s Forum show as “innovative, one of the most memorable stage entrances in memory.” Innovative, I think not – a copy cat is a much better description. Why wouldn’t she want to copy the top-selling female tour ever? I’m referring to Cher’s Farewell Tour – her entrance from the ceiling in a giant crystal chandelier and emerging on stage in a beautiful ringmaster outfit complete with top hat and whip (come on, Madonna!) and the Cirque du Soleil-style gymnasts, all copied from Cher’s show. I guess Madonna figured no one would notice and she could take all the credit – how sad. – Jonsie Ross Santa Clarita Negative campaigning I haven’t voted for a Republican since U.S. Sen. Tom Keuche, but I might have to reconsider. Last night while watching “House,” I was treated to back-to-back ads by Steve Westly and Phil Angelides. Disgusting. Not a single positive from either, only negatives about the other coupled with an unflattering black and white photo of the other. The text was almost identical from each candidate – my opponent believes in tax breaks for murderers; my opponent believes every tree in the state should be kindling – shades of Willy Horton. No wonder people are turned off and the election turnout percentages are so low. – Richard B. Schutz West Hills More people to blame Re “Sold – again” (Your Opinions, May 24): Apparently, Debbie Gordon, the woman who complained today that the drug benefit plan (Medicare Part D) contains a doughnut hole, has not been paying attention. The existence of the doughnut hole has been publicized since the drug plan was passed by Congress. That is not to say that the existence of the dollar range where Medicare pays nothing for drug expenses is a good thing. However, it has not been hidden until May 15. We should also point out that Congress passed the bill and President George W. Bush signed it. If she doesn’t like the plan, there are many more people to blame than George Bush. – Richard Kinsman Chatsworth Room enough Re “Skirmish on bills looming” (May 25): The proposed Senate bill on immigration is a joke. One provision calls for deportation for conviction of a felony or three misdemeanors. The LAPD is not even allowed to ask for citizen status. The main highlight of the bill states that illegal immigrants in the country for at least five years will have a path to citizenship, those here from two to five years must “go to the border” (whatever that means) and apply to return and those here less than two years must leave. Do the morons who came up with this idea actually think any of those groups are going to line up to meet those requirements – especially the second and third group? We can use my kitchen for the processing of groups 2 and 3; I am sure I have more than enough room. – Bill Merriman Tujunga Breaking laws Re “Round ’em up” (Your Opinions, May 21): A letter by Gus Torres implied that I was speaking as a racist against people with brown skin or Spanish surnames. Let us get one thing straight: I believe in a nation of law. Laws are created to benefit our common people and their needs. When people break the law, they should not be rewarded. A lawbreaker is a lawbreaker and they can be black, white, brown or any color of skin. They can come from any place on this earth. Torres, it is you who brought up the issue of the color of the skin, not me. The issue of race is not the question. The question lies with the entry and legality of those crossing into our country and abusing our system. – Ira Kaplan Woodland Hills The aging of facts Re “Duh! Vinci?” (Your Opinions, May 23): The author of this letter should check his “facts,” especially the scientific facts that he (no doubt) supports. Just be sure to check back for those “facts” in 10-15 years; they will most likely have changed. Yet after that same time has elapsed, the Bible will remain the same. The Gospels were written down fairly soon after the events in question, by eyewitnesses. They were not agreed upon as a whole document for several centuries. It sounds to me as if Dick Denne has been reading a Dan Brown novel or something. – John Green Northridge True to the original Re “Duh! Vinci?” (Your Opinions, May 23): Maybe Dick Denne should check his facts. The Gospel writers were eyewitnesses to Jesus’ life and words, or were associates of the disciples. Even the most liberal among secular and religious biblical scholars agree that the Gospels were written within 70 years of the events they describe. It’s true that the original writings don’t exist, but there are many existing, ancient copies of the New Testament – over 5,000 partial and complete. By comparing these manuscripts with one another (the science of textual criticism), we can have a 99 percent degree of certainty regarding what the original biblical documents said. Of all other ancient documents, religious or secular, the present Bible is recognized as the most true to the original than any other ancient work. – Warren Thompson West Hills Key difficulty Re “Duh! Vinci?” (Your Opinions, May 23): Any biblical scholar will tell you that one of the key difficulties for modern skeptics with the Gospels are that all we possess are copies of the originals (or copies of copies of copies, etc.). Thus to say that there are no copies of an original Gospel is simply a lie. We may have no accurate copies of an original Gospel, but even that claim is dubious, as our copies may be perfectly accurate, for all we know. Moreover, any first-year student of logic will tell you that that in no way leads inexorably to Denne’s rather juvenile conclusion that the Gospels we do possess are fiction. Duh. – Jim Newland, Jr. Santa Clarita160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Granada Hills Teachers’ pay chart Re “Teachers seeking pay hike” (May 23): Concerning the teacher pay increase chart, two factors need to be noted: One, when United Teachers Los Angeles members received a 2.5 percent cost-of-living raise this school year, the inflation rate for 2005, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, was 3.39 percent. In 2004, teachers fell another .68 percent behind the CPI. In 2003, teachers fell 2.27 percent behind the CPI. The anticipated CPI for 2006 will exceed all single years since 1990. Two, the chart only refers back to 1996-97, the second year teachers finally were earning the same dollar figures (not adjusted for inflation) that they were earning in 1990-91, before a series of pay cuts ensued. The cuts included 1 percent in 1991-92, 10 percent in 1992-93, the same 10 percent in 1993-94, and 2 percent in 1994-95 During this four-year period, the CPI was up 12.8 percent. last_img read more


first_imgNeil McGee was crowned Player of the Year at the GAA Ulster President’s Awards ceremony.Neil McGee was crowned Player of the year at the Ulster GAA President’s Awards ceremony which took place at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick.McGee narrowly missed out on winning the GPA Footballer of the year last month, but Kerry’s star forward James O’Donoghue took home the coveted award.However, McGee’s superb efforts were recognized at the GAA President’s Awards who awarded the Gaoth Dobhair full-back with the player of the year award. McGee is currently preparing for Ireland’s International Rules series with Australia in Sydney on Saturday.McGee is expected to play a key role for Paul Earley’s side as they take on the Australian’s in the one-off test at the weekend.McGee will then jet off to Boston for the All-Stars tour which takes place next week.   NEIL MCGEE CROWNED PLAYER OF THE YEAR AT THE ULSTER GAA PRESIDENT’S AWARDS was last modified: November 20th, 2014 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:Donegal. Ulster GAA President’s Awardsneil mcgeenewsSportlast_img read more

Keith Curle appointed new manager at Northampton

first_img ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Thomas added: “He took over at Carlisle United in similar circumstances and did an excellent job, not only steering them out of trouble but developing a squad that was able to challenge for promotion in the following seasons.“We were keen to move quickly and after discussions and finalising paperwork today, Keith and Colin have met the players and staff.“They were determined to take charge of the team for the game on Tuesday night (against Bury) to try and have an impact rather than just have a watching brief.”Northampton are 21st in League Two had have won just once in 12 games in all competitions this season. Northampton have appointed Keith Curle as their new manager.The League Two strugglers parted company with Dean Austin on Sunday night and have moved swiftly to bring in Curle on a deal until the end of next season. Curle was formerly in charge of Carlisle huge blow MONEY REVEALED RANKED center_img 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Curle is the new man in charge at Northampton LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The 54-year-old has been out of work since the end of last season when he stepped down as Carlisle manager.Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas said: “In the position we are in we thought we needed a manager with a lot of experience of League Two and Keith has that.“He has managed around 400 games at this level and we think he is exactly who we need right now.”Curle has also brought in Colin West as his assistant, with Andy Todd leaving the club. REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgKilbarron CastleThe Heritage Council has donated €5,000 for a conservation study on Kilbarron Castle in Creevy, near Rossnowlagh, home of Franciscan friar, Brother Micheal O Cleirigh, the principal of the Four Masters of Donegal who drafted annals which tell the history of Ireland from the earliest times.The funding was awarded to Creevy & District Community Development Cooperative Society, just weeks before the first Summer School to honour O Cleirigh who was born at Kilbarron Castle in 1590.The O Cleirigh Summer School on May 17 at Rossnowlagh will be the first in what organisers hope to establish as an annual event. Molly Reynolds, who helped secure the Heritage Council grant for the cooperative society and who is also a member of committee organising the Summer School, said: “It’s a long-held belief of mine that something needed to be done to preserve the memory of a local man who gave us so much insight into Irish history.”In a separate development Donegal electoral area councillors have donated €2,000 from their development fund to the O Cleirigh Summer School to explore its potential development.A closing dinner for the school and concert at the Sand House Hotel in Rossnowlagh will be preceded by a series of events including a presentation of art-work by schoolchildren of the area.There will an awards ceremony in the O Cleirigh Hall in the Franciscan Friary for paintings by the children of the imagined image of Micheal O Cleirigh of whom no authentic pictorial record of any kind is retained in historical archives. There will be a guided tour to Kilbarron Castle remains.Following a Mass in memory of Micheal O Cleirigh at the Franciscan Friary, events will be held in Rossnowlagh at the La Verna Centre, the O Cleirigh Hall, and a School Club at the Sand House Hotel.Speakers will include Dr Marc Caball, senior lecturer in UCD School of History and Archives who will talk on gaelic learning; early modern historian Jeffrey Cox who will talk of the Plantation of Ulster; Dr Joseph McMahon, secretary of the Franciscan Province of Ireland, who will discuss Franciscan Life; and Dr John McCafferty, Director of the Micheal O Cleirigh Institute(a partnership between UCD and the Irish Franciscans) who will talk on the Franciscan in Exile.The key address, a Eanna MacCuinegain Memorial Lecture, will be delivered by Dr Bernadette Cunningham, librarian in the Royal Irish Academy Library, and author of an award-winning book on the Annals of The Four Masters.The first Micheal O Cleirigh School is a partnership between a local Rossnowlagh organising committee, the Micheal O Cleirigh Institute and the Irish Franciscans. Information about the School can be found on the Internet or on Facebook Micheal O Cleirigh School or from 0873863681.HERITAGE COUNCIL DONATE €5,000 FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC DONEGAL CASTLE was last modified: May 5th, 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:donegalKilbarron CastleRossnowlaghlast_img read more

Peppered Moths Are Back

first_img51; One might think that past embarrassments about the peppered moth as evidence for evolution would keep evolutionists reluctant to mention them.  A team from the University of Liverpool either didn’t get the message, or shed all reluctance anyway.  They published a new paper about Biston betularia in Science,1 calling the moth story “a textbook example of how an altered environment may produce morphological adaptation through genetic change” and “one of the most widely recognized examples of contemporary evolutionary change.”  The first reference was to Michael Majerus, who spent years trying to establish the peppered moth as an icon of evolution (06/25/2004, 09/03/2007, and item following 02/08/2009).    Their paper, however, only discussed which mutations might have produced the black variety.  The black ones, apparently losing their color due to a single mutation, did better when the trees were darker, but are now rapidly disappearing.  No long-term evolutionary adaptation was demonstrated.  Here’s how the paper ended:The rapid spread of an initially unique haplotype, driven by strong positive selection, is expected to generate the profile of linkage disequilibrium we have observed, establishing that UK industrial melanism in the peppered moth was seeded by a single recent mutation that spread to most parts of mainland Britain and also colonized the Isle of Man (fig. S4).  Paradoxically, although the carbonaria [black] morph is now strongly disadvantageous and consequently rare in the United Kingdom, the rapidity of its decline has minimized the eroding effect of typica [white] introgression on the molecular footprint of strongly positive selection created during its ascendency.This means that the mutant appeared recently, spread for awhile, and is dying out, without leaving much of an evolutionary trace on the species or the world.1.  van’t Hof, Edmonds et al, “Industrial Melanism in British Peppered Moths Has a Singular and Recent Mutational Origin,” Science, 20 May 2011: Vol. 332 no. 6032 pp. 958-960, DOI: 10.1126/science.1203043.The “evolution” of the peppered moth was the kind even young-earth creationist Ken Ham would yawn about, because it represented a temporary case of population statistics – not even micro-evolution.  It’s perfectly fine to study the moths and their distributions and genes, but to call them a “textbook example” of “evolutionary change” should embarrass the breeches off any evolutionist who isn’t clueless (07/05/2002).  Critics of the peppered myth have been complaining about it loud and long for decades.  Why does it persist?    The reason is that evolutionists are a closed society.  They talk amongst themselves in an echo chamber, reinforcing their pet illusions or attacking straw men (09/03/2007).  They never read the critics.  These guys are probably oblivious to Jonathan Wells’ 2000 book Icons of Evolution that demolished the peppered myth, and the other critiques by non-creationists and others not advocating intelligent design (11/13/2008).  As an argument for evolution, the peppered moth is over, done, defunct.  Give it up, Darwinians!    The real lesson of the peppered moth is one of fantastic design.  Moths and butterflies create immense challenges to Darwinian theory, as the new documentary Metamorphosis from Illustra Media (to be released next month on Blu-Ray) will make abundantly clear.  This exceptional film is complete and now in the packaging stages.  Get your Dolby 5.1 HDTV system tuned up for a visual, auditory, intellectual tour de force!(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Yahoo Buys IntoNow: Paradigm Shift or Wasted Potential?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson Related Posts Yahoo announced today that it has purchased Palo Alto-based IntoNow, the television content identification platform and iOS application. When we wrote about Yahoo’s new direction with Internet TV in January, we praised it as a paradigm shift. Similarly, we predicted that SoundPrint, the technology behind IntoNow, could act as a GPS for television content and change things drastically. The pairing of these two companies could either be a big step for the next generation of Internet TV content and consumption or a big step backwards. Let’s look at why Yahoo would buy a 12-week-old company for upwards of $20 or $30 million and what it could mean.IntoNow uses its SoundPrint technology to let users point their iPhone at their screen and identify exactly what they’re watching, whether a breaking news broadcast or a sitcom rerun from five years ago, simply by listening to the show’s audio. It’s an innovative way for users to identify content without having to “check in” or categorize the content on their own, and could provide a drastic shift in how users interact with television and other video content.IntoNow is the Yin to Yahoo Connected TV’s YangWhen we spoke with the IntoNow team in January, they made it clear that the real play with their company was the SoundPrint technology, which uses audio to identify live and rebroadcast television content within seconds. The IntoNow app was simply a good display of the potential of this technology, which in 12 weeks collected an impressive 600,000 users, with users tagging and average of 25,000 to 35,000 pieces of content daily. The latest incarnation of Yahoo Connected TV tries to solve a similar problem – serving content to users according to what they’re currently viewing. Yahoo’s answer, however, took an opposite approach. Rather than letting users interact around a broad swath of content (IntoNow claimed more than 140 million minutes of broadcast television from across 130 channels at launch), Yahoo allowed broadcasters to choose specific shows on which content such as interactive polls, shopping capabilities and more could be attached. So why would Yahoo want to buy IntoNow? It’s the Yin to Yahoo’s Yang. Instead of requiring publishers to identify individual pieces of content, they could add interactivity to these large swaths of content, as made identifiable using SoundPrint technology.Whither The Democratizing Force of SoundPrint?Here’s the conundrum. As we noted at the time of IntoNow’s launch, the SoundPrint technology could be a democratizing force for Internet TV developers:[Yahoo Connected TV] allows broadcasters to display content on the screen for user interaction based upon what is currently playing. With Yahoo, however, the interactive content comes from the broadcaster only. It’s a closed platform that’s available only to paying, content-owning players.SoundPrint, on the other hand, could put this power directly into the hands of the innovators – developers. It could give them the ability to create interaction around very specific content on a variety of devices.Will Yahoo continue to provide SoundPrint as a service to developers? The IntoNow team told us that they plan on continuing with developing IntoNow and that, hopefully, SoundPrint could continue to serve as a platform for Internet TV developers.“We’re focused on making IntoNow grow. In particular, platforms like Android, iPad, Mac/PC and connected TV. Those are critical to us,” they wrote in an email. “Soundprint will be leveraged across video for Yahoo although we don’t have a complete view on it yet. Would like to see it go open but again it’s early.”Yahoo + SoundPrint = Innovation?Yahoo was already looking like an innovator in the Internet TV space and with this acquisition, we could see it complete the paradigm shift we saw with its existing Connected TV product. The addition of SoundPrint to Yahoo could make Yahoo Connected TV the only Internet TV service that allows users to interact with a broad selection of content, regardless of provider. Google TV provides this sort of connection, but only with Dish Network. SoundPrint, on the other hand, works with any video origin, whether live broadcast TV, Tivo’d content, or even YouTube videos. The main question we have here, though, is whether or not Yahoo is truly the innovator the space needs. When we saw Yahoo’s latest Connected TV implementation, we said we had one reservation: “Do we really want constant polls on our screen? Will the only real benefit be character context for your favorite sitcom and the ability to shop on the TV?” Take a look at Yahoo’s vision, so far:That’s the thing right there. If Yahoo doesn’t continue to offer the SoundPrint platform to developers, will it be able to fulfill its potential on its own? Or will we simply end up with more advertising, polls and shopping opportunities, when a whole world of contextual information is made possible with SoundPrint?center_img Tags:#Internet TV#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more