Den Amstel surge into 2nd place

first_imgGFF Elite League III…Dem Amstel United now occupy the second place position in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League III after brushing aside New Amsterdam United on Sunday.Delon LanfermanThe Leonora venue witnessed Delon Lanferman producing a hat-trick as Den Amstel secured another three points with their 4-0 drubbing of the opposition.Lanferman drew first blood in the 27th minute, the only goal to be scored in the first 45 minutes of the encounter.However, NA United began to wither as time went by and Den Amstel took advantage of the situation.Lanferman doubled his tally in the 51st minute, then tripled it in the 58th minute to further solidify the lead. Andre Hector accounted for the final Den Amstel goal, which was scored two minutes later.In the other match of the double header, Buxton United and Linden’s Milerock FC battled to a 1-1 draw.Deshane Garnette put Buxton ahead in the 19th minute, but Keon Sear’s 33rd minute goal got things back on level ground. However, neither team were able to consistently gain the upper hand after that which led them to share points at the regulation time whistle.last_img read more

Del Rio League race for second tightens

first_img1:30 p.m. Santa Fe rallied to defeat El Rancho in overtime, Whittier lost to La Serna and California defeated Pioneer in games Wednesday and the girls basketball race for the Del Rio League’s second and third automatic playoff berths has become a three-way tie. La Serna (9-0) has clinched the championship, and Santa Fe, Whittier and California share second place – for the moment – with 5-4 records. In Friday night’s regular season finales, La Serna is at Santa Fe, Pioneer is at Whittier and California is at El Rancho. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Guarded proposal

first_imgWhile security guards wouldn’t detain suspects or make arrests, their presence could deter crime and other problems, such as vandalism and thefts, in the Uptown area, said Lt. Jeff Piper. The cost of two security guards patrolling 8 hours a day, seven days a week could range from about $100,000 to $169,000 per year. The cost of two sworn police officers working four days a week would be about $220,000 per year. The Whittier Uptown Association has been pushing to have the bicycle patrol reinstated. “We’ve really lobbied hard for bicycle patrols,” said Robert Ruiz, the association’s president. “Since they’ve been gone, we’ve seen a spike in transients and problems with kids. The bikes are tremendous. It seems like they’re the eyes and ears of everyone.” WHITTIER – Unable to spare sworn police officers regularly to work Uptown bicycle patrol, police Chief David Singer is recommending instead that the city hire two private, unarmed security guards to do the job. The report goes to City Council at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. today. There has been no permanent patrol for about two years, although the department occasionally has allowed police officers to volunteer for weekend bicycle patrol duty. “Due to upcoming retirements and the fluidity of police officer hiring, there is a minimal possibility of having the staffing level to fill the bicycle team by the end of the summer,” Singer stated in his written staff report to the council. “As such, staff recommends that the City Council allow the temporary hiring of two private, unarmed security personnel to patrol the Uptown area,” he stated. Still, Ruiz said he welcomed the proposal from Singer. “I think it would be a welcome and needed thing for Uptown,” Ruiz said. “I would love to see any type of effort.” Just an authority figure being present can help, Ruiz said. For example, there have been junior high kids loitering or hanging out in the wrong places, he said. “The presence of a security guard could get them to move along,” he said. The Police Department would oppose the security guards being armed, Singer stated. “It is not cost effective and may take away from the public relations goal of the assignment,” he stated. “It could also create unnecessary-use-of-force incidents.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

St. Martin’s Anglican Church closer to a new home in Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Plans for the relocation of Fort St. John’s St. Martin’s Anglican Church, which has a history of more than eight decades, now rest with the decision makers at city hall.It’s been just over a year since the church building on 100th street was demolished, following purchase of the land by the North Peace Savings and Credit Union, for a new three story building, adjacent to its current one.The last of 44 years of Anglican services at the 100th street location, shared for a number of years with the local United Church congregation, was held on June 29th of last year.- Advertisement -Fort St. John is one of three Anglican congregations, the others in Taylor and Cecil Lake, which make up the North Peace Parish and it is now hoped to build the new church in the cities northwest sector on land which has been acquired west of the Christian Life School, on 112th avenue.However, the Parrish still requires city approval of a rezoning application, before any construction can begin, on what would be a single story building.Still church rector, Reverend Enid Pow, says things are positive in terms of development and so, “I’m really hoping we’ll have a church by next year”.Advertisement She says, while fewer than a dozen graves are involved, they’re associated with long family histories and attachments and she believes the last burial, dates all the way back to the early 1930’s. Current plans would see the building made available for community use seven days a week, and she also hopes that will lead to desired expansion of both the facility and the current congregation of about 30 people. Meantime, she’s had unconfirmed reports that some salvaged parts of the old church building will be included as part of the architecture of the new Credit Union building.However, even though in this case, the permit, valued at about 15 million dollars has been issued, as reported earlier, construction of the three story structure is now on indefinite hold, due to the current local area economic downturn. Still the Credit Union is moving ahead with refurbishment of the small cemetery on the site, and Reverend Pow says she’s been assured it will include a new fence.Advertisementlast_img read more

Waruru looks to keep the shine at Sofapaka

first_img“I think it is a pretty good move for me. I had several offers after I left Ulinzi and I picked on Sofapaka because of the platform the club offers. They are ambitious and want to win trophies next season and I think their targets align with mine,” Waruru told Capital Sport.He added; “Yes Tusker had approached me but at the end of the day I had to make a decision. Sofapaka’s offer was more concrete and that’s why I made the decision.”Waruru receiving a military-kind congratulatory parade from his teammates when he was named player of the month in May 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has described his nine-year stint at Ulinzi as the best of his life. The eight years have seen him win the league once, on his maiden year in 2010, the KPL Top 8 Cup in 2011 abd clinch the Golden Boot Award in 2012, then finishing third in 2017.“They have been the best years in my life. With Ulinzi I have seen the world. I have traveled to many different countries both playing football and in my career as a soldier and I don’t regret. I want to thank all the players I have played with in my career there because they have played a part in shaping my career,” the former Thika United man added.Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru goes down under a challenge from Posta Rangers’ Joseph Mbugi in a Kenyan premier League match at the Thika Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWaruru saw his goal scoring tally stall this season after starting on a high scoring 11 goals by mid-season, but the same waned down with reduction in playing time.“I believe I would have scored more if I had more playing time, but that’s life and that is how things go sometimes. I hope to have a good season with Sofapaka next year and my targets remain the same; to score and help the team win the league,” the pint-sized baby-faced assassin noted.Apart from Waruru, the team has also signed Kepha Aswani who also scored 13 goals last season and Western Stima utility player Vitalis Akumu.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru celebrates his late equalizer against Gor Mahia during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20- Stephen Waruru has signed a one-year contract with 2009 champions Sofapaka having overlooked an earlier opportunity to join 11-time champions Tusker FC following his departure from Ulinzi Stars.After a nine-year stint at Ulinzi, Waruru, Ulinzi’s top scorer last season called time on his military career and says he believes the move to Sofapaka was the right one even as he looks to win more team and individual titles.last_img read more

Showjumper ordered to pay Donegal businessman €11k over pony sale

first_imgA former Irish international showjumper has been fined €11,000 after being convicted of deception in relation to the sale of a pony called Spot.Michael Kearins of Knockbeg, Collooney in Sligo had pleaded not guilty to the charge of deceiving Sean Ewing to whom he sold a skewbald pony which turned out to be different to the one Donegal businessman Mr Ewing had agreed to buy. He had been due to be sentenced at the end of November but the case was adjourned to today after the court was told Mr Kearins had suffered a head injury after being thrown from a horse in America and he could not fly.Businessman Mr Ewing and his wife Terry had met Mr Kearins in Collooney in August 2012 after seeing an ad he had placed on DoneDeal. They viewed some ponies and agreed to buy two for their daughters.The ponies were to be sent to the Ewings’ home in Majorca where they were living at the time.The Ewings leaving court at an earlier siting.However, when the ponies arrived, Mr Ewing said he was flabbergasted to find that one of them was a completely different pony to the one they had viewed in Sligo.The Ewings had agreed to buy a skewbald pony called Buddy but another skewbald called Spot arrived in its place and the Ewings subsequently sent that pony and the other one, Teddy, back to Sligo.They could not make contact with Mr Kearins who moved from Sligo to the Netherlands.The Ewings made a complaint to gardai and detective Joe Scanlon said it took him seven and a half years to track Mr Kearins down.A statement issued on behalf of Sean Ewing after the case said “The Irish Equestrian industry, so important to so many in Ireland, is today supported by the Irish legal and judicial system in providing a clear message that the deceptive, deceitful and fraudulent “bait and switch” acts, as carried out by Michael Kearins, are not acceptable.“His effort to exploit international waters and distance, in sending a different pony to that purchased and his false boasting of being a “high standing” member of Show Jumping Ireland (SJI) so as to gain trust, carries no merit now.“Kearins continued his deception in avoiding the Gardai and addressing his fraudulent deception until justice prevailed this year, some 7 years later. His fabricated defence and the efforts he directed, to discredit those deceived, is reflective of his continued lack of a moral standard. His willingness to lie to the court, and to continue his deception, only exemplified his efforts to continue to try and cause more damage, regardless of the forum. This is now over.“This complaint was never about the money. It was about holding Kearins to account for his years of avoidance, after executing a blatant fraud, whilst placing an innocent child at risk. I truly hope as a result of this criminal conviction, that he may be less inclined to defraud and deceive a trusting parent or to place any child at risk in the future.”See full story https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/1205/1097291-spot-the-pony/Showjumper ordered to pay Donegal businessman €11k over pony sale was last modified: December 7th, 2019 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:deceptiondonegalMichael KearinsponySALESean Ewinglast_img read more

CHURCHILL GROUP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO TACKLE ‘NO MAN’S LAND’ THIS WEEKEND!

first_imgClean-ups around Donegal’s roads have been on going over the past number of weeks organised by local community and other various interest groups.It doesn’t take a JCB to clear away Donegal’s litter.These have concentrated on local areas and inhabited local roads.However it has come to the attention of the local group in Churchill that certain areas are being neglected due to these areas being in “No mans land”.These include some of the most scenic routes in the county and in particular routes leading to Glenveagh National Park.With this in mind two groups intend coming together on Sat 16th May to clean up the road from Dunlewey past Glenveagh National Park to Termon.Two Groups are taking part in the clean up as follows: Group 1 based at the The Craobhin, Termon will concentrate on the section from Termon to Glenveagh.Group 2 based at the Hostel in Dunlewey will take care of the section from Dunlewey to Glenveagh.If you are interested in Volunteering for this worthwhile exercise please come along at 10am Sat morning to either The Craobhin, Termon or the Hostel in Dunlewey where organisers will distribute gloves , bags etc.For further information contact any of the following: Termon – Glenveagh James Boyle @ 0862706732 or Charlie Mc Clafferty @ 0863678483Dunlewey – Glenveagh Sinead O Donnell @ 0872182097 or Sean O Donnell @ 0876204075The clean-up party also includes ten volunteers all the way from Dublin who have agreed to lend a hand for a county that is very close to their hearts. CHURCHILL GROUP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO TACKLE ‘NO MAN’S LAND’ THIS WEEKEND! was last modified: May 14th, 2015 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:clean-updonegallast_img read more

Confident Groves squares up to Froch after final press conference

first_imgGeorge Groves and champion Carl Froch square up to each other after the final press conference ahead of their world super-middleweight title clash in Manchester this weekend.Hammersmith’s Groves is the underdog but insists he will cause an upset and dethrone the Nottingham man.Video courtesy of iFL TV. See also:Hearn predicts Groves will go on the attackRelaxed Groves unfazed by Froch – trainerGroves: Froch is wrong, I’m ready for himFroch claims Groves will be ‘annihilated’Groves reveals his plan to beat Froch in Saturday’s world title clashGroves says Froch ‘has 48 hours to readjust’ after gameplan is revealedGroves stays cool at tense weigh-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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New Solar Fees Proposed in San Antonio

first_imgRebates worth an average of $10,000Under current rebate rules, rooftop solar installations are eligible for rebates of $1.60 per AC watt, CPS project manager Tracy Hamilton said by telephone. The average residential rebate is about $10,000 and the average commercial rebate is about $60,000 she said.In all, CPS says it has paid out $30 million since 2008.CPS wants to add another 25 mega watts of distributed generation to the 15 MW already on line. Rebates would continue at the $1.60/watt level for the next 10 MW, then decline as solar prices continue to fall.Euster told the board that a 5.6 kW solar system now has a “simple payback” of nine years, which would increase to 10 years with the new fees. Trustees of San Antonio’s municipally owned electric utility have approved a plan to award $21 million in new solar rebates, retain the current net-metering rules for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems, and develop a solar leasing program for utility customers who are unable to install their own PV systems.At the same time, the CPS Energy Board of Trustees wants two new fees to pay for it: a one-time $450 interconnect charge for new residential systems, plus a monthly fee of $1 per kW of PV capacity. Existing customers would be grandfathered.The plan needs the approval of the San Antonio City Council before it can take effect. A vote is likely in June.CPS Executive Vice President Cris Eugster told trustees that solar is a “centerpiece” of the utility’s strategy for the future, according to a post at the CPS Energy website.“But,” the account continued, “the utility must transition from an incentive-based model to one more market based if it is to be sustainable as more customers put solar on their rooftops.”Echoing arguments made by utilities around the country, the CPS post said solar customers were using the grid as a type of storage battery, “but they don’t pay anything toward the cost of maintaining that grid or other necessary infrastructure.” Utilitydive reported Solar San Antonio Executive Director Lanny Sinkin said the plan would “heavily suppress solar sales,” while Mayor Julian Castro said the proposed fees are “no way a done deal.”last_img read more

Food Safety 2016

first_imgCDC The Food Production Supply ChainBy Robin AllenI recently read with sadness the news about the Thanksgiving Church dinner for 800 at an American Legion Hall in California.  The dinner resulted in 19 illnesses including 3 deaths due to foodborne illness.  What was supposed to be a wonderful event ended up in tragedy due to unsafe food handling. This reminded me that “tis the season” when it is so important to practice food safety.  The deaths were caused by Clostridium perfringens, a bacteria occurring in undercooked meats left to sit for long periods of time.  Most of the foods were prepared at homes and then served at the Legion.  No permits were obtained for the event which would have prohibited the use of food brought from home.After doing some research, I read about the top 10 most important foodborne outbreaks in 2016 which resulted in 10 deaths, not including the Thanksgiving Church dinner. The outbreaks included salmonella, listeria, and Hepatitis A and E. coli.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are new challenges to food safety that will continue to emerge, these are:“Changes in our food production and supply, including more imported foods.” The FDA is expanding its overseas presence in China, India, Africa, Asia, Latin America Middle East and Europe to make sure imported products meet U.S. standards.“Changes in the environment leading to food contamination.”  According to an FAO and a UN report, climate change may have implications for food production and food safety. Seafood safety may be effected by an increase in toxic algal blooms, promoting the growth of deadly Vibrio vulnificus, a bacteria found in raw or undercooked seafood, especially in warmer waters.  Spikes in temperature and humidity may increase the prevalence of common foodborne diseases like Salmonella and Campylobacter and pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella are likely to become more virulent.Better identification of multistate outbreaks. Formal reporting systems have played an important role in outbreak detection. Foodborne illnesses must be reported when diagnosed so public health officials can notice trends and follow up. State laboratories conduct further tests, and DNA fingerprinting identifies the bacteria’s specific genetic pattern or DNA fingerprint indicating a possible outbreak. Bacteria can have thousands of different patterns. State laboratories report their DNA results to the PulseNet database, which is coordinated by the CDC.“New and emerging bacteria, toxins, and antibiotic resistance.”  Antibiotic resistance to “Salmonella and Campylobacter, are two of the many bacteria commonly transmitted through food.  These bacteria cause an estimated 410,000 antibiotic-resistant infections in the United States each year.“Changes in consumer preferences and habits.” “Back to nature” foods are what many Americans want to consume.  Shopping at farmer’s markets, purchasing organic food, participating in food cooperatives (or co-ops), and even growing our own food has become more common. Also, many people are eating food with minimal processing.  Raw milk products, which has not been pasteurized pose severe health risks. Raw milk can contain Campylobacter, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella.“Changes in the tests that diagnose foodborne illness.” Culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs) are changing the way that clinical laboratories diagnose patients with foodborne illness. These tests can identify the general type of bacteria causing illness within hours, without having to culture or grow the bacteria in a laboratory.Remember, contamination may occur at any point during the food production supply chain: production (contaminated water), processing (cleaning, roasting, slaughtering), distribution (poor handling during transportation), or preparation (sick employees, improper food handling).This blog is a reminder to follow the basic food safety guidelines:  Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill. Buy yourself a food thermometer and keep hot food hot (above 140 degrees)and cold food cold,  (below 40 degrees). Do not let food remain at room temperature for longer than 2 hours. Check out Foodsafety.gov for a list of cooking temperatures and tips on food safety.For more information on food safety and foodborne illness visit the CDC web site.This was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more