Lofa’s SAC FC Qualifies, Two to Go

first_imgLofa County’s lone and struggling 3rd division outfit, SAC FC, has unexpectedly crossed over to the 2nd division after a 2-2 pulsating draw against Rivercess County’s Paye FC on Monday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.The green-and-blue boys in the opener on Thursday, 1 May, downed Joy Conquerors from Montserrado County, 3-2.The Lofa boys qualified with four points out of two games from a three-member team in Group A.Joy Conquerors FC sits second on Group A log with three points, while Paye FC has one point.The Montserrado boys (Joy Conquerors) suffered their first defeat in the opener against SAC FC, 3-2 and convincingly whipped Paye FC 4-1 over the weekend.In Group B’s battle, a decider match between No Bad Day FC of Montserrado County and Mighty Dragon FC from Bong County was on up to press time yesterday. Both teams shared six points, but a draw from the Montserrado could qualify, while the Kpatewe Boys need a win.Young Pro-G FC and Grandcess FC, a game which is a mere mockery, would climax the day.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Rose Hall Estate workers strike

first_imgSugar workers at the Rose Hall Estate on Monday intensified their strike with a protest outside the estate at East Canje, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne), calling for the removal of the manager.One of the workers’ representatives, Mark FaraiaWhile the workers were demonstrating, their union the Guyana Agriculture and General Workers Union (GAWU) was invited to meet with management at 13:00h.During the high-level meeting, GuySuCo agreed to give the workers their obstacle payment which they were demanding.On Wednesday, almost 1000 workers walked off the joy, protesting management’s unilateral decision to alter the arrangements in obstacle payments, and their refusal to meet with the workers’ representatives.Initially, the estate’s management was only willing to pay the money if the workers would have completed their allotment of work for the day.The workers, in turn, were arguing that they could not complete what they are being asked because of the conditions under which they have to work.Scores of workers took to the picketline on MondayWhile on the picketline on Monday, one of the worker’s representatives, Mark Faraia explained that all of the workers are aware that the corporation is in a crisis: “If you are talking about reducing cost, I think that the management, the CEO, the Board and the executives should consider a pay cut; that is what big companies do, that is what smart people do. Why not give up some of the benefits that they enjoy, then they would earn themselves the moral authority or permission to come and take anything from us… This manager is incompetent. If the government want to close this estate, don’t let them use the workers as a stepping stone to close the estate.”Workers are expected to recommence harvesting today, however grinding is not expected to recommence till Wednesday.As a consequence of the six-day strike action, 660 punts of cane which had been harvested, loaded and transported to the factory, were discarded because the factory had not been grinding since Wednesday.last_img read more

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Huskies fall just short against Fairview

first_imgHead Coach Gary Alexander wasn’t ready to make any excuses for the loss, and wasn’t happy with how the team came out to play to start the game. “We started flat again. You give them a lead when you have short numbers like that you don’t always come back. Excuses are for losers. We just didn’t play well,” he says. One area that particularly plagued the Huskies was penalties and the penalty kill. Overall the Huskies discipline was decent, but three powerplay goals were too much to overcome. – Advertisement -“We were sloppy in our own end. We didn’t play our positioning like we had been on the penalty kill and it cost us. At the same token we have three or four guys recovering from the fly and haven’t had a lot of ice time in the last seven or eight days, but like I said excuses, excuses but it all adds up here and there.” Scoring in order for the Huskies were Jordan Harder, Dayne Pedersen, Cayle Bell, Dayne Pedersen, and Shane Rutherford. Assists went to John Apsassin (3), Brighton Campbell, Tyson Glass, Taylor Greatrex, Lien Miller-Jeannotte, and Daylen Pearson. Next for the Huskies is a home game tonight at the North Peace Arena at 8 p.m. against the Slave Lake Wolves.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Off-duty cop helped stop shooter

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – An off-duty police officer having an early Valentine’s Day dinner with his wife was credited Tuesday with helping stop a rampage in a crowded shopping mall by an 18-year-old gunman who shot five people to death before he was killed by police. Ken Hammond, an off-duty officer from Ogden, north of Salt Lake City, jumped up from his seat at a restaurant after hearing gunfire and cornered the gunman, Sulejmen Talovic, exchanging fire with him until other officers arrived, Police Chief Chris Burbank said. Police said it was not immediately clear who fired the shot that killed Talovic. Talovic had a backpack full of ammunition, a shotgun and a .38-caliber pistol, police said. Investigators knew little about him, except than he lived in Salt Lake City with his mother, the police chief said. He was enrolled in numerous city schools before withdrawing in 2004, the school district said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I feel like I was there and did what I had to do,” Hammond told reporters. After spotting the gunman, he told his pregnant wife to take cover in the restaurant and went to confront the suspect. Talovic’s aunt, Ajka Onerovic, emerged briefly from the family’s house to say relatives had no idea why the young man attacked so many strangers. Outside the mall, candles and flowers were left as memorials to the victims, who were identified as Jeffrey Walker, 52, Vanessa Quinn, 29, Kirsten Hinkley, 15, Teresa Ellis, 29, and Brad Frantz, 24. last_img read more

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Leuzinger alum Taylor leads Purdue’s charge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Weber State 73, Portland State 68: The schools combined to set an NCAA all-division record for most points in a game. The previous record for most points by two teams was 136, set in 1968 when North Park beat North Central, 104-32, in a Division III game. The Division I record was 133, set in 2004 when San Jose State beat Rice, 70-63. Back in 1916, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland, 222-0, but that was before the NCAA kept track of records. Weber State’s Cameron Higgins passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Trevyn Smith ran for 225 yards for the Wildcats (3-5, 3-3 Big Sky Conference). PSU is 2-6, 2-3. Iowa 34, Michigan State 27: Third-string running back Jevon Pugh scored on a 1-yard run in double overtime, lifting host Iowa. Albert Young had 179 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Iowa (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten). Michigan State is 5-4, 1-4. Colorado 31, Texas Tech, 26: Cody Hawkins threw for 123 yards and two touchdowns and Colorado (5-4, 3-2 Big 12) intercepted Graham Harrell four times, returning one for a score in Lubbock, Texas. Terrence Wheatley made three of the interceptions, two on back-to-back Tech series in the fourth with Colorado up, 31-19. Wisconsin 33, Indiana 3: Backup Lance Smith ran for two touchdowns after P.J. Hill left with a “lower leg” injury, helping Wisconsin (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) extend its home winning streak to 13 games. Indiana is 5-4, 2-4. Wake Forest 37, North Carolina 10: Kevin Maion returned a kickoff 98 yards for a TD, Josh Adams rushed for two scores and host Wake Forest (6-2, 4-1 ACC) routed North Carolina (2-6, 1-3). From news services Former Leuzinger High star Jaycen Taylor ran for a career-high of 157 yards and two scores to lead host Purdue past Northwestern, 35-17, Saturday. Taylor, in his second game back after missing four weeks with a broken left arm, gained 114 yards on 15 carries in the second half. Purdue is 7-2, 3-2 in the Big Ten. Northwestern is 5-4 and 2-3. Louisville 24, Pittsburgh 17: Brian Brohm threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and Louisville (5-4, 2-2 Big East) used a late goal-line stand to escape visiting Pittsburgh (3-5, 1-2). Brock Bolen added 52 yards rushing and the go-ahead touchdown with 1:54 left. Clemson 30, Maryland 17: James Davis backed up his guarantee of a victory, running for 129 yards and a touchdown to lead the Tigers (6-2, 3-2 ACC) past mistake-prone Maryland (4-4, 1-3) in College Park, Md. Kansas State 51, Baylor 13: Josh Freeman threw touchdown passes on three straight possessions to open the second half, and receiver Jordy Nelson broke a school record with his 76th career reception for the host Wildcats (5-3, 3-2 Big 12). Baylor is 3-6, 0-5. Illinois 28, Ball State 17: Illinois (6-3) secured bowl eligibility for the first time since 2002, coming from behind to beat Ball State (5-4) behind 189 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Rashard Mendenhall in Champaign, Ill. Arkansas 58, Florida International 10: Darren McFadden scored on four short runs, and Arkansas (5-3) enjoyed seven turnovers by FIU (0-8) in Fayetteville, Ark. The Golden Panthers lost their 20th straight game. Florida State 25, Duke 6: Preston Parker caught a touchdown pass and scored on an end around to help boost host Florida State (5-3, 2-3) and hand the Blue Devils (1-7, 0-5) their 22nd straight Atlantic Coast Conference loss. Tulsa 29, SMU 23: Charles Clay caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Paul Smith with 43 seconds left to lift host Tulsa. Trailing, 23-21, Tulsa (5-3, 3-2 C-USA) stopped SMU (1-7, 0-4) on fourth-and-goal at the Tulsa 1 with 1:56 left. The Golden Hurricane went 99 yards in nine plays to score the winning TD. Delaware 59, Navy 52: Joe Flacco threw four touchdown passes and Omar Cuff rushed for four scores to lead Delaware in Annapolis, Md. The Blue Hens (7-1), one of the top teams in the Championship Subdivision, rolled to 581 yards against the Division I Midshipmen (4-4). Vanderbilt 24, Miami-Ohio 13: Vanderbilt’s Earl Bennett became the leading receiver in SEC history, making eight catches to lift the Commodores (4-4) in Nashville. The junior has 215 catches, breaking Craig Yeast’s mark of 208. The RedHawks are 4-5. Memphis 28, Tulane 27: Duke Calhoun caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Martin Hankins with 36 seconds remaining in New Orleans. The Tigers (4-4, 3-1 C-USA) rallied to win despite Green Wave running back Matt Forte having his fourth consecutive 200-yard rushing game. He carried a school-record 44 times for 278 yards and two TDs. East Carolina 41, UAB 6: Pat Pinkney passed for two third-quarter touchdowns and East Carolina (5-4, 4-1) continued its quest for a berth in the Conference USA title game with a win over visiting UAB (2-6, 1-3). 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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Panel: Let nonprofit devise anti-gang plan

first_imgA nonprofit agency run by prominent civil-rights lawyer Connie Rice should receive a $465,000 city contract to develop a comprehensive anti-gang strategy, a council panel said Friday. The contract – which requires approval from the full council – could provide the foundation for a new city agency headed by a “gang czar” and devoted to keeping young people away from violence. “They call us the gang capital of the country,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Gang Violence & Youth Development. “What we are the capital of is not taking advantage of the resources and opportunities that have been lying before us. “We haven’t really harnessed them and put a comprehensive road map together.” “You can’t arrest your way out of this and you can’t incarcerate your way out of this,” she said. “We’re trying to give you the other lenses to see this issue.” The Advancement Project’s proposal says the group will work with academic, law enforcement and youth policy experts to craft a “public health model of violence prevention” similar to plans in Alameda County and Philadelphia. Partners in the project will include anti-gang figure Bill Martinez, public health expert Billie Weiss, Homeboy Industries director the Rev. Gregory Boyle and former sheriff’s Sgt. Wesley McBride. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card City analysts picked the Advancement Project, a nonprofit policy and legal advocacy group, to put together such a road map. Some experts contend that the $26 million the city spends each year on gang prevention and intervention goes to some overlapping programs without adequate performance measures. Former Councilman Martin Ludlow had proposed a new city department to handle all non-law enforcement aspects of gang prevention, but the plan languished when he left to head the County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Cardenas brought the plan back last year. He said Friday that he still thinks an anti-gang chief is a good idea, but is waiting to see recommendations of the contractor study. Rice, co-director of the Advancement Project, told the panel that this week’s gang-related jail riots show how the “region could end up engulfed in this violence” if officials do not act. last_img read more

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Unique water deal lets L.A. bypass MWD charges

first_img“It’s clearly limited to just replacing that environmental water, not getting into (new) supply. We made sure those limits are in the agreement.” Under the deal, the DWP can buy 40,000 acre-feet of water on its own each year – enough for 80,000 households. That’s just 6 percent of the city’s total water demand, but it’s needed to help replace 160,000 acre-feet of water the DWP has had to leave in the eastern Sierras to replenish Mono Lake and control dust at Owens Lake. Still, some observers were surprised Thursday by MWD’s willingness to make a concession for the DWP and wondered whether it would prompt other cities to push for similar agreements. “This allows L.A. to go anywhere in California to make deals with cities, counties and farmers to buy water from them. What does Met do now for other member agencies that come to them and say, `Hey, I want to develop an independent source of water’?” said Richard Katz, a consultant and former member of the state Water Resources Control Board. There are some other beneficiaries to the agreement. The DWP connection is the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency service area. The large water wholesaler in the High Desert is looking to create a water bank to store excess water for sale. The ability to move water between the California Aqueduct and the Los Angeles Aqueduct will help in the development of the bank, as well as provide flexibility in case of problems with one of the aqueducts, said agency General Manager Russell Fuller. Aside from the intricacies and politics of water rights, the DWP project is a fairly simple piece of construction. The DWP will build a connection between the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which carries water south from the Owens Valley, and the California Aqueduct, which moves water from the Sacramento Bay Delta south through the Central Valley. The two aqueducts cross in the Antelope Valley, west of Lancaster. There, the DWP will build a pumping station to pipe water from the California Aqueduct channel up 80 feet to the L.A. Aqueduct that runs overhead. That will cost about $2.5 million. With the connection in place by the middle of next year, the DWP will seek bids to buy from water districts in Central and Northern California. The sellers will put a set amount of water into the California Aqueduct, and the DWP will take it out at the Antelope Valley connection. The DWP will pay for the water and pay a fee to the state for use of the California Aqueduct. In the end, the DWP deal marks yet another twist in L.A.’s long pursuit of water for the region. It was former DWP chief Mulholland who, with early city leaders, outmaneuvered a variety of forces and groups to complete construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. Buying water rights in the rural Owens Valley and channeling the water south, leaders saturated the San Fernando Valley and provided drinking water for a booming Los Angeles. But the water export devastated the eastern Sierras. After a series of lawsuits, judgments and settlements, Los Angeles has had to leave about one-third of the aqueduct supply – about 160,000 acre-feet a year – in the Owens Valley and Mono Lake. Because of the repairs and water required in Owens Valley, the DWP has had to buy more water from the Metropolitan Water District, which charges about $330 for an acre-foot of untreated water. This year, the DWP will buy 40 percent of its water from MWD at a cost of $117 million. Some observers found irony in the DWP’s pursuit of government-controlled California State Water Project water. “Los Angeles, more than anybody in the state, built its own system and has controlled its own destiny, and at this point it is now taking a dependency on everybody else’s water supply,” said William Kahrl, editor of The California Water Atlas and author of “Water and Power,” a history of Southern California water. But University of California, Davis, sociology professor John Walton sees a glimmer of Mulholland and his partners’ bold ways in the new water deal. “What they did at the turn of the century was fairly unprecedented for a city to reach out that far to get water rights and build an aqueduct. “This sort of perpetuates the DWP tradition of an imperial reach to acquire water.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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. 2The agreement comes after years of negotiations between state and local water interests, which had to be assured their water rights would be protected – and that Los Angeles would not become a competitor vying for water on the open market. That was a concern for the MWD, which is the water wholesaler in Southern California and has the exclusive right to serve water delivered through the California Aqueduct. In the past, MWD has resisted attempts by San Diego and other cities to buy water directly from farmers or water districts. But this time, the agency made an exception because Los Angeles is in a unique situation, losing water for environmental repairs in the Owens Valley, said Jeffrey Kightlinger, MWD’s general manager. “We were willing to cooperate and help them with that,” with some caveats, he explained. In a drive for water reminiscent of the days of William Mulholland, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has signed a deal that will allow it to bypass the powerful Metropolitan Water District and buy some water directly from farmers and water districts. Under the agreement, the DWP will be able to make deals with water districts in Northern and Central California, then hook into the California Aqueduct – the state’s main conduit for water transfers – and pump the water into Los Angeles’ supply. The move could save the city up to $4 million a year in MWD service charges, giving residents cheaper and more reliable water deals to replace the water the DWP must leave in the Owens Valley. “It’s a very good deal, but it’s the kind of deal that in the past utilities would not have done. I think it’s an example of innovation and leadership and making sure we can provide water to the people of Los Angeles for the future,” said Mary Nichols, president of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners. last_img
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Conte blundered with Febregas final snub, claims ex-Chelsea favourite

first_imgRay Wilkins claims Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blundered by leaving Cesc Fabregas out of his FA Cup final side.The Blues were denied a league and cup double as they were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday afternoon, but Wilkins believes it could have been a different story had the Spaniard been involved from the start.Instead, Conte preferred Nemanja Matic in the central midfield role alongside N’Golo Kante and the game was past the hour mark before former Gunner Fabregas was introduced into the action.And ex-Stamford Bridge player and coach Wilkins feels the decision to bench Fabregas, who has been in brilliant form in the closing weeks of the season, cost the Premier League champions.“You saw the Italian coach come out in Conte in that he went with two holding midfielders, rather than putting in the one who could create and open up Arsenal,” Wilkins said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The game was crying out for Fabregas to be put on at half-time. He’s the one player who can open teams up with one pass and I would have played him.”Cesc Fabregas unhappy with FA Cup final snub and refuses to rule out summer exitlast_img read more

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FANCY A DIP IN COSTA DEL COUNTY DONEGAL ALEXANDRA?

first_imgLOOKS like our sunny and warm weather will continue until Tuesday at least.And despite some mid-week showers, the Bank Holiday weekend could be very hot again, according to long-term forecasts.So will Alexandra Burke, star of last night’s Donegal Live, be heading for a dip off Donegal today. She could do worse that Costa del Rossnowlagh?Or Costa del Rathmullan (pictured below).Temperatures are officially expected to hit 22C on Saturday as the Sunny North West continues to outshine the rest of Ireland.They will fall to around 18C on Tuesday and Wednesday before picking up again later in the week, says Met Eireann. All a lot better than it was a few days ago! FANCY A DIP IN COSTA DEL COUNTY DONEGAL ALEXANDRA? was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FANCY A DIP IN COSTA DEL COUNTY DONEGAL ALEXANDRA?last_img read more

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Eureka closes first half on huge run en route to 72-26 win over Ferndale

first_imgFerndale >> The Loggers were in need of a spark midway through the first quarter.And seemingly right on cue, their defense was there to lend a helping hand.Led by a swarming half-court trap and three-quarter court press, the Eureka High girls basketball team used a monster run in the final 12 minutes of the first half to run away with Tuesday night’s trip to the Cream City and claim a 72-26 win over Ferndale in the final non-league tuneup for both teams.“You get turnovers, you go make easy …last_img read more

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