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Golden Jags hunt first win

first_imgCONCACAF Nations League…“We are confident of a positive attacking performance against Turks & Caicos as we push towards success in the CONCACAF Nations League.”Golden Jaguars got through pre-match training in the Turks and Caicos IslandsThose were the words of Ian Greenwood, Technical Director of the Guyana Football Federation, as Guyana’s National Senior Men’s Team, the Golden Jaguars, prepares for its second match in the CONCACAF Nations League (CNL) today, Saturday October 13.The match, scheduled for 16:00hrs at the Turks and Caicos National Academy, will see Guyana hoping to record its first win of the CNL following a draw of the first match with Barbados in Guyana.Guyana’s Head Coach Michael Johnson has said the squad had a good pre-match session and is ready for today’s encounter. “The squad trained at a fantastic tempo and with an unbelievable spirit. We’re looking forward to a great game and (to) doing the nation proud,” he declared.The blend of youth and experience is a promising aspect, as the team seeks to continuously inculcate an attitude of excellence in its players. “The likes of Neil Danns, Vurlon Mills and Anthony Benfield are role models and mentors for the younger players,” said Johnson. “There is a nice blend of youth and experience in the team, (and) that bodes well for the future, and they are learning both on and off the pitch.”Relative to the playing style being employed, Johnson said, “The players are adapting well to the new style of play and structure, which have challenged and provoked some serious thought and discussions about the team and themselves. We will continue to challenge and stretch in all areas of their development with our obvious target.”Meanwhile, Greenwood, who travelled with the Guyana-based team on Thursday last, said all the players and staff understand the importance of earning the right to wear the badge on and off the field.“The Guyana-based players have shown real hunger and desire in their squad practice since the completion of the Elite League. The International-based are rejoining the squad, having shown excellent club form recently. All the players and staff understand the importance of earning the right to wear the badge on and off the field.”This is the first away match for the Golden Jaguars, as they seek to qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. French Guiana will host Guyana on November 20 from 21:00hrs, while Guyana will play its final qualifier against Belize in March 2019 in Guyana.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgBail for Banuelos remained at $2 million, court officials said. Banuelos is known by police as a gang member whose nickname is “Stalker,” according to police documents. Los Angeles County Superior Court records show he was convicted of battery in a domestic violence incident in September 2005. Students invited to submit essays WHITTIER – Local high school seniors are being encouraged to participate in the Anti-Defamation League’s sixth annual Human Relations essay contest. The competition, which has a $1,000 grand prize, is open to college-bound seniors attending a public, parochial or private high school in Los Angeles County. Essays should be no more than 500 words, and focus on the topic of how students can best recognize and combat racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry among peers. The grand prize, and three $100 honorable-mention awards, will be applied toward the winner’s college tuition. The deadline to mail in the essays is April 5. Essays can be mailed to Oriane Nagel, ADL, 10495 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90025, or e-mailed to onagel@adl.org. For more information, call the ADL at (310) 446-8000 Ext. 257. VFW post to hold fundraiser dinner SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 will have a steak dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the post, 11912 Rivera Road in Santa Fe Springs. The meal is $6.95; a Kenny Rogers impersonator will perform at 8 p.m. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Any person having any information related to this crime is asked to call the of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Jury trial set in slaying case WHITTIER – A pretrial conference was set for April 25 and a jury trial set for May 15 for a man accused in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Santa Fe Springs, officials said Tuesday. George Banuelos, 25, of Santa Fe Springs entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday in Norwalk Superior Court in the killing of Andrew Joseph Salinas on May 14. The slaying took place at a post-prom party. LOS ANGELES – The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $25,000 reward for information in last month’s shooting death of Reyes Armando Garcia of Pico Rivera in unincorporated South Whittier. Garcia was shot and killed on the night of Feb. 9, while working as a security guard at Oceans Sports Bar located at 14314 Telegraph Road. He was shot by one of a group of people who were refused entry into the sports bar because of their gang attire, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “These types of heinous crimes will not go unpunished,” said Supervisor Don Knabe. “We need to find the men responsible for the death of Mr. Garcia, and it is my hope that this reward will help lead to new information and ultimately an arrest.” last_img read more

Kinuseo Falls Road to receive upgrades this fall

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier announced today that the road to Kinuseo Falls in Monkman Provincial Park will be getting some much-needed upgrades in the near future.Making the announcement on behalf of Transportation Minister Todd Stone, Bernier says that the operation and maintenance of the Murray Forest Service Road will be transferred to the Transportation ministry. The road, which is known locally as Kinuseo Falls Road, was previously the responsibility of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The 50 kilometre-long dirt road runs from south of Tumbler Ridge to the entrance to Monkman Provincial Park.The change is part of the B.C. on the Move 10-year improvement plan for provincial infrastructure, and will ensure consistent and ongoing maintenance of the road during the summer months. The dirt road is known throughout the Peace for being a particularly bumpy ride.- Advertisement -“I’m thrilled that the ministry has been able to proceed with the transfer of the Kinuseo Falls Road this fall,” said Bernier. “This is something the District of Tumbler Ridge has been asking for and the commitment by the ministry to maintain the road will give the district the opportunity to promote the spectacular tourist attractions in the area.”The road accesses a large portion of the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark, a site recognized by UNESCO as having geological heritage of significance. With the change, the ministry will also discuss giving the road a new name with the district.Maintenance work on the road will start in the fall, with more work planned for next spring.Advertisementlast_img read more

Keita to miss training with neck injury ahead of Man United clash

first_img revealed ALTERED Naby Keita scored 14 goals in 58 appearances for RB Leipzig 3 Jurgen Klopp’s men will face the Red Devils on Saturday Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT NABY KEITA will miss training for the next couple of days after suffering with a neck injury.The midfielder sat out of Liverpool’s midweek win over Manchester City and is a doubt for Saturday’s showdown with United. “But it wasn’t comfortable enough [for him] as he has a stiff neck and also slept a little bit like this [awkwardly].“Now he cannot move it properly. It’s not too cool, but it’s pretty much all.”Klopp will be gunning for glory against the Red Devils after Jose Mourinho labelled Liverpool’s summer spending spree as “funny”.Keita, who signed for the Reds from RB Leipzig for £52.75m, is one of four new faces to join Liverpool this summer. latest NEW ERA Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack A statement from Liverpool read: “Naby Keita is set to sit out training for the next couple of days as a precautionary measure as he recovers from a sore neck.“Keita will be afforded time to recover by not taking part in the immediate sessions, although he has not been ruled out of the fixture with Manchester United in Michigan at this stage.”Before the clash against Pep Guardiola’s side, Klopp revealed that the 23-year-old’s injury slept awkwardly on the plane.The Anfield boss said: “He has a stiff neck. It was a comfortable plane when we flew, as you can imagine. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP predicted silverware 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions impact What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Read in Football How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Klopp also splashed out to secures the services of Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson.Last season’s Champions League finalists will enter Saturday’s clash with confidence after a 2-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester City. gameday cracker Naby Keita in action during the pre-season match against Borussia Dortmundlast_img read more

REVEALED: HOTEL MANAGER OFFERED TO PAY €900K FOR CUT-PRICE HOTEL

first_imgA CO DONEGAL hotel manager who paid €650,000 for his famous premises this week had offered €900,000 for it just a few weeks beforehand, donegaldaily.com can reveal.But Paul Diver, the proud new owner of the Sand House Hotel in Rossnowlagh, had his offer turned down!That’s because administrators KPMG were obliged to put it on the open market under company rules. And the reserve price tag of €650,000 was put on the 55-bedroom 4-star hotel in the hope of getting a bidding war going.But when lot No39 came up at the auction in Dublin on Thursday NOBODY else bid for it.That meant 46-year-old Paul (pictured) got the chance the buy the beachfront hotel he had managed for the Britton family for the past 20 years.He had been running the hotel since 2009 when the company went into voluntary liquidation. “He desperately wanted to own the Sand House,” a friend said today. “He had made several offers to buy it in recent weeks, including one offer of €900,000.“But that was turned down because KPMG were obliged to try to get the best price on the open market.“As it turned out no-one else bid for it even though there were at least six other viewings of the hotel in recent weeks.”Meanwhile the hotelier tells today’s Irish Independent that he is delighted to have got the hotel.“I’m the cat that got the cream,” says the father of three. That interview is here:http://www.independent.ie/national-news/hotel-owner-paul-cant-help-smiling-as-he-saves-jobs-and-becomes-a-local-hero-3038468.htmlREVEALED: HOTEL MANAGER OFFERED TO PAY €900K FOR CUT-PRICE HOTEL was last modified: March 3rd, 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:Co Donegal hotelsPaul DiverRossnowlaghSand House Hotellast_img read more

Paws-itive outcome for Sansa after ‘stark’ ordeal!

first_imgA heavily pregnant dog who was forced to eat stones to survive has given birth to a beautiful litter of pups after being rescued.The dog, now named Sansa after the Game of Thrones character, was found wandering around Donegal Town eating stones to survive.The collie dog was rescued by passers-by and given to local charity Animals In Need. The dog, who was not microchipped, settled in well into its new environment.Staff were very concerned when Sansa began to pass stones but managed to survive her ordeal.But volunteers at the rescue shelter were left delighted when Sansa gave birth to five beautiful puppies just hours after being put in their care.Gitte McMullan, who runs Animals in Need in Donegal, said the Sansa has really lived up to her name! “She is such a special dog. She must have been starving to eat stones to survive. That’s how hungry she was.“We named her Sansa after the strong female character in Game of Thrones. She is a great mother and she will really look after her pups,” she said.Gritta said dogs and cats coming into her shelter are at an all-time high.Last year a staggering 900 animals passed through their doors and they currently have 110 animals in their care.She pleaded with people to have their dogs and cats neutered and spayed. “Our numbers are getting bigger and bigger and people need to take preventative action by having their pets neutered and spayed.“There is a train of thought that this changes the animal but this is just not the case. We have to be more responsible,” she added.Paws-itive outcome for Sansa after ‘stark’ ordeal! was last modified: August 10th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:animals in needDOGdonegalDonegal Townfoundstoneslast_img read more

Half-time: Wigan 1 Fulham 2

first_imgLasse Vigen Christensen and Bryan Ruiz struck in quick succession as Fulham fought from a goal down to lead at the break.Former Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw put Wigan ahead from the penalty spot on nine minutes after Konstantinos Stafylidis conceded the spot-kick with a reckless lunge on Callum McManaman.It was Fulham’s inability to clear the danger that led to the goal with Marc-Antoine Fortune flashing an audacious attempt across the face of goal moments before.Fulham’s Hugo Rodallega then got on the end of a George Williams cut-back pass to deflect a shot onto the roof of the net before keeper Marcus Bettinelli denied the Latics a second, turning a fierce Fortune shot around the post.Midfielder Christensen did well to hold off Leon Barnett to meet a long ball from Scott Parker and drill the equaliser past Scott Carson on the half-hour.The goal sparked a flurry of chances for the Whites, with Rodallega testing Carson with a low shot before Ruiz met a Ross McCormack cross to chest the ball home from point-blank range.Fulham (4-4-2): Bettinelli; Zverotic, Bodurov, Burn, Stafylidis; Parker, Christensen, G Williams, Ruiz; McCormack, Rodallega.Subs: Kirlay, Hutchinson, Roberts, Woodrow, Dembele, Hyndman, David.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Researchers identify gene that controls soybean seed permeability, calcium content

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop’s genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans.Jianxin Ma, associate professor of agronomy, and fellow researchers found that a mutation in the gene GmHs1-1 causes the tough seed coats of wild soybeans to become permeable. Farmers selected that trait about 5,000 years ago in a key step to domesticating soybeans from their hard-seeded relative Glycine soja.The gene could be modified to produce improved varieties for growing regions in which seed permeability can be a handicap, Ma said. GmHs1-1 is also associated with the calcium content of soybeans, offering a genetic target for enhancing the nutrition of soy food products.Understanding the mechanism that determines seed permeability could also give researchers better access to the largely untapped genetic diversity of wild soybeans to enrich cultivated varieties, whose lack of genetic richness has curbed improvements in yields.“This is the first gene associated with hard seededness to be identified in any plant species,” Ma said. “This discovery could help us quickly pinpoint genes that control this trait in many other plants. We’re also excited about the potential applications for modifying the calcium concentration in seed coats. This could be transformative as we identify similar genes that control calcium levels in other legumes.”Hard seededness enables the long-term survival of many wild plant species by protecting seeds in severe conditions and inhospitable environments, allowing them to remain dormant until conditions are right for germination. Encased in a water- and airtight coat, seeds can remain viable for extended periods of time, in some cases, more than 100 years.But the hard skin that lends wild seeds their resilience is a problem in agricultural production. It prevents seeds from germinating quickly and in a uniform, predictable pattern. Wild soybean seeds take from several weeks to months to germinate whereas cultivated soybean seeds can begin absorbing water in 15 minutes.Millennia ago, farmers in Asia recognized the value of seed permeability and artificially selected the trait to produce the predecessors of modern cultivated soybean varieties, Ma said.But the genetic factors underpinning seed coat permeability remained a mystery until Ma and his team used a map-based cloning approach to hone in on GmHs1-1 as the gene responsible for hard seededness.The team found that a mutation in a single pair of nucleotides in the gene causes seed coat permeability – that is, a change in one pair out of the approximately 1 billion base pairs that make up the soybean genome.“We finally understand the genetic change that allowed the domestication of soybeans,” he said. “When we make this kind of discovery, we’re always very excited.”Ma said modifying the gene could produce hardier seeds for the southern U.S. and the tropics, regions in which the soft coats of cultivated soybeans reduce their viability shortly after harvest.The discovery could also help researchers improve the cooking quality of soybeans and other legumes, such as the common bean, whose varying levels of hard seededness make consistent quality difficult to achieve.The team’s next goal is to identify genes that interact with GmHs1-1 and understand how they work together to control calcium and possibly other mineral content.The paper was published in Nature Genetics onJune 22 and is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.3339.Collaborators on the research team included Randall Nelson of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Illinois, Chunmei Cai of Qingdao Agricultural University and Zhanyuan Zhang of the University of Missouri.Principle funding for the research was provided by the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Additional funding came from the North Central Soybean Research Program, Ag Alumni Seed, Qingdao Agricultural University and the Purdue Agricultural Research Program.last_img read more

Grooveshark Pulled From Android Market Over RIAA Letter

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout mike melanson Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img Tags:#Google#mobile#music#news#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Peer-to-peer music streaming app Grooveshark has had an-again off-again relationship with mobile providers. Last summer, the service hit iOS only to be pulled from the app store just days later.Today, Google booted the app from the Android Market in “a move that comes after some of the top music labels have accused the service of violating copyright law,” according to CNET’s Greg Sandoval.Grooveshark differs fundamentally from other popular streaming music apps, like MOG or Rdio, in that it relies on users to upload music to its catalog, which can be streamed and downloaded from the app via either Amazon MP3 or the iTunes Store. When Apple pulled the app from the App Store last August, we predicted that “the move is likely related to the lawsuit in which Universal Music […] is suing Grooveshark for copyright infringement,” which turned out to be the case. Today’s removal from the Android Market seems to stem from a similar situation, in which a letter from the Recording Industry Association of America caused it to be pulled. A Google spokesperson told CNET that “we remove apps from Android Market that violate our policies.”The company provided a statement regarding its removal:“It is our full intent to get Grooveshark for Android back into the Android Marketplace, and we haven’t received any specific information from Google about what in the developers’ terms of service, exactly, we need to address to be re-admitted to the marketplace-only that Google received a letter of complaint from the RIAA.As a user-sourced service, like YouTube, Grooveshark complies speedily with all DMCA requests to make sure that we operate within the law and respect the wishes of content owners. Unlike Apple’s iPhone ecosystem, Android is an open platform, and Google is traditionally a supporter of DMCA-compliant services-indeed, Google itself relies on the DMCA for the very same protection that Grooveshark does.Grooveshark works night and day to develop new successes in the music industry, as well as pay the many content partners with whom we work. The current unavailability of our app is taking money from the thousands of hard-working labels, artists, and content partners who benefit from a share of Grooveshark’s mobile subscription revenue. We look forward to working with Google to get our app reinstated.”Last year’s issue with Universal wasn’t the first time it ran into problems either. In 2009, the company settled a lawsuit with music label EMI. last_img read more

Jaish rears its head in Kashmir

first_imgTerrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), once virtually wiped out from Kashmir, is back in action and has consolidated its base giving security forces cause for serious concern.“The JeM has captured the area of Lashkar-e-Taiba. The LeT is on the wane now. In a change of tactic, they have taken a lot of locals into the ranks as they have terrain knowledge,” a senior Army officer said.The JeM is full of foreign terrorists who infiltrated from across the Line of Control (LoC). To consolidate their base, they started going after suspected sources. In the past 15 to 20 days alone, six or seven people who were perceived as informants were targeted. “They are trying to stop the flow of information to security forces,” the officer said. In fact, a poster was put up in Tral recently, the southern-most part of North Kashmir, asking people not to participate in the Army’s sadbhavana [goodwill] activities as they believe it is a way of recruiting sources by security forces.There are an estimated 50 JeM terrorists in the hinterland, over 30 in South Kashmir and 20 in North Kashmir. Tral, which is just 40 minutes from Srinagar or 15-20 km away, has now become the headquarters of the JeM. Within that, Hajjin is of particular concern with its proximity to Srinagar and the confined location.Increasing recruitment“Hajjin has become a problem. It is very densely populated and they [JeM] have started taking advantage of it. The last two operations have not been successful. It has to be dealt in detail,” the officer said.In recent times, the top leadership has been eliminated in quick operations but the numbers are still a concern. Recruitment is on the rise especially in Pulwama and Shopian. The average recruitment for the whole of Kashmir has gone up to 10 per month this year compared to seven or eight last year. Elaborating the measures to counter this, the officer said the primary way was to increase engagement with the public by events and tours under sadbhavana. “The apple season is over, schools are closed and winter has set in. This is the time for recruitment. Our engagement has to be increased to ensure the youth do not go to the other side,” the officer said.last_img read more