Excelsior set for Grace Shield honours

first_imgEltham High are mounting a spirited challenge heading into today’s third and final day of the urban area ISSA/GraceKennedy Shield cricket competition at Melbourne Oval.However, it is still Excelsior High’s match to lose.Resuming on 70 for five, 158 runs in arrears of Excelsior High’s first innings score of 228, Eltham were dismissed for 96 in their first innings.Part-time left-arm spinner, Raewin Senior, with six for 26, was the chief wicket-taker for the boys from the Mountain View Avenue-based institution, with captain Orande Pearson, a part-time off-spinner, claiming three for 23.Enjoying a comfortable lead of 132, Excelsior were then bowled out for 178 in their second innings. Pearson, 74, Raymond Hall, 28, and Okachie Brown, 24, scored most runs against the part-time off-spin of Eltham captain, Ramone Francis, who took four for 53. Javion Brown and Leshawn Heslop, picked up two wickets each.Set 311 for an outright win, Eltham closed the day on 58 for three, 253 runs adrift.last_img read more

City approves rezoning for new hospital site

first_imgFort St. John’s new hospital is now one step closer to realization. At Monday night’s city council meeting in Fort St. John, council moved to rezone the proposed site of the new hospital from Agricultural to Health, Education and Wellness Campus. The new zoning provides for the new hospital building as well as a variety of health, education and wellness services. A group of presenters from Northern Health, Stantec and Partnerships BC delivered a presentation to council and members of the public, outlining the authority’s proposals for the site. The new hospital is slated to be built on 40 acres of city-donated land near 86th St. 109th Ave. Plans for the new facility include 55 acute care beds as well as a 123-bed residential care complex for seniors. Northern Health and Stantec are currently undertaking an analysis of the Fort St. John Hospital and North Peace Care Centre buildings to determine what uses the buildings could have after the new hospital is operational.You can view a copy of Northern Health’s presentation here.- Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Weeds’ co-star Elizabeth Perkins willing to bare all for role

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Elizabeth Perkins really loves playing the controlling, manipulative and image-obsessed Celia Hodes on the Showtime hit “Weeds.” But that doesn’t mean she likes Celia, the PTA president who cheats on her husband, doesn’t like her daughter and failed to get much sympathy even when she battled breast cancer. “I think she’s a complete horror show, she’s completely out of her mind but in a really great way for an actress anyway,” Perkins said this week. “But I think there are parts of her that ring very true.” “Weeds” has provided her with a welcome return to those early comic roles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I don’t think people think of me as doing comedy and yet I’ve done so much comedy so it’s nice to be able to remind people every week that I can be funny … and that I will do full-frontal nudity on television.”last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: It’s Donegal Rally weekend this week and here’s out latest blast from the past.The year is 1983 – Charlie Haughey is holding on to power, the Republic gets its first stretch of motorway and the Government admits that Gardai had bugged the phones of TDs and journalists (tut, tut!)And here is footage of the special stage in Letterkenny that year.  DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO THE RALLY: VIDEO OF THE 1983 SPECIAL LETTERKENNY STAGE was last modified: June 11th, 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:DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO THE RALLY: VIDEO OF THE 1983 SPECIAL LETTERKENNY STAGElast_img read more


first_imgSt Eunan’s News: Just a reminder that you can book Cúl Camps online at this address: http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ We are holding Football from Monday, July 22nd – 26th. 10am – 2:30pm each day and Hurling & Camogie from August 12th – 16th also from 10am – 2:30pm each day. The Camps will be visited by members of the Donegal Senior Football (football camp) and Hurling (hurling & camogie camp) Panels and hopefully the Anglo Celt Cup and if it doesn’t have to be returned, the Sam Maguire.The Camps will run as our own have done for the last 3 years with the only difference being that kids will get the Cúl Camps kit. Cost for first child is €55 with discounts for more children. We will be employing club coaches and returning this year are: Éamonn Doherty (County Senior panellist and holder of 4 Senior Championship medals), Sean McVeigh (Lory Meagher & Nicky Rackard All-Ireland winning hurler and Senior Championship Football medal winner), Rose Boyle (Donegal Minor & Senior Ladies Footballer) and Lauren O’Connell (Donegal Minor Ladies footballer). They will be joined by other St. Eunan’s club coaches to help teach your children the fundamentals of Gaelic Games in a fun and safe environment.Anne Forde and Paul McGovern will be in O’Donnell Park on Sunday to take bookings at the Sunday morning Academy for those that don’t want to book online. Early booking is essential to ensure you receive your Cúl Camps on the first day of Camp.Get your Name in The Game!   GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LAUNCH CÚL CAMPS was last modified: July 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LAUNCH CÚL CAMPSlast_img read more


first_imgThe father of Donegal TD Thomas Pringle is to marry the woman he met on death row.Peter Pringle (72) is to marry his long-term partner Sonia ‘Sunny’ Jacobs (63) Amnesty International campaigner.Mr Pringle spent 15 years in prison before his conviction for the murder of a garda was quashed. He had been sentenced to death in 1980 – the last time the death sentence was invoked before it was removed from the statute books – but this was commuted to life imprisonment.His son Thomas revealed how he remembered hearing how he was on a school bus when he heard his father had been arrested for the murder.Ms Jacobs spent 17 years in jail in the US before a conviction for killing a policeman in Florida in 1976 was overturned.Her then husband, Jesse Tafero, also sentenced to death, died in a botched execution that caused outrage the world over. It took him more than 13 minutes to die in the electric chair and after her release Ms Jacobs became an anti-death penalty advocate with Amnesty International.The decision to overturn her conviction after almost two decades in prison meant that her husband would also have been cleared of the murder charge if he had not already been executed.HighlightMs Jacobs and Mr Pringle met in Ireland in April 1998 when she addressed an Amnesty International event.They were both back in Dublin yesterday to launch a stamp designed to highlight the human rights charity’s campaign to end the death penalty. “Now we surround ourselves with happiness, we raise chickens, do yoga and meditation and pursue our human rights work,” said Mr Pringle.He was arrested on July 7, 1980, after gardai John Morley and Henry Byrne were gunned down during a bank robbery in Ballaghderreen, Co Roscommon.Detective Garda Morley was a married father of two while Garda Byrne had two children and his wife was pregnant with their third at the time of his death.Mr Pringle was one of three men found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. The sentences were later commuted to life in prison. However, in 1995 his sentence was overturned and he was released.The other two men — Patrick McCann and Colm O’Shea — are still in prison.Ms Jacobs and her husband were arrested when a man whom they and their two children were travelling with shot and killed a policeman after he approached their car at a rest area in Florida in 1976.TELL US YOUR VIEW….LEAVE A COMMENT BELOWFATHER OF DONEGAL TD TO MARRY WOMAN HE MET ON DEATH ROW was last modified: June 30th, 2011 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:Peter PringleSonia JacobsThomas Pringlelast_img read more

Habitable Zones Are Not Forever

first_imgA new realization has broken on the astrobiological community: planetary habitable zones have no fences.  Michael Sherber wrote for Astrobiology Magazine (see Space.com) that planets around low-mass stars tend to be pulled out of the habitable zone toward the star.  They have just a billion years before migration can pull them in and cook them.  “Planets around small mass stars may only have a billion-year window during which life can form.”  He did not indicate whether that life would be very happy, though, knowing a fiery hell awaited it.  “Habitability is not a permanent property of a planet,” the article said.    Rory Barnes (U of Arizona) who thought about this, wondered if it could be a test of the Gaia Hypothesis – something he termed “a grand picture of evolution.”  Maybe the lifeforms could adapt as the planet migrates inward by altering the planet’s climate and geochemistry.  Maybe we could even learn “how life mitigates disasters and adapts to climate change,” he said.    Meanwhile, Clara Moskowitz at Space.com had more optimistic news.  Some planets once thought inhospitable might actually be able to support life.  “The [habitable] zone may not be so fixed, it turns out,” she said.  “Some extrasolar planets that one might assume are too cold to host life could in fact be made habitable by a squishing effect from their stars, a new study found.”  If the planet has an oblong orbit, the tidal heating would heat it up.  Maybe this could melt the ice of a planet outside the zone and give it hope for life.  Maybe it could start volcanoes and plate tectonics.  That’s a lot of maybes.  One thing we know: it all comes together just right where we live: “Plate tectonics is a definite boon for life,” she said, “because stirring up the surface layers helps to regulate the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, since rock absorbs CO2 from the air.”  That “perfect balance” helps a planet maintain that “just right” temperature range.Quiz question: what is an evolutionist’s favorite word?  Oh, you want a free hint?  Maybe, baby.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

China Keeps Rein on Soy Sales

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Among the frustrations right now in selling commodities such as soybeans to China is that officials in the country are only allowing government-owned businesses to buy commodities, which is one of the main ways Chinese officials keep close restrictions on the market.Lindsay Greiner, president of the Iowa Soybean Association, spoke to DTN on Thursday from Guangzhou, China, about some of the details about soybean buys that he and a team from the group have learned this week touring the country.Chinese officials have agreed to buy close to 20 million metric tons (mmt) of U.S. soybeans this year, but Greiner said there’s a catch, because private buyers in China are still not allowed to buy U.S. soybeans. Only government-owned entities in China are allowed to make buys.“It’s frustrating to some of the privately held companies, because they are being left out of the market,” Greiner said. “So there is a little bit of controversy going on over here because of interest in buying our beans.”Private Chinese companies are still buying from Brazil, but the Chinese government has made it clear those buyers can’t turn to U.S. beans even if they were willing to pay the 25% import tariff, Greiner said.According to USDA export sales data, China has imported nearly 4.7 mmt of U.S. soybeans and has another 6.5 mmt in outstanding sales for the marketing year. At this time last year, China had imported 25.8 mmt. In the 2017 marketing year, the U.S. shipped more than 31 mmt of soybeans to China.The Iowa soybean delegation is touring parts of China as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin start talks Thursday in Beijing with top Chinese officials looking to reach a trade deal that would end tariffs from both countries that began just under a year ago.A visit with U.S. officials last week in D.C. gave Greiner some optimism that a deal would get done. He said he hasn’t sensed that same optimism, though, in visits with Chinese businesspeople.“Chinese buyers aren’t quite as optimistic as we are when it comes to thinking about a resolution to this trade dispute,” Greiner said. “Some of them don’t know if a deal will get done anytime soon. So there you go — it’s about 50-50.”Greiner said he’s optimistic, but acknowledged some of the major topics outside of agriculture are complicated and could end the talks without a quick resolution.“But you know they (the U.S. and China) are both pretty astute negotiators, so nobody is laying their cards out on the table to see what’s going on,” he said. “And my personal opinion is there are some demands being made that could be lowered a little bit to get a deal made so everybody can walk away as a winner.”Private Chinese soybean users, however, are looking for a resolution, because they are anxious to get back into buying U.S. beans, Greiner said. “To me, that’s the most optimistic thing I’ve heard.”Greiner visited Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou with fellow ISA board member and president-elect Tim Bardole; Grant Kimberley, ISA’s market development director; and Aaron Putze, director of communications for the group.China has been trying to curb overall soybean demand in the country and use other oilseed options. Greiner also noted the severity of African swine fever in China is expected to reduce soybean imports as well.“We’re hearing varying reports that 20% to 30% reduction in the number of hogs, so that is going to have an impact on soybeans too,” Greiner said.Greiner added that Chinese officials and the pork industry don’t quite know how to deal with the African swine fever problem, but it will likely reduce the number of smaller hog farmers.“What we’re hearing is a lot of smaller producers are being hit with this disease, and they are probably going to liquidate and go out of business and never get back in,” Greiner said. “So it’s going to take a toll on a lot of smaller producers over here, and in my opinion, it’s going to take time to build their hog herd back up, and when they do, it’s going to be in larger farms and fewer hands.”Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Celtics Irving may miss date with Raptors over fracture

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Alab + Puso View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Team personnel assist Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Irving took an elbow to the face and left the game. APBOSTON, United States — Boston’s Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a facial fracture and could miss Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, where the Celtics will be seeking to win their 12th straight game.The minor fracture to Irving is just the latest health problem for the Celtics, who are one of the hottest teams in the NBA despite the rash of injuries. The loss of Irving means Boston is without all of its Big Three which also comprises Gordon Hayward (out for season) and Al Horford (concussion). Rookie Jayson Tatum is nursing a sore ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Irving suffered the injury in the first quarter of Friday’s game at the Boston Garden, when he took an accidental elbow to the mouth from teammate Aron Baynes. After the hit, Irving fell to the floor holding his face.Irving was attended to by Celtics trainer Art Horne and left the court clutching a towel over his bloodied face. He was also checked for a concussion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think this team has a chance to be one of those teams that just kind of fights through adversity all the way,” said Boston coach Brad Stevens.Backup point guard Shane Larkin could be pressed into duty if Irving is out Sunday. /cbb CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Nextlast_img read more