March 13, 2020

More Sports In Brief

first_imgWarriors hunt Trail Blazers sweep PORTLAND, Oregon (AP): Stephen Curry scored 34 points – including a 3-pointer with just about a minute left that all but sealed the victory – and the Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 and take a 3-0 lead in their first-round play-off series. Playing without both Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors came back Saturday night from a first-half 17-point deficit. Golden State can clinch the series with a win tonight in Game 4 at the Moda Center. Napoli held at Sassuolo MILAN (AP): Arkadiusz Milik scored his first goal since his lengthy injury layoff, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Napoli from drawing 2-2 at Sassuolo yesterday and missing the chance to move second in Serie A. Milik scored three minutes after coming off the bench to rescue a point for Napoli and move them to within one-point of second-placed Roma, which visit bottom club Pescara today. Second spot in Serie A secures automatic entry into the Champions League group stage, while the team that finishes third has to go through a play-off.last_img read more

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Local Businesses could Supply ETUs

first_imgLiberia’s Acting Minister of Finance and Development Planning Amara M. Konneh has disclosed that the government and its implementing partners are considering hiring the services of local businesses with strong capacity to deliver to supply locally produce goods to fight the Ebola virus in the country. The government recently hired four key United Nations agencies to implement part of the fight against Ebola on its behalf amid capacity and others challenges. According to Minister Konneh, purchasing locally produced goods from the domestic Liberian private sector to supply Ebola treatment centers (ETUs) through the UN agencies during this critical period is crucial to empowering small businesses. Mr. Konneh spoke in Monrovia recently during the signing ceremony of a contractual agreement with four key UN agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Program (WFP) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to implement part of the US$52 million grant given to Liberia by the World Bank Group. Liberia contracted the services of the four specialized United UN agencies under the Ebola Emergency Project (EMP) to provide what Minister Konneh called ‘critical and much needed goods and services’ in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease in the country. In the agreement with the UN agencies, the WHO will support the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and render other technical services; UNICEF will procure essential drugs and supplies and provides water supplies while WFP will provide food to quarantined and Ebola-affected population and UNOPS will support the procurement of ambulances. In response to a question posed by our business desk, the Liberian Finance Minister noted that the government has urged the UN agencies contracted to hire the services of local companies that have the capacity to supply locally produced goods and services to ETUs and others centers. Mr. Konneh disclosed that the government has encouraged its UN contractors to consider things that can be purchased locally. “We have economic challenge here as well and so we have encouraged our (UN) implementing partners to consider things that can be purchased from our local small medium enterprises (SMEs) and they are very open to that,” he said. The Minister, however, advised local businesses to beware of the huge that would sprout at Ebola treatment units under construction if they wanted to do business with the UN agencies. “We will not allow our people to die because of Liberianization,” he added. “You [businesses] have to be able to provide supply the things that we need on time without any hindrance.”  “We don’t need any bureaucratic bottlenecks when it comes to the supply of needed goods and services. We don’t also want any delay in supplying. We want those things are not produced locally airlifted here on time without any delay.”Mr. Konneh warned that the government and its UN implementing partners are not in the position go through businesses to place an order for goods that would take over two weeks to deliver. “We are not prepared for that at this moment because our people are dying,” he said. Liberian owned manufacturing companies such as the National Toiletries Inc., (NTI) located in Paynesville City, Aqualife also in Paynesville, MANCO on Bushrod Island and Aquarius in Margibi County, amongst produce made in Liberia products. The NTI, which is owned by Liberian businessman Fomba Trawally, for example, produces toiletries and detergents of kinds and currently supplies Guinea and few West African countries. Aqualife and Aquarius are the top two mineral water companies in the country, while MANCO produces detergents and other products. The fact is that all ETUs will need toiletries supply, water and detergents. With the assurance from Minister Konneh that whatever that can be produced locally will be considered purchase, many businesses are now gearing up to establish strong links with the UN agencies. He assured the public that UN agencies hired by the government have the experience and the capacity to fight the Ebola virus disease (EVD). WHO representative to Liberia Mr. Peter Graaff, for his part, expressed strong interest in working with the domestic private sector in the area of supplies to fight Ebola.   As part of its contribution towards the fight against the EVD in Liberia, the World Bank Group recently disbursed US$52 million grant directly to the government to fight the virus for the next six months.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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Morrison skates to silver in Nagano

first_imgOn Sunday, he placed second place in the Men’s 1,000 metre race.The silver medal was his second of this year’s speed skating season, which he earned with a time of one minute, 9.64 seconds.Morrison also raced Saturday, December 8, when he missed the podium, finishing in sixth place in the 1,000 metre race with a time of 1:10.19.- Advertisement -The Essent ISU World Cup #6, featuring the 500 and 1,000-metre sprint distances, will next be held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on Jan. 19 and 20.last_img read more

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International travelers advised to think ahead for vaccination

first_imgFor more information on travel health immunizations for adults, residents can call HealthLink BC tollfree at 8-1-1, go online at or TTY at 7-1-1 for people who are speech or hearing impaired. Registered nurses at HealthLink BC can provide confidential non-emergency health advice and information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Translation services are available in 130 languages. Northern Health encourages residents with international travel plans to think ahead when it comes to vaccination requirements for their destinations. NH will be redeveloping its delivery of travel health immunizations, effective January 2009. Among the changes international travelers will notice are a restructuring of fees and a consolidation of services from 27 to 14 sites across the north. Northern Health is the final health authority to make changes to its travel health services, which are not covered under the Canada Health Act and have never been publicly funded. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel(CATMAT) sets standards for provision of travel immunizations. In smaller communities, low service levels have posed achallenge for public health nurses to meet their practice standards. – Advertisement -“We look forward to providing Northern residents with a more consistent and coordinated travel health immunization program,” said Kathy MacDonald, Regional Director, Preventative Public Health. “The changesare necessary in order to continue providing this service, and they will also help to improve the delivery of basic public health services in our Northern communities.” Northern Health will offer travel health services in the following communities:o Smitherso Terraceo Kitimato Prince Ruperto Queen Charlotte Cityo Prince Georgeo Vanderhoofo Burns Lakeo Quesnelo McBrideo Mackenzieo Fort St. Johno Dawson Creeko Fort Nelson In some communities, travel health immunizations may also be available through private providers and some physicians’ offices. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Amat beaten, may not be done

first_imgLong Beach Poly rode junior standout Jasmine Dixon’s 23 points to an easy win that wasn’t close after the third quarter. The Jackrabbits dominated the boards and gave Amat precious few second chances when on offense. “We weren’t getting second chances because our guards were trying to get back instead of crashing the boards,” Amat center Candice Brown said. “Their whole team was crashing the boards.” Kristen McCarthy led Amat with 18 points. But with the bulk of the offense coming from her and Brown (12 points), it wasn’t long before Long Beach Poly took control. Dixon scored 10 points in the third quarter, and the Jackrabbits’ lead, which hovered around five points most of the night, ballooned to 16. “The key was rebounding,” Wiard said. “I don’t know what their shot chart looked like. I know they had one 3-pointer, but I don’t think they made too many more outside of about 12 feet. “That’s to their credit, though. They got the ball inside and they got fouled.” Prior to the fourth quarter, Ashleigh Adams was the only Lancer who scored besides Brown and McCarthy. Tuesday’s game could be the last in the careers of Amat seniors Brown, Amanda Alvarez and Michelle Franco, depending on what CIF decides following Saturday’s Southern Section finals. Alvarez said the sting of the loss and waiting to see if the season will continue is going to be agonizing for the next few days. “Right now, tonight, I’m probably going to be up all night worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow,” she said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That was the bad news for Amat, which saw its 19-game postseason winning streak snapped by the No. 2 team in the country, according to USA Today. Everything else the Lancers needed to happen on Tuesday night, happened. Diamond Ranch, Magnolia and Santa Margarita all suffered losses elsewhere in the playoffs, thus clearing the way for a four-way battle for two at-large berths in the Division III state playoffs which begin next week. “I would say that we’re likely to be in,” Amat coach Richard Wiard said. “Everybody lost and they have to pick two of us out of the four. “You could make a good case for all four teams, they all have merit. I think we have a legitimate claim. We lost to the No. 2 team in the nation and beat the No. 4 seed (Lynwood).” The Lancers (24-5) have won state for the past two seasons and have history along with arguably the best credentials on their side. If Amat makes the state tournament, it probably won’t see anything close to the caliber of the team it saw on Tuesday night. center_img LA VERNE – There won’t be a fourth consecutive CIF-Southern Section title for the Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team, but the Lancers’ season likely isn’t over. Long Beach Poly was as good as advertised in a 57-44 win over Amat in the semifinals of the Division I-AA playoffs on Tuesday night at Damien. last_img read more

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Eddie Howe admits it will be ‘very difficult’ to bring back Jack Wilshere

first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe accepts it will be “very difficult” for the club to bring Jack Wilshere back to the Vitality Stadium next season.The England international has seen his season-long loan spell on the south coast cut short after suffering a fractured leg during last month’s away defeat at Tottenham.The 25-year-old returned to Bournemouth as part of his early rehabilitation programme and said his goodbyes to the rest of the squad.Howe, though, does not believe Wilshere, who has faced a series of injury setbacks during his career, will be turning out in a Cherries shirt again any time soon.“Jack did part of his rehab here, he has now gone back to Arsenal, but it was great to see him for the week he was with us,” Howe said.“It was really nice to be able to speak to him and also for him to see all the players again because after the Tottenham game he suffered the injury and the players had not seen him (since).“It was really nice to be able to be able to spend time with him, to talk to him and wish him well for the future.”Asked if there would be any chance to bring Wilshere back at Bournemouth next season, Howe replied: “No, I think that is going to be very difficult for us.“When we signed him on loan, and I have said this many times, the plan was for him to stay for a season and then to go back to Arsenal to evaluate his future.”Bournemouth drew 2-2 with Stoke last weekend, which proved enough to mathematically secure their place in the Premier League once again.The Cherries are now on a three-match unbeaten run as they prepare for the visit of Burnley, who themselves are all but certain to retain their top-flight status following promotion.Howe maintains there can be no switching off for the final two matches as he targets an improvement on the previous campaign.“We will try and go as strong as we can, to finish as high up the league as we can, so there is a big incentive for us, for a whole host of reasons,” Howe said at a press conference.“We try and improve every year, that has been our big way of working really, trying to develop players to improve the team and step by step we have been able to do that“This year the objective was to do the same, to improve on the 42 points and 16th (place) which we had achieved the season before.“Now we have got two games left to try to do that.”Howe had a spell in charge at Burnley from January 2011 to October 2012 and has been impressed by how the Lancashire club have progressed under the guidance of Sean Dyche.“They have improved on the strong Championship side they had from last season, which is not easy to do,” Howe said.“They have the die-hard spirit that we have seen and we found that out in the away game this season, so it will be tough test for us again on Saturday.“They got back up and they have been able to show their abilities this season as we have seen, so you have to be very impressed by that.” Jack Wilshere suffered an injury against Tottenham 1last_img read more

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first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Club Iorras January – €50 – David & Grace Heion Roxtown,€30 – Charlie & Ann Doherty Cross Clonmany,€20 – Rose Kelly Dunaff.Match & Win for 26/1/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,900.00 numbers drawn were 7,11,19,20 the €15 consolation prizes went to Patrick Doherty (Andy) Ardaravan Road Buncrana, Keelan & Aimee Doherty Tanderagee, Kevin O’Donnell Burnfoot, Brendan Kelly Dunaff, Mary T Devlin Annagh. Congratulations to Edward McLaughlin who is now the new Vice Chairperson of the Inishowen GAA Board for 2012.Referee’s Course – The County Board will be running a Beginner’s Referee’s course in Jackson’s Hotel on Saturday, February 4th. The course gets underway at 9.30am and will run for most of the day.Anyone interested in taking up the whistle for the coming season can let either John Friel or David Hession know and their name will be put forward for the course. There is no cost to the participants and all their equipment is supplied upon qualification by the County Board.Qualified Referee’s are also reminded that there will be a refresher course in Jackson’s on Thursday, February 16th at 7.30pm.Club Meeting – The next meeting is arranged for Wednesday 8th February at 8pm all members welcome.Club Membership 2012 – Is now due for renewal Adults €20 Child (under 18) €3 all players must be registered before season begins, contact David Hession or John Friel. Donegal Year Book – 2011 edition now available from the club at €15 contact John Friel.Foundation Coaching Course:- Is now arranged for Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February the course is run over two sessions which includes one evening and a full day session. Child protection is also included as part of the course and is a prerequisite to qualify overall.Any one intending to help with coaching teams for the club in 2012 should have this minimum level of proficiency.Anyone interested in doing the course should contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537 as soon as possible.Club Merchandise – New Club Jersey and hat are now available in Centra, the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan 0879029672.New Club Website is up and running at so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Any items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: January 30th, 2012 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

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El Rancho High graduate killed in Iraq

first_imgPICO RIVERA — El Rancho High School officials Monday were mourning the death of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, a 2000 graduate of the high school and possibly the first alumnus to die in a war since Vietnam, officials said. Arthur A. Mora Jr., who was killed Wednesday, was a quiet student who apparently missed having his photo taken for his senior yearbook. “It’s sad and possibly our first loss in this war,” said El Rancho High Principal Julie Ellis. Mora, 23, a U.S. Army sergeant, was killed in Balad, Iraq, when the vehicle in which he was patrolling was hit by indirect fire, according to Martha Rudd,spokeswoman for the U.S. Army. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Mora, who was based at Fort Stewart, Ga., was a member of the Army’s 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. He was patrolling with two other American soldiers, Army Spc. Russell H. Hahvi, 23, of Texas and Army Spc. Jose E. Rosario, 20, of St. Croix, who were also killed. Mora is the second soldier from the Whittier area to die this month. Pfc. Joseph Cruz, 22, of Whittier was killed Oct. 15 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from non-combat injuries he sustained in an accident. No other details about his death were released. Cruz had been back in Afghanistan about a month after a two-week leave when his family learned of his death. Cruz grew up in Whittier and graduated from Sierra Vista High School in 2001. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based in Vicenza, Italy, shortly after graduation, his family said. Funeral services for Cruz are set for Wednesday. He will be buried in Texas, his family said. Three area soldiers have died since the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq — Mora, Cruz and U.S. Army Medic Paul Nakamura, 21, of Santa Fe Springs, who died in Iraq in June 2003 when his ambulance was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. As of Monday, the Defense Department’s Web site listed 1,991 U.S. Military deaths in Iraq since March 13, 2003. Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at 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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Deals for AT&T, MCI OK’d, conditionally

first_imgWASHINGTON – Regulators agreed Monday to approve SBC Communications’ takeover of AT&T and Verizon Communications’ purchase of MCI – deals that allow the nation’s biggest phone companies to grow bigger – but with conditions. By 4-0 votes, the Federal Communications Commission approved the multibillion-dollar mergers with conditions that drew praise from rivals of SBC and Verizon. Consumer advocates, worried about shrinking competition in the industry, said the conditions didn’t go far enough. The agency required that SBC and Verizon freeze for 30 months the wholesale prices they charge competitors to lease certain high-capacity business lines. It said the two companies had to guarantee for two years that they will sell their high-speed Internet access as a stand-alone service, so customers aren’t forced to buy local phone service as well. In order to gain approval, the companies also promised not to hinder Internet access to consumers or the free flow of Internet traffic on their networks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The acquisition by SBC Communications Inc. of AT&T Corp. is valued at $16 billion; the deal with Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. is said to be worth about $8.5 billion. Most state regulatory agencies already have sanctioned the unions, although several more still are needed. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin had wanted the mergers approved without conditions. Concerned about competition, the two Democrats on the four-member panel balked. Martin postponed a vote scheduled for Friday and continued negotiations during the weekend to work out a deal. “I believe that the affected markets would remain vibrantly competitive absent these conditions,” Martin said. “Nevertheless, the parties involved have chosen to make these commitments now in order to obtain the certainty of immediate commission approval.” Critics of the deals had complained that asset sales in overlapping areas were needed to ensure healthy competition, but regulators declined to approve sell-offs for either company. Democratic commissioner Michael Copps acknowledged that he would have liked to require more. “Am I entirely satisfied? No,” Copps said. “But this order is now conditioned on provisions designed to address numerous possible harms to competition and to consumers, as well as to protect the openness and innovation that must always characterize the Internet.” 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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first_imgA man has been fined for threatening, abusive and insulting behavior in a public place. Gordon McBrearty, pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred on the 21st of March, 2014.The court were told that Mr McBrearty made a string of insulting remarks to a Chinese member of staff, at the popular Chinatower Restaurant located on the Ramelton Road, Letterkenny. Mr McBrearty then launched into a drunken tirade against an innocent customer in the same restaurant.He accused the man of being with involved with the ‘Special Branch’ before adding that he also believed the man was an ‘informer’ and a ‘rat’.The court were told how Mr McBrearty had 12 previous convictions, which were mostly caused due to an excess consumption of alcohol.Mr McBrearty’s solicitor Mr Rory O’Brien said his client was deeply remorseful for his actions, and said he was just having ‘banter’ with the staff member and just wanted to talk to her, and insisted he didn’t mean to cause any harm or offence.O’Brien also added that Mr McBrearty denied making some of the remarks he is accused of but pleaded guilty to the offence because he wanted to put the incident behind him.O’Brien told the court that Mr McBrearty had been in bad place following the break-up of a ten year relationship from which he has two young children.O’Brien added that McBrearty a qualified architect technologist had been out of that line of work since 2008, and it’s only since 2009 and the break-up of his relationship that the convictions he received began to accumulate.O’Brien said, Mr McBrearty no longer drank alcohol and was making an honest attempt to get his life back on track.Judge Paul Kelly said, “What you said was grossly offensive and borders on being racist, there is no excuse for that type of behavior.“It’s clear you have an issue with alcohol, as in previous convictions it has been a contributing factor in your other convictions.“This is your yellow card so to speak, I don’t want to see you up before me again.He fined McBrearty €250 and and gave him two months to pay the fine.DRUNKEN MAN ACCUSED CUSTOMER AT CHINATOWER RESTAURANT OF BEING WITH THE ‘SPECIAL BRANCH’ was last modified: June 5th, 2014 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:courtsnewslast_img read more