Scorpions seek revenge

first_imgCaptain of Jamaica Scorpions, John Campbell, believes playing their best cricket will be key in overcoming Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their WICB-NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament top-of-the-table clash at Shaw Park, Trinidad and Tobago, today.The encounter, set to get under way at 9:30 a.m. (Jamaica time), will see the hosts (12 points) looking to hold on to their narrow two-point lead over the Scorpions in Group A.Jamaica have won two and lost one of their three matches, while the Red Force have so far recorded two wins and a no-result from their rain-affected fixture.”They are playing well at the moment and are at the top of the table,” noted Campbell. “But we have not played our best cricket yet and if we do, I believe we will win.”A return-leg fixture of the round-robin group stages, the matchup will see Jamaica looking to turn the tables by 84 runs in the tournament opener.Led by solid batting from Andre McCarthy and accurate bowling from leg-spinner Damion Jacobs and fast-bowler Sheldon Cottrell, Jamaica have since gone on to record back-to-back wins in their next two outings. They defeated ICC Americas by 184 runs, before turning back the challenge of Barbados Pride by two wickets on Monday.The results, according to Campbell, have lifted the spirit of the team and he is anticipating the momentum to carry over into today’s match.”We just need to go out there and play positive cricket,” he said.Both teams, favourites to advance from the group as winners or runners-up, are set to welcome the return of their West Indies players.Campbell said batsman Jermaine Blackwood was set to join the team in time for the clash, while it is understood that the Red Force are likely to feature batsman Darren Bravo and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.Blackwood, Campbell pointed out, should help to bolster the batting, which struggled against Trinidad and Barbados with scores of 137 and 139 for eight.”We have a problem with losing cluster of wickets,” Campbell confessed.”Getting in on these (Trinidad) wickets is hard, so moving forward … one of the set bats will have to look to bat as deep as possible for the team.”Trinidad’s Red Force, in addition to Bravo and Ramdin, are expected to pivot their hopes on batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Jason Mohammed, plus all-rounder Rayad Emrit.last_img read more

Kakata-Monrovia Highway Shooting Alarms Residents

first_imgResidents along the Monrovia-Kakata highway near the vicinity of Bright Farm ran helter-skelter on Saturday, following a sporadic shooting incident that left injured one resident identified as Stephen Borbor.This is the same highway on which the former head of Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) and manager of Morris Farm, Keith Jubah, was murdered on November 1, 2009 by some “disgruntled employees.” Recalling that tragedy, the residents did not wait to see who was doing the shooting, but ran for safety. In this incident, however, the victim survived and was flown to Monrovia where he is reportedly receiving medical treatment at a local hospital for multiple wounds he allegedly sustained during the shootout. Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have confirmed receiving the report and have launched an investigation.Although the LNP is yet to establish the cause of the shooting, it said it is “investigating an alleged shooting incident that took place specifically near the Bright Farm that led to the injury of Mr. Borbor who was shot in the neck.”“Circumstances surrounding the shooting incident have not been established, but people of interest, including Bright Farm Operations Manager Pius Z. George, have been picked up and are being interrogated by police investigators,” an LNP statement released yesterday said.LNP spokesman, Sam Collins, confirmed that the investigation is ongoing but did not elaborate. It may be recalled that in November, 2009, the man then in-charge of overseeing PPPCC, Keith Jubah, was murdered at his home on Morris Farm, on the same Monrovia-Kakata highway. He is also the head of the farm.Mr. Jubah was killed on Sunday evening, November 1, 2009, by a gang of men, who were later described as “disgruntled” former employees of the farm.The late Keith Jubah was one of the country’s most “decent public servants since indeed, he fought against graft,” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said of him during his funeral rites, adding, “He believed in the reform agenda of this country. The President said Liberia had lost a great asset. His death will not go unpunished and those found guilty of this gruesome cowardly act will be brought to justice.”Police launched an investigation into Jubah’s death. Two people were arrested and subsequently prosecuted. They were found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Museum is seeking information on the current location of an archaeological artefact – the Glennagivney stone cross slab.The stone is decorated with a wheeled (round) Latin cross carved in relief.The stone cross-slab, which measures 61cm long and 15cm x 8cm width.  was found in a ringfort the Townland of Glennagivney near Moville. The cross slab was removed for safekeeping and was in the possession of Mr. T. O’ Kane until he died in 1973, when it was removed to the Parochial House in Moville.The last known location for the cross slab was Moville Parish Church, where it was on public display in the church before renovations started in c. 2008 after which it disappeared.Parishioners have said they remember seeing the cross during renovation and now Parish Priest Fr Pat O’Hagan has contacted the County Museum to send out an appeal for its whereabouts.Grave-slabs give us a small window into the life of the early Church in County Donegal. While grave-slabs like this were used up into the later-medieval period, this type represent some of the earliest Christian artwork to be put onto stone in Ireland. Latin cross slabs are usually 10th Century in date.A spokesperson for Donegal County Museum appealed for information on the cross slab’s current location and the return of the slab.If anyone has any information, please contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal T 074 9124613 E COUNCIL SEEKS WHEREABOUTS OF ‘MISPLACED’ ANCIENT CROSS was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe hugely popular Ultimate Survivor series swings back into action next weekend, with a whole host of new and demanding challenges, set to test YOUR physical capabilities to the maximum.The simple question though is are you up for the challenge?!Those who participated in the Ultimate Survivor Series in its last instalment, acknowledged how physically demanding it was, but also admitted how much fun it was, even though it was hellish at times. There will be mud, there will be pain, there will be fun, ad there will be more mud!There will be slides, hills, fences, ditches, and every sort of obstacle imaginable for you to conquer before you can say you defeated the challenging course!Who will be crowned Donegal’s Ultimate Survivor?Who will finish the course first, so many questions to be answered? First thing is first though, you need to get registered for the event as there is a huge demand for the event, with a large number of participants again expected to take on the challenge.It takes place at The Old Foundry in Letterkenny, on November 1st, register NOW at the link below, you know you want too, or are you afraid of some MUD!www.ultimate-survivor.comMONSTER MUD RUN: ARE YOU DONEGAL’S ULTIMATE SURVIVOR? was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsSportUltimate Survivorlast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 17-year-old burglary suspect was taken into custody. Christmas Boutique to aid youth groups LA HABRA HEIGHTS –The Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road, is holding its annual Christmas Boutique sale benefiting the church’s youth programs. The boutique is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and includes “Granny’s Attic” — a sale of antiques and collectibles, as well as Christmas ceramics, toys, jewelry and art from 20 local artists. For more information, call (562) 947-3755. Parks task force to meet Tuesday MONTEBELLO — The Sierra Club’s Montebello Hills Preservation Task Force will hold its first general meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at 307 W. Whittier Blvd. The meeting will include speakers and information on saving the last remaining open space in Montebello and also is considered to be a part of the Sierra Club’s “Emerald Necklace” project aimed at preserving a circle of parks connected by bike trails. All ages are welcome. For more information, call (323) 728-7066. Hypnotherapist helps smokers to quit LA HABRA — Hypnotherapist Pamela J. Schmidt will hold a two-session workshop on becoming a nonsmoker through hypnosis from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. The workshop is co-sponsored by the cities of Whittier and La Habra. The cost is $29. For more information, call (562) 905-9798, or (562) 464-3430. Medicare questions? Get answers Thursday WHITTIER — A representative from the Center for Health Care Rights will be on hand to discuss the new Medicare drug coverage at the meeting of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 7 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church’s Wesley building, 6725 Friends Ave. The CHCR is a nonprofit group that helps with Medicare questions and problems. The representative also will talk about how Medicare drug benefits will work with Medi-Cal or retiree drug coverage. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Rita Murray at (562) 692-8006. La Mirada seeks vendors for boutique LA MIRADA — The city is seeking vendors to participate in the annual Santa’s Workshop Arts and Crafts Boutique. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Vendors are needed to sell hand-made or hand-decorated items such as home and holiday decorations, wood crafts, dolls, toys and stocking stuffers. The fee for a vendor space is $32. La Mirada nonprofit food vendor spaces are available for $10. Registration will end Nov. 21 or when spaces are filled. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Montebello hospital to hold vision forum MONTEBELLO — Beverly Hospital will hold a free Spanish language discussion regarding common eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and other blinding conditions from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Wilkinson Senior Resource Center, 2019 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (323) 725-4333. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — A Whittier police officer lost control of his vehicle and crashed while rushing to a burglary scene, police said Friday. Officers responded to a burglary alarm call at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at a radiator shop in the 13200 block of Whittier Boulevard. The first officer arrived and found the suspect in the store, said officer Alan dela Pena. The suspect led the officer on a foot pursuit, and a second officer was called to the scene to assist. On his way, the unidentified officer crashed into a nearby dog grooming shop. He was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.last_img read more


first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesWAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an ecumenical service followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In our own parish of Annagry, a heavy price was paid with seventeen men known to have died in the WW1, four in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that several hundred persons from this Parish were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email Personal memorabilia will be display for only one day in a secure environment. SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of the late Paddy O’Donnell Mullaghduff, Julia O’Donnell Kincasslagh, Charlie McBride Kincasslagh, Neil O’Donnell Cragheyboyle, Neily Boyle Ballymanus, Bernadette Donaghey who have passed to their eternal reward in the recent past. May they rest in peace.CEMETERY MASSThe Annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves will be held at the New Cemetery Meendernasloe on Friday July 25th at7.30pm and at the Old Cemetery Annagry on Sunday July 27th at 3pm. CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. For further information, email Kim at poearthpots@gmail.comTo view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 18th were 14-17-18-22. There was no winner of the €1220 jackpot. Sorach Doohan Rann na Feirste, Breid McDevitt An Bhraid and Kathleen Greene Loch an Iúir matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on June 18th is €1280. If you’re not in, you can’t win! GAA TRAININGPeil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.BROADBAND SCHEMEIn reply to representation by Seamus Rodgers in relation to extension of Broadband services to rural areas the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has outlined the areas in Donegal targeted by State led intervention under the National Broadband Scheme, the areas referred to is an initial indicative list. Further locations may be identified as the mapping process continues. Similarly it may be determined that some of the locations will be addressed by the commercial sector and will not require a State intervention. The mapping process is expected to be concluded later this year. This strategy will definitively address the connectively challenges faced by rural Ireland in a meaningful and sustainable way. In the Annagry area the following townlands have been identified Braade, Carnboy, Carrickfin, Crolly, Kincasslagh and Rannafast. ROSSES RADIORosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone on Friday 4th July doors open from 7.30pm, entrance €7 per person. As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent and Rosses Radio together with The Stepping Stone are delighted to be able to provide you with a few hours of excellent entertainment from our superb home grown talent!!DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS – WAR DEAD TO BE REMEMBERED was last modified: June 25th, 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:Annagry Community NewsJimmy DuffyNotesWar deadlast_img read more

Gardai warn public as scammers use Irish priest’s email for ‘sick children’

first_imgAn Irish priest is warning the public of an email scam doing the rounds in his name in what gardai described as one of the most “sinister” scams they have seen.People have been receiving emails which appear to be from Fr Roy Donovan requesting money to be sent to Africa to “help with sick children”.The scammers are requesting a bank transfer of hundreds of euro. Fr Donovan, from Limerick, said that vulnerable people were being targeted for the second time with the first time it occurred being in the New Year.“I think they were looking for well over €700 to be sent to a bank account,” Fr Donovan said.“I became aware of it straight away because I couldn’t get into my account. Then somebody rang me saying they got an email saying I was in Africa,” said Fr Donovan, who has contacted Microsoft about the issue.“It is a very nasty one because they have so much that sounds right – it sounds so good. They have everything, they have all my details from my emails,” said Fr Donovan, who has since opened a new email account.” Gardai warn public as scammers use Irish priest’s email for ‘sick children’ was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:scamlast_img read more

In pictures: State of the Nation Address 2014

first_imgMarching troops, bagpipes, lots of hard work in preparations, and high fashion on the red carpet: view a gallery of images from the opening of parliament and State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on 13 February 2014. All photos courtesy GCIS.Read more:Watch the State of the Nation AddressState of the Nation Address 2014: the full textBehind the scenes: State of the Nation Address 2014 On the red carpet: Mandla Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, in traditional Xhosa dress. At a lunch for special guests invited to attend the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma helps Rebecca Kotane, wife of late ANC leader Moses Kotane, cut the cake celebrating her 102nd birthday. Workers making final preparations for the ceremony. A worker making final preparations for the ceremony. On the red carpet: Thapelo Chilwani. At a lunch for special guests invited to attend the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma congratulates Joseph Shabalala, leader of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, on the group winning, in January 2014, their fourth Grammy award. On the red carpet: Speaker of parliament Max Sisulu, Jacob Zuma’s wife Tobeka Zuma, and Mninwa Mahlangu, chair of the National Council of Provinces. South African President Jacob Zuma delivering his State of the Nation Address in parliament on 13 February 2014. On the red carpet: Rachel Tambo. On the red carpet: Rachel and Dali Tambo, the son of late African National Congress leader Oliver Tambo. South African National Defence Force troops rehearse for the ceremony. On the red carpet: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. On the red carpet: Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba. Rehearsals for the opening of parliament. On the red carpet: South African statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Rehearsals for the aerial flyby by the South African Airforce. On the red carpet: Khensani Kubayi and Nomalungelo Gina. On the red carpet: Faith Bikani. On the red carpet: Belinda Ngaju and Nomsa Ndaba. South African National Defence Force troops rehearse for the opening of parliament. South African National Defence Force troops rehearse for the opening of parliament on the morning of 13 February. Preparations underway for the opening of parliament and State of the Nation Address. Preparations underway for the opening of parliament and State of the Nation Address. Laying the red carpet.Gallery compiled by Mary Alexanderlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 66 | #WaterDrama18

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.last_img read more

A Look at Fluorescent Lighting

first_imgLast week, after an overview of lighting history, we examined incandescent lighting—the lamp technology invented by Thomas Edison. Until the mid-1900s incandescent lighting dominated both commercial and residential lighting applications, indoors and outdoors. That only changed when electric discharge lamps were introduced, offering longer life and producing more light per unit of electricity consumption.While the first practical fluorescent lamp wasn’t introduced until 1938, the origins of fluorescent lighting date back to the turn of the century. In 1901, American Peter Cooper Hewitt patented mercury-vapor lamp. He discovered that by passing electric current through a small amount of mercury gas, an electric arc was produced and light given off. He went on to form a company with George Westinghouse to form the Cooper Hewitt Electric Company to produce the first mercury vapor lamps. I’ll address mercury vapor lamps and other types of “high-intensity discharge” lamps next week.Various researchers, including the German Edmund Germer, worked on improving the light quality from mercury vapor lamps so that it could be used effectively indoors–mercury light has an unpleasant bluish color at the ultraviolet (UV) end of the spectrum–but it was American George Inman and his group or researchers at General Electric that made it work. They found that by coating the inside of the glass tube with phosphor, the UV light would be absorbed and the phosphor would re-radiate a much whiter light. That’s the principle of fluorescent lighting.Fluorescent lamps have electrodes at both ends of a phosphor-coated, sealed glass tube that is filled with a small amount of mercury vapor in an inert gas, usually argon. When current is applied to those electrodes, an electric arc is produced in the mercury gas, generating the light. A ballast modifies the electric current, giving it a boost of charge to start the arc, then reducing the electric current to keep the lamp operating without blowing it out.Early fluorescent lamps used magnetic ballasts that produced an annoying hum and caused flickering. Most of these early fluorescent lamps were straight glass tubes, though GE fairly quickly introduced circular (Circline) and U-shaped lamps. Other manufacturers, including Philips and Sylvania entered the market.More recent advances include the switch to electronic ballasts, improvement in the phosphors, and miniaturization of fluorescent lamps. The switch to electronic ballasts eliminated most of the hum and flicker. Instead of cycling on-and-off 60 times a second (the frequency of AC current), the electronic ballasts cycle at about 10,000 times a second, which is imperceptible to the human eye.While most early fluorescent lamps produced an eerie bluish light that made human skin look cadaverous, newer phosphors introduced in the 1970s dramatically improved the light. Light quality is measured in two ways: the color temperature (in kelvins) and the color rendering index (CRI), both of which are determined by the phosphors. “Cool-white” fluorescent lamps have color temperatures of about 4,000 kelvins or higher, and that light looks distinctly bluish (which has a cool feel to it). Full-spectrum lamps have very high color temperature, often around 7,000 k, and the light is very blue—which most homeowners dislike. Warm-white lamps have color temperatures of about 3,000 or lower; these are more yellow and look and feel more like incandescent light.The color rendering index of a lamp measures how accurately colors are shown off under that light. A CRI of 100 represents color perfectly, like incandescent lamps. In the 1970s most fluorescent lamps had CRIs of 60 or lower, which is why skin color appeared so odd. Most fluorescent lamps today have CRIs of 80 or 85, so show off colors much better.The final advance that I’ll cover here is miniaturization to create compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs. First introduced in the 1980s by Philips, CFLs are now widely available and becoming more and more common as replacements for incandescent light bulbs. The fluorescent tube is thinner in diameter and either folded or spiraled to concentrate the light. Most of the CFLs homeowners buy have integral ballasts and screw-in mounts just like incandescent light bulbs, so they offer easy replacement. CFLs are also available with separate lamps and ballasts, so that just the lamp can be replaced when it fails.Modern fluorescent lamps produce as many as 100 lumens of light per watt of electricity consumed, compared with about 15 to 20 lumens per watt for incandescent light bulbs. This measure of performance is referred to as “efficacy.” The highest-efficacy linear fluorescent lamps are the thinnest-diameter. (Lamp diameters are measured in eighths of an inch, so a T-12 lamps is an inch-and-a-half in diameter.) T-8 lamps have higher efficacy than T-12 lamps, and T-5 lamps have higher efficacy than T-8s. Most CFLs have efficacies of about 50 or 60 lumens per watt.While CFLs use just a third as much electricity for comparable light output as incandescent light bulbs and last up to ten times as long, they have one big drawback: the mercury. CFLs and straight-tube fluorescent lamps contain a small amount of mercury that creates a disposal problem—the lamps become hazardous waste and, if incinerated, can contribute significantly to air pollution. Breakage can also release potentially hazardous mercury in your house. We will see in a couple weeks how LED lighting offers an alternative to this mercury problem.last_img read more