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first_imgReggae Marathon: Early-birdregistration closes July 31As the early-bird registration period to participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K draws close to its July 31 deadline, runners from Saudia Arabia have registered for the first time, joining others from such countries as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Poland. To date, there has been a 29 per cent increase in registration at this time, compared to last year.According to Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, race director for the event, there has been a significant increase in traffic on the event’s updated website, and most of the promotion of the event is being done through several social-media channels.Francis has encouraged local schools, corporate teams and individuals to register on line and take advantage of the discounted rates up to the end of this month.”At the close of the early-bird offer, the prices will increase for both local and international participants, with a further hike in the fees when purchased on site at the event,” he said. The registration site is: Amazon Warriors defeat T&T Red SteelPROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC):A brilliant half-century from Lendl Simmons catapulted Guyana Amazon Warriors to a seven-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the 30th game of the Caribbean Premier League here on Tuesday.Simmons towered above challenging batting conditions with an outstanding unbeaten 65 as Warriors prevented Red Steel from topping the table and securing a direct entry to the finals of the competition.South African pacer Marchant de Lange shattered the Red Steel top order with a destructive four-wicket haul while Sunil Narine and Devendra Bishoo choked the visitors in the middle overs.Brad Hodge contributed a responsible 33 as Warriors secured victory with 18 balls remaining after restricting Red Steel to 117 for eight in 20 overs at the Providence stadium.The match signalled the end of the league stage of the 2015 CPL season with Amazon Warriors finishing second while Red Steel, who needed a win to finish as leaders with an automatic path to the finals, took third place.The Barbados Tridents have advanced straight to Sunday’s Final, while the Amazon Warriors go through to the Qualifier and the Red Steel must settle for a place in the Eliminator today against the Jamaica Tallawahs.last_img read more

Rain helps Campbell top her first Ironman 70.3 race in PH

first_imgLATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A pair of Italian triathletes in Giovanni Bella and Giulio Vanni were second and third, respectively in the age group men.Claire Walton of Great Britain (30-34) finished four minutes and 34 seconds after Campbell while Inge Prasetyo (35-39) of Indonesia was the third fastest female to finish in the age group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The rain was really nice. It definitely cooled things down,” Campbell told shortly after crossing the finish line at Remy Field here. “It was a really tough course, beautiful and really solid.”“The heat was definitely the biggest challenge. It really got hot towards the end of the ride.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCampbell became the first female finisher after topping the 25-29 age group women in five hours, 10 minutes and 48 seconds.Meanwhile, Andy Wibowo of Indonesia finished first overall in the Ironman 70.3 age group men, clocking four hours, 39 minutes and 39 seconds. Wibowo competed in the 35-39 age category. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Brittany Campbell. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSUBIC — The rain poured and it was just what Australian triathlete Brittany Campbell needed to fight off the unbearable heat and push through her first Ironman 70. 3 race in the Philippines.And it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be Campbell’s last here after having a triumphant first try.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Kelly knows he can play better after ‘okay’ debut for Magnolia MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Fort St. John Atom Flyers go 1-1-2 in Kamloops tournament

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Fort St John Rotary Atom ‘A’ Flyers hit the road this weekend for their tournament of the season in Kamloops. The team had a win, loss, and two ties during the four games of the tournament’s round robin.The first game saw the Atom Flyers facing off against the host Kamloops squad. Kazen Parkhurst put the Flyers on the board with a beauty set up by Landon Alexander and Drayton Johnson. Johnson scored a goal of his own on an assist from defenseman Parker Fenton. Defenseman Zach Brownlee followed with an unassisted goal. FSJ’s fourth goal was a shorthanded sizzler scored by Carver Lequiere. With three minutes left Kamloops pulled ahead by one, bringing the score to 5-4, but Alexander saved the game with a buzzer beater to tie it up 5-5.Game two pitted Fort St. John against the Port Coquitlam Pirates. Trayton Ditner put a point on the board just 30 seconds into the game. The Pirates answered with their own shortly after, but Ditner buried another goal at the end of the second to make it 2-1 for Fort St. John. In the third, Carver Lequiere sniped one in unassisted and Parkhurst added another with the help of Ditner to tie the game at 4-4. With 1:41 left in the third, Ayden Pimm passed off to winger VanRensburg who quickly fed Dane Dietz for the go-ahead goal as the Flyers walked away with a 5-4 win.- Advertisement -The Kelowna Mavericks come out flying against the Flyers, who were caught flat-footed and handed a 7-0 loss.The Rotary Atom Flyers came back in their fourth game against the Cloverdale Colts. The game was another back-and-forth affair as Fort St. John scored first with a quick shot from the hashmarks by Parkhurst. The Colts answered back one minute later. Fort St. John once again took the lead courtesy of a top shelf back hand by Landon Alexander. Again the Colts had an answer. The Flyers took their third lead of the game on a goal by Trayton Ditner assisted by Drayton Johnson, and once again it was followed shortly with a point by the Colts to end the first period tied at three. In the second period both net minders saw a lot of action with no change on the score board. At the beginning of the third, Ayden Pimm slid one in with a quick backhand, but the Colts tied it up on the powerplay just 6 minutes later. Dane Dietz scored a fifth tally to put the Flyers in the lead. Fort St. John held the lead for the remainder of the third, until the Colts snuck one in with 3 minutes left in the game to end it in a 5-5 tie.Flyers head coach Tyler Kosick commented that while “it was a good learning experience for our team and exposed some stuff that they need to work on as a team.” Coach Kosick believes the talent is definitely there to compete at that level but he said “they need to work a little more as a group instead of 5 individuals on the ice.”  The Flyers are off to Grande Prairie for their next tournament this coming weekend.Advertisement Article submitted by Ed Pimm, and edited by Chris Newton.last_img read more

NASA contract employee shoots colleague, self at Johnson Center

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON — A NASA contract worker took a handgun inside an office building Friday at the Johnson Space Center and fatally shot a hostage before killing himself, police said. A second hostage escaped with minor injuries. The gunman was able to take a snub-nosed revolver past NASA security and barricade himself in the building, which houses communications and tracking systems for the space shuttle, authorities said. NASA and police identified him as 60-year-old William Phillips. He had apparently had a dispute with the slain hostage, police said. NASA spokesman Doug Peterson said the agency would review its security. “Any organization would take a good, hard look at the kind of review process we have with people,” Peterson said. To enter the space center, workers flash an ID badge as they drive past a security guard. The badge allows workers access to designated buildings. NASA identified the slain hostage as David Beverly, a civil servant who worked at the agency. Beverly, who was shot in the chest, was probably killed “in the early minutes of the whole ordeal,” police said. A second hostage, identified by NASA as Fran Crenshaw, escaped after being bound to a chair with duct tape, police Capt. Dwayne Ready said. The gunman, an employee of Jacobs Engineering of PasadenaZZPAS, Calif., shot himself once in the head more than three hours after the standoff began, police said. Initial reports indicated that two shots were fired about 1:40 p.m. and another shot was heard about 5 p.m. John Prosser, executive vice president of Jacobs Engineering, confirmed that the gunman was a company employee but declined to release any information about him. Police said homicide investigators searched the gunman’s house where he lived alone and found no guns or any evidence at all of the shooting. Mike Coats, the director of the Johnson Space Center, said Phillips had worked for NASA for 12 to 13 years and “up until recently, he has been a good employee.” Police Chief Harold Hurtt said there was apparently a dispute between Phillips and Beverly, but didn’t elaborate. Jacobs does engineering work for the International Space Station, space shuttle and other spacecraft programs, and it conducts research and development for new technology.last_img read more

The life and times of Charlie Collins Snr. celebrated at special event

first_imgThe Letterkenny community came together last Friday to honour the legacy of late Charlie Collins Snr.Great stories and fond memories were shared by friends and family in tribute to the well-known Letterkenny man during Community Heritage Weekend 2019.Charlie ‘Bovril’ Collins was remembered as a man of many talents, from football to boxing, dancing and entertaining. A leading Donegal sportsman and a legend in his own time, Charlie played for Derry City, Letterkenny Crusaders and Letterkenny Rovers. He was also a member of the Junior GAA team that reached Croke Park in the All Ireland Semi Final in 1952, bringing great pride to the town in the first time this team ever achieved this honour.The most poignant talk and memories were recalled by Charlie’s eldest son, also named Charlie, who in the company of brothers Martin and Liam recalled happy times in Letterkenny.Tribute event in memory of Charlie Collins Snr, Station House Hotel LetterkennyThere were tears shed and times recalled as guests listened to Evelyn Gallagher sing her Letterkenny Town. A piece of history was shown as guests watched Charlie Snr sing at a reunion dance some 25 years ago. In the company of his sister, sons and grandchildren family and friends, guests listened to numerous speakers give their memories of Charlie and his beloved Bida.Father Willie Mc Menamin and Letterkenny Mayor Ian Mc Garvey spoke of football days and the Summer cups and stories of a bygone era.Tribute event in memory of Charlie Collins Snr, Station House Hotel LetterkennyTribute event in memory of Charlie Collins Snr, Station House Hotel LetterkennyTribute event in memory of Charlie Collins Snr, Station House Hotel LetterkennyAnthony Gorman from Letterkenny Rivers and Daniel O Doherty from Derry City recalled Charlie Snr’s contribution to their clubs over the years. A great collection of pictures were shown on screen and Charlie shared a professional presentation and explanation of them all.The night was chaired by Brian Walsh and sponsored by Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh for the Heritage group.Pictured with Martin Collins is Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh who sponsored the night for the Letterkenny Heritage group.Letterkenny Community Heritage Weekend 2019 was another success for the group. Another event was held on Saturday with Comhaltas Letterkenny, in appreciation of the group’s contribution to preserving and promoting traditional Irish music and culture.The life and times of Charlie Collins Snr. celebrated at special event was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:charlie collins snrLetterkenny Community Heritage Grouplast_img read more

Ben Ocen continues fine scoring form as Police FC condemn Bright Stars to another loss

first_img Tags: Andrew KaggwaBen Ocenbright stars fcpaul kiwanukapolice fcUganda Premier League Police FC now moves onto 11 points for the season. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Bright Stars 0-1 Police FC Bombo Barracks Stadium, BomboFriday, 15-11-2019Life under Paul Kiwanuka started with loss as Bright Stars were defeated 1-0 by Police on Friday afternoon.Kiwanuka who replaced Muhammad Kiwanuka as the Stars head coach hours before, could only look on as Ben Ocen scored the only goal of the game.Ocen who has now scored 8 goals this season, converted from the spot after Andrew Kaggwa handled in the box in the 24th minute.It was a frustrating day for the Matugga based side who saw Kaggwa and Ronald Sempala both booked.They could not fight back despite the introductions of Alfred Onek, Medi Kyeyune and Brian Kayanja in the second half.This is their 7th loss of the season having drawn 7 and won one of the other 8 first round games.For Police, they registered their 4th victory of the campaign.They climb into 14th with 11 points from 14 games. The Cops are now a point ahead of Bright Stars on the log.In their final game of the first round, Police will take on bottom side-Proline FC.How both teams startedBright Stars FCKiwanuka Edwin (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Ronald Nkonge, Enock Walusimbi, Sam Sekitto, Davis Sekagga, Sula Sebunza, Augustine Kacancu, James Angu, Ronald Sempala, Joseph JanjaliPolice FCDavis Mutebi (GK), Dennis Rukundo, Arafat Galiwango, Samuel Kayongo, Johnson Odongo, Ben Ocen, Ruben Kimera, Henry Katongole, Samson Kigozi Andrew, Fahad Kizito, Sylvester SemakulaComments last_img read more

Anger over theft of community craft fair sign

first_imgThe organisers of the Malin Head Christmas Craft fair were left saddened and bewildered this week after their community craft fair sign went missing.The large roadside sign was taken from outside the Malin Head Community Centre sometime over the past weekend.The sign was built at a “great cost” according to a community association spokesperson, as it was supposed to promote the Malin Head Craft Fair on Sunday. The event is one of the Malin Head Community Centre’s main fundraisers of the year. Malin Head Craft Fair Sign“The Committee and Organisers of next Sundays Craft Fair are left stunned and disappointed at the disappearance of one of their new roadside signs,” the spokesperson said.“The Group are bewildered on why the sign was removed from a post outside the community centre!”The group is appealing to anyone in the community to help locate the sign to get it returned before Sunday.“If anyone has spotted the Craft fair sign could they contact any committee member, sadly we are unable to pay a reward at this time but they would get into the Craft Fair this Sunday for free.” If anyone has any information in relation to the missing sign then please contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540.Anger over theft of community craft fair sign was last modified: November 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:craft fair signMalin Headlast_img read more

Kurtenbach: The unfair, unsavory truth of Kevin Durant’s injury

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceTORONTO — You want to blame someone. I get it.You need to be able to explain why one of the greatest players of all time — perhaps the greatest scorer in the history of the NBA — is going to be robbed of perhaps a full year of his prime, and perhaps of the full capacity of his superpowers.A finger must be pointed — this is a travesty and there are dots sitting out there that are too easy to connect. …last_img read more

Create a Futuristic Outer Space Scene in After Effects

first_imgUsing the default tools from within After Effects you can create a realistic outer space scene, complete with dynamic lighting.  Perfect for a documentary, fantasy or science fiction project.The earth from space shot is a ubiquitous Hollywood convention often used to show just how small we are in comparison to the grand scale of the universe.  We see it all the time –  in all genres of fiction films, television commercials and documentaries.If your own project calls for a grand ‘earth from outer space‘ shot, you can either purchase one from a stock footage library or create your own in a motion design app like Adobe After Effects.  Purchasing the shot may save you time, but the downside is you won’t be able to customize and tweak the elements to your needs.  The thought of creating an outer space shot from scratch in After Effects may seem like a daunting undertaking, but it’s actually not too complicated. In the following video tutorial by motion designer Rich Aguilar, you’ll see how to make a dynamic outer space shot in After Effects without the need for any third party plugins or filters.  Using  the After Effects 3D camera you can replicate motion through 3D ‘space’ and tweak the motion and timing to your needs (great for timing motion with music).Many thanks Rich for sharing!last_img read more

Companies offer pre-GST discounts to clear stock

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 15 (PTI) It is turning out to be bonanza time for consumers as companies, ranging from apparels to car manufacturers, woo them with attractive discounts ahead of implementation of the GST next month. While apparel manufacturers are trying to liquidate old stock ahead of the new tax regime, automobile companies are attempting to draw buyers to showrooms with attractive limited period discounts of up to Rs 2.5 lakh across a range of vehicles sold in the country. Brands such as Levis, Reebok and Woodland are currently on a clearance mode offering high discounts. “The retailers do not want to keep much of stock because the remaining stock will move to the GST regime and the margins would then vary. No brand can sell the entire stock before July 1 but they are trying to do the maximum,” Woodland Worldwide MD Harkirat Singh told PTI.He said the GST has come just ahead of the usual seasonal discount and the brands have slightly advanced their offers. Woodland is currently offering up to 40 per cent discount on maximum of its items. On select items the discount is even more. An employee at an exclusive store of Levis here at the Capital said the company sent instructions to “clear old stock by offering these discounts as soon as possible because of the GST”.Levis is offering buy-two get-two scheme on most of its items. Similarly, footwear majors Reebok and Bata are also offering up to 50 per cent discount. Future group multibrand retail format Centrals Chief of Marketing & Head of Customer Loyalty Jitendranath Patri said discounts have also been offered keeping in mind Ramzan shopping.advertisementThe GST Council has decided to tax man-made apparel up to Rs 1,000 at 5 per cent, while those costing above Rs 1,000, will attract 12 per cent. At present the total tax incidence is around 8 per cent depending upon the states. On the automobiles front, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, Mahindra and Mahindra and Ford India have all come out with different schemes that are valid for June only. Dealers of the countrys largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki are offering discounts between Rs 25,000 and Rs 35,000. Similarly, M&M is offering benefits ranging between Rs 27,000 on Scorpio to Rs 90,000 on XUV500 till June 30. Hyundai Motor India dealers are offering discounts ranging between Rs 25,000 on Elite i20 and all-new Xcent to Rs 2.5 lakh on premium SUV SantaFe. Honda Cars India, on the other hand, is offering up to Rs 14,500 discount on its hatchback Brio, Rs 50,000 on compact sedan Amaze, Rs 17,000 on premium hatchback Jazz and Rs 60,000 on B-RV under a special scheme valid during June.”We are giving price protection to the customers for cars retailed from June 10 to June 30 which means that customers will buy the car at pre-GST price now. Post GST implementation whatever the difference in ex-showroom price it will be returned back to the customer by the dealer,” a Honda Cars India spokesperson said.Japanese carmaker Nissans dealers are also offering benefits of up to Rs 80,000 on sports utility vehicle Terrano and around Rs 25,000 on small car Micra.Industry analysts said the companies have been forced to come up with the discounts as potential customers have held back on purchases expecting prices to come down after the implementation of GST. Under the GST rates, cars will attract the top rate of 28 per cent with a cess in the range of 1-15 per cent on top of it. While small petrol cars with engine less than 1,200 cc will attract 1 per cent cess, that with a diesel engine of less than 1,500 cc will attract 3 per cent cess. Large cars with engine greater than 1,500 cc and SUVs with length more than 4 metres and engine greater than 1,500 cc will attract a cess of 15 per cent. Already, Ford India has announced discounts of up to Rs 30,000 on its compact SUV EcoSport, sedan Aspire and hatchback Figo to pass on benefits of new tax rates under GST. German luxury car maker Audi has slashed prices of its models in India by up to Rs 10 lakh till June 30. Rival BMW also said it is offering “benefits up to 12 per cent” on ex- showroom prices that include GST benefits. Besides, Mercedes Benz has announced reduction of prices of its vehicles produced in India by up to Rs 7 lakh. Tata- Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has cut prices of select models by up to Rs 10.9 lakh. In the two-wheeler space, niche bike maker Royal Enfield is pre-emptively extending the GST benefits to its customers while Bajaj Auto has also announced reduction in prices of its motorcycles by up to Rs 4,500 to pass on the expected benefit of GST to customers. PTI PRJ KRH MSS RKL MRadvertisementlast_img read more