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first_imgRaymond GrahamGleaner WriterToday’s MVP Track and Field meet will take focus inside the National Stadium this evening, with the promise of top quality athletics, given the early form shown so far this season.Following last Saturday’s outstanding performances from several of the country’s top senior athletes including an world leading equalling 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100m from Elaine Thompson, fans are in store for three hours of top class performances once again with the main event expected to start at 3:00pm because of the overwhelming support of entries.Meet organiser Paul Francis is excited about the meet and the support it has received.”We have received over 400 entries and because of this we will have to start a bit earlier, running several heats but the main event with the top seeded athletes will commence at 5:00pm,” said Francis.With this being the last chance for athletes to sharpen up ahead of the Penn Relays it should be great competition for both high school athletes as well as those from clubs and colleges.The Penn Relays will take place in Philadelphia, USA between April 28 – 30.Besides the 4x100m and 4x400m there will be action also in the 4x800m relays with 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles along with 400m hurdles also facing the starter.An exciting battle is expected in the men’s 100m as former world champion Yohan Blake of Racers Track Club will lead a high quality field with the likes of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer, MVP’s Andrew Fisher and World Championships 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes all posing a threat.World Championships bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson is also expected to feature in the women’s 400m event.Following her defeat to GC Foster College’s Rhonda Whyte in the women’s 400m hurdles, Edwin Allen High schoolgirl Shannon Kallawan, will be hoping to avenge that defeat when both clash once again in an event, which also includes some of the country’s top athletes who will be bidding for spots on Jamaica’s team to the Rio Olympic Games.These include the likes of Sprintec’s Ristananna Tracey, MVP’s Nikita Tracy and the University of West Indies’ Rushell Clayton, who will be defending her collegiate title at the Penn Relays.Today’s meet will also be a good opportunity for high school teams in the relays. Following two sub-40 seconds clocking so far this season, Kingston College led by Jhevaughn Matherson and Akeem Bloomfield will be hoping for another big performance but with defending Penn Relays champion Calabar expected to insert outstanding Class II athlete Christopher Taylor in their line-up, this could make it more difficult for the North Street – based team.Both teams will be pitted against Racers and MVP units, which will also be interesting to see how the schoolboys do against their seniors.Among the girls Penn Relays favourite St. Jago is expected to parade their strong 4x100m team, which is expected to include the likes of Kimone Shaw, Shaniel English and Shanice Reid.However, defending Penn Relays champion Edwin Allen with the likes of Patrice Moodie and Shellece Clarke along Holmwood Technical with Ashley Williams and company could make it difficult for the St. Jago quartet.TODAY’S ORDER OF EVENT5:00 P.M: 4X100M FEMALE5:00 P.M: LONG JUMP MEN5:10 P.M: 4x100M MALEDISCUS FEMALE5:20 P.M: 800M FEMALE5:25 P.M; 800M MALE5:35 P.M: 400M HURDLES FEMALE5:40 P.M 400M HURDLES MALE5:50 P.M : 4X800M FEMALE6:00 P.M: 4X800M MALE6:10 P.M: 400M M FEMALEDISCUS MALE6:20 P.M: 400M MALE6:30 P.M LONG JUMP6:45 P.M: 200M FEMALE6:55 P.M: 200M MALE7:10 P.M: 100M H FEMALE7:15 P.M; 110M H MALE7:55 P.M: 4X400M FEMALE8:00 P.M: 4X400M MALElast_img read more

first_img…2 in custody Police are reportedly on the hunt for the prime suspect in the murder of Shawn Nurse, also called “Fabulous,” who was gunned down on Sunday in the vicinity of Avenue of the Republic and America Street.A Police source has told Guyana Times that, based on information received from persons who had witnessed the murder, the shooter is reportedly a character that is well known to the Police. He allegedly resides in Georgetown, and reportedly has had several brushes with the law, including robbery-under-arms.Detectives have reportedly visited this suspect’s home and other locations that he frequents, but he remains on the run.Police have however arrested two men who are suspected to be known associates of the prime suspect. They remain in custody and are assisting with investigations.Well-known money changer Shawn Nurse, also called “Fabulous”, late 47-year-old resident of Lot 33 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt Georgetown, had been sitting in a chair at the corner of Avenue of the Republic and America Street when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun.Without hesitation, the man demanded that Nurse hand over a bag he had been carrying, which contained an undisclosed sum of local and foreign currencies.Nurse resisted the man, and in retaliation he pulled the trigger, shooting Nurse once to his head. Nurse collapsed and died almost immediately.Police have retrieved a 9MM spent shell at the scene, and have questioned several persons, who have given a description of the shooter. At the time of the shooting incident, the suspect was reportedly clad in a red hoody and a pair of brown trousers.Nurse had reportedly been robbed two months ago, when gunmen had swooped down on him as he was entering his yard. The money and other valuables they had taken were reportedly returned, and the matter was quashed.Nurse’s grieving mother — inconsolable at the scene on Sunday – could not say whether his gunning down was related to the robbery stated above. In anguish she told reporters that she was at home when she received the news that something had happened to her son. Upon arriving at the scene, she recalled seeing her son’s body lying in a pool of blood.This mother had last seen her son alive on Saturday evening, when he had gone to her home for dinner. She could not state whether he had had any issue with anyone, but was adamant that her son had been committed to his work, although, because of the danger associated with his type of profession, his daughters would often tell him to engage himself in another profession. Nurse leaves to mourn his mother, wife, three children and two siblings.The Police are confident that the perpetrator would be brought to justice.last_img read more

first_imgThe senior at Cal State San Bernardino said she did not miss classes in order to buy two tickets for her first-ever NASCAR race. “After seeing him, I may go to a lot more,” she said. More than 200 fans were on hand for Edwards’ hour-long appearance. Dave Menser of Riverside waited for more than three hours to get his favorite driver’s autograph. Tricia Ruiz, a 19-year-old from Ontario, was next in line with mother Pam. They were in possession of seven tickets and an additional pair through a promotion with Staters Bros. “I like him because he’s hot,” said the younger Ruiz, who admits becoming an Edwards fan after he posed shirtless last year in Men’s Health magazine. She had her picture taken with Edwards and had him sign an oversized Valentine card. It was much the same for Upland’s Madison Jones, who did miss work to meet Edwards. Not only did he sign autographs, pose for photos, pass out candy coupons, help sell tickets and answer countless questions, Edwards converted several new fans to stock car racing. “Oh, he’s pretty hot,” said Megan Allison of Yucaipa, who had Edwards sign a Valentine’s Day card. “I’m going to show it to my sorority sisters and tell them he was hot.” FONTANA – If Monday was any indication of who’s buying tickets for the Feb. 25 Auto Club 500 at California Speedway, it’ll be mostly women. Carl Edwards, NASCAR’s Nextel Cup Series heartthrob, made a personal appearance at the Fontana track as part of a whirlwind 24-hour tour that also included a stop at the Grammys on Sunday night. center_img “Absolutely he’s my favorite driver,” she said. “I love his personality, Roush Racing and his 8-pack abs. He’s a great driver.” Jones, who has attended races at Fontana the past four years, said Edwards inspired her to start a racing career. She will debut in a demolition derby at Irwindale Speedway in April. For Hector Villalobos of Rancho Cucamonga, the visit with Edwards was reminiscent of their first meeting in 2003 at Phoenix. “He treated me good, and I just like his personality,” said Villalobos, whose jacket bore the logo of Office Depot, Edwards’ sponsor. Villalobos, who attended races at Ontario Motor Speedway as a youngster, is no stranger to NASCAR. He’s been a season-ticket holder at Fontana since 1997 and also has seats at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Edwards flew via private jet from Daytona Beach, Fla., after qualifying for Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500. He arrived in time to attend the Grammys and attended several parties afterward, spending time with Kid Rock among others. A winner of four Cup races in 2005, and his first career pole at Fontana for the Labor Day Sunday race in the same year, Edwards recently developed his own record label, Back 490 Records, to help new artists in the Midwest. Before arriving at the track, he helped unveil the new electronic sign that borders Interstate 10 after numerous media appearances in the morning. Following a quiet Monday night dinner in Hollywood, Edwards was scheduled for an early morning flight on Tuesday back to Daytona Beach. 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

first_imgThe 22-year-old, who was part of the France squad that won the World Cup, joined Atletico in a deal worth 72 million euros ($84 million) after three seasons at Monaco.Lemar said the presence of international team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez at the Wanda Metropolitano had played a key role in his decision to move to Atletico.“Antoine and Lucas have told me lots about the club. I’m very happy with the decision I made,” said Lemar, who will wear the number 11 shirt for Diego Simeone’s side.“I know this team demands hard work and I’ll give it my all for the team. If I need to run more, I’ll do it without a problem.”Lemar played just one of France’s seven matches at the World Cup, starting the 0-0 draw with Denmark in the group stage, and has already started training after just a short break.“I’m looking forward to getting started with my new club, getting to know the staff, my new team-mates and the supporters.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thomas Lemar will be joined by France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez at Atletico © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Jul 30 – France midfielder Thomas Lemar wants to lift the Champions League trophy in his debut season at Atletico Madrid with the Spanish club set to host next year’s final.“I’m going to give everything possible to go the furthest and win this Champions League,” Lemar said Monday as he was unveiled by Atletico following his arrival from Monaco.last_img read more

first_imgThe dispute began two years ago when the pianist philanthropist, in a glistening gown, won the Miss Ventura County crown. Only a week before the October 2004 contest, the stately redhead had a quickie wedding in Las Vegas – later annulled – in violation of pageant rules. The Ventura County Scholarship Association, which runs the competition, then stripped her of her title and sued her for $5,000, alleging that she’d misrepresented herself as single so she could compete. The association was awarded $3,121 by a Ventura County Small Claims Court, which Gushwa paid. Then last month, the association filed a theft report against her for failing to return her crown, commemorative ring and $2,600 in prizes. For deposed 2005 Miss Ventura County winner Hilary Gushwa, beauty never got uglier – or messier. The Camarillo beauty queen stripped of her crown over a drunken wedding has waged a tug-of-war with pageant officials who have accused her of stealing her tiara. And she defended her honor Friday amid allegations that a rival beauty-pageant mom and contest official had abused her law enforcement privileges while trying to repossess the crown. “I have survived much more difficult situations in my life than some angry beauty-pageant mother who is upset that her daughter lost a competition,” said Gushwa, 24, a Cal State Northridge coed. Pageant officials claimed she’d perjured herself in court by telling a judge she’d been too drunk and medicated to remember nuptials with her longtime boyfriend. “Only girls that are entitled to it are deserving to own the crown,” Jackie Youngern, an association committee member, told the Ventura County Star this week. “This program runs on trust, and she’s broken that trust.” Only what Youngern didn’t disclose was that her daughter had competed against Gushwa for the crown. Or that she worked as a specialized peace officer for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, which has declined to bring charges against Gushwa. Ron Bamieh, an attorney for Gushwa, said not only did Youngern make false accusations against his client, she misused her badge to “intimidate witnesses, obtain statements and solicit clerks at government offices to obtain records” on the deposed beauty queen. Legal defense The District Attorney’s Office forbids workers from using their position to conduct unsanctioned investigations. “I understand that some people were upset that their daughter lost a pageant, but at some point their actions become ridiculous and inappropriate,” said Bamieh, a former Ventura County prosecutor who once worked with Youngern. He said Gushwa did not misrepresent herself because she applied as single to compete long before the pageant took place. In addition, she doesn’t owe any further damages because she’s already paid her fine. Youngern, as well as pageant association officials, did not return phone calls seeking comment. A lead D.A.’s investigator said his office is investigating any potential malfeasance by Youngern, but could not comment on personnel issues. “Obviously, we take these types of allegations seriously and we are looking into the matter,” said Rob Briner, chief investigator for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Gushwa, who says she suffers from two potentially fatal heart conditions, said she’d gone to Las Vegas to visit her boyfriend’s parents the weekend before the beauty competition. Charity concerns She drank on top of her medication and never remembered the wedding chapel, the kiss or the wedding ring, she said. The groom’s family has reportedly said Gushwa was not drunk during the wedding or rehearsal and has purportedly produced photos of a smiling Gushwa getting married in a Las Vegas chapel. “I never believed or thought for one moment that I was married,” insisted Gushwa, who has light blue eyes and flowing eyelashes. “… Later, I found out about the ceremony and immediately took steps to annul the proceedings.” Gushwa said she was especially worried at how the publicity would affect her charity, Heart2Heart, which has raised more than $50,000 for the National Marrow Donor Program. As for her Miss Ventura County tiara? She said she gave it to a girl suffering from lymphoma and will donate the remaining proceeds to her charity. “The girl I gave it to is a true beauty,” Gushwa said, “and I pray that she wears it in good health for the rest of what I hope is a very long life.” (818) 713-3730160Want 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

first_imgCOURT LATEST: A 29 year old Polish man who appeared in court charged with using force during a robbery at Cullen’s Filling station in Buncrana has been refused bail.Man appeared at Buncrana District Court in last few minutesPawel Witek, 29, was charged under Section 14 of the Criminal Justice Act when he appeared at Buncrana District Court in the last few minutes. The court heard that both a previous bench warrant and a European arrest warrant had been out for the man.He was charged following an incident on Monday night last when a man held up Cullen’s Filling station on the Cockhill Road just after 7.30pm.The court was told that €1,040 had been stolen during the raid on the premises.The man’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher made an appeal for bail for his client but Judge Paul Kelly refused the application.He said because of the seriousness of the charge and the fact that Witek had no fixed abode meant he had to remand him in custody.He was also charged with two Section 2 Criminal Damage charges from January 30th.He remanded the accused to appear at Harristown District Court tomorrow.Gardai carried out a full investigation into the robbery and arrested Witek on Tuesday evening.Gardai later thanked the public for all their assistance during the investigation.AT HEARING******** – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:‘RAIDER’ REMANDED IN CUSTODY AFTER COURT HEARS EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ALREADY OUT was last modified: February 14th, 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) Tags:Buncrana District CourtCullen’s Filling stationraiderlast_img read more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device Police in Mobile, Alabama have issued an arrest warrant for former Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, USA Today reports.The mother of Cousins’ son recorded a phone conversation in which a man is heard telling her he will “put a bullet in your (expletive) head.” She told police the person on the other line was Cousins.She filed a police report on the call and sent a copy of …last_img read more

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Products Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… You probably know Zoho as a SaaS company with enterprise collaboration and productivity tools. What you might not know is that they also offer on-premise deployments for companies with more than 10,000 employees. While this has been an important option for large enterprises not ready for the cloud, its limitation has always been the hardware requirements that went along with it. Starting today, that limitation disappears via partnership with VMware to get Zoho’s apps running on the vSphere “private cloud” behind the firewall. Quietly Offering On-premiseZoho is best recognized for its software as service offerings, a suite of 19 applications ranging from a Google Docs competitor to a low-cost CRM. But for some time now the company has allowed larger enterprises to purchase appliances that replicate Zoho’s own datacenter, but keep the data behind the firewall and allow for better integration with other enterprise applications. “Not many people know that we do on-site deployments for companies that have at least 10,000 employees,” said Zoho evangelist Raju Vegesna. Vegesna also mentioned that they sell Zoho apps to service providers who can rebrand and sell them independently, a move which has allowed the company to penetrate markets in China and Japan. The downside with selling appliances is that it forced customers to use the hardware configuration provided by Zoho. Running the apps on VMware’s vSphere creates an alternative to that by providing a virtual appliance. The architecture ultimately tries to create a private cloud behind the firewall, though there have been fierce critics of the notion that this approach is anything like the public cloud. Adapting to the Needs of EnterpriseWhen we asked whether Zoho really presents this as an equal option or just a failsafe, Vegesna said that “all these enterprises are already using or experimenting with Zoho, and they come to us asking if we offer on-site deployments…we clearly put the advantages and disadvantages right in front of them.” He compared their collaborative software to real estate, “SaaS is like an apartment. If you’re big enough you’ll buy a house, but if you don’t have the money you’ll rent an apartment.”It’s interesting to see one of the more successful SaaS companies embrace the need for on-premise implementations. Rather than try and convert all companies to the cloud, Zoho is one of a class of SaaS companies adapting their product rather than turning away those not ready for the cloud. Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

first_imgThe huge Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station in the California desert generates electricity with thousands of mirrors that focus sunlight on towers as high as 40-story buildings. But the technological marvel, which can produce enough electricity for 140,000 homes, is apparently proving fatal to a growing number of birds, according to published reports.News outlets that include The Wall Street Journal and the public television station KCET said dozens of birds have died around the towers, apparently as a result of flying through the 1,000-degree temperatures created by the focused sunlight.The $2.2 billion plant, located on a five-square-mile piece of federal land near the California-Nevada border, is owned by NRG Energy, Google, and BrightSource Energy, The Journal reported. The 347,000 mirrors are arranged around towers more than 450 ft. high, each capped with a boiler. The intense sunlight produces steam, which powers generators.Workers began finding dead birds at the project in the months before it started generating power in December. Some of them seemed to have burned feathers. They included a peregrine falcon, hawks, nighthawks, warblers and sparrows. KCET reported the plant’s owners conducted surveys in September to look for birds. The surveys were limited to an area directly around the towers that totaled about 156 acres, less than 5% of the project’s total footprint.The Journal quoted a NRG spokesman as saying it was too soon to draw any “definitive conclusions about long-term impacts on avian or other species.”BrightSource had proposed a similar solar farm east of Palm Springs, but California’s Energy Commission suggested the company use different technology, such as solar panels.Wind farms have had their own problems with bird and bat fatalities. Biologists estimate that wind farms have killed dozens of bald and golden eagles as well as 600,000 bats.last_img read more

first_img Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 Lessons Learned From Plugin SupportYou are here: Posted on 30th June 2016Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share A year and a half ago I released my first premium WordPress plugin, Advanced Ads. It’s true that once the plugin was out, my most important task was support. Support is a crucial element that determines not only the success of the project, but also how happy everyone will be, me included.With this in mind, I constantly optimized my approach to providing support. Let me share with you what I learned. Read on to find out what I learned about support, the four sides that will help you understand each request, which fears of mine proved to be unfounded, what an efficient support system looks like and, last but not least, how to optimize support.The post Lessons Learned From Plugin Support appeared first on Smashing Magazine.From our sponsors: Lessons Learned From Plugin Support HomeWeb DesignLessons Learned From Plugin Supportlast_img read more