It’s an all Bougainville final

first_imgThe Central Bougainville side opened the scoring in the 15th minute of the game, but  Kimbe fought back to  level the scores at 1-1 before the break.After the break, it was anybody’s game for the taking as Kimbe showed a lot of courage in front of their home crowd. But the Bougainvilleans held a strong side to defend as they push their forward packs  in attack.After several attacks from both sides, Bougainville forwards broke through the host team’s defence to convert their only chance to lead 2-1.Bougainville hold onto the lead until the final whistle to book the second spot in the cup finals.Central Bougainville will now take on their brothers South Bougainville in the finals for the first time in their first NGI Besta Cup appearance.last_img read more

SWIMMING VIES FOR NATIONAL SUPREMACY AT UBC

first_imgStory Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s swimming teams are in Vancouver for the 2019 U SPORTS Odlum Brown championships, February 21-23, at UBC.WOMEN’S PREVIEW: The Varsity Blues women are coming off their sixth consecutive victory at the OUA championships one week ago at Brock University. The Blues (1160) notched twice as many points as the silver medalist McMaster Marauders (545) at the conference meet and enter this week’s national championships with the No. 1 ranking.U of T swimming sensation Kylie Masse enters her final U SPORTS championships of her storied five-year career. The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 FINA world champion is the three-time reigning U SPORTS female swimmer of the year and will be looking for the grand slam (four career victories) in the 50, 100 and 200 metre backstroke events. She is also the defending national champion in the 100 butterfly.First-year standout Rebecca Smith enters her first U SPORTS championships having already medaled internationally, after claiming a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and two bronze medals at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Japan. She earned OUA female rookie of year honours after earned four individual and one relay gold medals, while breaking three OUA records at the conference championships.Third-year swimmers Rachel Rodé and Hannah Genich will also look to get back on the podium this season. Rodé earned back-to-back bronze medals in the 50 backstroke in 2017 and 2018, while also placing third in the 50 butterfly last season. Genich won the 200 butterfly national title in 2017 and earned the bronze medal at last year’s event.MEN’S PREVIEW: The Varsity Blues men’s swimming team earned their 16th straight OUA banner last week at Brock University, finishing over 400 points ahead of the silver medalist Waterloo Warriors. The Blues enter the national championships with a No. 5 ranking.A quartet of veteran Blues will look to lead the squad in Vancouver this week. Fifth-year standout Matt Dans returns to the national stage after a one-year hiatus. The computer science major from Toronto won the 50 butterfly national gold medal in 2016 and has reached the podium in the 100 butterfly three times in his career. He won both events at the conference championships last week.Fellow fifth-year veteran Mitch Ferraro reached the national podium for the first time last season, claiming the bronze medal in the 100 freestyle. The Uxbridge, Ont., native medalled in all six of his races at the OUA championships.Osvald Nitski, who was named a U SPORTS Top 8 academic all-Canadian in 2016-17, has medaled individually for the past three national championships. He will be a threat for the podium all week, and will look for his fourth national medal in the 200 butterfly.Third-year standout Matthew Mac has had a breakout season. The commerce major swept the backstroke events at the conference meet and will look to reach the podium at UBC this week.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnaptChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Damaged submarine cable to be buried deeper

first_imgThe submarine power cable in the Demerara River bed, which was damaged last month, will be buried some three meters deeper, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson has said.While the cause of the damage has not yet been made public, the minister confirmed that it was damaged while work was being carried out.“What was done, having been damaged, it has brought the excess power from Vreed-en-Hoop over to the Demerara interconnected grid”, Minister Patterson informed. He said GPL will be raising the cable and that quotations were received from three firms to fix the cable.“What is required is the special equipment called the splicer to raise the cable and then install the slicer to fix it… A contractor has been identified in principle. Works will take after the arrival of the splicer,” he said, informing too that it is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.“The project will be done in three phases. Phase one has already been completed; phase two is the installation of the splicer and repairs and phase three is the burying of the cable.Addressing the burying of the cable, Patterson said the contract had stipulated that the cable be buried at three meters.The Marine Administration Department (MARAD) at the time had however advised that it be lower, however, because the contract was signed, it remained at three meters. He said he was informed that there are excess cables at both ends and that the company will go ahead and bury it at the required six meters deep.He said he has asked GPL to explore the option of a second cable since not only does the cable bring electricity, but it also has fibre optic.He said he has asked that GPL seek out another cable just to bring over the excess electricity.Immediately after the damage last month, the power company had reported that a Chinese team was assisting it to retrieve the cable from the Demerara River bed in order to assess the extent of the damage.A release from the power company noted that a comprehensive test had been conducted on the cable subsequent to a total shutdown on July 12, which attributed the incident of faulty insulation at the connection or “Pot Head” linking the 69KV submarine cable to the overhead transmission lines at Kingston.last_img read more

Anita and Joseph Gaytan

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Guests were huddled under trees for relief. The cake arrived topped with a beautiful chocolate flower arrangement. In minutes it looked like a Picasso, melted chocolate running down the sides. The hotel shook that night with an alarm blaring, warning guests to leave. My mother, with COPD and emphysema, walked down five flights of stairs, arriving to see her two hung-over sons lying on the ground and my aunt announcing that my nightgown was on backwards! Have we forgotten the Whittier Narrows Earthquake? As we were being evacuated, my husband said, “Did the ground shake for you, too?” Shaken by the Whittier Narrows Earthquake? No, we call it our anniversary! Two days before a wedding, people are tending to nail appointments. I was looking for where my nail salon even was. Condemned buildings were everywhere. In two days we were getting married. We had family arriving from Montana, Michigan, San Francisco and Sweden when the 100-gallon aquarium lost about 50 gallons, the Sparkletts water bottle mixed nicely with the five-pound bag of sugar and the cover to the wall heater landed on the glass coffee table, shattering it. Rain could be a possibility for an outdoor October wedding. Not to worry. In all these years, Oct. 3, 1987, is still the hottest day… 107 degrees! last_img read more

THE KIA TO SUCCESS: DONEGAL CAPTAIN GETS KEYS TO NEW SPORTAGE!

first_imgLetterkenny Kia proud sponsors of Michael Murphy Captain of Donegal Senior Team, with Seamus McLaughlin (Director) and Padraig Kelly (Sales) from Inishowen Motors handing the keys of the Kia Sportage to Michael at the Drumkeen Showroom, Letterkenny. Inishowen Motors wish Micheal and the Team the best of luck against Down this weekend in the Ulster SFC Final.THE KIA TO SUCCESS: DONEGAL CAPTAIN GETS KEYS TO NEW SPORTAGE! was last modified: July 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE KIA TO SUCCESS: DONEGAL CAPTAIN GETS KEYS TO NEW CAR!last_img read more

SR 58 Closes East Of Heltonville  For Culvert Replacement

first_imgIndiana Department of Transportation Southeast District personnel plan to close State Road 58 at a culver location 2½ miles east of Zelma this Thursday (JUNE 14) for up to 30 days.Contracted crews will replace the existing structure that carries Leatherwood Creek in Pleasant Run Township with a new 4-sided concrete box culvert measuring 16 X 4-feet and 42 feet in length.   A second S.R. 58 drainage structure located 1.65 miles east of Heltonville will be removed and replaced once the initial structure has been installed.    Ragle Inc. is INDOT’s contractor for this $461,365 2-structure project.last_img read more

Council to build 21 new dwellings in Buncrana

first_imgDonegal County Council’s decision to build 21 dwellings in Buncrana has been welcomed by councillor Jack Murray.The houses are to be built in Rockytown, Buncrana.Cllr Murray said that he and his party colleague, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn, have been ‘inundated’ by calls from people in housing need in recent times and he was hopeful that these homes will go some way to helping the housing crisis in the Buncrana area. Welcoming the development Councillor Murray said “I am delighted that the council is moving forward with plans to construct 21 much needed dwellings in Buncrana. This a hugely positive step as there is currently a huge waiting list in Buncrana and all across Inishowen.“The proposal, which will be brought forward to Monday’s sitting of Donegal County Council, contains plans for thirteen houses and eight apartments. These dwellings will be a mix of 2,3 & 4 bedrooms dwellings.“Over the last number of years, my colleague Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn and I have been inundated with calls from constituents who are in desperate housing need as there’s simply a shortage of available rental properties in the Buncrana area, combined with rising rents.“I am hopeful that these plans will not only house families on the council’s waiting list but also free up homes on the rental market for others. “There is a long way to go before we can fully address the housing crisis in Inishowen but this is great step in the right direction and I would commend all of the council staff who brought us to this point.”Council to build 21 new dwellings in Buncrana was last modified: January 25th, 2017 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:buncranacouncillor jack murraydwellingshouseslast_img read more

Google Says Goodbye to Hello

first_imgjosh catone 1 Tags:#Google#Photo Sharing Services#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped noticed today that Google announced that it will be shuttering its Hello photo sharing and chat application next week. Hello was an instant messenger-like desktop photo sharing application that made it easy to send photos to friends via an encrypted connection. The Hello.com web page has been replaced by a shut down notice and the service will cease to work on May 15th.“We originally embarked on a mission to make photo sharing easier and more fun with Hello. We plan to keep carrying that torch in new projects to come,” wrote the Hello team on their now defunct web site.Hello, which was part of Google’s 2004 acquisition of Picasa, seems to have been neglected in recent years. According to Compete, Hello’s traffic has fallen by over 50% year-over-year, and Wikipedia says that Hello shut down its “Bloggerbot IM” service in favor of Picasa’s “Blog This” function in 2006.The Hello team encourages users to use Picasa, Picasa Web Albums, and Google Talk, and it seems likely that redundancy is what killed Hello. Google Talk already has file sharing and Picasa albums are viewable within the chat client (though Google Talk doesn’t encrypt files and chats the way Hello did). Could we see tighter integration between Picasa and Google Talk now that Hello is out of the picture? And more importantly, what will Google do with such a cool domain? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

House- and Senate-Approved Revised Disaster Tax Relief Bill Heads to White House

first_imgThe House has approved a revised disaster relief bill. The Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Bill of 2017 (HR 3823) passed on September 28 by a 264-to-155 vote. The Senate approved the measure the same day, but with an amendment removing a flood insurance provision. The House quickly approved the amended version.Fast TrackThe House voted down the original bill on September 25 by a 245-to-171 vote. At that time, it was brought to the floor using a fast-track procedure requiring a two-thirds majority for approval. However, it failed to garner enough support among Democrats. Therefore, on September 28, the revised bill was brought back to the House floor under a rule requiring only a simple majority.“The House’s bill goes further by authorizing tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and Texas and Florida as well, because these disaster victims shouldn’t suffer a tax bill on top of their losses,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor on September 28. He added: “We need to pass that legislation here in the Senate without delay.”Disaster ReliefThe disaster relief bill, as now approved by the Senate will, among other things:(1) eliminate the current law requirements in the disaster areas that uncompensated personal casualty losses exceed 10 percent of adjusted gross income to qualify for deduction;(2) eliminate the current law requirement that taxpayers itemize deductions to access this tax relief;(3) provide an exception to the 10-percent early retirement plan withdrawal penalty for qualified hurricane relief distributions(4) allow for the re-contribution of retirement plan withdrawals for home purchases cancelled due to eligible disasters;(5) provide flexibility for loans from retirement plans for qualified hurricane relief;(6) temporarily suspend limitations on charitable contribution deductions associated with qualified hurricane relief made before December 31, 2017;(7) provide a tax credit for 40 percent of wages (up to $6,000 per employee) paid by a disaster-affected employer to each employee from a core disaster area; and(8) allow taxpayers to refer to earned income from the immediately preceding year for purposes of determining the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for the 2017 tax year.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffDisaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017, HR 3823Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Intel® Small Business Advantage Designed for Small Businesses

first_imgThese days, thriving as a small business owner means contending with fierce competition, rising security challenges, and countless distractions vying for your attention. Kicking off 2016, we want to give you solutions to address these challenges and thrive.We developed a new solution tailored for small businesses, available on our 6th generation Core processor. It’s called Small Business Advantage®, and it will enhance the way you work.First, Boost Your SecurityUnfortunately, cybersecurity remains a huge issue and can be detrimental to a business. Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that more than 60 percent of online attacks target SMBs because of a lack of tools to help safeguard against these threats. It may seem impossible, but you can build a great defense against hackers in a simple way. That’s where innovative solutions and a little savvy shopping can help.We built security features into Intel® Small Business Advantage, including USB Blocker, data backup and restore capabilities plus software monitoring to help protect your business. The simple-to-use solution puts you in control based on what makes sense for your business. The benefit is, the work to help keep your data secure happens behind the scenes, so you can focus on growing your business, not the technology.Next, Increase ProductivityAs a small business owner, keeping productivity high is critical for staying ahead of the competition.When planning for a successful 2016, we want to give you ways to make the most out of every hour, limit distractions and communicate more effective. Intel® Small Business Advantage includes collaboration features uniquely developed to provide you a one-stop shop experience to easily connect with employees, collaborate and share files whether in the office or on the go.We’ve also created companion applications that can be downloaded at no additional cost, so once you purchase a PC with Intel® Small Business Advantage, you can quickly use it across your existing PCs and mobile devices to take advantage of investments you’ve already made.We remain relentless in creating easy-to-use solutions that drive business value for our customers. That’s why we’re extremely excited to deliver a purpose-built solution with Intel® Small Business Advantage to help you protect and grow your business. Read more about enhancing productivity for your small business.Check out what other small business owners had to say about our new solution here.Learn more Intel Small Business Advantage here: www.intel.com/sba Comment below or join the conversation on Twitter at @IntelSmallBiz.last_img read more