Principal runs marathon, raises money for computersPHILADELPHIA (AP):A Philadelphia elementary school has 240 new computers thanks to the fleet feet of its principal.Stephanie Andrewlevich ran the Philadelphia Marathon last month to raise awareness of Mitchell Elementary’s lack of technology for its 550 students and to raise money to pay for computers.The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a month after the marathon, donors have responded by giving US$94,400.The money will buy computers for each classroom at the K-8 school, as well as 80 iPads, more support staff, and a room for children to go when they need to cool down.It was Andrewlevich’s third marathon. She says the cold and windy conditions made it a brutal run and she wanted to quit. But she says she kept seeing the students’ faces in her head and kept going.Allardyce denied victoryWATFORD, England (AP):Former England coach Sam Allardyce was denied victory in his first game back in club management, with his Crystal Palace team conceding a second-half penalty to draw 1-1 at Watford in the English Premier League yesterday.Troy Deeney scored from the spot in the 71st minute for his 100th goal for Watford, earning the hosts a point after their second-half rally at Vicarage Road.Allardyce took over at relegation-threatened Palace on Friday – three months after losing his England job – as a replacement for the fired Alan Pardew, and he was given the ideal start when Yohan Cabaye scored in the 26th minute.In what proved to be a game that hinged on two penalties, Palace wasted a chance to go 2-0 ahead in the 37th when Christian Benteke had a penalty saved by Heurelho Gomes after being fouled by the Watford goalkeeper.Deeney made no mistake when he got his chance from the spot after Sebastian Prodl was bundled over by his marker, Damien Delaney, at a corner.Former Texas Rangers pitcher diesLITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP):John Barfield, a left-hander from Arkansas who pitched three seasons for the Texas Rangers beginning in 1989, died in a shooting in Little Rock, police and family members said. He was 52.Police said Barfield was fatally shot on December 24 after an altercation with an acquaintance in downtown Little Rock. William Goodman, 59, of Pine Bluff is being held in the Pulaski County jail on preliminary charges of first-degree murder in connection with Barfield’s death, which has been classified as a homicide. Court records do not list an attorney for Goodman.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Many Russian clubs have already seen a boost in attendance in the season following the World Cup. With new arenas, teams in the host cities of Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod have more than doubled their average home attendance, though Sochi and Kaliningrad are lagging behind.Putin awarded Infantino a medal earlier this month for his help with staging the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The outcome so far has been extremely positive, with average stadium attendances and football interest in general rising significantly according to recent reports,” FIFA said in a statement, adding it is working with Russia to allocate money from a tournament legacy fund. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he wants FIFA to help ensure last year’s World Cup has an effective legacy.“Ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively, and on this issue we are also counting on your support,” Putin said at a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Moscow.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cristiano Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association (MCSSTA) has resolved to continue their ‘strike action’ despite assurances from Defense Minister, J. Brownie Samukai to resolve the impasse.Minister Samukai has been coordinating the affairs of the state in consultation with the office Vice President, while President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is out of the country.Despite the effort, the MCSSTA remains committed to holding onto its go-slow strike action.The secretary-general of the Association, Samuel M. Nyenuh on Wednesday, alleged among other things, that the government has downplayed the plight of teachers, particularly those under the banner of the MCSSTA.According to him, since their leadership held two separate meetings with authorities of the MCSS, and representatives from the government, no concrete steps have been taken concerning the demands put forth by the aggrieved teachers.He disclosed that all that was achieved from the meeting with Minister Samukai was an ordinary appeal for teachers to see reason to return to the classrooms, while efforts were being made at the ministries of Education and Finance to address the problem.The two entities are yet to comment.However, Mr. Nyenuh said their demands for the retroactive salaries and other benefits were some of the things that are long overdue.“The administration must adhere to our demands, and we challenge it to make any attempt to bring people from outside to administer the students’ final exams for this semester,” the MCSSTA S/G threatened.He said their leadership has resolved to receive the payments of their salaries and benefits before they return to the classrooms.“Teachers’ plights have been ignored by the government over the years, and therefore, we will not compromise anything, but to get proper redress before we return to the classrooms.”The MCSS teachers’ strike action in demand of salary and work benefits began on Monday, June 2, 2014.According to the teachers, they are taking the action due to the failure of MCSS authorities to adhere to demands they made early this year. In a three-count resolution to the MCSS authorities, the teachers want amongst other things, seven months’ retroactive salaries for over 80 newly employed teachers.The teachers were employed and tallied in the 2013/2014 Fiscal Budget. They are reported to have benefited from the February 2014 salary disbursement — seven months after they were included on the payroll.The MCSS teachers want US$50 transportation allowance for all to enhance “efficiency and effectiveness” on their jobs.The teachers complained that due to lack of buses to transport them to their respective campuses, they are compelled to board commercial vehicles—a situation which they claimed has contributed to teachers’ late arrival for classes.The Association’s president, A. Henry G. Woyea, said that on May 26 that they met in a joint session comprising faculty representative council, and executives of the aggrieved teachers on the G.W. Gibson High School campus, where a resolution was passed demanding that if their issues are not addressed by government within three days’ time, they would resort to a ‘nonstop strike action’ across the MCSS.Mr. Woyea has therefore called on all MCSS employees including janitors and other support staff to lay down their education materials, and stay away from work places until their demands are addressed.“The issue is very important and we are not going to take it for play. We are professional people who will not allow anyone to just play on us,” Mr. Woyea emphasized.When contacted, the Superintendent of MCSS, Benjamin Jacobs, confirmed the teachers’ claims, but said he has advised them not to carry out any strike action because that was untimely as the school calendar was about to come to an end for the current semester.Reacting to the three demands, Mr. Jacobs said modalities are being worked out to address the issue of retroactive salaries, but that it was a matter of a few days’ time.Regarding the US$50 transportation allowance, Mr. Jacobs said that was ‘unthinkable.’ He added that in the midst of ‘budget shortfalls and economic hardship’ the government is unable to yield to such a demand.He said, with only a month to the end of the budget year (2013/2014), he sees it impossible that the system could find about US$600,000 per month as transportation allowance.He then ruled out any possibility of MCSS providing buses to transport the employees, noting “This is a very huge task.”He argued that to provide buses for its teachers will even create more delay for them to reach on campuses, citing traffic, maintenance and timely access to the buses by all those entitled.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde has revealed the reason why there have been frequent changes to the fixtures for the Stag Elite League, which have been cited as one of the major factors behind the decline in attendance for League matches, with stands half empty for some games.In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times Sport, Forde explained that during the Genesis phase, football was usually played on Friday and Sunday without disruption; however, during this half in addition to the Stag Elite League, players now have to participate in international tournaments representing the national team, the Guyana Golden Jaguars and the League had to compensate for this.Wayne Forde“There are some unique challenges with the League this year; last year, we were not involved in any international campaign conflicting with the League. This year, we have had a few international engagements such as the Suriname friendly, the Caribbean Football (CFU) tournament and now the engagement with the Guyana national team and the Canadian national team. What has happened as a consequence of that, we’ve had to make some adjustments to the fixtures. Whenever you change a fixture date or the format, you can lose momentum because the fans will now have to readjust their own personal schedule to be at the games,” the GFF President said.Forde also explained the fact that the national team comprise mostly players from two of the clubs participating in the Stag Elite League made it unfair for those clubs to compete while their players were missing. “When we put these players into training camp for the national team, we simply can’t ask those clubs to continue to participate because they will not be competitive. Because of this, we’ll now have to defer those engagements with the teams until those players have returned to their respective clubs.”Nonetheless, Forde is hoping fans will turn out in their numbers in support of their team during the closing stages of the Stage Elite League.
Failed execution attemptAs investigators dig deeper into the failed execution of a Chinese businessman in Berbice, a source close to the probe has revealed that the police are looking at a possible credit arrangement as the motive behind the attack.This publication understands the Chinese businessman had credited some $4 million in materials to a Corriverton businessman. However, the Chinese businessman allegedly did not receive it which reportedly led to a dispute. The Corriverton businessman has since been taken into Police custody.On Monday, Police in B Division (Berbice) confirmed that they have arrested a third person in connection with the failed execution attempt on a Chinese businessman at Skeldon, Berbice, last week.Guyana Times understands that he is also from Corriverton. According to Police sources, the two others — who were arrested at separate roadblocks in Berbice — have confessed to having been paid to murder the businessman.One day after their arrest, both men confessed to collecting $1 million each from a city businessman to torture and kill the Chinese national. According to the men, the money was dropped off by a taxi driver.According to reports, on Thursday last, the two bandits drove up in a heavily tinted Toyota Premio motorcar and entered the window-making factory. Guyana Times was told that the men walked up to the businessman and hit him to the face with a hammer.According to reports, the men were seen rushing out of the building and hurriedly entering the waiting car before it sped away. The businessman was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was admitted a patient.Meanwhile, based on the description and number plate given to Police by persons in the area, a car was intercepted at a roadblock on the Corentyne. According to Police, only the driver was in the vehicle and his address was given as Lodge, Georgetown. The police noted that the driver could not give a reasonable explanation for his being in Berbice. He was taken into custody.However, at Number 50 Village, Police arrested another man who could not give a reasonable explanation for being in Berbice. He is from Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.Investigations are still ongoing.
…expresses disappointment at Govt’s silenceThe fracas that occurred at the New Thriving restaurant’s parking lot and involved allegations of a guard pointing a gun at Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes – an allegation that has since been debunked by video footage — reinforces the need for the existence of a strong ministerial code of conduct.David HindsThis is according to Dr David Hinds, who also expressed disappointment that so far only one official, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, has publicly addressed the matter.Hinds, who is also an executive member of the Working People’s Alliance – a party within the coalition Government — has expressed that while he is mindful that errors of judgement happen, the behaviour of the minister is a worrying one. He expressed the belief that had the minister been a private citizen, she would not have behaved in the manner depicted in the surveillance video.“It is one of the worrying characteristics of the top echelon of this Government and (of) previous ones. They seem intoxicated by the power they have, and use it simply because they have it and could use it. Part of it, I think, has to do with their unfamiliarity with political power that is born of a lack of proper preparation for high office,” Hinds declared.“I have read where some defenders cite the minister’s hard work and forthrightness as her assets. But effectiveness as a minister is not licence for bullyism. At the very least, the Government, the President and the party to which the minister is affiliated should publicly disassociate themselves from such behaviour,” Hinds cautioned.He stressed the importance of leadership by example from those in leadership positions, and noted that throwing one’s weight around as a minister and then telling a story that is at odds with the available facts is, at the end of the day, “official bullying.”“In the final analysis, this episode reinforces the need for a serious Code of Conduct for Ministers. It also signals that those entrusted with public power must manage it better. Our country is mired in lawlessness and incivility at all levels, and if we are to pull ourselves out of it, those who are in leadership positions must lead by example,” Hinds chided. While a Code of Conduct for Ministers was gazetted last year June, it was heavily criticised for being weak. Specifically, the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) had stated, after reviewing the draft, that some of its most critical recommendations, including penalties for specific breaches, have been ignored.The parking lot sagaMinister Simona Broomes had claimed that she and her driver, whose name has to date not officially been released to the media, had been victims of verbal assaults and threats by two security guards who were attempting to bar her from parking in a specific section of the establishment.Minister Broomes had also alleged that one of the guards had pointed and “crocked” a firearm at her and the driver of her SUV vehicle at some point during the incident. She claimed she was fearful for her life and safety as a result of the actions of the guards; who, following the incident, were arrested and detained by Police ranks before being released on their own recognisance.But since the release of CCTV footage last week, it has become clear that the version of the story told by Minister Broomes is different from what was depicted on camera. This has caused much criticism to be unleashed on social media against the APNU/AFC official. Video footage has displayed Broomes and her driver becoming enraged upon being told that they could not park in the specific area. Broomes was seen stepping out of the vehicle and throwing the “No parking” sign from the spot. And as her driver moved the vehicle forward, it almost struck one of guards who stood in front of it. The driver then exited the vehicle again, and another exchange followed.Asked last week whether the Police have found any proof to substantiate the claims made by Minister Broomes that a gun had been aimed at her during the ordeal, Crime Chief Paul Williams has declined to make any definitive pronouncement. Police are, however, expected to wrap up their investigations soon.
So the study authors also contend that particular attention should be paid to reducing methane leakage during transportation and greenhouse gases vented during natural gas processing, arguing there’s a need for a better understanding of how much gas escapes along the whole supply chain.That said however, it should also be noted, the government has taken some action on methane, committing in its new climate plan, released at the end of last week, to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas production by 45%. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It’s likely safe to speculate that the Toronto-based C.D Howe Institute has removed itself from the Christmas shopping list of BC Premier Christy Clark.The independent not-for-profit research institute has this week released a study which raises doubts about the overseas environmental benefits resulting from the development of a Canadian LNG industry.The Premier has long argued, as have many LNG project proponents, BC LNG exports to Asia will help replace coal and oil-fired power production making a global carbon contribution.- Advertisement -However the study authors claim, while LNG exports could reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions in China, India, Japan and Taiwan, in 9 of Canada’s likely 13 export markets, emissions would likely go up because those countries have greater supplies of renewable and lower emission power sources.So they’ve concluded that overall it’s “far from certain” that Canadian LNG exports would have the touted global carbon reduction impact, and they also recommend the Clark government focus on reducing emissions in BC.The development of exportable LNG requires power to cool it into a liquid, as well as energy for the tankers that would carry it, to overseas gas-fired powered plants.Advertisement
Save Cancel Text Edit Window College of the Canyons’ baseball team, which went 14-10 last season, will open its season Feb. 27 at the Southwest Conference Tournament, and coach Chris Cota has a good feel for his team. The Cougars finished third in the Western State Conference last season behind Valley and Bakersfield, and Cota expects they will contend this year despite not having a lot of power. “We’re going to have to play catch on defense, throw strikes and manufacture some runs,” Cota said. “For the most part, we’re going to have to do the little things to score runs.” COC is returning two All-Conference players, shortstop Brian Chavez and left fielder Matt Stevens. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Chavez (Quartz Hill High), who was drafted out of high school, will head to the University of San Francisco on scholarship after his sophomore season. “He’s a five-tool guy,” Cota said. Freshman third baseman Kyle Eveland (Palmdale High), who was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, will add strength in the infield. “I feel fortunate to have players like that on the left side of the field,” Cota said. The Cougars also return catchers Mike Scripture (Saugus High) and Kevin Steinhardt (Chaminade High in West Hills). Cota said they likely will split time behind the plate. Throwing to them will be a solid pitching staff featuring seven left-handers. “We’re really happy about our pitching staff,” Cota said. “We feel comfortable throwing nine or 10 guys out there.” Left-hander Steven Pujol (San Fernando High), at 6-foot-6, provides an imposing presence. “He’s a big, physical kid,” Cota said. “He’s got a good mix of pitches, throws in mid- to upper-80s and just knows how to pitch.” Fellow left-handed pitcher Mike Robbins (Village Christian High of Sun Valley) offers something different. “He’s not so much of a power guy,” Cota said. “He’s really competitive, knows how to pitch also, and I expect good things.” Crunch time: COC’s men’s golf team has completed four rounds of the 17-round qualifier coach Gary Peterson will use to determine his roster. There are 24 players in contention for a spot. Peterson, who expects to make some cuts today, says the windy conditions have tested his golfers. “This is where we can find out who can grind and who can’t grind,” he said. Fundraiser: The golf team will hold a fundraising tournament at Valencia Country Club on Jan. 30. For more information, call Peterson at (805) 320-0376. Nathan Brown, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org Save Cancel160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Basics of Growing a Beard for the First TimeDon’t touch it Growing a solid beard takes at least a month. While we want you looking your best at all times, it is highly recommended that you hold off any heavy-duty shaping or trimming for at least a month.By doing this, your beard will be fuller and you will get an idea what kind of shape your beard lends itself to. Also, what may have been a light patch in the beginning could now be completely blended in with the rest of the beard.The dreaded itchThe beard may start to itch in the first few days or not until week three but, rest assured, it will happen. At this point, it is time to grow a pair and tolerate it as, I can assure you, it will pass. The itch is due to the sharp edges of your stubble which is strong hair that curls back and pokes you in the skin. There are a few trade secrets to get through this, none better than Prorasso Beard Balm which moisturises and softens the hair.Using a beard balm will make this phase a stroll in the park.The psychologicalIf you are new to the beard-growing process, you’ll find the most challenging part is being able to handle other people’s reactions. Going for a different look will, without doubt, get comments from others.The first and most difficult challenge will be communicating with those who are closest to you. I’ve found that if you ask for support from them, you’ll usually find success.Maybe try:“Honey, I’ve decided to grow a beard and I know it’s going to be a little bit different. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but never had the confidence to do. I’m hoping to grow it for a few weeks and could really use your support.”If they aren’t 100% supportive, then try:“Darling, I’m (Age) years old and am looking to spend another 50 years with you. Please give me a few weeks of these next 50 years where I can try something that is very important to me.” If that doesn’t work:“I don’t know how I’m going to manage without you, but I’m starting tomorrow…”Look after itWhen growing a beard, you will find the hair very strong and stubborn. Also, what most men don’t realise is that the skin underneath begins to get very dry. A good quality beard oil will solve both of these issues. A very small amount massaged in daily will be all the care your skin and beard needs. With a simple comb in the right direction, it will be at its best. ShapingOnce you feel you have gone beyond the length you were aiming for, you can now trim it back into the shape you desire. Careful, this is where we lose most beards. Trimming the beard into a perfect shape on your first attempt is a delicate task. If you feel confident go for it, if not, a trip to your barbers is a must (as long as you are sure they’re capable of delivering your request). EnjoyAfter that, enjoy your new look. It may make you more handsome, rugged, distinguished, mature or carefree. Whatever it is, be happy with yourself and enjoy the fact that you tried something new and different. I can assure you that the process will help you to become more open minded towards others, more patient and more confident. For any advice on beards, the barbers in Mavericks or only too delighted to help. We would talk beards all day so, call in and we will help you any way we can.ARE YOU A MAVERICK? TOP TIPS TO GROW THE PERFECT BEARD was last modified: March 9th, 2016 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:BusinesscolumnFeaturesMavericks Barbers
ENTERTAINMENT: Eclispe Cinemas will be screening an ‘Autism Friendly’ showing of Top Cat this Saturdat afternoon! New Films this week: Kids Club Sat, Sun & Mon @ 12noon: (Saturday 4th , Sunday 5th & Monday 6th June)Films this week are Kung Fu Panda 3 & Ratchet & Clank Tickets €1.80 each! Over 50’s Wednesday – Tickets €5.00 Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comFilms available this week include:AUTISM FRIENDLY SHOWING OF ‘TOP CAT’ THIS WEEKEND AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: June 2nd, 2016 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:Autism Friendly ShowingEclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesnewsThursday Combo DealTop Cat