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Track and field season gets started today

first_img OLD BOYS TO BE HONOURED The meet will also see one of its Old Boy’s in Ruel James being honoured also has a new name with former board chairman Danny Williams’ name being added. The first event on the track this morning will be the girls Open 3,000 metres and this will be followed immediately by the boys Open 5,000 metres. All eyes will be on Kingston College’s Ari Rodgers, who will be making his first appearance on the track for his school. Ugandan Rodgers has been creating a storm since his arrival at the North Street institution as he has been very dominant on the road in 5K events with his last two victories coming at the Hugo Chambers and the G.C. Foster 5K, where he dominated his seniors with outstanding course times. Other events down to take place today on the track are 100 metres along with 80M, 100M and 110M hurdles. On the field those events down to be contested are long jump, high jump, discus, shot put and pole vault. Athletes from colleges and clubs will compete in Open events, while high school athletes will compete in their regular classes. As usual, the outstanding athletes will walk away with trophies with ten to be given out to those selected by the judges in each class and category. The Corporate Area and Western Jamaica will take the athletics spotlight today as Jamaica College and Herbert Morrison High hosting the first meets of the year on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association calendar. At 189 Old Hope Road in Kingston, it will be the 24th staging of the Purewater/JC Danny Williams Track and Field Development Meet, while at Herbert Morrison High in Montego Bay it will be the First Chance Meet. Both meets will begin at 8:30 a.m. Over 60 teams are down to compete in Kingston and meet organiser, Ian Forbes, stated that everything is in place. “At this moment, we have received entries from over 60 teams and the top boys and girls teams in the island, including, Calabar, Kingston College and Jamaica College on the male side along with Edwin Allen, St Jago, Holmwood and Vere Technical on the female side have all entered and we expect a day full of keen and good competition,” said Forbes.last_img read more

Spurs bounce back behind Aldridge, clobber Kings

first_imgAldridge spent much of the night going against Zach Randolph, his former teammate in Portland. The two big men traded buckets early before Aldridge made a short jumper to begin a 16-6 run just before halftime that put the Spurs up by 13 at the break.Sacramento scored eight straight points to open the third, but the Kings had no answer for Aldridge’s fadeaway and turnaround jumpers. Ginobili also took advantage of Sacramento’s sluggish defense when he easily drove through the lane past multiple defenders.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Aldridge did most of his scoring in the first half, but San Antonio didn’t pull away until the third quarter when the five-time All-Star had eight points. Ginobili added six points in the period, including a pair of uncontested layups.Former Kings player Rudy Gay scored seven of the Spurs’ first nine points in the fourth quarter when San Antonio went up by 14.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBuddy Hield had 24 points to pace Sacramento. Willie Cauley-Stein added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 15 for the Kings, who were coming off back-to-back road wins over Brooklyn and Philadelphia.It was a much-needed lift for the Spurs, who had a fourth-quarter meltdown while losing to Utah 100-89 on Thursday. Harkless snaps Trail Blazers’ skid, top Lakers OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sacramento Kings guard Malachi Richardson (23) and San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11 )go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APSACRAMENTO, California — LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs bounced back from a disappointing loss to beat the slumping Sacramento Kings 108-99 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Pau Gasol added 14 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists for San Antonio, which won without star forward Kawhi Leonard. Tony Parker had 10 points and six assists, and Manu Ginobili scored 15 as the Spurs extended their winning streak over the Kings to 11 games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Bone marrow transplant recipients reunite

first_imgCampos, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2004 and received a bone-marrow transplant a year later, is now fully recovered and once again attending school. This was the 31st anniversary of City of Hope’s ever-jubilant Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, where smiling patients of all ages proudly wore big buttons marking their years since treatment. Among the special guests at this year’s picnic were 17-year-old Julian Yarbrough, City of Hope’s first double umbilical cord blood transplant recipient, and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, who authored a bill that would create a statewide cord blood collection program. “Umbilical cord blood, which 90 percent of the time gets thrown in the trash, cures 70 diseases,” Portantino said. Portantino said he was moved to create a cord blood bank after his own attempt to donate cord blood from his daughter’s birth proved difficult. • Photo Gallery: Transplant gives hope DUARTE – Thousands of former City of Hope patients, family members and friends gathered Friday to celebrate their triumph over life-threatening cancers and fete the bone-marrow donors who made their health possible. “We do this year after year, and it never gets old – I always get goosebumps,” said Dr. Stephen Forman, head of the hospital’s bone-marrow transplant program, before two transplant recipients met their donors for the first time at the event. One of the recipients, 10-year-old Cindy Campos of Rancho Cucamonga had tears rolling down her cheeks as her donor, cheery-looking Canadian airline pilot Doug Baxter, appeared and wrapped her in a hug. “I had to do all the work,” he said. “I had to get the kit … I had to be in the delivery room to collect the package, put it on ice and ship it.” Yarbrough received his cord blood transplants after chemotherapy failed to thwart his leukemia and no matches were found for him within his family or the bone-marrow registry. “It’s hard to find a donor for somebody with a multi-ethnic background, so it’s amazing we found it,” said Ellen Bolotin, one of his physicians. Cord blood, like bone marrow, contains stem cells that can restore the marrow and immune system of patients who have had theirs destroyed by cancer-fighting chemotherapy. About 30 percent of patients who need bone-marrow transplants find a match within their families. The other 70 percent face the much harder task of finding a match from an unrelated donor. There is virtually no risk to donating stem cells, which is either done under anesthesia by extracting marrow from the hip bone, or by extracting them from the blood after a course of drug therapy. At City of Hope on Friday, the great impact that the donations could have was felt throughout the hospital grounds as cancer survivors walked about, surrounded by smiling family and friends. “Everything feels good,” said Eddie Garcia, a 34-year-old Azusa resident who attended with his fiancee Vaniece Ferraro. “I feel great.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want 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

Around Whittier

first_imgThousands of titles and specials will be available for Members’ Only Night from 4 to 8p.m. Nov. 15. Membership may be paid at the door and is $5 per year for individuals, $7.50 for families and organizations. The sale opens to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17. Proceeds from the sale are used to support library programs, especially for children. Last summer, the Friends donated $75,000 to the Whittier Public Library, underwriting the Summer Reading Club, Lunch at the Library, and many other programs and activities. For information, call Caroline Hull at (562) 464-3450, Ext. 641. Church to host craft, bake sale LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Church of the Nazarene, 15575 E. Foster Road, will host the 17th annual Christmas Boutique from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Handmade gifts, baked goods and homemade tamales will be available, as well as free coffee for shoppers. Whittier seniors to give thanks WHITTIER – To kick off the holiday season, a Thanksgiving celebration will take place in Whittier at Parnell Park Senior Center, 15390 Lambert Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16. The holiday seasonal event will feature a full traditional Thanksgiving meal, live music by the “Hepcats” and dancing. The celebration is co-sponsored by the city of Whittier Services Department and Prospect Medical. Tickets cost $6 for current Senior Center members and $8 for non-members. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. To make reservations or for information call the Parnell Park Senior Center at (562) 464-3350. Norwalk seniors to host craft fair NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Local artists and craft-makers will be selling unique and fascinating items. Shoppers may also register for free prize drawings and enjoy live entertainment. Vendors of handmade crafts are also being sought for the event. Registration for vendors of all ages is now open. Participants more than 50 years old must pay $10 per table. Those younger than 50 must pay $20 per table. All vendors must register with the State Board of Equalization for a minimum of a one-day sellers permit. No commercial items are permitted for sale. For information, call Daniel Abrego at (562) 929-5580. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Entertainment will be provided by deejay Pate Esparza- Gomez. Sponsorships and tables are still available. For information or to make a reservation, call the chamber at (562) 949-2473. Friends of Library to sell used books WHITTIER – The Friends of the Whittier Public Library will host its semi-annual book sale Nov. 15-17 at 6703 Comstock Ave. PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce will host its fifth annual Fall Business & Health Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7. This year’s theme is “The Chamber is Red Hot,” and will feature free blood pressure checks, glaucoma testing and free flu shots, as well as a salsa-tasting contest. The expo is open to all businesses and residents of Pico Rivera. Vernola Towing and Wells Fargo Bank are sponsoring the event. There will be a 50/50 raffle, business card drawings and prizes given away throughout the evening. last_img read more


first_imgA Garda has claimed he was forced to move out of Drumkeen after he received death threats from a local man.Letterkenny Court.Garda Conor Cunningham claimed he received the threats from Charlie McGee of Lettermore, Drumkeen following a late night incident. McGee, 43, appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with making threats to kill or cause harm.The court heard how Garda Cunningham and another Garda approached McGee at 3am on the morning of August 31st last to inform him that his brother had been arrested.But McGee answered what business that was of Garda Cunningham.He then launched into a tirade of abuse and threats against Garda Cunningham.He told him “That’s none of your f***** business and if you follow me to my property, I will burn you and your family out of that house and I will kill you.”Garda Cunningham said he was living in the area at the time and that his wife was pregnant.He said he was very concerned by the threats and took them seriously.He added that he had lived in the area for a year and had been looking for a house in the area to live in but had decided against it after the threats.Solicitor for McGee, Michael Shiel, asked Garda Cunningham if he had a torch with him on the night in question and how he knew it was McGee who made the threats.“Thankfully I am blessed with good eyesight and I was only a few feet from him. I also know him from before and I have had conversations with him,” said Garda Cunningham.Mr McGee gave evidence and denied that he made any threats against Garda Cunningham.However, Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied the threats had been made and found McGee guilty.He adjourned the case and asked for probation and community service reports but told solicitor Shiel that he was not making any promises to his client.GARDA SAYS HE HAD TO MOVE AFTER MAN THREATENED TO KILL HIS FAMILY was last modified: June 24th, 2015 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:Charlie McGeecourtDrumkeenGarda CunninghamLettermorelast_img read more


first_imgEDUCATION Minister Ruairi Quinn has been urged to withdraw a threat to cut funding to the less well off in Donegal.The call has been made by the chairman of Finn Valley College and local councillor Patrick McGowan.It followed a statemenT from Education Minister Quinn who said it was ‘reasonable’ for County Councils to use the threat of withholding education grants as leverage over families unable or unwilling to pay the €100 Household Charge. “This is a disgrace from a Minister who is suppose to champion education especially for the less well off ,” fumed Cllr McGowan.“Education is the way all political parties point to Ireland in getting out of our present difficulties and high unemployment.“The Minister has taken a seal of office from the President of Ireland and he has put party policies before his duty as Minister.“I say to the Minister: what next? Will residents be refused access to medical care unless they have paid this €100 household charge? “The late Sean Lemass TD, who has been contributed with advancing Education in Ireland and successive Ministers for Education, would surely have been dismayed at the attitude of Minister Quinn.”Cllr McGowan that Fianna Fail Education spokesman Charlie Mc Conalogue was right when he said that grants play an important role in access to third level education for many thousands of less well-off families across the country.“The funding for grants and an individual’s entitlement to apply for a grant has absolutely nothing to do with the Household Charge or indeed the local authorities.“I am calling on the Minister to with withdraw this unprecedented attack on families in Donegal and elsewhere,” added Cllr McGowan. EDUCATION MINISTER BRANDED A ‘DISGRACE’ OVER FUNDING THREAT TO LOW INCOME DONEGAL FAMILIES was last modified: September 18th, 2012 by cassoscoopShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Five Red Bluff girls qualify for Masters; Rider leads boys

first_imgCottonwood >> Five Red Bluff High girls swimmers advanced to the Northern Section Masters championships Thursday at the division I meet. Sophomore Jayne Brandt kept her winning streak alive by winning two events. Brandt won the 100 freestyle (56.10) and the 100 Breaststroke (1:09.41) and is seeded first in both Masters events. Freshman Abby Lair placed 4th in the 500 Free dropping six seconds at (6:18.87) and finished 7th in the 200 IM (2:40.03). Lair will compete in both events at the section …last_img

June 11 brings bullish news for corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile“Houston we have a problem here.” This is the original transmission from Apollo 13 on their mission to the moon in 1970. The quote was later shortened when the movie was released in 1995.The quote is highlighted today concerning U.S. corn planted acres for 2019. Since early May, numerous weekly crop progress reports indicated corn planting progress severely behind normal. Last night’s report had the U.S. corn planting progress at 83%, which is a record low for this date. Earlier in March, USDA estimated the U.S. would plant 92.8 million corn acres for 2019. Simple math indicates 15.8 million corn acres are not yet planted. The eastern Corn Belt of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan still has 7.46 million acres of corn yet to be planted. The harsh reality is, it won’t all get planted. Northwest and western Ohio have been hit hard with the rains of May and June. There are areas where nothing is planted. Fall delivery corn basis levels have improved in Ohio 7 to 20 cents in the past three weeks.Acres, yields, and ending stocks are numbers to watch today. Corn acres were cut 3 million acres, the yield was reduced 10 bushels per acre, with ending stocks cut 810 million bushels.Following the report corn was up 9 cents, soybeans up 3 cents, and wheat up 8 cents. Just before the report release corn and soybeans were down six cents while wheat was down two cents.For weeks there has been continual discussion of corn acres which would not be planted, or “prevented planted” acres. At Mid-May this number had been estimated to reach 4 million to 6 million acres. It has only risen higher in the weeks that followed. Producers can receive a prevented planting payment with their crop insurance. For simplicity sake, it is a discussion between producer and their crop insurance agent as producers evaluate their own farming operation. Each operation is unique and “doing what your neighbor does” is not good advice.Producers have seen quite a roller coaster ride in the grain markets this past month. On May 10, the USDA Supply and Demand Report provided negative numbers. Since mid-May, when December 2019 CBOT corn fell to $3.64 and rallied to $4.54 on May 29. Since then, December corn fell to $4.25 as weather conditions permitted planting progress to finally taking place. Earlier today, December CBOT corn was trading at $4.28, down six cents. This decline results from the good and excellent totals from last night of 59%, higher than expected. In that same time frame, November soybeans fell to $8.16 mid-May and rallied to $9.12. This morning November soybeans were $8.78, down eight cents.The rally this past month was all weather or supply driven due to wet planting conditions with slow corn and soybean planting progress. Supply driven rallies are often extremely volatile with wide daily trading ranges, ending much sooner than expected. With this type of rally, the term “Short crop, long tail,” was born. The short crop results in a price spike which is often followed by months of price declines or the “tail.”Many have expected USDA to reduce demand for the 2019 corn, soybeans, and wheat tables. The huge unknowns are corn acres and corn yield. Some have suggested we will not see corn acres reduced drastically with this report in spite of the growing corn prevented planting acres. Others have indicated we won’t get an accurate picture until the August 12 USDA monthly report.Closely watch how much of a decline is shown for U.S. corn acres with this report.Today’s advice: Don’t forget to tighten your seat belt a few more notches for the ride the next two months in the markets. Huge price volatility will be seen.last_img read more

With anti-Romeo squad, eve-teasers in Lucknow on police radar

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday issued orders to constitute “anti-Romeo squad” in 11 districts of the Lucknow zone to prevent eve-teasing, as BJP had promised during the Assembly polls in its ‘sankalp patra’.“In a bid to check incidents of eve-teasing and passing of comments on them (women and girls), ‘anti-romeo dal’ would be constituted at the police station levels and action under Goonda Act taken against wrongdoers,” IG (Lucknow Zone) A Satish Ganesh said.The Lucknow zone comprises 11 districts adjoining the state capital.The IG’s order said that attempts should be made to check cow slaughter and cattle smuggling effectively and those involved should be booked.The IG said that in cases where investigation is complete, final report should be submitted in court and review of heinous crimes made so that those involved are sent behind bars.The IG also directed the police to effectively check crime against women, arrest criminals carrying rewards, follow up on cases lodged under the Gangster Act, check activities of land mafia and curb the sale of illicit liquor.The BJP’s “sankalp patra” during the Assembly polls promised constitution of “anti-Romeo” squads for checking eve-teasing besides checking activities of land mafia and cow slaughter.last_img read more