first_imgWestern Bureau:Double ISSA Western Conference High School basketball champions Herbert Morison Technical are in pole position after Game One of their best-of-three finals on Wednesday, outlasting a spirited Cornwall College in both the Under-16 and U-19 categories at the Montego Bay Cricket Club court.The Dave Black-coached Herbert Morrison stopped Cornwall College by a comfortable 65-50 margin to win the senior match-up.But they were made to work much harder in the junior section by a Cornwall College side that was bent on turning the tables on the Herbert Morrison juggernaut. Herbert Morrison ultimately prevailed by a narrow 53-50 margin for the advantage heading into Game Two of the series.The reliable shooting guard, Ralique Grant, was in awesome form for his team, ending with a game-high 34 points.Grant, who is in line for the season’s MVP award, also had three rebounds, six steals, and three assists.Fellow guard Tafari Vassell added 12 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double effort for Herbert Morrison as Herbert Morrison sped off to a whirlwind 13-point lead (18-5) after just one quarter.Cornwall College rallied through Antonio Spence, especially in the second quarter. Spence eventually ended as his team’s top scorer with 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.But it was the defending champions all the way as they dominated all quarters, except in the fourth, as Spence and Leonardo Friginette threatened to wrest Game One from them. Friginette also recorded a double-double, hitting 15 points and 13 rebounds.In the end, Herbert Morrison had enough to post the victory, after posting (18-5, 15-12, 16-11 and 16-22) quarterly returns.It was not so comfortable for them, however, in the Under-16 category as Ojay Marshall and Alwade Thompson of Cornwall partnered superbly in trying to secure the much-needed win.Marshall’s 17 points and three rebounds and that of Thompson (12 points), propelled Cornwall College to within touching distance of a victory, but Herbert Morrison’s star shooter, Shaqueal Benti’s 17 points output, led the way.Benti was supported in the win by Ryheem Barrett, 13 points, while Davaughn Campbell chipped in with a useful 10 points, four rebounds, and eight steals.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net crew comes together after the 2018 Ohio Crop Tour to talk results and lessons learned. Host Joel Penhorwood speaks with Bart Johnson and Matt Reese. Ty Higgins is busy on the Midwest crop tour while Dale Minyo is hanging out at county fairs this time of year.last_img

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeoTours Deliver More Fun With FavoritesJune 29, 2015In “GeoTours”Travel like a local, not a touristApril 23, 2019In “News”GeoTour Spotlight: West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour (GT40)March 23, 2017In “GeoTours” Are you ready to participate in one of the first GeoTours in continental Europe? Do you want to discover a territory in a fun and unique way?  The Southwest Vendéen GeoTour might just be your next geocaching destination. Thanks to 150 new GeoTour geocaches you’re able to discover the region through a dozen geocaching loops.You’ll discover the watery wonder of the Marais Poitevin, the Côte de Lumière, the countryside, lakes, rivers, cultural and historical heritage. The circuits are designed to be made on foot along a loop and some are designed for biking.Join the teams that will participate in the inauguration of the GeoTour during the long weekend of the Ascension, on the 29th May through to the 1st of June. Keep your eyes on the global GeoTour directory to see the new pin appear on the map. No fewer than six events are spread over four days to discover this little corner of paradise.Want to see a little more? Visit the YouTube channel of ExploCacheurs, follow them on Twitter @explocacheurs and Facebook.A special commemorative Geocoin will be in play for the first visitors finishing the circuits.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

first_imgSpalletti hails Mourinho: His legacy still felt at Inter Milanby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has no problems with Jose Mourinho being linked to his job.The former Manchester United manager has been mentioned as Spalletti’s successor – and the Italian has no problem with it.He stated, “A possible return of (José) Mourinho to Inter? “It seems to me to be a good thing. Because thanks to its 18 months, Inter has become a team coveted by the best players and the best coaches at the European level.”Without these 18 months (Mourinho) we would not be here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec-based professional service firm WSP Global Inc. is expanding its U.S. presence by agreeing to purchase Berger Group Holdings Inc. for US$400 million ($520.8 million).The U.S. firm operating under the name Louis Berger is active mainly in transportation, infrastructure, environment and water sectors, along with master planning.It has about 5,000 employees, mainly in the U.S. along with Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and Latin America.Founded in 1953, Louis Berger’s American operations account for about 70 per cent of US$480 million in annual net revenues.Its portfolio includes service contracts for the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Statue of Liberty, the George Washington Bridge, the World Trade Center and most recently emergency management services for temporary power in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria.The company has been selected as part of a joint venture to provide project management services to build Qatari capital Doha’s first metro and supervise construction of three stadiums for the FIFA 2022 World Cup.The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter will be funded through a loan from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.WSP expects to realize about US$15 million in cost savings within one year and incur US$50 million in integration and restructuring costs.Companies in this story: (TSX:WSP, TSX:CM)last_img read more

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Julian Cuyamaca Fire District, the last independent volunteer fire department in the county, could soon fall under CalFire.But many people turned out Tuesday to speak out against the move.KUSI’s Lauren Phinney has the story. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: CalFire, Julian, Julian Cuyamaca Fire District FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney February 13, 2018 Julian residents against bringing in CalFire to take over volunteer station Posted: February 13, 2018 Lauren Phinney, last_img read more

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo men were killed in alleged gunfights with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Natore and Rajshahi districts on Tuesday night.One of the deceased is Kabil Hossain, 45, from Char Gobindapur village in Baraigram upazila of Natore while the other person, killed in Tarash Uttarpara of Rajshahi city, could not be identified immediately, reports UNB.In Natore, a man was killed in a reported gunfight with RAB men in Baraigram upazila of Natore on Tuesday night.Deceased Kabil Hossain was a suspected drug trader, claimed RAB.Sensing the movement of some people near Mahishbhanga community clinic, a team of RAB-5 challenged them around 11:45pm, said Azmal Hossain, commander of RAB-5.Following the RAB challenge, the people opened fire on the law enforcement members, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, he said.After a brief gunfight, the RAB members recovered the bullet-hit body of Kabil, who was wanted in a dozen of cases, Azmal added.RAB-5 members also recovered yaba tablets from the spot, he said.In Rajshahi, an unidentified ‘criminal’ was killed in a reported gunfight with the RAB members in Tarash Uttarpara of the city on Tuesday night.AM Ashraful, deputy commanding officer of RAB-5, said a patrol team of RAB conducted a drive in a mango orchard in the area on suspicion around 10:45pm.Sensing the presence of the force, a group of criminals who had gathered in the orchard opened fire on them, prompting them to take action, he added.Later, the RAB members arrested a man with bullet injuries and took him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him dead, Ashraful said.The RAB men also recovered 57 bottles of phensedyl and arms from the spot, he added.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s versions of the incidents independently as no versions of them were available immediately either from any witness or members of the victims’ families.last_img read more

first_imgA military honour guard team carries the casket of the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) into the US Capitol 31 August, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPAmericans honoured Friday the late national icon John McCain, while his remains lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the warrior-turned-politician.Hundreds of members of Congress, including his 99 Senate colleagues, attended the ceremony, a somber Capitol Rotunda honour that has been accorded to just 30 Americans throughout the nation’s history.US president Donald Trump, who had feuded bitterly with the senator, was notably absent.McCain’s final visit to Washington, where he served in Congress for 35 years, is being spread out over two days.Just before 11:00 am (1500 GMT) Friday, a military honour guard solemnly carried the senator’s flag-draped casket up the Capitol stairs, moving deliberately one slow step at a time.Former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama—a Republican and Democrat who each ended McCain’s White House dreams—will deliver remarks during a memorial service Saturday at Washington’s National Cathedral.Inside the stillness of the Rotunda, dark-suited mourners stood at a respectful distance from an empty catafalque—first used to honor assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 — as the honour guard slowly placed the casket upon the black-draped wooden structure.Guests included former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, riding in a wheelchair at age 95; the actor Warren Beatty, a McCain friend; and former senator Joe Lieberman, who in 2008 McCain came close to naming as his runningmate.Just before the casket’s arrival, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy walked over to the catafalque and gently touched it.A black POW/MIA flag, like those flown when McCain and others were held prisoner in Vietnam, stands permanently in the Rotunda, bearing the words “You are not forgotten.”Members of the public were queueing outside the building waiting for a viewing later from 1:00pm (1700 GMT).The former aviator who spent more than five years in a Vietnamese prison camp and returned home to launch a political career that saw him win the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, will be buried Sunday at the US Naval Academy in nearby Annapolis, Maryland.Trump was not invited to McCain’s funeral or burial.“John McCain was a giant of our time—not just for the things he achieved, but for who he was and what he fought for all his life,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.McCain “was a patriot and was in service to our country his entire life. We’re going to miss him,” tweeted Senator Bob Corker, who like McCain has been an occasional critic of Trump.The funeral services for McCain, who for months planned his farewell before he died Saturday at age 81 after a yearlong battle with cancer, is seen by many as a thinly veiled rebuke of Trump, whose open disdain for McCain alarmed many.Their bitter feud took root during Trump’s 2016 campaign, when he said McCain was not a war hero because a badly injured McCain had allowed himself to be captured after his navy fighter jet was shot down over Hanoi during the Vietnam War.In Trump’s absence, Vice President Mike Pence addressed Friday’s gathering, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Advisor John Bolton in representing the administration.McCain’s widow Cindy and seven children, along with his 106-year-old mother Roberta McCain, were present, along with his staff, state governors, diplomats and other dignitaries.‘Fairness, honesty, dignity’ -McCain’s remains were flown by military aircraft to Washington on Thursday from Arizona, which he has represented in Congress since his first election in 1982.Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a stirring eulogy of his friend at a memorial ceremony in Phoenix, describing Arizona’s adopted son as a “brother” and a “giant” whose belief in the soul of America helped give citizens their confidence and optimism.Biden’s words appeared at times aimed at striking a stark contrast between his former Senate colleague’s integrity and conciliation and the state of political division that has been exacerbated under Trump.Biden spoke of the values of “fairness, honesty, dignity, respect, giving hate no safe harbor, leaving no one behind and understanding that as Americans, we’re part of something much bigger than ourselves.”last_img read more

first_imgHouston-based publicly traded companies added 24 women to their boards of directors during 2018, according to the Spencer Stuart Board Index.That’s up from seven added board members in 2017. Women now make up 20 percent of all independent board directors in Houston, up from 16 percent in 2017 and eight percent in 2011.But when you compare those numbers to S&P 500 companies nationwide, Houston is still behind. On those boards, 24 percent are women, and women made up 40 percent of new board directors in 2018.Mary Bass, a consultant at Spencer Stuart, said she thinks Houston lags behind because its major industries – in particular oil and gas – have historically been dominated by men.“We’ve not been as prevalent in the workforce, but now [we’re] emerging and ascending to roles of significance, which has taken time,” she said. “But we’re making headway.”Eighty-two percent of the largest Houston-based public companies have at least one female director. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Xcenter_img Listen 00:00 /00:00 Florian Martinlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Saturday held a meeting with various stakeholders to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Durga Puja. Top officials from various power production and distribution agencies like Coal India, CESC, IPCL and DVC attended the meeting.”All of them have assured us that there would be no interruption of power supply during the festive days. It is projected that the demand would go up to 8,850 megawatt (MW) on the day of Shashthi which will probably be the highest. The demand will be on the higher side from the day of Tritiya till Ekadashi. All necessary steps will be taken for smooth power distribution,” Chattopadhyay assured. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe further said that assuming that the requirement may go up further by 700 MW, the department is keeping a reserve of it to meet the demand.It has been decided that out of 8,850 MW, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) will supply 6660 MW, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) will provide 1,860 MW, India Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) 70 MW and Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL) will ensure 260 MW.Officials from Coal India and the Railways who attended the meeting also assured of coal supply for the power units.Referring to queries about power cuts in certain areas of the state, the minister said maintenance work is going on in different parts of the state resulting in short spell power cuts in certain areas. He also assured that the problem will soon be sorted out.last_img read more