It look like Houdini living right here!

first_imgDe Bellcrier, like everybody else and while not pointing blame, still trying fuh figure out how two planes get away without anybody knowing. Some asking if Houdini come fuh a special performance and disappear without anybody knowing just like de planes. People who does travel to foreign would know that at de airports, planes does have to line up waiting, sometime long, fuh permission just fuh tek off. De people authorising de take offs does wuk 24/7 and always looking! Dem eyes don’t miss anything! In other words, it not easy fuh two planes just “mistic” and nobody ain’t know! In this case it wasn’t one; but two!Everybody know that planes does mek nuff noise. That is why de workers, including dem with de two tennis paddles in dem hands directing de planes pun de tarmac, does wear headphones fuh protect dem ears. Even when yuh teking a sound sleep in yuh hammock de noise does wake yuh up even though de plane deh miles up. Up to now, dem ain’t design silencer fuh plane engines! So people asking how come with all that noise fuh start up de roaring engines, taxi to de runway and tek off, people didn’t know! Even if one catch yuh napping, how yuh explain de second one?Some now hollering that this is a place of plenty unexplained things, just like some vendors trying fuh get a explanation as to why dem can’t hang up dem fruits fuh display pun dem stalls. People who does do shop business know that display is important. De same vendors hollering how profits disappearing with all de new and higher fees now. De Bellcrier hear that even some of de vendors disappear! Things tuff dem seh! De news gat a back-and-forth story about what this side seh and what that side seh about some US$5 million that claim to disappear after a big sale. Some now believing that Houdini didn’t just appear and then disappear! Dem believe he might be living here! After all, somebody gat fuh get blame! Ting-a-ling!last_img read more

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RCMP ask NP Residents not to travel this evening

first_imgThe RCMP have issued a travel advisory for the North Peace Region of BC.The Fort St. John RCMP would like to inform the public of adverse road conditions at this time.  There is blowing snow with extremely poor visibility and slippery road conditions on Highway 97 in both directions.The RCMP would advise against any unnecessary travel on area highways at this time.  Teco Taxi has just informed us that they will be shutting down operations for the night because of the bad weather.  They hope to start normal operations tomorrow morning.- Advertisement -As of 12:00am March 25th, 2009last_img read more

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Renovations could be on way at DeBell

first_imgBURBANK – The DeBell Golf Course could get a Craftsman-style clubhouse and a handicapped-accessible parking lot under an $8 million project coming before the City Council on March 7. Plans call for replacing the existing 36-year-old clubhouse, reconfiguring the parking lot and improving the intersection of DeBell Drive and Walnut Avenue, officials said. Construction could begin by July 2007, with completion in 2008. “We want to tear down the old one and build a new one on the same site,” said Phillip Clifford, the city’s capital projects manager. “I’m excited now because, number one, we’re asking for the right amount of money, and two, we’re going to have a nice clubhouse.” The proposed clubhouse would be designed by Melzer Deckert & Ruder of Irvine. About $6.5 million would come from the city’s golf fund with the balance from the general fund. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The existing clubhouse, which is used for private parties as well as by the public on a daily basis, is dated and does not meet current building safety codes and standards, said golf professional Scott Scozzola, who runs the 18-hole regulation course that opened in 1959. About 70,000 rounds of golf are played annually at the public course, Scozzola said. “The whole layout of the clubhouse was built back in the day when there weren’t many rounds of golf here,” Scozzola said. “It’s obsolete.” Known among golfers as one of the toughest courses around, DeBell spans acres of hills just above Sunset Canyon Drive, near Wildwood Canyon Park. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 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

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Non-League round-up: Stones continue promotion push

first_imgLast weekend’s penultimate round of matches provided a mix of emotions for our local clubs.Blue Square Bet Premier club Hayes & Yeading United needed to win at Lincoln City to have any chance of avoiding relegation.The Imps were in reasonable form but Nas Bashir’s side still managed to pull off a fine 1-0 win. Sadly Newport County, the team they had to catch, also won to leave them marooned in the bottom four with a game to go.It brings to an end a three-year-spell in the top division of non-League football for Hayes, who have done superbly to stay there that long.With crowds rarely reaching 400, it was always going to be a struggle competing against ex-Football League clubs like Luton Town who average over 6,000.Their final game of the season against Stockport County takes place at Kingfield on Saturday.To get the biggest crowd possible for their last match at this level, Hayes have slashed admission to just £5 for adults and £1 for U16s.In the Blue Square Bet South, the division below, back-to-back defeats on Saturday and Tuesday have left Hampton & Richmond Borough on course for relegation too.The home games against promotion chasing Welling United and Basingstoke Town were always going to be tough but draws against the likes of Woking and Sutton United had given the Beavers hope.Unfortunately Mark Harper’s team failed to match their opponents and lost both fixtures 2-0 to stay second from bottom, two points adrift of safety going into the final day.Even if they win at bottom club Thurrock, who are already down, they will still have to rely on Maidenhead United and Havant & Waterlooville both slipping up.If they do go down, one side hoping to replace them are Wealdstone who continue to do well in the Ryman League Premier Division.Their push for a play-off spot has been boosted in the last few days by away wins over Metropolitan Police and Margate as they have climbed to fourth.They now only need to draw their final game at home to Concord Rangers, who have nothing to play for, to make sure of a place.It is still quite possible that they could be joined in the play-offs by local rivals Hendon who kept themselves in touch with the top five by thrashing Tooting & Mitcham United 5-0 on Saturday.However, with Lewes and Bury Town still ahead of them they know that a win at already relegated Aveley is absolutely essential if they are to have any chance but ultimately it may still not be enough.One side who could do the Greens a big favour on the last day of the season are Harrow Borough who travel to play Lewes at the Dripping Pan.Until last Saturday this looked liked being a huge game for both clubs but Boro managed to pull off a surprise 1-0 home win over title chasing AFC Hornchurch to make sure they avoided relegation.The result also ensured Billericay Town were crowned Ryman League champions – maybe Dave Anderson’s side can rise to the occasion again and help boost the promotion ambitions of their old rivals from Vale Farm too.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Free mobile app helps farmers comply with new state laws

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A free mobile app is now available to help farmers comply with new recordkeeping requirements created under two state laws.Developed by Knox County Farm Bureau and Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Ohio Nutrient Management Record Keeper (ONMRK) was designed to help farmers comply with Senate Bill 1, which restricts the application of manure and fertilizer on frozen, snow-covered or saturated ground in the Western Lake Erie Basin, and Senate Bill 150, which requires anyone who applies fertilizer on more than 50 acres to obtain fertilizer application certification. The app is available at www.onmrk.com, Google Play and the App Store.Over $30,000 in grant money for the development of the app was awarded through Ohio Farm Bureau’s County Water Quality Initiative Program, Ohio State University Extension and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.The ONMRK app features drop-down menus that make it easy and quick for farmers to record their fertilizer or manure application as well as record the current weather conditions and forecast for the next 24 hours. Those records can then be printed through an Internet portal.“We wanted to make it simple and not have farmers be at the edge of the field and entering a lot of data,” said Trish Levering, Knox County Farm Bureau president. “It was very important for us to team up with the local Soil and Water Conservation District on a project like this that has an impact locally and statewide. It’s going to take a lot of people working together to improve our water quality situation here in Ohio.”After setting up the ONMRK app on their mobile device, farmers can easily record what nutrients they apply on their farms and fields. The application screen shows the current weather and the weather forecast. If the weather forecast calls for more than half inch of rain, there will be a warning, letting farmers know their application could be out of compliance. The application information is quickly entered in drop-down menus that track type, time, analysis, soil conditions, method of application, field conditions and amount of nutrients applied per acre and any notes to be included in the report. All the information is saved, and application reports can be downloaded for printing from the Web portal.The project was one of 12 county Farm Bureau projects funded by Ohio Farm Bureau this year as part of its $1 million Water Quality Action Plan. Ohio Farm Bureau provided nearly $140,000 in direct support to the county Farm Bureau water quality projects with partnering organizations providing additional matching funds.last_img read more

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‘Ask 32,000 Gibraltarians if Nations League is meaningless’

first_imgCritics of the Nations League should consider that nations like Gibraltar have a chance to make history in the competition, says the team’s striker Reece Styche.Gibraltar earned their first ever competitive win with a 1-0 win away to Armenia before following up that victory by coming from behind to beat Liechtenstein 2-1 in League D Group 4.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described the Nations League as “the most senseless competition in the world” after a 0-0 draw with Manchester City earlier this month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But Darlington attacker Styche stressed the importance of the Nations League to Gibraltar, who were recognised by UEFA as an affiliate in 2013.”Unfortunately this is the mentality of big clubs and big managers – like Klopp’s comments that this is a meaningless competition – it’s not,” Styche said in an interview with Omnisport. “Meaningless is friendlies where players are being pulled out with injuries.”We’re competing and for us, as a nation, to not go into games expecting to get hammered, you know you can compete. We’re learning as a nation from the experience and from the winning feeling. I don’t know how anyone can say it’s a meaningless competition.”It’s doing what UEFA thought it would, providing competitive games for every nation involved. For us, we’re part of history and if you asked 32,000 Gibraltarian people if this competition is meaningless then you’ll get a stern ‘no’. It shows we’re competing and that’s what it’s aimed to do.”Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan started for Armenia but a second-half penalty scored by Joseph Chipolina got Gibraltar their maiden win.”You can’t put into words how it feels that you’ve gone away with one of the smallest nations in the Euro structure and come away with two wins. No one would have expected us to come away with that,” Styche continued.”It’s a feeling of overwhelming joy with the accomplishment we’ve done and the togetherness in the team, it’s just amazing, it’s hard to put it into words really.”It’s not just the fact we’ve made history, but we made history away from home. To go to someone else’s country and play on their turf, I think there were 11,000 fans there.”You’re playing against Mkhitaryan and these lads who are good players and the majority of our lads are semi-professional. So to come away with a win and be part of history, it can never be taken away from you and it’s the best feeling really.”Successive wins have left Gibraltar three points behind group leaders Macedonia, who they face in the second of November’s double-header after a home game with Armenia, and Styche said promotion into the third tier of the Nations League is in their sights. “People look at it and say we’re the next San Marino – we’re not, we’re Gibraltar,” Styche said. “Would San Marino go and get the two results we just have? It puts us in our own bracket that we’re there to compete, not just make up numbers.”Was it realistic that we could have got back-to-back wins? Possibly not. But why can’t it be realistic to get promoted? We’ve beaten Armenia once so we can beat them again. Armenia beat Macedonia 4-0 just before our game so who says we can’t go and beat them?”If we do, it would be astronomical, not just for us but football in general. Imagine if we qualified out of a group where we weren’t meant to even get a point.”We genuinely believe we can win after those last two results and we believe we can get promoted. If we do, it’ll be unbelievable. It would be one of the best achievements for a footballing country in the last 20, 30, 40 years.”last_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastle

first_imgEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is convinced Mike Ashley is serious about selling Newcastle United.On the takeover, he says Ashley could do a deal quickly and even if it goes beyond January he think he will sell up.Jordan told talkSPORT: “He’s looking to sell. Absolutely he’s looking to sell.“Unequivocally this time without a shadow of doubt from my vantage point without actually having spoken to Mike for a significant passage of time, reading the signs, knowing how deals get done, last year with Staveley came to the table I pretty much said: ‘This deal will not get done, it will not get done.’“This time there’s a different feel to it, there’s a different metric to it and look from it. Ashley is going to sell this football club. Now it’s not going to hold them back in January from spending money because if he has to spend money he will add it to the ticket. If he doesn’t have to write a cheque for it someone else is paying for it and so be it.”With Mike I absolutely believe he should sell. I believe he will sell this time, I don’t believe it’s a PR spin.“If I was him I wouldn’t want to be there anymore. It’s so toxic and debilitating for everyone at the football club – he’s never going to recover from the impression that he’s not there for the football club when they need him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Just Picked A Top 10 Team To Lose

first_imgespn's kirk herbstreit catches a pass on the field. He recently discussed the upcoming Alabama vs. LSU game.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 29: Kirk Herbstreit plays catch before the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 29, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)How many top 10 teams are going to lose in college football today? We’ve got several huge games on tap for this afternoon and this evening.Kirk Herbstreit hasn’t made all of his picks for today’s games, but he just made one, and he’s picking a top 10 team to lose.The ESPN college football analyst is picking No. 7 LSU to go down.The Tigers are taking on Texas A&M at Kyle Field..@KirkHerbstreit just picked A&M to beat LSU pic.twitter.com/ZBTrE6xLyF— TexAgs (@TexAgs) November 24, 2018LSU and Texas A&M are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on the SEC Network.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Pradeep, K Perera star as Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in rain-hit match

first_img graphs commentary Ajay Tiwari CardiffJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 00:09 IST Nuwan Pradeep took 4 wickets to set up Sri Lanka victory (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs in CardiffKusal Perera and Nuwan Pradeep starred for Sri Lanka with 78 runs and 4/31 respectivelyFor Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi was the lone fighter with bowling figures of 4/30Sri Lanka survived a major scare at the hands of a spirited Afghanistan team in their 2nd match of the World Cup 2019 as they beat their Asian neighbours by 34 runs via DLS method to pocket 2 crucial points. After being put in to bat on a lively Cardiff track with rain looming, Sri Lanka folded for 201 in 36.5 overs, thanks largely to Mohammad Nabi’s 4/30 including 3 wickets in one over.Afghanistan were set a target of 187 off 41 overs as consistent showers forced a reduction in the number of overs. The Blue Brigade found the going even more difficult, losing wickets at regular intervals, while finally folding for 152.Earlier, Sri Lankan openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera provided a flying start to the innings posting a 92 run stand in just 13 overs. But just when it looked like Sri Lanka were set for a huge total, Karunaratne (30) miscued a lofted drive off Mohammad Nabi straight into the hands of Najibullah Zadran stationed at long-on.Lahiru Thirimanne who joined a rampaging Perera at the other end managed to stitch a 52-run partnership before Nabi came on to bowl his 5th over. Within a space of six balls, Nabi’s arm-balls took care of Thirimanne (25), Kusal Mendis (2) and Angelo Mathews (0), turning the tide Afghanistan’s way.Nabi’s over triggered a procession of sorts with only bowlers Isuru Udana (10) and Suranga Lakmal (15) managing to post double-digit scores. At the other end, Kusal Perera seemed like he was batting on a different pitch altogether as he kept cutting and driving on the up to the slightest of errors committed by the Afghan bowlers. Having scored an 81-ball-78, the left-hander perished to Rashid Khan (2/17) while trying to finish off on a high as he kept running out of partners.advertisementIn reply, Afghanistan were in early trouble as opener Mohammad Shahzad (7) was sent back by Lasith Malinga in the 5th over of the chase. Nuwan Pradeep who returned with the figures of 4/31 of his 9 overs, soon took care of the big-hitting Hazratullah Zazai (30) as Thisara Perera dived to complete a stunning catch at long-leg. Pradeep later removed Hashmatullah Shahidi (4), Gulbadin Naib (23) and Rashid Khan (2) to bring Sri Lanka into the match.He was ably supported by Thisara, who bowled Afghanistan’s bowling hero Mohammad Nabi, just when he was looking set, and Malinga who finished with 3/39, proving he was still a force to reckon with at World Cup 2019. In the process, Malinga also surpassed Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath to become the 5th highest wicket-taker in World Cup history with 46 wickets to his name.Also Read | World Cup 2019: ICC’s delightful tweet on Afghanistan is unmissableAlso Read | Mohammad Nabi records best bowling figures for Afghanistan in World CupsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Afghanistan cricket teamFollow Sri Lanka cricket team scorecard advertisementcenter_img World Cup 2019: Pradeep, K Perera star as Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in rain-hit matchIn a match that ebbed and flowed since the start, Sri Lanka withstood a stiff challenge from Afghanistan to launch their maiden win of the ICC World Cup 2019 view more view less No data available!last_img read more

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All Primary Students Must Matriculate to Secondary School – Minister

first_img Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says he is determined to have 100 per cent of primary-level students matriculating into secondary schools for a full five-year course of study.Speaking to students from Wolmer’s Boys’ and Girls’ schools in Kingston during their devotion on September 25, the Minister said Jamaica is only one per cent away from achieving this target.“For many years, over 70 per cent of students in Jamaica did not have access to education beyond grade nine. This year marks the first time in our history that we were able to place 99 per cent of our cohort into a full five-year high-school programme. Next year, hopefully, we’ll be able to place the full 100,” Senator Reid said.“The message I share is about opportunity for all. There was a view that education was elitist. Today, the society is not going to be productive if only some have and the majority don’t have. We want a society where everyone gets equal opportunity for self-development and self-determination, aspiration for goodness and their own sense of self-worth and achievement,” the Minister added.Senator Reid said he believes achieving the goal of getting 100 per cent of students enrolled at the secondary level up to fifth form and placed in a full five-year course of study will benefit the society in a major way in the long run.“Currently, when you look on our workforce of 1.3 million persons, 15 per cent have tertiary education and training, 18 per cent have what we call technical certification from HEART Trust/National Training Agency (HEART/NTA) and City and Guilds, and then 67 per cent did not complete secondary education or any training – almost 800,000 Jamaicans,” he said.The Minister said that through programmes being offered by the Government, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), along with programmes from other organisations, the one per cent of students who were not placed in a full five-year course of study at the secondary level, can be reached.“We have been pushing science, technology, engineering [and] mathematics largely because the world economy has changed rapidly. We’re now in the fourth industrial revolution where technology is taking over, and a lot of what we will do, how we’ll conduct business, produce goods and services, will be heavily impacted by technology,” he argued.“When we talk about STEM, it is because this is the new economy, and so your education, your training have to be aligned to what is happening in the new economy and for the future. We can’t turn it back. We have to embrace it, prepare for it [and] equip ourselves,” the Minister emphasised. Senator Reid said he believes achieving the goal of getting 100 per cent of students enrolled at the secondary level up to fifth form and placed in a full five-year course of study will benefit the society in a major way in the long run. Story Highlights “For many years, over 70 per cent of students in Jamaica did not have access to education beyond grade nine. This year marks the first time in our history that we were able to place 99 per cent of our cohort into a full five-year high-school programme. Next year, hopefully, we’ll be able to place the full 100,” Senator Reid said. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says he is determined to have 100 per cent of primary-level students matriculating into secondary schools for a full five-year course of study.last_img read more

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