first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic INMO says fall in Letterkenny trolley figures not telling the full story Pinterest The INMO has published a five year analysis of A&E performance and trolley numbers over the past five years.The figures show a drop in the number on trolleys at Letterkenny General Hospital over the five years.There were a total of 3,059 patients on trollies in 2006, while last year, the figure was 469.Noel Trainor is the INMO’s northwest representative – he says the figures do not tell the full story at Letterkenny General:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/norl1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Previous articleIndependent NE candidate hails progress on VRT campaignNext articleDerry rates to increase by 2.25% News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Google+ Google+center_img By News Highland – February 14, 2011 WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_img View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Naval August 11, 2011 View post tag: Lassen More than 6,000 local Yokosuka residents, friends, and family members waited in a line stretching over a mile to tour the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), during the 35th Friendship Day at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 6.“We are very pleased to serve as the open ship for Friendship Day,” said Cmdr. Walter Wrye, Lassen’s commanding officer. “It is an opportunity for local Japanese to see what we do and also for our Sailors to become more familiar with Japanese culture, bringing us closer together as a community.”The tour started on the quarterdeck, as each visitor received the opportunity to pose for a photo with the officer of the deck and chain of command.From there, guests proceeded to the foc’sle where Sailors of all specialty rates stationed themselves to demonstrate their expertise. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Robert Aninzo explained Lassen’s defensive capabilities, pointing out the MK 45, 5-inch-gun and Close-In Weapons System. Seaman Jeremy Diggs, of 1st Division, walked visitors through anchoring procedures aboard the ship.Chief Damage Controlman Mark Otton and Hull Technician 3rd Class John Villafania demonstrated damage control equipment and techniques as visitors took the opportunity to try on protective clothing.Next visitors learned about Lassen’s small boat operations and the complexity involved in launching and recovering a rigid hull inflatable boat at Lassen’s boat deck. Guests also had the opportunity to look through the sights of the 25 mm gun, and got a close up look at the Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes.Proceeding to the flight deck through the helicopter hangar, the visitors were welcomed by the ship’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team, another popular photo attraction. The team, dressed full tactical gear, demonstrated the tools and skills they employ when conducting maritime interdiction operations. Also, on the flight deck were several small-caliber, action-team members, demonstrating crew-served weapons such as the 50-caliber and M-240 machine guns.Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Justin Stegall, Lassen’s flight deck officer and search and rescue (SAR) swimmer, was dressed out in his diving gear as he discussed rescue and helicopter flight operations.Many crew members were surprised at the sheer number of visitors. For Sailors such as Fire Controlman 2nd Class John Wong, this was their first experience during a Friendship Day.“This is absolutely amazing. I am so glad to take part in an event that strengthens our friendship with Japan. Everyone is so nice here and it really helps me adapt to my new home,” Wong, who has only been in Japan one week.After the tour of the flight deck, visitors continued to interact with Sailors on the pier, where the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation committee set up a booth selling ship souvenirs.The First Class Leadership Association (FLCA) and Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) hosted their own booth providing snacks and drinks. Lassen’s chief petty officers manned the grills while serving up hamburgers, hotdogs and cold drinks.“Friendship Day is the perfect opportunity for us to show our appreciation to our host nation,” said Senior Chief Fire Controlman Jeffrey Mullins. “Local residents learn about what we do, and our Sailors get to show off their talents.”[mappress]Source: navy,  August 11, 2011; View post tag: Friendship View post tag: Attracts View post tag: Thousands View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Lassen Attracts Thousands on Friendship Day USS Lassen Attracts Thousands on Friendship Day View post tag: day Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgWhile 2013 gave Georgians a break from the state’s usual sweltering summer temperatures, summer 2014 is shaping up to be more of a standard-issue Georgia scorcher. June’s temperatures were near to slightly above normal for the entire state. No temperature records were set.June temperaturesIn Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 78.2 degrees F (0.9 degrees above normal); in Athens it was 79.7 degrees (1.2 above normal); in Columbus it was 80 degrees (0.2 above normal); in Macon it was 78.6 degrees (0.3 below normal); in Savannah it was 81.1degrees (1.3 above normal); in Brunswick it was 80.3 degrees (0.0 above normal); in Alma it was 80.1 degrees (0.4 above normal); and in Augusta it was 78.9 degrees (0.4 above normal). While temperatures were near normal across the state, rainfall totals varied significantly. The wettest conditions were in the northwest corner of the state and the driest conditions were in the southwest. South of Macon, much of the state received less rainfall than normal. June rainfallThe highest monthly total rainfall reported by National Weather Service observers was 11.64 inches in Savannah (5.69 inches above normal), and the lowest was in Augusta at 2.27 inches (2.31 inches below normal). Atlanta received 5.1 inches (1.15 above normal); Athens received 3.74 inches (0.44 below normal); Macon received 5.65 inches (1.59 above normal); Alma received 3.16 inches (2.22 below normal); and Brunswick received 4.76 inches (0.08 below normal).Two daily precipitation records were set in June. On June 23, Columbus set a daily record of 2.17 inches, surpassing the old record of 1.10 inches set in 1980. On June 24, Savannah reported 6.65 inches, more than doubling the old daily record of 3.29 inches set in 1884. This also surpassed Savannah’s all-time June daily rainfall record of 6.6 inches set on June 29, 1999. It was also the thirteenth wettest calendar day on record for Savannah.Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network volunteers reported their highest daily rainfall from Garden City in Chatham County on June 24 with 4.97 inches. Two other Chatham County observers, one in Pooler and one just north of Savannah, reported 4.72 and 4.71 inches, respectively, on the same day. The highest monthly total rainfall was 10.14 inches, observed 10 miles north of Ellijay in Gilmer County, followed by 9.77 inches measured west of LaFayette in Walker County and 9.60 inches set east-northeast of Helen in Habersham County. Severe weatherSevere weather occurred in Georgia on 21 out of 30 days in June. Most severe weather reports involved wind damage associated with scattered thunderstorms. But, on several days early in the month, organized systems of storms called derechos blew into Georgia from northwest towards the southeast, causing widespread damaging winds. Observers documented one EF-1 tornado on June 8 in Troup County. It moved from northwest to southeast and damaged trees, cars and a greenhouse. The National Weather Service report on this storm can be found at www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/?n=20140608_tornado.Crops across the state generally did well in June, and progression of most crops was similar to last year. Regions that were wetter experienced more foliar diseases. By the end of the month farmers in some regions were concerned about the lack of rain and dryness in soil moisture, particularly at the surface. July has an increased chance of warmer than normal temperatures, but equal chances for above, near or below normal rainfall. For more information, see the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Department’s “Climate and Agriculture” blog at blog.extension.uga.edu/climate/. Please feel free to share the ways that weather and climate are impacting your crops or garden with the blog by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgThe buyers were looking to live close to the action.The waterfront house featured water and city skyline views, as well as a pontoon, infinity pool and multiple outdoor entertainment areas. Mr Whitehead said the new owners planned to keep the property as it was and were excited to lap up its central location and impressive vistas. CoreLogic property records showed three agencies tried their hand and selling the house, with it initially hitting the market for more than $1.9 million almost two years ago. That price was slashed overtime to $1.695 million and then, most recently, listed without a price guide. The four-bedroom house fetched $1.58 million. The house has impressive water and skyline views.Broadbeach Waters has a $1.13 million median house price, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. The suburb has experienced 41.9 per cent growth in the past five years. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 It took more than 600 days to sell 32 Rio Vista Blvd, Broadbeach Waters.AFTER a long search for a new owner, the vendors of this Broadbeach Waters property can finally pop the champagne bottle. The four-bedroom house was first listed for sale in August 2017. After a more than 600- day campaign, through numerous agencies with multiple price tags, the property finally sold for $1.58 million. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was lucky number agent three who sealed the deal.Nic Whitehead and Daniel Perry, from John Reid Real Estate Broadbeach, took over the listing in March and swiftly inked the deal, with the property settling earlier this week.“We were ecstatic with the result … it was listed with two other agencies for quite some time before us,” Mr Whitehead said. “The buyers were a couple from Runaway Bay who were looking to relocate a bit closer to the action near restaurants, the cultural precinct and the beach.“The sellers have gone to a luxury apartment in Southport.” MORE NEWS: Price tag attached to Scott Prince’s palace MORE NEWS: Gold Coast records biggest drop in sales across QLDlast_img read more

first_imgFinal point races of the 2018 season are Sunday, Sept. 30 IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,199; 2. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,194; 3. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 1,190; 4. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,177; 5. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,170; 6. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,168; 7. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,162; 8. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,154; 9. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, and Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., both 1,149; 11. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,147; 12. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., and Matt Szecsodi, Clio, Mich., both 1,145; 14. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn., 1,141; 15. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,140; 16. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,138; 17. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., and Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, both 1,132; 19. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,130; 20. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 1,111.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 789; 2. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 788; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 787; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 782; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 763; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 758; 7. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 741; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 731; 9. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 697; 10. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 685; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 680; 12. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, and Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, both 669; 14. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 650; 15. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 646; 16. B.J. Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 641; 17. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 640; 18. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, and Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., both 634; 20. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 571.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 794; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 769; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 761; 5. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 746; 6. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 744; 7. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., and Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., both 739; 9. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 736; 10. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind, and Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., both 732; 12. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., both 723; 14. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 722; 15. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 713; 16. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 711; 17. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 709; 18. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 707; 19. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 700; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 698.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,187; 3. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,176; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,153; 5. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,144; 6. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,138; 7. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,127; 8. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,124; 9. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,122; 10. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., and Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., both 1,121; 12. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,118; 13. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,114; 14. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,113; 15. Colin Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 1,111; 16. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,110; 17. Chris Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 1,103; 18. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,102; 19. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, and Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, both 1,100.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,189; 3. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,181; 4. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., 1,179; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,168; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 1,160; 7. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,154; 8. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,151; 9. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,150; 10. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,143; 11. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,134; 12. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,133; 13. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,118; 14. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,110; 15. Garrett Hager, Hays, Kan., and Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., both 1,109; 17. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,108; 18. Allyn Myers, Berwyn, Neb., 1,103; 19. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,102; 20. Adam Ayers, Adair, Iowa, 1,101.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,186; 2. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 1,159; 3. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,153; 4. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 1,113; 5. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 1,096; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,091; 7. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 1,050; 8. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 1,039; 9. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 956; 10. Ryan Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, 952; 11. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 951; 12. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 927; 13. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 904; 14. Brayden Wyatt, Wichita Falls, Texas, 896; 15. Chase Vineyard, Davis, Okla., 864; 16. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 856; 17. J. P. Vasquez Jr., Lubbock, Texas, 833; 18. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 832; 19. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 803; 20. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 792.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,196; 2. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,179; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,178; 4. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 1,177; 5. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,175; 6. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., and Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, both 1,170; 8. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,160; 9. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,158; 10. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,157; 11. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,153; 12. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb., 1,151; 13. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,147; 14. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,145; 15. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., and Johnathon Logue, Boone, Iowa, both 1,144; 17. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore., 1,142; 18. Gage Neal, Ely, Iowa, 1,136; 19. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 1,126; 20. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., 1,124.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,196; 2. Dustin Virkus, Clarkfield, Minn., 1,177; 3. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,163; 4. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 1,159; 5. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,154; 6. Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,149; 7. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,145; 8. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., and Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa, both 1,142; 10. Andrew Harris, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,127; 11. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,090; 12. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,088; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,079; 14. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 1,067; 15. Brock Klaith, Marshall, Minn., 1,064; 16. Jeff Klinkefus, Golden, Colo., 1,062; 17. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 1,053; 18. Joshua Young, Beatrice, Neb., 1,051; 19. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 1,050; 20. Austin Friedrich, Saint James, Minn., 1,046.last_img read more

first_img–Related features:CLICK HERE TO READ: Joy Sports FCPPL relegation projectionsCLICK HERE TO READ: Team-by-team analysis of the league title challenge–The Joy Sports team will be bringing you commentary of all these exciting games on Sunday’s Sports Arena at 3pm. Follow minute by minute updates by using the #JoySports hashtag on Twitter and Facebook. The First Capital Plus Premier League has just four games more till it ends in September. In midweek, Asante Kotoko showed that they can rise when they need to. The 23 time champions are now fifth. Matchday 27 will see eight crucial games played across the country and we here at Joy Sports are looking forward to them.All games will be played concurrently to avoid any funny business.–Hearts of Oak v Bechem UnitedDespite their 1-0 victory over Liberty Professionals in mid-week, Hearts could not lift themselves out of the 15th position.  Many expect Hearts to overcome visiting Bechem United who have to deal with the disappointment of not causing an upset at home against league leaders AshGold. While Hearts have the luxury of a 30-minute drive to their home after the last game in Dansoman, Bechem will travel for more than three hours to get to the Accra Stadium.Will distance and subsequent fatigue be an issue?Hearts (15TH) last five games: W L L W LBechem (12TH) last five games: D D W L L–  Aduana Stars v Great OlympicsGreat Olympics will travel all the way to the Agyeman Badu Park to battle Aduana Stars after impressively beating third-placed Berekum Chelsea 4-2 in mid week. It was Wednesday’s highest-scoring game but the victory could not see Oly leave the drop zone. Olympics have a fairly good record compared to the other teams in the bottom three. They have won three games in their last five and are desperate to survive in the league this time round. However, Aduana won’t be easy to beat. They are just one point shy of the league leaders AshGold and they will make yet another attempt once again to beat Olympics and hope that AshGold will either draw or lose. Aduana Stars’ have to improve on that poor goal-scoring record as it could really affect whether they win the league or not.  Here’s an odd stat: despite being in the relegation zone, Olympics have six more goals than that of Aduana with 28! If Aduana’s strikers don’t score more goals, they may to swallow the bitter pill they had AshGold swallow in 2010 when they snatched the league from the latter by virtue of goals.Aduana (2ND) last five games: W W W L WOlympics (14TH) last five games: W D W D W– – Wa All Stars v Liberty ProfessionalsBoth teams will come into this game after suffering defeats in their last games in midweek. Hosts, All Stars, lost woefully to defending champions Asante Kotoko 3-1 while Liberty lost at home by a lone goal to city rivals Hearts of Oak. Both teams will not want to repeat this result. The last time the two met, Liberty emerged victors by a lone goal to send All Stars all the way up north looking glum. A win for Wa All Stars will also see them get that much needed points to reach the 40 point mark which ensures their stay in the league.All Stars (6TH) last five games: L W L W DLiberty (11TH) last five games: L L W L D – AshGold v MedeamaThe league leaders were hoping to strengthen their chances of claiming the title this season but it was not meant to be. The Miners were held in a goalless draw away against Bechem United in midweek. The last time the two sides met, Medeama came on top after scoring two unanswered goals. The visit to Obuasi comes on the back of another victory after beating WAFA 2-1 in midweek.  Three points will be enough for the visitors to survive in the league and so would it be for the hosts AshGold who need to win this game to make sure they are not overrun by the second-place Aduana Stars. The team with the highest determination will carry the day on Sunday.AshGold (1ST) last five games: D W L D LMedeama (7TH) last five games: W D L W D– WAFA v Berekum ChelseaWAFA have dropped three places down to eighth following that 2-1 defeat at Medeama in midweek. The club is undoubtedly this term’s surprise package and it should not be too difficult to get the three points needed to get to that safe house all other teams are fighting for. Chelsea are yet to recover after blowing their chance to become league leaders three weeks ago. They have not won a game since that 2-1 defeat to Bechem but have gone on to draw once and then to lose once. That loss came on Wednesday when Great Olympics came from a goal down to win a six-goal thriller, 4-2. WAFA’s squad which is largely made of their club’s academy players will be hoping to continue their good run at home when Chelsea visit.  WAFA (8TH) last five games: L D L W LChelsea (3RD) last five games: L D L W W  –Hasaacas v Heart of LionsHasaacas have won only one of their last five games and that was at home. The last time the two sides met, Lions were triumphant by two unanswered goals and the Sekondi side would want to reverse that on Sunday. The last time Hasaacas played at home was against Olympics. And they lost.Lions come into this game after a massive five goal drubbing of bottom-placed B.A United. Last year’s runners-up, Lions – until a few weeks ago – looked set to be headed out of the league as they were stuck in the relegation rut. But they have been able to lift themselves and are now 10th. But they are not out of the woods yet as they need six more points to make sure they can secure their stay in the league. Hasaacas also need those three points to ensure their sustainability. Hasaacas (9TH) last five games: L D W L DLions (10TH) last five games: W L W L W–B.A United v EdubiaseFollowing that 5-0 defeat to Lions, B.A United became the first team this club to lose their place in the next term. So, come September 13, the team’s fans will be seeing their club for the last time in the Premier League until hopefully they can make it back after one year in the second tier. Edubiase however are not in the same situation – not just yet. They are 13th and need a win to ensure that they do not slip into the danger zone of relegation. According to projections by the Joy Sports team, Edubiase are in real danger of replacing Bechem United as a relegated team. They need the three points more than B.A and they are most likely to get it without trying too hard.B.A Utd (16TH) last five games: L L L D LEdubiase (13TH) last five games: D L W D W Inter Allies v Asante KotokoThe Tema Park will host two of the teams in the top five. Kotoko will travel back to the south this weekend as well as they face Inter Allies who have a strong winning record in the last few games. Allies have won as many as four games in their last six, drawn once and lost once. And all those non-wins have been in away games so when they play at home on Sunday, they will be confident to overcome. Allies managed to get the 40 point safe mark to ensure their stay for next season in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Edubiase in mid-week. The Porcupines also had some good things for themselves in mid-week. They recorded an impressive three wins out of three games when they beat visiting Wa All Stars 3-1. Last weekend, they looked like they would be joining rivals Hearts of Oak on their way out of the league. But like a strong fortress, they have remarkably lifted themselves to fifth. After two straight defeats against Berekum Chelsea [0-3] and WAFA SC [0-1], the defending champions who have struggled this season have seen a weighty change in fortunes in recent games, beating league leaders AshantiGold and arch-rivals Hearts of Oak – both with 2-1 scorelines and Wednesday’s victory over All Stars. And Obed Owusu hopes their new form can continue till season end. “If you observe, we have significantly improved since the Berekum Chelsea home defeat. We went on to lose again at WAFA but we have fought back and are getting the results. We have four matches more and it is our hope to continue like this. Our target is to end up at a respectable position,” he said.They need just two points to join Inter Allies among the band of survivors this season. Which of these teams will continue their winning run?Inter Allies (4TH) last five games: D W L W WKotoko (5TH) last five games: W W W L Llast_img read more

first_imgAubrey Huff is afraid of socialists, and he’s got the bullet holes to prove it.The former Giants first baseman/outfielder and current outspoken supporter of President Trump, took to Twitter Monday night to show what he and his sons were up to at the shooting range.He was preparing them in the doomsday event Bernie Sanders wins the 2020 presidential election, presumably because he believes they’ll have to use their guns against socialists, who will be trying to take them away.Getting my boys …last_img read more

first_imgFunding basic public services “We are mindful of the fact that even though transfers to municipalities have increased strongly over the past five years, service delivery problems persist,” Gordhan said. The government has acknowledged that while progress has been made in the transformation of local government, there is still a long way to go before all municipalities in the country are fully functional and sustainable. The Industrial Development Corporation will play a key role in the implementation of the government’s Industrial Action Plan soon to be unveiled by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Gordhan said the government had taken steps to equip development finance institutions to step up their lending to municipalities, land reform programmes and businesses in distress as result of the financial crisis. A guarantee of R15.2-billion has been approved for the Development Bank of Southern Africa, enabling it to extend capital to poor municipalities for infrastructure projects. A further R2.5-billion will go to the Municipal Infrastructure Grant to help municipalities address issues of aging infrastructure and to improve provision of services. Municipalities countrywide have been the subject of fierce criticism, something believed to have sparked widespread service delivery protests. Some have cited issues of budget shortfalls as causing a lack of service delivery. Delivering a Budget totalling R907-billion, Gordhan said the country’s municipalities would receive an additional R6.7-billion through the local government equitable share to help them cushion poor households from the rising costs of electricity and water. Last year, government approved a strategy to turn around local government. The strategy aims to respond to both internal problems such as transparency of procurement systems as well as external factors.center_img 17 February 2010 A sizeable number of municipalities countrywide were cash-strapped in the past financial year as most families in poor households battled to pay for services. The equitable share funding allows municipalities to supplement their revenue in order to achieve the intended access to basic public services for communities. Gordhan said his department was working with the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs to ensure that the higher spending allocations to municipalities translated into real improvements in people’s lives. Development finance Delivering his maiden Budget speech in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced a R55-billion allocation to South Africa’s cash-strapped municipalities for 2010/11, set to increase to R78-billion in 2012/13. “We need better alignment between provincial government budgets and national priorities,” he added. Municipalities: long way to go Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img I’d like to ask for a moment of silence to mark the passing of a Web application that had eyes bigger than its stomach. An ambitious little startup called Nsyght gave up the ghost this weekend and with it went some very, very cool features. In the end, this little Twitter and Facebook message-parsing service just couldn’t do what it set out to do, and so it has closed up shop.By some standards, Twitter publishes a whole lot of data, about 1,000 messages per second. Nsyght allowed you to do remarkable things with that river of data: search inside Twitter lists, retrieve your own long-lost messages or filter messages from your friends by media type. Below are three of the ways I used Nsyght every day in my news gathering routine. Maybe someday, someone, somewhere will be able to bite off this many Tweets and return these kinds of dream-features to the world.What Was That Link I Tweeted?One of the features that Nsyght offered was the ability to retrieve your own tweets from way back, months back in the archive, by keyword search. There are very few other ways to do this. Twitter itself won’t let you search your own or other peoples’ archives back very far at all because of the database challenges. Nsyght was my go-to place to do that, and I already miss it. What does it mean that we’re all creating so much data, but so much of it becomes inaccessible even to ourselves just weeks after it’s published? Hunting for PhotosI kept Nsyght open in a browser tab every day while I worked and kept it set to filter all my incoming Twitter and Facebook messages by media type. Specifically, I watched a feed of all the photos my contacts were sharing. This helped me unearth some great tech industry news photos that got turned into short, interesting little blog posts. I sure miss that feature. The hard part isn’t filtering for media type, of course, that probably just requires a good white-list of media-sharing domains to watch for links to. The hard part is eating the Tweets without choking, or missing too many of them.Above: I used Nsyght to filter all recent Twitter messages posted by Facebook staff members for the keyword “Twitter.”What do the Experts Say?I’ve got a news writing workflow that involves pushing this button, pulling that lever, pinging those robots, etc. It’s worked out very well to help me learn quickly about the things I write about, without living in the Silicon Valley myself. These systems are a great democratizer of knowledge.One of my favorite new ones was Nysght’s search inside a Twitter list feature. You could start following a brand new Twitter list with your Twitter account, and Nsyght would take just a few minutes to ping the Twitter API again and again and build an archive of hundreds of the back-logged Tweets the people on that list had posted prior to your discovering it. You could then search those Tweets by keyword!So part of my routine had been to jump over to Tlists or Listorious as soon as I figured out the subject of my next article. I would find an expert-curated list of specialists in any relevant fields and I’d follow those lists on Twitter. Then I’d go and do other research using other tools (like the telephone, or custom search engines) while Nsyght built an archive of that new list I just started following in the background. After a few minutes, I could jump over to Nsyght and quickly filter through the recent history of that list to see what those topical experts had been saying on Twitter about the subject of my article. There are a number of services online today that try to make it easy to use Twitter’s public replies to ask questions of particular topical experts, but sometimes it works a lot better to be able to filter for keywords in their existing public conversations among themselves. It was great! But now it’s gone.Nsyght, when it worked, was an incredible tool for harvesting knowledge from my existing community of curated contacts and their publishing streams. Hopefully, someday, someone, somewhere, will build something that can handle this much data and provide a fast, simple interface to fill needs like the above.Unfortunately, it looks like that’s not going to be Nsyght. As founder Geoffrey McCaleb wrote in his goodbye post this weekend, after the site had been down for the past three weeks:“Ultimately, the site was working in an offline capacity, and still working as good as it was the day we went offline. The problem? It just wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t stable, but more disturbingly it frequently had ‘gaps’ so sometimes users would miss posts from their friends – which is really the whole point of the service. As much as I wanted to restore the service, there’s no room for ‘sorta’ good. You either have a really cool service that truly innovates/changes the game, or you go home. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more