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Clarke tops tipsters

first_imgGleaner tipster Orville ‘Clarkie’ Clarke has swept both sections of the Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) tipsters’ competition’s first bi-monthly race for 2016. Spotting five winners on the final raceday last Saturday, ‘Clarkie’ moved away from closest rival Jimmie of the Star to beast him by four winners (46 to 42) to secure the $20,000 prize. And the veteran tipster, who was champion in 2014, also captured the wagering section with a healthy plus $1,093.24, clear of IRIE FM represented by last year’s champion tipster Howard Abrahams. As a result, Clarkie picked up another $20,000 for a grand total of $40,000 donated by the promoting company. He leads the competition with 46 wins, ahead of Jimmie (42), Howard Abrahams and Cable Sport Network (Francisco ‘Linky’ Mills) jointly in third on 41 wins each.last_img read more

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Was That the Only Reason You Came, Mr. Trudeau? Please Don’t Come…

first_imgCanada, one of the world’s richest and most industrialized nations, definitely has a lot to offer Liberia. We, too, though poor and still an agrarian (agricultural) country, have something to offer Canada—and we have given Canada a lot already. Remember LAMCO? LAMCO was an American, Canadian and Swedish investment that from the 1960s through to the 1980s reaped for those countries and their citizens billions of United States dollars from the world’s highest grade iron ore that the mines in Nimba produced. Alas! When in the late 1980s LAMCO left Liberia, they left the Nimba people poor and destitute. Nimba and its people, and Liberia as a whole, got nothing substantial out of the deal!But make no mistake: Canada, on the other hand, could offer Liberia a lot, including training of all kinds, especially in Agriculture, Business, Science and Technology. Canada could also offer us financial assistance to help us in our development efforts, especially energy and farm to market roads. Whether they will is an entirely different matter.Yet that is why some Liberians were cautiously optimistic about the brief, whirlwind and almost non-publicized (somewhat secretive visit of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Liberia last week.The dominant theme of Trudeau’s visit, however, turned out to have nothing to do with development. It turned out to be his advocacy of homosexuality and lesbianism in Liberia! What a terrible affront to Liberians and Africans, who have repeatedly and in no uncertain terms, told the West that this continent, Africa, cannot and will not condone the spread of such a nefarious (despicable, immoral) practice that destroyed the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and is threatening to do the same to the West itself, if they are not careful. But it is not so much the fear of destruction as the antipathy (opposition, antagonism, dislike) of African culture towards this inhumane and shameful practice among human beings. Were it not such an abnormal life style, gays would not take so long, sometimes never, to come out in the open and confess their habit. African leaders and people have repeatedly told the West that homosexuality and lesbianism are not part of African culture and cannot and will not be accepted as a civil right in Africa. Most African Christians know that these practices are patently unbiblical. The third Book of the Bible, Leviticus chapter 18, verse 22, clearly states: “Thou shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.” The interpretation is that a man shall not lie with a man, or a woman with another woman.This practice is frowned upon even in Islam.With all the very serious problems bedeviling us in Africa, including illiteracy, poverty, poor sanitation, hunger, due to the lack of well-developed agriculture, the health and medical deficiency, due to woefully insufficient doctors, nurses and sufficient and well equipped hospitals and clinics, poor infrastructure, including the lack of roads, bridges, electricity and pipe-borne water, as well as poor housing, must Africa face this one too—the crippling, immoral and totally unnecessary foreign-imposed deviant behavior of homosexuality and lesbianism, beginning with our youth? Who needs this in Liberia?It will spoil our young people who, for lack of jobs and other opportunities, die hustling for a way to get ahead in life. It will make them feel they do not need to go to school, so long as some women are able to pay our young girls to sleep with them and some men are able to pay our young boys to sleep with them. Why go to school? They will ask. “We already are making money.” It will demoralize our entire society and cause us to lose our focus on national development. Liberia will thus fall further behind the progressive nations of Africa. When will we ever become a developed nation if we are caught up in this distraction? No, Mr. Trudeau, please do not give Liberians more problems and more trouble than they already have. We do not need it, we do not want it, and we will not have it. If this is all you have to offer, please do not ever come back to Liberia. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Minibus driver dies following early morning EBD accident

first_imgThe driver of a route 42 minibus is now dead following a horrific two-vehicle smash-up along the New Hope Public Road, East Bank Demerara earlier today.The identity of the dead man is yet to be confirmed but this publication understands that he succumbed while receiving medical attention at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.The accident involved the minibus and a pickup truck at about 07:30h. Based on information received, the minibus was heading to Georgetown while the pickup was proceeding in the opposite direction.While information remains sketchy, it was reported that the minibus collided with the pick up as it was overtaking another vehicle at a fast rate. As a result of the collision, several passengers of the minibus were injured along with driver whose condition was deemed serious.They were all taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where they are being treated. Investigations are ongoing.More details in the Saturday, August 03, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

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‘Inland port’ road planned

first_img“It’s so compacted in L.A.,” Hofbauer said. “We’ve got land here in the Antelope Valley, Victorville and Adelanto for this.” One segment of the proposed highway would run along AvenueP-8 from the Antelope Valley Freeway to 50th Street East. That alignment would allow the highway to serve the L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport. Easy access would make the airport more attractive for passengers and airlines, airport supporters said. At the eastern end, the highway would connect with the planned Southern California Logistics Airport – a project to convert the former George Air Force Base into a hub for air, rail and truck traffic – and Interstate15. The board includes San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, who is serving as chairman; Antonovich, serving as vice chairman; Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford; Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns; Adelanto Mayor Jim Nehmens; Tim Jasper, city councilman from Apple Valley; and Antonovich aide Norm Hickling. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – In the first step of a newly created joint powers authority, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties officials are seeking $23million in federal funding to build an east-west highway linking the Antelope and Victor valleys. The High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority has sent funding requests to the region’s congressional representatives, arguing that the project would ease traffic congestion, help turn the High Desert into an “inland port,” and bolster efforts to promote the growth of L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport and the conversion of the former George Air Force Base for civilian use. The authority is seeking $23million in fiscal 2008 and plans to seek $26million in fiscal 2009. The authority will also be sending letters to the California Transportation Commission advising it of the creation of the authority and to request funding for the project. No dollar amount was specified. “The High Desert Corridor, combined with an `inland port’ and a fully operating L.A./Palmdale Airport, will create the infrastructure necessary to improve mobility, safety and air quality for the entire region,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the authority’s vice chairman. Antonovich, who helped create the joint powers authority as a way to expedite the project, said he will also lobby for federal funds during a trip to Washington next month. The requested funds would be used for preliminary engineering, environmental clearance and the creation of a financial plan that could be used to attract potential private investment. Estimated to cost at least $1.7billion, the High Desert Corridor would stretch from the Antelope Valley Freeway to Interstate15, linking the Antelope and Victor valleys. Supporters of the project, including Palmdale Councilman Steve Hofbauer, who serves as alternate board member to the authority, see the corridor as a key to converting the High Desert to an “inland port” that can handle freight shipped from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Rail lines could bring freight to the High Desert, where it could be transferred onto trucks. last_img
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5 Democrats drop Michigan; Clinton stays

first_imgLANSING, Mich. (AP) – Five Democratic candidates have withdrawn from Michigan’s Jan. 15 presidential primary, leaving what amounts to a beauty contest for front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and a handful of lesser-knowns. Barack Obama, John Edwards and Bill Richardson filed paperwork Tuesday, the deadline to withdraw from the ballot. Two other candidates, Joe Biden and Dennis Kucinich, said they also were bypassing the primary. Although Michigan is a critical Midwest state in presidential voting, it violated Democratic National Committee rules by moving its primary earlier in the process. The candidates are honoring the DNC’s wishes in skipping the contest. Clinton broke with the leading candidates, with her campaign issuing a statement saying the New York senator will remain on the ballot. Chris Dodd also plans to stay on the ballot. 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAll the Democratic candidates already have agreed not to campaign in Michigan because it broke DNC rules when it moved its primary ahead of Feb. 5. Party rules say states cannot hold their 2008 primary contests before Feb. 5, except for Iowa on Jan. 14, Nevada on Jan. 19, New Hampshire on Jan. 22 and South Carolina on Jan. 29.last_img read more

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New cattle breed eats less, gains more weight

first_imgFor the first time, breeding bulls are being marketed for their efficiency, not just their size and pedigree, said David Daley, a cattle expert at California State University, Chico. “We started realizing that there’s also the issue of how much feed does it take to get all those pounds, and maybe big isn’t better,” said Glenn Nader, a livestock adviser with University of California Cooperative Extension. The potential for improvement is dramatic. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that some steers beat the average by nearly 30 percent, though others have found improvements closer to 10 percent. Jim Oltjen, a UC Davis animal nutrition expert, said a typical steer will eat 20 to 25 pounds of feed – mostly corn – and gain 3 to 4 pounds during each day of the typical three- to four-month stay at a feedlot. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jim Downing SACRAMENTO BEE SACRAMENTO – Susanville rancher John Barnum is trying to build a herd of cattle that sounds like something out of a dieter’s nightmare: They eat less, but they still get fat. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That trait is increasingly seen as a key to staying in business for California ranchers reeling from the effects of high-priced corn. “We’re hoping it’ll make us more profitable in the long run,” said Barnum, 23, who manages a family ranch that recently moved to the rangelands of northeastern California after generations in Calaveras County. Last year, the ethanol boom drove the price of corn up nearly 65 percent over six months, sending feed, the cattle business’s main expense, soaring. Meanwhile, the price of those animals at slaughter has hardly budged. In response, many ranchers are hoping to trim their costs by looking at “feed efficiency,” a measure of how effectively an animal turns grass or corn into muscle and fat. Ideally, with a higher-efficiency herd, a rancher saves on feed costs but ends up with the same amount of marketable beef. It’s yet another way that high prices for global commodities, from petroleum to grains to milk powder, are altering the economics of food production. last_img read more

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NEW WATER COMMISSION MUST HAVE INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN – McCONALOGUE

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogueDeputy Charlie McConalogue says the decision by Joe O’Toole to stand down as Chairman of the Water Commission is the correct one. The Inishowen Deputy said while there is no doubt that Joe O’Toole is a man with a strong record in public service, his comments following his appointment undermined his position, making it untenable.“There have been few more contentious issues in politics in recent years than the issue of Irish Water, and the botched water charging regime that it introduced. “This was why Fianna Fáil fought to secure the suspension of water charges and for the Dáil to further decide on the issue following an assessment by an independent commission.“We did so because it was clear to us that there is a massive task in building consensus around water policy and the question of how we invest in our water network as a country. There needs to be a clear assessment of all the options available so that the Dáil can then democratically decide on how the issue is moved forward.”He added that Fianna Fail are determined that the Commission process must be above reproach and is demonstrably fair and impartial in how it does its business.“The Government must now move to appoint a new Chairperson, who will approach the issue with an open mind and will engage on the question of how we invest in water in an independent and impartial way.” NEW WATER COMMISSION MUST HAVE INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN – McCONALOGUE was last modified: July 5th, 2016 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 McConaloguedonegalWater Commissionlast_img read more

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To bring Fido safely home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER Some 400 dog owners who live in unincorporated areas came out Saturday for the first day of a free clinic to get their pets implanted with tiny microchips that hold identification data. The implants about the size of a grain of rice fulfill a new Los Angeles County ordinance requiring the chips for dogs living in Quartz Hill, Littlerock and other unincorporated county territories. The chips aren’t required yet for dogs in Palmdale or Lancaster. The implants are free. Residents also will receive free lifetime registration for their animals. The program will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Lancaster Animal Shelter, 5201 W. Ave. I in Lancaster. The county Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance requiring all dogs except for qualifying show dogs, guide dogs and police dogs be spayed or neutered and that dogs more than 4 months old be implanted with the identifying chip. The procedure is nonsurgical and requires no anesthetic. Each microchip has a code number embedded in it that can be read by a hand-held scanner. The number is stored in a database that included the owner’s contact information.last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY ATHLETICS CLUB WEEKLY NOTES:

first_imgLETTERKENNY AC CLUB NOTES:THE club would like to congratulate our rising star, Darren McBrearty who competed for the Irish Junior Team in the European Cross Country Championships in Albuferia, Portugal last Sunday. “Darren started really strong in the beginning of the race, maybe too strong and he ended up in 70th position” said Irish coach Teresa McDaid. From Darren’s point of view it was a great achievement for a man recognised as a rising star in the 800 metres. His father Sean and a group of members and supporters from the club travelled to Portugal to cheer him on.This weekend the action switches to Tullamore for the National Novices’ on Sunday.The annual 5k Turkey Trot, which was postponed on Sunday (December 5) as the course around the town was deemed to be in an unsafe condition due to ice and snow, has been re-scheduled for January 2 at 11.30am. The Annual Goal Mile will take place on Tuesday,  December 21 at the Danny McDaid Track.  The club senior athletes are organising their Christmas night out after this event.Tickets are available from club members for the Pantomime which takes place on Wednesday, Janaury 26. The tickets would make an ideal Christmas present. The Christmas Party for the Juveniles will be held in Arena 7 this Thursday, December 16 at 6.30pm. There will be bowling and a party for the kids. The lotto jackpot in The Glencar Inn this weekend is €1,140.endsLETTERKENNY ATHLETICS CLUB WEEKLY NOTES: was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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

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OLD FIRM PREVIEW: ‘WE WANT TO MAKE UP FOR DEFEAT AT IBROX’

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: Celtic manager Neil Lennon wants his side to erase the memories of the 4-2 defeat at Ibrox in September – and win tonight over Rangers at Celtic Park.“We didn’t do ourselves justice at Ibrox,” said Lennon.“So I am looking to my team to be highly motivated and play better and compete better.” But he warned that Rangers are always dangerous opposition, regardless of the situation or the timing of the game.“So I don’t think the mentality of either team will change going into the game. We know if we win we go top and our focus is on winning. If that’s the rewards then so be it.“We want to make our home advantage count and keep the winning run going, it’s very important to the players.“We are in a good vein of form but we are playing our biggest rivals and there is not much between the teams at the minute. “Our form has been slightly better than Rangers’ but they are the champions and they won the last Old Firm game so I don’t think there is much in it,” he said.Welsh star Joe Ledley is also hoping to erase the memory of September.“We just need to concentrate on ourselves and not get carried away with all the atmosphere and the build-up.“It is hard but your learn. In my first Old Firm game we didn’t do too well but we’ve got experience in the team now.”A ninth win in a row would put Celtic top of the pile for the first time this season. “We stuck at it when we weren’t playing so well and it would be a great achievement to be top for the new year,” said Ledley, who may play left-back for the big game.Meanwhile Ally McCoist has denied “pulling a fast one” after appealing a red card given to Lee McCulloch in the 2-1 defeat at St Mirren at the weekend.By appealing McCulloch can play tonight. He was involved in an outrageous elbow incident on Saturday.Match kick-off 7.45pm. Live on Sky Sports and BBC Radio Scotland. Celtic: (from) Forster, Cha, Matthews, Wanyama, Mulgrew, Ledley, Forrest, Kelvin Wilson, Brown, Kayal, Ki, Rogne, Samaras, Bangura, Hooper, Stokes, Zaluska, Izaguirre, McCourt, McGeouch.Rangers: (from) McGregor, Whittaker, Papac, Bocanegra, Bartley, Wallace, Davis, McCulloch, Wylde, Edu, Lafferty, Aluko, Jelavic, Alexander, Broadfoot, Bendiksen, McCabe, Weir.OLD FIRM PREVIEW: ‘WE WANT TO MAKE UP FOR DEFEAT AT IBROX’ was last modified: December 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Celticceltic v rangers preview december 2011HoopsJoe LedleyNeil Lennonlast_img read more

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