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first_imgIf the President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Wayne Forde, delivers on implementing development programmes over the years and remains in check to do the best for football, then it is possible that the sport could become Guyana’s number one sport.In addition there must be respect for positive contributions from opposition patterns set aside so football could get to the summit of all sports in Guyana.However, it is easier said than done but it is not an inconceivable or impossible task. With strict regulations and governance reform then it is imminent.It was reported in the media, ahead of the launch of the GFF-Pele Alumni Frank Watson Intra-Association U-15 Tournament that the GFF boss said that football will become the most successful and popular sport in Guyana as reform and development programmes bear fruit in coming years.The reports further stated that with increased funding from world governing body FIFA and a stable administration in place, the GFF is working to lay a sustainable foundation for football across Guyana through grassroots and youth development, as well as strict regulations and governance reform.Guyana’s Under-15 league is part of the GFF’s strategic plan to have consistent football played at every level. At the local level there are now two commercial partners that will ensure that football is played at the under-15 and under-17 year round for the next five years. In the recent history of Guyana there was no other period in Guyana’s football where there were commercial relationships that ensured that structured age specific football is played all year round in every association.At Tuesday’s launch of the tournament, the public also heard that in a matter of weeks the GFF will be announcing a similar nationwide Under-13 League and there after a Under-20 league. This is all part of a bigger plan being implemented. Notably, the academy training centre is one of the most important components of football development in Guyana. These Leagues will feed players into those academies; the U13s, U15s, U17s and U20s will feed players into the academy.According to the President, the GFF is already seeing results from the work that they have been doing at the youth level. One of these successes was a mere weeks ago when the Guyana Golden Jaguars U-17 team did exceptionally well in a tournament in Martinique to the extent that prevailed over the Region’s powerhouse Haiti 3-1.These fresh implementations and drive to develop the sport here is commendable; however, there must not be an ‘overkill’ of tournaments without proper structure or ‘real development’.At present football is regarded as the second most popular sport here behind the gentleman’s game; cricket.However, if the infamous governing Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) continues to hammer cricket into the ground and the public’s interest is shifted, then Forde’s dream will be manifested very soon.There seems to be a lot of potential development in and around football, one of it being the playing of more tournaments, especially youth competitions.In contrast to football’s recent strides, the view of every cricket match or tournament organised by the GCB, there is poor structure. The GCB/Dave West Indian Imports Inter-County U-15 tournament is underway and prior to the tournament, the Demerara team only had one practice session at the Ogle Ground.Preceding the inter-county tournament, the GCB – since there is no functioning Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) – was tasked with organising the Demerara inter-association tourney. The Georgetown team for the tournament was selected from a meeting the afternoon before the tournament. Locally, cricket has been stagnant and while some other sports; lawn tennis, volleyball and motor-racing have progressed over the years, those sports do not possess the scope like cricket and football.In addition, football here seems to be gaining positive attention from the world governing body FIFA.There might be several challenges that may prevent football from progressing rapidly but once the intentions are good and have a supportive and industrious team, then brighter days loom for football and the possibility of the sport emerging to the number one spot in Guyana is not impossible.last_img read more

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Washington County Inmate Roster – 7-17-19

first_imgDisorderly ConductResisting Law EnforcementJuly 16Indiana State PoliceBillie Jean Armstrong, 27, Ramsey Operating While Intoxicated Per SeAmy Elizabeth Sowder, 39, Pekin July 15Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentTyler Andrew Cady, 28, Vallonia Operating While Intoxicated Per SeOperating a Vehicle While Intoxicated While Endangering a Personcenter_img Here for CourtCity of Salem PoliceJeff Edward Stewart, 40, Borden Possession of MethPossession of ParaphernaliaPossession of a SyringePossession or Use of a Legend Drug or PrecursorWashington County Sheriff’s DepartmentJoshua Lee Allen, 36, Salemlast_img read more

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LISTEN BACK: Sligo Rovers 1 Dundalk 1 Reaction

first_imgSligo Rovers and Dundalk played out a 1-1 draw at the Showgrounds on Saturday, with Benny Igiehon’s first goal for the club cancelling out Niclas Vemmelund’s opener.Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox spoke to Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle and Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny after the game…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Gerard-Lyttle-Post-Dundalk-1-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Stephen-Kenny-After-1-1-Draw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Etihad posts another massive loss in 2018

first_imgFinancially-embattled Gulf carrier Etihad Airways lost another $US1.28 billion in 2018 but this was lower than the $US1.52 billion it lost in 2017.It was the third year of losses greater than $US1 billion but the airline hailed a  15 percent improvement in core operating performance as a sign its transformation program was working.The 2017 loss came as it faced significant fuel cost increases, the fallout of its failed expansion plans involving Alitalia and airberlin and investment in its restructuring program.In 2018, it managed to raise average fares to help offset what it described as challenging market conditions and higher fuel prices.It said a 4 percent increase in yields was driven largely by capacity discipline, network and fleet optimization and growing market share in premium and point-to-point markets.Passenger capacity was down by 4 percent but the number of passengers also fell from 18.6m to 17.8m and the seat factor dropped 2.1 percentage points to 76.4 percent.Overall revenue fell from $US6 billion in 2017 to $5.9 billion in 2018 but passenger revenue remained unchanged at $US5 billion.The airline is now in the second year of its transformation program and said it reduced total costs by $US416m to $US6.9 billion.“In 2018, we continued to forge ahead with our transformation journey by streamlining our cost base, improving our cash-flow and strengthening our balance sheet,’’ group chief executive Tony Douglas said in a statement.“Our transformation is instilling a renewed sense of confidence in our customers, our partners and our people.’’Etihad announced in February it was concentrating on the “efficient rationalization” of its fleet by reducing the number of widebody aircraft it would take from Airbus and Boeing.READ: Etihad fleet rationalization continues as it cuts widebody orders.It took delivery of eight new aircraft during 2018: three Boeing 787-9s, four Boeing 787-10s and a Boeing 777-200 freighter.This brought its fleet count to 106, down from 115 in 2017,  with an average age of 5.7 years.The Abu Dhabi-based carrier also cut a number of unprofitable routes, including Tehran, Jaipur, Entebbe, Dallas/Fort Worth, Ho Chi Minh City, Dhaka, Dar es Salaam, Edinburgh and Perth.Added to the network were Baku and Barcelona and there were frequency increases to destinations such as Toronto, Amman and Rome.Product developments included its “Choose Well” inflight retail campaign and new seating with streaming technology on its short-haul Airbus A320 and A321 fleets.last_img read more

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World Bank Distances Itself from Closed Google Maps Data

first_imgGoogle Map Maker is highly visible, easy to use, and working on it comes with the prestigious possibility of being published to the official Google Maps. Access to that much map data must have seemed worth the price of closing off the platform.Given the World Bank’s open history, the implications were troubling. Nathaniel Heller, co-founder of the pro-transparency NGO Global Integrity, met with the World Bank’s open data team last month to discuss the partnership. His post about the meeting outlines the concerns about the public-private partnership in exquisite detail, but he also found that the World Bank team saw the problem, too:“One, it is clear that our friends and colleagues at the Bank a) understand the seriousness of the concerns expressed by a number of groups and individuals in the past month, and b) are taking concrete steps to address those concerns. I applaud that. What’s also clear to me: the legal and data ownership implications of a platform like Google Map Maker got mixed up in the rush by the Bank to try and promote greater public access to existing Google Map Maker data.”The Bank’s Open StanceYesterday’s post on the World Bank’s Inside the Web blog makes a few things clear. The World Bank’s “single goal of this joint project is to provide UN agencies and governments faster access to Map Maker data for humanitarian, development and disaster preparedness efforts.”The World Bank just wants as many data sources as it can possibly get. These data are for helping people in emergencies, so the more sources there are, the better.But the bank takes another step to make clear that this partnership is limited and doesn’t affect its open data initiatives. “[O]ur agreement does not extend to supporting new citizen mapping activities or data creation through the Google Map Maker platform.” All the applications supported by the program will be built on the open platforms, not on Google’s data.It’s hard to argue with the World Bank wanting access to as much location data as it can get to help in emergency situations. It’s a relief to see the organization clearly state that the applications it wants to support will come from the open-source community.Lead image courtesy of ShutterstockPhoto 2 via Google LatLong Related Posts jon mitchell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In January, Google and the World Bank announced a partnership allowing the bank privileged access to Google Map Maker data to support disaster relief efforts. This broke with the bank’s trend of supporting open-source initiatives.Developers and NGOs worried that Google’s proprietary, for-profit platform operates at odds with the World Bank’s mission of alleviating poverty. The bank addressed those concerns yesterday, taking a clear stance in support of open data and explaining the limits of its relationship with Google.The World Bank is a gatekeeper giving developing countries access to first-world capital for alleviating poverty. It’s a tricky role to play. The bank has a track record of using open data initiatives to support its programs, though. That allows regular citizens, especially developers, to have an impact on the World Bank’s work at the grassroots level.That’s why it was so perplexing when the World Bank partnered with Google to gain access to its closed Map Maker data. Map Maker allows anyone to suggest edits to Google Maps that can become official if approved by Google moderators.The partnership is meant to provide better location data for relief workers in disaster scenarios. There are open-source efforts to solve this problem, like Ushahidi, but the World Bank went with Google instead. Tags:#Google#Government#Non-Profits#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Why JFK’s Runway Has Turtles All the Way Down*

first_imgL.A. Dawson/Wikipedia So what was special yesterday about the runways of New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport that drew over 150 diamondback terrapin turtles to cross its dangerous runways to lay their eggs, delaying flights for hours while wildlife workers took them home? It wasn’t the moonlit night or “slow, sweet love,” as a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told the press. In fact, there was nothing very special going on at all, except that a few JFK pilots happened to be paying attention yesterday, according to conservation biologist Russell Burke of Hofstra University in New York, who studies terrapins in the Jamaica Bay between Brooklyn and Queens. Every mating season, he says, the turtles leave their home and breeding ground in the salt marshes near JFK and take to the nearby sandy, open areas to lay their eggs and bury them in the ground. To a turtle, a runway is just another hurdle on the way to its nursery. And the invasion isn’t over. “They’re going to have a trickle of turtles all throughout these next months,” says Burke. About 1000 turtles live in the region that he studies; the population near JFK is 10 times that. Diamondback terrapins, which were overharvested for turtle soup in the early 19th century, have been protected in New York on and off over the past decades. They had been making a comeback for a while, Burke says, but their numbers are now declining again, partly due to the disappearance of salt marsh in the area. The cause is unclear, but rising ocean levels and nitrogen dumped from the New York City sewer system are likely culprits. Another problem is that the terrapin population is very old—and not being replaced. The turtles on the runway yesterday could still be the same individuals that were reported lazing on runways when the airport first opened in the 1940s. “I think of them like the walking dead. There are practically no youngsters,” says Burke. The main reason for this: urban raccoons, which also snap up 90% to 100% of the eggs laid by Jamaica Bay terrapins during breeding season. 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Burke says the importance of turtles is that they serve as a barometer of a wetland’s health so many conservation biologists watch their numbers closely. So what’s an airport to do about these slow-moving speed bumps? Burke says that the Port Authority, seeking to avoid more flight delays, has been exploring ideas with his group and others to prevent turtles from crossing the runways. They’ve discussed building plastic barriers that won’t impede planes and can be removed after breeding season. Providing artificial breeding areas closer to the ocean to tempt the turtles away is another option, but the problem, Burke says, is that turtles are creatures of habit and it’s really hard to change their minds. “How many neurons does a turtle even have?” he wonders. *Confused?last_img read more

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I didn’t announce any retirement: Chris Gayle

first_imgSHARE COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket COMMENT West Indies’ third one-dayer against India here appeared to be the last international match for Chris Gayle but the ‘Universe Boss’ has suggested after the game that he has not yet retired.Gayle played the third ODI, which India won by six wickets under D/L method, on Wednesday with a special ‘301’ jersey — indicating the number of ODIs he has featured in throughout his career, a record for any cricketer from the West Indies.The Jamaican, who made 72 off 41 balls, was applauded by the Indian players as he walked off after being dismissed in the 12th over of West Indies innings. He raised his bat, helmet perched on top of it, and the crowd continued to cheer, wondering if it was the last time they would see him bat.But after the game, Gayle dismissed suggestions that this was his farewell game.“I didn’t announce anything…any retirement,” he said in a short video posted by Cricket West Indies, when asked whether he has retired from ODI cricket or not.Asked if he will still be around, he said, “Yeah, until further notice.” Gayle had earlier announced that the ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom would be his last international assignment, before revealing a change of plans towards the end of the marquee tournament. During the World Cup, he said he wanted to play the ODIs and Tests in the home series against India, possibly setting up a farewell Test at his hometown Kingston. However, Gayle was not selected for the two-match Test series, which made it likelier that he might have played his last international match in the third ODI against India here on Wednesday.At the a post-match press conference, West Indies captain Jason Holder said, “To my knowledge he hasn’t retired from international cricket.” “But today was an example of his career. The knock he played was outstanding. He got us off to a really good start. He was entertaining, he showed presence, and that’s just what people have come to expect of Chris Gayle over the years.” Published on West Indies’ Chris Gayle (file photo) August 15, 2019 × West Indies’ Chris Gayle (file photo)last_img read more

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IPL Live Streaming CSK vs KXIP: Watch on Mobile, Hotstar, Jio TV

first_imgKings XI Punjab (KXIP) face the herculean task of stopping a star-studded Chennai Super Kings to seal a play-off berth when the two sides face-off in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) league game at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday.With Rajasthan Royals beating Royal Challengers Bangalore and sitting on 14 points, KXIP will have to beat CSK by a huge margin to overcome RR’s net run-rate of -0.250. Not only that, they will also have to hope that Delhi beat Mumbai, so that the defending champions remain on 12 points.Punjab’s net run-rate reads a poor -0.490 and they will have to do wonders to overtake RR. However, if Mumbai beat Delhi earlier on Saturday, even if they get over RR’s NRR, it won’t matter because MI will go through because of their positive net run-rate.Qualifier 1 – SRH vs CSKEliminator – KKR vs RRThe Ravichandran Ashwin-led side kicked-off the 2018 season on a decent note, winning five of their first six games but faltered in the business end of the league.On the other hand, having already qualified for the play-offs, Chennai will be eager to finish the league stage at th top spot.The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side were handed a 34-run defeat by Delhi Daredevils in their last game on Friday.What time is CSK vs KXIP?The game starts at 8 PM IST on May 20 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2018 Live Streaming on?advertisementStar Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi), Star Sports 1 Tamil (Tamil), Suvarna Plus (Kannada), Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Maa Movies (Telegu). Live streaming will be available on hotstar.com.When is the IPL match Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab?The 56th match of the IPL will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune from 8 PM IST.Where will the IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab be played?The Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab match will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab from our live blog on indiatoday.in.How to watch IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab on Airtel TV and JioTV Apps?You have to download the applications and sign in and you can watch the matches for free.What are the team squads for the IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab?Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (WK/C), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, David Willey, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya BishnoiKings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (WK), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, Karun Nair, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Darlast_img read more

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Top Big 10 Recruit Has Flipped His Commitment

first_imgWisconsin's stadium with snow on the field.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 15: Snow falls on the endzone during play between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the Big Ten for the 2019 class has flipped his commitment. It’s a big loss.Marcus Graham, an athlete out of North Carolina, had been committed to Wisconsin, but he’s decided to flip his commitment.The high school quarterback, who will be playing wide receiver in college, is heading to the Pac-12.Graham announced his decision on Twitter.“First I want to start this off by thanking everyone at Wisconsin,” Graham said on his Twitter. “From the coaches in Coach Chryst, Coach Gilmore and Coach Settle to all the people that I met and encountered while I visited Wisconsin, I’m truly grateful for your belief in me as a person and as a student-athlete. Over these past couple months I have been faced with many forms of adversity. These tests have made me more enlightened on where the bigger picture truly stands for me which led me to announce that I am decommitting from the University of Wisconsin.With that being said I would like to thank Coach Shaw along with Coach Kennedy with allowing me this opportunity to officially commit to Stanford University! I’m truly grateful for the great parents and coaches that I have to help support me throughout this process. I also want to thank everyone from Mountain Island Charter from teachers to administration. Thank you for everything you’ve done!”Graham was a four-year varsity athlete in high school, racking up nearly 6,000 yards of offense.He is Stanford’s 14th commitment in the 2019 class.last_img read more

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Stars Set To Attend Food Bank For New York Citys Can Do

first_imgFood Bank For New York City’s Can Do Awards Dinner Gala will take place on Wednesday, April 9, and it looks set to be a star-studded affair.The Can Do Awards Dinner is the premiere Food Bank For New York City event that helps support the nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on our programs and services to put food on the table. Highlights of the evening include a cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, live and silent auction, awards presentation, and a special musical performance. The evening will be presented by Bank of America.The evening will be hosted by Cat Greenleaf and will feature appearances by Honorary Chairs Mario Batali & Susan Cahn; Event Chairs Jodisue Rosen Feldman & Scott R. Feldman; Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis and Honoree Dorothea Bongiovi.Other guests expected to attend include: Jon Bon Jovi, Mariska Hargitay, Rachael Ray, Tom Colicchio, Lori Silverbush, Ted Allen, Lauren Bush Lauren, Sandra Lee, Jill Hennessy, David Chang, Katie Lee, Marisa May, Kelly Bensimon, Mary Giuliani, Phillip Baltz, Susan Ungaro, and Rene & Susie Lopez.The event will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. Find out more here.last_img read more

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