Gibson-McCook Relays Watch | St Jago boys gets 4x800m edge

first_imgTwo years ago, a Kingston College quartet anchored by Twayne Crooks broke a long-standing record in the 4x800m relay after recording 7:34.78. Following an average performance last year, the North Street-based institution is unbeaten so far this season in the event with their biggest win coming at the Milo Western Relays, where in a close battle they got the better of St Elizabeth Technical. Following that defeat where the Kingston College anchor runner Teresa Rhoden showboated several metres before the finish line, ‘flashing off’ St Elizabeth Technical’s Ryon Butler, the defending Gibson Relays champions will be coming with blood in their eyes as they will want to return the favour by beating Kingston College in Kingston. It will, however, not be an exclusive battle between KC and STETHS as last year’s second place finisher St Jago High, Calabar and Jamaica College also have deep teams and are expected to do very well. 1. St Jago 2. KC 3. STETHS AVENGING DEFEAT In 2016, St Jago, after a big lead on the anchor, surprisingly lost when one of their top men, Lerone Clarke was gobbled up by STETHS’ Jevaughny James and the Spanish Town-based team will want to avenge that defeat. Their ambitions will be helped by the fact that they have three members from last year’s team back in the line up. Jamaica College and Calabar who both have several quality half-milers in their team, will definitely make this a very hot event and possibly the race of the meet. The record set two years ago by Kingston College could be in danger here, this one will excite and its good that for a change, the middle distance athletes will get some attention this time around. Top 3 Predictionlast_img read more

Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome target Tour de France in 2019

first_imgTour de France winner Geraint Thomas, of Britain, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, passes the Arc de Triomphe on July 29, 2018, during the twenty-first stage of the 116-kilometer (72.1-mile) Tour de France cycling race from Houilles to the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)MANCHESTER, England — Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky’s final bid for cycling’s biggest prize.Froome will not defend his Giro d’Italia title as targets a record-tying fifth win in the Tour, while Thomas is bidding for back-to-back victories.ADVERTISEMENT ONE Championship lines up 45 events for 2019 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Both British riders have said they want to deliver success on the road in order to help Team Sky secure new sponsorship, with its future uncertain following the decision of broadcaster Sky to end its investment in the sport after 2019.The 33-year-old Froome said it was a difficult decision not to defend his Giro title after becoming the first British winner of the race last May.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m getting to the point in my career now where I’m starting to think about what kind of legacy I want to leave behind,” he said, “and if I am able to win the Tour de France for a fifth time and join that very elite group of bike riders — only four other people have ever done that — it would just be incredible.”Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain are the other five-time winners. View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race00:50Trending Articles02:55Tourism’s gifts and woes for Santa and Sami homeland02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Astronaut is grieving, with no way home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champTani has been on the space station since late October and had been scheduled to return to Earth as early as Monday of this week aboard space shuttle Atlantis, but fuel gauge problems delayed the Dec. 6 launch until January. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft is docked at the space station but must be reserved in case the two Americans and one Russian aboard need to evacuate the outpost in an emergency. Tani’s mother was struck and killed by a train in Lombard, Ill., on Wednesday. Police said she was stopped behind a school bus at a railroad crossing and decided to drive around the vehicle and the lowered gate. “It’s a unique situation to be on orbit, without a ride home maybe, for a long time and something this tragic happens in your family,” said the Rev. Rob Hatfield, a minister at the elderly woman’s church. NASA prepares for all sorts of contingencies, and bad news from home is one of them. All astronauts are asked whether they would want to know about family emergencies right away or whether that information should be held back if they are preparing for an intense task such as a spacewalk, said Dr. Sean Roden, Tani’s flight surgeon. Tani, like nearly all his colleagues, wanted to know immediately, Roden said. Many have said they wouldn’t want their family to go through the grief alone, he added. NASA offered to let Tani take some time off, but he decided to carry on with his normal duties, including checking on science experiments, and “he’s doing remarkably well for the information he’s been given,” Roden said. Family, friends and counselors were just a call away on a private Internet phone line astronauts are allowed to use throughout their mission, NASA said. “Everyone’s dedicated to making sure that Dan has everything he needs,” NASA spokeswoman Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters said. The Tani family has not announced when the funeral will be held. Once that happens, NASA said, it will help Daniel Tani participate in any way he can, perhaps by a video or telephone linkup. Cloutier-Lemasters said NASA is not at all concerned that Tani’s grief could hinder his work or put his two crewmates in jeopardy. The space agency chooses astronauts with the emotional stability to handle tragedy, especially on long missions. While no other U.S. astronaut has lost a close relative in space, several have had to be told about accidents or major illnesses involving their families, said Dr. Smith Johnston, another NASA flight surgeon. Every astronaut is assigned a psychological support group that helps him or her prepare for the anxieties of spaceflight, including missing family events big and small, said astronaut Clayton Anderson, Tani’s predecessor aboard the space station. He said he was asked who he would want to notify him if something bad happened on Earth, and he chose his wife.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – Daniel M. Tani’s 90-year-old mother died in an auto accident this week, but he has no way of getting home until late January. He must grieve from more than 200 miles away – in orbit, aboard the International Space Station. It’s a heartbreaking situation no other American astronaut has experienced. And it’s made all the more tragic by Tani’s devotion to his mother, Rose, who raised him and his siblings alone in suburban Chicago after their father died when he was 4. “He is obviously pretty sad,” the astronaut’s brother, Richard Tani, said in Thursday’s Chicago Sun-Times. “He was pretty close to her. We are all close to her. She was loved by everyone.” Tani’s wife and a flight surgeon on the ground broke the news in a video conference call with the 46-year-old astronaut. But phone calls and e-mails from space are as close as Tani can get to the loving embrace of his family. last_img read more

DD Hair: See amazing colour makeover results with Patrick Gildea

first_imgOur talented team carried out 24 Complimentary Colour Make Overs in conjunction with Donegal Daily on Sunday last and the results were absolutely amazing. Our models were brilliant, so patient, great fun and open to change with one lady having a six hour colour process that totally transformed her hair and the end result was an absolutely stunning steel grey.Although the day was all about Colour Transformations, Patrick surprised a few models and enhanced their look even further with a beautiful signature cut. The day was a resounding success with some fantastic feedback from our models.Christine: “I had a wonderful time in at the salon on Sunday. The girls were all fantastic as usual, Pat was chatty, welcoming & professional & Andrew Dunne was great craic – a colour genius! I’m thoroughly happy with my colour. Thank you”Audrey: “LOVED every minute of the experience in the salon! It was a great eye opener into the whole world of colouring. 
Andrew was very direct in his approach & I appreciated & liked that. The rapport between him & the stylists was great & the discussions about colours was actually entertaining. While there were different levels of stylists there, each & every one of them were open to his suggestions but also not afraid to question why he was using a particular colour, even the more experienced stylists. 

I felt very lucky having Rachel work on my hair. “She was friendly & she so obviously loves her job. The feedback Andrew gave to her as she was working showed that she is most definitely an artist at work & not just a hairdresser. 

I was so happy with my hair colour. I went in looking brassy & came out classy!! I will be honest in that I have always thought your salon was a bit pricey BUT when I saw the finished product yesterday I realise that it’s worth paying a bit extra for quality.  As Andrew said to the girls yesterday they are not packet hairdressers, they are artists & that’s the difference between your salon & others. 

I have had such positive comments about my hair since yesterday. I will definitely be returning to Rachel when I need a colour again. 
Thanks so much to everyone for a great morning!”We also received some wonderful feedback from Andrew Dunne.Andrew said “It is always a pleasure to come to Donegal and work with the exceptionally talented team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, they are not ordinary hairdressers, they are hair artists and leading professionals in their field.“I am never left disappointed with the display of talent and standards that I see when I am here. The models were excellent today and I have to say everyone really enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end. I can’t wait to come back and work with this team again in the future.”If you would like a complimentary consultation simply contact us on 0035374-9125476 or you can book your appointment online We promise you will not be disappointed.DD Hair: See amazing colour makeover results with Patrick Gildea was last modified: July 28th, 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:Andrew DunnedonegalPatrick Gildealast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTUESDAY Santa Clarita chapter of the Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Cocos, 24930 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Business workshop, titled “How To Start a New Business,” 9-11 a.m. at Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Moms Mixer offers relaxation for busy moms, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Grief Share will meet, 7 p.m. in Room D-222 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Road, Santa Clarita. Call Dan Broyles at (661) 296-8737. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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Strong start powers Humboldt State women to 62-49 win against Notre Dame de Namur

first_imgMadeline Hatch nailed a 3-pointer to top off a 10-0 Lumberjacks run to start the game, Alexia Thrower logged a double-double and the Humboldt State women’s basketball team downed visiting non-conference opponent Notre Dame de Namur 62-49, Friday on the opening night of the Thanksgiving Classic at Lumberjack Arena.“I liked how we came out defensively and slowed them down,” Humboldt head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson said. “I thought we did a great job on that end and offensively, I thought we …last_img read more

Jaspersoft Adds Big Data Reporting Capabilities with Support for Hadoop, NoSQL and MPP Databases

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Jaspersoft, vendors of the open core business intelligence application of the same name, today announced new reporting tools designed to handle big data. It’s adding more than a dozen connectors for databases such as Cassandra, Hadoop and Netezza. The connectors will enable people to use Jaspersofts’ native syntax to query big data sources. This is a big step forward for Jaspersoft users wanting to work with big data, and should make Jaspersoft an attractive option for organizations looking for an off-the-shelf big data BI tool. The connectors are available from Jaspersoft’s open source site.The following connectors are being released today:CassandraCouchDBEMC GreenplumHadoopHBaseInfinispanMongoDBNeo4JNetezzaRedisRiakVerticaVoltDBVMWare GemFireBusiness analysis tools that can work with new types of database are going to be increasingly important. Earlier this week, Colin White wrote an article on transformation of BI from a method of analyzing data stored in data warehouses to a tool used to analyze operational data before it hits the warehouse. New generation databases enable this sort of task, and BI professionals will need tools to work with those databases. Expect to see more tools to follow. Tags:#enterprise#Products Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finleylast_img read more

EC to hear AAP legislators

first_imgFollowing the Delhi High Court order setting aside the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs last month, the Election Commission (EC) will on May 17 resume an “oral hearing” on the office-of-profit allegations against them.The EC on Friday issued instructions to the AAP legislators to appear before it — either in person or through authorised legal representatives. The hearing would be conducted before Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat and the two Election Commissioners, Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa. On March 23, the High Court quashed the notification issued by President Ram Nath Kovind, on a recommendation from the EC to disqualify the MLAs.last_img read more

Severe blow: Telugu Desam loses Himayatnagar by-election to BJP

first_imgRama Rao: Severe blowFor the fledgling Telugu Desam Ministry the loss of the Himayatnagar by-election last fortnight came as a severe blow.Though the party won the three other seats, the importance of the defeat in the heart of Hyderabad to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a massive margin of,Rama Rao: Severe blowFor the fledgling Telugu Desam Ministry the loss of the Himayatnagar by-election last fortnight came as a severe blow.Though the party won the three other seats, the importance of the defeat in the heart of Hyderabad to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a massive margin of 28,134 votes cannot be underestimated.The Telugu Desam candidate was P. Upendra, a close aide of Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao. To ensure his victory the party had brought in the chief minister’s election agent from Gudivada and campaigning had been hectic. To make matters worse the ruling party had won this seat in January, though with a narrow margin.The victory brings the BJP’S strength in the 294-member Assembly to four. Said A. Narendra: “We are like four pillars to take the party to newer strength. After returning from giving thanks to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirupati, I will go around from door to door to thank the voters.”This personal touch was evident all through the campaign. The party organised 45-member committees for most of the 14 polling stations and organised for workers to personally meet voters at least three times. The campaign was successful and on election day the BJP assistance desks were crowded with supporters.The Telugu Desam’s defeat has been put down to several factors. The choice of an outside candidate against the BJP’S local one apparently worked against them. Also the alliance with the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and particularly the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Maslimeen also turned voters away.advertisementSaid a BJP leader: “The Telugu Desam taking the open support of the communal Majlis and the communists made many votes swing our way. At one stage we had our fears as Rama Rao drew large crowds.”Allegations: Rama Rao, for his own part, minimised the defeat saying: “In Himayatnagar we have retained our strength as the votes polled are more than in the January election.” His party workers and members of the Congress(I) were, however, not so satisfied and levelled charges of rigging at the BJP.Said Congress(I) candidate, T. Lakshmi-kanthamma, who had lost her deposit: “We heard of the plans to have voters impersonate others and our fears were confirmed when counting began.With only five, six and seven votes for the Congress(I) in a box it was clear that the BJP had rigged the polls and so we left the counting centre in protest. Surely the Congress vote cannot drop from 12,000 in January to just 3,600 now.”Lakshmikanthamma also complained to the chief electoral officer and the election commission. The police arrested a few party workers as complaints of attempted impersonation were filed but released them when the presiding officers did not file written complaints.BJP General Secretary Bandaru Dattatreya dismissed both parties as “spoil sports” and added that “they could not take defeat gracefully”. At the personal level, however, candidates were more sporting: the’Telugu Desam’s Upendra visited Narendra in order to congratulate him.The Telugu Desam retained Tirupati and wrested Yemmiganur from the Congress(I). The Yemmiganur win was surprising as this was supposed to have been the pocket borough of former chief minister K. Vijayabhaskara Reddy who vacated the seat when he was inducted into the Central Cabinet.The victory of the Telugu Desam’s astrologer candidate B. V. Mohana Reddy must therefore have shaken the chief minister personally. In Madanapalli the Telugu Desam’s R. Narayana Reddi won with 10,500 votes.The Congress(I)’s dismal performance shows that it is yet to learn the lessons of January, Squabbles and petty rivalries surfaced again and even led to some degree of cross-voting. As usual immediately after the defeat, the resignation of the pradesh party chief G. Venkataswamy was demanded.Shot back Venkataswamy belligerently: “I have been president for only four months and before I resign I will make a statement as to who is responsible for the debacle.” And the time has surely come for members of the Congress(I) in Andhra Pradesh to stand up and be counted.last_img read more