Carifta trials set to excite

first_imgTHE country’s top junior athletes will be in action today and tomorrow inside the National Stadium as they seek places on the country’s team to the Carifta Games, which is scheduled to take place in George Town, Grenada between March 26-28.Fans are in for a treat as with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships just a few days away, top performances are expected in both the Under 18 and Under 20 categories.Today’s opening day will see the finals of the 100m in the Under 20 section with St Elizabeth Technical’s Nigel Ellis commanding most attention here. He is expected to compete in both the Under 20 100m and 200m events.While Ellis will start favourite the likes St. Jago’s Raheem Chambers, Waseem Williams of Jamaica College along with the Calabar duo of Xavier Angus and Fabian Hewitt will be hoping for a major upset.After dominating the sprints all season, Calabar’s young sprinters including Dejour Russell, Michael Stevens and Tyreke Wilson, will get their first big test this season when they face Kingston College’s outstanding sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson in the boys Under 18 100m.KC’ 400 metres standout Akeem Bloomfield will finally make his first appearance on the track this season.Bloomfield, the Carifta Under 20 champion has been absent all season but looks set to control the event here as there has not been any special performance so far in the event this season.An exciting battle looms in the Boy’s Under 20 400m hurdles as the likes of St. Jago’s, Tmor Barrett and KC’s Sherwayne Allen, who both have gone sub 53 seconds so far this season are expected to have their hands full as Calabar’s Akyeme Francis and the talented Jauvaney James of St. Elizabeth Technical should make it an interesting affair.Calabar’s Christopher Taylor should continue his great form this season and score an easy win in the Boy’s Under 18 400m.Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on the Girls Under 20 400m as Junelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical will square off with Tiffany James of the Mico University College and Shannon Kallawan of Edwin Allen.In the Under 18 Girl’s 100m, Kimone Shaw of St Jago and Shellece Clarke of Edwin Allen will renew their rivalry when they clash in the event. At Central Championships, it was Shaw who drew first blood after defeating Clarke in a close finish and Clarke will be hoping to avenge that defeat.last_img read more

Berbice men charged for killing 13-year-old

first_imgThe two men who have been accused of sexually assaulting and killing a teenager on the East Bank of Berbice were on Wednesday remanded to prison for the capital offence of murder.Hillary Edwards and Omardai Christopher appeared before Magistrate Alex MooreDead: Leonard Archibaldat the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court. It is alleged that between September 17 and September 23 at Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, they murdered Leonard Archibald. They were, however, charged separately.Police Prosecutor, Inspector Godfrey Playter told the court that the Police needed more time to complete the file and as such, Magistrate Moore granted the required time and set December 8 as the next court date.The matter has been transferred to the Sisters Magistrate’s Court.Christopher is being represented by Attorney Arudranauth Gossai, while the number one accused Hillary Edwards was unrepresented.As the duo left the courtroom, a crowd gathered to get a glimpse of the men.Reports are on September 17 they lured the 13-year-old to a house where theyHillary Edwardslived and allegedly sodomised him. After the teen lost consciousness, he was bound and thrown into the Berbice River allegedly by the men.Two days later, Police arrested the two and on Friday last, they reportedly got a confession detailing the gruesome act, which was allegedly committed in a house three lots away from the Sisters Police Station.One week after Archibald went missing, his body was discovered at the KhotbradtOmardai Christopherforeshore three villages away in an advanced state of decomposition.He was laid to rest on Wednesday.last_img read more

Heroes leading us through the darkness

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALONG with exposing the darkest side of human nature, the shootings at Virginia Tech last week reminded us that there are true heroes among us – like Holocaust survivor Liviu Librescu, a professor who blocked his classroom door to allow students to escape through the windows. After the Holocaust, the Romanian Librescu – whose career stalled, said his son, for refusing to swear allegiance to the regime – risked arrest under the Communist system by having his science papers published in the West, until intervention from the Israeli government allowed him to immigrate there in 1979. “This saga epitomizes the life of an entire generation, which has known two of the harshest regimes of history and then reached the promised land of freedom and prosperity during the era of the ‘end of history,”‘ friend Gedeon Dagan, a professor at Tel Aviv University, wrote for the BBC on Saturday. “The tragic death of Liviu comes as a sombre warning that this might have been a temporary lull and that brutal and dark forces are once again casting their shadow on society.” Indeed, the communism that imprisoned Eastern Europe is not done with humanity. And the heroes are not done battling it. Last Thursday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved a resolution introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., demanding human-rights reforms in Vietnam. At the center of the country’s shameful record is Father Nguyen Van Ly, a Roman Catholic priest and editor of a pro-democracy publication who was sentenced March 30 to eight years in prison simply for peacefully opposing the Communist regime. After hearing the verdict in this farce Vietnam called a trial, Father Ly shouted “Down with the Communist Party of Vietnam!” – and was then dragged away. Like most events nowadays that threaten tyrannical regimes, this stirring moment was caught on camera and distributed across the globe on YouTube. Other “conspirators” sentenced along with Ly likewise vowed to continue to fight for democracy and freedom. One of these dissidents, Nguyen Phong, who received a six-year sentence, founded the Vietnam Party of Progress to work toward open, peaceful struggle against the oppressive Communist Party. In a letter to the international community penned after the March 30 verdicts, Phong wrote, “In the face of this utterly unscrupulous behaviour by Vietnam’s communist government, I am just an ordinary human being. But I am firmly resolved not retreat before this unjust court. I am firmly resolved to struggle even more for freedom, democracy and human rights. “I am ready to offer my own personal suffering in exchange for these values for Vietnam.” Father Ly has spent much of his life – about 14 of his 59 years in prison, before this latest sentence – suffering for the cause of Vietnamese democracy and human rights. Ordained a priest in 1974, Father Ly was jailed by the regime by 1977 and spent a year behind bars. When authorities tried to remove him from his parish by force in 1983, surrounding the church, Father Ly got on a loudspeaker and rallied the local population about the need for freedom of religion. Catholics and Buddhists united around the church to try to keep authorities from arresting Father Ly – which 200 policemen eventually did, throwing him back in prison. The priest has been sent to a labor camp, defied orders from the government to cease religious activities, and planted himself firmly on land to be seized by the government. No amount of police surveillance, harassment, cutting off his phone line or, frankly, prison time has stopped Father Ly. Despite a ban on leaving the country, he submitted testimony to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom for a 2001 hearing, resulting in another arrest by 600 policemen storming his church. “If the United States and other countries truly sympathize with my ill-fated people and truly care about human rights, especially the right to religious freedom, of the Vietnamese people, you must not help the Communist Government prolong its totalitarian rule,” Father Ly wrote in the testimony urging the U.S. to nix a trade agreement with Vietnam. These are my heroes: Librescu, who stood up to evil throughout three dark chapters of history, and Father Ly and company, who continue to stand up to the darkness of an evil and repressive regime. Librescu, who leaned against a door and took five bullets so that his students could live, and Father Ly, who languishes in dank confinement – again – so that his country might be free. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at last_img read more

49er men at home in VB

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! : Frank Burlison Long Beach State’s top-ranked men’s volleyball team will attempt to improve its record to 5-0 when it takes on Cal Baptist tonight in a 7 o’clock nonconference match at the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers, who knocked off No. 2 UCLA in the final of a tournament in Santa Barbara last Saturday night, swept UC San Diego in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation-opening match in La Jolla on Wednesday night. last_img read more

Man United ace set to sign new long-term contract

first_img 2 Shaw has made nine appearances this season, scoring once, the second goal in a 2-1 defeat of Leicester on the opening day of the Premier League campaign. Getty – Contributor 2 He’s been a regular for the Red Devils this term – with many considering him United’s best performer to date – overcoming numerous problems that have affected him since the club spent £31million on him in the summer of 2014.A broken leg, consistent fitness issues and poor form have restricted Shaw to just 75 appearances for United since leaving Southampton, but he appears to be back to his best and was rewarded by earning a recall to the England squad for last month’s international break.And, with less than a year remaining on his existing deal, Shaw will pen new terms with United to extend his stay at Old Trafford.This is according to the BBC, who say the 23-year-old is close to agreeing a long-term deal, though the exact length of the contract has yet to be finalised.center_img Manchester United defender Luke Shaw will pen a new long-term contract with the club, it is understood.Shaw, the left-back, has re-established himself as the first-choice in his position under Jose Mourinho this season, after a couple of hard years at Old Trafford. Shaw scored in Man United’s Premier League opener Shaw has broken back into Mourinho’s team and will extend his stay with Man United last_img read more

AirAsia introduce a simpler way to fly internationally

first_imgAirAsia/AirAsia X  passengers who transit through the airline’s Fly-Thru hubs,  Kuala Lumpur (klia2) or Bangkok-Don Mueang (DMK) will now receive an onward flight boarding pass from the first point of check-in, be allowed to bypass immigration clearance and have all baggage checked through to the final destination.  With the exception of a few routes, AirAsia and AirAsiaX pasengers previously had to collect their luggage at Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok airports, clear immigration, collect their bags and then re-check in again and collect their next boarding pass. In another positive for the airline and its passengers, Fly-Thru guests are also able to enjoy guaranteed connection. In the event delays caused by the airline results in the missing of consecutive flights, AirAsia will automatically accommodate affected Fly-Thru passengers on the next available flight without any additional charges.AirAsia Berhad CEO Aireen Omar said, “The Fly-Thru service reflects our continuous effort to innovate and enhance our service offerings, presenting utmost convenience to our guests and making multiple-city flights easier and more efficient. Fly-Thru also allows guests to leverage on the strength of our network and connectivity to various destinations in Asean and beyond.”last_img read more

Agronomists, CCAs and custom applicators invited to FSR Agronomy College

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and custom applicators can stay current on agronomy issues on the grounds of the Farm Science Review this September.The Farm Science Review Agronomy College, hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in partnership with Ohio State University Extension, will bring industry experts, OSU staff and researchers, and agronomy service providers together to enhance collective knowledge and learning at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, on Sept. 13 — one week before the start of the annual three-day farm show.“The Agronomy College provides insightful information and education for agronomists and applicators to better serve their customers,” said Harold Watters, certified professional agronomist, CCA and assistant professor in agricultural and natural resources at Ohio State. “Attendees will be able to confidently apply current research and knowledge in their businesses as a result of this event.”The full-day event features time with OSU Extension staff in the field at the small agronomy plots and larger demonstration field on the east side of the grounds. Breakout sessions will feature topics including tip selection and herbicide tolerant crops, nutrient application, and precision ag.CCA and pesticide application credits are also available to those attending.This is the second year the FSR Agronomy College will be held through the partnership between OABA and OSU Extension.“OABA continues to build and grow its industry partnerships to provide access to a broader resource base in an ever-changing industry,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “This event is a great opportunity to help service providers meet the evolving needs of their customers at a personal, professional and industry-wide level.”Registration for the Agronomy College is $120 per participant. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with on-site welcome and registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. To register or for more information, visit, call 614-326-7520 or email read more

Dell Releases Customized Version of Chrome OS

first_imgsarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud computing#Google#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Dell has just released a customized version of Chromium OS, the open source code behind Google’s new operating system called Chrome, in a build designed specifically for Dell Mini computers. According to a blog post on the Dell Community site, several company employees were inspired create this custom version after seeing Engadget’s video showing Chrome OS running on a Vostro A860 netbook. After tinkering around with the code, they were able to create their own version of Chromium OS, complete with functional Wi-Fi drivers, and have made the build available for download as a USB key image file from the Direct2Dell blog. About Google ChromeAfter last week’s sneak peek at Google’s upcoming operating system dubbed Google Chrome OS, tech enthusiasts everywhere have been playing with the open source code which Google released to the community on the day of the press conference. This code, called Chromium OS, lets anyone take the basic building blocks of Google’s operating system and customize it for their own purposes. Going the open source route isn’t just an example of Google’s desire to “not be evil,” but protects the company from anti-trust, anti-competitive claims surrounding the new project – a project which is basically an OS that runs only one web browser: Google Chrome. In fact, Google’s browser is the operating system in its entirety. No desktop applications will be supported on this web-based, Wi-Fi only machine. As Google’s VP of Product Management, Sundar Pichai, said during the press event, if any other browser maker wants to build their own version of the OS using their own browser, they can. Since the launch of the Chromium OS source code, there have been a number of articles explaining how to run the operating system in a virtual machine on your own computer as well as how to boot the operating system from a USB flash drive. But up until now, these efforts have been steered by enthusiastic technology users and not those associated with any large computer manufacturer such as Dell. And while the Dell Chromium build isn’t exactly an “official” company product, it’s noteworthy for the fact that it was designed by company employees, posted publicly on a Dell website, and is customized to run specifically on Dell Mini computers.Dell’s Chromium OS Build According to the Dell blog post, the USB key image file (available here: only works on Dell Mini 10v computers. Most importantly, the build makes the built-in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter on these machines functional, a feature needed when running a web-based OS. After all, what good is a cloud operating system if you have to be tethered to an ethernet cable?The blog post includes instructions on how to copy the USB image file to a USB flash drive, but unfortunately the directions are aimed only at those who have access to another Linux machine. We’re not sure why Windows and Mac users couldn’t just modify the instructions found on this website to make their own Dell Chromium OS USB keys by substituting the Dell build for the one hosted on that site. In addition, if you’re interested in trying out the Dell version of Chromium OS, there are a couple of things you should know: You’ll need a hefty USB key drive – 8 GB minimum. It may take 5-10 minutes for the Chromium OS network connection manager to “see” the Wi-Fi access points. Some issues with the connection manager are still present. If it gets hung, reboot and try again. And by the way, there’s no “reboot” – you have to press the power button on the Mini laptop. The Dell build is unsupported and minimally tested – use at your own risk. If you’re still feeling brave, the download is available here. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Accident averted near Utkal Express derailment site

first_imgA major train accident was averted near Meerut on the Meerut-Saharanpur route on Wednesday when the track changing system stopped functioning. The automatic panel changer of the Daurala station, few km from Meerut, stopped working few minutes before the Delhi-Dehradun Express was out to cross the station. This comes weeks after the Utkal Express was derailed on the same route near Khatauli, killing 25 people and injuring more than 154 people after the train was allowed to pass the track when repair work was going on.Local officials said the gate man of Daurala was prompt in informing the station officials about the problem in the track changing system after which the Delhi-Dehradun Super Express was stopped.“Even minutes of delay in informing the officials about the problem in track changing panel could have caused a havoc,” said a senior railway employee at Meerut. The Station Superintendent of Daurala, Dinesh Das, told The Hindu that he quickly informed about the problem to higher officials after which a team of technicians came from Meerut and fixed the track changing system. Senior officials in the Northern Railway said the matter had not come to their cognisance but the local officials would be asked to explain how the automatic track changing system stopped functioning.last_img read more

U.S. Citizen Rape Case: Peepli Live Filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui Acquitted

first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Sept. 25 acquitted Mahmood Farooqui, the co-director of the Peepli Live film of rape charges, setting aside a lower court judgment that sentenced him to seven years in jail for raping a U.S. citizen. The court ordered the immediate release of Farooqui, who is currently serving his sentence.The Delhi High Court, during the judgment, raised questions over the authenticity of the complaint lodged by the American citizen, and added that the victim delayed the filing of the First Information report. After the hearing, the high court quashed the rape charges imposed on Farooqui, giving him the benefit of doubt.The CaseThe incident that Farooqui was accused of allegedly happened on March 28, 2015, when an American citizen of Indian origin complained to the police that she was raped by Farooqui at his Sukhdev Vihar residence in New wDelhi. The two were at a party that day, and Farooqui who was reportedly drunk, took her to the room and forced her to have sex with him.The victim was a student at the Columbia University in New York. She met Farooqui at Varanasi, and he later helped her in her research work.Following the woman’s complaint, the police lodged an FIR against Farooqui on June 19, 2015. He was arrested soon, and the trial began on Sept. 9 that year. The victim herself appeared in the court on Sept. 14, 2015, and recorded her statement. Following the hearing, the sessions court on July 30, 2016, held Farooqui guilty of rape, and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment. He was also fined Rs 50,000.Farooqui immediately challenged the verdict in the Delhi High Court.Mahmood Farooqui is married to film director Anusha Rizvi. The couple directed the 2010 satirical film, Peepli Live, which received critical acclaim. The film dealt with the serious issue of farmer suicide, and was India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category although it was not nominated. Related ItemsLittle IndiaMahmood FarooquiMahmood Farooqui acquittedMahmood Farooqui convictedMahmood Farooqui Peepli LivePeepli Live director rape caselast_img read more