‘Tsirion stands are safe’ says municipality

first_imgBy George PsyllidesLIMASSOL’S Tsirion stadium was structurally sound, the town’s municipality said on Wednesday, censuring those who “scare mongered” causing unnecessary distress.The municipality said its civil engineer, along with the experts hired by the stadium’s authorities from the office of Themos Demetriou and Associates, visited Tsirion on Tuesday, following a recent announcement by the island’s technical chamber ETEK concerning the state of the spectator stands.“Both the report, and the public statements of the office, emphasise beyond any doubt that there is no question regarding the stadium’s structural adequacy,” a statement from the municipality said.It had been determined during the visit, that the parts of the stand displaying some deterioration where located at the lower tier, which was exposed to rain.The cause of the deterioration was water accumulation combined with salt, the municipality said.It added that engineers suggested repairs as part of maintenance work and further improvement to various structures in a bid to extend its lifespan by ten years without significant interventions.The municipality said repairs were already underway and were scheduled to be completed by April 25.The information had been given to parliament recently and statements were made to the media, it added.The municipality said it was taken aback by the emergence of the matter at a moment that coincides with the end of the football championship.“We disagree and censure those who scare monger and cause unnecessary distress through reckless statements, without knowing the substance and details of the case,” the municipality said.Earlier this week, the Cyprus Football Federation banned spectators from games until it had received assurances that the stadium was safe.The decision came at a critical point in the Cyprus league as title favourites AEL and contenders Apollon, which both play in the Tsirion, enter the final stretch, with seven games remaining.The next game at Tsirion is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 23.last_img read more

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SEA Games: Tarlaqueño bet wins 110m hurdles gold in photo finish

first_imgSEA Games: Charly Suarez punches way to his 3rd boxing gold ‘People evacuated on their own’ Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Philippine bet Clinton Bautista wins gold in 110m hurdles during the 30th Southeast Asian Games.  INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZNEW CLARK CITY — Clinton Kingsley Bautista may have that stateside looks and first names, but he’s a proud Tarlaqueño.It came in handy for him that his family and province mates cheered as he zoomed away with the men’s 110-meter hurdles Monday night in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Andusone Xaysa of Laos got the bronze (13.99 seconds) in that wild, frenetic ending.“I don’t expect to win I just aimed to make 13 seconds, because that was our goal me and my coach (Dario de Rosas),” Bautista added.Bautista said he trained for two years straight and even sustained a knee injury that fortunately got fully healed soon enough.“This is very important for me because the SEA Games is being held here,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down MOST READ The crowd at the NCC athletics stadium, which stands on Capas town in Tarlac, got a dazzling treat from the hometown guy who won the gold medal via a thrilling, photo finish against his Malaysian foe.“I was not thinking of anything, I just went for the gold,” said Bautista — born and raised in Camiling town — said in Filipino. “I’m very happy I have many supporters here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Bautista, 27, charged to the finish to make sure he gets ahead because “that’s what I have to do.”The 27-year-old Bautista and Sofian Rayzan Wan both clocked 13.97 seconds but it was the Filipino who crossed the finish first based on the video feed. LATEST STORIES Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday View commentslast_img read more

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This is mud offered to mess with our minds

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to a letter titled, “Why did Buxton reject the 2017 prison escapee?” by Mr. Frederick Kissoon (July 24, 2017, KN). In it, Mr Kissoon made a number of questionable statements. First, he is attempting to create an impression that the 2002 escapees had big support from drug lords, when he says: “The 2002 escapees also had drug connections and were helped by those drug lords to embed themselves in Buxton.”I sincerely doubt this to be true. It may be true that some small-time dealers became ensnared in the 2002 escapees’ web of violence; or the escapees used drugs or had worked for drug lord before; and maybe drugs were used as part of their payment for crimes committed.But as far as popular opinion went, persons commonly referred to as drug lords in Guyana did not, arguably, offer support for the escapees. If anything, they fought them. The public should be careful about any attempt to replace the political support that the escapees received, with some story about support from drug lords. This is mud offered to mess with our minds.Secondly, the escapees were “embedded” in Buxton because they received strong political support from a certain section of our political community. Mr Kissoon is saying very little when he states: “Two Cabinet Ministers in the present government had contacts with the gunmen, one of them more than the other. This was the extent of the connection between politics and the Buxton conspirators.”That’s all, really? If two Cabinet ministers dealt with gunmen, why isn’t Mr Kissoon asking for their resignation? Why this great media silence about politicians who helped the escapees?Who are they? They are those persons who never won a free election on their own since they formed a political party in 1957. Their top political leader then said that Buxton had no criminals. They did nothing for about seven months as Guyanese, including their own supporters, were being pommeled by the escapees, and then said that if they are to help stop the violence, they must first get political concessions.Truth be told, the escapees’ political agenda almost succeeded. They compromised the army and left the police demoralised with some 2 dozen members dead. But the escapees and their politician friends were still beaten. They did not anticipate the rise of the phantom – they invented their own war and then lost it.This partially explains the silence in the media about the friends of the 2002 escapees (but we hear about laptop computers repeatedly). One primary political leader referred to this loss as the “Troubles” in one of his books. That’s it? The “Troubles”? How about a failed attempt to overthrow a legitimate government? Because the media refuses to talk about the 2002 escapees’ political friends, we have the new group of escapees.Finally, if people listen to Mr Kissoon and think the “July 2017 jail break marauders are long gone” and “may be heading for foreign territory,” and “do not have Georgetown-based political connections,” then good luck to them.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

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Confusion reigns among GFC staff

first_imgDear Editor,The recent media burst that the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) would soon be undergoing a restructuring has sent shock waves among the staff of the Commission. A large majority of staff are in a state of panic in regard to the sudden turn of events of this plan. What is of more concern is that several board members, when approached by staff, have indicated they were not consulted or made aware of this restructuring plan.Staff members are planning to protest, and take legal action should the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRE), or persons identified to do the restructuring, proceed with such an acrimonious idea.Staff members feel there is an ulterior motive behind this plan. Why is it that one of the most controversial board members was chosen to lead this process? Forestry has been in top performance when it comes to the Green Environment and Sustainable Forest Management. Over the years, there have been many international reviews of the GFC, and all have been very positive. Only last month, an international firm was doing an audit of GFC operations, and from all indications, there was very good compliance; so why the need for a restructuring exercise?We were told that using the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) to realign the GFC is just a ploy to make wholesale changes within the Commission. How can you use the GSDS when the staff have not seen this document? Nobody consulted with the staff to draft this document, and now you want to change GFC to suite this document? Read between the lines.Staff were told that one major area that the coordinator is pushing is to merge the Forest Monitoring Division and the Forest Resources Division, as shown in this attachment. The current head of the FMD, whom sources claim is a close associate of the coordinator, is tip to head this merged unit. This would be an area of massive corruption, as the person controlling land allocation would be the same person in charge of checking and monitoring. So who checks on whom? It is clear as day that the idea is to foster corruption and rid the Commission of technical and competent people.Staff members are calling on the good and compassionate Chair for help, as we are already undergoing a lot of stress with late payment of salaries, and are unable to service our loans, utility bills, school fees, etc on a monthly basis. How much more can we take?Sincerely,Concerned employeeslast_img read more

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Suddie Hospital’s neonatal dept in dire need of attention

first_imgAlthough the Suddie Public Hospital in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) recently received accreditation plaques from the Health Ministry for meeting the standard of a baby-friendly environment, the neonatal department requires much more attention.During a recent visit to the hospital by Region Two Region Democratic Council members, nurses and doctors complained about the status of the department. The health care providers bemoaned the fact that the department could not operate effectively since the air-conditioning units were not functioning. They explained to the Councillors that babies were at a disadvantage since the neonatal room was humid. Nevertheless, babies are still placed in the incubator at the hospital.In addition to this, a section of the maternity ward, which was recently expanded to accommodate more mothers, was also in dire need of air-conditioning units.Nurses explained they have to work with whatever resources are provided, and despite recommendations made to relevant authorities, nothing has been done.Medical practitioners have called on the Administrator and the RDC to represent their interests, as most of the AC units in the hospital are not working. After listening to the complaints, Chairman of the Health and Sanitation Committee, Arnold Adams, assured that he would raise the issue at the next meeting and follow up to ensure that the issues were addressed.last_img read more

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KCB in easy Driftwood pool as title beckons

first_imgKCB who have thrown in their most lethal arsenal this season are leading the standings with 94 points, 10 ahead of second placed Mwamba RFC and will only need 13 points from Mombasa to clinch the overall title.Driftwood defending champions Nakuru RFC headline Pool B and they will face siblings Menengai Oilers, BlakBlad and hosts Mombasa in another pool that looks easily manageable for Wanyore.Impala who finished third at last weekend’s Christie 7s in Nairobi are in Pool C with Nondies, Strathmore Leos and Northern Suburbs.Second placed Mwamba are in a very tough Pool D and they will face reigning circuit champions Homeboyz who have endured a torrid season, Kabras Sugar and Mean Machine.Heading to Mombasa, KCB, Mwamba and Nakuru are all in title contention. While KCB have fate on their hands, Nakuru and Mwamba who are separated by a point will need the bankers to fall in the first hurdle and fail to progress to the Main Cup quarters.By just reaching the Main Cup semis, KCB will have wrapped up the title. Worst case scenario, if they fail to get to the semis and drop to the fifth place trophy, just a win will be enough.If the bankers fail to shine in the fifth place final, then Mwamba or Nakuru can clinch the title if they win the Main Cup final.KCB have won three legs so far, claiming cup titles in Kakamega, Kisumu and this past weekend’s tournament in Nairobi. Mwamba have won two legs; their home tournament in Meru and the Prinsloo 7s in Nakuru.Driftwood Sevens PoolsPool A: KCB, Masinde Muliro, Kenya Harlequin, Administration PolicePool B: Nakuru, Menengai Oilers, Blak Blad, MombasaPool C: Impala Saracens, Nondescripts, Strathmore Leos, Northern SuburbsPool D: Mwamba, Homeboyz, Kabras Sugar, Mean Machine0Shares0000(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KCB Rugby in action at the Dala Sevens in KisumuNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 – KCB have landed in a relatively easy pool for the season ending Driftwood 7s in Mombasa this weekend as the bankers knock on the door of a first national series title since they last won it in 2014.The series leaders are top seeds and will headline Pool A where they will clash with Kenya Harlequins, Masinde Muliro University and guest side Administration Police RFC.last_img read more

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Liverpool beaten to signing by Championship side, Pogba latest – gossip

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, is set to complete his move to Manchester United for a world record £112m, with a Juventus source saying the deal is done. (Sun)Or, United have offered £100m for Pogba and hope to finalise the deal within the next 48 hours. (Guardian)Alternatively, the Champions League winners accept that they cannot compete for Pogba and are ready to turn their attention to signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko with the Magpies wanting £30m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Telegraph)Everton defender John Stones, 22, is set to join Manchester City for £50m – and the deal could be finalised this week. (Daily Mail)If City fail to tie up a deal for Stones, manager Pep Guardiola has Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 29, as a back-up option. (Daily Mirror)Everton are already preparing for life without Stones and have earmarked Sunderland’s Lamine Kone, 27, as a possible £14m replacement for their defence. (Sun)Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 25, could replace Mustafi at Valencia – if City sign Stones. (Sun)Liverpool could be beaten to the £20m signing of 22-year-old Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca – by Championship side Wolves. (A Bola)Southampton are interested in signing Barcelona striker Cristian Tello, 24, for around £10m and Malaga midfielder Recio, 24 for £5m, (Sun)Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, has told manager Claudio Ranieri he wants to leave the Premier League champions to join Swansea in a £10m deal. (Sun)Swansea also want to sign Sevilla and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 31, on loan. (IUSport)Brighton have made a £3.5m offer for Blackburn defender Shane Duffy, 24. (Daily Mirror)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:??West Brom to make improved offer for Leicester City star Jeff SchluppEverton transfer news: Galatasaray to wait for price drop as they target Oumar NiasseTottenham Hotspur transfer news: Marseille frustrated as Clinton N’Jie move stallsHamburg plot swoop for Arsenal and Leicester City target Mario LeminaNewcastle United transfer news: Lazio set to complete loan move for Florian ThauvinArsenal FC transfer news: Gunners ready to improve bid for Alexandre Lacazette?Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Benfica line up Nabil Bentaleb as Renato Sanches replacementChelsea transfer report: Inter Milan ready to battle Blues for Benfica and Sweden defender Victor LindelofManchester United transfer news: Red Devils table £34million bid for James Rodriguez – reportsAston Villa transfer update: Talks break down over Jordan Veretout’s season-long loan to MarseilleManchester United transfer news: Red Devils eye move for Tigres winger Jurgen DammTRANSFER FIGHT! Turkish rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce join the race for Chelsea forward Christian Atsulast_img read more

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Monarch Stadium renovation celebrated by Valley College

first_imgVALLEY GLEN – Los Angeles Valley College student athletes Tuesday celebrated the newly renovated Monarch Stadium by running across the springy, artificial turf field and sprinting on the track. The $4 million project, toasted with a dedication ceremony and tailgate party Tuesday, was funded with Valley’s share of the district’s $2.2 billion Proposition A/AA construction bond money. It includes a Sprinturf football and soccer field and a natural rubber track by Mondo, a company that has supplied track surfaces for seven Summer Olympics. Valley’s is believed to be the only 10-lane Mondo track in California. “This is world-class stuff,” said Mitch Vaccari, project director for URS Corp., which is handling LAVC’s projects. “Not even UCLA or USC has (a track like) this one.” Valley’s athletic director, Chuck Ferrero said the new facilities will not cut maintenance costs for the college but will prevent athletic injuries and aid in recruiting. “It is so important that we have facilities that send a message to our students that we respect them, respect their potential, and that we want to give them every opportunity to succeed,” Waxman said. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel noted that with childhood obesity rates on the rise, quality athletic facilities and programs are more important than ever. The renovations also included repainting the stadium and installing a natural-turf football practice field with a decomposed granite public walking track around it. The college also will be getting new visitors’ bleachers, restrooms and concession stand later this fall. But plans to construct a new fieldhouse are on hold for now, as rising construction costs have forced Valley and the other eight community colleges to scale back their plans. Ferrero said upgrading the 48-year-old field was quite a challenge. There were no original, “as built” plans to guide officials, and just the rumbling of the heavy equipment used in construction caused some ancient water lines to rupture. Other guests included actor Ed Begley Jr., who attended Valley in the late 1960s; LACCD Chancellor Darroch “Rocky” Young; and Board of Trustees members Georgia Mercer and Nancy Pearlman, herself a marathon runner, who ran part of a relay on the new track. Tuesday’s ceremony also was attended by several past LAVC athletes, including Bobby Castillo, a 1974 pitcher at LAVC who went on to play for the Dodgers from 1977 to 1981, and Ed Papazian, a member of the founding class of 1949 who ran the very first touchdown without a leather helmet. lisa.sodders@dailynews.com (818) 713-3663160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Our track team has run for 16 years on a dirt track – we could only get distance runners,” Ferrero said. “Now we can bring in speed (sprinters.)” Valley football player Christ Vokos, 20, of Studio City said the new field will allow for faster play, and launch “a new spirit at Valley.” “I love it,” he said. “There’s more bounce on this field. Grass absorbs, and this kind of pushes back.” Valley football coach Jimmy Sims said he was so thrilled with the new field, he’s having a Web site designed to promote it, and is already getting calls from other teams that want to play on it. At the dedication ceremony Tuesday, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Michael Waxman said he was pleased to see yet another Proposition A/AA-funded project completed. last_img read more

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Finn Harps Academy: Successful Saturday for Finn Harps underage sides

first_imgIt was a good Saturday for three Finn Harps underage sides who recorded wins over Sligo Rovers, Derry City and Drogheda Utd respectively. Declan Boyle’s 17s had a 4-1 victory over Sligo at Finn Park after coming from a goal down to lead 3-1 at the break. Jamie McDaid, Adam McCarron and Conor Black were the first half goalscorers. Jamie Doherty netted in the second half.Meanwhile, at Oaklands Park, the Finn Harps U15s recorded an excellent 5-2 away victory over Derry City. Paul McBride’s boys led 2-1 at the interval courtesy of goals from Aidan McCloskey and Jamie Harris. Jamie O’Donnell, Liam Donnelly (penalty) and Mark Mbuli were the second-half scorers. The biggest winners today were the Finn Harps U13s who recorded an 8-0 win over Drogheda Utd in Killygordon. Kevin McHugh’s side were 4-0 up at the break with Shaunie Bradley on the mark twice while Shaun Patton and Tiernan McGinty also found the net. In the second half Bradley, son of former Harps senior player Shane, completed his hat-trick while Diezel Long and Darragh Coyle also scored.Harps will now be hoping that their U19s can complete a clean sweep of victories this weekend when Joe Boyle’s team takes on Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds tomorrow (kick-off 2.00).Finn Harps Academy: Successful Saturday for Finn Harps underage sides was last modified: August 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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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Lawrence County Inmate Roster – 5-17-18

first_img____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________05/16/2018 0045 01/26/1988 *********** M MITCHELL P 755.00BOWDEN,JUSTIN S ON SITE 00000000182 POSSESSION OF METHAM Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: LAW State: IN Class: FELONY____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Book Date Time DOB SSN Charge Charge Sex Arr Ag Bail Bail Agency Cause No. Code(s) Description(s) 05/16/2018 1200 05/29/1992 *********** M 0.00HAWKINS,CHRIS D 47D021507F3868 00000000180 RETURNED FOR COURT Court: Date/Time: -0000 00000000DOC DEPT CORRECTIONS HOL Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: MONROE CO State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 05/16/2018 2116 12/19/1989 *********** M LAWRENCE C 0.00ROSS,DUSTIN A ON SITE 00000000182 POSSESSION OF METHAM Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON SITE 00000000129 MAINTAINING COMMON N Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON SITE 00000000153 POSSESSION OF A SYRI Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: DALLAS State: TX 05/16/2018 1200 11/30/1964 *********** M 0.00 SUP1 NO LOCALSTAYLOR,GARY W 47D011607F6866 00000000180 RETURNED FOR COURT Court: Date/Time: -0000 00000000210 HOLD FOR ANOTHER COU Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: MONROE CO State: IN Class: Release Date/Time: 05/16/2018-1620____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 05/16/2018 1410 04/12/1991 *********** M LCPD 0.00PADGETT,NATHAN D 47D02-1804-F6-542 00000000180 RETURNED FOR COURT Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: LAWRENCE State: IN Class: FELONY____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ J A I L M A N A G E M E N T Arrest Report for Courts 05/16/2018 thru 05/17/2018last_img read more

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