CREATING OPPORTUNITIES “The JPA is about creating opportunities from its limited resources for Jamaica’s para-athletes and is focused on their personal and athletic development. Therefore, Hudson’s appearance at the Grand Prix is a testimony to our commitment to the success of Jamaica’s Para Sport.” The Brazilian Paralympic Centre is a multi-sport facility which opened its doors in May, 2016. The 2017 the Youth Para Pan American Games was held in the centre, which saw Jamaica’s two athletes, Jason Brown and Tevaughn Thomas, winning three medals – one silver and two bronze – respectively. When Paralympian Shane Hudson steps on to the track tomorrow at the brand-new Brazilian Paralympic Centre, the home of the 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix, it will be a historic day for the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA). It will be the first time that a local paralympian athlete will be competing in a Grand Prix meet staged by the International Paralympic Committee. Hudson will be competing in the Class T47 200m and 400m events and will be using the meet to assess his preparation for the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London in July. “I am ready. So far, training has been going well, and I am optimistic going into the World Para Athletics Championships in London,” Hudson said ahead of the meet. Last month, Hudson opened the season with a 49.10 clocking in the 400m and if that is an indication of his state of readiness for London, then he should certainly be in the finals with a very good chance of a podium appearance. Sport administrator Richard Shaw is the manager of the team to the Grand Prix meet and massage therapist, Rushane Sterling, completes the three-man delegation. JPA president, Christopher Samuda, is pleased with the association’s accomplishment.
The Edster Sy-mentored FCVBA will go for a sweep when it battles Miri of Malaysia on Wednesday.Backed by Rain or Shine’s Terry Que, Freego’s Eduard Tio and Ironcon’s Jimi Lim, the 65s are also bidding for a sweep of their group elimination round when take on the Malaysians from Miri.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 ChrissAlso contributing for the 60s were Andrew Ongteco, Aries Franco, Elmer Latonio, Jose Go, and Ramon Mabanta.The 60s are gunning for a fourth straight title in the annual tournament while 65s are eyeing a three-peat. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown HAT YAI, Thailand—The 60s of the Filipino-Chinese Veterans Basketball Association (FCVBA) rolled to their second straight win by crushing Hat Yai-B, 73-42, to advance to the semifinals of the 27th Asean Basketball Veterans Tournament Tuesday at Prince Songkla University gym here.Former PBA star Elmer Reyes struck hardest for the 60s with 26 points while ex-La Salle star Kenneth Yap and Danny Ching combined for 24 points.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption A perfect solution
The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will be hosting its Diwali motorcade this evening from 18:00h.The motorcade will leave Shri Krishna Mandir at Campbellville to the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Ground; hence the following roads will be closed to facilitate this activity:1. JB Singh Public Road and Lamaha Street – No entry to vehicular traffic proceeding North.2. Carifesta Avenue at the roundabout – No entry East to vehicular traffic.3. Sheriff and David Streets – No entry to vehicular traffic proceeding North.4. Carifesta Avenue and Camp Street – No entry to vehicular traffic proceeding East.5. Seawall Road and Camp Street – No entry to vehicular traffic proceeding East.6. East Coast Highway and Beterverwagting Public Road – No entry to vehicular traffic proceeding West.
WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, embroiled in an internal power struggle, said for the first time Thursday that he would support changes in the way the caucus is run. But Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, insisted after a caucus meeting that he alone will remain the chairman. Some of his critics have been aiming to oust him or force him to agree to a power-sharing agreement that would set up three chairmanships. “There won’t be any more chairmans. There definitely will not be any more chairmans. There will only be one chairman,” said Baca, who survived a confidence vote earlier in the week. He said he would back structural reforms to de-emphasize seniority and give more authority to newer members, but he declined to specify other changes he might support, saying details hadn’t been determined. The caucus is to meet again on the issue next week. “There’s no more about no coups, no takeovers, no nothing like that,” Baca added. “Now it’s about constructive recommendations to make the caucus better and more of a democracy in its participation. And those are the constructive things that we need.” Baca has been accused by fellow Southern California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez of calling her a “whore.” He denied it, but Sanchez quit the group, and several other members came forward with complaints about Baca’s leadership style and an atmosphere that undermines women. Baca was supported by only one of six women in the 21-member, all-Democratic group when he was elected chairman in November. Sanchez reiterated Thursday that she would not rejoin the caucus if Baca is chairman. “I will not join as long as he’s there,” she said. “I’d love to have her rejoin,” said Baca. Several members said everyone in the caucus is sick of the controversy that’s enveloped them for more than a month just as they should be more influential than ever with Democrats in control of Congress, immigration reform at the forefront of the national agenda and the country’s Hispanic population growing quickly.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Kimball L. Garrett, ornithology collections manager for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, said he has had many calls from residents and local bird watchers about the growing parrot population. But while Garret suspects the anecdotal reports may be correct, it is very difficult to prove definitively. “It’s a little tough to distinguish between a true population increase and birds moving from one area to another, and it depends on the species,” said Garrett, who is also founder of the California Parrot Project. Garrett said a “couple thousand” parrots have thrived in the San Gabriel Valley and it’s possible some of those have spread south, or birds from a large Orange County population could be spreading north. But since the San Gabriel group has successfully nested for years, Garrett said it’s probable that the perceived increase in the Whittier parrots is real. “\ may have just been successful at population recruitment – reproduction in the wild,” he said. “The birds you see are not all the result of escapes.” One possible explanation Garrett dismissed entirely – the idea that the parrots migrated north from their native habitat in northeastern Mexico. “None of these parrots got here on their own,” Garrett said. “They absolutely did not migrate here. Period. The truth is a sickening number of parrots were imported here in the pet bird trade during the ’70s and ’80s. “It’s largely curtailed now, but illegal importing is still a big problem,” he added. In Southern California, the parrots pick urban or suburban areas to settle because of the vast variety of exotic plants, shrubs and trees used widely in landscaping. Normally the arid climate here would be inhospitable to the parrots, Garrett said. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They’ve been around for a while but they’ve increased recently,” said Kornblum, 46. “It’s quite something to see a whole flock of these tropical birds flying by.” He said he has noticed the birds in his neighborhood for about five years. “Here are these big green and red parrots, the kind you see in a pet store, and there they are just sitting in the trees near my home,” Kornblum said. Although parrots are known for being noisy – especially in large flocks – Kornblum said it didn’t bother him. “The tropical tones compliment the bird song,” he added. WHITTIER – Over the past few years, David Kornblum has noticed the increasingly tropical tone of the local bird chorus outside his Uptown Whittier residence. The sounds come from an apparently growing population of Red-crowned parrots that have made his neighborhood around Palm Park their home, he said. With a plentiful supply of tall maple and pine trees available, the birds have a perfect canopy in which to roost. Kornblum said at least 40 parrots now settle in for the evenings in a two-block area near Palm Park. During the day the parrots fly off in search of food – the typical parrot schedule.
Tir Chonaill Gaels Club News:SeniorsThe seniors got off to a winning start in the defence of the championship on Saturday afternoon in Ruislip. A closely contested first half in warm conditions saw the saw the Gaels lead at the break with a score of 1-04 to 0-4. Despite conceding an early goal, the boys upped the momentum in the second half with a few well taken points in quick succession. Shortly after a disallowed goal, a well taken goal from Adrian Hanlon after a few quick interchanges gave the Gaels a commanding lead. A goal from the Towers in the dying seconds of the game brought the final score to 2-13 to 2-06. Best on the day were Brian Duddy, Marty McCoy and Adrian Hanlon notching up the vital goals.ReservesGood luck to the reserves enter the first round of the championship next Saturday in Ruislip at 4pm against the North London Shamrocks.JuniorsAfter Saturday’s game not going ahead, a busy week lies ahead for the juniors with two games in the space of three days – firstly in the Homegrown Final tomorrow evening, Tuesday 11th of August against St. Kiernan’s and then again in the league on Thursday 13th against McCurtains both in Ruislip with 7.15pm throw-ins. Good luck to the lads and please come along to support.TCG Charity CycleWith just a month to go to the Tir Chonaill Gaels Cycle Across Ulster for Cancer Research the training schedule has got even more intense with the veterans putting in extra early morning shifts to prepare for the terrain back home. We wish them well on their preparations and for the cycle itself. If you haven’t already done so, please visit the weblink below to make your contribution which will be gratefully appreciated. https://www.justgiving.com/TCGcharitycycle1990 Championship Winners Dinner DanceJust a reminder that the club will be holding a special celebration at the clubhouse to mark the 25th anniversary of the London championship winning team on Saturday 31st of October. We are inviting all involved to make contact with the club by contacting either Stephen McLoughlin, Michael Mullan or Tom Mohan for further details or by visiting www.tirchonaillgaels.com.Lottery Results 6 August 2015Numbers drawn 6, 14, 20 & 22Jackpot £1,350 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip WinnersRyan Kiernan, TCGMarty McCoy, TCGLaura Delargy, TCGM. Corcoran, Co. MeathNext draw Thursday 13th of August at the clubhouseJackpot £1,400Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: HANLON STARS FOR TIR CHONAILL GAELS IN CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OVER RUISLIP was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sport
4 LATEST TOP WORK Most read on talkSPORT.com BEST OF Another international break comes after Real take on Celta, with club bosses sure to hire a new manager before domestic football returns towards the end of the month.But who is being backed to become Real Madrid’s next permanent manager? talkSPORT.com present the favourites for the position below, using odds from Sky Bet…=8. Rafa Benitez (Newcastle) – 33/1=8. Laurent Blanc (Unattached) – 33/1=8. Joachim Low (Germany) – 33/1 4 Could Low leave Germany after over a decade of service? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Real Madrid have finally dismissed Julen Lopetegui from his position as manager following the Bernabeu club’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Barcelona.The El Clasico loss was Real’s fifth defeat in their last six matches and leaves them ninth in La Liga – seven points off top spot. =8. Fernando Hierro (Unattached) – 33/1=8. Albert Celades (Real Madrid assistant) – 33/17. Jose Mourinho (Manchester United) – 28/16. Guti (Besiktas assistant) – 25/15. Roberto Martinez (Belgium) – 16/1 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker 4 Solari will be hoping to emulate Zinedine Zidane, the last Real manager to come in midway through a season scrap 4. Arsene Wenger (Unattached) – 8/13. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) – 4/12. Antonio Conte (Unattached) – 3/11. Santiago Solari (Real Madrid caretaker) – 8/15 tense Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update *All odds correct as of Tuesday, October 30. Solari will be deemed permanent manager if in the dugout for 10 matches as caretaker Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Various reports suggest former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte tops Real’s shortlist as they search to replace Lopetegui, though Santiago Solari – an ex-Real player – has stepped up from his role as manager of Real Madrid Castilla to take charge of the senior side on an interim basis.Solari will be in the dugout for the first time on Wednesday when Real take on Segunda Division B side Melilla in what is the most winnable of debuts.The opening weeks of November throw up La Liga clashes against Valladolid and Celta Vigo either side of Real’s visit to Viktoia Plzen in the Champions League. Will Martinez’s fine work with Belgium land him the Real job? SORRY latest Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Lopetegui’s reign at the Bernabeu lasted just 14 matches
Donegal-Derry businessman Peter Casey has confirmed he will contest the EU elections on May 24th. The presidential runner-up made his decision after a favourable private poll was completed earlier this week, the Tirconaill Tribune reports.An analysis of the new EU constituency shows that Casey polled close to 115,000 votes in the Presidential election last November. He took 23% of the national vote and here in Donegal with 12,952 (32.8%) and will expect to increase that figure given that no other substantive candidate from Donegal is likely to emerge before the deadline for nominations on Monday at noon.Mr. Casey has already expressed his interest in contesting the general election penned in for next year. However due to the Brexit stalemate crisis the election date could be delayed until April 202l. He said that while the retirement of the Sligo based Independent MEP, Marian Harkin leaves a floating vote of close to 70,000 in the west of Ireland, this did not play any role in his decision. Candidates already selected for the constituency include, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Maria Walsh for FG: Deputies Brendan Smith and Anne Rabbitte of FF: Matt Carthy MEP for SF, Luke Ming Flanagan Independent MEP and Dominic Hannigan for the Labour Party. Peter Casey reveals European election bid was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Peter Casey
By Molly C. HerndonMany of our webinar participants have indicated a desire to learn more about the federal retirement savings plan, the Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP. On Tuesday, January 12, Stewart Kaplan, Training and Liaison Specialist at Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, will present an in-depth look at the TSP in a 90-minute Personal Finance webinar.This webinar will provide an update on the current status of the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and the updated rules and regulations of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The 90-minute session will provide an overview of using myPay, contributions, using the website calculator, tax-deferred versus Roth IRAs pros and cons, the value of the L Funds, and death benefits.One and a half continuing education units will be available for AFC-credentialed participants who pass a post-test quiz with 80% or higher.Register for the webinar, find out more information about the event and join the event here. We hope to see you on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. ET.
Another case of suicide by a farmer due to crop loss and debt burden had come up on Sunday in Aska block of Ganjam in Odisha. According to sources, the deceased Brundaban Swain (70) of Nuagaon village under Kalasandhapur panchayat had allegedly consumed poison on Sunday morning. He was initially admitted to Aska hospital and later transferred to MKCG medical college and hospital in Berhampur, where he died in the evening. Debt burdenSpeaking to newsmen, his son Hadubandhu Swain said that crop loss due to inadequate rain and loan burden led his father to commit suicide. The deceased owned around two acres of land and had taken loan. He reportedly had not been able to get proper yield during last Kharif and Rabi seasons.Aska Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Subash Panda said that till evening no one had lodged any complaint. “But I have ordered police officials concerned to start a detailed enquiry about the incident,” he added.Rushikulya Rayat Sabha (RRS) secretary Simanchal Nahak said government and administration will again try to suppress this suicide by terming it a family problem. Meanwhile, farmers’ organisations Odisha Krushak Sabha (OKS), RRS and the All-India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) have separately demanded ₹10 lakh compensation for the family of another deceased peasant of Tikarada village in Ganjam district. This peasant named T.Bulu Reddy had attempted suicide on March 10 and had died on March 12.Memorandum submittedLed by their State vice-president Jagannath Mishra and Ganjam district secretary Harekrushna Reddy, OKS activists submitted a memorandum addressed to the State Chief Minister at the office of Berhampur sub-collector. The OKS alleged that Mr Reddy had taken loans over ₹1 lakh for his crop that got destroyed by untimely rains.The OKS also demanded that the government bears the cost of treatment of his ailing son.AIKMS national secretary Bhala Chandra Sarangi also demanded ₹10 lakh compensation for the family of the farmer. He alleged that at the direction of the State government, police and administration had made efforts to suppress the real cause behind the suicide by terming it a suicide due to family problems.‘Give compensation’The RRS has also protested against the claim of administration. Sabha secretary Simanchal Nahak said it was high time the State government accepts the truth and provide ₹10 lakh compensation to the bereaved families.