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Sophia man died of punctured lung

first_imgA post-mortem examination conducted on the body of the C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown man, whose remains were discovered on Saturday evening revealed that he died as a result of a punctured left lung.Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Jairam Ramlakhan said on Wednesday that the examination done by Government pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, on Tuesday found that the cause of death of 49-year-old Trevor Dublin wasDead: Trevor Dublinperforation of the lungs.Dublin, of Lot 385 C Field, Sophia, was a serviceman employed with BK International. His lifeless body was found around 22:15h on the C Field Sophia Access Road by Police ranks on mobile patrol.According to Police reports, the body bore a single wound to the left side chest. At the time, Dublin was clad in a dark-coloured shirt and blue jeans. The man was also wearing a pair of black long boots at the time his body was found. Investigators also found a knife and a toque in close proximity to his body.The Police arrested an E Field, Sophia resident Saturday evening after he was found near Dublin’s body.However, while investigators believe that the suspect may have had something to do with or know something about Dublin’s murder, the E Field resident has reportedly denied any involvement in the man’s death.Nevertheless, the suspect remains in custody as investigators work to determine whether there was any connection between the two men. When contacted on Wednesday, C Division (East Coast) Commander Calvin Brutus told this newspaper that detectives have found “nothing substantial as yet”.last_img read more

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Jackson County Inmate Roster – 12-31-18

first_imgInmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking Date:07-03-2018 – 11:29 pm Charges:35-43-4-2(a)(1) Theft >$750 <$50000 or prior Booking #:99554 Haddix, Jera L Ball, Brandon M Release Date:12-31-2018 – 12:08 am View Profile >>> Bond:$5005 Booking #:98917 View Profile >>> Booking Date:03-26-2018 – 10:58 am Bond:No Bond Charges:35-42-2-1.3(B2) Domm Batt in pres of child36-46-1-15 Invasion of Privacy Release Date:12-30-2018 – 11:08 amlast_img

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SearchMonkey Keeps Getting Smarter: Now Embeds Videos, Games, and Documents

first_imgTags:#news#search#web#Yahoo Yahoo today announced a new feature for SearchMonkey that makes it very easy for site owners to embed flash videos, games, and documents directly on the Yahoo Search results page. The first sites to make use of this new feature are Hulu, Metacafe, and YouTube. Whenever a video from these sites appears in your search results, you can now watch it immediately in an embedded player right on the search results page.SearchMonkey supports a number of popular video players, including Hulu, YouTube, and MetaCafe, as well as documents from Scribd and Slideshare, and Playcrafter games. Embedding these documents in the search results is relatively easy, and Yahoo provides content owners with an extensive set of helpful documents to get them started. To embed a video, for example, a developer only needs to add two lines of code. Videos are already appearing in Yahoo’s search results now, and documents and games will become available in the next month or so. Google, of course, also shows thumbnails for YouTube clips in its search results, but clicking on these will take you to YouTube and won’t open the video player right on the page. Yahoo says that it wants to make it easier for developers to make use of SearchMonkey. SearchMonkey is an extremely powerful tool, but it can also be very hard to use for somebody who doesn’t have the technical knowledge required to create a SearchMonkey app. Thanks to this new feature, even novice webmasters will now be able to embed some of the most popular forms of content on Yahoo’s search results page. As we have said before, Yahoo continues to develop new and innovative ways to enhance its search, but so far, this hasn’t made too much of a dent in Google’s market share. Breaking Google’s momentum will be very hard for any player in the search engine market, but if anything, Yahoo is clearly showing that it is not willing to throw in the towel just yet. frederic lardinois Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Japan loses contact with its new x-ray space observatory

first_imgFor the time being, says Andrew Fabian of the Institute of Astronomy at the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge, chairperson of Hitomi’s science working group, reports that the satellite is permanently lost are “groundless speculation.”X-ray astronomers were eagerly awaiting observations from Hitomi, because it is the first major x-ray observatory launched since 1999. An earlier attempt by Japan to launch such a spacecraft failed in 2000 and a 2005 follow-up lost a key instrument after a few weeks because of technical failure. Hitomi also carries a soft x-ray spectrometer that has 30 times the resolution of previous instruments and is expected to revolutionize the field. X-ray astronomer Ken Pounds of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom says “if lost it would be a tragedy for our Japanese colleagues and a significant disappointment for U.S. collaborators working on the microcalorimeter.” Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is desperately trying to re-establish communications with its recently launched Hitomi x-ray observatory (formerly known as ASTRO-H) following a loss of contact on 26 March. Hitomi is a groundbreaking telescope that will be able to image emissions from black holes, the swirl of hot gas in galaxy clusters, and supernova remnants through high-energy photons—including x-rays and gamma rays—with unprecedented accuracy. It was launched 17 February and was still being commissioned, but at the start of operations on Saturday it failed to respond as normal.   The U.S.-based Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), which tracks orbiting objects with radar, reported on 27 March seeing five separate objects at Hitomi’s location. But JAXA spokesperson Azusa Yabe says that the agency had received short signals from Hitomi after JSpOC reported its possible breakup.Ground-based amateur satellite watchers also reported seeing Hitomi in a slow spin. Chisato Ikuta, deputy director of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/JAXA’s press office in Kanagawa, says “these may help us to understand the status of Hitomi. However, we still do not know the present status of Hitomi, because we have not communicated with the satellite yet.” Yabe adds that as long as the spacecraft’s solar array is getting enough power, Hitomi should be able to communicate with Earth even if spinning. “We are still trying to recover communication with ‘Hitomi,’ and trying to find out the status and causes of this communication failure,” Yabe says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Rover reveals puzzling sand dunes on Mars

first_img NASA (3)/(DIAGRAM) C. BICKEL/SCIENCE The Martian was only a movie, but the blowing sand that drove the plot really does influence Mars today—and is now a source of intrigue for scientists studying the planet. Investigators with NASA’s Curiosity rover are exploring the planet’s dark sand dunes and have discovered structures thought to be unlike any on Earth: ripples spaced about 3 meters apart, intermediate in size between the little ripples and big dunes found on both planets. Scientists aren’t sure how they form, but they think the density of the thin martian atmosphere plays a role in shaping them.“Something in the martian environment is begging for these to form,” says Lori Fenton, a planetary scientist who studies dunes at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, and who wasn’t involved in the research. Even before scientists can puzzle out what that is, they hope to use fossilized ripples in rocks that hardened from ancient dunes to glean clues about the thicker atmosphere of early Mars, according to Mathieu Lapotre, a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, who presented the work here last week at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).Researchers had seen the large ripples in pictures taken from orbit, “but nobody thought hard enough” about them, Fenton says. In the end it took up-close observations by Curiosity, which is exploring Gale Crater. When the rover neared dark, billowy dunes girding the mountain that it aims to climb, some researchers on the rover’s science team considered them a potentially hazardous obstacle. But others saw an opportunity. “We have not visited an active sand dune field on another planet,” says Bethany Ehlmann, a participating scientist on the rover team at Caltech. “I don’t think it’s conscionable to be 100 meters away and drive by without stopping to take a look.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)So Ehlmann and others pushed for a campaign of pictures, wind measurements, and chemical analyses over several weeks in December 2015 and January (see map, below). The scientists presented their initial results at the LPSC: images of 5-meter-tall dunes that would not look out of place in Namibia. Imprinted on top of the large dunes were typically tiny ripples and the mysterious, larger ones. Other scientists on the Curiosity team are studying the size, chemistry, and color of martian dune sand. On Earth, dunes consist mainly of quartz grains, eroded from the granite that makes up much of the 
continental crust. On Mars, by contrast, dunes are made up mostly of dark, dense minerals like olivine, from volcanic basalt. The dunes get darker with time as finer dust, which contains lighter-colored feldspar minerals, blows away. Ehlmann says studying how the martian wind sorts grains by size and composition will help researchers understand other changes that occur as the sediment turns into stone.But at the LPSC, scientists were most excited by the discovery of the large ripples. In addition to spotting them in the Curiosity images, Lapotre and his colleagues have identified them at dozens of sites all over the planet in images taken from orbit. They found that at higher elevations, where the atmosphere is thinner, the ripples are farther apart. If these ripples can be found in old rocks, Radebaugh says, “you can get a good sense of what the paleoatmosphere was like.”If the large ripples are forming because of atmospheric influences rather than the impact mechanics of hopping sand grains, then, technically, they would be dunes rather than ripples. Lapotre says they seem to be similar to dunes found in riverbeds on Earth. Just as waves on the water’s surface shape the bottom, invisible “boundary layers” in the atmosphere may sculpt ripples on the surface of Mars.Not everyone is convinced that the ripples are a new type of dune. “They could just be big ripples” left over from a windier martian past, says Ralph Lorenz, an APL planetary scientist. But Fenton says Lapotre and colleagues have spotted slip faces—signs of miniavalanches—on the lee sides of some of them. Larger dunes share such slumping features, but small ripples lack them. The new-dune scenario is “plausible,” she says. “I’m happy that somebody has put forward an explanation, because it has bugged me.” On terrestrial beaches and deserts, small sand ripples form centimeters apart. They take shape when wind-borne sand grains hop and strike sand downwind, scattering yet more grains. Once a ripple begins to form, it protects sand on its downwind slope from being dislodged by further impacts. Meanwhile, scattered sand continues to be deposited on the upwind side of the ripple. Larger dunes, which can sit hundreds of meters apart, grow through a different process involving the aerodynamics of the atmosphere. As wind approaches a pile of sand, its streamlines are compressed, whipping up speeds and piling up more sand toward the crest. Eventually, the leading edge becomes too steep and collapses, allowing a new crest to form and the dune to inch along.In the solar system, dunes are found on Earth, Mars, Venus, Titan, and perhaps even Pluto. Planetary scientists study them from orbit to infer wind directions—like a “free wind sock,” says Jani Radebaugh, who studies Titan’s dunes at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They can also use them to infer wind speed. From theoretical models and wind tunnel tests using crushed walnut shells to mimic sand blowing in Mars’s weak gravity, researchers have estimated that wind speeds need to reach about 15 to 20 meters a second for martian dunes to form. Researchers hope to check those numbers by studying a handful of Curiosity’s images of moving dunes snapped on days when the rover also took wind measurements, says Nathan Bridges, a planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. Since landing in 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover has trundled toward its mountain target, Aeolis Mons (also called Mount Sharp), but it must cross potentially hazardous sand dunes.last_img read more

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Peter Nevill gets nod ahead of Brad Haddin for third Ashes test

first_imgPeter Nevill has got the nod ahead of Brad Haddin as Australia’s wicketkeeper for the third Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston, captain Michael Clarke confirmed on Tuesday.Haddin, 37, quit one-day-internationals after Australia’s World Cup victory at home in March and the snub might push him closer to international retirement. Haddin played the opening Ashes Test in Cardiff but sat out the second test at Lord’s due to family reasons.That paved the way for Nevill to make an impressive debut in Australia’s series-levelling win, during which the 29-year-old took seven catches and scored a brisk 45 in the first innings.Clarke, who is no longer a selector, said selection chairman Rod Marsh and coach Darren Lehmann had spoken to him about their decision to play Nevill in the Test starting on Wednesday.”Rod and Boof (Lehmann) came and spoke to me and told me what they were thinking,” Clarke told reporters.Also read: Ashes: Rogers on track for third Test, Starc shrugs off ankleNevill moved from Victoria to New South Wales in 2008 and developed a close friendship with Haddin, who he considers his mentor.While his protege had a strong debut at Lord’s, Haddin had a poor first Test in Cardiff, dropping England centurion Joe Root on nought and failing twice with the bat.”It’s obviously a lot harder for me because I have that attachment to Hadds, I’ve grown up playing cricket with him, we’ve spent a lot of time together and I love the fact that he’s still here working hard,” Clarke said.advertisement”If an opportunity comes he’ll grab it with both hands.”On the other hand, Nev made the most of his opportunity in the second Test, I thought he batted really well and I thought he kept exceptionally well.”So it’s a tough one when you sit in the middle, but that’s the way the selectors have gone and I respect their decision.”Haddin has played 66 Tests for Australia and Clarke hoped his deputy will continue to play.”He still wants to play that’s for sure and he has a great relationship with Nev,” Clarke said.”So I think he sees his role over the last couple of days leading up to this test to help Nev as much as possible and they are really good friends so there’s certainly no lack of respect there.”He’s a great man Hadds, he’s been an awesome vice captain, I’ve really loved having him as vice captain and he’s performed exceptionally well.”He’s done himself and his family really proud in the way that he’s represented Australia and New South Wales and I hope he keeps playing, ”  Clarke concluded.last_img read more

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NATIONAL CAMP KICKSTARTS YOUTH WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN

first_img93 of Australia’s best Youth Touch Footballers took their first steps towards selection for the Federation of International Touch 2009 Youth World Cup after a comprehensive training camp at the Currimundi Fitness Centre at Currimundi on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2007.Players in National squads in the six FIT Youth World Cup age divisions – 20 Years Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed, and 18 Years Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed, were put through their paces by National Youth Coaches, National Open Coaches, and National Open players.Some of the sport’s biggest names gathered to provide support to help educate and guide the new breed of up and coming stars of the sport over a demanding weekend that included a variety of activities to develop the on and off field skills of Australia’s best youth talent.Touch Football Hall of Fame members Peter Mc Neven and Scott Notley joined current World Cup Open representatives Peta Rogerson, Gary Sonda, Tony Eltakchi, and Australian Open Women’s Captain Sharyn Williams as mentors at the camp.2007 Australian Open Men’s and Women’s World Cup winning coaches Tony Trad and Kerry Norman were also on hand to assist coach and player development.TFA’s High Performance Coordinator Wayne Grant, Elite Programs Director, Cathy Gray, and High Performance Coaching Director Ian Stanley, also attended to drive their respective areas of expertise to ensure the camp was successful in achieving numerous outcomes for participants, the program, and the sport itself.Players participated in a range of activities including fitness assessments, skills sessions, game play, mixed games, video analysis, recovery sessions, nutrition lectures, media engagements, and individual player debriefs.All Youth National squad members adapted to life well as Elite representatives of their chosen sport and trained and played with a high level of effort, endeavour, and effectiveness commiserate with players of the highest standard. It wasn’t all hard work for the Youth squads, with off the field fun that included a ropes course and an impromptu skit night organized by “The Blackest Cat” Entertainment Group.Tony Trad, Gary Sonda, Dean Russell, and Tony Eltakchi provided a great night of entertainment for the squads with a games night featuring special guest interviews and challenges.The Australian Youth squads contributed themselves with National 18 Years Girls representative Laura Chivers (the sport’s nomination for the next “Australian Idol”) stealing the show and earning a standing ovation from the crowd with her moving solo version of the Missy Higgins hit, “They weren’t there”.The Boys were not to be outdone with Jordan Marshall, Tyson Brough, and Nicholas Sword proving their footwork was just as good on the dance floor as it is on the touch field, and Jess Shaw and Genevieve La Caze did their best to “step up” and match the boys in an impromptu “dance off”.Players knuckled down well and impressed their coaches with their willingness to learn, eagerness to work, and their passion for wearing the green and gold.National High Performance Coordinator Wayne Grant was pleased with the outcomes of the camp and believes the tone for future set camps has been established.“Everyone deserves congratulations on a job well done this weekend. Player effort and behaviour was beyond reproach, and our Coaches planned and ran appropriate and valuable sessions for the camp’s duration. The input of our mentor players and coaches was fantastic and the venue staff and TFA staff worked well together to support what turned out to be an extremely successful camp. We are well positioned to mount a very strong challenge to regain the FIT World Youth Cup in Auckland in 2009,” Mr. Grant said.National Youth Squad members will be monitored in coming months at various TID tournaments and squads will be reviewed at the National 18 Years Championships to be played in Coffs Harbour from 18-22 September 2007.last_img read more

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10 months agoHudson-Odoi brushes off Bayern Munich talk: I’m fully focused on Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hudson-Odoi brushes off Bayern Munich talk: I’m fully focused on Chelseaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi has said he is “fully focused” on Chelsea despite Bayern Munich’s continued interest in his services.The 18-year-old has been the subject of a fourth bid from the Bundesliga giants, which Chelsea are believed to be considering.He started in last night’s loss to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, and speaking after the game, played down suggestions he was distracted by the off-field drama.The winger told Sky Sports: “Yeah, 100 per cent, I’m fully focused on the game and just gotta see how the result goes.”I think we’re all ready and all determined to work our hardest out there, so I’m fully focused on the game.” last_img read more

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9 months agoWolves lodge offer for Stoke fullback Bauer

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wolves lodge offer for Stoke fullback Bauerby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are interested in Stoke City fullback Moritz Bauer.The Premier League want to sign Bauer on loan until the remainder of the season.The Austria international has fallen out of favour at bet36 Stadium, having not played since September.And the Express & Star claim Wolves have made contact with Stoke about signing the 26-year-old.Wolves manager Nuno is desperate for cover at right-back with Matt Doherty and Jonny Castro Otto as his only current options. last_img read more

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Key Muskrat Falls flooding promise to Labrador Inuit broken

first_img(Protestors march against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in June 2016.)Trina RoacheAPTN National NewsIndigenous leaders in Labrador are speaking out about a broken promise over the controversial hydroelectric project at Muskrat Falls.Part of an agreement reached last October between Innu and Inuit leaders and the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador stipulated that if the Muskrat Falls reservoir was flooded, the waters would be released in the spring.Nalcor Energy, the provincially-owned corporation developing Muskrat Falls, announced on June 12 to the public that the water levels in the reservoir wouldn’t be lowered until mid-July.Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe called it “a direct contravention to one of the commitments made during the fall meeting.”On Monday morning, Labrador Land Protectors gathered outside the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs building where the local office of the Premier Dwight Ball is located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. I advised him that we fully expect him and his government to honor the commitments that were made last fall. – Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe Ball is also Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Land protectors are demanding he resigns. Ultimately, they want Muskrat Falls shut down. Right now, they want the reservoir water released. The main concern is methylmercury.A 2015 study by Harvard University indicated trees and topsoil left in the reservoir after flooding will create the naturally occurring neurotoxin and may contaminate traditional food sources downstream.Last fall, as the date to start flooding neared, protests ramped up. Land protectors wanted the reservoir fully cleared. Nalcor said it needed to raise the waters upstream of the spillway to protect its infrastructure from ice damage through the winter.After a meeting that went on into the early morning hours of October 26, 2016, the premier and Indigenous leaders announced a deal. A key promise was to release the flood waters in the spring before the water warmed and methylmercury became an issue. Last week, Lampe wrote a letter to Premier Dwight Ball.“I advised him that we fully expect him and his government to honor the commitments that were made last fall,” said Lampe. “Water levels in the reservoir should be lowered immediately, in a controlled and safe manner, and in consultation with the Nunatsiavut Government, the Innu Nation and the NunatuKavut Community Council, as well as surrounding communities.”Indigenous leaders became aware of Nalcor’s revised dates to lower the water in the reservoir in mid-May through a planning meeting for the Independent Expert Advisory Committee, a group set up to address concerns around Muskrat Falls.President of the NunatuKavut Community Council Todd Russell said his staff expressed concerns at the meeting. But those weren’t reflected in a letter at the end of May from Nalcor President and CEO Stan Marshall to the Indigenous leaders.“It is very disappointing that Nalcor did not acknowledge or address our concerns immediately so that our experts could appropriately review the data,” said Russell in a statement released on Monday. “This would help determine whether there would be elevated production of methylmercury as a result of prolonged impoundment during the spring months.”An email response from the Premier’s office said, “The Provincial Government is engaging the indigenous leaders directly on this matter. The Premier remains committed to the terms that were agreed upon on October 26, 2016.”“The Premier assured me that all commitments will be fulfilled,” said President Lampe in a media release Friday. The Nunatsiavut leader is expecting further word this week.The reason for the delay, according to a Facebook post by Nalcor Energy on June 12, was to allow for the installation of “necessary equipment that will ensure the safety of river users near the spillway and facility. Once this work is completed, the water level in the reservoir will be lowered.”troache@aptn.calast_img read more