Edwin Allen High and Holmwood Technical have waged a season-long battle in the 4x800m relay. That will come to a climax this Thursday and Friday at the 123rd Penn Relays. Edwin Allen advance to Franklin Field, the Philadelphia home of the Relays, as slight favourites. Holmwood turned in times of 8:57.50 and 8:57.54 to beat Edwin Allen at two early season meets. Led by Chrisanni May, Holmwood revved up to 8:49.71 at the Gibson-McCook Relays but lost. A slick Edwin Allen unit – Ashanni Robb, Kara Grant, Kayann Green and Cemore Donald, a gold medal winner since then at both the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships and the Carifta Games – zoomed to the finish in 8:47.71. NOTEWORTHY TIME It was such a fine race that Hydel High achieved a noteworthy time of 8:54.12 seconds but was left far behind. That was February 25. This week at Penns, they can’t focus only on each other. Defending champion Shenendehowa High of Clifton Park, New York, has run 9:00.34 indoors. Shenendehowa clocked 9:00.74 to beat Holmwood and Edwin Allen into minor places in last year’s final. If the weather turns chilly, Shenendehowa will have the advantage. However, Dyke could strengthen Edwin Allen even more with the inclusion of reliable Janiel Moore.
When last did you go shopping in one of the local markets or supermarkets? If recently, I’m sure you’ve noticed the rapid increase of prices on everything; and believe me, with time, it’s going to go from bad to worse. Unless you live in the interior or you are a complete and total mindless follower of the establishment media, you should be able to see very clearly that our society is more vulnerable now than it ever has been.We are now facing a major economic collapse, as you will agree with me that a bag of rice that once cost $35 is now $50, and in some places $55. Pepper that was at least five pods for five Liberian dollars has now reduced to three pods for five dollars or has at least increased to three times the price that it was before the crisis. Have you thought about how you would survive if this crisis should continue? My advice to you: “Do that shopping that you’ve been putting off since last month.” Make sure you have mostly everything you need in the house (if not all) for you and your family for at least two to three months. All of these things are expected to happen during crises like these but, like the old saying goes, “in times of peace, prepare yourself for war”.We’re all praying that this Ebola virus is eradicated as soon as possible with absolutely no new cases; but in the mean time, you just might want to have these things within your reach – that is, in your homes – while we all fight Ebola. You do not necessarily have to get them all at once but, why not try to purchase one or two items every week until you’ve gotten all that you need?In the list below, LIB Life came up with some items that we believe are in limited supply around town but are just necessary things that will cut down your spending and save you that desperate trip to the market or hospital and we advise that you get yours as soon as possible. 1. Water. Have you heard the saying, “water is life”, that is so true. Dehydration is a terrible thing and you can never tell when that store next to you just might run out of drinking water. Make sure to have more than enough drinking water in the house and never make it a habit to go to bed without drinking water in the house. For some of us that cannot afford to buy mineral water, that’s ok, you can also make sure to stock your house up with gallons of water from wherever hand pump that you normally draw your water from. Make sure that your hand pump is always chlorinated. Remember, one can go without food for a couple a days but not without water. Water is highly essential during this period.2. Food. The last thing you want is your child crying, “mama and papa I hungry ohhh”. Make sure to have as much food as you can. When shopping for food, make sure to include items that don’t necessarily require gas, char- coal, and preparation. Make sure to buy enough canned food as much as possible, for they last longer, save space and are easy to prepare. Also, why not make that Pepper source, bennet-seed dust, bonie dust that goes so right with dry rice (if you know what I mean)? This will also cut down those everyday expenses of having to buy them at a retail price.3. Sanitation items. While these may not be absolute “essentials”, the truth is that life will get very unpleasant very quickly without them. For example, what would you do without toilet paper? Just think about it. Imagine that you just finished your last roll of toilet paper and now you can’t get any more. What would you do? The truth is that soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper and other hygiene products are things that we completely take for granted in society today. So what would happen if we could not go out and buy them any longer?Make sure to grab items like bath and washing soap, toothpaste, tissue, and wipes for the baby, dettol and bleach. With this deadly virus, its always advisable at keep your homes clean and chlorinated.4. A First Aid Kit And Other Medical Supplies. On a more serious note, you may not be able to access a hospital or a doctor during this major crisis and some of you just might be scared to want to go to a hospital. In your survival supplies, be absolutely certain that you have a good first aid kit and any other medical supplies that you think you may need.5. Lighters Or Matches and candles. You will also want something to start a fire. If you can start a fire, you can cook food, you can boil water and you can stay warm. (Ebola does not like heat, we are told!) So in a true emergency situation, how do you plan to start a fire? By rubbing sticks together? Now is the time to put away a supply of lighters or matches so that you will be prepared when you really need them. In addition, you may want to consider storing up a good supply of candles especially for those without electricity (LEC or Generators). Candles come in quite handy whenever the electricity goes out and, in the event of a long-term blackout, we will all see why our forefathers relied on candles so much even though it is also very important to play it safe. You don’t want your house catching on fire now. So make sure to always keep the candles out of the children’s reach and turn it off when you’re ready for bed. Store your candles and matches in a plastic bag or container so that they do not get wet.6. A Flashlight And/Or Lantern. I’m sure you do not want to wait until the last minute to purchase one of those Chinese lights! When the power goes off in your home, what is the first thing that you grab? Just think about it. A flashlight or a lantern, of course. In a major emergency, these are going to come in quite handy. Solar powered or “crank style” flashlights or lanterns will probably be best during a long-term emergency. These are probably less primitive and less risky than candles, but solar lamps depend on how much sunlight you get on any given day (bad in the rainy season); lanterns require kerosene. If you have battery-powered lights you will also want to begin storing up lots and lots of batteries.7. Radios. This is very important to have in the house for you will need to be informed of everything that’s going on at the moment in the country and what other way than that of the radio?8. Communication Equipment. Make sure to always have extra scratch cards for whatever GSM Company you’re subscribed with. When things really hit the fan you are going to want to communicate with your family and friends. You will also want to be able to contact the response team, an ambulance or law enforcement if necessary. Having emergency cell phone cards is great, but it may or may not work during a time of crisis. Remember during the riot at the CDC headquarters on the eve of the 2011 Run-off Election, when calls on Lonestar Cell network were blocked for nearly five hours? The Internet also may or may not be available. Be sure to have a plan (whether it be high-tech or low-tech) for staying in communication with others during a major emergency. (In the very olden days, people would put a hand-written letter in a bird’s beak and have the bird fly it over to the person who was supposed to receive it. In some cases it was hundreds of miles away! Hey, whatever floats your boat!)9. Extra Gasoline. For those who own vehicles, motor bikes and businesses, there may come a day when gasoline is rationed or is simply not available at all as we have experienced in the past times. If that happens, how will you get around? Be certain to have some extra gasoline stored away just in case you find yourself really needing to get somewhere urgently and can’t afford to buy at the prevailing price at that time. And finally, always remember to have10. A Backup Plan. Lastly, it is always, always, always important to have a backup plan for everything. If someone comes in and steals all the food that you have stored up, maybe it would have been better to store food in several different well-hidden places and not all in one place. If travel is restricted and you can’t get to your “safe” location immediately, do you have a Plan B?These are only suggestions to get us all to begin to mentally and physically prepare ourselves. This list is not conclusive – if you have a list that is quite different from the above, then good for you! The bottom line is that crisis situations rarely unfold just as we envision. It is important to be flexible and to be ready with backup plans when disaster strikes. How long do you think that is going to last? Now is the time to get ready. Now is the time to prepare.With God above, we will overcome!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Forty-four-year-old domestic worker Sabita Shamnarine of Line Path, Corriverton, Corentyne was allegedly beaten to her head and abdomen by her abusive husband two Sundays ago, and while receiving medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Sunday last, she succumbed to her injuries.She reportedly had complained of experiencing severe pains about her body after the beating, and as such was taken to the Skeldon Hospital, where she was admitted a patient. While in hospital, the woman had reportedly begged not to be sent home, claiming that she was afraid of her husband’s constant abuse.Hours after being admitted, she reportedly collapsed and slipped into a coma. Her condition reportedly deteriorated, and she was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital, where she subsequently died.The mother of three had allegedly been frequently abused by the suspect, known only as Manoj, in the presence of their five-year-old child.Last Wednesday, the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) visited the woman’s Corentyne, East Berbice home in an attempt to take the child into protective custody. They found the suspect, ‘Manoj’, imbibing with friends. He reportedly refused to hand over the child to the CPA officers, and the Police were reportedly called in. They arrested the suspect.Officials of the New Amsterdam Hospital have reportedly informed the Police of disclosures made by the woman prior to the death. It has been reported that, on several occasions, the now dead woman had to seek medical attention for the injuries she had received as a result of being beaten by the suspect.Now that the woman has died, the man has been rearrested, and is expected to be charged shortly.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Provincial government has announced work will soon begin on South Taylor hill to stabilize a geotechnically challenging hillside along Highway 97.According to the government, the slope stabilization will prepare the corridor for future highway expansion and improve reliability as this route is essential to the people in the Northeast.Work will include excavation, improving drainage and embedding soil anchors on the slope beside Highway 97, approximately 4.5 kilometres south of Taylor. The site will then undergo significant testing to ensure its long-term stability, which will help prepare the site for any future expansion in this geotechnically complex area.- Advertisement -The $6.5-million contract has been awarded to Greenfield Construction Ltd. of New Brunswick, which will begin work in the coming weeks. The completion of the contract is expected by fall 2020, shared the government.“This geotechnical work will reduce the risk of slides and potential highway closures, ensuring Highway 97 remains a safe, reliable route for people in Taylor and throughout the Northeast,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “This slope stabilization work is also necessary for the future expansion of Highway 97 at South Taylor Hill.”During construction, people travelling through the work area can expect minor periodic delays.Advertisement To date, the first two kilometres of South Taylor Hill has been expanded to four lanes, truck chain up/chain off areas are complete, and the Highway 97 intersections at Big Bam and Johnson roads have been upgraded.
The World Cup reaches its conclusion this weekend – with both matches LIVE on talkSPORT – and alongside it comes the traditional awards.This tournament has undoubtedly been among the most memorable, featuring incredible matches, unbelievable goals and stunning individual performances, but who has been the best?It is a question with a million answers, but Bloomberg Sports have attempted to answer it, with their BSports Rating index.Click the arrow to see who comes in at number one.Who do you think has been the best player of the World Cup? Comment below… 10 10 10 10 8. Keylor Navas – Costa Rica – Average rating 80.31 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – This World Cup has been one for excellent goalkeeper performances and few have been better than Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican keeper was his countrys hero on a number of occasions and rightly features in this top ten. 1. James Rodriguez – Colombia – Average rating 83.84 – In the eyes of many James Rodriguez has been the star of the tournament. His six goals is likely to see him crowned top scorer, while he is among the favourites to win the player of the tournament award. 6. Arjen Robben – Netherlands – Average rating 80.87 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – The leading light of the Netherlands, Arjen Robben played a huge role in dragging his country to the semi finals. Now seen as a senior figure in the Dutch camp, Robben has undoubtedly been one of the stars of the World Cup. 7. Bryan Ruiz – Costa Rica – Average rating 80.58 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – While his team-mate starred in goal, on the pitch Costa Ricas best player according to Bloomberg Sports was Bryan Ruiz. While his time at Fulham was largely uneventful, on the world stage Ruiz has been memorable. 5. Xherdan Shaqiri – Switzerland – Average rating 81.50 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Perhaps a surprise entrant in the top ten, Bayern Munichs Xherdan Shaqiri certainly made an impression during his countrys relatively brief stay in the tournament, and has been linked with a move to Liverpool. 10 10 9. Alexis Sanchez – Chile – Average rating 80.06 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Arsenals latest signing was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the tournament, with his attacking threat embodying everything that was good about Chile. 10 10 10 3. Thomas Muller – Germany – Average rating 82.82 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Germanys silent star, Thomas Mullers scoring record at World Cups is nothing short of sensational. Ten goals in two tournaments, few would bet against him breaking the scoring record currently held by his team-mate Miroslav Klose. 4. Lionel Messi – Argentina – Average rating 82.25 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – On the precipice of delivering his country their first World Cup for 28 years, Messi has been by far Argentinas best player and one of the top performers in the tournament. 2. Karim Benzema – France – Average rating 83.24 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Another surprise inclusion, the Frenchman enjoyed a stunning start to the tournament, but faded as Frances challenge petered out. 10. Neymar – Brazil – Average rating 79.94 – Click the arrow to find out which player is rated the best at the 2014 World Cup by BSports – The hopes of a country were pinned on his slender shoulders and he certainly delivered before being cruelly ruled out with a fractured vertebrae. 10
talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Our man in the know tells the lads Romelu Lukaku’s permanent move from Chelsea to Everton is imminent, while he adds that Morgan Schneiderlin is furious about Southampton blocking a potential move to Tottenham.There are also updates on Chelsea’s rumoured raid on Atletico Madrid for centre-back Miranda and whether QPR and West Ham could miss out on French star Mathieu Valbuena.Latest transfer news and rumours on talkSPORT.com:France World Cup ace heading to Russia after talks fail with QPR and West HamLiverpool and Sunderland miss out on cut-price Belgian starletSchneiderlin has NOT handed in a transfer request at SouthamptonChelsea star again rubbishes PSG talkWages set to scupper Napoli’s move for Man United flop FellainiBlow for QPR and West Ham! Former Chelsea hitman hoping to link up with Cole at RomaAston Villa boost? Russian hitman admits he is eyeing Europe moveLiverpool boss Rodgers rules out revival of Remy dealGalatasaray ‘beat Chelsea’ in race for Brazilian starletAnother Southampton youngster set for summer exit?Exclusive – West Ham hoping to complete loan deal for Arsenal youngster in ‘next twenty four hours
huge blow 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League clubs are planning to fight the Football Association over their plans to reduce the number of overseas players allowed in a 25-man squad.It was reported earlier this week that the FA have put forward a proposal to limit overseas players at 12, down from the current 17, in the wake of Brexit. BEST OF The Premier League are going against the FA proposals Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? This would increase the homegrown quota in every squad, with more than half (13) of every 25-man selection requiring to have spent three years in an English or Welsh club’s academy between the ages of 16 and 21.The proposal is due to be discussed at Thursday’s Premier League shareholders’ meeting, and The Times say top flight clubs will challenge the FA’s plans.However, there could be a compromise agreed to ensure the FA still offer a ‘governing body endorsement (GBE)’, which would guarantee every overseas player signed after Brexit would be awarded a work permit, even if they don’t meet current requirements. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Latest Football News no dice shining REVEALED RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY It is believed a number of teams are ready to agree to a cut in the number of overseas players to keep a GBE on the table, though the report says chairmen are more likely to accept 15 overseas players in a squad rather than the proposed 12.This would require every 25-man squad to include 10 homegrown players, and is regarded as a less drastic change to the present ruling.
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.”They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture and water quality flow together. So do Ohio’s efforts to improve them.The next Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast program will look at those ties and at new progress in serving the state’s farmers, food and water.The event, which is open to the public, is Sept. 12 at The Ohio State University.Food and agriculture combined are Ohio’s No. 1 industry, adding more than $105 billion to the state’s economy every year, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.But that industry also is a contributor to the harmful algal blooms that have plagued Lake Erie and other Ohio water bodies in recent years. Phosphorus runoff from fertilizer and manure can help fuel the pea-green, sometimes-toxic blooms, which can hurt tourism, property values and drinking water safety.The event, which is called “Agriculture and Water Quality Issues: OSU Research and Agency Initiatives Guide Farmers’ Solutions,” will feature these speakers:Cathann A. Kress, who became Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of its College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) in May.Libby Dayton, research scientist in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) who leads a phosphorus-monitoring project called On-Field Ohio.Kirk Hines, chief of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Division of Soil and Water Conservation.
RELATED ARTICLESHow to Insulate a Low-Slope RoofRoofing With Foam Closed-cell SPF has an R-value of 6.5 per inch, making it the perfect antidote to the old roof’s dismal energy profile. The old roof assembly, with two layers of 1/2-in. fiberboard, achieved (maybe) R-3 or R-4. Four inches of SPF would bring it up to at least R-26; six inches would bring it to R-39. Spray foam was also particularly well suited to this roof because it had parapets, which defined the edges of foam. (Exterior spray foam only works on flat or low-pitch roofs; for pitches greater than 4/12, rigid foam panels are the over-roof-deck choice.)A spray-foam roof could be applied directly to the old roofing once it was prepped and cleaned up a bit. Not stripping the old roof and sending the debris to the landfill was also a big green plus. Besides, spraying-over would save the labor costs of stripping the old roof.Four inches of closed-cell polyurethane is a Class II water retarder, a semi-impermeable membrane that makes leaks all but impossible. As the foam expands and adheres aggressively, it would seal the many pipes and conduits running across the roof of a house with no cavity under the sheathing in which to hide pipes.Compared to the obvious alternatives, an SPF roof was actually less expensive than installing and then insulating either a new torch-down roof or a PVC membrane. And that didn’t even include the cost of stripping the old roof. There were energy-efficiency rebates available for installing an SPF roof but the couple was so busy that, as Stephen put it, “We couldn’t afford the time to save money.”Is spray foam roofing green?So was this spray polyurethane foam a green choice? Yes and no, but mostly yes. Since the early days of sprayed foam insulation (the earliest foams were urea-formaldehyde based), the insulation industry has cleaned up its act a lot. Although the two chemical components of SPF are largely petroleum-based, once the polyurethane mixture foams and cures, it is chemically inert and doesn’t off-gas. (Manufacturing PVC, in comparison, involves some particularly toxic chemicals.)Not sending old roofing to the dump is a plus, as is the excellent R-value of SPF foam. (Sometimes it takes oil to save oil.) An SPF roof can also be quite durable when the polyurethane is sprayed with a special acrylic top coating that protects the foam against UV degradation. Lastly, the foam’s light color will reflect sunlight so, all in all, it should be a relative cool roof.This posting was excerpted from Renovation 4th Edition, newly published by Taunton Press. The book contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of master builders and tradespeople whom I began interviewing when I helped launch Fine Homebuilding. The book’s 614 pages contain more than 250 technical illustrations, roughly 1,000 photos (of the 40,000 I’ve taken over the years) and thousands of field-tested tips and techniques.EDU-April-2005-final When Taya and Stephen Shoup’s old tar-and-gravel roof began leaking, the couple hoped to find a replacement roofing that would be energy-conserving, leakproof, cost-competitive, and reasonably green. As the house’s roof sheathing doubled as a finished ceiling, the old insulation was scant. They broiled in the summer and hemorrhaged money during the heating season.The Shoups live in a 1958 Eichler-designed house in Emeryville, California. Taya is a landscape architect and Stephen is the principal of BuildingLab, a green design/build firm whose reincarnated shipping containers were chronicled in a GBA article titled “Creating an Urban Oasis.”Ultimately, the Shoups chose to install a closed-cell sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) roof — sprayed directly over the old tar-and-gravel roof — because:Insulating inside was out. The exposed underside of the 2×6 T&G roof deck was classic. Besides, the ceilings were just a shade above 8 ft. and the couple didn’t want to lose 4 in. to 6 in. of headroom to insulation.