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first_imgIn Foran’s absence the Warriors recorded their third win in their past four matches against the Bulldogs last Friday and are now preparing to face the in-form Sea Eagles in Perth sitting just two points outside the Telstra Premiership top eight.A quadriceps injury that he sustained in Round 14 is not expected to stop Foran from lining up against his former team who have moved into fourth position on the back of four straight wins, their latest a convincing victory over defending premiers Cronulla.The Warriors have featured in eight matches in Perth since 1996 and have incredibly never recorded a win despite enjoying a healthy proportion of the local support.Foran’s likely return will help to somewhat offset the loss of hooker Issac Luke who suffered a dislocated shoulder against the Bulldogs with the Kiwi five-eighth determined to continue the progress the team has made in the last month.Having issued Foran a career lifeline when personal issues forced him to stand down from playing with the Eels last year, the Warriors were devastated when it was announced the 26-year-old would be joining the Bulldogs in 2018 but he insists that he wants to leave on a good note.”Every year you want to do well but this year means a lot to me personally,” Foran told NRL.com.”The Warriors reached out to me when I was in a struggling time in my life and it means a lot for me to be able to play some of my best footy and really give back to the fans and the club.”They’ve been great to me over in New Zealand. The people of New Zealand have really supported me.”Besides last year when the Titans squeezed into September football with 27 points, 28 has been the magic number for teams to qualify for the top eight, leaving the Warriors the task of winning at least five of their last nine games to play finals for the first time since 2011 when Foran’s Sea Eagles defeated them in the grand final.Only four of those nine matches are against teams currently in the top eight but sneaking into the top eight with the strength of their roster is not enough according to Foran.In 10 games this season the Warriors have run out with the New Zealand spine from the mid-year Test and been victorious five times and Foran knows they can’t let the opportunity available to them slip through their fingers.”It doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to be successful just because you’ve got a great roster but it certainly helps having the quality of players that we do have,” Foran admitted.”It’s just about as a team putting in those 80-minute performances.”It’s been a little bit frustrating, not being able to find that consistency week in, week out because we know we’re a better football team than what we’ve showed.”If we get it right and we do put together an 80-minute performance we can win games of footy.”We believe that we can achieve something this year and we’re going to leave no stone unturned to try and do that.”We’ve got to keep winning. If we want to make something of this year we’ve got to keep getting the two points. It’s not going to get any easier but the belief is strong.”As a club we want to make sure we can give this thing a really good crack this year.”Obviously that’s something for me personally that would be great to have a successful year but I just think as a team and the big picture, we really want to try and do something this year.”Whilst Warriors teams of the past have been guilty of allowing mistakes to overshadow talent, the 2017 squad under Stephen Kearney boast the best completion rate (78.95 per cent) in the competition through 16 rounds.Yet Friday’s win over the Bulldogs was just the second time this year they have won back-to-back games, Foran admitting their failings have been difficult to pinpoint.”It’s not that we make errors and put ourselves under pressure because our completion rates have been superb all year,” said Foran.”Normally when you’re putting yourself under pressure and you’re letting tries in it’s because you’re making errors and not completing but we’ve been doing that.”That’s been the hard thing for us, pinpointing what causes those lapses. I think at times we just switch off and don’t keep our minds on the job and we leak one try and another try follows and before you know it you’ve let in two or three tries just because one or two of us have switched off.”That’s the key for us moving forward, being stronger in those tough moments but for the full 80 minutes.” Photo by: Dave Lintott/ NRL Photos (Kieran Foran is determined to give back to the Warriors in his only season at the club).last_img read more

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first_imgGuyana Cup 2018 launched…Horse racing action will return to the Rising Sun Turf Club next weekend as the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing committee gears up to host its highly-anticipated Guyana Cup horseracing event.Banks Beer Manager Brian Nedd (centre) with the Championship trophy along with Nasrudeen Mohamed (second right), in the presence of Director of Sport, Christopher Jones; Banks DIH managers and other event organisersAs such, corporate sponsor Banks DIH has exercised its corporate duty by jumping on board the event for the twelfth year in succession.Banks DIH Public Relations representative Troy Peters has expressed elation on behalf of the company. “If you follow horseracing, you’ll know that this is the biggest event and Banks DIH started (sponsorship) when it (the tournament) was very small and we have grown at least to see this tournament grow and we’re quite pleased to be associated with it once again,” he happily stated.The event has also received the support of the National Sports Commission, through the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones who stated: “At these events it fosters what the Government has set out to achieve and that’s social cohesion.”The Director of Sport went on to explain that he was pleased with the tourism sector also coming on board. “This horserace meet is one of the biggest activities that we’ve had in Guyana. And of course, it doesn’t only provide a forum for horse owners, but persons who will be betting on horses. But essentially, it provides a forum from which tourists can come to Guyana. That’s why I’m happy that the tourism sector has come on board,” he stated.The horse race organisers have promised action like never before, highlighting that the event has grown considerably over the years with a crowd almost reaching 12,000. Noting that there will only be a few changes to the event, organiser Nasurdeen Mohamed Jr explained how the quality of the Guyana Cup would be bettered.Patrons can expect a lively commentary of every race, thanks to a Trinidadian commentator travelling to Guyana to take up the post. The more-than-capable announcer has worked with the Bel Monte and Triple Crown in the past.Additionally, a series of big screens will be set up around the venue so as to ensure that viewing is more accessible and comfortable for patrons.“Tourism has so many widely-ranging events; for this event, it will be sports tourism. Culinary tourism will also be highlighted,” Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) President Ramkumar Mitra noted in his remarks.Subsequently, the Jumbo Jet organisation’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Jafar Ali expressed his gratitude to all the persons and entities that have given them their support.With over $15 million in prizes, the largest purse for next Sunday’s meet will be to the tune of $3.875 million for the 1600m race.A $2 million purse is also lined up for the 1100m 3-year-old derby race. Patrons are being encouraged to come out and support the ever-growing tradition.last_img read more

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first_img“I’d been fixin’ cars since I was a boy, so I walked onto Mr. Jolley’s car lot one day looking for a job. No one else would give me a chance, but he did. He hired me as a mechanic’s helper. “Jolley didn’t see a black man standing there. He saw a young man with skills as a mechanic.” Law became Jolley’s main mechanic and stayed with him until Jolley died in the early ’70s. Then Law moved across the street on Victory Boulevard to open his own auto shop for the next 37 years. “It hurts to leave, but you can’t stay forever,” he said Thursday, working on one of Bleitz’s Scouts. “You just have to stop sometimes. And my body’s telling me it’s time to stop.” The only advice he will pass on to the new owner is pretty straightforward and simple, he said. A heck of a lot simpler than all that new technology that makes it tougher today trying to find the problem on a new car than to fix it. “Be honest with people, and do the work properly,” Law said. “Don’t cheat ’em.” Do that, and you’ve got customers who will miss you when you retire. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There was a time when Art Law could lift the hood of a car, listen to the motor idle for a few seconds and tell you – within a few dollars – how much it would cost to fix the problem. “Today, with all the new technology, it takes longer to find the problem than to fix it,” the 73-year-old car mechanic said Thursday, opening Art’s Auto Shop on Victory Boulevard in Burbank for another day of business. “And I don’t see where all this new technology is making cars better. No, sir. I think it’s making them worse. With all those little gadgets and things, it’s just making them more expensive for people to get fixed.” That’s Art Law. Ask him an honest question, you get an honest answer. Along with a 100percent guarantee on any work he does. Which is why longtime customers such as Dana Bleitz are driving around today with crossed fingers and long faces after getting the bad news. After nearly 50 years fixing cars in Burbank, Art’s hanging up his mechanic’s tools. He sold the business and is retiring at month’s end. “I’m so bummed. I feel like I just lost a family friend,” said Bleitz, who has been taking her 1968 and 1979 International Harvester Scouts to Art for 20 years. “I got a tip on him from some other mechanics,” she said. “I figured if other mechanics were gushing over the guy, he must be good. And he is. Very good. If doctors could diagnose patients like Art diagnoses cars, we’d have a lot healthier people.” Art said he’s proud of being one of the only African-American car mechanics in Burbank, and one of the first African-American business owners in the city. And it wouldn’t have happened if Floyd Jolley, a former mayor of Burbank who owned Jolley’s Used Car lot across the street, didn’t give him a chance more than four decades ago. “I had just moved my family from Alabama and was washing dishes at a restaurant in Encino trying to make ends meet,” Law said. last_img read more

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first_imgArdara have grabbed themselves a world record – and it’s all thanks to Paddy.Well actually it was all thanks to 229 Paddys!That’s how many people donned the famous clothing of St.Patrick and gathered in the town today for the world record attempt. And the news is good – they’ll be drowning the shamrock in Nancys and the rest of Ardara’s pubs tonight.Because no official record existed before, Ardara’s attempt to set a record for the number of St Patricks gathered in one place was always going to be a winner.But today’s attempt looks like it will last for at east a year until another town or village try to smash it next year.  ARDARA MAKE IT A REAL ST.PATRICKS’ DAY – ON MARCH 18TH! was last modified: March 19th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:ArdaraSt.Patricklast_img read more

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first_img Tags: Africa StarsCAF Champions LeagueKCCA FCMike Mutebi KCCA FC are nmaking a return to the Champions League after reaching the group stages in 2018. (PHOTOS/filr)CAF Champions LeagueAfrican Stars vs KCCA FCNam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek Saturday, 10-08-2019 @4pmKCCA FC will be hoping for a positive result when they take on Namibian champions African Stars in the CAF Champions League on Saturday afternoon.The Kasasiros who are away from home for the first leg had issues with their connection flight from South Africa but are now understood to be settled in and ready for the clash.Last season, they had a disappointing continental campaign, failing to reach the group stages of the confederations cup.Having received a bye in the preliminary stages, Mike Mutebi’s side took care of Tanzania’s Mtibwa Sugar 5-1 on aggregate to reach the playoff round.In the playoffs, KCCA would fall to Congo’s Otoho Doyo. Having lost 3-0 in the first leg, Mutebi’s side won the second 2-0, losing 3-2 on aggregate in the end.In the Champions League, KCCA FC’s last appearance came in 2018 when they reached the lucrative group stages of the competition.In the initial stages, they eliminated CNaPS and Kedus Giorgis in the preliminary and first-round respectively.However, they were overpowered by Al Ahly and Esperance in Group A, finishing third and bowing out.With back to back continental experience in the bag, the Kasasiros are expected to take care of African Stars. However, head coach Mike Mutebi expects a difficult game.“We have to be at our best so as to progress to the next round, noted Mutebi before the game.“They may not be a big name team but can hurt us so we have to be careful.“All in all, we have the quality to take care of them, starting with the first leg on Saturday.KCCA FC will be without the experienced Timothy Awany who has departed the club and signed for Ashdod FC in Israel. Allan Kyambadde is also not part of the team as he finalizes his transfer to Egyptian side El Gouna.Julius Poloto is still recovering from a longterm injury and did not travel with the team.African Stars are attempting to reach their first-ever CAF Champions’ League group stage.They attempted last year but failed in the first round.In the preliminary round, they eliminated Volcan Club 2-1 on aggregate before falling to South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in the first round.African Stars were eliminated by Orlando Pirates last year.African Stars enter into the contest as underdogs but will take inspiration from Otoho’s shock of the Kasasiros in the Confederations Cup last season.Match FactsThis will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides.African Stars have lost only one of their four games in the Champions League (W1 D2).At home, they have won one and lost the other of their two games so far.For KCCA FC, they enter into the contest having lost three of their last four champion’s league games.However, at home, Mutebi’s side has lost only one of their last 8 games (W6 D1).Comments last_img read more

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first_imgPlants need to know when to flower and produce seed.  They can read the sunshine, but what about plants living in shade or cloudy conditions?  It turns out they have two mechanisms for telling time: a light meter and an hourglass.  If the light meter doesn’t switch on, the hourglass lets the plant know it had better flower while it still has a chance to make seed.    Science Daily reported on work by the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, published in Cell.1  The way the hourglass works is through micro-RNAs.  By binding to messenger RNAs destined to start flowering processes via SPL proteins, they inhibit their actions.  “Jia-Wei Wang and colleagues demonstrate that independent of external cues, the concentration of the microRNA declines over time, like sand running through an hourglass,” the article explained.  “When the microRNA concentration falls below a certain level, enough SPL proteins are produced to activate the flowering process even in the absence of other regulators that measure day length or external temperature.”    The two mechanisms provide redundancy for the plant to ensure flowering.  “The redundancy of environment-dependent and �independent mechanisms ensures that plants do not wait forever until flowering,” Max Plank director Detlef Weigel explained.  “Better flower once, then never.”    Neither the Max Planck press release nor the scientific paper mentioned evolution once.1.  Wang, Czech and Weigel, “miR156-Regulated SPL Transcription Factors Define an Endogenous Flowering Pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana,” Cell, Volume 138, Issue 4, 738-749, 21 August 2009, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.06.014.Micro-RNAs were only discovered in the last decade.  This is another example of them in action with a functional regulatory role.  Darwinians will undoubtedly have a tall tale ready to explain this, but systems biology, which sees an organism as a system of interrelated and coordinated parts (see 07/21/2009), needs Darwinian storytelling like a teenage face needs a zit.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Micah Herron, who covers Miami, Shelby and some of Darke County, replant acres were record breaking in 2017. Even with the tough start to the season yields are surprising good, as Herron tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Division of Soil and Water Conservation is making farmers aware of funding available through the Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).CREP is the country’s largest private-land conservation program. Administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency in partnership with ODA and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, CREP targets high-priority conservation concerns in exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from production. In return for establishing permanent resource-conserving plant species, farmers are paid an annual rental rate along with other federal and state incentives as applicable per each CREP agreement. Participation is voluntary, and the contract period is typically 15 years.“Farmers are continually looking for innovative ways to practice conservation on their farms,” said Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “This program provides opportunities to make positive contributions to our state’s water quality while allowing farms to remain productive.”A $200 bonus is now being offered by the state of Ohio for all newly-enrolled filter strip and riparian area practices. For current CREP participants with expiring contracts, re-enrolling and expanding the width of filter strips or riparian areas will earn the bonus dollars on those new added acres, while expanding the environmental protection of these practices.The Lake Erie CREP is available in 27 Ohio counties including; Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Lorain, Marion, Medina, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties.For more information and to sign up, visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District or contact the ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation at dswc@agri.ohio.gov or 614-265-6610.last_img read more

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first_imgExpressing confidence of a win in the Tripura Assembly elections, CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat said here on Friday that that the Left Front was the most consistent and effective in countering the BJP and the communal forces. “The New Year will begin on a reassuring note that the Left is the only consistent and effective counter to the BJP and the communal forces,” Mr. Karat said. The State will go to the polls on February 18. This is the first time the CPI(M) will be locked in a direct contest with the BJP since the formation of the latter. This comes at a time when all the Opposition leaders, including from the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, have shifted loyalties to the BJP.While the BJP polled merely 1.54% of the votes in 2013, it is the lead Opposition party in the State now. The CPI(M) has been ruling the State since 1993, and in the 2013 elections, it won 50 of the 60 seats. Intensive campaign Mr. Karat said the Left party had “redoubled” its efforts with more public meetings than during any elections in the past. Senior Left leaders would be campaigning extensively in the State. “We have been carrying an intensive campaign, reaching out to remote tribal villages, warning people of the disruptive tactics of the BJP,” Mr. Karat said.The party has shortlisted its candidates for the polls and will declare it next week. Senior CPI(M) functionaries said they were sure of winning at least 30 seats and were hoping that it would help them form a government.With the BJP expected to announce an alliance with the tribal outfit Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura in the coming days, Mr. Karat said: “IPFT in the past few months has taken out agitations which spurred violence. They have always been a separatist organisation, now they have tweaked their demand and are asking for a separate State within India, which practically spells destruction of Tripura.” Mr. Karat said that the biggest achievement of the CPI (M) in the past 25 years was to ensure unity among the tribal and the non-tribal population of the State and to end insurgency. “It was the CPI(M) government that fought to amend the Constitution to enable the tribal autonomous district council, which covers two-third of Tripura,” he said. He said the “money” and the “resources” that BJP has been pouring in the State has been worrying.last_img read more

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first_imgThe winter session of the Odisha Assembly started on a stormy note on Wednesday with the Opposition BJP and Congress MLAs stalling the proceedings demanding that the question hour be suspended to discuss law and order issues. The Opposition legislators entered the Well of the House when the question hour started soon after the obituary references.Although an adjournment motion by the BJP and the Congress on the law and order issue and crimes against women was received by Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro, the legislators demanded that the issue be discussed by suspending the question hour. As pandemonium prevailed with the Opposition MLAs raising slogans, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings till 3 p.m.There was no change in the approach of the Opposition in the afternoon session. They stalled the proceedings leading to adjournments. While the Congress members questioned a letter written by the Speaker asking legislators to refrain from rushing to the Well of the House, the BJP members sat on a dharna demanding discussion on the death of panchayat executive officer Smitarani Biswal in Jajpur district. As chaos continued, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari presented the supplementary budget proposals of ₹8,126 crore before the Speaker adjourned the House till Friday.last_img read more

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