McGinley and McCambridge winners of the North West 10K

first_imgThe North West 10K crowned Eoghain McGinley and Maria McCambridge the winners of the 23rd annual charity event on Sunday. Eoghain McGinley won the men’s race with Mark McPaul coming in on second place and Karol Duggan in third.Maria McCambridge recorded the fastest time in the women’s section as she finished ahead of Fionnuala Diver in second and Monica McGranaghan in third. Full results to follow… McGinley and McCambridge winners of the North West 10K was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Honeydewds, Arcata Tire/Murphy’s Market win division championships

first_imgThe Honeydewds completed their quest for a Mad River Softball Association Division A Championship with a 6-3 win over Ironside, Tuesday Sep. 11 at the Arcata Community Center fields. Hop Sullivan and Dane Grytness went 3-3 for the Honeydewds in the win.The Honeydewds, shortly after their Mad River Softball Association Division A Championship win. (Contributed/Richard Marks)Arcata Tire/Murphy’s Market claimed the Mad River Softball Association Division B Championship with a 7-2 win over …last_img read more

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Saving Kenyan wildlife from drought, one truck at a time

first_imgPatrick Mwalua drives a truck hundreds of kilometres four times a week to deliver much needed water supplies to animals in Kenya’s drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonThe 41-year-old Kenyan pea farmer and conservationist Patrick Mwalua is the founder of Tsavo Volunteers, a small but passionate operation that delivers water to areas of southern Kenya, where rainfall is sparse and detrimental to animals in the area’s Tsavo West National Park.Mwalua personally drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week, delivering over 10 000 litres of water to the park’s dry watering holes. Despite being wild, elephants, buck and zebras recognise the sound of his truck approaching, and almost always wait patiently at the watering holes for his delivery.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)In an interview with the environmental website The Dodo, Mwalua says “(Tsavo isn’t) really receiving rain the way we used to… [since June last year] there has been no rain [at all]. So I started giving animals water because I thought [that] if I don’t, they will die.”The animals are forced to spend much needed energy travelling across the area to find active watering holes, often encountering violent confrontations with predators. Of particular concern for Mwalua, are the elephants, travelling into areas where they are more susceptible to poaching: “Elephants are becoming endangered and we need to save the ones we have left by providing water for them until the drought peril is over.”Inspired by interest from overseas tourists and conservationists, Mwalua has now taken his project worldwide, starting a Go Fund Me online crowdfunding page to help finance the costs of transporting the water and expanding the conservation awareness programmes he offers to schools in the Tsavo area.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)“I was born around here and grew up with wildlife and got a lot of passion about wildlife,” he says, “I decided to bring awareness to this so when they grow up they can protect their wildlife.”Using the power of online social media, Mwalua interacts with thousands of contributors from across the globe, keeping them informed of the progress of the project.Visit Mwalua’s Facebook page for updates on the Tsavo Volunteers project. To continue operating an effective water delivery system, Mwalua wants extend his operation to include several trucks, as his own truck, which keeps him on the road for hours every day, is starting to feel the strain. So far, the Go Fund Me page has raised over $100 000 (about R1.3-million).Visit the Tsavo Volunteers Go Fund Me page for news on the project and to contribute.“(Mwalua’s) commitment to the wildlife and his heritage is unmeasurable,” says US conservationist Cher Callaway, who, along with Tami Calliope and Angie Brown, have been active in raising awareness of the project overseas.  Mwalua, they say, often “risks his own life in the middle of the night to deliver water to a dry water hole”.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)With donations streaming in, Mwalua hopes the money can be used to find more permanent solutions to the crisis. He is also confident that the expectant rains in November this year will help lessen the strain for the animals.Until then though Mwalua stays on the road, ensuring the animals get what they need to make it through the dry season.Source: The Dodo Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Play Your Part series episode five: synopsis

first_imgHere is a sneak peek at episode five of the Play Your Part television series, which airs on Saturday, 23 September 2017 on SABC 2.Choreographer Paul Modjadji has been appointed as an ambassador of two international dance organisations. You’ll find out more about this choreographer in episode five of Play Your Part this week on SABC 2. (Image: Paul Modjadji)Brand South Africa reporterIn the fifth episode of Play Your Part, viewers will hear the stories of Paul Modjadji, Esther Mahlangu and Firdoze Bulbulia.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 23 September at 18:00, is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s a preview of episode five:Esther MahlanguMahlangu is globally known for her brightly coloured paintings and murals, inspired by the Ndebele tradition. She is teaching young women and girls the techniques that have been passed down through her family.Firdoze BulbuliaBulbulia’s roles include film director and independent producer. She is involved with the Feroza Adam Foundation and the iTouch Foundation, which promotes skills development and offers mentorship.Paul ModjadjiDancer Modjadji was the first South African artist to win the South African Youth Award in the Arts and Entertainment category, which he won in 2012. He was also the 2013 City of Tshwane brand ambassador.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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USDA seeks ideas to help SNAP participants become independent

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is looking for innovative ideas to promote work and self-sufficiency among able-bodied adults participating in the department’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).The public is invited to provide input through a notice in the Federal Register. Comments can be submitted on the web through the Federal Register. USDA intends to use the input received to find improvements to SNAP policy and related services that can best assist SNAP participants return to self-sufficiency.“Long-term dependency has never been part of the American dream,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “USDA’s goal is to move individuals and families from SNAP back to the workforce as the best long-term solution to poverty. Everyone who receives SNAP deserves an opportunity to become self-sufficient and build a productive, independent life.”Federal law limits the amount of time an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) can receive SNAP benefits to three months in a 36-month period, unless the individual is working and/or participating in a work program half-time or more, or participating in workfare. The law exempts individuals from the time limit for several reasons, including age, unfitness for work, or having a dependent child. The law also provides state agencies with flexibility to request a waiver of this time limit if unemployment is high or the area does not have a sufficient number of jobs to provide employment.“Too many states have asked to waive work requirements, abdicating their responsibility to move participants to self-sufficiency. Past decisions may have been the easy short-term choice, but USDA policies must change if they contribute to a long-term failure for many SNAP participants and their families,” Perdue said.The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal, released on Feb. 12, proposes to limit waivers of the time limit for ABAWDs to counties with 10 percent unemployment over 12 months.“The SNAP safety net must be there for those unable to work due to disability or another legitimate reason,” Perdue said. “But for the able-bodied, we must reduce barriers to work, and hold both individuals and states accountable for participants getting and keeping jobs.”Starting tomorrow, the public is invited to submit comments or ideas on helping able-bodied SNAP participants find work and become self-sufficient through federalregister.gov. The comment period will be open through April 9, 2018.last_img read more

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Connecticut Continues Ban on Wind Turbines

first_imgSmokestacks or wind turbines?The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities urged the proposals be rejected, but others were critical of the state’s reluctance to permit large-scale wind turbines.“Travel across Connecticut and you will see power plant smokestacks spewing pollution into the air we breathe in every corner of the state,” Environmental Connecticut Executive Director Chris Phelps told The Republican. “Yet wind power opponents are worried about seeing wind turbines spinning in the distance? That’s ridiculous.” A Connecticut legislative committee has rejected a set of regulations for large-scale wind energy projects, effectively continuing a 2011 ban on turbines and leaving projects in four communities in limbo for the time being, according to a report in The Republican.Members of the Regulations Review Committee said the rules proposed by the Connecticut Siting Council didn’t give enough weight to the concerns of local officials and would make it too easy for developers to skirt regulations with waivers.The decision has the effect of further delaying projects in Ashford, Union, Colebrook and Prospect, the report said.The Siting Council was created in 2011 to regulate projects that would have trouble winning approval if left solely to the discretion of local officials. But the ban will on wind farms will continue until the Regulations Review Committee accepts the rules.last_img read more

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Bihar Acute Encephalitis Syndrome death toll hits 113

first_imgAverting deaths in Muzaffarpur  One death was also reported from the neighbouring East Champaran district on June 18.A release by the State Health Department said 11 medical officers posted in Darbhanga, Supaul and Madhubani had been instructed to leave for Muzaffarpur immediately to help the local health authorities in tackling the outbreak.Three paediatricians posted in other districts have also been pressed into service, while 12 nurses have been directed to report to the the civil surgeon of Muzaffarpur.Also Read  Anguished by the deaths, a Muzaffarpur resident has filed a petition at a local court against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Modi, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State Ashwini Choubey and State Health Minister Mangal Pandey.The resident, Mohd. Nasim, accused them of negligence, which has resulted in the high number of casualties. The chief judicial magistrate court has posted the matter for hearing on June 25.Mr. Kumar on June 18 visited the SKMCH hospital, where he faced protests by angry people over the deaths. Fresh deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) have been reported in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, taking the total number of casualties to 113. The deaths took place at the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), where 20 fresh cases were brought since June 18 night. The number of children admitted to the hospital with AES are 372 since June 1, the district administration said.The SKMCH has reported 93 casualties so far and only 118 children have been discharged after treatment. The rest are undergoing treatment or referred to hospitals in the Patna in a critical condition, it said.In the Kejriwal hospital, two fresh cases of the AES were reported since June 18 night, taking the total number to 146 since June 1. The hospital has so far reported 19 casualties, though none of these took place in the past 24 hours.Also Read The Hindu Explains: How litchi toxin is causing the deaths of undernourished children in Muzaffarpurlast_img read more

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Murder convict celebrates birthday in jail with cake and mutton curry

first_imgA murder convict has cut a cake and served mutton curry to other inmates inside a jail here to celebrate his birthday, and the ‘invitees’ video recorded the programme on mobile phones, a senior jail official said on Sunday. Seven prison officials were suspended in connection with the hosting of the party by Pintu Tiwari who is serving life sentence for murdering two engineers in Darbhanga. “A video of the party, which had gone viral on Saturday night, shows Tiwari cutting a cake and sharing sweets with other inmates who present him with gift-wrapped packets,” Sitamarhi Jail Superintendent Rajesh Kumar Rai said. Selfies takenA platter of rice and mutton curry was also served at the gathering while some of the inmates whipped mobile phones out of their pockets and clicked selfies with Tiwary, he said. Tiwary, a sharp-shooter of the Mukesh Pathak gang, had carried a reward of ₹50,000 on his head. He was arrested from Patna three years ago. It was not clear when the birthday party was held. Mr. Rai said the revelry took place in violation of the jail manual and the entire episode was captured on mobile phones, which is banned inside the prison premises .last_img read more

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Breaking rackets along the way, Kyrgios exits French Open

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Those exiting included No. 12 Madison Keys — bothered by her surgically repaired left wrist, the American was eliminated by 290th-ranked qualifier Petra Martic of Croatia 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 — No. 20 Barbora Strycova and No. 29 Ana Konjuh among the women, and 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych and 2013 French Open runner-up David Ferrer among the men.None, though, departed quite as destructively as Kyrgios, who has proven capable of beating stars such as Federer and Nadal, but also been prone to fits of pique, not to mention losses before the fourth round at six of the past seven Grand Slam tournaments.After taking the opening set and leading 4-2 in the second Thursday, Kyrgios fell apart.Down 5-4 and serving, he smacked a 136 mph (219 kph) ace — one of his many skills — to get within a point of 5-all. But then a poor drop shot hit his side of the net tape. Next came a double-fault that gave Anderson a set point and prompted Kyrgios to spike his racket, which got mangled and bounced so far it landed at the feet of a line judge behind the baseline.That drew a warning from the chair umpire for racket abuse. But Kyrgios was hardly done. After gifting Anderson the set with a second consecutive double-fault, Kyrgios trudged to the sideline, head bowed, sat down and proceeded to whack his racket six times against a metal box. The loud reverberations caused Anderson to turn to his right and check out what was going on — and drew a point penalty, assessed at the beginning of the third set.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t know if that’s the best role model you want,” Kyrgios acknowledged with a smile, after being told by a reporter that a boy sitting in the front row at Court 3 was following this display from close-up. “But, I mean, I’m not trying to show anybody, really, my frustration. I just do it for myself.“I’ve been doing it my whole career, really. I think it’s just a habit now.”As for getting in his own way during the course of a match, well, that has become something of a habit, too.And opponents are aware.Here was the way Anderson described his own mindset as they moved into the third set: “I really felt if I could stay on top of him early on, there was a chance that maybe he would give me a couple games here and there.”Kyrgios’ explanation for his collapse was that he hadn’t been able to have the proper practice or preparation heading into Roland Garros, in part because he was troubled by injury issues. He hit only four aces over the last two sets after producing 12 over the first two, but dismissed the idea that he was dealing with something physical.“The surprising thing is, I was in a winning position today,” Kyrgios said, “and I still could have won.”What really matters, of course, is that he did not. As men’s tennis searches for the face of its next generation, perhaps someone who one day will fill a void left by folks such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, there are those who believe Kyrgios, 22, has the flashy game and attention-attracting personality to fit the bill.Still, it takes on-court success to lead a sport, and Kyrgios’ uneven attitude during matches can derail him at a moment’s notice. That happened Thursday, and it was noticed by Anderson — a 31-year-old South African ranked 56th and only once a quarterfinalist in 31 appearances at Grand Slam tournaments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“While he was sort of getting into his own head and struggling with some (of) his own battles,” Anderson said, “I didn’t give him a way to get back in the match.”Other seeded players lost on Day 5 of the clay-court major, when No. 1 Andy Murray and No. 3 Stan Wawrinka moved into the third round. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Battle for top 2 ends here Australia’s Nick Kyrgios breaks his racket in his second round match against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. APPARIS — Nick Kyrgios’ talent is undeniable. So is his temperament.Docked a point for smashing rackets, the 18th-seeded Kyrgios went from a set and a break up in the French Open’s second round to a swift loss, ceding 16 of the last 19 games while being beaten 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday (Friday Manila time) by Kevin Anderson.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

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Aaron Hernandezs Fiancée to Share Her Story on Dr

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancée of former New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez, and his child, Arielle. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)BOSTON (AP) — The fiancée of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez says she thought his suicide was a hoax.Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez says in an interview on “Dr. Phil” scheduled to air next week that she thought “some cruel person” was playing a trick on her when she heard Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell on April 19, days after he was acquitted of a double murder. He was still serving a life sentence for another killing.Jenkins-Hernandez said her last conversation with the former New England Patriots player was positive and she “felt like we were looking so bright.”She also addresses rumors about Hernandez’s purported secret love life and whether she thinks he killed himself so she could collect millions of dollars.The interview with Dr. Phillip McGraw is scheduled to air Monday and Tuesday. read more

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