Local soccer team closing in on league title

first_imgThe AC Samoa under-16 girls posted a key victory to move them closer to the Gold Division championship this past weekend.The local travel team, featuring girls from Fortuna, Eureka, Arcata and Kneeland, defeated their biggest challengers, American Canyon Vipers, 3-0, to move them one point ahead of the Vipers in the league standings.The two teams meet again in Tracy this weekend in the final game of the season, where a tie will give the Humboldt County club the title.Kalia Yang, Klayre Barre …last_img read more

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World Economic Forum on Africa

first_imgThe final day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa 2015 has started with the notion that a future characterised by growth, development and prosperity will be critical to a reimagined Africa.This comes after President Jacob Zuma said a pre-condition required for the growth and development of the continent is a commitment to good governance and constitutional democracy.He said this will lay the basis for the continent’s private sector and investors to contribute to national growth and development targets, which further contributes to continental growth and development.Thousands of business and government leaders are meeting in Cape Town for the third and final day of WEF Africa. The event was held under the theme “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future’.Today’s sessions will cover topics related to financial integrity, migration inside and outside Africa, transforming Africa’s economies, media on the continent.Ensuring an open immigration policyTourism Minister Derek Hanekom carried forward the message that South Africa is committed to ensuring an open immigration policy that enables tourists and investors alike to enter the country.The creation of this enabling environment is being addressed by Cabinet to ensure that the immigration policy takes into account national developmental priorities as well as safety and security of citizens and travellers alike.African Mining VisionMineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramathlodi sat in a session on the African Mining Vision, where he reaffirmed South Africa’s support for the vision and the extent to which the country has domesticated the vision.Minister Ramatlhodi spoke about investment prospects in requisite infrastructure in the continent to unlock the mineral development potential through the Program Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA) of the African Union.He said South Africa remains the wealthiest mining jurisdiction in the world, with non-energy in-situ mineral wealth estimated at US$ 2.5 trillion.To deliver on the promise of development of the economy and citizens, this mineral wealth must be supported by beneficiation and industrialisation. This is key to national, and continental growth and development.Source: SAnew.govlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 12, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180412_RyanMartinThe forecast pattern is unfolding as we have expected so far. In fact, temps were a little warmer yesterday than we had thought possible…but who are we to argue. We see the best warming today, tomorrow and Saturday on strong south flow and gusty winds.Low pressure moved into Michigan overnight last night, and is exiting to the east today across southern Ontario. This will trigger some light rains across Ohio this morning before giving way to better sunshine potential and a warm afternoon. Rain totals will end up ranging from .05”-.25” from US 30 northward before ending today, while we can see a few hundredths to a tenth of potential down to I-70. Winds pick up this afternoon and stay strong through tomorrow. Clouds will move in at times this afternoon through tomorrow as well, and they really begin to increase tomorrow afternoon ahead of our next front.Significant rains start Saturday ahead of a strong cold front. The rain continues through Sunday. We are leaving rain totals alone at 1” to 2.5” over 90% of the state. The upper end of the range will come from stronger thunderstorms, and the best chance of those will be Saturday afternoon and evening, followed by another threat Sunday afternoon, and most of that thunderstorm threat comes in west central and NW Ohio. Colder air is still slated to wrap in behind the front later Sunday afternoon. Winds turn NW at 15-30 mph, and our late spring weather will change back to late winter in a hurry.Clouds and cold air dominate Monday. In fact, we can see some sprinkles and flurries through the day. It will be a cloudy, gray, damp day to start off the following week.Cold temps dig in for most of the rest of the week. We will be back to temperatures that average 10-15 degrees below normal, powered by NW winds. This will keep clouds coming at us out of the great lakes. Tuesday should be dry, but Wednesday we have a minor batch of moisture moving through that can bring up to .25” of rain. This will affect mostly the northern half of the state, from I-70 northward, and will only last a few hours. We are dry to finish the week.The extended forecast window has 2 fronts moving through, and a third set to hit just before the turn of the month. A front has resurfaced around the 22nd into the 23rd with half to 1.25” rain potential. Then the second front moves through for the 25th with .25”-1” rains. Finally, a strong low coming out of the plains likely brings moisture in for the 28th with .3”-.8” rains. All three systems have a chance at hitting 70% of the state. Long term dry windows do not seem likely to develop, the way things look this morning.last_img read more

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PM’s desire of ‘hugging Kashmiris’ hollow, says National Conference

first_imgThe National Conference on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements on “hugging Kashmiris” and turning Kashmir into a paradise sound hollow and belie actions taken by his government.“Now we see PM Modi parroting new catch-words. These catch-words are hollow and will eventually vanish into oblivion,” the party said in a statement. Asserting that the party rejects the prime minister’s rants , the NC said people are the best judge of the veracity of Mr. Modi’s earlier catch-words of “Kashmiriyat, Jhamooriyat and Insaniyat”. “The government led by PM Modi has obliterated the very visage of Kashmiriyat by bifurcating the state. The jhamooriyat rant too turned out to be a damp squib following the detention of legitimate political voices of the state,” said the NC statement. “The PM’s insaniyat rant too turned out to be a damp squib following the unparalleled clampdown in the state in the shape of communication gags and curfews, it said. The party said Mr. Modi’s dream of ‘Naya (new) Kashmir’ is to “disempower people” of the State.“By turning Jammu and Kashmir into (two) Union territories, the lieutenant governor, chief minister and other elected functionaries of the Jammu and Kashmir Union territory will be confined far behind in the protocol as compared to when J&K was a state,” it said. The statement said jobs and scholarships which otherwise were only reserved for state subjects would cease to be solely available to the youths of the state.“By removing the safety valve of the state in the shape of Article 370 and Article 35-A, the people of the state, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion have become prone of numerous susceptibilities,” said the NC statement. The party accused the Centre of trying to put the state land on sale ignoring the fact that farmers in a mountainous Jammu and Kashmir have very low land-holdings. “The state is mountainous and as such the land holding of the farmers are very small as compared to the farmers in the rest of the country. “Today, we see how the government of India and the local administration is persistent on putting up the land of the state on wanton sale without giving a thought to the plethora of socio-political, ecological and political issues that will pop up following such a move,” the party said. The NC said the path on which the Centre was treading, would eventually lead to socio-political disempowerment of the people of Kashmir.“It will undo what good was achieved by the successive NC-led governments in the state. People of the state have understood the reality and no gimmickry can beguile them. They are the best judges. They are seeing for themselves as to how the government has sucked the life and blood of the people of the state by unilaterally and unconstitutionally scrapping Article 370 and Article 35-A,” the NC said.last_img read more

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Warriors ride Stephen Curry’s hot hand, take Game 1 vs Trail Blazers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) shoots between Portland Trail Blazers’ Maurice Harkless (4), Enes Kanter (00) and Damian Lillard, right, during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry had all kinds of room for a change and capitalized, finding his shooting touch in a hurry to get Golden State on a roll. Portland’s defenders were too far back in the paint or a step behind all night.“Practice shots,” Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard said of Curry’s wide-open chances.ADVERTISEMENT So far, the Warriors are showing they can keep winning until Kevin Durant gets healthy.Making it look easy again, Curry knocked down nine 3-pointers on his way to 36 points, leading the two-time defending champions past the Trail Blazers 116-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I know what I’m capable of on the floor. The situation calls for me to be a little bit more aggressive and hopefully that’ll continue,” said Curry, who came in shooting 37.1% on 3s this postseason. “Obviously it’s nice to see the ball go in. I didn’t shoot the ball well for 4 1/2 games the last series and got off to a good start tonight. I want to maintain that. Every game is different, you’ve got to re-establish yourself. That’s my perspective no matter how I play.”Curry shot 12 for 23 in his fourth 30-point performance this postseason, finding far more open looks than he had in the last round against Houston. The two-time NBA MVP outplayed the Portland duo of Lillard and CJ McCollum, who combined to go 11 for 31 against a strong Golden State defense. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Game 2 is Thursday night, and the Warriors are unlikely to have Durant back from a strained right calf. An update on Durant’s status is expected that day once the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP is re-examined.“I think we played a terrible game and we still had a chance going into the fourth quarter,” McCollum said, “so we need to tighten some things up and look forward to the game on Thursday.”Curry came off screens with authority and matched his postseason career high for 3s, also accomplished in Game 1 of last year’s finals against Cleveland. He found his groove far earlier than in the Game 6 clincher at Houston on Friday night, when he scored all 33 of his points in the second half.Little brother Seth struggled with three points for Portland, which shot 36.1% overall.“It’s not one-and-done. We’ve got a series, it’s one loss,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “We’ve got to play better, particularly at the offensive end, but we’ve got to be better at both ends.”Lillard hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining in overtime Dec. 27 in his last regular-season game at Oracle Arena. He averaged 28.3 points and 6.5 assists in four regular-season games against Golden State this season.He arrived for Game 1 in a custom Oakland Athletics baseball jersey having averaged 30 points in his nine previous playoff matchups against the Warriors.Green has at least 10 rebounds in six straight playoff games, matching his postseason career-best streak of six also done last year.“This series is going to get tougher and tougher,” Green said.FAMILY AFFAIR PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trail Blazers: Portland committed four quick turnovers and finished with 21 for 31 Golden State points. … G Rodney Hood, who suffered a bone bruise in his left knee Sunday against the Nuggets, scored 17 points. … Portland is 1-9 all-time against Golden State in the playoffs.Warriors: Damian Jones, who began the season as starting center, returned from a torn left pectoral muscle to play in his first game since Dec. 1. … Golden State is 18-1 in Game 1 of a playoff series dating to the 2015 title run, having won the last 12 postseason openers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport New Orleans Pelicans win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 LATEST STORIES View comments “It’s good to see Steph have a game like that at a time that obviously we need him most,” Draymond Green said.Klay Thompson had 26 points, including a late one-handed slam. Green established the energy on both ends early for the well-rested Warriors, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals.Lillard scored 19 points back home in Oakland, just miles away from where he grew up. He appreciated all the support but wants to stick to basketball.“That’s part of what makes it special, I’m from here,” Lillard said. “I could walk home from here if I wanted to, that tells you how close it is.”McCollum had 17 and missed five of his six 3s as the cold-shooting Blazers went just 7 for 28 from long range.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Between warmup shots, Seth Curry stole a glance to the other end as his big brother went through his own pregame routine.Back in the locker room, Stephen Curry said, “That was wild.” Then, he joked, “Only me and Seth are going to score, the whole series.”The Currys became the first brothers to ever face off in a conference final and the first in any round since Marc Gasol for the Grizzlies against Pau Gasol and the Spurs in the first round of the 2017 playoffs.“I caught myself a couple times looking up in the stands at my parents,” Stephen Curry said.ON THE ROADCoach Steve Kerr certainly thought the rest benefited the Warriors.“The schedule favored us but I thought we took advantage of the situation and got off to a good start,” Kerr said.The Blazers traveled straight to the Bay Area from Denver after winning Game 7 on Sunday rather than return to Portland.“Denver seems like a week ago now,” Stotts said.TIP-INSlast_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd share price jumps after Mourinho sacking

first_imgMan Utd share price jumps after Mourinho sackingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United’s share price has jumped since the sacking of Jose Mourinho.Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named caretaker manager of United after the sacking of Mourinho.The stock market reacted “positively” to Mourinho’s dismissal on Tuesday with the club’s value increasing by £170m, Kieran Maguire, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said.“They’ve probably made money by sacking him,” he told Sky Sports News. “Manchester United, their success in the stock market and as a commercial entity, is very much based on delivering trophies on the pitch. They can’t go for a sustained time without that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Toronto exchange mostly flat while US indices set 2nd day of record

first_imgThe Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index was relatively flat as gains in lumber operations were offset by losses in marijuana companies.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 21.24 points to 16,308.18.“It’s basically being pulled at two sides,” said Ian Scott, an equity analyst at Manulife Asset Management.“It’s basically like trees versus weeds today.”West Fraser Timber Co. (TSX:WFT) shares jumped 5.38 per cent or $4.33 to $84.83 after RBC upgraded West Fraser from under-perform to sector-perform, he said, removing the final under-perform rating for the company.That bump permeated throughout the industry, Scott said. Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP) and Canfor Copr. (TSX:CFP) also both gained more than five per cent.But the boost from the materials sector was offset by a fall in health care. Shares in the sector shed more than six per cent on average, with two marijuana companies being the index’s biggest losers of the day.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) shares dropped 13.87 per cent or $5.21 to $32.35, while Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) shares fell 12.31 per cent or $2.53 to $18.02.Volatility is the name of the game in the marijuana sector now, Scott said.“Any time a stock climbs over 40 per cent in six days with no news flow, you should be prepared to see some profits taken,” he said.Canopy Growth shares closed at $29.74 on Dec. 29 and hit a 2018 high of $42.07 on Jan. 9 — a 41.46 per cent increase.On Wall Street, all three indices reached a second consecutive day of record highs.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 228.46 points to 25,803.19, the S&P 500 index advanced 18.68 points to 2,786.24 and the Nasdaq composite index moved up 49.28 points to 7,261.06.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.97 cents US, up 0.19 of a U.S. cent.The February crude contract advanced 50 cents to US$64.30 per barrel and the February natural gas contract rose 11.6 cents to US$3.20 mmBTU.The February gold contract gained US$12.40 to US$1,334.90 an ounce and the March copper contract shed roughly 1.5 cents to about US$3.22 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

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Boeing, FAA say more time needed for fixing troubled 737 Max aircraft

first_imgNew York: Boeing and US aviation regulators say the company needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it anticipates Boeing’s final software improvements for 737 Max airliners “in the coming weeks.” Boeing was expected to complete the work last week, but FAA spokesman Greg Martin said the company needs more time to make sure it has identified and addressed all issues. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalChicago-based Boeing offered the same timetable as it works to convince regulators that it can fix software on the planes. “Safety is our first priority, and we will take a thorough and methodical approach to the development and testing of the update to ensure we take the time to get it right,” said Boeing spokesman Charles Bickers. Boeing needs approval not just from FAA, but elsewhere, including Europe and China, where safety officials have indicated they will conduct their own reviews. The planes have been grounded around the world since mid-March. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe news from the FAA suggests that airlines could be forced to park their Max jets longer than they expected. Airlines that own Max jets are scrambling other planes to fill some Max flights while canceling others. “We are aware that the resumption of service for our 737 Max aircraft may be further delayed, and our team will work with all customers impacted by any flight cancellations,” said American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein. American Airlines had been pointing toward a late-April return of its 24 Max 8s. Over the weekend, Southwest Airlines announced that its 34 Max 8s will be removed from the schedule through May instead of mid-April. United Airlines has idled its 14 Max 9s through June 5. Separately, US regulators and Boeing are awaiting a preliminary report from Ethiopian investigators into the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The report will be scrutinized for information from the plane’s data recorders that might suggest similarities between the doomed flight and the October 29 crash of a Lion Air Max 8 into the Java Sea off Indonesia. The two crashes killed 346 people. Data from the Indonesian plane indicates that pilots unsuccessfully fought the automated anti-stall system for control of the plane, which plunged into the sea shortly after takeoff. According to published reports, the same system activated on the Ethiopian Airlines flight. Boeing is making changes in an automated system that is designed to prevent the plane’s nose from rising, which can lead to a dangerous aerodynamic stall. The changes include relying on readings from more than one sensor before the anti-stall system activates and pushes the nose down, and making the system’s actions less severe and easier for pilots to handle. Boeing has said it will pay to train pilots on the technology. Two American Airlines pilots who attended a session with Boeing experts last week expressed satisfaction with the manufacturer’s changes.last_img read more

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Dhoni credits tennis ball cricket for quick hands behind stumps

first_imgChennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is lightning quick behind the stumps and the veteran wicket-keeper batsman said it is a skill which he has developed from tennis ball cricket. Talking about his super quick stumpings, Dhoni said, “I think it’s something that’s come from tennis ball cricket. But you still have to do the basics and graduate to that level. If you want to keep like that you can make mistakes; so I still think basics are most important.” Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Skipper Dhoni has been in super form in the ongoing IPL and after sitting out for a couple of matches due to fever and a stiff back, he smashed an unbeaten 44 off 22 balls to power Chennai Super Kings to 179 against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday night. CSK were struggling in the beginning but thanks to Dhoni, CSK scored 20 runs from the last over bowled by Trent Boult with the stumper finishing off with two sixes off the final two balls. Asked about his power-packed knock, Dhoni said he had spent enough time on the wicket to understand the bowlinglast_img read more

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De Villiers pulls out of next edition of Big Bash League

first_imgMelbourne: South African legend AB de Villiers has decided to pull out of the next edition of Big Bash League (BBL) after initially committing to play during the final phase of the tournament. While Cricket Australia has decided to make it a 14-match league affair on a home-and-away basis, there is a possibility that a lot of big names will not be available for the better part of the tournament due to cramped international calender. According to a report in ‘ESPNCricinfo’, De Villiers was willing to play for a “limited stretch towards its concluding stages” but has now turned his back after realising that both Cricket Australia and Big Bash League wanted maximum leverage from the Proteas legend’s participation and lift the dwindling TV ratings. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”Up to this point, CA, the clubs, and the broadcasters – Fox Sports and Seven – had appeared set to put together a package deal worth as much as 350,000 (AUD) to land De Villiers for a segment of the tournament, though there was a level of disquiet about how such a deal could be struck without an equitable system being in place for all clubs to secure big names,” cricinfo reported. De Villiers’ presence is a necessity for BBL and CA because in January, some of the biggest Australian names will first be busy playing Test series against New Zealand and then travel to India for the ODI series. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”Something we’ve really been focusing on irrespective of the Australian team going to India, we’re buoyed by some conversations that some of the clubs are having and it’s been reported some of the big names potentially coming out,” CA’s head of events Anthony Everard had been quoted as saying by the website. “The success of the BBL has always been predicated on a combination of marketable overseas players, some young up and coming stars and the foundation of the Australian domestic players,” he added. All the top T20 freelancers like the West Indies’ Andre Russell may decide on bargaining for better deals considering that Australian board needs saleable names for sustaining the viewers’ interest. “Cricket Australia is committed to a competition that meets fan demands. This includes supporting BBL clubs to create a competition that features international stars to complement strong local talent,” acting Head of the BBL Abhi Arunachalam said. “The recent rule changes have been implemented so clubs have the best opportunity to recruit overseas players among a cluttered global calendar.”last_img read more

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