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Davidson heading to TT camp in Peru

first_imgNational age-group table tennis champion Kelsey Davidson is on her way to a week-long training camp in Lima, Peru. The 11-year-old is among 12 players from the Caribbean, Latin and South America who have earned this opportunity. She is being accompanied by her father and coach, Richard, who is grateful to the donors who have made her trip to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event possible. Speaking in Spanish Town last Thursday, he said special thanks to the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Windalco, Tastee Limited, Earth Elements, Sea Freight Shipping, Reggae Jamaica, and the parents and friends of his Angels Table Tennis Academy for covering the US$3000 cost for the trip. The Davidsons left the island for Peru yesterday. Kelsey was selected on the basis of her solid performance at the recent Caribbean Pre-Cadet Championships held in Kingston in August. She was second in the ‹nder-11 singles and teamed with Lena Campbell to win gold in the doubles. Though she has missed a few days of training due to illness, her dad and coach said “she’s excited and ready to play”. Priyanka Khellawan of Trinidad and Tobago, who beat little Davidson to win that singles event inside Kingston’s National Arena, will also be among the 12 young players at camp in Lima. They will be instructed by top coaches from the ITTF. TAKEN LIGHTLY “I think Jamaicans have taken it lightly, but I can tell you, it’s a big breakthrough for Jamaica,” Richard explained. “She actually is the first Under-11 to be invited by the ITTF to this training camp,” he further outlined. The federation is staging similar camps around the world, with four from the Peru group going on an international tournament, in Qatar next year. “At the same time, even if she doesn’t qualify for that next tournament the experience and the breakthrough she’d have gotten will bring back a lot to the children,” her dad and coach projected. Kelsey’s clubmates at the Angels Table Tennis Academy are just as pleased about her trip as she is. “The children are actually excited that someone from the club is going to Peru,” said Coach Davidson, “so it will motivate them to train harder and see that they can accomplish it also.” Looking ahead, the coach of the Academy projected: “I have two or three young girls who I think can make it next year if we put in the training.”last_img read more

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Valdez, beefed-up Creamline test mettle of Petro Gazz

first_imgTime to step up “I’m excited to play because we have a good team, a very good one,” said Valdez, who missed key games last year after suiting up for 3BB Nakornnont in Thailand and Attack Line in Chinese Taipei and the national team.“We know it’s going to be a tough season because all the teams are really strong. But our goal is to win the championship and we will do our best to win it,” said Valdez.Creamline and Petro Gazz duel at 4 p.m., right after the 2 p.m. showdown between Tacloban and PayMaya.As supercharged as the Creamline roster is, Petro Gazz doesn’t exactly lag in talent.Aside from Mercado, coach Jerry Yee will have the likes of Wensh Tiu, Chie Saet, Djanel Cheng, Cai Nepomuceno and Ranya Musa. Reinforcing the squad are Kadi Kullerkann of Estonia and Anastasia Trach of Ukraine.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steph Mercado didn’t have to think too hard about the team she is most excited to face in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference. As one of the leading stars of new team Petro Gazz, Mercado immediately set her sights on a formidable foe.“It’s Creamline,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Partly, she admitted, it’s because Creamline is the Angels’ first assignment in their very first foray into club volleyball. But Mercado also wants a stern measure of how Petro Gazz will fare this conference.“Two of my former teammates will be suiting up for them,” Mercado said, referring to former La Salle stars Michelle Gumabao and Melissa Gohing. “That’s two added guns to a team that’s already competitive and that’s been preparing intensely for this tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGumabao and Gohing beef up a Creamline squad that will be powered by a very determined Alyssa Valdez, who shelved plans to play abroad as an import specifically to help the Cool Smashers nail a first championship.Valdez will be armed to the teeth for that mission. Aside from Gumabao and Gohing, the Cool Smashers will field former Ateneo star Jia Morado, NU standout Risa Sato, veteran Pau Soriano and imports Kuttika Kaewpin of Thailand and Nikolina Asceric of Serbia. View commentslast_img read more

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Cavs’ Love, Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Over 1,200 Triathletes Set to Race 226 Kilometers in First Ironman Philippines Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, facing, confronts Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, second from bottom left, during overtime of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. The Warriors won 124-114. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — J.R. Smith’s blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors.They finally got a bit of good news during a day off Friday when the NBA determined that Cleveland big men Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love wouldn’t be suspended for Game 2 on Sunday night for their roles in a late-game brawl.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I just think, especially when a game has been as hard-fought as that one, you don’t like to see emotions spilling over at the end,” commissioner Adam Silver said before executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the penalties.“You don’t like to see the chippiness. It didn’t from my standpoint necessarily get out of hand in that game, but I’ve been around this game long enough to know that even guys with best intentions, when provoked, they can easily cross a line that you don’t want them to cross.”Everyone is still trying to figure out what went on in the final minute of regulation in Game 1. It started after LeBron James converted a three-point play to give Cleveland a 104-102 lead with 50 seconds left.James appeared to draw a charge on Durant. But officials went to the replay to see if James was in the restricted area, which would make it a block. While James was clearly outside the restricted area, officials also had the chance to review whether James was in legal guarding position and changed the call to a block because they determined he turned his body and moved into Durant.Then the game really went off the rails when George Hill got fouled with 4.6 seconds left and the Cavs trailing by one. He made the first free throw to tie it, missed the second.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Smith grabbed the offensive rebound, but instead of putting it back up or passing to an open James up top, he dribbled toward half court and threw a pass, running out the clock.Coach Tyronn Lue said after the game that Smith though the Cavs were ahead, although Smith said he knew the game was tied and was waiting for a timeout to be called. Lue said he talked to Smith about what happened, but wouldn’t give an explanation.Lue expects a big bounce-back performance in Game 2.“J.R. can shake off anything, and when everybody tends to count J.R. out, that’s when he comes through,” Lue said. “So he’s definitely going to start again. He’s a big part of what we do. That last play is over, it’s behind us, and now we’ve got to move on.”Hill said he couldn’t sleep last night, reliving the missed free throw.“I felt like the team did a great job. Put ourselves in a (position) to win the game. Me not hitting the free throw, I feel like cost our team the win. And I dealt with that last night,” he said. “We’re moving on as a team. We blew our chance, blew our opportunity. But we’ve got to focus on Game 2 now. It being one of the worst losses, got to kind of put it behind you now.”The Warriors had some questions of their own in terms of availability for Game 2. Klay Thompson, who briefly left the series opener after Smith slid into his left leg, said he is still sore but feeling much better, and he doesn’t expect any issues for Sunday.Andre Iguodala remains doubtful as he tries to recover from a bone bruise in his left knee that has sidelined him for the past five games. Coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala is improving each day but still not expected to be healthy enough for Game 2.Kerr’s bigger concern is figuring out a way to make things tougher on James after he scored 51 points on 19-for-32 shooting in the opener, when he was able to repeatedly drive to the basket.“I didn’t think we were very good against him last night,” Kerr said. “I thought he was spectacular, but I didn’t think we made it that difficult for him. That’s always the challenge when you play a great player. There is this balance between accepting that he’s going to get his numbers, but making it difficult. I never felt like we got him out of any sort of comfort zone last night.” MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? The incident started in the closing seconds of Cleveland’s 124-114 overtime loss Thursday night when Thompson was called for a flagrant 2 foul against Shaun Livingston. Thompson was ejected and then shoved the ball into Draymond Green’s face before leaving the court.READ: Cavs feel ‘robbed’ after Warriors win NBA Finals opener FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe NBA fined Thompson $25,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely fashion and for his interaction with Green but downgraded the foul to a flagrant 1.Love left the bench to argue the flagrant call and was on the court when the altercation started. But the league determined he didn’t warrant a suspension because he returned to the bench immediately. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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3 local boxers compete in Peachland Bronze Gloves

first_imgThree members of the Fort St. John boxing club went to Peachland, B.C., over the weekend, for the Bronze Gloves boxing tourney.Anton Ponimarenko won his class, beating a tough Victoria fighter in the final.Likewise, Levi Sponagle won his final against a Vancouver fighter, after having to move up a couple of weight classes just to get an opponent.- Advertisement -Disapppointment for Isaac McElhaney, who, according to the club, had trained his butt off for the competition. But, McElhaney was unable to find an opponent, and came back without having thrown a punch.last_img read more

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1,100 miles away, Mickey’s found

first_imgLEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – A Boston terrier named Mickey who disappeared four years ago from his Kansas City backyard was reunited with his owners after being found in Montana. Cher Jarosz and daughter Kari Mitchell thought they had lost Mickey forever – until they received a call from a shelter last week 1,100 miles away in Billings. A microchip on Mickey contained data on his owners that helped the Billings Animal Shelter return him. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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REPORT: ULSTER GAA TO SAY SLEDGING OF DONEGAL MINOR PLAYER ‘DID NOT TAKE PLACE’

first_imgTHE Ulster Council of the GAA is expected to rule that reports of vile abuse being meted out to a Donegal Minor player by Tyrone minors did not take place, according to a report in Tyrone tonight.The Tyrone GAA news website TeamTalkMag.com says it has learned this evening “that a series of allegations attributed to Tyrone minor footballers during the championship game against Donegal, “did not take place” according to Ulster GAA.”The allegations surrounded the alleged treatment of a Donegal player during an Ulster Minor clash in Ballybofey in May. “But the Ulster Council in their judgement exonerated the Tyrone minor players, management and coaches,” reports the website.It goes on: “Up until tonight the untrue allegations had remained in the public domain as fact. Donegal minor football boss Declan Bonner had been particularly vocal following the game and one Donegal newspaper carried the headline “Donegal minor manager hits out after ‘toxic’ taunting of player”.“A statement from Ulster GAA, and the Donegal and Tyrone county boards is expected to be released shortly to finally bring closure to this unfortunate episode. Perhaps then the players that represented the Red Hand county that afternoon will finally begin to rid themselves of the unnecessary commentary which was attributed to them from the Donegal minor management, a former Donegal senior player and an RTE pundit.”  REPORT: ULSTER GAA TO SAY SLEDGING OF DONEGAL MINOR PLAYER ‘DID NOT TAKE PLACE’ was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalGAAMinorsSledgingTyroneWeblast_img read more

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Gardai confirm that 140 sheep killed in Lifford blaze

first_imgMore than 140 sheep were burned alive following a huge fire in a Co Donegal farm shed.The blaze broke out on the farm at Drumbuoy in Lifford on Sunday last.Gardai were alerted to the blaze around 1pm and rushed to the scene along with a number of fire tenders. However, when the emergency services arrived the blaze had already taken hold.The huge blaze in the corrugated steel shed was inflamed even more by the presence of a large number of hay bales.All 140 shep contained in the shed unfortunately perished before they could be rescued.Gardai are appealing for anybody who was in the St Jude’s Court area of Lifford just before 1pm on Sunday last. They especially want to hear from anybody who may have dashcam footage from the area at the time.investigations into the possible cause of the fire are still ongoing and anybody with any information is asked to contact Lifford Garda station on 074 914100.Gardai confirm that 140 sheep killed in Lifford blaze was last modified: August 22nd, 2019 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:blazedonegalfarmfireGardaiLiffordsheeplast_img read more

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Fossil Fish Meat Pushes Idea of Early Complexity

first_imgAn article in National Geographic News today has a title to catch the eye (or nose) of seafood lovers: “Fossil Meat Found in 380-Million-Year-Old Fish.”  Knowing how quickly fish spoils if left out, this might strike a reader as surprising.  Sure enough, fossilized muscle, with “bundles of muscle cells, blood vessels, and nerve cells” clearly visible, has been found in western Australia.1    This placoderm, an extinct kind of armored fish, was found in the same formation as Gogonasus, another placoderm reported last year in Nature and judged to be an ancestor of tetrapods (see 10/20/2006).  Once again, a placoderm fossil from this vicinity is claimed to “shed light” on evolution.  The article quickly left the soft-tissue evidence behind and concentrated on where placoderms fit into evolutionary story of fish and land animals.    Two things are surprising the researchers about this fossil: (1) the soft tissue preservation, and (2) its “many features resembling those found on modern land animals.”  The article says that most of vertebrate evolution appeared early on, that we need to get over misconceptions of slow and gradual development.  John Long, the lead who reported the Gogonasus fossil last October, explained:Most people have the “Hollywood view of evolution,” in which a fish morphs into an amphibian, followed by a reptile, then a mammal, then a primate, and finally a human, he [John Long, Museum Victoria] said.    “But when we look at the Gogo fish, we see that so much of the human body plan is pushed back into the fishes.  So that the origin of all our anatomical systems—90 percent of it—happened within fishes,” he said.    “After the fishes left the sea and invaded the land, the rest was really fine-tuning of an existing pattern.”He left it to the reader’s imagination how all the complexity arose in the placoderm’s ancestors.1The article did not make it clear if the material was entirely lithified: i.e., replaced by minerals.  To see blood vessels and individual cells would seem to indicate otherwise.We need to learn if the soft tissue really is still soft, original tissue.  If mineralized, it is astonishing to have such detailed preservation in something so old in the evolutionary geological timetable.  If unmineralized, it is super-astonishing.  This makes the 70-mya soft tissue in the T. rex (11/11/2006, 03/24/2005) look positively recent by comparison.    The title and body of this article illustrate again the incorrigibility of evolutionists.  (Despite Long’s rebuke, most evolutionists themselves have a Hollywood view of evolution.)  Can they really expect reasonable people to accept their claim that this fossilized muscle is 380 million years old?  You can’t keep fish meat in the frig for more than a couple of weeks, under ideal conditions, without it putrefying.  Yet this sample has intact blood vessels and cells.  This should be a bombshell.    Just when the Darwinist army is decimated and pounded to a pulp by a superior force of evidence, they rally around the Charlie standard and chant “Death to the creationist imbeciles!”  No upset is great enough to make them leave the field and admit defeat.  Valor is a good thing, but without discretion, it is lacking its better part.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Demarkt Women/Girl Crystal Diamond 2 Rows Headband Shining Decorative Hairband Hairpin Great Gift- : but nice. Really nice

first_img Lovely item, fast delivery, happy with purchase. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and a few more since which is a shame as otherwise it’s lovely. I just wear it doing the housework keeping my hair back. Lovely item, fast delivery, happy with purchase. Lovely item, fast delivery, happy with purchase. Pretty and perfect for the price. Arrived in good condition and is holding well. Gorgeous great quality highly recommend , and quick delivery. This is for my granddaughter and is very pretty, it is well made and delivery was on time. Brought for my holiday when i have my hair up, it’s lovely and very comfy around the ears where in the past i find them to dig in but this is lovely. Gorgeous great quality highly recommend , and quick delivery. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-03-27 09:49:46Reviewed Item Demarkt Women/Girl Crystal Diamond 2 Rows Headband Shining Decorative Hairband Hairpin Great Gift- SilverRating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  14  reviewsPrice£1.57 This is for my granddaughter and is very pretty, it is well made and delivery was on time. May be too fine for thick hair. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and a few more since which is a shame as otherwise it’s lovely. I just wear it doing the housework keeping my hair back. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and a few more since which is a shame as otherwise it’s lovely. I just wear it doing the housework keeping my hair back. This is for my granddaughter and is very pretty, it is well made and delivery was on time. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and a few more since which is a shame as otherwise it’s lovely. I just wear it doing the housework keeping my hair back. Gorgeous great quality highly recommend , and quick delivery. Gorgeous great quality highly recommend , and quick delivery. Beautiful, sometimes looks too shiny. Brought for my holiday when i have my hair up, it’s lovely and very comfy around the ears where in the past i find them to dig in but this is lovely. Couple of the diamontes had come out upon arrival and Pretty and delicatebut nice. Really niceDemarkt Women/Girl Crystal Diamond 2 Rows Headband Shining Decorative Hairband Hairpin Great Gift- SilverGraceful design suit for woman ladyBrand new high qualityFashionZHJ0014Perfect, with no scratches or repairsGreat decoration for your casual dress-upSpecial headband from our latest collection will make the perfect gift for that special person in your lifelast_img read more

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Anonymous Allegedly Targets Tunisia, Zimbabwe

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “The Tunisian government wants to control the present with falsehoods and misinformation in order to impose the future by keeping the truth hidden from its citizens. We will not remain silent while this happens. Anonymous has heard the claim for freedom of the Tunisian people. Anonymous is willing to help the Tunisian people in this fight against oppression. It will be done. It will be done.“This is a warning to the Tunisian government: attacks at the freedom of speech and information of its citizens will not be tolerated. Any organization involved in censorship will be targeted and will not be released until the Tunisian government hears the claim for freedom to its people.”Neither country is well-known for its embrace of the web, though there are certainly more Tunisians online than Zimbabweans. Given the relative lack of importance the web has in these countries, the strategy in attacking them is opaque. A dry run on a more web-centric country? The efficacy of the Anonymous DDoS attacks overall is uncertain, especially when the goals are far from clear. Tags:#Government#international#web The 4Chan-allied, Wikileaks-defending hacker group Anonymous has apparently launched a distributed denial of service attack against government sites in Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The official Tunisian government site and that of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali were both targeted in the North African country. In Zimbabwe, the first lady’s website and the official Zimbabwean government site and ministry of finance site were targeted. Both attacks seem tangentially related to Wikileaks, on whose behalf the group has previously targeted Visa, PayPal and others. In the case of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe is suing the Zimbabwean newspaper The Standard for $15 for publishing a cable asserting she is benefiting from illegal diamond sales. Tunisia has blocked access to the primary Wikileaks cable site. Sophos security firm quoted a statement found on a number of sites associated with Anonymous. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts curt hopkinslast_img read more

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