Quincy B Is ‘Crazy in Love’

first_imgYoung Liberian Afro, Pop and R& B hits maker Quincy L Burrowes, aliased Quincy B, will in three weeks drop his latest single, “Crazy In love”. It opens with a rollicking tune and has a better use of instruments.  Its most glamorous phrase, “I’m goin’ crazy”, creates a deep impression, though the real message lies in the song. Produced by Quincy B himself, now just 21, the artist’s vocal ability is prolific; he sings in variety of genres and has attracted fans and admires from all walks of life.Since his debut back in 2013 with the hit song “My Dream,” alongside Scientific, he has managed to maintain his spot by producing a number of musical hits.“This is the first time I’m in love and don’t know how to express it,” says Quincy. “So I think expressing it through music will let my fans know that Quincy has fallen in love; and I’m just trying to appreciate my fiancée for the love she is giving me. This song is to let people know that you can’t just fall in love with anybody; make sure you find the right person. Even if you are broken-hearted, be inspired that someday you will find the right person,” he added with a smile and, to add fire to his comments, sang a few lines:‘My only Jue da you I want oo, I na want know weting dey can say about u ooo. Dey say love is blind, but my own I can see it clear ooo.” Quincy B says music is demanding. But he has promised to do his best in satisfying his fans and the public with as good music as possible. He says music is his life and can’t remember a day when he’s thought of quitting, as he has come a long way and when things were tough.Quincy B is awaiting admission to the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), having had success in passing the university’s recent entrance exams.  He said achieving higher education is important in keeping one’s dream alive and thanks God that it is about to happened.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DIPCON moves to court for monies owned by Guyana Government

first_img…AG Chambers will deal with the matter – Minister JordanThe Guyana Government was, in 2015, ordered to pay Trinidad construction company DIPCON a sum in excess of US$2.2 million; but, to date, the money has not been paid, and as such, DIPCON has now moved to the courts.Finance Minister Winston JordanThis time, DIPCON is filing legal proceedings against Guyana’s Finance Minister Winston Jordan, for failing to adhere to a 2015 order which compelled the State to pay some US$2.2 million to the Trinidadian company.However, according to Minister Jordan, the company will receive the money it is legally due, but the Government needs some time.“…but the judgement is a huge judgement. Our lawyers, the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Chambers, will deal with the matter. The Government, through the AG Chambers, will start examining the matter to pay them (DIPCON)…we will provide a response shortly,” Jordan told Guyana Times in an invited comment on Thursday.Justice Rishi Persaud had handed down the judgement in the company’s favour on October 21, 2015, but DIPCON has claimed that Minister Jordan has failed to take steps to effect payment. As a result, the Trinidadian company’s lawyers have applied to the Court for an administrative order to compel the Minister to pay.Justice Persaud had ruled in 2017 that DIPCON recover from the Government of Guyana the sum of US$665,032.17 as money due to the engineering company for road-building and construction works undertaken for and at the request of the Government, along with the sum of US$1,563,368.50 for increased costs incurred by DIPCON at the request of the Government in the course of undertaking the aforementioned work.The engineering company had also requested interest at six per cent per annum from February 10, 2009 to October 21, 2015, and thereafter at a rate of four per cent per annum until fully paid. It was also ordered that the Government pay DIPCON costs to the tune of $1,200,000, along with a stay of execution for six weeks from the date of the ruling. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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MACORP introduces technicians for the Caribbean online training

first_imgPersons desirous of having a career in the technical field will now have a free opportunity to do so, as Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP) on Friday launched a world accredited online training programme, Technicians for the Caribbean.CEO of MACORP, Guillermo Escarraga (centre) with other officials and stakeholdersThe training, which can be accessed through any internet-connected device, was made possible through a partnership with the Caterpillar brand, enabling persons to acquire a technician’s certificate that is internationally recognised.Speaking at the launching ceremony, Human Resources Manager, Anita Rampersad explained that the introduction of this programme to Guyana is timely, as, in the coming years, the country will demand vast human resources in the technical field.“In the direction Guyana is heading, I think that there is never going to be a question of what to do with the skill but how to find the people that will sustain the industries that are obviously going to come on board in the next few years,” she said.Rampersad stated that in the mechanical industry, there is always a high demand for persons who are well trained and skilled in their respective fields. In most cases, the only way to find such people is by offering the requisite training. She emphasised that technicians are always needed since many problems arise in a working environment, thus requiring effective and reliable solutions.“In the industry that we serve, it is highly specialised and technical and calls for a set of skills that unless we don’t develop them ourselves, they don’t just come to us. With the way the economy has been fluctuating there are times when there is excess demand for skill and then there is time when you don’t know what to do with the skill that you have,” Rampersad stated.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of MACORP, Guillermo Escarraga pointed out that the organisation has physically trained some 400 technicians over the years. It has been 25 years since MACORP established operations in Guyana, offering employment to scores of persons.“At the end of this programme, every single student will receive a certification of completion. This certification is valid throughout the world. If you have one of this certification, you can go anywhere in the world. Hopefully, those that complete this programme will stay in the region and in Guyana,” said Escarraga.He added, “Now is the time. We have been talking about Guyana developing and opportunity and potential but we have not materialised. This is the time. MACORP has played an integral role in the development of a skilled workforce”.The online training is the first of its kind in the world and can be completed in just a few months. There are different levels which can be pursued for further advancements in the technical field.last_img read more

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DD LIFESTYLE: CHANCE TO WIN A SCHOLARSHIP AT LEADING DUBLIN BEAUTY COLLEGE

first_imgA leading Dublin beauty school is offering a young person the chance to win a scholarship to train in the beauty and wellness industry.The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty launched the scholarship to highlight the career opportunities open to young people at home and abroad.The scholarship will pay the private fees for The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty CIDESCO Beauty Diploma course which would usually cost €5,800 plus €1,270 (exam fees). Based in Grafton Street, the College has an onsite commercial salon and an IPL suite so students can gain essential first-hand and practical experience.Commenting on the Scholarship Launch, Careena Galligan said: “A qualification in beauty is a passport to a lifetime career and gives a wide choice of potential professional pathways.“You can choose to work as a Beauty Specialist in a beauty salon, hotel or spa, with a cosmetics house or beauty brand distributor or become a beauty entrepreneur.“We are committed to discovering and nurturing new talent and particularly helping aspiring school leavers with a passion for beauty. We are delighted to offer some lucky person a scholarship to enter into this exciting and rewarding profession. “We are delighted to offer some lucky person a scholarship to enter into this exciting and rewarding profession.”The scholarship will pay the private fees for The Galligan College of Hair & BeautyCIDESCO Beauty Diploma course which would usually cost €5,800 plus €1,270 (exam fees).If you’ve got the determination and passion, you can apply for the scholarship by visiting the The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty Facebook page.How to appy for the The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty Scholarship:Like the The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty Facebook page.Create a short video and post it to the The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty Facebook page.The video should demonstrate your passion for beauty and why you would be a worthy recipitant of the The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty Scholarship.The video should be up to 10 minutes or less.Terms and Conditions:Anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in working in the beauty industry can apply. Applicants must be available between August 29th and September 2nd to attend an interview at The The Galligan College of Hair & Beauty, Dublin if required. The closing date for all applications is August 19th. Applicants must be available to attend the course in September 2016. For full syllabus details click here: http://www.galligangroup.com/. DD LIFESTYLE: CHANCE TO WIN A SCHOLARSHIP AT LEADING DUBLIN BEAUTY COLLEGE was last modified: May 4th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: HIGH FIVES FOR COCKHILL HOOPS, ROVERS BEAT CITY AND FANAD HOLD ROVERS

first_imgUSL Results & Reports 16.06.13Results4 Lanterns USL Swilly Rovers 2 1 Derry City Res.Fanad Utd. 1 1 Letterkenny RoversBonagee Utd. 0 5 Cockhill CelticDrumkeen Utd. v Finn Harps Res. (playing Monday 17th) at 7:30pm ReportsSwilly Continue Winning WaysSwilly Rovers 2Derry City Res. 1An excellent game of football played on an excellent playing surface as both teams produced delightful football for the good crowd that was present. George Kelly hit the bar for Derry early on and Wade saved well to keep the Derry men at bay. Jordan Toland, Michael Mc Hugh and Blain Curtis all came close for Swilly early on but Derry playing lovely football went ahead on 16 minutes. Aaron Harkin crossed from the right and George Kelly was on hand to knock the ball home from close range. Swilly levelled matters on 71 minutes when Michael Mc Hugh fired home a brilliant strike from sixteen yards to restore parity. Blain Curtis with a superb 20 yard free wrapped up the points for the Ramelton men ten minutes from time to continue their push to get in amongst the title challengers. Matthew Henry hit the post for Derry late on but the Lennon siders had done enough to keep the points at home on this occasion. Match Referee: Thomas Mc Aree Fanad Claim first PointFanad Utd. 1Letterkenny Rovers 1By Aidan O’Donnell at Tri-A-Loch FANAD United collected their first point of this year’s Ulster Senior League but were a little unlucky not to be celebrating their maiden win of the season after Darren McElwaine converted a controversial penalty to earn Letterkenny Rovers a draw at Tri-A-Loch on Saturday night.Fanad were defeated in each of their four previous league games to date but when Shane Buchanan capitalised on a calamitous defensive error from Kieran Gorman to give his side the lead seven minutes before half-time, Ollie Horgan’s young charges started to believe a first win might be on the cards.However, Rovers had other ideas and after referee Con McLaughlin penalised Declan Sweeney for a wholehearted, but well-timed, challenge on Oisin McMenamin inside the area, the visitors were handed a glorious chance to draw level.McElwaine stepped up to the plate and his stuttering run was enough to send goalkeeper Sean Daffan the wrong way as the striker coolly slotted into the opposite corner.The decision to award a penalty was harsh on Fanad but the visitors were deserving of at least a point, having gone close on numerous occasions throughout the 90 minutes.The result wasn’t enough to lift Fanad – 14-time winners of the USL – off the foot of the table and the draw was the third in 5 games for Letterkenny.The point could go down as something of a seminal moment for this young Fanad side, who are all in their teens bar the unmistakeable veteran Paddy McGrenaghan and assistant manager Declan Sweeney.Horgan’s team have been battered off the park in their opening four games, conceding 18 goals in 360 minutes of football. But their youthful exuberance has never waned through that difficult start and they will now be hoping to turn a new leaf.Rovers, who also boast an array of young talent, started the brighter and after Daffan spilled a long-range effort from Oisin McMenamin, it seemed certain that McElwaine would convert the rebound from close range.However, Sweeney never gave up the chase and the centre-half produced an excellent last-ditch block to thwart the Rovers front-man.At the other end, some overly casual defending from Rovers allowed the hosts a couple of half chances. Brian McVeigh almost found the top corner with a cross before the playmaker danced his way past Gorman’s challenge inside the area, only to be denied by a covering tackle from Ruairi Kelly, who was forced off after 18 minutes through injury.Mark Neeson, who won the Donegal League Premier Division with Lifford Celtic this year, was at the heart of everything positive from Letterkenny and, on 29 minutes, the energetic midfielder crashed an unstoppable shot from 30 yards off the underside of the crossbar.The frame of the goal was still shaking when the rebound fell at the feet of McElwaine, who was again thwarted by a last-gasp block, this time from Kevin Murray.Kevin Doran should’ve tested Daffan following a delightful cross from McMenamin but the Rovers winger couldn’t get enough purchase on his header, which fizzled harmlessly wide.Kelly’s withdrawal forced Letterkenny manager Trevor Scanlon to reshuffle his back-four, with former Finn Harps legend Jonathan Minnock moving into the heart of defence alongside Kieran Gorman, following the arrival of substitute Dan O’Donnell.And seven minutes before half-time, Fanad were handed the chance to go in front after a serious mix-up in the Rovers rearguard.Gorman’s under-hit back-pass was pounced on by Buchanan who kept his cool to round goalkeeper Jason Quinn before sliding into the empty net.The Letterkenny centre-half, who spent last season at Fanad, almost rectified his mistake just moments later but his bullet header from Minnock delivery arrowed inches past the wrong side of the post.The visitors started the second half the same way they did the first – on the front foot. Minnock drove over the bar from 30 yards while McElwaine was unable to get a shot away inside the area following a perfectly-timed tackle from the ageless McGrenaghan.But for all Letterkenny’s pressure, they were susceptible at the back and quite possibly could’ve been two or three behind before they eventually drew level midway through the half.McVeigh volleyed over from 15 yards out following a cross from Buchanan, who then had the chance to punish another Letterkenny defensive error.Minnock’s back-pass fell well short of its intended target but Buchanan was unable to take advantage with a lob over Quinn that sailed off target.Letterkenny then drew level on 65 minutes when a wonderful through-ball from Neeson released McMenamin inside the area before the striker was stopped in his tracks by Sweeney.The Fanad defender got every bit of the ball but referee Con McLaughlin claimed he took the man as well and after pointing to the spot, McElwaine restored parity with a typically nonchalant effort.Both sides had chances to engineer a winner, with McMenamin just off target with a shot from the edge of the area, while Buchanan and McVeigh both fired efforts straight down the throat of Quinn in the dying stages.Fanad United: Sean Daffan; Jordan McBride, Kevin Murray, Declan Sweeney, Oisin Shiels; Keane Ryan, Oisin Hassett, Paddy McGrenaghan, Conor Matthewson; Brian McVeigh, Shane Buchanan. Subs: Glenn McNulty (Ryan, 74 mins), Kyle Burke (Matthewson, 80 mins), Padraic Ferry (Hassett, 90 mins).Letterkenny Rovers: Jason Quinn; Anthony Doherty, Ruairi Kelly, Kieran Gorman, Jonathan Minnock; Kevin Doran, Chris Malseed, Mark Neeson, Aaron Scanlon; Oisin McMenamin, Darren McElwaine. Subs: Dan O’Donnell (Kelly, 18 mins), Glenn Gallagher (Doherty, 58 mins), Matthew O’Rourke (Doran, 79 mins).Referee: Con McLaughlin.Leaders Win AgainBonagee United 0Cockhill Celtic 5Celtic could well have been behind after all of three minutes when the bobbly surface quickly played havoc and forced a routine Johnny Havlin backpass over the foot of Gavin Cullen and trickling towards the bottom corner only for the goalkeeper to slide across his goals and clear off his line. That near calamity couldn’t have been farther from reflecting how the game would pan out though and how Cullen would fare manning the sticks. The Cockhill ‘keeper was superb throughout and, without having to make any top class stops, he used all his experience, all his pace, all his passing ability to keep the away side comfortable at the back.On three occasions in the first half, Cullen was out like a shot off his line to intercept long balls in behind and completely nullify the pace of Anthony Appia which United were continuously trying to exploit.It took the guts of 26 minutes though for the league leaders to finally get some sort of a foothold in the game and it came courtesy of a cunning switch from the sidelines. With Conor Keddy doing all his running from a deep central midfield position, Gerard McLaughlin was leading the line up top with the ramrod Garbhan Friel but it was only when Keddy and McLaughlin switched that Cockhill got any sort of joy going forward.It worked on two fronts. Keddy offered pace up top, he offered movement and he pestered the life out of the Bonagee backline as he ran and ran and then ran some more at them every time the ball came near him. On the other hand, McLaughlin steadied them up in the middle and, along with the measured Liam O’Donnell who just kept his side ticking over, the new midfield pairing provided a solid platform through which Celtic finally got going.It was Keddy who then sent out the first real message of intent when he bullied possession back down the right flank and raised appeals all over the park when his cross looked to have been blocked down by the hand of Paddy Sheridan inside the area.The referee wasn’t interested but Cockhill came again and Keddy threatened again. With United pushed forward for a corner, Celtic finally found the opposition open and, with a quick counter attack, Mark Moran bombed down the left, pushed Friel into the channel and with one cross and one diving Keddy header, the Bonagee ‘keeper was relieved to watch the effort drift just over.But the tide had changed and Celtic pushed hard for an opener before the break, almost being gifted one when Sheridan’s back pass also evaded the clutches of his goalie but the number one got back to rid the danger.And still, the pressure continued to mount. Liam O’Donnell curled a delicious ball over the top to put Keddy in behind but the young attacker couldn’t get it under control before O’Donnell again turned provider to dink an effort right into the path of Garbhan Friel, only for the forward to power his header off the joint.With that, the home side had held on and made it to the break with the scores still deadlocked and goalless.Half time: 0-0But the half time timeout was a productive one for Donal O’Brien and, when Cockhill re-emerged, it was clear for all to see in Letterkenny that there would be only one winner.Friel fired in the first warning shot when he latched onto a Keddy through ball but blazed just over and the big number 10 came close again when Oisin McColgan broke free on the left wing and found the head of his forward but to no avail. However, Celtic had done their homework and Gavin Cullen was no longer needed to keep watch over Bonagee’s advances. The Inishowen men stretched the game, they played with a higher line, Friel won everything that came in his direction – Gerard McLaughlin pushed up too – and men were nipping in and around picking up the scraps deep in United territory.The final prelude to the game’s opener demonstrated just how much easier Cockhill were cutting through the opposing backline, it showed just how much swagger they had rediscovered. William O’Connor launched another long ball forward, Derek Doherty ducked and spinned, left it for Friel and got the return off the forward’s chest before sliding Keddy through to make the ‘keeper work low to his bottom right. With that, they came again. The clearance was won by Oisin McColgan who nipped in front of Appia and put Conor Keddy away down the right. Under pressure, with his back to the corner of the box, the Cockhill number eight managed to dig out a special cross, a teasing cross which travelled deep and all the way to the back post for Garbhan Friel to header home.Moments later, the lead had been doubled and the writing began inscribing itself on the wall as Bonagee eventually bowed to the script. Conor Keddy got another assist to his name when he drove forward, forced the United centre halves back, slipped in Mark Moran who had burst in from the left and, as the winger pulled back onto his left foot, he buried his effort into the bottom right hand corner. Derek Doherty then floated a weighted cross from the left right into the mix and, although Liam O’Donnell sprang in and got his head to it first, the ball came back off the cross bar.O’Donnell would come close again when a well worked corner saw a number of men switch runs and Moran pulled back to the edge of the box for the central midfielder who had looped full circle but couldn’t get over his shot. Still, a third was imminent and, with 20 minutes remaining, Moran doubled his tally and put the game to bed. Oisin McColgan fed Keddy on the left, the attacker held up the play, waited for support, and he crept a cunning ball inside for Moran who rounded the defender and drilled home, this time off his right. Another corner saw Johnny Havlin head off the post before Keddy’s rebound was denied on the line but the fourth soon came when Gavin Cullen spotted the number eight free again and, with one outrageously long throw, sent him away down the right wing. A ball inside found the onrushing Greg Bradley and the substitute lifted a fantastic cross across goals and right onto the head of Friel to bag his brace.With the final passage of play, Conor Keddy finally grabbed the goal his 90 tormenting minutes fully deserved. Mark Moran floated a diagonal ball forward from the left and inroads to the perennial target of Friel’s head. A delicate first time touch spotted the run of Keddy who broke through, rounded the ‘keeper to the left, and slotted into the empty net with superb composure and to finish the rout for Cockhill.DPD Ulster Senior League First DivisionSwilly Rovers Res. 0Drumkeen Utd. Res. 3A victory for the Drumkeen men in an absorbing encounter at a wet Swilly park. There were very few chances in the first half with both defences on top. Drumkeen went ahead on 40 minutes when Lee Guthrie converted from the spot after a foul in the penalty box. Cathal Doyle was just wide moments later with a fine drive. Gary Patton made it two with an opportunist strike on 51 minutes. Cathal Doyle completed the scoring near the end with a fine half volley. Swilly’s Eunan Diver had a fine free kick come of the crossbar and Leonard Boyce went close twice for the hosts. It was great to see so many young players getting their chance. This was a hard fought game with both teams giving it their all. Match Referee: Joe Mc HughFixturesWednesday, June 19th at 7:30pmDonegal News League Cup Group AFanad Utd. v Kildrum Tigers Ref. J. McHughThursday, June 20th at 7:30pmDonegal News League Cup Group AFinn Harps Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. W. HarveySaturday, June 22nd at 2pmDPD Couriers First DivisionDrumkeen Utd. Res. v Kildrum Tigers Res. Ref. C. McLaughlinSunday, June 23rd at 2pm4 Lanterns USLCockhill Celtic v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. W. HarveyFinn Harps Res. v Kildrum Tigers Ref. T. McAreeBonagee Utd. v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. C. McLaughlinMonday, June 24th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLFanad Utd. v Derry City Res. Ref. P. DuddyTuesday, June 25th at 7:30pmDPD Couriers First DivisionSwilly Rovers Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Res. Ref. V. McLaughlin4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: HIGH FIVES FOR COCKHILL HOOPS, ROVERS BEAT CITY AND FANAD HOLD ROVERS was last modified: June 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: HIGH FIVES FOR COCKHILL HOOPSROVERS BEAT CITY AND FANAD HOLD ROVERSlast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DUBLIN ACTOR TO SWAP SIDES FOR NEW DONEGAL VIDEO

first_img COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DUBLIN ACTOR TO SWAP SIDES FOR NEW DONEGAL VIDEO was last modified: September 8th, 2014 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:ACTORBrendan SheehandonegalGAAGiddyupkitsKerry A quick snippet from the new Giddyupskit video which is set to go viral when it is released.They had more than 100,000 hits from the hilarious first video featuring Donegal and Dublin fan enjoying an ‘Anchorman’ style stand-off in the run-up to the All-Ireland semi-final.And no the madcap lads from the comedy team of Giddyupskits have done it again.They spend several hours over the weekend shooting what they say is an even better comedy sketch in the build-up to the final between Donegal and Kerry. The skit centres around a ‘war’ between Donegal and Kerry fans and features Brendan Sheehan, a brother of Love/Hate star Robert Sheehan.It also features Donegal man Aidan O’ Sullivan who featured in the original video.Donegal Daily will have an exclusive first showing of the new video which is also set to go viral when it is released next week.In the meantime click on the video below to see the gang’s first GAA offering – ‘GAA Street Fight.’last_img read more

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Birmingham boss explains his tactical changes

first_imgBirmingham boss Gary Rowett said starving Tom Cairney of space was the key to their victory at Fulham.Clayton Donaldson converted a penalty just after the break – having missed one in the first half – and the Whites’ Michael Madl was sent off as Birmingham won 1-0 at Craven Cottage.And Rowett explained how his tactical switch in midfield kept key Fulham player Cairney so quiet.“Cairney’s a good player and with [Denis] Odoi giving some real good width as a full-back, we knew we had to block that inside space,” Rowett said.“We changed [Robert] Tesche and [Maikel] Kieftenbeld over, so Maikel played Cairney’s side and we had a little bit more of a defensive mindset around the pockets Cairney wants to get in.“We felt perhaps [Chris] Martin might have started up front. With [Matt] Smith starting, we just felt as though we had an opportunity to play a little bit higher up the pitch, because he’s perhaps going to find it harder to run away from you.“We certainly didn’t want them high up the pitch, delivering balls into the box.“I was slightly surprised they took Smith off. I can understand why Slavisa did it – with 10 men you need real mobility on the pitch – but again it gave us the opportunity to play a little bit higher because they didn’t have any physical presence up there.“Also, Scotty Parker not playing perhaps made a difference to their balance defensively in the first half.”Rowett was pleased with his side’s performance but felt the game could have been wrapped up sooner.He said: “The only disappointment is that we made it a little bit harder than it needed to be. I thought first half we were excellent, it’s as well as we’ve played.“We made hard work of it at times in the second half, and perhaps needed to be a bit more clinical.”See also:Jokanovic accepts blame for Fulham defeatFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Reminders about dicamba

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension herbicide specialistThis is the time of year when we received our first call about dicamba problems in soybeans in 2017. We can probably expect any problems to become evident soon, based on the timing of postemergence applications and timeline for development of symptoms.Off-target issues have already developed in states farther west and south, and we would expect at least some to occur here, unless we’re really lucky. The symptoms of dicamba injury show in new soybean growth within approximately 7 to 21 days after exposure, and most of our soybeans receive postemergence applications from early June on.It’s been a challenging year to properly steward postemergence applications. We still face some challenges in finding appropriate weather to catch weeds before they become too large, and before soybeans are too advanced in growth stage. There are a number of weather, application and adjacent crop factors to consider when applying dicamba, and applicators should review labels as frequently as needed to ensure legal application.We have two requests relative to reporting of off-target dicamba issues. First, we ask that if at all possible, they be reported to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. It is important for ODA to have a record of these, in order to be able to make sound decisions on mitigating risk from dicamba as we move forward, or decide that no additional mitigation is necessary. Reporting to ODA allows them to be able to investigate the cause of off-target issues, and develop first-hand knowledge that can aid in making these decisions.As we ask this, know that we are fully aware of the reasons why off-target injury issues are not reported to ODA. The companies involved are once again at least talking a good game about investigating dicamba issues that are reported to them, and we would certainly encourage reporting any incidents to them also.Experience in 2017 would indicate that for at least one company, on-site investigations occurred only if reported by the party who purchased and applied the dicamba product. Reporting only by the affected party did not warrant the same level of investigation. Maybe this has changed.The second request concerns how OSU Extension staff and clientele communicate anything pertaining to off-target dicamba problems to OSU Weed Science, including Mark Loux. Due to litigation on dicamba occurring somewhere besides Ohio, OSU has been subject to an open records request asking us to provide files we have related to our experience with dicamba — off-target investigations, research, etc. This is the first time in my career this has occurred. In addition to the time we will have to put in to deal with this, there’s just the general hassle of it all.There is also another aspect to this as well — we cannot necessarily protect the confidentiality of anyone sending emails to us. My specific request is this: from this point on please do not send anything in written or electronic form to us about dicamba, including emails, photos, etc. Should you need to contact us about a dicamba issue, please feel free to call. We still want to provide information and service on this issue, and are certainly not trying to shut off communication. Moving forward, we are just trying to avoid maintaining any type of records that could be asked for in this type of request — fun times to be an Extension weed specialist.last_img read more

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Wrap-up: U.S. Senate agrees climate change is real—but not necessarily that humans are causing it

first_imgNearly all U.S. senators agreed today on a measure affirming that climate change is real and not a hoax—including, to the surprise of many observers, Senator James Inhofe (R–OK), the man who once declared global warming a hoax. Meanwhile, although two other measures stating that humans are contributing to climate change won a majority of votes from the 99 senators present, they failed to garner the 60 votes needed to be adopted by the Senate.All three measures were offered as amendments to legislation that would approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which could carry crude oil from Canada’s oil sands to the United States.By a 98 to 1 vote, the U.S. Senate approved Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D–RI) amendment that asked simply whether it is “the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” The only senator voting no was Roger Wicker (R–MS).Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Whitehouse’s amendment takes an implicit jab at Inhofe for his past statements. Like other Democrats, Whitehouse was seeking a vote that would serve as a first step toward future climate policy action. “I’m hoping that after many years of darkness and blockade that this vote can be a first little beam of light through the wall that will at least allow us to start having an honest conversation about what carbon pollution is doing to our climate and to our oceans,” Whitehouse said just before the vote on his amendment.Then, courtesy of Inhofe, some political theatrics ensued on the Senate floor. To many observers’ surprise, Inhofe announced he wanted to be a co-sponsor on the Whitehouse amendment, eliciting gasps and scattered applause from the chamber. Inhofe, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and has promised to try to block many Obama administration environmental initiatives, declared his support for the amendment—but perhaps not in the way climate activists hoped he would. He said that climate change itself is not a hoax, but that “the hoax is that there are some people who are so arrogant to think that they are so powerful to think they can change climate,” Inhofe said. Inhofe then joined 97 of his colleagues in voting yes on the Whitehouse amendment.Votes on two other measures declaring that humans are changing the climate were much closer.Senator John Hoeven (R–ND) offered an amendment affirming that climate change is real and humans are contributing to it. But it also included the State Department’s finding that the Keystone XL pipeline wouldn’t significantly worsen climate change, a provision likely meant to entice moderate Republicans into supporting the measure. In the end, the vote was 59 to 40 in favor, one shy of the 60 needed for adoption.Hoeven’s measure was seeking to serve as a more GOP-friendly alternative to a third climate amendment from Senator Brian Schatz (D–HI). Schatz’s measure asked whether it’s the “sense of Congress” that “climate change is real” and that “human activity significantly contributes to climate change.” It also failed to reach the 60 vote threshold, on a vote of 50 to 49.Senator Lisa Murkowski (R–AK), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that she backed Hoeven’s amendment but would vote against Schatz’s amendment because its wording—that humans are “significantly” changing the climate—was stronger than the wording in Hoeven’s.Meanwhile, many Democrats supported Hoeven’s amendment despite its inclusion of the Keystone XL language. Senator Barbara Boxer (D–CA), top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said a yes vote on Hoeven’s measure didn’t necessarily mean endorsing the State Department’s findings about the pipeline’s climate impact. She urged a yes vote on the amendment because an acknowledgment by the Senate that humans are changing the climate would have served as “breakthrough in the climate debate. … What a breath of fresh air this amendment is,” Boxer said.Even though the two amendments that clarified that the Senate agrees humans are changing the climate fell short of adoption, Senator Bernie Sanders (I–VT) still sees the votes as a victory. “I think this is a significant step forward, and I think in the months and years to come more and more Republicans will accept that position,” Sanders said after the vote.Sanders is sponsoring a climate amendment of his own, which would specify not only that humans are changing the climate but also that climate change is already having major impacts and that society should take steps to clean up its energy supply. It’s unclear whether that amendment will get a vote.Inhofe, meanwhile, indicated after the vote that he would unleash a “truth squad” to examine the science of humanmade climate change, which he says liberals want to use to justify tax increases. “We’re going to have hearings with prominent scientists to come in and talk about this thing,” he said, “because all they say now is, ‘Oh, the science is settled.’ ”last_img read more

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FORGERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

first_imgA Newell, Iowa man is in custody in Buena Vista County, for allegedly cashing a series of forged checks.25 year old Kyle Klink is charged with five counts of forgery, felony ongoing criminal conduct and possession of stolen property.Police were called to a pair of Storm Lake banks Tuesday, where clerks identified Klink as the suspect who allegedly forged checks totaling over $54-hundred dollars.Officers stopped a vehicle that Klink was a passenger in as it was exiting a bank’s parking lot and took him into custody.Investigators say they located several allegedly stolen checks in the vehicle that Klink was removed from.Klink was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $25,000 bond.last_img

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