Bucksport, Ellsworth compete at PVC wrestling championships

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Bucksport and Ellsworth wrestling teams posted top-five finishes at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Saturday in Dover-Foxcroft.Bucksport finished second behind Foxcroft and got wins from Foster Ashmore at 120 pounds and David Gross at 285 pounds. Madysen Robichaud and Hunter Robichaud were the Golden Bucks’ two consolation winners.An injury-riddled Ellsworth, which placed fifth, got wins from Logan Lord at 138 pounds, Peyton Cole at 152 pounds and Trent Goodman at 195 pounds. The PVC coaches named Goodman the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.The next tournament for both teams will be the Northern Maine regional championships at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Caribou.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

EYOWF 2017: Project that unites BiH

first_imgOn 8th December 2012, 41st General Assembly of European Olympic Committee in Rome decided that cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo will host the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in 2017 which will host more than 1500 athletes from more than 40 countries.This event will greatly benefit BiH winter tourism, and sports infrastructure of the Olympic mountains (Bjelašnica, Igman,Jahorina) will be rehabilitated, which will put Sarajevo to a map of future big sports events.EYOWF 2017 is the strategic project not just for Sarajevo, but also for East Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton and the entire BiH, because everyone in BiH needs to cooperate so that the event passes in the best possible manner.last_img read more

15 US Senators Urge Obama to Allow US Military Doctors to Treat Ebola Patients…

first_imgUnited States Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led a letter to President Barack Obama yesterday with Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN), Karen Bass (D-CA) and Barbara Lee (CA) calling for the administration to authorize trained and protected US military personnel to provide direct care to Ebola patients in West Africa, to resist calls for a travel ban air on passengers from West Africa, and to dedicate additional U.S. military airlift capacity for aid workers. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Reps. John Conyers (D-IL), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Jose Serrano (D-NY), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Jim Moran (D-VA) also signed the letter. There is a sigh of optimism about the decline in the alarming rate of new Ebola infections across the country.  But everyone knows the fight is far from over.  As President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf airs concerns about the risk of another spike in new infections, Ministry of Health officials are cautious that the next 30 days could be more difficult than the last 30 days.  The main concern is to minimize mass assemblies of people until every last case of Ebola has been thoroughly contained and treated.  However, with the National Legislature debating whether to hold Senatorial elections in December on the one hand; and the beginning of an annual series of public holidays between November and January characterized by crowded beaches and nationwide revelry on the other hand, Liberia’s goal of “zero new cases by Christmas” is no doubt a tall order.As the situation remains high on the global agenda, the 15 US Senators have asked their nation’s Commander-in-Chief to step up support to the West African Region with literally hands-on engagement to ensure that the Ebola virus does not remain a global threat. Addressed to President Barack Obama at the White House on November 12, 2014, the letter reads: Dear Mr. President:We write to urge you to expand the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola epidemic by authorizing U.S. military medical personnel to provide direct care to patients in West Africa, ensuring that an outright travel ban on individuals traveling from West Africa is not put in place, and dedicating U.S. military airlift capacity for American aid workers to travel safely to and from the region.  The safety of the American people and our uniformed personnel is of great concern, and this must be accounted for and addressed in every aspect of the U.S. government’s Ebola response effort.While we welcome recent reports that new infections may finally be on the decline in Liberia, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa remains a global public health and humanitarian crisis that threatens the national security of the United States.  Public health experts agree that the single best way to protect against the further spread of Ebola into other countries, including the United States, is to stop it at the source in West Africa, and we cannot become complacent in confronting it. We support your Administration’s commitments toward that end, including funding requests and the Executive Order you issued on October 16. We also appreciate and respect the institution of enhanced screening measures for individuals who are entering the United States from West Africa.  This crisis is larger in scope and scale than initially anticipated, and we believe targeted response efforts will help curb the outbreak.As of the date of this letter, 1,800 troops are currently in West Africa assisting with Ebola response efforts, with more expected to be deployed in the coming weeks. These troops include engineers, logisticians, and health professionals – all specifically trained for crisis conditions. The commitment of up to 4,000 military personnel under Operation United Assistance to assist with constructing Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) and the logistical response in the region are essential contributions. While this commitment will provide for the training of medical personnel to staff ETUs in the long term, we have heard from those working on the ground in West Africa that there is uncertainty about who will staff and manage the ETUs in the immediate future, and whether the level of experience of newly-trained personnel under these high-risk conditions is commensurate with the critical nature of the task at hand.U.S. military medical personnel are trained in highly-infectious disease response and are experienced in following strict protocols with an established chain of command, which is essential when operating in a high-risk, high-stress environment. That is precisely the expertise and experience that is now needed urgently in West Africa.United States Public Health Service personnel are already set to provide direct care to infected health workers. Given the appropriate protocols that address the crucial health and safety of our service-members, allowing military medical personnel to provide direct care to patients will help ensure the containment of this outbreak both in West Africa, and within our borders.Even with these military medical personnel contributions, thousands of additional highly-trained aid workers will be needed. Aside from Liberian health workers, American missionaries and aid workers have borne an overwhelming burden in responding to the Ebola outbreak during the first six months. Should a travel ban be put in place, these selfless Americans may not be able to re-enter their own country. Further, enacting a travel ban from West African nations would not be effective at stopping the spread of Ebola and only discourage aid worker participation. We should be offering incentives for aid workers.  This includes assurances that they will have access to the best protective equipment and training; high-quality medical treatment; and immediate airlift to the United States—should, despite following proven and strict protocols to minimize transmission risk–a worst-case scenario arise.We urge you to coordinate with our international and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners on the ground in West Africa in order to establish a predictable, reliable protocol to ensure airlifts for American aid workers and military personnel, as well as more carriers that can safely transport aid workers and military personnel to the United States.The circumstances in the hardest-hit nations in West Africa are desperate.  The virus continues to threaten a region that already struggles with a weak health care infrastructure, poverty, and some of the lowest literacy and highest maternal mortality rates in the world.  We agree with your assertion that the key to ending this crisis and ensuring the safety and security of the United States is to provide a robust response in West Africa. Maximizing medical support for aid workers and military personnel already on the ground through U.S. military airlift capacity, preventing a travel ban on flights to and from West Africa, and allowing U.S. military medical personnel to provide direct care to patients are crucial steps to isolating and stopping the Ebola virus.We thank you for your efforts in the face of this global crisis and look forward to working with your Administration to bring about an end to this deadly epidemic. 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Early morning fire leaves 7 homeless

first_imgA fire early on Thursday morning at Ogle, East Coast Demerara has left seven persons homeless, including three children aged seven, 10 and 17.The fire allegedly broke out around 06:30h at Lot 34 Railway Line, Ogle and was spotted by a tenant of the property.Audrey Wilson, the owner of the property, said: “The fire apparently started in the apartment which we rent to two sisters. One was not at home at the time, while the other was sleeping in the front room. She woke up when she smelt the smoke and rushed downstairs to notify us. My husband then ran over to the building, but the fire was already too big.”Wilson added that an alarm was raised and neighbours quickly came over to help move household items from the building and contact the Guyana Fire Service.The fire truck reportedly reached the scene some 15 minutes later, but by that time the entire top floor was completely destroyed.One neighbour, speaking to this publication, noted that the property also housed Wilo’s Electrical Store, which would have had flammable items and contributed to the blaze.Wilson’s husband, Birley, broke down in tears explaining that no one was hurt, but the property was uninsured.The businessman estimated his losses to be in excess of $40 million. He said he had spent his entire life trying to reach where he was in life and was heartbroken to see it go up in flames the way it did.He mentioned that the two girls living in the apartment were the children of his friends and he always tried to help them out.“They are nice people and I don’t know how this could have happened. All I hear is she come over and say something wrong, but the place was locked up.”The father of three is contemplating his next move after seeing his main business destroyed.last_img read more

‘Dirk Kuyt is a better right-back than Glen Johnson!’ – Twitter’s love for Liverpool hero

first_img1 The internet loves Dirk Kuyt.The Liverpool hero has been an ever-present in the Netherlands national team having proved a dependable team player during his days on Merseyside.Up front, on the wing, in the centre and now at right-back, the versatile Dutch workhorse has surprised a few at this World Cup, and not even the sweltering heat of Brazil has curbed his tireless scampering, covering practically every blade of grass on the pitch.Less is heard of the golden-locked beast since his switch to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, but the striker-cum-midfielder-cum-defender clearly still has a place reserved in the Anfield faithful’s hearts.He may not have enjoyed his best spell in the World Cup semi-final against Argentina, needlessly giving away possession a number of times throughout the first half, but that didn’t stop the love pouring out from every online orifice as he once again graced the pitch with his glorious presence.So, please be upstanding for the working class hero of world football… Dutch hero Dirk Kuyt flies into a tackle on Argentina’s Enzo Perez last_img read more

KARL GRIFFIN CROWNED JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AFTER SUPERB SEASON

first_imgKarl Griffin pictured here in the yellow jersey, was crowned as the Irish Junior Athlete of the year.Donegal athlete Karl Griffin was crowned the Junior Athlete of the Year at the National Athletic Awards ceremony in Dublin.The Donegal Town native enjoyed a superb season and his performances reiterated why he’s considered one of the brightest prospects in current Irish athletics.Griffin reached the 800m semi-finals at the World Junior Championships, running a personal best of 1.47.44. That superb and accomplished performance singled out Griffin as a athlete that could make a serious impact if he keeps developing over the next few years.With Mark English winning the overall athlete of the year it was a great night for Donegal athletics.Well done to both Karl Griffin and Mark English on their wonderful achievements.KARL GRIFFIN CROWNED JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AFTER SUPERB SEASON was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticskarl griffinnewsSportlast_img read more

Everton v QPR: Cesar plays

first_imgKeeper Julio Cesar makes his first appearance of the season for QPR, who start with Danny Simpson for the FA Cup third round clash at Goodison Park despite manager Harry Redknapp indicating that he would rest the right-back. Everton striker Nikica Jelavic – a transfer target for Redknapp – makes his first start since September.Everton: Robles, Coleman, Oviedo, Stones, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Barry, Naismith, Barkley, Osman, Jelavic.Subs: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Pienaar, Mirallas, Vellios, Lukaku.QPR: Cesar, Simpson, Onuoha, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Traore, Phillips, Barton, Henry, O’Neil, Austin.Subs: Murphy, Dunne, Johnson, Onyewu, Kranjcar, Zamora, Benayoun.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Match Summary

first_imgOn Saturday, Stamford Bridge hosted the match between Chelsea and Bournemouth in the English Premier League. The match ended in a surprise 1-0 win for Bournemouth, in what was a pretty dull affair.Team Selection and Form Frank Lampard made one change to the team that beat Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday. Mason Mount was reintroduced into the starting lineup for Mateo Kovačić. The Blues were in a mixed run of form in all competitions. They came into this game after a 2-1 win against Lille but were beaten in their last three of their four Premier League games.Bournemouth, on the other side, was without a host of important players for this game. Adam Smith, Charlie Daniels, David Brooks, Liam Kelly, Callum Wilson, Nathan Ake and Steve Cook were all out for this game, meaning the Cherries had to pick some players that haven’t yet featured this season. They have lost 5 straight games in the league and looked like they were set for a sixth defeat in the row.SummaryChelsea were looking for a win that would consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League. The Blues started brightly and on the front foot. They had more possession and more shots in the first half but were unable to create any real chances. Mason Mount’s chance was the only chance that the home side managed to create in the first half. Frank Lampard would not be satisfied with how the first half went. Bournemouth proved to be dangerous on the counter-attack with the pace of Ryan Fraser and Joshua King.In the second half, Chelsea upped the tempo and tried to create opportunities for their first goal. Their efforts were not rewarded with many major chances. The biggest chance for the Blues fell to Emerson, who missed a header from point-blank. As the Blue pushed on and tried to get the winner, the guests posed a threat on the counter. The reward came for the in the 84th minute, when Ryan Gosling capitulated on a good counter-attack for the Cherries. The home side was stunned. They tried to push for an equalizer but managed to create no real opportunities. The most dangerous chance fell to Mateo Kovačić, whose shot from just outside the penalty box was saved comfortably by Ramsdale. This meant that a surprise victory headed to Bournemouth, rubbing salt into the wounds of Lampard’s team that were scarred by the defeat at the hands of West Ham. StatisticsShots: 18-11Possession: 68%-32%Corners: 9-4Fouls: 9-14For more betting tips, please visit ProTipster for football accumulator tips. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youThe Family Breeze18 Ways To Educate And Protect Your Kids From Internet DangerThe Family BreezeUndoHealth & Human Research10 Foods To Never Eat If You Have High Blood PressureHealth & Human ResearchUndoHearty Aging7 Tinnitus Symptoms You Are Probably IgnoringHearty AgingUndo100newspaper.xyzTop 10 Most Strange Looking Birds In The World100newspaper.xyzUndoVillas for Sale | Search AdsVillas for Sale in Goa Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkVillas for Sale | Search AdsUndoFlats for Sale | Search AdsApartments For Sale in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkFlats for Sale | Search AdsUndoWomanitely10 Wonderful Foods That Will Give You Great SkinWomanitelyUndoFood Prevent5 Foods to Lower Blood Pressure NaturallyFood PreventUndolast_img read more

Second period letdown costs Sharks in Game 2 loss to Avalanche

first_imgThe Sharks allowed second period goals to Gabriel Landeskog and Tyson Barrie and a … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/29/bang_adbafab1-8d29-441a-9e62-02d750f842a4″]Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — The Sharks knew the Colorado Avalanche were going to make a big push Sunday to start Game 2 of their second round playoff series.It didn’t happen until the second period, but it was no less effective in taking away home ice advantage.last_img read more

Aliens of the Deep Preaches Astrobiology and Chemical Evolution

first_imgTitanic director James Cameron has released a large-format, 3D film of undersea life around hydrothermal vents, entitled Aliens of the Deep and released by Walt Disney pictures.  National Geographic News interviewed Cameron.  When asked why he speculated in the movie that life could have originated around deep-sea vents, he said:Presumably the hydrothermal activity was there from the beginning of the oceans themselves.  You’ve got basically a stable environment, you’ve got chemical energy available, and you’ve got all the building blocks necessary.  So it seems inconceivable to me that it would not have been a viable place for life to emerge.  But [the origin of life] is a great mystery.  It’s the greatest detective story out there.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)His search for “extremophiles” (organisms adapted to living in extreme environments) is used in the movie as a pretext for suggesting life could exist on other planets, no matter how hot, cold, or different:Just because we’ve never seen cryogenic [very cold temperature] life on this planet doesn’t mean it can’t exist.  Look for life on Titan.  Look for life in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter, in the upper atmosphere of Venus.  We shouldn’t rule out any environment.    If life is as tenacious and adaptable as it seems to be here on Earth, there’s no reason why it couldn’t exist in some of these other places.Thus he blurs the line between origin and adaptation.  Despite science having no explanation for the origin of life on earth (see 02/06/2005 entry), Cameron portrays those who doubt chemical evolution as unscientific reactionaries: “Generally our society is turning its back on science and going to a more dogmatic view of the world, because people feel that science has not answered their fundamental questions,” he said.    But can science answer fundamental questions, and is science any less dogmatic when dealing with questions of origins?  The failure of naturalistic science to explain the origin of life is causing a decline in atheism worldwide, writes Uwe Siemon-Netto, UPI religious affairs editor, in the Washington Times.  “Two developments are plaguing atheism these days,” he says.  One is that it appears to be losing its scientific underpinnings.  The other is the historical experience of hundreds of millions of people worldwide that atheists are in no position to claim the moral high ground.”Translation of Cameron’s sermon: if you love science but doubt chemical evolution, you are a dunderhead.  What is his definition of science?  Chemical evolution, astrobiology, environmentalism, global warming and stem cell research.  With clever association, he claims “science” gave us semiconductors and astrobiology, so we should embrace both.  Sorry, we’ll have ours a la carte.    Chemical evolution is a reactionary science in more ways than one.  That is what is going backward (see 01/28/2005 entry).  Those who love science should toss astrobiology overboard and see if it can survive in the extreme environment of scientific scrutiny.  Just show us some amazing marine organisms, Jimmy, with all their designed complexity that defies evolution.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more