(Compliments of Fly Jamaica, Nexus Machining, Bell Communication and GT Motorsports)THE weekend Jamaican Karting excursion called Double Trouble came to an end on Sunday with positive results for Guyanese.While they had mixed fortunes over the two-day event with several podium spaces, they learnt something more important than winning, and that was the ability to adapt.Justin Ten-Pow was the standout performer in the Micro Max event where he picked up three third place finishes but was disqualified from one.The disqualification resulted from a restrictor plate on the exhaust of his kart being too small and thus out of specifications, though the Guyanese argued that they were unaware of this having borrowed karts to compete.In the end, they lodged a protest with the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) over the event with the body expected to make a formal ruling later in the week.Mikhail Persaud leads Rayden Persaud in Junior Class action..Still, Ten-Pow was still upbeat over his performance in the new class, especially considering the fact that the engines used in the Reggae Isle are vastly different than those used here.In the Junior Class, there were podium finishes for Mikhail Persaud and Rayden Persaud in the final races while Elan Rahaman picked up a third in one pre-final.Utilising rules that were also foreign to the Guyanese, the JKA runs firstly a qualifying session followed by a pre-race which is to decide gridding for what they call the finals where the points are awarded to the finishers.This is done in two rounds to complete one karting weekend.In the seniors Matthew Phang while failing to finish on the podium was one of the standout performers in one of the largest groups.He managed to hold his own and keep up with some of the host’s drivers, despite only learning the kart this weekend.There was also one third-place finish for Steven Nobrega who competed in the Super Rotax where competitors have to race cautiously so as to not go faster than 59 seconds.This quirky rule ensured that there were several penalties for those who did faster than the pre-defined time.Mechanical woes plagued Justin Ten Pow all weekend as well in the Mini Max class.In the end, however, all the Guyanese were awarded with tokens for participating.The Guyanese departed before the final round of races on Sunday.
Gardaí have confirmed that a total of 86 arrests were carried out over the 2019 rally weekend in Donegal.The figure is up slightly on the 82 arrests in 2018.A large-scale policing operation took place again this year as thousands of visitors flocked to the county for the three-day event. The majority of arrests were made at nighttime in Letterkenny and far from the rally stages. There were 46 public order incidents between Friday and Monday morning. Out on the roads, Gardaí arrested 10 drink/drug drivers and seven people for dangerous driving. There was also one person arrested for drink driving in the Milford district as part of this year’s Garda policing plan. Saturday was an extremely busy night for Gardaí. Forty-one people were arrested between 5pm on Saturday and 7am on Sunday for a wide range of crimes. A member of An Garda Síochana was assaulted in Letterkenny on this night.Other offences from the weekend included drugs, assault, and criminal damage. Eighty-six arrests in total over Rally Weekend was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:arrestsGardaiRALLY WEEKEND
Premier League matches could kick off as late as 7:45 p.m. from the 2019-20 season as part of plans to broadcast at least half of the 380 games live on television, according to a report in The Times.The plan was proposed after broadcasters Sky reported that television viewership for league matches fell 14 percent last season while subscriptions to their mobile video service and online live video provider rose by 31 percent.”As we anticipated, the way customers engage with live sport is changing, with strong growth in newer, digital-first platforms,” a Sky spokesman told The Times.Supporters are likely to oppose the change as travelling to games will become harder compared to the current 3 p.m. kick-offs but the league’s growing international popularity is expected to provide incentive to showcase more matches.”The Premier League is more popular than ever due to the fantastic football put on by clubs and the commitment of fans,” a spokesman for the league told The Times.”In the season 2016-17 stadiums were a record 96.5 percent full, unique broadcasting reach in the UK was up 2 percent on the previous season and matches were available to watch in one billion homes in 188 countries.”Broadcasters can submit their bids for domestic rights by the end of the year and the final decision is expected to be made in February.Sky and BT Sport acquired domestic broadcasting rights worth 5.14 billion pounds ($6.52 billion) for three years in 2015.
The Rustlers Mens 35’s arrived in Coffs Harbour yesterday for the 2005 Asics National Touch League with nothing except the clothes on their back, after thieves stole their trailer containing all of their gear. The team had stopped to grab a bite to eat at the Toombul shopping centre and came back out to discover the trailer was gone. Now this was a mini bus and a trailer, not just a bag or suitcase. So somebody or several somebody’s removed the trailer and pulled it away, all while the team was in the shopping centre grabbing some food. Fortunately for the Rustlers boys the trailer was found…unfortunately for the Rustlers boys, everything of any value had been stolen…clothes, playing gear, shoes, personal items, anything and everything. Thankfully, the Rustlers administration managed to collect and scrape together an entire new set of uniforms for the Mens 35’s. Bronwyn Holland is not quite sure how they did it, must have been a miracle, sort of like the fish and the loaves story in the bible. “I don’t exactly know how we managed to get another whole set of uniforms for the guys, but thankfully we have scraped it together and they can take the field for the NTL,” she said. All the Rustlers players from the other divisions also came together to support their Mens 35’s. They did a quick collection amongst themselves to raise $700 so the men could buy some clothes to wear. ATA also kicked in with a deal so they could all afford to buy some new shoes for their matches. So the Rustlers Men have one thing to ask…if you see anyone who looks nothing like a Rustler Touch player running around in Brisbane wearing Rustlers clothing, get in touch with police, report it. If the Rustlers clothing appears on the black market or e-bay, you know where it came from. We just want to wish the team good luck, you certainly deserve it and obviously need it. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]
Australia won the Mixed Open division two games to one as well as the Women’s Open division 2-1, while the Men’s took out their series 3-0. Game OneMixed Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 4Women’s Open – New Zealand 4 defeated Australia 3Men’s Open – Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 4Game TwoMixed Open – New Zealand 10 defeated Australia 9Women’s Open – Australia 4 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 5Game ThreeMixed Open – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8Women’s Open – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 11 defeated New Zealand 3 To read all the match reports and stories from the event, please visit the Trans Tasman event website:www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com To see all of the photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook page:/a>traliawww.facebook.com/touchfootballaus To view all of the highlights from the event, please visit the TFA YouTube Channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus RJ Media, the company professionally filming the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, have put together some fantastic highlights of day three of the series which can be viewed on the TFA YouTube channel. The video shows highlights from Australia’s three wins on day three of the series and is a taste of what we can expect to see in the final product. To view this clip, please visit the TFA YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus
The world may miss the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) target by a wide margin if the human civilisation does not pull up its socks and promptly acts to protect the natural order. This was made clear by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) in its Global Assessment Report. The report, showcased how human activities, were devastating nature — one million species face extinction — called for “transformative changes across economic, social, political and technological factors”. Else 80 per cent — 35 out of 44 — assessed targets of the UN-mandated SDG’s would remain unmet, the report warned. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyThe current trajectories used for conserving and sustainably using nature and achieving sustainability, such as those embodied in the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, cannot be met. Although there has been progress in the implementation of various policies and actions to conserve nature and manage it more sustainably, they are not sufficient to stem the direct and indirect drivers of nature’s deterioration. Also Read – The future is here!”Nature is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, taking into consideration that the Sustainable Development Goals are integrated and indivisible, as well as implemented nationally, current negative trends in biodiversity and ecosystems will undermine progress towards…goals related to poverty, hunger, health, water, cities, climate, oceans and land (Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 13, 14, and 15),” revealed the summary of the report. Nature can be conserved, restored, and used sustainably through urgent and concerted efforts fostering transformative change. This includes taking into account climate change impacts in the definition of future goals and objectives, the report suggested. To curb direct drivers of nature’s deterioration, implementing societal goals – including those for food, water, energy, health and the achievement of human well-being; enhancing international cooperation and linking locally relevant measures can help. On the other hand, “five main interventions (“levers”) can generate transformative change by tackling the underlying indirect drivers of nature deterioration: (1) incentives and capacity-building; (2) cross-sectoral cooperation; (3) pre-emptive action; (4) decision-making in the context of resilience and uncertainty; and (5) environmental law and implementation,” the report said. While trajectories of transformation will vary across contexts, with challenges and needs differing, especially in the developing and developed nations, integrative, inclusive, informed and adaptive governance approaches can reduce the risks. Other measures include collaborating the knowledge, innovations and practices, institutions and values of indigenous peoples and local communities; coordinated mix of interventions on land, in freshwater and in the oceans; land-based climate change mitigation activities and nature-based solutions like use of green infrastructure — maintaining green spaces and biodiversity-friendly water bodies, urban agriculture, rooftop gardens — could be crucial for meeting Sustainable Development Goals. (The views expressed are of Down To Earth)
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed anguish over the killing of an MLA, his son and nine others in Arunachal Pradesh by suspected NSCN rebels and termed it as an “outrageous attempt” to disturb peace in the Northeast. His deputy Kiren Rijiju also demanded strongest possible action against those responsible for the dastardly attack. “Shocked and anguished by the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh ji, his family and others in Arunachal Pradesh. It is an outrageous attempt to disturb peace and normalcy in the North East. The perpetrators of this heinous crime will not be spared. My condolences to the bereaved families,” Singh said in a tweet. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Rijiju said he was shocked and saddened by the brutal attack and tragic killing of Aboh, his family members and others. “Strongest possible action will be taken against those responsible for such dastardly attack,” he tweeted. Suspected Naga militants on Tuesday gunned down Aboh, a sitting MLA from Khonsa West constituency, and 10 others, including his son and security personnel, in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. The MLA was also seeking re-election from the same constituency on a ticket of the National People’s Party, headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. Aboh was on his way from Assam to his constituency, along with his family members, three police personnel and a poll agent, when suspected NSCN-IM rebels opened fire at their vehicles around 11.30am.
Algiers – Several dozen Algerians marked International Women’s Day Saturday with a demonstration in Algiers to remember hundreds of women killed by Islamists in the 1990s.The families of people who disappeared during the civil war that rocked the North African country held a separate protest to demand the truth about what had happened to their loved ones.“No to forgetting all the women killed” during the 1992-2002 civil war, rights activist Dr Fadhela Chitour told AFP. “The eighth of March is not a holiday when we send flowers — historically, it’s a day of combat,” she added.Under the watchful eye of police, demonstrators held portraits of women who had been killed in the decade of deadly violence.Suspending processesThe Algerian civil war killed 200,000 people, according to official figures.It erupted after the army suspended an electoral process when the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) won the first round of a parliamentary vote in 1991.Also on Saturday, relatives of people missing since the civil war protested to demand the truth about the disappearances.They also said they opposed a fourth term for Abdelaziz Bouteflika who is standing in the presidential election on April 17.“No to a fourth term” and “No to Algeria with an old man as president!” they shouted before being dispersed by police, an AFP journalist said.
Jared HughesMIL200+0.3 Goose stats through Thursday, June 1 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Pedro BaezLAN222-0.5 Peter MoylanKCA302+0.5 Jason MotteATL101+0.1 Luis AvilanLAN212-0.1 Craig BreslowMIN010-0.4 Neftali FelizMIL840-0.4 Jose AlvaradoTBA513+0.4 Tyler PollNYN010-0.4 Hector RondonCHN721+0.2 Tony WatsonPIT1432+0.8 Joaquin BenoitPHI930+0.1 Robby ScottBOS206+0.3 Travis WoodKCA331-0.6 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Hunter StricklandSFN710+0.6 Chris DevenskiHOU1551+0.3 Brandon KintzlerMIN1221+1.1 Pat NeshekPHI612+0.5 Andrew MillerCLE1711+2.3 Fernando RodneyARI1233+0.6 Tyler ClippardNYA434-0.5 Source: Seamheads.com Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Carlos EstevezCOL100+0.2 Alex WoodLAN301+0.4 Jacob BarnesMIL1222+0.9 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Matt BelisleMIN713+0.7 The Cleveland Indians’ Andrew Miller is the sort of pitcher we had in mind when we developed the goose egg, our replacement for the save stat that rewards pitchers for throwing scoreless relief innings in clutch situations. Miller isn’t the Indians’ closer — that distinction belongs to Cody Allen — and in fact, Miller doesn’t have a single save yet this season. But no reliever has contributed more to his team’s bottom line so far.Miller has appeared in 23 games, usually entering in the 7th or 8th inning. All but a handful of those appearances have come in high-leverage situations. He’s yielded just two runs — one of them unearned — while striking out 37 batters and allowing just 5 walks and 13 hits in 26.1 innings. He’s been as unhittable as pitchers get. But while Miller hasn’t earned any saves for his efforts, he does have 17 goose eggs, tying him for the major league lead. He also leads the majors in goose wins above replacement (GWAR), having added 2.3 wins to Cleveland’s tally so far. If his performance so far is the source of any disappointment, it’s that, unlike during last year’s postseason, Miller hasn’t been used in many multi-inning appearances — but that’s on manager Terry Francona, not Miller.The co-leader in goose eggs is the Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who started out as a setup man but worked his way into the closer role. We’re more interested in pitchers with less conventional usage patterns, however, and a couple of them have fallen off the pace slightly. The Astros’ Chris Devenski, who we highlighted last month for often working multiple innings at a time, is up to 15 goose eggs, but he also has 5 broken eggs (the goose equivalent of a blown save). And the Reds’ Raisel Iglesias, who’s mainly used as a closer but who often enters the game in the 8th inning instead of the 9th, is stuck on 12 goose eggs, mostly because the Reds have been playing like crap and not providing him with enough clutch situations to pitch in.You can find a complete rundown of goose stats in the table below. We’ll continue to update these numbers once a month or so. Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Ross StriplingLAN541-0.8 Austin PruittTBA200+0.3 Dellin BetancesNYA1010+1.2 Diego MorenoTBA010-0.4 David RobertsonCHA1020+0.7 Chris HatcherLAN110-0.2 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Derek LawSFN1021+0.6 Arodys VizcainoATL1031+0.3 Bryan ShawCLE912+1.1 Steve CishekSEA011-0.4 Darren O’DayBAL722+0.3 Ken GilesHOU721+0.3 George KontosSFN531-0.5 Fernando AbadBOS300+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSLN320-0.3 Edwin DiazSEA1321+1.2 Scott ObergCOL310+0.1 Carl EdwardsCHN811+0.7 Bryan MorrisSFN300+0.4 Heath HembreeBOS324-0.3 Jorge De La RosaARI831+0.0 Alex ColomeTBA1622+1.6 Roberto OsunaTOR841-0.3 Brad BrachBAL1520+1.5 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Mike DunnCOL501+0.8 Frankie MontasOAK100+0.1 Dan JenningsCHA012-0.4 Kelvin HerreraKCA1131+0.6 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Asher WojciechowskiCIN100+0.1 Richard BleierBAL210-0.1 Liam HendriksOAK411+0.2 Ryan MadsonOAK721+0.3 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 Erasmo RamirezTBA702+1.0 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Carlos TorresMIL431-0.6 Ryan DullOAK422-0.2 Enny RomeroWAS733-0.2 Keynan MiddletonANA100+0.1 Jerry BlevinsNYN805+1.1 Aroldis ChapmanNYA600+0.9 Al AlburquerqueKCA010-0.4 Nate JonesCHA410+0.2 Oliver DrakeMIL110-0.2 Jake McGeeCOL402+0.6 Marc RzepczynskiSEA304+0.4 Michael FelizHOU100+0.1 Hector NerisPHI1111+1.2 Kyle BarracloughMIA611+0.4 Joakim SoriaKCA1431+1.0 J. J. HooverARI621+0.1 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS620+0.1 Greg HollandCOL1200+1.8 Aaron LoupTOR104+0.2 Miguel SocolovichSLN101+0.1 Austin BriceCIN300+0.4 Santiago CasillaOAK931+0.2 Donnie HartBAL313+0.1 Mike MontgomeryCHN911+0.9 Chase WhitleyTBA521-0.0 Jumbo DiazTBA232-0.8 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Brad HandSDN1232+0.5 Fernando SalasNYN422-0.2 Addison ReedNYN1343+0.3 Bud NorrisANA850-0.7 Brandon MaurerSDN850-0.8 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Sergio RomoLAN230-0.9 Ryne StanekTBA013-0.4 Ryan GartonTBA030-1.1 Jeurys FamiliaNYN412+0.2 Oliver PerezWAS402+0.6 James PazosSEA613+0.5 Jose TorresSDN130-1.0 Alex ClaudioTEX524+0.0 A. J. RamosMIA411+0.2 Casey LawrenceTOR010-0.4 Raisel IglesiasCIN1200+1.7 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Casey FienSEA100+0.1 Deolis GuerraANA720+0.3 Ty BlachSFN101+0.1 Tony CingraniCIN110-0.2 Adam WarrenNYA421-0.1 Ryan PresslyMIN420-0.1 Anthony SwarzakCHA400+0.6 Matt BarnesBOS513+0.4 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 David PhelpsMIA440-1.0 Andrew ChafinARI033-1.1 J. C. RamirezANA020-0.7 Keone KelaTEX530-0.3 Kenley JansenLAN1201+1.6 T. J. McFarlandARI400+0.6 Jose AlvarezANA543-0.8 Cam BedrosianANA303+0.4 Nick VincentSEA613+0.5 Chasen ShreveNYA301+0.5 Wandy PeraltaCIN810+0.8 Luis GarciaPHI300+0.4 Jeanmar GomezPHI411+0.2 Craig KimbrelBOS1210+1.5 Jason GrilliTOR331-0.6 Jeremy JeffressTEX131-0.9 Tony BarnetteTEX630-0.2 Adam OttavinoCOL1132+0.6 Xavier CedenoTBA013-0.4 Blake WoodCIN220-0.5 Koda GloverWAS712+0.6 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Jonathan BroxtonSLN120-0.6 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.8 Matt GraceWAS110-0.2 Blake TreinenWAS320-0.3 Steven OkertSFN524-0.1 Josh SmokerNYN722+0.2 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.1 Dominic LeoneTOR223-0.4 Hansel RoblesNYN422-0.2 Chris YoungKCA100+0.2 Zach PutnamCHA200+0.3 Cody AllenCLE1022+0.9 Blake ParkerANA731-0.1 Joe KellyBOS412+0.3 Brad ZieglerMIA412+0.2 Jean MachiSEA101+0.1 Kevin QuackenbushSDN110-0.2 Brooks PoundersANA100+0.1 Drew StorenCIN212-0.1 Zach BrittonBAL600+0.9 Matt StrahmKCA221-0.4 Wade LeBlancPIT112-0.2 Scott AlexanderKCA210-0.1 Miguel DiazSDN010-0.4 Wade DavisCHN1001+1.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Jim JohnsonATL930+0.1 Juan NicasioPIT522-0.1 Sean DoolittleOAK412+0.2 Francisco RodriguezDET272-2.3 Luke GregersonHOU620+0.1 Ryan BuchterSDN742-0.6 Blaine HardyDET121-0.6 Justin GrimmCHN101+0.1 Seung-hwan OhSLN1612+1.8 Jake JunisKCA100+0.2 Matt AlbersWAS413+0.2 Jonathan HolderNYA300+0.5 Brian DuensingCHN300+0.4 Joe SmithTOR1011+1.2 Josh FieldsLAN201+0.3 Ryan TeperaTOR1120+0.9 Tyler DuffeyMIN410+0.2 Daniel HudsonPIT332-0.7 Jordan LylesCOL110-0.2 Danny BarnesTOR120-0.6 Koji UeharaCHN832-0.0 Tommy KahnleCHA820+0.4 Ian KrolATL311+0.0 Paul SewardNYN100+0.1 Tony ZychSEA321-0.3 Matt BushTEX1020+0.8 Randall DelgadoARI300+0.4 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 Emilio PaganSEA110-0.2 Mychal GivensBAL922+0.6 Jose LeclercTEX110-0.2 Will HarrisHOU1020+0.7 Kirby YatesANA/SDN111-0.2 Michael LorenzenCIN1010+1.0 Edubray RamosPHI060-2.3 Joe BiaginiTOR432-0.5 Sammy SolisWAS110-0.2 Bruce RondonDET010-0.4 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Corey KnebelMIL1722+1.6 Felipe RiveroPIT1412+1.6 Trevor RosenthalSLN1220+0.9 Josh OsichSFN012-0.4 David HernandezANA601+0.9 Shane GreeneDET612+0.5 Tommy HunterTBA310+0.1 Cory GearrinSFN210-0.1 Rafael MonteroNYN131-1.0 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Nick WittgrenMIA300+0.4 Pedro StropCHN413+0.2 Eric O’FlahertyATL110-0.2 Neil RamirezNYN002+0.0 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Bryan MitchellNYA010-0.4 Junichi TazawaMIA120-0.6 Chad QuallsCOL100+0.2 Josh EdginNYN522-0.1 Dustin McGowanMIA201+0.3 Robert GsellmanNYN210-0.1 Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Chris RusinCOL412+0.2 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Justin WilsonDET1120+0.9 Yusmeiro PetitANA712+0.7 Chad GreenNYA001+0.0 Mark MelanconSFN820+0.3 Mike MinorKCA1021+0.8 Brett CecilSLN621+0.1 Joe BlantonWAS120-0.6 Jesse ChavezANA010-0.4 Daniel CoulombeOAK011-0.4 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Warwick SaupoldDET001+0.0 Dan AltavillaSEA321-0.3 Taylor RogersMIN622+0.2 Jose RamirezATL920+0.5 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Kevin SiegristSLN610+0.4 Grant DaytonLAN011-0.4 Matthew BowmanSLN1023+0.6 Danny FarquharTBA732-0.1 Sam DysonTEX361-1.7 Boone LoganCLE002+0.0 Joely RodriguezPHI514+0.3 Alex WilsonDET743-0.4 Archie BradleyARI1121+0.9