Williams wins third straight MoBay City Run title

first_imgRonique Williams underlined his utter dominance by winning a third MoBay City Run overall title yesterday. It was brilliant run from the defending two-time winner, who used his experience to win the 10 kilometre road race. Williams’ time of 36 minutes 10 seconds was too great a mountain for the other competitors with none able to break the 40-minute barrier. Andrew Gayle ran 41:01 for second, while Carlyle Russell crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 41:20. A jubilant Williams said the win was the most challenging of his three titles, mainly because he was tired from running another event the day before. “This was the most difficult one of the three years that I have won; but I was strong enough and quick enough to still post a good time and win a third MoBay City Run title,” he said. The female 10K title went to Chris-Ann Lewis, who stopped the clock at 45 minutes and 11 seconds for first place, while Karlene Blagrove ran second in 47: 09 seconds. Third went to Pauline Murphy in a time of 48: 17 seconds. Juliett Dinnal took the female top position in the 5K run, while Horace Burey stayed true to form in landing the men’s equivalent. The event which attracted close to 4,000 participants in the 5K Run/Walk and 10K run races, also saw perennial senior female champion 76-year-old Gerline Nelson once again making her mark in the 5K run. It was Williams’ day however and he defended his title with guts and class before promising to return next year to do it all over again. “I love this event; I look forward to participating in the MoBay City Run because of this road race stands for,” said Williams. “It is a very important event and it puts me in the spotlight, which encourages me to keep doing what I do. I will be back next year,” he added. MoBay City Run is a charity road race from which funds will go to needy students attending the three tertiary institutions, UWI-Western Campus, University of Technology (Western Campus) and the Montego Bay Community College.last_img read more

Calls made for probe into Legal Affairs Ministry

first_img…as 19 lawyers resign since 2015With the resignations of 19 lawyers from the Legal Affairs Ministry/Attorney General’s Chambers since this Government took over in 2015, calls are being made for an investigation into the Ministry’s high turnover rate.According to staff who reached out to Guyana Times, lawyers in the AG’s Chambers have to contend with a difficult and even toxic and abusive working environment.Attorney GeneralBasil WilliamsPointing to the large proportion of cases being lost by the Chambers in the courts, the employees recommended an investigation into claims of mismanagement and bad legal advice being followed.“Donna Sulker’s matter in which the Police killed a young man,” the source gave as an example. “Donna Sulker was prepared to accept $7 million… the court awarded in excess of $20 million after a full trial was concluded.”“The same level of incompetence was displayed in the matter concerning Ambassador (Harry Narine) Nawbatt. The contract was not properly terminated and the Ambassador was prepared to accept approximately $7 million, which represented his gratuity and other benefits… on (the Chamber’s advice) the State has been ordered by the court to pay in excess of $20 million in this case.”Those lawyers, who departed the Chambers include former Registrar and Solicitor General, Sita Ramlall, who was forced to move to the High Court last year over her pension and gratuity being withheld and former Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon, who sued for wrongful dismissal. The vast majority of the lawyers departing are female. Efforts to contact Attorney General Basil Williams for a comment on the issue proved futile.The Attorney General had come in for much criticism previously for his comments on Kissoon, with commentators bashing the manner in which he dealt with the matter.In a letter to the Editor published in local newspapers in 2017, the former Deputy Solicitor General’s father, prominent Attorney Jailall Kissoon, pointed out that this is the first time in legal history that an AG has levelled such a blast of terror and fear upon the Judiciary or his own legal officer.“The fallout from this scurrilous blast has radiated its tremulous fear through the spinal cord of the entire body of the Judiciary in Guyana and elsewhere,” he pointed out.According to the senior Kissoon, there are recorded documents in court to support that the ruling against the State-sponsored appeal was a pure stream of justice flowing uninterruptedly; that is, until it was polluted by the Attorney General in an article published in the State-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper.“Your prejudiced perception is that the Chancellor, together with applicant Bharrat Jagdeo, his Attorney-at-Law, Mr (Mursaline) Bacchus and the Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon, all of common ethnicity, caused the Attorney General and the Editor to fall in the dark mud of malice and partiality that Jagdeo must receive the benefit from the court unjustly. But the law does not recognise skin colour, the law is the law,” the Attorney penned.He went on to say that, “the Attorney General, who has such legal wisdom and foresight, ought to have seen the unholy conspiracy of the bench and Bar and should have appeared in person, as leader of the Bar, filed his Affidavit in Answer, argued his case as a legal luminary and eminent counsel and crushed the Applicant’s case to smithereens.”last_img read more

Meet the 2015 Ohio FFA Convention Student Reporters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal are excited to announce yet another year of exceptional student reporters to help bring you live coverage of the 87th Ohio FFA State Convention, April 30th and May 1st at the Ohio Expo Center. They’ll be reporting alongside our staff and offering a view of convention from a member’s perspective, all while learning valuable communication skills and having fun in the process. Stay tuned to www.ocj.com for the latest updates from Ohio FFA.Here are this year’s student reporters:Taylor CasterTaylor Caster is a member of the Clyde FFA Chapter. She is currently a sophomore at Clyde High School and serves her chapter as its junior president. She’ll be serving as president next year. Taylor has participated in various CDEs such as Parliamentary Procedure, Agricultural Sales, Dairy Judging, and Public Speaking. Outside of school, she is involved with the Riley Booster 4-H Club serving as reporter, Jr. Fair Board and Jr. Leadership Club. Taylor also loves to show livestock at the Sandusky County Fair, this year she plans to show Market Lambs, Hogs, and Turkeys. She is also serving as 2014 Sandusky County Fair Lamb & Wool Queen. Taylor hopes that this experience will enhance her speaking ability and allow her to broaden her horizons as she begins to take on new challenges.  Jarrett CrowthersJarrett Crowthers is a freshman member of the Edgewood/Butler Tech FFA Chapter. He is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Chapter Secretary. Crowthers this year had the joy of winning the state Public Speaking contest. Outside of FFA, he has participated in school plays and musicals, show choir, and has actively raised animals. He’ll be showing cattle and rabbits at this year’s Butler County Fair. Jarrett hopes to meet new people and make new friendships from the student reporter experience.    Libby HoslerLibby Hosler is a member in the Chief Logan FFA Chapter. She serves as the chapter reporter and is involved in a wide variety of Career Development Events. A junior in High School, Hosler is a class officer, member of student council, National Honor Society, and the Varsity Cross Country, Track, and Cheerleading teams. Her agricultural interests include raising market goats and rabbits for the fair.     Evan SmithEvan Smith is returning to offer his skills and talents as a Student Reporter for the second year, having been a reporter at the 2014 Ohio FFA State Convention. He hopes to bring some new experience to the reporting team. After last year’s convention, Evan began a student internship at a local radio station, reporting on the five FFA chapters in his home county. Smith is currently a junior at Canal Winchester High School, but is a member of the Bloom-Carroll FFA Chapter. Evan took second in the state at Extemporaneous Public Speaking this year and will be receiving his State FFA Degree the convention. He would like to someday attend The Ohio State University, but is still undecided on a major.last_img read more

Google Docs Turns Scanned Letters Into Editable Text with OCR

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The option to translate an image into text is available on the upload screen and can be used on PDF, JPEG, GIF and PNG files. As warned in today’s release, not all formatting may be preserved, so an original of the scan is included in the document. Currently Google Docs OCR supports English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, but as always, our favorite polyglot Google says more languages are soon on the way.The only problem so far might be that it just doesn’t work all that well. The official Google announcement only mentions documents, so we found some handwritten images on the Web, tried uploading them and got zip, zilch, zero for text. As Chris Cameron wrote the other day, when the feature was first noticed on the unofficial Google Operating System blog, “those who rely on OCR heavily will likely be disappointed with the features and may have better results with commercial solutions.” Related Posts So you have that old screenplay from 10 years back that you printed out but long ago lost the floppy disc you’d it saved on. If it’s time to resurrect it and you don’t feel like taking a couple of days to tediously type the whole thing up again, then no fear, Google is here.Google is taking another one of its experimental features and taking it mainstream: optical character recognition.The feature originally started out at Google software engineer Jaron Schaeffer’s 20% project before finally being added as an experimental and now full-fledged feature of Google’s cloud-based answer to software like Microsoft Office, Google Docs.Optical character recognition is the automatic translation of text, whether handwritten, typed or otherwise, into “machine-encoded text” – e.g. an editable .txt or .doc file. According to the original release of the feature, OCR “will only work well on high-resolution images, so if the original document is faded and grainy, set the DPI high when scanning it for better results. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud computing#Google#news#web mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Thirdy Ravena shrugs off vicious dunk vs UST, wins bet with dad

first_imgLATEST STORIES “It was just fortunate that [Ikeh] got the offensive rebound, and I saw that no one was guarding the middle area of the zone. It was a good pass by Ikeh, that’s it.”After throwing it down, Ravena celebrated and pointed three fingers to the general direction of the audience behind one of the rims at Smart Araneta Coliseum.As it turned out, Ravena was gesturing to his father Bong, whom he has a running bet with this season.“My dad and I have a bet,” said Ravena in Filipino. “That every time I get a dunk he’ll give me P3,000.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena had already built a reputation as one of the most athletic collegiate players in the country today.He’s often regarded as the more athletic of the Ravena brothers, and that is no disservice to his brother Kiefer. And on Saturday, the senior Blue Eagle showed off his hops.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort In the latter stages of Ateneo’s 102-83 win over University of Santo Tomas, Ravena produced arguably the season’s best dunk. After Chibueze Ikeh grabbed the offensive rebound with 2:25 left in the fourth, he found a cutting Ravena, who jammed the ball with such ferocity it might have turned the Growling Tigers to purring kitties.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA dunk so vicious should be ingrained into anyone’s memory, but Ravena said it was all part of a normal basketball motion.“It just happened,” said Ravena who finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Green Archers lock up top two, blow out Bulldogs Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

90million Manitoba flood cheques in the mail

first_imgkmartens@aptn.ca@katmarte Claimants had to provide proof of membership for one of the four First Nations, and show they lived in Manitoba at the time. (APTN file)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsCheques are in the mail for members of four First Nations intentionally flooded in 2011 by the Manitoba government, APTN News has learned.About 7,000 people started receiving compensation last week from a $90-million settlement for personal property.Their belongings were damaged when the then-NDP government of Greg Selinger diverted flood water into First Nations, lakefront cottage areas and farm operations to spare the capital city of Winnipeg.“They’re called disruption payments,” said lawyer Sabrina Lombardi of the payments to members of Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River and Lake St. Martin.“It’s an excellent settlement.”Posts on social media this week report heavy traffic at some rural post offices as claimants receive their cheques. Payments vary in size depending on whether claimants lived on or off reserve at the time of the flooding.Lombardi, of McKenzie Lake in Toronto, declined to reveal dollar amounts to protect the privacy of claimants but noted the settlement is putting “tens of thousands of dollars in the hands of those impacted.”Many evacuees from Lake St. Martin were never able to return to their homes. (APTN file)APTN has learned eligible adults can expect to receive between $42,000 and $67,000 while children get 10 per cent of that.Further compensation under the category “special circumstances” for people who suffered health problems or loss of work due to flooding is still being assessed, Lombard added.A Manitoba judge originally approved the settlement in January 2018. The settlement applies to personal belongings and not band property like housing, infrastructure and land.Compensation for those larger community losses is still being discussed.Claimants were initially expecting the payments last December when allegations of fraud put the process on hold.Lombardi, at that time, told APTN the application process would be re-opened to weed out real evacuees from fake. She wouldn’t say Tuesday how many false claims were discovered.She said interest was accruing on the settlement money in the meantime that would benefit claimants – many of whom were forced out of their homes for years.last_img read more

Pochettino wants to win a trophy with Tottenham

first_imgTottenham is about to finish in the top four again in the English Premier League but Mauricio Pochettino knows that it is not enough to prove that they are a top club.The Argentinian coach knows that a trophy is needed to simply prove that the Spurs belong to the group of the world’s top teams and he sees it as the next step of his side’s development – and he claimed that he wants to win a trophy with his team as soon as possible to show how good they can be.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The former Southampton manager spoke about his side’s future and his personal goals as he said, according to TBR Football:“The first step is to be competitive and to reduce the gap with the top four.  And after 23 years it is the first time we have finished above all of the London clubs. But next is to win a trophy, although we are not a club which wins a lot in recent years.”last_img read more

Inzaghi fancies Lazios Champions League chances

first_imgSimone Inzaghi is confident that Lazio can still sustain the chase for a Champions League spot ahead of their showdown with SPAL.Lazio suffered a massive 3-0 home defeat to rivals Inter Milan and would be hoping to get things right against SPAL“We lost a game that was very important for us. We lost it by a wide margin and that should not have happened,” said Inzaghi in his Press conference via Football Italia.“Up until the first goal, it was a very balanced encounter and we had done well. Inter ultimately deserved the win, but we weren’t world-beaters before that game and we’re not worthy of the scrap heap now.“We have to look at what these lads have achieved over the last couple of years, finishing fifth and fourth in Serie A, with an Italian Super Cup on the shelf and a Coppa Italia Final.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“Some people might say that after fifth and fourth, we can give up on the Champions League, but I don’t. I still firmly believe in our chances and so do the players. It’s what we are all working towards.“Too often in Rome, opinion lurches from one side to the other with no sense of equilibrium. We are fourth in Serie A, second in the Europa League in a very tough group and the lads are doing a great job.“We analysed what happened, all took our share of the responsibility and now focus on SPAL, a very well-organised side and dangerous opponents. We can’t afford to get this one wrong.“SPAL’s statistics show how strong they are, including a victory here against Roma last month, so we mustn’t make the same mistake.”last_img read more

Yorke Man United should give Solskjaer the permanent managers job

first_imgDwight Yorke has backed his former Manchester United team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent managerial vacancy.Since replacing  Jose Mourinho last month at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has enjoyed a perfect start by winning all eight of his games in charge of United as interim coach.The Norwegian could now further bolster his prospects of becoming the permanent United coach by breaking Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola’s record of winning their opening six Premier League games if United defeat Burnley tonight.Despite this, however, former Red Devils star Paul Ince believes the club should go all out for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season.But Yorke thinks otherwise and is certain that Solskjaer is the right man for the job.“Is a bigger way winning games, being successful playing attractive football?” Yorke told SportsMax.“The fans have been happy. If he’s doing that. There’s no reason to change it in my opinion. And I think that’s the way to go.“I’m sure everyone who knows Ole like I do, having spent four years with him, I didn’t really see him coming in and in the first place and getting the job, however, the decision was made, you know he’s a close friend. We want to see him do well.“He’s inherited a very good team and he’s been at the club for a very long time, so he understands the way that the club plays and I think that’s all he went in and did, he didn’t have to alter too much.“It’s the same players, give them the way to play forward, play attacking, the Man United brand of football.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“And I didn’t think he has to tinker too much because at the end of the day it’s the same players.“You’ve got to give him a lot of credit to go through winning eight games back to back. That’s incredible, to be mentioned alongside the greats of Sir Alex [Ferguson] and certainly Sir Matt Busby, it’s just incredible.“It’s fantastic and I think everyone is really delighted how well he has done and how well the team has really responded to his method of being positive and playing on the front foot.”Yorke, who scored 66 goals in 147 appearances for United and won three Premier League titles along with the Champions League, admits he’s been taken aback by Solskjaer’s success.“He’s very unassuming, very shy, only spoke when he’s been spoken to, he never spoke out of time or context,” Yorke added.“He is very dedicated to his sports vision. I could see him involved with the younger kids and really doing well at that level.“I just didn’t see him really going into management because being interactive with people, he’s very nice but you know the interacting and communicating with people wasn’t one of his biggest strengths but he seems to have really taken it on.“We know looking back at Cardiff, not particularly great there, but certainly at United, he feels very comfortable there and had a great rapport there with the fans and a great opportunity to show his managerial skills and he seems to have taken the bull by the horns which is fantastic to see – and I can only wish Ole continued success.“He is a very good friend of mine and I only want him to see him do well, not just for himself, but I want to see the football club and the players do what Man United always does – compete in games and being entertaining, scoring fantastic goals – because when you have the players and the attacking flair that we have in our team there is no reason why we shouldn’t be where we are.“And you know if someone were to point their finger and said, you know Liverpool and City are 17 or 18 points better than us just halfway through the season, that is just a myth. So there was something obviously not particularly right at the football club and Ole’s come in and changed that whole concept and mentality.”last_img read more