The eight participating teams include host Tahiti with preliminary stage winners Samoa, defending champions New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.Just one side was seeded for the draw – hosts Tahiti into position A1 – with the remaining teams drawn into positions at random.Group A is completed by a strong line-up of performers based on 2015 results with semi-finalists Vanuatu and New Caledonia joining runners-up Tahiti while Papua New Guinea round off the group.In Group B Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa will have the defending champions New Zealand to contend with.The 2017 edition of the OFC U-17 Championship will be held in Papeete, Tahiti from 11-24 February.
Prison break…$18M approved for emergency shelters’ constructionBy Lakhram BhagiratPresident David Granger, in a three-minute pre-recorded statement early Monday night, said that following the second meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Monday, approval was given for a four-part emergency plan to bePresident David Granger, along with Ministers Joseph Harmon, David Patterson and Basil Williams following the National Security Committee meetingimplemented in light of the fire that destroyed the Georgetown Prison. Up to press time, four armed and dangerous prisoners remained on the run.“The NSC has approved the immediate implementation of a four-part emergency plan, which includes the construction of temporary structures to safely and securely house prisoners in the short term and protect the population; the completion of recovery operation to account for and accommodate every single prisoner; the implementation of legal measures to immediately reduce prison population and importantly, the immediate recapture of those inmates who escaped custody,” the President told the nation.He informed that the NSC received up-to-date reports on the death, destruction and displacement caused by the fire set by rioting prisoners. He added that the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Prison Service, and Guyana Fire Service were working together to ensure public safety and that a manhunt was being executed to recapture the escapees.The President informed that air and ground patrols were being conducted, whileMembers of the National Security Committee meeting on Mondayvigilance has been heightened on roadways and key points to ensure maximum safety of citizens. He stated that the NSC would be convening another meeting shortly and assured that all measures were being implemented to ensure the situation returned to normalcy.“I mourn the loss of prison warden Odinga Wickham, who was murdered in the execution of his duties and I extend condolences to his family. We will ensure that the best medical attention will be given to everyone else, who received injuries in the riot,” he said.“The Government is continuing to implement measures, particularly the major recommendations which were made by the Commission of Inquiry in the March 2016 prison riot. These include the expansion of the infrastructure of the Mazaruni prison. The Government is committed to public safety and for the reform of the Guyana Prison Service,” President Granger added.By the end of Monday, close to 300 inmates are expected to be safely relocated to various detention facilities across the country, including at Mazaruni, New Amsterdam and Timehri. The remainder will be housed at Lusignan, where temporary facilities are currently being installed by engineers from the Public Infrastructure Ministry. Tents, in addition to portable toilets, are being set up to protect inmates from the elements, while construction begins on three holding shelters, washrooms and reinforced gates. A budget of $18 million has been approved to execute these works.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan is appealing to citizens who might have information on the inmates that are on the run to come forward and cooperate with law enforcement officers. The next 72 hours, he said, will be critical in terms of implementing the four-point plan.“We should reduce the number at Lusignan from 1000 to about 450 by virtue of what we are doing administratively and also by the process of transfers…So, it is a very complex set of arrangements that we are putting in place to ensure the safety of all as well as the recapture of those who have escaped,” he said.Thus far, the Guyana Police Force has issued wanted bulletins for Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander; Uree Varswyk aka “Malcolm Gordon” and Mark Royden Durant aka Royden Williams and “Smallie”.Calm and unitySocial Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton, in a statement, called for calm and unity to prevail during the trying times.“We condemn all efforts to use this opportunity to polarise and fracture us as a nation. This is not a time for division in our society as every Guyanese must be each other’s keeper given the current circumstances,” the Minister said.The Ministry is appealing to citizens across the length and breadth of our country to desist from engaging in hate speech, particularly in the areas of politics, race, ethnicity and religion via social media and in their respective communities. Additionally, persons are being urged to desist from spreading rumours and unconfirmed reports, which may incite negative actions and animosity, the statement added.The Minister is also encouraging citizens to follow important safety precautions communicated by the Public Security Ministry. He also commended the Joint Services for the work, which has been done so far and expressed confidence that ongoing efforts to recapture the prison escapees and all other approaches to restore normalcy would be successful. “We take this opportunity to offer sincere condolences to the loved ones of prison warden Odinga Wickham, who lost his life in the line of duty. In addition, the Ministry wishes to convey regrets on those injured and otherwise affected by the incident,” the statement concluded.Around 16:45h on Sunday, the Georgetown Prison went up in flames.
The elder Force was a bit less stressed after the first of four qualifying sessions at Fairplex. Robert Hight, his son-in-law and Ashley’s brother-in-law, finished with the best time with a 4.693 at 326.79. Brandon Bernstein, whose father Kenny returned to driving Thursday after a three-year retirement, was tops in Top Fuel with a pass of 4.494 at 331.61. Greg Anderson, a winner at the 2006 Auto Club Finals last November, had the best time in Pro Stock with an effort of 6.647 at 208.33. John Force Racing put four Mustangs in the top 14. In addition to Hight and Ashley, Eric Meden, was right behind Ashley Force in seventh and John Force had the 14th-best time. The top 16 advance to Sunday’s finals. “I don’t know how Eric and Robert did it,” Ashley said about the debuts of her teammates in 2004 and 2005, respectively. “They just stepped in after working on the crew. I don’t know if I would have had the guts,” a reference to her three seasons in the alcohol class. The younger Force was the initial car in the class off the line and was surrounded by film crews, well-wishers and other drivers in the staging lanes en route to the starting line. She was so focused, she didn’t hear her father as he tried to give her last-minute advice. “It was more nerve-racking than I thought,” the 24-year-old daughter of 14-time Funny Car champion John Force said. “Coming into this, I felt I was pretty relaxed. I’ve been racing five years, I know the routine. “As much as I tried to stay calm, watching my dad running around like a chicken with his head cut off, he was making me nervous.” POMONA – In the most anticipated, recorded, talked about and documented debut run in NHRA history, Ashley Force ran true and straight down the Pomona Raceway quarter-mile Thursday afternoon without incident. And for more than 30 minutes, it was the quickest among the Funny Cars qualifying for the season-opening NHRA Powerade drag racing series Winternationals. However, reality soon kicked in and by the time all 23 racers made their initial pass, Force’s run of 4.810 seconds at 281.19 mph was only sixth-best in the class. “He was talking to me, but I couldn’t hear him because (team crew chief Austin) Coil was on the radio,” Ashley said. “That was OK because I think dad just wanted to talk. “There is a lot of relief.” She is ninth female to make a pass in the Funny Car class. email@example.com (909) 386-3965 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
In Bangor, medical secretary Karen Thompson was summoned by hospital security to the parking lot, where someone had cut away the converters from a couple of vehicles, including her 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup. When she started up the truck, it rumbled as if it had no muffler. “It was really, really loud. The rearview mirror shook,” Thompson recalled. The cost of replacement and repairs at her Toyota dealership was $2,100. Millions of catalytic converters have been put on cars and trucks since they were introduced in 1974. Inside most of them is a ceramic honeycomb coated in a material that contains platinum, rhodium and palladium, which serve as a catalyst to reduce tailpipe emissions of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. The increase in thefts has accompanied a rise in value of these precious metals, said Ashok Kumar of A-1 Specialized Services and Supplies of Croyton, Pa. Platinum, for example, was selling for $400 an ounce in August 2001; the price is more than $1,100 today, Kumar said. Police said the thieves are often drug addicts looking for fast cash. Thieves tend to target sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks because they do not have to be jacked up. A thief can simply crawl under the vehicle. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BANGOR, Maine – Thieves have long targeted car stereos, air bags, high-intensity headlights, even pocket change from ashtrays. But now they are slithering under vehicles and cutting away the catalytic converters. The anti-pollution devices contain small amounts of platinum, rhodium and palladium, and the value of these precious metals has been rising sharply, making catalytic converters a hot commodity in more ways than one at scrap yards from Maine to California. “These thieves catch on quicker than us honest people,” said Kennie Andersen from Andersen Sales and Salvage Inc. in Greeley, Colo. In Bangor recently, thieves brazenly removed catalytic converters in a busy hospital parking lot in daylight. Police also have fielded reports of thefts in recent weeks in Alabama, California, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. Old catalytic converters are usually sold for scrap. A year ago, prices paid by scrap yards for one of the devices ranged from about $5 to $30. Now they may fetch $100 or, for some models, $150. Frank Scafidi, National Insurance Crime Bureau spokesman in Sacramento, had no immediate figures on catalytic-converter thefts. “We have regular reports of these things being stolen, but it’s sporadic. It’s not the kind of thing that’s an epidemic,” he said. Stealing one of the devices often requires little more than a battery-powered metal saw to cut through the exhaust pipe; it may take only minutes. Once the catalytic converter is gone, the car may look fine, but the exhaust lets out a NASCAR-like roar when the driver turns the key. While some unscrupulous scrap dealers ask no questions, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries issues e-mail alerts whenever thefts of converters are reported and urges members to screen suppliers and photocopy the driver’s licenses of those who sell them, said Bryan McGannon, spokesman for the trade group. “Playing by the rules is good business,” he said. “Nobody wants to be tied up in a police investigation where your materials are tied up for weeks.”
“Personally I’d like an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the two years that she has spent on the board,” says Secretary Treasurer Doug Boyd. “It’s truly good work that she has applied for the whole district, but in particular Hudson’s Hope.” The school board has 30 days from then to choose an Election Officer for the mandatory byelection. School District staff can either select someone from within its own human resources division, or reach out to the District of Hudson’s Hope to help with administration. Once a CEO is identified, they will then have 30 days to call the byelection, which must take place within the next 80 days. Trustee elections are already scheduled for November 2014, but since Stark left before January of that year, a byelection must be held.- Advertisement -Boyd stresses the importance of having the process move quickly, so Stark’s replacement will have time to get involved before the next election. “If we’re going to be doing this, and it falls into next year, which is an election year anyways, we want to try to make sure that it’s happening so that that individual that is elected, will have an opportunity to actually engage in board activities before it’s almost time to turn around.” Advertisement Zone 5 Trustee Linda Nielson also pointed out the difficulty in making quorum with one board member permanently gone.Stark ran unopposed in the 2011 election.
Summer SocialThe club are holding a summer social evening that’s not to be missed this coming Saturday, 23rd July at the Claddagh Ring from 8pm. There will be live music, an auction & plenty of finger food to enjoy so we look forward to seeing you there! FixturesThe homegrown preliminary round sees Tír Chonaill Gaels face St Clarets this coming Tuesday, 19th July at 7.15pm in Greenford. After drawing 1-10 with Thomas McCurtains at the weekend, the juniors face Shalloe Pearse at 3pm on Saturday, 23 rd at Greenford and the seniors will be looking to overcome St. Kiernan’s at 4.30pm on Saturday 23 rd , also at Greenford after winning against St Joseph’s at the weekend 3-12 to 1-11. Lottery Results- 14 JulyNumbers drawn 1, 6, 16 & 19Jackpot £2,950 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip WinnersSeamus Carr, TCGDonal Geraty, TCGRyan Kearny, TCGDenise Doherty, TCG LadiesNext draw 21 st July Jackpot £3,000. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your continued support!GAA NEWS: TÍR CHONAILL GAELS HOSTING SOCIAL EVENING ON SATURDAY was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Tir Chonaill Gaels notes
GARDAI and fire service officials are investigating the cause of a gorse fire on Saturday evening.The blaze between Port and Kilcar covered a large area.Smoke could be seen for miles around. It is illegal to set fires at this time of the year – but this blaze could have started accidentally.High temperatures and strong winds helped spread the fire, one of a number of gorse fires reported to donegaldaily.com on Saturday night.Our picture was taken by donegaldaily.com reader Claire Coughlan.Anyone seeing a fire should call the emergency services immediately. Last year’s fires – over a two week period – caused millions of euro worth of damage.“We just hope this isn’t the start of another outbreak,” said one senior Donegal County fire officer.“Conditions on Saturday were ripe for gorse fires. It was extremely hot and very very windy which means they can spread quickly.“You’ve heard of the phrase ‘spreading like wild fire’ – this is what it looks like.”With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily.Send your stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily THEY’RE BACK: DONEGAL GORSE FIRES THREATEN WILDLIFE was last modified: May 27th, 2012 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:THEY’RE BACK: DONEGAL GORSE FIRES THREATEN WILDLIFE AND FAUNA
VALENCIA – The ultimate school for Vito Funicello and David Greedy starts with a first period cooking class taught by Chef Boyardee followed by an acting class with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Arroyo Seco Junior High School students presented their dream school with their peers Friday to a packed auditorium at California Institute of the Arts, marking the end of a 10-week program with the college. The education program, Community Arts Partnership, brings art taught at the college – from music, dance, film, art and theater – to schools throughout Los Angeles County. In this case, it was a theater program taught to about 50 junior high students, many who wrestle with attention disorders or need extra motivation in class. For that, two students stood face to face and mimicked the other person’s movements while adding some new ones. The dance continued until one made a mistake. Alfaro said classes would sometimes spend 30 minutes on those exercises that required students’ undivided attention. Although focus is a hardship for many in the group, students thrived on the quick pace of the exercise, in which they kicked up their legs, threw their hands in the air and let out cries and yelps. Some, such as 12-year-old Kaitlyn De Santiago, competed on stage with the college students in the mirroring exercise in a battle of wits and speed. Kaitlyn said the trick is to watch the other person closely and anticipate movements. That technique always keeps her a step ahead of her competition. She didn’t miss a beat Friday. “It’s a big ball of energy, and I don’t want to lose it,” she said. “So I go fast.” Sue Doyle, (661) email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Since October, faculty from the arts school and 14 theater and playwriting graduate students have worked with the children during regular school days on projects that require creativity. Students wrote biographies and monologues, proposed monuments for their communities, worked on superhero campaigns and designed curricula for their ideal schools. “It was awesome,” Vito said. “We did a lot of brainstorming and wrote about our favorite things.” Luis Alfaro of the CalArts theater faculty, who led the weekly classroom discussions, said lessons required students to think about their communities and their place in the world. Assignments then challenged students to think of ways to bring art to all of these places. “It’s about creating ideas for people to engage,” Alfaro said. While students thought about ways to dazzle the world, they also found themselves engaged with the lessons. Aside from writing, some exercises were physical and required students to focus and find their centers, Alfaro said.
Tags: top Steven Bengo couldnot inspire his news club(Express) to a win on his debutFOOTBALL-In a game devoid of action, six times league winner Express started the new campaign with a 0-0 draw at home to Kirinya Jinja SS.Following the trend of the matches played on Tuesday where only one goal was scored in five matches, Express and Kirinya JSS did not disappoint as they also failed to find the back of the net.The only clear cut opportunity that the red Eagles created was when new signing Steven Bengo freed Micheal Birungi who had only Kirinya goalkeeper Thomas Ikara to beat but blasted over in the first half.Kirinya JSS was denied a clear penalty as the match was approaching its end when Express defender Hitmana Umar cleary shoved Kirinya’s striker Muwawu Faizol in the back but the referee deemed the assault minor, to the relief of the many square pass moto moto fans in attendence.“The referee didnot see it as a penalty but we all know that the defender pushed Muwawu,” Kirinya JSS coach Charles Ayeko said after the game.“To us it is a great result coming to Express and taking a point home,” he added.Express travel to the west for a date with Mbarara City on Saturday while Kirinya Jinja SS host URA on the same day.In the other game played on Wednesday, URA FC become the first team to score two goals in a single game this season as they saw off Moses Basena’s UPDF 2-1 at Namboole.URA’s goals where scored by Bokota Labama and Fred Okot while Rubangakene Walter scored UPDF’s consolation.Uganda premier league results round one:•KCCA FC 0-0 Maroons FC. •Bright Stars FC 0 – 0 Vipers SC •BUL FC 0 – 0 Mbarara City •Onduparaka FC 0 – 0 Proline FC •SC Villa 1 – 0 Soana FC •URA FC 2-1 UPDF SC •Express 0-0 Kirinya Jinja SS *Masavu FC * – * Police FC. (Postponed).Comments
Perched precariously on a precarious perch. Photo by geocacher dipledocusGeocache Name:Kjerag (GCXKXJ)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/4Why this is the Geocache of the Week:When you see a 3, 4, or 5 next to “Terrain” on a geocache, you can usually count on two things: 1) it’s going to be a pretty good hike and 2) there will most likely be an epic photo-op at the end. Sometimes earning the smiley can take a backseat to the amazing photographs that get taken from GZ. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the Geocaching Instagram or search #geocaching on Instagram. Photography and geocaching go hand-in-hand, so it’s only appropriate to feature a geocache with world-class found it photos.What the geocache owner, Andix, has to say:“My first visit at the Kjerag was in summer 2004 and I was led there by a friend not knowing what to see there. I was so impressed by the feeling standing upon the Kjerag stone, that I quickly decided: this is a MUST BE for a geocache. But I had never hidden a cache box and needed a prepared cache box. So I was planning another excursion two years later… Geocaching isn´t only a hobby – it´s a passion! Nearly my whole life has changed between the past 11 years since I got a geocaching-member.”What geocachers are saying:“Puh, what a stressful climb to the top. But after seeing the Kjerag every stress was forgotten. What an amazing view. Thanks for hiding :-)” – silkeli53“This walk has been on our “want to visit” list for several years now, and it was amazing to finally be able to take the amazing hike.” – optimistene“First time in Norway! What an nice and beautiful country. This one was found easy, TFTC! awesome hike, standing at the Krejag was pretty scary!!” – The Bennies Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More Photos and Video:Amazing sunsets are the icing on top of this geocaching cake. Photo by geocacher dipledocusSure, this looks like a great place to sit. Photo by geocacher HeideParkSoltauEpic view! Photo by geocacher dipledocusWe’re not saying you should, but there are quicker ways of getting down from this area than hiking. Gif from the trailer for “I BELIEVE I CAN FLY (FLIGHT OF THE FRENCHIES)” movie by sebastien montaz-rosset.Show us your best “Found it” selfie in the comments! SharePrint RelatedWatch out for Wampas* — Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 27, 2013In “Community”Connecting the World With Geocaching — Köln-Seattle Exchange Multicaches (GC1GWEV and GC1H38J) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 25, 2013In “Community”350 miles, all for a smiley. — Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1) — Geocache of the WeekJune 12, 2013In “Community”