KANPUR, India (AP):Ravichandran Ashwin (3-68) took his 200th Test wicket to leave New Zealand struggling to stay afloat at 93-4 in 37 overs at stumps on day four in Kanpur. Set at an improbable 434 runs by India to win the first Test, the visitors still need 341 runs on day five, with six wickets and 98 overs remaining.The slide began immediately after tea with Martin Guptill (0) caught at short leg, the third batsman in this Test to be dismissed after the ball hit the boot and lobbed up. Ashwin then made it two wickets in five balls in the fourth over, trapping Tom Latham (2) lbw.When Kane Williamson (25), too, was deemed lbw in the 18th over, Ashwin became the second fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets – in 37 Tests – after Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett (36). Williamson had added 40 runs with Ross Taylor (17), who was run out after not grounding his bat as Umesh Yadav hit the stumps from deep.COMPETING WITH SELF”I am just happy trying to compete with myself. If you try and beat records, it will teach you a lesson. And this I learnt early in my career as I lost a good 12 to 18 months of Test cricket. It taught me to compete with myself and get better every day,” said the off-spinner, who missed a chance to equal the record earlier in August when India’s fourth Test against West Indies in Port-of-Spain was washed out.Luke Ronchi (38) and Mitchell Santner (8) stemmed the tide, batting out 15.3 overs until the close of play. However, it will take something special for the visitors to overcome the highest-ever successful run chase of 418-7 by West Indies against Australia in 2003.The highest fourth-innings’ total in Kanpur is 240 by India against West Indies in 1958, which the hosts lost by 203 runs.”We need to keep fighting. That’s how we play our cricket. We still have six wickets in hand and India showed that it’s easier to score runs if you get a partnership going. More importantly, we need to bat for time,” said New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen.Earlier, India finished at 377-5 declared in their second innings, with Rohit Sharma (68) and Ravindra Jadeja (50) scoring fifties. Overnight batsmen Murali Vijay (76) and Cheteshwar Pujara (78) fell short of hundreds for a second time in the match.Skipper Virat Kohli (18) was dismissed cheaply, while Ajinkya Rahane made 40 as the hosts piled on the runs.
“We’re a long way from complete. Guys are still getting used to me and I’m still getting used to guys,” he said. “There are still issues in communications and lapses on defense. Practice is very important for us, and I know we’ve got a good chance to be really special.”“Some of you guys probably got your favorites, but we’re not gonna lay down. We’re gonna try to play for the championship also.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Ginebra had no answer for the heft of Johnson inside as Rain or Shine bullied its way to a 108-89 victory on Sunday.Compared to the Elasto Painters’ first outing, the burly reinforcement wasn’t asked to do too much as the locals like Raymond Almazan, Ed Daquioag, and James Yap all had stupendous performances in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“You know in the locker room just now, they thank me for drawing out the defense. Those guys was really helped me out today and didn’t let me go one-on-one.Those guys stepped up today, knocked down big shots, and made our free throws. Kudos to our team today for the total team effort,” said Johnson, who finished the game with 16 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks.Despite the 2-0 start for Rain or Shine, the 28-year-old import believes that the team is still far from its peak form as it braces for bigger wars ahead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReggie Johnson would be the first to admit that he likes playing the role of the villain, especially against what he regarded as “the Lakers of the PBA.”“Of course, I like it. The fans, they were against us today. I think maybe it was 90-10 today in terms of fans and I’m glad we got the win,” he said. “Once the fans were in the gym, you wanna perform well, you wanna do well. And I think we did a great job today.”ADVERTISEMENT Panlilio expects better 3×3 outing for PH bets Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’
The last time senior prosecutor Atty. Sam Solomon went before the Supreme Court was to have the High Court compel the Ministry of Justice to pay him his seven years and four months’ salary arrears totaling US$132,000 and LD$1,012,000.Based on his complaint, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, who was then Justice in Chambers in early 2014, mandated the Ministry of Justice to produce all necessary documents relating to a financial settlement with Atty. Solomon to his office within two weeks.However, Justice Banks did not resolve the matter before he was replaced by Associate Justice Sie-A-Yeaneh Youh due to the rotation of Supreme Court Justices in Chambers.It appears that the hopes and financial well-being of Atty. Solomon have been dashed because, according to him, Associate Justice Youh is yet to communicate with him on the status of his case. Besides, his lead counsel has been suspended by the Full Bench of the Supreme Court.The High Court took over the case after lawyers representing Atty. Solomon filed a petition against the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Civil Service Agency (CSA) represented by the Acting Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Deputy Ministers, the Solicitor General Betty Larmin Blamo, Minister of Finance Amara Konneh, Deputy Ministers, Directors, Comptroller, Director of the Civil Service Agency and all authorized agents and representatives acting within and under the scope of their authority.In his complaint, Atty. Solomon alleged that while serving as Senior City Solicitor of the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice last week he complained to the High Court through a petition for the Writ of Mandamus to order the Ministry of Justice to pay him his seven years and four months, salary arrears because since his appointment to the post he has not been paid.He said he was employed by the Justice Ministry in a communication dated June 20, 2007 with rights and privileges and assigned to the Monrovia City Court for the last seven years, carrying out and performing his duties, which was never disputed or challenged.According to the petition, Atty. Solomon stated that all attempts he made to bring the matter to the attention of his bosses at the Montserrado County Attorney’s office or the Ministry of Justice fell on deaf ears. He said the blatant denial of his rights has not only exposed him to undue financial hardship, but unnecessary embarrassment.The Ministry however, contended that during the seven years and four months period, Solomon was serving as a “volunteer.”It based its argument on Section 3,4 of the Civil Service Agency standing order that says, “Selection of successful candidates must be recommended to the CSA by appointing authority to prepare his/her Personal Action Notice (PAN).The Ministry further argued that Solomon, during his seven years and four months volunteer service as city solicitor, he did not fill in the PAN.However, a document dated June 20, 2007, addressed to Sam T. Solomon, under the signature of Samuel K. Jacob, then County Attorney for Montserrado County, the Ministry wrote, “In consultation with Cllr. Tiawon S. Gongloe, Solicitor General, Republic of Liberia, and with his consent and approval, you are hereby appointed as City Solicitor and assigned at the Monrovia City Magisterial Court, to augment the prosecutorial strengthen at said court.”MOJ noted further in the document that “This assignment takes immediate effect with the hope that you will certainly justify the confidence reposed in you.”The Ministry, concluding the document, wrote, “Meanwhile, you will proceed to the office of the Solicitor General for details pertinent to your employment process.”Another document dated February 16, 2007, reassigning Solomon from the Brewerville Magisterial Court to the Monrovia City Court was presented. In it, the current County Attorney of Montserrado County, Cllr. Daku Mulbah, wrote, “I am pleased to send you my compliments and to inform you that you have been recalled at the Monrovia City Magisterial Court effective as of the date of the communication. You will serve as senior City Solicitor at said court.”The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Budget 2019– oil and gas related courses; anti-bullying programmes targetedGovernment has announced allocations totalling $52.2 billion for the education sector in its 2019 Budget, including a $3.1 billion subvention to the University of Guyana that will go towards upgrades.According to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, $508 million out of the money will go towards upgrading facilities at both the Turkeyen and Tain campuses. In addition, the Minister explained that $2.6 billion will be used to cover operational expenditure.Jordan also revealed to the National Assembly that the University will be formulating a strategic plan that includes plans for new degrees in the oil and gasThe University of Guyana will get a subvention of $3.1 billionfield, such as petroleum engineering.In terms of the entire sector, Jordan said the money will go towards, among other things, eliminating the shortage of books in the classroom. Money will also be invested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) subjects.A priority for spending, he noted, is addressing disparities in education between the coast and hinterland. Jordan also noted that monies will go towards alleviating social ills within the schools system, as well as the school feeding programme.“Programmes to reduce bullying and violence as well as other social problems in schools will be expanded to ensure regular school attendance. In this regard, two mobile welfare units will be introduced to expand access to a wider student population.”“Importantly, the school feeding programme across the country will be expanded, with an additional 9545 students expected to benefit. This programme has been shown to be pivotal to improving school attendance and enhancing learning in the absence of hunger.”$5.4 billion will also be spent on constructing, rehabilitating and extending schools throughout Guyana. This includes the continuation of works on St Rose’s High, which was torn down earlier this year to be rebuilt.During his speech, Jordan expressed optimism of Guyana achieving 90 per cent pass rates in Mathematics. Despite the implementation of a series of measures aimed at improving students’ performance in the core subject areas, Mathematics recorded low pass rates at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).During an overview of pupils’ performance at this year’s examination, which was written in March, it was highlighted that only 38 per cent of the pupils who wrote the NGSA exam this year gained 50 per cent or more in maths. This is compared to 45 per cent last year.Education Minister Nicolette Henry had said at the time that exam pass rates normally fluctuate and it always becomes a cause for concern when that percentage drops below what was obtained previously. To this end, she had noted that the Ministry will have to continue what it started last year, that is, mainstreaming methodology that were used in the emergency intervention.“Last year as you are aware, it was an intervention year… so what we have to do is sustain… There is no subject area that is below the Maths 38 per cent, which was considered high for Mathematics,” she said, while adding that they want those days to be a thing of the past, whereby subject pass rate percentages are in the 20s, teens or even lower.Following disturbing low performances in 2016, Cabinet had mandated in October that year that a strategy be established targeting improvements in students’ performance in the core subject areas. That plan was subsequently approved and implemented.Among the measures that were recommended are training of teachers in content and methodology, developing learning communities where teachers were able to share information and experiences regarding mathematical concepts and recruitment of monitors and coordinators to ensure that the emergency plan was implemented.
The Donegal Signs team in Muff are turning to the A Team for inspiration for their support for Sunday’s big game.The team, who are located at the Topaz Filling Station, pulled out all the stops to mock up a picture of Karl Lacey, Kevin Cassidy, Michael Murphy and Jim McGuinness as the A Team. The poster, on the back of a vintage lorry, is turning heads since it went up.As BA Baracus himself would have said ‘Don’t mess with us fool’!!Come Sunday nobody will be messing with McGuinness and Co – especially those Dubs!!THE ‘SIGNS’ ARE ALL GOOD FOR JIM AND HIS A-TEAM! was last modified: August 24th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Pacific or pink salmon are turning up in Irish rivers, including rivers in Donegal.Some of the country’s most prestigious angling spots have recorded the non-native pink or humpback species, which originates on the west coasts of the US and Canada and Russian Arctic regions.In the past two weeks, reports have been made of the invasive fish on the Drowes Fishery on the Donegal-Leitrim border as well as on the Foxford and Coolcronan fisheries on the River Moy in Mayo, the Galway Fishery on the River Corrib. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) said the appearance of the species is a concern because of the impact it could have on Ireland’s Atlantic salmon.A similar issue has been reported on some fisheries in Scotland and there is no definitive explanation.It has been suggested that some of the Pacific species have made their way south after “straying” from rivers in northern Norway or Russia. They were introduced to some Russian fisheries in the 1960s and have colonised west along Arctic coasts.Dr Greg Forde, IFI head of operations, described the arrival as a mystery but ruled out salmon swimming to Ireland from the eastern Pacific. “It seems unlikely that these fish made a migration due to their small size,” he said.“The concern is that when angling, anglers are only exploiting about 15% of the salmon stock so there are likely to be several more of these fish in rivers.”Shane Gallagher, manager of the Drowes fishery, said an angler on his river reported catching a pink salmon of about 5lb in weight.“They are a complete unknown quantity,” he said.“They are non-native because they have never turned up before. We don’t know what impact this could have on our own native fish.”Fisheries chiefs have urged anglers who catch any of the pink salmon or members of the public who see them to record the date and location of capture, length and weight of the fish and to take a photograph of the fish. They also want the fish kept so they can run further tests to determine maturity stage and genetic origin.The ones caught in Ireland to date are smallPink or humpback salmon are a migratory and native to river systems in the northern Pacific Ocean and parts of the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean.They have also established themselves in northern Norway and in the far northwest of Russia, with some populations believed to have originated from stocking programmes in Russia in the second half of the 20th century.The fish have some distinguishing features including l arge black oval spots on the tail, very small scales much smaller than Atlantic salmon, an upper jaw which extends past the eye. They also have 11-19 rays on the anal fin and n o dark spots on the gill cover. Concern as species of ‘pink’ salmon turn up in Donegal river was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalDrowespink salmon
Men’s Sheds groups from all over Donegal gathered in the CPI in Castlefinn on Wednesday last (23 October) to showcase the wonderful upcycled pieces from their groups. The showcase was part of Reuse Month which runs for the month of October each year.Pictured with the winner of the Upcycle Challenge 2019 at the Men’s Sheds Showcase are L-R: Kathleen Bonner, Manager Finn Valley Men’s Project, Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Raymond McBride, (Winner) Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed, Bryan Cannon, Senior Engineer Environment Service Donegal County Council, & Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council.“Men’s Sheds have been to the fore over the last number of years in reusing materials and upcycling products,” says Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council. She continued: “And we were delighted to join forces with the Men’s Sheds again this year to help raise awareness during Reuse Month on how everyone can do a bit more for the environment by reusing products and materials.”Pictured are Grainne McGlynn, Mayor Donegal Youth Council with James Ward from the Rosses Men’s Shed with a box he made for the Youth Council Mayor’s Chain from recycled wood from St. Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.The showcase was a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about how you can reuse products and what we can all do at home, at work and at play to manage our waste better.Donating, refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of reuse and offer people a chance to save or make money, get creative, learn a new skill and be environmentally conscious.“For instance, getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them, or borrowing books from the library all go a long way in cutting down waste and greenhouse gas emissions and we are asking everyone to go further in October and beyond by prioritising repair, buying second hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling,” explains Suzanne. “The Donegal Men’s Shed Showcase was a great event and opportunity for anyone who might be interested in finding out more about Men’s Sheds, what they do and how to get more involved,” says Kathleen Bonner, Donegal Men’s Shed Co-ordinator.”Pictured at the Mens Shed Showcase were – Barry Sheridan, CEO Irish Men’s Sheds Association, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council, Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Eva Beirne, Irish Men’s Sheds Association and Kathleen Bonner, Manager, Finn Valley Men’s Shed ProjectThe Men’s Sheds Upcycling challenge was won by Raymond McBride from the Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed Group for the candy cart that he made.This event was supported by the Irish Men’s Shed Association and Barry Sheridan CEO of the Irish Men’s Shed Association was in attendance.This is one of a number of initiatives taking place during Reuse Month and other initiatives include the School Bikes Africa Campaign where old or unused bicycles can be dropped off at any of the six Donegal County Council/Bryson Recycling Centres in Dungloe, Carndonagh, Letterkenny, Milford, Stranorlar and Laghey or at any Men’s Shed in Donegal.For more tips on how you can reuse more at home, work and play visit mywaste.ie Donegal Men’s Sheds showcase highlights ‘Reuse Month’ – Pic Special was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:donegal men’s sheds
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) has selected Madison Greig of Ashtabula County as the recipient of the Alfred DiVencenzo Memorial Student Scholarship. Greig is a graduate of Lake Catholic High School where she was a member of the girls tennis team, serving as the captain her senior year. She was also a member of the National Honor Society as well as a ambassador for the school. Greig also was involved in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.In the fall of 2019, Greig will be attending Bowling Green State University.
SharePrint Related”Accessible Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 9, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories”Extreme Geocaching in Pictures (and Video)April 29, 2013In “Community”The wild world of underwater geocachesAugust 23, 2015In “Community” Experience geocaching in one of its most extreme forms, scuba caching. Follow geocachers bblhed and MessSGT. The geocachers are certified as scuba divers. They suit in scuba gear to search for a geocache at the site of a sunken boat. Scuba gear is one of nearly ten equipment attributes that help you understand and prepare for each geocache.Earning a “smilie” on a scuba cacheScuba caches typically receive the highest difficulty and terrain rating. The five rating is due to the specialized equipment required for the geocache and the unforgiving environment in which the geocaches are placed.Explore even more geocaching adventures in the Geocaching.com Lost & Found video gallery. You can go along on a kayak geocache, see the geocache on the International Space Station and find out why a U.S. Army bomb disposal technician says geocaching kept him safe in Iraq.Share with your Friends:More
After cutting the joinery and sanding and staining the timbers, they are sorted into the order that will be used for assembly. It is critical that every step be worked out in advance — it is quite easy to box yourself into a corner where the frame cannot be assembled. For example, if a brace is left off, it can’t then be added later on. A timber-frame house is generally more expensive than a regular stick-framed structure and often requires more materials; so why would a person build one? In my case, there were several reasons.The first structure that I built (and lived in for 35 years) was a geodesic dome, and one of the things that I liked most about it was the open space with a very high ceiling. Because of the exposed network of hubs, a dome also has an inherently peaceful feel to it. Your eye travels upwards and then slowly from hub to hub across the ceiling and you are connected to the structure. With its unsupported spans, cathedral ceilings, and exposed framework, a timber-frame house shares all of these characteristics.I also think that owner-built houses tend to reflect the personality of the builder, and since woodworking is one of my passions, the heavy timbers are a perfect match. An added appeal is that well-executed joinery is often invisible, and there is satisfaction in knowing what is under the surface.Finally, I enjoy a challenge, and although timber-frame joinery can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it, a timber frame is always a challenging structure to build. The trusses are assembled on the deck, ready to be lifted into place. Since the posts are already fixed in position, there is no room for error in the measurements — so I was hoping that I got things right! I used both scissor trusses and queen post trusses because I wanted to learn to cut both types of joinery. Rob Myers is building a timber-frame house in Ontario, Canada, at a site on the Bonnechere River an hour and a half west of Ottawa. The first installment of his blog series was A Timber-Frame House for a Cold Climate — Part 1. The final scissor truss is successfully lowered into position followed by a huge sigh of relief from all. The purlins were added and the frame was now finished. Setting up to work on one of the 12×12 posts. Once a bay has been constructed, the structure is stable, and it is much easier to add the next section. This is the piece of wood that I use to support the timbers. It’s a good reminder that is always in view.(During my course at Fox Maple, I measured and cut a brace pocket to the wrong side of the line and ruined — or at least defaced — a 20-foot timber. I have not repeated that error; but I did invent some new ones.) The principal rafters, sanded and finished. Each piece is coded as to where it is positioned in the frame. Timber frames can be assembled piece by piece or in “bents” (where a section of the frame is assembled and then lifted into place using lots of manpower or a crane). RELATED ARTICLES Timber FrameA Timber-Frame House for a Cold Climate — Part 1 The lower frame has been assembled and the queen posts were set in place. The trusses will be lowered onto the posts using a crane. In this example, both ends of the tie-beam, the two outside posts, the center post, and the two braces (a total of seven connections) all have to engage at the same time. Since this was my first frame and it was not possible for me to test-fit the joinery (and I was working alone), I decided to assemble the base of the frame piece by piece. I built a scaffold crane to lift the timbers and adjustable tripod-type stands to support the ends of the timbers during assembly.Ratchet straps were used to help pull the timbers joints into position and to hold them in place until they were secured. It was possible to do everything in a slow, controlled manner; these techniques help me avoid having a crew and crane ($200 an hour) stand idle while I tried to adjust a joint.As it worked out, everything fit with only minor adjustment so I will probably use the full bent method for my next frame (a workshop). Rob Myers has worked as an analytical chemist, high-tech manager, and purveyor of fiery foods, all of which served to support a lifelong love of woodworking and building (not to mention a wicked tool habit). He is currently on a (possibly permanent) sabbatical from any real job while he builds an off-grid timber-frame home near Eganville, Ontario.