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A proud Jamaican – Mayhew satisfied following history-making Youth Olympics bobsled run

first_img “Overall, I am satisfied with my performance here. I have gained a lot of experience now, and I hope that I can continue with bobsled along with the other things that I want to do,” added the aspiring pilot. Mayhew, a student of Charlemont High in St Catherine, had a decent push-off in his first run, registering a start time of 5.67 seconds. He was solid throughout, even if he did not generate the speeds he would have liked, topping off at 106.2 km/h (the slowest among the competitors) and having a brush with Turn 13 before crossing the line in 58.85 seconds. This was 1.92 seconds slower than Ivanov, who was the leader at that stage of the competition. His second run was slightly better as he again got a good push-off time 5.67 seconds (10th best) and improved his top speed to 107.5 km/h to end the course in 58.62 seconds. “I know I can do better I have done better before, so I know I can. So, hopefully, I can continue in the sport and improve and always represent my country and make everyone proud,” Mayhew added. The Jamaican has been a hit with the crowd and the international media in Norway since his arrival and it was no different on the course yesterday. “I am glad that I got the opportunity to compete here. I received a lot of support from everyone here. Everyone was cheering for me and it was an extraordinary feeling. I think it was a factor which helped me to get my fastest push time,” he shared. “The competition was close, especially for the top guys. It was good for me. I did my best push time today, so it was a good feeling that I improved that. My overall track time wasn’t a personal best or the best that I could have done, but it was enough to cross the finish line and finish 13th, so I am satisfied,” Mayhew said. His coach, Harry Nelson, is the man behind his development from a teenager who had little interest in competing in sport, to one of the best young Monobob athletes on the planet after a year of training. Nelson was overwhelmed with the youngster’s efforts. “It’s an overwhelming feeling,” Nelson told The Sunday Gleaner. “Seeing the support we as Jamaicans got and that even though we didn’t get the best time of the series, I am very proud of him. It was a proud moment to see him complete the track,” Nelson said. “And to get his personal best start time of 5.67 seconds is also a very good accomplishment for him. The pair will return to the island on Wednesday. Jamaican youngster Daniel Mayhew says he is extremely proud following his 13th-place finish in the Monobob competition at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday. The 17-year-old, who is the first Jamaican participant at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, registered times of 58.85 and 58.62 seconds in his two runs for a combined time of 1:57.47 which placed him 13th in the 15-man field taking part in the event. The gold medal was won by Germany’s Jonas Jannusch, who recorded a time of 1:54.29, with the silver medal going to Russia’s Maksim Ivanov, 1:54.22, Norway’s Kristian Olsen (1:54.53) took the bronze medal. Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner shortly after his run yesterday, Mayhew, who was remarkably only introduced to the bobsleigh event just under a year ago, said he would have loved to finish in the top three, but is very proud to have represented his country so well and against the odds. “I am a little sad that I didn’t get a medal, but I really feel good in myself and proud that I was able to come here and compete at the Youth Olympics and make everyone proud,” said Mayhew. SATISFIEDlast_img read more

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My Transformation

first_imgThis is the story of my transformation:I’ve been transformed from normal to newborn to new man, it’s my emancipation. From slave to liberator, the blood of the Savior pressed upon me and paved a new path to freedom – I shook “The Man’s” plantation.I gave it all up for a just cause just because, just as Christ gave His life and paid the price for a chosen nation,He chose me to be a soldier in this war against the flesh and the spirit – until it’s over I’ll give my best, not for merit or standing ovation.See, I was wrong for going off and on, weak and torn, full of sin,Wavering to and fro in the wind, raging like an ocean;Now uplifted from the lowly, marching slowly to glory – I’m telling you a true story but no, this isn’t my promotion.It’s the Most High working thru Messiah, working thru me.I’m being tried in the fiery furnace of adversity;The wicked may persecute, but that which I seek is my Father’s will, love, law, wisdom and intimate mercy.With His Hands, He formed me from clay to gold to an eternally living soul, to perfectly fit in His mold before His oven turns cold. I look on as He holds in His power the globe, and measures the deeds of all the righteous and the noise of His foes;He holds in His balance all the woes of the meek and the commotion in the streets as tares are severed from wheat.He doesn’t cultivate fear – this road is a challenge for those who truly seek a companion or advocacy, but many seeds get entangled in thorns or dry up in the heat.But I’m embalmed by the earth that’s under my feet; His Word is the pasture where I can rest and freely graze like a sheep.I extend from the roots of this powerful tree; in my palms are the fruits of His knowledge and peace.And that warm bread of life is what I live on; it’s my food, fire and sword, a handy shield that I slip on to stop wicked darts.Yes, it consumes, quenches, and pours salvation upon sickened hearts and hordes of dry bones in the valley of Kidron that lie among rocks…Our people call themselves “following God”, but follow doctrines that got them stuck in boxes, not knowing who they are, or were, and will be in the end when Messiah again calls Jacob His friend;They will be the recompense if they truly repent and put off the filthy garments that were given to them.But first they must go before Him and atone for their sins, make amends, and return to His holy laws and  commandments.And now it’s time for new robes, new minds, and new roles;We all play a different part, but have the ultimate goal. Seeing all the signs and waking up from your doze requires willingness and patience to transform as a whole.So…how do we go, and where do we stand? Is there map in the sand to guide us back to our land?No…but there’s a light in our hearts to shine bright in our inner parts so we can project it outwardly and be lamps in the dark.Though this light is transparent, it needs to cleave through the evil and can’t be hid under bushel as to not reach all of our people. This way of life is inherent as is our conscience and bearing, or like the fog that disperses when you come into a clearing,Where the lion is sleeping but he’s not in a jungle – and though it’s not night time, instead of roaring, he mumblesBut when it is game time, he better hope he don’t stumble, or that the crown which he runs for is not solely corruptible.We run a race for that which is truly eternal, and will guide us to light;So with temperance, subjection and humility, we do fight, avoiding with all prudence the infinite grip of inferno.And as always, we give the Father all praise for His salvation immortal, and heed His righteous ways ’cause angels write our journals;They take our thoughts, prayers, and all conceptions internal, and He intercepts and discerns if we are worthy and faithful.So when the Master returns, we’ll have a place at His table and a seat at His feast!We must invest as we’re able, with all the gifts we are given:So that through faith, we’re patient and grateful, because He’s made His petition for us to be sealed in His book of life,Where our names are forever written, because, before being revealed in this earthly cradle, He knew us; for by Him, we were already labeled.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GBTI concludes summer camp

first_imgThe Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) on Friday concluded its one-week summer camp, which was organised to facilitate members of its Early Savers Club.The activities were organised via a partnership with the Kids Today Leaders Tomorrow (KTLT) TV programme, whereby facilitators were present throughout the week to engage a total of 38 children in creative activities. After the five days, the activities culminated with an exhibit of the art pieces which were created by the participants.The junior group, which featured children ages seven to 10, was facilitated by theParticipants of the summer camprenowned literary activist, Allan Fenty, in folklore and storytelling. Meanwhile, the senior group, comprising children ages 11 to 15, was engaged by the KTLT facilitator, Tanika Sanichara in craft sessions.Both facilitators stated that the summer camp was a success as the children were given the opportunity to engage in constructive activities.“The craft that I did for the juniors is actually simple material craft with paper. Most of it was paper. I bring things for them that they can be able to make at home and that they can learn,” Sanichara stated.She added, “For the older group, I tried to put things in place that actually caught their attention like the phone and pencil holder. We also did t-shirts where they do whatever they want, so you actually see what comes out of them.”According to the producer of the KTLT programme, Robin St Marthe, the show is aSome of the students viewing their artworkgreat way for children to socialise and learn valuable life skills and experiences. With the continuous growth of the show, they are hoping to create a KTLT club to include even more children.At the end of the camp, the students were awarded with a certificate for their participation.GBTI Senior Manager of Finance and Accounts, Shawn Gurcharran said the event has become a part of GBTI as the Bank understood the needs of its Early Savers Club Members and its other customers.last_img read more

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Hackett doubles to sink Buxton

first_imgGFF Elite League…The Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) Elite League III continued on Sunday with a triple header at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground. It saw Western Tigers, Fruta Conquerors, and defending champions Guyana Defence Force (GDF) securing wins.Ryan HackettConquerors outgunned Buxton United 4-0, displaying a nature consistent with their name, and showing the Buxtonians who is the proverbial boss.Hackett’s performance started with him picking up a yellow card in the 19th minute, before Eon Alleyne put his side ahead in the 32nd minute to put Conquerors up by one at the half.When play resumed, it didn’t take the Conquerors long to break the defense of Buxton again, allowing Anthony Abrams to find the back of the net in the 48th minute.Already comfortably ahead 2-0, the Conquerors rubbed salt in the wounds of the proud Buxtonians when Hackett scored in the 64th and 66th minutes, to make it virtually impossible for Buxton United to bounce back before the regulation time whistle.In the first match of the night, Western Tigers did well to hold off Ann’s Grove United 1-0. Both teams began play passing the ball back and forth, defending, and even going on the offensive from time to time. However, the Tigers, playing like their namesakes the predatory felines, pounced on their prey and drew first blood.Hubert Pedro’s 36th minute goal proved to be the decider, as equalizing was too tough a task for Ann’s Grove to handle.Meanwhile, defending champs GDF were set to play Victoria Kings, but with a goalless first half in the books and what looked like much of the same in the second, GDF pulled a rabbit out of its hat when Dowlin Fraser managed to hit the back of the net in the 84th minute of the game. With six minutes remaining until full time, GDF were happy to go on the defensive and maintain the lead.last_img read more

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Tow firm, CHP ties probed

first_imgNEWHALL – The California Highway Patrol is conducting an internal investigation involving officers at its Newhall station, a sergeant said Thursday. “There is an investigation going on, but other than that I can’t make any comments about it,” CHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Garrett said. KFI-AM (640) reported earlier this week that the CHP was investigating whether officers at the Newhall station accepted cash and other favors from Preferred Towing, which has a contract with the agency. The radio station also reported that at least two officers have been suspended, but Garrett said he could not discuss personnel issues. Garrett also said he does not know how long the investigation has been going on. “At the conclusion of an internal investigation, the department will make the appropriate comments at that time,” he said. “But as far as time frame, I don’t know when that will be.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rick Jones, manager at Preferred Towing in Castaic, said the CHP had interviewed him, but he denied wrongdoing. “I’m not going to deny I am friends with some of the officers,” Jones said. “Is there any kind of payoffs or favoritism going on? No.” Jones recalled that he and a couple of CHP officers, whom he didn’t identify, vacationed a couple of summers ago at Lake Havasu, Ariz., but he again denied any impropriety. “Have they gone? Yes. Did they pay their own way? Absolutely. Were they off duty? Absolutely,” he said. CHP officials said they could not discuss any investigation in order to protect the rights of the officers being probed. last_img read more

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HAVE A GO RECIPE: BOULANGERE POTATOES

first_imgHAVE A GO RECIPEBoulangère potatoesPommes boulangère originated in France centuries ago when people in rural areas did not own ovens and would bring their dish to be cooked at the local bakery. Ingredients3 cloves of garlic6 large potatoes/enough to fill wide shallow dish(a roasting tin can also be used)1 onion 1 stock cube (beef, chicken or vegetarian)Butter (optional)Preheat the oven to 180cPeel and finely slice potatoes into rounds.Finely chop onion. Arrange in layers of potato and sprinkle with onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Finish with a few dots of butter on the potatoes.Pour over the stock ensuring potatoes are covered.Place in oven and cook for 50 mins. (Cooking time will also depend on thickness of potato slices).Serve with Cumberland sausages or roast chicken or stuffed peppers. HAVE A GO RECIPE: BOULANGERE POTATOES was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Boulangère potatoeshave a go recipelast_img read more

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Safety measures to be installed at Ballyraine NS

first_imgA number of measures are to be implemented in an attempt to ease safety concerns at Ballyraine National School.Several complaints have been made of motorists driving through red lights outside the school and fears have been expressed that a young child could be injured.At this week’s meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh and Councillor Dessie Shiels both asked questions on the matter. The Council has confirmed that the new measures were discussed with the Principal and the Board of Management last Tuesday.Additional signage and lining will be provided and there will be installation of measures to eliminate parking on the footpath at school drop-off times, which was established as a contributing factor in reducing inter visibility between the motorist and the pedestrian.Other measures are also being discussed.Councillor Kavanagh queried the possibility of a warden being provided at the school. However, the Council says that this is incompatible with the existing pelican crossing and that there are no plans for the provision of a warden at the school.Safety measures to be installed at Ballyraine NS was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Ballyraine NSCouncillor Dessie ShielsCOUNCILLOR JIMMY KAVANAGHletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

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Latest: Arsenal 0 QPR 0

first_imgQPR had an early let-off at the Emirates Stadium, where Alexis Sanchez’s woeful penalty was easily kept out by keeper Rob Green. Armand Traore, playing against his former club, brought Sanchez down in the box but the Arsenal man failed to take advantage with the resulting spot-kick.Rangers, beaten in all nine of their away matches this season, reverted back to three central defenders, with Rio Ferdinand recalled to the starting line-up.Traore was given a chance to impress at left wing-back in the absence of the injured Yun Suk-Young. Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Rosicky, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck.Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Bellerin, Coquelin, Walcott, Podolski, Campbell. QPR: Green; Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Isla, Henry, Mutch, Kranjcar, Traore, Vargas, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Phillips, Fer, Wright-Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Gowalla Follows Foursquare’s Lead with Real-Life Incentives

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Location#news#NYT#web mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market After recent announcements by Foursquare of partnerships with big time players like Zagat, the New York Times and Bravo, Gowalla is fighting back with its own major media partnership. Gowalla and the Travel Channel announced today that the two companies will be working together to offer “the integration of proprietary Travel Channel content into Gowalla’s social networking service.” Along with another deal, Gowalla has started to connect the virtual with the real, a direction we think will be key in succeeding in the location-based app arena.According to a press release, the agreement will begin with tomorrow’s premiere of “Food Wars” on the Travel Channel. In much the same way that Foursquare began offering special badges and information on venues featured in Bravo’s television shows, Gowalla will begin adding new features based on the locations in the show. Here’s the company’s explanation:The first content integration will focus on the new series, Food Wars, a new Travel Channel offering where blindfolded participants choose sides to determine “Who Makes The Best Dish In Town.” Food Wars pits the nation’s most famous culinary rivals against one another for a final showdown, where a blind taste test will settle the debate. Locations used in the series will be integrated into the Gowalla platform and Gowalla users will be able to check in and find specific show information, along with the details of the culinary showdown that was filmed there, pick up Items specific to the show, and be awarded specially created passport stamps. Gowalla also quietly released an Android version of its app this weekend, which is currently available for download in the Android Marketplace. This comes just in time for SXSW Interactive, which is bound to have thousands of techies roaming Gowalla’s hometown of Austin. As the CNET article on the deal points out, Gowalla has led rival Foursquare in the funding realm, with $8.4 million in Series B funding last year. And while we do like the look of Gowalla, Foursquare offers real-life incentives, such as discounts at certain locations for becoming mayor. Well, just in time for the aforementioned SXSW, Gowalla will have some real-life incentives too – Austin’s homegrown Sweet Leaf Tea.Now, the Sweet Leaf deal isn’t quite up to par with a Zagat partnership, but it’s one to keep in mind over the next couple of weeks nonetheless, as you’re wandering Austin’s streets and growing more dehydrated by the moment. (Yes, we know how much beer you really drink.) According to Gowalla’s blog, there will be virtual Sweet Leaf Tea cans around town that will be redeemable for the real thing, so keep an eye out. Gowalla’s first foray into integrating its virtual collectibles with real-life goods came in early January, with its partnership with InCase, a maker of iPhone cases, among other things. As part of that deal, users could collect different InCase-branded virtual items and when they checked in at Apple stores, they had a chance of winning an iPhone case upon checking in. So just by going to a location, you were entering a contest for a real-world prize.And really, it’s this sort of thing that we think will keep apps like Gowalla afloat. Long after the shininess of “checking in” and collecting “virtual goods” for their own sake wears off, real-life incentives will be there. Whether they come in the form of information, as is the case with the Travel Channel deal, or in the form of tasty sweet goodness, as with a can of Sweet Leaf Tea, we’re going to need something more than a virtual beatnik to keep us checking in everywhere we go. And of course, letting our friends know where we are, and vice-versa, is great, but if one company gets into the real-life game and another doesn’t, guess which one we’ll probably be playing.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Wind Turbines and Property Values

first_img13 years of sales informationLang compared property values over a 13-year span, from January 2000 to February 2013. He looked at property values before construction was announced, during construction and then again after the turbines had begun operating. According to The Journal, property values were generally on a decline during that period because of the recession. Lang, however, found that decreases in prices were similar for houses close to the turbines and those far away.The report notes that despite a state goal of generating 15% of the state’s electricity with wind, progress has been slow.“Wind energy proposals commonly meet with strong opposition despite widespread public support for wind energy in the abstract, and a major source of opposition that is commonly articulated is a concern that wind turbines may adversely affect property values,” the report says. “As a consequence, it is important to assess the extent to which wind turbines affect transaction prices of nearby properties. “Lang recommended a followup study. University of Rhode Island researchers analyzed sale prices of more than 48,000 homes over a 13-year period and concluded wind turbines have no significant effect on the value of houses located as close as a half-mile away. The Providence Journal reported the sales prices of homes within a half-mile of a turbine might have been depressed by 0.2 percent. But Corey Lang, an assistant professor of natural resource economics, said that was within the study’s margin of error.“While we cannot conclude for sure that there is no effect on housing prices, there is no statistical evidence of a large, adverse effect,” the study said.The results mirror those of a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which found wind farms had little or no effect on property values. Researchers in the Berkeley Lab study looked at 50,000 home sales in nine states.Rhode Island’s wind industry is relatively modest. The first turbine was installed in 2006, and there are now just a dozen turbines in the state. This study, funded by the Rhode island Office of Energy Resources, was part of a project to determine the most appropriate areas to install more turbines, build solar farms and build low-head hydroelectric projects, The Journal said.last_img read more

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