May 14

Tennis players must bring their towels themselves

first_imgThe Indian Wells Masters 1,000 has ensured that it’s going to take measures to make sure “well being and security” of the contributors and spectators of the primary 1,000 Masters of the season round the specter of the coronavirus, Amongst which is the set up of 250 disinfection stations and that the tennis players handle their personal towels.“The BNP Paribas Open is taking steps to prioritize the well being and security of followers, athletes and everybody concerned within the match”defined the group, which follows the directions of the professor of Medication and Biomedical Engineering of the College of Southern California David Agus and the chief vp and chief working officer of Eisenhower Well being, Martin Massiello. On this regard, he mentioned that they’re nonetheless being valuedor “extra actions day by day”, though the occasion will not be anticipated to be suspended. As well as, he has knowledgeable that any spectator who has purchased tickets for the match can “request a refund” or a “voucher for the 2021 match”. Among the many prevention measures which were carried out is the meeting of greater than 250 hand sanitization stations in all services; The widespread areas shall be cleaned day by day with an antiviral software and coronavirus exams shall be coordinated with the native hospital for all individuals with signs.As for the exercise on the courts, the players must “deal with their personal towel” and the ball boy “won’t contact or transfer the participant’s towels”. “A chair shall be positioned behind the court docket to allow them to place their towel and use it throughout the recreation,” explains the group. Additional, poll holders will put on gloves, identical to restaurant staff and meals suppliers and volunteers who test tickets. The interplay between tennis players and followers shall be “restricted” throughout the match.last_img read more

January 14

Judge Gbeneweleh Frustrates Gov’t Again

first_imgMore than a month after he threw out government’s major case against some former executives of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ has again freed another two persons who the state accused of stealing over US$100,000 from the coffers of the International Bank (IB), where they were employed.He was the same judge who brought down a ‘not guilty’ verdict in favor of the late General Charles Julu, when he was accused by government of treason.Government sometime in April 2013 arrested and charged defendants Kelvin B. Saving and Ricks B. Wilson with multiple crimes, ranging from theft of property, criminal facilitation and conspiracy. Unfortunately, they failed to indict and arraign them for trial, arguing that it was because of the Ebola outbreak.They also contended that the delay was due to many cases they had with the grand jury of Montserrado County, which could not permit them to indict those two defendants immediately.In counter argument lawyers representing the defendants asked the court to dismiss and discharge their clients for the failure of government to have proceeded with the case or to have indicted them.Judge Gbeneweleh yesterday in his ruling explained that in April 2013, when the defendants were arrested and charged by the Monrovia City Court, before they were subsequently transferred to Criminal Court ‘C’, there was no outbreak of Ebola in Liberia.He further ruled that the contention of the prosecution that there were several cases before the grand jury did not imply any legal justification not to have indicted the defendants.According to him, Section 18.2 of the Criminal Procedure Law makes it mandatory that “in the absence of a good cause shown the court shall dismiss the complaint for failure on the part of prosecution to indict a defendant for indictable offence.”He went on to say that “the Legislature never contemplated that Montserrado County alone should have more than one grand jury.”“The Lawmakers,” he said, “in their own wisdom created a provision for Special Jury as provided for in Section 15.5.”The intent of the Special Grand Jury is to indict any defendant who committed a criminal offence and who has not been indicted by the Grand jury, Judge Gbeneweleh said.He emphasized that the law provides 42working days for a grand jury and if the days expired prosecution should constitute a special jury, which should remain sitting as long as the public interest is required which the prosecution failed to do.“Therefore, the motion to dismiss for failure to proceed since 2013 in consistence with the law is hereby granted. And prosecution’s complaint is hereby dismissed,” he declared, adding, “the defendants are hereby discharged without prejudice to the state consistent with the law.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 30


first_imgONE of Letterkenny’s most famous shops has become the latest victim of the recession.Michael Gallagher’s Menswear has been open in the Cathedral Town for the past 25 years.But the outlet has now announced it is having a closing down sale on Friday next, March 25th. President of the Letterkenny Chamber, Pat McGinley, said he was very sad to hear the news.Mr McGinley, who is a personal friend of owner Michael Gallagher, said it was a very sad day for the town and for the county.“Business has dwindled and Michael eventually had to call it a day. It reflects the problems currently being experienced in the economy,” he said.As well as Mr Gallagher, there are two full-time staff at the shop.  EndsONE OF LETTERKENNY’S MOST FAMOUS SHOPS IS LATEST VICTIM OF RECESSION was last modified: March 20th, 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)last_img read more

December 26

Real Madrid plotting mega money move for Thibaut Courtois and Willian

first_imgThe west London club will only have until August 9 to find a new keeper if they accept the bid with Jack Butland the most likely candidate to replace the Belgian.Chelsea would then have until the end of the month to tie-up a deal with Madrid to send Courtois to Spain because La Liga’s window will remain open until August 31.Meanwhile, the signing of Willian could free Gareth Bale up more on the pitch ahead of the 2018/19 season.The European champions have been quiet in the transfer market so far this summer, with right-back Alvaro Odriozola being Los Blancos’ only summer signing. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal Real Madrid have offered Chelsea £100m for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as well as midfielder Willian, according to sources in Spain.Courtois – who has one year remaining on his contract at Chelsea – has made no secret of his wish to move back to the Spanish capital, where his children live. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars LATEST CHELSEA NEWS shining Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware Courtois has said his heart is in Madrid in the past 1center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED possible xi REVEALED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker And Willian – who gave a good account of himself at the World Cup this summer – appears to be fielding a number of offers from some of Europe’s elite clubs.The Brazilian could have moved to Barcelona but the Catalan club were put off by Chelsea’s £70m asking price and decided to spend half that on Malcolm instead.Reports in Italy also emerged that the Blues have accepted a £66m bid from Manchester United.However, Real Madrid appear determined to hijack that move and the Daily Mail has claimed Chelsea are “seriously considering” the double swoop offer. possible standings last_img read more

December 25


first_imgA LARGE crowd of runners and walkers are expected to take part in this evening’s Ballyare 10k – and raise some much-needed funds for charity.The run/walk is popular with amateurs and the more dedicated runners from across Donegal.Pat Hegarty’s 20-year-old course record remains intact and no doubt there will be attempts to break that this evening. The walk starts at 7pm with the run at 7.30pm. Registration is from 6pm and the race/walks start at Carrs of the Diamond. LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR BALLYARE FESTIVAL 10K was last modified: August 16th, 2013 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)last_img read more

December 25


first_imgMulroy College in Milford welcomed a very special guest to the school yesterday.Sam Maguire along with Donegal video analyst Maxi Curran and player Martin McElhinney were treated as VIPs when they arrived at the school. Principal Ms Fiona Temple said she was very grateful former pupil Maxi had arranged the visit.THE DAY SAM GOT THE ‘MAX’ FROM MULROY COLLEGE! was last modified: November 13th, 2012 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:donegalMaxi CurranMilfordMulroy CollegeSam Maguirelast_img read more

December 24


first_imgDONEGAL is set to get another storm battering on Friday.Met Eireann says there is a Wind Warning for the entire country.“Strong and gusty south to southwest winds will develop during Friday, reaching mean speeds of between 65 and 80 km per hour, gusting up to 110 to 130 km per hour. Winds will be strongest at the coasts,” said forecaster Gerry Murphy The warning is from 09:00 to Friday 20 December 2013 right through until midnight.The orange alert – although not as serious as Thursday’s red alert – is still very significant with a risk of damage and loss of power to homes.The warning came just hours after ESB reconnected thousands of homes across Co Donegal.Motorists are being warned of ice on many routes overnight. Although the day will start bright – and cold – the new storm will begin to hit Donegal around 10am.STATUS ORANGE – Weather Warning – Be PreparedThis category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas. The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions. STORM ALERT: MET EIREANN ISSUES NEW ORANGE WARNING FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:Donegal Dailydonegal weathergalesWarninglast_img read more

December 20

Photos: Top 10 moments in Oakland Raiders last home game at the Coliseum in Oakland

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.The Jacksonville Jaguars rallied for 17 points in the final 15 minutes to beat Oakland Raiders in their farewell Coliseum game.Jacksonville scored 17 unanswered points after halftime, including a 4-yard touchdown pass from Gardner Minshew to Chris Carson in front of the Black Hole with 31 seconds left, to hand the Raiders a 20-16 loss at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.Trying to ice the game up 16-13, Derek Carr …last_img read more

December 18

The Wayfaring Loner: Elvis Goes Country in Africa

first_imgMeet Sir Elvis, the musical connection between Nairobi and Nashville, the man bringing both Country and Western back to Africa, one song and one barroom stage at a time. Elvis Otieno (AKA Sir Elvis) brings his country sounds to audiences in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013 (Image: Public Radio International)• Portal to boost African music• Madiba Music: Your 67-minute Mandela Day Mixtape• Luthando Jackson is a mini music maestro• McGregor’s music captures the African village CD AndersonElvis Otieno (AKA Sir Elvis) was born the year Elvis Presley died. His father was a big fan and named his son after the rock and roll icon, so it seemed destined that the young Kenyan would make his musical mark on the world.Elvis spent his youth in Norway, where he was exposed to a variety of western rock and pop music, but it was at a Shania Twain concert where he discovered his affinity for country music.Soon Elvis was consuming every country record he could find, finding a strong connection with the classic Opry-style country music made famous by the likes of Jim Reeves, Charley Pride and Dolly Parton, as well as the more modern New Country sound of Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson.Inevitably, he picked up a guitar and started making music of his own. And much like the classic wayfaring loner from a country song, he hasn’t looked back since.Elvis returned to Kenya 10 years ago, in part to reconnect with his African heritage, but also to make a name for himself in the local music business as an African country singer.The notion of African country and western music isn’t as extreme as one might think. Ethnomusicologists have believed for years that there always was a strong connection between country music and the traditional music of East Africa. The Mugithi music of Kenya shares some uncannily similar traits with country: usually a singer accompanied by twangy acoustic guitar with lyrical subject matter heavy with social commentary or grassroots themes. The foundation of both musical styles, it can be argued, is raw and emotionally charged.Over the 20th century, the relationship between Africa and country music has grown even stronger.Renowned music researcher Thomas Turino explains the connection: “American country music has been popular in Africa since at least the 1940s…(mostly) it was through records and movies.” But it is the simplicity of the performance that stands out. A simple lyric played on a humble acoustic guitar is an appealing approach for anyone with a story to tell, anywhere, at any time.Sir Elvis agrees, telling the BBC Pop-Up online series, that the connection of rural, farming culture between Kenya and Middle America is a common one, that there is a shared resonance with storytelling and improvised organic music – music at its most basic and most natural level: just a voice and a guitar. “Kenyans like country music because it talks about daily life, about things real people go through, good and bad.” Sir Elvis plays his unique style of African country at a popular Nairobi bar in 2013 (Image: Public Radio International)Elvis says reaction in his home country to his unique brand of country has been enthusiastic, if maybe still minor. He plays in popular bars and festivals in and around Nairobi, but also finds particularly strong support in rural areas. When people ask him why he’s chosen country music as his life, Elvis laughs and answers, “it’s all I really want to do.”His favourite country singer is Charley Pride, one of the few African-American singer-songwriters to find success in country music. A Grand Ole Opry-inductee, Pride challenged the genre not only on race, but also as a pioneer of combining both soul and gospel (more traditional African-American music forms) into country and western music to give him a distinctive, but popular sound. For Elvis though, it was more about his powerful voice, initially having no idea he was a black singer when he first heard Pride’s music: “That was before the internet, when you never knew what the singer looked like. To me, he was just a great voice that spoke to me.”That kind of barrier breaking has helped country music travel the world, as modern country music stars Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Darius Rucker find new fans in the most unexpected places. And Elvis is doing his part, in the cities and in the heartland of Kenya.So what is Elvis’s ultimate goal? The biggest aspiration for his music? He explains in a languid drawl tinged by Nashville via Oslo: “I want to travel to the USA, hook up with good songwriters, great producers who can harness my potential and record a lot of music to share with the world.”Find out more about Sir Elvis and his music on Facebook and his official website.last_img read more

December 18

Time to give your sprayer some TLC

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches, you will be wise to give your sprayer a little bit of TLC (Tender Loving Care) these days. Yes this is still a busy time of the year for some of you, but don’t delay winterizing your sprayer any more than necessary. Find ways to protect them against the harmful effects of snow, rain, sun, and strong winds. Moisture in the air, whether from snow, rain, or soil, rusts metal parts of unpro­tected equipment of any kind. This is especially true for a sprayer, because there are all kinds of hoses, rubber gaskets and plastic pieces all around a sprayer. Yes, the sun usually helps reduce moisture in the air, but it also causes damage. Ultraviolet light softens and weakens rubber materials such as hoses and tires and degrades some tank materials. How about the pump, the heart of a sprayer? You don’t want a pump that is cracked and/or not working at its full capacity because you did not properly winterize it before the temperature falls below freezing.The best protection from the environment is to store sprayers in a dry building. Storing sprayers in a building gives you a chance to work on them any time during the off-season regardless of weather. If storing in a building is not possible, provide some sort of cover.Here are some suggestions you may want to follow as you prepare the sprayer for storage: When storing trailer-type sprayers, put blocks under the frame or axle and reduce tire pressure during storage.It is very likely that you did the right thing when you used the sprayer the last time: you rinsed the whole system (tanks, hoses, filters, nozzles) thoroughly. If you did not, make sure there is no leftover spray mixture in the tank. Dispose of it according to the chemical label, and rinse the system with some sort of a rinsing solution. Usually a mixture of one to 100 of household ammonia to water should be adequate for cleaning the tank, but you may first need to clean the tank with a mixture containing detergent if tank was not cleaned weeks ago, right after the last spraying job was done.Cleaning the outside of the sprayer components deserves equal attention. Remove compacted deposits with a bristle brush. Then flush the exterior parts of the equipment with water. A high pressure washer can be used, if avail­able. Wash the exterior of the equipment either in the field away from ditches and water sources nearby, or a specially constructed concrete rinse pad.Drain all cleaning water from all parts to prevent freezing.To prevent corrosion, remove nozzle tips and strainers, dry them, and store them in a dry place. Putting them in a can of light oil such as diesel fuel or kerosene is another option.Pumps require special care. After draining the water, add a small amount of oil, and rotate the pump four or five revolutions by hand to completely coat interior surfaces.  Make sure that this oil is not going to damage rubber rollers in a roller pump or rubber parts in a diaphragm pump. Check the operator’s manual. If oil is not recom­mended, pouring one tablespoon of radiator rust inhibitor in the inlet and outlet part of the pump also keeps the pump from corroding. Another alternative is to put automotive antifreeze with rust inhibitor in the pump and other sprayer parts. This also protects against corrosion and prevents freezing in case all the water is not drained.Cover openings so that insects, dirt, and other foreign material cannot get into the system.Finally, check the sprayer for scratched spots. Touch up these areas with paint to eliminate corrosion. Erdal Ozkan, Professor and Extension Agricultural engineer, can be reached at 614-292-3006, or This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more