Was that Port or Starboard?

first_imgThe motor yacht Satori rests atop old steamboat pilings at the Atlantic Highlands Marina as representatives from Tow Boat US inspect the damage. They were developing a plan to float the yacht off the pilings at high tide. The mishap occurred at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, as a Rhode Island couple were leaving from the marina for Florida. Security at the marina said no one was injured.last_img

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Dr. Nah-Doe Bropleh Dies

first_imgThe death is announced of Dr. Nah-Doe Patrick Bropleh, former Deputy Executive Secretary of the West African Rice Development Association (WARDA) and former Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Liberia. The sad event occurred on June 21, 2014 in Powder Springs, Georgia, United States of America.He was in his 78th year. Dr. Bropleh also once served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Technical Services, R.L. He was also former Dean of his alma mater, the College of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Liberia.In the political sphere, he was a founding member of the Liberia Action Party (LAP), along with Harry A. Greaves, Sr., Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Jackson F. Doe, Byron Tarr and many others.A devout Roman Catholic, Dr. Bropleh was a member of Commandry #366 of Sacred Heart Cathedral and of the ancient and noble order of the Knights of St. John International. Dr. Nah-Doe Patrick Bropleh was born on November 18, 1936, the third of six children, unto the union of Mr. Andrew Koon Juah Nah Bropleh and Josephine Wollor-Kukor Bropleh of Grand Cess, then the Kru Coast Territory, now Grand Kru County.He was predeceased by his parents and eldest son Doeba Patrick Bropleh. Survivors include his loving wife Mary Tor Bropleh, former Chief Nursing Officer of the Republic of Liberia; four sons: Bior, Borbi, Snorwlor and Simah Bropleh; his grandchildren; a brother, Bernard Nah-Tieh Bropleh and a host of other dear relatives and friends. According to Bernard Nah-Tieh Bropleh, brother, and nephew, former Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Dr. Laurence Konmla Bropleh, the funeral mass over the remains of Dr. Nah Doe Bropleh and his son, Doeba Patrick Bropleh, will be held at the Saint Kizito’s Catholic Church in Paynesville tomorrow, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Dr. Bropleh’s farm in Mt. Barclay, along the Kakata Highway.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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Ranks handling GPF’s vehicles better – Top Cop

first_img…after having to pay for damagesNewly appointed Police Commissioner Leslie James has stated that ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) are now handling resources, particularly the Force’s vehicles, in a better manner.Police vehicles which were involved in accidents as a result of reckless drivingSpeaking at his first engagement with the press since assuming office in August, the Top Cop on Thursday told reporters that the Force is concerned over the general use of its assets, especially the vehicles.However, James noted that since being made to cover expenses incurred from reckless vehicular accidents, ranks are being more cautious with the Force’s resources.“Our subject Minister, the Honourable Minister of Public Security [Khemraj Ramjattan], he’s indicated that any rank who is found to be guilty of causing damages to any vehicle will be surcharged and that policy is in place. So with that alone, together with our input, we’ve seen a better handing, better caring and better maintenance of those vehicles,” Commissioner James stated.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesFollowing the US$2.6 million donation last November by the Chinese Government of 55 pickup trucks, 44 motorcycles, 35 All-Terrain Vehicles and five buses, as well as crime fighting gear and equipment, Minister Ramjattan in an attempt to curbed reckless driving by ranks on the roadways, warned that those who get into accidents with the Force’s vehicles will not only be charged but also be made to pay for the damages to the vehicles.Despite this warning, several ranks have found themselves literally paying the price for not heeding the warning. In fact, mere says after the Minister’s caution, a Police rank in Berbice crashed one of the new pick-up vehicles donated by the Chinese Government, on the Canje Public Road, Berbice.Apart for being made to cover repairs costs which amounted to some $200,000, and which was paid in full, the rank was also charged with dangerous driving and was transferred to Traffic Headquarters, Eve Leary, to undergo further training in defensive driving and ethics in driving.More recently, a Police Constable crashed one of the Force’s pick-ups into a house on the De Hoop Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, back in May. He was placed on $40,000, bail after slapped with a dangerous driving charge and it is expected that he too was made to pay for the damages to the Force’s vehicle.Back in July, then acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine had disclosed that more than $2.3 million had been repaid by ranks for damages to the Force’s vehicle during this year alone. He had stated that 10 ranks had already completed their payments while the others were in the process of doing so.According to reports, from July 2016 to June 2017, 18 members of the Force were involved in various category of accidents while driving Force vehicles. This compared to an increase of 23 ranks involved in accidents during the period July 2017 to June 2018.A total of 41 ranks including seven subordinate officers and 34 Constables were fingered in these accidents. Furthermore, another 18 ranks over the two-year period being involved in various accidents while driving private vehicles.last_img read more

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Sharks thrash Ulinzi to sail into Shield final

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks’ Erick Kapaito against Ulinzi Stars GK Timothy Odhiambo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 – For the second season in a row, Kariobangi Sharks reached the finals of the SportPesa Shield following their 4-1 victory over Ulinzi Stars in the first semi-final hosted at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Sunday.Duke Abuya opened the scoring four minutes after kick-off before Shaphan Oyugi added the second while Erick Kapiato notched a brace. Ulinzi got a consolation from in stoppage time from Cliff Kasuti. Sharks will meet Sofapaka, the 2014 champions who bundled out defending champions AFC Leopards on a 1-0 score-line.Kariobangi Sharks players celebrating. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYASharks will be looking to go one better and clinch their first ever Shield title that will guarantee them a slot at next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.Former Mathare United winger Harrison Mwendwa was the chief orchestrator, handing the Ulinzi Stars midfielder a hard time as he provided the first assist, setting up Abuya with a low cross to tap in far post.Mwendwa was at it again, this time swinging a cross to find Oyugi who in-turn beat Ulinzi shot-stopper Timothy Odhiambo to double the lead.Ulinzi Stars players disappointed after being bundled out of Shield by Sharks. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe soldiers found themselves trailing three goals down after deadly striker Kapaito capitalized on defensive blunder to punish Ulinzi in the 19th minute as Sharks comfortably led 3-0 at the interval.The second half was even better for Sharks who completely shut Ulinzi’s midfield with Kapaito Kapaito completing his brace through a well measured cross inside the box.Substitute Kasuti handed Ulinzi a consolation goal in the 90th minute after Elvis Nandwa’s shot hit the woodwork for Kasuti to connect the rebound.The loss crashed Ulinzi’s hopes of returning to the Shield final for the first time since 2016 when they lost to Tusker FC 1-0.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Relaxed Hamilton on top in final Brazil practice

first_imgCharles Leclerc was third ahead of his Ferrari team-mate four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who on Sunday is set to start his 100th race for the team, and Alex Albon in the second Red Bull.Valtteri Bottas was sixth in the second Mercedes ahead of Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi and the two McLarens of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz.After the heavy rain that wiped out Friday morning’s action, the final session began in welcome dry conditions with Robert Kubica out early to enjoy some track time in his penultimate weekend with the Williams team.He topped the early times on his own before Sainz set the pace for McLaren followed in turn by Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg, Leclerc and Vettel. Hamilton then took over as Mercedes joined the party, the champion’s lap showing him out-performing the Ferraris comprehensively through the twisty middle sector.In a closely-contested scrap, Verstappen put Red Bull on top after 25 minutes in 1:09.327, a full two seconds off Hamilton’s record pole lap in 2018, but three-tenths ahead of the Englishman as the track temperature climbed to 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 Fahrenheit).Ferrari flexed their considerable straight-line muscle again with 20 minutes remaining, Leclerc topping Vettel, before Hamilton soared again to lap in 1:08.320, three-tenths beyond the Monegasque.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000British F-1 driver Lewis Hamilton powers his Mercedes at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 15, 2019, during the first free practice for the Brazilian Formula One GP to take place on November 17. © AFP / DOUGLAS MAGNOSAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov 16 – A relaxed newly-crowned six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes in Saturday morning’s third and final free practice ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.The Briton, revelling in an opportunity to drive without the pressure of fighting for the championship, clocked a best lap in one minute and 8.320 seconds to outpace nearest rival Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by 0.026 seconds.last_img read more

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Huddersfield vs Chelsea: Live commentary, team news and kick-off time

first_imgChelsea travel to face Huddersfield as Maurizio Sarri takes charge for the first time in the Premier League.David Wagner’s Terriers memorably secured their safety at the Bridge last season and will be desperate to get points on the board with champions Manchester City up next. gameday Sarri saw his side lose the Community Shield to Manchester City Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED FOOTBALL LATEST possible xi Getty NEW ERA Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more What is the team news? smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 1 TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: #htafc Head Coach David Wagner has named his starting XI for the Club’s opening game of the 2018/19 @premierleague season as the Terriers face @ChelseaFC at the @johnsmithstadia #HUDCHE (AT) pic.twitter.com/eDe0VZmbg2— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 11, 2018 Here’s your Chelsea team this afternoon, which includes a debut for @Kepa_46! 👐#HUDCHE pic.twitter.com/H7Ety290fQ— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 11, 2018 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? What time is kick-off?The game will be held on Saturday, August 11.Kick-off is at the traditional time of 3pm.Last term the Blues won 3-1 here thanks to goals from Pedro, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Willian.How can I listen to coverage of the match?With the game not being broadcast on TV, talkSPORT have got you covered.You can tune into talkSPORT2 at 3pm for exclusive live commentary, through either the online player or your DAB Radio. highlights last_img read more

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Men’s Soccer Battles Hastings College to a 1-1 draw in first exhibition

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team battled Hastings College to a 1-1 draw Friday, Aug. 16 at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Junior Erik Fahner (Omaha, Neb.) scored Drake’s goal in its first preseason match of 2019. The Bulldogs host Iowa Western Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Cownie in the team’s second preseason contest. Print Friendly Version “This was a great exhibition game against a very good Hastings team who defending in a well-organized deeper block,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “Our focus for pre-season has been on our organizational structure and shape and we showed throughout the game that we are making great progress in this area. We dominated the game in possession and recovered the ball with a positive and aggressive mentality. From an attacking perspective, we created a number of chances but need to polish up and be more clinical in the box. It was pleasing to see several of our incoming freshman play and give them a taste of college soccer at this level.”last_img read more

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THERE’S NOTHING FISHY ABOUT JAMES’ GIANT CATCH!

first_imgJames Hayden what the giant halibut.Now all we need is some giant chips!Well-known Ardara man James Hayden doesn’t like to talk about the ons that got away.And the two giant halibut fish certainly didn’t. James caught the two specimen fish, which weighed more than 300Ibs each, off Alaska where he has been fishing with his own boat. The problem now is where he’s going to get an oven big enough to cook them in!THERE’S NOTHING FISHY ABOUT JAMES’ GIANT CATCH! was last modified: September 27th, 2015 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:ArdaradonegalfishJAMES HAYDENlast_img read more

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O’Meara stuns Toms in west London clash

first_imgSteve O’Meara sensationally knocked out fellow West Londoner Ryan Toms in the first round of their light-middleweight showdown at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.The previously unbeaten Toms was floored by a two-punch combination and failed to beat the count, losing his southern-area title in dramatic fashion.O’Meara, who was shading the round after a couple of eye-catching flurries and a crisp left cross, is now in contention for a shot at the British title.His record improves to 14-2 after the third stoppage victory of his career, while Toms must go back to the drawing board after a brutal end to an impressive run that had seen him win his first nine professional contests.O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, had been expected to try to outbox Toms using his slick boxing skills.But when he landed with a straight right and a clubbing left hook it was clear Toms was badly shaken, and the count was completed before the Northolt southpaw unsteadily got to his feet.“Hopefully this win will be a stepping stone for me,” an overjoyed O’Meara told West London Sport.“I’m not surprised I stopped him but I am surprised it happened so quickly. I don’t think I’ve ever thrown a better punch.“I didn’t get the chance to show much of what I’ve been doing in the gym. Hopefully that’ll happen next time – I want to move on to bigger and better things now.”Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

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Local laser company leads the way

first_img11 November 2002A South African company that pipped overseas firms for a contract to produce high-tech laser systems for the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Nasa) made its breakthrough after being discovered on the Internet.According to a report in Business Day, the company, Scientific Development and Integration, produces laser systems bought by Nasa for trace gas detection in the upper atmosphere – a contract it won after Nasa came across the company’s web site.The company is also participating in a project that will see the large-scale manufacture of a new generation fighter aircraft. According to Business Day, the US aircraft manufacturer was in South Africa earlier this year to test a laser system developed by Scientific Development and Integration for inspecting the parts used to make the aircraft.“A similar system exists in Canada, but the US aircraft manufacturer found our system to be at least five times more efficient than the Canadian laser”, director Lourens Botha told Business Day.If adopted, the home-grown laser system could be installed not only at the US aircraft manufacturing plant, but also on aircraft carriers and at maintenance facilities worldwide.Besides Nasa, the company’s pulsed infrared lasers have been supplied to major international aerospace players including the Chinese Space Agency, Daussalt Aviation, BAE Systems and Airbus.Established in 1997 by four former Atomic Energy Corporation scientists, Scientific Development and Integration specialises in laser technology and the separation and enrichment of isotopes, and is developing a number of commercial and other applications for both.Business Day reports that a US computer firm is testing one of Scientific Development and Integration’s laser systems for the annealing of silicon wafers.The company’s laser isotope separation project will, according to the Scientific Development and Integration web site, “create economic quantities of C12 and C13, for use in the CVD diamond, abrasive diamond and medical businesses’.Together with the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP), the company is also sponsoring an environmental monitoring project at the University of Natal, Durban, and aims ultimately to develop a prototype modulated diode laser system for online monitoring of industrial pollution.And the company believes it has come up with a ground-breaking technique for treating Glaucoma, an eye disease particularly prevalent in developing countries, using a portable diode laser system. “The prototype system is presently undergoing clinical trials at local Universities, and should be ready for the market towards the end of 2002′, the company says on its web site.Scientific Development and Integration qualified for funding through the Department of Trade and Industry’s support programme for industrial innovation in 1998 and 2001, and was recently highlighted as a prime example of SA’s capabilities in the aerospace sector by Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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