To KYB, the Youngest Person in the Family

first_imgVeteran Liberian journalist, Kenneth Y. Best doing his signature dance move, days ahead of his 80th birthday. In honor of our father, Kenneth Y. Best, on his 80th birthday (October 28, 2018)Storytelling is your forte, that’s how we learned from youAnd it’s time for us today to give it back to you.Your smiles and frowns, uproarious laughs and disciplining stingsTaught us to weather ups and downs in honor of the KingThe Good Lord’s what you called him; indeed, He’s good to youWatching your journey with Him made us want to trust Him too.And then there is your girlfriend. I think her name’s Mae GeneThe things you two’ve been through, the faint of heart can only dream.Starting two different papers in two sovereign states,Giving people a voice, putting your lives at stake.And ours, for that matter. How could the two of you?!But that you did to show us “the world’s bigger than you.”We hold this lesson close and it guides us through our daysAs we give time and talent to show others the way.And we will not give up, because you never do;You leave us no excuse, when we ask, “What would Daddy do?”Daddy would look at Mommy, they both would smileAnd tell us, “stand your ground and walk another mile.”Your stomach for adversity and your iron willTo make Liberia daily a better country still,We hope we can inherit in these trying timesAs we each do our part our country to refine.Your work is not yet finished, Lord knows you won’t retireSo, while you’re still around, we’ll just keep basking in your fire.Love you, Pumpkin!Your OffspringShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Inch Island residents affected by water outage

first_imgHomes, businesses and farms in the Inch Island area of Inishowen are without water this morning due to a burst water main.The issue is affecting properties in Inch Island, Magherabeg and surrounding areas.Irish Water crews are currently working on the burst. It is expected that the repairs will be completed by 4.30pm today (Tuesday). Supply may take 2-3 hours to fully return to all affected properties.Inch Island residents affected by water outage was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Andrew Bogut to start in Warriors’ return

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!SAN ANTONIO – The man has not played an NBA game in almost a year. He has not fully completed a practice, let alone a morning shootaround. And he has spent the past weekend flying from Australia, the Bay Area and then down here.And yet Bogut will start when the Warriors (47-21) visit the San Antonio Spurs (41-29) on Monday with DeMarcus Cousins nursing a sore …last_img

Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The Philippines and its naturalized player Andray Blatche will be on opposing sides with the former NBA veteran leading the way for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, which will carry the name China Kashgar, his mother ball club in the Chinese Basketball League.Blatche carried China in the 2016 edition of the tournament, featuring 10 club teams from Asia, averaging closing to 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAside from Blatche, China will also parade American guard Darius Adams, who was last year’s scoring leader norming 23.1 points a contest.National team coach Chot Reyes announced Gilas’ participation Tuesday. The team, which replaced Japan, will carry the Chooks To Go banner. Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas and Andray Blatche are likely to reunite in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup slated later in the month in Chenzhou, China.But it won’t be a typical reunion.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PVL: San Sebastian recovers from opener loss, sweeps JRU Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The last time a club team from the Philippines ruled the tournament was in 1996. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

21 days agoSheffield Utd manager Wilder: Beating relegation not enough

first_imgSheffield Utd manager Wilder: Beating relegation not enoughby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder says he will not accept his side simply beating relegation. The Blades have surprised many this season with their courageous attitude, and Wilder says the club are aiming for as a high a finish as possible.Wilder said: “We’ve always raised the bar. We don’t want to just finish fourth from the bottom.”I know the players better than anybody. I know who to push and who not to.”We’re not settling for being ‘okay’. We want to raise the bar and keep pushing individually.”That’s been the theme running through. There’s clarity in that. They know I’m tough with them but they accept it.”We’re in a tough changing room. Some people might need a bit of help at times but we’re tough with the boys too.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former South Carolina Player Upset With Trainers For Misdiagnosing His Knee Injury

first_imgGeneral view of Williams-Brice Stadium.COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Back in early November, it was announced that South Carolina freshman offensive tackle Na’Ty Rodgers had been dismissed from the program, and that he’d be transferring elsewhere to continue his football-playing career. It would appear, however, that he’s decided to take a parting shot on his way out.Rodgers, who has transferred to Iowa Western, claims that South Carolina’s training staff is “fake”, and that they misdiagnosed his knee injury. He claims that a doctor told him that he needs surgery, while the Gamecocks’ staff told him he was “fine” and that he could continue practicing.SCWhile it’s not completely surprising that a player who was dismissed from a program has beef with his former staff, this is a bit eye-opening. Hopefully South Carolina’s trainers just made an honest mistake.last_img read more

Camp Cloud gets support from Coldwater Indian Band

first_img(Camp Cloud spokesperson Kwitsel Tatel poses with Coldwater elder Sonny Oppenheimer, who hand delivered his band’s letter to water protectors on Saturday. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)Justin BrakeAPTN NewsThe Coldwater Indian Band has thrown its support behind Camp Cloud as water protectors there continue to stand their ground against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while facing possible eviction at the hands of police.On Saturday Elder Sonny Oppenheimer visited the camp on Burnaby Mountain to hand deliver a letter from chief and council written after water protectors were given a 72-hour eviction notice.Read the letter here: Coldwater Indian Band“We here at Coldwater Indian Band offer our support in standing up against Kinder Morgan and the Government of Canada in protecting OUR land and water,” reads the July 19 message, signed by councillor W. Gerome Garcia.“As we are at the headwaters of the Nlaka’pamux our ancestral belief is ‘Water is power’ and it needs to be protected.”Coldwater has been fighting the federal government and Kinder Morgan over an alleged failure to adequately consult with the band and over the routing of the pipeline expansion, which they say will cut through the community’s aquifer and threaten its members’ drinking water.After reading the letter aloud to water protectors Camp Cloud spokesperson Kwitsel Tatel thanked the band for their support and said she would also like to hear from the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and the Assembly of First Nation national chief candidates, who will be in Vancouver for the AFN election this week.“The Coldwater Indian Band is supporting Camp Cloud, and I am so happy,” Tatel said in a Facebook livestream Saturday, adding she has expressed her support for the band’s fight against the pipeline running through its aquifer.Speaking to water protectors around the sacred fire shortly after, Oppenheimer highlighted the significance of the threat to his people’s drinking water.“The people that are around you that are in their homes, and yet they can turn the water on and think nothing of it. And they drink their coffee. Can you imagine if the runoff through that tap was contaminated — what would they do? What kind of life would you have? You’d have no life,” he said.Here’s what elder Sonny Oppenheimer from Coldwater Indian Band said to #CampCloud water protectors gathered around sacred fire Saturday evening. 2/2 #transmountain #bcpoli @APTNNews— Justin Brake (@JustinBrakeNews) July 22, 2018“It’s just sad how people treat Mother Earth and her gifts,” he continued. “I really thank you guys for standing and being present, and for what you do. All the warriors that you have in your heart, that down one day it’ll be mentioned to your grandchildren: this is what my grandmother did, this is what my grandfather did.”On Saturday, a few hours after their 72-hour eviction notice from the City of Burnaby expired, Camp Cloud held a press conference to announce they will continue to stand their ground on Burnaby Mountain.On Monday they say they’re scheduled to meet with the City’s manager, Lambert Chu.“The sacred fire at Camp Cloud is as old as our nations,” Tatel said Saturday at the press conference.“We are here to raise awareness for the health and safety of all people and all animals. We are here to express our opposition to this expansion for public safety, public interest and public health. We are meeting our responsibilities to that end at Camp Cloud.” read more

The Brexit story so far How Britain got itself in a bind

first_imgLONDON — Britain’s 2-day-old draft deal to leave the European Union is in danger of collapsing, increasing the likelihood of a disorderly, economically painful exit from the bloc next year.British politicians in favour of leaving the EU have criticized the agreement reached Tuesday after more than a year and a half of negotiations. They say it keeps the country bound to the EU under unfavourable terms and floated the idea of unseating Prime Minister Theresa May.Even if May remains in her post, the British Parliament might reject the deal. Britain’s formal exit is set for March 29, so that would leave little time to seek an alternative.Here’s a look at how Britain got into this situation:___REFERENDUMMay’s party, the British Conservative Party, has long been split between those in favour of EU membership and those who want out.One advantage of membership is it gives seamless access to trade across 27 other countries. The EU is Britain’s biggest trading partner.Opponents have argued the EU took too much political power from London; many want to restrict immigration from other EU member countries as well.To settle the question, former Prime Minister David Cameron called for a nationwide vote on whether Britain should stay or go. On June 23, 2016, 52 per cent of voters said they wanted to leave.___NEGOTIATIONSThe unexpected outcome threw the country into chaos, with Cameron resigning and the value of the pound tumbling 15 per cent in a day. May eventually took over as prime minister. In March 2017, she submitted the formal notice of Britain’s intent to withdraw from the EU. The action started a two-year countdown and negotiations on the terms of the exit and for future EU-U.K. relations.The difficulty of the negotiations quickly became clear. The EU took a tough approach. It insisted Britain would no longer enjoy any of the bloc’s “four freedoms”: the freedom for citizens, money, goods and services to travel and operate across borders without hindrance.In a bid to solidify her power and the stated goal of ensuring a “strong and stable” government would be seated at the Brexit negotiations, May called a general election for June 2017. The move backfired, and her Conservatives lost their majority in Parliament. She had to create a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland.___IRISH QUESTIONThe talks on a Brexit deal remained stalled for months, largely over the problem of the future border between Britain’s Northern Ireland and the EU’s Republic of Ireland. The fear was that reinstalling a hard border with import duties and travel restrictions would renew sectarian violence.The EU insisted that Britain should not be allowed to enjoy the fruits of staying in its seamless trading union. So it proposed allowing Northern Ireland to remain in the customs union, but not the rest of Britain. May’s government rejected that, saying it threatened to break up Britain.___THE DEALWith the clock ticking, British and EU officials intensified their efforts and reached a draft deal on Nov. 13.The agreement envisions Britain leaving the EU as planned on March 29 but remaining inside the bloc’s single market and bound by its rules until the end of December 2020. That would buy time to work out a permanent post-Brexit trading relationship.Other terms call for Britain paying 39 billion pounds ($50 billion) to settle outstanding obligations to the EU. British and citizens of EU countries would be allowed to remain where they currently live and work.The deal also commits the two sides to a “backstop” solution that keeps the U.K. in a customs arrangement with the EU as a guarantee the Irish border remains free of customs posts. The backstop would last until superseded by new trade arrangements, which both sides say they hope to have in place by the end of 2020.___POLITICAL BACKLASHMany pro-Brexit politicians immediately slammed the deal. They said it would leave Britain a vassal state by making it observe EU customs rules that it will no longer have a say in shaping. Some pro-EU politicians favoured calling another vote on whether Britain should leave the EU at all.May has defended the deal as providing the continuity businesses need while the country and the EU agree on a long-term trade relationship.Two Cabinet ministers and five junior government members resigned Thursday and a leading pro-Brexit lawmaker called for a no-confidence vote on May.___NO-DEAL RISKSIf Parliament rejects the draft deal, the more likely it is that Brexit happens without any agreement spelling out future relations with the EU. Businesses and most economists view that as a worst-case scenario for the British economy.It would mean a return of tariffs on trade between Britain and the EU as well as border checks on goods. That could delay shipments of everything from food and fuel to clothing and cars. Some companies have been stockpiling to prepare for such a possibility.And Britain would drop out of Europe-wide protocols that govern areas such as aviation and prescription drugs, threatening to ground flights and disrupt supplies of drugs.Carlo Piovano, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Beyond IPL

first_imgFor a long time now, this country has been overly keen to play and watch the sport brought to us by our colonisers way back in the early 1700s. Since then, the sport’s popularity has exponentially grown in the country, having a far-reaching impact across rural and hinterlands. India has not just played cricket but rather lived it. It is astonishing to witness the support this sport enjoys across communities, classes, etc., whatever that segregates people under the garb of being an Indian. Cricket brings the true colours of secularism to a bloom, surging excitement across the nation and within the people. It is the sort of popularity and impact on Indian society that makes Cricket almost a religion in India. Sheer support, eager eyes glued to screens, group discourses and even betting, Cricket certainly sends the audience in a frenzy. And, it is this enthusiasm which has made cricketers popular than local MLAs and even cinema stars. India would come to a halt when Sachin used to bat, and this alone explains what cricket means to India. Widening the sport across formats has garnered a tremendous response, especially in India where 12 editions of Indian Premier League have transcended Cricket’s popularity. It has become an astounding source of entertainment. There has been a certain development inclined closely to India’s cricketing roadmap which has been largely eclipsed by the sport’s men-centric mindset. Women’s cricket has not been as popular as men’s yet it has been played out for some time now. Though Men’s cricket sparks “Bleed Blue” emotions, with comprehensive excitement revolving around who’s who and fact discussions, women’s cricket has also made a dent in the average Indian psyche – and Mithali Raj’s popularity ascertains it. BCCI has taken gradual steps to expand the scope of Women’s cricket with the introduction of an exhibition match between Supernovas and Trailblazers at the Wankhede Stadium on May 22 last year, just prior to the final of IPL 11. Though an impressive idea, the closely fought match did not receive much fanfare due to scorching sun at the peak of summer. Taking forward the concept, BCCI this term has widened the scope and introduced a three-team 20-over tournament that will be taking place at Jaipur. Calling it the Women’s T20 challenge, BCCI has decided to shift the matches to the evening slot this time around, and the fixtures will include three group stage games where the three sides — Velocity being the newest entrant this year — face each other once, which then will be followed by the two top teams locking horns in the final. Four games against one exhibition match last year holds the prospect of extending women’s cricket’s popularity and simultaneously aiding the players to improve their game. And, with the traditional IPL format of involving overseas players in the fray, the concept presents a global platform to the players. Women’s IPL reserves potential to promote the sport while incessantly attracting women talent for identifying good players and expanding the selection pool. The exposure it promises is worth efforts put in for such an event. Women’s IPL aims to set a standard which, hopefully, will one day match the popularity of men’s form. While tickets to the novel game have been made free to encourage viewers to provide their support, popularity will be picked up at its own pace. A successful conclusion would motivate the apex cricket body to develop a full-size Women’s IPL which will be highly beneficial for women. It will also bring women’s cricket to the forefront and induce a conducive effect urging girls to pick up the sport, and in general promoting sports in the country. And, with the popularity that Cricket holds in this country, chances of downfall are minimal with a lot to yield.last_img read more

New study shows muscle injuries in athletes may be caused by low

first_imgNew study shows muscle injuries in athletes may be caused by low vitamin D levels KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 21, 2017 KUSI Newsroom December 21, 2017center_img Updated: 8:55 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — Low levels of vitamin D could be a factor in muscle injuries suffered by athletes, according to a study authored by an orthopedic surgeon at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla that was released Thursday.In the study published online by Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Dr. Brian Rebolledo said 56 percent of football players that were examined who had low vitamin D experienced a lower extremity muscle strain or core muscle injury while playing in college, which jumped to 73 percent if severely deficient.Among players with normal vitamin D levels, 40 percent had experienced such injuries, which he called a statistically significant difference between the groups.Rebolledo’s team analyzed data that was collected from 214 players at the 2015 NFL Combine, where scouts evaluate top prospects coming out of college. The researchers recorded their vitamin D levels, age, position, race, injury history and whether they had missed any college games due to a lower extremity muscle strain or core muscle injury.“We were interested in vitamin D in this population because it’s been shown to play an important role in muscle function and strength, which is critical to the high-performance athlete,” Rebolledo said. “Most of the past research into the harmful effects of low vitamin D has focused on the elderly, but relatively few studies have examined this association in the elite athlete.”He also found that of the 14 study participants who missed at least one collegiate football game due to a muscle injury to a lower extremity or core region, 86 percent were found to have significantly low levels of vitamin D.Also, 70 percent of black athletes had low levels of vitamin D, compared to 13 percent of whites. There were no meaningful differences in vitamin D levels between skill position players like quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, defensive backs and kickers or linemen, linebackers and tight ends.The average age of study participants was 22.“This study suggests that monitoring and treating low vitamin D may potentially be a simple way to help prevent certain muscle injuries,” Rebolledo said. “Additional research needs to be done to see if boosting vitamin D levels leads to improved muscle function and fewer injuries.”He recommended that all adults have their doctor check their vitamin D levels, whether they participate in athletics or just walk their dog around the block.Low vitamin D may result from poor dietary intake, lack of adequate sunlight exposure or poor absorption due to issues like inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease.The two main ways to get vitamin D are by skin exposure to sunlight, which can carry potential risks, and by taking vitamin D supplements. Some foods also provide vitamin D, including egg yolks, salmon and fortified milk, orange juice and cereal. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Good Morning San Diego, Guests FacebookTwitterlast_img read more