first_imgLiberia National Hepatitis Foundation Inoculates Med Students1 of 4 The LNHF has arranged with the Syriana Medical Clinic to reduce the price of a dose from US$20 to US$10 per vaccine. Also in the arrangement, the testing that is required before vaccination will be absolutely free to all Liberians. Ms. Kazouh urges everyone who can afford this to go to the Syriana Medical Clinic (SMC) located on 17th Street, Gibson Avenue Sinkor, to get tested and receive the vaccine if they are not infected. The Syriana Medical Clinic also offers treatment to those who are infected with Hepatitis B or C, it is important to remember that both types of Hepatitis B and C are non-curable but they can be suppressed to not harm the body so much.She used the interview to plead with philanthropic institutions and individuals, etc., to provide her organization vaccines so that more people can be vaccinated against the disease as it is endemic to Liberia and not everyone can afford US$10 per dose, which will amount to US$30 over a period of 6 months. A lot of people in Liberia living on less than US$3 per day will not commit to such spending.“Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation doesn’t have a donor. Everything that is done comes from our board members and founder’s purse. It’s hard to accomplish the dream of eradicating Hepatitis B from our tiny population of over 4 million when there is no support. So, I am pleading with goodwill people to please come and help the Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation help save lives in Liberia,” she pleaded.Ms. Layal Kazouh established the Foundation to bring awareness and prevention to the population about the effects of Hepatitis as well as catering to those who are ill with the virus.“Some people may experience symptoms of the illness that could last several weeks, including yellowing of the skin and eyes, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, joint pains, persistent headache, neck pain as well as abdominal pain,” Ms. Kazouh explained. She disclosed that jaundice (locally referred to as Yellow Janda) is a derivative of Hepatitis.For any further information please contact: or visit the website: www.lnhf.orgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Medical school students pose for a photo on their last vaccination day at Dr. Ahmad Jo’s Syriana Medical Center Ms. Layal Kazouh herself was inoculated during one of the vaccination processes Dr. Ahmad Jo of the Syriana Medical Center Dr. Ahmad Jo of the Syriana Medical Clinic inoculating one of the female medical college’s students Ms. Layal Kazouk, Dr. Ahmad Jo and other Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation members in picture with students of the A.M. Dogliotti Medical College students after one of the inoculationsThe Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation (LNHF) has concluded the vaccination of the graduating students of the A.M. Dogliotti Medical College of the University of Liberia (UL). The future medical doctors have received their last dose of three rounds of Hepatitis B vaccines from the LNHF through Dr. Ahmad Jo’s Syriana Medical Clinic.Following the recent inoculation, Ms. Layal Kazouh, M.P.H, told this paper that Hepatitis B, is endemic to Liberia and presents symptoms like those of malaria or typhoid and could therefore be mistaken for either of them if a patient neglects to do clinical laboratory test. Ms. Kazouh advised against self-medication and buying over-the-counter medicine, because it may lead to accelerated liver damage.On Monday, June 5, 2017, she and her LNHF team had visited the Medical School campus and carried out awareness with the students.  The LNHF team then returned on June 9, 2017, to administer the first dose of the Hep B vaccines.Explaining further, Ms. Kazouh told the students, that the Hepatitis B virus could survive outside the body for up to a week and during that time the virus can still cause an infection if it enters a person, who is not protected by the vaccine.According to her, the Type B is most commonly spread from mother to child at birth (vertical transmission), or through exposure to infected blood, especially from an infected child to an uninfected child during the first five years of life. The development of chronic infection is very common in infants infected from their mothers, or children by other means before the age of 5. Sexual transmission of Hepatitis B may occur, particularly in unvaccinated men who have sex with men and heterosexual persons with multiple sex partners.Transmission of the virus may also occur through the reuse of razor blade or other cutting instruments such as those used for pedicure or manicure if not adequately sterilized. Also, the infection can occur during medical, surgical and dental procedures, through tattooing, toothbrushes, and similar objects contaminated with infected blood, as well as untested donated blood for transfusion.Epidemiologist Kazouh stated that her Foundation targeted the medical students because, “They are directly on the frontlines. They need to be immunized to treat our sick population in the country.”Fifty-eight (58) students of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine in Oldest Congo Town had been initially inoculated free of charge against the killer disease on that day. Only three injections are required for one’s lifetime dosage.However, during the second and final vaccines administrations, the numbers dropped to 49 on July 14th 2017 and 30 students on December 18th 2017 respectively, due to miss communication on the part of the student leadership, which was always responsible for informing their colleagues on when the vaccination team will be arriving.She stressed that the other students who had begun the vaccination and didn’t complete the three-round dosages would have to restart retaking the vaccine and this time around it would not be free of charge as was done in the past but they would be required to pay a minimum amount of US$10 per vaccine.last_img read more

first_imgSupply Health Centre sagaStemming from several discussions with Councillors, Regional Democratic Council’s Regional Executive Officer (REO), Pauline Lucas, has revealed that the contractor who failed to meet the specifications of the Supply Health Centre project, will have to redo all the inferior works.The REO sought the intervention of the Public Infrastructure Ministry with regards the testing of the foundation, along with the University of Guyana, whose results differed.On Wednesday, in a statement to the media, the REO said the Infrastructure Ministry had given the green light for the foundation, however, another test conducted by the University of Guyana showed that the foundation had not met the required PSI mark.“Ministry of Infrastructure test showed that it was just above the PSI, which is 3500. However, I would have also be engaging the University of Guyana. It’s not that I don’t have confidence in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, but I think that we need to have other organisations results so that we can be extremely sure,” she said.She added that because of the major differences found in the tests conducted, another examination would be necessary so as to be exceptionally sure as to the way forward.“Testing conducted on the foundation conducted by the University of Guyana was below 1500 PSI and two columns had with one column having about 1700 PSI andRegional Executive Officer Pauline Lucasthe other is just about 2700 PSI so everything failed according to the University of Guyana. The University of Guyana also conducts several tests on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure,” Lucas noted.This the REO stressed prompted her to have a third test done this time she opted for a joint test involving both the University of Guyana and the Public Infrastructure Ministry along with a representative of the contractor.“Because we have two varying and it’s not that one has a five here and there difference, I decided to conduct a joint test between the University of Guyana and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and all parties involved including the contractor however the contractor did not send anyone,” she revealed.“Again that test showed that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure tests, two of them were below the level and the other two while they passed were less that what the first test said, she continued.Expressing concerns over the financial resources which has to be expended on conducting several tests, the REO told the regional Councillors that the region will not continue down this trend but rather a decision is being taken for the contractor to redo the foundation and column.Meanwhile, the REO informed Councillors that her immediate course of action would be to write the contractor after which legal action would follow suit. She stressed that she had no intentions of accepting any sloppy or poor quality of work declaring; “I will be writing the contractor shortly indicating that in our view the project has failed, and he would have to redo the foundation and column again at his own expense failing which I would seek other legal actions to be taken against the contractor.”Adding their voices to the condemnation of the contractor’s actions, several Councillors expressed their support of the actions taken by the REO.Councillor Ali Majeed told his colleagues that he has visited the site of the project and is concern over the conduct and state of the compound questioning whether the contractors have had any prior experience with similar or such large projects. He said the manner in how they are conducting and were carrying out the project certainly leaves much to be desired. “I am truly disappointed in how these guys have had the place as this is certainly bothering me because in my view they don’t have a sense of responsibility in executing such projects,” Majeed said.Back in August, concerns over the quality of the work and the actions of a contractor resulted in a screeching halt. The issue which came up at the Regional Democratic Council’s (RDC) monthly meeting was disclosed by Lucas who revealed several unsavoury details about the project.According to the region’s Public Relations Department, one of the details she revealed is that the contractor, Navin and Sons, was ordered by the Clerk of Works to cease casting the foundation of the centre.“However, the contractor ignored the directive and proceeded to cast the foundation while erecting columns within a day of casting the foundation, thus further fuelling grave concerns. He indicated that he was given approval to proceed by the engineer,” an official from the Department revealed.According to a report that was submitted by the Clerk of Works, the contractor failed to comply with a number of requirements for the project. Among the requirements ignored by the contractor was one for the complete removal of tree roots and debris from the site.last_img read more

first_img…Christopher Ram seeks order compelling GECOM to hold elections by Sept 18A court challenge has been mounted against the House-to-House Registration being carried out by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), this time by anti-corruption advocate and Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram.Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne GeorgeChief Elections OfficerKeith LowenfieldAnti-corruption advocateand Attorney-at-LawChristopher RamThe Notice of Application (NOA) and Fixed Date Application (FDA) challenging the House-to-House exercise was filed in the High Court on Monday, by the law office of former Attorney General Anil Nandlall. The hearing will come up today before Chief Justice Roxanne George.According to the particulars of the fixed date affidavit, Ram is seeking declarations from the court that House-to-House Registration is a breach of Article 106 (6 and 7) of the Constitution of Guyana. Ram is also seeking a declaration that the exercise is in breach of the recent Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rulings.In view of this, Ram is seeking a conservatory order from the court, prohibiting GECOM from lawfully continuing the exercise. He is also seeking an order compelling GECOM and the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, to take steps to hold elections by September 18 of this year.To support his case, Ram noted the fact that GECOM’s lawyer, Stanley Marcus, had told the CCJ that if House-to-House Registration was carried out, the earliest it would be completed would be Christmas. At the time, CCJ Judges Jacob Witt and Adrian Saunders had noted that such an exercise would, therefore, violate the Constitution of Guyana.“When Mr Marcus persisted with the same line of argument, Saunders reminded him that the No-Confidence Motion was passed since the 21st of December, 2018, and, therefore, elections should have been held in March 2019, and with obvious exasperation, President Saunders held up the Constitution in his hand and said that the Court has a clear duty to uphold this document and enquired rhetorically, whether Mr Marcus wants the Court to ignore it, to reject it or to rewrite it” Ram’s application states.Ram also pointed to the fact that GECOM’s own in house counsel, Excellence Dazzell, had advised against the exercise since it would delay elections by months. Her advice was disregarded.It noted that many experts in electoral matters and even three GECOM Commissioners have pointed out that the exercise cannot be properly carried out in three months and will have grave implications for the validity of the electoral list it produces.“The Applicant fears that in order to complete this House-to-House Registration within an impossible timeframe, it will result in thousands of Guyanese being unlawfully deregistered and will omit to register thousands of qualified registrants, thereby resulting in their loss in their right to vote at the next elections,” Ram stated in his application. It is understood that the case will come up in the High Court today.House-to-HouseThe House-to-House exercise, which was last conducted in 2008, will see enumerators in teams of two to three, going from door to door in various communities across Guyana. The enumerators will present forms to registrants to complete, as well as take fingerprints and pictures.In an advertisement by GECOM, it is stated that these enumerators work from 15:30h to 18:30h during the week and from 09:00h to 16:00h on weekends and holidays. The exercise is intended to produce a new National Register of Registrants database and Official List of Electors.This means that everyone, regardless of whether they were registered before or not, must register anew at their place of residence between July 20 and October of this year.DisenfranchisedThe requirement for proof of residency has alarmed overseas-based Guyanese to the point where a court case was filed by an overseas-based Guyanese against House-to-House Registration on the basis that it would disenfranchise her.In her court filings, Bibi Zeenatoun, a retired teacher and citizen of Guyana, had sought writs of prohibition and injunction and a conservatory order against GECOM.Her fixed date application explained that she worked in the United Kingdom from 1980 until her retirement in 2014. She then acquired property and maintained a residence in that country. Besides her citizenship, however, she has family ties to Guyana that include an adult son and his two children.According to the application, Zeenatoun “fears that she will be excluded from the proposed exercise of House-to-House Registration and thereby, in effect, be de-registered and in consequence thereof, and she will be unlawfully denied her statutory and constitutional right to be registered and to vote”.“The applicant’s right to vote will and can be protected if the respondents were to engage in Continuous Registration as provided for in Section 6 (1) of the National Registration Act, Cap 19:08,” the application advised.OrderThere has also been much debate on whether the exercise can go forward since the former Chairman who signed the order, Retired Justice Patterson, was found by the CCJ to have been unconstitutionally appointed.Additionally, GECOM has said that House-to-House Registration will take 90 days, further delaying elections that should have been held since March 21.last_img read more

first_imgPearse Doherty TD has reiterated his party’s firm position that Sinn Féin in government would not hesitate to abolish water charges and remove the bureaucratic quagmire of Irish Water.Deputy Doherty also said that the party is seeking a mandate from the people to enact to enter government and scrap water charges once and for all, saying that “it is clear that the government does not have the support of the people for its water charges.  This election provides the people with an opportunity to vote the charges out.”The Donegal Southwest TD said “To those that have paid and those that have refused to pay Sinn Féin’s message is clear, if in Government, Sinn Fein will abolish household water charges. To those that have refused to pay or are considering not paying, my commitment to you is if Sinn Féin forms part of the next government we will not pursue any citizen or household who has not paid. “We will repeal the draconian legislation forced through the Oireachtas by the Fine Gael/Labour majority put this saga in the dustbin of history where it belongs.“Providing reliable high quality public services and infrastructure including water and sewerage services – which are economically sustainable – is a major challenge which needs to be addressed.“Sinn Féin has first-hand experience and a strong record of delivering exactly this in the north. Sinn Féin ruled out any future privatisation of these critical public services by ensuring that the Executive, under the Department for Regional Development, remained the sole shareholder of the newly established utility company, NI Water.“According to the Utility Regulator in the north, households save an average of €490 annually as a result of our decision. “It has been our stated position for quite some time that the purpose of a public water company should be to provide clean and plentiful water supplies to businesses and households, along with ancillary services such as waste removal, protection against flooding and other important functions.“The devastation wrought on our country in recent weeks has only strengthened the case for a public body that is focused on these issues, not spending millions of euro on bills which are ignored and millions more rebranding; as if the Irish People could ever forget Irish Water.”SINN FEIN SEEK MANDATE TO ABOLISH WATER CHARGES – DOHERTY was last modified: December 30th, 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)last_img read more

first_img Carlos Bacca Marseille have joined the race for Arsenal and West Ham target Carlos Bacca.The 30-year-old turned down a move to the Hammers last summer in favour of staying at AC Milan and went on to score 13 goals in 32 Serie A outings.But he has again been linked with a move away from the club, where a squad overhaul is expected when the window opens.It has been reported that West Ham are ready to go back for him, with a new centre-forward high on their transfer wish list.Meanwhile, he is also said to be a target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger this summer.But now France Football has revealed that Marseille are also hot on Bacca’s heels and their sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has made contact with his agent.The Ligue 1 side are desperate to strengthen their frontline when the window opens and Bacca has emerged as one of their top targets. 1last_img read more

first_imgA 54-year-old New Mills man has been advised to seek legal advice after representing himself at court.Seamus Hughes, of Brown Hall, New Mills, was before Letterkenny District Court on a number of charges arising out of an alleged incident on 16 October, 2016 at Main Street, Letterkenny. Hughes is charged with refusing arrest, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, failing to atop at an accident, failing to report an accident and failing to give appropriate information.Hughes addressed the court himself.However, Judge Paul Kelly, adjourning the matter to October 18, 2018 for hearing, advised Hughes to obtain legal advice.“I’m not sure you appreciate the seriousness of the situation that you’re in,” Judge Kelly said.“You would benefit from legal advice and I have told you this before. You may not be doing yourself any favours doing it without professional advice.”Judge unsure if New Mills man ‘appreciates seriousness of situation’ was last modified: April 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtNEW MILLSSEAMUS HUGHESlast_img read more

first_imgMark Patterson Budapest Fund 5k 2014Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 240 16.44 Paul Mc Glinchey SM Letterkenny A C 2 259 17.51 Brian Crossan SM LK Kick Boxers3 242 17.59 Karol Duggan SM Individual4 462 18.17 John Conlon SM Letterkenny A C5 267 18.28 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C 6 246 18.29 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A C7 450 18.48 Michael Duddy SM Cranford A C8 300 19.08 Paul Gildea SM Individual9 409 19.15 Paul Mc Gettigan SM Milford A C10 420 19.22 Paul Regan SM Individual 11 449 19.23 Hugh Duddy SM Cranford A C12 410 19.24 Sean Crossan M40 Finn Valley A C13 431 19.36 Niall Gildea SM Individual14 261 19.40 Colly O’ Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C 15 239 19.53 Barry Mackey M50 Individual16 241 20.00 Marty Mc Glinchey SM Convoy Running Club17 279 20.18 Francis Gildea SM Individual18 268 20.19 P.J. Friel M50 Individual19 500 20.21 Declan Watters SM Individual20 255 20.37 Willie Duffy SM Individual21 415 20.42 Stephan Cunningham SM Individual22 238 20.45 Sammy Johnson M40 24/7 Triathlon23 285 21.11 Pauric Mc Ginley SM Individual24 296 21.20 Shane Gildea SM Individual25 269 21.22 Sharon Black W40 Letterkenny A C26 434 21.23 Liam Doherty SM Individual27 438 21.25 Paddy McCauley SM Individual28 413 21.29 Olain Ferry SM Individual29 297 21.43 Paddy Gildea SM Convoy Running Club30 452 21.47 Gerard Mc Connell SM Individual31 243 21.55 Noel Mc Cormack M40 Individual32 276 21.59 Bernard Mc Dyre M50 Individual33 468 22.01 Neil Barrett SM Individual34 251 22.04 Anthony Diver JM Individual35 270 22.05 Alan Stevenson JM Individual36 283 22.16 Declan Barr SM Individual37 423 22.16 John Lynch M40 Individual38 262 22.17 David Wilson SM Individual39 416 22.21 Sean O’ Donnell M50 Lifford A C40 291 22.28 James Whoriskey SM Individual41 275 22.38 Seamus Ferry M40 Individual42 280 22.39 Declan Mc Elwaine SM Individual43 265 22.39 Paul Sweeney M40 Individual44 277 22.46 Joseph Mc Dyre JM Individual45 424 22.59 Eugene McGinley M40 Individual46 250 23.08 Terrence Diver M40 Individual47 466 23.11 Dean Spencer Walker Individual48 245 23.17 Barry Creagh M40 Individual49 287 23.19 Damien Doherty SM Individual50 295 23.28 Eimear Gormley SW Individual51 252 23.30 Annemarie Dalton SW Individual52 260 23.32 Rachel Crossan SW Individual53 233 23.45 Rory Kennedy M50 Individual54 273 23.49 Martin Langan SM Convoy Running Club55 456 23.56 Diane Stewart SW Individual56 247 24.12 Andrew Leighton M40 Individual57 234 24.18 Lynn Crawford SW Individual58 414 24.19 Bernard Mc Elhinney SM Convoy Running Club59 263 24.23 Johnathan Wilson SM Individual60 289 24.26 James Greene M40 Individual61 451 24.34 John Duddy M40 Individual62 271 24.35 Malcolm Crawford SM Individual63 432 24.43 Mark Gildea SM Individual64 447 24.51 James Brown M40 Individual65 461 25.07 Tame Teacht SM Individual66 274 25.12 Adrian Wason M40 24/7 Triathlon67 290 25.12 Gavin Mc Meniman SM Individual68 459 25.21 James Ferry SM Individual69 421 25.22 Claire McIntyre SW Individual70 264 25.22 Martin Anderson M40 Individual71 281 25.28 Eileen Morning W40 Individual72 298 25.30 Ruth Mc Crudden W40 Letterkenny A C73 282 26.14 Lydia Wiley SW Individual74 284 26.14 Mary Bonner W50 Individual75 496 26.24 James Toye M40 Individual76 495 26.24 Gretta Toye W40 Individual77 454 26.25 Declan Friel M40 Individual78 439 26.26 Claire Sweeney SW Individual79 412 26.46 Joanne Gallinagh SW Individual80 235 26.48 John Burke M40 Individual81 299 27.02 Gerard Kelly M40 Individual82 278 27.15 Paul Doherty M40 Individual83 419 27.40 Sara Nairn SW Individual84 433 27.47 Andrea Doherty SW Individual85 286 27.53 Elaine Gordon SW Individual86 249 27.59 Siobhan Doherty SW Individual87 244 28.04 Jimmy Gildea M60 Individual88 448 28.05 Roisin Davin SW Individual89 294 28.06 Carla Bourne Walker Individual90 293 28.11 Paddy Bourne Walker Individual91 408 28.22 Francie O’ Brien SM Individual92 453 28.50 Patrick Gildea M40 Individual93 236 29.01 Maureen Mc Brearty W40 Individual94 436 29.12 Catriona McDaid SW Individual95 435 29.22 Malachy Cannon M40 Individual96 411 30.00 Airleen Gallagher SW Individual97 418 30.05 Annmarie Mc Brearty SW Individual98 417 30.05 Kerri Spence SW Individual99 232 30.14 Benny Sweeney M40 Individual100 407 30.27 Orla Redmond SW Individual101 457 30.28 Tracey Gibson SW Individual102 266 30.32 Allastar Mc Greddy M40 Individual103 272 31.22 Catherine Duffy SW Individual104 257 31.23 Annette Rodgers SW Individual105 237 31.24 Mary Mc Brearty SW Individual106 253 31.43 Alanna Ryan JW Individual107 254 32.24 Isabella Patton JW Individual108 405 32.35 Linda Mc Goarty SW Individual109 406 32.49 Shane Laverty SM Individual110 288 33.20 Joanne Mc Gettigan SW Individual111 258 33.40 Marie Gallagher SW Individual112 422 33.52 Tony Logue M50 Individual113 437 34.15 Edel McBreatry W40 Individual114 440 34.16 Aoife Devenney SW Individual115 441 34.21 Eileen Kelly SW Individual116 464 34.27 Kathy Nee Walker Individual117 463 34.54 Deidre Duffy Walker Individual118 443 35.06 David Moore Walker Individual119 442 35.06 Colleen Bonner Walker Individual120 465 35.26 Orla Mc Walters Walker Individual121 427 36.41 Tina Lynch W40 Individual122 467 37.59 Brian Mc Monagle Walker Individual123 494 38.00 Sandra Sreete Walker Individual124 404 40.26 Laure Crawford Walker Individual125 428 41.22 Amy Mc Coy Walker Individual126 455 41.22 Kelsey Mc Intyre Walker Individual127 430 41.32 Kirst O’ Donnell Walker Individual128 490 42.20 Ciara Friel Walker Individual129 489 42.20 Sharon Duggan Walker Individual130 491 44.21 Marie Mc Elhone Walker Individual131 460 46.12 Paddy Gildea Walker Individual132 292 46.14 Patricia Bourne Walker Individual133 497 46.15 Mary Deans Walker Individual134 498 46.15 Sarella Mc Grenahan Walker Individual135 487 46.15 Ann Patterson Walker Individual136 403 46.15 Erin Doherty Walker Individual137 488 46.16 Helen Shields Walker Individual138 401 46.18 Helena Doherty Walker Individual139 445 47.56 Charlie Sweeney Walker Individual140 444 47.56 Mark Moore Walker Individual141 446 49.10 Louise Lynch Walker Individual142 458 49.10 Tara Alcorn Walker Individual143 429 50.39 Amanda Mc Coy Walker Individual144 426 51.08 Noelle Moore Walker Individual145 425 51.08 Marie Moore Walker Individual146 492 54.10 Sue Mc Glynn Walker Individual147 493 54.10 Kathleen Mc Daid Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 147RESULTS FROM THE MARK PATTERSON BUDAPEST FUND 5K was last modified: April 24th, 2014 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 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first_imgMIAMI — The Kansas City Chiefs canceled a practice and rushed to pack, then caught an early flight and landed less than six hours before kickoff. When the game began, they were ready. Despite a less-than-ideal itinerary, Kansas City (4-2) scored a touchdown on the first series and never trailed. The Dolphins (2-4) missed a chance to claim a share of the AFC East lead, instead losing their third game in a row. On Thursday, with some forecasters predicting a weekend hurricane in Florida, the NFL moved up the scheduled Sunday kickoff by 42 hours, leaving the Chiefs (4-2) at an apparent disadvantage. “We weren’t really happy about it,” Green said. “But we did our job, we focused and we have to be pleased about that. The team took a positive approach.” The Chiefs canceled practice Thursday, arrived in South Florida early Friday afternoon following a three-hour flight and stretched their legs at a hotel before heading to the stadium. They were scheduled to leave right after the game and arrive in Kansas City about 2 a.m., completing a 17-hour trip. “Now we can go home, relax and watch a bunch of college games and NFL games this weekend,” tackle Willie Roaf said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With Hurricane Wilma scrambling the schedule, the Chiefs shook off any travel fatigue to beat the Miami Dolphins, 30-20, on Friday night. Trent Green threw for 289 yards against Miami’s injury-depleted secondary, and the Chiefs totaled a season-high 462 yards while controlling the ball for nearly 42 minutes. Lawrence Tynes’ three field goals included a 51-and 52-yarder, the two longest kicks of his career. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We had a job to do,” Chiefs cornerback Patrick Surtain said. “Hey, it’s a football game. We’ve been playing this since we were 8. It’s really simple. Tonight guys found that extra bit of energy.” Announced attendance was 68,350, but with the scheduling change and rain in the area, the actual crowd totaled about 40,000. Playing a rare Friday game, the Dolphins (2-4) looked like a bad high school team, and by their second series the small crowd was booing. Gus Frerotte misfired on two potential touchdown passes and went 11 for 29, Ricky Williams lost 1 yard in six carries and the defense gave up four scoring drives of eight plays or more. “I’m not blaming it on anything, because that’s not my nature, but we certainly didn’t have the energy and enthusiasm we’ve had up to this point,” “We just didn’t look like the same team out there, and I can’t give you any reason exactly why,” Miami coach Nick Saban said. last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Richard Krupp, a manager within the department’s Office of Substance Abuse Programs, said he questioned the budget-transfer request and later rejected it, but his supervisors pressured him to approve it and later suggested that he start looking for another job. “If CDC didn’t waste taxpayer money on this kind of boondoggle, we might not have to be in a position to choose between raising taxes and cutting programs,” Krupp told the committee. A corrections administrator told the committee he believes the use of the funds was legitimate because of a need for training videos to provide relief to the staff trainers. But he acknowledged that the funds were not authorized with proper procedures, and he said the contractor agreed on Friday to return the equipment to the state. “We’ve identified that there was a system failure,” said Dean Borg, an administrator in the CDC’s Office of Legislation. “It was not created by (the supervisor who approved the transfer). It was created by a system of checks and balances failing.” Meanwhile, two conservative government-watchdog groups are expected today to release their own list of government waste, fraud and abuse. The Washington, D.C.-based Citizens Against Government Waste and the California-based Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association are releasing their third annual “California Piglet Book” expected to identify billions of dollars for what the groups consider government waste. SACRAMENTO – State legislators examined government waste Monday in the first of a series of hearings designed to make California government more efficient. The Senate committee’s study showed a lack of inventory control over thousands of state vehicles and instances in which state employees quit their jobs and returned to do the same work for higher pay as private consultants. “If indeed the public believes we are wasting more money today than ever before, it is incumbent on us to make the very-good-faith effort to make sure they appreciate we are doing our level best to make sure that public money is not being wasted,” said Sen. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Government Cost Control. During the hearing, the first in a series, witnesses testified that the California Department of Corrections improperly authorized a private contractor, Porterville-based Amity Foundation, to spend $500,000 slated for drug treatment programs to outfit a video-production studio. The contractor used the equipment to make drug-treatment training videos, which it also sold through its Web site to the public for $100 each. Jarvis President Jon Coupal said he is glad to hear of the government oversight committee hearing, but doesn’t believe California state government does an adequate job policing itself. “Unfortunately, in many instances it’s the fox guarding the henhouse,” Coupal said. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgOn Sunday, 13 June, 2004 Stanley Christodoulou was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. South Africa’s top referee richly deserved the honour, and the International Boxing Historians and Writers Guild agreed: he was a unanimous choice for induction.Christodoulou was the first man to referee world title fights in all 17 weight categories, and the third to oversee 100 world title bouts.It all began in November 1973, when Christodoulou took charge of the bantamweight world title clash between South Africa’s Arnold Taylor and Romeo Anaya. It was quite a debut – respected boxing publication The Ring rates that bout the most exciting in the history of the bantamweight division.Refereeing the biggest boutsChristodoulou has been in charge of bouts involving some of the biggest names in the fight game, including Victor Galindez versus Richie Kates (May 1976), Marvin Hagler versus Roberto Duran (November 1983), Barry McGuigan versus Eusebio Pedroza (June 1985), and Alexis Arguello versus Aaron Pryor (November 1982). Christodoulou served as executive director of the South African Boxing Board of Control, and has twice been named South African boxing’s “Man of the Year”.He is a member of the World Boxing Association’s International Officials Committee, and in 1980 was named the WBA’s “Referee of the Year.”Christodoulou has also made his mark as a ringside judge. In fact, when one of the worst decisions in the history of the sport was handed down – the draw ruling in the first heavyweight title clash between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield – everyone agreed that Christodoulou had got it right, scoring the fight firmly in favour of Lewis.Judge Larry O’Connell saw the fight even, while judge Eugenia Williams incredibly favoured Holyfield by two points. The ultimate outcome was that Christodoulou reinforced his excellent reputation within the boxing world.When the boxing world’s most flamboyant and arguably most successful promoter, Don King, visited South Africa recently, he praised Christodoulou as a great ambassador for the country, describing him as the world’s best referee.Command of the ringChristodoulou’s command of the ring is much like that of a world-class fighter. Think of a great mover, like Sugar Ray Leonard, a fighter who was seldom caught with a good punch because of the way he glided around the ring.Christodoulou’s refereeing contains a similar package. Few of the fights he takes charge of are sloppy affairs. He is constantly on the move, and somehow always in the right position. He’s the man to have in the middle if you want to see the “sweet science” of what can be a brutal sport.Now, after 30 years in the fight game, Christodoulou has received what he says is the greatest honour of his career.Other living inductees among the Hall of Fame’s class of 2004 are super featherweight champion Azumah Nelson, welterweight champion Carlos Palomino, light heavyweight champ Dwight Muhammed Qawi, super bantamweight champ Daniel Zaragoza, promoter J Russell Peltz and journalist WC Heinz.Christodoulou told the International Boxing Hall of Fame website: “I am sincerely honored and humbled. This is great news. I regard this as the biggest singular honour ever. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.”Christodoulou was presented with a Hall of Fame induction certificate and a gold Hall of Fame ring. A photo of him and his biography will be on permanent display on the Hall of Fame Wall.Although not a boxer, a strong case could be made that Stanley Christodoulou has made a greater contribution to boxing than any other South African. Induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame makes a strong argument in his favour.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more