There is no three ways about it, Westmoreland-based Three Miles River FC is aiming to become the dominant club in the west, and that means that they must first unseat the overwhelming parish standard-bearers Reno FC and the undoubted best club in local football, Montego Bay United (MBU).It’s a lofty bit of ambition posited by the upstart club, but it is a dream that their coach Carl ‘Longlife’ Palmer believes can happen with time and careful planning.”We are a little-known club with great ambition. Being champions of Westmoreland gives us some amount of inner belief for a very long journey, and I think we have the stomach to last,” Palmer said.Three Miles River has risen through the ranks of Westmoreland’s domestic leagues to be crowed champions of the parish in 2016, with a controversial win over Roaring River in the final, to now be plying their trade in the Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League.Currently third in Zone One on six points from five matches, Three Miles River have a long way to go before challenging for the Super League title, but it’s not far-fetched to see them growing in stature to one day be competing on the same level as MBU-FC and Reno FC.”It is strange that Westmoreland as a parish that produce, so many talented young players has not seen more than one club at a time in the Premier League,” said Palmer, “and we intend to help change that.”On Sunday, Three Miles River displayed their best form with a comprehensive 3-0 win over defending champions Granville FC with goals from St Elizabeth Technical High School central defender Clifton Woodbine in the 8th minute. Then, Chevon Morris and an Akeem Edwards’ own goal in the 22nd and 87th minutes, respectively, sealed a fine victory.”The club is on the right path. There is a settled management system in place and we have our own field, and with determination and serious planning, I am sure not long from now, we will be in the Premier League alongside the best from the west,” noted Palmer.On Saturday, they welcome Clarks Town FC (10 points) to their den in the hope of replicating Sunday’s stellar performance against the Trelawny-based club in a 3:00 p.m. clash.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian tries to buck the trend of teams losing on their home floor as the Stags host the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers on Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 Basketball Tournament at SSC-R Gym in Mendiola, Manila.Having beaten Arellano on enemy ground two weeks ago as part of the NCAA On Tour this season, the Stags are hard pressed to avoid a similar fate against the Heavy Bombers in the 4 p.m. clash.ADVERTISEMENT “We know that the visiting teams really step up their games,” said SSC coach Egay Macaraya. “It’s really up to us to handle the pressure of playing at home and the challenge posed by the visiting team.”Mapua also lost in its home debut to Perpetual Help at the newly refurbished Mapua Gym.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Holding a 1-2 record, the Stags can gain a share of third spot with Arellano and Emilio Aguinaldo College, while defeat will send them to the cellar. The Heavy Bombers, who own a 2-2 record, can climb up to third spot with a victory.Although they lost their previous outing to Lyceum, Macaraya was pleased to see his team put up a gallant stand. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “I’m happy with the team despite our record,” Macaraya said. “They don’t give up no matter what happens.”JRU coach Vergel Meneses, meanwhile, has unearthed a gem of a guard in Jed Mendoza, who scored 17 points in a 65-62 win over Letran last Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NLEX hikes win run to 3 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments
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City and economic leaders hope the project will help spur additional commercial and industrial construction that can be marketed to local companies looking to expand or used to lure in outside companies. Available commercial space has been in short supply in the region, they say. “In the past, we didn’t have a whole lot to show,” said Mel Layne, president of the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance. “To get people to look at us, you need to have available space.” Some of the center’s occupants are expected to be medical firms because of the proximity to Palmdale Regional Medical Center under construction a quarter-mile south, said Mayor Jim Ledford. “That hospital is generating a lot of interest,” Ledford said. But initial occupants will include real estate, insurance and general-contractor companies, Venture officials said. PALMDALE – City and economic leaders turned out Wednesday for the opening of the first phase of a commercial and industrial development in the Trade and Commerce Center, a project they hope will help spur similar investment in the region. Venture Corp., which calls itself California’s largest builder of privately owned commercial structures for small companies, developed the first phase of its project at Commerce Avenue between Trade Center Drive and 5th Street West. The five buildings, designed for smaller companies, have space ranging from 1,100 to 2,660 square feet. Another phase is already under construction and involves three buildings – one at 12,144 square feet, one at 16,144 square feet and a third at 32,456 square feet – aimed at larger companies. “Basically, it’s a turn-key situation,” said Stuart Scheinholtz, the company’s vice president of development. “If you wanted to, you could just move in your furniture.” Purchase prices range from $299,000 to $625,000 for small-company spaces. Sales are pending or have been closed on 11 of the 35 spaces in the first phase. “You have a real-estate item in your budget, most likely for rent,” Scheinholtz said. “Why not change the rent payment to a mortgage payment?” Building prices in the larger project for big businesses range from $1.9 million to $5.1 million. Mill Valley-based Venture Corp. has similar projects in Palm Desert, San Diego County and Sacramento, as well as in Washington state and Nevada. Company officials said they were drawn to the Antelope Valley by the population growth. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Throughout the province, lights will be turned off and electronics will be powered down on Saturday from 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. during Earth Hour 2016. But there are more ways people, especially in the Peace Region, will be observing Earth Hour.NEAT will be hosting Earth Hour 5K Run/Walk events in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek this year, during Earth Hour.On March 19, participants can gather at Northern Lights College — at both campuses in each respective city — to start the trek. Tickets are $25 for non-members, $20 for members, and free for children 12 and under.- Advertisement -The pet-friendly event also allows for dogs to come along on the walk, so long as pets are on a leash.For more information, and to buy tickets, click here for Dawson Creek, and here for Fort St. John.Earth Hour is a global event encouraging people to conserve energy by turning off lights and electronics to show their support for climate change action.Advertisement Last year’s Earth Hour resulted in 15 megawatt hours of electricity saved, reducing the overall provincial electricity load by 0.2 per cent – the equivalent of turning off almost 680,000 LED light bulbs.The event started in Sydney, Australia almost 10 years ago. The World Wildlife Fund spearheaded the initiative to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.Today, Earth Hour engages over 7,000 cities worldwide and continues to be recognized as a leader in uniting people all over the globe to combat climate change.
What is the England ITV curse?Since the 1998 tournament in France, England’s tournament record on ITV has been nothing short of abysmal.During this period the BBC has shown 13 games, which have finished in 9 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.That’s a pretty decent record.But then you move onto games shown on their fellow broadcaster, and things are rather different.Of the 11 games broadcast on ITV, the Three Lions have won just ONE.The other ten finished with five draws and five defeats.That includes the loss to Belgium in the group stages, whereas the wins over Tunisia and Panama were both on the Beeb. England fans are nervously waiting to see if the Three Lions can progress to the World Cup quarter-finals.But many are already despairing that the curse of ITV could strike once again. When did they last win a game broadcast on the channel?England’s solitary tournament win shown on ITV in the last 20 years came in the 2006 World Cup.It was the 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago, where the Golden Generation needed two late goals from Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard to avoid embarrassment.There’s an easy way for everyone to avoid the curse of course – turn off the TV and listen to live commentary on talkSPORT instead!talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Getty 1 Gareth Southgate’s side are hoping to end the ITV curse in Moscow
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Alan Gallagher, while playing third base for Santa Clara University, once compiled a 25-game hit streak while wearing the same (unwashed) uniform and undergarments. While attending a football game with a date, he participated in a greased pig chase at halftime. He returned to his date with grease covering his shirt. It’s how he was dressed at the post-game dance.As a member of the Giants, he seemed to spend half the time on his belly or his backside. His given name was Alan Mitchell Edward …
***MUST CREDIT: Marcus Graff***Qantas Flight QF2, a 490 passengers A380, approaches Runway 21 at Perth Airport for an emergency landing early Monday morning. Picture supplied by Marcus Graff. Have you ever watch airliners landing at night, and noticed that some have their vertical stabilizers brightly lit-up with the airline name or logo visible for quite some distance? You may also notice that these airliners really stand out from other landing aircraft that do not have this feature. Lighted tails on airliners have been seen for the past twenty years or so, and are made possible by what are known as “logo lights” mounted in the tips of the aircraft’s horizontal stabilizers or on their upper rear fuselage, aimed directly at the tail fin at night.These high-intensity beams serve several valuable purposes. The first is to readily identify the airline, much like a flying billboard to maximize marketing potential in and around the airport. Second is to enhance inflight visibility at low altitudes and in high-density traffic areas near the airport while the aircraft is taking off or on approach at night. Another important function of logo lights is ground safety, making the aircraft readily identifiable from the tower during taxiing, and highly visible to drivers of ground equipment on the ramp and near taxiways in both clear and inclement weather.
29 May 2013Africa’s economic outlook for 2013 and 2014 is promising, confirming its healthy resilience to internal and external shocks and its role as a growth pole in an ailing global economy, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013, released on Monday.The report is produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).According to the report, Africa’s economy is projected to grow by 4.8% in 2013 and accelerate further to 5.3% in 2014.At the same time, the report shows that this growth has been accompanied by insufficient poverty reduction, persisting unemployment, increased income inequalities and, in some countries, deteriorating levels of health and education.The report argues that African countries should tap into their natural resource wealth to accelerate the pace of growth and ensure that the process can benefit ordinary Africans.“Now is the time to step up the tempo of economic transformation, so that African economies become more competitive and create more gainful jobs”, say the authors of the report, adding that “widening the sources of economic activity is fundamental to meeting this challenge”.Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, the report states.“Growth is not enough”, Mario Pezzini, director at the OECD Development Centre, said in a statement. “African countries must provide the right conditions for turning natural resources into jobs, optimise their resource revenues through smart taxation and help investors and locals to make the most of linkages.”According to the report, four key elements are needed to achieve this objective. Firstly, African countries should create the right conditions for such a transformation to take place, including infrastructure, education and the creation of larger and more competitive markets.“Access to markets is fundamental to structural transformation based on natural resources: regional integration and better access to the markets of large partners could open new opportunities for all”, said Emmanuel Nnadozie, director of the macroeconomic policy division at the ECA.Secondly, the report argues, Africa’s primary sectors “require sound land management, balanced and effective tax systems and the right mechanisms and incentives to cause an acceleration and diversification of the sources of growth”.In the agricultural sector for instance, transport, fertilizers and more resistant seeds are required for an increase in productivity. Africa has 24 percent of the world’s agricultural land, but accounts for only 9 percent of its production.Thirdly, African governments and investors “must ensure that a fair share of the proceeds from natural resources and extractive industries accrue to society: for example, they should be invested in people’s capacities to take up new jobs in promising sectors.”Finally, the report suggests that African countries can foster change and economic diversification actively, for example through corridors of development around power, transport and communication lines. Stable and transparent use of budgets is key to achieving this goal.“Now is the time”, said Mthuli Ncube, chief economist and vice-president of the African Development Bank. “After 10 years of improved stability, sound macroeconomic policies and blossoming trade links, growth has made African nations freer than ever to choose their own development paths and implement active policies for economic transformation.”Ultimately, the report argues, transformation means opening opportunities so people can find jobs, create businesses, as well as invest in health, education and food security. In turn, higher levels of human development for all, including the most vulnerable, can accelerate the pace of economic transformation, leading to a virtuous cycle of growth and development.“Among many other benefits, human development can help drive Africa’s structural transformation by speeding both the rate of innovation and uptake of new technologies,” said Pedro Conceicao, chief economist at the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa.“But for this to happen, more attention should be paid to improving access to and quality of education and healthcare systems, transforming agriculture and fostering job creation in order to narrow income inequalities.”SAinfo reporter