Top Class A to E juniors/sub juniors, ladies and hunter class shooters will be locked in an exciting battle for honours at the Spectrum Sporting Clays, which takes centre stage at the Knolford Polo Ranch, located in Riversdale in St Catherine, today.The day’s proceedings will commence with an 8:30 to 10 a.m. registration, while the eagerly anticipated shotgun start will happen at 10:30 a.m.The event is named after title sponsors Spectrum Systems Limited, and will see prizes being awarded to the winners in the various categories.The entry fee will be $1,000 for all categories of shooters except ladies and juniors.Jamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan, believes today’s shoot will provide fun and excitement and a family atmosphere for shooters, guests and spectators alike.COMPETITIVE COURSEHe expects to see more than 120 shooters and has predicted that there will be good competition, friendly and intense rivalries on what is a competitive course.Lunch will be on sale at the venue. Today’s event is being sponsored by Spectrum Systems Limited, Rum-Bar Rum, WATA, Kingston Industrial Garage with its brands Subaru, Jeep and Ford.
Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated.GROUP BFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMorocco has been eliminated, leaving Portugal and Spain (four points each) and Iran (three) to compete for two spots. Spain plays Morocco on Monday, when Portugal meets Iran.GROUP C Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GROUP FMexico avoided a letdown Saturday after upsetting Germany to start the tournament, handling South Korea by a 2-1score But Mexico (six points) isn’t safe yet. A dagger by Toni Kroos deep into extra time gave Germany (three points) a 2-1 win over Sweden (three points) in Saturday’s late game. If the defending champion beats South Korea on Wednesday and Sweden simultaneously tops Mexico, three teams would finish with six points, sending it to tiebreakers that start with the best goal differential. On the other hand, if Mexico and South Korea win, Mexico would win the group and every other team would be tied.GROUP GBelgium’s second straight emphatic win, a 5-2 drubbing of Tunisia on Saturday, has it atop the group with six points and all but guaranteed to go to the next round. England (three points) can send itself and Belgium through if it knocks off Panama on Sunday, though Panama and technically even twice-beaten Tunisia are still alive.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sweden players reacts after Germany’s Toni Kroos, right, scores his side’s second goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)MOSCOW — Who’s in, who’s out and possible scenarios at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time:GROUP AADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees France has advanced and leads with six points. Denmark is second with four after a 1-1 draw against Australia, which has one point. Peru has been eliminated. Denmark plays France on Tuesday, when Australia takes on Peru.GROUP DCroatia has secured a trip to the second round and tops the group with six points. Nigeria (three points) will advance with a win over Argentina (one point) on Tuesday, when Iceland plays Croatia. But Iceland (one point) or the last-place Argentines could survive with a win and a Nigeria loss or tie, depending on goal differential.GROUP EBrazil and Switzerland have four points apiece, Serbia has three, and any of them could grab one of the group’s two spots in the knockout stage. Serbia meets Brazil on Wednesday, likely needing a win. Switzerland plays Costa Rica at the same time. Costa Rica has been eliminated.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ LATEST STORIES Flames come away as biggest winner at NHL draft Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding
Thirteen persons convicted of mercenarism were on Tuesday, June 17 sentenced to life imprisonment, after their plea for new trial was denied by Criminal Court ‘D’ at the Temple of Justice.The defense lawyers filed a motion seeking the approval of Judge Emery Paye to ignore the jury’s guilty verdict, contending it was contrary to the weight of the evidence stated in prosecution indictment.However, Judge Paye denied that request on Tuesday, and confirmed the jurors’ unanimous guilty verdict brought down against the defendants on June 10. They were found guilty of launching a cross border attack in neighboring La Côte d’Ivoire, where seven United Nations peacekeepers and several civilians were allegedly killed in 2010, following that country’s post-election violence.Denying the request, Judge Paye declared that the “unanimous guilty verdict of the jury is hereby confirmed and affirmed by the court, and the defendants are hereby sentenced to a common cell, at the Monrovia Central Prison for the rest of their lives.”Tuesday’s sentenced followed four months of trial at Criminal Court ‘D.’ at the Temple of Justice.The Criminal Court Judge also clarified that four of prosecution’s key witnesses, Pascal Kollie, Moses Barway, Baryee Gaye, and Thomas Gladier in their testimonies linked all of the defendants to the commission of the crime of mercenarism.Gaye, Kollie, and Barway were among the 13 men charged with mercenarism, but the charges against them were dropped by prosecution to allow them to testify on their behalf.Judge Paye said witness Kollie testified that they crossed the Cavalla River into neighboring La Côte d’Ivoire with the aid of one of the defendants—Nyeeze Barway.Kollie, the Criminal Court Judge said, testified that he was present when Nyewee blasted the vehicle that was carrying the UN peacekeepers and killed all seven of them.“The four witnesses during the trial testified and identified to some of the weapons that were used by the defendants to stage their mission in that country.They even named some of their financiers as Solo, Didier, Philip Parley, Junior Tanneh, and Emmanuel as the custodian of the weapons. All of whom were associates of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbargbo.Minutes following their sentenced on Tuesday, one of the men’s lawyers was heard saying, “As far as we were concerned, we are not surprised about the sentence because it was politically motivated,” he added “We will be appealing both conviction and sentence after careful consideration.”“They would maintain their innocence, and that they are interested in appealing their conviction,” the lawyer publicly stated.The government in 2011-2012 indicted 18 defendants of mercenarism alleging that they launched crossed border raid in neighboring La Côte d’Ivoire.They further alleged that the defendants were trained and recruited in the Thai forest in Grand Gedeh County, where they attacked from into La Côte d’Ivoire.That allegation was denied by the defendants, shifting the burden of proof on the state.Interestingly, at the trial the Court dropped the charges against five of the 18, after their lawyers filed a motion of acquittal, contending that none of the prosecution’s witnesses linked them to the commission of the crime.The case was first heard in 2013, but was suspended by then Judge Yussif Kaba on ground of jury’s tempering allegation brought by the State.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In its continuing evolution as an indigenous bank serving the needs of Guyanese from all walks of life, the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has developed an expansive social programme that is well embodied in its new tag line: “We see Guyana through your eyes.”This unique perspective which the Bank espouses holds great promise as a catalyst for the development of the nation and in the delivery of service excellence to a diverse range of customers across Guyana.The Bank’s rich history goes beyond serving the Guyanese public for well over 180 years. Its commitment has manifested in several ways, from its Women of Worth (WoW) initiative that assists single mothers, to the thoughtful support provided to the agricultural sector. These serve as clear demonstrations of just how GBTI does indeed “see Guyana through your eyes”.Much more than just a new tag line, “We see Guyana through your eyes”, therefore, expresses GBTI’s commitment to its series of social initiatives created to provide much-needed support in a number of unique ways, from entrepreneurial workshops to specialised support for underprivileged communities across the length and breadth of Guyana.Added to this will be the Bank’s tradition of support to the corporate community through a range of new, innovative bank products and services consistent with the nation’s rapid development path and emergence as a major oil and gas industry player.Thus, at all levels and in so many ways, GBTI’s philosophy of “seeing Guyana through your eyes” is evolving in tangible ways that will benefit the development of our people and our nation.The Bank kick-started its repositioning with a staff rally at the Guyana Marriott Hotel last Saturday, which will pave the way for the new GBTI.
With the use of technology and electronics expanding rapidly by the day, the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) is urging customers to be very careful when making such purchases, and to keep their receipts as the electronics industry accounted for a whopping 41 per cent of the total complaints received by the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) last year.This was revealed in the Unit’s annual report recently released to the media.According to the Commission, it received 289 complaints in 2018, the majority of which was dominated by the electronics industry. Further, most of those complaints resulted from defective goods being unreturnable.“The majority (84 per cent) of these complaints were due to Part IV — Section 22 (Return of defective goods) being contravened. This can be linked to the growing ease of accessibility to these products, which consequently leads to them being more susceptible to fraudulent and misleading practices,” the Unit explained.It was keen to note that while electronics cover products such as tablets, cellular phones, laptops and other devices, most of the reports were as a result of defective cell phones being sold.To address the issue, the Consumer Affairs body said it will continue to collaborate with the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) to ensure products being sold to customers are of maximum high quality.Following the electronics sector was the auto industry, which recorded the second highest number of complaints received at the Commission.When the figures from 2018 were compared with figures from the previous year, there was, however, a decline in the number of such complaints. A seven per cent decline was recorded, CCAC said in its report. However, those complaints accounted for 77 per cent of the cumulative value of all complaints the consumer body recorded.“While a marginal reduction of 7 per cent was seen, the Auto Industry had the second highest number of complaints, and accounted for 77 per cent of the cumulative value of complaints. This continues to be an issue of grave concern, as 61 per cent of reported complaints were due to the contravention of Part IV – Section 22 (Return of defective goods), while 28 per cent were due to the contravention of Part V – Section 31 (Misleading or deceptive conduct),” the report details.In tackling this issue, the Commission said it has collaborated with the GNBS and has already accepted a request from international consultant and Director of Excellence in Automobile Assessment (EAA) in Japan, Lee Sayer.Sayer has so far held meetings with stakeholders involved in the importation of vehicles during a visit to Guyana.The Consumer Department said the meeting was focused on facilitating discussions on a pre-shipment inspection programme for used vehicles being imported from Japan.The Unit said it would continue to engage in research geared at achieving a safer market for consumers.Further, it said it would continue working with the GNBS to regularise the auto industry with the development of a “Used Vehicle Standard”.
Sergio Aguero failed to find the net at the Etihad 2 2 Manchester City lost defenders Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi to injury as they limped into the Champions League quarter-finals after a dull goalless draw against Dynamo Kiev.City should have been celebrating securing a place in the last eight for the first time but by full-time at the Etihad Stadium the mood seemed rather sombre, as the implications of the injuries sank in.The loss of Kompany, with a tricky run-in ahead, could be particularly galling – although on this occasion his team-mates coped well enough without him to ensure progress courtesy of last-month’s 3-1 win in Ukraine.Their night could hardly have got off to a worse start as Kompany pulled up yet again attempting an early clearance. He immediately slumped to the ground and the groan around the stadium was audible.The Belgian’s body language suggested the problem was serious and with just six minutes of the game gone he was limping off. Initial reports suggested he had suffered a calf injury and, if confirmed, it would be the 13th such problem since the start of the 2011-12 campaign and his fourth this season.His importance to City in terms of influence and defensive ability cannot be understated – and the concerns with a derby against Manchester United coming up were obvious – and the problem was immediately compounded by an injury to Otamendi.The Argentinian was hurt in a hefty challenge from Vitaliy Buyalskiy and his attempts to run off the knock – after being booked for re-entering the field without the referee’s permission – proved unsuccessful. After aggravating the problem hitting a long ball he was removed and, with just 23 minutes gone, City had an all-changed centre-back partnership of Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis.The disruption robbed City of any vitality and their first-half performance was one of the worst served up at Eastlands all season.City woke up a bit after the break with Toure coming to the fore. He curled a free-kick over and then teed up Aguero and Navas, who shot across goal and hit the foot of the post respectively. He had another chance himself but picked out goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy while, at the other end, Yarmolenko shot straight at Hart.Yarmolenko had a penalty appeal turned down and Hart saved from Olexandr Yakovenko as Kiev rallied late on but it hardly made the game much of a contest. City had done their job, albeit at a cost. Elsewhere, talkSPORT2’s live commentary game between Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven went to extra time as the Spanish side came through a tense penalty shoot-out to advance to the last eight.Following a goalless draw in Holland last month, neither side could find a way through in an entertaining 120 minutes at the Vicente Calderon either, although Jurgen Locadia and Fernando Torres both hit the post at either end in an open contest.Players from both teams managed to find the net with regularity during the spot-kicks, though, until PSV substitute Luciano Narsingh rattled the 15th attempt against the crossbar, allowing Juanfran to convert his penalty and send the 2014 finalists through.You can listen to live coverage of the Champions League clash between Bayern Munich and Juventus on Wednesday on talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your radio, click here
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Hillcrest House are on the crest of a new wave in healthcare with the opening of a new facility in Letterkenny.A brand new nursing care facility is due to open its doors for the first time in Letterkenny, creating up to 50 new jobs.The Lodge at Hillcrest House on Long Lane is the first of its kind in the North West and will provide specialist nursing care for adults with acquired brain injuries and degenerative neurological conditions. With capacity for twenty seven residents, long or short term and respite care will be on offer when The Lodge becomes operational in August.Anne Gallagher, proprietor at Hillcrest House says, “I’m delighted that the Lodge is near completion and very much looking forward to welcoming new residents. In the next week or so, I hope to announce the dates of open days when our beautiful new building and facilities will be available for viewing”.New nursing care facility to create up to 50 jobs was last modified: July 25th, 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:Hillcrest Housejobsletterkennynursing home
Eureka >> While they may not get the amount of attention or fanfare as the more established team in the northern part of the county, the Humboldt B52s are off to an excellent 21-6 record through the first two months of the summer collegiate season.Since dropping a three-game road trip in late June, the Bombers have been on fire — winning 10 of their last 12 games — including a four-game sweep over the San Francisco Seals this past weekend.What’s been the secret to the B52s success?A look …
Starving a pregnant mouse can cause changes in the sperm of her sons that apparently warp the health of her grandchildren, according to a new study. The finding offers some of the strongest evidence yet that a mother’s environment during pregnancy can alter the expression of DNA in ways that are passed on to future generations.A number of studies have suggested that environmental stresses in a parent may harm the health of subsequent generations. For example, women who were pregnant during a 1944 famine in the Netherlands known as the Dutch Hunger Winter had children and grandchildren who were unusually small or prone to diabetes and obesity. Animal studies have also found that a stress to a parent, such as exposing a pregnant mouse to toxic chemicals or mildly shocking a mouse father to make it fear an odor, can result in effects such as infertility or changes in behavior that persist for two generations or more yet can’t be explained by genetic mutations.Some scientists suspect that the effects are passed down via so-called epigenetic changes, chemical modifications of DNA that can turn genes on or off. A team led by geneticist Anne Ferguson-Smith of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and diabetes researcher Mary-Elizabeth Patti of Harvard Medical School has now explored this idea by studying the DNA of two generations of mice descended from an undernourished mother.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The researchers gave pregnant mice chow containing only half the calories they needed during the last week of gestation—a time when the epigenetic patterns in a male embryo’s primordial sperm are erased, then reset. As Patti’s group had previously shown, this treatment resulted in offspring and grandchildren that were underweight and prone to diabetes.The group next examined DNA from the sperm of the males born to the starved moms. Compared with sons of control mice, their sperm had fewer chemical tags known as methyl groups on about 110 stretches of DNA. Often, the methyl groups were missing near genes involved in metabolism that may play a role in obesity and diabetes. The expression of these genes was also altered in some body tissues.However, although fetal tissues from the mother mouse’s grandchildren also had similar changes in gene expression, surprisingly, the DNA in these tissues did not carry these methylation differences. That suggests that the changes eventually disappear, the team reports online today in Science. Ferguson-Smith thinks methylation changes in the son’s sperm reflect the legacy of his undernutrition in the womb but, because they do not persist, would not directly explain the grandchildren’s disease. The methylation marks “are not the long-term memory that links one generation’s disease to the next,” she says.“This is a very nice study” linking ancestral exposures to epigenetic changes, “but I wouldn’t say the book is closed on how these things work,” says epigenetics researcher Oliver Rando of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. To show that such methylation patterns cause the health effects seen in the male sons and their offspring, one needs to artificially turn off or on the suspect genes and show that this leads to the same result, he says. “Perturbing the epigenome is the big challenge for the field.”What’s more, the study does not rule out that the DNA methylation patterns are inherited for multiple generations because the researchers didn’t look for them in the sperm of the grandsons, Rando adds.Some are more skeptical. Columbia University geneticist Timothy Bestor has “a number of issues” with the study. Among them is that instead of studying inbred mice that were genetically identical, the researchers used a strain in which individual mice vary genetically. Although that may have made the mice more similar to the human population, it raises the possibility that in the womb, only fetal mice with a particular genetic makeup may have survived starvation. Because genetics also shapes methylation patterns, these genetic differences could be why their sperm DNA methylation patterns differed from those of control mice, Bestor says—not because malnutrition directly altered the patterns.