first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell has officially opened his constituency office in Lockerbie following his election victory in May.Mr Mundell invited supporters to 78 High Street in the town on Friday and the office is now open for constituents who wish to ask for his help on issues they are concerned about.Commenting on the opening Oliver Mundell said: “I am delighted that I now have a constituency office up and running in what has been a quick turnaround in securing an office since I was elected in May.“It was good to welcome a lot of familiar faces on Friday and my office door is now very much open for business for constituents who I will be more than happy to help on any issue.“I settled on Lockerbie as my constituency base as it is at the heart of Dumfriesshire and has strong connections linking me to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, with the train station being very close to my office.“It is important to be accessible as possible to my constituents who need assistance and I feel having an office in the heart of Lockerbie High Street does just that.“You can also contact the office on 01576 203910 or by e-mail on Oliver.Mundell.MSP@Parliament.Scot where my team will be happy to help.”last_img read more

Eight to vie for 2014 Carnival Mothers Queen title

first_img Share Tweet 79 Views   2 comments Share (L-R): 2014 Mothers Queen contestants; Vanesa Louisy, Tarickh Joseph, Terrisa Bruno, Jasmine Joseph, Ezra George, Patricia Charles, Cecilia Henderson and Heather Vidal Eight mothers from across the island will get an opportunity to display their talents come February 22 at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau during the annual Carnival Mother’s Queen Pageant.Talent, traditional ole masquerade, evening wear and swim wear are the four rounds making up the show.The contestants are, Vanesa Louisy, 20, representing Point Mitchel, Tarickh Joseph, 24, representing Canefield, Terrisa Bruno, 24, representing Fond Cole, Jasmine Joseph, 19, representing Mahaut, Ezra George, 32, representing Bath Estate, Patricia Charles, 25, representing Grand Bay, Cecilia Henderson, 22, and Headtha Vidal, 38, representing Portsmouth. Events coordinator of the Dominica Festivals Commission, Nathalie Clarke told the contestants during launching ceremony at the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield on Saturday January 4, 2013 that their parenting skills will assist them in the competition.“You now have to become a very intelligent human being if you weren’t before because you have to think not just for yourself but for somebody else”.“You have to think of how you are going to raise this little person to become another or some big person, this person has to be groomed, be trained, have discipline and I am saying all these words because you need all these things to be in a competition, it doesn’t matter what the competition is,” Clarke explained. She warned the contestants that they should not be fazed by “the gilts and glamour and all the material things that this big old planet has presented us with”.Doing so is what “takes us away from the fundamental things that we need to teach our children,” Clarke added. Kyishrma Victor, the winner reigning Carnival Mothers’ Queen, won the pageant among six other competitors last year. Victor, who won a scholarship as the main prize, is expected to travel abroad soon to commence studies. Patricia Cuffy is the main organizer of the event and they have urged the business community to join Jollys’ Pharmacy and Diamond Girls in sponsoring the contestants.[nggallery id = 441]Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentLocalNews Eight to vie for 2014 Carnival Mothers Queen title by: – January 4, 2014last_img read more

New Omni-Directional Antennas for Multi-band Tactical Radio Systems

first_imgSouthwest Antennas, a designer and manufacturer of rugged, high-performance antennas, has released a pair of new wideband Omni-directional antennas designed specifically for use with current and next-generation multi-band tactical radio systems and MIMO / MANET radios. These new Omni-directional antennas are tuned for high-performance operation and offer excellent electrical performance across the entire 1.35 to 2.5 GHz operating band, with a peak gain of 2.4 dBi and 100W of power handling. These wideband antennas offer additional flexibility when deploying networks in congested RF environments and can be paired with multi-band tactical radios to avoid interference by rapidly switching bands within the antenna’s operational frequency range, allowing for continuous communication and data exchange within these contested environments. The wide operating bandwidth also makes these antennas ideal for use across a wide range of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, including manned and unmanned ground and airborne surveillance platforms.Two antenna base options are available:Southwest Antennas Part #: 1001-228 with integrated flexible RF coaxial gooseneck, which can bend and hold the antenna in non-vertical positions or easily placed through MOLLE straps.Southwest Antennas Part #: 1001-230 with weatherproof sealed spring base, which allows the antenna to bend and flex upon impact and minimize risk of damage to mated RF connectors.To improve antenna performance and operator usability, these antennas feature rugged cylindrical fiberglass radomes. The cylinder shape provides the antenna additional strength and eliminates issues with flat “paddle” radomes. This mechanical design coupled with proprietary antenna tuning technique ensures excellent performance and efficiency across the antenna’s entire operational frequency.Features of Wideband Omni-Directional Antenna:1.35 – 2.5 GHz Continuous Coverage100W Power Handling2.4 dBi Omni Radiation PatternIntegrated Sealed RF Coaxial Gooseneck or sealed spring baseBlack Chrome TNC(m) ConnectorApplications: Tactical radio systems, Hand-held or bodyworn radios, Support for radios with multi-band or wideband operational capabilities, C4ISR / EW / SIGINT applications, DOD / military band applications, Law enforcement band applications, Homeland Security band applications, Unmanned systems and ground control stations, and High band cellular & 2.4 GHz ISM band coverage.Click here to know more about the Omni-directional antennas offered by Southwest Antennas.last_img read more

Cavs Clinch Top Seed in East With Dominant 109-94 Victory Over Hawks

first_imgHe would score the Cavs’ first eight points, including two three-pointers, to make it a four-point game.The Hawks would stay in control for the rest of the quarter, leading 26-22 after one. Kent Bazemore led his team in scoring with 10 points in the quarter, while Kyrie Irving scored 12 for the Cavs.It was a back and forth second quarter, as Bazemore kept up his great evening, hitting 7-of-8 field goal attempts to start the game. Kevin Love joined in on the action after a scoreless first quarter, knocking down back-to-back three pointers to help the Cavs lead 45-43 with 3:04 to play in the half.LeBron followed that up with a trademark chase down block, which prompted the Cavs to extend the lead to as many as eight points.The Cavs would head into halftime leading 51-45.The Hawks were led by Bazemore’s 21 points, while LeBron scored 15 and Irving put up 14 for the Cavs in the half.The Cavs came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring Atlanta 39-30 to increase their lead to 90-75 heading into the fourth.LeBron scored 19 points in the third quarter alone, two of which came courtesy of this ridiculous jam.Cleveland was one quarter away from clinching the #1 seed in the East and they kept up the great second half to seal the deal and win 109-94.LeBron finished the night with 34 points and six assists.Love posted a double-double with 10 points and 14 boards.Irving tied his season-high in scoring with 35 points.Bazemore, who scored 21 in the first half, was held to just two points after halftime.Al Horford scored 20 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague contributed 21 points to go with nine assists.The Cavs improve to 57-24 and now will have the luxury of resting some key players, including LeBron in the final regular season game on Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons. Matt Medley The Cleveland Cavaliers returned to action on Monday night, hosting the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena.It was an even first half, but the Cavs came out of the gate after halftime with energy and a purpose, to clinch home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference Playoffs, with a dominant 109-94 win. Atlanta jumped out to an early 10-0 lead, but LeBron James got the Wine and Gold going. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsAtlanta HawksCleveland CavaliersLebron Jameslast_img read more

No. 22 UWF Drops Back-and-Forth Contest To St. Mary’s 78-73

first_imgThe game had 11 lead changes and five ties with StMU using a 6-0 run to turn a 69-66 deficit into a 72-69 lead with 2:15 to play. The Argos were only able to manage two Bobos baskets in their final six possessions. The lead changed hands three times in the first 2:40 of the third quarter. StMU used an 11-3 run to stretch its advantage to 49-42 with 5:43 in the frame. Next Game: UWF will be off next week for finals before opening Gulf South Conference play at home on Monday, Dec. 12 against Valdosta State. Tip-off in the women’s-men’s doubleheader is set for 5:30 p.m. Watch Live Junior Toni Brewer posted her sixth double-double with 12 points and 15 boards. Senior Alex Coyne had 10 assists – her fourth 10-plus assist game in two seasons at UWF – to go along with eight points and three steals. Sophomore Katie O’Neal made three 3-pointers on her way to 13 points, while freshman Imani Mulmore played a career-high 28 minutes off the bench and added 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting. No. 22 UWF (5-1) shot 41 percent from the floor and had four players score in double figures for the sixth time this season, but struggled to keep the StMU players out of the paint, allowing 46 points in the paint while scoring 34. Full Schedule Roster It was Fields who spearheaded the Rattlers in the early going, helping the visitors from San Antonio score 11-straight and run out to a 23-8 lead on her third triple of the period. But UWF battled back and closed the quarter on a 12-1 run to get within 24-20 at the break. Brewer had six in the stretch, while Bobos started the run with a 3-point play and Coyne had the first of her two 3-pointers in the final minute. Live Stats St. Mary’s (8-1) extended its winning streak to six games thanks to a 48 percent shooting game. The Rattlers got all of their scoring from their five starters while four combined for all but two points. Kiara Etheridge had a game-high 25 points to go along with 13 rebounds for her third-consecutive double-double. Guards Arysia Porter and Labraile Fields had 19 each. Fields made her first five shots and scored 13 points in the game’s opening 7:08 before sitting the final 11 minutes of the half on the bench with foul trouble.  Print Friendly Version Preview Valdosta State 12/12/2016 – 5:30 pm Senior Katie Bobos had her best game of the young season, finishing with 21 points and 16 rebounds. She moved into tenth place on the UWF career scoring list as she increased her total to 978. She also climbed to third on the all-time rebounds list with 684. BOX SCORE: PDF | HTMLPENSACOLA, Fla.  – Going into Saturday’s game with St. Mary’s, UWF head coach Stephanie Yelton knew it would be a battle to the end. That’s the way it played out but with the Argonauts on the wrong end of the ledger when the final horn sounded, dropping their first game of the season, 78-73, at the UWF Field House. The teams went back-and-forth for much of the second quarter as UWF took its first lead since the opening minute of the contest, as O’Neal drained a trey to give the Argos a 35-34 advantage. A Brewer jumper with 35 seconds to play sent the teams into the locker rooms with UWF holding a 37-35 margin.last_img read more

Hopeful Portmore face Cruz Azul in Azteca

first_imgPortmore United coach Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner knows how tough a task it will be going into Mexico’s Azteca Stadium to face Mexican club, Cruz Azul in the second leg of their Concacaf Champions League round of 16 tie today at 10:00 pm. (Jamaica time). The Jamaicans will be looking to overturn their 2-1 deficit but the former Reggae Boyz captain has not given up hope on going to Mexico and coming away with a favourable result.Portmore lost the first leg to the former winners last Tuesday at the National Stadium and despite Cruz Azul being overwhelming favourites to win the second-leg and move on to the quarter-finals, Gardner does not think they are out of it as yet.“They are a very good team, they play well throughout and that’s how they play (football) in Mexico. It doesn’t matter the score (of a game) they are still going to play (hard). So we will have to be disciplined and 100 per cent focused on our game. We have to make it as difficult as possible for them and try to catch them on the break,” Gardner said. high altitude He also expects his players to be severely tested physically, especially playing at high altitude, but says they are committed to the task. “We want our players to go out and work to the best of their ability and we are working towards that and God’s willing, anything is possible on the day and we are looking into ways to see how best we can get used to the (high altitude) condition,” he continued.“But all we can ask for is for the players to give every single bit of effort, and who knows what will happen on the night? Maybe we can nick a goal or two. We know it will be difficult but we will prepare ourselves as best as possible,” he said.Last Tuesday, Portmore surrendered a 90th-minute lead and conceded two goals in added time to lose the tie 2-1.last_img read more

“Pressure, responsibility” – Everton player vows to ‘work hard’ at club…

first_imgThe Everton striker, who only got called up due to an injury picked up by Pedro, had one chance to show he deserves to fight for the number nine shirt.That dispute for the position also includes the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino, who had scored a goal against United States on Friday.But Richarlison never needed much time to convince he’s a real deal. It only took him four minutes against El Salvador to win a penalty, 16 to score his first goal for Brazil, and 50 to score his second.Embed from Getty ImagesThat was more than enough for him to be the man of the match, leaving teammates like Neymar and Philippe Coutinho as mere supporting players.The Everton star spoke to Globo after the match, and said: “I’m very happy, right. A dream come true… my first goal. I hope to do more. Now I give a sequence at Everton.”“I’m very happy for the two goals. I was able to take the opportunity. I just have to thank my teammates. I have to work hard at my club to come back more often.”Globo Esporte points out that Richarlison mentioned Everton three times in the interview, saying he must succeed for the Toffees so he can be called up for the national team again.“To weigh, it always weighs. Pressure, responsibility. I’m used to playing for big clubs.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo There was quite some pressure on Richarlison before his first game as a starter for the Brazilian national team.last_img read more

Premier County plays host to Irish racing action

first_imgThe first in Thurles is off at 1.55. There’s a seven-race card at Thurles this afternoonThe feature is the Grade 3 Novice Hurdle at 3.25 where Fethard trainer Mouse Morris sends out French Dynamite while Killenaule’s Rachael Blackmore will be on board Henry de Bromhead’s Cavalry Master.Joseph O’Brien has three runners in the field.last_img

Tipp club fixtures confirmed

first_imground-one-county-hurling-and-football-fixtures The first round of fixtures in the County Senior hurling & football championships have been revealed.The opening games in the Seamus O’Riain and Intermediate competitions have also been confirmed.With the details here’s Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson.last_img

Orioles return Rule 5 pitchers, reassign Rutschman to minor-league camp

first_imgOn the same day the Orioles reassigned 2019 first overall pick Adley Rutschman to minor-league camp, general manager Mike Elias announced two Rule 5 pitchers would be returned to their former clubs.Despite faring well in limited Grapefruit League action, right-handers Michael Rucker and Brandon Bailey were waived with Opening Day still nearly three weeks away. Elias cited the challenge of keeping Rule 5 pitchers with 2020’s new roster rules as the reason Rucker and Bailey wouldn’t be retained. With the 25-year-old pitchers clearing waivers, Rucker has been returned to the Chicago Cubs organization while Bailey goes back to Houston.After posting a 4.28 ERA in 75 2/3 innings at Double-A Tennessee last season, Rucker pitched five scoreless innings this spring, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three. Bailey pitched to a 3.30 ERA in 92 2/3 innings for Double-A Corpus Christi last season and allowed one run and three hits in four innings of Grapefruit League action.Last year, the Orioles retained Rule 5 shortstop Richie Martin for the entire season and kept him in the organization, but Elias returned Rule 5 utility player Drew Jackson to the Los Angeles Dodgers in early April.The decision to part with Rucker and Bailey so early in the spring is quite the contrast from Dan Duquette’s contending Orioles clubs of several years ago that frequently played shorthanded just to keep marginal Rule 5 talent in the organization. In the midst of a multiyear rebuilding effort, Elias apparently didn’t see the long-term value to justify carrying overmatched pitchers in the majors, especially as part of a bullpen likely to be very busy once again in 2020.Reassigning Rutschman was hardly a surprise as the Orioles merely wanted to give the 22-year-old catcher a taste of major league camp before his first full professional season. The organization’s No. 1 prospect collected a single and a walk while striking out five times in 10 plate appearances. Rutschman is likely to begin 2020 at Single-A Frederick after finishing last season with Single-A Delmarva.The Orioles also optioned right-handed pitcher Dean Kremer and outfielder Ryan McKenna to Triple-A Norfolk. Part of the Manny Machado trade and a candidate to be promoted to the majors later this year, the 24-year-old Kremer tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out five in three appearances this spring. McKenna, 23, went 2-for-14 with two runs batted in, a walk, and two stolen bases in the Grapefruit League. Both Kremer and McKenna were moved to the 40-man roster last November to be protected from the Rule 5 draft.Baltimore also reassigned catcher Martin Cervenka and pitchers Cristian Alvarado, Marcos Diplán, Hunter Cervenka, and Brady Rogers to minor-league camp on Friday. The Orioles now have 54 players remaining in major league camp.last_img read more