FRISCO, Texas – The 2019 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships are set to begin Friday, Nov. 1 at Beaverfork Lake Park in Conway, Ark. Central Arkansas will serve as the host institution for the women’s 6k event at 8:15 a.m. CT, followed by the men’s 8k race at 9:15 a.m.Stephen F. Austin enters the women’s meet as the frontrunner, currently ranked sixth in the latest South Central Regional poll. The Ladyjacks took third-place honors at the 2018 conference meet but will look to ride the momentum of their four regular-season races this season.Abilene Christian jumped two spots to occupy the ninth-place position in the latest women’s regional poll. Junior Briahna Gerlach has led the ACU women in all four of their regular-season meets, capturing three top-20 performances and one individual race title along the way.The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s squad looks to defend its 2018 championship as it enters the race ranked 12th in the South Central region. The Islanders will look to Valentina Campos for race experience as the junior led the team in the final regular-season race with a 10th-place individual finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational (Oct. 19). A&M-Corpus Christi has logged top-five team finishes in three of its four meets throughout the 2019 campaign.McNeese rounds out the women’s regionally ranked squads as the region’s No. 15 team heading the Southland Championship. The Cowgirls have earned a pair of top-five team finishes throughout the season and will look to contend for their third team title in program history.On the men’s side, four teams enter Friday’s festivities with a regionally-ranked status. Lamar leads the way as the South Central’s No. 4 team, while No. 12 Abilene Christian, No. 14 McNeese and No. 15 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi look to challenge for the Southland title. However, the path to the 2019 trophy runs through reigning champion Central Arkansas, who will have the opportunity to repeat on home soil.Lamar will look to Jordan Rowe to set the pace as the senior recorded top-10 finishes in each of his three races this season, including an individual title at the season-opening Rice Invitational (Sept. 13). The Cardinals have captured a five of the last six team and individual championships at the conference meet.Abilene Christian aims for its first Southland title since rejoining the conference in the 2013 season. The Wildcats are primed for a the 8k event after a 16th-place team finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational, besting four other Southland conference foes. Kevin Kipkosgei led the ACU squad with an 18th-place finish in his most recent outing and was named Athlete of the Week for his troubles.The Cowboys tied a bow on the 2019 regular season, earning top-three team finishes in three of their four races. Junior Daniel Saina captured a pair of Southland Athlete of the Week honors after leading the McNeese squad in a trio of appearances.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi jumped into the latest regional polls after concluding the season with an 18th-place showing at the Arturo Barrios Invite. Tristan Stellmach and Isaac Vargas have each led the Islanders in two races and have combined for four top-five individual finishes.For athletes who qualify, the 2019 NCAA South Central Regional qualifying race will take place at the Agri-Park on Friday, Nov. 15 in Fayetteville, Ark., hosted by Arkansas. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place at LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 23.
The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has detained two persons at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP) on charges of gang rape.Defendants Jayso Fizz and Qucto Henry, both residents of the 72nd Boulevard Community, were on July 24 arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP) based upon a complaint filed by the victim’s mother alleging that her 12-year-old daughter was gang raped by the two defendants.The Police charge sheet said the victim was missing for over two weeks before her aunt found her at the home of defendants Fizz and Henry.According to the Police charge sheet, the victim was forcibly raped and beaten by the defendants, and that she was later taken to a nearby clinic by her parents where a medical checkup established that she was sexually abused.During police investigation, the victim disclosed that the defendants threatened to kill her if she told anyone about her ordeal.However, defendants Fizz and Henry have denied the allegation against them.The two defendants are detained, awaiting court trial on a date to be subsequently announced by the court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 22-year-old mother of two had a charge of damage to property laid against her and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Mariah Williams, of Lot 19 Garnett Street, Newtown, denied that on March 3, 2018 at Kitty, Georgetown, she unlawfully and maliciously damaged one RZ minibus windscreen valued $35,000, property of Selena Khan.The Virtual Complainant (VC) and the defendant were reportedly arguing when Williams allegedly took up a weapon and damaged the bus.The matter was reported, and Williams was arrested and charged.However, Khan told Magistrate Judy Latchman that the defendant has agreed to pay for the repairs. As such, she revealed that she would no longer pursue the matter.The matter was dismissed, and the defendant was told that she was free to go.
However, Stovin adds that even though ranchers have this option, they are selling more animals earlier than expected and usually at lower weights, since they may not have enough feed to keep a normal number of animals.She says that another problem facing cattle ranchers is grasshoppers, which tend to flourish during drought conditions.[asset|aid=3091|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=55ee0e88bfe621240dd7289100330be1-Stovin 3_1_Pub.mp3] According to Environment Canada, the climate norm for Fort St. John is 251.2 mm of precipitation from May to August. Since May, the area has only received 100.5mm.Advertisement Despite some periods of heavy rainfall within the past week, ranchers in the Peace River region have been suffering through a relatively dry summer.The drought-like conditions are affecting both crop yields and the areas from where the ranchers purchase extra feed, says Elaine Stovin, communications director for the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association.[asset|aid=3089|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=55ee0e88bfe621240dd7289100330be1-Stovin 1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -Stovin says that community pastures used by ranchers will probably dry out more quickly and affect ranchers’ ability to allow their cattle to use the fields, which in turn affects ranchers’ revenue.[asset|aid=3090|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=55ee0e88bfe621240dd7289100330be1-Stovin 2_1_Pub.mp3] There are some options for ranchers who reside in areas stricken by drought, including a one-year tax deferral from the revenue that a rancher would receive from selling more animals than anticipated because of the drought.Advertisement
B.C. Hydro is now reporting a new power outage that happened just before 4 p.m. in the Old Fort area.The power should be back on by 6 p.m. and the cause is still under investigation. About 91 customers are without power in the area that runs from south of the 82A ave and east of the Old Fort Road.- Advertisement -For more updates on power outages in the area, visit www.bchydro.com/outages
1 Jack Grealish Joe Cole believes Jack Grealish is the man to help save Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa.The former England international revealed boss Sherwood wants to build his team around the 20-year-old as they battle for survival.Villa are second bottom in the Barclays Premier League and four points from safety with Sherwood under increasing pressure at Villa Park. Grealish has broken into the first team under Sherwood and Cole, who joined Sky Bet League One side Coventry on loan last week, reckons the midfielder can handle their relegation fight and aid the manager.“West Ham were constantly in a relegation battle when I was coming through,” said the 33-year-old, who is preparing to make his Sky Blues debut at Rochdale on Tuesday.“It’s sink or swim. The gaffer loves him. He wants to give him that time to build the team around him.“Jack is a good lad and now he is getting into that stage where he has gone beyond potential and is an important cog in the wheel at Villa. That is a different stage of his career now – it becomes expectancy and is a different way of dealing with it.“When you step into that world of Premier League football the expectancy levels are massive and someone with the ability levels of Jack, the expectancy levels go up so you need to have the mentality to cope.“He is going to be a massive player for Villa over the future. It is important that the club build the team around him. I think they have the perfect gaffer for him.”Villa are without a league win since the opening day and have picked up just one point from their last 24 ahead of Saturday’s visit of Swansea. They lost 2-0 at Chelsea on Saturday but Cole backed Sherwood to keep them in the top flight. He said: “The manager has a lot of qualities he brings to the table and he is also getting better everyday. He is learning the trade himself. But he is definitely good enough to keep Villa up and I can see the players getting better and the manager getting better.”
Letterkenny athlete Ivan Toner showed why he is in superb form with an amazing run of 15.46 to win this evening’s Termon GAA’s 5K.Ivan Toner, winner of the Termon 5K.More than 350 walkers and runners took part in the event to raise much needed funds for the local GAA club.Earlier this week Toner won the Manor 5K and he has consistently turned in top three performances in recent months. The following is a list of the runners and their times. Well done to all who took part.Place Number Name Time Category Club1 49 Ivan Toner 00:15:46 SM Letterkenny A C2 114 Pauric Breslin 00:16:24 SM Letterkenny A C 3 73 Barry Meehan 00:16:47 SM Letterkenny A C4 43 Natasha Adams 00:16:50 SW Lifford A C5 81 Kevin Ferry 00:16:51 M40 Letterkenny A C6 104 Gareth Kerrigan 00:17:03 SM Milford AC7 82 Raymond Birch 00:17:08 SM Letterkenny A C 8 52 Noel Diver 00:17:25 SM Rosses A.C.9 83 Liam Murray 00:17:32 SM Individual10 84 Brian Ferry 00:17:33 SM Letterkenny A C11 57 Ciaran O’Donnell 00:17:38 M40 Letterkenny A C 12 1 Peter Murray 00:17:39 JM St Peters AC Lurgan13 69 Aidan McKenna 00:17:44 M40 Letterkenny A C14 181 Hugh Gallagher 00:17:46 Sm 24/7 Triathlon15 44 Darren Price 00:17:46 SM Letterkenny A C16 74 Mark Hunter 00:17:51 SM 24/7 Triathlon17 88 Pádraig Friel 00:18:05 SM Letterkenny A C18 38 Nial Barry 00:18:06 SM Letterkenny A C19 112 Gearoid McGeehan 00:18:14 SM Individual20 172 Dermot McElchar 00:18:15 SM Individual21 243 Barry Coyle 00:18:24 SM Individual22 67 Gerard Devine 00:18:25 SM Individual23 56 Ben George 00:18:28 SM Letterkenny A C24 53 Paddy Fox 00:18:29 SM Cranford A C25 241 Fionntán O’Flynn 00:18:38 SM Individual26 77 PJ Friel 00:18:42 JM Individual27 90 Paul Cosgrove 00:18:42 M40 Letterkenny A C28 76 PJ Hagan 00:18:43 SM Milford AC29 45 Michael Deveney 00:18:43 M40 United Health Group30 163 Michael Gallagher 00:18:46 M40 Finn Valley A C31 91 Paul Gallagher 00:18:49 SM Individual32 51 Paul Russell 00:18:51 SM Individual33 242 Mark O’Donnell 00:18:57 SM Termon34 126 Eoin Kelly 00:19:02 JM Cranford A C35 124 Shaun Boyce 00:19:04 M40 Individual36 208 Paul McGettigan 00:19:07 SM Milford AC37 39 Anthony McDaid 00:19:10 SM Individual38 2 Eoghan Murray 00:19:19 JM St Peters AC Lurgan39 133 Sean Crossan 00:19:21 M40 Finn Valley A C40 63 Catherine Dooher 00:19:22 SW Finn Valley A C41 65 Martin Anderson 00:19:25 M40 Finn Valley A C42 193 Cathal Morrison 00:19:26 M40 Individual43 166 Olly Duffy 00:19:35 SM Letterkenny A C44 109 Cathal Harvey 00:19:38 SM Individual45 50 Christopher Murray 00:19:39 SM Cranford A C46 220 Kevin McElwaine 00:19:40 SM Termon47 101 Colly O’Donnell 00:19:46 M40 Letterkenny A C48 174 Liam McHugh 00:19:47 M50 Finn Valley A C49 92 Manus Peoples 00:19:49 M50 Individual50 239 Helena Quinn 00:19:52 SW Individual51 40 Mark McFadden 00:19:52 M40 Individual52 68 Andy Scanlon 00:19:57 M40 Finn Valley A C53 34 Barry Gallagher 00:20:04 JM Individual54 209 Jim Toye 00:20:11 M40 Individual55 113 Paul Lee 00:20:12 SM Letterkenny A C56 46 Dermot Gallagher 00:20:14 M40 Individual57 62 Sean O’Leary 00:20:15 M50 Finn Valley A C58 7 Ben Harkin 00:20:17 JM Milford AC59 41 Chris Nee 00:20:19 M40 Individual60 80 Anthony Murray 00:20:20 M60 Individual61 48 Jane McGinley 00:20:21 SW Letterkenny A C62 92 Manus Peoples 00:20:25 M50 Individual63 93 Ciaran Doherty 00:20:30 SM United Health Group64 111 Shauna McGeehan 00:20:30 SW Letterkenny A C65 195 Davin Doherty 00:20:30 SM United Health Group66 61 PJ Friel 00:20:39 M50 Individual67 167 Naoise Enright 00:20:40 SM Letterkenny A C68 86 Martin Kerr 00:20:48 M60 Individual69 150 Cathal Gorman 00:20:49 M40 Individual70 149 Gerard McConnell 00:20:50 SM Individual71 #N/A 00:20:53 #N/A #N/A72 129 Serena McDaid 00:20:54 SW Letterkenny A C73 160 Shane Doherty 00:20:55 JM Individual74 205 Sabrina Mackey 00:21:00 W40 24/7 Triathlon75 108 Deirdre Diver 00:21:03 SW Letterkenny A C76 156 Caolán Gallagher 00:21:04 JM Individual77 155 Ryan McFadden 00:21:05 JM Individual78 240 Caolan Mellet 00:21:06 SM Termon79 64 Mary Hippsley 00:21:07 W40 Finn Valley A C80 59 Michael McNulty 00:21:09 M40 Individual81 200 Collette McElwaine 00:21:10 SW Milford AC82 224 Pat Brady 00:21:13 M50 Individual83 139 Amanda McFadden 00:21:15 SW Individual84 89 Richard Raymond 00:21:17 M50 Letterkenny A C85 72 Laura Lee Penrose 00:21:24 JW Finn Valley A C86 184 Brendan Sheridan 00:21:29 M40 Individual87 71 Bronagh O’Gara 00:21:30 SW 24/7 Triathlon88 119 Owen Coyle 00:21:31 M50 Rosses A.C.89 103 Brian Alcorn 00:21:32 JM Individual90 202 Niamh McEnhill 00:21:33 SW Individual91 165 Brian McBride 00:21:35 M60 Letterkenny A C92 168 Ciaran Liddy 00:21:36 SM Letterkenny A C93 162 Rory Reynolds 00:21:47 SM Individual94 147 Karol McGinley 00:21:49 JM Individual95 79 Noreen Bonner 00:22:01 W50 Finn Valley A C96 3 John Hughes 00:22:04 M50 Individual97 10 Donal McCaul 00:22:07 M40 Individual98 227 Grainne McDaid 00:22:08 SW Individual99 191 Lucy O’Flynn 00:22:09 SW Individual100 221 Jack Alcorn 00:22:13 JM Individual101 85 James McLaughlin 00:22:17 M50 Individual102 117 Chris Shields 00:22:19 JM Individual103 214 Aidan Kelly 00:22:21 SM Individual104 100 Eilís McClafferty 00:22:22 SW Individual105 151 Eugene McGinley 00:22:23 M40 Individual106 106 Paul Sweeney 00:22:25 M40 Individual107 99 Adrian McClafferty 00:22:55 SM Individual108 157 Shaun O’Donnell 00:22:26 M50 Lifford A C109 27 Gavin Gorman 00:22:29 SM Individual110 201 Martin McGettrick 00:22:30 SM Individual111 60 Caroline McNulty 00:22:37 SW Finn Valley A C112 8 Oisin Harkin 00:22:38 JM Milford AC113 4 Eimhear Bradley 00:22:45 SW Individual114 116 Mark Scott 00:22:46 SM Individual115 196 Rory McGrenra 00:22:50 JM Individual116 203 Mark Bonar 00:22:51 SM Individual117 236 Derek Brennan 00:23:05 SM Individual118 287 Cian McMenamin 00:23:16 family Individual119 54 Roisin Lynch 00:23:22 W60 N.W. Triathlon120 17 Meábh McDaid 00:23:25 JW Individual121 285 Rionach Giles 00:23:28 family Individual122 178 Amanda McNulty 00:23:30 SW 24/7 Triathlon123 171 Aine McElchar 00:23:31 SW Finn Valley A C124 66 Alison Stoddart 00:23:32 SW Individual125 141 Tara Callaghan 00:23:33 SW Individual126 78 Gloria Donaghey 00:23:34 W50 Finn Valley A C127 246 Liam McGinty 00:23:25 M40 Finn Valley A C128 96 Kieron Boyle 00:23:36 M40 Individual129 143 Paddy Toye 00:23:37 M40 Individual130 158 Noel McBride 00:23:49 M50 Individual131 95 Imelda Gallagher 00:23:50 W40 Individual132 94 Sean McDevitt 00:23:54 M40 Individual133 169 Denise McGahern 00:23:55 SW Finn Valley A C134 192 Mark Gildea 00:23:56 SM Individual135 21 Eoin Sheehy 00:23:57 SM Individual136 232 Tara Carron 00:23:59 SW Individual137 187 Noelle Duffy 00:24:00 SW 24/7 Triathlon138 20 John McBrearty 00:24:07 SM Individual139 175 Marie McColgan 00:24:08 W40 Finn Valley A C140 75 Gary Price 00:24:10 SM Individual141 194 Clare Molloy 00:24:10 SW Individual142 105 Margaret Shields 00:24:11 W40 Letterkenny A C143 125 Joe McDaid 00:24:14 M40 Individual144 219 Noelle Parker 00:24:31 SW 24/7 Triathlon145 199 Jane Murphy 00:24:38 W40 Individual146 286 Oran McMenamin 00:24:39 family Individual147 210 Gretta Toye 00:24:42 W40 Individual148 179 Eamonn O’Regan 00:24:45 M50 United Health Group149 55 Georgie Chan 00:24:48 M40 Individual150 136 Eileen Morning 00:24:49 W40 Individual151 146 Henry Gallagher 00:24:50 SM Individual152 134 Ann Marie Patton 00:24:51 SW Individual153 47 Lee Ponsonby 00:24:52 SM Individual154 131 Damian Patton 00:24:53 SM Individual155 25 Anne Sweeney 00:25:03 SW Individual156 135 Mary Martin 00:25:04 W60 Finn Valley A C157 132 Bernie Crossan 00:25:05 W40 Finn Valley A C158 197 Marcella McGrenra 00:25:06 SW Individual159 198 Martina McGrenra 00:25:10 SW Individual160 28 Brian McDaid 00:25:19 M40 Individual161 176 Diane Gallagher 00:25:30 SW Finn Valley A C162 249 Niall Dugera 00:25:32 SM Individual163 70 Mark Meehan 00:25:33 SM Letterkenny A C164 161 John Burke 00:25:34 M40 Individual165 18 Amanda Quinn 00:25:37 SW Individual166 102 Elieen Toye 00:25:39 SW Individual167 97 Tiernán Boyle 00:25:43 JM Individual168 31 Bridie Duffy 00:25:44 W40 Individual169 204 Angela Doran 00:25:51 W40 Individual170 159 Anne Doherty 00:25:33 W50 Individual171 140 Serena McCormick 00:25:53 SW Individual172 5 Gerry Burke 00:25:57 M50 Individual173 164 Maureen Doherty 00:26:02 W40 Individual174 222 Noeleen Doogan 00:26:08 W40 Individual175 128 Cathy Harvey 00:26:09 W40 Individual176 130 Mary Bonnar 00:26:10 W50 Individual177 37 Paul Gallagher 00:26:11 M40 Individual178 211 Breda Canning 00:26:12 SW Individual179 213 Louise Roddy 00:26:23 SW 24/7 Triathlon180 138 Annette Coyle 00:26:36 W50 Finn Valley A C181 110 Miriam O’Donnell 00:26:48 W40 Finn Valley A C182 142 Denis Sheridan 00:26:49 M50 Milford AC183 269 Fintan Sheehy 00:26:56 family Individual184 270 Cormac Sheehy 00:26:56 family Individual185 121 Sinéad Boyce 00:27:00 SW Finn Valley A C186 152 Shona Maloney 00:27:08 W40 24/7 Triathlon187 127 Stephanie Dunleary 00:27:11 W40 Individual188 107 Sean Douglas 00:27:14 SM Individual189 170 Siobhan Houstan 00:27:17 SW Finn Valley A C190 177 Denise McBride 00:27:18 SW 24/7 Triathlon191 118 Bróna Tinney 00:27:33 JW Termon192 87 Conor Casey 00:27:47 JM Individual193 11 Sadie Toye 00:27:48 W40 Individual194 233 Eoghan McElwaine 00:27:51 JM Individual195 35 Mary Gallagher 00:27:52 W40 Individual196 212 Catherine Doherty 00:28:05 W40 Individual197 153 Andrea Doherty 00:28:05 SW Individual198 115 Anne Doherty 00:28:15 W60 Milford AC199 22 Claire Nelis 00:28:38 SW Individual200 6 Rosaleen Gallagher 00:28:40 W40 Individual201 228 Katriona McDaid 00:28:41 SW Individual202 234 Megan Baxter 00:28:42 SW Individual203 342 Mattie Trearty 00:28:56 family Individual204 120 Pauline Dowds 00:29:00 SW Finn Valley A C205 24 Edel Druce 00:29:48 W40 Individual206 30 Tara Moore 00:29:49 SW Creeslough207 185 Annette Olson 00:30:04 SW Individual208 186 Donna McGettigan 00:30:05 SW Individual209 145 Anne Marie Gallagher 00:30:30 SW Individual210 317 Megan McGettigan 00:30:44 family Individual211 183 Eva McCloskey 00:30:52 SW Individual212 182 Sharon Kelly 00:30:53 SW Individual213 148 Anne Marie Gallagher 00:30:55 SW Individual214 144 Christina Nelis 00:30:56 SW Individual215 303 Lorcan Doherty 00:31:00 family Individual216 58 Sinéad Devine 00:31:07 SW Individual217 26 Fiona McConnell 00:31:20 W40 Individual218 180 Kathleen McCourt 00:31:50 W40 Individual219 123 Paddy Gallagher 00:31:50 SM Creeslough220 33 Steven Sheridan 00:32:19 M40 Individual221 231 Karen McHugh 00:32:23 W40 Individual222 235 David Baxter 00:32:24 SM Individual223 12 Marian McCaul 00:32:32 W40 Individual224 190 Emily O’Flynn 00:32:36 JW Individual225 #N/A 00:32:37 #N/A #N/A226 254 Eileen Pinder 00:32:39 family Individual227 338 Lorcan Callaghan 00:32:43 family Individual228 335 Niamh Bonnar 00:32:45 family Individual229 291 Martina Kelly 00:32:48 family Individual230 9 Noreen Sheridan 00:32:53 SW Individual231 173 Eleanor McHugh 00:32:56 W40 Individual232 229 Anne Quinn 00:33:06 SW Individual233 299 Gareth Gallagher 00:33:07 family Individual234 42 Pauline Callan 00:33:08 SW Individual235 223 Anne Kelly 00:33:17 W40 Individual236 225 Aine McLaughlin 00:33:18 JW Individual237 98 Barry Ryan 00:33:30 JM Individual238 237 Kai McCafferty 00:33:33 JM Individual239 310 Amy McGettigam 00:33:35 family Individual240 137 Louise Doherty 00:35:15 SW Individual241 217 Maureen O’Donnell 00:35:30 SW Individual242 32 Helen Montgomery 00:35:30 SW Creeslough243 218 Terri McFadden 00:35:33 W40 Individual244 154 Frances McBride 00:36:05 W40 Individual245 245 Brodie O’Toole 00:36:06 JW Individual246 290 Eileen Kelly 00:37:08 family Individual247 244 Maoliosa O’Toole 00:37:26 JW Individual248 326 Caoimhe Thompson 00:38:21 family Individual249 318 Maria Sweeney 00:38:21 family Individual250 292 Conal McGettigan 00:38:31 family Individual251 316 Oran McGettigan 00:38:31 family Individual252 206 Maria O’Donnell 00:38:33 Sw Individual253 207 Rose Canning 00:38:33 W50 Individual254 311 Edel McGettigan 00:38:36 family Individual255 330 Orla Corry 00:38:40 family Individual256 336 Liam Bonnar 00:38:40 family Individual257 334 Cathy Bonnar 00:39:15 family Individual258 339 Chloe Callaghan 00:39:15 family Individual259 341 Michael Trearty 00:39:34 family Individual260 272 Conor McFadden 00:39:49 family Individual261 332 Adam Corry 00:39:50 family Individual262 247 Steven McDaid 00:39:51 JM Individual263 252 Noreen Pinder 00:39:52 family Individual264 251 Frank Pinder 00:39:57 family Individual265 253 Mairead Pinder 00:39:58 family Individual266 255 Frankie Pinder 00:39:59 family Individual267 238 Majella O’Connor 00:40:00 W40 IndividualTONER TURNS IN SUPERB RUN TO WIN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share 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A memorable year for Fortuna High wrestling continues this weekend, with senior Jacob Bernstein set to compete at the state championships.Bernstein was one of six Humboldt-Del Norte League wrestlers to place at last weekend’s North Coast Section Tournament in Union City, finishing third in the 285-pound weight class and qualifying for the state meet in Bakersfield.Bernstein will begin the two-day tourney this morning against Sebastian Perez out of Sonora.After placing second in the H-DNL …
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Microsoft#Microsoft Office#predictions#Services#Surface Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now While it might be an overstatement to claim that Microsoft news dominated 2012, the company’s drumbeat of publicity around the launch of Windows 8 gave it a disproportionate significance.And Microsoft did gear up and execute on a series of milestones: Windows 8, the Surface tablet, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, and Office 2013 (at least within Surface). But what are the big trends behind those headlines? What’s really shaping Microsoft right now?1. The Headline: Windows 8Beginning in February 2012, Microsoft launched the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, followed by the Release Preview of Windows 8 on May 31. Microsoft was out in front of reporters and analysts, explaining via blog posts how it built Windows 8 and what its goals were. The company touted how Windows 8 was built for a variety of screen sizes and delved into the touch keyboard through discussions of the new apps. But Microsoft has been surprisingly cagey about Windows 8’s success so far: We won’t really find out the final results until January, when Microsoft reveals its sales numbers as part of its first-quarter results.1a. The Real Trend: MetroIf there was one word that summed up Microsoft during 2012, it’s this: Unity. The Consumer Preview of Windows 8 ushered in the “Metro” interface that will define this generation of Microsoft’s products. Flat, but bright, iconic and ambitious, with a reliance on typography rather than icons, the Metro interface (now referred to, unofficially, as the “Microsoft design language”) was quickly adopted across Microsoft’s other product lines, most notably within Windows Phone, Microsoft’s Web Apps, and sites like MSN.2. The Headline: SurfaceMicrosoft’s big reveal of the Surface tablet in the summer was a masterpiece of temptation: a slick demo, a quick hands-on with the product, then out the door, appetites whetted. Microsoft’s refusal to discuss pricing or even allow a hands-on until days before the product was actually released forced many buyers to pre-order a Surface sight unseen. That, combined with the uncertainty around the Windows RT operating system used on the base model Surface (how close was it to Windows 8? How did Metro apps work? Was Office RT really Office?) probably added too many questions to Surface to make it a real success, although it “sold out” soon after launch. Still, like Google’s Nexus line, the Surface launch taught us that consumers prefer the hardware that the ecosystem builder “owns.” So far, third-party Windows 8 tablets seem to have gained even less traction.2a. The Real Trend: Owning Your Own PlatformAs ReadWrite noted in July, a key lament of ecosystem control is designing the hardware, software and services so that all three work together in a unified whole. Apple does this with the iPhone, iOS and iCloud; with Google’s purchase of Motorola, it can do the same. Until Microsoft decided to build Surface, however, it lacked the hardware component. Time will tell how Surface fares (the price still seems a bit high) but Microsoft has all the pieces of the puzzle in place to control its destiny.3. The Headline: Windows Phone 8Living with the HTC Windows Phone 8X for a month after its October launch taught me two things: Windows Phone 8 is a bright, beautiful mobile operating system, and that it deserves more traction. Yes, there was the “smoked by Windows Phone” viral efforts. But almost more than Windows 8, Windows Phone feels modern and connected, and Live Tile integration makes it fast and easy to use. So far, the general perception is that from a quality perspective, at least, Windows Phone 8 belongs in the same category as Google’s Android and iOS. But from a sales perspective, Windows Phone 8 isn’t really close to competing with the market leaders.3a. The Real Trend: Apps And The WebUnfortunately, apps still remain the Achilles heel of Windows Phone 8 – and, if you consider Windows RT or Metro apps in the same category – of Windows 8 on PCs and tablets as well. Microsoft has made a valiant effort to convince users and developers that optimized apps like “Contre Jour” are the wave of the future, even as detractors sniff that Microsoft’s Web browsers are the least standards-compliant of all. If Microsoft can convince users that Web apps fill the bill, then it can whitewash any apps deficiency. But critics have also loudly begged for Facebook to build an app, rather than an HTML5 mobile page. So far, Microsoft is on the losing side of this trend.4. The Headline: Office 2013As the name suggests, Office 2013 is a 2013 product, at least for consumers. Microsoft began making its versions of Office 2013 available to businesses in early December. But when Windows RT launched with Surface, one of its more potent features was the inclusion of a “preview” of Office 2013 Home and Student, that quickly morphed into a final version. ReadWrite has complained about the inadequacy of Microsoft’s Office Web Apps, but Office 2013 has been well-reviewed; it just costs more. The year ended with rumors that Microsoft would begin selling Office for the iPad and iPhone, a development that looks increasingly more likely as time goes by.4a. The Real Trend: Office 365 SubscriptionsSubscriptions. The cloud. They go hand in hand. By pricing Office 365 subscriptions more cheaply than the standalone editions, Microsoft has encouraged consumers to bury their Office payments as a recurring charge on their credit card, rather than as a major purchasing decision to agonize over. Google’s cloud services have made save-all-the-time, run-anywhere cloud office suites indispensible, and Microsoft, no dummy, has embraced the concept whole-heartedly.5. The Headline: Windows Server 2012Unless you’re an IT geek, chances are that Windows Server was one of the least interesting Microsoft announcements this year. But for IT administrators, the release of Windows Server 2012 on Sept. 4 was an important milestone. Boasting improved virtualization (Hyper-V) capabilities, the new ReFS file system, and improvements to Active Directory, Windows Server also simplified the number of versions, consolidating them to essentially three: Foundation, Standard and Datacenter.5a. The Real Trend: Enterprise Is The Place To BeFrom IBM ditching its ThinkPad and computer hardware business in favor of enterprise services to Dell’s transition away from “Dude, you’re getting a Dell,” the fact is that tech vendors are increasingly looking to stable, high-value, recurring contract services. Microsoft’s Server and Tools business isn’t Microsoft’s most profitable – that’s the Business Division, with about twice the profits of the server business – but both share high-margin subscription business models. And with more and more users turning to tablets, the emphasis is shifting to the datacenters powering the cloud services that connect these portable devices. Microsoft certainly isn’t alone here, but it’s making a big effort to be a significant player.ConclusionSay what you will about the quality, utility and pricing of the products and services Microsoft launched in 2012. But recognize that those launches pretty much all went smoothly, without major availability issues, bugs or other glitches. We’ll learn the final results – revenues and profits – in the quarters to come. Microsoft has talked optimistically about its successes all year. Come January 2012, we’ll see how well all of Microsoft’s hard work really paid off. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… markhachman
Susie Galea is the project coordinator in New Mexico for the new pilot program, Building Healthy Military Communities.Susie is the most former Mayor of Alamogordo, NM, where proudly Holloman AFB and a NM Guard Armory are hosted. She also volunteered as an ESGR Area Chairman for Guardsmen, Reservist, transitioning active duty, disabled Veterans, and their spouses.Susie has firsthand knowledge of all Service Member/Veteran resources, programs, and benefits related to employment, family programs, service delivery, diversity, small-business development for entrepreneurs, and more. Recognizing the needed services for Guard members that are not yet classified as Veterans under federal legislation, she looks forward to especially coordinating resources for those NM Guard members who are underserved.Her motivation to serve through Building Healthy Military Communities comes from being a former military spouse of fourteen years. Susie acutely aware of the sacrifices by those that are Service Members and their supporting family members.Prior to serving as the mayor of Alamogordo, Susie owned and operated a small childcare development business from her home for 5 years, and also has 15 years experience in accounting management and bookkeeping. Her bachelors degree is in Organizational Management from Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business.Over the last five years Susie has established rapport with statewide leaders, to include New Mexico’s Governor, and her state cabinet members that support the military community. Susie believes in building and maintaining key business relationships, and statewide networks, which will lend to her ability to quickly develop an overall BHMC state action plan addressing identified gaps of services. Today we interviewed Susie Galea, State Coordinator for the Building Healthy Military Communities Program in New Mexico. We had the chance to talk to Susie about the current work & challenges in New Mexico. Next week we will take a closer look at the community assessments taking place across New Mexico so that we can better understand how the program works.