‘It’s a blessing’, says Morgan of Puma deal

first_imgJason Morgan, who set a new national record in the discus in 2015, is looking forward to being even better in 2016 and perhaps even win an Olympic medal in Rio this summer.He has reason to be optimistic. Training has been going well, he is working with a team of coaches, and best of all, he has a shoe contract with apparel manufacturer Puma that is expected to run until the end of his career.In other words, things are looking up for the 33-year-old 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, who in June last year set a national record of 68.19 metres in Pearl, Mississippi.It was the second best throw in the world for 2015.”I am working a part-time job while I train and at this moment, training is going hard and well. I have a set workout plan and different cycles for the season. I also have a couple of great coaches that will assist me on the road to the Rio Olympic Games,” he said. “I have great support and a management team, and it’s a blessing to have Puma as my sponsor.”training in preparationFor the past few years, Morgan has endured great financial difficulty while training in preparation to represent Jamaica. Earnings from his job, plus some financial support from the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA), were not enough to allow him to take care of his family, train, cover medical expenses and travelling to competition.He believes his work ethic and affable personality helped land him the Puma contract, revealing that officials there have told him that they have always admired his will power and hard work, as well as his character.The deal he signed with Puma last December now allows him greater freedom to focus on his preparation for what could be his last Olympic Games.”It’s like a dream come true,” said Morgan of the shoe contract. “They have supported Jamaica’s track and field and the world’s best athletes. They will assist me on the rest of my journey. It’s a blessing to be able to be part of a pioneer brand, and I will continue to inspire and break down barriers, and give young and old people hope to believe in themselves, no matter what the journey.”last_img read more

Robertson’s NBA title ring sells for $91,000 in auction

first_imgMOST READ SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 25: Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Oscar Robertson speaks onstage at the 2018 NBA Awards at Barkar Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports/AFPNEW YORK — Oscar Robertson’s 1971 NBA championship ring has sold for a little more than $91,000 in an auction.The ring of the Hall of Fame guard won with Milwaukee for his only NBA title was the top seller from a collection of his items in the Lelands.com 2018 Invitational Auction.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Teen becomes town’s first female football player Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Robertson’s Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame ring sold for about $60,000 and one of his game-used Bucks jerseys went for a little more than $50,000 in the auction that ended early Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’last_img read more

Crimsin owner hopes to brighten the nightlife

first_imgBy Rachel Jones Staff Writer Crimsin owner Tino Khvang stood in the middle of the dusty room, surrounded by tools, shelving and cleaning supplies, while manager Dave Laatz flashed a rainbow of colored lights across a silver wall. It was just a few days before the promised “soft opening” of their new bar and lounge in downtown San Pedro and the pair were hard at work. “I really wanted a place where you can bring your wife, girlfriend ? a couples’ place,” he said. “Also a place where it’s safe and where you can just go enjoy yourself.” He said they have put “a lot of emphasis” on security and hand-picked their hosts. The bar will have a dress code that encourages guests to “dress nice” and avoid such things as caps, baggy pants or shorts, Khvang said. The drink menu will include cocktails, a wine list and eight “high-end” beers on tap. Specialties will include a Crimsin martini, similar to a pomegranate martini, and a Crimsin lager. Khvang said they don’t plan on having a food menu, but can arrange catering for large groups. He also hopes patrons take advantage of the bottle service offered at the bar. Guests can buy liquor at the bar and store it in a safe-depositlike case and keep a key for their next visit. “It’s a really nice, fun thing to do with a group, to have a bottle there,” he said. Despite the nice drink menu and posh atmosphere, Khvang said the prices will not turn people away. “It’s going to be about a dollar more than everybody else,” he said. “It’s not going to be the Hollywood prices. … It will be more similar to Hermosa or Redondo Beach pricing.” Khvang is confident that the bar’s ambiance will make it a great place to hang out, bring a date or have a party. “There’s no other place like this in San Pedro and probably won’t be for a while,” he said. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Crimsin is planned as a more upscale bar and lounge, and Khvang said he wants it to be “truly different” from any other San Pedro nightspot. “I’ve been to a lot of the bars, and it just seems we have a lot of sports bars, some classified as dive bars … but nothing really upscale,” he observed. Khvang and Laatz started renovating the space about two months ago, when it was Tommy’s Yacht Club. They had wanted to have a soft opening starting Monday but were on track to open for First Thursday. They plan to hold their grand opening Nov. 16. Crimsin’s interior will include some unique designs, such as an illuminated bar, silver wallpaper, big plush couches and a semiprivate back room, which will be complemented by tunes from the new sound system. In addition to making the bar “opulent,” Khvang wants it to be open to everyone. last_img read more

Men in stolen car rammed Gardai after 20km chase

first_imgTwo men led Gardai on a 20km chase across Donegal before doing a U-turn and ramming their patrol car head-on.The two men, Ciaran Kelly and Brian Corrigan, were spotted by Gardai driving a stolen car outside Supermacs in Donegal Town on Sunday, September 16th. The men took off at speed in their Nissan Almera car and were followed by Gardai.During the pursuit, the driver of the car Brian Corrigan undertook the Garda patrol car twice and then drove on the wrong side of the road forcing oncoming cars to take evasive action.Another Garda car joined the chase and at one stage at Ballyshannon, there was a Garda car in front and behind of the stolen car.During this pursuit, the driver performed a U-turn and then rammed a parked patrol car causing it significant damage.There were no injuries to Gardai during the incident.At 9.15pm Gardai managed to bring the car to a halt and arrested both men in Ballyshannon.Both were unsteady on their feet, were slurring their words and smelled of alcohol.Neither men replied when they were later charged at Ballyshannon Garda station.Letterkenny District Court heard how the car had been stolen in Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh.Gardai said they believed the men were trying to head to the border but took a wrong turn and ended up in Ballyshannon.Corrigan, aged 34, from Drumbrochas, Macken, Enniskillen, is charged with dangerous driving, drink-driving, damaging a Garda patrol car and handling stolen property.Kelly, aged 31, from Ferney Rise in Enniskillen, is charged with being intoxicated in a public place and taking possession of a vehicle without the owner’s consent.Both men, who work as plasters in Enniskillen, have pleaded guilty to all the charges.Judge Paul Kelly remanded both men in custody and adjourned the case until tomorrow (Tues) at Carrick-on-Shannon District Court.Men in stolen car rammed Gardai after 20km chase was last modified: September 18th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestdonegalEnniskillenFermanaghGardaipursuitramminglast_img read more

FORMER FINN HARPS STAR SET TO BECOME A WILD ROVER

first_imgFormer Harps star James Doherty is set for a move back to the USL.Former Finn Harps star James Doherty is reportedly mulling over offers from both Swilly Rovers and Letterkenny Rovers as he looks to get back playing following his departure from Finn Park.Doherty ended a eight-year association with the Ballybofey club when he departed last month.Doherty decided to leave Harps because he was unable to commit to the demands required to play LOI football. Doherty played 116 times for the club and made his debut against the now defunct Kilkenny City in 2006.He had a brief spell with Irish League side Newry Town in 2008.Newly-promoted Institute FC and Dungannon Swifts have expressed an interest in acquiring the signature of Doherty, but it is believed the Kilmacrennan native is keen to secure a move to the USL in order to also be able to play Gaelic with Termon.Both Swilly Rovers and Letterkenny Rovers have made their interest known to Doherty and are keen to get the former Harps man to sign for them. Letterkenny Rovers have a whole host of former Harps players in their ranks and are favourites to land his signature, but Swilly manager Jason Gibson will be hoping he can convince Doherty otherwise.FORMER FINN HARPS STAR SET TO BECOME A WILD ROVER was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Harps FCJames DohertyLetterkenny RoversnewsSportswilly roverslast_img read more

Charles, Camilla veg out

first_imgBOLINAS, Calif. – Prince Charles’ tour of Northern California organic farms this weekend revealed something that stalwarts of the all-natural movement already knew: His Royal Highness is a green giant. So no surprise that Marin County – a gorgeous swath of undulating green just north of San Francisco that is a hub of organic farming – buzzed with talk of cabbages and kings in the days leading up to the visit by Charles and Camilla. “We’re excited because it takes our message into the world,” said Helge Hellberg, executive director of the farming association Marin Organic. “It’s not just royalty or a celebrity coming, it’s somebody who stands for what we are doing.” It might be news to many Americans that Charles was organic when organic most definitely wasn’t cool. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But he has long supported growing food without synthetic chemicals and has his own food company, Duchy Originals, which sells organic produce and other products supporting sustainable farming. (Profits go to charity.) For farmers who have toiled for decades to push their way onto supermarket shelves and into the general consciousness, Charles’ trip to their verdant fields was a huge boost. “It’s a great opportunity,” Hellberg said. “As a society, we have become completely disconnected from where our food comes from. Marin Organic is trying to rebridge that gap – is putting a face back on the farmer and Prince Charles acknowledges and understands and embraces sustainable agriculture.” Marin County is in the vanguard of organic operations. All vegetables grown in the county are certified organic, with sales amounting to about $5 million annually, Hellberg said. Statewide, there about 2,000 registered organic farms, said Jake Lewin, marketing director of California Certified Organic Farmers, where membership has been “growing quite rapidly.” CCOF certifies Charles’ Duchy Originals products imported to the U.S. as organic and Lewin can vouch personally for the shortbread cookies. “They’re scrumptious.” Saturday’s tale of the prince and the produce began at the farmers market in the Marin County town of Point Reyes. Then it was off to Bolinas, a small coastal community about 30 miles north of San Francisco. The royal couple lunched at Star Route Farms, run by organic pioneer Warren Weber, who, according to the Marin Organic Web site, began the operation in 1974, farming 5 acres with a horse-drawn plow. More than 50 people lined up outside Weber’s farm to greet the prince, some waiting hours for a quick glimpse of the motorcade as it swept by. There was a slight contretemps when an anti-Camilla protester showed up – “Go home!” shouted the crowd – but for the most part the stakeout, blessed by brilliant blue skies, was quite festive. Among those who came to catch a glimpse of the future king was Mary Barror, who brought with her a handmade sign that read “Welcome to organic Bolinas.” “I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I want to do something,”‘ she said. “And this little voice said, ‘Make a sign of welcome.”‘ Before lunch, the royal couple toured the farm. Onlookers were kept well back across the street, but the binocular-equipped helped out, calling out updates of what Camilla was wearing – a pantsuit – and whether she had on wellies – no. Spectators got a thrill later when the royals emerged from the farm and shook some hands before leaving. The visit was a big day for local farmers, said Sandy Dierks, who with her husband, Dennis, runs Paradise Valley Produce in Bolinas. “We’ve been working for a long time – 30 years – to grow good, healthy food for people,” she said as the visit neared. “I think it’s really coming alive now.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Residents stress over rent hike

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – Andrew Scott’s teeth chatter in the chill as he points with his metal cane to the rips in the asphalt surrounding his Baldwin Park mobile home.The 31-year-old resident, living off Social Security insurance since cancer struck him at age 2, has lived at Villa Capri mobile home park since 1992 with his mother, a receptionist.The two paid $475 per month in rent for the space on which his home sits until last year, when new owners raised the rent to $650, according to records. In April, the two will be paying $850 for a space in a mobile home community filled with 13 homes built in 1978, and where access to the pool is denied and a rusty, bent, barbed-wire fence encloses an electrical transformer.“They’re trying to force us out,” Scott said. “With that $850, I won’t have money for food.”DC Corp., the housing developer whose projects have caused a stir in South El Monte and West Covina, bought the mobile home park in September 2004 for $2.7 million, according to county and city records.“We’re losing money on the park,” said Donald Cook, vice president of DC Corp. “If we charged enough to break even (on the interest), we would charge $1,069.”Rents at mobile home parks in the San Gabriel Valley vary. In West Covina, Mountain View Estates charges $595 per month. The Estates has a pool and clubhouse and maintains regular groundskeeping. Space rents range from $325 to $600 per month in Diamond Bar for parks that include heated pools and spas, billiard rooms and laundry facilities.Soon after DC Corp. purchased the park, the company submitted plans to turn the 65,000 square feet of land into a place for 36, two-story, single-family homes, according to city records.However, the city shot down the plans because the company did not submit a report on the impact the conversion would have on the residents living in the park. DC Corp. was required to notify the residents and provide proof it did so, according to a letter from the city’s Planning Department to DC Corp. President David Cook.However, no new plans were in city files on the property, although Donald Cook said his company submitted resident impact reports in November 2004. He said there are no plans to convert the park into a single-family development. christina.esparza@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2472 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Medical Matters: What is cervical cancer?

first_imgIn this weeks article, Dr Roarty from Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice looks at the topical issue of cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine. The cervix which is often referred to as the neck of the womb is located at the top of a woman’s vagina.There are two main types of cervical cancer and both are treated similarly. It is most common in young women between the ages of 25 and 45 though it can occur in younger and older women.Regular cervical screening where precancerous cells can be detected early has helped reduce the number of cases occurring annually.What kind of symptoms does it cause?Very often there are no symptoms at first. After a time you may experience bleeding in between normal periods, or bleeding after intercourse. Any bleeding in a woman who has gone through the menopause should be checked out by a doctor.Discomfort during intercourse or a malodourous vaginal discharge can also develop and should also be checked out.These symptoms can also be caused by other common conditions so it is worth seeing your doctor if they sound familiar.How is cervical cancer diagnosed?Your doctor will examine your cervix if you report symptoms suggestive of cervical cancer.If cervical cancer is suspected you will be referred to hospital for a more detailed examination and possible biopsy.It confirmed then further tests such as blood tests, CT, MRI and Ultrasound may be used to stage cancer and determine how much it has spread, if at all.This will determine what treatment is required and the likely prognosis.What causes cervical cancer?A tumour begins in one cell which has become damaged and abnormal and begins to multiply out of control.In the case of cervical cancer, the damage to the original cell is usually caused by a virus called human papillomavirus or HPV.Usually, the abnormal or damaged cells are present for years before one of them starts to develop into a cancerous tumour.Other factors that are associated with cervical cancer include smoking and a poor immune system (eg if HIV positive or on immunosuppressant medication).Cervical cancer treatmentAs with many forms of cancer treatment, it may involve surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of all of these.Which options used will be determined by factors such as the stage of the cancer, your overall health, and whether or not you plan to have children.Your treating consultant will discuss the likely treatment options for your case, the expected success rate, side effects and other important information that you will need to know to help you make an informed decision.Surgery may involve removing the neck of the womb or the entire womb or even adjacent structures if the cancer has spread.Radiotherapy is a type of treatment where high energy beams of radiation are directed at the cancerous tissue to kill the cancerous cells.Chemotherapy involves treatment with medicines which kill cancerous cells or stop them multiplying.What’s the prognosis?As with many cancers, the earlier and therefore more confined the cancer is when detected, the better.If it is confined to the neck of the womb, then treatment is likely to be successful in 90% of cases.The younger you are at diagnosis, the more likely a good prognosis will result.There are new treatments on the horizon and your specialist will give more exact information in your case.HPV and cervical cancerThere are a lot of types of HPV but two types ( 16 and 18) are involved in most cases of cervical cancer.They are usually passed on during sexual intercourse but they do not usually cause any symptoms, so you may not know that you have become infected.In some women these two strains of viruses affect cells at the neck of the womb causing them to become abnormal and later (usually years later) they may become cancerous.It is worth noting that in 90% of women, the body can clear HPV infection and therefore most women who have been infected with HPV will not develop cancer.What is this Cervical Cancer Vaccine?The HPV vaccine is given to girls (and soon to boys) usually in the first year of secondary school. It has been given to millions of children worldwide and is very safe and effective at stopping cervical cancer developing in later life.What about cervical screening?Cervical screening, better known as a smear test looks for abnormal cells before they become cancerous and thus has helped drastically reduce cases of cervical cancer.Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers where treatment can begin before cancer develops.The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your doctor.Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111.Scallys.ieMedical Matters: What is cervical cancer? was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ONE MORE GAME: Del Norte advances to first state championship game in program history, beats The Kings Academy 21-14

first_imgThe Warriors, fresh off winning the program’s first-ever section title a week ago, will have an opportunity to capture a state championship for the first time in team history.O.J. Calleja rushed for two touchdowns and the Del Norte football team beat The Kings Academy (TKA) 21-14 in the NorCal region Division 5-AA state bowl game, Friday night on the road in Sunnyvale.Del Norte (13-1) quarterback Calleja gave the Warriors an early lead, punching in a 1-yard touchdown run midway through the …last_img read more

Flavors: 10 Code-Free Minutes to a Sexier Web Presence

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Flavors.me from Jack Zerby on Vimeo.ReadWriteWeb spoke to co-founder Jonathan Marcus to get an early look at the service. The basic premise is that Flavors lets you produce a well-designed springboard to portfolio pieces, current work and profiles. Users add links, edit fonts and colors, and upload a background photo. Rather than fiddling with cascading style sheets or modifying blog templates, this service offers a fast and easy way to create an elegant web presence. Under the banner of Hii Def Inc. internet incubator, brothers Jonathan and David Marcus and former Vimeo design lead Jack Zerby created Flavors as just one of three companies to launch in 2009. Prior to Flavors.me, the group produced online sneaker shop Superkix. As a hybrid of both Flavors and Superkix, the team will soon release an online storefront tool by the name of Goodsie. Says Jonathan Marcus, ” We wanted to sell Superkix t-shirts online but weren’t satisfied with Yahoo Stores, Shopify or BigCartel and realized there were enough re-usable elements from Flavors to make it feasible to build in parallel.”While Superkix is an obvious revenue generator as a retail storefront, the group plans on offering a domain redirect feature to Flavors in mid-December as well as a yearly subscription fee after a 30-day trial. Upon launch, Goodsie will be available with a monthly subscription. Says Marcus, “Both [services] will dramatically reduce the cost and complexity associated with maintaining a web presence. Any other monetization model such as advertising would introduce competing and distracting interests.” Users can test Flavors at flavors.me by using the invite code readwriteweb. You may want to check out the company’s design gallery here. For those interested in a fuller feature set check out ReadWriteWeb’s Tools for Codeless Website Creation. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The do-it-yourself website space is so crowded right now that it’s amazing to see anyone launch a product and cut through the noise. Still, we were captivated by the simplicity and design of Flavors.me. Similar to Card.ly, instead of forcing you to use Facebook, LinkedIn or your neglected blog to represent you, Flavors lets you build a basic vanity site in less than 10 minutes. As of this evening non-designers will have a chance to revel in their newly found web sex appeal. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more