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  • PHYSICS LAB (Midtown)

    first_img× PHYSICS LAB — Students in Mrs. DiPasquale’s science class at Midtown Community School participated in a physics lab where they tested to see if the height of the ramp affected the distance a toy car would go. Here Caleb Perez, Anthony Hernandez, Aidan Marmorato, and Szymon Piotrowski are testing their toy car.last_img

  • LADY VALEUR, MIRAGE AND NODIAC HEAD A FIELD OF NINE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III PROVIDENCIA STAKES

    first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 7, 2016) – Lightly raced Lady Valeur will attempt to earn her first-ever added money victory Saturday when she runs in the 36th running of the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the turf.LADY VALEUR – In the barn of trainer Paddy Gallagher since late last year, Lady Valeur has been preparing for a jump up in class since her solid second place finish in a downhill turf maiden special weight Jan. 17. A 3-year-old Irish-bred filly by the Danehill stallion Multiplex, Lady Valeur went on to win her next outing, a 1 1/8 miles maiden special weight over a ‘firm’ turf course Feb. 13 before running second to Mirage, by a neck, in the March 12 China Doll Stakes at one mile on grass. Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, she is 4-1-3-0 overall with earnings of $63,088.MIRAGE – Owned by Mrs. Fitriani Hay, Mirage will look to make it three in-a-row Saturday. Eighth in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, the Simon Callaghan trainee ran fourth in the Grade III Jimmy Durante at Del Mar on Nov. 28 before a sixth place finish in the Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 27. In 2016, Mirage is two-for-two on the turf, including a win in the China Doll Stakes in her last out on March 12. She is 7-3-1-0 overall with $112,768 in earnings.NODIAC – Trainer Phil D’Amato will send out Nodiac Saturday in hopes of turning the tables on Providencia rivals Lady Valeur and Mirage. With a win and a solid second place finish down the hillside turf course in January and February, this Irish-bred filly by Kodiac ran third most recently in the China Doll behind Mirage and Lady Valeur respectively. Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and Marsha Naify, Nodiac is 5-1-2-2 overall with earnings of $70,181. — THE GRADE III PROVIDENCIA IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 5 (of 12) Approximate post time, 2:05 p.m. PDTDecked Out – Kent Desormeaux – 120Mirage – Flavien Prat – 120Kiss N Scat – Mike Smith – 120How Unusual – Stewart Elliot – 120Nodiac – Rafael Bejarano – 120Do the Dance – Fernando Perez – 120Jeremy’s Legacy – Mario Gutierrez – 120Sheeza Milky Way – Alonso Quinonez – 120Lady Valeur – Gary Stevens – 120First post time for a 12-race card on Saturday is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.last_img read more

  • MTM Donates to Several Communities

    first_imgMore Than Me (MTM), an American non-governmental organization (NGO), has acquired a brand new ambulance for use in the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).Last week it also donated anti-Ebola items to several communities in and around Monrovia as part of the fight against the outbreak.The donations to six communities including the slum area of West Point is part of MTM’s effort to identify with the residents that are affected by the EVD.MTM says it is on a mission to make sure education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable people, especially the future leaders of Liberia.Ms. Krubo Kowah, a social worker at the MTM, on behalf of the founder of the NGO, Madam Katie Meyler, told the beneficiaries that the items presented are to be used in the fight against EVD.Items delivered to residents of the various communities were personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as buckets, Clorox, soaps, food stuffs and other household supplies.Representatives of the communities receiving the items thanked MTM for its support.They also thanked the founder of the organization, Madam Meyler, for the ‘huge’ humanitarian assistance delivered to them.Since Ebola was confirmed in West Point in August 2014, the MTM has partnered with the Ministry of Health (MOH), and others working to break the spread of the virus in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • If This is the State of the Republic…

    first_imgLast night’s State of the Nation address made many claims of accomplishments, backed by countless statistics, and tremendous projections for the future.Five major themes stood out – Security, Corruption, Agriculture, Infrastructure and Education.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asserted that Liberia is prepared to handle its own security come the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown. To buttress this claim, she stated that Liberia’s military personnel and police have been trained to that effect. Of course the quality of the training remains to be seen. If the status quo is anything to go by, then we have cause for concern. Case in point, the violent clash between the two security details escorting the president to a recent state funeral.Perhaps most shocking and insulting was the President’s position on corruption in Liberia. Madam Sirleaf herself has in the past said that corruption was entrenched in Liberian society. She seems, however, to have had a change of heart! In her State of the Nation address, the President said that despite the progress being made in the fight against corruption, the “negative perceptions” of corruption continue to prevail, with “accusations made where there is no evidence”. Of course, the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) went bankrupt after her son, Robert Sirleaf, became chairman and ran for political office. His predecessor had left US$31 million dollars in the entity’s coffers. But be that as it may, corruption is only a “negative perception” in Liberia.We, on behalf of the Liberian people, feel slapped in the face. We deserve it, perhaps.Several cabinet ministers were fired from their positions for corruption but were let off the hook with no reasons given for their dismissals. And who could ever forget Honorable “You Eat, I Eat”, who was caught on tape making a corrupt deal for the Montserrado County Development funds? Perhaps that was a perception of corruption too. He is still a member of the House of Representatives.One of the most anticipated parts of the President’s speech had to do with agriculture, with specific regard to the farmers in Lofa who cannot get their rice to the markets. While she praised the bumper harvest of rice and even cocoa in Lofa, the President made no mention of the urgent plight of the farmers, who cannot pay back their loans because they cannot sell their produce on the Liberian market. Even with regard to the future of agriculture in Liberia, she dusted off old promises, proposing increased production of cassava and other crops which, with value added, have high export potential. The implication here is that rice, even as Liberia’s staple food, is not a priority because its demand is not as high on the world market. So are we to sell everything we produce and not eat? Or do we then turn around and spend the money we make from exports to buy imported food? We were informed our President was an economist.In terms of infrastructure, more promises of electricity by thus and such a date, while even central Monrovia, our capital city center, remains perpetually dark. Again, it was all in the numbers – how many megawatts, how many roads had been built. Of course, the boasted Ganta-Gbeni-Sanniquelli-Fishtown road is a dirt road; not a paved one. That means come the rainy season, it will become a mud basin if not the Grand Canyon.Regarding education, the numbers abounded again – how many children are being educated in Liberia, the number of schools built and teachers trained; the number of colleges and universities, and the number of students on government scholarships. Perhaps the President forgot having described Liberia’s education system as “a mess”. Of course the President is aware that it is not about the numbers but the substance – the quality of the education our children are receiving.Perhaps the only statement more shocking than the perception of corruption was her position that the Constitution should be amended to grant Liberian citizenship to everyone who meets certain basic criteria. Madam Sirleaf urged the Legislature to do away with what she called the “race-based, discriminatory provisions of the Constitution”. Yet another slap in the face from a President who knows full well that Liberia is nowhere near ready for that. Some development experts hold the theory of sequencing and pacing. That means what is good for the United States is not necessarily good for Liberia because the two countries are at different levels in their democracies and at vastly different stages in their development. She should be the one telling the international community that Liberia does not yet have the protections in place that will make that provision possible. The vultures are circling over this nation at a time when most Liberians can scarcely afford land in their own country. But as with agriculture, education and the Liberian economy as a whole, this President, with all due respect, is pandering to foreign interests who are just waiting for the opportunity to buy up all of the prime property across the length and breadth of this country.Well, all we can say is that if this is the state of the Republic, then we are in trouble.God bless us all and indeed save the State.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Is that really a spoiler alert on free agent-to-be Kevin Durant’s new Nike T-shirt?

    first_imgNike has this @KDTrey5 shirt on the site that has all the Teams/Cities KD has played for. The last 2 are Oakland & San Francisco. GSW last season in Oakland … Well, this clinches it.Kevin Durant is staying put with the Warriors. It’s right there on his new Nike T-shirt which reads “Stay True” (get it? stay true?) front and back, and lists the cities and schools that Durant has represented on the basketball court.The final entry: San Francisco, CaliforniaSee it for your own self:last_img read more

  • Wales scramble into second spot after Liam Williams try subdues France

    first_imgSix Nations 2018 Wales 14-13 France: Six Nations – as it happened Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Read more Share on Messenger Ireland seal grand slam with storming win over England in Six Nations finale Six Nations France’s 10 points of the first half were all earned through their own endeavours. Trinh-Duc’s soaring drop goal in only the fourth minute set the scoreboard in motion, but within seconds he had handed the advantage back to the hosts.Geoffrey Doumayrou let the restart bounce short of the 10-metre line, and Alun Wyn Jones nicked in to claim the ball. Scott Williams’s chip through was wicked, but an international ought to have reacted better than Trinh-Duc did when it bounced up in his face. He missed it completely, and Liam Williams had the game’s first try.A silly penalty conceded by each of France’s locks allowed Halfpenny to stretch Wales’s lead to 11-3, before France struck in the most elegant fashion. A smart inside ball by Gaël Fickou set Adrien Pélissié away, and after further deft support play Trinh-Duc sent Fickou streaking through the bedraggled Welsh defence for a beauty of a try.It was rugby of a different class. If only they could force their opponents to produce the same skills for their points. Alas, France offered up another penalty for Halfpenny on the half-hour for Wales’s four-point lead at the break. They were going to need it. Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Rugby union Share on Facebook “It wasn’t pretty,” Warren Gatland said, “but we just came here to do a job, which was to win and finish second. With the six-day turnaround, there were too many turnovers, but the boys showed tremendous character in defence against a good French team.”If France can take any consolation from this it is that their losers’ bonus point condemns England to the ignominy of fifth place. They must know too, though, that it could so easily have been they who leaped above the mid-table to take second behind Ireland – whom, let it not be forgotten, they so nearly beat in round one.It has been a bitter-sweet championship for the French. Much improved though they are, they are still plagued by familiar failings, principally the ease with which they offer up points to the opposition. The first half was classic.Wales had to do precious little to acquire their 14 points. It was reminiscent of the game between the two in Paris last year, famous for the 20 minutes of overtime, but notable also for the string of nothing penalties France conceded in nothing parts of the field, which enabled Leigh Halfpenny’s boot to keep Wales in the match.It was a similar story in round one this year. How differently this championship might have panned out if the French had not gifted Johnny Sexton so many penalty shots in Paris. Penalties are one thing if they are forced by opposition excellence, but France yield too many for no real reason at all. This has not been a good championship for the ill-disciplined. Topics Read more The Observer Wales rugby union team Perhaps infuriated with themselves, France came out for the second half with purpose. They claimed almost all the possession of the third quarter, midway through which they brought on Camille Chat and Rabah Slimani, the former offering real punch in the loose, the latter taking over at scrum time. Had Trinh-Duc not been suffering one of his days, as loose as he can be brilliant, they might have really made it tell.As it is, they closed the deficit to just the one point with a Maxime Machenaud penalty, having played the ball out of their own half and worked the phases. The penalty against Scott Williams was harsh, but France were properly back in the game now.Still they tried to give Wales every chance, one forward pass from Trinh-Duc unforgivable, but such was France’s dominance at the scrum that a penalty was never far away. Marco Tauleigne broke clear through a thicket of Wales defenders to force Liam Williams into conceding another. With Machenaud off, up stepped Trinh-Duc – and the subsequent miss summed up his day.Wales were grateful. It has been a mixed Six Nations for them too, ravaged by injuries from the start but noble in defeat in London and Dublin. It would not have taken huge transformations in what actually happened in those two games for that second to read as a first, but they take their place among the forlorn train in Ireland’s wake. It will do, if only for now. Read more Share via Email Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news France rugby union team Rarely has a side clinched second place in the Six Nations with less conviction. Wales were outplayed for vast tracts of this game, but are indebted to France for allowing them not only to stay in it but to hold the lead for the vast majority. Wales could not score a single point in the second half, such was France’s stranglehold. But for the personal hell of François Trinh-Duc, who was all over the place for all but the two moments he sparked 10 of France’s points, Wales would surely have lost. match reports Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

  • Ifakara Health Institute

    first_imgPosted on October 22, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is part of a series of project updates from the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). MHTF is supporting their project, Using Cell Phones for Obstetric Emergencies. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here.Written by: IHIThe Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) will seek to improve emergency care for pregnant women and newborns in Tanzania by providing free mobile phones and business-related service for mid-level health care providers, to allow better communication with senior medical staff at district headquarters. Cooperating with district councils and the ZAIN mobile telephone company, IHI will evaluate the cost, feasibility and implementation issues that arise if health workers at the district level have better access to long-distance counseling, faster referrals and resupply service and emergency clinical support.A baseline assessment will help to guide the development of the system. It includes health facility visits; interviews with health workers, TBAs, and village and district officials; focus group discussions in communities and case studies with women who have experienced a complication in the last year.Negotiations with the phone company ZAIN that began as project-specific opened a dialogue between Ifakara Health Institute and the company which resulted in a broad agreement that will also reduce the costs of communications for IHI staff.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

  • 10 months agoWolves eyeing Derby County prospect Sibley

    first_imgWolves eyeing Derby County prospect Sibleyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland U17 international Louie Sibley is attracting Premier League interest.The Mirror says Wolves are on the trail of Derby County prospect Sibley.The Black Country club are beefing up its resources and ambitiously recruiting the best young talent.Defender Sibley was promoted to Derby’s U-23s and scored the goal to earn a 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Thursday night. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 16 days agoLiverpool fullback Alexander-Arnold: Klopp always paid attention to academy

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Alexander-Arnold: Klopp always paid attention to academyby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold says manager Jurgen Klopp has always paid attention to the club’s academy talent.Klopp has now spent four years at Anfield and Alexander-Arnold admits his interest in promoting young players was immediately obvious. “Within his first few weeks he was down at the academy watching the young lads, and that almost gave us a bit more faith and gave a statement to the club that he is going to use young players and give us those chances,” he said.”He’s shown over the four-year period that he has given those young players their chances and given them opportunities and obviously I’m one of the youngsters that have been given them.”A massive thanks to him, and hopefully there will be four more years of success.” last_img read more