Brahmas honor alumni
It will be an unusual sight when the visiting head football coach is on the field for a halftime ceremony at Diamond Bar High School on Oct. 28. But it’s not just any visiting coach, it’s Terry Roche, who coached Diamond Bar to four CIF championships and is now the head coach at Chino Hills. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “This is a great opportunity to recognize these kids,” Diamond Bar principal Denis Paul said. Other players might be honored too, but they’re a little busy. Running back Jason Wright and safety Donte Nicholson, members of the ’98-’99 teams, are in the NFL. Wright is on the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad, while Nicholson is on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster. TOP RUNS This weekend is the high school portion of the Mt. SAC Invitational, with a race for just about everybody. The best of the best, however, will be competing in the sweepstakes races Friday and Saturday. On Friday at 4:15 p.m., Bonita and San Dimas will run in the Division 3 girls team sweepstakes, followed by Diamond Ranch and San Dimas in the Division 3 boys team sweepstakes at 4:32. Upland Christian runs in the Division 5 girls team sweepstakes at 5:23, followed by Upland Christian and Webb in the Division 5 boys team sweepstakes at 5:40. On Saturday, Division 1 and 2 sweepstakes races will take place together, although there are team and individual sweepstakes. The boys individual race includes Damien and Los Osos at 9:15 a.m., the boys team race includes Upland at 9:40, Ayala is in the girls team race at 10:05, and Claremont is in the girls individual race at 10:35. POOL CLASH There are rivalries in water polo, too and there are few nonleague rivalries that mean as much to the participants as Bonita-Damien. It’s one of the few sports where the teams play each other, let alone play an annual rivalry game. Those teams will face each other again in the Orange Crate Classic, played at noon Saturday at Damien. TOP 10 SNUB Despite Los Osos’ dominating 52-21 football victory over Rancho Cucamonga last week, the Grizzlies were not ranked in the CIF-Southern Section Division II top 10 this week, while Rancho Cucamonga was included. A big reason why seems to be Los Osos was not listed among the teams for voters to consider. CIF-SS spokesman Thom Simmons said an effort will be made to include more schools for voters to consider. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Diamond Bar wanted to honor its championship teams, and has several players from those teams who will be presented with personalized Diamond Bar jerseys. Roche will be on hand to help honor the players. Those players include: Kraig Washington and Larry Vladic from 1984, Brian Surgener, Lathian Tyler and Deron Tyler from 1995, Anthony Cuccia (current coach Nick Cuccia’s son) from 1998, and Chad Tovar, Blake Lobel, Donnie Sizemore, Ryan Maine, Felipe Garcia and Aric Williams, who were on both the 1998 and ’99 teams.
Donegal had joint-top homicide rate in country last year
Donegal was amongst the top three joint-highest places in Ireland for homicides last year.Dublin North Central, Donegal and Clare had the greatest number of homicides, while Meath ranked as lowest county for Public Order Offences.Homicide is the killing of one person by another. It may or may not be illegal. The rate 4 per 100,000 people – was same recorded in Dublin North Central, Donegal and Clare.Almost 1 in 10 of all crimes recorded in the country last year occurred in Dublin’s North Inner City, according to an analysis of the official figures for 2018.The area also had the highest rate for 11 of the 14 main crime categories, including sex offences and assaults.Meanwhile, Meath was the area with the lowest rate of Public Order Offences per capita. Donegal had joint-top homicide rate in country last year was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 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)
SA launches tech dictionaries
27 September 2005Although South Africa has 11 official languages, only two of these, English and Afrikaans, are used in many technical fields.Now, three new multilingual dictionaries will bring these fields within the reach of all South Africans, no matter which language they speak.Speaking at the launch of the publications in Boksburg on Monday, Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan said the dictionaries would establish wider use of South Africa’s indigenous languages in technical fields.The dictionaries – covering natural science and technology glossary for schools, information and communications technology, and parliamentary/political terms – are translated into IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, IsiNdebele, TshiVhenda, SiSwati, Sesotho, Sepedi, XiTsonga and SeTswana.Jordan said he was “convinced that multilingualism is a possibility in this country if we continue to work together.”The natural science and technology dictionary will be distributed to various primary schools for use by teachers and learners while the parliamentary/political glossary will be distributed to translators throughout the country as well as language practitioners in various provincial legislatures.Source: BuaNews
CAUV meeting April 11
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Representatives from Ohio farm organizations and forest and woodland owners will be discussing the state’s broken farmland property tax system in Plain City on Tuesday, April 11.Organized by Ted Finnarn, attorney for the Ohio Farmers Union, this public meeting is co-sponsored by OFU and the Ohio Farm Bureau along with Mayer Law, LTD of Waynesville, Rural King, Seed Consultants, Crop Production Services, EBY Trailers, Finnarn Ag Law, ASE Feed & Supply Store and the Ohio Farmers Union Family Farm Center.Finnarn is a decades-long member of the CAUV Advisory Committee to the Ohio Dept. of Taxation. He has worked behind the scenes in Columbus since at least 2011 when CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Valuation) tri-annual re-valuations at the county level began to skyrocket 100 to 300 percent. Since then, many Ohio counties have been through two cycles of their CAUV values going up triple digits each cycle. In some cases, farmers’ property tax bills have grown 600 percent or more over the past six to eight years.For the past three years, Finnarn, has worked across the state putting together public meetings on the issue. In Plain City, he is expected to give his presentation on CAUV and why we have it and why it worked from the 1970s to just recently. He will explain the modest changes in the state formula that need to occur and inform farmers and rural landowners what they need to do to help push legislation pending in Columbus that would fix CAUV.Also presenting will be Leah Curtis of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Paul Mechling representing Ohio forest and woodland owners. Finnarn said there will also be farmland conservation and woodland preservation experts available to farmers to answer questions regarding their land.Dessert will be provided compliments of the sponsors.This meeting is targeted at Champaign, Delaware, Franklin, Logan, Madison and Union Counties, but anyone is invited Tuesday, April 11, 2 p.m. at Der Dutchman, 445 S. Jefferson, Route 42, Plain City, Ohio 43064.
Meghalaya inks deal with cement firm for buying plastic for fuel
The Meghalaya government has signed an agreement with a major cement firm for buying plastic waste to be used as fuel instead of coal for producing clinkers.Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma made this announcement during an official programme to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in State capital Shillong on Wednesday.“We have had an understanding with one of the cement companies which will use the plastic as raw material to burn and produce energy from it. It will be a process very much within the control limits of the pollution board,” Mr Sangma said.At least half a dozen companies manufacture cement in Meghalaya, which has almost 10% of India’s limestone reserves. These companies rely largely on coal, also mined in the State, for fuel.Officials said the government would have a similar agreement with the other cement companies if they agree to buy plastic waste.The Chief Minister said the cement firm that offered to buy the plastic waste had its factory retrofitted to consume plastics in place of coal. The State Pollution Control Board would be monitoring the ambient air quality after the plastics are burned so that no harmful emission takes place, he added.A State government spokesperson said Meghalaya had begun battling plastic in 2018 by building the first plastic road in Nongstoin town followed by another in Tura town this year.A few months ago, Mr Sangma introduced the Meghalaya Plastic Challenge toward plastic waste management by involving local organisations and traditional tribal bodies.The movement saw village-level volunteers and ragpickers collect 17 tonnes of plastic waste from across the State. These were collected by a scrap dealer engaged by the Swachh Bharat Mission office.According to the agreement, the cement firm will pay ₹30 per kg to the scrap dealer for collecting the plastic waste.Some 5 tonnes of plastic waste were collected from the State’s Pynursla block alone. This was made possible by decisions taken by the village dorbars (traditional councils) to streamline the collection of plastics.For instance, residents of Urksew-Wahpathaw village collected plastic waste at a designated location every Saturday at 4 pm. The villagers of Pomlahier made it a point to do so on the 30th of every month for a recycler or scrap dealer chosen by the local authorities.The Chief Minister said his government wanted Meghalaya to be plastic-free by 2022 when the State will host the National Games.
Jadeja incident helped me, says James Anderson
England pace spearhead James AndersonThe series against India has taught England pace spearhead James Anderson a lesson or two. Instead of being aggressive with his attitude and mouth, Anderson now prefers to let the ball do all the talking.Anderson, who was involved with an altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test at Trent Bridge, risked missing the final two Tests of the five-match series. But the fast bowler was cleared of any wrong doing by an International Cricket Council (ICC) judicial commissioner.Anderson admitted the incident had taught him especially be more calmer on the field.”I’ve always tried to be aggressive, because it’s what I need to be successful. But in the last few games I’ve possibly concentrated on being aggressive with the ball, rather than with my mouth. I’m bowling as well as I (ever) have,” said Anderson after England won the The Oval Test by an innings and 244 runs to win the series 3-1 here on Sunday.Anderson was the top wicket taker of the series with 25 scalps at an average of 20.60. Anderson has 380 wickets from 99 Tests and is how three wickets short of Ian Botham, who is the highest wicket-taker for England.On his own form, Anderson said: “It’s right up there . . . it’s the best I’ve probably bowled, yeah. The way the whole group has bowled has been outstanding since Southampton.”Anderson also gave due credit to part-time spinner Moeen Ali, who was the second best bowler in the series with 19 wickets.advertisement”We have got on top of their batsmen and not let them get back in any of the games we’ve played. We have created pressure non-stop. That’s a credit to all – not just the four seamers, but Moeen Ali as well,” he said.Anderson said that after the loss at Lord’s, the bowlers decided to concentrate not on plans for particular batsmen.”But on what we do well – hitting the top as much as we could, challenge their outside edge, challenging their forward defence. And as we’ve gone on through last three Tests we’ve improved on that,” he said.
Come From Away the little show that shrunk
Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook As a piece of musical theatre, Come From Away breaks a lot of rules.By this point in the show’s extraordinary trajectory, the unlikely nature of its subject matter — the kind treatment of thousands of unexpected visitors by the residents of Gander, N.L., in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 — is well known. So is the fact that it’s based on real-life testimonies of people involved in these events.On a formal level, too, Come From Away diverges from some musical theatre conventions, starting with its length. While there are notable exceptions (one being The Drowsy Chaperone, another Canadian-made hit), musicals tend to have a two-act structure. Come From Away runs in a single, 100-minute act. And it’s also the case, as noted by director Christopher Ashley — who won a Tony Award for the show — that it has “no bad guy or central character.” Twelve actors switch back and forth between playing residents of Gander and the “plane people,” with no individual emerging as hero or villain. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Sheridan Music Theatre Performance students in the 2013 production of Come From Away at Sheridan College. Photo Credit: John Jones (CNW Group/Sheridan College)
Ottawa had fix for floodravaged Manitoba community but did nothing documents
APTN National NewsWhile a Manitoba First Nation continues to battle flood waters, they’re also fighting with the federal and provincial governments.The Peguis First Nation has been waiting for a permanent flood protection plan.Now a document obtained by APTN National News says the federal government had a feasible solution to fix the problem years ago.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has this story.