Ott Tanak and the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team have secured a stunning victory on Rally Argentina: the Estonian’s first win with the team in only his fifth event in the Toyota Yaris WRC.Tanak and co-driver Martin Jarveoja were dominant after taking the lead on the first full day, winning 10 stages across Friday and Saturday before controlling their lead over notoriously tough stages on Sunday, finishing up 33.7 seconds clear of the competition.Esapekka Lappi completed his first Rally Argentina in eighth place. He was hampered by numerous punctures during the weekend, including another on Sunday’s first stage that cost him two places in the numerous order. He also showed encouraging pace, however, on what is regarded as one of the toughest rounds of the championship. Jari-Matti Latvala had to retire from the rally on Friday due to the damage caused by an impact with a rock, but he had already confirmed the impressive performance of the Yaris WRC.Tanak and the Toyota team remain third in the drivers’ and manufacturers’ standings respectively, but have both closed further on those in front.
The true spirit of the Mashramani celebrations was reflected in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) during the hosting of the annual Children’s Costume Competition, under this year’s theme: “Celebrate with Dignity, Liberty and GreaterStudents performing during the Children’s Costume Competition in Region 10Unity”.As is customary, there was intense competition from schools across the Region in various categories. The Calypso and Dramatic Poetry competitions were staged on Wednesday, followed by the nursery and primary competition on Thursday, and secondary competition on Friday. Schools were also given the opportunity to participate in costume, dance, masquerade, Skip be Fit Jump Rope competition and Physical display.Pine Street Nursery School was dubbed the overall winner in the nursery category of the Calypso competition, while West Watooka Nursery placed second. Meanwhile, One Mile Primary was dubbed the overall winner in the five to seven years category. Copping the first position in the eight-10 category was One Mile Primary School, followed by Wismar Hill Primary in second place, while Regma Primary secured third place. The 11-13 years category saw New Silvercity Secondary copping first place, with One Mile Primary placing second. New Silvercity Secondary also copped first place in the 14-17 years category.The Dramatic Poetry segment saw Pine Street Nursery copping the first place position, while the Retrieve Nursery came in second, followed by Republic Avenue Nursery, which secured third place. The five to seven category was won by Watooka Day Primary, with Amelia’s Ward Primary placing second. Amelia’s Ward Primary was dubbed the winner of the eight-10 years category, while Watooka Day Primary copped second place. The 11-13 category was won by Wismar Hill Primary, while New Silvercity Secondary placed second. Meanwhile, in the 14-17 years category, the Mackenzie High School was dubbed overall winner, while New Silvercity Secondary placed second.The costume competition reflected the true image of the Mashramani celebrations with the flamboyant costumes on display. The individual category in the nursery segment was won by Wismar Hill Nursery, followed by South Amelia’s Ward Nursery in second place. Meanwhile, Wisroc Nursery School was dubbed winner in the group category, with Blueberry Hill Nursery in second place.The nursery dance competition was won by South Amelia’s Ward Nursery, while Canvas City Nursery placed second. Meanwhile, One Mile Primary copped first place in the five to seven and eight-10 years dance categories, respectively, while Watooka Primary placed second in both categories. The 14-17 years category was won by the New Silvercity Secondary, while the Mackenzie High School placed second. A true crowd pleaser, the New Silvercity Secondary was dubbed winner of the hip-hop segment.The Primary Segment of the jump rope competition was won by Saint Aidan’s Primary, while Regma Primary secured second place. The winners in this competition were awarded Double Dutch jump ropes, compliments of the organisers. Meanwhile, the freestyle and last man standing Primary jump rope competitions were won by Christiansburg Primary and Regma Primary respectively. Mackenzie High School was dubbed overall winner in the Skip be Fit (last man standing) jump rope competition. Successful schools who won various competitions were presented with trophies upon completion of the exercises on Friday.
0Shares0000PARIS, France, September 26 – The infamous headbutt that French football legend Zinedine Zidane landed on Marco Materazzi during a World Cup final has been transformed into a giant statue and displayed in front of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.The bronze work of art, simply titled “Headbutt”, was Wednesday attracting crowds of tourists and locals who jostled to have their photos taken in front of the five-metre (16-foot) statue.The sculpture is by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed, subject of a retrospective exhibition in the Pompidou from October 3 until next January. “This statue goes against the tradition of making statues in honour of certain victories. It is an ode to defeat,” said exhibition organiser Alain Michaud.A much smaller version of the statue — which shows the two football players in the seconds after the headbutt, with the Italian player reeling after the attack — was previously exhibited by a New York art gallery.Zidane, who holds legendary status in France as a member of the national teams that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, was sent off in the 2006 World Cup final for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest.That was the then France captain’s last ever professional match as a player and he later claimed he had reacted to slurs the Italian directed against his sister and mother.The statue will stay in its spot in front of the Pompidou till the end of the Abdessemed exhibition in January.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A Grande Prairie man is facing 23 charges after Mounties executed a search warrant at a home south of the Swan City over the weekend.At around 9:30 last Saturday morning, members of the Grande Prairie RCMP, Police Dog Services, and the local bomb squad executed a search warrant at a rural property in Grovedale, roughly 20 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.Police had obtained information that the home’s resident possessed a number of prohibited weapons that were kept on the property.- Advertisement -During the search, police located four firearms, one of which was stolen, along with ammunition, a computer and thumb drives. An improvised explosive device was also found on the property, which was secured by the bomb squad.47 year-old Grande Prairie resident David Monette has been charged with 22 weapons related offences and one charge of possessing an improvised explosive device. Monette remains in police custody and will appear in court on Wednesday, March 21st.Police extended thanks the public for their efforts in order to help solve crime in the local community. Anyone with information about any crime, can contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at (780)830-5700. If you would like to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You are not required to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.Advertisement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Immigrant rights’ supporters like to point out America’s strong tradition of foreign entrepreneurs — from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie to Yahoo!’s Jerry Yang — and their contribution to U.S. economic might. Southern California draws immigrants from across the globe and many newcomers have shaped the American dream with their own hands. Nato Flores, founder and president of Tower General Contractors in Sunland, was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and moved to California with his family when he was 5. His father worked as a grape picker before relocating to Los Angeles to become a concrete mason. While still in grade school, Flores started working with his father building apartments in the San Fernando Valley. That experience helped him land an internship and scholarship from Rockwell International, and he graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with an engineering degree. After spending five years at various engineering firms, Flores started thinking about becoming his own boss. A trip to Saudi Arabia was the catalyst that finally pushed him to open his own business in 1985. His employer at the time, Ameron International, had sent him to the Middle East to work on concrete pipe systems. After spending four months there, Flores had had enough. “(The culture) was so oppressive to me,” he said. “When I got back to L.A., I got down on my knees and kissed the ground at the airport.” When the boss asked him to return to Saudi Arabia for another work assignment, Flores decided the time was right to quit his job and launch Tower Construction. Today, the company is among the largest Latino-owned construction firms in the city of Los Angeles, with 25 employees and about $45 million under contract. Earlier this year, Tower Construction won a contract to build a memorial to the seven crew members who lost their lives when the Columbia space shuttle exploded in 2003. The Columbia Memorial Space Science & Learning Center will be built in Downey on the exact site where Flores first took courses at Rockwell as a high school student. In a recent interview, Flores reflected on what has helped him as a successful entrepreneur. Love the business you’re going into, Flores advises budding entrepreneurs. “If you just do it for the money, it’s going to be hard to make money, because you’re going to hate what you do.” In opening any business, it also helps to be a workaholic. For years, Flores worked Saturdays. He doesn’t do that much anymore, but he still works a good nine-hour day all week. And he loves it. No risk, no reward Flores quit his job to go out on his own just two weeks after his wedding. “I went home and told my wife,” he said. “She freaked out and called her father.” While the move was a risky one, it wasn’t quite as impulsive as it may have seemed to his new father-in-law. Flores had been working on construction projects on the side while he held on to his day job, and he also had years of experience in construction under his belt from his time working alongside his father. “My dad said, ‘If you ask your wife about everything before you do it, you may not get to do the things you want.’ “ Know your numbers One thing Flores has learned over the years is the importance of keeping track of the business side. “After about 12 years and $5 million (in sales), I found out that you really need to concentrate on the financial end of the company,” he said. After being in business for more than a decade, Flores went back to school, taking accounting classes at UCLA. “If you have good profit margins, the banks like you better, so you can get more credit. Your bonding companies are going to give you more, and you can bid (on) the bigger projects.” Pay for talent When he started out, Flores was tempted to keep salaries at modest levels. But he’s learned over the years that paying people well turns up on the bottom line. “I’ve become a believer that you have to pay what people are worth,” he said. “We have bonuses based on performance. If the company makes its money and there’s 2 percent left over, a portion goes to the management team. On a $5 million project, that’s a lot of money.” At the same time, underbidding a project makes a company look cheap. “People think, ‘If I sell really low, they’ll give me more work.’ I don’t think that really works,” he said. “If you go in too thin, you can’t do a good job.” Help for entrepreneurs If you have an idea for a business, a good place to start is your local small business development center. • Inland Empire Small Business Development Center: www.iesbdc.org • County of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency: www.sbcounty.gov/opportunityca • Valley Economic Development Center: www.vedc.org • Long Beach Business Development Center: www.longbeach.gov/ecd/ If you have a start-up business, seek the support of a local business incubator, which may provide office space, access to capital, training and mentoring. • CHARO Business Incubator, East Los Angeles: www.charocorp.com/incubator.htm • Business Technology Center, Altadena: www.labtc.org • Pasadena Enterprise Center: www.pec-sbi.org • IdeaLab, Pasadena: www.idealab.com/Pasadena — Barbara Correa, (818) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dutch striker scored twice in a memorable Kitalararasi derby 1 Fenerbahce secured bragging rights in the Kitalararasi derby with a 2-0 win over city rivals Galatasaray.Robin van Persie scored twice – and in doing so – became the first Fenerbahce player since Pierre Webo, to score a brace against their fierce rivals in the league.The former Manchester United striker produced an accomplished finish to put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half time, before scoring his second from the spot in the closing stages.The win means Fenerbahce stay within six points of league leaders Besiktas, as the champions aim to retain their title.You can watch Van Persie’s goals below…
FINE GAEL leader Enda Kenny has given Sinn Fein in Donegal a letter guaranteeing them his commitment on the A5 dual carriageway project – if his party gets into Government.The letter was sent to Donegal resident and West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty.In the letter Deputy Kenny assures Sinn Fein of Fine Gael’s commitment to the A5 project as well as improvements to the N14 and N2 roads in Donegal and Monaghan. News of the letter has been welcomed by Colr Padraig MacLochlainn who is Chairperson of Donegal County Council’s Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee.It followed Sinn Fein’s concerns that Fine Gael and the Labour Party were not fully committed to the vital road link between Derry and Dublin which will drastically cut drive-time between here and the capital.Sinn Fein also revealed they have met with Labour Party spokesperson on Transport, Joe Costello, TD, whom he said also assured them that his party was not opposed to the Irish Government co-funding the A5 project.“We have now also met with Deputy Joe Costello in Dublin and he has clarified that both he and his party are not opposed to the project but he wishes to examine various options with the National Roads Authority as to how the Irish Government could make their financial contribution to the project over the next four years” “It is critically important that all political parties unite on the need for and the right of the people of Donegal and the North West to enjoy the same roads infrastructure as elsewhere on the island,” he said.ENDA KENNY GIVES DONEGAL SINN FEIN LETTER ‘GUARANTEEING’ THEM SUPPORT FOR A5 MOTORWAY was last modified: January 12th, 2011 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)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The bicycle was hit by a vehicle apparently also traveling east, knocking the rider onto the road’s south dirt shoulder, deputies said. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision occurred in an area where there are no streetlights and deputies don’t know where the bicyclist was riding in the roadway when he was hit. Redding said anyone who saw the bicyclist riding in the area or who has other information about the collision is asked to call the Palmdale sheriff’s station traffic detail at (661) 272-2400. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Deputies searched for a damaged vehicle driven by a motorist who hit a bicyclist Thanksgiving night and left him dying on a dark two-lane road. Authorities are also trying to identify the dead bicyclist, who appears to be a Latino man in his 30s. “The driver left the scene without notifying authorities, and the Sheriff’s Department is searching for the vehicle based on physical evidence left at the scene,” Detective Mike Redding said. The bicyclist had been riding without lights about 9:40 p.m. Thursday east along Avenue T near 65th Street East, where the road passes between gravel quarries, deputies said.
The holiday season is officially into full swing as the rush of purchasing gifts, decorating homes, sending out season greetings and attending holiday parties is in high gear. One person that is sure to find their name on your Christmas shopping list is your child’s teacher. Teachers are one of the hardest people to buy for but one of the people you most want to find the perfect gift for that says thank you for what they do for your child each day.Home baked goods, candles, lotions and other goodies fill the desks of teachers across the county each year. While all these gifts are certainly welcomed and greatly appreciated, what if you could give a gift that continued to give each year? Youth First of Washington County would like to suggest that in lieu of these many treasures, you consider making a donation to the Dr. Eddie Apple Family Youth Development Fund at the Washington County Community Foundation in honor of your child’s teacher. Dr. Apple’s Fund was started at the Washington County Community Foundation to ensure that there would always be funding and resources committed to the positive development of our youth here in Washington County.Home baked goods, trinkets and the many other treasures will come and go but a donation to Dr. Apple’s fund will last forever and will ensure that there is always a source of positive support for our youth in the years to come—so skip those Black Friday crowds, and get the gift that keeps on giving!Upon making a donation, a Christmas Certificate will be sent to the teacher of your choice notifying them that an undisclosed amount has been donated to Dr. Apple’s fund in their honor by your student. Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive an acknowledgement letter from the Washington County Community Foundation upon receiving your donation.Much like Dr. Apple’s fund, our goal is to make a positive lifelong impact on the youth we work with each day.
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