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first_imgThe body of 53-year-old Jeffrey McEwan of Norton Street, Lodge was recovered from a trench at Hadfield Street and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown after it was spotted floating therein by passers-by at about 13:50h on Friday. He is suspected to have died by drowning.An allegedly mentally ill man, McEwan once resided in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, and was described by family members as an alcoholic who did odd jobs for a living.A relative told Guyana Times that the man had been mentally unstable for quite some time, and had even set his Sophia house on fire a few years ago. McEwan was last seen on Friday morning wandering in the Hadfield Street area.While the Police suspect he might have drowned, foul play has not been ruled out, since several marks of violence were observed about his body. An investigation has been launched into this man’s death.His body is at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.last_img read more

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first_imgThe skating club is only the second club within the Province to welcome the new program, that teaches kids the fundamentals of skating for all ice sports, such as hockey, figure skating and speed skating.Dolly Reid, president of the Peace Passage Skating Club, says the new program offers a more enjoyable educational and experience for the students.”It’s basically learning how to skate, they learn how to stand, they learn how to fall properly, they learn how to push.” She adds “The new program is pretty much back to basics, but they’ve brought fun into the learning.”- Advertisement -The new program, designed to introduce children to skating in a fun and educational way, works similar to swimming lessons, where students progress through a six-badge graduation, having to earn three ribbons per badge level.The program caters to children ages three to seven, and is designed to get young skaters more comfortable on the ice at a much earlier level, while encouraging a fun learning atmosphere.Prior to the start of the program, coaches were sent to Vancouver and Prince George to attend seminars in order to learn more about the program, who upon returning, can provide that information to their students.Advertisement Reid adds that if you think your child will be entering either hockey or any other skating sport, this will be a very beneficial program.”Everything you can do on skates, this new CanSkate program will prepare you for.”According to Reid, the season long program is already full, but there is a wait list available, and as children progress through the levels, more spots begin to open up.To find out more information or to get your child on the waiting list, contact the Peace Passage Skating Club at 250-789-0000.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote in action Newcastle have reportedly rejected an initial £1million offer from UAE side Al Jazira for midfielder Cheick Tiote.Tiote has reportedly handed in a transfer request at St. James’ Park as he does not want to be playing Championship football next season and Newcastle have agreed to sell at the right price.According to UAE outlet the National, Newcastle have demanded a bid of at least £4million for the Ivory Coast midfielder and Al Jazira are currently reconsidering their position on the deal.However, they are expected to return with a higher offer for Tiote and Newcastle are keen to offload their wantaway midfielder.Tiote signed for the Magpies in 2010 and has amassed over 150 appearances for the club. 1last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal cycling king Ronan McLaughlin is the latest Irish rider to commit to the An Post Sean Kelly team, as manager Kurt Bogaerts announced he had penned a new one year deal.Ronan has been with the team since 2008 and although he didn’t have any major results in his own name, he was a key influence behind many of the team’s successes last year.“Ronan has continually progressed since he joined the team four years ago. Last year was his best season yet; he put in some great teamwork for Gediminas Bagdonas’ two stage race wins, the An Post Rás and the Tour de L’Oise, as well as being part of the team which helped Mark McNally win the Mi-Aout en Bretagne in France. “He’s a really good team rider and I’m looking forward to him progressing again next season.” Bogaerts said.He added: “I have some more riders that I would like to sign and a few that we are still negotiating about re-signing. It’s exciting times for us and because of last season’s results there are a lot of riders out there that want to be part of it.”CYCLING KING RONAN SIGNS AGAIN FOR SEAN KELLY TEAM was last modified: November 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:CYCLINGdonegaldonegaldaily.comRONAN MCLAUGHLINSEAN KELLY AN POST TEAMlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 I wouldn’t have heard of the case had it not been for the tenacity of one of Robert’s older sisters, Tracy Spellman of Tarzana. Missing adults, particularly men, aren’t considered big news unless their disappearance coincides with some horrific crime, alien sighting or supernatural phenomenon. Not when, in 2004 alone, 37,809 adults were reported missing in California, according to the Department of Justice. But Tracy kept plugging away, sending regular e-mails to every news outlet she could think of. I monitored the dispatches, fascinated by their determination and increasingly their desperation. One day in early August the e-mails stopped, their disappearance as mysterious as Robert’s. Had he turned up? No, Tracy told me when I called. The new mom (she had had her second son just three weeks before her brother went missing) took a break from the e-mail blasts and amateur sleuthing. She had become discouraged by the lack of media interest in her brother’s case and what she feels is a lackluster investigation by police, who aren’t even sure he’s missing. “It’s been frustrating,” she said. No wonder. She’s fighting an uphill battle. Her brother’s case doesn’t have the elements of a missing-persons situation that typically compels the nation’s attention someone young and weak led astray by a predator. He is strong (“ripped,” Tracy says) from hours working out at the gym; he had many female admirers, drove an assortment of fast cars and lived well. Indeed, the strikingly handsome young man was seemingly involved in some shady situations before his disappearance. Robert privately bought and sold high-end cars that police suspect weren’t all entirely clean. He had been evicted from the Woodland Hills home he was renting and sued by his landlord, who also happened to be a friend of his business partner. When he was last sighted, Robert had several thousand dollars in cash he was supposed to use in a car deal. As they say in the movies, lots of things seem suspicious. Tracy acknowledges that the facts surrounding Robert seem hinky. But she doesn’t accept that as a reason for no one to care about his disappearance or, God forbid, the end of his life. “Nobody,” she said, voice cracking, “deserves to get murdered.” I wish Tracy and her family well with their quest to find Robert. They may need it. Many of the thousands of people reported never turn up, leaving their families in perpetual limbo. Anyone with information about the case can help by calling the family’s hotline, (877) 821-4631. Staff Writer Josh Kleinbaum contributed to this report. Mariel Garza, (818) 713-3685 mariel.garza@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Imagine that one day someone in your life your best friend, girlfriend, mother or neighbor suddenly, and without explanation, stops answering the phone. That’s strange, you think. But certainly nothing to get alarmed about. After a few days of silence, the worry starts to kick in. You knock on their door no answer. You call their friends, who know nothing. Your friend or relative is simply gone. For every clear-cut missing-persons case like that of Natalee Holloway, who vanished in Aruba last spring after a drunken night out, there are hundreds of others who simply drop out of sight with little fanfare. And because the person isn’t pregnant or a celebrity or a small child, you will probably never hear about them. One of those is Sherman Oaks native Robert Spellman, 28, who on April 13 stopped his daily visits to his mom, stopped returning phone calls to his friends and sisters, and abandoned his beloved dogs. last_img read more

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first_imgRon Hornaday Jr. is one-for-one at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. In his only Truck Series start at Atlanta, which came earlier this year in March, Hornaday won a photo finish against Bobby Labonte for his record 27th Truck Series win. He returns to Atlanta today searching for his second win of the year. “My favorite tracks are the places where I win, so Atlanta is on my list,” said Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ from Palmdale. “I am really looking forward to going back and I hope that we are as successful this time as we were the first time this year.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hornaday’s Kevin Harvick Inc. team is bringing the same truck Hornaday drove in March. “The track is perfect for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and gives the fans an awesome show,” said Hornaday, driver of the No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado. “It is so fast that it almost takes your breath away.” Even though this year marks the first time Hornaday has raced a truck at Atlanta, he has previous NASCAR experience at the 1.5-mile oval. He has raced at Atlanta on the NASCAR Busch Series and Cup Series, but didn’t finish in the top 10 in any of his races in the top NASCAR classes. He does however have a win at Atlanta in the ARCA series. But little compares to his win in the Truck Series in March. “It was exciting to be a part of a finish that comes down to the very last turn on the last lap,” Hornaday said. “We even made a little contact right before we crossed the stripe. The fans had to enjoy it and that is what makes the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series so special.” Hornaday is third in the Truck Series standings, 222 points behind leader Ted Musgrave. With four races to go, Musgrave holds a 54-point lead over Dennis Setzer. Time is running out for Hornaday to make a run at the series leaders. “The 46 team (Setzer’s) has struggled a little bit lately, but the 1 team (Musgrave’s) has been running pretty strong,” Hornaday said. “Those guys are going to have to slip for us to have a shot. It is not impossible, but it is a long shot. We still have to worry about teams that are gunning for our third-place spot.” NASCAR Elite Division, Southwest Series: The drivers on the NASCAR Elite Division, Southwest Series, have a busy weekend coming up. The season finale is scheduled for Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 10. From there, the top-10 drivers in the Southwest Series will be eligible for the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway on Nov. 12. It will be a hectic weekend for the drivers on the Southwest Series who want a crack at the more than $500,000 in prize money for the Showdown. One of those drivers is Canyon Country’s Greg Pursley. He is safely in the Showdown, eighth in points, and has a successful track record at Irwindale Speedway. Pursley won the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series national championship last year racing in the Super Late Model class at Irwindale Speedway. And his only win in 67 Southwest Series starts came at Irwindale Speedway. In the two Southwest Series races this year at Irwindale Speedway, Pursley finished second and 19th. His second-place performance came during the June 18 Advantage Ford 100. Jim Pettit, the Southwest Series points leader, won the June race at Irwindale Speedway. Frazier Park’s M.K. Kanke won the August race, his only win of the year. But before the Southwest Series drivers can prepare for the Showdown, they have to make it through the Phoenix race. The Southwest Series season opened at Phoenix in January when Pursley put up a 12th-place finish after starting the race at the back of the field, the 43rd car. In 13 Southwest Series starts, Pursley has posted four top-five finishes this year, his best effort coming in the June race at Irwindale. Jim Pettit has won three Southwest Series races this year. Kanke is fifth in points, Rip Michels of Mission Hills, a three-time track champion at Irwindale, is ninth and Agua Dulce’s Bob Lyon is 11th. Lyon is 13 points behind Thomas Martin for 10th and the final spot for the Showdown. Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or timothy.haddock@dailynews.com NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES Easy Care Vehicle 200 Site: Hampton, Ga. Schedule: Today, qualifying, 8:30 a.m., race (Speed Channel, noon). Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (quad-oval, 1.54 miles, 24 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 200 miles, 134 laps. Last race: Ricky Craven drove the last 145 laps on the same tires and tank of gas, and made Jack Roush the leader in career wins among owners in the truck series with a victory at Martinsville Speedway. Last year: Bobby Hamilton passed Mike Skinner on the final lap and held on to win the Easy Care Vehicle 200 when Skinner spun off turn four, sliding backward across the line just 0.33 seconds behind the winner. Fast facts: Ted Musgrave took over the points lead with his fourth-place finish at Martinsville. Musgrave trailed then-leader Dennis Setzer by five points entering the race, but left with a 54-point advantage after Setzer finished 19th. … Ron Hornaday Jr. edged Bobby Labonte by 0.008 seconds to win the World Financial Group 200 at Atlanta on March 18, the third-closest finish in series history. … There have been 14 different winners this season, matching the series record set in 1998. Next race: Silverado 350, Nov. 4, Fort Worth, Texas. On the Net: www.nascar.com 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

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first_imgThe Bulldogs will face off against Indiana State Friday before taking on Evansville Saturday evening. Both matches are set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Buy Tickets Drake (21-6, 10-3 MVC) swept Bradley, 3-0, before shutting down a strong Illinois State, 3-0, team to sweep the weekend. The Bulldogs hit .221 against the Redbirds, who had held conference opponents to an MVC best .155 hitting percentage entering last weekend’s match. Drake was led by junior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Tex.) who registered her 11th and 12th double-doubles of the season, hitting .250 with 27 kills in the pair of matches. Senior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) also registered a pair of double-doubles with 21 kills and 36 digs against the conference opponents. vs. ISU – ESPN3 Live Stats Story Links Following a weekend road sweep, the Drake volleyball team returns home this weekend looking to further solidify its position near the top of the Missouri Valley Conference standings with matches against Indiana State and Evansville. vs. UE – ESPN3 Earlier this season the Bulldogs swept Indiana State after defeating Evansville 3-1 thanks to a career-high 19 kills from freshman Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa). Indiana State and Evansville sit in sixth and seventh place in the conference, respectively, fighting for a spot in the conference tournament. Following the pair of home matches, Drake will travel to face Southern Illinois and MVC leader Missouri State Nov. 11 and 12 before closing out the regular season at home against UNI Nov. 18. Print Friendly Version The strong Bulldog defense continues to be ranked in the top-10 nationally in digs per set (18.84) and total digs (7) while freshman Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) ranks in the top-50 for digs per set with 4.85. Drake has held conference opponents to a .168 hitting percentage, the third-best in the MVC only behind conference leaders Missouri State and UNI.last_img read more

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first_imgMcKinleyville >> The crowd fell so silent the only sounds heard were the agonizing groans of College of the Redwoods starting pitcher Carrisa Larsen.The freshman from El Camino had just blasted an RBI double to left-center field to bring CR within two runs, but she landed awkwardly at second base, injuring her right knee in the process.While trainers and officials attended to Larsen in the field, CR sophomore Shannon Palmer quickly sprinted to foul territory and hurriedly warmed up.By the …last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Attention Ohio FFA Members:The 2017 Ohio FFA State Convention is almost here. Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net is on the search for three outstanding Ohio FFA members to help serve as student reporters for this year’s event. You’ll get the opportunity to help cover the convention and work alongside our news staff that includes Matt Reese, Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins. Ever wonder what it’s like to do our job? Here’s your chance!The live coverage of the Ohio FFA Convention will be posted on www.ocj.com and various social media outlets.Student Reporters will assist in gathering information, shoot video of newsworthy items and people, share their commentary of what happened in each session through a video recap and much more.To be considered:Applicants must be attending both days of the Ohio FFA State Convention May 4and 5.Submit a video sharing your qualifications and why you should be selected. This video should be no longer than two minutes. Don’t be afraid to show excitement, creativity and enthusiasm!Upload the video to YouTube and email the link to joel@ohioagnet.com.All entries must be received by Friday, April 14. Those who earn a spot as a student reporter will be notified shortly after.Search our website for examples of student reporters and their coverage from past years.Please direct any questions to Joel Penhorwood at joel@ohioagnet.com.last_img read more

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first_imgWith the GH5s on its way, the GH4 is more affordable than ever. With a good lens and a Speed Booster, you can go 4K cinema for less than you might think.Cover image via Metabones.For the past few years, the GH4, the GH5, and now the GH5s have garnered a dedicated following of both amateurs and professionals. As great as these cameras are, they become even more special when you couple them with a Speed Booster, and now is the best time to do so with a GH4.Lens adapters are certainly not a new concept — they’ve been around for decades. However, the Speed Booster is a relatively new tool on the market. First released by Metabones in 2013, the device changed the landscape for mirrorless cameras by enabling users to mount lenses for full-frame sensors on cameras with an M4/3 or APS-C system. I’ve never had a formal allegiance to a single (stills) camera brand, so I’ve hopped from one to another, trying to find the one that works best for me. I’ve jumped from Nikon to Canon, and I finally settled with Panasonic back in 2015. And across every camera model that I’ve owned, no accessory has been as beneficial as the Speed Booster.What Is a Speed Booster?A teleconverter is an adapter that places a negative between the lens and the sensor to increase a lens’s apparent focal length, often at the cost of sharpness and lens speed. Since the iris is further away from the sensor, less light passes through, which reduces the factory lens speed. Why am I writing about teleconverters? Well, a Speed Booster does the opposite, on almost all fronts, and as such, we can look at a Speed Booster as a wide converter (as opposed to a teleconverter). The Speed Booster places a positive in front of the sensor, which increases the amount of light traveling to the sensor, which, in turn, increases the apparent lens speed. This is just one aspect of a Speed Booster, and it’s how the device gets its name. Another feature, which goes hand-in-hand with the increased speed, is a reduction in the focal length of a lens. The exact reduction will depend on which model you purchase.Channel 8 explains exactly how this works. Looking for more info on lenses? Check out these articles.Should You Use Vintage Lenses on Your Next Project?Gear Review: the Leica Summicron-C Series of LensesGear Tip: How to Clean your Lenses Like a ProfessionalUnderstanding Zoom Lenses and How to Use Them Properly4 Awesome Innovations in Lens Technology Every Filmmaker Needs How Does This Benefit GH4/5 Users?I’m only directly referencing the GH4 and GH5 because they are cameras that I’ve paired with a Speed Booster. However, Metabones also produces Speed Boosters for a number of other camera systems. These cameras usually have a Micro Four Thirds or an APS-C sensor, so as a result, you’ll see a crop factor.Using a 35mm on a GH4, which has a 2x crop factor in photo mode, would give you the equivalent field of view of a 70mm lens on a full-frame camera — or an 80(.5)mm if you’re in video mode with a 2.3x crop. However, using the Nikon G to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster, you get a 0.71x reduction, creating the equivalent field of view of a 50mm focal length, which is an incredible reduction, and it brings the lens closer to its natural field of view. Furthermore, by using the Speed Booster XL, released in 2015, you can reduce the crop factor from 2.3x to 1.5x. As Metabones states in its press release, it essentially turns the GH4 into a cinema camera:The new Speed Booster XL 0.64x reduces the full-frame crop factor of the Panasonic GH4 from 2.0x to 1.28x, thus effectively transforming these cameras into APS-H format. When the GH4 is used in Cinema 4k video mode the horizontal full frame crop factor is reduced from 2.34x to 1.50x, thus effectively transforming the GH4 into a super-35 format 4k cine camera. In addition, the speed of any attached lens is increased by 11 /3 stops, with a maximum output aperture of f/0.80 when an f/1.2 lens is used. For example, a 50mm f/1.2 becomes a 32mm f/0.80, which is the fastest aperture available for full-size Micro Four Thirds format.Now Is The Time to Pick up a GH4The Gh5s will hit the market in the next few months, and you can bet we’re going to see many GH5s hit the aftermarket at a discounted price. Since the GH5 will no longer be the newest model in the line, the GH4 will drop even further in price. It’s already hovering around the $500-$700 range, depending on where you look.Pre-owned Speed Boosters also sell for a reasonable price. So, if you add in the cost of a lens, you can essentially pick up a super-35 format 4k cinema camera for under $1,500.last_img read more

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