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first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home New England Patriots’ James White scores the winning touchdown during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Atlanta Falcons have confirmed a clear-out of the team’s defensive coaching staff in the wake of the franchise’s historic Super Bowl collapse, it was reported Wednesday.Defensive co-ordinator Richard Smith and line coach Bryan Cox have both been sacked following Sunday’s epic defeat to the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The paper said the team denied that the shake-up was linked to the disastrous second-half performance in the Super Bowl, when the Falcons leaked 31 unanswered points as the Patriots secured a dramatic victory.Smith, 61, was appointed defensive co-ordinator two years ago following a stint with the Denver Broncos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundCox, 48, had been the defensive line coach since 2014.The Falcons have also started rebuilding their offensive coaching department after co-ordinator Kyle Shanahan confirmed his move to the San Francisco 49ers. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadcenter_img Shanahan is to be replaced by Alabama college offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend D-League: Racal survives tough Wangs to stay unbeaten LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFajardo says San Miguel needs better starts Viktor Troicki, the world 39, then made it 2-0 by seeing off 19th-ranked Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.Victory for Djokovic was a major confidence boost for the former world number one who has lost his Wimbledon, US and Australian Open titles in the last year and surrendered the top ranking spot to Andy Murray.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I have lost my best game in the last few months,” Djokovic, whose French Open win in June last year allowed him to complete the career Grand Slam, told reporters after securing a 12th successive Davis Cup singles win.“It was hard for me to accept after being on top for the last six years but today’s match shows that I can get back to winning ways. “I am very happy with my performance today which is very encouraging because I now know I am on the right path to discovering my best form.”Five-time Davis Cup winners Spain are without Nadal in Belgrade after the 14-time Grand Slam champion opted to stay at home to prepare for the clay-court season.Team captain Nenad Zimonjic and Troicki will face Marc Lopez and Jaume Munar in Saturday’s doubles where a win will give Serbia a semi-final date against either France or Britain.On a perfect day for all four of the quarter-final hosts, Australia were 2-0 up on the United States in Brisbane, closing in on a semi-final date against Belgium who were 2-0 ahead of Italy in Charleroi.ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte View comments Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals single match between Serbia and Spain at the “Aleksandar Nikolic” sports hall in Belgrade, on April 7, 2017. AFPNovak Djokovic put Serbia on course for the Davis Cup semi-finals Friday before admitting that seeing his career plunge into freefall since his history-making French Open triumph had been “hard to accept”.The world number two shrugged off his recent elbow injury — and his mediocre record of just seven wins in 2017 — to give 2010 Davis Cup champions Serbia a winning start in their quarter-final against Spain in Belgrade with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over 24th-ranked Albert Ramos Vinolas.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgWhile is true that most people will say that they do not need a mentor to inspire them for a successful career, that is not the case with celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist, Lewina David, whose narrative has proven the significance of having a mentor.Having worked on high-profile celebrities like Bobby Valentino and Michelle Williams, the young makeup artist credits her success to Saisha Beecham, an internationally acclaimed makeup artist and hairstylist with more than a decade experience in the business.Unlike other teenage girls who were inspired to choose famous people as role models, Lewina was always impressed by the personal style of her mother, Counselor Rosemarie James. “My mother is a strong African woman who always rocked classic red lipstick. It was from these moments with her that developed in me the interest to becoming a makeup and a hairstylist,” said Lewina in an exclusive interview with LIB Life. “You know, when my mom used to wake up every morning to put on that red lipstick, I was impressed because she did it to reveal and enhance her beauty.”Moving to the United States of America from Liberia at the tender age of nine, Lewina’s dream of becoming a makeup artist developed in her early adult years. Typing the word “makeup” on the YouTube search engine opened the world of beauty for her. “At that instant I knew that being a makeup artist and hairstylist was definitely going to be my path. I begin practicing on my own to acquire different makeup techniques, and this happened three years ago,” she said.Knowing that she needed advanced training in order to become a reputable makeup artist and hairstylist, she originally declined to attend a two-week course offered by Saisha Beecham.Lewina recalled that she was reluctant to attend the class because of the cost of the course, describing said fees as too much for her at that time. “My ex-boyfriend was very instrumental in encourage me to seize the opportunity once and for all, since it is going to be in my own interest. So I later agreed with his point and immediately phoned my parents in Liberia to help me with US$275 for career training. My parents did not refuse, and sent it the following day,” she added.Lewina remembers that the first day she entered the training she saw it as a moment that needed all her efforts.“I told myself ‘this is the time you have been waiting for. It is right in front of you and all that is required is putting in your best or do nothing without achieving anything.’”From then she went on to achieving a lot in a very short period of time. Lewina’s advertisement credits include ESPN Magazine, Upscale Magazine, New African Magazine and many more.Silent for a while she said it took a lot of hard work to accomplish so much in the space of three years. “Accomplishing such fame was not as easy as we can talk about commonly. It happened because of consistency, dedication and passion for the field that made it possible for success,” she added.Looking to foster such a dream, she kept in constant contact with her mentor, Ms. Beecham, after the two-week training with updates of different makeup and hairstyle impressions of her own.Because of this, and the passion to learn more secrets of the craft, Beecham gave Lewina the opportunity to come under her wing as an apprentice to learn more.“From that moment, I knew that the time had come for me to actually realize my dreams; and so when the opportunity came, I was ready. I did very well to improve over time,” she said.Truly it was a gateway for the Liberian, as her mentor admired the improvements she made in the craft. From their onward madam Beecham started introducing the makeup artist to lot of celebrities. On many occasions Lewina was sent to do a celebrity client’s makeup and hairstyle, never disappointing her mentor as the clients would call back appreciating the work done.“I never took these chances for granted, but put in all my best to build my own name. It was from these opportunities that my name came to light,” she added.Then the greatest moment came when she had the opportunity to meet with Beyonce through her mentor Beecham, who let her do the makeup for the dancers in Beyonce’s video “Blow.”“Meeting the singer and her entire family in their Houston, Texas home was the highlight of my career that blew me up quickly. Working on set with the singer was great, and she is a very straight forward woman. I think meeting her is the greatest moment in my life,” she said.Meanwhile, the Founder and CEO of Liberia Fashion Marketing, Junda Morris Kennedy, has hailed Lewina for her amazing and creative makeup artistry. “For me she is a professional who has built her name through seeking, basically seeking her mentor’s help, and dedication, “ Junda said of Lewina.Junda, who nominated Lewina in the category for “Best Makeup Artist” at the annual West African Fashion Awards, explained: “That girl has lot of potentials that will make it easy for her to become a boom in the U.S. in a few years to come.”Looking to help Liberian fashion brands make a name in the U.S. industry, Lewina quickly got in touch with Lisa Gaye, founder of Angel’s Lips Cosmetics, to use the brand product on R&B artists SWV (Sisters With Voices) when she was contacted to do the makeup for their album cover.“I believe that helping Liberian brands to get out on the international market is the best thing. You see, we need to promote each other’s talent or entrepreneurial spirit for the betterment of our country. To be honest, Angel’s Lips products bring out the goddess of beauty in any woman who uses it,” she added.Lisa Gaye, founder of Angel’s Lips Cosmetics, said the fact that Lewina dedicated more time and actually worked tirelessly, she deservers such a worthy stardom.“The great thing I love about her work is that they are splendid and this is the reason she keeps working with top class celebrities. If you look at the cover photo for the SWV album, you could see the beauty in the work I’m talking about,” said Gaye.Other Lewina David clients include: Chrisette Michele, Will Packer and Al Sharpton. To find out more about her work, visit her website at www.lewinadavid.com, or look up Lewina David on Facebook and Instagram.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Cancer Society in collaboration with the Filipino Community in Liberia has announced it first annual cycling event to create awareness on cancer.In a statement, LCS president Dr. Dawn Cooper Barnes said many women diagnosed with cancer in Liberia do not survive because they seek medical attention late due to the lack of awareness on the disease.She added that stigmatization, discrimination and illiteracy also hamper women’s decision and ability to seek medical advice.“But when adequate awareness is created, women can have the courage to seek early treatment or detection to save their lives. Frankly speaking, cancer is on the increase in Liberia looking at raw data collected two years ago; therefore we are seeking sponsors, bike riders, joggers and walkers to participate in our campaign toraise awareness. Funds raised from the cycling event will go to creating more awareness about the disease in Liberia and also use some to underwrite the cost for medication for low income cancer patients,” Dr. Barnes said.According to Dr. Barnes, pre-registration for the event will begin on Friday at Sajji House Restaurant which comes with a t-shirt at a cost of US$20 dollars.Dr. Barnes revealed that the run will begin and end at the Hilton Van Ee School on Broad Street just below the Ducor Palace Hotel.Meanwhile, Dr. Barnes said since breast cancer is the major cause of death among women, the organization is working to bring a mammogram machine in the country.She further said that with a mammogram machine more lives will be saved as breast cancer will be detected early.“Not only that, the organization intends to provide health workers with appropriate skills and attitude to tackle breast cancer patients, including teaching ordinary women about self-breast examination,” she said.Founded in 1977 and reactivated in 2012, LCS aims to create more awareness on cancer as well as educating the public on prevention andpurchasing equipment and medication.She added that cancer is like any sickness, therefore early detection, diagnosis and treatment can save a life only when people have the properly knowledge.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Western, 8:26.82(Rachel Sawchuk, Stephanie Cairns, Keira Brazeau, Katelyn Cairns) Women 100m Backstroke Women 200m Breaststroke Kylie Masse, Toronto, 56.72 Aleksa Gold, Toronto, 1:00.58 Charis Huddle, Western, 1:01.01 Men 400 Medley Relay1. Toronto, 3:42.34(Matthew Mac, Graeme Aylward, Josh Gold, Mitch Ferraro)2. Western, 3:43.20(Matthew Klahsen, Matthew Loewen, Elias Chappell, Brent Waddell)3. Guelph, 3:49.89(Samuel Kuntz, Lucas Liberty, Rafel Rodrigo Rozo, Ahmed El Maghawry)Print Friendly Version Swimmer of the Year: Kylie Masse, TorontoRookie of the Year: Rebecca Smith, TorontoCoach of the Year: Byron McDonald & Linda Kiefer, TorontoDr. Jeno Tihanyi Award for IM Excellence: Georgia Kidd, TorontoCommunity Service Award Winner: Katherine Ivancic (Waterloo)Graduating Athlete Award of Distinction: Kylie Masse (Toronto), Victoria Radounski (Toronto), Courtney Di Carlo (Western), Charis Huddle (Western) Women 50m Freestyle Swimmer of Year: Matthew Loewen (Western)Rookie of the Year: Lucas Wormold (Waterloo)Coach of the Year: Jacqueline Beckford-Henriques (Waterloo)Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Award for IM Excellence: Lucas Wormold (Waterloo)Community Service Award Winner: Matthew Dans (Toronto)Graduating Athlete Award of Distinction:  Riley Konrad (Laurentian), Matthew Schouten (Laurentian), Matthew Dans (Toronto), Mitch Ferraro (Toronto)Day 3 ResultsWomen 200m Medley Relay1.  Toronto (1:52.36)(Rachel Rodé, Lea Zila, Kaitlyn Burwell, Rebecca Smith)2.  Waterloo (1:54.12)(Eloise Ladyman, Christina Ji, Joise Andres, Jacquelyne Mariano Marino)3. Western Mustangs (1:57.08)(Jesscia Allen, Joan-Shiao Chen, Katarina, Kranjc, Jessica Code) McMaster, 7:37.35(Mitch Muizelaar, Mohamad Jrab, Panos Papangelakis, Kevork Baghdassarian) Women 800m Free1. Sophia Saroukian, Toronto, 8:53.562. Victoria Radounski, Toronto, 8:57.603. Kate Rendall, Toronto, 9:04.80 McMaster, 8:33.94(Emma Schlyter, Nicole Christakis, Isabelle Lei, Emily Ma) Men 100m Breaststroke1. Matthew Loewen, Western, 1:00.802. Steven Lee, Queen’s, 1:01.803. Graeme Aylward, Toronto, 1:02.62 Women 200m Back1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 2:02.69 OUA RECORD2. Aleksa Gold, Toronto, 2:10.103. Sarah Polley, Toronto, 2:12.67 Men 200m Back1. Matthew Mac, Toronto, 1:58.692. Matthew Klahsen, Western, 2:00.373. Samel Kuntz, Guelph, 2:02.69 Women 100m Free 1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 54:06 OUA RECORD2. Charis Huddle, Western, 54.433. Ainsley McMurray, Toronto, 55.29 Women’s 200 Freestyle Relay 1. Toronto, 1:41.19 OUA RECORD(Emily Russell, Rachel Rodé, Sarah Polley, Kylie Masse)2. Western, 1:43.66(Charis Huddle, Jessica Code, Joan-Shiao Chen, Katarina Kranjc)3. Waterloo, 1:46.18(Jocelyn vanLeeuwen, Jacquelyne Mariano, Ellie Wong, Josie Andres) Women 800m Freestyle Women 200m Individual Medley 1. Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 2:12.372.  Isabelle Lei, McMaster, 2:18.623. Kate Rendall, Toronto, 2:19.07 Story Links Matt Dans, Toronto, 25.33 Bjoern-Ole Schrader, Toronto, 25.00 Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 25.01 Men 400m Free Relay1. Toronto, 3:21.75(Gael Chaubet, Ethan Fazekas, Osvald Nitski, Bjoern-Ole Schrader)2. Western, 3:24.17(Elias Chappell, Matthew Loewen, Brent Waddell, Sebastian Paulins)3. Laurentian – 3:26.33(Christopher Eastick, Mitchell Cox, Gabriel Fenn, Matthew Schouten)Day 2 Results Men 100m Free 1. Matthew Schouten, Laurentian, 50.002. Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 50.213. Matt Dans, Toronto, 50.33 Men 100m Backstroke Men 400 IM1. Lukas Wormald, Waterloo, 4:23.572. Sebast Paulins, Western, 4:27.483. Will Morley, Toronto, 4:30.97 Full ResultsThe University of Toronto Varsity Blues men won their 16th straight banner, while the women won their sixth consecutive provincial title as the 2019 OUA swimming championships wrapped up on Saturday night (Feb. 9) in St. Catharines, Ont.TEAM STANDINGS: U of T’s women claimed an OUA-leading 30th provincial banner since 1971 with 1160 points, ahead of the McMaster Marauders (545) and Western Mustangs (536.5).The Blues men won their OUA-leading 67th Dougall Trophy since 1910, with an impressive 982.5 points, ahead of the silver medalist Waterloo Warriors (575.5) and the bronze medalist Western Mustangs (560.5).”It’s always fun to win,” said Varsity Blues head coach Byron MacDonald. “But while we have recruited in some very fast talent, they still had to train and prepare properly and perform, which they certainly did. The team is scary good, thus the fairly large margin of victory.”MAJOR AWARD WINNERS: Appearing in the last OUA championships of her illustrious career, 2017 FINA world champion Kylie Masse earned her fifth consecutive OUA female swimmer of the year honour. She finishes her career undefeated at the OUA championships, having never lost a race.”She is a once-in-a-generation athlete and it has been a privilege for Linda Kiefer and I to coach her,” said MacDonald. “To swim five years and be so dominant, having never lost a race at the OUA championships, is a remarkable achievement”.  Men 50m Butterfly Women 400 IM1. Kate Rendall, Toronto, 4:52.712. Riley Konrad, Laurentian, 4:58.233. Courtney DeCarlo, Western, 5:00.22 Hannah Genich, Toronto, 2:10.25 OUA RECORD Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 2:13.34 Kate Rendall, Toronto, 2:17.06 Jasmine Raines, Laurier, 2:30.63 Samantha Anderson, Guelph, 2:32.28 Kelsey Crocker, Toronto, 2:33.58 Men 1500m Free 1. Mitch Muizelaar, McMaster, 15:34.592. G. Bozyigit, Brock, 15:42.323. Sebastain Paulins, Western, 15:57.50 Women 50m Backstroke1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 26.512. Rachel Rodé, Toronto, 27.393. Eloise Ladyman, Waterloo, 28.79 Men 200m Individual Medley1. Lukas Wormald, Waterloo, 2:02.622. Will Morley, Toronto, 2:04.553. Victor Uemura, Queen’s, 2:05.43 Men’s Men’s1. Toronto (982.5)2. Waterloo (575.5)3. Western (560.5)4. McMaster (336)5. Guelph (305)6. Queen’s (287)7. Laurentian (267.5)8. Brock (172)9. Laurier (146)10. Carleton (111)11. York (21)INDIVIDUAL HONOURS  Day 1 Results Men 50m Freestyle Women 200m Free1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 1:56.07 OUA RECORD2. Aleksa Gold, Toronto, 1:59.303. Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 1:59.65 Men 400m Freestyle 1. Sebastian Paulins, Western, 3:55.662. Mitch Muizelaar, McMaster, 3:56.143. Gokha Bozyigit, Brock, 3:57.55 Osvald Nitski, Toronto, 2:00.06 Josh Gold, Toronto, 2:02.40 Sebastian Paulins, Western, 2:02.74 Men 800m Freestyle Matthew Loewen, Western, 2:5.61 Graeme Aylward, Toronto, 2:17.38 Kenney Tam, Laurier, 2:18.39 The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist won four individual and two relay gold medals, while breaking four OUA records in the process. Masse won the 50 and 100 backstroke events for the fifth time in her career, earning OUA Major Grand Slam awards for both, while tying her own OUA record in the 50-metre race. After also winning the 50 freestyle for the second straight year on Day 2, the kinesiology major earned a Grand Slam by winning her fourth career 200 backstroke title in OUA record time (2:02.69) on Day 3. To top it all off, Masse helped the Blues to OUA record-breaking performances in the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays.First-year sensation Rebecca Smith earned 2019 OUA female rookie of the year honours. The Red Deer, Alta., native headed into Day 3 having already broke two OUA records in the 200 freestyle (1:56.07) and 50 butterfly (26.77), while also winning the 100 butterfly (57.96). She continued that on Day 3, winning the 100 freestyle in OUA record time, while helping the Blues to victory in the 200 medley relay.”The good news for the Varsity Blues is that there is a future superstar as a rookie ready to take the leadership mantle from Kylie,” added MacDonald. “Rebecca Smith entered school with some international medals so her swims were no surprise. She is a great team person and will be strong for the Blues for years.”Third-year Alberta transfer Georgia Kidd won the Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Award for IM Excellence after a dominant swim in the 200IM (2:12.37).”It was nice to see Georgia win her gold medal in the 200 IM as she made a very difficult decision to transfer to U of T after two years out west,” said MacDonald. “It’s always a huge decision to do that so it’s heartening to see her success.”MacDonald and Linda Kiefer were also honoured as the OUA women’s coaches of the year. WOMEN’S RESULTS: On top of the major award winners, eight other Blues reached the individual podium on Day 3.Third-year standout Sophia Saroukian won the 800 freestyle (8:53.56) with Victoria Radounski (8:57.60) and Kate Rendall (9:04.80) completing the podium sweep.”Victoria has had some real ups and downs in her career so this is a wonderful way to close it out,” said MacDonald.Rounding out the podium finishes were Aleksa Gold (2:10.10) and Sarah Polley (2:12.67), who earned silver and bronze in the 200 backstroke, Rendall was third in the 200 backstroke in 2:19.07, Lea Zila earned bronze in the 50 breaststroke (32.76) and Ainsley McMurray claimed bronze in the 100 freestyle (55.29).Toronto’s women also won both relays on the night. Rachel Rodé, Lea Zila, Kaitlyn Burwell and Smith won the 200 medley relay in 1:52.36, while Gold, Kidd, Emily Russell and Sarah Polley won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:44.05.MEN’S RESULTS: Veteran Matthew Mac capped off a very impressive three-day meet, completing the backstroke sweep by winning the 200-metre event in 1:58.69.Toronto’s 400 freestyle relay team of Gael Chaubet, Ethan Fazekas, Osvald Nitski and Bjoern-Ole Schrader won gold in 3:21.75, while veterans Mitch Ferraro (50.21) and Matt Dans (50.33) finished 2-3 in the 100 freestyle.Dans and Ferraro, along with Josh Gold, are three mainstays of the team that will be graduating this season.”Matt did a work internship last year and after missing a year could have chosen not to return to the sport for his final year as it can be tough to get back to top level fitness but he did come back and has been critical for the Blues,” said MacDonald. “And winning the student-athlete community service award shows how involved and civic minded he is and a true leader of the team.””Mitch Ferraro has been a rock for the team all five years. We will miss him for sure.””Josh Gold is sort of a Cinderella story,” continued MacDonald. “In Josh’s first three years, he was not accomplished enough to make the traveling squad or the OUA roster. Many would have lost that inner drive. But Josh kept plugging away. Last year he made the roster and this year he won a medal at the OUA championships. It’s quite a story.”Also reaching the podium on Day 3 was Will Morely, who claimed silver in the 200 IM (2:04.55) and Graeme Aylward, who finished third in the 50 breaststroke (29.31).Final Team Standings:Women’s1. University of Toronto (1160)2. McMaster (545)3. Western (536.5)4. Waterloo (403.5)5. Guelph (313)6. Laurentian (285)7. Laurier (181)8. Queens (159)9. Brock (135)10. Carleton (77)11. York (26) Victoria Radounski, Toronto, 4:17.47 Sophia Saroukian, Toronto, 4:18.80 Isabelle Lei, McMaster, 4:23.39 Men 100m Fly1. Matt Dans, Toronto, 54.172. Josh Gold, Toronto, 54.513. Osvald Nitski, Toronto, 54.80 Men 50m Backstroke1. Matthew Schouten, Laurentian, 25.721. Matthew Mac, Toronto, 25.723. Chris Ruus, Toronto, 26.00 Men 200m Butterfly Women 50m Breast1. Christina Ji, Waterloo, 32:412. Joise Andres, Waterloo, 32:673. Kelsey Crocker, Toronto, 32:76 Women 400m Free Relay 1. Toronto, 3:44.05 OUA RECORD(Alexa Gold, Georgia Kidd, Emily Russell, Sarah Polley)2. Western, 3:46.68(Rachel Sawchuck, Joan-Shiao Chean, Charis Huddle, Katarina Kranjc)3. McMaster, 3:50.92(Hannah Dvordki, Emma Schlyter, Sarah Little, Veronica Nichol) Women 400m Freestyle Women 200m Butterfly Men 200m Free1. Bjoern-Ole Schrader, Toronto, 1:50.662. Gaël Chaubet, Toronto, 1:50.683. Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 1:51.89 Women’s Women 100m Breaststroke1. Jasmine Raines, Laurier, 1:10.272. Kelsey Crocker, Toronto, 1:10.763. Christina Ji, Waterloo, 1:10.90 Toronto, 8:18.14(Kate Rendall, Victoria Radounski, Sophia Saroukian, Georgia Kidd) Women 100m Fly1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 57.962. Hannah Genich, Toronto, 58.543. Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 1:01.06 (Christopher Eastick, Mitchell Cox, Gabriel Fenn, Matthew Schouten) Men 200m Medley Relay1. Western (140.62)Mathew Klahsen, Matthew Loewen, Sebastian Paulins, Brent Waddell2. Toronto (140.68)Chris Ruus, Graeme Aylward, Matt Dans, Mitch Ferraro3. Waterloo (142.71)Lukas Wormald, Jake Gu, Alex Lojko, Peter Li Kylie Masse, Toronto, 25.06 Charis Huddle, Western, 25.19 Rachel Rodé, Toronto, 25.73 Toronto, 7:32:52(Everett Smith, Osvald Nitski, Gael Chaubet, Connor Walker) Matthew Mac, Toronto, 55.26 Samuel Kuntz, Guelph, 56.08 Matthew Klahsen, Western, 56.17 Men 50m Breast1.  Matthew Loewen, Western, 27.842.  Steven Lee, Queen’s, 28.633.  Graeme Aylward, Toronto, 29.31 Men 200m Breaststroke Men’s 200m Free Relay1. Toronto, 1:31.24(Everett Smith, Matt Dans, Ethan Fazekas, Matthew Mac)2. Laurentian, 1:32.50(Matthew Schouten, Samuel Boily-Dufour, Gabriel Fenn, Christopher Eastick)3. Waterloo, 1:33.07(Alex Lojko, Peter Li, Maksym Levytskyy, Danyon Chu) Laurentian, 7:37.86 Women 50m Butterfly 1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 26.77 OUA RECORD2. Hannah Genich, Toronto, 26.973. Rachel Rode, Toronto, 27.41 Women 400 Medley Relay1. Toronto, 4:05.94 OUA RECORD(Aleksa Gold, Kelsey Crocker, Kylie Masse, Ainsley McMurray)2. Waterloo, 4:10.66(Eloise Ladyman, Christina Ji, Josie Andres, Jocelyn vanLeeuwen)3. McMaster, 4:17.81(Veronica Nichol, Anna Kvedaras, Megan Romkes, Isabelle Lei) Matthew. Schouten, Laurentian, 22.59 Matt Dans, Toronto, 23.04 Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 23.12last_img read more

first_imgRELIGION: An official suggests that Bangladesh-based Islamic extremists may be responsible. By Omer Farooq THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYDERABAD, India – A pair of bombings minutes apart tore through a popular family restaurant and an outdoor arena Saturday night, killing at least 42 people in this southern Indian city plagued by Hindu-Muslim tensions. An official said today that Bangladesh- based Islamic extremists could have been behind the attacks. “Available information points to the involvement of terrorist organizations based in Bangladesh,” said Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the chief minister for Andhra Pradesh state, where Hyderabad is located. Reddy did not name the group, but Indian media reports, quoting unnamed security officials, identified it as Harkat-ul-Jehad-i-Islami. The restaurant was destroyed by the bomb placed at the entrance. Blood-covered tin plates and broken glasses littered the road outside. The other blast struck a laser show at an auditorium in Lumbini park, leaving pools of blood and dead bodies between rows of seats punctured by shrapnel. Some seats were hurled 100 feet. “We heard the blast and people started running out past us. Many of them had blood streaming off them,” said P.K. Verghese, the security manager at the laser show. “It was complete chaos. We had to remove the security barriers so people could get out.” Most of the dead were killed in the Gokul Chat restaurant at Hyderabad’s Kothi market, said K. Jana Reddy, the state home minister. By this morning, the death toll had risen to 42 as victims succumbed to injuries. Some 50 people were injured in the two blasts. Hindu-Muslim animosity runs deep in Hyderabad, where a bombing at a historic mosque killed 11 people in May. Another five people died in subsequent clashes between security forces and Muslim protesters angered by what they said was a lack of police protection. Two other bombs were defused in the city Saturday, one under a footbridge in the busy Bilsukh Nagar commercial area, and another in a movie theater in the Narayanguba neighborhood, a police official said. Late-night movie showings were canceled across the city. More than 80 percent of India’s 1.1 billion people are Hindu and 13 percent are Muslim. But in Hyderabad, Muslims make up 40 percent of the population of 7 million. 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

first_imgA young Donegal man has staked his claim to becoming the next Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.The new voice of RTE radio sport – Damien O Donaill!Damien Ó Dónaill beat off stiff competition to win the RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta/GAA commentary competition.The Rann na Feirste man wins 2 tickets to the All-Ireland Football final and a weekend for two in the Croke Park Hotel. But even better will be that Damien will also have the opportunity to come into the commentary box on All Ireland Sunday.The top entrants to the competition were invited to the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta HQ in Casla in Connemara on Friday where they took part in a day-long commentary workshop.The winner was chosen at the end of the day by the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta sports team, together with Alan Milton, GAA Communications Manager.Gearóidín Nic an Iomaire, Head of Sport at RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, said the standard at the commentary workshop was very impressive, but nonetheless Damien stood out as a terrific candidate. “He was very clear, had excellent Irish, and delivered lively, engaging commentary, congratulations to him,” he said.Alan Milton, Communications Manager for the GAA said the GAA is delighted to have been part of this competition as part of our ongoing commitment to the Irish language.“It’s great to see such talent and bodes well for the language, and we look forward to working with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta again on more projects like this in the future.” DONEGAL MAN WINS GAA TRIP OF A LIFETIME was last modified: August 31st, 2013 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:Croke ParkDamien O DonaillRTElast_img read more

first_img However, Garner, who heads the LAPD’s Personnel Group, said the danger ended after the officer fired two shots. He added that some of the shots went through the Camry and could have struck Garcia’s partner. “Shots 3-10 are particularly troubling and egregious,” he wrote. Bratton countered that he would have liked Garcia to have fired fewer rounds but that there is a lag time for officers to stop shooting. The Police Commission posted a summary of its own review, also without officer names, on the Internet several weeks ago. That report said the majority of the panel was convinced to find the shooting out of policy by evidence suggesting the Camry was traveling about 2 mph, and that Garcia was to the side of the car and not in its path. Garcia, who has been off field duty since the incident, is set to go before an internal discipline board in late July, and then Bratton will decide on any punishment. Prosecutors have declined to file criminal charges. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAPD Chief William Bratton found that the officer who killed Devin Brown acted out of a reasonable fear for his life, but a commander who investigated the case called the majority of the 10 shots fired “troubling and egregious,” according to documents released Thursday. The Police Commission weighed both Bratton’s review and the minority report in making its own determination that Officer Steven Garcia violated policy when he fired 10 shots at the 13-year-old African-American, who had backed a stolen car into a police cruiser. The February 2005 incident inflamed racial tensions throughout South Los Angeles. The Police Commission’s 4-1 ruling last month was seen by some as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s panel asserting its independence, although the board and Bratton downplayed their disagreement. Bratton’s report, obtained Thursday through the California Public Records Act, focuses on the speed of the event and confusion surrounding the incident. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Despite an elaborate re-enactment involving scientists and Hollywood set designers, the chief said many details remained uncertain. “In retrospect, the attempt to replicate the conditions surrounding this incident did not prove to be as beneficial as anticipated,” Bratton wrote. While authorities have previously identified Garcia as taking part in the incident, Bratton’s report was released by the Police Commission with officer names redacted under a controversial new policy. Garcia “reasonably believed that he was being directly attacked and that he was going to suffer serious bodily injury or death by the on-coming vehicle,” Bratton wrote, adding that the officer “tried to escape from the path of the Camry, but it did not appear to him that he was going to successfully avoid being struck.” In a minority report from an internal use-of-force review board, Cmdr. Kenneth Garner acknowledged that “legitimate danger” existed as the Camry backed toward the cruiser. last_img read more

first_img 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger made a tearful farewell to his international career as he made his 121st and final Germany appearance in Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over Finland.The 32-year-old has brought an end to his celebrated Germany career after participating in seven major tournaments and winning the 2014 World Cup.The midfielder, who spent his entire career at Bayern Munich before moving to Manchester United last summer, would have been the most-capped Germany international of all time had injury not prevented him from appearing in what could have been 175 games for his country since he made his debut back in 2004.Still, 121 career appearances is no mean feat, and he was given a fitting send off by fans before, during and after the game, with the player in floods of tears throughout.Having announced his decision to retire after the nation’s elimination from the Euro 2016 semi-finals, ‘Schweini’, as he is affectionately known by German supporters, was granted a testimonial by the DFB and admitted he was touched by the gesture.“I’m pleased to have been given the opportunity to play a testimonial, he said in a press conference ahead of the match.“When the coach told me, I was delighted and of course emotional about it. I had great years here and feel deep gratitude for the games I was allowed to play for Germany.“I’m still very, very happy with the number of games I played for Germany.“There has been such camaraderie, a family feeling at the DFB and then the 2014 World Cup, and then to be captain.“As a little kid, you dream of such things so I’m pleased that I achieved it.” He shared the field with Mesut Ozil on Wednesday and the Arsenal forward paid tribute to a man he says he will miss when he reports for international duty in future.“We’re all sad,” Ozil said. “We know he’s a great lad and a great footballer who’s given a great deal for his country and you can see how grateful the fans are to have had a player like him.“We’re all delighted to have been able to play with him, and we’re very proud of him.“Of course we will miss him. He and Lukas Podolski, who we mustn’t forget either, had a great deal of positive energy all the time.”Watch the highlights of Schweinsteiger’s final game for Germany above!last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Two officials have been named to newly created positions in Santa Clarita’s rapidly growing high school district, as criticism mounts over unexplained construction overspending. Facing a forensic audit of money spent toward building new campuses and renovating older ones, the William S. Hart Union High School District has promoted Sue Guthrie to chief financial officer and Rob Gapper to chief operations officer, district officials said Monday. The pair will be overseeing Hart’s extensive construction schedule as well as budget and overall operations, things that used to be in the job description of former Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Rory Livingston. Livingston, who was unavailable for comment, was ousted last summer after the school board approved a $234,000 contract buyout. For the district, the decision was about efficiency. “The reason we decided to separate the position into a fiscal side and an operations side was to enhance efficiency and accountability in both departments,” Superintendent Jaime Castellanos said. “Doing both jobs by one person is difficult and challenging and my thought in looking at the split is simply to allow the two people hired to narrow their focus to perform specific jobs they will be responsible for.” Guthrie, who started with Hart in 1986 as accounting supervisor, has worked her way up and will be in charge of the district’s finance and budget operations including payroll, negotiations and warehouse services as chief financial officer. “If I was running a business and needed someone to work in accounting, Sue Guthrie would be the first person I would consider,” board President Paul Strickland said. Gapper, principal at Placerita Junior High, also is a licensed contractor. He will be overseeing construction and renovation and those budgets as well as operations and transportation. “I see my new role in the district as building into the organization some checks and balances, some accountability,” he said. “I will facilitate greater communication throughout the governing board and to some degree the community.” Gapper plans to establish new protocols for project and resource management, and acknowledges that much work is ahead. “I have never been afraid to do work,” he said. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“Livingston was asked to leave the district after the board lost confidence in his ability to properly administer projects,” Hart board member Dennis King said. At a board meeting last week, members had a lengthy discussion about decisions made by Livingston that have resulted in unexpected architect and design fees, board members said. Also, they said, some decisions were made by Livingston without board approval, and some the board approved but without all the necessary information. Two administrators will take over Livingston’s duties. The Hart district is growing rapidly and has several construction projects planned including some complex renovations. “We have grown to a size that warrants two individuals with different skill sets to handle the business side and the facility aspects of our district separately with a need to work together for long-term planning,” said board member Steve Sturgeon. last_img read more