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South Africa are refusing to admit that their World Cup race is all but over with all-rounder Chris Morris telling fans to stick with the team despite the third loss inside a week.They were beaten by six wickets by India at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday leaving the side with a massive task if they are to get through to the semi-finals.South Africa was beaten in the tournament opener by England on Thursday and was then upset by Bangladesh on Sunday. The defeat by India means they would really need to win all of their remaining six round-robin matches to stand any chance of progressing to the last four.”Stranger things have happened at the World Cup before,” said Morris after top scoring for South Africa with 42 as they struggled to 227-9.India reached the target with two and a half overs to spare.”Obviously, we are disappointed to lose three games so far but we ask the fans at home to stay with us and back us as much as you can and we will try and perform for you,” he told a news conference.Morris said it had been a much better performance by the South Africans after their opening two losses.”Our body language was not there in the first two games but today we addressed that. Overall I thought we were quite good,” he said.”A few opportunities came our way but then didn’t go our way.”At the end of the day, if a good Indian team took so much time to get to the 227 targets, it shows we bowled well. Maybe with a bit of luck, things could have gone our way.advertisement”The guys know what is needed to be done. We are a bit disappointed and angry. But when the sun comes up tomorrow, we take on our next opponents. It is as simple as that,” Morris added.South Africa now have a four-day break before facing West Indies in Southampton on Monday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli doffs his hat to Rohit Sharma as India start on a highAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Ross Taylor, Matt Henry script New Zealand’s 2-wicket win over BangladeshAlso See
Manchester City 3 West Brom 0: De Bruyne turns in latest masterclass amid fears for Silva Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 05:56 2/1/18 Getty Images Goals from Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero extended Manchester City’s Premier League lead to 15 points. Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 15 points but Pep Guardiola left the 3-0 win over West Brom with injury fears over David Silva. Fernandinho collected his third goal of the season on the end of Kevin De Bruyne’s inch-perfect pass in the 19th minute but City’s other playmaker – the ever-influential Silva – hobbled off late in the first half with an apparent hip problem.De Bruyne crowned another sublime individual performance by crafting and finishing City’s second and 100th of the season in all competitions, with Sergio Aguero adding his 24th of the collective haul as closest challengers Manchester United slumped to a 2-0 loss at Tottenham. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Their tilts for cups at home and in Europe could endure significant repercussions, however, if Silva’s absence is comparable to Leroy Sane’s ankle ligament damage that is set to keep the Germany winger sidelined for up to seven weeks.City’s failure to agree a fee with Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez on deadline day meant Aymeric Laporte’s status as the club’s record signing would not be short-lived and the centre-back turned in a classy performance under minimal stress from the Premier League’s bottom side.FT | 3-0 #cityvwba #mancityAbsolutely loving it! pic.twitter.com/8RZRcFsQbJ— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 31, 2018De Bruyne took control of proceedings from the off and there was a sense of inevitability about the Belgium star being the man to unpick West Brom, with Fernandinho charging on to his throughball and sliding an assured finish beyond bEN Foster.It was almost 2-0 five minutes later when De Bruyne released Raheem Sterling to feed the overlapping Silva, who flashed a shot wide of the far post.City’s star man did not prove as adept on the end of moves, driving at Foster’s left boot when deftly played in by Aguero before thrashing a shot against the top of the crossbar from the edge of the box.The Baggies’ struggles in stemming the tide were not helped by Grzegorz Krychowiak limping off – former City favourite Gareth Barry afforded a warm welcome in his place – and there was a worry for the hosts when the influential Silva pulled up and had a bandage applied to his lower abdomen.It meant the host were operating with 10 men when Foster clawed over to come out on top in his latest duel with De Bruyne and Silva made way for Ilkay Gundogan shortly afterwards.Gundogan shuffled effortlessly past Gareth McAuley within two minutes of the restart, but Sterling hacked wastefully wide from seven yards – he was soon consoled via a typically enthusiastic embrace from his manager.Bernardo Silva took aim for the top corner, prompting Foster to add to his impressive body of work, while another of the challenges that have so irked Guardiola annotated City’s 68th-minute second.U N P L A Y A B L E pic.twitter.com/R2B0LIOHoe— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 31, 2018James McClean launched a scything hack at De Bruyne as he galloped forward on the break, but the midfielder kept his footing and laid off to Sterling before clipping the return pass into an unguarded net. McClean was booked as City wheeled away in celebration.De Bruyne’s replacement Brahim Diaz absorbed another woeful challenge from Matt Phillips late on, leaving Aguero’s delicate finish from Sterling’s pass to ease his manager’s fury. Key Opta facts:- Manchester City scored their 100th goal in 38 games in all competitions this season (now 101) – they have reached this figure in each of their last five campaigns, only doing so quicker in this time in 2013-14 (34 games)- City have won their last 13 league games in a row against West Brom, their longest such run against a single opponent in their history- Indeed, this is also West Brom’s longest losing streak against a single team in their league history- Kevin De Bruyne provided his 38th league assist since his City debut in September 2015, at least four more than any other player in Europe’s big five leagues (Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mesut Ozil with 34)- Raheem Sterling (14 goals, 6 assists) became the fourth Premier League player to have a hand in 20-plus goals this season, after Mohamed Salah (25), Harry Kane (22) and Sergio Aguero (22). read more
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic midfielder James Forrest being watched by Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic midfielder James Forrest is being watched by Liverpool.The Scottish Sun says Liverpool are interested in signing Celtic midfielder Forrest.It’s reported that Jurgen Klopp has been keeping tabs on the winger for a number of months.Forrest has impressed for the Bhoys this term, scoring 17 times.The 27-year-old has a deal at Parkhead until 2022, but could be available for around £8million.
Northern Ireland left it late to maintain their 100 per cent start to Euro 2020 qualifying with a narrow 1-0 win over Belarus on Tuesday.Michael O’Neill’s side won their first three Group C games – including a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture in March – but looked like they would be leaving the Borisov Arena with just a point after a disjointed display.But, having secured a late turnaround to overcome Estonia at the weekend, they did the same again in Barysaw, Paddy McNair sparking wild celebrations among the travelling support with a fine finish four minutes from time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The win means O’Neill’s men remain at the summit of their group, three points ahead of Germany, who have a game in hand.FT: Four games. 12 points. Get in there!!!!!! #GAWA pic.twitter.com/FcmrtPxHV3— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) June 11, 2019Northern Ireland started in confident mood, with Conor Washington fizzing an effort agonisingly wide after four minutes.Belarus soon grew into the game, though, denying the visitors any clear-cut chances and almost taking the lead themselves when Denis Polyakov’s left-wing cross floated just wide of Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s far post.Northern Ireland did not register a shot on target until the 50th minute, Aleksandr Gutor keeping out Washington’s whipped effort from 20 yards.Peacock-Farrell had to be alert 20 minutes from time to keep out Igor Stasevich’s low strike from 12 yards, while Gutor pawed away substitute George Saville’s drive at the other end.Northern Ireland’s never-say-die attitude was on full display again in the closing stages, though, as McNair cut in from the left and drilled past Gutor to make it four wins from four for O’Neill’s side. What does it mean? Imperfect performance does not derail perfect startWith two games each still to play against Germany and Netherlands, O’Neill knew maximum points was vital against one of the group’s minnows. They were made to work hard for the victory, though, and the Northern Ireland boss knows that if they play as sluggishly as this against more illustrious opponents they will be punished.McNair opens international account in styleThe former Manchester United man was not a regular starter for Middlesbrough in the 2018-19 Championship season, but he showed no signs of rustiness when he cut inside late on and smashed past Gutor for his first ever international goal.Magennis unable to recreate heroicsJosh Magennis made a dramatic impact from the substitutes’ bench against Estonia at the weekend – scoring late on to secure all three points. But he struggled to stamp his authority on this game and he was hauled off early in the second half after an anonymous display.What’s next?Northern Ireland face back-to-back home games in September, with Luxembourg and Germany visiting Windsor Park. Belarus, meanwhile, visit Estonia in the same month. read more
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Urban Meyer might be caught in a major, possibly career-ending lie. Ohio State’s head coach, who claimed at Big Ten Media Days to be unaware of a domestic violence incident involving assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015, reportedly was aware, per a bombshell report by college football insider Brett McMurphy.The full details can be seen here.Smith has since been fired, but there are now serious questions about Urban Meyer’s future with the Buckeyes.If Urban is indeed caught in this huge lie, his time at Ohio State could be over.An old Urban Meyer quote about lying is now going viral on social media.This didn’t age well. pic.twitter.com/mf2cA5u7J3— ? JJ ? (@jjgatorman) August 1, 2018The quote wasn’t about lying in general, though. It was about lying to the NCAA.Here’s the full quote, from AL.com:Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has a pretty simple, but strict, stance on coaches who are caught lying to the NCAA.“If you intentionally lie about committing violations, your career is over,” Meyer said during a call-in radio show on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, per ESPN. “You’re not suspended for two games (or) some of the silly penalties you have, you can’t talk to a recruit for a week and a half or something like that. No. You’re finished. That will clean up some things.”Stay tuned. This is far from over.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 24: The opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 31-6. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The early signing period in college football begins tomorrow. The top uncommitted recruit in the nation is slated to announce his commitment on Wednesday morning.Lewis Center (OH) Olentangy Orange five-star defensive end Zach Harrison will choose between arch-rivals tomorrow. He is down to Ohio State and Michigan.The two programs have taken turns trending for Harrison’s services throughout his recruitment. Now, it looks like the Buckeyes are surging ahead.The latest predictions in Harrison’s 247Sports Crystal Ball have been for Ohio State. Right now, the Buckeyes have the overall lead over the Wolverines.The Crystal Ball isn’t the end-all, be-all, but it usually provides pretty good insight into which way a recruit is leaning.Harrison is the No. 1 player in Ohio and the No. 1 strong-side defensive end in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He is also the fourth-ranked prospect in the country in the senior class.Stick with The Spun tomorrow for the latest on Harrison’s announcement.
Des douzaines de danseurs locaux auront l’occasion de vivre une expérience inoubliable. La Société hôtesse des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax est à la recherche de 60 danseurs et danseuses bénévoles qui participeront à la cérémonie d’ouverture des Jeux du Canada donnant ainsi le coup d’envoi à cet événement de deux semaines. Les auditions auront lieu le vendredi 7 janvier au Centre des Jeux du Canada, 26 chemin Thomas Randall à 15 h 30, et tous les rôles seront assignés le jour même. Les répétitions commenceront le lendemain. Les danseurs doivent être âgés de 15 ans et plus et avoir de l’expérience en danse ballet-jazz. Ceux-ci doivent également être disponibles pour toutes les répétitions avant le spectacle en direct qui aura lieu le 11 février 2011. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez : jeuxducanada2011.ca/artistes. La cérémonie d’ouverture, qui aura lieu au Centre Métro d’Halifax et produite par Patrick Roberge Productions, sera diffusée à l’échelle nationale. « Nous sommes à la recherche de danseurs enthousiastes qui sont prêts à célébrer Halifax avec le reste du Canada », a dit Patrick Roberge. « Ils vivront une expérience extraordinaire qui créera des souvenirs inoubliables lors de cet événement tout à fait spectaculaire. » Les billets pour la cérémonie d’ouverture peuvent être achetés en ligne, par téléphone et à la billetterie de Ticket Atlantic. Patrick Roberge Productions est une entreprise canadienne de production de spectacles sur scène qui se spécialise dans la création d’événements de grande envergure. Les Jeux d’hiver du Canada de 2011 seront le plus important événement multisports jamais tenu à Halifax et les premiers Jeux d’hiver du Canada pour la ville. Organisés tous les deux ans, alternant entre l’été et l’hiver, les Jeux du Canada sont un événement capital pour le développement des jeunes athlètes du pays en les préparant à devenir les champions de demain, que ce soit au plan national, international ou olympique.
Shirley McLeanAPTN NewsHand games have been making a resurgence across the North with young and old playing side-by-side.But for one Yukon Elder the sport has never gone out of style.Amos Dick, also known as ‘Famous Amos,’ has been rocking – and winning – the game since 1942.APTN’s Shirley McLean dropped by the 30th annual Yukon hand game tournament to learn why this senior keeps playing to the beat of the email@example.com
Rabat – A Dutch port operator said it would fund the construction of the first automated transshipment terminal in Africa at the port of Tangier. The announcement of this major new investment in Morocco was made as King Mohammed VI was wrapping his private visit to the Netherlands on Wednesday.In a statement on Thursday, APM Terminals said the port, which will be operational in 2019, will quadruple the company’s current annual capacity in Tangier by allowing for the receipt and shipment of five million additional TEUs worth of international products to and from Africa.The €758 million investment will allow the company – which makes known its long business history at Tangier Med 1 port – to become the operator of the Tangier Med 2 port complex in a 30-year concession, paving the way for the installment of new equipment. “APM Terminals has been in Morocco since the creation of our first company APM Terminals Tangier in March 2005,” APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer said in the statement. “Today’s announcement shows our strong commitment to investing in trade and improving supply chains in the West Mediterranean market.”The Tanger-Med port complex location on Africa’s northwest coast – where the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea meet – makes in the second-busiest container port on the African continent after Port Said, Egypt. The company’s location on the Spanish side of the Strait of Gibraltar – APM Terminals Algeciras – operates in correspondence with the terminal in Tangier as an “integrated Western Mediterranean transshipment hub.”
Companies in this story: (TSX:S)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Shares of Sherritt International Corp. were down more than 15 per cent after the company reported disappointing earnings blamed on low cobalt prices and complications in Cuba.The Toronto-based miner reported a net loss of $61.8 million for the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $600,000 for the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, the company lost $54.9 million or 14 cents per share in its most recent quarter compared with an adjusted loss of $14.8 million or four cents per share a year ago. Analysts had expected a loss of eight cents per share according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The losses came after the company saw cobalt prices, which had run up on speculation of increased demand from the battery sector and supply disruptions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, fall 70 per cent year over year.The Cuban government also paid out less of the foreign reserves it owes the company than expected, leaving a significant backlog of payments as the country feels the squeeze from increased U.S.-imposed restrictions.Earlier this month, the U.S. said it would no longer suspend parts of the Helms-Burton Act, which could allow lawsuits against foreign companies connected to properties seized from American firms during the Cuban revolution.Sherritt maintains that it has been preparing for the act since it was first passed in 1996 and has no financial exposure to the U.S.
NEW YORK — The Latest on Rep. Chris Collins of New York and an insider trading case (all times local):2:05 p.m.Rep. Chris Collins of New York is resigning from Congress ahead of his expected guilty plea in an insider trading case.That’s according to a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said Collins has sent a letter of resignation that will take effect when Congress meets in a brief session on Tuesday.It would be up to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to set a special election to fill the seat, which leans Republican.Collins, a Republican, was among the first members of Congress to endorse President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.__11:49 a.m.Court records say a Republican congressman from western New York is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case accusing him of insider trading.A federal judge in Manhattan has scheduled a hearing Tuesday afternoon for U.S. Rep. Chris Collins to enter a guilty plea in a case initially brought last year.A similar hearing has been scheduled Wednesday for Collins’ son.The congressman is accused of illegally leaking confidential information about a biopharmaceutical company to his son and the father of his son’s fiancée.Prosecutors say the tip allowed them to avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.Collins’ attorney didn’t immediately respond to messages Monday.The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan declined comment.The court filing didn’t specify which charges Collins would plead guilty to..The Associated Press
The World Bank has highlighted a decline for conducting business in Guyana. The report for World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking for 2018 showed that Guyana slipped two places – from 124 in 2017 to 126 for soon approaching 2018. Doing Business, measures regulations that affect various areas regarding the life of a business or in setting up new businesses. Some of the categories considered to determine ‘the ease of doing businesses were “starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, and trading across borders. The assessment uses various indicators to analyse economic outcomes and identify the appropriate reforms for business regulation.Under the category of registering property, Doing Business 2018 found that Guyana has made it easier to transfer property by decreasing the time to transfer a property by allocating higher resources in infrastructure and personnel. The assessment further found that Guyana made enforcing contracts easier by adopting a new code of civil procedures regulating time standards for key court events.Assessing how the country stacks up to its regional counterparts, Guyana was behind Jamaica, which ranked 70; followed by St Lucia, 91; Dominica, 98; and Trinidad and Tobago, 102. The Bahamas was ranked 119 while Belize placed just ahead of Guyana at 121. While, ranking much higher on the Human Development Index than Guyana, Doing Business contends, by way of its ranking, that tourist giant Barbados is a less favourble nation to conduct business than Guyana. Barbados’ ranking was 132 followed be fellow Caribbean island nation, St Kitts and Nevis at 134.The highest placed country for the 2018 rankings was New Zealand which was even with last year’s placement. Asian economic powerhouse Singapore ranked second while the United States came in sixth and the United Kingdom, seventh. The bottom three nations were Guyana’s western neighbour embroiled in economic turmoil, Venezuela; in addition to Eritrea and Somalia.Doing Business is a World Bank Group publication and this year’s report is the 15th in a series of annual reports that measures regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGrowth of manufacturing sector affected by 2017 tax measures- GMSA PresidentDecember 9, 2017In “Business”Guyana ranks poorly on Intl Business indexAugust 28, 2016In “Business”CDB warns Guyana about impact of political uncertainty on sectorMarch 17, 2019In “latest news”
ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S largest banks is to introduce charges for its current accounts from July.Ulster Bank will charge customers €4 per month for current, standard, dual and facility accounts from July 1.Customers will only be able to avoid the charges if they lodge €3,000 per month to their accounts, or if they keep a minimum cleared balance of €3,000 throughout the month.Holders of student, graduate, and ‘adapt’ accounts will not be hit with the flat rate charge.The introduction only affects Ulster Bank customers in the Republic – customers in Northern Ireland, or those of the bank’s British parent, RBS, will still be offered free banking without any obligations to keep a minimum cash balance or make a minimum monthly lodgement.The charges follow the introduction of current account charges by both AIB and Bank of Ireland last year.The decision means the country’s four main retail banks – AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB – all now place terms and conditions on their current accounts in order for customers to escape charges.Permanent TSB announced last week that it was offering transaction-free banking if customers lodged €1,500 per month, though said it would not require a minimum balance to be maintained.AIB requires customers to keep a balance of €2,500 every day for three months in order to escape a €4.50-per-quarter fee, which is supplemented by fees of 20c or 30c per transaction.Bank of Ireland offers two models for fees – allowing customers to either pay a 28c-per-transaction flat fee, or a €11.40 fee per quarter to cover up to 90 transactions. In those cases, however, a minimum credit balance of €3,000 means fees will be waived.Read: Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up
The Extraordinary General Meeting of Pontiaki Estia that was held Sunday July 19, decided to go ahead with the sale of the organisation’s property in Western Sunshine. In favour of the sale voted 161 members with 79 opposing it. This latest result in Pontiaki Estia’s reflects a division between older and younger generation members.When contacted by Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) founding member and former President of Pontiaki Estia Stathis Tsitaridis indicated his willingness to challenge the decision. “We will demand a thorough examination into the organisation’s member registry,” Mr Tsitaridis said. He argued that the current board has systematically used methods of member stacking to manipulate consensus and distort the character of decisions. Mr Tsitaridis expressed his determination to prove that, “Sunday’s result was not a reflection of the legitimate majority in the organisation”. In a report to NKEE published last week current board member and former President of Pontiaki Estia Litsa Athanasiadis had vehemently denied Mr Tsitaridis’ allegations. The President of Pontiaki Estia Nikos Krikelis when contacted by Neos Kosmos refused to make any comments regarding the situation in Pontiaki Estia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
WASHOUGAL — The Washougal City Council’s first attempt at a vote to restrict personal firework use in the city fizzled out, but Councilor Brent Boger re-lit the same fuse later in the meeting to more success.The council voted to allow only the use of “safe and sane” fireworks, which the city identified as ones that are neither projectile or explosive, such as fountains, sparklers, smokeballs and pinwheels. The vote comes after a year of discussion about the issue, in which councilors were looking at banning fireworks outright, restricting the times residents can use fireworks or keeping the regulations the same as they are. Currently, the city allows the discharge of fireworks on July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight and Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.At Monday’s meeting, the first time the council voted for the “safe and sane” option, it failed with Councilors Michelle Wagner, Ray Kutch, Dave Shoemaker and Dan Coursey voting against it. The vote came a week after the council voted 4-3 in favor of banning them altogether. Shortly after that meeting, Mayor Sean Guard announced he was vetoing their vote. The mayor has 10 days to veto a council decision, and then the council has a chance to override the veto if a majority of the council plus one vote to override. Since Washougal has seven councilors, they needed five to vote to override.At Monday’s meeting, the councilors were deciding whether to try to override Guard’s veto — which would cancel out any action regarding fireworks and revert the city to its current regulations — or to vote for the “safe and sane” option.After the “safe and sane” option failed, councilors voted on whether to override Guard’s veto, but that motion failed, with Wagner, Paul Greenlee, Kutch and Coursey voting against it. Boger then asked Shoemaker if he’d consider changing his vote on the “safe and sane” option, and Shoemaker said he would, since the council has “discussed this to death.”
November 21, 2018 OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday after a man was found fatally shot near a park in Oceanside, police said.Dispatchers received a call around 2:50 a.m. from a resident in the 500 block of Calle Montecito reporting that she had heard gunshots in the area, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said.Deputies responded to the area and found a man lying on Calle Montecito next to Libby Lake Park with a gunshot wound to his upper body, Bussey said.The man, believed to be in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, Bussey said.No suspect descriptions were immediately available.Homicide detectives were investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting, Bussey said.Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Oceanside police detectives at (760) 435-4832. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 21, 2018 Man Shot, Killed Near Park In Oceanside KUSI Newsroom
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space station astronauts repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, braving a “mini blizzard” of noxious ammonia as they popped in a new pump.It was the second spacewalk in four days for U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins, and only the second Christmas Eve spacewalk ever.NASA ordered up the spacewalks to revive a critical cooling loop at the International Space Station. All nonessential equipment had to be turned off when the line conked out Dec. 11, and many science experiments halted.With Tuesday’s success, the cooling system should be restored and all equipment up and running by this weekend, according to NASA.“It’s the best Christmas ever,” Mission Control radioed as the 71/2-hour spacewalk came to a close.“Merry Christmas to everybody,” replied Hopkins. “It took a couple weeks to get her done, but we got it.”Mastracchio and Hopkins removed the faulty ammonia pump during Saturday’s spacewalk. On Tuesday, they installed the fresh pump.Standing on the end of the station’s main robotic arm, Hopkins clutched the 780-pound, refrigerator-size pump with both hands as he headed toward its installation spot, and then slid it in. An astronaut working inside, Japan’s Koichi Wakata, gingerly steered the arm and its precious load.“Mike Hopkins taking a special sleigh ride on this Christmas Eve,” Mission Control commentator Rob Navias said as the space station soared over the Pacific.
“I have enjoyed an exhilarating ride, and I am grateful for the opportunities in which I leveraged my digital, print, and broadcasting skills for the benefit of our audiences across platforms,” added Kyles in a statement to Prince. Evidently, that means further cuts to the masthead, about which the affected editors were notified on Thursday. Ebony has lost its fourth editor-in-chief in as many years. More recently, Cheryl McKissack, who was named CEO of the newly formed Ebony Media Holdings following the Clear View acquisition last summer, exited the company in March, putting Johnson Rice back in charge. The news comes just a week after Ebony’s new owners, Clear View Group, weathered criticism from a growing contingent of freelance contributors who claim waiting up to a year to be compensated for contributions to the magazine. In a bizarre text message published by The Root, Clear View vice chairman Willard Jackson purportedly denied the claims. But instability at Ebony stems back to before Clear View acquired the title from Johnson Publishing, which owned it for its first 70 years. After top editor Amy DuBois Barnett — who was widely credited with revamping the title and growing its readership in a difficult market landscape — left in April 2014 to help launch ESPN’s The Undefeated, Johnson Publishing tapped Jet editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller as her successor. Miller lasted less than a year before stepping down the following February, a month after Johnson put Ebony’s historic photo archives, valued at $40 million, up for sale in an effort to raise some cash. Kyra Kyles — who succeeded Kierna Mayo in the role when the Ebony and sister title Jet were sold to private equity, last June — has stepped down, according to multiple statements obtained by media columnist Richard Prince, as well as Kyles’ Twitter bio. ► Update: The Tribune reported Friday evening that “about ten” of the magazine’s 35 staffers have been laid off in addition to Kyles, and that Ebony’s operations will be transferred to Los Angeles after seven decades in Chicago. Prince confirmed Kyles’ departure with Ebony Media CEO Linda Johnson Rice, who wrote in an email, “Ebony Media continues to assess all areas of the business with a overall effort to streamline our operations and workforce to meet the demands of an increasingly fragmented media and digital landscape.”
Clutch at the entrance to his drift mine in Ester. (Photo by Molly Rettig)Gold is in Clutch Lounsbury’s blood. His grandparents took the Valdez Trail up to Fairbanks during the Gold Rush, and Clutch was on a cat before he could walk. He’s searched in creeks, canyons, and underground. He’s sluice boxed, dredged,and hard rock mined all over the Interior and the Arctic. Today he lives in Ester above an 800-foot mine shaft in the hillside.Download AudioClutch Lounsbury’s mine on Ester Dome begins from the Arctic entryway of his old cabin and stabs 800 feet into the hillside. The narrow tunnel, called a drift, feels like a secret underground passageway. His dad built it in the 1930s, following a gold vein as it zigzagged through the hill.“This first 60 feet my dad didn’t have a compressor, he used a chisel and hammer and dynamite,” Clutch said. “That’s how he got in here.”RELATED: Before The Pipeline: Ritchie MusickClutch has a white bushy beard and has often been mistaken for Santa Claus.In his mine it’s dark, damp, and 35 degrees year-round. Clutch and his brother George mined it until 1980, drilling 100-foot core samples into the walls every few feet searching for gold.“There’s the vein, see that white milky quartz, that’s all there is,” he said. “It’s about 2 inch wide. That’s what you’re looking for when you’re mining. ”The Lounsburies have deep roots in Alaska. Clutch’s great grandfather built the first church in Fairbanks in 1905. Shortly after, his grandfather followed his grandmother up north.“I thought he came here lookin’ for gold but actually he was looking for his girlfriend that he went to school with in Oregon,” Clutch said.RELATED: Before The Pipeline: John DaviesThey took a horse and sleigh up the Valdez Trail to Fairbanks and mined on Engineer Creek in Fox. When E.T. Barnette, the founder of Fairbanks, swindled the bank in 1911, his grandparents lost a lot of money and headed back to Iowa. Clutch’s dad was 3. As soon as he turned 18, he hitchhiked back to Alaska with $50 in his pocket.“Spent the rest of his life in Fairbanks,” he said. “Just like a salmon going back to spawn, ya know.”His mom grew up in Fairbanks in the apartment above the railroad depot. An old picture shows her playing in the backyard with her pet black bear cub. Clutch was born in 1945 and was moving dirt with his dad by age 2. He mined for coal in Healy and built roads for the state for 20 years, mostly in the Brooks Range. But he never stopped looking for gold. In 1984 he was passing through Boundary, on the Canadian border, on his way to check out a mine in Dawson. There was a beautiful cook named Lorna working at Action Jack’s bar and restaurant.“When I first met Lorna she had three horses, three sons, three violins, three banjos, and those other two guys I was worried about,” he said.Lorna wrangled wild mustangs in Reno before moving to Alaska for work.“I was a cowboy all winter one time,” she said. “My job was to go to the top of the hill and start the mares and the colts down towards the ropers and look down on the Mustang Ranch.”In the 70s Clutch and his brother inherited claims from their friend in Wiseman, a tiny mining town in the Brooks Range that was only connected to the Haul Road in the 90s. The first big nugget in the region came out of their creek in 1916.“It was worth $669.50 and it was 35 ounces and 5 pennyweight,” he said.Prospectors were already building a city in Coldfoot. When they heard about the nugget, they moved their equipment and cabins 10 miles upriver.“The stampede started that way, the next year they found a nugget twice that size just three miles up the road from my place on Hammond, they found a 60 ouncer and eventually I think it was a 150 ouncer or something,” Clutch said. “There were just huge nuggets all around that area were discovered in the last decade or so.”The biggest one Clutch ever found is the size of his fingernail. But that’s not why he does it.“I never really cared about gettin’ rich, ya know. It was an adventure,” he said.Clutch and Lorna run the Wiseman Gold Camp B&B every summer. Lorna rides her two horses and Clutch works on the local mining museum and prospects up the canyon.“Who knows, I might run into something,” he said. It’s a lot of dirt between that gold.”And just like that, he’s off to start looking again.