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Zimbabwean presidential candidates sign peace pledgeZimbabwean presidential candidates sign peace pledge

first_imgMedics attend to people injured in an explosion during a rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe June 23, 2018. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/via REUTERSSeveral Zimbabwean presidential candidates and political parties condemned the assassination attempt over the weekend on Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and signed an agreement to have a peaceful campaign ahead of elections at the end of July.zimabMnangagwa was speaking at his first rally in the second city of Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold where the ruling ZANU-PF has not won in national elections since 2000. Image courtesy: ReutersZimbabwe’s opposition spokesman Nelson Chamisa, left, of the Movement for Democratic Change speaks at a news conference. Picture: ReutersNeither Mnangagwa nor Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the biggest opposition party, the MDC, attended the meeting but their representatives signed the agreement, which was drafted by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.There are 23 candidates standing for president in the July 30 elections, the first without former president Robert Mugabe since independence in 1980.The explosion at the end of Mnangagwa’s rally in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, on Saturday killed two of the president’s aides and was the first serious violence in the current election campaign. Medics attend to people injured in an explosion during a rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe June 23, 2018. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/via REUTERSlast_img read more

Laguna Vista attorney on agendaLaguna Vista attorney on agenda

first_img RelatedLaguna Vista Council takes no action on city secretary’s resignationBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista’s Town Council took no action Tuesday night, after reviewing in closed session, City Secretary Alma Deckard’s resignation submitted in July, Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston said. The executive session was listed on the Town’s Sept. 10 meeting agenda to “deliberate the…September 13, 2019In “News”Board expected to consider appointing attorneyBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS CDC Meeting Slated A meeting of the Laguna Vista Community Development Corporation is scheduled for Thursday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 122 Fernandez St. The board is expected to consider and appoint new legal representation as a result of the…March 8, 2012In “News”Town judgeship back on agendaBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista leaders will convene in regular session Tuesday on a variety of topics, including consulting with their attorney on issues relating to the municipal judge position. Scheduled at City Hall, 122 Fernandez St., the meeting opens at 6 p.m. Seating is limited…July 9, 2012In “News” Share By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Town Council members are ex­pected to accept City At­torney Janice Cassidy’s resignation Tuesday as they meet in regular ses­sion at 6 p.m. in City Hall.Cassidy reportedly sub­mitted a letter of resigna­tion to officials on Fri­day. Action to appoint an interim town attorney is also scheduled.A related item on the agenda calls for action that would authorize the city manager to solicit formal qualifications for a firm to provide legal services to the town.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 13 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Punya Berat Badan Berlebih dan Maun Naik Pesawat? Cek Dulu Tips Ini!Punya Berat Badan Berlebih dan Maun Naik Pesawat? Cek Dulu Tips Ini!

first_img1. Bila memiliki berat badan berlebih, cari maskapai yang bisa mengakomodasi Anda sebelum memesan penerbangan. Karena kursi penumpang pesawat semakin lama semakin kecil dan membuat penumpang untuk memahami serta mengetahui ukuran kursi setiap maskapai.2. Beberapa maskapai memiliki kursi yang cukup lebar dan cocok untuk pelancong yakni Jet Blue.3. Penumpang dengan berlebihan berat badan akan sulit dalam penerbangan domestik dimana menggunakan pesawat berukuran lebih kecil.4. Perhatikan kebijakan maskapai, sebab beberapa ada yang menghaurskan penumpang yang berlebihan berat badan membeli dua kursi. Namun seperti Air Canada, penumpang obesitas digolongkan sama dengan penyandang disabilitas dan bila terbang pelancong bisa meminta tempat duduk tambahan secara gratis bila menunjukkan surat keterangan dari dokter.5. Operator yang berbeda dapat memiliki dimensi kursi yang berbeda. Di kelas ekonomi pada penerbangan jarak pendek, ada beberapa maskapai penerbangan yang menawarkan lebar kursi keseluruhan 18,25 inci.6. Minta extender sabuk pengaman dan ini dimungkinkan untuk membelinya secara online juga.7. Bila bisa gunakan pesawat baru yang berukuran lebih besar dan perhatikan memesannya.8. Cobalah untuk memesan tempat duduk di lorong sehingga Anda tidak perlu meluncur melewati sesama penumpang setiap kali bangun.9. Beli ruang kaki ekstra, sebab premi yang Anda bayarkan untuk kursi ruang kaki ekstra bisa sia-sia, mengingat tekanannya benar-benar berkurang.10. Pada penerbangan internasional, pertimbangkan untuk membeli tiket Ekonomi Premium, yang lebih murah daripada kelas bisnis tetapi memberi Anda kursi yang jauh lebih besar daripada ekonomi standar.Baca juga: Kartu Kredit Bantu Prediksi Ukuran Tubuh Penumpang Pesawat, Kok Bisa?Saat KabarPenumpang.com menyambangi website milik Garuda Indonesia, ketentuan seperti ini untuk penumpang yang berlebihan berat badan tidak ditemukan hanya ditemukan untuk penyandang disabilitas dan ibu hamil serta yang memiliki penyakit. Semuanya bisa dipesan jika penumpang memesan tiket secara online atau melalui call centerShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAnda Tak Nyaman dengan Penumpang di Kursi Sebelah? Ini Solusinya03/07/2017In “Featured”Kartu Kredit Bantu Prediksi Ukuran Tubuh Penumpang Pesawat, Kok Bisa?05/07/2017In “Bandara”Punya Standar Tinggi, Malaysia Airlines Pecat Pramugari yang Kelebihan Berat Badan Meski 1 Kg24/02/2020In “Featured” (Travel Stack Exchange) Kelebihan berat badan menjadi salah satu masalah saat duduk di kursi pesawat. Sebab umumnya pesawat memiliki ukuran kursi standar dan penumpang yang kelebihan berat badan dengan lingkar perut ekstra menjadikannya sulit untuk duduk, alhasil sabuk pengaman (safety belt) terkadang tidak muat bila digunakan penumpang tersebut.Baca juga: Waduh! Berat Badan Berlebih Tak Bisa Duduk di Kelas Bisnis Thai AirwaysDirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari skyscanner.com, ada beberapa tips bagi penumpang yang memiliki berat badan berlebih dan memudahkan dalam proses penerbangan. Salah satunya informasi tentang lebar kursi yang sesuai dengan kebijakan maskapai penerbangan masing-masing. Berikut ini beberapa tipsnya.last_img read more

PREVIEW: Cavs take on Knicks in first game of home-and-home seriesPREVIEW: Cavs take on Knicks in first game of home-and-home series

first_imgNEW YORK– The Cavaliers (49-31) take on the tanking New York Knicks (28-52) on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in the first game of a home-and-home series that will close out their regular season.When: 7:30 p.m.TV: NBA TV, Fox Sports OhioOnline: FoxSports GoRadio: WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FMCavs injuries: Rodney Hood (Achilles soreness– PROBABLE), George Hill (ankle sprain– QUESTIONABLE), Jose Calderon (hamstring soreness– QUESTIONABLE )Knicks injuries: Lance Thomas (illness– QUESTIONABLE), Michael Beasley (contused left ankle– QUESTIONABLE), Tim Hardaway Jr. (sprained left ankle– DOUBTFUL), Enes Kanter (sore lower back and right wrist– DOUBTFUL), Ron Baker (right shoulder surgery– OUT),   Emmanuel Mudiay (concussion– OUT), Joakim Noah (not with team– PERSONAL REASONS), Kristaps Porzingis (ACL– OUT), Troy Williams (fractured jaw– OUT)1. The No. 3 seedConsidering the Knicks are depleted and obviously tanking, the most interesting storyline for the Cavs over the next two games is the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. They are currently at No. 4 behind the Philadelphia 76ers, and while they don’t control their own destiny anymore, they can still bounce up to No. 3.First and foremost, they will need to win both of these games against the Knicks, and they need Philadelphia to lose either tomorrow against the Atlanta Hawks or Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Since the Cavs-Sixers season series was split, 2-2, the tie breaker would go to the Cavs who, with a win, will clinch the Central Division tonight, whereas the Sixers will end the year at third place in the Atlantic.Everyone from Tyronn Lue to LeBron James has repeatedly said they don’t care what seed Cleveland is as long as they get to the playoffs healthy. But based on the eye test alone, it’s pretty clear the No. 3 seed would have an easier path to the finals. If they end up being No. 4, the Cavs would have to take on the Pacers in the first round. The Cavs lost three of their four games this year to Indiana, and have struggled playing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. They would also then have to play the Raptors in the semifinals. If they are the No. 3 seed however, they would face Miami in the first round and then what is likely a depleted Boston team in the second.Basically, things are not yet decided, but the Cavs will at least need to put an effort towards controlling what they can.2. Will George Hill play?The Cavs starting point guard hasn’t played since March 30 when he sprained his ankle against the New Orleans Pelicans. When Jose Calderon also went down, that left the Cavs without a true point guard on the roster. Yes, James can handle the ball, but that’s not an ideal situation. Getting Hill on the court before the playoffs start will be big in the team finding their chemistry. Remember, this current group still has yet to play a game together because of injuries.3. Don’t make anyone a heroAs you read above, the Knicks have a pretty lengthy injury report. If all of the above sit, that means Michael Beasley is the Knicks’ leading scorer at 13.1 points per game. But over the last four years, the Cavs have at times struggled against teams that are tanking or injured. The Knicks happen to be both.In order to win, the Cavs just have to play with a semblance of a sense of urgency to avoid making anyone a hero on the Knicks. Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img Related TopicsCavaliersCavsClevelandGeorge HillLebron JamesNBANew York KnicksRodney Hoodlast_img read more

Miyazato pulls out of final roundMiyazato pulls out of final round

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Ai Miyazato withdrew from the LPGA State Farm Classic after feeling unwell during the final round on Sunday. Miyazato started the day in 17th but got off to a poor start with a double bogey on the first hole and her game went on a downward spiral from the fourth at Panther Creek Country Club. The 22-year-old made three consecutive bogeys from the fourth and decided she could no longer continue after she twice hit the pond on the way to a triple bogey on the seventh. Miyazato was quoted by her manager as saying she had been suffering from dizziness since the morning. It is the first time Miyazato has withdrawn during an event since she made her professional debut in 2003. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Anchor Point Gravel Pit Permit Approved, Despite Public OppositionAnchor Point Gravel Pit Permit Approved, Despite Public Opposition

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The permit for the Beachcomber  gravel pit in Anchor Point was approved at Monday night’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission meeting. The vote to approve the permit passed 8-2, with commissioners Paul Whitney and Paulette Carluccio voting against the permit. Emmitt Trimble’s application to excavate his Anchor Point property was denied in 2018 after hours of public testimony that raised concerns about potential disturbances created by the gravel pit, including damaged views, noise, dust, truck traffic and the property values of adjacent property owners. According to Trimble, of the 40 or so acres only 27 acres would be used to mine gravel, and the oceanfront parcels would  remain untouched. Hans Bilben, who lives 100 feet above the proposed pit said: “It will be appealed again. I think we have fairly strong grounds to appeal. I’m very disappointed, as was most of Anchor Point.”center_img The vote was postponed at the June 10 meeting after hours of public comment, most of which was in opposition of the gravel pit in Anchor Point. The proposed gravel pit mine is for 27 acres, and had already had it’s permit denied once. An opposition group has taken to Facebook to speak out against the mine “If permitted, this gravel pit will destroy the beautiful, peaceful, quiet Anchor River fishing and State camping areas with gravel mine noise, rock crushers, increased equipment on roads, which are also heavily traveled by motorhomes, trucks pulling boats, bikers and pedestrians.”last_img read more

Liverpool See Off Chelsea In 8-Goal Thriller Before Lifting TrophyLiverpool See Off Chelsea In 8-Goal Thriller Before Lifting Trophy

first_imgLiverpool celebrated lifting the English Premier League trophy for the first time in 30 years in style as the new Premier League champions defeated Chelsea in an eight-goal thriller at Anfield.Captain Jordan Henderson – currently out injured – hoisted the trophy aloft on a special podium built on the Kop after Jurgen Klopp’s side completed a third unbeaten Premier League season at Anfield and set a club record 31 league wins in the process.Chelsea, needed a point from the game to secure a place in the top four but the Blues must now avoid defeat in their final game at home to Wolves on Sunday to confirm a place in next season’s Champions League.Naby Keita broke the deadlock with a fierce 25-yard drive, and the Reds added further goals before the interval through Trent Alexander-Arnold’s sumptuous free-kick and Gini Wijnaldum’s close-range strike.Olivier Giroud pulled one back for Chelsea on the stroke of half-time but Roberto Firmino headed in his first Premier League home goal of the season from Alexander-Arnold’s cross to seemingly snuff out the Blues’ hopes of staging a comeback.Chelsea substitute Christian Pulisic then had a galvanising impact as he sparked a Chelsea fightback, weaving through the Liverpool rearguard to set up a goal for Tammy Abraham and then scoring another himself on the turn as the Blues threatened a dramatic comeback.The champions pressed forward again, however, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain slammed home the fifth from Andy Robertson’s cross with six minutes left. It was a fitting way for Liverpool to round off another unbeaten league season at Anfield and the perfect set-up for their title presentation celebrations.RelatedChampions League & Europa League: It’s Finally Coming Home as English Teams Make European HistoryMay 10, 2019In “England”EPL: Jurgen Klopp Hails ‘Fantastic’ Salah Goal In Win Against ChelseaApril 15, 2019In “England”Premier League Review: Liverpool End City’s Unbeaten Run In Seven-Goal Thriller As Bournemouth Beat Arsenal For The First TimeJanuary 14, 2018In “England”last_img read more

Athletes need more time to warm up – Grant – Herbert Morrison coach raises concern, explains decision to pull star athleteAthletes need more time to warm up – Grant – Herbert Morrison coach raises concern, explains decision to pull star athlete

first_imgHead coach at Herbert Morrison Technical Claude Grant, who decided to pull his top Class Three sprinter, Deandre Daley, from the meet, believes that insufficient warm up times have caused injuries at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships.Grant has no doubts that Daley would have run under 10.80 seconds if he was not forced to pull him from the championships moments before the preliminary round of the 100m on Thursday.The 14-year-old was withdrawn because, as Grant explained, he was not comfortable the youngster could sprint on the slight hamstring tear he had sustained in the 4x100m prelims the evening before.He further noted that, in his opinion, athletes were not given enough time to warm up, particularly on Thursday, and that he was not prepared to risk his athlete’s future.“For me, it was an easy decision to pull him. I have always put the athletes’ future in front of Champs. These athletes are trained to run fast, and if you put them on the track, they are not going to take it easy. They are going to run fast, and that is what happened to him in the 4x100m,” Grant said.Daley came into the championships with the second-fastest time (11.10s) in the class and was expected to provide a strong test for Jamaica College’s Christopher Scott, who blitzed to 10.69 seconds in the preliminary round to erase Bouwahgie Nkrumie’s one-year-old mark of 10.79 seconds. Nothing to prove “He was in 10.7s shape, but his future is more important to me. I have nothing to prove because I am not trying to win Champs, and I have coached athletes to world titles before,” said Grant, who coached Dexter Lee to back-to-back World Junior titles in 2008 and 2010.“The people in the marshalling area are not allowing the athletes to warm up properly. Yesterday (Thursday), it was raining, and they had the athletes sit down, and then they expected [them] to go out and run fast. Something must go wrong. That is why there were so many injuries in the 200m.”One of those athletes who sustained injuries in the 200 metres is Edwin Allen’s Bethany Bridge, who had to be stretchered off the track.“I don’t know what is happening this year, but we are getting more injuries than usual,” added a member of the trackside medical team.last_img read more

Paul Wright | Team Jamaica shaking off 2017 nightmarePaul Wright | Team Jamaica shaking off 2017 nightmare

first_imgFor the Jamaican sport fan, happy days are here again as we can bask in the joy of success in sports now that the IAAF World Championships have got under way in Doha, Qatar. Our team left our shores with predictions of 12 to 14 medals being bandied about as the post Bolt era begins in earnest. The paltry four medals garnered at the last World Championships has to be surpassed as our nation strives to regain its spot as the best in the world in track and field sports. Our expectations and joy began with the unexpected triumph of Tajay Gayle in the men’s long Jump. This alumni of Papine High School who finished 26th of 28 entrants in the boys Long Jump at “Champs” in 2014 and who switched to the decathlon in 2015, finishing seventh with 5,987 points, did what few thought possible: a gold medal in the World Championships. His transformation since coming under the tutelage and coaching of the legendary Stephen Francis is simply phenomenal and underlines the so far unparalleled greatness of this Jamaican icon. In fact, when I read that our new World Champion had adjusted his technique just three weeks prior to the start of the Championships, my expectations dimmed appreciably. Then came the news that he ‘just’ qualified for the final, and therefore could compete for a medal, dare I hope? I should have hoped. His first jump of 8.46m set the so called cat among the pigeons as this unexpected season’s best put severe psychological pressure on the rest of the field, including the event favourite, Juan Miguel Echevarria, who had defeated him in the recently concluded PanAm Games in August. And so it ended, a mighty leap of 8.69m, a national record cementing his place in history. The first Jamaican to win gold in this event at a major international meet. The sky is indeed the limit. Mommy Rocket at her best Then on Sunday, our ‘Mommy Rocket,’ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did what she had been threatening to do since her return to the sport after childbirth. Her dismantling of a crack field of female sprinters before a half-filled Khalifa International Stadium in Doha proved once again that her indomitable spirit and the coaching nous and genius that is personified in Stephen Francis is as they say: ‘the stuff of legends.’ She had the world at her feet as she paraded her son to a world of potential new sponsors and endorsements. Jamaica is indeed the sprint capital of the world. Her conqueror in the National Championships earlier this year, Elaine Thompson, finished fourth in this race, and to the medical eyes of doting fans watching, the feeling is that Thompson’s Achilles tendon injury is still a bother. However in a post-race interview, she declared herself healthy. Her explosive start is missing and after catching the Ivory Coast sprinter Marie Josee Ta Lou at 80m in the race she uncharacteristically was unable to pass her and claim a medal. We look forward to the 200m race with some degree of apprehension. And what about the other Jamaican in the final, who finished sixth? Jonielle Smith, who qualified for her place on the team by finishing fourth at our trials, ended the day as the sixth fastest woman in the final! She grabbed her opportunity with both hands (or was it both feet?) and did what few in the world thought possible. Are we Jamaicans great or are we Jamaicans great? To top off the eventful second day of sports, our mixed 4x400m relay team garnered our third medal at these Championships. A silver. During the final lap of the race, as Bahrain’s Abbas Abubakar Abbas closed on our anchor Javon ‘Transporter’ Francis, there was a cry from spectators here in Jamaica who shouted (as if he could hear) “him a come!” , obviously forgetting the relay nous of this athletic great. Francis would NEVER let anyone pass him in that five-meter run to the finish line. Fedrick Dacres continued Jamaica’s fine form, claiming his first major international medal when he took silver in the men’s discus throw. Good job to the former Calabar High School man. That silver medal brings our total medal haul after three days of activity to two gold and two silver! So we continue our quest for 12 medals in Doha. I am sure that we will get them. But what a way to start these championships. All Jamaican sport fans will start the week with a smile on their face and a spring in their step, once again, proving the positive effect that our national representatives in sports have on the nation’s psyche. Our national treasures deserve to be treated as such, when they return to our land. Go team!last_img read more