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ECE set for £41.5m management buyout

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Three days of rain thwart Florida reopening, cause severe flooding

first_img“This is epic. Never had this much rain in 3 consecutive days in 8 years of living here. 10.58″ and counting… will be over a foot easily,” tweeted Brian McNoldy, a hurricane and climatology expert at the University of Miami.As of Tuesday night, there were no reports of damage.The rain ruined the long Memorial Day weekend and prevented crowds from forming at the recently reopened restaurants and beaches in Broward County, north of Miami, that opened Tuesday.The weather also puts at risk the launch, planned for Wednesday, of a rocket with two astronauts on board from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, in the center of the state. South Florida residents were unable to enjoy the reopening of restaurants and beaches after two months of coronavirus lockdown, when three straight days of rain Tuesday caused severe flooding in Miami and other coastal cities.Floridians have received warnings for severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods since Sunday, as streets turned into rivers and electricity flickered.Images of cars flooded up to their windows have circulated on social media, as well as photos of people kayaking through the streets of Miami. Some people were even surfing, towed along by a rope attached to an SUV. Meanwhile, in northeast Florida, another disturbance producing storms has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, according to the National Hurricane Center.Hurricane season officially begins June 1, but this year it was pushed forward by Tropical Storm Arthur, which formed two weeks ago in the Atlantic Ocean and passed by the coast of Florida and the Carolinas.center_img Topics :last_img read more

‘We don’t know what we don’t know’ on medicinal cannabis

first_imgStuff 24 November 2019Family First Comment: the Faculty of Pain Medicine (part of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) was also advising doctors not to prescribe medicinal cannabis, as research showed its effects to be “disappointing”. “At the moment the Faculty of Pain Medicine is saying the data is saying don’t do it,” A Marlborough GP says the prescription of medicinal cannabis could be premature.The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme is expected to be operational at the beginning of next year, enabling the commercial cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis in New Zealand.Medical cannabis company Puro has secured two sites in Marlborough, with plans to start commercial cultivation when the “law allows”.But Renwick Medical Centre GP Dr Buzz Burrell said the science has not caught up with the public debate on the prescription of medicinal cannabis.“The pure science of cannabis is so in its infancy, it’s scary,” he said.“When we’re talking about prescribing a product that has not undergone phase-one trialling, we don’t know what we don’t know.“It’s almost fascinating that we are being asked by society to jump the gun and start prescribing something which hasn’t completed phase-one trials yet.“We owe it to the public to be as cautious [with medicinal cannabis] as with anything else we prescribe.”He said most drugs prescribed to the general public underwent four phases of trials before being released.Burrell said the Faculty of Pain Medicine (part of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) was also advising doctors not to prescribe medicinal cannabis, as research showed its effects to be “disappointing”.“At the moment the Faculty of Pain Medicine is saying the data is saying don’t do it,” he said.“Chronic persistent pain to a certain degree affects 20 per cent of the adult population.”“If we promise these one in five people that this will alleviate their pain and suffering, that’s absolutely cruel.”He hoped the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, which would legislate a licensing regime and standards of quality, would reveal the products were safe to prescribe, particularly for chronic pain.“It would be wonderful to have a safe product we can prescribe, but at the moment I can’t say that with confidence,” he said.READ MORE: read more

Trump shrugs off VFA junking: ‘We’ll save a lot of money’

first_imgIn a speech on Wednesday (Thursday inManila), Trump said that the termination of the military pact between the twocountries “would even save a lot of money for US.” MANILA – United States President DonaldTrump said he did not mind President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to end adecades-old military agreement with the US. United States President Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte attempt to shake hands in this November, 2019 photo. Trump dismissed concerns about the Philippines canceling a major military accord, saying the decision would save Americans money. GETTY IMAGES “I don’t really mind if they would liketo do that, it will save a lot of money,” Trump said. “My views aredifferent from others.” “The United States had helped thePhilippines defeat Islamic State militants and I have a very good relationshipwith (President Rodrigo) Duterte. We’ll see what happens,” Trump said. Duterte, however, said that thecancellation of Dela Rosa’s visa was just the last straw as he thought of thetermination since the US senators called for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima.The opposition sentor has been jailed for her alleged involvement in theillegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison./PN Trump has frequently expressed a desireto bring US military forces home from decades-long deployments abroad and hasstrong-armed some allies into paying more for the right to US defense. Duterte earlier ordered the terminationof the VFA with the United States. The decision will take effect in 180 days. Duterte first expressed his desire toterminate the between the Philippines and the United States when the UScancelled the US visa of senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa.last_img read more

Daniel Armstrong

first_imgDaniel Armstrong, age 61 of Batesville, Indiana passed away March 7, 2020.  The son of Bill and Ilene Armstrong was born on April 8, 1958 in Quebec, Canada.  Daniel worked as the head of maintenance for the Oakmont Apartments in Hillindale Commons for many years.He is survived by his former wife, Barbara Oaks and their children Danny Armstrong and Alexandra Armstrong along with his brother, Timothy Armstrong and sister Edith Scharf.His wishes were to be cremated.  There are no services at this time.    Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family.  www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img

Allardyce wary of United threat

first_img But Allardyce knows how good United’s squad is and is wary they will be taking the Hammers more seriously than they would if they were sitting pretty at the top of the league. “Talent can always come out and deliver at any specific time,” he said. “They are probably more dangerous when they are doing not so well than when they are on the crest of a wave. Sometimes they can come and be a little complacent against the lesser teams when they are flying high and they have got these big games at the top of the league and big games in the Champions League. “You have got to look at the last away game they played, they overcame West Brom comfortably. “There are a lot of people saying Man United are more comfortable and playing better football away from home because there is not quite as much pressure. “I just base it on the fact that the last away game they played against a Premier League side they won 3-0 and it will be a difficult game with the talent they have got.” With winning the Champions League seemingly the only realistic route United have to playing in the competition next season, Allardyce reckons following in the footsteps of Ferguson would have been daunting for anyone. When asked why Moyes had found it difficult, the West Ham boss replied: “The transition, I would say. The Red Devils have struggled under new manager David Moyes this season and will go into the match in east London seventh in the table and 12 points off the league’s top four. Despite beating Olympiacos 3-0 on Wednesday night to overcome a first-leg deficit and advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Moyes has failed to deliver the spark to seamlessly continue the success United enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is fearful the Manchester United side that visits Upton Park on Saturday will be more dangerous than if they were fighting to retain their Barclays Premier League crown. “Transition is a big thing when one man has been in charge, one of the greatest men ever to manage a football club in the world, transition after 27 years is a big thing. “It is a massive, massive job for David and of course this season has been a massive learning curve for him. They haven’t had as good a season as he would have liked but it hasn’t surprised many of us that once someone as great as Sir Alex leaves it will be difficult for whoever takes over.” Allardyce has known of Moyes for quite some time, as the 59-year-old remembers being sent on a scouting mission during his time as a youth coach at Preston to watch the then Dunfermline man play against Falkirk. Moyes has since claimed Allardyce’s report led to his move down south to Preston, but Allardyce recalls it was not the best outing for the former Everton manager. “He got sent off after about 38 minutes or something like that,” Allardyce recalled. “David probably remembers more than me. “I’d driven all the way up because (then Preston manager) John Beck had sent me up to go and watch David and even in the 38 minutes I said to John he would do Preston all day long.” For West Ham, the visit of Moyes’ United comes on the back of two league defeats on the road and Allardyce will be hoping his side can get back to winning ways as he looks to remain clear of the scrap for Premier League survival. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ideye effort rescues point

first_img Press Association The Baggies’ record signing almost left the club in the final hours of the winter transfer window on Monday but came off the bench at half-time at Turf Moor to head in the equaliser. Burnley were two up inside 32 minutes through Ashley Barnes and Danny Ings but Chris Brunt pulled one back just before half-time for Albion. This time Dean Marney’s cross from the right was dummied by Ings, who then picked up Arfield’s header and hooked the ball across goal for his strike partner. Berahino was unsurprisingly given a mixed reception by the travelling supporters when he made his entrance, and West Brom at last began to manage a few forays into the Burnley box. Joleon Lescott might have done better with a header from Fletcher’s free-kick. In the 32nd minute, however, Burnley doubled their lead as Ings finished off a fine move with his eighth of the season. Marney’s pass out to the right was dummied by Trippier which freed George Boyd, and his cross was perfect for Ings to head in off the post. It all looked rosy for the hosts but they had lost two of their previous three games from 2-0 up and their Achilles heel came back to bite them again. Burnley have conceded more headed goals than any other team in the Premier League and, with the first half into injury time, Brunt was allowed to head in Callum McManaman’s corner from five yards. The ball seemed to come more off shoulder than head but Clarets goalkeeper Tom Heaton was helpless as it bounced over him and into the net. Both managers made changes for the second half. Burnley’s was forced as Michael Kightly replaced the injured Marney, while Tony Pulis sent on Ideye for Chris Baird, with Brunt dropping to left-back. There was a half-hearted Burnley appeal for a penalty when Barnes tumbled under pressure from Craig Dawson trying to reach another excellent Trippier cross, but referee Mike Dean was unmoved. With 67 minutes gone, West Brom drew level as Burnley were exposed at a corner once again. This time Brunt’s delivery from the right found record signing Ideye all alone in the centre of the box and he headed in his third goal for the Baggies. It was Burnley’s turn to threaten from a corner nine minutes later but Lescott was in the right place to clear Jason Shackell’s header off the line. The final chance of the game went to Berahino but he could not quite reclaim his hero status as a combination of Heaton and Ben Mee on the line denied what appeared a certain goal. It was a first Premier League goal of the season for Brunt, who lost the captain’s armband to deadline-day signing Darren Fletcher. The point was enough for Burnley to climb back out of the relegation zone but they desperately needed all three with an extremely tough run of fixtures coming up. Saido Berahino’s “naughty chair” was parked on the bench as the Baggies striker was dropped following an interview where he spoke of wanting to move on to bigger things, but he was called upon in the 18th minute after an injury to Victor Anichebe. Burnley boss, Sean Dyche, meanwhile, named an unchanged starting line-up for a 10th successive Premier League match. The club have come in for criticism from some supporters this week after failing to add to the squad during the transfer window, but holding on to Ings was a significant consolation. Dyche substituted the striker at Sunderland last weekend because he felt constant speculation had affected the 22-year-old, but there was nothing sluggish about Ings as Burnley made a flying start. After Ings fired over, the hosts thought they had scored when Kieran Trippier’s cross was touched back to Scott Arfield by Barnes, but Ben Foster reacted superbly to push the midfielder’s shot onto the underside of the crossbar. However, West Brom, who had thrashed Burnley 4-0 in September, could not stem the tide and it was no more than Burnley deserved when Barnes headed in the opener in the 11th minute. Brown Ideye was West Brom’s unlikely saviour as they fought back from two down to draw 2-2 at fellow strugglers Burnley.last_img read more

Guyana unrelenting on first day of IGG athletics

first_imgBy Tamica Garnett in SurinameAFTER grabbing some of the easiest wins in track and field, the Guyana athletics team at this year’s Inter-Guiana Games, in Suriname, established that they are more than able to defend their title against the Dutch.Leading athletes like Chantoba Bright, Daniel Williams and Joanna Archer showed their Suriname counterparts that their athletics still has quite somewhere to go.World Youth Championship silver medallist Williams could not stop beaming as he celebrated his first gold medal win abroad, taking a gaping win in the Boys’ 400m, despite clocking just 52.1 seconds in the quarter mile.Guyana’s Joanna Archer comes in for the win of the Girls’ 800m.The Lindener registered an almost 25m lead in the first 200m, but coming off the turn his compatriot Samuel Lynch began closing in.Lynch continued his momentum, but never caught Williams and had to settle for second place as he finished one second behind.Suriname’s Bengalvio Salesman trotted in third on 55.9 seconds.Williams also had the joy of bringing the curtain down on the day’s athletics activity, as he anchored Guyana to a win in the Boys’ 4x100m relay.Toyan Raymond had the same pleasure in the Girls’ 4x100m, where she was supported by Binka Joseph, Deshauna Skeete, and Bright.In the first competition of the day, in the multi-sport event, Raymond set a nice precedent for the country, as she picked up the win in the Girls’ 100m, with a time of 12.5 seconds, to the cheering from a small, but vibrant group of Guyanese that came out to catch the competition at the Andre Kamperveen Stadium in Paramaribo.Guyana’s Ronardo Greene prevails in the Boys’ triple jump with a 13.81m leap.Suriname’s Sabrina Menso was able to take second for Suriname clocking 12.9 seconds, earning one of the few silver medals that the home side collected for the day. Binka Joseph ended in third place, with a time of 13.2 seconds.Suriname had a good showing in the Boys’ 100m, however, where it was a 1-2 win, as Marciano Shepper dashed to a time of 11.7 seconds, the same time that Dwayne Wee Wee clocked for second, leaving Guyana’s Umkosie Vancooten and Mark Solomon in third and fourth respectively.However, conceding in the Boys’ 100m was just a small dent to Guyana, who are sure to retain their title when the competition ends today.Suriname’s low performance, coupled with lack of participation in a few events, would require divine intervention for a win.Guyana’s Ronardo Greene had the first field event leaping to 13.81m in the Boys’ triple jump. On his final try Timmeon Spencer reached his maximum 11.78m jump, but still left him in fourth when sized up against the 12.31m from Suriname’s Ronaldo Letterbo, and the 11.71m from Dorniegill Wersen.Later in the afternoon, Bright nailed the Girls’ triple jump with an 11.2m leap, her only other competition, Virlyn Gibson, was second, with her best jump of 9.76m.Gibson had a gold in the high jump, which was another all-Guyanese lineup, giving Gibson an easy win after she was the only one to clear the 1.40m height, Guyana’s Tayanna Blair unfortunately could notJoanna Archer was definitely in a class all her own in the Girls’ 1500m, and the Surinamese did themselves no favours by trying to keep up with her.By a few laps Surinamese Abby-Jo Winter had pushed herself past her breaking point and could go on no longer, leaving Archer’s only competition being her compatriot Shaquka Tyrell.Despite the tough track, Archer was able to easily defend her win and had a time of 5:04.5s. Staying the course Tyrell strolled in another four seconds later behind Archer.The athletics continues at the Stadium today from 09:00hrs local time.Athletics is one of six disciplines being contested at this year’s IGG, the others being cycling, football, basketball, volleyball and swimming.Volleyball, football and basketball also started last night. Swimming commences today.last_img read more

No. 11 Syracuse beats No. 2 North Carolina, 13-11, for fourth straight victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm Contact Matt: Behind four goals from Emily Hawryschuk, last week’s Inside Lacrosse Rookie of the Week, and Asa Goldstock’s strongest performance of the season in the net, No. 11 Syracuse (12-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) topped No. 2 North Carolina (12-2, 5-1), 13-11, Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tar Heels never had a lead in the game, and were outshot by the Orange.With the win, SU extended its winning streak to four games, and after losing four of five in a dismal stretch at the end of March, the Syracuse sits tied at the top of the ACC with the Tar Heels, each boasting a 5-1 conference record.“We’re just young, so I think we’re growing, I’m hoping that’s the case,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “We certainly played better than we did in those early March games; our defense is coming together, our goalie is coming together and making better saves, and I just hope it continues and they generate confidence off of this.”The Orange scored four straight to begin Saturday’s contest, and it took the Tar Heels 14 minutes to get on the scoreboard. With under eight minutes left in the first half, the Orange held a 6-2 lead, which UNC cut to 6-5 by the end of the half.Hawryschuk had two goals in the first half for the Orange, and UNC attack Ela Hazar had two for the Tar Heels.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our offense, especially early, made good decisions on our shots,” Gait said. “We buried them early and took the lead, which gave us confidence and was good for them.”The Orange struggled to keep its lead in the second half, as the Tar Heels clawed back to tie the game at seven with 23 minutes left, after Sammy Jo Tracy netted an unassisted goal, her second of the game for UNC.But with 15 minutes left, the Orange went on a four-goal run, as Hawryschuk netted her fourth of the game and Riley Donahue, Alie Jimerson and Mary Rahal each added another to the tally.Despite three straight Tar Heel goals to end the contest, including one by Marie McCool with under a minute left, SU held onto its slim lead for the 13-11 win.Goldstock had one of her best performances of the season Saturday, posting 12 saves on 23 UNC shots on goal. Allowing only 11 goals goals on the day, Goldstock posted a save percentage of .522, her best since Northwestern on March 3. Goldstock also allowed only one goal in man-up situations all game.The Orange returns home on April 18 to take on No. 8 Cornell in its final home matchup of the season, before finishing its regular season April 22 at unranked Louisville.“We’ve been in the top-four for four years now, and I continue telling the team that we belong there,” Gait said. “That’s kind of the message: we’re not here by fluke, and we are a top-four-caliber team. We just have to keep playing like it.” Commentslast_img read more