Alabaster, the Albino Alligator at South Carolina Aquarium, Is Sick

first_img Watch: Here’s How Florida’s Gatorland Is Preparing for Hurri…Alligators Spotted ‘Swimming’ in Road, Climbing Fences in Florida Staff at the South Carolina Aquarium is asking for “positive vibes” for Alabaster, its rare albino alligator, after vets confirmed he is fighting an infection, which is causing a red discoloration on his skin.Vets have previously announced that the 22-year-old Alabaster was experiencing health issues, including disinterest in food and a skin rash. Alabaster is usually on view in the aquarium’s black swamp exhibit, but due to his condition, aquarium staff closed his exhibit and he is no longer in public view.Albino alligators are rare because they usually don’t survive long in the wild. Last month, an alligator couple living in a Florida wildlife park produced the world’s first batch of albino alligator eggs.Albino alligators’ pigment-free skin makes them extremely vulnerable to predators and if they do survive for any period of time, the sun will cause irreparable damage to their skin. Alabaster lives in a tank specially built to be completely darkened.Alabaster is 22 years old and came to the South Carolina Aquarium in 2010. (Photo Credit: South Carolina Aquarium / Facebook)Aquarium officials have thanked its Facebook followers for the support that has poured in for their “favorite gator guy.”“Alabaster’s prognosis is uncertain, so continue to send out all the love and good vibes for Alabaster,” they said.More on Geek.com:World’s First Batch of Albino Alligator Eggs Laid in FloridaWatch: Alligator Rescued After Soccer Balls Gets Lodged in MouthRare Albino Orangutan Released Back Into the Wild Staff at the aquarium, which has been home to Alabaster since 2010, said in a Facebook post on Friday that they have sent out the rare alligator’s blood samples for analysis and colleagues across the country are evaluating and discussing his ongoing treatment.“[Alabaster] received a round of antibiotics and has been resting in his tank,” the South Carolina Aquarium said in its Facebook update. “We’ve been adding water to his tank to ease his ability to move and provide support for his body weight. Though he’s clearly fatigued, he’s been active. We’ve been doing everything we can to create a supportive environment that will help him fight off this infection.”Albino alligators are “extremely, extremely rare,” aquarium spokeswoman Caroline Morris told the Post and Courier, adding that Alabaster is thought to be one of only 50 albino alligators in the world. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover Prototype at Icelandic Lava Field

first_imgStay on target As NASA prepares for its Mars rover to launch July 2020 and land at the Red Planet to explore Martian geology and collect samples for return to Earth, the space agency has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get the unmanned vehicle ready for the job.Fifteen NASA scientists and engineers descended on the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjokull, in July, to test a rover prototype.Experts say the terrain of the volcanic island Experts say that Iceland is in many ways reminiscent of the surface of Mars. (Photo Credit: Halldor Kolbeins / AFP / Getty Images)The terrain of Lambahraun lava field, located about 60 miles from Reykjavik, features black basalt sand, dunes, and craggy peaks, which experts say is reminiscent of the surface of the Mars.“It’s a very good analogue for Mars exploration and learning how to drive Mars rovers,” Adam Deslauriers, manager of space and education, at Canada’s Mission Control Space Services, told AFP.Before Mars became an inhospitable frozen desert with an average temperature of minus 81.4 degrees F, scientists believe that the planet shared many of the characteristics of Iceland. “The mineralogy in Iceland is very similar to what we would find on Mars,” said Ryan Ewing, associate professor of geology at Texas A&M University, who referred to minerals such as olivine and pyroxenes, both dark so-called mafic rocks, which have also been found on Mars.“In addition to that, we don’t have much vegetation, it’s cold and we have some of the environments like sand dunes and rivers and glaciers that Mars has evidence of in the past,” Ewing added.The prototype rover being used on the Icelandic lava field was “basically indestructible,” according to Adam Deslauriers, of Canada’s Mission Control Space Services. (Photo Credit: Halldor Kolbeins / AFP / Getty Images)Deslauriers described the rover prototype, which has a four-wheel drive propelled by two motors and is powered by 12 small car batteries stacked inside, as “indestructible.”“The rovers that we have on Mars and the Moon would be a lot more sensitive to the environment and conditions of Iceland,” Deslauriers told AFP.While the prototype tested on the Icelandic lava field is equipped with sensors, a computer, a dual-lens camera and controlled remotely, it’s not exactly identical to the actual Mars 2020 rover.The Mars 2020 rover, which has yet to be named, will be able to collect rock and soil samples from the surface of the Red Planet and store those samples in tubes for future missions to retrieve.The 2020 rover will land at Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021, equipped with a system to cache science samples in tubes that will be delivered to a safe drop-off site. Two subsequent missions, currently in the concept stage, would be needed to bring the Mars 2020 samples home.The Mars 2020 rover is based on the Mars Science Laboratory‘s Curiosity rover configuration. It is car-sized, about 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide, and 7 feet tall. At 2,314 pounds, it weighs less than a compact car. The public can watch live (see video below) as the Mars 2020 rover is built and tested in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL.Earlier this month, engineers working on the Mars 2020 rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, completed the machine-vision calibration of the forward-facing cameras on the robotic explorer.Last month, JPL engineers tested the rover’s 7-foot-long robotic arm, which maneuvered an 88-pound sensor-laden turret.More on Geek.com:Send Your Name to Mars Aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 RoverWatch: Scientists Simulate What a Marsquake Might Look Like40 Incredible Images of the Surface of Mars NASA Attaches Helicopter to Mars 2020 RoverNASA Now Accepting Names for Mars 2020 Rover last_img read more

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‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form

first_img Two years ago Pinball FX 3 brought all sorts of multiball goodness to Nintendo Switch. If anything, the digital cabinets felt even more accurate on the console/handheld hybrid since you can rotate the tablet to a vertical orientation. And Zen Studios offered all sorts of online leaderboard options in single-player and multiplayer to keep you chasing high scores. Part of the game’s charm was the variety of extra tables you could purchase based on properties like Portal or Family Guy for some reason.But one #brand is more than big enough to earn its own game. Star Wars Pinball takes the Pinball FX 3 formula and just stuffs it full of nearly 20 Star Wars pinball tables. You’ll play intergalactic tables representing basically every movie and TV show in the Skywalker Saga outside of the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or The Mandalorian. We did notice there’s not a whole lot of prequel content though.A new global online multiplayer function has players earning points for either the Light Side or Dark Side of the Force. And while the gameplay will feel familiar to any Pinball FX 3 veteran, just seeing it slathered in Star Wars visuals and music and bad sound-alike voice actors can’t help but make you emotional. There are Porgs in this!So if that sounds cool to you, check out Star Wars Pinball now available on Nintendo Switch. As far as gambling-adjacent Star Wars video games go, it’s definitely the most legal.As far as game criticism goes, pinball is something of a white whale to me (along with bingo). I just can’t seem to wrap my head around what makes a particular pinball table good or bad. I understand that one can be skilled at pinball. The hypothetical skill needed is a crucial legal separation between pinball and its straight-up Chicago gangster gambling roots. But I can’t articulate what being good at pinball means. Pinball theory, as it were, is lost on me.But that just makes pinball all the more fascinating to me. It makes me determined to figure it out. Working pristine physical pinball tables are tougher to find these days. Maintaining them is an art that’s dying faster than arcades. Fortunately, video games are doing their best to pick up the slack. Pinball FX 3 is the latest pinball simulator collection from Zen Studios, and it has all of your favorite brands in ball form, now on Nintendo Switch.Pinball FX 3 is more a pinball service than pinball game. The initial download is actually free. This way, you can see for yourself how solid the virtual pinball mechanics are after years of refinement. Flippers feel responsive. Shots always went basically where I attempted to aim them. Trying to use as much as tilt as you can get away with is a tricky but satisfying balancing act. And this is one of the most tactile uses of HD Rumble we’ve felt yet on Switch, which makes sense since 1-2 Switch proved how good the tech is at replicating the feeling of rolling balls.But you’ll only get so much mileage out of the complementary generic table Sorcerer’s Lair. Where Pinball FX 3 makes its money is by selling you new tables based on all your favorite #brands. And that’s totally in line with the pinball tradition. Some of the best pinball tables are based on properties as random as The Twilight Zone, Playboy, and The Addams Family.On other platforms, Pinball FX 3 lets you import many tables you may have purchased for previous Zen Studios games Zen Pinball and older Pinball FX games. But even on Nintendo Switch players can purchase some intriguing new tables based on Greek myth, Alien vs. Predator, Archer, and more.The uses of these licenses don’t feel lazy, either. Tables are loving homages to the property both in visuals and design. The Bob’s Burgers table features a hairy Belcher arm slamming on a bottle of mustard to launch the ball into the cartoon playfield. Meanwhile, the Portal table (another almost new Valve game) is a sterile laboratory full of portals for the ball to hop between, something you can only do in fake video game pinball. A table about kids on a spooky adventure features a tiny side area where you try to bat away spiders. And however you feel about Family Guy, the Family Guy pinball table looks, sounds, and feels like Family Guy.When playing on a TV you can swap between several different views to see the action as best you can. The camera can stay fixed at the bottom of the table or follow the ball as it ricochets off walls and rolls up ramps. It’s playable but always feels a compromise. Pinball is just too vertical for widescreen TVs.However, at the last minute the developers also added an option for rotating the Switch tablet for a full vertical view like Namco Museum. And it’s great! You can easily see everything just like a real pinball cabinet. With touch controls, you can even comfortably hold the Switch with both hands to tap and play. But my preferred method was still setting the tablet down and playing with detached Joy-Con.Along with the variety of tables to purchase, Pinball FX 3 wants to keep you in its ecosystem with a progression system. As you keep playing various modes you can level up your presence on each table as well as across tables. Unlock power-ups to improve your combo scores and connect to your Nintendo account for sharing accomplishments online, even across non-PlayStation platforms. Chasing high scores has never been my thing, which perhaps contributes to my pinball ignorance, but just knowing one more quick round could reward me with something new was motivation enough to keep going.I still don’t think I get pinball. It still just feels like so many colorful casino lights and bumping sounds and rolling balls I’m barely in control of. But it is fun, especially with a charming enough #brand. And as both game and platform Pinball FX 3, especially on Nintendo Switch, faithfully translates that fun.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Pinball FX 3 is a virtual pinball platform.2. After the free download, you can purchase a variety of new tables.3. The virtual pinball mechanics feel accurate and the table designs are inventive.4. Different brands like Archer, Jaws, and Portal are lovingly used.5. On Nintendo Switch, you can even position the tablet vertically for a better view of the whole cabinet. SNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo SwitchPlay These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield&… Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Vancouver receives upgraded bond credit rating

first_imgThe city of Vancouver received a high credit rating from Moody’s, according to a news release from the city.The city’s Limited Tax General Obligations bonds were upgraded from Aa3 to Aa2.“The city is proud that it has once again received an upgraded high quality credit rating. These ratings affirm the work our city council and city staff have done to develop and implement financial policies and practices as part of a long-term financial strategy that positions the city for ongoing success,” Carrie Lewellen, treasurer for the city, said in a statement. “These ratings continue to affirm that our financial operations are stable and well-managed.”The city’s strong credit rating reflects the credit agency’s view of the city’s growth in assessed market value, according to the city.last_img read more

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Singer Alanis Morissette to perform at ilani

first_imgAlanis Morissette, who vaulted to singer-songwriter stardom in the mid-1990s with a frank, angry, truth-telling album called “Jagged Little Pill,” will play an acoustic show at ilani on Sept. 16.Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are $69, according to ilani’s website.“Jagged Little Pill” won five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year in 1996, and became one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.It stopped many listeners and critics cold with raw expressions of female sexuality and rage that had never climbed the charts before; it predicted the current #MeToo movement in songs like “Right Through You,” a bitter complaint about sleazy music executives who are interested in something other than female artistic talent, and “You Oughta Know,” in which Morissette lets fly very explicit fury at a lover who “replaced” her.Morissette has released nine more albums since then, along with soundtracks for films and even monthly podcasts focused on women and spiritual wellness.Her “Jagged Little Pill” album was translated into a rock musical that did well in pre-Broadway previews this summer, and now she’s heading out on an acoustic tour.last_img read more

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Vancouver Public Schools announces personnel changes

first_imgVancouver Public Schools on Monday announced personnel changes for the 2019-2020 school year, including the restoration of dozens of staff who had received preliminary layoff notices due to since scaled-back budget cuts.The west Clark County school district faces an $8 million deficit, the result of declining enrollment, increased labor costs and changes to the state’s funding formula. But that’s less than half of the $16.8 million deficit the district announced earlier this year, which would have left teachers, counselors, clerks and other school staff out of work. The district received $6.5 million in one-time state money and will use $3.8 million out of its district reserves to alleviate the deficit.On Monday, the district announced it was restoring the following positions:• 21 teachers.• 11.8 full-time counseling positions.• 19 media clerks.• Seven counseling clerks.• Four wing clerks at Skyview High School.• Two deans of students.• Four teachers on special assignment who work with instructional technology and one teacher on special assignment who works in curriculum and instruction.• Three maintenance grounds crew.• 15 custodial positions.The district also announced several associate principal moves. All changes must be approved by the school board before they are final. They are:• Tony Liberatore, associate principal at Columbia River High School, will move to Fort Vancouver High School. Liberatore will replace Associate Principal John Schultz, who is leaving the district.• Nick Davies, a teacher at Jesuit High School in Portland, will fill the associate principal position at Columbia River left by Liberatore.• Luis Castro, currently associate principal at Gaiser Middle School, will move to Fort Vancouver High School as an associate principal.• Alison Watson, associate principal at Fort Vancouver High School, will fill an associate principal role at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Watson will replace Andrea Sperry, who is leaving the district.• Mandie Arai-Green, currently a teacher and administrative intern at Ogden Elementary School, will become an associate principal at Gaiser.• Scott Sartorius, current associate principal at Discovery Middle School, will be associate principal at Eisenhower and Lincoln elementary schools.• Katie Ronning, current associate principal at Felida Elementary School, will be associate principal at Discovery Middle School.• Mike Meskel, associate principal at Hudson’s Bay High School, will fill the associate position at Felida Elementary School.• Greg Roberts, currently associate principal at Eisenhower and Lincoln elementary schools, will be associate principal at Hudson’s Bay High School. Roberts will replace Patrice Woods, who is leaving the district.• Amber Beardmore, a teacher and administrative intern at Liberty Middle School in the Camas School District, will be associate principal at Hudson’s Bay High School.last_img read more

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Will the debate on Coalition Building by political leaders at West…

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAY Will the debate on Coalition Building by political leaders at West Coast Radio proceed? The presenter of the Programme by the Youth Parliament at West Coast Radio 2 did inform the public last Thursday, 7 April, that all the opposition parties are invited to a debate on coalition building on Thursday, 14 April, 2016 between 7 and 8 pm.Hence, all Gambians should listen and record the debate so that all will be informed of the position of each party on the subject.This is the time for the sovereign Gambian people to not behave like branded cattle with an owner. Human beings should not be a bull, donkey, horse or sheep to be owned and put in a rope by their fellow citizens.Each Gambian should have a critical mind and should gather information independently and make informed choice without any prejudices.last_img read more

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WAFU APPOINTS JABBIE AND JALLOW

first_imgGFF News-The West Africa Football Union ( WAFU ) has appointed Gambia’s Ba S JABBIE and Ebrima Jallow as Match Officials in the forth coming WAFU tournament schedule to take place in Ghana.Baa Jabbie is been nominated by the Gambia Football Federation and thus his appointment to the position of Disciplinary Committee Member of WAFU tournament Ghana 2017 came into being while Jallow is selected by the Confederation of African Football ( CAF ) as Assistant Referee in the tournament.Both Baa and Jallow are scheduled to leave Banjul on Monday September 4th for Ghana and are expected to be in active duties until the 24th when the final would be staged.last_img read more

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FFF Stakeholders Meet To Assess Progress

first_imgAbdoulai G. DibbaForest and Farm Facility initiative (FFF) together with stakeholders, have recently met at Tendaba Camp in the Lower River Region, to assess progress in programme implementation in 2017 and to brain storm on how the country will benefit from the second phase of the initiative next year.The FFF is an initiative from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to support countries to improve their Governance structures at different levels (local, national and regional), to achieve sustainable forest landscape management.The initiative was launched in March 2013 and the Gambia has been a beneficiary of the initiative, through the National Farmers Platform of the Gambia, for the organization of forest and farm producers at the national and subnational levels, to engage in policy dialogue, review, monitoring and implementation of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy, and to engage with Government institutions in A cross-sectoral, multi stakeholder platform with nine small grants to primarily women groups.In addition, a total of 24 community forestry committees were trained in MA and D in 2015 which led to the identification of six “main products” (ecotourism, handicraft making, beekeeping, nursery management, timber and firewood production), described in 50 community forestry management plans.The outcomes of the two-day National Stakeholders Meeting on Forest and Farm Facility Monitoring and Learning Framework, will enable stakeholders to assess whether the expected results were met or not, and prepare for further interventions.In his welcome statement, the Chief of Kiang Central District, Alhagie Demba Sanyang, thanked FAO, IIED and IUCN for supporting the country through the FFF initiative; that their communities have gained ownership of their community forests and that the recent nationwide tour of the Ministry of Environment, handed over 39 community forests to the 77 communities’ forest that were handed over in 2015. He thanked the FFF and their partners for facilitating the process and called on the communities to be mindful of bushfires as it could set the whole project backward.The President of National Farmers Platform Alagie Basse Mboge indicated that head Chiefs of Kiang Central are members of their regional taskforce making the handing over of the community forest to the local communities successful; that they are gathered for the monitoring and learning of their previous activities. The NFP President stated that the last tour of the Minister of Environment indicates that all the projects in the Gambia should emulate the FFF activities which the Minister highly commended; that the FFF has been supporting farmers to increase food production within farming communities which has linked them to regional networks. According to Mr. Mboge, they have structured many farmer base organizations through the support of the FFF.He concluded by calling on the farmer based organisations to take their work seriously in the interest of their members and the country.The FAO Regional Country Coordinator for the Gambia, Ms Sophie Gronwell, applauded Gambians for the New Democracy and indicated that they are gathered to learn of the impact and the results of the first phase that is just ending.“There are so many initiatives starting in the new Gambia and you have something very valuable that you can sell to international donors and partners which is your success stories, achievements and the gaps in the implementation of the FFF’s programmes” she said.She concluded that they will launch the next phase in early January next year; that with the ten countries where they have done a lot of work, many of them like to have a second phase.Ansumana Tamba, a Forestry Officer asserted that the Department of Forestry has collaborated with FFF since the beginning and are happy with the outcome of the successful implementation of the programme.last_img read more

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Timo Werner reminds me of a young Fernando Torres – Thiago

first_imgPrior to Spain and Germany’s eventual draw in the friendly game on Friday, Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago shared that he thinks Timo Werner bears an uncanny resemblance with Fernando Torres in his youth.“He’s unbelievably quick,” Thiago, said of Werner, who helped Leipzig to get their first win over Bayern last weekend.“He reminds me a bit of a young Fernando Torres. He has incredible acceleration and is always looking for gaps in the opposition defences,” he added, according to the official site of the Bundesliga.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Thiago also went on to discuss the possible winners of the Bundesliga and how will the Champions Leauge wind up.“The Bundesliga’s won,” Thiago boasted. “We’re already champions, but we have to win. The next game’s against Dortmund and we have to go out there with the idea of winning and that match should serve us well for the upcoming Champions League games.”last_img read more

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Leicester City boss will not change the clubs system

Claude Puel will remain with his 3-4-3 formation, even after it has been proven there is not enough personnel available to fulfill itLeicester City is 11th in the English Premier League standings.The team has won twice and lost three times to have six points already. With eight goals scored and nine received, fans are asking for a change.But The Foxes boss Claude Puel is not considering changing his 3-4-3 system yet.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I am not in the habit to change something. For example, about our last game, if I change the system defensively just to find the good solidity after we can lose all the good aspect from the offensive play,” he was quoted by Foxes Of Leicester.“With four at the back, we can drive the play. I want to keep our quality and possibility to attack and then to correct in our game the defensive aspect: win duels, more aggressiveness, these good things. They are good ingredients.”“Changing the system sometimes, why not? But it is not my concern or my thought at this moment because we made mistakes and we know why we made them. I think it is important to be responsible and correct them,” he concluded. read more

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Major accident sends two teen boys to hospital

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:accident, ANd construction, maranatha high school, millenium highway, pastor dor Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Apr 2015 – A terrible smash up on Millennium Highway, just in front of Pastor Dor’s complex late yesterday not only caused a major traffic detour in the Blue Hills area of Provo, but sent at least three people, including two teen boys to hospital. It is unclear what caused the violent collision of an AND Construction Truck and an SUV; but bystanders told Magnetic Media they could hear the impact from beyond Maranatha High School. The driver of the truck was pinned in the vehicle, the entire front end smashed and crushing his legs. The Fire crew had to brace the man in a standing position as the jaws of life were used to cut him free. The injury to his knees and lower legs were visible; deep gashes. The boys, who were being driven by their father, were said to be hurt; the one in the back seat of the vehicle more severely with head wounds and heavy bleeding, this according to an eye witness. It was a commendable job by first responders which included the Fire Department, Ambulance Unit and Police Force. There is no official police report as yet on the accident, but speed seemed to be a factor. Another snorkel trip deadly in Provo; Guest dies Police update on Friday 13 snorkel death in Provo Tourist man gone missing on dive, body found Saturdaylast_img read more

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HAPPENING NOW Oseta Jolly Primary hosts Boys Day

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Over 50 boys are gathered at the Gustavas Lightbourne Sports Complex, listening enthusiastically to the topical discussions intended to keep our boys on the right path and to present them with the tools to do just that.The event is being co moderated by Mr Darron Hilaire, Flow Marketing Exec, & Governors Appt Member, Hon. Temard Butterfield.  Among the speakers for today’s session, Pastor Pedro Williams, Mr Kenrick Walters, Mr Darius Coakley, Mr K B Ellington, and Mr Kem Gardiner.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Klopp sweating on the fitness of Mane and Salah

first_imgJurgen Klopp confirmed Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ahead of their trip to Huddersfield.The speedy duo were rumoured to be doubts for the trip to West Yorkshire but resumed first-team training this week.“We had yesterday’s session and a few of the boys trained, we’ll have to see how they react,” Klopp revealed to Sky Sports.“The only thing we are pretty sure is that Naby [Keita] will not be available with all the rest, we have to see how it develops, that’s it pretty much.”Another player who looks set to resume domestic action for the Reds is Virgil van Dijk, who Klopp confirmed is in good condition.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Klopp acknowledged his star defender had “major problems”.“You saw when he went off, everybody saw when he went off [against Southampton] that Virgil would not leave pitch without any major problems.“It’s settled pretty quickly but that’s how it is. Football players have to play very often with some kind of pain. But it’s not too important.“It’s all good, he has no problems with that anymore.”last_img read more

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Carles Puyol believes Real will miss Ronaldo in El Clasico

first_imgOn the eve of the Spanish El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the former Blaugrana captain has slammed Los Blancos’ decision to renounce Cristiano RonaldoAs the Catalans prepare to host arch-rivals at Camp Nou this weekend, Ernesto Valverde has a great chance to extend the gap between the sides, considering Los Merengues are struggling under Julen Lopetegui this season.The reigning European champions are going through a severe crisis in La Liga, having lost three out of the previous four encounters, as they already trail Barca by 4 points.Maybe Lopetegui isn’t the man to blame, but Florentino Perez, who opted not to replace the Portuguese superstar during the summer transfer session.Instead of splashing amount a substantial figure trying to replace his best player, Perez has brought Mariano Diaz back, leaving Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema the only reliable options in the final third.According to the Express Sport, Barcelona legend Carles Puyol thinks Ronaldo’s absence will influence Real’s performance in the weekend’s showdown.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“When the best player leaves, it’s logical that the team gets worse,” Puyol said.”They have to look for solutions, another way of playing, they relied heavily on Cristiano’s goals. “Now they have to replace those goals with other players scoring, other styles of play.“They [Barcelona] have to play their football, keep the ball and try to take advantage of the chances they have to score.“Their style is very clear.”The Spanish derby is scheduled to take place at Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

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