Western Bureau: Forward Michael Kerr sparkled for St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) yesterday scoring four goals in their 8-1 rout of The Manning’s School to breeze into the semi-finals of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup and a set date against Dinthill. The other semi-final will see Manchester take aim at Lennon. Kerr, who has been sizzling all season, took his goal-scoring feat for the season to 27 goals with his hat-trick plus one, while Demar James and Shawn Genus struck a brace each to condemn Manning’s to a most lopsided defeat. “This victory is a very pleasing one to me. It made a statement of intent that we want to return to the winners’ circle,” said Omar Wedderburn, the STETHS coach. “We continue to show class and work hard every day, which, as I always say, is how we approach every game,” he added. Wedderburn told The Gleaner that being in the semi-finals is reason to be happy but noted that the work is only half done. He said getting back to the final and erasing last year’s defeat to Clarendon College was firmly in their thoughts. “Not that we care too much about the past, but that was a lesson we learnt, and now we have a chance from here on to change that,” Wedderburn said, adding that his players continued to amaze him as they play to instructions and take nothing for granted. STETHS advance with maximum nine points from three quarter-final matches, while Vere Technical finished their season on a good note by edging Marcus Garvey High 1-0. They ended with six points and showed signs along the way that they could be in the running come next year, all things being equal.
The Camas-Washougal Fire Department has lifted the recreational burn ban put in place for its coverage area several months ago.The ban was lifted Thursday morning, the fire department said in a news release. The rural Clark County fire department issued the ban in late July due to the region’s protracted heat wave. At the time, it was joining the rest of the county fire departments, which had already imposed restrictions on recreational fires.It’s been an exceptionally hot summer in the area. Vancouver broke its all-time record for the most 90-degree days in one year last month. On Aug. 21, the city recorded a high of 94 degrees, making it the 28th day of 90 degrees or higher in 2018. The next day, the high was 90.Things have cooled down. Forecasters say there are chances of rain through Sunday night. The week’s high temperatures are in the upper 60s, with nighttime lows dipping down to nearly 50 degrees.And the colder weather is creating patchy fog at night and in the mornings.The National Weather Service issued a short-term forecast early Thursday, warning residents that fog was developing across the Portland-Vancouver area.
The sudden fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, an iconic UNESCO world heritage site covering the banks of the River Seine, captivated the world’s attention.Paris prosecutors are investigating the causes and have said that either a poorly stubbed-out cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the fire. Jharkhand court drops ‘donate Quran’ condition for bail to Ranchi woman over offensive post ‘Truth, justice have prevailed’: PM Modi on Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict Salve hails verdict, says ICJ protected Jadhav from being executed His political opponents, however, favored an exact replica and as a result, the opposition-controlled Senate, the parliament’s upper house, rejected the law.The National Assembly, the country’s lower house, controlled by En Marche, overruled the Senate to ultimately pass the bill. But the final text did not directly address the architectural form of the reconstruction and in turn, the spire design, undetermined.The “aim is to give Notre-Dame a restoration appropriate for the place it has in the hearts of the French people and in the entire world,” Culture Minister Franck Riester said.In an opinion poll published in April, most respondents said they wanted the cathedral rebuilt as it was before the fire.Five-year project Tuesday’s vote was not without controversy, as politicians squabbled for months over the details of the restoration project.France’s Parliament voted on Tuesday in favour of a law to restore the damaged roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, after a fire destroyed its spire in April. Advertising Advertising ‘Truth, justice have prevailed’: PM Modi on Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict Post Comment(s) More Explained Best Of Express Salve hails verdict, says ICJ protected Jadhav from being executed By Deutsche Welle | Published: July 17, 2019 8:49:31 am At issue for lawmakers was the decision of what the new spire would look like. The destroyed spire had been designed 19th-century restorer Eugene Viollet le Duc, after the medieval original was demolished in the 18th century.Tuesday’s vote was not without controversy, as politicians squabbled for months over the details of the restoration project.French President Emmanuel Macron’s and his centrist Party, En Marche, supported the construction of a modern spire, to make a “contemporary architectural statement.” The approved bill will dispense the 850 million euros ($954 million) in donations that individual, corporate and private donors made after the blaze.Macron has insisted that the reconstruction project should be completed within five years. But the deadline has been criticized by experts as too ambitious.The president’s political opponents agreed, accusing Macron of rushing the project to ensure reconstruction was completed for the 2024 Olympic Games that Paris will host.“Imposing a deadline of five years from on high makes no sense,” Brigitte Kuster of the opposition Republicans said. Explained: Kulbhushan Jadhav case file Jharkhand court drops ‘donate Quran’ condition for bail to Ranchi woman over offensive post Top News
This is one phase of a multi-phased and much-needed project to upgrade utilities beneath Water Street from Market Street north to Red Cross Street, according to the city.Work on the current phase began in early 2018 and was initially scheduled to be completed in mid-2018.Completion of this phase has been delayed by several factors.Related Article: High school student missing after swimming in Eno River Rock Quarry“First, crews were working to install sewer pipes some 12 feet underground during 2018, a year that the city experienced a record 100+ inches of rain,” the city wrote in a news release. “Second, when CFPUA officials were inspecting the newly placed sewer pipe this fall, they found the required slope of the pipe did not meet CFPUA and state requirements and it is being re-worked. The contractor doing the work suspects that some soil settled beneath the pipe, perhaps due to the heavy rains.”The street is slated to be paved and open in early May.All businesses in the area, including the shops at Water Street Center and the Hotel Ballast, remain open while work is underway. Construction started back in April and business owners near the construction say it’s affected profits. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The city and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority have nearly completed replacing aging water and sewer pipes under the ground in Water Street between Chestnut and Grace streets.The city says work will stop for Azalea Festival and will resume next week with completion of this phase expected early next month.- Advertisement –