Conventioneers Weather the Atlanta Storm

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party   Millions of metro Atlantans weathered this week’s storm, and so did thousands more from out of town.The International Production and Processing Expo, which hosts egg and poultry producers from all over the world, expected 28,000 visitors this week.Even with the storm, 24,000 managed to get to Atlanta before the storm hit according to the event’s general manager, Charles Oletine.He says the show went off without a hitch thanks in large part to the staff at the Georgia World Congress Center.  “A lot of the support staff, down here at the GWCC, a lot of them ended up spending the night here,” said Olentine. “And, you know, there was a smaller staff. But they all pitched in, and they got the job done.”Olentine says this is the 66th year the Expo has been held in Atlanta, and some kind of winter weather event seems to hit the Expo every decade or so. Add to My List In My List Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Storieslast_img read more

Demerara crush Essequibo by nine wickets

first_imgIt took title contenders Demerara just under 30 minutes on the final morning to secure a convincing nine-wicket outright win over Essequibo in round one of the Hand-in-Hand sponsored inter-county Under-19 three-day tournament at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Ground, yesterday. Scenes of the day saw Essequibo resuming the final morning on 155-9 with a lead of 23 runs. They were only able to add one run to their overnight score before being dismissed for 156 inside 61 overs.Off-spinner Pradesh Ballkishun, who snared the final wicket to fall, ended with 4-22 from 10.1 overs while Joel Spooner, who engineered the early damage, finished with 6-54 and a match haul of 11-64 in his maiden Under-19 inter-county match.Demerara needing 25 to complete the outright win, reached 25 for 1 in 4.3 overs with Robin Williams (18) and Sachin Singh (5) ending unbeaten to carry their side over the line. Adrian Hinds (2) was the man dismissed, trapped LBW by off-spinner Amit Persaud (1-11). Persaud ended the match with a haul of 7-80. Scores in the match: Essequibo 75: (Orlando Jailall 27, Joel Spooner 5-10) and 156 (Jailall 60, Kevin Christian 49, Spooner 6-54, Pradesh Ballkishun 4-22) defeated by Demerara 207-9 (Alphius Bookie 51, Williams 42, Amit Persaud 6-69) and 25-1.Round two bowls off tomorrow which will see Demerara taking on the Select Under-17 side at the GCC ground while Berbice and Essequibo will be locked in battle at Lusignan.last_img read more

Tipp Minor Hurlers Fail to Reach All Ireland Final

first_imgTipperary’s Minor Hurlers have been beaten by Kilkenny in today’s all Ireland Semi Final in Croke Park.After a slow start to the match the cats took control of the game with a goal just before half time, going in to the break leading the Tipp minors 1-7 to 0-4.Tipp took the game to Kilkenny in the second half with a spirited comeback seeing substitute Mikey O’Shea scoring two goals. Photo © Tipp FM However, it was not enough to overcome a more consistent Kilkenny, who held on to their lead, the game finishing 1-15 to 2-10 in favour of the cats.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport. Tipperary Minor Coach, Tommy Dunne, gave his sentiments on the loss.Kilkenny will go on to play Galway in the final, The Tribesmen beating Dublin in the other semi final in Croke yesterday.last_img read more