Rural netball champs advance to semis

first_imgDefending rural junior champions Denbigh High and senior queens Holmwood Technical advanced to the semi-finals of the ISSA schoolgirls netball competition after contrasting wins at Manchester High School on Wednesday.Denbigh eased past Montego Bay High 32-8, while Holmwood clipped Glenmuir High by one goal, winning 38-37.Holmwood, the most dominant schoolgirl netball team locally in the past 10 years, were pushed to the limit by a relentless Glenmuir, but as usual the Christiana-based defending champions showed grit and determination to pull through in the end.At the end of the first quarter, Holmwood led 10-9, and at half-time, it was still a one-point lead, 19-18 for the champions. However, it was Glenmuir who controlled the third quarter to lead 29-26 after the third stanza. They were unable to maintain their lead and Holmwood prevailed at the final whistle.Long-time head coach of Holmwood Carlene Graham Powell was happy that her team survived and stated that illness affected her girls.”Three of my top players were suffering from the flu, and and this was the reason why the score was so close because all season, the team has been scoring high numbers and it was the will power of the girls that got them through but come semi-finals next week, we will be in much better condition as the girls should get better by then,” said Graham Powell. Holmwood will meet Manchester High in one semi-final, while last year’s beaten finalists, Denbigh, who had a big 52-10 win over Herbert Morrison will go up against Knox College in the other. Knox defeated Anchovy 31-27 in a close encounter.There were no problems for Denbigh in their junior match as they got by their opponents quite easily. In the semi-finals, they will battle St Thomas Technical, who got the better of Bishop Gibson 24-18. In the other semi-final, Holmwood meet Manchester High.The semi-finals will be played at G.C. Foster College next Tuesday, with the first match set to begin at 10 a.m.last_img read more

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UL Alumni Donates to Alma Mater

first_imgDr. Weeks, UL VP for Accademic Affairs receives office materials and chairs from alumniThe Alumni Association of the University of Liberia (AAUL) has donated assorted office materials valued at US$11,118 to the administration of the university to help take care of some pressing office needs.The items donated included two digital Canon copiers, two external hard drives (terabytes), 200 chairs, and printing machines (for labeling the chairs and copiers).The president of the UL Alumni Association, James S. Davis II, made the donation recently at the Capitol Hill campus of the university.Mr. Davies also formally launched the project to erect the Alumni Center at the cost of over US$25K.  When completed, the center will contain offices, computer labs, conference and reading rooms and other facilities.He also launched the endowment of scholarships for students in need to the tune of US$5,000.He said the donation was part of the UL Alumni Fund (ULAFUND), a drive which was launched in April 2016 to raised US$2 million to tackle the financial difficulties the university was faced with.The ULAFUND will include short, medium and long term approaches, and all funds collected for that purpose will be directed toward faculty and infrastructural development (internet facility, library, laboratory, alumni center, computer labs, electronic processing equipment and scholarships).Furthermore, the ULAFUND drive is expected to be characterized by presentations underscoring the achievements and challenges of the UL as well as soliciting financial contributions in cash or kind from invited stakeholders and the general public.“The fund was collected only from alumni in Liberia,” Mr. Davis said.The vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, on behalf the UL administration, thanked the AAUL for the items donated. She promised to use them for the intended purposes as they were made at a time the university needed the items the most.The secretary general of the interim leadership of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU), James Bernard, termed the AAUL’s donation as “a kind gesture.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tottenham Wembley curse dead – Pochettino

first_imgIt was only Tottenham’s third win in their last 13 matches at Wembley and their first since moving into the English national stadium this season while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.Having lost eight times at Wembley in recent years, including defeats against Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen that contributed to their Champions League exit last season, Tottenham boss Pochettino knew it was essential his team got up and running at the first attempt this time.“I hope that can help us to stop the talk of the hoodoo and everything. It’s fantastic to start well in the competition, but also to stop everything that was around the team here,” he said.“Today means more than three points. It’s Wembley, it’s the perception that we had to change for our future.“To win here is so important for our confidence, for the players and the fans, and the perception of what we can do in the future.”After last season’s tame performances in Europe’s elite club competition, Tottenham are desperate to make the knockout stages this term and on this evidence they look up to the task.Son put them ahead early on and, although Andriy Yarmolenko equalised for Dortmund, Kane produced two typically predatory finishes to make it four goals in two games for the England striker.Pochettino believes Tottenham are beginning to learn the harsh lessons of last year’s flop.“It was a fantastic performance. It was massive to start that way with three points,” he said.“It was so important to get the points against a fantastic team like Dortmund. It’s massive for our confidence.“They dominated the game, but we were very clinical. In the second half we increased our level and the game was under control.“When you don’t dominate the game, you can still show different characteristics.”Kane’s brace maintained his strong start to September, which also includes two goals for England, and backed his claim this week that he is ready to shine on Europe’s biggest stages.– Under pressure –Pochettino has no doubt Kane is already among the top strikers in the tournament.“Harry was fantastic,” he said. “When you score goals in the Champions League you receive the credit you deserve. For me he is one of the best strikers in the world.”The only frustration for Pochettino was the late red card for defender Jan Vertonghen after he caught Dortmund’s Mario Gotze in the face with his forearm.“It wasn’t the intention of Jan, but we have to see the replays. It’s a little bit of a shame he received a red card,” Pochettino said.After starting the season unbeaten in German domestic action, this was a major setback for Dortmund, who controlled possession for long periods, only to see two goals contentiously ruled out for offside.Dortmund boss Peter Bosz was furious that Christian Pulisic’s strike, with the score at 2-1 to Spurs, was ruled out.Asked if the goal should have stood, he said: “Yes, 100 percent. Christian scored a good goal but it didn’t count.“We put them under pressure but they did the same to us.“It’s only the first game. It’s not the end of the matter.“The group is still open and we have to meet again in Dortmund.”Bosz also revealed Gotze needed treatment on his teeth after the clash with Vertonghen and could be sidelined as a result.“He’s got problems with his teeth and he has to go to the doctor today. It doesn’t look good with his teeth and that hurts us as well,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund has finally killed off their Wembley curse © AFP/File / GLYN KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund has finally killed off their Wembley curse.Pochettino’s side opened their Group H campaign with an impressive display at their temporary Wembley home on Wednesday as Harry Kane’s double and a Son Heung-Min strike sealed the points.last_img read more

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Liverpool to land Real Madrid man for £7m?

first_img Lucas Vazquez Liverpool are reportedly looking to delve into the transfer market again this summer and it seems manager Brendan Rodgers has targeted a Real Madrid midfielder as a key signing.Lucas Vazquez is the winger believed to be on Rodgers’ radar and talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a look at the man starring on loan at Espanyol.Name: Lucas Vázquez IglesiasDate of birth: July 1, 1991Birthplace: Curtis, SpainPosition: WingerClub: Real Madrid (on loan Espanyol)What’s the latest?Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on signing the wideman as he looks to bolster his squad at Anfield. Espnayol have the option to sign Vazquez at the end of his temporary deal but Real Madrid appear happy to let him join the Reds if they stump up the £7million asking price.Did you know?1) As a youngster Vazquez spent time at CD Curtis, his hometown club, but was eventually signed by Real Madrid as a 16-year-old in 2007.2) The winger spent one season with Real Madrid’s C-team in 2010 before being promoted to their B-team the following campaign.3) Vazquez’s talents on the flank saw him score four goals in 23 games helping them to return to Spain’s second tier for the first time in five years.4) After continuing to play with Real Madrid B, Vazquez earned a loan switch to Catalan-club Espanyol at the start of this season.5) In La Liga he’s gone from strength-to-strength, with the pacy winger registering four assists and two goals.They say:“A gifted player with great ball control who is dangerous in one-on-ones. He is very skilful and is very mobile across the front line. His ability to beat a man makes him a danger for any opposition,” – say Real Madrid. 1center_img “He stands out for his explosive pace and dribbling. Given his want to go forward, the Galician tends to end the season with a number of goals under his belt. His hard-work, effort and consistency have helped him stay at Castilla.”Video evidence:last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE/NA ROSSA CROWNED SOUTHERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBad aid 3, 5, 16 agus 20 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus bhain Grace agus Packie as Ard Crone, Dungloe póta óir an lotto (€1,100). Beidh €1,000 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Evelyn Boyle, Meenmore, Rosha Byrne, Annagry, Nan Doherty, Dungloe, Michael Boyle, Oughtmeen agus Tony Kelly, Chapel Rd .Bhain Irene Ward as The Diamond €150 agus bhain John McLoone, Paul Gallagher as The Diamond, Patricia Molloy as Glenties, Neillie Sweeney as Chapel Road agus Dolly McCole as Maghery €100 ag an bhingo. Dungloe/Na Rossa were crowned Southern Regional Champions Winners 2014 on Saturday evening last. They overcame Naomh Conail on a score-line of Dungloe / Na Rosa 0-14 Naomh Conail 0-8. Leading by one point at half time and producing an excellent 2nd half performance to seal the victory.Well done to the entire squad which included: Adam McHugh, Aaron Boyle, Ryan McGonagle, Stephen Conaghan, Ryan Connors, Christian Bonner, Adam Neely, Ryan Greene, Darragh McGee, Sean McMonagle, Caolan Ward, Barry Curran, John McDyre, Mark Curran, Christy GreeneConor McCahill, Brian O’Donnell, Dylan Reilly, Danny Rodgers & Mathew Ward (Capt).   GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE/NA ROSSA CROWNED SOUTHERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONS was last modified: November 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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Pages and pages of wise words

first_imgToddlers learn important co-ordination skills while having fun. Colour Africa Proverbs presents words of wisdom from around the continent in a fun and educational way.(Images: Colour Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rosie Campbell  Design for Development  +27 21 434 1126 RELATED ARTICLES • Instilling a love of reading • Gift that keeps on giving • Getting needy kids hooked on books • E-classroom, a fun way to learnSue MustafaColour Africa Proverbs is a unique project that encourages reading and respect for others and the environment among children between the ages of four and eight.Created by a somewhat unlikely source – a team of Cape Town-based graphic designers – the book is a collection of proverbs from around Africa, which are presented along with illustrations, words in different shapes and pictures that children can colour in. Rosie Campbell, Roulé le Roux, Melissa Visser and Amanda Storey run Design for Development, a design studio that has links to community development initiatives, non-profit organisations (NPOs), advocacy groups and the business sector. The company creates logos and branding accessories for prominent NPOs like the Treatment Action Campaign, Equal Education and Hoops4Hope, among others. Colour Africa Proverbs, through its words of wisdom, promotes respect, teamwork and patience in an educational and fun way. The cover is made with 100% recycled materials, to encourage environmental friendliness among the young readers. Each page is dedicated to one proverb, quoted at the top of the page, for which a translation is provided in illustration form below. To further emphasise the proverb’s meaning, the opposite page features a picture that can be coloured in. Next to the original-language saying is the country from where it originated.The books are available at R45 (US$9) each, while a donation copy costs R30 ($3.4), a pack of five costs R210 ($24), and a pack of 10 costs R400 ($45). Books may be ordered via the website. To date over 3 000 copies have been sold.Developing childhood skills“Most colouring books are very commercial,” explained Le Roux, who was responsible for the illustrations. “We wanted to create a book for children and parents that feels familiar and has local content.” Furthermore, the letters of the words in the translation have to be coloured in, a process that Le Roux explains was incorporated to help children pay special attention to their spelling skills.“I specifically wanted the text to be hand drawn and pictorial,” she said, “to show young children how closely drawing, writing and reading are linked. The drawings also encourage children to get ready to read and explore letter-forms while doing a fun activity.”Across the centre spread is a maze-like game that can be played by more than one person, where the winner is the first person to finish a race and reach a set destination. Along the way, players encounter obstacles and in some cases have to rely on each other for help, and in this way are forced to work as a team.Embracing Africa’s diversityThe designers have drawn on wisdom from Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, among other countries. Following the vast interest from Afrikaans speakers, an edition in that language has now been made available. Plans are also in place to translate the book into other languages as well, while also adding more editions to turn the project into a series. The Design for Development team believes that using the different languages in the book also helps children to embrace the cultural diversity of the continent. This way, they not only pay attention to what makes African cultures different, but also how to respect and honour these differences. One isiZulu proverb, says “Ikhotha eyikhothayo” which means “The cow licks the one who licks her”. The saying promotes the value and benefit of helping others when they most need it. International demandFollowing its appearance at the 2012 Design Indaba in March, Colour Africa has attracted international interest and books are being stocked in shops in the US and some countries in Europe. Seeing this as an opportunity to distribute to an even wider audience, the company has recently launched an online shop. Local customers can view a list of stockists on the Design for Development website. One element of their distribution plan is to get as many hard copies to under-resourced crèches and early childhood development centres across the continent as possible. The book is already a feature at crèches across the Western Cape suburbs of Khayamandi and Philippi, while a pupil in another school in Cape Town arranged to donate several copies to a small village in the Eastern Cape.last_img read more

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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 29 2012

first_imgSometimes one Trackable (or two or three or a dozen Trackables) from Geocaching.com simply isn’t enough. Shop Geocaching offers bulk orders of tracking codes. The options are endless. You might mint your own series of Geocoins, print a large order of Trackable t-shirts for your geocaching group, or wow your friends with Trackable cows. The minimum order is 50 tracking codes. Think of it, you can track a whole herd (of cows or friends).Geocachers often use bulk orders of tracking codes to prepare for geocaching events. The codes can be used to make almost anything Trackable, from attendees’ nametags to the geocaching cake at the event.If you’re interested in less than 50 Trackables at a time, there’s a solution. Purchase a Travel Bug® or two. Activate the Travel Bug and then include the tracking code wherever you like – you can tattoo it on your arm or carve it into your favorite walking stick. It is important that you do not place the tracking code in more than one location, as it will cause confusion as to which item is being tracked.Once your codes are activated, sit back and watch your items, from cows to cakes, get ‘discovered’ on Geocaching.com. Find out more about the Geocaching.com tracking code policy and view the contact information for ordering your own codes here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedBecome Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”Trackable Tattoos – Never LostSeptember 23, 2012In “Community”Shop Geocaching April 2012 NewsletterApril 2, 2012In “GeoTours”last_img read more

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I-T dept officials raid house, offices of Gupta brothers

first_imgIncome Tax officials raided the offices in Saharanpur and Dehradun belonging to the South Africa-based industrialists Gupta brothers. Searches were also conducted at the Guptas’ ancestral house in Ranibazar where the brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, grew up and lived till they left the country to become industrial tycoons in South Africa and close allies of the country’s former President Jacob Zuma. Mr. Zuma’s reported dealings with the brothers had rocked South African politics, leading to his resignation as President in mid-February. The Gupta brothers, however, have consistently denied any wrongdoing. “There was suspicion that the brothers were trying to bring illegal money into the country through various means. We intend to investigate if there is some basis for the suspicion,” said a senior IT department official involved with the raid. “Raids were conducted at the old Ranibazar house in Saharanpur, as well as their houses in Dehradun. We are also looking for bank accounts associated with them and properties they own,” the official said.Premise of a temple where the Gupta brothers were in the process of building a grand structure worth several crores were also raided, said the official.last_img read more

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Amit Shah meets RSS leaders in Nagpur

first_imgBJP president Amit Shah visited the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters here on Wednesday and held a closed-door meeting with the outfit’s top brass and senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders.“Mr. Shah arrived at the Nagpur airport around noon, along with the RSS Sah-Sarkaryawaha [deputy general secretary] Krishnagopal. He directly went to the RSS headquarters in Mahal and met Mohan Bhagwat [RSS chief] and Bhaiyyaji Joshi [RSS general secretary],” said Chandan Goswami, in-charge of the BJP’s publicity wing in the city.According to sources, the newly appointed president of the VHP, Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje, some other VHP leaders, and Union Minister Uma Bharati were present at the meeting.It was not clear what discussions the BJP president had with the top RSS and VHP leaders, However, RSS sources said the Karnataka Assembly elections and outbursts of former VHP working president Pravin Togadia could have been discussed.“The Karnataka election is crucial for everyone. The outcome of this election will decide if the Lok Sabha election will take place as scheduled or earlier. Also, it is a difficult election for the BJP. The BJP president may have briefed the RSS bosses about the situation there,” an RSS member from Nagpur said on condition of anonymity.Mr. Shah came out of the RSS headquarters around 4.30 p.m. and left by an evening flight. Ms. Bharati had, however, left the meeting at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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Grass-Fed Ghee Oil Horrifies Indians On Twitter

first_imgGood old ghee needs no introduction. The clarified butter, which originated in India, is used liberally around the country in everything from food to traditional medicines. So when a Los Angeles-based company discovered this “superfood” and repackaged it into “grass-fed ghee oil”, outrage against them wasn’t all that surprising. A tweet going viral, which shows a pic of Fourth & Heart’s ghee oil bottle, has gone viral online and collected a lot of backlash.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img read more

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