England’s title hopes dashed by Spain

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_img England’s hopes of retaining the title in the Costa Ballena International Quadrangular Tournament were dashed today by Spain.The hosts struck early in the title decider, winning all three morning foursomes, to get one hand on the trophy.England fought hard in the singles, winning the first three games. But when the remainder of the afternoon matches went Spain’s way they were beaten overall 6-3. The Spanish victory gave the hosts their eighth win in 14 editions of the tournament.England A squad coach Paul Ashwell commented: “The morning matches ultimately cost us the match.”Earlier in the three-day series, England had halved with Finland and beaten Germany 5-4. Spain had had similar fortunes, halving with Germany and beating Finland 5-4 to set up today’s ‘winner-takes-all’ clash. Germany and Finland halved the other match on the final day, meaning England finished the tournament as runners-up.England’s top scorer was Lancashire’s Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale) who took 4.5 points from his six games.The other members of the England team, all members of the A Squad, were Jamie Bower (Meltham, Yorkshire), Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire), Scott Gregory (Corhampton, Hampshire), Bobby Keeble (Crowlands Heath, Essex) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire.England’s victory in last year’s tournament was the team’s first since 2006. 23 Jan 2015 England’s title hopes dashed by Spain last_img read more


IS THIS IRELAND’S HIGHEST SNOWMAN?

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgIs this Ireland’s highest snowman???This picture was taken today at the top of Errigal as he cast a watchful eye over Dunlewey, not sure if he’s the first snowmen to have scaled our highest peak!!!Máirtín Mac Crábhagáin was there to take the pic.  IS THIS IRELAND’S HIGHEST SNOWMAN? was last modified: December 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Máirtín Mac Crábhagáinmount errigalpicturesnowmanlast_img read more


College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team seeking consistency to open the new year

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgEureka >> For three weeks the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team has been looking at the same record in the standings.Six wins, nine losses.It’s been a waiting game as the Corsairs’ first game of 2017 slowly approaches.“That is a very big understatement,” CR sophomore forward Will Ingersoll said when asked if the Corsairs are ready for their lengthy break to be over. “I think we’re more than ready to play. We’re all antsy. (Saturday) is the first game of league, so it should be …last_img read more


SA communicators call for mobilisation behind 2010 Fifa World Cup™

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_imgMinister of Transport Sibusiso NdebeleThrough the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, we can tell the story of Africa – tell her story because we are proud.At the fourth and final 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ communicators’ conference, hosted today by the National Communications Partnership (NCP), speakers including Minister of Transport, Mr. Sibusiso Ndebele and Dr. Irvin Khoza, Chairperson of the 2010 FIFA Organising Committee called for all South Africans and Africans to come together to ensure that we host an event that will be talked about by generations to come.“As a country and continent, we will need to pull together. The 2010 FIFA World Cup calls for unity of our people because together we can do more,” said Minister Ndebele. Dr. Irvin Khoza said that South Africans must realise the enormity of the opportunities that are being generated through the tournament. The World Cup will be delivered on a far bigger scale than the Confederations Cup.  To date, for example over 14 000 applications have been received for the volunteer programme.Dr Irvin Khoza, chairman of the 2010 FIFAWorld Cup Organising Committee According to Khoza, the psychological readiness of the nation is critical. “There is one show on the road at the moment and a psychological adjustment from all South Africans is needed.”Khoza said that South Africans need to be thinking of the World Cup as a 30 day commercial for the country that will be watched by billions around the globe. “The extent to which the tournament changes lives will be largely determined by the degree to which we use the tournament to build up to 2010.”The 11th June 2010, with the opening of the World Cup is arguably South Africa’s next defining moment. Historically, we have successfully hosted Rugby and Cricket World Cups, continental and global football tournaments, global conferences and four peaceful democratic elections, but never anything on a scale that is arguably larger than the Olympics.Khoza affirmed that the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee has a very good understanding of what is needed for next year’s event. “We must be relentlessly positive,” he said. “As South Africans, we have the tendency to be self critical. We should see everything in perspective and importantly, see the positive stories.” He referred to outstanding progress that has been made by 2010 FIFA Organising Committee over the past five years, through the building of six new stadiums in less than four years and the potential legacy that will be generated in terms of job creation, tourism, trade and investment.“We must be proactive and stay ahead of the story – not merely reacting to everything being said,” he added. The 2010 story is one of a continent that is being redefined in a historic way.“We must be Pan-African,” Khoza concluded. “South Africa 2010 must be pan-African in word and deed, as we stage a tournament that inspires all of Africa.” This tournament must ensure that our African teams feel like they are playing at home, as we celebrate Africa’s home-grown heros.” From Cape to Cairo, Khoza reiterated that Africa must stand together as never before –  to create a sweet chorus singing the same song in perfect harmony.“This World Cup is the real thing. You must feel that there is something happening in this country. The banners you use must be larger than life. Every street corner must be filled. We must feel that this show is in town,” Khoza concluded. About the International Marketing of South Africa (Brand South Africa) The International Marketing Council of South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. This did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of the IMC, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign.  There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.About the National Communications Partnership Government Communications (GCIS) and the IMC are the custodians of the NCP. This partnership is aimed at forging alignment of communication among government and private-sector marketing and communication specialists.For further information:Margaret DingaloDirector: Stakeholder RelationsInternational Marketing Council of South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122last_img read more


Call to give sign language official status

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img5 December 2012South Africa’s policy makers should debate the question of whether sign language should be added to the country’s list of official languages, says President Jacob Zuma.Zuma was speaking during a Siyahlola presidential monitoring programme visit to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Tuesday.During a community meeting at Bergvlam Primary School, people with disabilities and various organisations urged Zuma to add sign language as one of the country’s official languages.Scelo Dlamini from KwaZulu-Natal’s Deaf People Association told Zuma that deaf children suffered a lot in schools as they were taught by teachers who did not know sign language.“Please make sure that there’s training for teachers for sign language, including in early childhood development for deaf children to develop their language. Then they will know sign language better when they go to school,” Dlamini urged the President.A representative from South African Disability Alliance urged the Department of Basic Education to improve the use of sign language in schools. “Deaf learners are still not being taught in the medium of sign language. Academic curriculum for deaf children and intellectual learners is unsatisfactory,” he said.In response, Zuma said it was clear that the government needed to do something.“From today we can argue it better – whether in Parliament or Cabinet – to say that this must happen. Children with disabilities go to school and are taught by teachers who don’t understand the language – you can imagine the difficulty,” he said.He said learning sign language should be included in teachers’ training.Disability Awareness MonthZuma’s visit was the culmination of Disability Awareness Month, held in November under the theme, “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all”, as proclaimed by the United Nations for the International Day for Persons with Disability held on 3 December.Responding to the challenges raised by people with albinism, including being teased, Zuma urged South Africans to respect their rights and stop calling them names.“There should be no more calling them by different names … We have to respect the rights of all citizens, we might outlaw these names … so that we can caution society and accord them the respect that they deserve,” Zuma said.People with disabilities also called on the government to ensure that departments fast-tracked the implementation of a 2% employment quota for people with disabilities, as they also wanted to be part of the country’s growing economy.Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana promised to follow up on the matter, and others raised during the meeting, with Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. She also committed to call on other government departments to adhere to the 2% employment quota.“We already know the problems relating to access to transport and housing, and we are discussing these issues with relevant ministers including the Department of Labour.“We will sit down and speak with the arts and culture minister to recognise the issue of sign language. The basic education minister heard all the issues regarding education, and we will pass a request to the health minister about the access to hearing aids,” Xingwana said.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more


Evolution Ag Open House Feb. 10

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Evolution Ag, the Case IH dealership that recently opened its new location south of Delaware on US 42 announced its’ annual Open House and Customer Appreciation event for Wednesday, February 10th. The dealership is located 8 miles south of Delaware on US 42 near the Conklin Dairy Farm north of the US 33 interchange.Doug Loudenslager, Principal and General Manager said that current and future customers are invited to the dealership on February 10 to enjoy lunch as well discounts on parts, filters fluids and specials on products throughout the store.Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and features “World Renowned” Stiverson pork tenderloin sandwiches and homemade pies from  Carlyle’s in Richwood. Loudenslager also said that Dr. Chris Winslow will be speaking at 1:30 on the Lake Erie Watershed and the research being conducted for management of toxic algae blooms in the basin.Product specialists from Case IH and the other companies that Evolution Ag represents will be in attendance to answer questions and review new product offerings. In addition, new Dodge Ram trucks will be on display along with available test drives.Case IH and Dodge are sister companies and part of the Fiat Industrial group. Evolution Ag is the authorized Case IH dealer for Central Ohio including Delaware, Union, Morrow,  Marion and Franklin counties. The company also sells and services the Kioti, Kubota, Grasshopper, Gravely, and Stihl lines of lawn mowers and landscaping equipment.last_img read more


Ditch All Those Bookmarks! Quix Is an All-In-One Solution

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Would you like to consolidate a hefty chunk of your browser’s bookmark bar real estate? Quix is an interesting application that allows users to create an all-in-one solution for bookmarklets and bookmarks, as well as a handy toolkit that will let users shorten links and post to multiple locations, all from any browser.Check out the demo, give the app a test drive, and let us know what you think.Quix is an extensible bookmarklet that allows users to access all their bookmarks and bookmarklets across all browsers, while maintaining the necessary shortcuts in just one spot. In essence, Quix acts like like a command line for the browser.Commands run the gamut from basic web searches and functions to social utilities to searches and SEO/webmaster functions – the range of functionality for Internet power users is truly mind-boggling. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Quix bookmarklet comes ready-made with a decent gallery of commands, but the best part of the app is that users and developers can extend its functions using custom commands files. Once a user has made his own custom commands file available online, he can simply go to the Quix extensions page to create a bookmarklet that will work with that file.The only downside is having to remember all the commands.In many senses, this reminds of of Mozilla’s Ubiquity, the add-on/UI we raved about back in the mists of time and that allowed users to apply textual commands to any page they were browsing. Ubiquity isn’t dead, but it seems to run silent and deep. We hope this conceptual revival from Quix will fare better.Quix comes from Joost de Valk, a seeming one-man web dev shop based in the Netherlands. Let us know what you think of this app in the comments. Tags:#Product Reviews#web last_img read more


Del Potro beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open

Posted On Nov 30 2019 by

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Laimbeer excited for chance to build Las Vegas franchise CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was the Argentine’s first title since he beat Jack Sock in last year’s Stockholm final. The two Stockholm wins are del Potro’s only tour titles since he returned in 2016 following chronic wrist problems.For Dimitrov, it was his fourth final of the year and first defeat. The Bulgarian is now 7-6 in career finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates after defeating Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the men’s singles final at the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament Sunday Oct. 22, 2017. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)STOCKHOLM — Juan Martin del Potro won his 20th career title Sunday, beating Grigor Dimitrov in a successful title defense at the Stockholm Open.Del Potro held serve throughout as he won 6-4, 6-2 against Dimitrov while also landing 70 percent of first serves and firing in nine aces.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Government Will Assist Farmers Affected by Any Hurricane – Hutchinson

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_imgMinister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the Government is committed to supporting farmers in the event a hurricane should hit Jamaica.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Hutchinson said the Government would assist farmers if they suffer any loss of crops or livestock due to a hurricane.“We’ve always had a programme where we assist farmers in getting them back on the ground, those that do get damaged,” the Minister added.He emphasised that assistance is usually channeled through community based organizations, so it is imperative that farmers align themselves to groups to be able to access the help.“We [at the Ministry] are now looking to have a structure in place where all farmers are a part of an organization. Once you have that, the funds [will be channeled] through the organization where they are able to identify the genuine farmers who have suffered damage,” he explained.In the meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson is encouraging all farmers to ensure they are registered for the Agricultural Business Information System (ABIS), because in the event Jamaica is under any hurricane threat, this is the means utilized by the Ministry to put farmers on high alert.last_img read more


Mortgage debt increases at slower rate amid decreasing home sales CMHC

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgTORONTO – The Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation says the country’s mortgage debt increased at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2017 compared to the year before.The Crown corporation attributes the slowdown to rising interest rates and decreasing home sales.In its quarterly mortgage and consumer trends report, CMHC also reveals that the growth rate of home equity line of credit debt more than doubled when compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, trailing credit card and auto loan debt.Meanwhile, the demand for new mortgage loans was sluggish with the number of loans opened in the last quarter of 2017 falling by 7.7 per cent from the year before to reach 234,000.CMHC says the number of consumers with a mortgage loan in the fourth quarter reached its highest point in the last three years.last_img read more