Southern Waves women’s champs of Southern Flames Cup

first_imgThe smaller Mix Souls outfit came out strongly in the first quarter, taking a 12-7 lead.But the Southern Waves fought their way back and both teams were neck and neck at the half time whistle with a 18-18 score line.In the end, the Southern  Waves girls led by captain Emily Koivi took the game away from the Mix Souls to lead 35-24 at the third quarter and finished  strongly,  adding a further 10 points in the final quarter.Southern Waves walked away with K1500 in prize money while Mix Souls picked up K800 as runners up.In the third place play off, Sogeri Tide rode over the Hohola Butterflies to win 29-24.Sogeri Tide won K600 and the Butterflies settled for K300.last_img read more

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Williamson adjusts to pro life

first_img “So that’s what we’re really working on right now, staying on the curve, staying away from the bar,” she listed, “just the little things that can compound and affect how you perform.” Kynaard provides important perspective. “He coaches differently because he operates just as a coach,” she outlined. “He coaches as an athlete as well because he’s still an athlete and he knows the struggle and the frustration of trying to get things done and not being able to,” she surmised. “But they’re all good coaches,” she concluded. Perhaps tired from her travels, Williamson wasn’t at her best at the JII. She cleared 1.85 metres and tied for fifth. Levern Spencer, St Lucia’s 2015 Pan-Am winner, won with a height of 1.90 metres. ‘THE LITTLE THINGS’ National high-jump champion as a student-athlete at Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School, Kimberly Williamson is adjusting to life as a professional. She cites harder training, the rigours of travel, and focus on small details as the big differences from her life as a college athlete. Nevertheless, she says her results are encouraging. Speaking in Jamaica last Friday, she said, “I’m used to having my coach and my team telling me what to do, where to go, how to do things.” “Here, I’m doing all that on my own,” the 23-year-old said to explain one key difference. “It’s a crazy experience,” she commented, “But I’m enjoying it.” She was in the island for the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) after performing in Guadeloupe just two days before. Still based at Kansas State University for whom she won the 2016 NCAA Championship high jump title, she said her training work has accelerated. “Oh, my God!” she claimed, “After indoors, it was like the work was on another level.” She reported with a smile that the benefits are evident. Though she jumped 1.88 metres while at Edwin Allen in 2011, she has already set indoor and outdoor personal bests of 1.88 and 1.91 metres respectively this season. “So far, practice has been going really, really great, and the results are showing.” The gains come from attention to detail. “We’re mainly working on the small things because it’s really the small things that affect bigger performances,” she said with reference to her three-pronged coaching team of US jumps guru Cliff Rovelto, his wife, Karol, and 2012 Olympic silver medal winner Erik Kynaard.last_img read more

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Milan sign Laxalt on deadline day

first_imgMILAN (AP): AC Milan signed midfielder Diego Laxalt from Genoa on the last day of the Italian transfer window yesterday, while forward Gervinho returned to Europe with Parma and Juventus released veteran midfielder Claudio Marchisio. Laxalt won plaudits for his play on the left side of midfield as he helped Uruguay to reach the World Cup quarter-finals and scored four goals in 34 games for Genoa last season in all competitions. Spanish winger Samu Castillejo is also headed to Milan. Castillejo arrives from Villarreal, where he scored six goals in the Spanish league last season. Two Milan players moved in the opposite direction. Colombia forward Carlos Bacca went to Villarreal and Italian forward Gianluca Lapadula to Genoa. Both Bacca and Lapadula spent last season at those clubs on loan. Following a takeover last month by American hedge fund Elliott Management, Milan previously signed forward Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus and also brought in midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea. The former Roma and Arsenal forward Gervinho ended a two-year spell playing in China by signing for Parma. Parma said the 31-year-old Ivory Coast international signed a three-year contract. Juventus pulled off the biggest transfer of the summer in Europe by signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. But a popular Juventus player left on deadline-day. Marchisio, who joined 25 years ago as a seven-year-old, departed after what the club called “the agreed termination of his contract.” The industrious Marchisio played nearly 400 games for the club, scoring 37 goals and winning seven Serie A titles, but has been less prominent since a cruciate ligament injury in 2016. He played 15 times in Serie A last season. FELL DOWN PECKING ORDER Napoli brought goalkeeper David Ospina from Arsenal on a season-long loan. The Colombia international – who played at the World Cup – fell down the pecking order at behind Peter Cech and Bernd Leno at Arsenal. Another player left the London club for Italy, with Joel Campbell joining newly promoted Frosinone. The Costa Rica forward had been an Arsenal player since 2011 but spent most of his time on various loan deals, including with Real Betis last season, and hadn’t played a competitive game for the Premier League club since the 2015-16 season. Atalanta added to its midfield options by signing Argentine player Emiliano Rigoni from Zenit St Petersburg on loan. The Russian team said the loan deal includes an option to buy Rigoni.last_img read more

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Accused killer of dredge owner to hear fate today

first_imgVlissengen Road shootingMurder accused Travis McDougal who is implicated in the shooting death of a businessman will know his fate today. Forty-three-year-old dredge owner Ashok Raghu was killed outside the Botanical Gardens on Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, in August 2014, in the alleged execution of a robbery by two bandits.Accused: Travis McDougal on trial for murderNow that closing addresses have been presented by the prosecution and the defence in court, Justice Navindra Singh will this morning sum up the entire case before the 12-member jury can deliberate to return a verdict. It was in July 2015 that McDougal was committed to stand trial for murder, along with porkknocker Jermaine Otto. However, McDougal will learn his fate on his own as Otto was one of the prisoners who perished in the deadly Camp Street Prison fire, following riots in March 2016.McDougal, of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown, and his accomplice were both accused of killing Raghu on August 18, 2014, during the furtherance of a robbery of $4 million, committed on the now deceased man and his wife, Shyrazadi who was shot to the thigh.The wife of the deceased testified with great emotion on Wednesday, identifying McDougal as one of the persons who committed the deadly crime. At Tuesday’s trial, Police Superintendent Michael Kingston who was attached to the Brickdam Police Station that year read out the caution statement that McDougal allegedly gave Police.The jury had heard that McDougal knew his accomplice, Jermaine Otto, called “Fungus”, from the time they attended the Lodge Secondary School together. Otto was said to have asked the accused to drop him in Kitty, Georgetown, because McDougal had a driver’s licence.According to McDougal’s recounting of the night’s events, when the two were on the motorcycle and had reached the traffic light at Regent and Vlissengen Roads, Otto jumped off and proceeded to a car.“All I hear is shots,” the accused allegedly stated, further adding that he later heard that the man died but the wife got shot. Otto contacted him and reportedly said: “I hope my name ain’t get call.”Superintendent Kingston further testified that McDougal signed the caution statement six times, adding that the accused was not handcuffed when he had done so. The Police witness further told the court that the accomplice, Jermaine Otto was subsequently arrested, after intelligence was passed on to investigative ranks.It was on Friday last that State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh also testified saying that Raghu died from a perforated lung due to a gunshot.It is believed at the time of the robbery that one of the men had grabbed a haversack containing $4 million, but Raghu’s wife held onto the haversack before she was shot. The State’s case is being led by Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy and Siand Dhurjohn, while the accused is being represented by Defence Counsel, Nigel Hughes.last_img read more

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Wife must pay interest in filing of false report

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips PALMDALE – The wife of a Lancaster cardiologist has been ordered to pay more than $29,000 in restitution for fraudulently telling an insurance company that intruders caused $570,000 damage at their home overlooking Lake Palmdale. The insurance firm already has recovered about $400,000 but is owed $29,416 in interest. Authorities said Ruth Ekong smashed antiques and other property in June 2000 after finding out that her husband had an affair. Ekong had pleaded guilty in July to grand theft and insurance fraud. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge placed her on five years’ probation and ordered her to perform 240 hours of community service. She also was sentenced to 90 days in jail, for which she received credit for time already served. center_img Dr. Enobong Ekong, 64, was sentenced in August 2003 to 18 months’ probation, told to perform 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay nearly $28,000 in restitution to the insurance company. Prosecutors said the case has devastated the couple. (661) 267-5744last_img read more

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Intoxicated and Suspended Driver Arrested for Driving 110 MPH

first_imgEarlier this afternoon at approximately 3:00, Master Trooper Lytton observed a purple 1999, Plymouth, traveling 110 mph in a 55 mph zone on State Road 66 near County Road 550 East.The driver was identified as Edward Moore, 41, Grandview, IN.Moore failed field sobriety and tested .141% BAC at the Spencer County Jail. Moore was arrested on the following charges:Operating While Intoxicated with Endangerment, 1 Count, IC 9-30-5-2, Class A MisdemeanorOperating While Intoxicated .08-.14% BAC, 1 Count, IC 9-30-5-1, Class C MisdemeanorReckless Driving, 1 Count, IC 9-21-8-52, Class C MisdemeanorDriving While Suspended Prior, 1 Count, IC 9-24-19-2, Class A Misdemeanorlast_img read more

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Toyota South Africa project to create 800 jobs

first_imgRay Maota CEO of Toyota South Africa, Johan van Zyl,says a development of such magnitudeshows Toyota’s ongoing commitmentto South Africa. The Hilux was South Africa’s best sellingcommercial vehicle in 2010.(Images: Toyota South Africa)MEDIA CONTACTS• Toyota South Africa Head Office+27 11 809 9111RELATED ARTICLES• Toyota SA exports to rocket • World’s first hybrid sports car in SA • South Africa’s first hydrogen bike rolled out • Mercedes-Benz SA tops for qualityToyota South Africa’s multi-million rand investment in a parts distribution warehouse in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, will create about 800 jobs.The R363-million (US$51-million) project, announced on 17 January 2011, is Toyota’s largest investment in Gauteng province to date and follows a five-year R8-billion ($1.1-billion) investment programme in manufacturing facilities in Prospecton, Durban.The news comes a month after Mercedes-Benz South Africa made a R2-billion ($281-million) investment in its East London plant ahead of its manufacture of the next generation C-Class, which will hit global markets in 2014.The Toyota warehouse will be located near the OR Tambo International Airport and span an area of 80 000 square meters. It will be built in two phases, with the first section scheduled to open in 2012 and the second in 2015.The warehouse will house about 110 000 different parts and components to serve Toyota’s local and overseas market.Of the 800 new jobs to be created, 650 will be involved in the management, selection and distribution of parts. About 440 people will be hired to help construct the facility.CEO of Toyota South Africa, Johan van Zyl, said: “The development of a distribution warehouse of this size and scale is one of the clearest signs that we are committed to South Africa and intent on remaining South Africa’s most popular vehicle manufacturer.“In making this a reality, we believe that the government, through the actions of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Automotive Production and Development Programme, has created a stable and predictable environment in which we as manufacturers can make investments such as the one that we are announcing,” added Van Zyl.The project is a partnership between Toyota and Investec Property Limited, the property arm of Investec, a specialist bank and asset manager.David Rosmarin of Investec Property said: “Site selection was critical due to location, size and accessibility. It has been a lengthy process and we believe that the right site has been selected to accommodate Toyota’s current and future warehousing requirements.”South African market leader for 30 years Toyota South Africa was established in 1961. It will celebrate its 50th year as a key player in the local motoring industry in 2011 and its 31st year as the market leader.For the past 30 years Toyota has sold more vehicles than any other car manufacturer in South Africa and currently holds a market share of about 23%. It has sold more than 3-million vehicles since its formation and has an annual production capacity of more than 200 000 vehicles.With sales exceeding expectations last year, Van Zyl said: “We are heartened by the strong performance in 2010, especially during the second half of the year. Although the market widely expected an increase in vehicle sales prior to the 2010 World Cup, we did not expect the market to continue at the same pace after July and in some instances even increase the rate of growth.”According to Van Zyl, Toyota had hoped to grow its sales by 20% from 2009, but it exceeded that and reached 24.7%.Although Toyota had to recall some of its stock due to faulty accelerator cables in 2010, the effects of the recall were not felt.Living up to its slogan, “Lead the way”, Toyota has been able to achieve remarkable results over the last three decades.Specialised bankingInvestec was founded by Larry Nestadt, Errol Grolman and Ian Kanto in 1974 in Johannesburg.Today the financing and asset management company operates from three principal markets, South Africa, the UK and Australia, and employs about 6 000 people.Since acquiring its banking licence in 1980, it has bought up many other small companies, including the London-based Allied Trust Bank Limited in 1992 and Reichmans Limited, a finance trade company, in 1990.The company is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges and sponsors rugby, football, horse racing and tennis in all the countries from which it operates.last_img read more

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Bridging the Bridge Metaphors

first_imgYes, this weekend at the 2010 AAAS annual meeting, we’ve bridged science with society, science with the public, science with Hollywood (with the White House and White Castle), scientists with hostile regimes, scientists with other scientists, scientists with journalists, and not the least, scientists with a lot of wine and beer.But what about that big bridge thing just outside the conference? What does that bridge? That would be the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. It bridges, uh, San Diego with Coronado.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Cheeky attitude aside, I was curious about the Coronado Bridge after looking at it all weekend. So, here are some Coronado Bridge facts from Caltrans:It’s about 2 miles long and at its tallest, about a 200-feet clearance over the water. Sorry, I mean it’s about 3.2 kilometres long and 61 metres tall.The concrete piles it rests on are driven 100 feet into the sediment at some places.Construction began in February 1967 and completed August 1969. What did you do get done with your research in two years? (Kidding, kidding…)The steel superstructure of the bridge span was built and partially erected in the San Francisco Bay Area — over 500 miles away — then barged down down the coast.It’s got a movable median barrier — you can switch from two eastbound/three westbound lanes to three/two, depending on traffic needs. Imagine that for your lab commute.It has concrete railings designed to be low enough to give people an unobstructed glimpse of the surrounding vista, but still safely corrals errant drivers. Engineers have hearts, it seems.More at read more

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Racal, Cruz take blame for Alaska loss to NLEX

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais That play ultimately dashed Alaska’s hopes of completing the come-from-behind victory as NLEX held on, 96-89.Despite the tough defeat, both forwards believe that the Aces could only draw positives from this loss as they gear towards the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.“This is a wake up call for us that nothing comes easy,” said Cruz. “Every game, we really have to work for it. We came from a six-game winning streak and we’re up there, so it humbles us that from the start of the game, we have to keep on grinding.”“We just have play our game. The coaches will always be there to remind us what we should and should not do,” Racal said.Alaska, which saw its six-game winning run end, faces San Miguel next Saturday in Batangas.ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid FEU, UST retain UAAP athletics titlescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims PBA IMAGESFighting back from 30 points down, Alaska had a chance to force overtime with 11.6 seconds on the clock with NLEX.Coach Alex Compton sued for time and devised a play which he felt could have given the Aces an opportunity to tie the game at 92.ADVERTISEMENT But Alaska blew it after Kevin Racal and Carl Bryan Cruz couldn’t complete and inbound play.“It was my mistake because I immediately passed it to Bryan while he wasn’t looking,” said Racal, who had no second thoughts in owning up for the gaffe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCruz also took responsibility for the endgame blunder, which was off a play they’ve been practicing for a while.“The ball was really going to me. We were practicing for that play, but NLEX had a better defense,” he said. “When I gave JVee (Casio) a back pick, Larry Fonacier was able to bump me which delayed me from getting to the ball. If I wasn’t bumped, KRacs’ pass would have been perfect.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

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Matchup with Texas Favors Oklahoma State Statistically

first_imgIf you’re an Oklahoma State fan, you’ve probably had your heart flutter a time or two thinking about the matchup this weekend between the Cowboys and Longhorns in Austin. Statistically, however, this matchup favors the Cowboys in three notable categories that should bode well for Oklahoma State this weekend.1. Texas is allowing 241 rushing yards per game.The running game has been a weakness for Texas so far this season. Despite a stout defensive line, they have had issues with stopping the run, due partly because of the youth at the linebacker and in the secondary. They allowed Notre Dame to rush for over 200. Despite what the Longhorns may be considering a moral victory last week against Cal, they gave up 280 yards on the ground to an air raid offense. That should be a cause for concern for Texas. Even with an unproven offensive line, the Cowboys should be able to run the ball well in Austin. They rushed for 217 yards last week against UTSA. Offensively, they may be moving forward. But they have bigger problems on the defensive side of the ball, which should favor the Cowboys.AdChoices广告2. Oklahoma State’s defenseOklahoma State is surrendering a measly 11.7 points per contest, which ranks No. 8 in the nation and second in the Big 12 behind West Virginia. Cal, which allowed 44 to the Longhorns last week, is allowing 21.7 points per game. If Glenn Spencers squad can contain Heard and keep him from escaping downfield, they should have a good handle defensively. In Spencer I trust.3. Big playsAs Cowboys Ride for Free noted, the Longhorns used big plays to thrust the offense into motion against Cal. Six different players on the Longhorn offense recorded a play of 20-yards or more. For Oklahoma State and an experienced secondary, those big plays have not been an issue so far, albeit against inferior competition. In three games against Central Michigan, Central Arkansas and UTSA, the Cowboys have only allowed eight opposing players to gain 20 or more yards in a single play. Limiting big plays and keeping Heard in contain will be the key for success defensively. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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