Crushing foursomes sweep puts Europe 5-3 ahead

first_imgEurope produced a barnstorming Ryder Cup comeback on Friday as they swept the foursomes in devastating style to take an overnight 5-3 lead after the United States has drawn first blood by taking the fourballs 3-1.It was the first time Europe had won all four foursomes matches – having suffered a 4-0 reverse in the format en route to defeat in Hazeltine two years ago – and their first sweep in either format since 1989.But it was not just the points tally that will have sent European captain Thomas Bjorn off to dinner on a high, but the crushing nature of the victories as the home team dealt much better with the strong wind that developed through the afternoon as many of the big name Americans fell apart.Sergio Garcia and rookie Alex Noren annihilated Phil Mickelson and first timer Bryson Dechambeau 5 and 4 in a battle between four men rested in the morning.Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, who won Europe’s solitary fourballs point, completed a memorable day by smashing Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas 5 and 4.Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson reunited their highly successful partnership to hammer Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 3 and 2 having been 5-up after 11.Ian Poulter and Rory McIlory, who was badly off form in the morning, came from 2-down to triumph 4 and 2 over Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson in a game that had the massive crowds finally roaring after they had little to shout about in the morning.The U.S., seeking a first overseas win in 25 years, had the better of a topsy-turvy fourballs session, with Spieth particularly impressive when he and Thomas beat Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton 1-up.World number one Johnson and Fowler notched the first point of the first Ryder Cup to be held in France, 4 and 2 against McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen.Tony Finau took advantage of a huge slice of luck on the 16th as he and Brooks Koepka came from 2-down to beat Rose and Jon Rahm on the 18th. There was no fairytale comeback for Tiger Woods, however, on his return after missing the last two Ryder Cups as he and Patrick Reed lost 3 and 1 to Molinari and Fleetwood.The result took Woods’ fourball record to nine defeats from 12 games. Having sat out only one session in his previous seven Ryder Cups, he was then stood down from the foursomes.last_img read more

Guyana needs all the help in crime, recidivism possible

first_imgDear Editor,I said it in a letter about a year ago and I will say it again. The Ministry of Public Security, perhaps, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, needs to have someone or a team, go into the Guyana prisons and find out from the inmates why they are becoming so violent. Those who have been arrested for committing these unconscionable crimes should be approached and engaged in some formal Q&A sessions.The Government, for the sake of the safety of its citizens, needs to know what is driving these criminals to be so violent. We need to know if there are things that can be done to reduce or eliminate these behaviours. It is as though these perpetrators have given up on life. They commit these heinous crimes and then brag about them as if they suspect that there are no consequences for their actions. Or as if their own lives have no meaning. Something is driving these individuals to perpetuate these vicious acts and the administrators of this country need to find out what is happening.How is it that there are so many guns for hire? What is it about the mood in this country that a young person would be so willing to risk their life and freedom to commit such barbaric acts? As a criminologist, with a passion for Clinical Psychology, I would be very interested in those findings and I am sure that there are other segments of society that will be equally interested. A suicidal person seeks to end their own life. However, over the last 7 to 12 years we have seen in Guyana a blatant desire for our young people to engage in the act of taking other peoples’ lives, either as revenge acts or paid assignments.What we as a country need to understand from those involved in these behaviours is why has the value placed on life (of others as well as their own) become so insignificant and inconsequential to them?The security and judicial systems are not designed to deal with the collection of data that will aid in these kinds of research. Therefore, the Government needs to construct and empower an outfit to immediately undertake the challenge of ascertaining the causative factors for these deadly, antisocial behaviours exhibited among our youth. The research should include demographics – race, parental upbringing, gender, academic level, religion, age, etc. The research should be conducted by individuals who are trained and experienced in dealing with the nuances of the criminal mind, possessing the disposition to gather truthful answers from the participants. Once a significant amount of data is collected and complied, it should then be released nationally so that stakeholders could sift through the findings to see how they might be able to help. For instance, if the data shows that the offenders are of a particular age range, or race, or academic status, or if they come from a certain demographic, programmes can then be designed and interventions made with those scientific realities in mind.Editor, for years, Guyana has been shooting at the crime situation in the dark. A reduction in criminal activities will have to include every possible, conceivable aspect of solutions. Cronyism, incestuous friendships, party affiliations, race and ethnicity will have to be relinquished. Guyana’s problems – all of them – can be traced to our 50 years of academic brain-drain. Therefore, all the help that is needed in Guyana should be welcomed, especially in the area of crime and recidivism.PastorWendell JeffreyPractical ChristianityMinistrieslast_img read more

Exclusive – Burnley boss Dyche bemoans transfer travails

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche admits he’s found it tough in the transfer market as he prepares his side for the new Premier League season.The Clarets boss has been able to bring in seven players, including strikers Lukas Jutkiewicz and Marvin Sordell, as well as experienced top flight stars such as Michael Kightly, Steven Reid and Matthew Taylor.But, as he looks to improve his squad further, he revealed to Hawksbee and Jacobs it hasn’t been an easy task with transfer fees sky high and wages prohibitive.“This summer there have been a couple of deals, which have really pushed the market a lot higher for clubs like ourselves,” said Dyche.“The amount of money we got from Sky has been well documented, but the market is running away from itself. There are massive deals being done for Championship players now, let alone European players and movement across the Premier League.“Although we’re rich, for once, in Burnley’s world, we’re not rich in the grand scheme of things when you talk about the Premier League.“We have a certain guideline amount we can spend but it’s not a fortune. The wages can go to a certain level and we can be more competitive than we were, but the cost of challenging has risen considerably.“We need depth. We’ve brought six players in but four players have gone out. We still need depth in our squad and we have to bring in quality. We have to bring in quality to push us further.”last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN IS DESPERATELY SEEKING HIS BRIDGET!

first_imgA Donegal man has sent out an SOS to find the woman of his dreams whom he only knows by her first name!Raphoe man Edmund is desperately seeking Bridget!Edmund Meehan had been searching for a local woman since meeting her in Lisdoonvarna a year ago.He only knew her as Bridget and that she’s from Limerick but insisted they got on so well that he couldn’t get her out of his head. The 49-year-old haulage contractor from Raphoe met Bridget in the Matchmaker bar in the famous Clare town.They got on famously but through no fault of his own things didn’t work out on the night.Edmund made a number of trips back but last week took the unusual step of telling his story to the Limerick Leader newspaper.He did get one call back from a ‘Bridget.’ “I got a lot of calls and texts after the story appeared. I did meet a Bridget from Limerick, but it wasn’t her,” he rued.“I was travelling down to Lisdoonvarna last weekend and she phoned me. We made arrangements to meet up.“I hung about with her, got her a drink and had bit of craic with her and her friend,” said Edmund.But he only has eyes for his Bridget and Edmund hasn’t give up hope yet.“Somebody was saying she might have emigrated because she was unemployed. I haven’t given up,” said Edmund. Indeed, his phone has been hopping since he bravely contacted the Leader last week.He was asked to appear on the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE 2fm on Wednesday morning.“I’ve got a great response to it. I’ve got a lot of calls and texts from girls. I’ve phoned them back and had the craic with them.“One lady rang me saying she had a daughter she wanted me to meet up with. We must have been on the phone for an hour,” said Edmund. He has kept in contact with them all and some are keen to meet up but he doesn’t know about that. The one girl that this all started with is still out there. He spotted her across the crowded pub and went up to talk to her.“She was in the middle of the bar near the dance floor. I went over to her, asked her to dance and she said yes.“We had four or five dances, stopped for a drink and then went dancing again. We were getting on like a house on fire, ” said Edmund.He learned her name, that she was unemployed, studying a computer course and from Limerick.“I really like her and we just clicked. I thought she was a lovely, amazing girl with character and dignity. It was so natural. “I invited her to come up to Donegal and she said she would, ” said Edmund.However, his friend got a “little enthusiastic”, said something to her and “his sense of humour can be very misplaced”.“It was taken out of context and I apologised to her, ” said Edmund.But it was to no avail and Bridget returned home to Limerick that night. He drove the seven hours down again the next weekend and searched “every inch of every bar” but to no avail.“She is about 30 years of age. She has black hair, slim, average height, pale complexion and very sincere, caring sensitive eyes,” he said.Edmund is still looking for Bridget and if she is out there, he’s on 086 9875366.DONEGAL MAN IS DESPERATELY SEEKING HIS BRIDGET! was last modified: October 4th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:BridgetEdmund MeehanLisdoonvarnaloveRaphoelast_img read more

Cheer needed for boy in new fight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“He hasn’t been able to go to school or to day care because his immune function is so low he can’t be around other kids for risk of infection,” says his mom, Christine Harris. “He can’t go to any public places where there are crowds, or indoor places where there are other people around. “But he just keeps on smiling. He’s still the same little boy who lights up a room when he walks into it. Only now, he’s the only one in the room.” I wrote about Andrew in April – the only boy on the all-girl Glacierz cheer squad, a Special Olympics team of special-needs kids who had captured a lot of trophies – and hearts – in local competition. For years, Andrew would tag along with his mother to watch his older sister, Kacee, perform in cheerleading contests all around the state. When a Special Olympics team was formed, Andrew literally jumped at the chance to join. The kid has spent most of his young life cheering on others, but now Andrew Harris could use some of that support for himself. The 11-year-old Simi Valley boy has taken every blow life’s thrown at him, including two failed bone marrow transplants, and countless blood transfusions, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Two weeks before his 11th birthday on June 30, Andrew was diagnosed with yet another life-threatening disease of the bone marrow – Myelodysplastic syndrome. It lowers counts in all the blood lines, and produces abnormal cells that are preleukemic. Andrew needs a bone marrow transplant, but no suitable donor has yet been found. “It never bothered him to be the only boy on the team,” Christine said. “He loved it. Andrew would be the first one out through the curtain, waving his arms for people to stand up and cheer for them. “I think that’s the thing he misses most now – not being able to cheer.” This weekend, wearing a mask to protect him from germs, Andrew will be the first person to board an airplane at LAX, and the last to get off it in North Carolina. The Childhood Leukemia Society has granted his wish to meet driver Dennis Anderson and ride in his TV monster truck, the Gravedigger. While his friends are at school, and the streets in his Simi Valley neighborhood are empty, Andrew is able to leave his room and spend a few hours outdoors driving his miniature motorized Gravedigger that his parents bought for him. “He’s still the same little boy, so full of energy and life,” Christine says. “He’s just sicker now.” Since his diagnosis in June, Andrew has needed transfusions of platelets each week and red cells each month. When a bone marrow donor is found, he’ll need red cells weekly and platelets daily. “What my son needs now are prayers, and blood and platelet donors,” Christine says. If you’re blood type B or O, contact the Blood Donor Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, (323) 669-2441. A directed donor account has been set up in Andrew’s name. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSaturday 26th November 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC 0 Orchard F.C. 6There were no goals in the opening twenty minutes with chances at a premium. Orchard then benefitted from a penalty and added three further goals to lead by four at the break. Orchard added two more in the second half with the Man of the Match, Michael Sweeney, completing his hat-trick.Dunlewey Celtic 0 Drumbar F.C. 2In wonderful conditions it was the visiting team who took all three points. Caolan Loughney scored after Ciaran Boyce had made a great save only for the rebound to fall kindly for Caolan to score. The second half was nip and tuck for both teams. Shaun Fegan increased the lead with a powerful shot into the top corner. The home side pressed hard but we’re unable to get a goal back. Best for Dunlewey were Keith Sweeney and Hugh Penrose with Drumbar producing a team performance.Glencar Celtic 3 Strand Rovers 0This match was played at the Flagpole in Rathmullan and Glencar took full advantage of their home advantage. Micky Molloy opened the scoring when he headed Glencar into the lead. Paddy O’ Kane got their second as they dominated the proceedings. Strand Rovers battled hard however and the Glencar rearguard had to be alert at all times. Rory Gallagher scored from the edge of the box to finish the game as a contest. Referee: Liam Mc Conigley Saturday Reserve DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves P Cappry Rovers Reserves P( Re-Scheduled for Tuesday 29th in Cappry K.O. 7 p.m. )Keadue Rovers Reserves 3 Donegal Town Reserves 0Keadue came out on top in this mid table clash at Central Park on Saturday. On a decent day for football it was Donegal Town with the brighter start in the first few minutes and they had the first effort of note on five minutes. The home side responded with a shot from Jordan Doogan on ten minutes just wide of the post. By the twentieth minute Donegal Town had another a few half chances from long range and were overall the more composed team with Keadue having to do with chances on the break. However as the game went past the half hour they began to come more into it. Frances Gallagher shot just wide and then Ultan Boyles’ shot was saved on thirty eight minutes after a good period of pressure. Keadue went ahead when a free kick from Ethan Harkin bounced in the penalty area and Ultan Boyle poked it in at the near post with his right foot. On the stroke of half time Donegal Town should have levelled when a corner led to a flicked effort going just over the bar. Into the second half and Keadue were much the brighter in the opening minutes and made it 2-0 on forty eight minutes when Ultan Boyle ran onto a fine ball over the top from Eoin Duggan and hit a low shot past the advancing keeper. To their credit Donegal Town created a few chances and the home keeper had to save well on sixty four minutes after another good Donegal effort. Keadue were troubling Donegal on the break and created more and more openings. Michael Greene was very unlucky on eighty minutes following good pressure. just dragging his shot wide of the post. Keadue scored a third to wrap things up on eighty nine minutes when Francis Gallagher tapped in from close range. Overall a good team performance from Donegal despite the scoreline while best for the home side were Ultan Boyle, Michael Greene and Eoin Duggan. Referee: Mick Lagan.Erne Wanderers Reserves 2 St. Catherines Reserves 4( No Report Submitted )Milford United Reserves 7 Glenree United Reserves 2Milford welcomed Glenree to Moyle View Park on a cold misty day for a game. Milford started strong and took the lead through Chris Duffy. It was 2-0 soon after with Conor Meakin tapping in a JJ Fleming cross. Chris Duffy got his second to make it 3-0. Conor Meakin found the bottom corner from the edge of the box for his second to make it 4-0 at halftime. Milford were awarded a penalty on the hour mark and JJ Fleming made no mistake to open his account. It was soon 6-0 with JJ Fleming finding the bottom corner for his second of the game. Glenree got one back with Coyle breaking through the Milford back line to find the back of the net. Ryan Campbell made it 7-1 for Milford before Sean Clyde got a header from a corner for Glenree to make it 7-2. A good team effort from Glenree and good all round performance from Milford. Sunday 27th November 2016FAI Junior CupKildrum Tigers 4 Erne Wanderers 2( No Report Submitted )Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneRaphoe Town 1 Donegal Town 1It was honours even at Deele College in Raphoe on Sunday as the league leaders, Donegal Town, came from behind to earn a valuable point. In an even contest, both teams created good openings in the first half. DJ Kelly saw a goalbound header blocked by Donegal Town defender Brighton, while at the other end, Stephen Curneen pounced on a sloppy back-pass but Raphoe keeper, Roy Duffy made a good save. Two minutes into the second half, Raphoe took the lead when DJ Kelly volleyed to the net after Christy Bogle’s free was flicked on by substitute Keelan Bogle. But Donegal Town’s response was swift. They drew level when Daniel McHugh found room inside the penalty area and shot to the corner of the net. The visitors almost grabbed a second on the hour but Joe McIntyre’s effort produced a fine save from Duffy. Referee: Marty Quinn.Gweedore United 2 Keadue Rovers 1This local derby played in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle saw the home side collect a vital 3 points in a tight encounter. In the opening half United began well and got an early lead when Ciaran Mc Fadden and Michael Barry linked up well with Barry shooting into the top right corner from 18 yards to make it 1-0 after 3 minutes. The home side continued to press and saw decent chances for Barry and Mc Fadden up front however Hugh ‘Yank’ Boyle in the Keadue nets did well. United continued with good play from Frank Mc Gee, Kevin Cassidy, Shane O’ Donnell and Adrian O’ Gara. After 35 minutes of play Keadue began to get on top and saw good shots from Chris and Conor Greene all well saved by Charles Doherty in the United nets. In the second half Keadue continued to press and play well testing Doherty on a number of occasions. Corey Gallagher got Keadue back on level terms in the 64th minute with a good shot through a crowded box. It looked like Keadue were going to get a second but Doherty in the United nets was excellent to deny Danny Mc Glynn, Conor Greene, David Ward and Corey Gallagher. United showed a lot of spirit and came back into the game with 25 minutes remaining. The home side got the winner in the 82nd minute when Mark Mc Fadden rounded two defenders and shot low from 25 yards into the bottom corner leaving Boyle in the Keadue nets with no chance to make it 2-1 securing a much needed 3 points for Gweedore United. Conor Greene played well for Keadue with a spirited team performance from the home side.Cappry Rovers 4 Glenree United 0A Calvin Bradley Hat-trick for Cappry Rovers in this game played in Cappry Park along with a Patrick Mc Nulty goal secured the points for the home team. Cappry took the game to Glenree from the start and they went in front in the thirty first minute when Calvin Bradley was fouled in the area and the referee pointed to the spot and Calvin Bradley scored from the spot. Cappry increased their lead in the forty seventh minute when Patrick Mc Nulty scored with a shot following a cross from Gerald Melaugh. Glenree created a few chances after that but the home defence and keeper Conor Mc Bride kept them from scoring. Calvin Bradley got his second and Cappry’s third in the fifty fourth minute when he received a cross from Gerald Melaugh and he scored to the bottom corner of the net. Calvin Bradley completed his Hat-trick and Cappry’s fourth in the seventy fifth minute following a cross from Gerald Melaugh when he controlled the ball beat the defence and shot to the net.Glenree had a few shots on goal but to no avail.CT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers 1 Lifford Celtic 3Lifford Celtic visited Copany Rovers on Sunday afternoon and in the process kept up their challenge for League Division Two honours. They went ahead after only three minutes however Copany recomposed their charges and managed to hold off the Lifford attack force until they added a second on sixty minutes. The home side than threatened to derail the Lifford train when they pulled a goal back on seventy minutes. Lifford were not to be hauled back however and got the assurance goal on seventy five minutes. Ballybofey United 6 Cranford United 1Damien Glackin struck five times as Ballybofey United retained their spot at the top of the CT Ball Division Two League Table. Alan Patton got the opener in this match having only recently returned after a period out injured. Joe Gallagher got a late consolation goal for Cranford when Ballybofey led by five but Glackin had the final say as he did what he does best and scored the game’s last goal to help deliver another three valuable League points to Brian Lafferty’s side.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 6 Curragh Athletic 4( No Report Submitted )Eany Celtic 4 Whitestrand United 1The home side continued their good run with a 4-1 win at home. They started well and went close in the first five minutes through Paul Mc Groarty. Eany continued to press and finally got their reward when Caolin Gaffney scored form inside the box. Whitestrand pressed and a long clearance from their goalkeeper found Ian O’ Riordan in space and he struck to make the score 1-1. It was end to end for a period and then Eany found their rhythm and went ahead in the 40th minute when Stephen Griffin scored. The score remained 2-1 to half time. At the start of the second half ‘Strand had a good chance to equalise but O’ Riordan’s shot went narrowly wide. Eany found a dominant spell after this but it wasn’t until the hour mark when Griffin found space outside the box and his strike from 30 yards found the top corner. Eany had several chances to extend their lead but found the Whitestrand defence well marshalled. Eany’s final goal came in the 80th minute when a Stuart Johnston pass found Daniel Gallagher on the wing. The Eany winger made good work to break into the box and tuck the ball home to score his first goal for Eany seniors.RESULTSSaturday 26th November 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC 0 v 6 Orchard F.C.Dunlewey Celtic 0 v 2 Drumbar F.C.Glencar Celtic 3 v 0 Strand RoversSaturday Reserve DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves P v P Cappry Rovers ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 v 0 Donegal Town ReservesErne Wanderers Reserves 2 v 4 St. Catherines ReservesMilford United Reserves 7 v 2 Glenree United ReservesOscar Traynor TrophyInishowen League 2 v 1 Donegal Junior LeagueSligo Leitrim League 2 v 5 Monaghan Cavan League Sunday 27th November 2016FAI Junior CupKildrum Tigers 4 v 2 Erne WanderersTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneRaphoe Town 1 v 1 Donegal TownGweedore United 2 v 1 Keadue RoversCappry Rovers 4 v 0 Glenree UnitedCT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers 1 v 3 Lifford CelticBallybofey United 6 v 1 Cranford UnitedKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 6 v 4 Curragh AthleticEany Celtic 4 v 1 Whitestrand UnitedFIXTURESTuesday 29th November 2016 K.O. 7 p.m.Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Cappry Rovers Reserves ( In Cappry Park )Thursday 1st December 2016 K.O. 7 p.m.Drumoghill F.C. Reserves v Erne Wanderers Reserves (At The Lakeside Complex )Saturday 3rd December 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Ulster Junior ShieldStrand Rovers v Cavan Rovers (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Orchard F.C. v Glencar Celtic (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionArranmore United v Fintown Harps AFCSaturday Reserve DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSunday 4th December 2016 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Ulster Junior CupGweedore Celtic v Monaghan Town (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Buncrana Harps v Kilmacrennan Celtic (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Aileach F.C. v Cranford United (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)St. Catherines v Clones Town (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Ulster Junior ShieldRedcastle F.C. v Glenea United Reserves (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)FAI Junior CupGrattan United v Drumoghill FCAbbeyfeale United v Kildrum TigersBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United v Convoy ArsenalCastlefin Celtic v Lagan HarpsTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore United v Raphoe TownErne Wanderers v Cappry RoversDeele Harps v Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoDrumkeen United v Copany RoversLetterbarrow Celtic v Dunkineely CelticEany Celtic v Lifford CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Whitestrand UnitedDonegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures was last modified: November 27th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Spencer softball sweeps two from Columbus Catholic

first_imgRockets blast seven home runs in victoriesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — The Spencer softball team ripped seven home runs to sweep a doubleheader from Marshfield Columbus Catholic, winning 16-3 and 12-2 on Thursday at Spencer High School.The Rockets (13-2, 9-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division) have now won 13 games in a row heading into a tournament at Gilman on Saturday where they will play Marathon and Stratford.Macie Weber struck out the first six batters of the opener and earned the win on the mound.Spencer scored 11 runs in the first inning of Game 1. Weber and Lexi Baehr had homers in the win.In the second game, Weber, Mandie Schultz, and Baehr hit home runs on consecutive pitches. Baehr, a freshman, hit the first two home runs of her career in the twinbill. Weber added another, and Brooke Kettleborough hit one as well for the Rockets.“It’s fun to see a player hit their first home run,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “Lexi is having a very impressive season.“Macie has been pretty dominant as a pitcher, but Marisa Johnson and Ellayna Lyon are really proving we have some depth at that position.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Game 1Rockets 16, Dons 3Columbus Catholic 000 03 – 3 3 2Spencer (11)12 2x – 16 6 2WP: Macie Weber. LP: DeSmet.SO: DeSmet (2/3 inn.) 0, Litwatis (3 1/3 inn.) 1; Weber (2 inn.) 6, Marisa Johnson (2 inn.) 1, Brooke Kettleborough (1 inn.) 1. BB: DeSmet 8, Litwatis 7; Weber 0, Johnson 1, Kettleborough 1.Top hitters: CC, Bailey Neider 2×2. S, Johnson 2 runs; Lindsay Vaughan 2 runs; Weber HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Mandie Schultz 2×2, 2 runs; Lexi Baehr HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Courtney Buss 2 runs; Kettleborough 2 runs.Game 2Rockets 12, Dons 1Spencer 600 311 1 – 12 19 2Columbus Catholic 200 000 0 – 2 6 1WP: Ellayna Lyon. LP: Abby Baierl.SO: Lyon 10; Baierl 0. BB: Lyon 0; Baierl 4.Top hitters: S, Johnson 2×3; Kettleborough 2×5, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Weber 3×4, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Schultz 4×4, HR, 2 runs; Kallie Reckner 2×5, 2B; Colleen Arnold 3×3, 2 runs. CC, Schultz 2×4; Baierl 2B.Records: Spencer 13-2, 9-0 Cloverbelt East; Columbus Catholic 2-8 overall and Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

The actors who would be Mandela

first_imgFilms of Mandela’s journey have been made for the big and small screens and actors have described it as a great honour to portray Madiba. Yet learning the walk, the talk, the subtle nuances and transforming into a man of Mandela’s stature was a hard ask for any actor.• Mandela in film • Bikers do it for Nelson Mandela • More than just a celluloid Mandela • Mandela TV series to start production • World celebrates Mandela Day Melissa Jane CookThe life story of Nelson Mandela, a powerful tale of a charismatic lawyer and human rights activist whose work to dismantle apartheid landed him in prison for 27 years before he ultimately became the country’s first democratically elected president, has been told time and time again.Films of his journey have been made for the big and small screens and actors have described it as a great honour to portray Madiba. Yet learning the walk, the talk, the subtle nuances and transforming into a man of Mandela’s stature was a hard ask for any actor. He was a fascinating, multifaceted figure who will continue to be remembered and revered, with these films and actors helping to keep his story alive.Danny Glover – Mandela (1987)Described as a “biographical drama”, the made-for-TV-film Mandela was made when Madiba was in the 25th year of his prison sentence. Covering the years 1948 to 1987, the film traces Mandela’s growth from young lawyer to fervent anti-apartheid political activist. At first a proponent of nonviolence, Mandela is radicalised after the Sharpeville massacre of 1960. Jailed by the apartheid government in 1962, he passes the baton to his second wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. She continues his work against apartheid, despite constant persecution from the powers-that-be. Filmed in Zimbabwe, Mandela originally aired on 20 September 1987 – during some of the worst apartheid years – over the HBO Cable service.Watch Danny Glover talking about his role as Nelson Mandela:Nelson Mandela: Free at Last! (1990)Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard, this 80-minute documentary comprises rare footage and interviews, as well as the first speech Mandela gave after his release from prison. It also offers a wealth of information on Mandela’s struggle.Nelson Mandela – Malcom X (1992)Mandela had a single acting credit to his name. Towards the end of the 1992 Spike Lee biopic Malcolm X, about the American human rights activist, Mandela has a brief cameo as a school teacher in Soweto, South Africa. In the scene, a series of schoolchildren shout “I am Malcolm X” as the viewer is taken from the US to South Africa, where Mandela recites the final lines from Malcolm X’s famous “By any means necessary” speech.Watch a clip of Malcolm X:Sidney Poitier – Mandela & De Klerk (1997)When Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment, his struggle became an international symbol to end apartheid. He was released after 27 years in jail under the then-South African president FW de Klerk. De Klerk also lifted restrictions on political groups. Mandela & De Klerk documents the negotiations between the two leaders for the transition to end apartheid in South Africa. Both men received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in 1993. The film was nominated for numerous awards in 1997 and 1998.Watch Mandela and De Klerk:Meeting Mandela (2003)A project from the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which works to promote HIV awareness, Meeting Mandela is a 44-minute video that captures a conversation four young people have with Mandela. They discuss global issues, including HIV and Aids, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the political strife in Burma.Lindane Nkosi – Drum (2004)Nkosi is the only South African to have played Mandela. Drum is a 2004 film based on the life of South African investigative journalist Henry Nxumalo, who worked for the popular Drum magazine. It was known as “the first black lifestyle magazine in Africa”.Dennis Haysbert – Goodbye Bafana (2007)Based on the memoirs of James Gregory, who was the censor officer and prison guard of Nelson Mandela, the film recounts the intense effect Mandela had on the white South African, and the relationship the pair developed during Mandela’s years in prison. Slowly Gregory clashes with the politics and racist culture of his countrymen and the people of his own race. In time, he challenges his superiors, and seeks to improve Mandela’s life until he is released from prison.Watch the trailer for Goodbye Bafana:Morgan Freeman – Invictus (2009)During his term as president of South Africa – Mandela voluntarily stepped down after one term in office – he used the nation’s appetite for sport to unite the apartheid-torn land. Invictus tells of his decision to enlist the national rugby team to build a united country. Until then, rugby is perceived as a white sport by many black South Africans. Invictus explores the unrest simmering in mid-1990s South Africa through the lens of rugby.Watch the Invictus trailer:Clarke Peters – Endgame (2009)Patriot, terrorist, negotiator, peacemaker: South Africa, 1985. While the country is under siege and sanctions are biting, Mandela’s imprisonment is an international cause celebre. The ANC guerrilla attacks are escalating and daily the country becomes more ungovernable as it plunges towards the apocalypse of a race war. Against all the odds, through volatile discussion, intrigue and breakthroughs, the unimaginable is achieved – a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties.Watch the Endgame trailer:David Harewood – Mrs Mandela (2010)The story of Mandela’s second wife, Winnie, is told in Mrs Mandela. Hers is a tumultuous life, from shy country girl to dogged revolutionary and thorn in apartheid’s side, to elder in the African National Congress of today. After her husband’s release from prison, the world watches their relationship transform. The couple separates in 1992, two years after Mandela is released. Their divorce is finalised in 1996.Watch the trailer for Mrs Mandela:Terrence Howard – Winnie Mandela (2011)An adaptation of the biography Winnie Mandela: A Life, the film delves into the personal and political life of Madikizela-Mandela. It reveals her work to end apartheid, and the controversies surround her that never seem to fade.Watch the Winnie Mandela trailer:Idris Elba – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)Based on Mandela’s 1994 autobiography of the same name, the tale chronicles Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in the rural village of Qunu through to his triumphant inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.Watch the Long Walk to Freedom trailer:last_img read more

July 4th Holiday Cargo Theft Trends and Security Tips

first_imgAs most Americans enjoy grilling with family and an extra day off this July 4th holiday, cargo thieves will be seeking to get rich by stealing truckloads of food and beverages, electronics, and major appliances. CargoNet analyzed cargo theft data in the United States and Canada from July 1 to July 7 for the past six years and noted that those were some of the most popular theft categories.In the analysis period, 107 cargo theft events in the United States and Canada were reported. Reports were most common in California, Texas, and Florida, respectively. There were 25 states or provinces in total that experienced some cargo theft in this reporting period. Cargo was most commonly stolen on Friday, with 25 reported thefts. CargoNet estimates $13.23 million in losses during this reporting period, and the average loss value per incident equaled $217,041.- Sponsor – Truckers should avoid leaving cargo unattended in high-theft areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami. And they should park in high-security locations with security services, secure fences, and high-visibility lighting.We extend our advisory to warehouse operators as well. CargoNet data shows that several sophisticated warehouse burglaries of desirable items like computers, cell phones, and fragrances occurred in Miami Metro, Las Vegas Metro, and Northern New Jersey over the Fourth of July holiday. Make sure facilities are alarmed and treat every alarm activation as a break-in. Burglary crews will purposely trip the alarm multiple times to make authorities and facility operators think the system is malfunctioning.Noteworthy thefts from previous July 4th holidays • $3,500,000 of headphones from Los Angeles, California • $2,000,000 of perfume from Hillsborough Township, New Jersey • $1,300,000 of apparel and accessories from Newport, Tennessee • $500,000 in electronics from Carnesville, Georgia • $400,704 of cell phones from Dural, Florida  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

How Consumer Technology & User-Generated Content Are Changing Ed-Tech

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#E-Learning#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… I’m at the ISTE 2011 conference this week, which purports to be the premier ed-tech conference in the world. I’ll be reporting on the latest-and-greatest in education technology – in new technology innovations as well as how these tools are being incorporated by teachers and students into the classroom.The big names in the ed-tech industry will be on the exhibit floor – Pearson, Scholastic, SMART Technologies, Microsoft, Google, for example. But despite this strong and sizable presence of major tech companies, I can’t help but wonder how the explosion in consumer technology over the last few years is reshaping ed-tech and how it is changing what teachers and students alike are demanding: technology that is more personalized, more user-friendly, and, well, just plain better.A Great Time for Education Technology StartupsThe app ecosystem – of the iPad, of Android, and on the Web – has given rise to a number of startups that have entered the education technology space with great gusto. One of them, ShowMe has just officially launched its first iPad app – well-timed for an event where many teachers are bound to be carrying around their beloved Apple devices. (iTunes link) The app takes the idea of an interactive whiteboard, but frees it from the expensive and cumbersome hardware, makes it more personalized, more accessible, and more social.The ShowMe app lets users record a voice-over whiteboard-like tutorial that can then be shared as a video online or embedded into other websites. With the app, you can write directly onto the screen as you record your voice. You can also import various images to help accompany your lesson. The app is incredibly easy to use, thanks in no small part to the beta process in which the startup made care to pay attention to what teachers and students need from the tool. Consumer Tech + User-Generated ContentThe app lets users create their own educational videos – a format for delivering lessons that has been popularized lately by Khan Academy. But unlike the one-man lecture machine of Sal Khan, ShowMe helps enable teacher- and student-created videos, again with minimal equipment – just an iPad. ShowMe founder San Kim says that he hopes to be able to build a Vimeo-like community around the video content, where users can comment, review and discover quality instructional content. Kim told me he wants to enable anyone to build their own portfolio of educational content – to build hundreds of Khan Academies. That’s a goal that puts teacher- and student-generated content at the center of education, one enabled by a simple, but smoothly functioning app.ShowMe is just one example of how the ed-tech industry is shifting due to the explosion of consumer Web and mobile tech and the generation of user-generated content. Tech savvy educators and ed-tech startups are leading the charge in a lot of ways here. Stay tuned to more innovation in education. And stay tuned for more news from me throughout the ISTE conference.last_img read more