West Indies Women’s cricket captain, Stafanie Taylor, has been added to the list of Sportswoman of the Year nominees, the RJR Sports Foundation announced in a release yesterday.The 2015 awards takes place on Friday, January 15 at The Jamaica Pegasus and Taylor joins eight other women vying for the National Sportswoman of the Year award. The other nominees are boxer Alicia Ashley; swimmer Alia Atkinson and track athletes Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Sherone Simpson, Elaine Thompson and Danielle Williams.Taylor topped the tables in a recent ODI home series against Pakistan with a batting average of 130.50 runs and was the most economical West Indies bowler while taking four wickets. West Indies won both the T20 and ODI series. She was also recently named the International Cricket Council’s Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year.The Jamaican all-rounder recently became the only overseas player selected for the Sydney Thunder Women in the inaugural Australian Women’s Big Bash T20 League.
St Eunan’s 2014 Christmas Inaugural Road PuckRoad Hurling can best be described as a hurling form of road bowls. Teams compete over a distance of 5km. Each team comprises three members; including one adult. Each player takes a turn to hit the sliotar with the hurley.The skill is to keep the ball low on the ground, avoiding hedgerows and ditches, to gain as much distance as possible per shot. Each team uses three slíotars and if they lose them, that team is eliminated. The winning team will be the first to complete the circuit with the fewest pucks. It’s an imperfect description, but think of a compromise between hurling and golf. Using a hurl and sliotar, competitors must get to the end of the course with low strokes – it’s down the road, but sometimes it goes a little cross-country.Contestants play in teams of three. Each team is given three specially-marked sliotars. If you lose a ball, it’s a three-stroke penalty. Two teams head off together, each marking each other’s score card. The next two teams head off after the first teams are out of distance… just like golf! The members of the team take it in rotation to strike the sliotar and one of the team should go ahead and keep an eye out where the sliotar lands.The route begins at the crossroads at Ard Rí pub, and heads towards the Kirkstown road, which eventually heads back towards O’Donnell Park.Brute strength may help but will not be the winning attribute as tactics will be essential. You can try and go for distance; you can bounce it off a ditch, you can try to cut corners, or you can be cautious and not lose any sliotars! It should take the teams just over an hour and a half to get around the course. It is not overly strenuous as its mainly downhill but it does require some basic fitness.We’re hoping to get everyone out from the U12’s, U14’s, U16’s minors and seniors hurlers and camogie players, coaches, ex-players, future players, footballers, fathers & sons, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, visitors – everyone!The Big Event takes place this Saturday, Dec. 27th and entrance fee is €10 per adult and all juveniles are €5 each, with all money raised going towards the club. It’ll be a great family day out and maybe in the future there could even be a road hurling championship between a few clubs.Registration is at 11.30am at O’Donnell Park. The event starts at noon.To find out more contact Eunan O’Donnell on 087 6775637. ST EUNAN’S CHRISTMAS 2014 INAUGURAL ROAD PUCK was last modified: December 21st, 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:letterkennyroad hurling
The new KNBR lineup: Do you love it or hate it?Love it — Change is goodHate it — Bring back Radnich and/or FitzDon’t care — I listen to 95.7 The GameI’m in a wait-and-see modeVoteView Results Take Our PollBay Area sportscaster Greg Papa made his mid-morning debut on KNBR (680-AM) Tuesday and started off by acknowledging Gary Radnich, the longtime station fixture he’s replacing.“Gary is the godfather of Bay Area sports-talk radio,” Papa told listeners. “… This is a little daunting. It’s a little …
(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.Cartilage sensor: Football players should give thanks that their cartilage can sense forceful injury. “We live with the same cartilage—the tissue that connects our joints—for a lifetime,” Medical Xpress says. “And since we can’t readily make new cartilage cells, we had better figure out how to keep what we have healthy.” Researchers at Duke were pleasantly surprised. “The most exciting thing about this study was that it shows that cells in your cartilage, which people don’t think of as a typical sensory cell, have multiple sensory systems,” one said. Another commented, “These cells are very complex in their ability to sense their mechanical environment.” Physical activity is actually good for cartilage, the article says. Use it or lose it.Fallopian one-way tube: How do female fallopian tubes know which direction to send the egg? Scientists know that cilia beat inside the walls of the tube, creating a unidirectional flow. But how do those cells arrange in the right direction to begin with? When the tissues grow in the embryo, there is no preferred direction, Japanese researchers found, according to Medical Xpress. Over time, a preferred orientation arises, thanks to a protein named Celsr1. The process amazed one of the researchers:The research fellow Dongbo Shi, the first author of this article, said: “It was a hard job for me to line up the cellist’s chairs on stage in the right direction before a classic concert, even though there are less than ten chairs. It is very surprising that our organs consist of millions of cells and these cells are aligned accurately and efficiently. I hope to uncover the intriguing mechanisms of how cells are properly lined up”.Bone self-repair: Babies can do a trick adults would like to learn: how to self-repair their bones. Nature says, “Infant bone fractures heal without any medical intervention, thanks to muscle contractions and tissue growth that together move the bone fragments back into place.”Tick off the old clock: “Human existence is basically circadian,” a piece on PhysOrg begins. “Most of us wake in the morning, sleep in the evening, and eat in between. Body temperature, metabolism, and hormone levels all fluctuate throughout the day, and it is increasingly clear that disruption of those cycles can lead to metabolic disease.” But how does our circadian clock work? Research at the University of Pennsylvania shows a new role for proteins called enhancers. Along with corresponding transcription factors, the enhancers allow different cycles to switch on and off independently of other cycles, so that you don’t fall asleep which eating a Thanksgiving meal.Why skin color? It can be a racy subject, but Ann Gibbons wants to shed light on why human skin varies from light to dark. In Science Magazine, she explores various hypotheses, mainly those of anthropologist Nina Jablonski, who thinks skin faces a tradeoff between UV protection and Vitamin D absorption. “Although skin color is a poor way to classify humans, Jablonski says it does have real implications for health.” Trying to place the adaptive tradeoff in an evolutionary context, though, is fraught with emotion and storytelling, as Jablonski learned in 2000:In that paper, Jablonski proposed an evolutionary scenario for dark skin: Like chimpanzees, our ancient ancestors in Africa originally had fair skin covered with hair. When they lost body hair in order to keep cool through sweating, perhaps about 1.5 million years ago, their naked skin became darker to protect it from folate-destroying UV light.This idea is still controversial. “It’s a valid theory and it’s intriguing, but it’s obscure to the folate community,” says Robert Berry, a pediatric epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. “There’s virtually no evidence to prove it or disprove it.” …Jablonksi is spreading an evolutionary perspective that many still haven’t quite absorbed, says Harvard University immunologist Barry Bloom. “The message that people still don’t understand that just knocks your socks off is that we were all born white on the planet and then we all became black,” he says. Then “some of us got to Europe where being black wasn’t a great advantage, and we became white again.”Maybe it’s best to leave the evolution out of it and just recognize that people have the genetic ability to adapt to the amount of sunlight they normally live in. Obviously, dark- and light-skinned people are doing fine in all kinds of environments. They also have the wisdom to wear clothes, make sunscreen, and take Vitamin D supplements. Too much speculating could foment old fights about racial geopolitics.A little help from our friends: What’s your first emotional reaction to the words “bacteria” and “virus”? Actually, our lives probably depend more on these passengers than we like to think. Science Magazine says that the body’s bacteria may keep our brains healthy. Even more surprising, in another piece by Science Magazine‘s writer Elisabeth Pennisi, “viruses help keep our gut healthy.” How many knew that the gut biota we have become accustomed to treating with respect includes viruses? Noroviruses, for instance, have a bad rap for causing diarrhea on cruise ships. Experiments on mice, though, show that infected mice were better able to recover from disease and antibiotics. It will be “hugely controversial” to consider noroviruses as beneficial (New Scientist recommends still washing your hands), but your digestion of a Thanksgiving meal might just depend on all your tiny helpers.A gene for long life? Medical Xpress tells about a “favorable variant” in the CETP gene that confers on its carriers a higher probability of living past 90 or even 100, partly by raising the level of good cholesterol (HDL). The carriers not only live longer; they live healthier, too. Can you get this “longevity gene”? No, but some day you may be able to buy a longevity pill. “Drug companies have already begun working on CETP inhibitors, with the hope of mimicking the process by which the gene raises HDL.”Designed selection: Try to design a hoop that can let basketballs in but keep ping pong balls out. That’s what the nuclear pore complex does, researchers at University College London found. Science Daily says that because of this ability, the filter keeps “unwelcome visitors” from invading the cell nucleus. How does it work? The pore has strands outside that look like spaghetti. The strands trap unwanted small invaders. “Larger molecules, like messenger RNA, can only pass when accompanied by chaperone molecules. These chaperones, called nuclear transport receptors, have the property of lubricating the strands and relaxing the barrier, letting the larger molecules through.” How fast does this work? Oh, a leisurely several thousand times per second.Make like a bat: Philosopher Thomas Nagel famously asked, “What is it like to be a bat?” (see ENV). Well, ask a blind person. Science Magazine says that people have the ability to learn to echolocate a bit like a bat, using “batlike sonar.” This should be a fun experiment for the kids at home. Maybe they should wear a helmet, like Daniel Kish, a blind boy who uses echolocation to ride his bike. Emily Underwood says that “the entire body, neck, and head are key to ‘seeing’ with sound—an insight that could assist blind people learning the skill.” The skill is much more highly developed in bats and dolphins, of course.Smell that turkey aroma: At Thanksgiving, think about what PNAS says: “The mammalian olfactory system is capable of detecting and discriminating a vast and diverse array of small organic molecules or odorants. Complex blends of these chemicals are finally perceived as a unified odor object—for example, a rose contains dozens of active compounds.” The sense of smell is so complex, it is one of the final senses to submit to detailed understanding. One thing we know; the smell of Mom’s cooking can create pleasant memories that last a lifetime.There are more wonders going on inside us than we can imagine. The more the detail, the more incredible to think they are the result of blind, unguided natural processes. We hope you will be thankful for your equipment this season, and treat it with care.
9 June 2004South Africa’s newly appointed Cabinet has got down to work – and analysts say it is clear that a “developmental state” geared towards promoting faster economic growth forms the bedrock of government policy.Growth is looking positive so far in 2004. The national statistics agency, Statistics South Africa, said the economy grew by 3.1% in the first quarter – more than three times the growth over the same period in 2003.According to newspaper ThisDay, it is South Africa’s 22nd consecutive quarter of growth – the longest economic expansion since 1960.This is in line with trends across the continent. The African Development Bank has announced that the continent’s economy grew by 3.7% in 2003, with some African states recording growth rates above 5%.Economists say the improvement in the economy is partly due to a boom in domestic demand, sparked by a series of steady cuts in interest rates over the last year and R13.3-billion in tax relief last year.According to ThisDay, the manufacturing, retailing and wholesale sectors have benefited the most. Manufacturing grew 2.7% in the first quarter of the year, while the wholesale and retail trade rose 3.3%. Strong growth was also seen in the hospitality industry (3.3%) and agriculture (2.7%).Economists say it is likely that the Reserve Bank will remain steady on interest rates for the months ahead, though it may raise them towards the end of the year to offset creeping inflation.Newly appointed Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa told a parliamentary media briefing last month that it is important that the state remains engaged in the economy, and that the economic distortions of the past mean that it is impossible for it to remain neutral.Transport Minister Jeff Radebe told the briefing that the state cannot rely on the market to address the country’s present economic development needs, and will continue to invest in socio-economic infrastructure.Mpahlwa said it was important for government to limit the rising costs of key economic drivers like transport, energy, water and telecommunications. Structural barriers to growth, such as the railways and ports, would also be addressed, he said.Mpahlwa added that economic growth was central to black economic empowerment, which in turn would provide the skills needed to grow the economy.SouthAfrica.info reporter
The win was one of the most remarkable turnaround performances by any team in an HSBC Sevens World Series Cup final. Strong late season formIn some ways, the end of the World Series came too soon for South Africa. The team played in four of the last five World Series tournament finals and scooped three titles: in Las Vegas, London and Edinburgh. Down to only two fit reserves due to injuries, South Africa fought back from being 7-28 down to snatch victory at the very end of an epic Cup final at Murrayfield, the spiritual home of Sevens rugby. It followed on their victory in London last week. Hunt scored again in the corner before Sithole gathered the ball from a ruck, and with the sound of the siren in the background, powered his way through the defence wide on the right to score the match-winning try. Bernard Foley, with two, and Jonathon Lance scored for the Aussies, while Steven Hunt dotted down South Africa’s only try. Delport then injured himself when he rushed to stop an attack, injuring his head in the process. Second overallWith their third victory of the season, the team finished second overall on the HSBC Sevens World series standings with 140 points, 16 behind champions New Zealand. Branco du Preez (ankle) and Neil Powell (rib) were lost to injuries on Saturday, the first day of the tournament. On Sunday, South Africa had to play the final without their inspirational skipper Kyle Brown (ankle), while Paul Delport was carried off on a stretcher midway through the first half of the absorbing first half. He sustained a concussion and his condition was described as stable afterwards. “What can you say after a performance like that? They refused to give in and South Africa can be very proud of these young men,” he smiled. Source: SA Rugby The South African Sevens team produced a comeback for the ages to capture the Edinburgh Sevens on Sunday. With the win, they claimed back-to-back victories for the first time since 2008, when they won in Dubai and George. Top try scorer Cecil Afrika (SA) 40 Earlier resultsOn Saturday, South Africa finished unbeaten and top of their pool, while on Sunday they started brightly against a powerful Samoa outfit, scoring an impressive 28-5 win as Hunt, Afrika, Brown and Sithole all scored tries. Top point scorer Cecil Afrika (SA) 385 Henry Vanderglas scored from the restart to stretch the Aussie lead to 21 points at 28-7. Frankie Horne and Bernado Botha reduced the deficit to 28-19, but then scored what appeared to be the match winner for Australia. South Africa, however, had other ideas. 31 May 2011 In the dying seconds of the final, Sibusiso Sithole powered his way to a brilliant solo try to lift the Springbok Sevens to a magnificent and stunning 38-35 victory over Australia. HSBC Sevens World Series final standingsNew Zealand 166 pointsSouth Africa 140England 127Fiji 122Samoa 120 Wales offered greater resistance in the semi-finals and, much like last week, ran the Springbok Sevens very close to almost register their first win in 23 attempts against South Africa, who won 22-19 at the end of a gruelling encounter. Paul Treu, the SA Sevens coach, described the fight-back as unbelievable. “Australia made a good start and we had to give it everything we got. We were severely disrupted by the injuries and apart from the injured players, Frankie [Horne] also shouldered on bravely despite hurting his knee early on Saturday. FinalAustralia, who lost 19-5 against South Africa in the pool stages on Saturday, started in determined fashion and scored three tries to one to lead 21-7 at halftime.
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Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments “We take a lot of pride in being good with our unit and so we know that the second unit in the last two games has been far from that,” Lin said. “Tonight, we wanted to make sure we put a stamp on the game in a positive direction.”UP NEXTRaptors: Visit Miami on Sunday for the second of three straight road games.Pelicans: Visit Atlanta on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We just had to get our defense into the game a little bit more.”Frank Jackson scored 20 points for the Pelicans, who’ve lost two straight. Julius Randle had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Cheick Diallo had 16 points and 12 boards for New Orleans.Leonard met little resistance in the paint. While he missed four of five 3-point attempts, he was 13 of 15 from closer range. He threw down a handful of dunks on drives or cuts and mixed in a finger roll and reverse layup.“He used his strength a lot tonight,” Lowry said. “He got to his spots really well.”Toronto shot 54.1 percent (53 for 98), scoring 66 points in the paint and a season-high 53 on fast breaks.ADVERTISEMENT Leonard scored 31 points and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game skid with a 127-104 victory over undermanned New Orleans on Friday night.“I got a lot of buckets in transition, easy layups, even wide-open shots, and that probably got me going a little bit,” Leonard said. “Tonight was just my night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPascal Siakam scored 19 and Kyle Lowry had 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who began to pull away late in the third quarter and cruised from there.“We weren’t forcing our will on the game as much as we should have in the first half,” Lowry said. “They played well in the first half and we figured it out. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Heat stay hot, pull away late to beat Cavaliers 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We know they can run, but we like to run, too,” Lowry said. “We got some easy buckets out of it.”Holiday, the Pelicans’ second-leading scorer, was ruled out Thursday because of an abdomen strain that is expected to sideline him at least a week. On Friday, the Pelicans first announced that swing player E’Twaun Moore also would miss at least a week because he’d reinjured his left quadriceps, and then that Davis would sit out against the Raptors with back spasms. The Pelicans’ front court got even thinner when Jahlil Okafor went out with a left ankle sprain after halftime.Still, New Orleans kept the game competitive until late in the third quarter, when Danny Green hit consecutive 3s during a 9-0 run that widened Toronto’s lead to 88-75.“I still think that we competed and to me, that’s the most important thing. I don’t really care who we put out there,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We just ran into a situation in the middle of the third quarter where they had guys to go to and we missed a couple of layups, missed a couple of open 3s and that’s where they got the separation.”When Jeremy Lin and Lowry hit consecutive 3s in the middle of the fourth quarter, the Raptors’ lead had grown to 21 and fans started making their way toward the exits.TIP-INSRaptors: Lin scored 14 points and Green had 13, going 3 of 4 from 3-point range. … Serge Ibaka had 12 points and 11 rebounds. … Toronto was 13 of 37 on 3-pointers (35.1 percent).Pelicans: Elfird Payton scored 13 points, Ian Clark scored 11 and Darius Miller 10. … F Solomon Hill played for the first time since Feb. 4 after not getting any playing time in New Orleans’ previous 13 games. Hill played 12 minutes, scoring his only points on a 3-pointer to go with two rebounds, an assist and a steal.BETTER BENCHWith Lin and Ibaka leading the way, Raptors reserves combined for 47 points, a sharp increase in production from their recent losses to Detroit and Houston. MOST READ Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard Kenrich Williams (34) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Kawhi Leonard was bound to have a big night.New Orleans was without its best on-the-ball defender in Jrue Holiday and best rim protector in Anthony Davis. Those absences gave Leonard an opportunity to use the Pelicans’ up-tempo pace against them by going strong to the basket early and often.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
Kolkata: Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), with the assistance of Kolkata Police, has been able to take possession of a land measuring 21,570 square metre at Sonai Road near Garden Reach after a long legal battle. Theplot of land was under unauthorised occupation of Ms G Q Mondal and was being used illegally for keeping containers. “Our legal department has filed a petition in Calcutta High Court through a noted solicitor firm praying for eviction of the unauthorised occupants. The high court has recently passed the order so that we can take possession of the land within 15 days,” a senior official of KoPT said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaKolkata Police has provided active support to the port authorities. Some unauthorised people who were trying to disturb the law and order situation were controlled by police. Some were arrested as well. An eviction order under Public Premises Act was issued earlier on September 2014 and attempts were made by KoPT to take over possession. But it failed due to hindrance caused by unauthorised occupants. There were outstanding dues to KoPT to the tune of more than Rs 17 crore. The KoPT authorities had also tried to take possession with the help of police, but the efforts failed again. “Our land and legal department will continue its drive to get back the possession of land from unauthorised occupants,” the official added.