‘It’s a fantastic feat’ – Barbican target extending four-year unbeaten run, more titles

first_imgCoach of Barbican FC Charles Edwards says his team aims to continue its dominance in the local Women’s Football League. Barbican notched their 11th Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/Sherwin Williams Women’s League title when they beat Waterhouse 4-2 in the final at Stadium East last Sunday. Tashika Small netted a brace for the champions, scoring in the 13th and 52nd minutes, while Kenesha Reid (11th) and Latoya Duhaney (61st) scored the other goals. Waterhouse’s national Under-20 player, Jessica Johnson, scored in the 68th and 90th minutes. LEAGUE TITLE It was also Barbican’s eighth consecutive league title. The east St Andrew club has won 24 trophies in women’s football and seven Sherwin Williams Colourscape knockout titles, plus six mid-season trophies. That has made them the most successful club in women’s football locally. Barbican had also beaten Waterhouse 4-1 in the KO final a week earlier. “We have not lost a game since 2011, so that is a record we would like to strengthen as long as possible,” Edwards disclosed. “It is a fantastic feat in winning so many titles and the girls want to win to add more, so they are motivated and certainly looking forward to next year,” the long-serving Barbican coach added. Barbican FC will be handed the trophy, medals, and $400,000 at the awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday at the JFF’s offices in New Kingston.last_img read more

Week 9 preview: Mercy hosts Los Molinos; Red Bluff, Corning on the road

first_imgRed Bluff >> It’s time for the little teams of Tehama County to make their mark on the football field. Against one another. Mercy High football and its stars Carlos Rosales, Joseph Macias, Christopher Macias and defensive stalwart Mohammed Ali will meet up and host Alex Russell and the Los Molinos Bulldogs in the annual Little Tehama County Shootout at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Parish in Red Bluff. Los Molinos, the heavy favorite on Saturday, needs a win to stay atop the California …last_img

How Kevon Looney’s return will impact the Warriors’ rotation

first_imgORLANDO — Warriors center Kevon Looney could play as soon as Monday in Atlanta as he nears his return from a neuropathic condition that has sidelined him most of the season.Looney is the Warriors’ most experienced center and was the opening day starter. While his return will be a welcome addition to a team lacking in institutional knowledge, it will also change a front court rotation that is the deepest of any positional unit on the team.Willie Cauley-Stein started the last 16 games at …last_img

Severe air turbulence could triple due to climate change

first_imgThe chances of being tossed around an aircraft cabin by severe turbulence could triple in coming years due to climate change, a new study has found.The study by University of Reading researcher Dr Paul Williams is the first to examine the impact of climate change on turbulence and the results should make even the most brazen of passengers buckle up.Although technology that allows aircraft to detect unexpected turbulence has improved, clear air turbulence remains difficult to distinguish and there are still incidents where passengers and cabin crew are injured.It is already estimated to cost US carriers $US200 million annually and Increased turbulence has implications for aircraft insurers and for the efficiency of airline operations.The study, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, used super computer simulations to look at how a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would affect wintertime turbulence levels on trans-Atlantic routes at about 39,000ft. it said that level of CO2 was widely expected to occur later this century.The results showed the average amount of light turbulence in the atmosphere will increase by 59 per cent with light-to-moderate turbulence rising by 75 per cent, moderate by 94 per cent, moderate-to-severe by 127 per cent and severe by 149 per cent.The reason for this, according to the study, is that climate change is generating stronger wind shears within the jet stream and that these are a major cause of turbulence.“Our new study paints the most detailed picture yet of how aircraft turbulence will respond to climate change,’’ Williams said.“For most passengers, light turbulence is nothing more than an annoying inconvenience that reduces their comfort levels, but for nervous fliers even light turbulence can be distressing.“However, even the most seasoned frequent fliers may be alarmed at the prospect of a 149 per cent increase in severe turbulence, which frequently hospitalises air travellers and flight attendants around the world.”Williams said his priority now was to investigate other flight routes around the world.“We also need to investigate the altitude and seasonal dependence of the changes, and to analyse different climate models and warming scenarios to quantify the uncertainties,” he said.Conservative estimates show the busy North Atlantic flight corridor experiences about 790 turbulence encounters a year resulting in 687 minor and 38 serious injuries to flight attendants as well as 120 minor and 17 serious injuries to passengers.However, the Reading researchers believe actual injury rates are higher with other estimates indicating that there are over 63,000 encounters with moderate-or-greater turbulence and 5,000 encounters with severe-or-greater turbulence annually.last_img read more

SA, Mercedes team up on C-Class bid

first_img20 September 2010 Mercedes-Benz South Africa and the South African government are to set up a joint working group to help produce a competitive bid for production of the next Mercedes-Benz C-class model in the country. “If successful, the more than R2-billion investment would result in higher local content and in more than 2 000 new jobs, including high-quality jobs, at the firm’s East London plant,” the Department of Trade and Industry said in a statement last week. This followed a meeting in Pretoria on Thursday between Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Mercedes-Benz South Africa CEO Hansgeorg Niefer. The Department said it would work through the details of available government support to enable the company to produce a competitive bid against other Mercedes Benz production plants in other parts of the world. “Our discussion with Minister Davies was very positive,” Niefer told Daily Dispatch. “He has promised support and co-operation on the part of government through the Automotive Investment Scheme. We welcome this support in our effort to secure this contract for South Africa.” Mercedes-Benz SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the global company Daimler AG, currently produces the existing C-class model at its East London, Eastern Cape plant, for the local market as well as for export to the United States. According to Engineering News, the new C-class is expected to be launched in 2014, and Daimler has yet to decide whether to manufacture the vehicle in China, the US and Germany alone, or whether to add South Africa as a fourth production location. Niefer told Daily Dispatch that Mercedes-Benz SA expected to hear the outcome of the bid by the end of the year. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

God Bless Africa

first_imgSpringbok fans turned out in droves on 1September to say farewell and good luck to the national rugby team at an event in Nelson Mandela Square.(Image: Ray Maota) The anthem:Download 1 (MP3, 1.6MB)Download 2 (broadcast quality, 20.1MB)Rugby World Cup bookmark:Download (PDF, 48KB)Phonetic guide to singing the anthem:Download (PDF, 364KB) RELATED ARTICLES • Pumping up Bok support for the World Cup • Playing a part to back the Boks • New campaign to power SA’s Proteas • Rugby World Cup – back the Boks • New drive to spark local sports frenzyNow that the Springboks have departed for New Zealand to do battle at this year’s Rugby World Cup, the call has gone out to South Africans to brush up on their rendition of the national anthem.The beloved tune merges two anthems and five languages:Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso, O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho, O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso, Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika!Uit die blou van onse hemel, Uit die diepte van ons see, Oor ons ewige gebergtes, Waar die kranse antwoord gee,Sounds the call to come together, And united we shall stand, Let us live and strive for freedom, In South Africa our land.TranslationThis is the official translated version of the national anthem. The first stanza is in isiXhosa and isiZulu, the second is in Sesotho, the third is in Afrikaans and the last stanza is in English.The translation is as follows:God Bless Africa Raise high her glory Hear our prayers God bless us, we her childrenGod protect our nation End all wars and tribulations Protect us, protect our nation Our nation South Africa – South AfricaRinging out from our blue heavens From the depth of our seas Over our everlasting mountains Where the echoing crags resoundSounds the call to come together… Brief history of the national anthemIn 1994 then-State President FW de Klerk proclaimed that South Africa would have two national anthems. They were the unofficial anthem Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika and the official The Call of South Africa, which also had an Afrikaans version titled Die Stem van Suid Afrika.Two years later a condensed and combined version of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika and The Call / Die Stem became the country’s national anthem.Die Stem van Suid-Afrika is a poem written in 1918 by CJ Langenhoven, and set to music in 1921 by the Reverend ML de Villiers. It was adopted as South Africa’s official national anthem in May 1957, five years after the English version had been accepted for official use.The first verse and chorus, as well as the music, of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika were composed in isiXhosa in 1897 by Enoch Sontonga, a Methodist teacher and lay preacher. Seven additional stanzas in isiXhoza were later added by the poet Samuel Mqhayi, and a Sesotho version was published in 1942 by Moses Mphahlele.The song has since been translated into numerous African languages, including Swahili, and is a part of the national anthems of Zambia, Tanzania and Namibia.last_img read more

WEF Global Competitiveness Report: Analysing South Africa’s performance and implications for the future

first_imgBrand South Africa, in partnership with BUSA, invites you to participate in our roundtable as we discuss South Africa’s strengths, weaknesses, competitive risks and opportunities within the BRICS and Next11 international political economic environments.Date: Friday 28 September 2012Time: 08h00 – 11h00Venue: Wits Club, Wits University West Campus, Braamfontein (map)Please RSVP to ShereenH@brandsouthafrica.comThe panel discussion will include representatives from BUSA, National Planning Commission and The Department of Trade & Industry.Discussion Document.last_img

Two Cape Town initiatives run for sanitary pads

first_imgTwo initiatives in Cape Town encourage runners and cyclists to take part in races for a good cause — to raise funds for and to collect sanitary pads for schoolgirls and homeless women.Koinonia Baloyi is set to run the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April to raise the profile of Girls with Wiings. The project distributes sanitary pads to homeless women from central Cape Town southwards to Woodstock, Salt River, Observatory, Mowbray, Rondebosch, Claremont, Wynberg, Kenilworth and Lansdowne. (Image: Troy Finch)Melissa JavanCape Town initiatives #Running4Pads and Girls with Wiings both achieved big goals in the past month. #Running4Pads reached its target of collecting 6,000 sanitary pads for school girls, and Girls with Wiings set a new goal of fundraising R20,000 to buy sanitary pads and toiletries for homeless women.Girls with Wiings made its first target of R10,000 through the Thundafund website. Koinonia Baloyi, the founder of the initiative, aims to run the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April 2017. The theme for this race is #ReasonToRun.Several members of the #Running4Pads team took part in the half and ultra races of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on 15 April 2017. Before the race, the team did a sanitary pad drive to collect their targeted amount.#Running4PadsAmanda Smith started #Running4Pads in 2016 when she was training for her first marathon.She contacted the non-profitable organisation, Sponsor an African Child, which runs a sanitary campaign. It immediately agreed to partner with Smith. Besides the sanitary pads campaign, the organisation also hosts events such as career days.The #Running4Pads ambassador team consists of eight runners and two cyclists. Amanda Smith, founder of the initiative, says they run sanitary pad drives that usually form part of a larger campaign in the build up to an event. “This is usually a week or two before the race,” she says. (Image supplied)Smith completed Cape Town Marathon in 2016 and collected more than 1,800 packs of sanitary pads. She decided that in 2017 she wanted to go bigger and get a team together to run for pads and raise more donations.The plan for 2017 was to run the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in April, and then to run the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September, both with a target of 6,000 packs of sanitary pads.Some people get flowers or chocolates placed on their desk anonymously. I get random packets of pads lol. Thanks Ettienne. @running4pads pic.twitter.com/CbCl4ppCsg— Janine Smith (@life_in_cmyk) April 11, 2017So proud to work with the @running4pads team . These ladies do amazing things! pic.twitter.com/9Gz6Dfkp8C— Cape Flats Princess (@JustVee1710) April 9, 2017Mandy and Gloria have started their races and are on their way.. #Omtom2017 @2OceansMarathon @running4pads @21mandy pic.twitter.com/j5RGFZplU2— RunPJRun (@peterjohnmoses) April 15, 2017“The #Running4Pads campaign was incredible. [By] 14 April 2017, we had collected 6,004 packs of sanitary pads. We still have some to collect over the next week or so. We will be starting distribution in the next week to schools,” says Smith.About doing the ultra run, she says: “The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was the toughest 56km of my life. I finished in 6h45min and would do it again in a heartbeat!“I felt every emotion from wanting to give up and not believing in myself to the highest of high pride, accomplishment and joy as I was running the last metres towards the finish line.“Throughout the entire race I thought that if we could reach the impossible of collecting 6,000 packs of pads, I could reach the impossible by running 56km. That was my motivation.”Other members of the #Running4Pads team who took part in the Two Oceans ultra marathon were Zamangoma Mtlhare, Emily Lilford and Joseph Thomas. Runners Melanie Vollenhoven, Bridget Wilson, Gloria Chitedza and Pippa Green completed the half marathon.#Running4Pads share posts of its achievements on its Facebook page:Girls with WiingsThe Girls with Wiings initiative collects and distributes sanitary products and soap to homeless women from central Cape Town to Lansdowne each month. “We have been running since May 2016 and we are currently reaching close to 200 women each month,” says Baloyi.“The heart of Girls with Wiings is to sow hope and restore the dignity of homeless women by providing for their basic hygiene needs.”#HumanRightsDay #Sanitary drive #FreePadsAreAHumanRight pic.twitter.com/36gJPbYQl7— GirlsWithWiings (@GirlsWithWiings) March 21, 2017This is the reality of what many homeless woman call home. #HumanRightsDay #Sanitary drive #FreePadsAreAHumanRight pic.twitter.com/m3OS3tKsWX— GirlsWithWiings (@GirlsWithWiings) March 21, 2017We r donating #sanitaryPads 2 ppl left homeless by #houtBayFire. 2 donate pls email us: girlswithwiings@gmail.com pic.twitter.com/oP2DgL7UIT— GirlsWithWiings (@GirlsWithWiings) March 13, 2017The founderGirls with Wiings was founded by Baloyi after she read an article about the monthly challenge faced by homeless women, who had no access to sanitary products.She remembers reading that these women have to make use of napkins, cloth, tissue and other materials during their menstrual period. “I was moved to do more than just feel sorry for them. I decided to make a difference,” says Baloyi.“I have been working to connect a network of people who want to help make a difference.“We collected as many sanitary pads as we could that month for as many homeless women we could reach. And we have been collecting and distributing sanitary pads monthly ever since.”Girls with Wiings consists of a team of 15 people. Founder Koinonia Baloyi says one of the highlights is the initiative’s first Christmas drive in December 2016. “We collected and distributed close to 150 Christmas bags for homeless women. The bags were filled with sanitary pads, soap, underwear, facecloth, a chocolate and a message of hope.” (Image: Troy Finch)Running the London MarathonBaloyi says she enjoys outdoor running. “It is my way of relaxing and enjoying the beauty of nature.”She won a charity entry for the London Marathon. “I saw this as an amazing opportunity to challenge myself to finally run my first full marathon (42.2km) and to make a difference in a project in which I truly believe.“There are many sanitary drives, campaigns and projects all over the country, many of which focus on providing sanitary products to high schools to keep girls in school,” she says. “This is amazing, but only a handful of all these projects support and cater for homeless women and especially homeless still living on the streets.“I love Girls with Wiings because this project dares to go where many people don’t go. Each month we go to the train stations, bus stops, taxi ranks, under the highway bridge and so on,” she explains.“We go and find homeless women where they are at and we aim to provide for that need for sanitary pads. A project like this is quite rare, so funding and sponsorship is hard to source. This is why running the London Marathon to raise R20,000 for this project is worth doing.”Going to LondonThis will be Baloyi’s first trip to London; she flew out on 20 April 2017, saying: “I am more excited than nervous.“For the past three months I have been training hard and [we’re] doing a lot of fundraising,” she says. “I am so excited to see all the hard work come together at the finish line, medal in hand of course.“This experience leading up to the marathon has been indescribable! My passion for Girls with Wiings has grown and expanded.“I have fallen in love with running and long distances all over again. Plus, I have a huge expectation to see the end result, the success and the fruits of this fundraising project.“I have really learnt to believe in myself and to push myself to the finish line.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Beermen hold off Picanto behind Fajardo’s 41 points

first_imgPBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo was unstoppable in the fourth quarter and San Miguel Beer edged Kia, 118-112, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The reigning three-time MVP scored 20 of his 41 points in the final frame as the Beermen bolstered their bid for a top four finish after climbing to 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight La Salle outguns NU for 2-0 start Read Next Johnson fired 42 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to offset his 10 turnovers but the Picanto just had no answer for Fajardo as they dropped their 10th consecutive game. Fajardo came two points shy of matching his career-high he set in a loss to Alaska in the 2016 Philippine Cup.Terrence Watson added a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds while Chris Ross collected 15 points, six assist and five steals for the Beermen, who trailed by six at the end of the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Picanto had lost their first nine games but played nothing like a winless team against the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen.Kia, led by its explosive import Geron Johnson, kept itself in the game until Alex Cabagnot made a layup to put San Miguel ahead by six, 116-110, with only 15 seconds left. View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Jarencio, Globalport welcome long break before crucial battles ahead

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 4 West Brom players accused of stealing taxi in Spain Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES “At least, we have a five-day break before we go against Kia. And after Kia, it will be a 10-day rest before we face Phoenix. That’s going to be big for us,” he said.GlobalPort faces the Picanto on Wednesday before taking on the Fuel Masters on March 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJarencio highlighted the importance of this respite as he looks at this stretch as a make-or-break for the Batang Pier.“It’s big because you’re not tired. Just like what happened to TNT, they played three games in a week. When they faced us, they struggled because we were well-rested and they were fatigued. They had a hard time to recover,” he said. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio would rather stick to the positives as his side remains in the running for a quarterfinal spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.After losing to Magnolia, 96-81, on Friday, the outspoken mentor put the spotlight on the scheduling advantage the Batang Pier has into their final two elimination games as they will be well-rested for their remaining assignments this conference.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ That’s exactly what worked against GlobalPort in the tussle after playing its second game in three days, with Jarencio struggling to find a spark in his lineup.“There’s no spark left and we can’t do anything. We were up by 12 points, but when the second half came, that’s when everything went downhill for us. Stanley (Pringle) could no longer shoot,” he said, as his leading scorer was limited to just five points in an awful 1-of-12 shooting from the field.Still, Jarencio lauded how his wards fought, a character which he believes will be a good building block going into the Batang Pier’s last two games.“At least you saw the team compete,” he said. “We have a good chance to make it to the playoffs if we can recover. We’re just ready. At least, the team will be well-rested.”ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more