Mackinson backs KC to break title drought

first_img MORE THAN A MIDFIELDER Mackison said he is determined to be more than a midfielder who scores goals, however, but wants to assist his team in winning games. “I promised my coach that I want to score 20 or more goals this season and give as many assists as possible to help the team,” he said. “We will just continue to do the good work and don’t get complacent and keep on working hard.” Asked about his team’s title chances, he said: “Definitely, KC can win this year. I am positive I can continue scoring and help to lead the way,” he outlined. Averaging almost two goals per game so far, the player will be hoping to lead his team again with a win over Ascot High when KC play them at the National Stadium at 3 p.m. today. “I am doing good so far, we just need to keep training hard and continue the good work and always remain focus and calm and follow the coach’s instructions,” he stressed. Kingston College (KC) attacking midfielder, Rashawn Mackison, is backing himself to score around 20 goals and provide many assists this season’s ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football campaign, as he hopes to lead the ‘Purples’ to a long-awaited Manning Cup title. The quiet, but skillful player dictates KC’s plays and orchestrates their attack from the centre of the park each game. Courtesy of Mackison, a man of the match on the three occasions that KC have won, he has netted seven times, despite missing two penalties against Denham Town. He scored four goals in that game, one in the St Mary’s College opener and two against Papine High, last Friday. “This season, I trained a lot harder in pre-season, I am a lot older now and I have more experience,” he noted of improvements that have brought more success.last_img read more

Rum Association calls for “responsible” consumption of alcohol

first_imgThe West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) this week announced the launch of an initiative to promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages across the Caribbean.The group on Friday strongly condemned the abuse of alcohol and a pledge was made to lend support to efforts that address these issues and are committed to doing so as an industry and in collaboration with other producers of alcoholic beverages.WIRSPA acknowledged the impact of inappropriate consumption of alcoholic beverages by individuals and said “We believe, and current regulatory advice maintains, that responsible drinking remains a valued and enjoyable part of life in a modern society. Notwithstanding, we cannot ignore the negative impact on ourWIRSPA Chairman Komal Samaroosocieties caused by the excessive consumption of alcohol.”As such, WIRSPA committed itself to a collaborative approach across the industry to achieve the objective. “We will seek to broaden the involvement of all producers, distributors and retailers of alcohol beverages so as to achieve the fullest impact from these commitments and we will engage stakeholders on these issues to ensure that our engagements are meaningful and credible,” the body said.In doing so, Demerara Distilleries Limited (DDL) have indicted its plans to engage Government and non-State stakeholders to determine how the industry can best contribute in practical ways, to the implementation of policies and actions to mitigate the impact of harmful consumption.Chairman of WIRSPA and of DDL, Komal Samaroo said, “There is an urgent need for us to build a culture of responsibility in our communities. We are committed to providing leadership to build a strong coalition of producers, State agencies, and civil society advocates to work to achieve this transformation in the shortest possible time.”He added that “while we as individual producers are active at the national level in supporting efforts to reduce harmful drinking, as a group we intend to intensify these efforts starting in 2018. In this regard we have established a task force to look at a range of issues including labelling, advertising and promotion, and online marketing, incorporating international best practices. We will also encourage and support actions to reduce driving under the influence of alcohol and drinking by underage and vulnerable persons.”According to him, the organisation will seek to broaden the involvement of all producers, distributors and retailers of alcohol beverages to achieve a greater impact on communities. Samaroo noted that along with the Government other stakeholders will be engaged on the issue to ensure their objective is met.Making reference to DDL and the local market specifically, the Chairman disclosed that “Demerara Distillers will be embarking on an initiative to resuscitate the local alcoholic beverages association. “We will need to put aside our competitive marketing interests,” he said, “and work together in pursuit of the greater good for Guyana.”The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association is one of the oldest Private Sector trade associations in the Caribbean. It represents rum producers in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Haiti, Dominica, The Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Mandela set to undergo surgery in France

first_imgThe defender was taken to a Paris hospital on the same day where scans were conducted on his injured knee, which had just recuperated from another surgery.He went for further tests on Friday where the bad news was delivered.Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela lays on the ground after picking up an injury during the team’s training session at the National Rugby Centre in Paris, France, on June 10, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is tough for me because this is the third time this same knee is operated on. It is part of football, as much as it is painful to miss this much of action, we have to face the situation. I know I will be back stronger after this,” Mandela stated.Mandela will have one of the Harambee Stars physios stay with him through the surgery with the Federation set to take care of all the expenses arising from it.“I feel sad to miss the Cup of Nations because it was my dream to be here. But I trust in the players and the team and I know they will do well for the team. I will be there supporting them throughout my recovery,” stated the defender.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela lays on the treatment table at the team’s medical room in Paris alongside team osteopath Ludo Breuil and team doctor Wycliffe Makanga on June 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, June 14 – Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela is set to undergo surgery in Paris, France next week after further scans on his injured knee on Friday afternoon revealed a damaged meniscus, and faces up to 12 weeks on the sideline.Mandela groaned off the pitch during Monday morning’s session after landing awkwardly as he tried to make a clearance and was consequently ruled out of the African Cup of Nations.last_img read more

Taking the leap to literacy

first_imgLiteracy services at the library are available to anyone who can speak and understand English. An initial assessment of a student’s abilities is given and then the student is matched with a tutor. All materials are provided. For more information on how to become a literacy tutor, call the Santa Fe Springs City Library, (562)868-7738. Tutors are asked to make a six-month commitment to the program. “If you’re a lover of words and of ideas and want to share that with someone, this is a great way to do that,” Edwards added.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Retired teacher Robert Allen was back in class, as a student this time, with homework and in-class exercises. Feeling he had an important skill to impart to others, Allen signed on to tutor adults who cannot read. Recently, he become one of eight people to graduate from a 12-hour training program for new literacy tutors at the Santa Fe Springs Library. The program trains volunteer tutors on how to teach illiterate adults to read, write and comprehend English. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2During his training, Allen, who taught at Warren High School, said he became aware of problems illiterate adults go through and what “some of the pitfalls are that we just take for granted.” The program consists of four three-hour classes at the library. In their last session, the tutors-in-training learned different strategies to help a student formulate ideas and put them together on paper. They also reviewed ways to get a student to analyze what they read and keep them interested. Now that the graduates have completed the required training, they will be matched up with adult students. Literacy specialist Jerry Edwards, who is a tutor trainer, said students come in need of help for various reasons. “Whether it’s to read to their children, be able to get a better job, to do well in their job, or to not have to hide anymore, they want to be able to read the things other people read without having to resort to tricks and getting people to read it for them, or guess, or memorize things people tell them,” Edwards said. “They want to be able to just read like everyone else.” last_img read more

MacLOCHLAINN CRITICISES GARDAI OVER O’BRADAIGH FUNERAL

first_imgSinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has criticised the actions of Gardaí at the funeral of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh at the weekend.He said: “There appears to have been an extremely intrusive and heavy handed approach adopted by Gardaí at the funeral of the late Ruairí Ó Brádaigh in Roscommon at the weekend.“I have heard of no evidence of any illegal activity to justify the presence of large numbers of riot clad gardaí and the surrounding of the graveside. “These actions merely served to antagonise and upset mourners at a time of grief for the family and friends of Ruairi Ó Brádaigh.“Funerals of all citizens should be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. The policing of Mr Ó Brádaigh’s funeral on Saturday is a cause of concern.” MacLOCHLAINN CRITICISES GARDAI OVER O’BRADAIGH FUNERAL was last modified: June 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MacLOCHLAINN CRITICISES GARDAI OVER O’BRADAIGH FUNERALlast_img read more

San Francisco Giants: Follow the bad money, find the good trade targets

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Since the moment he arrived in San Francisco, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has preached about the importance of making smart and sound financial decisions to improve the Giants’ roster.On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, Zaidi agreed to pay $12.67 million to acquire a player who may never take an at-bat for the Giants.It might be one of his best moves yet.Infielder Zack Cozart is the bigger name of the two players the Angels sent the Giants on Tuesday, but it’s …last_img

Are Dark Matter and Dark Energy the New Epicycles?

first_imgAn article in The Economist suggests that dark matter and dark energy may not be necessary to understand the structure of the universe.  It refers to two recent papers that explain the cosmic background radiation and galaxy clusters with ordinary matter, without a need for either of the other two unknown quantities.  Are dark matter and dark energy like the fudge factors called epicycles that Ptolemy used to keep his outdated cosmology working?  The article allows that, at this point, either side of the controversy could be wrong, but “On the other hand, a universe that requires three completely different sorts of stuff to explain its essence does have a whiff of epicycles about it. … one cannot help but wonder whether Ptolemy might soon have some company in the annals of convoluted, discarded theories.”Dark energy is the big fad these days.  Leading cosmologists are certain they have proved its existence in this era of “precision cosmology” (see 06/20/03).  A model that doesn’t rely on 96% unknown entities would seem to have a built-in advantage.  Let’s watch to see who eats crow a few years from now.(Visited 95 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Sudafrika: Riskieren Sie den Himmel

first_imgSudafrika verfugt uber 3.000 km Kustenlinie mit atemberaubenden Bergen – oft Seite and Seite. Die unterschiedlichen Terrains des Landes in Verbindung mit einem idealen Klima fur Aktivitaten im Freien, machen es zu einem reichen Jadggrund fur Adrenalinjunkies.SA bietet Weltklassenbergsteigen, Surfen, Tauchen, Wandern, Pferdesafaris, Mountainbiking, Fluss Rafting an – und in etwa jede andere Extremsportart, die Sie nennen konnen – dabei alle unterstutzt von engagierten Anbietern.Sudafrika bietet einige der besten und vielfaltigsten Berge zum besteigen in der Welt. Die Klippen sind groß, wild – und wollen noch entdeckt werden. Kapstadt ist besonders gut bestuckt, aber die Action beschrankt sich nicht auf das Westkap.Flussausfluge reichen von weitgehend malerischen bis zu klassifizierten Wildwasser Waschmaschinen Die Kust des Kanusports – bekannt als kloofing in Sudafrika – ist ein weiterer heißer Favorit, mit sowohl selbstgefuhrten als auch begleiteten Reisen im Angebot.Es gibt uber 100 aufgelistete Platze mit Startanlagen fur Gleitschirm- und Drachenflieger – und noch viel mehr weniger bekannte – mit Schulen in jedem Zentrum. Auch oben in der Luft gibt es viele Moglichkeiten fur Hubschrauberfahrten, Ballonfluge, Kunstfliegen, Fallschirmspringen und Ultraleichtflugzeuge.Tausende von Kilometern Wanderwege wickeln sich um das Land in Wuste, Wald, Berg- oder Kustenterrain herum, viele mit angrenzenden Mountenbikefahrten.Es gibt wunderbare leichte Pferdefahrten durch Weinberge, am Strand oder in den Bergen und – fur die richtig abenteuerlustigen – Pferdesafaris in Großwildlandschaft.Und wenn Sie das ganz schnelle Hoch suchen, gibt es die 216 Meter hohe Bloukrans Brucke an der Grenze des Ost- und Westkaps mit dem hochsten kommerziellen Bungeesprung der Welt.Oder Sie konnen sich uber den krachenden Wellen bei dem Western Head am Knysna abseilen, einen Kilometer hoch uber Kapstadt hangen, in Kombination abseilen, mit dem Kanu durch die Storms River Schlucht schlingern, oder einen Rappelling-Sprung an den Gebauden in Durban oder Johannesburg hinunter wagen. Die Schwerkraft wirkt auf spektakulare Art in Sudafrika!SAinfo reporter, mit Material von South African Tourismlast_img read more

Hewlett-Packard to Buy 3Com in Quest for China Market

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news alex williams IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Hewlett-Packard will acquire 3Com for $2.7 billion to compete more effectively against Cisco Systems in the competitive computer networking market.The deal, announced this afternoon, appears on the surface to help HP gain a position in China. This is where the action is in the computer networking market and a main reason for the acquisition. But below the surface is a story about 3Com’s falling position in the Chinese market and the rise of Huawei Technologies, a player that everyone is watching, including Cisco, which considers the Chinese company its biggest rival.At stake is nothing less than billions of dollars in computer networking gear and the bounty that comes with data-center consolidation and the convergence of servers, storage, networking, management, facilities and services.TippingPoint is one of the jewels that HP receives as part of the 3Com acquisition. According to HP, TippingPoint has been the leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant” in its evaluation of leading network security products. HP says that about 30% of the Fortune 1000 companies have already deployed TippingPoint “intrusion prevention systems.”Once one of the world’s leading networking hardware firms, 3Com fell behind in the market before finding salvation in China’s booming market for telecommunications gear. The company went into a partnership with Huawei Technologies until 3Com bought the entire joint venture operation in 2006. That buyout came after Huawei and Bain Ventures unsuccessfully tried to acquire 3Com. The deal died after the US Congress raised concerns about the acquisition. Huawei is funded in part by the Chinese government. Its technology is used by the Chinese military.After the buyout, Huawei agreed not to compete with 3Com until 2008. Since then, Huawei has been a strong competitor, taking market share from 3Com.Huawei is the one to watch as this merger unfolds. Cisco calls Huawei its biggest competitor. In a press conference Monday, Chambers said that in the big picture, “It’s Huawei, Huawei and Huawei.”How much will HP really benefit from 3Com? Nerd Twilight had this take in July when it looked like 3Com was not faring so well in its competition with Huawei:“…What makes it worse is that 3Com will not be able to compensate for the loss of Huawei business in China, where it is attempting to build its own channels and customer base; nor in Europe or North America, especially the latter, where 3Com’s name has been tarnished severely by its historical cut-and-run lack of commitment to enterprise customers and markets.3Com has done a masterful job with PR earlier this year, driving up its stock with a narrative about its comeback as an end-to-end purveyor of networking gear capable of taking share from an allegedly distracted and vulnerable Cisco Systems, longtime hegemonic power in enterprise networking.Indeed, Cisco is heading off in many directions, and it might be exposed to other players, but HP, with its ProCurve gear, looks set to pick up whatever marbles slip from Cisco’s grasp. IBM, thanks to OEM deals with Juniper Networks and Brocade Communications, also is well placed to take some business — and don’t be surprised if IBM doesn’t acquire Juniper or Brocade at some point.Both HP and Cisco see the opportunity of data-center consolidation — servers, storage, networks, the whole shooting match — aided and abetted by virtualization. IBM sees it, too, but it hasn’t yet committed to direct ownership of a networking business unit, perhaps still reeling from the field-sales hangover that resulted from its former addiction to Cisco as a networking partner.”last_img read more

California Energy Regulators Prepare To Tackle TVs

first_imgLCD and plasma sets are energy hogsSACRAMENTO, CA — The California Energy Commission is preparing new regulations to address power-hungry television sets. The proposed regulations, set to take effect in 2011, would require televisions sold in California to meet new energy-efficiency requirements.According to the Los Angeles Times, “During a peak viewing time when most sets are on, such as the Super Bowl, TVs in the state collectively suck up the equivalent of 40% of the power generated by the San Onofre nuclear power station running at full capacity. Televisions account for about 10% of the average Californian’s monthly household electricity bill. … LCD — liquid crystal display — sets use 43% more electricity, on average, than conventional tube TVs; larger models use proportionately more. Plasma TVs, which command a relatively small share of the market, need more than three times as much power as bulky, old-style sets.”Among those opposing the proposed regulations is Mike McMaster, president of Wilshire Entertainment, a Thousand Oaks, California, company that specializes in the installation of home theater systems. “If a customer wants a 12-cylinder car or a 60-inch plasma that uses this much energy, they’re going to get it,” McMaster noted.Update: see “California’s Efficiency Standards Applied to TVs.”last_img read more