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GTT Indoor Hockey C/ships bully off

first_imgꟷ CASH to be ‘set on fire’The GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships bullied off last evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, and the expectation is that a week of exceptionally competitive hockey action lies ahead.Bounty GCC’s Medroy Scotland blocking an Old Fort shot during last year’s actionIn the outstanding men’s division, the Pepsi Hikers will look to defend their title and maintain their position as the most successful men’s first division team in the competition’s existence.This team will again be led by national captain Robert France, who has been one of the country’s most prolific strikers over the past decade. The core players of this exciting team are now in the prime of their careers, thus this team will be a difficult side to beat.With the introduction of new, exciting junior players like Omar Hopkinson and Nandlall Persaud added to reliable veterans Aderemi ‘Dove’ Simon and Jason DeSantos, Old Fort have been the most rapidly improving team in the men’s division.And with Kareem McKenzie and Meshach Sargeant being among the most skilful and entertaining players on show, GCC are likely to see some of their junior stars ‘breaking through the ranks’. National Goalkeeper Medroy Scotland will be key to this Bourda side’s contention.Saints, the youngest team in the tournament, have been improving with each outing. Their youthful energy and tactical understanding — being under the tutelage of national coach Robert Fernandes — will be factors that weigh heavily in their favour.The ‘Garnett family’ form the cornerstone of this team, along with skilful midfielders Shakeem Fausette and Edmund Chinian.The ladies’ competition is set to be a similarly thrilling affair. The Hikers wrested the trophy from the GBTI GCC Tigers in 2018, after the Tigers had retained same for nine years; thus these Tigers are sure to be spoiling for a fight in order to reverse that result in 2019. National players Marzana Fiedtkou, Gabriella Xavier and Trisha Woodroffe form a powerful anchor for this team.Defending champions Hikers also field a team that is chockful of international players. There is the powerful Marisha Fernandes in defence, and Latacia Chung and Nicole Eastman up front.The Saints have emerged from a successful second division competition that surely gives them great confidence going into this ladies’ competition. Over the past couple of years, Tekeisha Deleon has been their star, while young speedsters Charlia Webb and Claysia Bobb have each posed a difficult challenge for opposing defences.The dogged GBTI GCC Spice and the Spartans round off the women’s division.There will also be in this tournament a men’s second division and a veterans’ division featuring players over the age of 35.The competition will run for the remainder of the week, with the final clash being set for the evening of Sunday, October 20, from 16:00hrs.last_img read more

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TV production a star in area

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The TV business gave Santa Clarita the equivalent of a Valentine gift in February as more film crews shot on location and spent more money on goods and services than in times past. A flurry of handwritten signs tacked to signposts around town told the story: Production crews filmed 70 times this February versus 36 times last year. “It’s kind of like Sally Fields’ Oscar acceptance speech, `The film industry likes us right now, they really like us,”‘ said Jason Crawford, Santa Clarita’s film and tourism administrator. The entertainment business ranks among the city’s top four industries. In the first eight months of fiscal 2006-07, $14.5 million was spent in town by film companies. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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City players to decide new captain, says Guardiola

first_img“We will choose the team captain. We will wait until everyone is back and they will choose their captain,” said Guardiola.David Silva led City on Wednesday as they came from behind to beat West Ham United 4-1 in a friendly in the Chinese city of Nanjing.England international Raheem Sterling, who enjoyed his best season last year for club and country, scored a brace in the second half as West Ham’s defence went AWOL.West Ham took the lead with a Mark Noble penalty before City levelled through Silva, then Lukas Nmecha scored from the spot to give Guardiola’s side the half-time lead.“We were lucky to go 2-1 in front,” said Guardiola, bemoaning the sticky conditions in Nanjing and City’s late arrival in China following a two-day delay because of a paperwork issue related to their flight.Guardiola fielded a mixture of first-team regulars and youngsters with Kevin De Bruyne, who missed most of last season injured, a second-half substitute.He was joined after the break by German winger Leroy Sane, who has been linked with a big-money move to Bayern Munich.Spanish international midfielder Rodri, who joined City earlier this month on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid, made his debut.The 23-year-old officially became a City player a day after the La Liga club revealed the 70-million-euro ($78.5 million) release clause in his contract had been triggered.City’s arrival in China for the Premier League Asia Trophy was twice put back because of an “administrative issue” — likely to have infuriated a perfectionist like Guardiola.But if it bothered the English champions it did not show, Sterling sealing a handsome City win with composed finishes on the hour and then again soon after.In the other match in the exhibition tournament, the scale of the task facing new head coach Steve Bruce was laid bare as Newcastle United were thrashed 4-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers.Bruce, whose appointment was confirmed just hours before kick-off, will jet over to take charge of Newcastle’s next friendly, against West Ham, in Shanghai on Saturday.It was only a low-key friendly, but the heavy defeat to Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves was more evidence that Newcastle are likely to be battling relegation this season.City face Wolves in the final, also on Saturday in Shanghai.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola gives intructions to his Manchester City players on the sideline in Nanjing © AFP / HECTOR RETAMALNANJING, China, Jul 17 – Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said on Wednesday that he will let his players decide who will captain the Premier League champions next season following the departure of long-time skipper Vincent Kompany.The captain’s armband is up for grabs at City after Kompany left at the end of last season after 11 years in Manchester to take up a player-coach role at Anderlecht, the club at which the 33-year-old started his career.last_img read more

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Injury-hit Blackburn bring back youngster

first_img Darragh Lenihan [right] Injury-hit Blackburn have recalled young midfielder Darragh Lenihan from his loan spell at Burton Albion to provide first-team cover.Lenihan, who can also play in defence, has made 17 appearances for the Brewers since joining on loan back in October.But with Grant Hanley, Shane Duffy and Jason Lowe all injured, Blackburn have been forced to call the 20-year-old back to Ewood Park.The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is yet to appear for the Rovers first team but could be included in the side’s squad for their clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night. 1last_img

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Can Fulham sustain a promotion charge?

first_imgIt’s fair to say that Fulham didn’t do themselves justice on their return to the Premier League last season. A miserable campaign saw just seven wins, 26 points, and a 19th place finish as the Cottagers dropped straight back down to the Championship.This season, though, Fulham have dusted themselves off and are doing well in the Championship. They currently sit in fourth place after beating west London rivals QPR at Craven Cottage, five points off the automatic promotion spots. They are one of the favourites for promotion in Championship betting odds.Bossing thingsEven towards the end of last season, there were signs that Scott Parker was beginning to have a positive effect on his team. That upturn in spirits around the club has continued in this campaign, with Parker looking more and more comfortable in his managerial role.Parker played for Fulham for four seasons between 2013 and 2017, so he knows what it means to wear the shirt and understands that fans expect the club to be playing top-flight football. He was a popular figure during his playing days at the club, which means he enjoys a similar affinity with the supporters as their manager.He has been realistic about Fulham’s chances and understands that there will be difficulties in such a competitive division. “If we had a magic wand and could just click our fingers and get success, life would be easy,” he said. “I realise there are going to be some bumps this year because we cannot go from where we were last year to all of a sudden being unreal. We want to take quick steps but we understand there is a process.”Forward firepowerOne of the main reasons Fulham have enjoyed success this season is the presence of Aleksandar Mitrović up front. The Serbian is top of the Championship scoring charts with 12 goals, continuing the good form he’s shown throughout his time at the club.Mitrović is the perfect striker for the Championship. He possesses a bullish quality that makes him a nightmare for defenders to deal with. Combined with his instinctive finishing ability, these attributes give the Serbian international the potential to create goals out of nothing.Fulham fans will also be pleased to see Aboubakar Kamara return to form. Kamara came into the side for the QPR match as Mitrović was suspended, and scored a brace to secure victory. Kamara and Mitrović made headlines last season after fighting over who should take a penalty, but if the pair could establish a partnership up front then Fulham would have attacking firepower unmatched in the rest of the division.Experienced headsAs well as dangerous attacking options, Fulham have a core group of players who have the experience of winning promotion through the playoffs in 2017-18. The likes of captain Tom Cairney, Denis Odoi, Stefan Johansen and Tim Ream have been there and done it as far as Championship promotion is concerned.This could make all the difference towards the end of the season. If Fulham make the playoffs, those players will know what it takes to get over the line. That experience will have a positive effect on the whole squad and will be key if the Championship table remains as tight as it is currently.Fulham have all the tools required to mount a serious promotion push, but as Parker alluded to, the road to Championship success is never straightforward. The early signs are strong, and Fulham have a good blend of youth and experience in the side that could make all the difference at the end of the season. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youFitness Engage7 Weight Loss Secrets About Apple Cider VinegarFitness EngageUndoInFamilyMag15 Things Happy Couples Never Say to Each OtherInFamilyMagUndoezzin.com20 Beautiful Places to Visit Before You Dieezzin.comUndoCruises | Search AdsCruises Costs from Hong Kong Might Actually Amaze YouCruises | Search AdsUndoRelocation Target7 New Cars You Could Buy Cheap in Hong KongRelocation TargetUndoCosmoWomensMag17 Photos That Show the Dangerous of Ocean SwimmingCosmoWomensMagUndoFull Body Checkup | Search AdsYou Might Need a Full Body Checkup More Than You ThinkFull Body Checkup | Search AdsUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia我們現正尋找希望使用市面上最新幾乎隱形的助聽器的香港試用者。限50歲以上*聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndolast_img read more

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Integrated energy centre ‘to create jobs’

first_img20 November 2012 South Africa’s Energy Department and state oil company PetroSA have launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape province, PetroSA announced in a statement on Monday. The centre is a one-stop shop offering services of energy goods. It will house an information centre, a convenience store, car wash, an energy shop, ablution facilities and a fuels forecourt. Petrol, diesel, paraffin and LPG gas will also be sold at the centre. “For years Mbizana residents have had to travel minimum distances of 15 kilometres to nearby towns to purchase everyday commodities like electricity, petrol and other energy necessities,” PetroSA said. The centre, which cost R10.8-million to construct, will be owned by a registered co-operative made up of members of the local community and will plough back part of the profit from the centre towards growing the business and job creation. Once fully operational, 15 people will be employed. “IeCs are not just about the integration of energy services. Rather they are primarily about integration and co-operation among the three tiers and structures of government, for improved delivery of energy services to the poorest of the poor,” said Energy Minister Dipuo Peters. The opening of the IeC was a significant milestone for PetroSA. “The centre is a showcase of our commitment to corporate social responsibility. I am sure that there are important lessons that PetroSA will take from this experience that will stand us in good stead for similar ventures,” PetroSA group chief executive officer Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo said. The community is committed to ensuring that the venture is a success, said chairperson of the Mbizana IeC Co-operative, Zwelihle Moya. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Top award for SA wildlife photographer

first_img16 October 2013South African Greg du Toit has been named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 by a panel of international judges in a prestigious competition run annually by London’s Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.Du Toit’s image Essence of elephants, a mysterious and energetic portrait of African elephants in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, beat almost 43 000 other entries from 96 countries to take the overall prize.His photograph will take centre stage at an exhibition of photos from this year’s competition that will run at the Natural History Museum from 18 October through 23 March 2014 before embarking on a UK and international tour.“The acclaimed show celebrates the rich array of life on our planet, reflecting its beauty and also highlighting its fragility,” the museum said in a statement on Tuesday following the announcement of the winners at a gala awards ceremony in London.“Greg spent 10 years on the quest for a perfect portrait of an elephant herd and preparation, passion and luck combined to help him secure this winning image.”According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the image was taken from a hide at ground level “using a slow shutter speed to create an atmosphere and show the giant animals in a ghostly way”.Du Toit told BBC Worldwide that his goal had been “to throw caution to the wind … to abandon conventional photographic practices in an attempt to capture a unique elephant portrait. This image hints at the special energy I feel when I am with elephants.”The chair of the judging panel, accomplished wildlife photographer Jim Brandenburg, said: “Greg’s image immediately catapults us to African plains. This image stood out for both its technical excellence and the unique moment it captures – it is truly a once in a lifetime shot.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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The Western Lake Erie impaired waters saga continues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio EPA has released its draft water quality report for 2018 and the report proposes to list the open waters of the Western Basin of Lake Erie as “impaired.” The road to this listing has been long and complicated.The controversy began in the fall of 2016, when Michigan and Ohio submitted their respective impaired waters lists to the U.S. EPA. Every two years, a regulation promulgated under the Clean Water Act requires states to turn in a list of their impaired waters. Michigan listed the waters of Lake Erie under its jurisdiction as impaired, while Ohio did not list the open waters in the Western Basin of Lake Erie as impaired. The waters described by Michigan as impaired and those not listed by Ohio are basically one in the same, hence the problem. The U.S. EPA approved Michigan’s list in early 2017, but made no decisions about Ohio’s list.As a result of the discrepancy over Lake Erie, environmental and other groups sued the U.S. EPA to make a decision about Ohio’s impaired waters list. On May 18, 2017, the U.S. EPA approved Ohio’s list. However, on Jan. 12, 2018, the U.S. EPA withdrew its earlier approval and asked Ohio to compile additional data for a new evaluation of the status of the Western Basin of Lake Erie.With all of this back and forth and litigation, it is now long past the due date for the 2016 impaired waters list. As a result, the draft water quality report submitted by the Ohio EPA on March 22 contains the 2018 list. Ohio EPA’s 2018 draft water quality reportIn its draft water quality report, the Ohio EPA outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and lists “impaired waters” that are not meeting federal or state water quality goals and waters that have improved to meet water quality standards. For the first time, the EPA includes the open waters in the Western Basin of Lake Erie on its impaired list. The impaired designation is for recreational uses “due to harmful algae” and for drinking water “due to occurrences of microcystin.” (Microcystin are harmful toxins created by blue-green algae. More information about these toxins is here.) Other new areas listed as impaired for drinking water due to harmful algae are Sims Run, parts of the Maumee River, the headwaters to Grand River and the headwaters of Cowan Creek in the Little Miami River watershed. Next steps and public commentsWhile an impaired listing may not create immediate change in the Western Basin, it will require Ohio to create total maximum daily loads, which are the amounts of different pollutants allowed to be discharged each day in the open waters. This could eventually mean increased regulation of certain pollutants in the area, which may include agricultural nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen. Only time will tell.The EPA is accepting written comments on its proposed list of impaired waters. Submit comments by May 4, 2018, to epa.tmdl@epa.ohio.gov, or to Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, attn: 303(d) comments. Following public review and comments, the agency will submit a final report to the U.S. EPA. The agency published a news release on the draft water quality report and is hosting an upcoming webinar on the report on April 25, 2018.Read the EPA’s draft water quality report here.last_img read more

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WikiLeaks’ Imitators Proliferate But Go Their Own Way: A Catalog of Clones

first_imgTags:#Government#privacy#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The contentious whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks has ruffled so many feathers that it’s been shut down not just in the countries we think of as repressive, but in those we like to think are open. Because of that, mirror sites have proliferated. But accompanying the mirrors are clones. Clone sites reproduce access to some or all of the material available on the home site or serve a similar function as WikiLeaks but independently of that group. All of them add value by focusing on a specific concern or geography.We’ve put together a far-from-complete list of clones around the world. If you know of more currently-functioning clones, please drop the URL and a brief descriptions in the comments. Balkan Leaks: Balkans, site, modeled on WikiLeaks, exists to “promote transparency and fight the nexus of organized crime and political corruption in the Balkan states.”BrusselsLeaks: Belgium, focused on exposing funky doings behind the scenes of the EU.Haikuleaks: “Haïkuleaks Cable is poetry 65 haikus in 1830 cables.”Indoleaks: IndonesiaisraeliLeaks: Israel, focused on gathering leaked documentation in and about Israel and surrounding countries. OpenLeaks: Europe-based, but focus is global; due to open in January with a different approach to the process of leaking.PinoyLeaks: Philippines, “(T)he mission is specifically focused on exposing corruption only, the scope is limited to the Philippines, and PinoyLeaks works with bloggers instead of traditional media.”PirateLeaks: Czech Republic, run by the Czech Pirate Party. Rospil: Russia, documenting corruption in upper echelons of Russian government and economy. thaicables: Thailand, focused soley on Thailand.Thaileaks: Thailand (original site banned), “This is not about disrespecting the Thai State or the Royal family. It is about making a statement for the freedom of information.”Tunileaks: posts and discusses Tunisia-specific cables. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts curt hopkinslast_img read more

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