Captain Horace Burrell is dead

first_imgCaptain Horace Burrell Captain Horace Burrell, long-serving president of the Jamaica Football Federation, has died. He was 67.Burrell died in the United States where he was being treated for cancer.A former member of the Jamaica Defence Force’s air wing, Burrell was largely responsible for Jamaica’s soccer team, the Reggae Boyz, qualifying for the 1998 World Cup in France.The brash Burrell acquired the services of Brazilian Rene Simoes as coach and recruited several British players of Jamaican heritage to the team in 1997. Along with quality homegrown players, the Reggae Boyz became the first team from the English-speaking Caribbean to qualify for soccer’s biggest tournament.Burrell was first elected JFF head in 1994. But for a brief period when he was voted out in the early 2000s, he oversaw Jamaica’s soccer program, seeing the Reggae Boyz to Caribbean titles and international recognition.He was also a respected businessman. Burrell operated The Captain’s Bakery and Grill and Captain’s Aviation Services.last_img read more

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Women and Girls’ Golf Week 2019 was a soaring success

first_img3 Sep 2019 Women and Girls’ Golf Week 2019 was a soaring success England Golf is delighted to announce that the second staging of the Women and Girls’ Golf Week has proved to be an outstanding success, both from a social media perspective and in terms of raising engagement and participation at club level.The recent awareness week, timed to coincide with the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn, generated over 12 million Twitter impressions through its #WhyIGolf hashtag, surpassing the number generated during the 2018 campaign.Women and Girls’ Golf Week was again delivered by England Golf, Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and The Irish Ladies Golf Union, and was designed to unite the industry and promote and grow women and girls’ golf. The R&A, the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour, The Professional Golfers’ Association and the Golf Foundation were also among the bodies supporting the activity.The campaign told stories of women and girls involved in different areas of the sport, celebrating their successes and challenging perceptions. Online content featured a theme for each day, including careers, volunteers, health, participation and performance.Over 800 people contributed and were involved from across Great Britain and Ireland, as well as further afield in Australia, Canada, the USA and throughout Europe, most notably in Germany and The Netherlands. Campaign video content generated over 274,000 views, while the most popular day for engagement was the one dedicated to health and wellbeing.The campaign was highlighted on Sky Sports during the AIG Women’s British Open, while other notable supporters included broadcasters Sarah Stirk and Naga Munchetty, and leading Tour professionals such as Georgia Hall, Catriona Matthew and Lexi Thompson.Nick Pink, chief executive at England Golf, said: “Women and Girls’ Golf Week again proved a great success online, as we all look to inspire more females into the sport at all levels.“From an England perspective, we saw a rise in the number of clubs engaged in the week – both from a supporting standpoint and those who ran specific women and girls’ activity during the week.”Clubs across the home nations were heavily involved, promoting participation activities they were running for women and girls.At Exeter Golf and Country Club in the south-west, a series of #WhyIGolf social media video clips raised engagement, while a dedicated #WhyIGolf event was led by the club’s up-and-coming junior girl members. Placing an emphasis on fun in a non-competitive and relaxed format, it saw 26% of participants take out an academy membership.Darren Everett, director of golf at Exeter who oversees a 160-strong female membership, said: “The young girls were brilliant and acted almost like ambassadors for us. We have a slightly ageing membership so for the girls to help encourage more women to enjoy golf here – perhaps to meet new friends or achieve a release from work – is great.“We work hard at promoting female and family golf and our #WhyIGolf event was another example.”Meantime, at Ingestre Park Golf Club in Stafford, 36 girls have been involved in the club’s Girls Golf Rocks programme over the last two years and they recently held a fun-filled girls camp together with Whittington Heath Golf Club.Women and Girls’ Golf Week helped the club to place renewed focus on their activity, achieving strong early interest for their forthcoming We Love Golf taster sessions for women and girls in conjunction with The PGA.Ben Smith, assistant professional at Ingestre Park, said: “We have been pushing women and girls’ golf strongly and Women and Girls’ Golf Week sat nicely for us to promote what we have coming up.”The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter was launched last year with the aim of inspiring an industry-wide commitment to a more inclusive culture, enabling women and girls to flourish and reach their potential at all levels of the sport.This year’s Women and Girls’ Golf Week also built on the first ever Golf and Health Week held in April, which again saw various golfing bodies working collaboratively to highlight the sport’s health benefits and reach an audience of over 20 million on social media.Women and Girls’ Golf Week also drew attention to the 2019 Solheim Cup, the match between the top women professionals of Europe and the USA, which takes place at Gleneagles next week.Read the stories featured in Why I Golf here; www.englandgolf.org/whyigolf Tags: Women and girls’ golf, Women and Girls’ Golf Weeklast_img read more

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Two SPSCC Faculty Named National Academies Education Fellows

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeTwo South Puget Sound Community College faculty members have been named by the National Academy of Sciences as National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Sciences for the 2015-16 academic year.Dr. Sarah Cabbage and Dr. Kathleen Ensenat received the honor by virtue of their selection to and participation in the National Academies Summer Institute, a program that works to enhance undergraduate science education.Their work at the Institute, along with colleagues from 18 other colleges and universities from around the United Sates, resulted in the development of “teachable tidbits” and mentoring processes which they have agreed to implement in their classes for this year.“Dr. Cabbage and Dr. Ensenat bring a great deal of knowledge, enthusiasm and teaching and learning skill to South Puget Sound Community College,” SPSCC Vice President of Instruction Michelle Andreas said. “Their continued efforts to seek learning strategies in the sciences will greatly benefit our students.”Cabbage is a professor of biology and has been with SPSCC since 2011. Ensenat teaches physics and has been with SPSCC since 2004.last_img read more

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Ja’s Bonner to lead Leewards Hurricanes

first_imgJamaica-born top-order batsman, Nkrumah Bonner, has been appointed captain of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes for their sixth-round WICB First-Class Champion-ship encounter against Jamaica Scorpions at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, starting next Friday. Bonner, who joined the Leewards at the start of the season as one of the franchise’s two overseas players, has been the team’s most consistent batsman to date. He is now the leading scorer for the Hurricanes and at the WICB Super50 one-day tournament in Trinidad and Tobago last month, he topped the batting for the eastern Caribbean team. It is the first time that a Jamaican is set to assume the post, with Bonner replacing Anguillan wicketkeeper, Jahmar Hamilton. The latter was the captain of the Hurricanes during the Super50. They did not advance from the first round. Young Antiguan batsman Orlando Peters, who was Hamilton’s deputy during the Super50, will serve as the 27-year-old Bonner’s vice captain. The Leewards are having a difficult season and are firmly entrenched at the bottom of the standings of the first-class championship on 13 points. This is 16 points off fifth place held by the Windward Islands Volcanoes. Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are fourth on 37 points with Jamaica third on 53, Barbados Pride second on 63, and leaders Guyana Jaguars on 85. Meanwhile, there is no place in the Hurricanes latest 13-man squad for their other Jamaican-born representative Odean Brown. The leg-spinner represented the franchise in the Super50 tournament, but did not play in all of the six first-round encounters. Leeward Hurricanes squad: Nkrumah Bonner (captain), Orlando Peters (vice-captain), Quinton Boatswain, Nelson Boland, Rahkeem Cornwall, Daron Cruickshank, Colin Hamer, Jahmar Hamilton, Monticin Hodge, Jeremiah Louis, Sherwin Peters, Jacques Taylor, Gavin Tonge.last_img read more

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Local Roundup: Arcata Tigers advance to H-DN title game with win over Fortuna Huskies

first_imgMcKinleyville >> Bailey Cherms and Faith Schneider-Reuter scored a goal apiece and Skaidra Pulley recorded 12 saves as the Arcata Tigers defeated the Fortuna Huskies 2-0 in the semifinal round of the inaugural Humboldt-Del Norte League Soccer Tournament on Thursday at McKinleyville High School.Schneider-Rueter scored on an assist from Audrey Shelton and also assisted on Cherms’ goal. Though the Tigers were outshot by the Huskies 12-10, Pulley stopped all shots she faced to keep a clean sheet. …last_img

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What Warriors appreciate about Al Attles

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!Whenever the Warriors’ luminaries return to watch the game they played and love, they often do one thing that becomes as memorable as marveling at the highlight reels.Either before the game or a during a timeout, they walk toward the concourse atop the lower bowl. There, Al Attles often sits on a chair. When he is not watching the game, Attles is catching up with …last_img

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Kinder, Gentler Dinosaurs Envisioned

first_imgSee if this statement by Tim Rowe [U of Texas at Austin] meets your mental picture of dinosaurs after a lifetime of movies: “We used to think of dinosaurs as fierce creatures that outcompeted everyone else,” he said.  “Now we’re starting to see that’s not really the case.  They were humbler, more opportunistic creatures.  They didn’t invade the neighborhood.  They waited for the residents to leave and when no one was watching, they moved in.”    This quote from an article in PhysOrg may not make for a very dramatic sequel to Jurassic Park, but it’s based on his team’s analysis of migration patterns of a new species of dinosaur from Arizona gently named Sarahsaurus.  “And so it’s starting to look like some of our ideas about how size and evolution work are probably in need of revision,” Rowe said, “and that some of the features we thought were tied to gigantism and the physics and mechanics of the bones may not be right.”Does Rowe know that dinosaurs were humbler, more opportunistic creatures?  No, because he wasn’t there.  Neither does Steven Spielberg know that they were terrors.  Who knows; maybe they were like large cows and sheep, and the predators were like large coyotes.  Maybe Alley Oop had to beat off Sue with a stick.  Make up your own scenario.  It’s as good as anyone else’s, because all such opinions about behavior are inferred from indirect evidence and are inherently subjective.  For best chance at fame, come up with a scenario that lends itself to a screenplay and keeps the animators employed.    The one thing that you can be sure of is that the opinions of evolutionists will continue to change, so that any of their claims today “are probably in need of revision” tomorrow.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Initiative to help young entrepreneurs

first_imgSouth Africa’s National Youth Development Agency has launched the Ithubalentsha Micro Enterprise Programme, which will provide young aspirant and established entrepreneurs with training, mentorship, micro-enterprise finance, market linkages and access to business opportunities. Focus is on experienced entrepreneurs, business consultants, middle or senior managers, retired professionals, and life/business coaches. Call for volunteers While the programme is aimed at young aspirant and established South African entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35, preferences will be given to young people in rural and peri-urban areas and to those living with disabilities. It says all these factors combined often become entry barriers to business or result in a high failure rate among start-up businesses initiated by young entrepreneurs. In addition, an appeal is being made to public and private organisations to avail business opportunities such as procurement, retail and distribution, acquisition of equity stakes and others. 29 February 2012 Among those who have come onboard are successful NYDA and Ithubalentsha ambassadors: Rita Zwane, owner of Imbizo Buy & Braai (popularly known as Busy Corner), author and activist for people with disabilities, Nenio Mbazima, and Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, CEO of South African digital marketing agency, KrazyBoyz Digital. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material According to statistics, an estimated 73% of South Africa’s youth, who make up 42% of the country’s population, are unemployed – a reality that needs to be addressed if the country is to effectively eradicate poverty, he said.center_img According to the agency, young entrepreneurs face several barriers including lack of finance to start or expand their businesses, inadequate mentorship and business opportunities, and lack of business management and other appropriate skills. For more information about Ithubalentsha Micro-Enterprise Programme and how to get involved, potential mentors and young entrepreneurs can visit the NYDA website at www.nyda.gov.za or e-mail [email protected] “What the programme aims to achieve is to give young entrepreneurs the exposure that they need to succeed by facilitating access to mentors and business opportunities in both public and private sectors, while also empowering them with the relevant skills and start-up loans ranging from R1 000 to R100 000,” explained NYDA chief executive Steven Ngubeni in a statement last week. “We believe that the Ithubalentsha Programme will go a long way in creating direct and sustainable employment for young people thereby alleviating the scourge of youth unemployment, which is a major concern to the NYDA.” This is especially the case with for young people in rural and peri-urban areas, as well as young people with disabilities. “The NYDA recognises that it cannot do this alone. South Africa is what it is today because of the power of partnerships and what they can achieve,” said Ngubeni. “We want to partner with the public and private sector and South Africans in general to make the Ithubalentsha Micro Enterprise Programme effective.” The agency is calling on South Africans experienced in the areas of leadership, management and business to volunteer to be mentors. The programme seeks to address this through five key areas: identification and technical training, entrepreneurship training, micro-enterprise finance, business mentorship and business opportunities and market linkages.last_img read more

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Ramphele’s party platform to ‘build SA’

first_img18 February 2013 South African activist, doctor and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele officially announced the formation of a “party political platform” at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill on Monday. Last year Ramphele announced that she would embark on a campaign to overhaul South Africa’s electoral system through the Citizens Movement which was launched to encourage active citizens in South Africa’s democracy. Ramphele resigned from her position as chairperson of Gold Fields last week. “Dr Ramphele has decided to retire as chairman to further her socio-economic and political work,” spokesperson Sven Lunsche said in a statement. “She has resigned from most of her private sector directorships and will relinquish all other remaining private sector directorships and positions to focus on these activities.” The activities involve the launch of the initiative under the name Agang, or in the Nguni languages of our country, Akhani, which can be interpreted in English as “Build South Africa”. “I am working with a group of fellow citizens to form a party political platform that will focus on rekindling hope that building the country of our dreams is possible in our lifetime,” Ramphele said in her speech.‘Hunger for a new beginning’ “Our consultations and conversations across the lengths and breadths of our country have confirmed a hunger for a new beginning. “I feel called to to lead the efforts of many South Africans who increasingly fear that we are missing too many opportunities to become that which we have the potential to become – a great society,” she said. She highlighted the need to restructure the country’s economy by improving education and training in order to tackle poverty and inequality. She also spoke of the need for an active citizenry to shape the country’s collective future. “This is an opportunity for citizens to take ownership of their own country’s destiny and shape it,” Ramphele said. “I invite all compatriots to work with us to build a South Africa we can all be proud of. We owe it to you, our children, and your children to leave them a legacy of a great country. “I have put up my hand. I ask you all to join this effort. Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less. Our mothers and grandmothers deserve nothing less. All South Africans deserve nothing less,” she said. Ramphele is a former director of human development at the World Bank and became the first South African to be appointed as one of four managing directors of the World Bank in 2000. Her responsibilities included overseeing the strategic positioning of the World Bank Institute. She also became the first black woman to be appointed as a vice chancellor at a South African university when she was appointed the role at the University of Cape Town in September 1996. Ramphele served as a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, as the director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa and as a board member of the Anglo-American Corporation and Transnet. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Football Curtis Samuel plays like Percy Harvin

OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) rushes into the endzone for a touchdown during the first half of the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorIf there’s one word to define an Urban Meyer offense, it’s speed. Since being hired at Ohio State in 2012, the Buckeye offense under Meyer has finished the season twice ranked in the top 10. However, through many different players, Meyer has been attempting to reincarnate one of his greatest weapons from his time at the University of Florida.Former Florida Gator and NFL wide receiver Percy Harvin won two national championships for Meyer, alongside Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, and was the No. 1 playmaker for Meyer for the better part of two seasons.From Dontre Wilson in 2013, Jalin Marshall in 2014 and Braxton Miller in 2015, Meyer might have finally found his next Percy Harvin in junior H-back Curtis Samuel.And frankly, Samuel might be better. Meyer said on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches’ teleconference that he believes Samuel should be in the Heisman Trophy discussion with his performance through the first four games.“I think it’s a little harder for those positions to get it, in H-back,” Meyer said. “But he’s certainly having that kind of year that he should be in the conversation.”The last time Meyer had two players in the Heisman race was with Tebow and Harvin in 2008. In Harvin’s 2007 sophomore campaign, he exploded for 764 yards and six touchdowns rushing, and 858 yards and four touchdowns receiving. The next season, before he declared early for the NFL, Harvin finished with 1,304 total yards and 17 touchdowns.While Samuel has eight games left in the regular season to rack up those numbers, he’s already on pace to surpass Harvin’s junior-year stats.Samuel has 673 total yards and five touchdowns through four games this season, compared to Harvin’s 461 total yards and five touchdowns through his first four games in 2008. To be fair, Samuel has had 18 more touches than Harvin did at this point, but the two are nearly identical in average yards per touch.Harvin was all over the field for Meyer back at Florida, much like Samuel. But unlike Harvin, and Buckeyes in the past Meyer tried to put into the role, Samuel has shown the ability to run between the tackles. Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett is fairly similar to Tebow in his ability to takeover a game almost at will. Albeit in different styles, Tebow went to Harvin often, just like Barrett’s trust in Samuel.Meyer has always put trust into his quarterbacks and his playmakers, but what makes Samuel even more impressive when comparing him to Harvin is that OSU has a legitimate 1,000-yard running back in redshirt freshman Mike Weber.After the first game against Bowling Green, Weber and Samuel combined for 220 yards rushing, prompting Weber to equate the backfield duo to Lendale White and Reggie Bush, who accounted for an asstounding 3,042 rushing in 2005.At the time, it sounded ridiculous, but could it really happen? Could Weber and Samuel somehow be this good, and could Samuel be in the Heisman Trophy race?Statistically speaking, yes, both of those could happen. However, Harvin, Bush and White all performed at high levels for more than one season. For now, Samuel still has to live up to the expectations of following Braxton Miller and every other player to be named Meyer’s No. 1 playmaker.“I feel like both at receiver and at running back (I’m best utilized),” Samuel said. “I can be at running back and go against a linebacker, which is a mismatch, or I can go to receiver and be against a corner or safety, which I feel is still a mismatch.” read more

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