Rhone, Scotiabank praise Sunshine Girls

first_img Scotiabank has been supporting the development of Jamaica’s netball programme since 2006. Michael Jones, senior vice-president of human resource, lauded the Sunshine Girls. “I wanna let the team know that no matter where you got to, we regard you as great winners, as part of an enduring legacy of great winners that Jamaica has produced and continue to produce,” he outlined. Other representatives who spoke were Yanique Forbes Patrick, vice-president of Caribbean Central and Shelly Sykes Coley, sponsorship manager. Team captain, Nicole Aiken-Pinnock said thanks on behalf of the team, while Netball Jamaica president, Marva Bernard, thanked sponsors. “I would really just like to say to my ladies, do not empower the naysayers, do not empower the critics, we have nothing to be ashamed of, we are proud Jamaicans, we are proud Sunshine Girls and we know it has been difficult for us coming home here. But guess what, we are resilient and thankful to Scotia Bank and all our sponsors,” stressed Bernard. International Netball Federation (INF) president, Molly Rhone, believes that despite Jamaica’s team returning home without medalling at the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, they should be credited for retaining their fourth-place world ranking. Australia won the championship ahead of archrivals New Zealand, while England placed third. The Sunshine Girls again failed to medal, just like at the 2011 World Cup. “I don’t think people understand what some of these ladies (Sunshine Girls) are up against when they go out there to play these giants,” Rhone said yesterday, while speaking at an official breakfast to welcome home the Sunshine Girls, inside Scotiabank’s marketing boardroom, at their office downtown Kingston. “They (Australia, New Zealand and England) are not only giants in terms of play, but their size and the whole operation that they lead,” continued Rhone. The INF president noted: “Australia has a company of 150 employees, England has more than that and New Zealand about 60,” while stressing that Australia’s talent pool numbers about one million. “We are still number four in the World and that’s some achievement for a team sport in Jamaica. So girls, well done, management, coach, Marva (Bernard) I know you have given it your all. Congrats, and I wanna thank Nova Scotia because you are one of the people who have stuck with them,” Rhone added. enduring legacylast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MICKEY HARTE -“LEO MCLOONE IS THE UNSUNG HERO OF DONEGAL”

first_imgTyrone manager Mickey Harte has praised the influence of Leo McLoone on this current Donegal side ahead of their All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry.Harte believes the Glenties man doesn’t receive enough recognition for how important he is to the Donegal system.Harte told Charlie Collins at the Donegal Daily ‘Up For The Match’ that McLoone was a vital cog in Donegal’s system, and feels he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. Harte said, “Leo McLoone is brilliant player, he gets through a mountain of work, and is vitally important to Donegal.“He’s so important to their system, he works so hard, he picks up breaks, he starts attacks, he stops attacks, he’s a super player and doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.Harte pointed to the goals McLoone netted in the earlier rounds of the Ulster Championship.“He took his goals so well against Derry and Antrim, and scored them at crucial stages. “The Derry goal was a huge one and he stepped up to the plate, when they needed it.“They’ll be a lot of speculation on who will start and who won’t start, but he’ll certainly be in the starting line-up on Sunday.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MICKEY HARTE -“LEO MCLOONE IS THE UNSUNG HERO OF DONEGAL” was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalLeo McLoonemickey hartenewsSportlast_img read more

Mbarara City defeat Busoga United to register a second victory of the season on Tuesday

first_imgAction between Mbarara City and Busoga United on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Racheal Tebandeke)Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City 2-1 Busoga UnitedLuzira PrisonsBrian Aheebwa and Paul Mucurezi scored for Mbarara to earn new coach, Paul Nkata a perfect start at the club.For the visitors, Ibrahim Mugulusi scored the consolation goal.Mbarara made their intentions known and Busoga’s goalkeeper Omedwa Rogers was the busiest player in the first 15 minutes of the game – The shot stopper kept out Mucurezi’s sixth minute shot before denying Ahebwa and Sseguja Swalik.The hosts’ continued pressure was rewarded in the 16th minute when Aheebwa nodded in from Paul Mucureezi’s cross.Few minutes after, Mbarara would have doubled their lead but unmarked Onyai Raymond shot over the bar.Busoga put up a commendable challenge to level matters but the efforts were in vain. Anthony Mayanja’s header rattled the woodwork while Joel Madondo fired far and wide.Busoga’s coach-Abby Bogere made an early change with Jeromey Kirya paving way for Tezikya Lawrence at the half hour mark.The visitors came back strong and halved the deficit in the 53rd minute with substitute Mugulusi who had replaced Madondo in 49th minute, scored a beauty in the top left corner outside the box after Mbarara failed  to clear away the corner.Ikara denied Mugulusi an equaliser from freekick as Mbarara survived a late Busoga United goal.Mucureezi was named the man of the match for an assist and a goal.Mbarara will visit Wakiso Giants on Friday, October 4th in their next game while Busoga host Villa SC.Lineups used.Mbarara City FC – Tom Ikara, Othieno Stephen, John Adriko, Bamba Soulyemane, Hillary Mukundane, Pistis Balenge, Ssegujja Swalik, Onyayi Raymond, Paul Mucurezi, Brian Aheebwa, Ibrahim Orit.Busoga United – Omedwa Rogers, Otwau Abubaker, Kawawulo Isma, Kakeeto Shafik, Muganga Douglas, Kasonko Gorge, Kirya Jeromey, Mayanja Anthony, Wani Ivan, Zirintusa Boban, Madondo Joel.Comments Tags: Bamba SoulyemaneBrian AheebwaHillary MukundaneIbrahim OritJohn AdrikoMabarara City FCOnyayi RaymondOthieno Stephenpaul mucureziPistis BalengeSsegujja SwalikTom Ikaralast_img read more

South Africa turns to jobless for its War on Leaks

first_imgThe War on Leaks campaign will train 15 000 young people to mend leaking taps and pipes and help the country save R7 billion in water.Trainees had to have a minimum of matric or an N3 certificate and a science and math background before being accepted for training. (Image: GovZA)Brand South Africa reporterA total of 15 000 young people with the minimum qualification of Grade 12 matric or N3 with maths and science, will be trained for campaign called War on Leaks, set up to save water through stopping water leaks.It was launched by President Jacob Zuma on 28 August in Port Elizabeth. South Africa is said to lose more than R7-billion worth of water annually because of leaking taps and pipes.Given this, the youngsters will be trained to fix leaking taps. They will do repairs, retrofitting and replacements. They will also be able to identify aged infrastructure, one of the causes of the problem.Zuma said the programme was expected to be rolled out countrywide. “Our key message to you today is that we must save water. Water is not unlimited. If we do not look after it, we will lose it.”It was everyone’s responsibility to save water. “When you see a leaking tap, close it. When you see a leaking pipe on the road, inform the authorities. Nobody should waste water; it is very scarce.”A long-term national water plan was needed to address the country’s future needs regarding water and sanitation, he added.Through War on Leaks, the government would train unemployed young people as water agents. “They will be responsible for visiting communities to investigate water leaks and to teach people to save water,” said the president.“We will also train plumbers who will assist to do a number of things such as reducing water losses and repairing the sources of the leaks.”Training is followed by community outreach to find and fix leaks and teach people how to save water. (Image: GovZA)Training will take place in three phases: in phase one, 3 000 people will be trained in the 2015/16 financial year; in phase two, 5 000 will be trained in 2016/17; and in phase three, 7 000 will be trained in 2017/18. About R680- million has been budgeted for the campaign in the current financial year.In addition, Zuma said the Department of Water and Sanitation had committed funding for the construction of the Nooitgedacht Water Scheme, which would boost the water supply to the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality.Construction had started and the scheme was scheduled for completion in February 2017.Earlier in the day, the president visited the home of Cynthia Ncapayi in Zwide. The family’s water bill ran into several thousands of rand and it had been discovered that water leaks were to blame for the consumption figures. The family was unable to pay the high bill.Similar cases are being reported throughout the municipality’s townships and metro.Municipal capacityWater and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said 27 district municipalities in the country were in a dire state in terms of water capacity.“Working together with the water boards, we will train youngsters, give them accreditation through [sector education and training authorities] and they will be attached to our different water boards. That will help us with capacity.”Many young people, she added, would also be placed in district municipalities where interventions were needed.Over and above the first 3 000 trainees, Mokonyane told the SABC, a further 1 000 trainees had been targeted to ” deal with the cleaning of our dams, the cleaning of infrastructure in KwaZulu-Natal”.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

CyberloxShop 10 pack Weft Clips 32mm – just okey

first_imgWeft clips, what more can be said 🙂 good value, durable and got them very fast. They have a protective strip which is nice. Strong and durable clips, very pleased with this purchase. I was also able to sew in to my extensions with no problems. A useful product to create own weave styles and plenty enough one pack for a full head job. Here are the specifications for the CyberloxShop 10 pack Weft Clips 32mm:Pack of 10 Black Weft ClipsSize: 32mmFor hair extensions and hair weftsMaterials: Metal / Silicone The clips came quickly, with no problems and they work like a charm. No snagging when removing, they do not move or hurt whilst clipped to the hair and they are comfortable. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend to others. I usually don’t write reviews and i am usually quite sceptical that it the owners or their friends who write them but i honestly thought this products deserved the five stars i have rewarded it and i am a genuine buyer. Arrived on time despite the snow and road conditionsperfect for what i needed. Got a really strong grip on them so they stay in even with my fine silky hair :)they made my weekend night out a one to remember because i could finally have long hair. Reviews from purchasers :Weave clips Just, wonderful. Posted on October 29, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags CyberloxShop Bought these for wefts for row of clip in extensions. I am yet to use the clips but its appears will give a good grasp but i think its too small. I might be buying bigger clips. I saw an online tutorial that said these were brilliant for keeping heavy or bulky cosplay wigs attached so i went for it as they were nice and cheap, they arrived within a couple of days packed nicely and securely, the clips are brilliant and arrived in perfect condition, they’re easy to sew into wigs or hairpieces and do a fabulous job of keeping heavy cosplay wigs on without using millions of hairgrips. Use these for my extensions and they came super fast in the mail, and they are good quality, and at a very decent price. I’ve been very clippy putting these on my hair extensions, great thank amazon i don’t know wat i would do without you. I bought these to use on bonding hair extentions i had bought myself. Cheap and easy to attach to the bonding hair aswell as your own hair. Hair stays in well for the whole day with no need to re-adjust the clips keeping your long hair appearence a good one. Doing your extentions this way dramatically reduces the cost and allows your hair to stay in a good condition. Have not used it yet but i will do one day when i need it, very good for the price as there is lots in there. Although weaker then the previous once but it has not broken yet and there are so many of them. They fit perfectly, they clip securely, such great value for what you are actually getting. Trust me i’ve looked around, in-store, online – this is the best value for money and delivery is super speedy too. I’ve already order four sets. I’m getting into this whole diy thing and i am loving it. They just help so much when making your own extensions. To be honest, i didn’t trust buying these kind of clips online because they could either break, or be cheap quality considering the price (which i love about this product) but these are just as good as they’re. Snap open and close easily, grips very well, has this smooth plastic which doesn’t hurt or pull your hair so they feel very comfortable. I recommend anyone to buy these :). Have been looking for good quality extension clips for ages and finially found them. For such a good price as well. Must admit though that 2 of the clips did not work and wouldn’t clip or sit firmly but the others were great thank youx. They’re almost the same type of quality as my clips that came with my extensions from a salon. These clips are great and very affordable compared to ones brought from other retailers. My daughters extentions hold in great with these. I’ve chosen this rating because i’m happy with the product i would recommend this product, especially on wigs or uparts. Love these little clips, great to reuse as well. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-10-29 19:49:32Reviewed Item 10 pack Black Weft Clips 32mm for Hair Extensions and WeftsRating 4.5 / 5  stars, based on  35  reviews brilliant!!!!!last_img read more

Poison hemlock: It’s everywhere

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few weeks ago I posted a piece about identifying and controlling poison hemlock on the Fairfield County Extension Facebook page and the response I got back immediately was simply, “It’s everywhere!” Indeed, in recent years it seems to have become widespread throughout many Ohio counties, Fairfield included. Perhaps we are seeing it spreading most quickly in road and other right-of-ways that are difficult to mow and seldom ever sprayed with herbicide. From there this noxious weed seems to be spreading into fence rows, barn lots, hay fields and areas of pasture fields that lack enough competition to keep it crowded out. Last week I received a note from a friend in Seneca County explaining he suspects Hemlock poisoning is what recently killed one of his three year old bulls. That said, let’s take a closer look at poison hemlock.Poison hemlock is a biennial member of the carrot family — Conium maculatum —which can cause respiratory failure and even death when ingested by livestock or humans. It’s a non-native invasive that may, at times, be confused with giant hogweed – Heracleum mantegazzianum – a plant with many similarities and also spreading in parts of Ohio.In fertile soils poison hemlock may easily grow up to 10 or 12 feet, producing small white flowers that are typical of the carrot family. The plant began flowering around Ohio a few weeks ago. The herb has a smooth, purple-spotted stem and dark, glossy bluish-green fern-like triangular leaves. It has a fleshy white taproot. Both the leaves and roots have a disagreeable parsnip-like odor.All parts of the plant are poisonous including the leaves, stems, seeds and roots. Simply handling the plant seldomcauses a toxic reaction in humans, but ingesting it through the eyes, open wounds, or orally causes poisoning. Perhaps poison hemlock’s most famous claim to fame was when it was used to execute Socrates in 329 B.C.The taste of the leaves and seeds of poison hemlock is unpleasant to livestock, so toxic quantities are seldom consumed when ample desirable feed is available for the animals. Cattle can usually survive poison hemlock if consumed in amounts less than 0.4% of their body weight (4 to 5 pounds for mature cows) although abortions are possible at lower rates. The toxicity of the plant changes little if fermented with silage or dried in hay.Being a biennial, poison hemlock is most easily controlled late in the fall after emergence. Crossbow, Banvel and 2,4-D are fairly effective on small poison hemlock even in the spring. Taller plants may need to be controlled with glyphosate. Mowing after the plants have bolted and before seed set will prevent seed production.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Jelena Ostapenko makes quarter-finals to keep double dream alive

first_imgFrench Open champion Jelena Ostapenko let seven match points go begging before finally overcoming fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6(6) to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.The 20-year-old Latvian, who is now only three wins away from completing what would be astonishing grand slam double, had looked to be cruising when she led 5-2 in the second set.But she let five opportunities to close out the match pass her by before being broken twice to allow her Ukrainian opponent to serve for the second set.Svitolina failed to take her chance, however, and was immediately broken back, sending the set into a tiebreak which Ostapenko won when she converted her eighth match point as her opponent dumped a forehand into the net.last_img read more