Fernando: “I am proud that they nicknamed me ‘El Pulpo”

first_imgSevilla will appreciate it. Did you expect such a quick adaptation to LaLiga?Yes, why not? Sevilla are a well-known team in Brazil, my compatriots like Luis Fabiano, Alves, Renato, Baptista, Adriano have triumphed here … They come to win and I always want to win. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 4, 2020 Have you been surprised by anything from the club, from the city?Well, I didn’t think that in Seville people were so nice and friendly, like a family. The people of Seville seem Brazilian in many ways and thus it is easy for anyone in my country to adapt.And first, what has caught your attention? How do you spend these days of confinement?At home with family. It is a difficult time for everyone but we have to see it on the positive side, that of being able to spend more time with your children and with your wife. If we think about other things, we go crazy.And that ‘positive side’ for you is that you were injured and can now recover.If the championship had continued I would have missed seven or eight games. And now possibly, if I continue well, I will not miss any. When you see the Spanish championship on TV you already think it is very good. But when you play here you realize that there is an impressive quality. In England they do not have as much technique to have the ball, turn or make a good pass. But any Primera team takes the ball from you and combines quickly. That in my position, that of a defensive midfielder, is somewhat lethal. If you make a little mistake, they kill you.The defensive pivot thing comes to your hair … What a way to steal balls.I think that every team needs a player like this, so that he can attack calmly, without fear of receiving counterattacks. Jesualdo Ferreira, my first coach at Porto, taught me many things.Zito, Dunga, Mazinho … Go pivots with office and forcefulness has given the canarinha apart from the pretty game.In Brazil all parents think that their children are going to be footballers, they give them a ball at birth. But there is the quality and in Europe they teach you how to position yourself. If we had better positioning we would have won more World Cups.Six years in Porto, two in City … And he has not played with Brazil or Portugal, where he was nationalized.FIFA did not leave me with Portugal … and yes, it is rare that someone who has been playing Champions for so long and in important teams never goes to Seleçao. Playing with Brazil yet? I don’t think about it anymore, only about winning things with Sevilla.They call him ‘the Octopus’. Where does it come from?It happened in Porto. In 2009 we tied 2-2 at Old Trafford and I stole a lot of balls, I made a great match. A weird nickname? I like it, I am very proud.When do you think LaLiga will return?We don’t know when it will return. Not even if he will return. But if it takes much longer it will be complicated. I have already been told that here in Seville, in July, it is extremely hot. And so you can’t play soccer.last_img read more

Stephen Curry returns as Warriors defeat Pelicans in Game 2

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The game had its testy moments.Curry made a bounce pass in transition to Iguodala late in the third and Solomon Hill was hit with a flagrant 1 for grabbing Iguodala’s neck area as he shot. That came 14 seconds after a double-technical against Davis and Green after they got tangled and rolled around and over each other.“I live for playoff basketball. It’s the most fun time of the year for me,” Green said.Klay Thompson never found his groove and went 4 for 20, 2 of 11 on 3s, and scored 10 points. Iguodala scored 15.Green drove coast to coast for a three-point play 2:08 before halftime, then Thompson banked in a 3 at the halftime buzzer for a 58-55 Warriors edge at intermission.Even a balanced Pelicans attack — they took 105 shots — with all five starters scoring in double figures wasn’t enough to stop the explosive defending champions.TIP-INSPelicans: Nikola Mirotic fouled out with 2:43 left after scoring 18 points. … The Pelicans scored 38 points in the paint the first two quarters. … New Orleans went 13 for 37 from deep, 4 of 20 in the first half.Warriors: Curry came off the bench for just the second time in 76 career playoff games. … Nick Young started a second straight game. … Golden State has won 26 of the last 28 meetings overall vs. the Pelicans. … Home run king Barry Bonds sat courtside and congratulated Curry afterward.REBOUNDING GREEN LATEST STORIES Curry shot 8 for 15 with five 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds in 27 minutes. He let it fly for a 30-foot 3 in the closing minute of the third.“He’s going to score,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said.The Warriors were focused on keeping their edge after a blowout Game 1 win.Just the energy Curry brings helped that cause.The whole place came alive when he made his first appearance on the floor.“That was a special moment when Steph checked into the game,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.Curry had been sidelined since spraining his left knee March 23, the same day he came back from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury.He already had a history of brilliant returns from injuries.In late December against Memphis, Curry came back after being sidelined 11 games with a sprained right ankle to score 38 points with 10 3-pointers.Curry returned for Game 4 of the Warriors’ five-game Western Conference semifinals against Portland two years ago and made 16 of 32 shots with five 3-pointers and scored 17 points in overtime on the way to 40 in a 132-125 victory. He grabbed nine rebounds and dished out eight assists. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green had games of 19, 18 and 15 rebounds the previous three games and a triple-double in Game 1 — then was one board shy of another.“He’s been saving himself for the playoffs,” Kerr said.QUOTEABLE“It was a lot more fun when I was over there,” Gentry joked of preparing for the Warriors, referring to his time as Golden State’s top assistant during the franchise’s 2014-15 championship season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant scored 29 points with a huge 3-pointer with 3:10 to play, to go with seven assists and six rebounds in Golden State’s franchise-record 14th consecutive postseason victory at Oracle Arena. Green contributed 20 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds while battling Davis on both ends all night.Davis finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday had 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Pelicans, who also got 22 points and 12 assists from Rajon Rondo.“It was tough,” Davis said. “We were in it the whole game.”Andre Iguodala converted a snazzy three-point play with 6:41 left when he flipped the ball up and it came back down and through the net as he was fouled by Rondo, then Golden State pulled away.The best-of-seven series resumes with Game 3 on Friday at New Orleans.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was an eternity it felt like, for sure,” Curry said. “When the lights come back on after the starting lineups you’re usually in the go kind of mind frame. I had to kind of pace myself and be patient with it. It seemed like it took forever but it was a good feeling to get back out on the floor and just let loose and have fun.”Curry came off the bench to score 28 points in a triumphant return from a knee injury and nearly six weeks off, and the Warriors held off Anthony Davis and the pesky Pelicans to go ahead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAll is right with the Warriors again now that No. 30 is back on the floor — even as a backup.“It brought a lot of life to the building, a lot of life to our team’s spirit. Pretty fitting for sure,” Draymond Green said of Curry’s immediate 3. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NU sweeps Ateneo to win UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball title MOST READ Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a score against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first half in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Long before tipoff, Stephen Curry swished his routine tunnel shot on the second try. Once the game began, the two-time MVP stood along the bench anxiously waiting for his turn, shaking his legs and clapping his hands with nervous energy and anticipation.Then — mouthpiece dangling, of course — Curry finally entered at the 4:20 mark of the first quarter to a roaring ovation from the Oracle Arena crowd and immediately got to work. He knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing 11 seconds later and was off and running in Golden State’s 121-116 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

GWI cuts charges for all public conveniences

first_imgWater services for all public conveniences will now be free of charge in towns and municipalities nationwide.The decision to extend this concession to all municipalities came on the heels of a meeting between the management of Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown (M&CC).In the case of the capital city – Georgetown, sewerage charges will also be cut for these facilities.In addition, GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles informed the M&CC that GWI would perform an assessment of the internal plumbing of the public restrooms and share the reports with the Council.To avoid water wastage, GWI is willing to pursue discussions with the municipalities as it relates to interventions that may be necessary to optimise the water consumption at these facilities.GWI will be installing meters at the identified locations in an effort to consistently monitor consumption.last_img read more

GWI announces plans to drill new well at Moco Moco

first_imgIn its quest to create equity between the coastland and the hinterland, the Guyana Water Incorporated on Thursday revealed plans to drill a potable water well in the village of Moco Moco, located in Region 9.GWI officials pose with Moco Moco Toshao James George and Health Centre staffDuring their visit to a number of communities in the Region, GWI Managing Director Dr. Richard Van West-Charles, Executive Director of Hinterland Services, Ramchand Jailal; and Region 9 Manager John Yow met with Moco Moco Toshao James George to discuss the way forward.Jailal explained that works, which will commence in approximately two weeks, will include drilling a well and laying transmission and distribution mains.He explained that groundwater is a safer and more secure source of water, and it can be easily pumped to the community, since electricity is readily available there.Dr. Van West-Charles proposed that the community provide the manpower, with the guidance of GWI to get the job done. He asked the toshao to identify persons who could be trained to service and maintain the system.Toshao George welcomed the news, noting that it’s a step in the right direction for his village, and saying that it is a dream come true.Over 551 persons residing in Moco Moco and Moco Moco Settlement will benefit from this project.MassaraIn Massara, a section of the community did not have access to potable water, and the residents were practising rainwater harvesting. However, GWI has since run 2.7km of pipelines to interconnect the entire system and provide service connections to residents.Works were also conducted to increase storage capacity for the community, allowing them 6 hours of water supply per day, compared with 2 hours or, in some cases, no water access.Massara Toshao Arnold Bartholomew said the residents of Section Two are satisfied now that the pipes are in their yards. He said his household is also benefiting, and he is pleased, as a leader. Bartholomew thanked GWI for the work done.YupukariGWI connected pipelines and installed 25 service connections from an existing network to the western part of the community. Works were also done to ensure water is pumped faster to the well, and a photovoltaic system will be installed to supply power to the network.Toshao Russian Dorrick thanked GWI, and noted that the new network would significantly improve their everyday livelihoods.Sand CreekUpon carrying out checkup visits at Sand Creek, Dr. Van West-Charles registered his dissatisfaction with plumbing that existed at the Health Centre. He assured that GWI will work to rectify it, so that there is access to potable water throughout the centre, so that work can be conducted in sanitary conditions.Additionally, he noted that works are progressing on the network in the community, and he would ensure that all systems are functioning properly prior to commissioning.Sand Creek Toshao Maxie Pugsley expressed his gratitude to Dr. Van West-Charles for his constant visits to see that works are carried out satisfactorily.last_img read more

Huskies advance to face Fairview in second round of NWJHL playoffs

first_imgWhile happy to close out the series Alexander acknowledged his club needs to start playing some better hockey and not relying on puck luck to be the difference in games.“The good teams find ways to win games when it’s not your best performance but we’ve got to find a way to have a best performance because you can’t keep on playing like that and running on your goaltender and running on lucky bounces,” he said.With the next team in front of them being the league’s top club from the regular season, the Huskies will need to show a lot of improvement in their overall execution especially when it comes to passing the puck.“We’ve got Fairview coming up in the next round. They’re the best team in the league and they’re not going to sit back and allow us to chug along in the game and give us opportunities like these guys did in this series. It’s going to be a lot better match and obviously a better team. We have to smarten up and start playing better hockey,” Alexander said.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It may not have been the prettiest of games or series for that matter, but the bottom line for the Fort St. John Huskies is that they are off to the second round of the NWJHL playoffs after closing out the Sexsmith Vipers last night 4-2. Breakout passes again proved to be a struggle for the team, especially late in the contest but goalie Brody Nelson put forth a strong game to close the door and the series.The Huskies went out in front early in the contest only to have the Vipers tie it up just after the period’s midway point. Fort St. John went out in front for a second time after a goal by Anthony Ruggiero but with just 46 seconds left it was Sexsmith again drawing even.In the second a beautiful passing play started by Will Lightfoot at the point resulted in a Fort St. John goal as he found Ryan McDonald down low who then dished off to Jacob Lang between the circles to give the Huskies a 3-2 lead.- Advertisement -With 20 minutes left in their season the Vipers had a strong start and finish to the frame but were unable to beat Nelson who made a number of great saves, including a brilliant post to post pad save to keep the Huskies out in front.After the game assistant coach Todd Alexander spoke highly of his goaltender, in particular his performance when his teammates needed him the most.“Our goaltender played fantastic tonight. He definitely stole the show there. He made some huge saves especially in the third coming down the stretch. He’s a big reason why we got out of there. They were the better team tonight but we were able to find a way,” he said.Advertisement Scoring for the Huskies were Kody Disher, Anthony Ruggiero, Jacob Lang, Cayle Bell.Brody Nelson made 35 saves for the victory and finished the first round with a save percentage of 93 per cent.Dates for the Huskies second round series against the Fairview Flyers are expected to be announced in the next day or two.last_img read more


first_imgHowever, it one-ups the iPhone by folding open lengthwise to reveal a QWERTY keyboard and a second, non-touch sensitive screen. The lack of a hardware keyboard has been one of the main complaints about the iPhone. The Voyager will connect to Verizon Wireless’ latest data network, providing speeds much higher than the AT&T network the iPhone uses. The Voyager also has direct access to Verizon Wireless’ online music store. However, the Voyager will not come with a large built-in memory for songs and video, offering instead a slot for memory cards up to 8 gigabytes. Nor are its screens as large as the iPhone’s. It’s an open question whether the Voyager can encroach on the iPhone’s cachet or match its ease of use. Apple has sold more than 1 million units since the phone-cum-iPod hit the market June 29. In announcing its holiday lineup, Verizon Wireless did not say how much the Voyager or three other new phones would cost. It also didn’t give a specific launch date, saying only that they would be in stores before Thanksgiving. Verizon also showed off an LG phone called the Venus. It has two screens on its face, of which the smaller is touch sensitive, with controls for the phone’s music player and camera. The phone slides open to reveal a numeric keypad. Verizon Wireless is also bringing out a version of the BlackBerry Pearl, with fast data network access. The slim e-mail oriented phone is already available on the slower networks of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. (Like Verizon, AT&T has a third-generation cellular broadband network, but it’s not used by the AT&T Pearl.) The fourth phone in the lineup is the Juke, by Samsung. A small unit that flips open like a jackknife, it features an iPod-like wheel to control the music player. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc. of New York and Vodafone Group PLC of Britain.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Peter Svensson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – In time for the holidays, Verizon Wireless is launching a cell phone that looks much like the hottest phone so far this year: Apple Inc.’s iPhone. Like the iPhone, the LG Voyager features a large touch screen, a camera and extensive multimedia, Web browsing and e-mail capabilities. last_img read more

FA Cup 2nd round draw: Hartlepool travel to Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s Salford City

first_imgRyan Giggs, Gary Neville and the rest of the ‘Class of ‘92’ will see their Salford City side take on League Two side Hartlepool in the FA Cup second round.Northwich Victoria, who took Boreham Wood to a replay, are the lowest ranked team left in the tournament and will face a trip to financially struggling Northampton should they progress.Other standout ties include Millwall at home to Wycombe and non-league Chesham United away to either Aldershot or Bradford.Ties will be played across the weekend of December 4-7 2015.Full draw for the second round of the FA Cup:Aldershot/Bradford v Chesham UnitedBarnet v Brackley/NewportPeterborough United v Luton TownPortsmouth v Accrington StanleyStourbridge v EastleighNorthampton Town v Northwich Victoria/Boreham WoodExeter City v Port Vale/MaidenheadCambridge United v Doncaster RoversGrimsby Town v Shrewsbury TownYeovil Town v StevenageRochdale v BuryWelling United v Carlisle UnitedLeyton Orient v Scunthorpe UnitedMillwall v Wycombe WanderersColchester United v AltrinchamFC United of Manchester/Chesterfield v WalsallSheffield United v Mansfield/OldhamSalford City v Hartlepool UnitedDagenham & Redbridge/Morecombe v WhitehawkBraintreee/Oxford United v Forest Green Rovers The FA Cup trophy with FA Chairman Greg Dyke 1last_img read more

Larry David’s divorce is mimicked on his show

first_imgIn the exaggerated mirror to Larry David’s life that is “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” even the comedian’s own divorce is fodder for comedy. Sunday night’s episode of the HBO show was a classic case of art imitating life with the announcement by David’s fictional spouse, played by Cheryl Hines, that she was leaving. It was just in June that David and his real-life wife, Laurie David, separated after 14 years of marriage. On “Curb,” the breakup was set off when Cheryl called hysterically from a potentially crashing airplane. Larry told her to “call back in 10 minutes” because he was having their TiVo fixed by a cable guy. Safe but still rattled, Cheryl returned to declare: “I’m leaving, Larry. I can’t do this anymore.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“People ask me all the time, `How do you stay with him?”‘ she explained. “I always tell them, `There’s another side to Larry that you don’t see.’ And then I just realized today, there’s no other side.” Larry argued to no avail that the phone reception was bad and, besides, he was able to save her TiVoed shows such as “Top Chef” and “Project Runway.” The rest of the episode finds the couple’s friends (some of whom are the real couple’s friends), choosing sides between either Larry or Cheryl.last_img


first_imgThe hugely popular Letterkenny Driving Range celebrates its second birthday later this week. Since opening two years ago, the range has been an been an incredible success, and owner David Moore has credited that with the fact it’s accessible to golfers every single day.Open seven days a week from 9am to 10pm, the flexible opening hours gives everybody the opportunity to get a bit of practice in at any time of the day. The Driving Range is located beside the Letterkenny Rugby Club, which is also close to Arena 7.The Drving Range has been praised by those who frequent the facility regularly for its fantastic facilities.The Driving Range boasts Teaching Bay Facilities with Floodlight and Flatland Range.It has state-of-the art Range Mats and Range Balls and the Driving Range has been praised for its innovative Prepaid Digicards System. Prepaid Digicards are available for just €25, this enables you to get TEN baskets of balls for €2.50 instead of the normal fixed price of €4.00.Owner David Moore spoke to Donegal Daily about the success of the business since its inception two years ago.David said, “We’re absolutely delighted with the progress the business has made over the last couple of years.“It’s been an incredible success and is continuing to grow from strength-to-strength.“I think the fact we’re accessible to everybody everyday makes a big difference, our opening hours are flexible too and this ensures that anybody who wants to go to the range can, even if it’s at 9 at night! The Letterkenny Driving Range has an onsite PGA Golf Shop with PGA Professional James Gallagher.Golf lessons are available for all levels from beginners to advanced players, individual or group lessons are also catered for.David added, “It’s great that we have a PGA Golf Shop onsite it works well for us and we offer players at any level the opportunity to avail of lessons with PGA Professional James Gallagher.“You can have individual lessons, or lessons as part of a group and it’s a great option for golfing enthusiasts to avail of. The range can also boast that it’s the No.1 Stockists of High quality used clubs in North West and has a large Selection of Clothing, Trolleys, Bags, Gloves, and shoes.Check them out on Facebook for offers and giveaways at www.facebook.com/letterkennydrivingrangeFor more information contact David on 086 3229483.For lessons or shop details contact James Gallagher PGA Golf Professional 087 6461240.LETTERKENNY GOLF RANGE A ‘DRIVING SUCCESS’ AS IT CELEBRATES ITS SECOND BIRTHDAY IN BUSINESS was last modified: January 8th, 2015 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:BusinessDavid MooreLetterkenny Driving RangenewsPromoted PostSportlast_img read more

Derby backroom staff leave to team up with Gary Rowett

first_img Lampard is the new man in charge at Derby 2 Derby appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager on a three-year deal at the end of last month following Rowett’s decision to take charge at the Britannia Stadium.“Assistant manager Kevin Summerfield, first-team coaches Mark Sale and Kevin Phillips, head of performance analysis Joe Carnall, head of performance Dave Carolan and professional development phase coach Rory Delap have left their roles,” Derby confirmed on their official website.Stoke confirmed the arrival of Sale, Phillips, Carolan, Carnall and Delap on their official website.“Stoke City are pleased to confirm the appointment of Kevin Phillips, Callum Davidson, Rory Delap, Mark Sale, Dave Carolan and Joe Carnall to manager Gary Rowett’s backroom team,” the Potters said.“Phillips, Davidson, former Potters star Delap and Sale will operate as first-team coaches, with Phillips, Davidson and Delap working specifically with strikers, midfielders and defenders respectively.“Carolan is head of performance and Carnall head of tactical insights. Andy Quy will continue in his role as goalkeeping coach.” Derby have announced the departures of assistant boss Kevin Summerfield and five other members of the club’s backroom staff.Summerfield, Mark Sale, Kevin Phillips, Joe Carnall, Dave Carolan and Rory Delap have all left Pride Park, with all bar Summerfield teaming back up with former Derby boss Gary Rowett at Stoke. Rowett was announced as the new Stoke boss 2 Derby finished sixth in the Sky Bet Championship last season and lost to Fulham in the play-off semi-finals before Rowett left to become Stoke boss.Former England and Chelsea midfielder Lampard, who retired as a player in February 2017 following spells at Manchester City and New York City FC, has taken on his first job as manager.Derby appointed former Chelsea youth-team coach Jody Morris, an ex-team-mate of Lampard’s at the London club, as their assistant manager earlier this month.Rowett succeeded Paul Lambert at Stoke last month following their relegation from the Premier League.last_img read more

Raiders relish in win No. 2 even if picking first becomes less likely

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.GLENDALE — Raucous applause filled the Raiders’ locker room as Jon Gruden’s booming voice traveled to the adjacent room, where an empty podium awaited him after a win for only the second time this season.There were smiles and there was laughter, and linebacker Tahir Whitehead carried his boombox to his cubby with music filtering throughout a locker room that looked and sounded nothing like most have for the worst team in …last_img read more

Brand South Africa proud of South Africa’s competitive bid for SKA

first_imgBrand South Africa would like to congratulate the Department of Science and Technology; the SA SKA bid team, and Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, on their success in hosting the Square Kilometre Array, in partnership with Australia.Brand South Africa CEO, Miller Matola, says that South Africa is thrilled with the opportunity to share the hosting of the SKA as the partnership with Australia will open up new avenues for skills development as well as ideas and cultural exchange.“The SKA will bring advancements of astro-sciences to both countries and facilitate knowledge sharing between young and older astronomy and cosmology experts. The opportunity to share the SKA with Australia will also highlight the benefits of partnerships on a global scale, and will improve industry cohesion and co-development in astronomy and other related fields.”In addition to the SKA, South Africa’s plans to focus on developing the field of astronomy will be enhanced by the MeerKAT project in the Northern Cape. The MeerKAT is a powerful scientific tool in its own right and it will attract the best scientists and engineers to work in Africa and will provide unrivalled opportunities for scientists and engineers across the continent and the country.Matola adds that the building of the MeerKAT will also spearhead the Department of Science and Technology’s campaign to introduce astronomy to scholars and students across the country, and develop and retain human capital in the field of science and engineering.“We thank the bid committee for giving us and our African partners the platform to bring the stars and the universe closer to the leaders and explorers of tomorrow. SKA funding and infrastructure will encourage our scholars and students to take up science and technology subjects, and a new class of scientists will be developed. The SKA will showcase the innovation from African communities and will embolden career interest in the diverse field of physics and cosmology.”last_img read more

GIFF starts this weekend – log your Will Attend now!

first_imgThe smell of popcorn in the air, gnomes dancing everywhere… it can only mean one thing: It’s time for the 2017 Geocaching International Film Festival!From November 2-6, the 17 never-before-seen GIFF finalist films will make their international debuts on hundreds of screens all over the world. Some GIFF events will be cozy—like this outdoor GIFF barbecue party in Tokyo. Some events will be extravagant—like this Spanish movie night hosted by one of this year’s finalists. All GIFF events will show this year’s hilarious, dramatic, and poignant geocaching films. And if you need one more reason to love GIFF: attending any official GIFF event will earn you the GIFF 2017 souvenir!Don’t miss your chance at popcorn, films, and GIFFy fun… explore this live map of all official GIFF events to find one near you. Tag your GIFF stories and photos with #geocachingfilmfestival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a chance to have them shared on the official Geocaching channels!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGIFF starts this weekend — log your Will Attend now!November 6, 2018In “News”GIFF Weekend 2015August 24, 2015In “GIFF”Calling all filmmakers! Submit your film to GIFF 2017.March 13, 2017In “Community”last_img read more

Shops selling merchandise ‘in a spot’

first_imgWith a day to go for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, the Organising Committee is still grappling to find ‘ideal’ spots for the placement of its merchandising stalls to maximize sales.The OC officials have sought a police nod for the placement of stalls at newer spots in the Capital, according to Delhi Police officers. The reason? Given the ‘strange’ placement of merchandise stalls inside the security cordon areas leading to the Games’ venues, most people haven’t been able to reach them.And those who’ve managed to get in haven’t been able to buy as such items aren’t allowed inside the stadia. According to Games officials their initial merchandise sales target was `8 crore from across 70 stalls in the Capital but only a fraction of them actually opened.”They blame us for the stalls but the fact is that before the Games started there was a meeting of the Delhi police commissioner, sports secretary and the OC where we told them that we were not informed about the exact location of the stalls. They were told that it could become a security concern at the end but there was no response,” a police officer said.The few stalls that opened were at ‘awkward’ spots leading to low sales. More than a dozen other stores are at some distance from the Games’ venues for security reasons. Take for example the merchandise stall at the OC headquarters itself.”Only the OC officials, staff or accredited journalists and athletes have access to this area,” a senior OC official said. The Delhi police officers confirmed that the issue of opening up fresh merchandise stalls at exit points of many of the venues had been raised by the OC officials. But the chances of them getting a nod were bleak.advertisementlast_img

England smash 444/3 vs Pakistan, record highest ever ODI score

first_imgEngland smashed a world record-breaking 444-3 against Pakistan in their third one-day international on Tuesday, after opening batsman Alex Hales hit England’s highest individual ODI score with 171. (Scorecard)Hales struck 22 fours and four sixes in a 122-ball blitz at his home ground in Trent Bridge, beating Robin Smith’s 23-year-old England record of an unbeaten 167 against Australia.444 reasons why this is England’s best ever group of One Day Cricketers…… Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 30, 2016BUTTLER HITS ENGLAND’S FASTEST FIFTYJos Buttler (90 not out) also punished Pakistan’s bowlers by notching England’s fastest-ever ODI half century in just 22 balls. Captain Eoin Morgan, who won the toss and opted to bat, profited from a dropped catch to remain unbeaten on 57.Together with Joe Root (85), who hit his third successive half century of the series, Hales added 248 runs off 190 balls as England bettered the previous world record of 443-9, set by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands in 2006, when Buttler hit a four off the last ball.Highest ODI totals:444/3 England vs. Pakistan, Nottingham, 2016443/9 Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2006439/2 South Africa vs. West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015438/4 South Africa vs. India, Mumbai, 2015438/9 South Africa vs. Australia, Johannesburg, 2006434/4 Australia vs. South Africa, Johannesburg, 2006418/5 South Africa vs. Zimbabwe, Potchefstroom, 2006418/5 India vs. West Indies, Indore, 2011417/6 Australia vs. Afghanistan, Perth, 2015414/7 India vs. Sri Lanka, Rajkot, 2009last_img read more