McCormack delighted with MVP nod

first_imgSt George’s College avenged their ISSA Southern Conference Under-16 basketball final defeat to St Catherine High in the All-Island final at G.C. Foster on Tuesday, and one of the most critical performances of the day was that of tournament MVP, Jadeja McCormack.Jordon Gilles might have led the North Street school with 17 points followed by Samora Williams with 13 and Nathan Reid with 10 points. However, it was the overall contribution of McCormack that really made the difference.The point guard only bagged eight points, but his rebounds, steals and ability to control the tempo of the game made the young player an invaluable asset for the defending under-16 champions, and he credits the hard work that he puts in as the reason for his success this season.”We wake up five o’ clock to train and finish at 9 a.m. to 10 (a.m.). Then I would play some pick up ball with (Arnett Rockers) D 1 players. I will be the first one in at training most of the time, and I work hard in the gym, run, and do what I have to do. The hard work has paid off,” he told The Gleaner after helping his team defeat St Catherine.HAPPY FOR WIN”I am pleased and happy, too, because to work so hard and not come out with anything would have been disappointing, so I am glad we won and I won (MVP),” he added.He admitted he had his difficulties through this season and credit his team for helping him through the tough times.”Some games, I lost focus, but my teammates and coaches helped me pick up, and I thank them for that,” he said.”I take this (sport) very seriously, and sometimes, my mother would tell me to stop playing, she says that I will damage myself, but I love basketball. I don’t love anything more than it, other than my family. I dream of playing in the NBL, and I am working hard to make that dream come true. Next I would like play college ball or for a (US) Division One league until I can work my way to the top,” he said.St George’s coach Clifford Brown thought McCormack’s all round contribution was indispensable and vital to their success this season.”His performance was stellar. His ball control, his ability to manage the game, he manages a lot of steals and converts on free throws. He plays good defence, he heeds instruction and he followed the mandate given to him. He is the point guard and he is supposed to run the team, and that’s what he did,” Brown commented.- L.S.last_img read more

Donegal struck by another minor earthquake overnight

first_imgAnother minor earthquake has been recorded in County Donegal overnight.Geological Survey Ireland confirmed that a 2.1 quake struck the area around 9.18pm last night and was felt in parts of Donegal and Fermanagh.The British Geological Survey (BGS) also confirmed it was an earthquake. The latest minor quake follows another similar incident in the Donegal Bay area on April 7th last when an earthquake of 2.4 magnitude was recorded.No damage or injuries were caused in either incident.Details of the latest quake were first reported by the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), which works with Geological Survey Ireland.It said the epicentre was about 15km south-east from Donegal town and 15km north-east from Ballyshannon. The INSN has asked members of the public who experienced the tremors to contact them with information.Donegal struck by another minor earthquake overnight was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare 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:donegalearthquakelast_img read more

Groves names Fitzpatrick as new trainer

first_imgIrishman Paddy Fitzpatrick has been named as George Groves’ new trainer.Groves and Adam Booth recently announced that they have ended their working relationship after five years.Booth, who has been his trainer and manager since Groves turned professional, said last week that he would not be working with him in the build-up to the Hammersmith super-middleweight’s world title challenge against Carl Froch on 23 November.Fitzpatrick has been a key member of Groves’ training team for some time and has been in his corner for previous fights.“Paddy and I have worked closely together in the past and already have a very good relationship, one built over many years,” said Groves.“Not only has he worked my corner for important fights, we have also spent a lot of time together when abroad on training camps, where Paddy has overseen a number of significant sessions.“Although this is a fresh change for me, I’m working with someone I know and respect, and someone who knows my game inside out.“We both know how the other works, so it won’t take long to hit the ground running.”Fitzpatrick has spent much of his career working alongside highly regarded trainers Freddie Roach and Buddy McGirt at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.And Groves, 25, believes he will be in good hands ahead of the showdown with champion Froch in Manchester.“His experience and knowledge of the game is world class and he is, without doubt, the perfect trainer to help me prepare for my next fight,” said Groves.“He has a great energy, both in the gym and on fight night, and I feel totally comfortable in his presence.“I’m looking forward to working with Paddy on a full-time basis and I’m excited to start adding many more tools to my arsenal.“By the time 23 November arrives, I’ll be better than ever – and more than capable of dethroning Carl Froch.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Petrol price to rise, diesel unchanged

first_img5 September 2011 The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will drop by two cents a litre. The average Rand/US Dollar exchange rate, however, weakened when compared to the previous period. The price of diesel with a 0.05 percent sulphur content and the price of diesel with a 0.005 percent sulphur content will both remain unchanged. The single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin will decrease by three cents a litre. The retail price of all grades of petrol will increase by nine cents a litre on Wednesday, the Department of Energy said on Friday.center_img During the period 29 July 2011 to 1 September 2011, the average international product prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin decreased, the Department added. “The average Rand/US Dollar exchange rate for the period 29 July 2011 to 2 September 2011 was 7.0590 compared to 6.8353 during the previous period. “The deterioration of the rand against the US dollar increased the contribution to the basic fuel price by about 20 cents a litre,” the Department said. Sapalast_img read more

Minister of Sport & Recreation Ms Tokozile Xasa (MP) speaks on the matter of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hyperandrogenism regulations

first_imgThe Deputy Minister of Sport & Recreation: Mr Gert OosthuizenThe Director General of Sport & Recreation: Alec MoemiLeaders of Federations who have joined usMembers of the MediaLadies & Gentlemen On the 18 of February 2019 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CSA) will hear the matter between International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Athletics South Africa and Caster Semenya. Our history as a nation was in the main based on the defence of our people against their human rights violation, a right to belong, that all humans are created equal. Therefore as South African government we have a direct interest in the proceedings and outcome of this case. This interest is informed by our historical stance as a nation towards human rights and also if the proposed regulations go unchallenged will have a negative impact to our Golden Girl, Caster Semenya. What’s at stake here is far more than the right to participate in a sport. Women’s bodies, their wellbeing, their ability to earn a livelihood, their very identity, their privacy and sense of safety and belonging in the world, are being questioned. This is a gross violation of internationally accepted standards of human rights law.The IAAF introduced rules and regulations governing eligibility for females with hyperandrogenism to compete in women competition for the first time in 2011.The purpose of these Regulations was to determine Eligibility classification of female athletes with the hyperandrogenism to participate in the female athletics categories and the conditions under which they would be allowed to compete.The adverse effects of these Regulations were seen in 2014 when Duntee Chand, a sprinter from India was suspended from participating in international competition after hormone testing reportedly revealed that her body produced excessive natural levels of testosterone.She challenged these Regulations at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CSA) arguing that they are unlawfully discriminating against some female athletes on the basis of a natural characteristic of unusual natural genetic trait, even if that trait confers an advantage over fellow female athletes who do not have a trait.Subsequently the Regulations were suspended by CSA and Ms. Chand was allowed to compete again, while the IAAF was instructed to produce a scientific evidence that will support their thesis of causality between female testosterone levels and their performance, and report back in two years, and that was 2017.Instead of bringing compelling evidence as per the directive of the Court, the IAAF instead introduced new Hyperandrogenism Regulations in 2018, which amplified the previous 2011 Regulations.In terms of this new Regulations a female with hyperandrogenism who is recognised as a female in law shall be eligible to compete in women competitions in athletics provided that she has androgen level below that of a male, specifically their natural levels of testosterone must be below 5 Nanomoles Per Litre.Moreover, the new Regulations are only applicable to 400m to mile, including 400m, hurdle races, 800m and 1500m, the categories wherein coincidentally Caster Semenya participate and generally dominates. The logic as to why Regulations were restricted to these categories is still unclear, thus compelling us, as a country, to suspect they are targeted to our very own daughter of the soil, who is the reigning world champion in the 400m and 800m track.These Regulations have drawn criticism from organizations and eminent individuals in various sectors including human rights, medical science, sport and sports law both here at home and abroad. The critics have elevated a point that the Regulations are discriminatory and violates fundamental and international human rights, including a right to physical and bodily integrity, the right to freedom from torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and harmful practices.As a South African government, we have added our voice in condemnation of these Regulations mainly as a matter of principle as a country that respect and promote human rights and also in support of an application lodged by Athletic South Africa (ASA) at CAS challenging these regulations because they appear to be specifically targeting Caster Semenya.Through our department of Sport and Recreation we have established a high-level panel consisting of the Medical and Legal work-streams respectively. This panel consists of experts in both medical and legal fraternities who constitute the respective work streams. There is a third work stream constituted by the departmental personnel and its mandate is to raise public awareness and mobilise public support on the discriminatory nature of these regulations.Work in all the streams has commenced and the high-level panel have prepared a formidable case based on legal and medical data collected, and the Legal Team will appear before CAS to present the case in support of the case lodged by both Athletic South Africa (ASA) and Ms. Caster Mokgadi Semenya. The third government stream has also started with its work, which primarily focus on mobilization of public and international support for the ASA and Caster Semenya cases, and condemnation of the Regulations, both their letter and spirit.Ladies and gentlemen – our media colleagues, sporting fraternity, international human rights platforms and human rights advocates – it is important to take a moment to reflect on what these regulations truly mean for the little girl growing up in an African village with dreams of becoming a top sports woman. These regulations have the potential to deprive the world from seeing and experiencing the natural superiority of future athletes to come from our African soils. Ms. Semenya put it so well when she said and I quote: “It’s not about me anymore. It’s about the African girls who come from the rural areas who do not believe that they can do this…”It is for this reason that we honour AND declare the GREATNESS OF CASTER SEMENYA!I must thank the sporting community who have raised their hands in support, this includes our Federations.As government we urge you media- as voice of the people to partner with us in this campaign of declaring that #NaturallySuperior. The campaign will target various sectors of local and global community and through proper channels engage Human Rights organizations and eminent persons locally and internationally in an effort to ensure that the whole world condemn these Regulations as a gross violation human right. The World once declared Apartheid as a crime against human right, we once more call people of the World to stand with us as we fight what we believe is a gross violation of human right.As a girl from Rural Limpopo Caster continue teaching us that we can overcome adversity, that role models can come in the least expected places, that through resilience you can be a beacon of hope. I want to borrow the words of another great athletes who has faced similar challenges in her career, Ms Serena Williams “Think of all the girls who could become top athletes but quit sports because they’re afraid of having too many defined muscles and being made fun of or called unattractive.” We therefore encourage every individual, organization and sector intolerant of discrimination, violation of human rights, particularly of women, and injustice to join and add their voice to this movement that condemn these discriminatory IAAF Regulations which in their nature seek to unfairly exclude other sections of society from competing in sport.To Caster, please remember Tata Mandela when he said, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” We have no doubt that in no time Caster will be rising our flag in glory as she do what she does best, collecting medals.With this mobilisation campaign of NaturallySuperior – we honour  AND declare the GREATNESS OF WOMEN – We pronounce thatLet women have the freedom to be women IN OUR SPORTING SOCIETY,Let women have the right to participate in this society’s sporting platforms which does NOT judge their genderLet women’s sporting performance and resultant greatness not be questioned NOR doubted.last_img read more

2017 Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short-course

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This short course is a joint effort of Ohio State University Extension, Michigan State University, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture to enhance the cattle industry in the Eastern Corn Belt.The first session will deal with early nutrition management, the veterinary feed directive, managing manure and beef cattle nutritional requirements.  The second session will include cattle economics and cattle marketing topics.Both Ohio sessions will be held at the Wood County Junior Fair Building in Bowling Green on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Feb. 8. Registration and refreshments will be provided beginning at 6 pm each evening.Participants may enroll by registering on line at: or sending a check made payable to Michigan State University ($35 for first person and $25 for each additional family/farm member (College, FFA/4-H students can register for $15 each) and mailed to Carla McLachlan, Dept. Animal Science, Michigan State Univ., 474 S. Shaw Lane, 1287 Anthony Hall, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1225. Please mail before Jan. 19, 2017. If not mailed by Jan. 19, contact Alan Sudermeier ( ,419-354-9050), Allen Gahler (, 419-334-6340) or Steve Boyles (, 614-292-7669) if you desire to attend the program or if you have any questions about the program.last_img read more

2018 Jr. Fair Barrow Results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Market Barrow: Matthew Butterfield, Oxford (Champ. Dark Cross)Res. Champion Market Barrow: Grant Adams, Celina (Res. Dark Cross)Third overall: Kamryn Kreis, Adamsville (Champ. Other Cross)Fourth overall: Lily Rees, Bidwell (Champ. Chester White)Fifth overall: Kayla Scott, Mineral City (Champ. Duroc)Here are more results for the 2018 Ohio State Fair Jr. Barrow Market Show.Dark CrossMatthew Butterfield, Oxford – 280 lbsGrant Adams, Celina – 268 lbsOther CrossKamryn Kreis,  Adamsville -248 lbsWhitney Miller, Shreve – 274 lbsBerkshireGrand Champion – Zander Ivey, Bloomingburg- 250 lbsReserve Champion – Travis Durst, Tipp City- 242 lbsChester WhiteGrand Champion – Lily Rees, Bidwell-275 lbsReserve Champion – Lily Rees, Bidwell-278 lbsDurocGrand Champion – Kayla Scott, Mineral City- 275 lbsReserve Champion – Destiny Reed, Ashville- 274 lbsHampshireGrand Champion – Ethan Wendt, Dublin- 277 lbsReserve Champion – Maya McCoy, Washington Court Housr-260 lbsHerefordGrand Champion – Wade Smith, New VIaenna- 280 lbsReserve Champion – Jennifer Bittner, Hamilton- 236 lbsLandraceGrand Champion – Madison Petro, Gallipolis- 241 lbsReserve Champion – Madelyn Harrison, Hamilton- 267 lbsPoland ChinaGrand Champion – Conner Smock, Jackson Center- 258lbsReserve Champion – Claire Winkle, Hillsboro- 255 lbsSpotGrand Champion – Lindsey Dore, Gelena- 250 lbsReserve Champion – Dalton Bull, Xenia- 270 lbsTamworthGrand Champion – Grant Kaffenbarger, New Carlisle- 274 lbsReserve Champion – Kayla Mosby, Minerva- 236 lbsYorkshireGrand Champion – Claire Winkle, Hillsboro-259 lbsReserve Champion – Eme Sprow, Ney- 266 lbslast_img read more

Pen-based Apps? HTC’s Scribe Technology Will Open to Third-Party Development

first_imgEven if you’re only casually following the developments in the tablet ecosystem, you’ve probably heard a little something about the HTC Flyer. It’s the tablet that works with a pen. Not a stylus, mind you, but a pen. “A stylus is just a dead stick,” HTC PR guy Keith Nowak told me during a briefing today. A stylus is used for navigation, he explained, but you don’t need the pen to navigate the Flyer. In fact, you don’t use it to navigate at all. You draw. You write. You scribble. Well, only if you want to, that is. The pen is an optional accessory.The new pen has a pressure-sensitive tip and can be used with the tablet’s built-in apps like Sketchbook and Notes, both of which offer the ability to draw directly on the tablet’s screen using pen-based input. But the really exciting thing about the pen? The technology, which HTC calls Scribe, will be opened up to third-party development.Pen-based Apps! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I have to admit, before going into the meeting, I was skeptical about the idea of using a pen with my tablet computer. But after taking notes using an ink pen and spiral-bound notebook all day, the idea that my notes could be digitized along with audio recordings of my meetings has real appeal. What’s more, with HTC’s tablet app Sketchbook will play back those notes and the recording as they were captured, allowing you to recall at what point who said what while you visually see your notes being created. It even syncs with Evernote for cloud-based backup.Confusingly, HTC also ships a simpler Notes app that works with the pen, too. In this app, you can insert photos from your camera or gallery, as well as scribble text. I can’t grasp why the two apps are not one, but it’s a minor complaint.I imagine that if I, as a lowly Internet reporter, can find an immediate use case for pen-based computing, businessmen and women could as well. And maybe even more so. The question will be how well does the technology work? Will it really be an improvement to its analog counterpart?If you’re thinking a re-adoption of the pen for tablet computing is a step backwards in our newly touch-enabled world, you may or may not be wrong. HTC says that touch is the most natural interaction for working with our digital devices, but the pen is still the most natural input for writing and drawing. I’ll give them drawing, I suppose. But writing? I’m pretty comfortable with my keyboards, both real and virtual. Why then, do I break out an ink pen in meetings? Why does a keyboard not solve the need there? And can pen-based tablet computing help me change that behavior? It’s something which I hope to find out later this year, when the tablet becomes available for real world use.What do you think? sarah perez Related Posts center_img What this means is new apps that use pen-based input could be on their way to your next tablet computer. Developers, think you can build a better notepad than the one HTC ships? How about a game like Pictionary? The idea of using a pen within an application opens up the tablet interface to a number of new possibilities.However, HTC doesn’t know when exactly the third-party support will become available, since the tablet itself hasn’t even commercially launched yet. It arrives on Sprint with WiMax connectivity this summer, where it will be rebranded as the Evo View, and it will be in Best Buy stores in a Wi-Fi only version sometime in Q2 2011. At some point after that, Scribe will be opened up to developers.Is Pen-based Computing a Step Backward or Forward? Tags:#conferences#CTIA 2011#Trends#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more