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Ga. State looks to sweep Ga. Southern

first_imgSTEPPING UP: The senior tandem of Ike Smith and Quan Jackson has led the Eagles. Smith is averaging 14.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while Jackson is putting up 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. The Panthers have been led by juniors Kane Williams and Justin Roberts. Williams has averaged 14.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists while Roberts has put up 13.3 points per game.CREATING OFFENSE: Williams has accounted for 41 percent of all Georgia State field goals over the last three games. Williams has 20 field goals and 12 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: The Panthers are 7-0 when they make 12 or more 3-pointers and 11-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Eagles are 5-0 when the team records at least 11 steals and 12-12 when falling short of that total.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Panthers have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Eagles. Georgia State has 40 assists on 78 field goals (51.3 percent) across its previous three games while Georgia Southern has assists on 33 of 69 field goals (47.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Georgia State is ranked first among Sun Belt teams with an average of 78.6 points per game. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGeorgia Southern (17-12, 11-7) vs. Georgia State (18-11, 11-7)GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Georgia State goes for the season sweep over Georgia Southern after winning the previous matchup in Statesboro. The teams last met on Jan. 25, when the Panthers created 17 Georgia Southern turnovers and turned the ball over just 10 times en route to a five-point victory. Ga. State looks to sweep Ga. Southerncenter_img February 27, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

A fond farewell to retiring St Eunan’s principal and teachers – Picture Special

first_imgThe staff of St Eunan’s College Letterkenny have paid tribute to four special colleagues on their retirement this year.Staff from St. Eunan’s Collage that attended the retirement function for Chris Darby, Anne Coll and Sean Carr at Rockilll House . Photo Brian McDaid.Some of the school’s long-serving staff members will be putting their feet up after decades of teaching. While their influence on the school and countless students will last forever, they will no doubt be greatly missed from the corridors and classrooms of the school.The St. Eunan’s function at Rockhill House was a special chance for the team to wish Chris Darby, Anne Coll, Sean Carr and Dr Joe Gallagher a very happy retirement. Retirement function for from left seated Anne Coll, Principal Chris Darby and Sean Carr. Also pictured from left were Colm Mc Fadden, Principal Damien McCrory Siobhan Melvin and and Former Principal , Fr. Michael Carney. Photo Brian McDaid.Chris Darby:Chris arrived in St Eunan’s College in 2009, leaving Ballyshannon as Deputy Principal to take up Principalship in St Eunan’s College. Chris was the first Lay Principal and would spend the next 10 years enhancing teaching and learning, maintaining standards set by his predecessors and introduce various curriculum changes. The Board of Management, Staff, Students, Parents and the wider community wish him well in his retirement and thank him most sincerely for his continued support to St Eunan’s College.Chris Darby retiring principal with his wife Ann with sons Daniel and Christopher at his retirement function at Rockilll House .Anne Coll: Anne Coll BSc H.Dip came to St.Eunan’s in 1986 until 2019. She taught Science and Maths to Junior Cert and Biology to Leaving Cert. She was head of the Science Department until she became Deputy Principal in 2015. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Anne for her dedication and hard work to St Eunan’s College. She will be remembered for her kindness and patience to all students and staff. We would like to wish her every happiness on her retirement.Anne Coll Deputy Principal at her retirement function at Rockhill House with Andrew DohertySean Carr:Sean Carr taught in the college from 1988-2019. During that time he taught Irish, Maths, Geography and PE before moving on to teach and work in the SEN department. Sean coached school soccer teams to many successes including an All- Ireland Schools Senior title in 2004. He was chairman of the FAI Schools for 6years and also managed the Irish School Boys for two successful campaigns. Sean was Shop Stewart in St. Eunan’s for 20 years and he was elected to the Standing Committee of the ASTI during this time. We would like to thank Sean for his knowledge and understanding of union matters. He was very supportive to all colleagues. We wish him every happiness in the future. Chris Darby, Anne Coll and Sean Carr pictured at their retirement function at Rockhill House.Dr Joe Gallagher: (Unfortunately, Dr Joe Gallagher was unable to be present as he had a prior engagement)Dr Joe Gallagher taught in the College form Sept 1998 – 2019.   During his time here Dr Joe Gallagher taught Economics. Joe Gallagher was our Career Guidance Counsellor and was also the LCA Co-Ordinator. We thank Joe for his dedication and commitment to the students of St Eunan’s College and wish him a long and happy retirement.  See more photos from the function, by Brian McDaid, below: Siobhan Melvin, and Colm Mc Fadden with Principal Damien McCrory at Rockilll House.Catherine Kavanagh, Marie McElwaine, Shanon Gildea, Ciara Boyle and Elaine DonagheyFamily members Annie, Catriona and Meg pictured with Sean Carr at his retirement function at Rockhill House.Daniel Monaghan, Garry McDaid and Paddy TunneyMartina Gormley, Paddy Tunney and Elis Masterson.Rose Crawford, Lisa Gallagher, Marie McGonagle and Siobhan MelvinNiamh Mc Cay, Mary Mc Keever and James Finnigan.Ellis Masterson, Micheal Cullen and James GordonMonica Gribbin, Damien Mc Crory and Colm McFaddenA fond farewell to retiring St Eunan’s principal and teachers – Picture Special was last modified: December 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:retirementSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

History meets fashion in ‘Hector’ label

first_img14 June 2012 Three young people from Soweto in the south of Johannesburg have begun an enterprising journey to uplift and inspire the young people of South Africa, in memory of late student activist Hector Pieterson. Sina Molefi, a half-sister to Pieterson, together with Zuza Mbatha and Tera Gaju, call themselves “activists of Hector Pieterson”, and say they are not out to exploit his name for money, but to use it to make a creative impact on the youth of South Africa whilst creating a legacy for his family. The three started a fashion label in 2007 – which they named after Pieterson – under Abasha Innovations – a closed corporation company they run jointly. They used the brand to commemorate not only the now world-famous teenager, but also all the other victims of the fateful day of 16 June, 1976 – the beginning of the Soweto uprising. Abasha is an isiZulu word that means “young people”. Since its establishment, the aim of the brand has been to preserve the valuable contribution of the youth of South Africa through fashion. Some of the items currently available include accessories like caps and handbags, while they also have ranges in T-shirts, skirts, dresses and suits. The trio’s clothes were initially sold at independent retail stores like the Y Shop in Rosebank and Cyberzone at the Carlton Centre in the Johannesburg city centre, but the team decided to expand and make it available through other channels. And so with their collective vision they began with plans to open a clothing store, which they hope will take his legacy to new heights. The store, expected to open in August, will be located outside the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West. Their immediate plan is a modest one that involves operating the business out of a shipping container to start with, with the hope of venturing into a larger, more conducive space in future. One of the most immediate challenges for the team is securing sponsors for the store. Another idea they had was to get an advertiser to use the container space for exposure of their brand, which would in turn help them finance the day-to-day running of the store. But even that is proving to be a struggle. Once the store is up and running, the items sold will be directly available to their target market, young people in Soweto as well as to visitors to the memorial site. Fashion meets history The fashion identity of the “Hector Pieterson” label is a combination of South African township trends and urban styles, and was started with the hope that it will mean something to young people. “If young people and maybe even adults are wearing the clothes, they will help keep the memory alive,” says Mbatha. He hopes the story of 1976 is alive every day and inspiring change in the youth. Molefi, who is the creative director for the label, is responsible for the designs. She studied fashion design at Parktown College. Mbatha, who has also worked with well-known fashion label Loxion Kulca, manages the operations of Abasha, while the sales and marketing responsibilities of the label lie with Gaju.The Hector Pieterson Foundation The team at Abasha have not left their plans to inspire change entirely up to the success of the store. The company has also signed a binding agreement with the Hector Pieterson Foundation to further help support and empower young people. All profits from the label will go towards the foundation, which was started by Hector’s mother Dorothy and another sister Antoinette Sithole. The foundation’s work focuses on rehabilitating young people from broken families as well as orphans, and inspired by the childhood story of Dorothy, who herself was an orphaned at the age of 10. “The idea behind the foundation is to keep the memory and legacy of Hector Pieterson for generations to come,” says Sithole. The Abasha team hope this process will assist youth projects in previously disadvantaged communities. “Our mission is to uplift youth who are involved in different projects and initiatives so that they can inspire change,” says Mbatha, whose vision for the brand has not changed since its inception. “The youth must come up with their own ideas to create jobs, not just to make money.”The brand’s vision The Hector Pieterson brand will not be confined to South Africa only. Once the label becomes successful locally, Abasha plans to market it overseas and make it available for online purchase as well. “The struggle of apartheid is understood by people around the world and is recognised globally, as there are countries who have overcome similar trials and struggles for freedom,” says Mbatha. He also makes it clear that the label is not meant to be associated with June 16, 1976 or youth month for that matter. “The store will be an on-going, independent commitment to uplift the youth,” he says. “It will be a reminder to all South Africans of the sacrifices that were made for them to enjoy their democracy.” If all goes well with the store and the foundation, Abasha hopes to expand their operations towards designing school uniforms as well. All sales of uniforms made from schools that buy from them will be generously matched by Abasha in the form of donations to disadvantaged schools. “If, for instance, we make a sale of 20 000 school trousers, we will donate another 20 000 school trousers to a school in need of them,” says Mbatha.Support from South Africa The Hector Pieterson fashion brand will showcase its newest items of fashion and accessories at this year’s South African Fashion Week from 30 August to 2 September. Items from the store can also be purchased during the event at the pop-up store at Sandton City. Clothes from the label will also feature on the big screen. Veteran director Faith Isiakpere, a former senior producer at the BBC and filmmaker, approached Abasha last year to provide some of the wardrobe for her upcoming musical Cry for Love, a film inspired by the 2008 xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The clothes can be seen worn by well-renowned local artist Yvonne Chaka Chaka and actor Leleti Khumalo in the film. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

8 tips to write a great log (according to cache owners)

first_imgDon’t leave a generic log: We’ve all seen them, the generic TFTC (Thanks for the cache) log. To a geocache owner, writing a thoughtful log conveys that you had a memorable experience and it wasn’t just another find.Appreciate the thought and work that went into the geocache: A lot of work goes into hiding a geocache, especially the ones that are extra special. Take the extra time to tell a cache owner what you appreciate about finding the geocache!Write about the experience to get to the geocache: Sometimes it’s all about the journey. Cache owners have many reasons for choosing a location for a geocache. Tell them about your adventure leading up to the find.Leave a photo: A photo is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Visually showing part of your experience is fun for a cache owner to see. But don’t make the mistake of posting a spoiler photo that gives away the hide!Give details about the geocache: Did you spot the geocache right away? Is the geocache in good condition? Is the logbook full? Good or bad, cache owners appreciate knowing the status of their geocaches. Share what you left behind. Did you trade any SWAG or move any trackables? Let the cache owner know!Consider leaving a Favorite point. Did the geocache stand out to you for any reason? If so, consider leaving a Favorite point* and writing about it in the log.Describe what made the geocache fun to find. Whether the cache leads you to an amazing view, a clever container, or a creative puzzle to solve, leaving a great log can be very validating to the cache owner. Future seekers who read the logs can also get a better idea of whether they would also enjoy the cache. Leaving thoughtful logs doesn’t just give back to the cache owner, it also inspires them for future hides. What tips do you have for writing a great log? SharePrint RelatedSnooping near Snoopy — Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 16, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community”Three ways to thank a geocache ownerJuly 12, 2019In “Learn” Writing a great log can take a little extra time but is well worth the effort. It takes dedication, planning, and creativity to hide a geocache. Writing a personal and detailed log is a way to make a cache owner’s day. Here are 8 tips to make a log great according to cache owners. *Favorite points are a Premium only feature Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Government and Private Projects Tackle Smart-Grid and Deep-Retrofit Concepts

first_imgLittle distance separates the ultimate goals of smart-grid applications, building-retrofit studies, and renewable-energy development, even though the three areas often harness and refine disparate technologies. Their principal aims, after all, are to boost energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint.That point was affirmed in recent days in separate announcements by the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and in a campus news feature about an energy-storage project headed by a professor of materials chemistry at MIT.The DOE’s chief, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, last week announced that $620 million in stimulus funding, plus another $1 billion in private-sector funding, will be used to develop 32 smart-grid demonstration projects, including those utilizing large-scale energy storage, smart meters, advanced monitoring systems for the distribution and transmission of electricity, and other grid technologies.Half the projects – receiving $435 million of the federal allotment – will showcase communications technologies that allow grid components to “talk” to each other in real time and help operators optimize electrical flow to avoid outages. These projects also will include home-based systems that allow customers to economically monitor and store electricity.The remaining 16 projects – funded with $185 million – will focus on electricity storage projects.“This funding will be used to show how smart-grid technologies can be applied to whole systems to promote energy savings for consumers, increase energy efficiency, and foster the growth of renewable energy sources like wind and solar power,” Chu said in a press release, which cited potential savings of $20.4 billion on a 4% reduction in energy use by 2030 in the 21 states where the projects will be developed.Professor Sadoway’s liquid batterySpeaking of energy storage technology (and its critical role in advancing the use of renewable energy), one solution attracting DOE investment and private equity is the storage-battery system being developed by MIT Professor Donald Sadoway, who has veered away from portable-battery technology to focus on a large-scale stationary battery system that uses two liquid-metal alloys separated by a liquid salt. The different densities of the three components, which Sadoway’s research team says are low-cost and abundant, keep them separated in the battery housing, which is maintained at a high temperature (700 degrees Celsius) to keep the components in liquid form and allow the battery to operate efficiently.Because a patent is being sought for the system, which is developed for utility-size applications, details about materials and design haven’t been released. But an MIT News story on the Sadoway team’s work notes that this month, when the DOE’s newly developed Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy announced its first 37 energy-research grants out of a pool of 3,600 applications, the project received one of the largest sums — almost $7 million over five years – and was the first project cited on the ARPA-E press release about the funding.In addition, the MIT News story points out, French oil company Total announced a $4 million, five-year joint venture with MIT to develop a smaller-scale version of the same technology that would be suitable for use in homes or other buildings.Going deep on retrofitsORNL’s research project, announced last week, will apply newly developed retrofit techniques and materials to 10 soon-to-be-selected homes in the Tennessee Valley region, using $1.4 million from the DOE’s Building America program.The lab is targeting homes anywhere from 15 to 35 years old, “homes that are ready for new windows, heating and cooling units, appliances and maybe even solar panels to push their homes closer to near-zero energy consumption. Then we want to monitor these homes, analyze their energy consumption and celebrate the progressive vision of this region,” ORNL’s head researcher on the project, Jeff Christian, said in a press release about the program. The retrofits are expected to boost the energy efficiency of each home by 30% to 50%.Although ORNL is paying for the program development and follow-up audits of each participating household, the homeowners will pay most of the labor and materials costs, which are expected to run about $10 per square foot of interior space. If the retrofits deliver as planned, Christian says, participating homeowners should recover their costs in as little as 10 years.“This project connects our research to the surrounding community,” Christian said. “We’re hoping that this demonstration stimulates enough interest among members of the public that it will become self-sustaining—growing the number of houses with deep retrofits.”last_img read more

Mary Kom, 2 others in semi-finals of Asian Boxing meet

first_img(Eds: Updating with Mary Koms quotes)Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Nov 4 (PTI) The celebrated MC Mary Kom led the charge by assuring herself of a sixth medal at the Asian womens Boxing Championships as three Indians entered the semi-finals of the continental showpiece here today.Advancing to the medal round, along with Mary Kom, were Shiksha (54kg) and Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg).Mary Kom, a five-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist, defeated Chinese Taipeis Meng-Chieh Pin in a split verdict in the quarterfinals to make the last four stage of the light flyweight (48kg) category.The 34-year-old, who has won four gold and a silver medal in her five previous appearances at the event, will face Japans Tsubasa Komura in the semi-finals on Tuesday.The medal assured today is Mary Koms first in more than a year and a massive confidence-booster for the boxer, who had missed Olympic qualification last year.”It feels wonderful to get my sixth medal at this Championship. It hasnt been easy for me but God has been kind to ensure that I have managed to perform. This is my first medal in more than a year and the first after I became an MP,” Mary Kom told PTI.”It really does mean a lot to me given that I juggle so many roles. I am simply ecstatic right now but I have two more fights to go before I get what I truly desire, a gold medal,” said the mother-of-three, who is a Rajya Sabha MP.advertisementIn a rather cautiously-fought bout, neither the Indian nor her opponent was willing to launch too many attacks. The punches were few and far between at least in the opening three minutes.However, the two boxers upped the intensity in the second round. Pin, also the taller of the two pugilists, was the first to move away from the waiting game and began using her left straights and right hooks rather effectively.However, Mary Kom too raised her game against the nimble-footed Pin, who displayed impressive defensive tactics.”I have beaten her in the past when she was in the 51kg category. Today, she seemed too cautious and didnt attack me much. I also played along and waited. This eventually worked for me quite well,” Mary Kom said.”She is an experienced boxer but I have a good measure of her game,” she added.The Manipuri went all out in the last round and more than made up for a patchy display in the opening round to get the judges nod.Shiksha, who belongs to the Railways Sports Promotion Board, was up next for the country, against Uzbekistans Ferangiz Khoshimova. The national champion took an attacking approach from the first ring of the bell and hardly gave her rival any breathing space.The unrelenting aggression eventually fetched Shiksha a unanimous verdict in her favour from the judges. Shiksha will face Chinese Taipeis Lin Yu-Ting in the semifinals. Priyanka too was a dominant force in her clash against Sri Lankas Dulanjani Lankapurayalage and had no trouble earning a 5-0 victory.However, world championships silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg), up against Olympic bronze-medallist Li Qian, bowed out after losing 0-5. PTI PM KHS KHSlast_img read more