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Ramoo’s dominance leads Achievers to huge win in West Berbice cricket

first_imgTHE Achievers Youth and Sports Club romped to an innings and 88-run victory against home team No. 5 Mondderlust due to an all-round effort from skipper Krishndat Ramoo when action continued in the West Berbice Cricket Association (WBCA) Anil Lalsa Construction Company Intermediate Two-Day Cricket Competition.On Saturday (day two), Achievers led by Ramoo were able to bowl out their opponents twice.The off- spinner picked up 11 wickets for 88 runs from 28 overs to lead the charge.On the first day two Saturdays ago, Achievers had posted 390, with Ramoo and Shamal Angel smacking centuries.For the third wicket, the pair put together 243, which took the sail out of their opponents’ bowling. Ramoo struck nine fours and four sixes in his 105, while Angel reached the boundary 14 times, lifting the ball over the ropes six times for a match-high 137. The next best score was by opener Kevin Sinclair, who finished with 49.Bowling for Number 5, Kenjie Sedock spun his way to 6-91 from 21 overs, while A. Bailey supported with 3-113 (21 overs).In their second day, on Saturday last, No.5 were bowled out for 99 with Ramoo picking up 5-52 from 13 overs; Sinclair finished with 3-23. Amernauth Seegobin led the attack for the home side with an unbeaten 35.With a lead of 291, Achievers enforced the follow-on. The home team batted better, but fell for 203. Ramoo finished with 6-36 from 15 overs, while Sinclair picked up 2-54 from 20 overs.R. Estraido led the home team with a solid 73 (11X4s and 2X6s).last_img read more

Youth strong for UW in tough defeat

first_imgUsually when a team is down and in need of a pick-me-up, they look to their senior team leaders to give them a boost of energy. But these Badgers are different.When the Wisconsin men’s soccer team has needed a goal or a spark, it has been the team’s freshmen that have stepped up thus far this season. Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Rutgers (3-2-0) was no different.Wisconsin (1-4-0) freshmen forwards and childhood friends Tom Barlow and Mark Segbers were the two Badgers who found the back of the night Friday night, and the two putting points on the scoreboard is nothing new for this team. Seven of the nine total goals the Badgers have scored this year have come from freshmen. Barlow and Segbers have combined for six of those seven.So, while the nationally televised overtime match ended in heartbreak for UW, the team can still take stock in the freshmens’ early success in their offensive attack.Barlow put the Badgers up 1-0 in the 12th minute when he beat the Rutgers goalkeeper one on one and fired a shot into the open net. Then, with the Badgers down 2-1 in the 89th minute, Segbers took a pass from senior defender David Caban, put it into the back of the net to send the game into overtime. Barlow and Segbers also combined for six of the team’s 13 shots on goal.Segbers has been on a hot streak to start the season, and he has fed off the taller Barlow well. The pairing of the two up top has been a solid match, and is the main reason why both players, especially Segbers, have been able to produce so early on in their freshman seasons.“We have been waiting for Mark to get here,” junior midfielder Drew Conner said. “And with Tom up top, he works very nice off a big holding forward and makes very good runs off the ball. He’s got that killer instinct and he’s been absolutely crucial for us this season.”It’s no coincidence that Segbers and Barlow have been playing so well, even though they have both just started their college soccer careers. The two of them both grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and have played with and against each other since they were in elementary school.They had chemistry before they even stepped onto the pitch, and it shows.“Mark and I, both being from St. Louis, have been playing together since we were 10,” Barlow said. “We grew up playing together so it has been easier with him. I like working with him on top, but it’s also coming together with the other guys too so both of us are starting to play better.”Growing up together has not only made the chemistry between them better, but it also has made the transition from the high school to the college game a much smoother one, while most initially struggle with the change.“It’s awesome to have him up there with me. It’s almost like playing back at home again against him,” Segbers said. “Playing with someone I know and I am so familiar with, I feel as if sometimes I know what he is going to do before he even does it. It just makes it that much easier knowing where he is going to go and being able to feed off his energy.”The pre-existing chemistry of Barlow and Segbers has not only helped the pair, but it has also helped the chemistry of the team grow at a faster rate. With 12 new freshmen coming in after losing quite a few players from last year’s NCAA tournament team, it’s a tall task for everyone to be on the same page so early in the season.Yet Conner sees the connection the two freshman have as a model for the rest of the team on how they need to work together. The team having stronger chemistry will ultimately be what helps turn the season around for the Badgers.“Their exchange in space and how they move off each other is just fun to watch. But that’s the kind of chemistry we need to be building throughout the team,” Conner said. “When you get a bunch of new guys in, that’s the kind of chemistry we need to work on in other spots of the field. We all need to get on the same page, and if we can do that all over the field, I think things will look up for us.”last_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

Photo library: Development 10

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Development contact sheet (625KB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Bloemfontein, Free State province: A positive community image used in bank advertising. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mozambique: A rural school supported by Sasol, South Africa’s petrochemicals giant, as part of the company’s corporate social investment programme. Photo: Sasol » Download high-res image Limpopo province: A new construction to monitor transport from Zimbabwe is built next to a baobab tree on the N1 freeway, north of Musina. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image DEVELOPMENT 10: {loadposition dev}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

More jobs created in December

first_img11 January 2012 Over 100 000 new jobs were created in South Africa in December 2011, with temporary work growing the fastest, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index.“A total of 103 327 new jobs were created in December 2011 – the fastest rate of growth in nine months,” Adcorp said in a statement on Tuesday.All employment categories reported growth in December, with the fastest being temporary work (15 percent) and permanent jobs (six percent), said Adcorp labour market analyst Loane Sharp.He said labour agency work lagged behind with a growth rate of five percent, “possibly reflecting regulative and regulatory uncertainties regarding labour broking”.However, the number of jobs in South Africa was still 850 000 below the peak reached before the 2009 global recession.The country had lost 1.56-million permanent jobs and created 0.71-million temporary jobs since then, Sharp said.In December, the distribution and logistics sector grew significantly at 16 percent, as did the financial services (nine percent) and retail (eight percent) sectors.The index found that no sectors had reported a decline in employment.Job growth was fastest in the low-skilled and semi-skilled job categories.Services workers grew at a rate of 11 percent, clerks at 10 percent and elementary occupations at eight percent.“This is the first time since the 2009 recession that employment growth has been observed in the entry-level occupations,” Sharp said.Sapalast_img read more

A Personal Psychology of Your Design

first_imgYou have a personal psychology. You might call it your belief system, your values, or your personal blueprint. But whatever you call it, it isn’t really of your own making. You’ve caught it, just like you might catch a virus.You picked up a good deal of your personal psychology from your parents; it’s very likely you believe a lot of what they believed (same religion, same politics, and a host of other things). They picked up a good part of their psychology from their parents.Some of your personal psychology you picked up in school. You were taught some things that caused your personal psychology to form, and much of what you were taught came from your friends, especially during your teenage years.Then there is society and the culture at large. The constant and never-ending stream of ideas blasted into your mind by the news, entertainment, and other media shapes much of your personal psychology–especially the negative components.You filter all of the events of your life through these ideas to decide what things mean, what is good and right, what is bad and wrong, and how you are supposed to navigate it all.So there you are, with this big hodge-podge of other people’s ideas, beliefs, and values making up your personal psychology. If you are like most people, you didn’t choose your personal psychology, it happened to you.But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can choose a better, more effective, more empowering personal psychology. You can design your own, choosing what serves you best and discarding what doesn’t serve you anymore.Here is an example. I know a great number of people whose personal psychology tells them that the world is full of scarcity, that there isn’t enough to go around, that money is hard to come by, that other people with some resources prevent them from having more, and that there is simply nothing they can do about it. It is an unhealthy belief underlying the psychology of the victim.I know other people who believe the universe is abundance, that in an 80 trillion dollar economy there is plenty to go around, that money isn’t hard to come by but requires a good deal of effort, that it doesn’t matter how much anyone else has, and they can have as much as they are willing to earn through their personal efforts. This is a healthier personal psychology. Let’s call it one pillar of the hustler’s mindset.In the case of both groups of people, their personal psychology becomes their reality. They manifest their beliefs.What would a personal psychology by design look like?If there is some area of your life that isn’t what you want it to be, your underlying beliefs (your personal psychology) is what you must change to improve it.What would you believe about success? What would you believe about happiness? Whose psychology would you choose to be infected with?What would you believe about your health? Whose belief and value system would you choose to adopt as your own and what difference would that mean to the way you behave and the results you produced?What would you believe about other people? Would you choose to believe that people are generally good or that they have bad intentions? Is there someone whose personal psychology you could use to design your own?What personal psychology would you design around success, happiness, finances, spirituality, health and wellness, personal growth, and your contribution?You always had the ability to choose your own personal psychology. What psychology will you choose now?last_img read more

PCB unhappy with ICC Task Force recommendations

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board is unhappy with some of the recommendations made by the ICC’s Task Team to reform the sport in the troubled country.PCB chairman Ijaz ButtWell-placed sources told PTI that while the PCB was happy that the ICC task force recognised the need and compulsion for Pakistan and India to resume bilateral ties, it had reservations over some other recommendations in their final report presented to the ICC executive council in Hong Kong.”Making recommendations or suggestions about the quality of cricket balls we use in our domestic cricket or on our selection process are issues that should not concern the task force and purely internal matters of the PCB,” one source said. The PTT has recommended reforms on how the board should be run and on even issues like selection, managerial appointments and use of standard ball in domestic cricket.Among the 63 recommendations listed by the PTT is also one about reducing powers of the Chairman and having a chief executive with more authority. Presently board Chairman Ijaz Butt also holds the post of chief executive as per the PCB constitution.”The PTT was formed in 2009 with focus on security situation on Pakistan after the attack on the Sri Lankan team but their role got more wide ranging and while we respect their recommendations some of them the areas broached upon should be sole responsibility of the PCB,” one source noted.The PTT report has also called for a resumption of cricket ties with India, recognising it to be a key component of the fabric of Pakistan’s cricket.  A PCB official said after Butt returned on July 21 from vacations, the recommendations of the PTT would be reviewed in detail and the PCB would than get back to the ICC with its observations.advertisementBut some of the recommendations are too strong to digest for PCB officials like the one that states: “Perhaps the strongest of the recommendations relate to the governance structures of Pakistan cricket,” the executive summary of the report states.”It is highly unusual that the President of the country is entitled to appoint both the Chairman of the PCB and over half of the Governing Board. It is also inconsistent with the demands of modern sports administration that the Chairman also holds the powers of the CEO.”The PTT believes there should be a wholesale (internal) review of the PCB’s governance structures, including its constitution. While recognising that changes may not happen overnight, the PTT believes that preserving the status quo will constrain the development of Pakistan cricket in the long-term and is not in keeping with international best practice in sports administration.”The report also calls for constitutional changes aimed at reducing the chairman’s powers and making the role a non-executive one. It has also suggested the PCB should only award central contracts to 20 players.With inputs from PTI.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren: We only worry about us

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren: We only worry about usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren says no-one is getting carried away with being top of the table.Lovren says the current team has slowly learnt to neither look back or forward, at history or at what they hope to achieve. Instead, the calm around the training ground allows them to concentrate fully on the task in hand.“We don’t look at who is behind us or in front of us. It’s more only about us and that’s how we should do it always,” he said.“We learn from all these previous seasons. When you look against Newcastle it was quite a tough first half, there were chances but we couldn’t find the right spot to score.“Luckily enough I scored but again we had this winning mentality that kept us going, and the second half we played like a new game.” last_img read more

NETFLIX WANTS TO OPEN A MAJOR FILM AND TV STUDIO IN TORONTO

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook One of the world’s leading entertainment brands is ramping up production in its quest to satisfy the insatiable beast that is your remote control—and Hollywood North could benefit big time.I mean, where better for Netflix to make a whole bunch of new films and TV shows than in Toronto? With its wealth of talent, tax credits and buildings that look like they could be American?The streaming content juggernaut is considering it, according to Toronto Mayor John Tory. So seriously, in fact, that the city is already working with local industry unions to bolster their labour forces in anticipation of future productions. Twittercenter_img Advertisement Toronto (Photo by Lisa de Jong) “I have a very high level of confidence, without betraying confidences that aren’t yet concrete, that they’re going to,” said Tory on Tuesday when asked if Netflix was setting up shop in Toronto.“They’ve been in active discussions with our industry, with me, about wanting to create one of their hubs here.”A great night at the 22nd annual Toronto Film Critics’ Association awards gala celebrating some of the best films this past year. pic.twitter.com/TgrzKjPr0E— John Tory (@JohnTory) January 9, 2019Tory, who was speaking at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards gala, also said he’d met with representatives from Netflix in Los Angeles last March, to discuss the matter.“We’ve talked to them from here a number of times and they certainly know how much we would like to have them here,” said Tory to the Canadian Press. When asked if he knew when Netflix might create a production hub in Toronto he said no, but also that “If I knew I wouldn’t tell you.”Coy as the mayor wants to play it, an expansion into Toronto makes sense for Netflix.The American company has been producing more and more original content in recent years, much of it with viewership numbers to rival that of any major cable network. It took home five Golden Globe awards for its original content on Sunday alone, more than any other network or streaming service.Meanwhile, Toronto’s film and TV production industry is booming. Several new studios, including one owned by CBS Television, are slated to open here within the next few years and, on top of that, Netflix recently committed $500 million toward the creation and distribution of original productions in Canada.Currently, the company’s only main production facility is in Los Angeles, but it plans to build new hubs in Madrid and Albuquerque. Could Toronto be next?In the words of Tory himself, “fingers crossed.” Advertisementlast_img read more