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Oxford beats Cambridge to Top Spot

first_imgOxford has beaten Cambridge to the top spot in the Times Good University Guide for the sixth year running, reports The Times Online.Cambridge came in second place, but the gap between the two universities is the smallest it has been since 1993. According to John O’Leary, editor of the guide, Oxford were able to edge ahead because of bigger budgets for library and computing facilities, and a greater number of students graduating with at least a 2:1 degree.There was good news across the town as well as Oxford Brookes University broke into the top 50, ranking 49th. For graduate employment rates, it ranks 26th overall, placing it ahead of many top university competitors such as Exeter, Manchester, Reading and York.The annually published Times Good University Guide was released today, giving prospective students the opportunity to see where their universities strengths and weaknesses lie.last_img read more

Cheptegei wins GOLD

first_imgMedalNameGamesSportEvent 1974 Christchurch243910 1982 Brisbane030318 Uganda medals Commonwealth games  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight 1994 Victoria002224 1966 Kingston001119 Total1315214918  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres 1990 Auckland202411 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump 2006 Melbourne201315  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres 2014 Glasgow104518 Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei celebrates winning the athletic’s men’s 5000m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO Share on: WhatsApp  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg) GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres 1970 Edinburgh33179  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight Tweets about #GC2018 uganda  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight  5000m Cheptegei GOLD ??GC2018athletics Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda’s long distance ace Joshua Cheptegei has won the 5000m gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.After a slow start, 21-year-old Cheptegei took charge of the race in the last 5 of 12.5 laps, finishing powerfully in 13:50.83 for his first gold at senior level. It is also Uganda’s first gold at the Gold Coast Games.Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed challenged Cheptegei in the final lap but could only hold on for silver, in 13:52.78. Kenyan teenager Edward Zakayo got bronze in 13:54.06 with Uganda’s Thomas Ayeko coming fourth in 13:54.78. Phillip Kipyeko finished 6thCheptegei has been in formidable form since winning 10,000m silver at the World Championships last year.  In the past 6 months, he has run the  world’s second fastest 15k race ever at the Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in November and dominated all the cross-country races he participated in this year.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight 1958 Cardiff010117  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg) 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 RELATED STORY 2002 Manchester020230  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres 2010 Delhi200218  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles 1962 Perth114611  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdleslast_img read more

Mickelson ends longest drought with playoff win in Mexico

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phil Mickelson, of the U.S., poses with his Mexico Championship trophy at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY — The shot through a gap in the trees only he could see. The two birdies he had to have when time was running out.Phil Mickelson finally looked like the Lefty of old Sunday in the Mexico Championship, especially when a final round of pressure, possibilities and dramatic shots that kept the crowd buzzing finally ended at Chapultepec Golf Club.ADVERTISEMENT The disappointment was tempered only by his start — Thomas was 11 shots back going into the weekend — and by the guy who beat him.“Man, there’s nothing for me to hang my head about,” Thomas said. “To even have a chance to win this golf tournament after where I was through 18, through 36 holes, I’m very proud of myself. Obviously, I would have loved to drum him out there in that playoff, but I’m just happy for him. … He’s playing some great golf.”Mickelson, his confidence higher than the altitude in Mexico City, believes this is just the start.“I don’t think that this is the peak,” he said. “I think I’m going to continue to get better.”This was far more than a duel between Mickelson and Thomas, who is 23 years younger. Tyrrell Hatton was right there, stride for stride, putting four straight 3s on his card with a stretch he capped off with an eagle on the 15th to tie for the lead.But on the final hole, Hatton missed the green to the right, chipped 10 feet by and missed the par putt for a 67 to fall out of a playoff.“I can’t believe that I’m not at least in the playoff,” Hatton said, still seething over a par putt on the 18th that started bouncing right after he hit it.Mickelson won his third World Golf Championships title and, just a month after being on the verge of falling out of the top 50 in the world for the first time in two decades, moves to No. 18 in the world.Shubhankar Sharma, the 21-year-old from India who started with a two-shot lead, didn’t make his first birdie until the 12th hole. He finished with consecutive bogeys for a 74, six shots behind in a three-way tie for ninth. That will leave him on the bubble at No. 66 in the world for making it back to the next World Golf Championship, the Dell Match Play, in three weeks in Texas. Sharma first flies home for the Hero Indian Open next week.“A little bit disappointed,” Sharma said. “I was leading and I think I couldn’t finish it off today. But that’s what the game is about. And what I learned today, especially playing with Phil, I’ll cherish it forever.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hatton tied for third with Rafa Cabrera Bello, who holed a bunker shot for eagle on the opening hole and was among six players who had at least a share of the lead during the final round.Mickelson was the first player who appeared to seize control with a birdie on No. 10 to take the lead, and he was poised to pull away with a reachable par 5 at No. 11 and a drivable par 4 at No. 12.Instead, Lefty made it as entertaining as ever.Going for the green in light rough with the ball below his feet, he hooked it deep into the bushes right of the green, and played his next one when he could barely see the golf ball. His shot hit the gallery and stayed in the trees, and his fourth shot narrowly missed another tree before settling 10 feet away. He made bogey, and just like that, it was a sprint to the finish 7,800 feet above sea level.Mickelson made good on his pledge earlier this year that more victories were in store for him. He has four consecutive top 10s for the first time since 2005.That also was the last time he had won in a playoff.It all seems so long ago — playoffs, trophies, consistent play. Now he’s just more than a month away from the Masters, and feeling invigorated.And feeling like a winner. Mickelson, who closed with a 5-under 66, was at his best over the back nine with as many as six players still in the mix.Suddenly two shots behind when Thomas holed out from 119 yards for eagle on the 18th hole, Mickelson played a high-risk shot through the smallest of gaps in the trees to escape with par on the 14th hole. That’s when he saw the score, and he followed with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th and a 20-foot birdie on the 16th.Thomas, who won last week in a playoff at the Honda Classic, capped off a 62-64 weekend with more clutch play, no shot bigger than his sand wedge that bounced behind the flag and spun back into the cup on his final hole for eagle .The playoff — — the sixth in the last eight weeks on the PGA Tour — lasted only one hole on the par-3 17th, where Thomas made bogey for the second time.His gap wedge was too long, his chip too weak. Mickelson’s 18-foot birdie putt rimmed around the edge of the cup, and Thomas missed his par from just inside 10 feet.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ He was posing with the trophy.For the first time in 102 tournaments around the world, dating to the summer of 2013 when he won the British Open at Muirfield, the 47-year-old Mickelson showed he still had the stuff to beat players who weren’t even born when he collected the first of his 43 victories on the PGA Tour.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“This is a very meaningful win,” Mickelson said after beating Justin Thomas in a playoff. “I can’t really put it into words given the tough times over the last four years, and the struggle to get here, and knowing that I was able to compete at this level but not doing it.“To finally break through and to have this validation means a lot to me.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Barrington Harvey has big day, but leaves Humboldt County Fair injured

first_imgFERNDALE >> Fifty-three-year-old Jamaican jockey Barrington Harvey has evidently found the “Fountain of Youth” in Ferndale.Nicknamed the “Marathon Man” for having piloted back-to-back winners of the C.J. Hindley-Humboldt County Marathon Handicap in 2010 (Come Back Native) and 2011 (Steel Blue), Harvey is doing his version of the “Barrington Bossanova” dancing in the winners’ circle again this year.Harvey looked like he turned back the clock on the opening day of the Humboldt County Fair when …last_img

Play Your Part episode 18: get involved

first_imgYou can get involved with guests Pria Hassan, Lindo Duma, David Masilela and Oupa Pilane – and be part of their efforts to build a better South Africa – who feature in episode 18 of Play Your Part.Lindo Duma developed a stove that helps to prevent shack fires, a serious social problem in informal settlements in South Africa. Duma’s stove business was incubated at Invotech after he won the 2015 Ithala Bank Inkunzi’ Isematholeni Youth in Business Competition. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterIn episode 18 of Play Your Part, you hear the stories of four entrepreneurs who believe in giving back to communities, such as by providing mentorship and job opportunities.Episode 18 is aired on Saturday, 20 January 2018 on SABC2 at 18:00.Read more about the guests and discover how you can get involved with them:Lindo DumaDuma’s company, Skwe One Rehabilitation, works to rehabilitate and develop young people by opening drug rehabilitation centres around the country. In addition, he runs his stove business.Contact detailsLinkedIn: Lindo DumaDavid MasilelaDavid MasilelaMasilela worked as a petrol pump attendant for eight years while he saved money to study law. Today the lawyer has his own firm and mentors law students. Davi Masilela Attorneys also runs a school shoes project.Contact detailsTwitter: @davimasilelaWebsite: davi-masilela-attorneys.business.siteLinkedIn: David MasilelaFacebook: Davi Masilela AttorneysPria HassanAdvocate Pria HassanAn advocate, Hassan is the founder and managing director of the investment holding company, Women of Africa Investments. She’s also a member of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa. Hassan is involved in the Businesswomen of Tomorrow project, which helps schoolgirls with training and resources.Contact detailsWebsite: www.bwasa.co.za and woaonline.comEmail: [email protected] PilaneOupa PilanePilane is the owner and founder of Nelspruit’s Ubuntu Kraal guesthouse. He is also the executive responsible for municipal business intelligence at the Guma Group and is a mentor in the Bring Change Lowveld programme.Contact detailsTwitter: @oupapilaneWebsite: www.graskopgorgeliftcompany.co.zaLinkedIn: Oupa PilanePlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Exceptional walleye hatch recorded for Lake Erie’s central basin

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Preliminary results from the fall trawl survey in Ohio’s portion of the central basin of Lake Erie show an exceptional hatch of walleye and an average hatch of yellow perch, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s results from the 2018 survey indicate that young-of-the-year walleye catch rates were the highest recorded in the past 20 years of the central basin trawl survey (32 fish per hectare). This year’s results, combined with the excellent 2015 year-class, will ensure adult walleye abundance in the central basin will continue to increase.Trawl survey results for yellow perch indicate the hatch was the highest observed since 2014 (40 fish per hectare) and just below the long-term average (45 fish per hectare) for the central basin. In the individual management units, the western portion of the central basin (Huron to Fairport) index was 28 fish per hectare, below the average of 42 per hectare. The index in the eastern portion of the central basin (Fairport to Conneaut) was 51 fish per hectare, above the average of 41 per hectare.Because of low oxygen conditions that are often present in the central basin, trawl surveys are conducted later in the year than in the western basin of Lake Erie. Annual trawl surveys assess fish communities from Vermilion to Conneaut. Specific target species for the fall surveys include young-of-the-year and yearling yellow perch and walleye. Ohio central basin survey results, along with data collected by agencies from New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada, provide biologists with an initial estimate of how many young fish will enter the fishable population two years later.During the upcoming months, assessment data from all Lake Erie agencies will be combined to estimate the hatches and population size of walleye (lakewide) and yellow perch (individual basins) of Lake Erie. These estimates will be utilized in the process to determine jurisdictional quotas.Information on the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s Lake Erie research and management programs, fisheries resources, fishing reports, maps and more are available at wildohio.gov.last_img read more

Challenges Accepted: The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Online Self-Help Portal

first_imgBy Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPixabay[Soldier Obstacle by skeeze on September 4, 2015, CC0]Life can present its share of everyday challenges, especially for Veterans and their families. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) understands that those challenges may not just go away on their own. With that in mind, the VA has created a Veteran Online Self-Help Portal. At no cost to the user, this portal provides guidance for Veterans and their families when dealing with challenges associated with stress, transition, and their service.“All of the resources are based on proven, evidence-based mental health practices. VA and DoD worked with Veterans around the country from all military branches to ensure these resources are relevant for all who have experienced and overcome the same challenges.”This portal is accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere and showcases a variety of resources including apps, videos, and other tools through the use of different courses covering a range of topics. Each of the topics are highlighted below.Moving ForwardThis course was created to meet the needs of Veterans and Service Members who are facing stress management, school and family balance, problems in relationships, coping with physical injures, difficulties with finances, and issues with adjustment. There are eight modules within this course, each containing videos, games, and interactive exercises.Veteran ParentingThis course was designed with parents in mind, providing tools that can help with reconnection and parental strengthening. This course provides helpful tips on working through everyday parenting issues and those specific to military families by featuring stories from families and interactive activities.Anger and Irritability Management SkillsThis course offers both practical skills and tools aimed at assisting with anger management and the development of self-control. The following are the 8 modules presented in this course containing videos, games, and interactive exercises: Getting Started Managing your Anger, Understanding your Anger, Breaking the Aggression Cycle, Behavioral Tools to Manage your Anger, Cognitive Tools to Manage your Anger, Conflicts and Communication, Your Anger Control Plan, and Making it Work.Path to Better SleepThis particular topic (sleeping difficulties) is tackled through the use of a course featuring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i). The course is presented through the use of 6 chapters including Course Introduction, Track your Sleep, Sleep 101, CBT-I Overview, CBT-I, and What’s Next. Like the other courses in this portal, this course offers a variety of tools and resources through videos, downloads, helpful links, and activities.All of the courses within this portal are free, available for anyone, and completely confidential. Registration is not required and no personal information is collected at any time. It is suggested that Internet Explorer is used for the best experience, as some users have experienced errors in Chrome. It is also recommended that your flash player is up to date.If you would like more information about this wonderful resource from the Department of Veterans Affairs, click here.This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website , Facebook , and Twitter.last_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

Keep off campus on Valentine’s Day: Lucknow University

first_imgIn a curious decision, Lucknow University has asked students to stay away from campus on Valentine’s Day or else face disciplinary action. The advisory was issued while it was declaring Maha Sivaratri festival on February 14 a holiday in the university.While asking students to stay away from campus, chief proctor Vinod Singh mentions that no classes or extra classes would be held on the campus on February 14. Exams or cultural programmes of any sort would also be not allowed.“If anyone breaches the system and is found roaming around or sitting unnecessarily in the academic section of the university, administrative action will be taken against them as per the rule,” Mr. Singh said in his order.He has referred to the “western influence” causing youngsters to celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day.“In recent years, it has been seen that influenced by Western culture, young people celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day. But all students are informed that February 14 is a holiday at the university for the Maha Sivaratri festival,” the advisory read.Students were outraged by the university’s advisory and said it was akin to moral policing.‘Khap panchayat’Pooja Shukla, a student leader, criticised the order and said the university administration was behaving like a ‘Khap panchayat’.Vice-Chancellor S.P Singh said the aim of the advisory was only to check outsiders from spreading nuisance on campus as it would be deserted on the day owing to Maha Sivaratri.last_img read more

Two Assam Rifles men killed in ambush

first_imgSuspected extremists ambushed a convoy of 40 Assam Rifles in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday, killing two personnel of the paramilitary force and injuring three others. Officials said the ambush took place at Thainyak between Ukha and Tobu in the district bordering Myanmar. “There was an exchange of fire after the ambush at 1 p.m. Two of our men died, and the injured were taken to a hospital,” an Assam Rifles spokesperson said. The gunfight lasted an hour, but the security agencies could not confirm if any extremist was killed. No organisation has claimed responsibility, but the needle of suspicion is on the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland that operates from its base in Myanmar, but has been under pressure from the armed forces of both countries. Other extremist groups such as the United Liberation Front of Assam and some Manipur outfits have been fighting alongside the NSCN(K) under an umbrella organisation. Saturday’s attack happened at the same place where NSCN(K) had attacked and killed nine Assam Rifles personnel in 2015.last_img read more