Chairman of Windward Islands Lottery concerned about lack of change at the Windward Islands Secondary Schools Games

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNewsSports Chairman of Windward Islands Lottery concerned about lack of change at the Windward Islands Secondary Schools Games by: – July 22, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Mr. Murray Bullock Chairman of Windward Island Lottery presenting cheque to Hon. Kelvar Darroux, Acting Minister of Sports.Murray Bullock, Chairman of the Windward Island Lottery and sponsors of the CDN/WINLOTT Windward Islands Secondary School Games 2011, has expressed his concern to what he describes as “a lack of change” to the Games.Mr. Bullock who was at the time addressing a media launch for the 2011 Games, which is scheduled to commence on Sunday.“While we are very happy to sponsor and will we are committed to the continued sponsorship of the Games, we are very concerned about the lack of change and the attitude of some of the members of the sporting fraternity, who seem impervious to suggestions, and resist changes very stifled,” Murray said.According to Murray, a round table discussion with the appropriate leaders will assist in addressing some of the major concerns and hurdles the organization faces.“We have to sit down and be open, think out of the box, if the games are run by the Department of Sports we have to get the Directors of Sports to sit down around a table. If it is run by the Minister of Education, then we need to have the Minister nominate somebody or appoint somebody; let us sit down and do a critical analysis of the Windward Islands Secondary School Games. If it continues to be a financial burden not only on the sponsors and the partners but on the Ministry of Sports, the host territory has to come up with tremendous amount of finances to make improvements on facilities, to get the logistics in place, etc.”He further emphasized the need for a proper organizing committee to be established to address issues like proper accommodation, security and sanitization for the students.“It is not just a matter of paying the passage for the athletes and accommodating them in some school, even that a committee should be charged with ensuring that there are some of the minimum standards of accommodation whether it be sanitation, security, or whatever. We cannot continue to leave it to be organized by the local authority; there must be some minimum standards that we should aspire to,” Murray noted.Mr. Murray also commended the Dominican public for the love and support they have shown to the CBD/WINLOTT Games and to Sports in general.Dominica Vibes News 58 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Weekly notes for all that’s happening in Raphoe

first_imgRaphoe Weekly notesRaphoe Family Resource Centre Clg.Raphoe Family Resource Centre provide Computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists via email. If you need any help on these areas, please call in to us or give us a call. If you are interested in any of our following courses or programmes or would like to join in on any of our groups, please call in to see us or contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ClassesRaphoe Family Resource Centre are hosting a Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Class starting on Tuesday 29th October at 7pm for 6 weeks. Cost is €20. Limited places available. For further information or to book a place contact Melanie or Laura on 074)9145796 or 0873641503.Raphoe Boxing ClubCongratulations to Georgia Mae Doherty who is the newly crowned Ulster Novice 36KG’s Champion and her club mate Ryley Doherty will box in the Ulster 9 County Novice Final at 46kg’s next weekend in Belfast. On Friday morning next the Raphoe boxing club select team will travel to Humberside, England for a major dinner show at the K.C. Stadium, Hull when they will face the cream of boxers from St. Pauls Boxing Academy, Hull and many Irish and English champions will feature on the 14 bout programme. Best wishes to boxers Aaron Mc Daid, Liam Mc Monagle, Daire Feeney, Tom Doherty and Dennis Lafferty who now boxes for the Lifford Boxing Club and to coaches Gary Mc Cullagh and Gerard Keaveney for every success at this bumper tournament.Peter O’Donnell Carnone Annual Autumn Sale & AuctionThe annual autumn sale and auction will be held in Carnone Hall on Wednesday 23rd October at 7.30PM. Usual stalls and teas available. Everyone welcome.Harvest Dance – CarnoneThe Harvest dance will take place in Carnone Hall on Friday 25th October. Dancing from 9PM. Admission €8 including supper. Everyone Welcome.Something Special Group – Drop-In Support MorningIf you are a parent/guardian of a child or children with a physical/sensory/intellectual disability; Autism Spectrum Disorder; dyslexia/dyspraxia; or delayed communication and feel you need to talk to others in similar situations please feel free to come along. Types of support given are listening ear, help with applications, information sharing, and signposting to other support services and interventions. If you would like any further information, contact Laura on (074)9145796 or 0873641503. Our next morning will take place on Friday 25th October at 10 am.Toddler Group Little Smiles with Big Dreams Toddler Group will meet every Thursday from 10.30am to 12noon in the Presbyterian Hall, Meetinghouse Street, Raphoe. Anyone who is in the care of a child parent(s)/guardian/aunt/uncle/child-minder or grandparent is welcome. Toddler groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of similar age. A light snack is provided for the kids while adults can enjoy a wee cuppa and chat! Cost €2 per family.Helping Hands SchemeDo you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs? Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project were odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc. Only outdoor work is permitted. If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/087364150350/50 Bonus BallThe winner of last week’s bonus ball was Leo Mc Granaghan, winning number 11, congratulations Leo! To enter the bonus ball please call in!Raphoe Walking Group Raphoe Walking Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC. Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!Seniors Alert SchemeRaphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch. If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.Are you interested in up skilling? Would you like to learn about computers?Are you from the Raphoe area? Donegal ETB will be starting a beginner’s computer course on Tuesday 24th September from 10am-1pm in the Volt House, Raphoe. On this course you will build your knowledge and skills, and gain more confidence in working with computers. This is a part-time course, free of charge and delivered to small groups in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information call Raphoe Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796 or call Georgie 0877002294 or apply online today through: http://www.fetchcourses.ieCo-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Weekly notes for all that’s happening in Raphoe was last modified: October 11th, 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:donegalNotesRaphoelast_img read more

Former 49ers GM: Team made the right call on Reuben Foster, who faces a rough road in Washington

first_imgIn the nine years since he left the 49ers, former general manager Scot McCloughan hasn’t missed many chances to drop a judgment call on his former employer.Two recent examples: During a recent game, McCloughan took to Twitter to criticize quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, recovering from surgery to repair his left ACL, for watching the action from a suite.Why is Jimmy G in a suite when all his teammates are on the field fighting to get a W?— Scot Mccloughan (@MccloughanScot) November 13, 2018 …last_img

Managing foliar diseases in corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.As spring of 2019 growing season approaches, producers across the Eastern Corn Belt will begin put more thought towards their production plans and management decisions for the upcoming season. One challenge that has affected corn yields in our sales territory over the past sveral years is foliar disease, especially northern corn leaf blight. Anyone who attended one of our Winter Agronomy Meetings heard a discussion of what conditions promote diseases (northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot) and possible management options. You might ask, “What are the important management options that will protect yield from leaf diseases?” Below are the answers to that question:• Select Resistant Hybrids: One very effective way to protect yield potential is to plant varieties that have resistance to leaf disease. Many university publications generally recommend that fungicides are not required for hybrids with strong disease resistance.• Crop Rotation: It is widely understood that crop rotation is one of the best management practices for mitigating problem diseases.• Till Crop Residue: Clean tillage will help break down crop residue, reducing the chance GLS or NCLB will become a problem. However, this is not an option for no-till fields where one tillage operation can begin to break down the benefits of long-term no-till. In no-till situations, producers should employ a combination of the other management options.• Scouting: Scouting fields is an important part of a management plan. Walk corn fields right before tassel emergence to determine disease presence and severity.• Effective use of fungicides: Whether or not to apply fungicides has become a more challenging question with lower commodity prices. Many factors must be considered when considering a fungicide application including: hybrid resistance, disease severity, stage of crop development, expected yield benefit, etc.While we don’t know if the weather for the 2019 growing season will be conducive for development of yield-reducing disease, we do know that there is plenty of disease inoculum in crop residue from the 2015 growing season. Should the right patterns of weather develop, producers in the Eastern Corn Belt could be looking at another year where leaf diseases threaten corn yields. As always, if diseases become a problem Seed Consultants’ knowledgeable sales staff and agronomy team are available to help customers determine where and when to apply fungicides.last_img read more

“Geocaching for the Blind” A Lost & Found Video

first_imgMike May develops GPS devices for blind and visually impaired users. To help users learn the devices’ cutting-edge technology and explore the world around them, he champions a form of geocaching. Watch this video and go along as Mike May and friends develop a treasure hunting course using adaptive GPS technology.For information on GPS devices for the blind and visually impaired explore http://accessibleGPS.comYou can explore more videos that capture the adventure of geocaching.  Check out  the Lost & Found video gallery.  Explore 4×4 geocaching, watch a Travel Bug® go around the world and visit the highest and lowest geocaches in existence.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Creative Geocaches” A Lost & Found VideoDecember 14, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories””Desert Geocaching” A Lost & Found VideoNovember 16, 2010In “Community””Newbie Geocaching 101” A Lost & Found VideoDecember 7, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories”last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 23, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 28, 2012March 29, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”5 Sharable Tips for Logging Your Next GeocacheMay 20, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community” Cache Maintenance as a CommunityWithin the geocaching community, the responsibilities of a courteous geocacher include respecting fellow geocachers, taking care of the environment and maintaining your caches, among other things. And you can be an extra courteous geocacher by helping to maintain others’ caches! The next time you go geocaching, bring additional supplies such as an extra geocache container, SWAG, logbooks and pencils. This way, you will be prepared to help out another geocacher by fixing a cache that needs maintenance on the spot.If you go geocaching on the spur of the moment and don’t have supplies to fix up a cache that needs maintenance, please make sure to visit and report a ‘Needs Maintenance‘ log on the cache page.If you are a geocache owner, we recommend following these simple steps for cache maintenance:1. Place a cache that is durable and requires little or no upkeep2. Periodically check on your cache both in person and via the cache page to see if there are any issues3. If you see a ‘Needs Maintenance’ log on the cache page, fix the cache and post an ‘Owner Maintenance‘ logThanks for playing your part as a supportive community member to keep geocaches well-maintained!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Skipper MS Dhoni not invited to Laxman’s late night party

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday added more fuel to the intense speculation about his strained relationship with V.V.S. Laxman, saying he was not invited for a late night party thrown by the retired cricketer at his residence.Laxman, who retired from the game in controversial fashion just ahead of the series against New Zealand even though he was selected for the two Tests, threw a party on Tuesday for senior members Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan at his residence in Manikonda in the suburbs of the city. He, however, chose to ignore Dhoni for the bash.When Dhoni was asked at the pre-match press conference if he was invited by Laxman, he replied in a clear “No”.The skipper also chose to pay little attention to the fact that Laxman could not get through to him to inform him about his immediate retirement plans ahead of the series.”You think it’s a controversy but people who know me always complained that I’m someone who is quite difficult to get hold of. That was one of the reasons why Laxmanbhai could not get hold of me,” Dhoni told reporters ahead of the first cricket Test against New Zealand starting here tomorrow.”That’s not something new. I have tried to improve but it seems I have not really improved,” he said.Asked about Laxman’s sudden retirement, pat came Dhoni’s reply: “You need to ask Laxman about it.”Laxman, who trained hard at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for about four months and also played in two local matches keeping in mind the fresh season ahead, suddenly announced his retirement last week, fuelling speculation that all was not well in the Indian camp.advertisementAccording to unconfirmed reports, Laxman was handed a two-match ultimatum by one of the selectors.The elegant middle-order batsman, known for his second innings heroics including an epic 281 against Australia in Kolkata, was unhappy about the ultimatum which is believed to be the reason behind his sudden retirement.Laxman’s retirement came after Dravid bid adieu to the game in March in the aftermath of India’s 0-8 rout in England and Australia.Dhoni said the team would miss the duo but felt that their absence would provide opportunity to youngsters to prove their mettle.”Definitely these are our two great players and we will miss them on the field. But that’s how it is,” he said on the eve of series opener.”It’s an opportunity for the youngsters to take up the responsibility in the longer format. We are hoping that the youngsters would grab the opportunity and do well,” he added.The duo’s absence would mean that India would have to fill in the void at the slip cordon, of which Laxman and Dravid were integral part. But Dhoni hoped that Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli would take up the responsibility.”We are hoping that we won’t miss them in the slip cordon. When it comes to scoring runs and the experience they had, it would be quite difficult. That’s one area where we will definitely miss them,” the skipper said.”But we don’t think we will be short of fielders. We have players like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag who are already fielding at the slips. We have seen the youngsters catch the ball really well. Sehwag most likely will stand at the first slip.”With the spinners, there might be a bit of issue. It’s challenging when there’s bounce. We will miss Rahul over there. But let’s look ahead and hope one of the youngsters take this opportunity and take a few good catches there,” he added.last_img read more

How Do March Madness Bracket Pools Work?

first_imgWith the majority of the United States’ population set to partake in an NCAA Tournament bracket pool or two, we thought we’d give a quick rundown on how these pools work, for those unfamiliar with the concept. An NCAA Tournament bracket pool is a collection of people who are attempting to predict how the tourney will unfold, and, based on the scoring system, one man or woman will emerge as the victor of their respective pool when the tournament concludes.       IG/bmikolajekIG/bmikolajekTo start, you need to enter a pool. If you weren’t invited into one by someone else, you can enter one of the hundreds of public pools open on ESPN, CBS, or Yahoo. Next, you need to fill out your bracket, which is set to be released Sunday night on CBS. There are 67 games to pick – the four First Four games, the 32 Second Round games, the 16 Third Round games, the eight Sweet 16 games, the four Elite Eight games, the two Final Four games and the national championship game. The scoring of the bracket pools can vary depending on what platform you’re using, but, basically, you get a certain amount of points per each contest that you pick correctly. Typically, the amount of points you receive per win increases by round, so correctly picking the national champion will be worth far more points than correctly picking the winner of a Second Round game. If two or more brackets have totaled the same number of points at the end of the NCAA Tournament, there are tiebreakers. Usually, you’ll have to predict the score of the national title game, and the person with the closest score wins the tiebreaker. Now that you’ve got the NCAA Tournament bracket pools down, go out and win yourself some pools!last_img read more

The Browns Need A Great QB Which Is Why They Didnt Draft

Again, you can see that QBs who are consistent contributors are concentrated very early in the draft – so much that, by the time you get 30-40 picks into the draft, a QB’s expected contribution drops below Brock Osweiler/Cody Kessler levels.It’s amazing to me that Osweiler has spent three years on the bench, played reasonably well for half a season, and played badly enough in his only year as a full-time starter that his team gave away draft picks to avoid paying him – and yet, for all that, he has had above-average production for a second-round draft pick. That’s why you don’t reach down for QBs in the draft.The three quarterbacks taken high in the draft may yet prove to be as good as their draft positions suggest. Projections are often wrong, and NFL teams presumably know how to evaluate talent. You’d think as much, anyway. But reaching down in the first round hasn’t worked out very well of late. ESPN’s scouting gave Trubisky, Watson and Patrick Mahomes grades of 89, 88 and 85, respectively. Since 2009, six quarterbacks with grades lower than 90 have been selected in the first round, and a quick “where are they now” isn’t pretty: Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman, Brandon Weeden, Tim Tebow and Teddy Bridgewater did not play in 2016 (whether on account of poor play or injury), while E.J. Manuel had 131 yards passing (for the season) as a backup in Buffalo.And again, the Browns already have two players on their roster who have performed like late-first-round QBs!Of course, it’s always a gamble – and I have nothing against gambling – but part of being a good gambler is understanding the odds you’re getting. If the Browns thought none of these prospects was worth betting the franchise on (putting them in agreement with projections), their first-round choices were prudent. That chart may look like taking a QB at the top of the draft is even more imperative. But the key point is that, after the blue-chippers, things get dicey. So when you’re sitting in a blue-chip draft position (as the Browns were), and you don’t see any blue-chip QBs, taking the next-best thing doesn’t get you a rough approximation of a blue-chip QB. It gets you something substantially different.OK, that’s just a snapshot of where things stood last season using a crude (though dramatic) metric. Ultimately, a QB doesn’t contribute just by playing games, he contributes by playing well in them. (Though one, of course, can certainly follow from the other.) While I generally still think QB value is a mystery, there are some metrics – such as ESPN’s QBR – that at least try to divide credit between a QB and his team.Using the QBR breakdown, we can estimate how many points each QB has contributed to his team’s scoring. Here’s the average QBR points above replacement contributed by QBs depending on where they were drafted, from 2006 to 2016: The Cleveland Browns entered the 2017 NFL draft with a haul of draft picks and a dire need for a quarterback. Yet, despite rumors swirling for days that the Browns might use their No. 1 overall pick to take North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (ESPN’s 27th-ranked prospect), they were conservative and selected the draft’s top prospect, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. By the end of the round, the Browns still didn’t have a QB, having passed up the chance to take Deshaun Watson in the 12th spot, as well.So how could the Browns, pick-rich and desperate, fail to pick up one of the top QBs available in the draft? This has been cause for some criticism. For example, here’s ESPN’s Kevin Seifert:But failing to use any of [their draft picks] on a high(er)-end quarterback will doom them in the short- and mid-term. Unless you think the Browns can grow with 2016 third-rounder Cody Kessler or — gasp — recent acquisition Brock Osweiler, it’s difficult to see how they can move forward while continuing to slow-play the position.I see this type of argument made a lot: A team that needs a QB needs to take a QB. But it isn’t quite that simple. Quarterbacks are almost always high-risk prospects, and investing in a bad quarterback can kill a franchise just as easily as not having one.It’s a bit of a cliche, but there is only a small group of people walking this earth who are capable of playing quarterback for the NFL. And most QBs taken in the draft aren’t among them. QBs have long careers, and (by definition) there are only 16 at any time that are better than average starters.Most are not Tom Brady. Brady, a sixth-round choice in 2000, almost single-handedly gives late-round picks everywhere hope. But most successful quarterbacks entered the league as top prospects. For example, of the 37 QBs who started at least five games last season, nine were former No. 1 overall draft picks (of 12 drafted in the Brady era1Brady was the only starting quarterback last year who was drafted before 2001.). Another eight came from picks 2-10 in the draft (of 14 taken in the Brady era), and four came from later in the first round (of 19).2Two were undrafted, though the pool of undrafted would-be NFL QBs is impossible to measure.Of the 211 QBs drafted in the Brady era, what share from each round were in starting roles last year? read more

Simeone claims he will surely return to Inter Milan

first_imgDiego Simeone affirms he will surely return to Inter Milan one day but revealed he is enjoying his time at Atletico Madrid.Rumours are rife Simeone and Inter have renewed talks after the exit of the club from the Champions League, given the Argentine spent two years with the Nerazzurri as a player in the 1990s.“I take each day calmly,” the Coach, who also won a Scudetto with Lazio in 2001, disclosed to Football Italia via Radio Anch’io Sport.“I still have a year left on my contract with Atleti and things are going very well.“I’ve been very clear on this 2,000 times already, about my possible return to Inter. There’s no need to say anything other than it’ll surely happen one day.“Lazio and Inter left me with some great memories, so I wish them both all the best.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I hope I can continue on the same line that Atleti have been on for 12-13 years. Your club determines your style.“The club has a history to respect and we go with that. Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Bilbao… they all have their own personality. After that, the players will have their own style.”The Argentine then had his say on Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus from Real Madrid over the summer.“Without a doubt, he’s one of the two best players of the last 10 years,” he added.“He always managed to be at the top with Messi. Certainly, his arrival at Juventus has given something more to the Bianconeri.”last_img read more