Libya Appoint Spanish Coach Javier Clemente As Head Coach

first_imgThe Libyan Football Federation (LFF) have reached agreement with Spanish coach Javier Clemente to take over as national team head coach.“We have reached an agreement in principle for Clemente to begin work at the head of our national team starting in October,” LFF president Anwar Altashani was quoted as saying by the website of Spanish sports daily AS (www.as.com).It will be the fourth national team post for the 63-year-old Clemente, who coached Spain between 1992 and 1998, Serbia (2006-2007) and Cameroon for just over a year (2010-2011).He has also been manager of several Spanish clubs including Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid and was briefly in charge of Sporting Gijon last year in the top flight.Clemente replaces Abul Hafidh Erbeesh, who left the post after Libya were eliminated from World Cup qualifying this month. Libya are hosts for the 2017 African Nations Cup finals.last_img read more

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Talented youngsters win Skills Challenge National Final

first_img Eight talented youngsters have been crowned 2013 champions of England Golf’s National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf. They won their titles on Saturday, 28th September, at The National Golf Centre, Woodhalll Spa, where the facilities are among the best in Europe. The event was contested by 32 young golfers, who were among 1400 youngsters who started out in the competition. The finalists had all taken part in two official challenge events at their golf clubs earlier in the year and then won through one of four regional finals. They showed off some fantastic putting, chipping, bunker, pitching and long game skills, with some great scores achieved on the challenging set-up on the famous short game academy. The 2013 champions (image © John Thomson) are: Rookie 8 years and under Boys’ winner – Jack Dart of Churston Golf Club, Devon Girls’ Winner – Chloe Brown of Faversham Golf Club, Kent   Rookie 9 to 11 years Boys’ winner – Drew Mackinnon of Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Girls’ winner – Bethany Fletcher of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire   Tour 12 to 14 years Boys’ winner – Scott Parker of Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Girls’ winner – Chloe Rose of Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex   Tour 15 to 17 years Boys’ winner – Charley Mycock of Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Girls’ winner – Megan Cullen of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire The National Skills Challenge, which aims to make practice fun for young golfers, is one of a host of England Golf initiatives which support junior golf. It is now in its eighth year and continues to progress with 850 clubs registered and over 7000 juniors involved nationwide. England Golf are delighted that FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, has continued to support the National Skills Challenge in 2013 and kindly donated products and prizes to the qualifiers and winners. Russell Lawes, FootJoy’s European Marketing Manager, said: “Grass roots golf is immensely important in making golf more accessible to individuals and we are committed to supporting the stars of tomorrow. “This is a fantastic initiative that provides a fun and easy way for junior golfers to improve all aspects of their game in an extremely well organised, enjoyable and relaxed environment. “2013 has been another extremely successful year and we at FootJoy would like to congratulate not only just the winners but all junior golfers who participated in this fantastic event. We are proud to assist such a great programme”. Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager, said: “Every year we are amazed and impressed by the golfing talent shown by our finalists. “The Skills Challenge is a great way for clubs to inspire young golfers to improve and we’d like to see even more clubs represented, giving their juniors an opportunity to take part and potentially qualify for the regional and national finals.” For more information on the National Skills Challenge visit www.getintogolf.org/skills    The following players qualified for the 2013 National Final: Rookie 8 years and under Will Bradfield – Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club, Norfolk Jack Dart – Churston Golf Club, Devon Chanon James – Kenilworth Golf Club, Warwickshire Thomas Rogerson – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Chloe Brown – Faversham Golf Club, Kent Carys Morris – Portmore Golf Club, Devon Holly Waterfield – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Ayane Butterworth – Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club, Yorkshire Rookie 9 to 11 years George Fricker – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Drew Mackinnon – Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Archie Davies – Spalding Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Robert Hillier – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Molly Dixon – Betchworth Park Golf Club, Surrey Shannon Parfitt – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Kati Powell – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Bethany Fletcher – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 12 to 14 years William Smith – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Scott Parker – Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Luke Turbutt – Robin Hood Golf Club (Solihull), Warwickshire James Swash – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Chloe Rose – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Jessica Francis – Churston Golf Club, Devon Charlotte Voysey – Wharton Park Golf Club, Worcestershire Lauren Green – West Lancashire Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 15 to 17 years Chay Robinson – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Connor Aitken – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Charley Mycock – Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Matthew Bargh – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Khadejar Khan – Fairlop Waters Golf Club, Essex Rebekah Nicholls – Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon Clare Wilkie – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Megan Cullen – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire 30 Sep 2013 Talented youngsters win Skills Challenge National Final last_img read more

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International film productions boost South African economy, skills, says DTI

first_img24 February 2016More international film production should be encouraged in South Africa to strengthen the country’s economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at an event to publicise a current US television production in the country, the historical series Of Kings and Prophets.Minister Rob Davies at Of Kings & Prophets location, Stellenbosch. One of the production funded by the dti. pic.twitter.com/OzNWwRDOrr— Nelly Molokoane (@metlae1) September 10, 2015The rand-dollar exchange rate was a boon to foreign film production he said: “It means they have a huge advantage; it just makes it much cheaper for them.” But the minister was cautious to add that the training and experience for the local film production workforce, covering everything from acting to production and behind the scenes, was an immeasurable boost for the South African talent involved. Service providers and other industries also benefit from the investments.Since the introduction of its film incentive programme by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in 2004, 20% of preproduction and production spending by international film productions in South Africa had gone directly into the country and its workforce, the department said – even more if postproduction work (including using local visual effects and editing companies) was completed in South Africa.And the effects of this investment were being felt in all areas of the industry, according to a 2012 baseline report by Deloitte. It showed that the industry achieved an economic multiplier of 2.89 – for every rand spent in the industry, R1.89 was generated within the local economy. In total, since 2004, R15-billion has been invested in South Africa and its people.Boosting South African talentFilm and television production added R5-billion to Cape Town’s economy, according to the city, a city of choice for local and foreign film makers. More importantly, it added 35 000 new local jobs between 2011 and 2014. Productions include the Leonard DiCaprio hit Blood Diamond, Safe House starring Denzil Washington and, most recently, the acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road.Johannesburg, not to be left out, has also enjoyed its fair share of Hollywood filmmaking glitz and financial boost as the backdrop to hit films such as District 9 and Chappie, a scene in the second Avengers movie and locals hits such as Jerusalema and Fanie Fourie’s Lobola.South African storiesOver the last five years, the local film industry – telling original South Africa stories for film and television for local and international markets – has grown exponentially. Directors, writers, actors and hands-on production staff are taking the lessons learned from working on international productions and using these to tell local stories and build the industry.In 2011 to 2013, the industry produced 25 films for theatre release, generating 11% of industry-wide box-office takings, or R98-million (about $6.4-million) of R879-million.During the first half of 2014, more than a dozen local films accounted for R33- million of the R382-million total box office gross. These films covered diverse genres and fortunes: action, drama, comedy, documentary and art house.Successful movies such as Anant Singh’s epic Long Walk to Freedom, the Spud trilogy, numerous Afrikaans-language box office hits and, most recently, the sleeper success of the romantic drama Ayanda, have all benefited from the development of the local film industry via large international input.Of Kings and ProphetsOf Kings and Prophets, a production by the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said to rival the scope and success of other epics such as Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, is currently filming in Cape Town. It is officially, according to the DTI, the largest production to be filmed in South Africa. Direct production spend by ABC is estimated at over R450-million, with R391-million of that expenditure qualifying for a 20% rebate for the South African government.According to the DTI factsheet accompanying Davies’ visit to the production, estimated direct and indirect tax revenue for the local economy is estimated to be R70-million.Almost all of the crew on the production are South African, according to ABC, covering everything from costume design to casting and set construction.Of Kings and Prophets film set in Western Cape is entirely built by South Africans https://t.co/XtG1DTtpFF pic.twitter.com/OhHmLrWSJm— BDlive (@BDliveSA) February 20, 2016Sets – interiors are in a Stellenbosch warehouse and exteriors are in Durbanville – are reputably some of the largest ever built in South Africa and were co-ordinated by a full South African workforce, headed by production design veteran Johnny Breedt. Breedt also worked on Long Walk To Freedom, Hotel Rwanda and the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.Of the 600 to 850 crew members working on the series, 50% were from “previously disadvantaged” groups, Davies said, including 26 South African trainees and film graduates in 12 production departments. Their training was provided by the local non-profit Film Industry Learner Mentorship (Film) programme and was financed by the DTI.A total of 829 local production vendors and service providers – including catering, manufacturing and hospitality assistance – have been used by the production.The series’ co-executive producer, Chris Brancato, praised the work ethic of the South African production team, highlighting the ethnic diversity of the crew, particularly in fulfilling various high-skill roles – something he called a rarity in Hollywood.Speaking to Business Day, Brancato said the assistance from the local industry and the government did not disappoint. Comparing the differences between the American and South African counterparts, he said seasoned Hollywood film industry members working on the Of Kings. production were incredibly impressed with the work ethic and skills level South Africans had shown, adding that it “is not a common response in Hollywood”.Another ABC production head, Gary French, reiterated the international film community’s enthusiasm for working in South Africa and with South Africa talent, telling Business Day’s Sue Blaine: “We couldn’t have done it without the South Africans who have come on to our show and become part of our family.”Of Kings and Prophets is the largest ABC production yet to be filmed in SA https://t.co/s22HlFShtb pic.twitter.com/vP22HBDPqM— BDlive (@BDliveSA) February 19, 2016*Of Kings and Prophets, starring Ray Winston, premieres on US television in March 2016 and locally on DSTV Edge later in the year.Source: Bizcommunity, Business Daylast_img read more

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Cherry 100% Human Hair Eyelashes #47, Best lashes ever. Dramatic yet natural for modelling and going out.

first_imgSpectacular however organic for modelling and going out. . Dramatic but normal for modelling and going out.Get there speedily and lovely high-quality.These were being an fantastic top quality solution rapidly shipping and superior price for income will undoubtedly be buying these yet again i want to try every single fashion now.Wonderful but very substantial and thick for a beginers. Very dramatic glimpse as they are tremendous extensive. Quite flat so hard to match to eyelid condition. Distinct clusters and pretty pointy.. Glance beautiful on and experience so gentle bodyweight do not realise your carrying them 🙂 will get again.Liked the seem of these lashes. Loved the appear of these lashes, but they didn’t appear to be to remain on for longer than four hrs no make any difference what glue i use, and iv’e hardly ever experienced that problem in advance of.Key specs for Red Cherry 100% Human Hair Eyelashes #47:100% Human HairRe-usableLightweightHandcraftedComments from buyers“Love these lashes, Loved the look of these lashes, Dramatic effect!, Best eyelashes going, Best lashes ever. Dramatic yet natural for modelling and going out.”Very alluring search i experienced right after possessing them on my eyes :).Really like enjoy love these lashes. So gentle as they are actual hair, so they you should not raise like created lashes. I dress in mine for a entire week, then remove and carefully clear with a facial wipe to take out glue. I are inclined to get 3 wears from them prior to they appear to drop the curl and go flat. I use eyelure black glue as any residue just appears to be like eyeliner.last_img read more

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Hands On with ThemeIt, New App Store for iPhone Jailbreakers

first_imgThemeIt, a new app store devoted to iPhone customization, has just launched today. The store is only available to iPhone jailbreakers – those who use iPhone hacking tools to remove Apple’s built-in restrictions that prevent the installation of third-party applications from outside of iTunes.ThemeIt offers jailbreakers a selection of attractive themes which can be used within Winterboard, a popular jailbreak program for complete iPhone customization. For now, there are only paid themes available in ThemeIt, but a section devoted to free themes is arriving soon.Meanwhile, Jay Freeman’s Cydia application, the default jailbreak app store, has been updated to include a revamped theme section, too. For those of you into iPhone customization, today is a very good day.Why Themes?The ability to install themes is one of the many reason people jailbreak their iPhones. Although Apple lets you update your background wallpaper and lockscreen, some want to do more. They want their phone to feel unique, to not look like everyone else’s. Jailbreaking makes that possible. Using Winterboard, jailbreakers can customize nearly everything on the iPhone, from icon sets, to the iPhone’s dock and even the text that displays what mobile carrier you use.However, finding the little tweaks and add-ons for these sorts of iPhone makeovers was something of a treasure hunt using Cydia. You could pick up a widget here and and a new icon set there, but the availability of complete theme packages, where all sorts of tweaks were combined into one single download, was limited.Some in the jailbreak design community felt there was a need to expand outside of what Cydia provided. And so there came ThemeIt.ThemeIt Hands-OnThemeIt’s founder, a guy who goes just by “Gab” online (or “FIF7Y,” as his design website is called), has been letting me test ThemeIt pre-launch on my iPhone 4. My takeaway? In a nutshell: it’s great.The store is well-built, with intuitive navigation that makes it easy to preview theme screenshots, read descriptions and manage your previous theme purchases. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Not Just an App, an App Store?ThemeIt isn’t just an app where you can find great themes – it’s an app store, with built-in checkout options for paid themes, support for promo codes, detailed item descriptions, designer bios, notification settings and more. Both the website and app appear to be running a little slower today than I remember, probably due to the app store’s launch and the fair amount of press attention it has received. I imagine it will speed back up after the initial hype has died down.Cydia Updates Theme Section, TooIn the meantime, Cydia has also seen a theme-related update of its own, no doubt due to the tense situation between FIF7Y and Freeman, aka “Saurik” in jailbreaking circles. (More on that here). In not so coincidental timing, Saruik updated the theme section in Cydia, noting that the revised selection will now feature bi-weekly content updates with additions provided by popular iPhone customization outlets ModMyi, Planet-iPhones and MacCiti.Even if the change was prompted by Cydia’s new competition, it’s worth a look, as the themes featured in Cydia appear to be different than those found in ThemeIt. However, as a regular iPhone jailbreaker, I found that many of Cydia themes looked familiar – I had seen them before, for months and months on end. I’m looking forward to the next update, though, to see what new options will arrive.But the end result for iPhone customizers, is a win-win. There are new themes everywhere for you to try. And if these arrivals have you reconsidering jailbreaking, you can find our most recent how-to guide here.Note: To install ThemeIt, add http://www.themeitapp.com/repo to Cydia’s sources then search for the app in Cydia. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,ThemeIt, a new app store devoted to iPhone customization, has just launched today. The store is only available to iPhone jailbreakers – those who use iPhone hacking tools to remove Apple’s built-in restrictions that prevent the installation of third-party applications from outside of iTunes.ThemeIt offers jailbreakers a selection of attractive themes which can be used within Winterboard, a popular jailbreak program for complete iPhone customization. For now, there are only paid themes available in ThemeIt, but a section devoted to free themes is arriving soon.Meanwhile, Jay Freeman’s Cydia application, the default jailbreak app store, has been updated to include a revamped theme section, too. For those of you into iPhone customization, today is a very good day.Why Themes?The ability to install themes is one of the many reason people jailbreak their iPhones. Although Apple lets you update your background wallpaper and lockscreen, some want to do more. They want their phone to feel unique, to not look like everyone else’s. Jailbreaking makes that possible. Using Winterboard, jailbreakers can customize nearly everything on the iPhone, from icon sets, to the iPhone’s dock and even the text that displays what mobile carrier you use.However, finding the little tweaks and add-ons for these sorts of iPhone makeovers was something of a treasure hunt using Cydia. You could pick up a widget here and and a new icon set there, but the availability of complete theme packages, where all sorts of tweaks were combined into one single download, was limited.Some in the jailbreak design community felt there was a need to expand outside of what Cydia provided. And so there came ThemeIt.ThemeIt Hands-OnThemeIt’s founder, a guy who goes just by “Gab” online (or “FIF7Y,” as his design website is called), has been letting me test ThemeIt pre-launch on my iPhone 4. My takeaway? In a nutshell: it’s great.The store is well-built, with intuitive navigation that makes it easy to preview theme screenshots, read descriptions and manage your previous theme purchases. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… My only complaint is that many of the themes have a masculine vibe to theme, as is typical in jailbreaking circles. There’s a great theme with photo widgets that I liked except for the fact that the widget in each screenshot showcased the photo of a scantily-clad woman. No thanks. I’d rather put my own photos in there – why wouldn’t that be an option? Sigh. Both the website and app appear to be running a little slower today than I remember, probably due to the app store’s launch and the fair amount of press attention it has received. I imagine it will speed back up after the initial hype has died down.Cydia Updates Theme Section, TooIn the meantime, Cydia has also seen a theme-related update of its own, no doubt due to the tense situation between FIF7Y and Freeman, aka “Saurik” in jailbreaking circles. (More on that here). In not so coincidental timing, Saruik updated the theme section in Cydia, noting that the revised selection will now feature bi-weekly content updates with additions provided by popular iPhone customization outlets ModMyi, Planet-iPhones and MacCiti.Even if the change was prompted by Cydia’s new competition, it’s worth a look, as the themes featured in Cydia appear to be different than those found in ThemeIt. However, as a regular iPhone jailbreaker, I found that many of Cydia themes looked familiar – I had seen them before, for months and months on end. I’m looking forward to the next update, though, to see what new options will arrive.But the end result for iPhone customizers, is a win-win. There are new themes everywhere for you to try. And if these arrivals have you reconsidering jailbreaking, you can find our most recent how-to guide here.Note: To install ThemeIt, add http://www.themeitapp.com/repo to Cydia’s sources then search for the app in Cydia. sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The process of purchasing a theme is straightforward, too. After logging in, you simply click the “buy now” button, then complete the checkout process using PayPal. You can purchase themes either via the website or within the app on your phone.I was also able to test the promo code process with the MP2 theme built by FIF7Y himself. It was fast and painless, I’m happy to report. My only complaint is that many of the themes have a masculine vibe to theme, as is typical in jailbreaking circles. There’s a great theme with photo widgets that I liked except for the fact that the widget in each screenshot showcased the photo of a scantily-clad woman. No thanks. I’d rather put my own photos in there – why wouldn’t that be an option? Sigh. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The process of purchasing a theme is straightforward, too. After logging in, you simply click the “buy now” button, then complete the checkout process using PayPal. You can purchase themes either via the website or within the app on your phone.I was also able to test the promo code process with the MP2 theme built by FIF7Y himself. It was fast and painless, I’m happy to report. Not Just an App, an App Store?ThemeIt isn’t just an app where you can find great themes – it’s an app store, with built-in checkout options for paid themes, support for promo codes, detailed item descriptions, designer bios, notification settings and more. Tags:#Apple#news#web sarah perez Tags:#Apple#news#web At launch time, there’s a healthy selection of themes available to download, some of which even go a step further than simply updating color schemes and icon sets to offer alternative user interfaces, where icon folders are laid out in curved paths alongside Android-like widgets, for example. There are others where, at first glance, it’s hard to even recognize the device as an iPhone.In short, it’s a customizers’ dream. At launch time, there’s a healthy selection of themes available to download, some of which even go a step further than simply updating color schemes and icon sets to offer alternative user interfaces, where icon folders are laid out in curved paths alongside Android-like widgets, for example. There are others where, at first glance, it’s hard to even recognize the device as an iPhone.In short, it’s a customizers’ dream. 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NCAA: Perpetual Help extends Arellano’s slide

first_imgView comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kent Salado paced the Chiefs, who suffered their fourth consecutive defeat and fell to 2-5, in scoring with 14 points but needed 14 shots. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPrince Eze dominated anew and University of Perpetual Help downed struggling Arellano University, 68-59, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Eze was a man among boys as he finished with 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks to power the Altas to their third win in seven outings.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “We just really wanted to win,” said Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican in Filipino.GJ Ylagab added a near double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds while Gab Dagangon chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEze anchored Perpetual Help’s defense, which limited Arellano’s shooting to just 29 percent, including 5-of-26 from deep.The Altas, meanwhile, shot a decent 43 percent from the field. LOOK: James Harden flaunts ripped physique ahead of new season MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:32NCAA Season 93 Preview: Perpetual Help Altas00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

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Indian shooters’ dream run continues

first_imgIndian shooters continued to call the shots in the Commonwealth Games as they clinched one gold medal, one silver and a bronze with Harpreet Singh winning the yellow metal in 25-metre centrefire pistol singles at the Karni Singh Range on Sunday.In a one-two finish for the hosts, Harpreet and Vijay Kumar clinched the gold and silver medals respectively in the 25-metre range, thus continuing their medal-winning spree in the Games.Manavijit Singh Sandhu then capped off the day by managing a bronze in men’s singles trap, finishing ahead of Australia’s Adam Vella in the tie-shoot. England’s Aaron Heading (147) won the gold, while two-time Olympic champion and master trap shooter Michael Diamond (146) bagged the silver.There was, however, disappointment for women shooters Suma Shirur and Kavitha Yadav as they failed to finish among the top three in 10m air rifle singles. They had won bronze in the pairs event yesterday.Harpreet shot 580 (288 in precision and 292 in rapid stage) to clinch his second gold of the Games, the first coming in the pairs event in which he partnered Vijay. Vijay bagged the silver after prevailing in a shoot-off in which four shooters ? Australia’s Michelangelo Giustiniano, England’s Michael Gault, Singapore’s Meng Lip Poh and Vijay ? were tied for second spot at 574 points.Vijay scored 49 out of a possible 50 in the shoot-off, just one point better than bronze medallist Poh.Shirur scored 495.4 while Yadav totalled 495.1, to finish behind gold medallist Jasmine Wei Xiang Ser of Singapore (501.7). Malaysia’s Ayuni Nur Halim bagged the bronze after scoring 497.5 while Nur Suryani (496.9) had to be content with a bronze.advertisementJasmine, in the process, bettered the previous Games record of 500.8 held by India’s Anjali Bhahwat. The Indian had achieved the feat during the Manchester Games in 2002.Earlier in the day, there was some confusion over who had scored more in shoot-off in the 25-metre range. Giustiniano, using a reserve gun after a malfunction to his main gun and who had limited rounds left with him, didn’t do the sighting (five trial shots) to save his pellets for the final round and, as a result, his final scores didn’t appear on the electronic scorecard. In such a scenario, the defaulter often ends up hitting the wrong target — the shooter standing next to him who can both benefit or suffer.Poh, who was standing next to Giustiniano, protested after Vijay was awarded the silver, a range official was heard saying. The Singaporean’s claim was that he had shot a perfect 50 – 10 in all round – but that was overtuned by the jury.”There is a method, actually a trajectory, through which it can be found out which shot go straight and which comes from an angle,” said India’s national coach Sunny Thomas.”This is very, very rare,” said Thomas referring to the confusion.Giustiniano, who had won gold in Victoria and Kuala Lumpur Games in 1994 and 1998 , respectively, is officially the most experienced shooter in the the Australian contingent.”I feel it’s unbelievable and unfortunate. But I think something was wrong in my mind that failed me today,” an upset Giustiniano said.Indian shooters now lead the table with 13 gold, eight silver and 3 bronze. England are close second with four gold and equal number of silver and bronze. Australia have three gold, two gold and two bronze.last_img read more

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Global Maternal Health Conference 2010: Day One Take-Aways from the Young Champions

first_imgPosted on August 31, 2010June 21, 2017By: Lorraine Thompson, Winner, Ashoka’s Maternal Health Blogging ContestClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)On August 30 at 8:00am, the air was already hot and sticky as Ashoka’s Young Champions and Changemakers boarded an air-conditioned bus. After careening across Delhi’s bumpy streets, the young social entrepreneurs stepped into the bright light of downtown Delhi for their first day at the Global Maternal Health Conference (GMHC).In the morning they attended the Conference’s inaugural ceremonies. After lunch they absorbed new facts, figures and findings at special conference sessions. Later that evening, I caught up with two Young Champions and a Changemaker to ask a question:What was your most important takeaway from today’s GMHC sessions? How will it impact your work?Onikepe Owolabi“At the first presentation today, I was struck by the obstetric epidemiologist from Aberdeen (Wendy J. Graham from Immpact at the Univeristy of Aberdeen). She kept mentioning context of research. And it struck me that when we look at studies to influence what we do, we should always try to find out about the culture of the people there. And the other things was her idea of ‘failing forward’: learning to maximize our failures—to make them into successes and leverage them for future successes.”“In the afternoon, I attended a session on the social and economic impacts on maternal health. There was a young man who spoke about a qualitative study done in Nepal. Because of what I heard in the morning, I was a lot more open to qualitative research. Sometimes people think it’s not as scientific as quantitative data collection. He spoke about the cultural things that stopped women from accessing healthcare. He kind of sparked a thought in my heart—that culture is an integral part of people’s lives.”“I think the aim of our Young Champion projects should be to eliminate the harmful practices of culture. But maybe we will get women to access healthcare better if we can incorporate some good parts of culture. From my cultural context, many people use traditional birth attendants because they want the love, the prayers and the social support. So maybe if we could somehow incorporate those spiritual rituals into hospital birthing and institutional deliveries, women would be more open to using them—as against just insisting that they come to the hospital.”Seth Cochran“The partner I work with in Uganda uses these birth kits. She goes around to different women in the villages and shows them a little backpack filled with things that will make a pregnancy safer. Really basic stuff. Like soap to wash your hands. A razor to cut the cord—a sterile razor. A clean blanket.”“Originally I thought, it was a great idea. But it turns out it’s a pretty controversial idea. A lot of people worry that if you give a woman this kit of clean stuff, it’s going to tell her it’s okay to give birth at home. And that’s not what the institutional players want. They want the women having their babies in hospitals. Which I think is ideal—but in a lot of cases not realistic.”“Since the Women Deliver Conference, I’ve been thinking I need to better understand this discussion. So today I went to a session on birth kits. It was structured almost like a debate. Like, Here are some of the facts: What do you think?”“And it became very clear to me what I want to do. With these birth kits, there are all these possibilities, right? It doesn’t have to be a facility birth. If you manage it properly, not only can it make a woman want to go to the hospital, it can help the hospital more effectively treat her. It’s a packaged set of commodities—and the facility may be short of commodities.”At the hospital, they know, if they’ve been trained, how to receive this woman: The woman comes with a little package, they can immediately take every thing out, do the job quicker, more effectively, make sure everything’s there.”“Today the debate made it very clear in my mind that I’m going to do this as a fundamental part of my program. The specifics of how—I’m not quite sure about yet. But my mind was boiling with possibilities: You could sell these things. You could sell vouchers for additional care. You could give them vouchers for local transport—negotiate with taxis. It’s a physical good, a package that’s not only sellable to the woman in Africa—or donate-able—but it’s also saleable to the donating public. Because it’s tangible. And it’s low cost—probably less than $10 or $15.”Dr. Minal Singh“I liked meeting people from the same field, with a similar cause. The best part was I’m coming away with the feeling that I’m not alone—I’m not facing different values in the field of maternal health. The values are shared by people all over the world. So it gives me lots of inspiration to work with new energy when I get back.”“There are so many synergies. Though we had little time to connect with all the partners, I’m sure we have their contact details and their organization names. Thanks to the World Wide Web, we’ll be able to connect again. I can see much potential—people from whom I can learn and partner.”“In the afternoon I attended a session on the social and economic and cultural implications of maternal health. It was a very nice talk. And this is actually the problem we are facing—the gap in India between the rural and the urban and also the economic gap. So I hope this will help me implement better.”Lorraine Thompson is the winner of the Ashoka’s Maternal Health Blogging Contest and is live blogging for the Change Summit and the Global Maternal health Conference. Stay up to date with the conference happenings! Follow the Maternal Health Task Force and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth. The conference hashtag is #GMHC2010.For more posts about the Global Maternal Health Conference, click here.For the live stream schedule, click here.Check back soon for the archived videos of the conference presentations. Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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10 months agoWolves boss Nuno delighted after defeat of Bournemouth

first_imgWolves boss Nuno delighted after defeat of Bournemouthby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaul Jimenez was again on the scoresheet as Wolves defeated Bournemouth on Saturday.An early goal from Raul Jimenez and a late strike by substitute Ivan Cavaleiro handed Wolves the three points.Following wins against Chelsea and Newcastle in the past 10 days, it is the first time since March 1980 that Wanderers have recorded a trio of consecutive victories in the top division.Wolves boss Nuno stated afterwards, “The boys playing in this weather, in the rain, and how hard it was, I’m very proud of them today. They did a fantastic job because we have to adapt to the realities. We were versatile enough to realise that today was about defending and counter attacks – exploiting our talent to achieve what we achieved today, a deserved win.“The organisation, the shape and how compact we were. We didn’t allow too many situations to Bournemouth, who are a fantastic team and played very well. Always trying to help our team mates is what defending is all about. There were not many chances, it was very hard for both teams. They matched us in shape, it was a tough game. We are happy but credit to Bournemouth, it was very difficult.”On third win in a row, he added: “We achieved a third win, but it’s not over, we have to go again. Before we were in a bad moment, now we’re in a good moment and why is important to recognise. Their character, the way they commit themselves to the work on a daily basis and to the competition so well done.“I’m very proud of the work we do every day. The character took us out of the bad moment. The only secret is work, we have to work hard. We do the same things, we were committed and football is like this. It’s life, sometimes you have bad moments, sometimes you have good moment. Rising up, reacting and bouncing back is what I’m most proud of.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer pleased with 2-goal Pogba

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer pleased with 2-goal Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he was pleased with two-goal Paul Pogba for victory over Huddersfield.Pogba milked the Old Trafford support for his performance.Solskjaer said, “It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. “We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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