first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-2)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, HUTH,MORGAN, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,VARDY, ULLOABOURNEMOUTH (4-4-1-1)KING,ARTER,STANISLAS, SURMAN, GOSLING, RITCHIE,DANIELS, COOK,FRANCIS, SMITH,BORUCLeicester start 2016 as joint-top leaders of the Barclays Premier League, though they are second on goal difference following the 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City. Tuesday’s result was a surprise given that teams were joint leading scorers on 37 goals apiece.Leicester return to the King Power Stadium having won five and drawn three of nine games; only title-rivals Arsenal have won there so far. Leicester have now gone two games without a goal – for the first time since March. If they don’t score against Bournemouth it will be the first time since November 2014 that they will have gone three without scoring.Bournemouth lost 2-0 at Arsenal on Monday and face another daunting prospect. The defeat at the Emirates was Bournemouth’s second game in a row without a goal but only the sixth time this season that they have failed to score.The Cherries have lost six and drawn one of their 10 away games so far this season and when the teams met earlier this season at the Vitality Stadium it finished 1-1 with Jamie Vardy netting the equaliser from the penalty spot.But Bournemouth have lost on their last two visits to Leicester and last won there on Boxing Day 1988 in the old Second Division.Bournemouth miss Christian Atsu, Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings and Callum Wilson.Leicester test Jeffrey Schlupp and must check on Danny Drinkwater, who returned against City after a two-match absence.last_img read more

History and development of PE and sports

first_img Caribbean’s Olympic history In 1894, Baron Pierre de Coubertin became inspired by a number of events that were held, all claiming to be a revival of the Olympic Games. This led him to set up the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which initiated the modern Olympic Games. The baron had been impressed by the Games he had seen in the English public schools and the athleticism they generated. He wanted to improve the physical health of his countrymen and thought the Olympic Games would be a good way to do it. The first Games took place in Athens, Greece, in 1896, and 241 male athletes from 14 countries competed in nine sports. Today, the Olympic Games are the world’s biggest and most famous sporting event. Held every four years – with both summer and winter sports competition – the aim is to promote the ideals of ï Personal excellence ï Sport as education ï Cultural exchange ï Mass participation ï Fair play ï International understanding. The IOC works to ensure that a lasting legacy is developed, helping the host cities to change their community for the better. They are also working with developing countries to help with expansion of sporting programmes, focusing on education and sports, peace and sports, women and sports, and sports and the environment. The Olympic values of excellence, respect, and friendship are of huge importance before, during, and after the event. The last Olympic Games, in 2012, were held in London, England and 204 countries took part in 26 sports. The next Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016, followed by Tokyo, Japan, in 2020. Past Olympic Games 1896 Athens 1900 Paris 1904 St Louis 1908 London 1912 Stockholm 1916 cancelled (World War I) 1920 Antwerp 1924 Paris 1928 Amsterdam 1932 Los Angeles 1936 Berlin 1940-1944 cancelled (World War II) 1948 London 1952 Helsinki 1956 Melbourne 1960 Rome 1964 Tokyo 1968 Mexico City 1976 Montreal 1980 Moscow 1984 Los Angeles 1988 Seoul 1992 Barcelona 1996 Atlanta 2000 Sydney 2004 Athens 2008 Beijing 2012 London The IOC chooses the host city through its members’ votes. Cities, not countries, put their names forward. A number of scandals showed a great deal of bribery was involved in the selection process and new rules were introduced by the IOC in 1999. Cities cannot now be accepted as official candidates until the IOC executive board is satisfied that they are properly prepared and in line with IOC guidelines. Visits by IOC members to such cities and gifts to IOC members are banned. All summer Olympics since 1984 have made a healthy profit. plus, there is status and publicity for both the city and country. They must improve their facilities as well as roads, transportation system, guest accommodation, and tourist attractions. Holding the Olympics provides other commercial opportunities because of the large influx of competitors and spectators during the Games. The first Olympic Games were heavily based on religion and were tributes to the gods of ancient Greece. The Games can be traced as far back as 776 BC and were held every four years in Olympia, Greece, until 393 AD when they were banned by a Christian, Emperor Theodosius I, who saw them as pagan festivals. The ancient Olympics were also an opportunity to show the abilities of young people and to promote good relationships among competing cities. A truce was declared during the Games. all fighting had to stop. Married women were strictly forbidden to watch the Games. The Games initially lasted one day but gradually went to three and then five days of competition. The events included athletics, boxing, wrestling, pentathlon (which consisted of three running races, jumping, and discus throw), chariot racing, equestrian events, and the pancratium, a violent combination of boxing and wrestling. Winners were given laurel wreaths and palm branches, which were highly regarded. The Olympic Gamescenter_img Cuba was the first Caribbean country documented to have entered the Summer Olympic Games, doing so in 1900 in Paris. They won two medals – one gold and a silver – in fencing. Haiti entered in 1924, but it was not until 1948 that teams from a number of Caribbean countries, including Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, participated. Arthur Wint won Jamaica’s first gold medal, and Rodney Wilkes won a weightlifting bronze for Trinidad and Tobago. In 1998, a meeting of Caribbean delegates took place to discus Caribbean Olympism, and the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees was established. The modern Olympicslast_img read more

Charles Taylor Reveals Lawyers for Prison Transfer Appeal

first_imgFormer Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor has finally disclosed the names of the three hired lawyers for his next month appeal case against his ‘scary stay’ in prison in the United Kingdom.The ex-Liberian leader via mobile phone Wednesday, his birthday, according to Cllr. Saymas Cyrenius Cephas, named Britain resourceful lawyer, John Johns; and a US-practiced lawyer, Chris Gosnell.Cllr. Cephas also disclosed that Taylor has also hired his legal services, as a Liberian legal practitioner, making him the third counsel.Cllr. Cephas made the disclosure yesterday at programs marking the celebration of the 67th birth anniversary of Dahkpannah Dr. Charles Ghankay Taylor. The program was held at his ‘White Flower’ residence in Congo Town, Monrovia, in his absence while he observed it locked behind bars in the UK.According to reports, Mr. Taylor has sued the British Government for denying him the right to a family life.The former Liberian leader is said to have written to the court in the Netherlands claiming that serving his sentence on his home continent would be “substantially more humane not only on my account, but also on account of my family.”He claims that because of the risk of attack from other inmates he is likely to be “seriously injured or killed.”The former Liberian leader’s imprisonment might cost the British tax payers up to £80,000 a year, according to an unconfirmed source. He faces a 50-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity,.He says his family should not have to travel from Africa to see him, the Daily Mail reported, and he fears other prisoners in HMP Frankland in Co Durham will inflict their “own brand of justice” on him because of his reputation.Charles Taylor led a rebellion in Liberia, which toppled the Samuel K. Doe regime in the 1990s.Mr. Taylor was Liberia’s 21st President. He was born on January 28, 1948 in Arthington, Montserrrado County.Meanwhile, delivering the birthday address yesterday, Cllr. Cephas said the National Patriotic Party (NPP) must wake up and rise to the challenge of a true and responsible party.He said that NPP should engage the government as a former ruling party and speak with one voice on issues of national concerning and not as individual members.Cllr. Cephas indicated that NPP must assure the Sirleaf-led administration that it is a partner in the national reconciliation, by engaging the government in a more constructive way befitting a responsible political party.“First the NPP must officially write the Government to assist the party to  visit its former leader in prison to ascertain his condition and identify with him as a Liberian citizen and former President of Liberia,” Cllr. Cephas said. “And lastly, the NPP should engage the Government to ensure that the legitimate retirement benefits of President Taylor are paid for the upkeep of his family.”Some of the guests included his former wife, Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, former Vice President John Gray and Senator H. Dan Morias, the Presiding Officer of the Liberian Senate.Others included Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson, NPP Secretary General Andrew Peters.The ‘Ghankay 67th Birthday Anniversary’ was chaired by Atty. Edwin M. Martin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Service Manager sought by leading Donegal garage

first_imgJob Vacancy: Letterkenny garage Divers Hyundai are presently recruiting for the position of a full-time Service Manager.Previous workshop experience is essential.The successful person will be required to manage the day to day running of our very busy workshop as well as taking on the managerial roles that the position entails.Applications with CV to info@diversgarage.ie on or before 12th December 2017(please note that all applications will be treated in the strictest confidence) Job Vacancy: Service Manager sought by leading Donegal garage was last modified: November 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Diver’s GarageHyundaiService Managerlast_img read more

A president’s plea to Antonio

first_img The United States extended the status to about 250,000 Salvadorans in 2001 after a massive earthquake. Marie Sebrechts, a spokeswoman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said she couldn’t comment on the status of Saca’s latest request because she had not seen it. It’s unclear how many Salvadorans live in the United States, legally or otherwise. The U.S. Census of 2000 estimates 600,000, but Salvadoran officials say the real number is much higher. Large pockets live throughout California. Many work as farm laborers or in other low-paying jobs. Saca said he didn’t have a timetable for pulling about Salvadoran 400 troops out of Iraq, saying first the armed forces in the Middle Eastern country had to be capable of providing security. “After all the hard work there, it doesn’t make sense to get up and leave,” Saca said. Most Latin American governments opposed the war. Only Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic sent troops or police to Iraq. Salvadorans are the only ones still there. Saca said he would attend a fundraiser in Los Angeles tonight for a children’s hospital and then return to El Salvador.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Salvadoran President Tony Saca urged Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday to support national immigration reform, saying resolving the status of undocumented workers would benefit the United States. “Many of the people being deported are good, taxpaying people who are contributing to this country,” Saca told reporters after meeting with Villaraigosa for an hour at a downtown hotel. “Twelve million or 14 million illegals (in the United States), that’s the reality here.” Saca said the mayor “made it clear he understood the concerns,” but didn’t elaborate. Villaraigosa, a Democrat and Los Angeles’ first Latino mayor in more than 130 years, did not speak with reporters. Calls to his office seeking comment late Friday were not immediately returned. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week President George W. Bush has proposed a handful of immigration reforms since taking office in 2001, but Congress has done little to take on the largely divisive and partisan issue. Saca said he also discussed with Villaraigosa his Central American nation’s recent request to allow undocumented Salvadorans to stay in the United States while El Salvador rebuilds from Hurricane Stan. Stan ripped through Latin America early this month, killing about 800 in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador and leaving thousands homeless. Saca said he made the request in a letter to Bush last week. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Homeland Security secretary can grant temporary protected status to illegal aliens in the United States whose countries are suffering ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster or other conditions. last_img read more

Former Giants closer Sam Dyson accused of domestic violence by ex-girlfriend

first_imgIn a series of disturbing social media posts, the girlfriend of former Giants reliever Sam Dyson has accused the free-agent pitcher of domestic violence.Alexis Elizabeth claimed on Instagram that the 31-year-old Dyson has bullied her and also injured her cat during his angry outbursts that included him throwing things at her and her cat. Elizabeth used Instagram posts on Sunday to reveal what she said has been a pattern of abusive behavior by Dyson.last_img

We will be prepared for a fight, says Protea coach

first_img2 March 2015Castle Lager Proteas captain AB de Villiers says his team’s 257-run win against the West Indies on Friday was a good step in the right direction for their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign.The Proteas put in an almost-perfect showcase at a jovial Sydney Cricket Ground, a performance De Villiers believes was inspired by sheer determination and motivation for a turnaround after the team’s heavy loss to India in their second group match.Having previously claimed the world records for the fastest ODI 50 and century in his previous destruction of the men from the Caribbean, De Villiers added the fastest 150 to his list of personal milestones with an unbeaten 162 off 66 balls (17 fours and 8 sixes).Proteas captain AB de Villiers attributes much of his record-setting innings against the West Indies at the ICC World Cup on Friday 27 February 2015 to his team mate, Rilee Rossouw. (Image: Cricket SA)The performance was an encouraging show of the depth and resources within the squad, with Rilee Rossouw and Kyle Abbott staking claims for more opportunities in the remainder of the tournament.“I’m happy with everyone’s performance,” De Villiers said after the game.The Proteas are in Canberra, where they will face Ireland at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday.Adrian Birrell, the Proteas assistant coach, is expected to play an integral role in the team’s preparations. Birrell coached Ireland from 2002 to 2007, and will be a key source of information having worked with most of their current crop of players at national and junior level.Birrell says he’s not surprised by Ireland’s current development and progress at international cricket, particularly their knack of “upsetting” the bigger cricketing nations at world events. “They have a strong culture and play an attractive brand of cricket,” he told the media on Sunday at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. “They have a number of good players and since probably 2005 a lot of their players are county players playing cricket fulltime, they are playing professionally.“In every World Cup they seem to beat a full-member team,” he said of Ireland’s expectations of reaching the knock-outs. “They did that in 2007 when they beat Pakistan and Bangladesh and tied with Zimbabwe. There is the famous win at the 2011 World Cup against England and they have already beaten the West Indies here, it’s very realistic. We are taking them seriously, they are a good team.”The Proteas’ last outing against Ireland at the 2011 World Cup resulted in a comfortable 131-run win, but Birrell admits they will be a are a stronger force with both bat and ball.Batting is one of Ireland’s strengths: “They bat long and deep. They know how to chase targets; four out of the top 10 World Cup chases are Ireland chases, three of them over 300 and two against full members. We are fully aware of what they can do, I am probably more aware than most. We will be prepared come Tuesday.”South Africa plays Ireland at the Manuka Oval in Canberra in an ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match. Match starts at 5.30am SA time.WORLD CUP MATCHESGroup matches15 February, 3am: South Africa beat Zimbabwe.22 February, 5.30am: India beat South Africa.27 February, 5.30am: South beat West Indies.3 March, 5.30am: South Africa v Ireland. Manuka Oval, Canberra7 March, 3am: South Africa v Pakistan. Eden Park, Auckland12 March, 3am: South Africa v United Arab Emirates. Westpac Stadium, WellingtonQuaterfinals18 March, 5.30am: Sydney Cricket Ground19 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket Ground20 March, 5.30am: Adelaide Oval21 March, 3am: Westpac Stadium, WellingtonSemifinals24 March, 3am: Eden Park, Auckland26 March, 5.30am: Sydney Cricket GroundFinal29 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket GroundSource: CricketSAlast_img read more

Brand South Africa in Australia to renew its international reputation with the support of expatriates

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 19 March 2018 – Brand South Africa will, from 19-21 March 2018, engage with South African citizens living in Australia. In executing its mandate to position the country positively and manage its reputation, Brand South Africa participates in and organises a series of engagements with citizens both domestically and internationally.  These engagements are aimed at highlighting the status of the Nation Brand while encouraging citizens to become brand ambassadors and rally behind efforts to strengthen the country’s reputation and profile.  Through this, it is anticipated that South Africans can become citizens who actively play their part in this national endeavour. Explaining the importance of South Africans in the diaspora, Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela says, “South Africans living abroad are one of the most important constituencies because of their ability to promote and profile the country positively.   “As part of the engagements in Perth, Brand South Africa will share information on of the performance of the Nation Brand.  Through this process it is anticipated that these Global South Africans can be encouraged to fly the South African flag and therefore contribute to collective efforts to promote South Africa as a globally competitive business and tourist destination.” Brand South Africa is the custodian of South Africa’s image and reputation and is targeting the 180,000 South African immigrants in Australia, to define their own niche and contribute to the promotion of their country there.   Interviews can be arranged with identified spokespeople.last_img read more

Mediagazer: Techmeme Launches Memetracker for Media News

first_imgMediagazer is the first new service that Rivera’s team has launched in four years. As both Rivera and McCarthy note, the team has spent the last four years learning about what works (and what doesn’t). Based on this experience, the team has “outfitted the site with the latest iteration of our automation engine, and have launched it from the outset with a dedicated human editor.” It will be interesting to see how Rivera’s team will manage the overlap between the tech news and media news sites. Currently, for example, this VentureBeat story – which is about both the tech and the media business – is featured on bothsites.Unlike Techmeme, Mediagazer doesn’t feature a leaderboard, but there are mobile sites for smartphones and feature phones.Judging from what we have seen so far, Mediagazer will surely become another must-read site for anybody interested in the media business, be it blogging, e-book or the state of the newspaper industry.For more information about the role of the human editors at Techmeme, also have a look at our interview with Megan McCarthy. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera just launchedMediagazer, a new memetracker for topics related to media news. This new site will be based on the same technology as Techmeme, memeorandum, the gossip site WeSmich and the baseball memetracker Ballbug. The content on Mediagazer will be edited by Megan McCarthy.As McCarthy notes in her announcement, “media business is in tumult” and this is a news vertical that lends itself to memetracking. Not only are there lots of interesting news stories from a large variety of sources, but these sources all tend to link to each other a lot, which makes it easier for the algorithm to find related stories. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinoislast_img read more

Salt and roti in mid-day meal expose: Take photos, don’t shoot videos, U.P. District Magistrate tells print journalists

first_imgNHRC notice to U.P. Chief Secretary over rotis, salt served in midday meal A day after booking a journalist for exposing the poor quality of the mid-day meal at a primary school in Mirzapur, the district administration on Tuesday justified its action saying the reporter’s act had appeared suspect because he had shot a video of the incident despite working for a print daily.Talking to reporters, Mirzapur District Magistrate Anurag Patel said the reporter Pawan Jaiswal had gone to the primary school to film a video and make it “viral” as part of a “conspiracy.”“There is a different way to make news,” Mr. Patel said. “You are a print media journalist, you could have taken photos. You could have printed whatever you found wrong, but he did not do so. That is why his role appeared to be suspicious.”Days after he filmed children eating roti and salt during the mid-day meal served in the school, Mr. Jaiswal was booked by police for trying to defame the government as part of a “conspiracy”.The FIR was lodged on the complaint of Prem Shankar Ram, Block Education Officer, Mirzapur. Along with the scribe, the police also booked Raj Kumar Pal, a representative of the village pradhan, who tipped off the journalist about the inferior quality of meals being served at the school.Public support poured in for the scribe with the Editors Guild Of India and the Uttar Pradesh Accredited Journalists Association demanding immediate withdrawal of the criminal case against Mr. Jaiswal for doing his job.Also Read  “It is a clear and classic case of shooting the messenger. It is shocking that instead of taking action to fix what is wrong on the ground, the government has filed criminal cases against the journalist,” the EGI said. Mr. Jaiswal acknowledged the public support he received and demanded that the “baseless” allegations against him be withdrawn immediately. “I did not do any wrong act,” said Mr. Jaiswal, adding that such action by the administration would demotivate scribes like him from doing their duty. Minister of State for Basic Education Satish Dwivedi gave a vague reply when reporters asked him about the case filed against the scribe. “No action should be taken against [someone] for bringing to light corruption or any fact,” he said.However, he added, “It is a matter of the police department.” So he would seek a report from the SP before any intervention.While the scribe had been booked on the serious charge of criminal conspiracy, ironically in the same FIR, the administration admitted that only roti and salt were cooked for the children at the school till noon on August 22, when the reporter filmed the episode. But it accused Mr. Jaiswal and Mr. Pal of hatching up a conspiracy to defame the mid-day meal scheme and malign the State government.Instead of arranging for the vegetables, Mr. Pal called Mr. Jaiswal, to the school premises and asked him to shoot a video showing students being served only roti and salt, the administration alleged. The government said Mr. Jaiswal not only shot the video but also forwarded it to agency ANI, following which it was made viral on social media. The action against the reporter was also contradicted by the stand taken by the administration after the issue came to light in August. Mr. Patel , the District Magistrate, had found the complaints to be true, after holding two independent probes at the local level.“Both reports showed that it was true that the students were being fed roti and salt,” Mr. Patel said in August, as he announced the suspension of the teacher-in-charge and the gram panchayat supervisor for the lapse. Mr. Jaiswal on September 2 stuck to his guns and said he had reported what he saw. “I saw at 12:07 minutes that the children were eating salt and roti,” he said, referring to his footage.He also said that after he received information about the mid-day meal, he had even brought it to the notice of the assistant basic siksha adhikari Brijesh Kumar Singh before heading out to the school. He said the district administration lodged criminal cases against him as the issue had become a “high-profile” one causing deep embarrassment to the administration.last_img read more