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first_img10 Sep 2012 County teams head to Devon for title showdown Lincolnshire will defend their title as England’s champion county at next week’s women’s County Finals at East Devon Golf Club, from September 17-21. The team won the title for the first time last year and has again qualified for the finals as the regional champions for Midlands North. They will be challenged in the title showdown by the winning teams from each of the other five England Golf regions: Buckinghamshire – Midlands South; Essex – East; Gloucestershire – South West; Lancashire – North; Surrey – South. The championship is one of the highlights of the women’s calendar and is always keenly contested and intensely competitive. The players will be tested by a clifftop course with a number of tight driving holes and an abundance of heather and gorse. Ladies’ captain Shirley Pressey commented: “The course is in wonderful condition. We have a new 13th hole and two new tees which have settled in well and it will be good to see them put to the test by some of the country’s best golfers.” The club last hosted this event in 1990 and the members are supporting the tournament with enthusiasm: 90 have volunteered as spotters, 18 will be ball collectors on the practice ground and each team will be allocated a hostess. Members and other spectators will be treated to top quality golf. The field includes two former Curtis Cup players, Hannah Barwood of Gloucestershire and Helen Hewlett of Lincolnshire, who was also a British champion. She also had a successful professional career and won on the LPGA Tour before returning to amateur ranks. The Lancashire side includes another former England international, Nikki Foster. Two members of England’s winning team at the girls’ Home Internationals will be playing: Shelby Smart of Gloucestershire and Gabriella Cowley of Essex. The Essex team also includes English U15 champion Sophie Madden and English schools’ champion Dulcie Sverdloff. Surrey’s Inci Mehmet represented England in this year’s European Young Masters and is the South region girls’ champion, while Buckinghamshire’s Charlotte West holds the Midlands South girls’ title. The teams: Buckinghamshire, captained by Sue Lee: Zoe Fitz-Costa, Julia Gallagher, Denise Goodacre, Steph Gough, Shamiso Hatchard, Gillian Kinnear, Alice Kozlowski, Clara Leathers, Susanna Mitterer, Luan Skeates, Carole Weir, Charlotte West.     Essex, captained by Amanda Colgate-Herbert: Gabriella Cowley, Daisy Dyer, Ashleigh Greenham, Paige Kemp, Sam Lovell, Sophie Madden, Kelly Martin, Dulcie Sverdloff, Lizzie Taylor, Charlotte Thompson. Gloucestershire, captained by Karen Rix: Hannah Barwood, Corrinne Durbar, Jemima Gregson, Jo Hodge, Alison Kelly, Lucy Padley, Bethan Popel, Alexandra Saunders, Shelby Smart, Victoria Wakeley-Jones. Lancashire, captained by Val Moran: Gemma Batty, Nikki Foster, Bethany Garton, Eloise Healey, Sophie Lamb, Sophie Powell, Catherine Roberts, Elizabeth Stebbings Hollie Vizard. Lincolnshire, captained by Cindy Ireland: Lucy Atter, Sophie Beardsall, Helen Hewlett, Megan Illingworth, Cindy Ireland, Helen McDougall, Emily Slater, Emilee Taylor, Emma Tipping, Jess Wilcox, Michelle Willerton.                                     Surrey, captained by Ann Gems: Tana Churchill, Annabel Dimmock, Katie Fewster, Samantha Fuller, Lisa McGowan, Inci Mehmet, Louisa Tarn, Nicola Taylor.                         Format: Three foursomes each morning, followed by six singles each afternoon. Order of play: Monday 17 September Surrey v Essex Lincolnshire v Gloucestershire Lancashire v Buckinghamshire Tuesday 18 September Lincolnshire v Lancashire Essex v Gloucestershire Buckinghamshire v Surrey Wednesday 19 September Gloucestershire v Buckinghamshire Surrey v Lancashire Lincolnshire v Essex Thursday 20 September Surrey v Lincolnshire Essex v Buckinghamshire Lancashire v Gloucestershire Friday 21 September Lancashire v Essex Buckinghamshire v Lincolnshire Gloucestershire v Surreylast_img read more


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first_imgImage Courtesy: Cricket TimesAdvertisement South Africa skipper Faf Du Plessis stuck by his words and brought out a proxy captain in a bid to change his luck. Prior to this Du Plessis had lost seven consecutive away tosses.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Cricket TimesAttempting to avoid a whitewash, Du Plessis brought out Temba Bavuma with him in the middle for the toss. The skipper had earlier claimed that winning the toss is essential in the subcontinent.The tactic, however, did not work as India once again managed to win the toss and elected to bat first. Watch the incident below:Advertisement View this post on InstagramAdvertisement A proxy Captain? 🤔🤔 #TeamIndia win the toss & bat first #INDvSA @paytmA post shared by Team India (@indiancricketteam) on Oct 18, 2019 at 8:50pm PDTThe result of the toss brought in a barrage of laughter in the middle amongst the captains, presenter Murali Kartik and match referee Richie Richardson.Speaking right after the toss, Du Plessis said that it just isn’t meant to be while adding that the surface is the driest of all the pitches played out so far. He added:“It shows that it isn’t meant to be (about using Bavuma as a proxy skipper for luck). Important toss as this looks the driest surface of the series. It’s about the first innings really and we need to put runs on the board when we bat. Meanwhile, Kohli announced a debut for local boy Shahbaz Nadeem. As of writing, the teams are out for lunch after a gripping session’s play.Read Also:Sourav Ganguly outlines his plans for Indian cricket as he takes over as BCCI head honchoBrian Lara: India now a force to be reckoned with anywhere in the world! Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgMighty Barrolle, on Wednesday increases their chances for winning the 2014 Basketball Championship, when she thumped Barnersville Celtic, 71-62 points, reports Leroy M. Sonpon, lll.The Rollers, in the first quarter, bowed to Barnersville Celtics 19-15 points, but led the remaining three quarters; 33-30, 47-35 and 71-62 points.Wednesday’s game was rescheduled from Saturday, May 3 because of the rain.The basketball outfit of the Kanyan pepper boys, last month in their strive to end their title famine in decades, pinned a number of basketball teams, including LPRC Oilers 55-53 points.So far, Rollers have suffered two defeats to Timber Wolves and NPA Pythons, 53-49 and 64-54 points respectively.Former and current basketball champions, NPA Pythons and LPRC Oilers surpassed Barrolle’s triumph. Both teams have so far lost a game.However, in the second Wednesday’s game virtually youthful Timber Wolves convincingly walloped Dream Team II, 107-52 points, while Oilers boosted their chances over archrivals Pythons, winning 87-79 points.The two games were also rescheduled from Sunday, May 4.According to the fixture, the league continues today with two 2nd division teams opening the floor; Uhuru Prince and Heats; and Cestos Morgars will face Dream Team II, in the first division.Several spectators, including Mary Taylor, Siatta Mensah, David Nagbe and Jenkins Nah on Wednesday expressed their hope for a continuous favorite weather condition for the league to end successfully.They urged the LBA management to take care of the generator to avoid mechanical fault and should not rent the gym during scheduled games days.Die-hard Barrolle fan, Madam Taylor said it is sad for the games to be cancelled because of the rains and it is frustrating for the generator to cause the deferment of games.Nagbe and Nah, in separate interviews said it is not correct for the LBA management to rent the Sports Commission.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgEverton are the only British club left in European competition and Roberto Martinez is unlikely to field a weakened side against Dynamo Kiev with his side holding a 2-1 lead.John Stones is back from suspension and Ireland flyer Aiden McGeady has returned from a spell on the sidelines – good news considering Kevin Mirallas has been ruled out with a dead leg.Martinez will instead hope Ross Barkley can celebrate his England call-up by firing the Toffees into the last eight of the Europa League.Below is a possible Everton line-up v Dynamo Kiev: John Stones is back for Everton to face Dynamo Kiev 1 1 Do you agree with the above? Let us know in the comments below…Dynamo Kiev v Everton is LIVE on talkSPORT from 6pm. Click here to stream.last_img


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first_imgA student from Finland who has spent the past number of weeks studying at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology says he wants to stay – for the good weather!I’ve had such a FINN-tastic time here says student Mikko.Mikko Alatarvas says his experience studying in Donegal was “excellent and very positive,” even describing our weather as “much nicer than in Finland”.But then again, he did leave temperatures of -15 Celsius to come here. Mikko is studying for a degree in Construction Management in Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland.Letterkenny IT has an Erasmus agreement with the university, situated 600km north of the capital Helsinki, which enables Finnish students to spend a semester studying in Letterkenny (or vice versa).Mikko came to Letterkenny IT to brush up on his English and also to enhance his degree studies. He joined the final year BSc in Construction and Fire Technology class.Talking about his time spent in Donegal, he is very enthusiastic, describing it as life-changing. “I learned a lot on the course but also was really struck by the warmth of the Donegal people and the culture.“It’s nice to be here at LYIT, I really like the people. Although I found the course challenging it helped me along the way with my studies.“In fact, I learned a lot including a new computer program (BIM). The lecturers are very, very good, they make everything very clear.”The Finn saw quite a lot of the country by going on trips with the other international students.He also joined the LYIT hillwalking club and says the Donegal scenery was “magnificent”. “I’m so glad I didn’t go to Dublin or one of the other big cities, I feel I got to do and learn much more in Donegal. I can’t wait to come back.”The only difficulty for him he says, was, “driving on the wrong side of the road.”Mikko returns to Finland with warm memories of having learnt new skills and made many friends. He’s one of the numerous international students who come to LYIT to advance their studies whilst improving their English.His final word on Donegal, “I liked it here so much I just might fail my exams so that I have to repeat!” According to Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Anne Boner – “There’s not much chance of that.”DONEGAL IS SOME-FINN ELSE SAYS VISITING LYIT STUDENT! was last modified: May 28th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:donegalFinlandLYITlast_img read more


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first_imgWhat was shaping up to be the Crabs’ second win in their second game of the season ended after just three innings thanks to a blown fuse which turned off the lights, Saturday night at the Arcata Ballpark.Crabs manager Robin Guiver said he liked how his team looked Saturday night, despite in the shortened action. “Our lineup is looking really good from top to bottom,” Guiver said. The Crabs had amassed a 6-0 lead over visiting Corvallis before the power failed. Corvallis, already on its second …last_img


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first_imgIn terms of security, a number of new initiatives have been implemented to ensure that crime and violence do not mar the tournament. These include boosting the ranks of the police, acquiring hi-tech equipment (including helicopters, bomb suits, robots, x-ray machines and crowd-control water cannons) and setting up special courts to deal with offences related to the event. Nevertheless, we are not alone with our social and political problems. Just 500 days before the 2006 World Cup, Germany was dangerously divided – yet that tournament provided the glue that united a nation in a sea of black, yellow and red. 26 January 2009 Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010 Like in 1994, cool heads are needed. Millions of South Africans, new to staging an event of this magnitude, have helped lay the foundations for the world’s biggest single-code sporting event. The result is that the skylines of every host city are now dotted with cranes, towering over stadiums and other World Cup-related projects. And the consensus is that most of these projects are well on track to meet their deadlines. The biggest hurdle facing South Africa is surely the political climate. The ruling party has split, its leader could still face prosecution, and a general election is looming fast. An entire subcontinent is preparing to play a role in the successful hosting of the event. Already, all of our neighbours have formulated plans to ensure they will be part and parcel of the extravaganza. The spin-offs are enormous, particularly in the tourism sector, which is where most other countries stand to benefit. And so it is with January 26, which marks the 500-day countdown to the start of the quadrennial showpiece of international football. It affords us an opportunity to gauge the progress South Africa has made – as well as the challenges that still lie ahead. On the field, Bafana Bafana are showing real signs of promise (four wins in four international friendlies), and are well positioned to hold their own in this year’s Confederations Cup – a key curtainraiser for 2010. The reality is that South Africa may be on the brink of a 2010-induced revolution, one that could change the country – and the rest of the continent – forever. The international focus on South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup usually intensifies with major events – like the 2010 Preliminary Draw and the Olympic Games – or with key dates.last_img read more


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first_img30 April 2012Nelson Mandela turns 94 on 18 July. A new project aims to honour the great man, and help realise his long-held dream of a proper education for every South African child, by coming to the aid of 94 schools in dire need of new or radically upgraded infrastructure.The 94+ Schools Infrastructure Project was launched last week by the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Brand South Africa.It will form part of Mandela Day, which is marked across the world on 18 July each year to inspire people to take action to change the world for the better and, in doing so, to build a global movement for good.Mobilising resources and supportThe project aims to mobilise resources and support from various sectors of society to tackle the huge infrastructure backlog facing schools that serve South Africa’s poorer children.“President Mandela forged invaluable partnerships with the private sector towards the building of schools, particularly in poor communities across South Africa – an initiative that the education sector can build on,” the department said in a statement last week.Interested organisations are invited to pledge their support for the project by e-mailing taylor.l@dbe.gov.za.“The 94 Schools Project originates in the former President’s strong view on the importance of education, and his world-acclaimed efforts to build an equitable system of education in South Africa,” Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said at the launch in Johannesburg.Progress, but still huge shortfallsSouth Africa has made considerable progress in improving school infrastructure over the last decade. Since 2000, according to the department, 1 206 schools and a further 38 664 classrooms have been built, while 5 214 schools have been equipped with running water and 2 847 schools given electricity.Massive shortfalls remain, however, with the department estimating that R66-billion is needed to bring all schools in the country to a level of optimal functionality.At the current rate of resource allocation, it will take the department 30 years to clear this backlog.‘Innovation, partnerships needed’Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola, also speaking at the launch, said the project was a call to government, business and civil society to get involved in transforming education in the country.“We have to find new ways to build human capital in our country,” Matola said. “Our approach requires innovation and partnerships to deal with the challenges.”Basic education director-general Bobby Soobrayan said that with the project, the department aimed to create an environment that was conducive to quality teaching, learning and improved performance in the targeted schools.“Public-private partnerships are one of the most effective ways to meet infrastructure backlogs,” Soobrayan said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive “dead zones” that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The culprit? Nitrate, running off agricultural fields through tile drainage systems. But nitrate is only part of the problem. Algae in freshwater lakes and ponds flourishes when exposed to a different pollutant, phosphorus, and the tiniest amount is enough to trigger a bloom.Illinois and the 11 other states that send the majority of the water to the Mississippi River set aggressive goals to reduce nitrate and phosphorus pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. To achieve those goals, large point sources of phosphorus, such as wastewater treatment plants, will need to invest in new infrastructure. But new research suggests there could be a role for farmers, as well.Laura Christianson, assistant professor of water quality in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, is an expert in woodchip bioreactors. She has done extensive work to demonstrate the potential of the woodchip-filled trenches in removing nitrate from tile drainage water in croplands.“The woodchips and the nitrate are necessary for the bacteria to complete their life cycles. As they consume the nitrate, it is removed from the water. It’s a biological process,” Christianson said.In a recent study, Christianson and several colleagues looked at whether they could also remove phosphorus by adding a special “P-filter” designed to trap the fertilizer-derived pollutant. The team tested two types of industrial waste products in the P-filters: acid mine drainage treatment residual (MDR) and steel slag. Phosphorous binds to elements such as iron, calcium, and aluminum contained in these products, removing it from the water.Rather than mixing MDR or steel slag with woodchips in one big nitrate- and phosphorus-removing machine, the team placed a separate P-filter upstream or downstream of a lab-scale bioreactor. They ran wastewater from an aquaculture tank through the system and measured the amount of nitrate and phosphorus at various points along the way.Nitrate removal was consistent, regardless of P-filter type and whether the P-filter was upstream or downstream of the bioreactor. But MDR was far superior as a phosphorus filter.“It removed 80 to 90% of the phosphorus at our medium flow rate,” Christianson said. “That was really, really good. Amazing.”Steel slag, on the other hand, only removed about 25 percent of the phosphorus. “But steel slag is a lot easier to find in the Midwest. And according to the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, we’re only trying to remove 45% of the phosphorus we send downstream. Since agriculture is only responsible for half of that, 25% would be pretty good,” Christianson said.The system clearly shows potential, but several unknowns remain. Paired bioreactors and P-filters have yet to be tested in real-world conditions, although a handful have been installed in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, researchers don’t have a good handle on how much phosphorus is running off agricultural fields in tile drainage.last_img read more


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first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Areas of intense connection include the Eastern Seaboard, the Pacific Northwest, the Bay Area, the Chicago area and the Southland. The overwhelming majority of the Mountain West and Southwest, as well as inland Northwest and California are a broadband desert. The map was built from 25 million documents that provided information on what kind of connections are available, who the providers are, where the connections are and what speed they operate at. The site allows a user to analyze the data, browse the map or enter a specific location to see how connected it is. It also requests that users provide missing information, such as an unlisted broadband provider. The APIs used to develop the map are all listed and developers are invited to use them. The home page lists the top five locations that have been searched on. 38 w 45th st new york, ny 10036franklin mcpherson square2 1st avenue, new york, ny2017 mission street, san francisco, californianyOther sources: PopSci Tags:#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission have released a map of the broadband connections across the United States. The most surprising thing in looking at the map? The reality that much of the country is not connected to broadband at all. But that was rather the point. The NTIA gives grants to projects in every state to increase the reach of broadband. curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more