Build on this – Reynolds – Sunshine Girls look to improve after impressive England win

first_img “We knew what we had to do in the final game because as a team, we watched the video footage from the previous game, and we reviewed, and we analysed, and we went back to training, and so we came out victorious.” Meanwhile, goal shooter Jhaneile Fowler-Reid, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the series, said after their defeat in the second game, the Sunshine Girls were very determined to win the series. “This means a lot to us, and it shows that we have it in us to go overseas and win games against some of the best countries in the world,” said Fowler-Reid. “We have a very good bunch of girls and they are very easy to work with, and so that makes my job as shooter much easier,” she said. “We just need to stick together, and with a lot more financial help that we can reach our goal of becoming the number-one team in the world.” Hot on the heels of their series victory over rivals England Roses in the United Kingdom, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls head coach Minneth Reynolds said that the work is just beginning for the national team. The Sunshine Girls won the three-Test series 2-1 after their stunning 64-57 victory in the deciding game at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday. They opened the series with a 66-49 win at London’s Copper Box Arena last week. However, they faltered in the second game at Belle Vue in Manchester, going down 63-50 to England. The victory was the Sunshine Girls’ first away series win over England since 2007. “We are certainly not going to sit back because this series is part of our development process,” Reynolds told The Gleaner in an interview, following the team’s arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday. “We can’t beat England and say that is it. (We) have to continue to work on what we did during this series and continue to improve on it,” she added. “In all three games, our final quarter was the best, and so what it proves is that we have been finishing strongly, but we need to work on our start and maintain it throughout our games,” added Reynolds. CAME OUT VICTORIOUSlast_img read more

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FEU clobbers Arellano for first Filoil win

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Despite coming off with the victory, FEU coach Olsen Racela said that there’s still a lot to be desired with how is team is performing.“We’re going in their pace. I told them that I don’t care about the result or the score as long as we’re doing things right. But the problem was we’re not doing the things that we’re doing in practice. At the start, we’re ok, but in the end, we’re going on our own ways,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFEU blew the game wide open in the second quarter, taking a 47-24 lead at halftime before Arellano slowly cut the lead  to a more respectable margin.Richard Escoto contributed 10 points and two rebounds, while Brandrey Bienes had also had 10 and four. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Mauie Sera Josef paced the Chiefs with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists, as rookie Guillmer Dela Torre got 15.The Scores:FEU 74 — Cani 15, Bienes 10, Escoto 10, Comboy 8, Stockton 7, Eboña 6, Iñigo 4, Tolentino 3, Casino 2, Gonzales 2, Jopia 2, Nunag 2, Tuffin 2, Alas 1, Bayquin 0, Flores 0, Parker 0, Ramirez 0.ARELLANO 65 — Dela Torre 15, Sera Josef 15, Cañete 14, Meca 6, Dela Cruz 5, Chavez 4, Abanes 2, Bayla 2, Sacramento 2, Abdurasad 0, Alban 0, Codiñera 0, Labarda 0, Pineda 0, Segura 0.Quarters: 23-13, 47-24, 61-47, 74-65.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FEU alum visit inspires Lady Tamaraws over Lady Eaglescenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University hammered Arellano, 74-65, for its first win in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Hubert Cani lit up with 15 points, three assists, and two rebounds as he sparked the Tamaraws in the final minutes to grab their first win in the summer tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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“Sub-Saharan Africa Far from Achieving Education for All”

first_imgA report released by a Paris-based education organization has provided a gloomy picture of the sector, which does not in any way exempt Liberia from the awful education system.According to the report, globally, just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000. None, including Liberia, achieved them in sub-Saharan Africa; only seven countries in the region attained even the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. Sixteen of the 20 lowest ranked countries in progress towards ‘Education for All’ are in sub-Saharan Africa.The 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) observed that achievements and challenges found that the number of children enrolled in primary school in sub-Saharan Africa increased by 75 percent to 144 million in 2012. However, 30 million children remain out of school in the region.  Corruption, conflict, climate change and poverty are factors that hampered progress in many countries.Nigeria, for example, now has more children out of school than when the global goals were set. Inefficient public spending saw the loss of US$21 million of education funding leaving a shortfall of 220,000 primary school teachers.Niger not only failed to reach any of the goals, but also has growing inequality, leaving the poorest far less likely to get free education than they were in 2000. South Africa and Cape Verde had both achieved Universal Primary Education in 1999, but have since moved away from the goal.  Chad ranks at the bottom of the Education Development Index with less than 70 percent of children enrolled in primary school.However, some countries have made remarkable progress since 2000. Progress is especially notable among those who focused on helping the poorest with initiatives, including abolishing school fees, providing school uniforms, meals and books.Burundi, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Tanzania more than halved the percentage of children who had never been to school. South Africa reduced its adult illiteracy rates by two-thirds. Equatorial Guinea had fewer than four girls to boys in primary school in 2000, but has now achieved gender parity.Ghana, for example, had pre-primary enrolment rates of only 47 percent in 1999, but now provides universal access at that level.“Sub-Saharan Africa has faced many challenges in achieving the EFA. These include the effects of climate change, a fast growing population and protracted armed conflict. Economic growth in the region has not yet led to a significant reduction in poverty, which remains a major barrier to education.” said GMR Director, Aaron Benavot. “Nevertheless countries in the region have made serious commitments—financial and otherwise-to expand education opportunity and improve its quality. Governments must find ways, together with international partners, to mobilize new resources to quicken the pace of change in the years to come,” Benavot suggested.RecommendationsComplete the EFA agenda: All governments should make at least one year pre-primary education compulsory. Education must be free: fees for tuition should be abolished; costs for textbooks, school uniforms and transport should be covered. Policy makers should prioritize skills to be acquired by the end of each stage of schooling. All countries should ratify and implement international conventions on the minimum age for employment. Literacy policies should link up with community needs. Gender disparities at all levels must be reduced.Equity: Programs and funding should be targeted to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged. There should be more emphasis on gender equality, including through teacher education and safe school environments. Governments should close critical data gaps in order to be able to direct resources to those marginalized groups most in need.Post-2015: Countries should ensure that all children and adolescents complete pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education by 2030.  Governments should significantly expand adult learning and education opportunities. The education sector should collaborate closely with other sectors at the national and global levels to improve sustainable development prospects.Close the finance gap: The international community, in partnership with countries, must find the means to bridge the US$22 billion annual finance gap for quality pre-primary and basic education for all by 2030.Notes: Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All.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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Teacher’s body found hanging in apartment

first_img– lover arrested A 26-year-old teacher attached to the Goed Fortune Secondary School was on Wednesday afternoon found dead in a house at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.Dead is Tishaun Bess who was found hanging from the roof in the home which she shared with her lover.Dead: Tishaun BessAccording to relatives, Bess was last seen by her mother on Monday after she had returned from work. However, the now dead teacher did not show up to the school on Tuesday as well as Wednesday which prompted her family to file a Police report.It was when the family, escorted by Police Officers, visited the home of the deceased that they found her lifeless body hanging from the ceiling. It was reported that she may have been there for approximately two days.The relatives of the deceased indicated that the relationship shared between the woman and her boyfriend is known to be abusive. As such, despite the incident initially appearing to be an act of suicide, they are speculating that foul play was involved in the death of the teacher.Furthermore, one family member pointed out that the lover was last seen on Tuesday and only ‘resurfaced’ after Bess’s body was found. As such, the man was taken into Police custody where he remains under investigation.A post-mortem examination is set to be conducted today to determine the cause of death of 26-year-old Tishaun Bess. The Police investigation is still ongoing.last_img read more

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New health plan in development

first_imgA presentation was given to the Peace River Regional District board on Thursday, regarding health issues related to rapid oil and gas development within northeast B.C.The presentation was given by Dr. Charl J. Badenhorst, a medical health officer with Northern Health.- Advertisement -Dr. Badenhorst’s presentation updated the Board on the health concerns of northern residents in relation to oil and gas development. He requested support from the District to present a health plan surrounding oil and gas activities to the Province’s Ministry of Health.Dr. Badenhorst discussed a variety of health issues present in the north, which are related to the oil and gas industry, such as greenhouse gas emissions, the risk of explosions, as well as over exposure to lethal/toxic chemicals and high levels of exhaust.He says that according to Northern Health, residents residing in the northeast have a 30 per cent increased risk of dying earlier than the rest of the province. He also says that lifestyle choices and upbringing also play a role in this study.After taking questions from the committee, Dr. Badenhorst had outlined that he feels a new health plan would be conducive to good health in the northeast. He asked for the District’s support to send a letter to the Ministry about these health-related concerns.Advertisement Dr. Badenhorst says the next step will now be to send a letter to the Ministry of Health, requesting the development of a new community health plan. Although, he stressed that this can not be done in isolation, but must include the participation of the people who the health plan would affect.As for a timeline, he says the letter must be presented to the Ministry very quickly, so the plan can be quickly developed.The Board will discuss whether or not they support the issue in the near future.last_img read more

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Taft’s Kamwa may have been ineligible

first_imgBernard Kamwa was expected to make an immediate impact for the Taft High of Woodland Hills boys’ basketball team after transferring from Ribet Academy of Los Angeles over the summer. Now it looks as if he might have an impact of the wrong kind. The City Section office is investigating whether Kamwa is athletically ineligible after finding a discrepancy with his legal guardianship paperwork. “We have some conflicting information with regards to Bernard Kamwa, and Taft is in the process of doing an internal investigation to gather the proper documentation and resolve the matter,” said Trent Cornelius, a special assistant with the athletics office of the City Section. “It could be as simple as a clerical error, but nothing has been determined at this time.” The timing couldn’t be worse for Taft (18-4), one of the top teams in the City Section. If Kamwa is declared ineligible, the Toreadors will be forced to forfeit multiple games, resulting in a considerably lower seed in the 16-team City championship playoff field, which will be announced Saturday. Kamwa missed the past twogames for the Toreadors as a result of the investigation and will sit out the final two regular-season games this week while his case is being reviewed. sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com (818) 713-3612 center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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No: Marketing hype just now heating up

first_imgESPN used its TV stations, radio affiliates and Web site to promote the game so much that it felt like we’d be letting the entire world down if we missed this game. It turned out to be a game between two teams that lost their bowl games by a combined 41 points. Still, thanks to the endless promotion, most sports fans tuned in that day to see what would happen. The cable giant can will NASCAR into the mainstream in a similar way, arm-twisting until many sports fans say “uncle” and start watching the races. Personally, I don’t think it’s such a bad thing. The average mainstream sports fan could use a little NASCAR education. Most people are so eager to slap the “redneck” label on NASCAR that they don’t realize how much the demographics of the sport have changed. The last six NASCAR Nextel Cup champions have been from such non-Southern places as California (twice), Nevada, Wisconsin and Indiana (twice). Furthermore, the past three Daytona 500 winners are from California. Six of last year’s Chase for the Cup participants are from states outside the Southeast. Some say NASCAR’s popularity has plateaued because attendance and TV ratings dropped last year. That’s true – the numbers did fall. But NASCAR argues that the ratings dropped only slightly from its record-setting year in 2005 and cites figures that its races were either the No.1- or No. 2-rated sporting event on 23 of 36 race weekends last season. Poor attendance at California Speedway notwithstanding, NASCAR says its races made up 17 of the top 20 most-attended sporting events in the country last year. And aside from ESPN’s re-entry into the sport, world-class drivers from other forms of auto racing are ditching their rides for a chance at NASCAR’s fame and fortune. Most notably, former Formula One driver and Indianapolis500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya is now a full-time member of the Nextel Cup Series – bringing with him a large Hispanic fan base. Should NASCAR expand into Denver, Seattle or even New York City, that would only create more new fans. NASCAR also claims to have the most Fortune 500 company involvement of any sport, meaning it benefits those massive corporations to sell the sport themselves – after all, more viewers means more eyes on their product-sponsored race cars. Unfortunately for the small-minded group that can’t tolerate anything NASCAR, the sport is not only still growing – it may be just getting started. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Like many others, I knew NASCAR was big – but I didn’t really get it. That all changed suddenly when I went to my first race. I was hooked, and that’s all it took to start turning this stick-and-ball sports fan into a motorsports gearhead. My own example is why I believe NASCAR is still growing. Peaked? Hardly. Not when there’s millions of people like myself who didn’t grow up exposed to racing – but learned to appreciate it once they got the chance. Having ESPN and its incredible hype machine promote the sport is only going to help target those who love football, baseball and basketball but haven’t really seen enough of NASCAR to understand it. Think about ESPN’s aggressive – and yes, occasionally annoying – marketing for a big game on sister network ABC. We were absolutely bombarded for this year’s Ohio State-Michigan college football game, made to believe that it was the biggest and most important game of all-time. center_img Had you asked me to watch a NASCAR race four years ago, I would have told you I’d rather sit through an educational film about refrigerator maintenance or a History Channel special about military food in World War I. Anything but watching four hours of guys I’ve never heard of make left turns around tracks I’ve never seen or cared about. last_img read more

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Peace Regional RCMP lay drug trafficking charges in joint investigation

first_imgJohn Roberts is further charged pursuant to the Criminal Code with resisting a peace officer and Liza Roberts is additionally charged with being in possession of ammunition, contrary to a prohibition order.All four accused are scheduled to appear in Peace River provincial court on Monday, September 30, 2019, in relation to these matters. Paulovich has been released from custody while the remaining accused remain in custody at this time, pending their next court appearance.If you have information relating to this or any other crime, please contact the Peace Regional RCMP detachment at 780-624-6677.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).- Advertisement – Peace River, AB – On September 25, 2019, Peace Regional RCMP and Grande Prairie ALERT, supported by Grande Prairie GIS and the High-Level Police Dog Service, executed a search warrant and apprehended numerous individuals at a Grimshaw, Alberta residence, following a lengthy investigation into regional drug trafficking.According to the RCMP, the search of the residence resulted in the seizure of various quantities of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as materials and items used in the packaging and distribution of illicit drugs.As a result of the investigation, Grimshaw residents Daniel Terrence Guerin (41), Jonathan William Roberts (44) and Liza Lorraine Roberts (46) were apprehended on outstanding warrants for their arrest and are also jointly charged with Lorrie Kathleen Paulovich (39), with the following offences: Trafficking of a controlled substance (cocaine) Trafficking of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)center_img Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine), contrary to the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act. Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)last_img read more

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HIGHLAND RADIO’S CAR SHOW ‘DID NOT BREACH RULES’

first_imgTHE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has dismissed speculation that Highland Radio had breached its rules when the station parked two cars outside the venue for yesterday’s oral hearing.Two cars – branded with the Highland Radio logo – were parked in the drop-off zone of the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny on Monday.The zone is close to the front door of the premises and the cars remained parked there whilst the BAI took oral evidence from both Highland Radio and rivals DLFM. Under BAI rules, companies bidding for radio franchises are banned from displaying logos and branding at venues for oral hearings.However the BAI said that Highland Radio was not in breach of the letter of the regulations as the cars were parked outside the venue.We understand a decision on who should get the 10-year franchise will be taken at the end of May or early June.The new license to broadcast runs for ten years from this September.  HIGHLAND RADIO’S CAR SHOW ‘DID NOT BREACH RULES’ was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:BAIDLFMHighland RadioRuleslast_img read more

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Decision time on Turiaf

first_img Turiaf played 58 minutes in back-to-back games this weekend, totaling 27 points and 11 rebounds in one and 18 points and 5 rebounds in another. He has played eight games with the Yakama Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association in his comeback from heart surgery. “We’re very encouraged with what we’ve seen,” said Kupchak, who worked out Turiaf twice before he signed with the Sun Kings last month. “My understanding is Ronny does want to be a Laker,” Kupchak said, “and we have given him every indication in the world that’s what we want, too.” Lakers coach Phil Jackson cautioned against expecting Turiaf, who would play behind both Kwame Brown and Brian Cook, to make a significant contribution if he is signed. “I can’t anticipate how a rookie could add a big lift to a team,” Jackson said. “He’s a kid that has no experience in the game. He’s recovering from the open heart surgery in (July). “We’ll be happy to have him on the team. He’s a good spirited guy. He’s a Mark Madsen-type of guy who’s going to support guys off the bench. If he can contribute six or eight minutes in the first month and help us out, that’ll be more than we ask for.” No worries: Green already has defied the odds in making it to the NBA after going undrafted out of Hampton. He said he wasn’t overly concerned with his contract situation but glad to have it out of the way. What Green now wants is the chance to play. He came into Monday having played in just one of the Lakers’ previous eight games. But Green said he feels like he has made progress and has gotten positive feedback from his coaches. “They just say that I’m a hard worker,” Green said. “I just come in and pretty much do my job. They don’t have to worry about me acting up or having an attitude or anything like that.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Lakers also have guaranteed the contracts of Smush Parker, Von Wafer and Devin Green. With 15 players under contract, the Lakers would need to either make a trade or reach a settlement with an injured player to free a roster spot for Turiaf. Forward Slava Medvedenko (back surgery) and guard Laron Profit (ruptured Achilles tendon) are not expected to play the rest of the season. Agent Keith Moss said Turiaf’s conditioning is at about 80 percent. Moss said Turiaf went to the CBA with the twin goals of getting into game shape and giving the Lakers time to make a roster move. “I think (the Lakers) would be happy with where he is now compared to three weeks ago,” Moss said. “He did what he was asked to do in going to the CBA and playing ‘X’ amount of games. He got some of his conditioning back.” Kupchak said no deadline to sign Turiaf has come up in conversations with his representatives. But Moss said Turiaf would like a decision by the end of the week. Turiaf has offers to play for teams in Spain and Italy. center_img Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak will be in attendance tonight in Yakima, Wash., to watch forward Ronny Turiaf play what could be his last game before signing an NBA contract. Although he dispatched scouting director Bill Bertka to Sioux Falls, S.D., to watch Turiaf play two games last week, Kupchak said he wanted to see Turiaf play in person before the Lakers decide about signing him for the rest of the season. last_img read more

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