High-riding Molynes United ‘A’, UWI Pelicans in JN Open League title showdown

first_imgThe dream run of Molynes United ‘A’ in the JN Open League Sunshine netball competition continued on Thursday inside the National Indoor Sports Centre, as for the second time in two days they got the better of a Mico team.After eliminating defending champions Mico ‘B’ in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, Molynes United upstaged Mico ‘A’ 20-18 on Thursday to advance to today’s final, which will be played at 6 p.m.Their opponents will be UWI Pelicans, who had an impressive 36-25 win over Waulgrovians ‘A’ in their semi-final.Mico ‘A’, the best attacking and defensive team in the competition, were without the services of ace goal shooter, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. Even then, they were expected to win.However, Molynes jumped into a quick 3-0 lead and led 5-4 at the break. Both teams had a battle royal up to the half-time as they went into the break even at 9-9.For the next two quarters it was anybody’s game. Mico shooters, led by goal shooter Tanielle Roberts and goal attack Stephanie Anderson, found it very difficult to score, while Molynes shooters Shantal Slater and Kara Christie were finding it easier to make their shots.”We are very elated; we worked hard, we trained hard and we executed well,” said Molynes captain Stacy Mullings.”We stuck to our game plan and it worked. After beating Mico ‘B’ we knew it was going to be a tough challenge as Mico ‘A’ is a good team, but we just remained disciplined and listened to our coach,” added Mullings.Slater scored 11 from 12 attempts, while Christie had nine from 10. For Mico ‘A’, Roberts had 16 from 24 tries.In the earlier game, it was smooth sailing for the Conrad Parkes-coached UWI Pelicans after a competitive first quarter, where UWI led 9-8.However, it was all UWI Pelicans from there as they led 20 -14 and 27-20 at the end of the second and third quarters.Goal shooter Thristina Harwood top scored for the winners with 29 goals from 33 tries, while goal attack Rebecca Robinson scored eight from 10. For Wualgrovians ‘A’, former UWI player, Ladonna Lamonth, had 20 goals from 25 attempts.Meanwhile, Speg ‘A’ and UTech Knights will meet in the Open B League final at 5 p.m., after both teams won their semi-finals on Thursday. Speg ‘A’ defeated Molynes United ‘B’ 37-26, while UTech Knights stopped Tivoli Gardens 37-22.last_img read more

How can 49ers upset unbeaten Los Angeles Rams?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Nostalgia will swirl through Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, from the 49ers unveiling “The Catch” monument to honoring their last Super Bowl-winning team from the 1994 season.Look for the all-white throwback jerseys. Look for 49ers icons from 1994 and other eras. Then look out for what this year’s team must face.While that 1994 team may be the NFL’s last from California to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, the undefeated Los Angeles Rams (6-0) arrive as favorites to win this season’s Super …last_img

Indigenous people: SA impresses

first_img10 August 2005The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People is encouraged by South Africa’s commitment to indigenous people.Briefing the media on Monday after his 12-day visit to South Africa, Rodolfo Stavenhagen said South Africa’s ongoing efforts to formulate and implement legislation and policies to address issues such as land restitution, multilingual and multicultural education was encouraging.Stavenhagen was in the country to better understand the situation of indigenous people and to learn about the country’s policies to promote and protect indigenous people’s rights.This is part of preparing a report on the UN Second Decade on Indigenous Issues, which was proclaimed by the 59th session of UN.He met with government authorities, civil organisations and the donor community on the ways and means to strengthen the nation’s responses to the needs and demands of indigenous communities.Stavenhagen visited a number of places such as the township of Platfontein in the Northern Cape where he met with the chiefs and members of the !Xu and Khwe communities who had been resettled in the area after returning from forced displacement in Angola and Namibia.His interaction focused on the communities’ challenges and successes in the field of housing, social services, health, education and other human rights issues.He also met with members of the National Khoi-San Council in Upington who explained to him their major concerns regarding the statutory non-recognition of the Khoi and San people.They also told him about their difficulties in enjoying land rights, full access to social services, their cultural and ethnic identities.He was impressed that the South African government had also made the representation of traditional authorities in public life and has made enormous efforts in delivering basic services.“Government authorities are aware of the urgency to focus on the accumulated backlog of unsatisfied needs of indigenous communities, and the Khoi-San in turn are dissatisfied by the delays in the provision of services and demand that such efforts be speeded up.“More coordination between the various governments that deal with indigenous people is required,” he said.He explained that all indigenous people in the country were brutally oppressed by the colonial system and the former apartheid regime up to 1994. The Khoi-San were dispossessed of their lands and territories and their communities and cultures were destroyed.“Through my conversation with government authorities and Khoi-San people, I am aware of the challenges faced by these communities and their longstanding demands for land rights, official statutory recognition, respect of their cultural identities and full and equal access to social services,” he said.He said he would elaborate in his report to the Commission on Human Rights next year on recommendations and proposals intended to strengthen human rights for indigenous people.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Beefy Cameroon gives SA a taste of Afcon

first_img12 January 2015Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba believes South Africa’s international friendly match against Cameroon on Saturday gave his side a taste of what is to come in the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament.South Africa held the Indomitable Lions to a 1-all draw on Saturday, at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon.Bafana Bafana got off to a very slow start and conceded an early goal as Vincent Aboubacar curled home a free-kick from the edge of the area. South Africa regrouped and the match evolved into an exciting contest, with Bafana finishing the match the stronger of the two teams.South Africa were rewarded in the 77th minute, with a fine goal from Sibusiso Vilakazi.‘Great grit’“We create chances but we don’t finish them off. We planned well, we knew what to expect. They are a good side, very experienced and hard working,” Masahba said.“They were all over us in the opening 30 minutes, but my boys were very resilient and withstood the pressure and showed great grit. We knew we would come back – and come back we did in the second half. The Cameroonians gave us what to expect in Equatorial Guinea,” said Mashaba.“Cameroonians are strong, big and physical and this is what you expect from West Africans. But I also want to believe that the people who came to watch the game got their money’s worth because there was everything one could expect in a match of this magnitude. We are happy we were able to compete in this match and it helped us a great deal with our preparations.”The match was part of preparations for the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament, which begins on 17 January to 8 February.‘Only get better’Captain Dean Furman was full of praise for his teammates.“We got off to the worst possible start early in the game and, for about 20 minutes, we didn’t recover from that. But we started picking up in the last 15 minutes of the first half,” Furman said.“We had a good talk with the coach at half time and he told us to believe, believe in our ability, believe in our team and that’s what we did.“[Sibusiso] Vilakazi came on and he was great. That’s the thing about our squad, everyone is fighting for places, everyone wants to start, everyone wants to have the jersey on. The boys who came on made a big difference and we are proud of our second half performance. We can only get better from this.”Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana have received accolades from Cameroon coach Volcker Finke.“They are in a tough group, but they are doing well. While preparing for our match against them, I watched tapes of their last two games – the 2-1 win over Sudan and the 2-all draw against Nigeria – I can tell you now many teams are in for a surprise from South Africa. They look like they can get into the second round. That is very possible,” said Finke.The squad rested on Sunday, but will return to training on Monday to prepare for their final practice match against Mali on Wednesday, 14 January, in Libreville, Gabon. The time and venue for that match are still to be confirmed.InjuryOrlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba has been called up to replace club-mate Patrick Phungwayo who was withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad due to knee injury.Gcaba is expected to join his team mates in Libreville on Tuesday, after undergoing a medical assessment and getting his visa.Phungwayo returned home to South Africa on Saturday night after undergoing an MRI scan that revealed that he had a tear that needed time to heal.“It is very unfortunate that we lost Phungwayo but such is life,” Mashaba said. “I would like to thank his club for releasing him to help our cause. We looking forward to working with him again in future.”Other results:The Amajimbos, South African Men’s Under-17 team, played to a 1-1 draw against the Junior Chipolopolo at the Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka Zambia on Saturday. The Amajita, South Africa’s Under-20 National Team, were made to pay a heavy price for some defensive lapses as they were beaten 3-1 by their Qatar counterparts in an international friendly match at Grand Harmad Stadium in Doha on Saturday evening. How the teams lined up on Saturday:South Africa: Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK) (Jackson Mabokgwane), Anele Ngcongca (Siyabonga Nhlapho), Thabo Matlaba, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Dean Furman, Andile Jali (Thuso Phala), Oupa Manyisa, Themba Zwane (Mandla Masango), Tokelo Rantie (Bongani Zungu), Bernard Parker (Sibusiso Vilakazi)Subs: Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), Darren Keet (GK), Eric Mathoho, Siyabonga Nhlapho, Mandla Masango, Thuso Phala, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Thamsanqa Sangweni, Bongani Zungu, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Bongani Ndulula.Cameroon: 16-Fabrice Ondoa, 12-Henri Bedimo, 21-Aurelien Chedjou, 9-Franck Bagnack , 5-Jerome Guihoata, 14-Georges Mandjeck, 4-Raoul Loe, 7- Clinton N’die, 15-Francis Etoundi, 11-Edgar Salli, 10-Vincent Aboubacar.SA Football Association and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Google Docs Adds Translation, But It’s Not Without Flaws

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling Google has now integrated its translation technology into Google Docs, allowing users to convert their documents into any one of 42 languages with the click of a button. While the official Google blog highlighted a usage case of a child translating her drawing for her family, the enterprise blog post showcases a different usage case, one for enterprises that need to translate documents for the multilingual teams that operate in a global business landscape. There’s just one problem with the tool: translations are pretty rough, and it’s not suited to any application for which quality is critical. That makes it fine for casual use, but not for Google Apps enterprise and education customers. Dead SimpleUsing the translate tool was pretty simple. Just open your document, go Tools > Translate document, and then choose your language. It’s enabled now for all users, so you can try it for yourself too. In his Google Enterprise post, Jason Harris outlined just why this is an incremental but vital addition to Google Docs. “At Google, I often collaborate with colleagues around the world, so it’s quite common to be working with someone whose native language is different from my own.” It’s not just Google that operates as a multilingual organization these days. While English is definitely a lingua franca for those using internationally distributed teams, there still comes a time when you might need your document translated.Proceed with CautionBut if this translation is going to be used professionally, you might want to do so with a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to accuracy. Our test of the translation found it was just as rough as the public version that has long been available at translate.google.com. We translated the first paragraph of the Google article on Wikipedia from English to Chinese and then back to English. If you try this same kind of test yourself, it quickly becomes obvious that this is no replacement for a human being; a good deal of meaning was lost in the process. We didn’t really expect this to be of mind-blowing perfection. But Google has definitely been pushing Google Apps as a suite worth spending big bucks on. To have something that unreliable included in a product they’re marketing as enterprise-grade software is not the best idea. The simplest solution would be to make clear that the Docs translation is not to be depended upon for mission-critical work, but unfortunately Google has done no such thing yet.center_img Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Russell Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Nets

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WESTBROOK’S 3sWestbrook has struggled from 3-point range for most of the season, but he has made 18 of 39 in his past five games (46.2 percent). He made four of eight against the Nets to increase his season percentage to 28.9 percent.UP NEXTThe Nets play at the Utah Jazz on Saturday.The Thunder play at the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and D’Angelo Russell added 14 points and seven assists for the Nets, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.“I think against a team like this, you’ve got to be close to perfect to beat them on the road here,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “We weren’t at that level.”The Nets were up by 17 at one point in the first half and led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the first half to keep the Thunder in the game, but Oklahoma City shot just 35.6 percent from the field before the break.Oklahoma City quickly eliminated Brooklyn’s lead in the second half. The Thunder scored 20 points in the first 3:41 of the third quarter to take the lead, and they took an 80-78 edge into the fourth.Oklahoma City dominated the fourth behind Westbrook’s all-around play. He hit a 3-pointer after a scramble to put the Thunder ahead 100-87 with 4:51 to go. He had seven points, five rebounds and five assists in the final period.ADVERTISEMENT Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant lead Wizards to crucial win over Magic LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after a 3 point shot during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/June Frantz Hunt)OKLAHOMA CITY— Once Russell Westbrook figured out which of his many skills to focus on, everything changed.Oklahoma City’s point guard had 10 of his 11 assists in the second half and posted a triple-double to help the Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief “Russ creates opportunities,” George said. “He just made the game easy for everybody else around him. That’s just Russ being in his element.”TIP-INSNets: Opened the game with a 9-0 run. … G Shabazz Napier sat out with right hamstring tightness. … Shot 6 for 21 in the fourth quarter. … Ed Davis had 11 rebounds.Thunder: George scored 13 points in the third quarter. … F Markieff Morris sat out with neck soreness. … C Steven Adams scored 13 points. … Outrebounded the Nets 51-43.HE SAID ITRussell, on Oklahoma City’s defense: “Give them a lot of credit defensively. They made it tough for us all night. They were physical all night.”BOUNCING BACKGeorge, the league’s No. 2 scorer, had averaged just 14.5 points in his previous two games on 7 for 24 shooting. He made 9 of 18 against the Nets.He’s been fighting through a right shoulder injury.“It’s not going to stop me from trying to help the team win and doing whatever I can,” he said. “My legs are perfectly fine. The shooting part — it is what it is. I’ll get through it. The trainers here will get me through it.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, but it was the passing that made the difference for the league’s assist leader.“I just tried to stay in attack mode and find ways to continue to get my teammates — I thought in the first half, I did a bad job in the first half of finding my guys,” he said. “In the second half, I made an adjustment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWestbrook also had 12 rebounds for the 130th triple-double of his career.Paul George had 25 points and nine rebounds and Jerami Grant added 15 points for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. View commentslast_img read more