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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Youth Soccer U16 Selects

first_imgThe team includes Ali D’odorico, Ashley Hall, Grace Dehnel, Anna Milde, Jodi Surina, Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo. Front, Emily Taylor, Shaen Panko-Dool, Allison Bendis, Bella Guderyan, keeper Hanna Quinn, head coach Paul Burkart, assistant coach Morgan Dehnel, Technical Director Brett Adams, Trainer Shane Taylor and Manager Layla Precious. The Nelson Selects U16 Girls completed a season for the history books after edging out Vernon United 2-0 to capture the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup  in Penticton.The squad played exception during the four-day tournament as the Select knocked off heavyweight after heavyweight en route to the Provincial Title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selected the squad Team of the Week.last_img read more

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Guiao-led PH five leave for Tehran

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine men’s basketball team leaves for Tehran, Iran, on Monday night to begin its campaign in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.The Nationals face Iran on Thursday night at Azady Gym, just 10 days after holding their first practice session.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Living, loving football the Barca way Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Guiao, who still held practice Monday morning, had said he will bare the final 12-man roster on the eve of the game against Iran.After taking on the Iranians, who will be led by former NBA center Hamed Haddadi, the Filipinos clash with Qatar on Sept. 17 for a closed-door encounter at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Yeng Guiao, who returned as national team coach in the Asian Games where he steered the country to a fifth-place finish, will call the shots anew.It was only less than two weeks ago when Guiao named his 16-man pool for the qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHalf of the pool is composed of the Asiad core—Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, JP Erram, Raymond Almazan and Asi Taulava.The other eight are Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot of San Miguel Beer, Ian Sangalang of Magnolia, Matthew Wright of Phoenix and Allein Maliksi of Blackwater. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Flower Sets Catapult Speed Record

first_imgAn American team of two biologists and a physicist found that a common mountain flowering plant holds the plant acceleration record.  Reporting in Nature,1 they calculated that the bunchberry dogwood flower propels its pollen at speeds approaching 14 mph when the catapult-like petals explode open, accelerating at 24,000 meters per second squared within 0.3 second.  The pollen is thus launched, against air resistance, to 10 times the height of the flower.    Medieval kings waging war could have learned something from these little flowers:Bunchberry stamens are designed like miniature medieval trebuchets – specialized catapults that maximize throwing distance by having the payload (pollen in the anther) attached to the throwing arm (filament) by a hinge or flexible strap (thin vascular strand connecting the anther to the filament tip).  This floral trebuchet enables stamens to propel pollen upwards faster than would a simple catapult.  After the petals open, the bent filaments unfold, releasing elastic energy.  The tip of the filament follows an arc, but the rotation of the anther about the filament tip allows it to accelerate pollen upwards to its maximum vertical speed, and the pollen is released only as it starts to accelerate horizontally.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The bunchberry is incapable of self-pollination, so it needs insects that rapidly move from flower to flower.  They figure that the mechanism favors heavy pollinators like bumblebees to release the catapult, and favors either large flying insects or wind pollinators instead of slow-moving insects like ants.    This speed record exceeds the snap of the Venus flytrap, the strike of the mantis shrimp, and even the leap of the froghopper (see 08/01/2003 story).1Edwards et al., “Botany: A record-breaking pollen catapult,” Nature 435, 164 (12 May 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435164a.The authors make no mention of how this mechanism evolved, but do use the word design.  Presumably, they believe the design preceded the medieval crusades.  For organisms rooted to one spot, plants sure have some amazing ways of getting around.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Play Your Part ambassador wins cultural award

first_imgBulelwa Basse’s organisation, Lyrical Base Project, provides a platform for budding writers from marginilised communities to hone their craft and express themselves. (Images: Supplied)Lyrical Base Project, a literary and performing arts platform, has been awarded Best Contribution to Literary Arts in the 2016 Cultural Affairs Awards Ceremony.The event, which took place on Wednesday, 3 February, was hosted by the Western Cape government’s department of cultural affairs and sport. The awards acknowledge the achievements of individuals and organisations in the fields of language, arts and culture, heritage, museums, geographical names, libraries and archives.Lyrical Base Project founder and Play Your Part ambassador Bulelwa Basse received the award for the organisation. Following the ceremony, Basse said to those who were pursuing their life’s purpose that “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.Lyrical Base Project promotes writers from Cape Town’s marginalised communities through community-publishing projects, performance poetry, cultural and corporate events. It is celebrating 10 years since its inception in 2006.“As a proudly self-sustainable literary and performing arts organisation, there’s no better way to begin this journey of celebration, than to bring home the award for Best Contribution to Literary Arts,” said Basse.One of the initiatives that the organisation runs is the Donate a Book to a Child programme, which endorses a reading culture. Individuals, organisations and businesses are encouraged to donate books and a series of pre-selected anthologies for disadvantaged high school students, who are offered creative writing workshops by Lyrical Base Project.Bulelwa Basse, centre, with the award for Best Contribution to Literary Arts. She is pictured with the director of Artscape Theatre, Marlene LeRoux, left, and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais.BASSE, THE PASSIONATE WORDSMITHBasse’s experience in writing and literature has been varied and wide. She has collaborated nationally with various arts education and literary establishments as a language facilitator, published and performed poetry, is a public speaker and events co-ordinator. Her writing has been published by the Poetry Institute of Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Department of Arts and Culture and O, The Oprah Magazine.She is passionate about the empowerment of women and has been involved in Bona magazine’s Women Empowerment Club, True Love magazine’s Winning Style and Move magazine’s empowerment initiatives, for which she’s both hosted and performed her poetry as a motivational tool. She is also the editor of Muse, an electronic poetry publishing and profiling magazine.Are you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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Eighteen years of the world’s best Constitution

first_imgSouth Africa’s Constitution has helped transform the country from pariah to moral beacon. (Image: David Sasaki) • Active citizenship and changing the South African brand reality • Documentaries celebrate the making of South Africa’s rainbow nation • A freedom timeline: 20 years of democracy • Taking from the past to build the future • Pistorius, Dewani cases validate South Africa’s robust justice system Staff writerHarvard law scholar Cass Sunstein called it “the most admirable Constitution in the history of the world.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a US Supreme Court justice, praised it for dealing with modern challenges when she said, “That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary … It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the US Constitution.”South Africa’s constitution is 18 years old and is rightly held up as a document worth emulating. Our Constitution is unique because it includes what constitutional scholars call “positive rights”. It requires the state to enact policies that minimise inequality. It frees South Africans from discrimination and redresses historical inequalities over personal choice, whether about who you love or reproductive rights.Apartheid legislation denied people the right to vote, to work, to access education, to move freely, to love whomever they wanted to, to not be imprisoned without trial. South Africa’s groundbreaking Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the Constitution, changed all that. We take a quick look at how far we’ve come.Compared to the apartheid era, where the majority had no political rights and parties opposed to apartheid were banned, all South Africans now have the right to freedom of association and are free to make political choices and campaign for any political party or cause.Whereas the majority of South Africans were denied the right to vote during the apartheid era, every adult citizen now has the right to participate in free, fair and regular elections, the right to vote and to stand for public office and, if elected, to hold office.All South Africans have the right to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket and to present petitions, provided this is done peacefully.South Africans now have the right to freedom of expression.The press and other media can express themselves freely and there is academic freedom and freedom of scientific research.The Bill of Rights also makes provision for the right to access any information that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. The freedom of expression does not extend to propaganda of war, incitement of imminent violence or advocacy of hatred based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion.Compared to the apartheid era, all South Africans are now equal before the law and have the right to equal protection and benefit of the law.Whereas during apartheid people were detained without trial, mainly for their political beliefs, all citizens now have the right to freedom and security of the person, which includes the right not to be detained without trial and not to be treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way.Everyone who is detained has the right to be told the reason for their detention, and to legal representation. Everyone who is arrested for allegedly committing an offence has the right to remain silent and to a fair trial or hearing before a court.While the apartheid state sought to deprive the majority of South Africans of their citizenship and controlled their movement through oppressive pass laws and other means, no citizen may be deprived of citizenship and everyone has the right to freely move through the country, reside anywhere and hold a passport.Whereas the apartheid state reserved skilled jobs for white South Africans, all citizens now have the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession.All citizens have the right to fair labour practices, to form and join a trade union and participate in its activities and programmes and the right to engage in collective bargaining. No one may be subjected to slavery, servitude and forced labour.While access to education was racially determined during apartheid, all South Africans now have the right to basic education, including adult basic education, and to further education, which the state has sought to progressively make available and accessible.All South Africans now have the right to access health care, water and social security and appropriate social assistance if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants. No one may be refused emergency medical treatment.Every child, regardless of race, has a right to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health services and social services. Every child also has the right to family care or parental care and to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation and exploitative labour practices.Compared to the apartheid era, all citizens have the right to freedom of sexual orientation, conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion. During apartheid, not only was same-sex marriage unheard of, but homosexuality was illegal. In 2006 South Africa became only the fifth country in the world to pass legislation allowing gay and lesbian people to marry – way ahead of so-called developed democracies such as Norway, Sweden and the UK.Apartheid’s “immorality” legislation also outlawed sex and marriage between people of different races. Today, all marriages concluded under any tradition, or any system of religious, person or family law, are recognised.Compared to the further oppression and discrimination women experienced during the apartheid era, they now have equal rights before the law, including the right to make decisions regarding reproduction. Giving life to democracyDemocratic South Africa is 20 years old, and our Constitution just 18. As a country we struggle with rights that are new to us all. We live and breathe guided by a Constitution that explicitly guarantees us the right to abortion, mandates government-funded healthcare and encourages income redistribution.It is a Constitution that requires the state to legislate against inequality. Our Constitution is only 18 years old so the state does fall short at times of these lofty goals. But South Africa’s Constitution gives us citizen’s access to the court system to demand action from the government.Our admirable Constitution would mean nothing unless South Africans lived in its spirit. And South Africans do, we have a robust media unafraid to take on the state. A hardy judiciary that rules on law, rather than popular opinion. South Africa is become a country boldly embracing the spirit and giving life to the Constitution.last_img read more

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Born again

first_imgWhen was the last time you looked into the mirror and felt your heart skip a beat? Only a few of us get the chance to pay attention to our wardrobes or spend hours preening. And then, of course, it’s easiest to slip into your favourite pair of jeans or,When was the last time you looked into the mirror and felt your heart skip a beat? Only a few of us get the chance to pay attention to our wardrobes or spend hours preening. And then, of course, it’s easiest to slip into your favourite pair of jeans or stuff your overgrown hair into a ponytail and continue with your mission in life. Novelist Arnold Bennett has famously written, “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts”. Now that the year has started to set, and there are different hues in the sky everyday, it’s time to transform yourself with just a little effort, and a lot of fun.Carve your curvesOne of the basics of looking good is dressing well. Understanding your build is essential if you want to make heads turn. Why our shoulders look broader than average, or the waist, even at its toned best, appears wider than that of a top model is because body shapes, the product of one’s skeletal build and the distribution of fat and muscles on the body, differ for each person.The coveted hourglass body has been glorified as the most desirable female form. Truth be told, only about six per cent of women actually have it, among them beauties such as Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johanasson. Getting and maintaining this shape is hard work in block letters. Although your body structure cannot be altered, ample exercise and the right kind of dressing can certainly help you in looking your best, which is what most of us aim to do. Body shapes commonly found in India include the pear, apple and banana. And these can look delicious in their own right.Pear: Proportion is all important here. You need to draw attention to your upper body in order to offset the wide hips. According to designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, empire line dresses work well on this figure. Jasmine Singh, brand manager for ‘W’, recommends wrap dresses, A-line skirts and kurtas, and straight or wide-legged pants to make the hips look narrower. Avoid coats and pants with visible side-pockets. Go forth and flaunt your toned upper body, keeping the lower floors a smartly camouflaged mystery.Apple: The aim while dressing this body type should be to make the torso look longer and make the waist appear slimmer.V-necks that elongate the upper body and show off a little cleavage work very well on the apple-shaped body. Bohemian sleeves and layered chiffon tops have a natural slimming effect. You should avoid knitted clothes and figurehugging dresses as well as very tight jeans or trousers, and opt for well-tailored, wide cut pants instead to get your shape right.Banana: While this body can carry off almost everything with great style, it won’t be a surprise if you secretly crave for curves. Balloon dresses and shorts, gathers and pleats along with feminine chiffon dresses help in softening this shape.Who wouldn’t like flaunting endless legs? A good way to get leggy is to opt for a monochromatic look. Slim trousers in dark colours or with a little vertical piping work wonders. Team these with pointy shoes.Another mantra to help add that extra dose of glam to your wardrobe is wearing your existing clothes with chic accessories- scarves, bags, jewellery and heels in bold colours. As Gandhi and Khanna put it, even a simple black Tshirt can be turned around with the right kind of accessories.Face offadvertisementUnless you plan to walk around with a paper-bag on your head, a welldefined visage speaks volumes about your personality. The face cannot be ignored when you plan to revamp your style. If your chin is pointier than your friend’s, it’s because just like bodies, faces too differ in structure, size and contours. Each shape has its own strengths that can be accentuated to look flawless. The quickest and most inexpensive way of looking different is a good haircut and the right kind of make-up.The oval face: can sport the widest range of hairstyles. Have fun and experiment. Use a blush to highlight your cheeks. Avleen Khokhar, cosmetologist at Jafra Ruchi Cosmetics, Delhi, recommends lighter shades such as gold pink, bronze, and gold copper.The round face: needs height at the crown. Hair that is either short and swept-back or alternately long and cut close to the face will make your face appear longer and narrower. Avoid chin-length hair with a rounded line.Heart-shaped faces: require chin-length or slightly longer styles. To add an extra zing, Kaur recommends an elegant side-parted bun or a ponytail. Since the cheekbones are high, it’s best to avoid any colour on them.If you want to colour your hair this season, Sharma recommends ash, mahogany, chestnut, and deep brown. If your hair reacts to humidity like Monica from Friends, a leaveon conditioner after you wash your mane would help control the frizz and dryness.Remember, preparing your skin before using make-up is very important. Proper cleansing, toning and moisturising help make-up stay longer and reduce excess secretions, preventing break outs. Be sure to remove all traces of cosmetics at night before you go to bed.A change of season calls for a fresh start. Revamping yourself doesn’t necessarily involve an expensive shopping spree or constant trips to the beauty salon. Get creative and redefine your style with a dash of colour in this grey weather. With a little bit of ingenuity and a fair dose of experimentation, you can reclaim the reflection in your mirror.Monsoon mantrasStick to waterproof make-up. You don’t want your face to leak.Get basic. A simple eyeliner and lipstick is the way to go.Cake up. Indulge in a weekly face pack of egg white, honey and lemon.Wear clothes that let you breathe. Sweat patches are just plain ugly.Clean the pores. Avoid oil based moisturisers that clog resulting in pimples.advertisementlast_img read more

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Video: Marshall Football Is Fired Up After Its Win Over Purdue

first_imgMarshall players fired up in the locker room after win over Purdue.Instagram/@fleebandzMarshall is coming off of a fantastic 13-1 2014 season, while Purdue struggled to a 3-9 record. Today’s game at Marshall was not expected to be a highlight of the opening weekend of college football, but it was the only Sunday game, and fans were treated to a pretty exciting affair. In the end, the game was bookended by two pick-sixes for Marshall’s Tiquan Lang on the first play from scrimmage and with 1:20 remaining in the fourth, and the Thundering Herd won the game 41-31. Purdue isn’t the sexiest Big Ten win a team can get, but Marshall is going to celebrate anyway, and rightfully so. The team was pretty pumped in the locker room after the game, based on this video posted by wide receiver Deon-Tay McManus. Big 10 what ain’t no pressure with them herd boyz A video posted by Blessed (@fleebandz) on Sep 6, 2015 at 4:05pm PDT Purdue was the only power conference game on the schedule for Marshall, which travels to Ohio next weekend.last_img read more

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Mark Ingram Made Fun Of Jemele Hill’s Looks, Called Her “Tales From The Crypt”

first_imgA New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram crossed a line early Tuesday morning. Expect the tweet you’ll see below to get some serious play in the coming days.Monday night, ahead of the national title game between Alabama and Clemson, Ingram, a former Crimson Tide running back (and Heisman winner), was an honorary captain. When ESPN’s cameras panned to show Ingram at midfield, he appeared much smaller than current Alabama tailback Derrick Henry, leading to a number of jokes at his expense.ESPN’s Jemele Hill was one to take advantage. She joked that if the two were brothers, it’d be clear that Henry got the size and speed, while Ingram got the strong hairline. When you’re little brother gets the size and speed and all you get is a strong hairline pic.twitter.com/nLc7QnESST— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 12, 2016Well, Ingram clearly wasn’t thrilled. He responded, telling Hill that she looks like “Tales From The Crypt.” He also said that she wears a lace front. Serious escalation, to say the [email protected] @jemelehill oh u talkin bout tales from the cript lookin shawty w the lace front?!— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) January 12, 2016Probably not the best PR move. We’ll see if there is any fallout.[The Big Lead]last_img read more

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Frontline Extends Options for Trafiguras Two Suezmaxes

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license John Fredriksen’s Frontline and a subsidiary of Trafigura have reached an agreement to extend the option related to the acquisition of two Suezmax tankers.Under the deal reached in August, Frontline was to take over ten 2019-built Suezmax tankers, fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems, with two separate options to acquire two plus two additional Suezmax tankers from Trafigura Maritime Logistics.The first option for the Suezmax duo expired on September 12, therefore, the parties agreed to extend the expiry date for the option to September 18.The second option, with a deadline of September 24, would expire if the first option is not validly exercised.Frontline earlier said that the transaction was expected to close between mid-November 2019 and mid-March 2020. Until then, the company would time charter all the units at a daily rate of around USD 23,000 in order to obtain earlier exposure.last_img read more

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