Rebels’ run comes to end

first_imgLONG BEACH – The Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge girls’ basketball team fell one victory shy of its first sectional title in program history Saturday, losing 57-42 to Laguna Hills in the Southern Section Div. IV-A final at the Walter Pyramid. The No. 2-seed Rebels (24-4) entered with a 16-game winning streak, but they trailed the entire game against top-seed Laguna Hills. Freshman Lauren Engeln finished with 17 points and seven rebounds and Nicki Nakhaie added 16 for the Hawks (25-4), who extended their winning streak to 13games. Flintridge Prep cut an 11-point second-half deficit to 32-27 with 3:28 remaining in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Jordan Toyama. The Rebels remained within single digits until the final seconds of the third quarter, when Cori Williams converted a four-point play to put Laguna Hills ahead 41-29. The play sparked an 8-0 run for the Hawks, who won their first Southern Section title since 2000. “That four-point play deflated us a bit,” Flintridge Prep coach Kenny Fisher said. “We were doing a good job of keeping ourselves in the game at that point, and it put us right back in the hole. Laguna Hills put us away after that.” Courtney Robinson had a team-high 17 points for the Rebels, while Toyama added 13. The Flintridge Prep guards combined to make seven 3-pointers, but they also accounted for 12 of the team’s 17 turnovers. Laguna Hills committed just 11 turnovers, while shooting 37 percent from the field. Flintridge Prep made 27 percent of its field goal attempts. center_img “It hurts to see this season end this way,” Fisher said. “We thought we were good enough to win this one. It’s been a great run, though. There’s no reason for us to hang our heads.” 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

Planned power outage in Fort Nelson, Prophet River August 18

first_imgDuring that time, Hydro will be performing preventative maintenance work at Wescup Substation and at the Fort Nelson Generating Station. Any questions about the planned outage can be directed to Bob Gammer, Manager of Community Relations for B.C. Hydro Northern Region at 250-561-4858 ext. 64858 or Advertisement –last_img

‘Give this man the Chelsea job!’ – Danny Murphy backs young Brit for top job

first_img Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe – is he ready to coach at the top level? 1 Danny Murphy has urged Chelsea to give Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe a chance to prove himself at the top level by giving him the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge.The 38-year-old has earned plaudits for turning the Cherries from Football League also-rans to Championship winners, and guiding the club to top flight promotion for the first time in their history.Many tipped Bournemouth for an immediate return to the second tier, but they have shown real spirit this season and have a great chance to avoid the drop with the south coast side currently 13 points clear of the bottom three.Italy manager Antonio Conte, 46, remains favourite for the Chelsea job, with interim boss Guus Hiddink unlikely to stay on as boss past the end of this campaign.But Danny Murphy believes appointing Howe could be a masterstroke from the Blues.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I’m going to upset Bournemouth fans here because I rate Eddie Howe so highly that if I was a big club, like Chelsea, I would go for him. That big a job.“I would just let him get on with it, bring through the youth players and do his thing.“Although he’s young and some people might say he’s not ready and he’s not managed a big club, he’s managed successfully and has done brilliantly to get Bournemouth to where they are now.“But it’s not just his tactics and the way he’s got Bournemouth playing, it’s also the way he conducts himself and the way he talks.“He’s very well liked, very bright, articulate and he’s English. I would certainly give him an opportunity if I was a bigger club.”last_img read more


first_imgONE of Donegal’s leading judges has issued an open invitation to schools and other groups to come and see the working of the courts system.Circuit Court Judge John O’Hagan said it is very important that young people get a taste for what happens in court from an early age.“I would encourage all groups including schools and other clubs to arrange a trip to the courts. I think it is vitally important for young people to see justice happening before their eyes. “I think it gives them a healthy respect for the law and a better understanding of all the work that goes on in court from the court clerk to the Gardai to the jury.“If anybody is interested in bringing a group to court, then they should contact the court office and it will be arranged,” he said.Judge O’Hagan met with a group of students from Mulroy College in Milford last week and spent a considerable time during a court break in a questions and answers session.The trip was arranged by well-known local barrister Fiona Crawford whose friend Aisling Crawford is a teacher at the school. The visit was part of the group’s Civic Social and Political Education curriculum.A number of officers of the courts including registrar John Quinn, stenographer Tony O’Callaghan, senior counsel Cormac O’Dulachainn, barrister Fiona Crawford, solicitor Frank Dorrian, judge’s usher David Connolly and Judge O’Hagan himself outlined their roles to the students.The students also spent some time watching a live criminal trial.Teacher Aisling Crawford said the students had a hugely informative day and that she would recommend it to any groups thinking of a visit.JUDGE ISSUES INVITATION FOR SCHOOLS AND GROUP TO VISIT ‘LIVE’ COURT was last modified: February 16th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Non-League round-up

first_imgA busy Easter period has seen some big results for our local teams and left all of them with plenty still to play for as the season reaches its climax. After a disappointing holiday period, time is fast running out for Hayes & Yeading United as they continue their fight to avoid relegation from the Blue Square Bet Premier.A return of just one point from their two weekend fixtures against Cambridge United and Luton Town has left them four points adrift with just three games to go.On Saturday things are unlikely to get any easier when promotion chasing Mansfield Town travel to Kingfield.They have won five of their last six league games to top the division’s form table along with champions Fleetwood Town so a special effort looks necessary for Nas Bashir’s team.There has been a lot of positivity around Hampton & Richmond Borough recently with the last week again being a good one. On Saturday they picked up a tidy 2-0 win at Farnborough before beating Wealdstone by the same scoreline on Monday night to win the Middlesex Senior Cup.However, despite these fine results, a midweek win for Havant & Waterlooville over Salisbury dropped them back into the Blue Square Bet South bottom three.Nevertheless, Mark Harper’s team do appear to still hold all the cards. They have two games in hand on their nearest rivals, who they trail by a point, and next face a trip to Eastbourne Borough who have lost their last four.The Stones meanwhile have endured a punishing week  – they have played three times since Saturday.A fine 4-1 win over Kingstonian at the weekend got them off to a great start and lifted them to within two points of the Ryman League Premier Division play-off places.Since then it has been a different story. On Monday they made the short journey to Uxbridge to take on Hampton in the aforementioned cup final but came unstuck and on Wednesday they could only draw 0-0 with struggling Harrow Borough in the derby.They now find themselves four points away from the much coveted fifth place with a game in hand and must raise themselves for the visit of title chasing AFC Hornchurch on Saturday.The Urchins have won four of their last five and drew with leaders Billericay in their last match so will provide formidable opposition.As for boss Dave Anderson (pictured above) and his Harrow side, they will feel it has been a generally positive week.Aside from the battling point against Wealdstone in front of a bumper crowd of over 600, they picked up a surprise 2-1 win at high-flying Cray Wanderers on Saturday.The two results have left them three points and two places above the relegation zone with three matches to go.Consequently, Saturday’s game at Hastings United couldn’t be much bigger for them. The Sussex club are one of the two teams immediately below Harrow and are five games without a win.With three of the four relegation places having already been assigned, another loss for the U’s could be terminal.At the other end of the table, Hendon are still battling for a place in the play-offs.Their Easter fixtures against midtable sides Margate and Wingate & Finchley would have had most Greens supporters thinking that six points were achievable.As it turned out they only picked up three after a shock 3-0 home defeat to the Kent club and then a stunning 5-0 away win against their north London rivals.These results have left them one point off fifth among a group of five or six teams of which there is little to choose between.As end of season run-ins go, theirs is one of the kindest. The toughest match of their final three should be against Kingstonian on Saturday.The K’s are still in with an outside chance of a play-off place themselves but they will arrive at Vale Farm having played three times in a week (Saturday, Monday and Thursday) so fatigue could be an issue.If Hendon do slip up they could end the day four points adrift with just two games to go, so a win looks essential.All Premier League and Football League season-ticket holders get in for half-price at all our local non-league clubs’ home league games. Check their websites for details.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Biomimetics Matching Game

first_imgTry your hand at matching the organism with the new technology being developed from its design.A.  Human                            1.  Materials processesB.  Dog                                 2.  Flexible mineralsC.  Cricket                            3.  Propulsion systemsD.  Sponge                           4.  Flow imaging cameraE.  Frog                                 5.  Power GridAnswers:A: Live ScienceB. PhysOrgC.  Science DailyD.  Science DailyE.  PhysOrg (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa’s mortality rate at its lowest in over a decade

first_imgTuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among South Africans, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday.Stats SA and the Medical Research Council had helped to train doctors in cause-of-death-certification, which had resulted in more accurate reporting. (Image: Stats SA)Brand South Africa ReporterTuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among South Africans, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday.The Mortality and Causes of Death Report shows that HIV has risen to become the third leading cause of death in the country. It was in sixth position in 2012.But Statistician General Pali Lehohla said the rise was because recording deaths from HIV had improved, not because it was actually an increasing cause of death.Lehohla said Stats SA and the Medical Research Council had helped to train doctors in cause-of-death-certifcation, which had resulted in more accurate reporting.Death certificatesThe report is based on data collected by the Department of Home Affairs through the death registration system. The data comes as South Africa commemorated World Aids Day on 1 December. About 6.4-million South Africans are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Human Sciences Research Council.“The number of people that are dying in South Africa has declined . over time,” Lehohla said. The report found that 458&933 people died in 2013 – 6.5% down from 491 100 deaths recorded in 2012. It is the lowest number of deaths since 2002, when 502 797 deaths were registered.The report found that more males were affected by HIV than females in 2013.In 2013, the majority of deaths resulted from the main group of certain infectious and parasitic diseases (22,6%), followed by diseases of the circulatory system (16,7%).Tuberculosis (8.8%) remained the leading cause of death among South Africans, followed by influenza and pneumonia (5.2%), HIV (5.1%), cerebrovascular diseases (4.9%), and diabetes mellitus (4.8%).Of the total 458 933 deaths reported, 23% were due to infectious and parasitic diseases; 25% were other diseases; while 17% of deaths were due to circulatory system diseases.Death due to injuriesRob Dorrington, a professor of actuarial science at the University of Cape Town, told Business Report that the decline in deaths was probably largely attributable to the government’s HIV/AIDS treatment programme, which now reaches 2.7-million people.The percentage of deaths due to injuries for men was above 60% in the 20-24 age group, while the percentage of deaths due to injuries among women peaked at 28%.With deaths caused by accidents in the country, Limpopo province had the highest at 30.6% followed by the Northern Cape at 24.1%. Gauteng province had the lowest number at 3.6%. Transport accidents which led to death were shown to peak in June (10.4%) and December (10.1%).The Northern Cape recorded the highest number of assault-related deaths as a percentage of non-natural deaths at 23.1%. In fact, the Pixley ka Seme district in the Northern Cape has the country’s highest death rate at 19 per 1 000 people. eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal recorded the lowest death rate at 5 per 1 000.The report also found that 44.2% of South Africans die in hospitals while 23.2% die at home.The death registration of adults in South Africa was at 94%.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more


first_imgPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the country’s law enforcement authorities for their action which led to the arrests of two suspects linked to the brutal murders of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana and SA boxing champion Leighandre Jegels.​​​Mrwetyana’s alleged killer was arrested and charged with rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice. The man suspected of killing Jegels was also arrested and has since died in hospital.​​​The murder of these two young women; one at the hands of a stranger and the other killed by a man who was reportedly her boyfriend remain a stark reminder that the women of South Africa are not safe, either in their homes or in the streets.​​​On Monday 2 September 2019, the body of a 14 year old girl was found in a backyard in Cape Town, adding to a grim body count of murdered women and girls across the country.​​​“This is a very dark period for us as a country. The assaults, rapes and murders of South African women are a stain on our national conscience.” President Ramaphosa said.​​​The President added: “We have just commemorated Women’s Month. Sixty three years after the women of 1956 marched for the right to live in freedom, women in this country live in fear – not of the apartheid police but of their brothers, sons, fathers and uncles. We should all hang our heads in shame”​​In 2019, the Presidency signed the Declaration on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide with various civil society formations and has directed that urgent attention be given to its implementation, particularly on immediate measures around support to victims and access to shelters and places of safety.​​​The President has sent his deepest condolences to the Mrwetyana and Jegels families and urges all South Africans to keep them in their thoughts during this very traumatic time. The President will be meeting with the leadership of the police later on today to be briefed on, amongst others, steps being undertaken to stem the tide of gender based violence in the country.​​​Enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707​​Issued by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa​last_img read more

Akhilesh Yadav to contest Lok Sabha poll from Kannauj; Mulayam from Mainpuri

first_imgSamajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday indicated that he would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Kannauj.  Mr.  Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav is the current Member of Parliament from Kannauj, which is close to the Yadav family bastion of Etawah-Mainpuri.  “…Our party will decide who will contest from where. Kannauj has been [Socialist Ram Manohar] Lohiaji’s constituency. That’s why I would wish that I contest from there,”  Mr. Yadav told reporters here on the 8th death anniversary of socialist Janeshwar Mishra.   The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also said that his father and SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav would contest from Mainpuri, as desired by him. In 2014, the senior Yadav had contested from two seats, the other bring Azamgarh, which he eventually decided to retain in a bid to expand party presence in Purvanchal.  That Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, who is currently an MLC in UP, has decided to contest the Lok Sabha is read as a move to galvanize cadre and express presence electorally, especially since his father Mulayam does not boast the political energy of his heydays.  Kannauj is being viewed as a strategic pick as it is considered a safe seat for him. Both Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mr. Akhilesh Yadav have been MPs from Kannauj in the past. There is also an attempt by the Yadav scion to shed off allegations of dynasty politics.  In September last year, when faced with questions on nepotism during a visit to Raipur, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav had indicated that his wife would not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha.  An MP from Kannauj from 2000 to 2012, Mr. Yadav had vacated his seat for his wife after he went on to become CM. His return to Kannauj could also mark the end of Ms. Dimple’s electoral stint as there is no other seat considered safe for her.  During the crisis in the Yadav family during the 2017 election, Ms. Dimple was seen standing strongly beside her husband and even actively campaigned for the party.  Ms. Dimple started her electoral career with a by-poll from Firozabad in 2009 but had to taste defeat at the hands of the Congress’ Raj Babbar. However, luck shine upon her soon enough as her husband was elected the CM of UP and had to vacate his seat Kannauj.  Ms. Dimple was elected MP from Kannauj unopposed.  In 2014, she was among the five Yadav family members of the SP who withstood the Modi wave, as she retained Kannauj. Despite securing a mammoth 4.89 lakh votes, Ms. Dimple beat the BJP’s Subrat Pathak by only 20,000 votes.   In the 2017 Assembly election, the SP lost a lot of ground in Kannauj district as well as the constituent assemblies of the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat. The SP won only one out of the five Assembly segments in Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency.  In 2009, when Mr. Akhilesh Yadav last contested from Kannauj he had a comfortable win securing 3.37 lakh votes.  Apart from Ram Manohar Lohia, Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav, the Kannauj seat has in the past also been held by former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. The SP had been winning the seat consecutively since 1998.last_img read more

Steve Waugh, Jason Gillespie open to Australia chief selector role

first_imgFormer Australia captain Steve Waugh and paceman Jason Gillespie have both expressed an interest in succeeding Rodney Marsh as the country’s chairman of selectors.Cricket Australia said last week 68-year-old former Test wicketkeeper Marsh would not be seeking to stay on in the role when his contract expires next year and that Australia would have a new chairman of selectors before the next Ashes series.Australia will host the next Ashes series in 2017-18. (Rod Marsh to stand down as Australia’s chief selector)Former paceman Gillespie is currently coaching Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League after spending five years coaching English county side Yorkshire.”There is a national selector’s job up next year and I might put my name up for that,” he told News Ltd. “All I have done the last five years is select teams for Yorkshire. I wouldn’t rule anything out. If there are opportunities I will look at it.”Former Test captain Waugh, who announced his retirement in 2004, said he would be willing to discuss the job if an offer came his way. (Michael Clarke clarifies he called Shane Watson ‘tumour’ and not ‘cancer’)”I’d listen to it if the opportunity came up, but there are a lot of things you’ve got to throw into the mix and see whether it’s the right time,” Waugh told the Sydney Morning Herald.”I think there are a lot of good cricket brains in Australia. No one has asked me, but I’d listen to it.” (Australia scarred after ODI hammering in South Africa: Faf Du Plessis)advertisementUnder Marsh’s chairmanship of the panel, Australia lost the 2015 Ashes series in England but won the 50-overs World Cup on home soil in the same year and held the number one ranking in test cricket for six months earlier this year.last_img read more