Karatekas blossom at National Junior Tournament


first_imgAn action packed evening of karate culminated at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Sunday when the National Junior Karate Tournament was staged.The National Junior Karate Tournament’s top performers after the curtains came down on the eventThe event, which saw competition in only Kata and Kumite events, had participants ranging in age from 6 years old to 17 years old.An upset was registered in the 12-14 years male category when Shamar Francis topped the category after winning both the kata and kumite events. Also outstanding was Jayanti Ram, who won both the kata and kumite events in the female 15-17 years category.Judging by the crowd reaction, the fight of the night was the final bout in the 15-17 years male 55+ kg, which saw Shemar Parkinson closely defeating Trevon Miller to win gold in the Kumite.The evening ended with the medals presentation, which were done by the president and 1st & 2nd Vice-presidents of the Guyana Karate Federation.last_img read more

Quantity surveyor downed five drinks before head-on crash with five women


first_imgA quantity surveyor downed five drinks before fleeing from Gardai and crashing into a car with five young women in it.James O’Reilly appeared before Letterkenny District Court facing five charges of dangerous driving and endangerment. The court heard O’Reilly, who didn’t even like rallying, had been attending the Donegal International Rally with friends on June 17th last year.The 25-year-old was spotted by Gardai driving his Seat Leon leaving Ballyraine in Letterkenny just after midnight.They followed the car and O’Reilly decided to try and escape.He overtook vehicles at speed, went the wrong way around two roundabouts before colliding head-on with another car on the wrong side of the road.The car, which contained five young ladies, was damaged and at least one of the woman was injured.The charge read that O’Reilly “drove his vehicle at high speed in an aggressive and dangerous manner, overtook vehicles on approach to roundabout, entering roundabout against the flow of traffic and colliding head-on into an oncoming vehicle.”Letterkenny Court.O’Reilly, with an address at Darkley Road in Co Armagh, but who now lives in Monaghan, fled from his car.He tried to escape on foot but Garda Michael Kilcoyne gave chase and eventually caught him and arrested him.O’Reilly failed to provide a specimen of breath when arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client was a senior quantity surveyor who came from a very respectable family and had ben accompanied to court by his mother.Mr Dorrian said his mother was not an apologist for her son but said he was the eldest of a family of four and that none of the other siblings had been in trouble.Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation and community service report on O’Reilly.However, he warned “It is clearly a matter which suggests a sentence be given under the circumstances.“However, I note the plea and the fact that he has no previous convictions. I will fully explore all the options but I will not limit myself to those options.”He adjourned the case until December 9th.Quantity surveyor downed five drinks before head-on crash with five women was last modified: September 12th, 2019 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

Brand South Africa takes conversation on the Nation Brand to stakeholders in Mpumalanga


first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 22 September 2016 – Stakeholders in Mpumalanga will on Wednesday 28 September have the opportunity to engage in a conversation on the Nation Brand through Brand South Africa’s national workshop.Parts of the conversation will address the importance of building a sustainable Nation Brand which will be led by Miss South Africa 2015 first Princess Refilwe Mthimunye.Building a positive Nation Brand is vital to the country’s value proposition and these conversations enable stakeholders to evaluate how existing efforts to build a cohesive nation brand can be strengthened.Brand South Africa as a result continuously works with various stakeholders around the country to share information on the country’s strengths which contribute to the national competitive identity.Participants will also participate in the Nation Brand Masterclass during the workshop.Media is invited to participate in the programme in Mpumalanga as follows:Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016Time: 09h00-15h00Venue: Southern Sun Emnotweni, 15 Government Blvd, NelspruitRSVPS/Enquiries: Ntombi NtanziEmail ntombin@brandsouthafrica.comMobile number 081 7041488Brand South Africa will also be able to facilitate any requests for interviews.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrandPROGRAMME FOR THE BRAND SOUTH AFRICA STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP09:00-09:30Arrival & registrationAll09:30-09:45Welcome & IntroductionsJimmy Ranamane, Relationship Consultant: Government, Brand SA09:45-10:00Address and Provincial ContextMpumalanga: Department of Economic Development and Tourism10:00-10:45Importance of Building a Sustainable BrandRefilwe Mthimunye, Miss South Africa 2015 1st Princess/ National Spokesperson for ZAZI10:45-11:00Tea BreakAll11:00:-12:00Nation Brand Master ClassRabia Metedad, Manager: Activations, Brand SA12:00-13:00LunchAll13:00 –13:30Country Messaging and Overview of websites & Digital portalMatalane Ngobeni, Manager: Digital & New Media, Brand SA13:30–14:00Nation Brand performance & FeedbackDr Petrus de Kock, GM: Research, Brand SA14:45-15:00Wrap up and ClosureAlllast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, September 14, 2018


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No changes this morning. Sunny, dry and warming through the weekend into early next week. We continue to keep the state precipitation free all the way through at least Monday, and parts of the state can stay dry longer. Eastern and southern parts of Ohio need to monitor the track of Florence closely, as that will be the limiting factor to a longer dry pattern  in those areas. In the meantime, we see excellent dry down potential with low relative humidity values and maximum evaporation rates.Florence has been slowly moving over the past few hours, working into North and South Carolina. She likely drifts a bit farther south before heading west and then eventually curving north. We are keeping a chance of scattered showers in over southern and eastern Ohio next Tuesday and early Wednesday. We are keeping coverage at 40% of the state and continue to think that clouds will likely be seen in many more areas of the state. That should cap warmth a bit more next Tuesday. The exact track of Florence’s remains will start to shape up over the weekend, and we will keep watching where she looks to be headed during that time.  AT right we have an updated map of potential precipitation here through Wednesday morning (before our next front’s arrival). However, this precipitation outlook is heavily predicated on Florence’s track not moving much past the Appalachians. If she does this weekend, we may be putting out a different look come Monday morning.We are keeping an arrival time for our next front of later next Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening. However, this little feature is falling apart. Rain potential has looked minor for a few days, but now looks almost non-existent. Just because we are slow to give up on it, and the front is still there, we will keep rain totals at a few hundredths to a tenth or two, but we are pulling coverage back even farther, to now no more than 25% of Ohio. Its just not a major story…and we are back to dry weather for Thursday and Friday.A stronger, more organized frontal boundary moves in for overnight next Friday night into early Saturday. Rain totals can be up to .75” but will only be that high where there are thunderstorms. AT this point, we think the best threat of that will be in north central and west central parts of Ohio. The rest of the state just sees scattered showers, and the moisture fall apart Saturday morning as the front moves south and east. Coverage will be at 60% or less. We wont completely rule out a few scattered showers coming off of Lake Erie through the morning and midday hours next Sunday…but they do not have enough strength or momentum to really become a big story for the rest of the state. There is another front around the 25th as we kick off the extended forecast window. That front looks very similar to next Friday night and Saturday. However, the bigger story likely is the cooler, drier Canadian high pressure that comes in behind those fronts. We can see this air mass pooling over the prairies, just waiting for the invite to move south and east…those two fronts combined may do just that.Temps will be easily well above normal through the weekend and the first half of next week. The second half we have temps back closer to normal, and then for the extended period, we expect a move to normal and below normal levels, just in time to flip the calendar to October.last_img read more

Has IBM Just Launched A Cloud Currency?


first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news Related Posts IBM is launching a token based service for its Rational software that could be the basis for a currency that is used to exchange credits for using cloud-based applications.The service is being tested first with Rational and then could be rolled out to other IBM software.The “token,” based service is a type of cloud currency that is defined by the usage and the value of the product that the customer is using on the IBM Cloud.A customer may buy tokens for any aspect of the product development process. For example, a customer may purchase tokens to use for testing in the cloud or for security.The software products in the Rational product line get assigned a token value, depending on the cost of the product according to traditional licensing terms.The tokens may be passed to different users, thus avoiding the cost of licensing the product. The tokens can be purchased and reused for use with different Rational products.Currency can be traded. It is used to purchase every day items. Cloud computing is increasingly becoming an every day purchase. IBM could eventually assign tokens to any application. The applications could even be broken down by features and assigned a cost based on its value.You can see where this may be going. IBM is using a cloud-based currency to get more usage for its products. This model could be applied to any number of products that are part of an exchange.Cloud computing is creating new economic models that are based on usage of the raw computing capabilities from service providers. Applications are shared in the cloud but the terms are as of yet not defined to the extent that they possess a form of currency for exchange.Will this evolve into a market trend and the development of a new application exchange? What do you think?center_img alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more



first_imgRound 1 of the South East Queensland Junior Tri-Series starts this weekend, May 21st. It’s being held at Redlands, with rounds 2 and 3 to be held at Toowoomba and then the Gold Coast. For the South East, South and South West junior sides competing, it’s great preparation for the Queensland Junior State Cup coming up in July. Welcome to the post-Mothers Day edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, where we say thanks to all mums out there and also happy birthday to TFA’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Thompson, we hope you have a great day today…but back to Touch, there’s plenty happening, so make sure you have a read…and for all Australian Senior Squad members, remember your deposits for the World Cup are due today! For all the news click on ‘more’ below… If you’re interested in the full version of each match, TFA will also be selling copies of all 3 matches in full, complete with the referees talk during the match. These copies will not be professionally packaged or have commentary, they will simply be the raw footage of each final and the referees who had a microphone on during the final. TFA hope this will be a valuable resource for coaches, referees and players to use in development of the sport or their own skills. These will also be priced around $20-25. Copies of the NTL package shown on Fox are on their way to the office, while the price has yet to be determined, it’s estimated they will be available for purchase for around $20-25. On the topic of sales, the TFA online merchandise shop has been closed for some time, but is very close to being opened! TFA have recently finalised the financial gateway to be used and will be uploading resources, referees gear and other merchandise into the shop. An announcement will be made on the TFA homepage when the shop is open for business. Touch Football South Australia is calling for coaches and assistant coaches for their State 18 Years Boys team, 12 Years Girls team and 14 Years Boys team and also 14 Years Girls team. If you want more information on these teams and their tour dates/destinations, please contact Touch SA on (08) 8373 3222. TFA have recently announced a new sponsor, ESUS footwear. Over the coming weeks we will be distributing information on the company, the partnership, their shoes and when sales will begin. Both ESUS and TFA are preparing to launch the Touch Football shoes, check out www.esus.com.au if you’re after some information on the shoes themselves and keep your eye on the TFA website over the coming weeks.center_img Unfortunately the BMTA fundraiser for Touch in North Queensland has had to be postponed, early indications are that it will take place in the coming months, for more information contact manager@bmta.com.au. This will allow organisers more time to get everything ready and teams more time get themselves together. Touch West are holding their Board of Management meeting on Saturday 10th June, while Southern Districts Touch Association in Western Australia are holding their AGM on Tuesday 30th May. If you’re interested in either of these meetings, check out www.touchwest.com NSW Touch are holding an AusTouch leaders course, at no cost to participants, on Sunday 18th June at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club, from 9am-1pm. AusTouch is TFA’s junior program allowing kids to experience the skills of Touch and providing a pathway for a fun and safe experience of the sport. If you are interested in taking part, contact Daniel Rushworth on (02) 9558 9333. While the talk on the Soccer World Cup heats up, so do preparations for the Touch Football World Cup in South Africa, 2007. The tournament is being held in Stellenbosch, which is approximately 40km east of Cape Town and will be from January 17-20. The Open National Training Squads (NTS) have already been announced, with the final sides to be announced in late August, after a training camp in July. The Senior Squads will be announced in late May, with their deposits due to the TFA office TODAY. The NSW Country Championships are being held at Dubbo on May 27-28. The draft draw is now available; simply click on www.nswtouch.com.au for all the details.last_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer plans new Man Utd role for Martial


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer plans new Man Utd role for Martialby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to change the position of Anthony Martial.The Manchester Evening News says Solskjaer could give Martial a new role in the club’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Sunday.Marcus Rashford has so far been Solskjaer’s trusted option up top.The England international impressed against both Cardiff and Huddersfield, sparking hopes he can kick on now Jose Mourinho is no longer in charge.Yet Martial could be deployed in a No 9 role instead.Rashford has sparkled in recent times.But Martial is the club’s top scorer this season and could be fielded there instead. last_img read more

7 dead 14 rescued as dragon boat capsizes in Philippines


first_imgKalibo (Philippines): The Philippines coast guard said seven rowers drowned and 14 others were rescued when their dragon boat overturned Wednesday after being lashed by strong waves during a practice run off a popular resort island. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said the accident happened off Boracay island in the central Philippines’ Aklan province where a local dragon boat team was practicing ahead of a rowing competition. Survivors of the accident, including a Chinese and a Russian, were brought by coast guard personnel and authorities to a hospital, Balilo said. The boat capsized less than half a kilometer (a third of a mile) from the nearest beach. Friends, supporters and fellow rowers expressed shock and offered prayers for the sudden deaths in the team’s Facebook account. Dragon boat rowing using Chinese-style canoes adorned with dragon designs and manned by a team of paddlers and a drum beater on board have long been popular in the Philippines, with teams competing in domestic and Asian competitions.last_img read more

UP girl beaten up by 3 men in bus for protesting against


first_imgMuzaffarnagar (UP): A class 11 student was allegedly beaten up by three men in a bus after she protested against their lewd comments in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Sunday. The incident took place near Hashimpur village in Ramraj area on Saturday when the girl, along with her friends, was returning home from school, Station House Officer (SHO) Rajendra Giri said. In the bus, the three accused passed lewd comments on the girl and when she objected to their behaviour, they thrashed her, he said. A search was underway to nab the accused, the SHO added.last_img read more