PRO14: Wins for Ulster and Edinburgh | Rugby Union News

first_img– Advertisement – The Fiji prop and hooker David Cherry crossed the line in each half as the Edinburgh pack did the damage.The fog made visibility extremely difficult for the majority of the second half but Edinburgh had built a commanding lead before the conditions deteriorated.Richard Cockerill’s side lost their first three games of the Guinness PRO14 season before bouncing back to beat Scarlets last week and they made it a Welsh double as Cardiff suffered a third consecutive defeat following their flying start to the campaign. John Cooney scored 15 points in Ulster’s win – Advertisement – Michael Lowry takes on the Glasgow defence Michael Lowry takes on the Glasgow defence

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Roberson returns to floor after missing 2 games, plays 12 minutes in loss to Michigan

first_imgANN ARBOR, Mich. — Tyler Roberson played his first minutes for Syracuse since Nov. 21 when he came on for B.J. Johnson just 1:13 into Syracuse’s 68-65 loss to Michigan on Tuesday night.It was his first appearance since SU beat Iowa in the consolation game of the 2K Classic in Madison Square Garden, as the forward sat out two games with an abdominal strain. The sophomore who started for the Orange (5-2) in the team’s first four games of the season played 12 minutes against Michigan (6-1) and finished with five points.“I think he helped us a little bit and we need him to contribute more,” SU forward Chris McCullough said.Roberson’s 12 minutes in his return were a season-low. After quickly coming on for Johnson, Roberson was subbed out nearly as quickly himself. He played just 1:24 before getting yanked by Boeheim for missing a rotation on defense.Roberson fixed the issue, he said, and he went on to play another nine minutes in the first half and tallied two points on 1-of-2 shooting, a rebound and a steal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe forward started the second half, but with the game on the line, he played just three minutes after the break, going 1-of-3 from the floor and adding an and-one free throw with 8:15 to play.But that was his last contribution of the day. The 6-foot-8 forward left the game at the 6:56 mark and could only watch as Syracuse fought for and lost a game of loose-ball scrambles down the stretch.“You can always think like that, but when you’re out there you got to do what you have to do and stuff like that, and contribute,” Roberson said. “It’s a tough loss.” Comments Published on December 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Devon’s Anna Tyson does the double as South West Steward of the Year

first_img16 Nov 2013 Devon’s Anna Tyson does the double as South West Steward of the Year Devon’s Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club has won the title of Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region – for the second time in a row. Anna received her 2013 trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. She commented: “I am so chuffed, really proud and just so pleased that we can please the members. I’ve got great support at the club, fantastic people to work with.” The competition, to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards, is run by Fuller’s and England Golf and is now in its seventh year. The 2013 edition attracted a record entry, with over 700 votes cast and more stewards nominated than ever before. Anna may have already won the 2012 South West title, but she’s not one to rest on her laurels and her continuing efforts at Dainton Park, near Newton Abbot, have helped raise this year’s profits considerably. Recent initiatives include working with the club’s management to launch a free, points-based social membership which has already attracted almost 300 people. One of the benefits is access to the restaurant which has newly opened on Friday evenings and is regularly full. Anna’s social events, such as acoustic nights, comedy nights and swing music nights are all sold out as soon as they’re advertised. They all feature acts provided by members, underlining the club’s community spirit and emphasis on team work. Anna has been at Dainton Park since it started and she’s made the club a way of life. She met her husband there, her eldest daughter regularly works the Sunday lunchtime shift – and she even went to work on her day off and birthday! She’s passionate about everything to do with the service at the club, from staff working effectively to taking ice creams on to the course on captain’s day! Anna, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chief executive David Joy and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. The other three were: national and Northern winners, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow, Cheshire; Midlands winner David Guest of Halesowen, Worcestershire; and South East winner, Steve Warren of Eaton, Norwich. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2012 Steward of the Year, Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Anna is pictured with England Golf chief executive, David Joy (left), and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. Image © Gill Shawlast_img read more

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Three teams head to Spanish championship

first_img Three teams will represent England in the Nations Cup at the Spanish women’s amateur championship later this month.The first combines Annabell Fuller, Sophie Lamb and Bel Wardle. Wardle won the recent Portuguese women’s championship in a play-off with Fuller. Lamb (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) was low amateur at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.The second team is Lianna Bailey, Lily May Humphreys and Georgia Price. Humphreys won five championships last season including English, British and European titles, while Bailey and Price are consistently high finishers.The third team is drawn from the England Golf girls’ squad and is Martha Lewis, Mimi Rhodes and Hannah Screen. Lewis was runner-up in the English girls’ championship, Screen was runner-up in the British women’s stroke play and Rhodes reached the last 16 in the British girls’ championship.The Spanish championship will be played at Barcelo Montecastillo golf & sports resort from 28 February to 4 March.Team A:  Annabell Fuller, 15, Roehampton, SurreySophie Lamb, 20, Clitheroe, LancashireBel Wardle, 18, Prestbury, CheshireTeam B:Lianna Bailey, 21, Kirby Muxloe, LeicestershireLily May Humphreys , 15, Stoke By Nayland, EssexGeorgia Price, 24, Bude & North CornwallTeam C:Martha Lewis, 18, St George’s Hill, SurreyMimi Rhodes, 16, Burnham & Berrow, SomersetHannah Screen, 18, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire 16 Feb 2018 Three teams head to Spanish championship Tags: Nations Cup, Spanish, Womenlast_img read more

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DDTV: DUNPHY – “COLEMAN IS A TOUGH LITTLE PLAYER, HE’S PURE DONEGAL!

first_imgDDTV: Controversial RTE pundit Eamon Dunphy has lavished Seamus Coleman with praise – following his excellent display for Ireland last night.Coleman had a superb match as Ireland earned a crucial 1-1 draw with Bosnia in the first-leg of their play-off double header. Outspoken pundit Dunphy was full of praise for Coleman and said he had a terrific match.Dunphy said, “Coleman made a crucial tackle, a match saving one – and he has character – he’s pure Donegal.“He’s a great little pro, he’s a tough little man.Robbie Brady’s away goal could prove decisive and Ireland are now well placed ahead of the second-leg at the Aviva Stadium on Monday night. To view the clip simply click play on the video above and enjoy.COYBIG.DDTV: DUNPHY – “COLEMAN IS A TOUGH LITTLE PLAYER, HE’S PURE DONEGAL! was last modified: November 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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Struggle heroes for children

first_img30 May 2003A series of books for children on 10 of South Africa’s prominent freedom fighters is not only a wonderful classroom resource but a good place to start for anyone in search of introductory information on the struggle against apartheid. Freedom Fighters, from the Learning African History series, documents the lives of 10 legendary activists – Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Seretse Khama, Desmond Tutu, Chris Hani, Helen Joseph, Thabo Mbeki and Steve Biko.Pitched at 9- to 10-year-old English first language speakers and 11- to 13-year-old English second language speakers, and written by award-winning children’s book writer Chris van Wyk, the series colourfully documents the lives of 10 extraordinary people.The books are written in a crisp and direct way, and easily hold the interest of the reader. What attracts the young reader in particular is their colourful packaging and captivating original pictures (many of the photographs have never been published before).Using individuals as the vehicle to describe the country’s journey from apartheid to democracy is a clever one: it sustains the interest of the reader and allows him or her to identify with each of the individuals’ very different stories as well as absorb the historical context in which their struggles were played out. Although the series includes individuals with vastly different backgrounds – from Helen Joseph, a party-loving socialite from Durban, to Seretse Khama, chief of the Bangwato people in Botswana at the age of four! – what is apparent is the extent to which so many of the country’s political activists overcame obstacles like poverty and rural isolation to get their school and university education and pursue their goals.The early lives of these “struggle heroes’ will be of interest to young readers. Such as how Chris or Tembisile (his real first name) Hani got teased for doing “women’s work’ – helping his mother collect water and firewood – when he was small; or how Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had to leave school for six months at the age of eight and milk cows and look after sheep and goats; or how Desmond Tutu was born so tiny he was not expected to live.The realities of apartheid – the “whites-only’ areas, the struggle for education, the indignity of passes – are clearly described and will help convey to the younger generation, whose understanding of apartheid is largely theoretical, what life was like for their parents and grandparents.The lives of the activists are painted in broad brushstrokes, with the more complex and controversial aspects of “the struggle’, and those surrounding some of the individuals themselves, usually omitted. The controversies that have dogged Madikizela-Mandela are hinted at with the sentence: “Some people do not like Winnie Mandela, but many admire her for her courage and her strength and for her role during the struggle.’The death of Stompie Sepei and subsequent conviction of Mandela on kidnapping charges are briefly mentioned without much explanation. No mention is made of Steve Biko’s relationship with Mamphele Ramphele and the child that was born from it, for example. Although the imperative to keep the books simple and brief enough for young minds to absorb clearly places constraints on the extent to which the author can delve into the complexities, I believe these details are important.It could be argued that young minds are not sophisticated enough to deal with complex subjects without losing the general thrust of the series – celebrating the lives of brave and remarkable people who helped bring about the downfall of apartheid.However, the “rosy-tinted treatment’ is a weakness. Painting the heroes as flawless individuals makes them seem less real – even to young minds – and gives the series a whiff of dogma. It also patronises children who are in fact old enough to question and debate.The “Freedom Fighters’ series was tested on a Britney Spears/ Eminem-obsessed nine-year-old, Alice. Far from needing a preparatory sermon to fuel her interest in the books, she was immediately drawn to them and spent a long time poring over the pages. She particularly liked the one on Winnie Mandela, who for all age groups is a fascinating figure, whether one likes her or not. This is what Alice had to say: “Generally I like the books. They teach us about racism and apartheid. The one on Thabo Mbeki is interesting because it tells you things about him you didn’t know. The one on Nelson Mandela isn’t that interesting because everyone knows that stuff about him already.“I don’t know if I would read all of them. They would be great to have in the school library for school projects, but I don’t know if someone would just go and read them. They prefer Sweet Valley High and other books like that.’The 10-book boxed set is published by Awareness Publishing and costs R975.20. Tel: (011) 403-3008; fax: (011) 403-1150.last_img read more

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Ohio Soybean Council announces Board of Trustees election

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees has five district seats up for election this year. All eligible candidates interested in running for the OSC Board must obtain at least 15 valid signatures on the petition available at www.soyohio.org.OSC is the Qualified State Soybean Board for Ohio and manages state soybean checkoff dollars. The OSC Board is made up of farmer volunteers who direct the investments of checkoff dollars to improve the profitability of Ohio soybean farmers.Districts up for election are:District 1: Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Williams Counties incumbent Todd Hesterman is eligible to run for another termDistrict 2: Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties incumbent Nathan Eckel is eligible to run for another termDistrict 5: Allen, Hancock, and Putnam Counties incumbent Bill Bateson is eligible to run for another termDistrict 9: Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties incumbent Bret Davis is term-limitedDistrict 13: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren Counties incumbent Amy Sigg Davis is term-limitedAll petitions must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) by mail, and must be postmarked no later than July 6, and received by ODA no later than July 13, 2018. To be eligible for election to the OSC Board, you must live in a county in the districts listed, and be a soybean producer engaged in the growing of soybeans in the State of Ohio, who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss of soybeans at any time during the three year period immediately preceding November 15 of the current year.  Eligible producers who have contributed to the soybean checkoff and have submitted a petition with the signatures of 15 other eligible soybean producers who reside in the respective district shall be determined by ODA as candidates for election. OSC Trustees serve one term of three years, and may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms.For questions, please contact Kirk Merritt, OSC Executive Director, at kmerritt@soyohio.org.last_img read more

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Matthew Hayden fractures neck, suffers facial injuries while surfing

first_imgFormer Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden fractured his neck and suffered serious facial injuries while surfing at the weekend.Hayden, 46, who was surfing with his son in south of Brisbane, said on Instagram on Saturday that he “dodged a bullet” and came off second best with a “Straddie back bank” and that it was “game over for a few days”.He posted a second message on Sunday with a photograph of him in a neck brace and nasty abrasions on his forehead.”Fractured C6, torn C5, C4 ligaments safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet,” he wrote referring to injuries to his cervical vertebrae.”Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie (Stradbroke Island) who have been so supportive.”Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery.”Hayden retired in 2009 as one of cricket’s leading opening batsmen, scoring 8625 runs with 30 centuries from 103 Tests at an average of 50.73.advertisementHe held the world record score for a test innings with his knock of 380 against Zimbabwe in October 2003 before West Indies great Brian Lara surpassed it with 400 not out six months later.Hayden also formed a formidable opening partnership with current Australia coach Justin Langer, combining for 5655 Test runs as an opening pair, which is second only to the vaunted West Indies duo of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who accumulated 6482 runs at the top of the batting order.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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