Rain forces abandonment of WI – South Africa game at Rose…

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England  – Rain has forced a no-result in West Indies’ third match of the World Cup against South Africa at the Rose Bowl here Monday.Play was halted in the eighth over with South Africa stumbling on 29 for two, and persistent rain here left match officials with little choice but to abandon the encounter at 4:15 pm.Left-handed opener Quinton de Kock was unbeaten on 17 and partnered by captain Faf du Plessis who was yet to score.Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell had given West Indies the perfect start when he knocked over opener Hashim Amla for six and Aiden Markram for five, to claim two for 18 from his four overs.last_img read more

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Cougars put Kootenay in deep freeze during weekend set in PG

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice ran its winless streak to eight after the Cariboo Cougars rocked the visitors by a combined 18-2 scored during B.C. Hockey Major Midget Hockey League action this past weekend at the CN Centre in Prince George.The Cougars, within one point of first place in league standings with an 8-2-0 record, opened with a 9-2 victory Saturday.Cariboo then completed the home ice sweep Sunday blasting the Ice 9-0.Cariboo opened the two-game set by jumping on the Ice, scoring four times in the opening frame.The Cougars continued to dominate the contest outscoring the Ice 2-1 in the second and 3-1 in the third.Tyler Povelofskie led the Cougars with four points, including a hat trick.Kenny Nordstrom added a pair for Cariboo. Kane Roberts of Castlegar and Ryan Neil from Fruitvale replied for Kootenay.Sunday Kootenay had a better start holding the Cougars to a 1-0 advantage after one frame on a shorthanded tally by Liam Blackburn.However, in the second Cariboo scored five times, including three markers from power plays, to take over the game.Cariboo finished the game with seven special teams goals — four on power plays.Povelofskie and Blackburn led the offence for Cariboo each finishing with two goals.Braiden Epp added three assists.Nelson’s Adam Maida and Harrison Whitlock of Fruitvale were the goalies for Kootenay.Kootenay returns home this weekend for a two-game set at the Cominco Arena in Trail against Thompson Blazers.The Blazers have one win in 10 games this season.Game time Saturday is 8 p.m.Sunday the puck drops at 9:45 a.m.last_img read more

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NEW YOUTH CAFÉ BOOST FOR DONEGAL TEENS

first_imgTwo new youth cafés will be set up in Donegal after receiving funding boosts this week.Youth services in Ballybofey and Gort a Choirce were each given a €50,000 sum to set up the new drop-in centres.The youth cafés will provide young people in these areas with safe, alcohol free places to meet up with friends. They will also serve as information hubs to give out information on youth issues such as positive mental health and employment support. The funding was allocated as part of a €1.5 million nationwide funding injection by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs stated “As Minister, I have had the opportunity to visit many recently opened Youth Cafés across the country.“I have seen at first hand how these facilities can offer a safe, alcohol free, environment for young people to ‘hang out’. I have also been greatly impressed at the innovative partnership approach taken by many youth services in developing youth cafés as dynamic local hubs offering information and services to young people on key youth issues from positive mental health to employment support.”  NEW YOUTH CAFÉ BOOST FOR DONEGAL TEENS was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Ballybofeydepartment of children and youth affairsgort an choirceyouth cafeslast_img read more

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Duo weigh in ahead of title showdowns

first_imgGeorge Groves and Steve O’Meara have both weighed in ahead of their Commonwealth title fights on Saturday night.Hammersmith’s Groves is defending his super-middleweight crown against former world champion Glen Johnson at the ExCel London.Also on the bill is O’Meara’s clash with unbeaten Liverpudlian Liam Smith for the vacant title at light-middleweight.Johnson has faced a number of top fighters, including Bernard Hopkins and Britain’s world champion Carl Froch. The wily Jamaican pulled off a shock win over American superstar Roy Jones in 2004.A victory would move Groves a step closer to a world title shot.Groves came in well under the 12st-stone limit at 11st 12lbs 14oz and Johnson, who has previously operated at light-heavyweight, was 11st 13lbs 6oz.O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, has a reputation as a technical boxer but has won his last three fights with early knockouts.He was well inside the 11-stone light-middleweight limit at 10st 12lbs 12oz, while Smith scaled 10st 13lbs 6oz.West London Sport will have live updates from the ExCel London during Groves and O’Meara’s title fights.See also:O’Meara to fight for Commonwealth titleGroves believes he can stop JohnsonWatch the Groves v Johnson pre-fight press conferenceGroves discusses Johnson and a potential clash with FrochO’Meara ready to seize title chanceDeGale backs O’Meara to win titleWatch Groves and Johnson square-up at their weigh-inSteve O’Meara ‘excited’ as he prepares for his title clashWatch O’Meara and Smith weigh in ahead of their title fightJohnson speaks ahead of his fight with George 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Photo library: Buildings and structures 17

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 17: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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International EarthCache celebration for 2018

first_img SharePrint RelatedYour Next Souvenir Reveals Mysteries of the EarthSeptember 8, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Earn a new souvenir for International EarthCache DaySeptember 8, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Your Path to Platinum EarthCachingFebruary 11, 2015In “Community” Get ready to rock — International EarthCache celebration rolls during October. On Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2018, earn a new souvenir by getting outside, finding and then logging an EarthCache!EarthCaches don’t have physical containers, but instead, bring you to a unique location and teach you a geological science lesson. Check out these ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world for inspiration.During the International EarthCache Day celebration, this special geocache type will be available to all members in the Geocaching® app.* The app makes finding and logging EarthCaches easy. Just send your answers to the geocache owner via Message Center!*Excludes specifically designated Premium member EarthCaches.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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A Banned Threat to the Ozone Reappears

first_imgScientists have discovered that an industrial chemical once widely used as a blowing agent in foam insulation may be back in secret production, years after it was phased out as part of the 1987 Montreal Protocol. The Washington Post and other news outlets report that increasing levels of a chlorofluorocarbon called CFC-11 have been detected in air samples taken at an observatory in Hawaii. The CFC-11 was mixed with other chemicals thought to be created somewhere in east Asia, but researchers couldn’t be any more precise in guessing where it came from.CFC-11 was phased out globally after scientists connected it with damage to the atmosphere’s ozone layer, which shields the surface of the planet from UV radiation. The ozone layer is continuing to recover, but an increase in CFC-11 would slow the rate of recovery. CFC-11 lasts for about 50 years once it gets into the atmosphere.A report said that emissions of CFC-11 have increased 25% since 2012. Other explanations were considered, such as increase in the number of buildings containing CFC-11 residues that were being demolished. But ultimately researchers said that the evidence “strongly suggests” a new source of emissions.“I’ve been making these measurements for more than 30 years, and this is the most surprising thing I’ve seen,” Stephen Montzka, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who led the work, told The Post. “I was astounded by it, really.”It’s not clear why anyone would want to start making CFC-11 again, not only because of the international ban but also because industry has developed alternatives. The newest blowing agents used in spray polyurethane foams — chemicals called hydrofluoroolefins or HFOs — have no impact on the ozone layer and have very low global-warming potential.Robert Watson, a former NASA scientist who organized flights into the stratosphere to study ozone depletion in the 1980s, told the newspaper in an email that new flights might be needed to identify the source of the chemical.“It is not clear why any country would want to start to produce, and inadvertently release, CFC-11, when cost-effective substitutes have been available for a long while,” he said. “It is therefore imperative that this finding be discussed at the next Ministerial meeting of Governments given recovery of the ozone layer is dependent on all countries complying with the Montreal Protocol (and its adjustments and amendments) with emissions globally dropping to zero.”The developments were reported in Nature.last_img read more

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24 days ago​Sheffield Utd midfielder Fleck set for Scotland call-up

first_img​Sheffield Utd midfielder Fleck set for Scotland call-upby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United midfielder John Fleck is set to earn his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad.Fleck is in line to play in the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and San Marino later in October.The 28-year-old has never earned a cap at senior level, despite representing the U21s four times when he was younger.He will be Steve Clarke’s newest addition to the squad after impressing in the Blades’ start to life in the Premier League.Fleck has played five of the seven league games this season, while he was ever present last term in the Championship. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The Shape of Water wins top Producers Guild Award

first_imgBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave rousing speeches to the room of entertainment industry leaders.The untelevised dinner and ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., is closely watched for its capacity to predict the eventual Oscar best picture winner, but this year the “awards race” seemed to be the secondary show to the more urgent questions facing the industry, including the crisis of representation and sexual misconduct.The Producers Guild on Friday ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, and everyone from DuVernay to Universal Chair Donna Langley and television mogul Ryan Murphy made mention of the changing times and the work that still needs to be done.“If we want more brilliant films like ‘Get Out’ …we need to have many different perspectives including equal numbers of women, people of colour, people of all faiths and sexual orientation involved in every stage of filmmaking,” Langley said in accepting the Milestone Award — noting that she was only the third woman to do so.It was not the only time “Get Out” got a special mention, despite not winning the top award. Peele also won the Stanley Kramer Award.Del Toro was not present to accept the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, due to the health of his father.His film was up against 10 others this year, including “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which won big at the Golden Globes earlier this month, “Lady Bird,” ”Get Out,” ”Dunkirk,” ”The Post,” ”Call Me By Your Name,” ”The Big Sick,” ”I, Tonya” ”Wonder Woman” and “Molly’s Game” — many of which were represented by actors and directors in attendance like Timothee Chalamet, Christopher Nolan, Margot Robbie, Patty Jenkins and Greta Gerwig.Other presenters included the likes of Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Mary J. Blige, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Washington and Morgan Freeman in the ceremony that saw Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” pick up best animated feature and Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall film “Jane” win best documentary.In television, “The Handmaids Tale” picked up best drama series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won best comedy series, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won best TV variety series, “Black Mirror” for long-form TV, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” for nonfiction television, “Sesame Street” for children’s program and “Carpool Karaoke” for best short-form program.The pre-announced honorees stole most of the show, however.Norman Lear presented the Stanley Kramer Award to Peele invoking the award’s namesake in speaking of “Get Out,” which Lear proudly said he’s seen three times.Peele said he was proud to call Lear a friend.“I want to say, you can use my body for your brain anytime,” Peele laughed, before taking a more serious turn in his speech.Peele likened the idea of “the sunken place” in the film to what is happening in the world right now, referencing Haiti, the water crisis in Flint, and President Donald Trump’s criticisms of athletes for protesting on the field.“What really scares me…is the silencing of voices,” Peele said “‘Get Out’ is my protest against that.”Peele ended on a hopeful note, however.“Finally unique voices are breaking through,” he said. “Diverse and honest storytelling opens eyes and hearts. We can break out of the sunken place together.”“Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time” director Ava DuVernay gave a similarly poignant speech in accepting the Visionary Award,“It’s an odd moment, you have a women’s march and you have a country with a government shut down,” DuVernay said. “We’re in the midst of times that will be long remembered.”DuVernay said what is important is, “The way we work. The people we actually choose to see. That we choose to amplify in the moments where no one is looking.”“Don’t think of diversity as a good thing to do,” she added. “Think of it as a must. An absolute must.”Like many awards shows in the midst of Me Too and Time’s Up, even the men accepting awards devoted large portions of their time on stage to talk about extraordinary women in their lives.“Wonder Woman” producer Charles Roven used his David O. Selznick Achievement Award acceptance speech to call out powerful women he’s worked with, from his late wife Dawn Steel, to Langley, Sue Kroll, Amy Pascal and Jenkins, who he said “has reignited this industry.”“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, who got the Norman Lear Achievement Award, said, “Women were always my champions and mentors for 20 years now and I believe that’s because they deeply related to my struggle — what it’s like to be an outsider.” He has taken steps to ensure that women occupy at least half of the directing spots in his productions.In the larger context of awards season “The Shape of Water’s” win Saturday surprised some who expected “Three Billboards” to continue its ascendancy after the Globes. “The Shape of Water” is also up for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be announced Sunday.The Producers Guild’s choice for top film has eight times in the last 10 years matched the eventual Academy Award best picture winner. Last year, its nominees predicted all 9 best picture nominees, although the PGA went to “La La Land” which lost out to “Moonlight” at the Academy Awards.Oscar nominations will be announced Tuesday in advance of the ceremony on March 4.___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeasonlast_img read more

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