Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda paid a surprise visit to the Black Queens ahead of their friendly game against the Bayana Bayana on Sunday which the Queens won by 1-0.The Black Stars donated cartoons of energy drinks and three pair of gloves to the three goalkeepers in the national team.Dauda is expected to be in Ghana by Tuesday ahead of preparations for the World Cup.
Tyson Fury kicked off the New Year in the same way he ended the previous one: noising up a fellow heavyweight giant.Having gotten under the skin of Wladimir Klitschko before beating the Ukrainian to claim Wlad’s WBA Super, WBO and IBF titles in the ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf in late November, the ‘Gypsy King’ turned up to watch WBC champion Deontay Wilder KO Poland’s Artur Szpilka in Brooklyn.Wilder is 36-0 after a 35th knockout of his career in the ninth round. He laid out Szpilka with a brutal right hand – the Pole needed medical treatment seconds after the beating by the ‘Bronze Bomber’ – but Fury isn’t running scared of a man he recently described as a “basketball player”.Jumping in the ring to confront the victorious Wilder, the Mancunian roared: “There’s only one Tyson Fury.”“I don’t play this, said Wilder. “You should have been an actor. When we do step in the ring, this ain’t wrestling, this ain’t the WWE, baby. “When you do step in this ring with me – if you do because this should’ve been done a long time ago – you can run around like you’re a preacher all that you want but when you step into that ring I promise you I will baptise you.“Make the date Tyson. Make the date.“We all know Fury is just a phony.”The response from Fury was typically forthright.“Any time! Any place! Anywhere!” said Fury. “Like I did Klitschko, I’ll beat you, ya bum, You’re a bum.” Fury is due to confront Klitschko in a rematch this year, but there is talk of a meeting with Wilder in the UK or the US later this year. Assuming he is still champion by then.WATCH THE VIDEO–
The Zimbabweans face defending champions Namibia on August 6 while Uganda takes on Kenya.The competition has witnessed some stunning results, not least Kenya humiliating Zimbabwe 61-15 earlier while we lost to Namibia at home 40-31. Namibia last weekend embarrassed a resurgent Kenya with a 56-21 scoreline.Uganda now has one win and a loss, Nambia two wins, Zimbabwe two defeats and Kenya one win, one loss.The Uganda Rugby Cranes Squad that traveled to Zimbabwe:1 Masendi Robert2 Odongo Brian3 Kitooke Elijah4 Kimbowa Collin5 Uhuru Odongo Charles6 Wandicho John William7 Asaba Brian8 Oketayot Byron9 Mpande Arthur Joshua10 Ogena Pius11 Kalyango Thomas Oscar12 Okorach Micheal13 Lubanga Chris14 Magomu Ivan Arthur15 Watum Syrus16 Odongo Marvin Harold17 Mugerwa Asuman18 Kyewalabye Davis Kayongo19 Odong James20 Wokorach Phillip21 Ssebuliba Lawrence22 Jadwong Aredo Joseph23 Kasiita EricJohn Duncan – Head CoachAnthony Kinene- Backs CoachRobert Sseguya – Forwards and Conditioning CoachDr. Steven Buyungo – Team DoctorEmmanuel Baine – Team Manager Full Time Zimbabwe 27 Uganda 34Rugby Cranes tamed the Zimbabwe Sables in the Africa Cup Division 1A on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of staying in the elite group.Uganda’s victory at the Police Rugby grounds on Saturday left Zimbabawe face to face with relegation from the Africa Cup Division 1A and from the qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup finals for the first time since 1980. Zimbabwe will as a result be demoted into Africa Cup Group 1B.A hat-trick of tries by Syrus Watum, plus two conversions and a penalty were the highlights of the game. Robert Masendi and Thomas Kalyango added a try each.Zimbabwe got their points from tries by Tangai Nemadire, Lungile Tshuma and Stephen Hunduza. Lenience Tarembwa had two penalties and three conversions. Share on: WhatsApp
CHRIS HENRY Brown, who occasionally refers to himself as “a redeemer,” was defending his decision to give troubled receiver Chris Henry yet another shot at salvaging his career. But he could have been talking about any of the dozen or so similarly bad actors to whom Brown has given second chances—or even his own rocky stewardship of the franchise he inherited nearly two decades ago and ran into the ground.“He has a chance now. He’s knows it’s his chance and he can blow it,” Brown said. “And if he does, it’s his fault.”Henry’s efforts to redeem his personal and professional lives ended tragically Thursday, a day after he fell out of the back of a pickup truck and suffered fatal head injuries during what police described as a domestic dispute with his fiancee in Charlotte, N.C.Though he had been sidelined for the remainder of the season with a broken forearm in early November, by almost every measure, Henry was making progress on both fronts—and his maturation was mirrored by the fortunes of the Bengals.A week ago, Cincinnati was poised to lock up the AFC North title and a playoff spot, something the club has managed just once since Brown took the helm from his father, the late Paul Brown, in 1991. But the Chargers beat the Bengals 27-24 on a last-second field goal Sunday, marking the second straight week they failed to clinch the division title.“Chris changed his life around when nobody thought he could,” Cincinnati tackle Andre Whitworth said afterward. “Nobody thought the Cincinnati Bengals could go from 2-14 to where we are now. We embodied that. He embodied us. He changed and we changed. That’s why he’s important to us.”Signs of how deeply Henry’s death touched his teammates were everywhere. Chad Ochocinco, a fellow receiver and close pal, carried Henry’s jersey onto the field before the game and fought back tears after. In between, early in the second quarter, he caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to give the Bengals a 10-7 lead, then dropped to his knees, put his right hand on his heart, looked up and said a few words in tribute to Henry.“Today I played with an extra set of hands, an extra set of legs and an extra heart,” Ochocinco said.“The more and more active I am, the easier it is to keep off my mind. On the flight home it’s going to bother me. At the funeral service it’s going to bother me. When it’s quiet and you have time to think,” he added, “it’s going to bother me.”How Henry’s death affects the Bengals from here on out remains to be seen. They had already dealt with the loss in October of Vikki Zimmer, the wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, and now most of the team will make an emotional trip Tuesday to attend Henry’s funeral in New Orleans. Among those expected to deliver eulogies is coach Marvin Lewis.Little more than a year ago, Lewis loudly voiced his displeasure with Brown’s decision to bring back Henry, who had been released by the team and suspended by the league after being arrested five times on a variety of charges in the preceding months.“A lot of times, Chris was very quiet and he let everybody speak for him. He turned the corner when he began to speak up himself and distance himself from the people that were dragging him down,” Lewis recalled recently. “Since last August we’ve seen pretty much a continual growth and a degree of responsibility, expanding his role here…quite an expansion of both football on the field and off the field.”Lewis had been approached in the past about doing “Hard Knocks,” but turned it down because he worried his team wasn’t mature enough to handle the distractions. What changed is that his veterans assumed a larger share of the leadership duties, and in much the same way that Henry demonstrated a willingness to put in the work that came with added responsibility, the rest of the squad began to fall in line.The change was marked enough that Brown, whose tightfisted and often-secretive front-office dealings were often lampooned in the media, approved the presence of cameras in camp. As much as anyone, he was proud of the changes that the Bengals and Henry, in particular, had made.“I don’t regret it,” Brown said late last week about giving Henry a second chance.And yes, it was challenging at times with him, but he was someone who we liked and thought could regroup, catch himself and restart his life. And to his credit, I think he did that.”Moving on without Henry won’t be easy. But as several of his teammates said about playing Sunday in San Diego, he wouldn’t have been satisfied with anything less. by Jim LitkeThere’s a moment early on in the HBO series “Hard Knocks” when reclusive Bengals owner Mike Brown goes a long way toward revealing why he gave film crews unfettered access to his team’s preseason preparations.
Hoop players have been busy working on their respective games prior to the High School Basketball season.So are the officials.The West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association is busy gearing up for another season on the hardwood with is inaugural meeting set for Tuesday in Castlegar.The place and time is Twin Rivers Elementary next to Stanley Humphries High School in Castlegar at 6:30 p.m.WKBOA president Dave Brewer will lead the meeting as the officials gear up for another season on the court.The meeting is open to anyone wishing to officiate in basketball in the West Kootenay.The WKBOA is in charge of officiating games from junior to senior from Kaslo in the north to Trail and Grand Forks in the south.For more information on the meeting or joining the WKBOA contact Brewer at 250-367-6369 or email at [email protected]@thenelsondaily.com
It’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs like playing at the NDCC Arena.If not this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season season would be off to a disastrous start as Nelson plays nine of its first 11 games in the Heritage City.The home stretch continues as the Leafs play host to Murdoch rivals Castlegar, Friday, and Spokane, Saturday in the first two games of a three-game set.However, these games are extra special for the Leafs as its Parent Weekend.“(Parent Weekend) is a great tradition in junior hockey,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.“It looks like (Leaf executive) has really thought this weekend out well and this should be a great opportunity for the parents to get here and see the kids, which I feel is just fantastic.”Nelson enters the weekend with a slim two-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks and three ahead of Saturday’s opponent, Spokane Braves.Sunday, Nelson completes the home-and-home series against Castlegar with an afternoon game in the Sunflower City. Rayce Miller continues to lead the Leafs in scoring with 10 points, one in front of surprising offensive defenceman Patrick Croome. Miller also leads the Leafs in goals scored with five.The Western Hockey League Prince Albert Raiders have been kind to the Leafs as the Tier I Junior A club has sent two prospects to sharpen their skills with in the KIJHL.Cody Paivarinta was the first to get send to Nelson.Earlier this weekend, GM Bruno Campese re-assigned 16-year-old left winger Dylan Williamson to Nelson.Williamson is in Nelson but paperwork has slowed the process for the Calgary native to play with the Leafs.Allowing four goals last weekend moved Nelson netminder Brett Soles up the goalie leader board and into third spot.Soles, who came to Nelson from the Saskatchewan Junior League, has a .921 save percentage and a 2.11 goals against average.Alex Kong of Summerland leads the goalies with a 1.71 GAA.After Saturday’s tilt, Nelson plays five straight games, including Sunday in Castlegar, on the road.Saturday at the Leafs game is set aside for Bra’s in the Barn night.
LA Guestlist featured the Royal Ascot Party, “A Day at the Races” in Santa Anita Park’s Chandelier Room this past Saturday.‘The Stronach Group, with owner Belinda Stronach, in partnership with John Terzian and The h.wood Group, co-hosted the VIP Party, ‘A Day at The Races’ in Honor of Royal Ascot, in The Chandelier Room, at Santa Anita Park last Saturday, June 18th, 2016. The reception reintroduced the next generation back to the sport with a premier concept event that showcased a modernized and revitalized take on the sport of horse racing and Santa Anita Park, as the luxury destination of choice for young LA for food, fashion and entertainment.’LA Guestlist highlights the frenetic cultural explosion at the forefront of “TRENDING” in the United States. Both a Social Media and Public Relations platform through which participants can promote their venues, LA Guestlist followers have access to the most relevant events taking place in the greater Los Angeles area.See more photos via LAguestlist.com.
Story Links Rio Rematches Fields Print Friendly Version Rio Rematches Start List DES MOINES, Iowa – Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, has announced the finalized fields for the Rio Olympic Rematch events at the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The final fields include the addition of Urbandale, Iowa, native and current Missouri standout Karissa Schweizer to the women’s 1,500 meters.Schweizer will race against a pair of Iowa Olympians in 2016 bronze medalist Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan as part of a field that includes six Olympians.The Rio Olympic Rematch events now feature 68 Olympians that have won a total of 30 Olympic medals. Those events begin Friday at 5:45 p.m. with the women’s pole vault. Seven total Rio Olympic Rematch events will be staged on Friday as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Drake Relays followed by seven more on Saturday.Boldon also announced that Purdue’s Devynne Charlton, a Bahamian national, has been added to the women’s 100-meter hurdles field. There she will face world record holder Keni Harrison, Olympic bronze medalist Kristi Castlin and two-time Olympic medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson.”One of the exciting features of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee is that our fans get the unique opportunity to see the future stars of the sport compete alongside the world’s best right here in Des Moines,” Boldon said. “Devynne Charlton is an exciting addition to a world-class 100-meter hurdles field and Karissa has earned the opportunity to compete alongside fellow Iowans Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan. They are rising stars in the sport and we’re thrilled to give our fans the chance to see them compete on a big stage.”
Updated: 15.40pmSchools all across Donegal were brimming with emotion this Tuesday morning as the Leaving Certificate results were released.It’s a momentous day for the 2,179 students and adult learners who are finding out how they did in their end of year exams. The opening of those iconic brown envelopes is a moment that stands out in many students’ educational journeys.Here are some of the celebrations around the county:Coláiste AilighColáiste Ailigh Letterkenny student Aisling Ní Fhearáin was congratulated by her Principal, Micheál Ó Giobúin on attaining 625 points in her Leaving certificate. Aisling intends to study Economics and Finance in UCD.This year’s class attained the best set of results since the school was established in 2000 with over 34% of the students receiving 500 points or more. The Príomhoide, Micheál Ó Giobúin congratulated all the students on their results and acknowledged the support they received from their teachers and parents. Micheál Ó Giobúin congratulating Aisling Ní Fhearáin on her Leaving Cert results with her proud parents Dara and Anthony and her brother Donal.Scoil Mhuire BuncranaNorthwest Newspix was at Scoil Mhuire Buncrana this morning to capture the excitement with students and their principal Ms Rosaleen Grant.Ciara Kelly, Ariana Sweeney and Ciara McLaughlin were all delighted with their results!Ciara Kelly, Ariana Sweeney and Ciara McLaughlin celebrate their Leaving Cert results with Scoil Mhuire Principal Rosaleen Grant. (North West Newspix)Ciara Kelly, Ciara McLaughlin and Ariana Sweeney celebrate their Leaving Cert results at Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana (North West Newspix)Crana College, BuncranaThere was great excitement, lots of nervous energy and tears of joy and relief this morning at Crana College.Principal Kevin Cooley said: “I am extremely pleased and proud of the achievements of this year’s Leaving Certificate students, not to mention the hard work of their teachers, and the support of their parents.“There are many excellent performances among our high achievers, several students have scored 500 points or more with Stephen Timlin achieving 601 points. I am equally proud of students who stuck with it and worked hard in a subject that they found difficult and succeeded, with the support of their teachers, in passing that subject. These are wonderful achievements and I congratulate everyone involved. Mr Cooley added: “The most important thing for students today is to remain calm, not to panic or feel depressed or to compare results unfavourably with others. It is very important to remain optimistic over the coming weeks as offers for Third Level are processed and places become available. I am confident that there will be options for everyone so long as they are persistent, patient and flexible. The CAO will publish their first round offers on Thursday 15th August at 2pm and guidance will be available in Crana College on Friday morning.“For now, it is important that students enjoy the moment, celebrate their success wisely and safely and look forward to the next stage of their career.”Leaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Crana CollegeDeele College, RaphoePrincipal Joe Boyle, Deputy Principal Danny McFadden and staff threw a morning results party for students collecting their results at Deele College. Student and parents were invited to enjoy tea and cake as they added up their achievements.Leaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeLeaving Cert Results Day 2019 at Deele CollegeMulroy College, MilfordThe students and staff of Mulroy College in Milford welcomed a special guest today as Minister of Education and Skills Joe Mc Hugh TD called in to join their results celebrations. Mulroy College was a hive of excitement this morning with students achieving great success in both the Leaving Certificate Programme and the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme.There were tears of joy and a real atmosphere of excitement and success with everyone.Minister Joe McHugh with Principal Fiona Temple celebrating Leaving Cert Results day with students at Mulroy CollegeLeaving Cert Results day at Mulroy CollegeMinister Joe McHugh with Principal Fiona Temple celebrating Leaving Cert Results day with students at Mulroy CollegeMinister Mc Hugh spoke with students, parents and staff, congratulating them on their achievements and hearing from them exactly what it was like to go through the process of the Leaving Certificate.Principal Ms Temple added: “It has been another very successful year for our students, they have achieved great results and will continue on their road in education. Many will join LYIT and enter into the various courses and great opportunities there, some will travel further but all will find a place and a pathway to lead them onto their next stage in life.“We as a school are very proud of them and I as Principal am very proud of the staff that have lead them on this journey.“We wish them all well and would also like to thank Minister Mc Hugh for taking time out of his very busy schedule to be with us here today.”See all the photos from the memorable morning at Mulroy College here: Loreto Community School, MilfordIt was a happy morning as the Leaving Cert class of 2019 were treated to some cake and sweets as they received their results. The staff team were on hand to support and celebrate with the students.Results Day in Loreto Community SchoolResults Day in Loreto Community SchoolResults Day in Loreto Community SchoolResults Day in Loreto Community SchoolResults Day in Loreto Community SchoolResults Day in Loreto Community SchoolLoreto Community SchoolLoreto Community School, MilfordLoreto Community SchoolDo you have photos from your school’s Leaving Cert results morning? Send them in to [email protected] for our Picture Special.Jumping for joy! Leaving Cert results day around Donegal – Picture Special was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Leaving Certificatepicture specialResultsScoil Mhuire Buncrana
One living fossil and one dead fossil strain the credibility of evolutionary dates and mechanisms.Cuttlefish melanin: PhysOrg reported on intact melanin from the ink sac of a Jurassic-era cuttlefish (see also 8/20/02, 5/21/12) . The spectrum of the melanin matches that from a living specimen. The article did not question why an organic substance would be expected to survive for 160 million years. It just assumed that it did, and launched into a speculation: “Because melanin survives so long, an analysis of the melanin from old cancerous tissue samples could give researchers a useful tool for predicting the spread of melanoma skin cancer in humans.”Israeli frog: The Hula painted frog (no, it does not use a Hula-Hoop), feared extinct 60 years ago, has been rediscovered in Israel, reported the BBC News and National Geographic. Thought to be a casualty of the draining of wetlands in the Hula Valley in northern Israel, this strange-looking brown amphibian with white spots on its belly caused a stir of excitement when a frog, a kind of “idol of Israel” was found alive two years ago. Thirteen more have since been seen, leading to estimates of a couple of hundred remaining alive.That’s good news, but not the only point of interest: it’s also a “living fossil.” According to the evolutionary timeline, members of the Latonia group of frogs didn’t learn to keep evolving. National Geographic commented, “the Hula painted frog is considered a rare example of a so-called living fossil, an organism that has retained the same form over millions of years and that has few or no living relatives.” The BBC article said, “These frogs were once widespread throughout Europe for millions of years, but all apart from the Hula painted frog died out about 15,000 years ago.” That would appear to make this frog a member of “Lazarus taxa,” groups thought extinct long ago only to be found alive and well today.National Geographic erred by claiming that “Only about a dozen other ‘living fossils’ are known, the most famous of which may be the coelacanth, an ancient fish that can trace its ancestry back to the days of the dinosaurs.” As explained on CMI, Dr. Carl Werner has documented hundreds of them. Not only that, Dr. Werner has documented 432 mammal fossils (100 of them complete skeletons) in Cretaceous strata—almost as many species as dinosaurs. He has also found representatives of modern plants, crustaceans and insects in dinosaur rocks, as his video explains. Yet in 60 museums he visited, not a single one displayed a complete Cretaceous mammal fossil, or any modern animal or plant displayed with the dinosaurs.We agree with what Dr. Werner said in the CMI article:For example, if a scientist believes in evolution and sees fossils that look like modern organisms at the dinosaur digs, he/she might invent an hypothesis to ‘explain’ living fossils this way: ‘Yes I believe that animals have changed greatly over time (evolution), but some animals and plants were so well adapted to the environment that they did not need to change. So I am not bothered at all by living fossils.’ This added hypothesis says that some animals did not evolve. But if a theory can be so flexible, adding hypotheses that predict the opposite of your main theory, one could never disprove the theory. The theory then becomes unsinkable, and an unsinkable theory is not science. (Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0