Sub-varsity football: Haughton, Parkway, Bossier get wins

first_imgHaughton, Parkway and Bossier posted sub-varsity football victories on Monday.In freshman action, Haughton defeated Southwood 20-0 at Southwood to improve to 4-0. In junior varsity action, Parkway downed Byrd 21-8 at Preston Crownover Stadium and Bossier dropped Woodlawn 26-12 at Bossier.At Southwood, Tristan Sweeney, Keyshawn Davis and CJ McWilliams scored touchdowns in Haughton’s victory.Sweeney scored on a 14-yard run, and McWilliams went in from 10 yards out. Davis returned an interception 80 yards.McWilliams also forced a safety. Dillion Frazier led the defense with five tackles.At Parkway, Amani Larry scored on an 8-yard run and threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Kobe Gill. Alijah Barnett scored on a 17-yard run. Codie Bickel recovered a fumble.At Bossier, Isaiah Wallace scored two rushing touchdowns, and Jacoby Decker had one. Reginald Burns returned an interception for a touchdown. The Bearkats led 26-0 at the half.Defensive standouts included Burns, Michael Green and Joe Robinson.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Colors clash at Pattaya school sports day

first_imgIn the blue ribbon 100m race, 15 year old Surasak Songsei sprinted to victory ahead of runner up Nathachai Panphrom and third placed Jensak Makpim.  Other notable performances saw 12 year old Thonasak Pala from the Green team take victory in the swimming pool while Singh Wangweng of the Blues finished close behind in second.All the winners and runners up of the events held during the day received medals and certificates to mark their achievements.A race for the line in the girls sprint event.The Blue team cheerleading squad prepare to perform their routine. Pattaya School No. 11 held a sports day on March 13 under the watchful eye of deputy mayor Wattana Janthaworanan, who also doubles up as president of a local youth swimming club. The competition was held between four teams dressed in blue, green, pink and purple colors and individual events were subdivided depending on whether it was junior or senior students taking part.Deputy mayor Wattana Janthaworanan presents medals and certificates to young athletes at the Pattaya School No. 11 Sports Day.last_img read more

Positive Outlook

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON PERHAPS Tony Fitgzerald has been able to guide the marginalised – those without opportunity – so effectively…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway Triathlon Club – Supporting the Community

first_imgGalway Triathlon Club (GTC) recently held another successful Aquathon Series which involved six weekly 750m Swim and 5km run events. In total, over 70 members from GTC, Predator Tri Club and Tri Sport took part. As part of engaging with the community, GTC agreed that any funds generated through the Aquathon Series fee would be donated to support the Octopus Swimming Club.Octopus Swimming Club, which was founded in 1981 and based in Kilcornan, Galway, is no ordinary swimming club. It operates using the ‘Halliwick’ concept, which is suitable for all and is particularly suited to people with disabilities – be it spinal cord, amputee, head injury, stroke, spina-bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, visual impairment and also people who are fearful of water – to become “water free”.Mary Arrigan, the founder, explains that “If somebody is in a wheelchair all day, it is great to see their reaction when you put them in water and see their body move and be free. When they start, we teach them to become balanced in the water and to have good breath control so they become relaxed. And when somebody is completely relaxed, they can float and eventually they can move and swim.” The club, which has over forty members ranging in age from 8 to 74 are extremely grateful of the support from Galway Triathlon Club.The Galway Triathlon Committee identified the connection between the clubs with both clubs promoting physical activity through a strong emphasis on swimming, and also social connections. Like GTC members, the members of the Octopus Swimming Club are extremely positive and determined in taking on new challenges.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pictured is David Kennedy (Octopus Swimming Club) receiving the donation from Karl Prendergast (Galway Tri Club Committee). Also included are Fiona Donovan (GTC and Octopus Swimming Club), Breda Burke (Octopus Swimming Club) and Mary Arrigan-Langan (Octopus Swimming Club Founder).last_img read more

Irish Women’s Hockey Team qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

first_imgWilson, Duke and Colvin started off strong in the second quarter to get things going, however, Duke was on the receiving end of a Green Card shortly after. Canada appeared to have more chances throughout the second quarter, however, none prevailed. A bounce over Mullan’s stick skimmed the back of it before she circled it expertly around her opponent and found a Canadian foot. The awarding penalty corner awarded to Ireland was overturned by the video umpire for a back-stick. The sides were level from the previous night when they met in Energia Park this evening. Ireland the more dominant on night one of the doubleheader threatened from the start, with the opening chance of the game coming from Anna O’Flanagan, unfortunately going wide. Canada came back with a penalty corner at 7 minutes. McFerran saved and a scramble ensued, with Mullan pushing the rebound out of the circle to be taken back up the pitch. Hawkshaw was solid up near Canada circle, with Tice strong in defence later in Q1 when Canada threatened 13 minutes in. The sides remained level in the first quarter with neither team adding to the scoreboard. Canada failed to convert a huge chance in the thirdquarter to put themselves on the scoreboard. A penalty corner for Irelandfailed to convert in the final quarter, and the sides remained level going intothe final minute. Canada were awarded two consecutive penalty corners in thefinal minute of the game. The final hooter went with level sides still. Apenalty shoot-out was to decide the fate of both teams. The Penalty shoot-out saw Ireland down 3 – 1 at one point. However, the team held their nerve with Bethany Barr bringing them back up to 3 – 2 down. Chloe Watkins brought the equaliser and Canada’s Johnston was denied by McFerran, taking them to sudden death. The packed house in Energia Park held its breath. Roisin Upton slipped by Williams and put the ballacross the line for Ireland, surviving a video referral. Woodcroft failed totake her shot before the 8 seconds were up, and Ireland secured their ticket toTokyo. The first Irish Women’s Hockey team to do so ever.Ireland: A McFerran, R Upton, K Mullan, S McCay, LTice, B Barr, C Watkins, L Colvin, N Daly, A O’Flanagan, Z WilsonSubs: S Barr, N Evans, G Pinder, H Matthews, SHawkshaw, D Duke, L MurphyCanada: K Williams, K Wright, D Hennig, R Donohoe, KJohansen, N Aourissea, S McManus, A Woodcroft, B Stairs, S Johnston, SNorlanderSubs: A Lee, E Wong, K Leahy, H Haughn, N Woodcroft,M Secco, R HarrisUmpires: Y Makar (CRO), M Meister (GER)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Ireland’s Roisin Upton celebrates with fans after Ireland’s win over Canada last night.Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacylast_img read more

My First #SHRMLead Experience!

first_imgMy next session was with Karlyn Borysenko on tapping into your unique leadership style. She started with going over how you can be a leader no matter what your title is! Creating a vision, gaining buy-in, executing in stages and building momentum, etc. I learned so much! Then she went into different leadership styles based on the DiSC profiles and how you should really understand your style, and your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to leading those with other styles. There is no “right” leadership style, and we should all be mindful and aware of our styles and how we can adapt.The final session of the day was with Val Grubb on moving from tactical thinker to strategic leader. This was really helpful for someone with my level of experience. I know I’m a great executor. I love checking things off of my to-do list. Val shared attributes of strategic HR leaders such as being willing to take risks, being forward thinking, making plans to track deadlines and prioritize how to get there. Being forward thinking, and thinking long-term was something I hadn’t thought much about. She gave us actionable “homework” assignments such as do you know how people directly impact financial performance? Are you keeping up with industry trends? Do you know your company’s 5 to 10 year goals and what you can start doing now to get there?Seeing my blogger friends again, Carlos and Jazmine (and Mary of course!) was the highlight of the trip. Conferences are more fun with friends! I always felt apart of something bigger and it was fun to catch up in between sessions on what we learned and what we were excited about. Can’t wait to see you all again in Vegas for #SHRM19, but hopefully sooner!  If you have any questions about the conference or interested in more information on the sessions I attended, please reach out to me!Originally published on Claire Petrie blog. All I can say is… 2018 has been my year! Before this year, I had only been to company conferences. Between #SHRM18 and #SHRMlead, my perspective on networking and professional development has completely changed. I’ve been missing out on so much all of these years!My first #SHRMLead experience was a great one. This year the conference was October 2-3 at the Sheraton Boston. It was interesting having #SHRM18 as my first conference, because it set the bar and expectations high! #SHRMLead was so nice because it was smaller and more laid back. I just assumed that all conferences were like #SHRM18 since that was my first one! There are definitely pros and cons to both big and small conferences. What I loved about #SHRMLead was that there was more time for intimate conversations and networking. For lunch on Tuesday, we were grouped by industry. I was at a great table of eight other HR pros in manufacturing where we discussed recruiting and retention struggles and ideas. We used LinkedIn’s “find nearby” feature at our table so we could all connect and continue the conversation after the conference. On Tuesday night, there was an awesome happy hour which I talk more about below. Read on!Day 1On Day 1, I wasn’t really sure what to expect! I was seeing four speakers who I had not been familiar with in the past – Claire Shipman (keynote), Heather Christie, Olivia Fox Cabane (keynote) and Michael Lyons. I quickly realized that I was in the right place. Whether you’re a new or more experienced leader, I think we all need to be inspired and reminded of what makes leaders great!As a relatively new leader, I was excited to chose my sessions and learn more about more strategic topics such as coaching and facilitating. Heather Christie talked about her 7 step coaching model, which was all new information for me. Her main theme was how to get people from off the court (blaming, excuses, negativity) to on the court (personal accountability. Reminded me of Cy Wakeman a little bit – no drama and  no ego!) by being a coach!Michael Lyons presented on “connecting the dots” and how to grow your career. These dots consisted of leadership skills, continuing education, values, career plan, time management, passion, communication, etc. and incorporating all of them into your leadership style and how you define success.After the sessions for the day, I was fortunate enough to meet up with Callie Zipple, Field Services Director for SHRM to record TWO episodes for the HonestHR podcast! Twitter brought us together through a mutual friend Drew Cherry, and it was great to meet her for the first time in person and do the podcast! (You can always find all episodes of the podcast here) We talked about building credibility as a young professional and the war for talent.After recording the episodes, we went back down to the conference area and joined most of the other staff, attendees and speakers for a happy hour. It was the size happy hour I was used to! Easy to navigate around the room, and people were chatting in small groups of 4 to 5. It was easy and stress-free to join into another group and introduce yourself. Everyone I said hi to for the first time seemed excited to see me, and this was a great feeling. The speakers were floating around as well introducing themselves, and it was so nice to have conversations with them and get to know them better!Day 2I knew Day 2 was going to be a great day because I knew all of the speakers already for the concurrent sessions I was attending! Plus Phil Jones was an engaging keynote and taught us the magic of word choices when trying to influence people to take action and move through change.I started my day at “Facilitating for Results” with Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks. I had reached out to Angelina to do a pre-conference blog post (you can read it here!) and she got back to me right away and was excited to promote her session. Because we did the blog post, she recognized me at happy hour the night before and came over to say hi! I was so excited that a speaker was coming over to chat with me. Angelina is a great presenter and has a lot of energy. Her session taught me to think differently about training and facilitating – what is the outcome of this training?  Who’s the best person to deliver it? Should the speaker or attendees be doing most of the talking?last_img read more

China’s dark matter space probe detects tantalizing signal

first_img China’s dark matter space probe detects tantalizing signal The remains of Kepler’s supernova, as seen in a composite image produced by NASA. As part of the hunt for dark matter, China’s Dark Matter Particle Explorer mission tracked particles related to cosmic rays produced by supernovae.  NASA A long-standing challenge in physics has been finding evidence for dark matter, the stuff presumed to make up a substantial chunk of the mass of the universe. Its existence seems to be responsible for the structure of the universe and the formation and evolution of galaxies. But physicists have yet to observe this mysterious material.Results reported today by a China-led space science mission provide a tantalizing hint—but not firm evidence—for dark matter. Perhaps more significantly, the first observational data produced by China’s first mission dedicated to astrophysics shows that the country is set to become a force in space science, says David Spergel, an astrophysicist at Princeton University. China is now “making significant contributions to astrophysics and space science,” he says.Physicists have inferred the existence of dark matter from its gravitational effect on visible matter. But it has never been observed. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)center_img China’s Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) was designed to try to fill that gap, by looking for an indirect decay signal of a hypothetical dark matter candidate called weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Researchers launched the spacecraft from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert, about 1600 kilometers west of Beijing, in December 2015. Its primary instrument—a stack of thin, crisscrossed detector strips—is tuned to observe the incoming direction, energy, and electric charge of the particles that make up cosmic rays, particularly electrons and positrons, the antimatter counterparts of electrons. Cosmic rays emanate from conventional astrophysical objects, like exploding supernovae in the galaxy. But if dark matter consists of WIMPs, these would occasionally annihilate each other and create electron-positron pairs, which might be detected as an excess over the expected abundance of particles from conventional objects. In its first 530 days of scientific observations, DAMPE detected 1.5 million cosmic ray electrons and positrons above a certain energy threshold. When researchers plot of the number of particles against their energy, they’d expect to see a smooth curve. But previous experiments have hinted at an anomalous break in the curve. Now, DAMPE has confirmed that deviation. “It may be evidence of dark matter,” but the break in the curve “may be from some other cosmic ray source,” says astrophysicist Chang Jin, who leads the collaboration at the Chinese Academy of Science’s (CAS’s) Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) in Nanjing. The DAMPE results appear online today in Nature.More data will be needed to confirm what DAMPE is possibly seeing. But there is good news on that front. “We expected a 3-year life for the satellite,” Chang says. But given the smooth functioning of the spacecraft and its instruments, “we now expect it to last 5 years,” he says. That will allow the satellite to record more than 10 billion cosmic ray events. Fan Yizhong, a mission astrophysicist also at PMO, adds that DAMPE’s observations will complement those of other space- and ground-based instruments to ultimately clarify whether there is a connection between the anomalous signals and dark matter annihilation. The DAMPE collaboration comprises four institutes under CAS, including the National Space Science Center in Beijing; also involved are the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, the University of Geneva, and Italian universities in Bari, Lecce, and Perugia. The satellite has been named Wukong, after the Monkey King character in the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West. DAMPE was also China’s first mission dedicated to astronomy and astrophysics, though it was joined in space in June by the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope, intended to observe x-ray and gamma ray emissions from black holes, neutron stars, active galactic nuclei, and other phenomena.Even if DAMPE’s data don’t resolve the dark matter riddle, Spergel says, “These measurements will inform our understanding of cosmic ray acceleration [and] will tell us about the physical processes in shocks around supernova and the physics of pulsars.” By Dennis NormileNov. 29, 2017 , 1:10 PMlast_img read more

Gerard Pique annoyed by Barcelona fans’ booing of coach Luis Enrique

first_imgBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has decried the fans who booed manager Luis Enrique and the players in Sunday’s laboured 2-1 home win over Leganes in La Liga as having a short-term memory.The game was Barca’s first since last week’s 4-0 humiliation at Paris Saint Germain in their Champions League last 16, first leg – the worst defeat of Luis Enrique’s coaching career.Pique, a World Cup winner in 2010 and European champion in 2012 with Spain, said at a promotional event on Monday that the players and supporters owe Luis Enrique a debt of gratitude for all the success he has brought since taking the helm in 2014.”When Luis Enrique arrived we were in the absolute shit,” Pique said. “I would like that we remember all the work he has done with us and all that he did during his time as a player. (Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta backs coach Luis Enrique after fans vent frustration)”I can’t understand the booing, the short-term memory.”It’s eight titles out of (a possible) 10 with this coach.”We are with him to the death.”Among the eight titles, Luis Enrique guided Barcelona to a La Liga, King’s Cup and Champions League treble in 2014-15. They retained the La Liga and King’s Cup titles last season.Barca have again reached the King’s Cup final, which will be played in May. (Barcelona searching for consistency in La Liga)”We still have options in the three competitions, although in the Champions League it’s very, very difficult,” Pique said.advertisementBarca will hope to become the first team to recover from a 4-0 first-leg deficit in Europe’s elite club competition to progress when they host PSG on March 8 at the Camp Nou.Meanwhile, Barcelona have work to do, according to Pique.”We need to recover our game,” he said. “We have been one-and-a-half months without playing the football that we’re accustomed to. It’s costing us more than usual. I’m certain the coach is in his office thinking about it.” (Neymar loses appeal, will stand trial for Barcelona transfer)Barca will fall four points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Wednesday if Zinedine Zidane’s team win one of their two games in hand when they play at Valencia.Pique is annoyed that supporters booed Barcelona when they needed a late Lionel Messi penalty to beat Leganes.”Barca is the club of my life and I know how things go,” he said. “I can understand the discontent but I’m not in agreement on how it’s manifested.”last_img read more

Gov’t to Undertake Feasibility Study for Pedro Plains Irrigation System

first_imgThe Government will be undertaking a feasibility study and preliminary design for expansion of the Pedro Plains Irrigation System in St. Elizabeth.Approximately $37,641,000 has been allocated for these and other works under the Feasibility Studies for the Government of Jamaica Public Investment Project.Details are provided in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.Works started in September 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2019.It is being undertaken through grant funding from the Government of France.last_img read more