South Haven â€“Â Creed 7, Pounds 3, Short 5, Ray 2, Carner 2. Totals 7 (1) 4-17 19. CALDWELL:Â S. Schmidt 12, K. Schmidt 1, Bardsley 12, R. Dvorak 2, Arnett 10. Argonia1371213â€”47 South Haven â€“Â Harris 9, Morrison 11, Turek 9, Tanner 2, Ray 6, Blaylock 10, Culp 2, Hawkins 6, Totals 19 (0) 17-38 55. South Barber 59 Caldwell 37Caldwell falls to 0-1 after falling behind 11-4 in the first quarter and 28-18 at the half. Caldwell 59 South Barber 56Halling scored 17 points to lift the Bluejays to a season opening win over South Barber. Argonia117117â€”36 Conway Springs â€”Â S. Echelberry 22, K. Jones 8, E. Ebenkamp 6, K. Hilger 3, J. Pauly 2, B. Akiu 2, A. Carter 2, S. Bellar 1 Udall 49 South Haven 19The Eagles are one of four teams that could win the SCBL. Udall holds South Haven to 9 points in final three quarters. Attica20131120â€”66 Udall21094â€”25 Attica 66 Argonia 47A bit of a surprise. Attica grabbed a 20-13 first quarter lead and never allowed Red Raiders any chance of a comeback. Udall â€“Â Hart 2, Poss 2, Tharp 4, Weber 4, Dobbs 11. Totals 8 (0) 9-21 25. South Haven 55 Udall 25Cardinals provided a preview on how good this team could be. Eight Lady Cardinals scored in this 30-point romp. ARGONIA:Â Wells 20, Koerner 10, Hemberger 2, Tracy 2, Swart 2. ATTICA:Â Newberry 20, Howell 17, McDaniel 8, Grigsby 4, Ricke 4, Deviney 2, Nemechek 1. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments South Haven10270â€”19 Conway1213814â€”47 Conway Springs â€”Â N. Barkley 16, G. Bellar 8, J. Dugan 8, M. Leddy 8, D. Murphy 7, J. Winter 2, Z. Barkley 2, D. Sones 1 Oxford 51 Fairfield 41Wildcats are 1-0. Oxford bus 0-1 – after mechanical breakdown during the trip to Fairfield.No stats were available at this writing.Girls:Conway Springs 47 Chaparral 14This game was over early with Conway Springs leading at halftime 27-9. Sara Eckelberry had 22. Chaparral â€”Â S. Nulik 18, G. Berry 7, C. Ginevri 6, S. Williams 4, D. Douglas 1, W. Schroeder 1 S. Barber121110185â€”56 Chaparral â€”Â H. Spicer 4, O. Adams 3, Blanchet 3, H. Clark 2, C. Dodgen 1, Bringer 1 Caldwell91214168â€”59 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Friday Sumner County and Thursday Wellington Middle School basketball results are as follows:Boys:Â Conway Springs 52 Chaparral 37The Bernie Pearson era got off to a good start with the Cardinals defeating Chaparral by 15. N. Barkley led the team with 16 points. Caldwell414811â€”37 Chaparral71398â€”37 WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL – THURSDAYEighth grade boys: A team: Wellington 45 Winfield 26Scoring: Joe Ybarra 14, Jacob Ewing 11, Grey Hatfield 7, Drake Hendrix 6, Andres Lara 2, DeAndre Washington 2, Chance Hamel 2, Caleb Reichenberger 1.B team: Winfield 31 Wellington 27Scoring: Chance Hamel 12, Jayden Burden 5, Matt Rinehart 4, Drake Hendrix 2, Julian Jimenez 2, Dakota Dray 1, Michael Ledbetter 1.Seventh grade boys: A team: Wellington 40 Winfield 7Scoring: Silas Popplewell 11, Zander Vargas 10, Blake Rausch 10, Austin Soles 4, Malachi Macias 2, John Long 2, Tyler Brown 1.B team: Wellington 26 Winfield 21Scoring: Travese 11, Zane Cornejo 6, Isaac Hilt 6, Quinton Redford 4.Eighth grade girls: A team: Wellington 24 Winfield 18Scoring: Jacelyn Buck 3, Adrienne Norris 8, Ellie Buresh 3, Brooke McCorkle 6, Chloe Wilson 4.B team: Wellington 12 Winfield 10Taryn Stoddard 3, Grace Rowley 2, Darian Blackburn 1, Camryn Ricke 2, Delaney Parkey 2.Seventh grade girls: A team: Wellington 35 Winfield 32Scoring: Lindsey Scheufler 23, Tori Lewellen 6, McKenna Jones 2, Kennedee Lara 2, Natalie Henning 2.Follow us on Twitter. SOUTH BARBER:Â Roberts 8, Hughbanks 6, Perez 7, Blick 21, Polson 3, Shaffer 6, Clark 8. Argonia â€“Â R. Fitch 4, F. Gaddie 19, M. Gaddie 7, Tracy 17. Totals 19 (6) 3-8 47. South Haven8201512â€”55 Chaparral5450â€”14 CALDWELL:Â Lee 8, Bruey 2, Halling 17, Ward 15, Kendrick 7, Wencel 10. Attica â€“Â Nemechek 4, Ricke 9, Newberry 8, Pinkston 8, Ramirez 21, Bohrer 16. Totals 27 (3) 9-12 66. Udall â€“Â Wilkey 3, Williams 12, Howdeshell 4, Loos 2, Weber 12, Welshans 12, Filtinberger 4. Totals 14 (3) 18-31 49. SOUTH BARBER:Â Allison 15, Doherty 3, Cantrell 12, Roberts 17, Anderson 5, Kimmell 4. Attica1514720â€”56 Attic 56 Argonia 36The battle of the Argonia-Attica Titan football players playing basketball Inter-squad scrimmage – or something like that. Attica rolls in this one. Newberry was the leading scorer for Attica with 20 points.Â Â Conway Springs12131116â€”52 South Barber11172110â€”59 Udall1416136â€”49
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Aaron McGlynn smashed the Irish record on his way to victory in the U16 All-Ireland 800m.Finn Valley AC athlete Aaron McGlynn has won the 800m All-Ireland U16 indoor title in sensational fashion.McGlynn is one of the brightest talents in the sport and is destined for a superb career in athletics.Not only did he win the All-Ireland title in style he SMASHED the IRISH record that previously stood over that distance at that age-group. McGlynn is also a superb soccer player and his manager Pat Ward took to his own Facebook timeline to express his delight at McGlynn’s achievements.Ward wrote, “Dungloe Town FC u16 player Aaron Mc Glynn has just won the All Ireland U16 indoor 800m title in a new Irish record of 1.58.03.“A fantastic achievement from Aaron.Congratulations from everybody at Dungloe Town FC. 🙂 ATHLETICS: AARON MCGLYNN WINS NATIONAL TITLE AND SETS NEW IRISH RECORD was last modified: March 28th, 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:Aaron McGlynnathleticsFinn Valley ACnewsSport
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says he is relishing the prospect of taking his side to Anfield.Relegated Rangers will be the visitors for Jamie Carragher’s final match before the Reds stalwart retires.It will also mark the end of a dismal season for the R’s, who are heading back to the Championship after two years in the top flight.“There’s no better place to play than Anfield. It’s the best atmosphere anywhere,” said Redknapp.“When that crowd sing [You’ll Never Walk Alone] before a game it’s a fantastic place.“And it’s Carragher’s last game, so it’s a good game to play in and the players can test themselves against good players.“It’s a fantastic football club with probably the most knowledgeable fans in the country. It’s a great club with great tradition.”See also:QPR players plan Carragher 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
South African wine, already sought-afteraround the world, is set to conquer theChinese market.(Image: Franschhoek Wine Route)MEDIA CONTACTS • Liné SmitBrand manager, Leopard’s Leap Wines+27 21 876 8843 or +27 21 876 4156RELATED ARTICLES• Wine route celebrates 40 years• Soweto wine fest set for record crowd• Hermanus wine route re-launched• Festival to showcase Franschhoek• SA’s first wine tourism exhibitionShamin ChibbaSouth African wine exports to China are set to increase by at least 71% this year through the dynamism of a winery in what is undoubtedly one of the country’s most famous wining towns – Franschhoek in the Western Cape.Leopard’s Leap Wines has partnered with Yangzhou Perfect – a subsidiary of organic products company Perfect China – to produce and distribute L’Huguenot, a new brand that was specifically created for the Chinese market.According to Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg, the son-in-law of the late billionaire and conservationist Anton Rupert, 2.8-million bottles are destined for the Far East nation. This is more than half the number of units the entire South African wine industry ships there annually – currently, the industry exports 3.9-million bottles in total.The joint venture, aptly named Perfect Wines of South Africa, will see Leopard’s Leap holding a 49% stake, with the rest held by Yangzhou Perfect.With more than 5 000 outlets around the country, Perfect China’s turnover is in the region of US$1.9-billion.Biggest single shipment of wineThe first shipment in October 2011 consisted of 1.3-million bottles, packed into 106 containers. It was the largest consignment of wine ever from South Africa and the biggest China had ever received.According to Koegelenberg, the product was very well received, with approximately 400 000 bottles sold in the first ten days.Perfect China’s president, Woo Swee Lian, was satisfied with the market response, saying that more top quality wine from South Africa will soon be on offer in China.Woo announced at a year-end function of his company that he expects 15% of company turnover to come from wine sales.Koegelenberg added that another shipment of 1.5-million bottles is set to leave for China later in 2011, bringing the total so far to a whopping 2.8-million.Varietals to complement Chinese cuisineNamed after 17th century French Protestants who sought refuge from persecution in Franschhoek, L’Huguenot will be available in varietals that include Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and a red blend of Pinotage and Shiraz.Koegelenberg said the reason these varietals were chosen was because it complements Chinese cuisine.“If you want Chinese people to drink your wine, it must go with their food. The Chenin Blanc and the Shiraz, the latter being spicy in itself, goes well with their spicy food,” he noted.Partnership based on trust and respectKoegelenberg’s friendship with Woo began when they met five years ago. However, the idea to start a wine venture was spawned only at the beginning of 2011.“His family came to visit us in South Africa. One evening he said he liked our philosophy and suggested we start a wine business,” said Koegelenberg.Woo believes that since the joint venture is based on the respect and trust between two families, it will be a strong partnership.“When I saw the commitment of La Motte and Leopard’s Leap with their social responsibility, I knew that we have a lot in common as it is also the philosophy of Perfect China,” he said.The two subsequently formed Perfect Wines of South Africa and came up with the L’Huguenot concept.Selling Leopard’s Leap to the worldIn just 12 years since the establishment of Leopard’s Leap, Koegelenberg has entered into eight wine markets worldwide including parts of Europe, the US, the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.Leopard’s Leap also opened an exclusive wine shop in Hanoi.“When I started Leopard’s Leap I focused on world distribution,” said Koegelenberg.In February this year, Koegelenberg signed a memorandum of understanding with Tsinghua University’s CEO Wine Club in China, ensuring La Motte and Leopard’s Leap will be the South African base for the club, which will import the wines.The company will re-establish itself in the US after its first venture five years ago ended when the global financial crisis began.
23 June 2014 The remains of exiled writer and journalist Nat Nakasa are to be repatriated from the United States for reburial at his home in South Africa, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced during the annual Nat Nakasa Awards for Bravery in Journalism in Cape Town on Friday. “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud to inform you that we have now obtained permission to exhume and repatriate Nat Nakasa’s mortal remains back to home soil,” Mthethwa said. “The Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester, issued a court order granting us permission a few weeks ago. “This momentous occasion happens exactly fifty years since Nakasa left South Africa, and on the twentieth anniversary of our freedom and democracy.” Nathaniel Ndazana Nakasa, better known as Nat Nakasa, was a South African short story writer and journalist. He was born in Durban in 1937 but moved to Johannesburg to work as a journalist for Drum magazine. He also worked for the Golden City Post and was the first black journalist to work at the Rand Daily Mail, where he provided a black perspective for the newspaper’s predominantly white readership. He was awarded a Nieman Fellowship in 1964 to study journalism at Harvard College in the US. However, the apartheid government rejected his application for a passport. As a result, he was forced to leave South Africa on an exit permit, which meant that he could not return. Nakasa soon found that racism existed in America as well, albeit in a more subtle form. He did not like New York and soon moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he spent his time at Harvard steeped in the sombre business of education. His death by suicide was an apartheid tragedy, and a tragedy of exile. He wrote articles for several newspapers after leaving Harvard, appeared in the television film The Fruit of Fear and was planning to write a biography of Miriam Makeba. But two days before his death, he told a friend: “I can’t laugh any more, and when I can’t laugh, I can’t write.” As it was not possible to bring his body home, he was buried at the Ferncliff cemetery in upstate New York. Also speaking at Friday’s awards ceremony, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said Nakasa was more than a reporter and a storyteller. “He was an activist, intellectual and opinion maker – one of those few individuals of whom could be said that without him, we would have been infinitely poorer.” Ramaphosa said the repatriation of Nakasa’s mortal remains to South Africa would stand as a victory over those who had denied him the right to return to the land of his birth. “It is a defeat for those who sought to turn Nakasa, like the majority of his people, into temporary sojourners in the country of their birth. Finally, his soul will rest in his ancestral land.” Ramaphosa said journalists should remember Nakasa by pausing and reflecting on the role of the media in the new South Africa that was achieved in 1994. “We need to do this so that we can consider where we will be or desire to be tomorrow. As a society, we expect many things of the media … but at its most basic, we ask you to communicate the story of South Africa and its people.” The media needed to tell stories that were good and also tell stories that were “difficult, painful and troublesome”, Ramaphosa said. Journalists should write of the experience of a woman who had been freed from the burden of collecting firewood because she now had electricity. “Tell us how this has enabled them to go out and find work, and how their lives have improved. But also be the voice of many people who have not yet had such opportunities.” Minister Mthethwa said the South African and US authorities were still finalising the logistics for Nakasa’s remains to be returned to SA. He said plans were being made to rebury Nakasa in Heroes’ Acre in Chesterville, Duban, adding that the reburial date would be announced at a later stage. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email features Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Read more Reuse this content When Kapil Dev hit 175 and inspired India to their first Cricket World Cup Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Surrey Cricket Ball one: Somerset crush champions Surrey Somerset made Surrey feel like they were playing the 2018 version of themselves, as they won their fourth match of the season going 15 points clear at the top of Division One and threatening a second consecutive Champo procession. When they needed a batsman to stand up and make a score in the first innings, George Bartlett’s four-and-a-half-hour 137 proved more than double that scored by any other player in the match. The Overton twins then shared eight wickets in Surrey’s first dig and Jack Brooks knocked over five of the top six second time around. Jack Leach didn’t take a wicket and Lewis Gregory didn’t even play. Somerset have many ways to win matches just now – and Surrey can’t find one.Ball two: Loan star Bess enjoying his Yorkshire sojourn Somerset Topics 99.94 cricket blog Yorkshire County Championship Division One County Championship Division Two With Hampshire enjoying a week off, Yorkshire played Essex for the right to scramble closer to the second-place team, but a rain-affected draw did neither side any favours. Dom Bess, who a year ago this week was playing for England, made 91 not out and delivered impressive figures of 26–11–45–3 – exactly the kind of performance and Yorkshire were looking for when his loan move went through. Like another spinner picked very young for England a generation ago (Chris Schofield), Bess might be a rather better batsman than bowler, which won’t do much for his England hopes, but might get him back in the Somerset side (as an all-rounder) even if Jack Leach is not selected for the Ashes Tests.Ball three: Duckett keeps Nottinghamshire’s heads above waterNottinghamshire, vying with Surrey for the “most disappointing season to date” title, must have feared the worse when they were shot out for 97 by Warwickshire, allowing captain Jeetan Patel, who had enjoyed himself with figures of 13.4–7–16–6, to demand his right to have another go straight away. When the Kiwi bagged opener Ben Slater in the ninth over, nobody would have been surprised to see Notts collapse like the Tory vote in the European elections. But the mercurial Ben Duckett, who has barely scored a run since April, and the veteran Chris Nash, dug in and ground out a stand of 199. Despite Patel’s second consecutive Championship ten-fer, Notts scraped a draw, but stay anchored to the foot of the table, Warwickshire the team nearest to them.Ball four: Paul Horton returns to Liverpool in styleLiverpool doesn’t produce many cricketers (only Ken Cranston has played for England, though er… Michael Clarke played over 100 Tests for Australia), but Paul Horton brought his Leicestershire side to the city in which he grew up and got away with a draw after following-on. Lancashire’s all-rounders/bowlers who bat got the home side up to 449, with a century for Liam Livingstone, fifties for Steven Croft and Tom Bailey and Josh “Hamilton” Bohannon left marooned two short of a maiden century. But Horton had a couple of his own bowlers who are handy with the bat to call upon, and the splendidly named D Klein (Dieter, since you ask) and Callum Parkinson amassed 119 for the eighth wicket in the first innings, setting up a fourth day 98 overs blockathon (which included 38 maidens) before hands were shaken. Lanky stay top. Nottinghamshire Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Share on Pinterest Read more Ball five: Billy do be a heroWhile Billy Root’s brother was facing a white ball, Billy himself made 229 as Glamorgan crushed Northamptonshire by an innings and plenty. The younger brother never really established himself at Nottinghamshire (though they could do with him now) so dropped and division and moved West for game time and a chance to step out of a long shadow. Since he now has a 113 not out, a 98 and this double ton for his adopted county, the move can probably already be accounted a success. Many county cricket fans will be pleased with that.Ball six: England watchDominic Sibley is another player who moved counties for game time, leaving Surrey, where his teenage 242, making him the second youngest English double-centurion (behind WG Grace, natch), weighed heavily around his neck. Sibley has 426 runs opening for Warwickshire this season, his latest effort 87 stretched over 95 overs. With England not short of strokemakers down the order, that might be the kind of stickiness Ed Smith is looking for up top and, at 23, Sibley is also one for the future if given his chance.• This article appeared first on The 99.94 Cricket Blog• Follow Gary Naylor on Twitter Share on Messenger
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ajax defender Blind on Chelsea defeat: It was a 0-0 gameby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Daley Blind says they have themselves to blame for defeat to Chelsea.Chelsea won the Champions League tie 1-0 thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s goal. “We were sloppy at times and we can blame ourselves for that, we have to improve that,” Blind told Ajax TV. “Normally we are stronger than that, but not today. We sometimes know it. If someone plays a bad ball, he does not do it on purpose. We want to do it as well as possible, but sometimes this type of competition is tough. “Then it comes to a struggle and we certainly did, we didn’t make it easy for them. They’re just a top team.”He added: “It was a 0-0 match, both teams didn’t really create great opportunities in the second half. I think that would have been more appropriate.”
The Government has raised benefits under the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) by 30 per cent. PATH is the Government’s flagship social intervention initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits by way of cash grants to the most needy and vulnerable in the society. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the increase will also move the base benefit from $400 to $600 per child each month. Story Highlights The Government has raised benefits under the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) by 30 per cent.This follows Cabinet’s approval of increases in the 2017/18 benefit rates, which came into effect on June 1.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the increase will also move the base benefit from $400 to $600 per child each month.He was speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday (June 28).Senator Reid informed that a revised graduation strategy is to be implemented for PATH, which will require reapplication, and the replacement of mass recertification.The graduation strategy targets PATH beneficiaries, who are deemed able to sustain themselves and can therefore exit the programme.Additionally, starting in 2017, PATH families will be required to reapply after three and a half years of participation.Persons eligible for the programme after recertification will continue to receive cash grants.PATH is the Government’s flagship social intervention initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits by way of cash grants to the most needy and vulnerable in the society.
This fall, Swedish jewelry designer Efva Attling will collaborate with Yoko Ono to benefit Doctors Without Borders, a cause that Yoko Ono has been a strong supporter of throughout the years.To raise more funds for Doctors Without Borders, 30% of all proceeds from Attling’s silver collection “Imagine” will be donated to the cause. The jewelry will be available in Efva Attling concept stores, at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm and online at efvaattling.com.A special “Imagine” necklace in white gold and diamonds was designed for this cause. It will be auctioned off at a silent auction that will take place in Efva Attling stores and on efvaattling.com. An entry fee of $10 will be charged for all auction entries and all proceeds will go to the cause.The auction will run from October 15th to December 10th, 2012 the day of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Doctors Without Borders provides medical care to victims of armed conflict, bring relief in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters, and fight deadly epidemics in nearly 70 countries around the world.
APTN National NewsA cell phone video has now emerged from the hockey fight APTN reported on Tuesday evening.The game between the Thompson King Miners and the Norway House Northstars turned ugly quickly after a Northstars player was ejected from the game.As APTN’s Jaydon Flett reports, race may not have played a role in the incident.