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NBA: Heat retire O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey

Posted in jetevarl on February 10th, 2020

first_imgTaiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Retired Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey is raised during halftime at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Miami. The Heat retired O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)Shaquille O’Neal fulfilled a promise in 2006 to bring Miami its first NBA championship and the Heat said thank you on Thursday by retiring his No. 32 jersey.The jersey was lifted to the rafters in an emotional but sometimes light-hearted halftime ceremony that included O’Neal’s mother, Lucille, arriving on the court behind the wheel of a scaled-down 18-wheel truck.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise NBA: Ex-Nuggets coach George Karl lambasts Carmelo Anthony in new book Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a miniature version — right down to the words “Diesel Power” written on the side — of the semi that O’Neal once drove into town when he made that initial promise back in 2004.But the best thing about Thursday night for the Heat was they rallied from a 19-point second-quarter deficit to beat O’Neal former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-107 and snap a three-game losing skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliO’Neal deflected the praise Thursday, thanking Heat boss Pat Riley as well as his teammates, especially star guard Dwyane Wade, who became the other half of the club’s one-two scoring punch.“When you win championships, it becomes contagious. I felt like I still had a lot to give I just needed another piece. D-Wade was that piece,” O’Neal said. “It was already his team so I wasn’t going to redecorate the Christmas tree.” Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports “We knew the fans were going to be out here to see Shaq’s jersey hanging. We knew it was going to electric, and we wanted to give them a show. It was a lot of fun playing in this arena tonight.”Whiteside and Winslow each had 23 points and 13 rebounds. Whiteside has 23 double-doubles this season, tying him for the NBA lead with Russell Westbrook and James Harden.It was the first career double-double for the second-year forward Winslow as the Heat (10-20) snapped their three-game losing streak. All three of those losses came at home.Paul hurtIn Los Angeles, despite losing Chris Paul to a hamstring injury, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-101 at Staples Center.Paul suffered a strained left hamstring early in the third quarter and did not return. He finished with team-high 19 points, six assists and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.Without Paul, the Clippers received a boost from their bench. Marreese Speights had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Raymond Felton added 13 points. Jamal Crawford chipped in 11 points. The Clippers’ reserves outscored the Spurs’ bench 58-31.Elsewhere, Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-102.Boston won its fourth in a row, sealing it with two free throws from Thomas and two from Jae Crowder during the final 14 seconds after Indiana closed to within 105-102 on two C.J. Miles free throws with 19 seconds to play.Jeff Teague had a season-high 31 for Indiana, which lost its second straight. Paul George and Miles each had 19 for the Pacers, and Thaddeus Young added 15 points and 12 rebounds. MOST READ Retired Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal shouts and waves to the fans after his jersey was raised during halftime at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Miami. The Heat retired O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team trailed by seven points at halftime, said Miami got an emotional lift from listening to Shaq’s acceptance speech.“It was like going down memory lane. It felt like 2006,” he said. “Shaq engaged the entire crowd with incredible class.“Our players were sitting there with eyes wide open. They saw a vision of what we’re trying to build and what the arena is like when you have a legitimate championship-contending team. It was a special presentation.”Indeed it was. O’Neal’s message didn’t go unnoticed by Justise Winslow. He scored a career-high 23 points and Hassan Whiteside had his sixth double-double in a row to lead Miami past the struggling Lakers, who have fallen on hard times since the days of O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.“It was a great environment,” said Winslow, who posted a career high in points and a season high in rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View commentslast_img read more

FOOTBALL: Canada lead Boyz 2-0 at half-time

Posted in jetevarl on January 19th, 2020

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz are trailing Canada 2-0 at half time in their friendly international at the BMO Field in Toronto.  Anthony Jackson-Hamel gave the Canadians the lead in the 16th minute, when he calmly slotted home from close range from Junior Hoilett’s cross.  Jonathan Osorio doubled the Canadians lead in the 30th minute when he evaded the Reggae Boyz’ offside trap to fire home past Blake. Ricardo Morris came close to pulling back for the Reggae Boyz a few minutes later, but his shot from 12 yards went wide of the target.  Romario Williams also had a good chance for the Jamaicans on the stroke of half time, but his point-blank effort was saved by Canada’s goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.  .       The Reggae Boyz starting team: Andre Blake, Damion Lowe, Jermaine Taylor, Kemar Lawrence, Alvas Powell, Je-Vaughn Watson, Michael Binns, Ricardo Morris, Oneil Fisher, Dane Kelly, Romario Williamslast_img read more

90% of TRC Report Implemented

Posted in jetevarl on January 17th, 2020

first_img• Massive human rights abuses during Liberian civil war highlighted.• “…Supreme Court in January 2011 threw out recommendation that 49 persons including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf be banned from public office for 30 years.• Efforts by CBL Governor Jones to empower Liberians part of 207 TRC recommendations.• No findings from the report can be used to prosecute anybody in the court.• Proposed ‘palava hut’ discussions to cement broken relationships.Ninety percent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations have been implemented by the Liberian government, the executive director of the Peace Building Office, Wilfred G. Johnson, has said.At a phase two clarification of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights’ (INCHR) mandate on the TRC Recommendations held at the National Elections Commission (NEC) in Monrovia last Thursday, Mr. Johnson said the TRC report containing over 20,000 statements and 800 public hearings highlighted the massive human rights abuses during the Liberian civil war.The Report, said Mr. Johnson, was not just about prosecuting people or banning people from holding public office but there are “tons” of TRC recommendations that are now being implemented. According to Johnson, it was interesting to note that the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) were charged with the implementation of several TRC recommendations including the provision of micro-finance loans currently being implemented by CBL Governor Mills Jones.He said the saddest thing was that no one has mentioned the TRC report during these implementations or upon presenting their reports to the INCHR to be submitted to President Sirleaf. Johnson named free and compulsory primary education, women and children’s recovery and empowerment programs and political dialogue, among recommendations from the TRC report that are presently being implemented by line ministries and agencies.The issue of psychosocial recovery and empowerment for persons with disabilities and the efforts by CBL Governor Jones to empower Liberians were part of TRC recommendations, said Mr. Johnson.He said the TRC report does not only talk about prosecuting individuals indicted but also provides other benefits in relation to the growth of society, which 22 institutions are responsible for implementing.“The report also recommended that a special court be established to prosecute people responsible for the 14 year civil crisis in Liberia and gave clemencies to 38 individuals who admitted to hideous crimes (in consideration of) their cooperation with the TRC process,” he explained.He continued, “We have 49 persons that were banned from public office for 30 years, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf but the Supreme Court in January 2011 threw out that recommendation. And this report also said, in order to cement the broken relationships, there is a need to have ‘palava hut’ discussions.” He recalled that the TRC report 16 says that no findings from the report can be used to prosecute anybody in the court, adding that there are 207 recommendations within the TRC report.One recommendation of the TRC report which the Upper House has failed to pass into law stipulates that the three highest political parties or institutions must get funding from the national government.According to Johnson, 42 of the recommendations are basically concepts intended to help foster good governance and accountability which are progressive in their implementation and therefore cannot be achieved over a short period time.There are a few recommendations about settling obligations to people, including commissioners of the TRC being accorded security for 30 months and they and their families accorded the use of diplomatic passports for their life time.Director Johnson noted that the TRC recommended that the Joseph J. Roberts Foundation be nationalized but it was difficult take the foundation from the United Methodist Church.He named the National Investment Commission (NIC), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Land Commission (LC), and Ministry of Gender Economic and Development as some of the institutions listed to implement the recommendations in volume one and two, respectively, of the TRC.Director Johnson further stated, “We have the Ministry of Labor, National Defense and the office of the President especially, the Child Protection and Public Apology that handle these issues from the President. The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the National Legislature are also tasked to implement the TRC recommendations.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A whole lot of everything on first weekend of 100th season

Posted in jetevarl on January 15th, 2020

first_imgResidents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City View comments No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study PLAY LIST 01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash Underdog Danny Kingad no fear vs Demetrious Johnson Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Two overtime games. Three ejections. Five pick-6s. Blown big leads. Major injuries (Nick Foles, Tyreek Hill, Eric Weddle).A tie. An SEC power versus an NAIA team, seemingly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4And Antonio Brown landing in New England with a potentially lucrative contract after basically forcing himself out of two cities with his often repulsive behavior.My goodness, what’s next? If fans itching for the return of America’s most popular sport weren’t entertained in Week 1 — well, the folks in Miami certainly weren’t — they need to look elsewhere for their kicks.Speaking of which, the kickers got in on the action, too.Indianapolis’ Adam Vinatieri, likely headed to the Hall of Fame, experienced something for the first time in his 24-year career: two missed field goals and a missed extra point in the same game in a 30-24 OT loss to the Chargers. The Chargers’ Ty Long became the first player since Miami’s Olindo Mare in 1997 to have an extra point, field goal and punt in his first NFL game.“They play hard and they never give up,” LA coach Anthony Lynn said of Indy, “and our locker room is very similar, so it was a hell of a contest today. It’s an exciting game. I’m just glad we came out on the winning side and trust me, it took every man in that locker room to get this done today.”Yes, there was plenty of sloppiness, too. But the fears that the Thursday night kickoff contest won 10-7 by Green Bay — you have to appreciate strong defense in such games — was a harbinger and Sunday would be mired in a morass of mistakes basically were unfounded. Sure, the Dolphins looked like a team ready to match in reverse their 1972 undefeated record after being routed by the Ravens 59-10. And the Browns, who will be accused — accurately — of falling for the offseason hype about their improvement, must be embarrassed by being manhandled by the Titans, 34-13. In Cleveland. Drawing 18 penalties for 182 yards says a lot.ADVERTISEMENT “Quite frankly, I do not give a damn what happens on the outside,” QB Baker Mayfield said. “I know how we are going to react. I know what we are going to do. We are going to bounce back.”And they might. Indeed, one of the charms of the NFL, as well as one of the most maddening characteristics, is how one week’s outcome doesn’t necessarily affect the next week. That’s true over the course of the 16-game schedule.Still, it would be tons of fun to get a repeat next week, from the highlights to the fiascos.Maybe Lions fans would take umbrage with describing the Cardinals’ comeback to tie Detroit fun. But consider the circumstances, including Arizona climbing out of an 18-point hole in the fourth quarter. With the top overall draft pick, Kyler Murray, and a certain Hall of Famer in receiver Larry Fitzgerald, leading the way.Or look at similar comebacks by Buffalo, Philadelphia and Indianapolis.The biggest bummer were the disqualifications and the injury, particularly to Foles, who is being paid to be Jacksonville’s franchise quarterback — something the Jaguars haven’t had since Mark Brunell. And the disqualifications, all warranted.Browns starting left tackle Greg Robinson was ejected for kicking Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro. Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack was sent packing after taking a swing at Chiefs linebacker Demarcus Robinson. Jack even had to be restrained by two team officials and essentially pulled off the field. San Francisco linebacker Kwon Alexander was penalized 15 yards and dismissed for lowering his helmet to initiate contact on a hit to Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston as he was sliding after a 5-yard run.As we said, a bit of everything — with two more games to go Monday night. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray reacts with wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) during the final seconds of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Lions and Cardinals played to a 27-27 tie in overtime. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)We’ve come to expect the unusual, the unpredictable, even the unfathomable on the opening weekend of the NFL season.No one can claim we didn’t get all of that to begin the league’s 100th season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

More resources needed for education – Paramakatoi residents

Posted in jetevarl on January 13th, 2020

first_imgBy Paula GomesIn wake of the poor results of this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), residents of the Indigenous community of Paramakatoi in the Potaro-Siparuni District, Region Eight are calling for amendments to be made in the local village education system for more resources. According to residents, there is also need for the threshold for recruitment of teachers to be raised in light of relatively poor performances over the past decades.The newly constructed primary school at Paramakatoi, Region EightChief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson, had announced that after years of dismal performances by children in the hinterland regions, there has been a significant boost in the number of students who wrote this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).However, even though Region Eight – more specifically Paramakatoi – (among other hinterland districts), saw an increase in the number of students to pass Maths as opposed to last year, an analysis of statistics over the last 10 years prove that the trend is more fluctuating that consistent. In this accord, between the years 2008-2017, only three persons were able to qualify for the Hinterland Scholarship to senior secondary schools on the coast; one in 2009, 2011 and 2016.This problem is not limited to the primary level, as CSEC grades virtually suffer year after year, despite being the senior secondary school in the Region.Head Mistress of Parmakatoi Secondary School, Odessa Paul, spoke with Guyana Times and explained the difficulties which may account for the relatively poor performance of students at the CSEC level. Lack of suitably qualified and trained teachers emerged as a major factor among others, in this regard.“There is not much motivation for school leaving students in terms of competing for a job or a scholarship. As a result of this students don’t really see the importance of education. There are lots of brilliant students who after completing their secondary education could not attend a tertiary institution due to the financial position of their parents. Residents of P/K are willing to work but due to the lack of job opportunities they are unemployed and unable to support their child/children at a tertiary institution,” Paul lamented.As regards the issue of the competency of teachers, the head mistress related that the minimum requirements for the appointment of teachers is five CSEC subjects, inclusive of Maths and English A, while explaining that the candidate would be employed as a Temporary Qualified Master/Mistress. Paul added that it is difficult to secure suitably qualified persons to fill these positions due to the challenging terrain, lack of the basic amenities, high cost of living and inadequate incentives – suitably qualified persons are not attracted to the hinterland.Consequently, there have been instances where persons without the mandatory subjects and possessing low CSEC grades, have assumed the roles of education dispensers, many of whom continue to teach presently while re-sitting CSEC to be able to attend the Cyril Potter’s College of Education.Even as other teachers seemed reluctant to comment, one teacher related instances where the appointed tutors (not limited to the young and unqualified staff), exercise a high level of incompetence by not implementing effective teaching strategies, rather resorting to reading from the textbooks with little effect.One parent underscored that most children at both the primary and secondary levels lack the support of parents or motivation in the home.“Also the teachers’ biased attitude towards students, for instance favouring children from middle class families over those coming from a poor home; the teachers are not trained to cater for the students with different cognitive levels. In addition lack of textbooks and Internet at school, how can they do extra studying?” the parent questioned.In the last two years however, improvements have been seen in that there were a few passes in the areas of Mathematics as opposed to previous years where no passes were gained; performance level being deemed unacceptable for that of a school with senior regional status.When questioned just how confident she was in the upcoming CSEC results, the head teacher was enthusiastic and relayed that much can be expected of the secondary school.“In regards to the upcoming CSEC results, I am confident that our pass rate will be improved. Over the next five years I see Paramakatoi Secondary achieving more than 75 per cent overall passes in all subjects. The staff will be more qualified and equipped the requisite knowledge and skills to facilitate teaching and learning,” she advanced.However, this objective would only be realised with successful collaborative efforts between parents, teachers, the Education Ministry and the students themselves.Guyana Times also spoke with several other teachers, parents and students in the community who echoed the concerns raised by the head mistress and proposed suggestions.“My recommendation to the Ministry of Education in this regard is to have a different rate for teachers’ salary in the hinterland or provide more incentives for the hinterland teachers,” one teacher stated.It was suggested that students upon leaving school have more access to Government scholarships as their parents may not be able to afford the tuition. In this way more students will be motivated in the journey to secure not only a better life for their families but assist in the development of the community as a whole.Paramakatoi Secondary – being the highest ranking secondary school in the region – has students who live on the outskirts/annexes and have to travel long distances daily to attend school, as there is only one primary school at the neighbouring farming settlement of Mountain Foot.last_img read more

‘Well done, boys,’ Gor boss Williamson asserts

Posted in jetevarl on January 12th, 2020

first_img“I am relieved we got a point which is important than none and I would like to thank my players who fought relentlessly despite being two goals down. The players showed maturity and never panicked even when they conceded,” Williamson told SuperSport.com.“We will ensure we make amends on the mistakes that led to the two goals but I am happy with the general performance which was great and the fans who gave us massive support during the entire game even when we were down,” he added.The Scotsman emphasised that his side was on track to winning its first title since 1995 saying they are getting closer with nine matches to go after they opened up an eight-point lead over second placed Ulinzi Stars with a point.“We expect to maintain our form in the league and win the rest of our matches since our major aim this season is to win the league title which I believe is possible,” the coach who took over from Croat Zradvko Logarusic stressed.Ingwe’s title hopes took a severe blow after Luc Eymael’s side failed to hold on to a commanding 2-0 lead with half an hour to go despite climbing to third as the rest of the league took a breather to pave way for the derby.Belgian Eymael made headlines ahead of the encounter with doubts about his future at Leopards but returned to give the club a timely boost after reportedly departing the side without leave.“We deserved to win the game but we lost concentration towards the end. We will fight to the end,” the Ingwe boss said after the encounter.Gor are scheduled to travel to Awendo to visit their ‘B-side’ Sony Sugar although in the past, the encounter has been held elsewhere due to security concerns over the tiny Awendo Green Stadium while Leopards have another tricky clash against champions Tusker at Kasarani to look forward to.Ulinzi who have roared back to the title race face unpredictable Mathare United in Nakuru.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, August 26- Gor Mahia’s tactician Bobby Williamson reserved grovelling praise for his players after charging from 2-0 down to hold archrivals AFC Leopards in his first ‘Mashemeji’ derby on Sunday.Goals from Noah Wanyama and a Paul Were screamer set Ingwe on their way to a first victory over K’Ogalo in five games but a ‘customary’ Dan Sserunkuma finish and David Owino’s well placed leveller saw the sides share spoils in a pulsating encounter at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.last_img read more

LYIT MASTERS IN MARKETING IS CRACKING THE ‘EXPERIENCE’ NUT!

Posted in jetevarl on December 29th, 2019

first_imgMichael Margey, Head of School of Business LYIT with Shane Magee, Operations Manager at Errigal Seafood and Sarah Meehan who works with Donegal Tourism. Photo Clive Wasson.It’s the old chestnut that has weighed down graduates over the years.You can’t get experience without a job and you can’t get a job without experience.But now the Letterkenny Institute of Technology is proving it may have just the solution. The LYIT’s postgraduate programmes in business have a strong track record for graduate employment and all include a mentored work placement.That means, the student not only gets to experience a real work environment but they can also bring genuine business expertise to the employer. It’s proven to be a real asset when it comes to offering employers that all-important experience.Furthermore the most recent LYIT Graduate Survey (2013) shows that having a postgraduate qualification gives a significant boost to securing employment, nearly double the level for undergraduate, where 79% of students on business postgraduate programmes secured employment.Michael Margey Head of School of Business explains, “It’s the old chestnut. Employers want a proven track record and graduates need to gain experience. When our graduates go out in the field and demonstrate the value they can bring to an organization, it’s a valuable exchange for both student and employer. In many cases there’s a connection between the companies that postgrads are placed with and students gaining employment. There’s no doubt that overall, the work placement is a huge boost to helping postgrads secure jobs.” He continues, “The MSc in Marketing Practice at the Business School is a 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time course which aims to grow complementary marketing competencies, alongside the graduate’s primary business skills. The curriculum reflects the skills’ deficits identified in the labour market and aims to equip graduates with essential tools to secure employment.” The most recent Forfas Future Skills Report (2014) points to the fact, marketing related skills are very much in demand for organizations to grow and win business, and are currently in short supply. Marketing plays a key role in driving trade and export performance, managing data and social media campaigns, and in driving the competitive consumer goods sector.Shane Magee is Operations Manager at Errigal Seafood, a successful Donegal company located in Carrick which exports shellfish to mainland Europe and as far away as South Korea and Japan. He studied the MSc in Marketing at LYIT and did work placement with Errigal.“The work experience you get on the course, money can’t buy.” He says, “You get the opportunity to put theory into practice and really understand how a company operates and understand the many challenges faced by companies operating in today’s challenging environment. So the result is, employers get a chance to see the value of marketing first hand and how it can benefit their company directly. It’s all about delivering results and showing what you can offer to the company, to make a job for yourself.”In addition he continues, “It’s a great advantage studying the postgrad in Marketing at LYIT since you build up a strong network of people including lecturers, who are a valuable resource, long after you’re finished. Marketing makes you understand the product and who buys it. The marketing audit you conduct whilst on placement covers many aspects of the company and gives you a grasp of its products, markets and customers. I have no doubt the work placement helped me secure the job with Errigal after my studies.”Shane says he feels he benefited much more by being placed with a local company. “Errigal Seafood celebrates 52 years in business this year, employing local people and sourcing a local product which has continuously adapted to supply new markets. That sort of longevity doesn’t happen by accident. There’s a very knowledgeable and committed team here, I am fortunate to have been able learn from them.”Sarah Meehan who works with Donegal Tourism delivering marketing, says the MSc helped to build her confidence. Sarah also mentors and trains micro-businesses in the North West and NI.“It’s a great investment of your time,” she says, “the MSc in Marketing at LYIT is a brilliant course, very practical, which suited me. You get a real glimpse of business issues and how to solve them. The work placement gives you a chance to apply what you’ve learned but also make yourself invaluable to the employer.”“I also believe the Masters has given me tremendous credibility. I can’t rate it highly enough and the lecturers are excellent and really tuned in. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in marketing and business in general.” LYIT has also recently launched a new ‘Pushing Boundaries’ scholarship scheme which aims to increase access to higher education and postgraduate studies. LYIT is offering up to 30 Masters scholarships if you have the talent, the drive and the initiative to complete your studies. The scholarships have been designed for those students who are in receipt of no other form of financial assistance to study from a grant awarding body. To find out more about the MSc in Marketing Practice and the ‘Pushing Boundraries’ Scholarship scheme, visit lyit.ie, email michael.margey@lyit.ie or contact Rory McMorrow, School of Business Administrator 074 9186211.LYIT MASTERS IN MARKETING IS CRACKING THE ‘EXPERIENCE’ NUT! was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalexperiencegraduatesLYITMarketinglast_img read more

Harry Kane believes familiarity with Wembley gives Tottenham FA Cup advantage

Posted in jetevarl on December 28th, 2019

first_imgHarry Kane believes Tottenham’s familiarity with Wembley will be a big advantage if they can reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.Spurs have played all their European home games at the national stadium this season and will host Gent there on Thursday in the second leg of the Europa League last 32. Gent hold a 1-0 lead from last week’s opening leg in Belgium.Kane ensured Tottenham bounced back from that defeat on Sunday, the striker’s hat-trick sealing a 3-0 win over Fulham and a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals where they will host Millwall.That tie will be at White Hart Lane but if Mauricio Pochettino’s men go through, the semi-finals and final will take place at Wembley, as has been the case since 2008.Spurs have until the end of March to confirm they will play all their home matches at Wembley next season, with the plan to move into their new stadium at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.Kane believes playing under the iconic arch in Europe would give them the edge over their rivals in the FA Cup.“It will be an advantage, 100 per cent,” Kane said. “If we get through the next round of the FA Cup, the semi will be at Wembley.“We are playing there on Thursday, hopefully we will get through. We have got to try and make it our home.“We don’t know what we are doing next season – we could be there next season – so we want to make it as good for us as possible and win as many games as we can there and get that confidence going because we could be playing there a few times this season.“The more the better. The more we play there, the further we will be going in competitions. It is important that we try to do that.”Kane was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up at Craven Cottage, having taken a knock to his knee in the defeat to Gent three days before.“It was just a knee-to-knee contact,” Kane said. “It was just a bit of a dead leg so a bit of ice and pressure for two days in between and I was ready to play.“I didn’t know if I would be starting or not but the gaffer wanted me to play so I was ready to start.”Pochettino was perhaps eager to field his top striker to improve the club’s recent form, which had included only two victories in six matches in all competitions.The Argentinian also admitted he had summoned two meetings with Tottenham’s players before the game in an attempt to spark them back into life.“Sometimes we need that, we need a reminder of who we are and what we are about,” Kane said.“We had a couple a couple of meetings between us and we were glad to go out (against Fulham) and put it right.“We have been starting quite slow in games and it was just about bringing the desire back to the team, bringing that hunger back to the team, chasing balls down, running in behind and I think we did that great.”Tottenham will now look to overturn their one-goal deficit against Gent on Thursday before returning to the Premier League at home to Stoke next Sunday.Kane insists their dip has been exaggerated.“Everyone is calling it a blip,” Kane said. “It is one game away to Liverpool that we lost and away at Gent. But the Gent one is one we can turn around this Thursday.“I think if we win on Thursday it makes it a lot sweeter and it doesn’t seem as bad.“Obviously we are not going to play the whole season perfectly – there are going to be ups and downs. It is about limiting them and hopefully we are on the up for the rest of the season.” Harry Kane believes Tottenham have an advantage in the FA Cup 1last_img read more

Washington County Inmate Roster – 5-27-19

Posted in jetevarl on December 22nd, 2019

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SA’s 20th marine protected area

Posted in jetevarl on December 19th, 2019

first_img14 October 2008 According to Van Schalkwyk, the new Stilbaai MPA encompasses a variety of marine habitats, including a large sandy bay to the east, smaller rocky bays to the west and the mouth of the Goukou River in the centre of the area. In the marine area of approximately 12 square kilometres opposite the mouth, recreational fishing and some forms of commercial fishing, like traditional line-fishing but not trawling, are allowed. The new protected area will provide protection to a variety of marine and estuarine habitats, which in turn will assist in the recovery of populations of depleted fish and other endemic species. The remainder of the MPA compromises a controlled zone in which fishing will be allowed. In the estuarine part of the controlled zone, which stretches from the mouth to just upstream of the Olive Grove Dam, recreational fishing as well as bait collecting on the eastern bank will be allowed. “It is significant that the entire Goukou estuary lies within the MPA, as this will help provide urgent protection for the estuary,” Van Schalkwyk said. “As the MPA will encompass both estuarine and marine habitats, it will provide enhanced shelter for formerly abundant but now overexploited species like kob, which use both environments.” Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk this week promulgated the Stilbaai Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Western Cape province, making it South Africa’s twentieth such protected area. Line-fishing for locals “These areas will assist in the recovery of populations of depleted fish species and their sustainable utilisation outside the restricted area,” Van Schalkwyk said. “Rare and endemic species and their habitat will also be protected in the sea and estuary.” “The declaration of a restricted zone will also allow specific protected sandy terrestrial and marine areas to join, thereby shielding the natural coastline more fully, which is important in the light of climate change and its resulting phenomena,” an Schalkwyk said in a statement this week. Van Schalkwyk said the Stilbaai MPA will offer complete protection from fishing and bait collection to approximately 75% of the Goukou estuary and 20 square kilometres of ocean in the Skulpiesbaai restricted zone in the west and the larger Geelkrans restricted zone in the east. The coastline also contains well-preserved stone fish traps (visvywers), which are considered to be living evidence of how the original coastal inhabitants historically fished the area. Variety of marine habitats The town of Stilbaai and its people still depend on having access to the sea and estuary and there is a proclaimed harbour utilised by both commercial and recreational fishers and recreational boaters. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more