High performance, recovery centres key for netball’s Daley-Morris

first_imgFor new netball president Paula Daley-Morris, a high-performance centre (HPC) to enhance and improve netballers and sportsmen and women in general and a National Recovery Centre (NRC) to help heal injuries and aid in recovery would be an ideal investment in the nation’s sportsmen and women when the new government takes office.Daley-Morris said that with the ever-increasing importance of sports and our sportsmen to the nation, having an HPC and an NRC would show the new administration that it is serious about assisting the nation’s sports representatives.”We would want a high performance centre, and we want a high-performance programme to be put in place for netball. We would really like the mechanics and different types of testing services, and when there are injuries, we need a national recovery centre with different hot and cold baths to help with recovery processes, improving the fine things around the game. We need somewhere to facilitate all that, so that would be at the top of my list,” she reasoned.However, Daley-Morris would prefer if Netball Jamaica provided the funding to implement programmes and the Government laid the infrastructure to take the sport forward.”I don’t view the Government as being responsible for those improvements. I think it is down to my organisation. What we would need is greater financial support for the changes because we have good plans on the table.”If our plans to spread the game across the island and have competitions in all parishes materialise, we need to have government support in terms of upgrading facilities in communities where we want to play games. We need bathroom facilities and changing accommodations in those areas,” she continued.But she commended the sports ministry and both parties for maintaining continuity even after a change of government.”I must commend the Government. I am not singling out any party because over the last 10 years, the Government has done a lot to improve sports in Jamaica. I really couldn’t say otherwise. First we had Portia Simpson as minister, then ‘Babsy’ (Olivia) Grange, and now, Natalie Neita Headley, and the three have run a good baton race. The passing of the baton has been great, and they continue to make steps,” she said ahead of Thursday’s general election.”Normally, we are used to a new government coming in and dismantling everything, but we saw a lot of continuity in sports, so we have to be grateful. But I think the reason that happens is because of the setting up of the Sports Development Foundation, which is an independent body that continues to grow sports,” she said.last_img read more

Love in the air as KCCA hosts Proline

first_img Tags: Azam UPLKCCA FCMike Mutebimujibu kasuleproline fc Azam Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Proline FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 08-05-2018 @04:00pmKCCA FC lost their last game 1-0 away to Township Rollers in the Champions LeagueTitle chasing KCCA FC will host relegation threatened Proline at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo in a match that is viewed as one involving two brotherly clubs.The two teams share a special affection for one another and both play their home games at the same stadium.Despite the love affair between them, Tuesday’s game is significant for both clubs as KCCA are chasing for a third successive league title while Proline need points that will enable them stay in the league.At the start of the day, KCCA FC seat third on the 16 team table, seven points behind leaders Vipers SC with four games to play and Proline have accumulated 27 points from as many games seating only a point away from safety.“We prepared very well for Tuesday’s game with a brilliant performance away to Township Rollers in the Champions League, said Mike Mutebi.“We may not have won the game but such a performance gives you loads of confidence going into a league game and i hope we can replicate it against Proline.“We are coming up against our brothers and it is a pity that we have both been mistreated lately by the officiating.“We are two teams who usually don’t complain about anything and just love to play our football fair and square but sometimes it is too much for us.On the importance of match officials going into such a defining part of the season, Mutebi had this to say.“The officials needs to do their job the way they are supposed to.“We don’t need to be favoured in any way because if you don’t win fairly, you are poised to suffer once you go to the continent because once there, no one is going to spoon feed you.“It is such a pity that some of the games have been decided by match officials lately.Both clubs have been left livid by the quality of referees in their last few games with Mike Mutebi openly critcizing the referee after his team’s 3-2 loss at Vipers and Proline’s coach Mujibu Kasule attacking the officials after his team’s 1-1 draw at Mbarara City.Mujibu Kasule (center) attacking the referees in Mbarara last weekOn KCCA’s chances of winning the league:“We are still very much in it.“All we are supposed to do is win our games and don’t worry about what others do because we are not top of the league, Vipers is.“We are still in three competitions and we will try as much as we can to win as many games as possible.KCCA will welcome back goalkeeper Charles Lukwago who has missed the last two games due to suspension.The Kasasiro Boys will also be with the services of Ibrahim Saddam Juma and Muzamir Mutyaba after both midfielders recovered from respective injuries that have seen them miss several games.Match Facts:Head to Head.Both teams use the StarTimes stadium to host their home games and it has been the case for the last two seasons, this one inclusive.The first game ended in a 2-1 win for Proline FC, their only victory in the last four games against KCCA (D0 L3).Proline have never triumphed in this fixture as the away side (D1 L3).KCCA has failed to score on only two occasions against Proline in the 11 times they have met in the league.KCCA FC.KCCA go into the game in poor form, losing two of their last three games in all competitions. The other games saw them win 2-1 away to relegation threatened Express.The Kasasiro Boys have lost only one of their last 14 league games (W8 D5). The loss came at the hands of leaders SC Vipers.At home, KCCA FC has not lost a single league game in any of the 13 that have played this season (W10 D3).Against the bottom three, KCCA has won three, drawn one and lost one of the five games that have faced off with those sides.Proline.Mujibu Kasule’s men go into the game on a run of three games without victory in all competitions (D1 L2).In the league, Proline has won only two of their last 14 games (D4 L8).Away from home, Mujibu’s side have won only one game all season (D6 L7). The win came away to Soana in a 3-1 victory late last month.Against the top three, Proline has won only one of the four games it has faced off with them (D0 L3). The victory came against KCCA last November.Comments last_img read more

Humboldt State’s Gardner, Cappa earn first-team all-D2CCAA Super Region Three honors

first_imgARCATA >> Ja’Quan Gardner and Alex Cappa have been the foundation of what the Humboldt State football team has been able to do on offense the past two-plus season.And they’re continuing to rack up the awards — for good reason.Gardner, the Jacks’ record-setting junior running back, and Cappa, the man who blocks for No. 32 and protects quarterback Robert Webber’s blind side, were both named 2016 Conference Commissioner’s Association Super Region Three first-team all-region selections.Both …last_img read more

Wolfe commits to Lewis and Clark

first_imgMcKinleyville High baseball’s Regan Wolfe signed a letter of intent to play collegiate baseball at Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Ore.), during a ceremony at the high school Wednesday evening.Wolfe, a four-year varsity player, helped the Panthers to a 22-4 record, a Big 5 Conference championship and a North Coast Section Division-IV championship game appearance last season, his senior season with the team.The versatile first and third baseman leaves McKinleyville with 57 career hits and …last_img read more

Asteroid Sticks Together While Theories Disintegrate

first_img[Guest article]  In an story entitled “Rubbly Itokawa revealed as ‘impossible’ asteroid,” New Scientist Space reported on findings gathered from the recent visit of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa to the asteroid Itokawa (see 11/28/2005 bullet).  There seems to be no end of problems for scientists trying to fit the solar system into billions of years.  Now they must deal with evidence that shows that asteroid Itokawa must be very young.  The article’s frankness about the severity of the problem is astonishing:What they found was completely unexpected.  “Five years ago, we thought that we would see a big chunk of monolithic rock, [we thought] that something so small doesn’t have the ability to hold onto any pieces,” says Erik Asphaug, a planetary scientist at the University of California in Santa Cruz, US, who is not involved with the mission.  “Everything we suspected about it turned out to be wrong.”Astronomers assumed that small asteroids would have to be very solid, like a single giant boulder, or else their weak gravity would have caused them to be quickly disintegrated by collisions with other rocks in space.  It turns out that Itokawa is about as solid as a sponge.  And to make it worse, collisions with small rocks, not big enough to break the asteroid apart, should, after billions of years, have caused it to pack into a more solid mass.  That compaction apparently never occurred:Measurements of the asteroid’s gravity field also suggest it coalesced from the debris of a previous collision.  Hayabusa scientists used the data – combined with measurements of the space rock’s size – to estimate its density.  It appears to be 40% porous, or filled with empty space.  “That is astonishing,” says Asphaug, adding that a handful of sand has a porosity of 20%.  “It’s very hard to get porosities greater than that.  You’ve got to start balancing things delicately, like you were building a house of cards,” he says.  “The only way to do it is to gently pack the stuff together.”  But that raises another mystery, he says, since repeated impacts with other space rocks over millions of years should have made Itokawa denser.  “Every time you have an impact, you’re going to tamp it down,” he says.The article mentions no proposed solution to the mystery.Some day it may begin to dawn on scientists that they are starting with wrong assumptions about time.  A loose collection of dust and rock just a few thousand years old would probably look just like what they found.  That explanation, however, is ruled out from the start because it conflicts with their preconceived ideas of the time required for evolution.  Is this objective science?—DK(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Scheduling App Doodle Now Features Calendar Integration

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The new calendar integration brings popular calendaring services directly into the service, allowing users to see both their calendars and any calendars that may be shared with them. This is a particularly useful enhancement for the tool, especially of users that may be scheduling events with participants using a wide variety of different calendaring tools.Although hardly alone in offering this type of service (competitors include Tungle and When is Good?), Doodle has gained considerable traction. The company says it has over 6 million users, and it was a Launchpad finalist at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston last week. Users of Doodle, the scheduling app and Launchpad finalist, can now integrate Google Calendar, Lotus Notes, Outlook, or any calendar with an ICS feed using the new “Calendar View” feature. It’s a useful enhancement that helps the SaaS compete with similar services.As we wrote last summer, Doodle is a single purpose but potentially useful web app for scheduling. Users can create an event, add a list of potential dates and times, and send it around to other participants to vote on a final time slot for the event. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Tags:#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Google & George Clooney Aim Satellite Surveillance at Sudan, Hoping to Prevent Genocide

first_imgNot On Our Watch, a human rights group co-founded by what’s best described, perhaps, as Ocean’s Eleven luminaries (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub), announced yesterday that it has teamed up with Google, the U.N. and several anti-genocide organizations in order to launch a satellite surveillance project to monitor the Sudan region. The project aims to prevent a new civil war from breaking out in the area.According to The Washington Post, Not On Our Watch is funding the startup phase of the Satellite Sentinel Project which plans to collect near-real-time satellite imagery from Sudan and combine it with field analysis from several other humanitarian organizations, including the Enough Project and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.The satellite imagery should point out the movement of troops and civilians in order to gauge impending and ongoing conflict. The U.N. Operational Satellite Applications Program, with the help of Google and Trellon LLC, will publish the findings online so that the reports and maps are easily accessible. “We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we’re watching, the world is watching,” Clooney said in a press statement. “War criminals thrive in the dark. It’s a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight.”The group hopes that the satellite imagery will be able to gauge impending conflict and warn civilians in the area, hopefully according to the website “heading off humanitarian disaster and human rights crimes before they occur.” The project is another example of the ways in which real-time mapping technologies are being used to both prevent and respond to crises.And the crisis in the Sudan region is hardly a new one. Southern Sudan is preparing to vote on a secession referendum in early January, something that has raised fears of a north-south civil war. The vote is a result of a 2005 peace deal, ending a 20-year conflict that has cost the lives of millions. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Location#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterslast_img read more

What All Producers Need to Understand About Working With Directors

first_imgFor a film to truly succeed, its lead producer must understand how to effectively collaborate with the film’s auteur. Unfortunately, no two directors are exactly alike.Top image: George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and J.J. Abrams discussing Star Wars via /FilmThe producer/director relationship can arguably make or break a great film. A talented director needs a dedicated producer to help bring their vision to life, and that producer needs to be working with a director that they truly believe in. But really, having a complimentary working relationship is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many complexities involved with the creation of any film. For a great producer to achieve the best possible final product, they absolutely need to adhere to these guidelines:1. Understand Your Role as a Support SystemImage: Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein via IMDbUnfortunately, it’s quite common for producers to neglect one of their most crucial tasks – to ultimately support the director to the point where they’re performing at the top of their game. A great lead producer is far more than just someone who pulls together the crew and keeps the schedule running on time. A truly great producer will always be able to get the best creative work possible out of their directors by being honest with them, supporting their decisions, and pushing them (even when the going gets tough) to finish each stage of the film to the best of their abilities.As a producer, I’d argue that your role is partly that of a psychologist: you need to understand what your director needs in order to maximize their potential, which will ultimately benefit the entire production by leaps and bounds.2. Don’t Try to DirectImage: Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay on the set of Pearl Harbor via AV ClubSome of the worst collaborations I’ve ever had with producers were with individuals that didn’t know their roles. The most effective producers understand that they’re there to bring someone else’s vision to life, and not to interfere with that vision. That’s not to say that a producer shouldn’t have a vision of their own, but rather that their vision needs to be focused in a different place.The vision of the producer should be big picture oriented. Above and beyond production and post, they need to be able to see the path to success with the film – including distribution, marketing, and countless other elements. When too much emphasis is placed on trying to do the director’s job for them, ultimately everyone loses.3. Picking the Right Director Is ParamountImage: Brian Grazer and Ron Howard on the set of Apollo 13 via Imagine EntertainmentTo use a music analogy, finding the right director to collaborate with is just like finding the right bandmate. You need to work with someone who you respect, can tolerate for months on end, and who you trust immensely. It isn’t enough to just work with a director because they have some clout and you think they can open some doors for you with regards to talent, financing, or otherwise.Fostering a positive collaboration between yourself and your director starts with finding the right person to work with. Someone whose style you understand and respect. Someone whose personality gels well with yours. And someone who’s willing to work through the rough patches with you. If you don’t choose your director wisely, you won’t be able to see eye to eye on most things, and the film will very likely falter as a result.What traits do you look for in a collaborator? Got any tips for maintaining a health working relationship on set? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Funds allotted for ‘flying doctors’ in Manipur

first_imgManipur Governor Najma Heptulla announced on Sunday that the Civil Aviation Ministry had sanctioned ₹25 crore through the North-Eastern Council for a flying doctors’ service in the State.Speaking at the prize distribution function of Japan Hospital Manipur, Ms. Heptulla said that she had been urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others to take up the project. She said she first came to know of the flying doctors during her visits to Australia and other countries, where doctors and paramedical staff rush in well-stocked helicopters to treat patients who have no access to hospitals.“Now all districts and villages in the valley and hills in Manipur shall be covered by the flying doctors,” she said. Though Manipur Health Minister L. Jayentakumar has been trying to ensure that all hospitals and dispensaries in the remote areas are open round the clock, it has become difficult as the doctors and other staff face shortage of accommodation. Some weeks back, doctors and paramedical staff who were going to join duty in the newly created Kamjong district were robbed of cash, mobile handsets and valuables.There are reports of avoidable deaths and childbirths by the roadside as the people in the hills and remote villages are deprived of medicare. Ms. Heptulla said she was glad that flying doctors would be a reality soon.last_img read more

10 months agoCarrick manager for 48 hours as Man Utd seek external caretaker

first_imgCarrick manager for 48 hours as Man Utd seek external caretakerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMichael Carrick will be appointed interim manager until a temporary boss is hired within the next 48 hours, according to Sky Sports.The temporary boss will be hired externally, with the hope they will have ties with the club.United currently sit in sixth position, eleven points off the top four.A club statement on Tuesday confirmed that “manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect”.The statement continued: “The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more