Foster’s Fairplay | Principals’ Principles

first_imgFoster’s Fairplay is, not at this juncture, concerned with rights or wrongs of the ongoing squabble as they pertain to the eligibility of the Ugandan athlete, Ari Rodgers, to participate in the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys & Girls’ Championships next week. That aspect of the saga has been settled by the world-renowned event’s governing body, the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association with Rodgers’ school, Kingston College, coming out smiling. The grimace, however, is on the face of the other school realistically contending Champs supremacy, Calabar High, whose five-year winning streak is under the hammer of a Kingston College, hungry to latch on to a major trophy. This has led to a scenario that is threatening discord and disarray amongst the supporters of the two factions. As reggae artiste George Nooks sang in the 70’s, “Tribal War, wi nuh wan nuh more a dat.” The principals of both schools are not looking good in all of this, as the punches and counterpunches are in the public space. Someone needs to take the time to alert them to the importance of the role that they are being compensated to play. They need to be seen primarily as promoting the establishment and maintenance of discipline, good order and industry. As far as their public profile on extraneous matters such as the Rodgers affair is concerned, there is a tolerance limit that is on the verge of being exceeded. A boiling point has been reached In recent times, there are many acts of deviant behaviour among students, and some have led to disastrous outcomes. To address this, there have been initiatives like the appointment of guidance counsellors, Peace and Love in Schools (PALS) and the introduction of safety officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Will it soon be necessary to institute similar moves to keep the principals at bay or away from each other’s throats? Foster’s Fairplay firmly believes that now is the appropriate time to advise the combatants that adversity does not change you adversity actually reveals who you are. Individuals holding high offices should conduct themselves with the highest degree of ethics. Airing their grievances on radio programmes is not the decent way, as it does not send the correct message. The ISSA rules, as they regard qualification to compete, are quite clear. One is hard-pressed to recall an occasion when their implementation has been mired in such controversy as in this matter regarding the Ugandan athlete. If the latest ruling can give rise to this type of confrontation that puts one school’s top administrator up in arms with his counterpart elsewhere, maybe it is time to design an alternative strategy. The fact that the students could attempt to justify their sometimes recalcitrant behaviour on the grounds of “Is the same thing Sir did on TV last night” provides just cause. Foster’s Fairplay suggests that disputes such as the on-going one should be discussed and settled by a designated body, far removed from the schools’ administration. The latter should be left to cater to the diverse demands of educating students and preparing them for the wider world. There can be no doubt that Champs is a blessing to be nurtured and cherished. However, it tends to bring out some disturbing traits in some of the persons involved in its structure and execution. When consulted by Foster’s Fairplay, a former Calabar athlete, coach Vaughn, now plying his trade conditioning athletes in Florida, USA, commented, “I have come to see that the championships is but a drop in the bucket of our life experience. Life is bigger than any Champs win. The adults in this should be ashamed of themselves.” Champs too sweet, take the bitterness elsewhere. – Feedback: Email – lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

Sofapaka rise to third after whipping Posta

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka striker Stephen Waruru celebrates his goal against Posta Rangers. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – Sofapaka climbed to third on the Kenyan Premier League table after goals from Stephen Waruru and Kepha Aswani saw the Batoto ba Mungu overcome Posta Rangers 2-1 at the Machakos Stadium on Saturday.The result saw Sofapaka collect their second back-to-back win and ease pressure on Ugandan tactician Sam Ssimbwa, who last weekend slammed his players after losing 3-1 to Mathare United. This win for the 2009 KPL champions comes after they beat AFC Leopards 2-1 in mid-week catch up fixture.Waruru, signed from Ulinzi Stars at the beginning of the season netted the opener in the 42nd minute, after nodding home a Kevin Kimani set-piece to enable his side head to the break leading 1-0.Both sides rung changes in the second half and it’s Sofapaka who responded with Aswani doubling the lead in the 48th minute.However, Gerson Likono pulled one goal back in the 80th minute but Posta could not manage to salvage a point as Sofapaka held on to win the game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA NEWS – BIG PHIL APPOINTED TO GLENSWILLY’S IRISH HOTSEAT!

first_imgUnderage, Minor,and Senior teams are now back training, the under 14s are training on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.The minors had a good turnout last weekend and will continue On Wed 29th in the hall at 7 pm.Paddy Mc Gintys third team are to commence training on Feb 4th at 8 pm. The club are putting in a great effort to bring ladies football back again and anyone interested in getting involved should attend a meeting this Saturday Feb 1st in the club house at 6.30 pm. Hugh Mc Clafferty and Hazel White have been appointed as managers for the forthcoming year, both have vast experience in the ladies game and we wish them every success going forward.Registration for the year has begun with large numbers attending the registration evenings of Friday and Saturday last. It is imperative that all players are registered before they commence training. If you missed the nights last weekend there will be other opportunities just keep an eye on the notes for dates.In 2013 the senior team ran “The Last Man Standing” fund raising initiative which proved to be very successful. This year the opportunity is available to all club members and is being coordinated by Brendan Walsh. The entry fee is €10.00. Details and forms are available from Brendan. As the concept is based on the National League all forms and entry fee must be returned no later than Friday 31 Jan. For more details contact Brendan on 087 799 6111.Seamus Callaghan is heading up the Scor this year and has asked anyone interested in getting involved in Solo Singing or the Ballad Group to attend a meeting at the club on Wednesday 29 Jan at 8.30 pm. Scor had been an integral part of the success of Glenswilly GAA Club over the last number of years and we are sure that Seamie with his vast experience in both music and drama will continue this trend, therefore if you are up for a bit of craic and a bit of fun please come along this Wednesday night. We have been asked by the clubs children’ s officer George Simmons anyone who is in receipt of their Garda Vetting Certificate to drop it into the club as soon as possible.As we are all aware good nutrition has become a vital ingredient in the personal development of our children and as a result the club is holding a talk by a qualified nutritionist on 6 Feb from 7-8 pm. It is hoped that as many parents and coaches as possible will attend. Remember the old saying “You are what you eat.”Congratulations to Phil Boyle who has been appointed the clubs Oifig na Gaelige. Phil is a native of Aranmore and now lives in the parish where no doubt with his grasp of our native language he can bring a lot to the role in 2014.The winning lotto numbers are 1,8,20,and 24 this weeks match 3 winner is Laura Duddy, Corderry, Churchill. Sellers for the forth coming week are Gary McDaid and Michael Canning. GAA NEWS – BIG PHIL APPOINTED TO GLENSWILLY’S IRISH HOTSEAT! was last modified: January 28th, 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Bayern Munich prepare to bid for Arsenal and Tottenham target – in 2019

first_img REAL DEAL France international Benjamin Pavard celebrates his goal against Argentina at World Cup 2018. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father GOSSIP 1 Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer news Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out A transfer is off the table this summer but he will be available for €35million next summer, with Bayern’s transfer committee plotting the move already.Executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, President Uli Hoeness, and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic all believe the youngster is the perfect signing for the club as they invest in younger players.Pavard, 22, has risen to the top of the game in just two years having joined the Bundesliga side two years ago when they were in the German second division, and is wanted by numerous clubs including Arsenal and Tottenham.A versatile defender, capable of playing as right-back, or centre-back, he helped Stuttgart become champions in his first season and last term was one of only four players to feature in every Bundesliga game for his club. take zlat Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly three-way race center_img talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. heading off RANKED Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will face a huge battle to sign target Benjamin Pavard – but not until 2019, according to SportBild.Bayern Munich will rival the Premier League duo for Stuttgart’s French defender, who has grown into the World Cup and scored a wondergoal against Argentina in the round of 16. IN DEMAND ‘perfect fit” Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback WHITE KNIGHT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing last_img read more

GAA CLUB TO NAME NEW PITCH AFTER TRAGIC GARDA

first_imgA GAA club is to name its new pitch after tragic Garda Robbie McCallion.The Letterkenny-based Garda was killed when he was struck by a car at Tara Court in March 2009.The brave Garda was part of a team of Gardai who were trying to block two men stealing a car in the estate. Garda McCallion was a talented footballer and played regularly for his native Swinford in Co Mayo.Now the club is to honour the fallen Garda by naming their new pitch after him in the coming weeks. GAA CLUB TO NAME NEW PITCH AFTER TRAGIC GARDA was last modified: April 23rd, 2012 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:GAA pitchGarda Robert McCallionMayoSwinfordlast_img read more

Sand Cranes gearing up for AFCON qualifiers

first_imgSome of the Sand Cranes players in training this week (Photo by FUFA Media)AFCON Beach Soccer qualifiersUganda vs Ivory CoastSunday, 09-09-2018Weeks after taking on the position of Uganda Sand Cranes head coach, Salim Muwonge released a squad of 20 players who started training  ahead of AFCON Beach Soccer qualifier match against Ivory Coast on 9th September 2018.The training started on Thursday 23rd August and has so far been conducted for eight days.Muwonge as quoted by fufa.co.ug shared the efforts so far endeavored towards the big task ahead for his side.“We summoned 20 players and 15 have attended so far, said Muwonge.“Most of the summoned players are midfielders because we want to create more scoring opportunities against our opponents.“Our main emphasis at the moment is set on endurance and tactical setup as we prepare for the game.Team Captain Katwe Allan commended the work done by the coaches in the six days of non-residential training so far.“We have so far trained for six days, said Katwe.“It has been good; we have been working on our endurance since it has a huge baring on the results.“All of us as players are in good condition and are only looking forward to putting into practice the skills we are learning.The team will conduct two other non-residential training sessions before entering residential camp on Saturday 1st September 2018.Players who have been training:Goalkeepers.Kibirge Med (Isabet), Lwamunda Nasser (Buganda Royal Institute) and Kalule Micheal (Nkumba University)Defenders.Lule Paul (Buganda Royal Institute), Katwe Allan (C) (Nkumba University), Ochero Sulaiman (St. Lawrence University), Byaruhanga Rica (Isabet), Kimuli ThomasMidfielders.Kiggundu Swalley (St. Lawrence University), Magwari Ronald (Stomers), Kakwaya Swaibu (Isabet)ForwardsLwesibawa Godfrey (Stomers), Wasswa Peter (Buganda Royal Institute)Technical Team:Salim Jamal Muwonge – Head CoachSseguya Peter – Assistant CoachSsebaggala Tonny – Team Coordinator)Ssekasanvu Julius – (Kits man)Ithum Aduny Codian – (Medical Officer).Comments Tags: Allan KatweSalim MuwongeUganda Sand Craneslast_img read more

Real Men Take Nature Walks

first_img(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 When this man tells you to get out and take a walk in nature, you’d better do it.Chuck Norris can cut a hot knife with butter and slam a revolving door. He doesn’t flush the toilet; he scares the sh**t out of it. And when he does push-ups, he’s actually pushing the earth down. So when he says take a nature walk, whether you are a man or a woman, it’s wise to pay attention.A walk in nature is a perfect backdrop to combine exercise, prayer and meditation while enhancing the benefit of these activities. It has been proved to supply not only physical benefits but also a mental boost. This was confirmed by a study from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. The findings revealed that outdoor exercise contributes to increased energy and revitalization – along with decreased anger, depression and tension – when compared with indoor exercise. Outdoor participants in the study also enjoyed their workouts more. A separate study conducted by the University of Essex suggests that outdoor workouts also improve self-esteem. It was further demonstrated that outdoor participants were likelier to stay with the fitness program than those who did their exercising indoors.These findings are especially important for those of us of a certain age. The key to the future in an aging society is not found in increasing just our life span; we need to increase our health span at the same time.(WND)For a man who will never have a heart attack (because his heart is not foolish enough to try to attack him), Norris is also living proof that Christians can be real men, too. In the article, he credits his mother’s positive attitude through hardships as one of the greatest influences in his life.Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers who read our news. Look at the influence you can have on a son or a daughter! Check out this exceptionally beautiful and uplifting commercial from Teleflora on the influence of a mother, then go celebrate with a walk in nature with your kids.last_img read more

More Body Wonders

first_imgHere are more facts you probably didn’t learn in anatomy or physiology class.Neurons in the human eye are organized for error correction (Science Daily): “Seeing is believing,” but only insofar as it is accurate. This article discusses “Cells that send visual signals to the brain act collectively to suppress noise and improve accuracy.”Understanding X-chromosome silencing in humans (Science Daily): If females didn’t silence one of their X-chromosomes, they would have an imbalance of gene expression. “X-chromosome silencing is essential for proper development,” this article begins. Researchers add another protein to Xist involved in this operation. It’s called Xact. Interestingly, it appears in humans but not in mice.Super-you: Your body is a nation of trillions (New Scientist): It’s enough to give you the creepy-crawlies all night, just looking at the photo of an alien-like dust mite, then hearing that thousands of these eight-legged arthropods live on your face and skin. Indeed, Daniel Cossins writes, “Legions of creatures inhabit the cracks, contours and crevices of your body — and they all contribute to who you are.” You can take some comfort that it’s not just your problem. According to one Stanford biologist, “Each of us is really a complex consortium of different organisms, one of which is human.” Now back to sleep.Your left hand knows what your right hand is doing (Science Daily): Experiments at Tel Aviv University showed that when “people practiced finger movements with their right hand while watching their left hand on 3D virtual reality headsets, they could use their left hand more efficiently after the exercise.” The opening of the article says that “the saying” goes, “your left hand doesn’t know what your right hand is doing.” If that was an off-hand reference to Jesus, the actual quote from the Sermon on the Mount does not make such a claim. He said, “when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret” – implying that both hands are in communication. The metaphor was not intended as a statement of science, but as a figure of speech to make a point about almsgiving.Why we walk on our heels instead of our toes (Science Daily): A barefoot runner at the University of Arizona wondered why humans land heel-first when walking instead of ball-first. His analysis showed that “Walking heel-to-toe gives humans the mechanical advantage of longer ‘virtual limbs’.” James Webber explains:“The extra ‘virtual limb’ length is longer than if we had just had them stand on their toes, so it seems humans have found a novel way of increasing our limb length and becoming more efficient walkers than just standing on our toes,” Webber said. “It still all comes down to limb length, but there’s more to it than how far our hip is from the ground. Our feet play an important role, and that’s often something that’s been overlooked.“Webber makes up a story about how humans evolved this heel-first habit based simply on the observation that barefoot runners tend to land on the middle or balls of their feet. But he acknowledges that the Laetoli footprints show the pattern of heel-first walking began early.Laetoli Footprint NewsSpeaking of the Laetoli footprints, a new trackway has been found. Reported in eLife, it shows a modern gait with basically modern human feet, according to New Scientist. The problem is there should not have been any modern humans around 3.66 million years ago, when evolutionists believe these prints were made in Tanzania. But instead of focusing on that problem, the news reports latched onto the scientists’ supposition, based on the print sizes, that a fairly large male (5’5″, large for a presumed Australopithecus) was accompanied by several smaller females. That’s all that popular news reporters needed to go ape:“Ancient human ancestor was one tall dude, his footprints say” (Phys.org)“Oldest early human footprints suggest males had several ‘wives’” (Collin Barras in New Scientist)‘Lucy’ Species May Have Been Polygynous (Charles Q. Choi in Live Science)From prints to polygamy; that’s one giant leap for mankind. One can only wonder what such reporters would concoct from footprints left by a teenage boy leading his younger sisters to the beach.For all Choi or Barras know, the prints were made by children walking to Sunday School. That’s the danger of letting Darwinians into the science business. Their speculation knows no bounds.Speculation drops the more you focus on details. Let these evolution-drunk reporters tell us about evolving a foot by mutation and natural selection. Let them tell us the specific accidents that yielded an efficient center of gravity below ground as they walk. Let them tell us what mistakes led cells to cooperate to improve accuracy of vision. Let them explain how two different proteins cooperated to silence an extra X-chromosome, or how a blind natural process figured out it needed to be done in the first place.The devil is not in the details; that’s where the angel is. The devil lurks in the blurry figures the imagination conjures up in Darwin’s crystal ball when the lights are turned low.(Visited 54 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — October 17, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 10-17-17We have no changes to the forecast this morning, and our pattern is on track for the rest of this week through Saturday. Sunshine and blue sky will dominate and we will see temps slowly but surely move upward. We will be near normal by midweek (tomorrow) and above normal to finish the week and weekend. Winds kick up late week, and we will see low humidity levels alongside excellent evaporation rates.Our next front does try and move in late Sunday into Monday, but we feel it still has very little left in the tank as it arrives. As such, we are leaving our forecast basically alone, except we are dropping our coverage down to about 20% for Sunday night. We will stay warm and windy that day.Next week still looks mostly dry. However, we have one time frame we are watching closely this morning. Some models late yesterday tried to bring a secondary surge of moisture up that old Sunday frontal boundary, bringing in some light rain for Monday evening and Tuesday. The model that is jumping on this the most is keeping most of the action over the northern half to third of Ohio, but even with that caveat, we think this “second wave” is unlikely. Our main thought right now is that we will have a very dry atmosphere, and if the original front is not strong enough to maintain moisture coming in from the west, then any second wave will have just as much trouble. At this time, we are leaving our forecast alone. However, if we see some other models jump on the bandwagon, it will be worth another look. So, for now, we are just running with the status quo, and looking for a dry week right on through the start of next weekend.We do still see a nice strong front for the start of the extended period, for the 29th and 30th. This front looks potent. It could bring anywhere from .25”-1” of moisture to about 80% of the eastern corn belt, including Ohio. There will be significantly colder air coming in behind that front, and there is a chance we start of November a bit below normal.But, for the rest of this week, we continue to see a significant harvest window opening, one that needs to be taken advantage of.last_img read more

Essential Tools For SEO on a Budget

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#biz#How To While the social, real-time Web is hogging all the buzz as of lately, it’s still important to keep an eye on good old fashioned search engine optimization for your company’s site. SEO can be an expensive endeavor, especially if you hire an expert, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve covered the basics on how to improve your business website’s search rankings, and here are a few tools to get you started without breaking the bank. Analyze your siteFirst, you’ll need to know what your existing site’s strengths and weaknesses are. What better way to analyze your site than through the eyes of the world’s biggest search engine? Google’s free and easy-to-install Webmaster Tools will crawl your site and give you the data you need to analyze which queries and keywords are bringing people to your site, where your inbound links are coming from, and internal links within your site. Any issues with your site will be found under the “Diagnostics” tab, which informs you of any broken links, malware, duplicate title tags, duplicate meta description tags and offer suggestions to improve your HTML mark-up.Now that site speed is a factor in your search rankings, Google offers a free browser plugin called Page Speed that gives feedback on your site’s page load time and identifies any glaring issues. Yahoo offers a competing tool called Y Slow that does the same thing.Research KeywordsFiguring out what keywords you want to capture is a critical component of SEO, and once again, Google has a tool to help with that. While its primarily geared to pay-per-click (PPC) search keywords, Google’s search-based keyword tool will scan your site and generate a list of recommended keywords for different landing pages on your site. At the end of the day, Google’s tool exists to encourage you to buy search advertisements from them, so it wouldn’t hurt to pay a few bucks and use one or two other tools alongside it. WordTracker ($59 a month) comes highly recommended in the SEO world. Other popular choices are Wordze, which costs $39 a month and SEOPivot for $140 a month. Get Inbound LinksWhile there are products available that claim to help with generating inbound links, the highest-quality links (and thus, the ones that will most benefit your rankings) tend to come naturally. Arguably the best way to generate inbound links is by creating quality, useful content (a company blog is essential) and effectively promoting it using social media like Twitter and Facebook. Some site owners prefer to email other site owners and request links. This can be effective, but should be done thoughtfully and within reason. At the end of the day, search engines are looking for content that is genuinely relevant to their users’ queries. Avoid using methods that try to trick them into ranking your site highly and instead use that energy to make a well-constructed website with highly relevant and useful content. Top that off with some good old honest SEO tactics, and you’ll be well on your way to high rankings. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market john paul titlowlast_img read more