Strong American women this week

first_imgThis week, three women exemplified all that is good about America, as well as standing tall for their gender.Barbara Bush was, and will be, a role model for all generations of Americans who remember and hope for a return to more civilized culture; Nikki Haley, who stood her ground against the misogynistic idiots surrounding Trump when she asserted that she didn’t get “confused” and wouldn’t accept the put-down by Trump’s lackeys; and Tammie Jo Shults who, under the most stressful circumstances, saved more than 140 passengers on her plane. Coolness under stress. I want her to pilot my next flight.I’m hoping that the men and women of our government will take notice and represent us with the same valor as these three women.JOHN KARLNisakayunaDon’t fall forMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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John D Wood dismisses Pope

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Women to the fore as historic club shrugs off tradition

first_img One of England’s oldest golf clubs will shrug off 123 years of tradition next week when women are appointed to all its key positions.Royal Norwich Golf Club in Norfolk will give a champagne welcome to new club captain Angela Loveday and club president Cherry Bishop, who will be supported by junior captain Jasmine Campbell and ladies’ captain Janet Clare.The historic drive-in, on Saturday 19 March, will be attended by all four and by England Golf President-Elect Marian Rae.Royal Norwich is actively involved in attracting more women and girls into golf and supports England Golf initiatives to grow the game.Lauren Spray, the England Golf Women and Girls’ Participation Manager, commented:  “This is very good news which helps to break down barriers and dispel perceptions about the game. Golf is a friendly, welcoming sport and a game for all. Congratulations to Royal Norwich and its officials.”General Manager Phil Grice said: “We have appointed the best people for these roles, regardless of sex, and it is a shame in some respect that this is considered ground breaking.“We hope that other clubs, whilst respecting their heritage, also look forward with an open mind in terms of equality and developing our sport.”Angela Loveday, who has been a member of Royal Norwich for almost 14 years, will be the first woman club captain in Norfolk, but her appointment will be quickly followed by at least two other county clubs which have women vice captains.“It’s the beginning of a wave,” said Angela. “The golf environment is changing so rapidly and these roles are becoming genderless, open to anyone on their merit.”She went on: “Young people of both genders come together socially and in sport much more comfortably than they did in previous years. I applaud this and would like to develop this across our golf club.“The inclusivity of family friendly golf with ladies, gents, mothers and fathers, grandparents and children having a good time together is part of our vision for the future.”She has been on the club’s general committee for eight years, holding key roles including close involvement in the club’s planned relocation within the county. She has also held posts within the ladies’ section and on the county handicapping committee. Angela is a Level 1 coach and has helped the club professional with junior activities.Incoming president Cherry Bishop has been a club member for 24 years and also holds a key role in the relocation project. She has been ladies’ secretary and captain.Junior captain Jasmine Campbell, who plays off four, has been the Norfolk girls’ champion for the last two years and is a past winner of the Abraham Trophy, which is awarded to England’s most improved girl golfer. She is a four handicapper.Janet Clare has been a member at Royal Norwich for about 40 years and is taking on her second term as ladies’ captain. She has also been ladies’ president and the Norfolk county second team captain.Royal Norwich is one of four Norfolk clubs taking part in Girls Golf Rocks, a project run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation to introduce new girls to the game. The beginners are mentored by county squad players who act as ambassadors to spread the message that golf is a fun and friendly sport.The club also runs a junior scholarship programme where 30 per cent of the members are girls. The programme is part of an overall strategy to grow the club’s female membership and has produced players including Hope Neild, a member of the winning team at the English schools’ team championship, and county girl player Chloe Gibbs.The club has also been involved in Get into golf, the England Golf campaign which offers great value coaching to inspire more adults to take up golf and play more often. Over 40 per cent of Get into golf participants are women.England Golf supports clubs to grow their women and girls’ membership and resources include a range of factsheets covering topics including recruitment and retention. Click here for more detailsCaption: Incoming Royal Norwich club captain Angela Loveday (front) with (from left) Janet Clare, Jasmine Campbell and Cherry Bishop. 9 Mar 2016 Women to the fore as historic club shrugs off tradition last_img read more

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R118m skills programme for emerging road contractors

first_img3 March 2014 Emerging road contractors in South Africa’s Gauteng province are set to benefit from the provincial government’s R118-million Vuk’phile programme, aimed at boosting skills development and job creation in the sector. The three-year project, aimed mainly at small contractors, women and youth, was launched by Gauteng Roads and Transport Minister Ismail Vadi at Finetown Community Hall, south of Johannesburg on Thursday. The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport is running the programme in partnership with the national Department of Public Works and Nedbank. “Emerging road contractors are empowered to manage labour-intensive projects, while Nedbank provides seed funding based on its financial viability criteria,” Vadi said at the launch. He said that 24 small contractors had been appointed by the department for a period of 36 months, during which time they will receive training in project management and roadworks at the Zwartkop Training Centre. Six more contractors are to be appointed later this year. According to the department, the successful contractors will be responsible for the maintenance of 479 kilometres of the provincial road network, and the project is expected to create 2 125 jobs. Work to be carried out under the programme includes cleaning drainage structures, removing grass and debris from grids, clearing bridge drainage ports and scuppers, repairing damaged fencing and road signs, installating and replacing road studs, mowing grass in road reserves, cutting firebreaks and assisting with veld fires, and providing emergency assistance to motorists. Vadi said he was particularly pleased that 50 percent of the contractors are women-owned companies, two percent are people with disabilities and more than half of the contractors are under 35 years of age. At the launch, Vadi and his departmental officials carried out maintenance work on the D1861 road near Lawley and the R554 along Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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South African satellite ready for lift off

first_imgA nanosatellite built in South Africa will be sent to space early next year to collect data for atmospheric research as part of the European Commission’s QB50 project.It took a team of South Africans six months to build the nanosatellite, nSight1. It launches with 49 other satellites from the International Space Station in early 2017 as part of the European Space Agency’s QB50 project to study the Earth’s upper atmosphere. (Image: SCS Aerospace Group)Brand South Africa reporterWeighing some 2.5kg, a nanosatellite designed and made in South Africa will be launched in early 2017 from the International Space Station. It will be used for research.Named nSight1, it forms part of the European Commission’s QB50 project; in total, 50 satellites from various countries will be launched into space.The devices will collect data for atmospheric research in the lower thermosphere between 200km to 380km altitude. The data will be used to complement current atmospheric models used by operators in the space industry.Watch:The building of nSight1 was managed by an umbrella company, SCS Aerospace Group, in Cape Town, which has eight subsidiary companies. It provides commercial satellite solutions such as advanced engineering services, decision making and operational solutions.Working togetherThe core team that built SCS Aerospace Group’s nSight1 nanosatellite are: (front from left to right): Dr Louis Muller, Dr Francois Malan, Kannas Wiid, Rikus Cronje, Hendrik Burger; (middle) David Brill; and (back row) Heinrich Fuchs, Premie Pillay, Philip Bellsted, Dr Lourens Visagie, Kevin Gema and Marcello Bartolini. (Image: SCS Aerospace Group)Dr Sias Mostert, chairman of the SCS Aerospace Group, said the group was proud to be a part of QB50 project. “It presents the opportunity to showcase South Africa’s ability in the space industry.“Almost all the systems and components on this satellite were manufactured and assembled within six months with South African partners.”Those who contributed to the building of the nanosatellite included the Space Advisory Company, Stellenbosch University, CubeSpace, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Pinkmatter Solutions, the Amateur Radio Society and NewSpace Systems.Launching the satellite will also provide a chance to test newly developed technologies such as SCS Gecko Imager as well as Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s patented Radiation Mitigation VHDL Coding Technique.“It forms part of a line of satellites to establish space heritage for a new generation of high performance remote sensing cameras,” said Mostert. “The camera technology being tested on the nSight1 nanosatellite was developed with initial support from the South African Department of Trade and Industry’s AISI programme.”Software company Pinkmatter Solutions said it usually provided its services to the international space market. But CEO Chris Böhme welcomed this local venture. “As a South African company, we are stronger by working together to provide more value to continue our success story in the international market.”Source: SCS Aerospace GroupWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Learn Adwords and Unlock Coupons With Google Engage For Agencies

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#biz#tips john paul titlow A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Google has always been proactive about making it easy to learn how to use their online advertising and analysis products. After all, the more people use AdWords and related offerings, the more revenue Google makes, and the better-equipped business owners are to reach potential customers. Google Engage For Agencies is the company’s latest effort to educate its customers about the online search advertising market and Google’s offerings in particular. Upon completing four free, Web-based courses, users can unlock coupons redeemable for free AdWords buys. From there, business owners can decide to get officially certified as experts in Google AdWords. This isn’t the first time Google has offered Adwords training for free online. Similarly, Conversion University helps site owners get up to speed with their analytics product. While Engage For Agencies is clearly intended for advertising and marketing agencies, it can be beneficial for any business owner looking to learn more about digital advertising. The first of four courses is a 24-minute introduction that provides an overview of Google and the basics of search and display advertising. It drills down into specific Google products like YouTube and Google Places and discusses the growing significance of mobile advertising. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Avenido’s years in ABL recognized with Lifetime Achievement award

first_imgDillinger fighting, but struggling against ‘big boys’ at Ginebra LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Leo Avenido accepts his recognition from the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from Cedelf P. TupasIt’s only fitting that Leo Avenido, one of the longest tenured players in the Asean Basketball League, has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement award.Avenido has more than five ABL seasons under his belt, including 2012 where he won a title as part of San Miguel and became the first Filipino to become MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade PLAY LIST 01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:14Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila01:22Children deny Sanchez was able to leave prison at will01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  In fact, he bared that the CLS Knights of Indonesia, one of three new teams making their debuts in the coming season, is looking at the possibility of tapping him.“I’m still going to talk with the boss of the Indonesian team. They’ve seen me play and they were a bit impressed,” said Avenido, who was the 10th overall pick by the Coca-Cola Tigers in the 2002 PBA Draft.“They’re concerned about my age and my conditioning or if I am still fit to play heavy minutes, but if you ask me, I’m ready.”ADVERTISEMENT “Honestly, it’s not something I expected,” Avenido told INQUIRER.net in Filipino during a press conference Tuesday. “I just got a call from boss Jericho (Ilagan) inviting me to attend the press conference then he told me about the Lifetime Achievement award that I’m going to be awarded due to my contributions to the league for about six to seven seasons that I played.”The 38-year-old Avenido made his first appearance in the ABL as one of the key players of the defunct Brunei Barracudas team in 2009 before suiting up for Singapore, Philippines, Saigon and Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAvenido last saw action in the ABL for the Mono Vampire in 2016. He served as playing-coach for Gamboa Coffee in the PBA D-League early this year.The former PBA veteran has won it all in the ABL but he’s still keen on playing.last_img read more

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Olympic marathon champion Sumgong banned 4 years for EPO

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The panel ruling on her case said the 32-year-old Sumgong’s hospital story was “inconsistent at best.”“We might go so far as to state that the athlete’s attempt to explain how the substance entered her bodybordered on an attempt to deceive the panel,” the ruling said.Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon when she triumphed at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games. She failed an out-of-competition test on Feb. 28 and was banned for four years fromApril 3, the date her provisional suspension was announced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt makes her ineligible for the 2019 world championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Sumgong is the highest-profile athlete on a long list of Kenyans to be banned for doping in recent years.Her case follows that of Rita Jeptoo, who was the top women’s marathon runner in the world when she also tested positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test in Kenya in 2014. Jeptoo also received a four-year ban. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sumgong waived her right to have her backup “B” sample tested and said she had taken EPO unintentionally after visiting Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi six days before her doping test to be treated for an ectopic pregnancy. She claimed she was suffering from severe abdominal pain and was given a blood transfusion and unidentified medication by an unnamed doctor.The Olympic champion couldn’t provide the name of the doctor who supposedly treated her or reliable documents showing she was admitted to the hospital, the tribunal said. It said documents she provided were denounced as fake by the hospital.The hospital visit was not disclosed by Sumgong at the time of the doping test. She said that was because of the “taboo” surrounding ectopic pregnancies and she wanted to hide it from her husband, who is also her manager.The only record the hospital had of a visit by Sumgong was in April, when she inquired about treatment for ectopic pregnancies.The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya said it believed Sumgong was taking EPO ahead of the defense of her London Marathon title in April.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games FILE – This is a Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 file photo of Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong as she celebrates winning the women’s marathon during the Summer Olympics athletics event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong of Kenya on Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017 was banned four years for using the banned blood-booster EPO. Sumgong’s ban was announced by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya. The agency ruled her ineligible from April 3 this year. The gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games failed an out-of-competition doping test on Feb. 28. (Johannes Eisele/Pool Photo via AP)Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong was banned for four years after a doping tribunal rejected her explanation that blood-boosting hormone EPO was in her system from being treated at a hospital in Kenya days before her failed test.The tribunal found no legitimate record of the hospital visit and treatment for an ectopic pregnancy claimed by Sumgong, it said Tuesday in a decision released by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Here come the Lions Sumgong has also won the Rotterdam and Las Vegas Marathons and finished runner-up in the Boston, Chicago and New York races. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Love, Korver lead Cavaliers past Mavericks

first_imgMOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Durant returns to court after missing a game, leads Warriors Read Next Cleveland used an 18-2 run in the first quarter to wipe out an early 10-point deficit and neither team lead by more than six points for the rest of the half. Dallas took a 52-49 lead into the break with Barnes scoring seven of his team’s final 11 points.TIP-INSCavaliers: Starting point guard Derrick Rose missed his second consecutive game with a left ankle sprain. Iman Shumpert started in Rose’s place. The team set no timetable for Rose’s return. … Tristan Thompson missed his fifth straight game with a left calf strain. The Cavs have averaged seven fewer rebounds per game with Thompson out of the lineup.Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle talked about the desire to have two point guards on the floor at the start and for long stretches of the game: “It’s really become a league of playmaking in the last several years, and if you don’t have a couple of those guys in there, you’re going against the grain a little bit and making it tougher to get good shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) drives past Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50). APDALLAS — Kevin Love had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-104 Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The Mavericks were down by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to one on two occasions but could never take the lead.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort With the American Airlines Center crowd standing for most of the game’s final four minutes, Harrison Barnes missed a 3-pointer that would have put Dallas up by one. Korver was fouled on the rebound and made both free throws to put the Cavs up 106-102, and Cleveland clinched the game with free throws.Barnes finished with a team-leading 23 points and Dennis Smith, Jr. had 21 for Dallas, which is tied with Atlanta for the NBA’s worst record at 2-11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron James, averaging 36 points in November, had just 19, but two came on an emphatic dunk with 1:08 to play that put Cleveland up 104-100.The Cavaliers outscored the Mavericks 34-22 in the third quarter to erase a three-point halftime deficit. Love scored 13 points in the first 5:38 of the quarter, and Smith’s long 3-pointer keyed a 15-2 run and forced a Dallas timeout. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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4 days ago​Arsenal boss Emery: I speak every day with Raul & Edu

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery: I speak every day with Raul & Eduby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery says he is constant contact with the club’s directors.The Gunners boss knows that fans are expecting a Champions League place at minimum.And Emery says he speaks daily with head of football Raul Sanllehi and sporting director Edu about bringing success to the club.”I am speaking every day with Raul, Edu and with the players,” Emery told reporters ahead of their next Premier League game against Sheffield United on Monday.”Our work is more important than our words and really now I am very happy at the club. I am really happy with the players. The last two, three, four weeks, every player – and Mesut Ozil – is working very well.”This is why we can be positive and we can think we are going to do something important this year. I was speaking with Raul and this is the same idea when he is speaking with me.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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