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Courier honors Track & Field stars at All-City Sports Awards

first_imgSchenley swept the boys and girls overall titles this year led by Elizabeth Rose, Kaleah Rose, and DeAndre Black who combined to win eight events. The Spartans closed out their proud athletic history winning 10 of the past 11 girls team track titles. The Spartans’ boys won seven of the past eight City track championships they were eligible for. The New Pittsburgh Courier added something new this year to it’s 2011 All-City Awards Luncheon. The June 4 event honored the winners of the City League Track and Field championships that were held on May 14. STRENGTH, AGILITY, AND SPEED—Schenley’s shotput champion Kamren Lewis is pictured with sisters Amber and Kayla Key, who attend CAPA but run for Westinghouse, and Shequala Bey from Westinghouse. Amber won a gold in the1600 meters and Kayla won the 200 meters. Shaquala was a multiple winner capturing the long jump and triple jump. (Courier Photo/J.L. Martello) last_img read more

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Alexander dazzles once again in Humboldt Crabs’ 9-2 win over California Expos

first_imgARCATA >> Tyson Fisher knew there was a chance that the Crabs could only see Jason Alexander make a couple of starts and then that would be it.And that’s still very much the case. Alexander could very well hear his name be called on the third and final day of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft this morning or afternoon.So, if Friday night was Alexander’s final start in a Crabs uniform, he certainly made the most of it.Alexander, a right-hander out of Menlo College, took a perfect game into …last_img

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BRICS countries pledge Africa support

first_img26 March 2013Trade ministers from the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – pledged increased support for the African continent during the BRICS Business Forum in Durban on Tuesday.Addressing nearly 1 000 businesspeople from the five countries at Durban’s International Convention Centre, Brazil’s Minister of Development Industry and Foreign Trade, Fernando Pimental, said it was important to strengthen commercial ties between BRICS members and to increase trade with African countries.India’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles, Anand Sharma, said India had made a considered decision to share its information technology capabilities with Africa.Through the Pan African e-Network Project, tele-education and tele-medicine technologies linked key universities and doctors in 47 Africa countries with those in India.Through the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (Itec) programme, India had also provided scholarships to tens of thousands of African students to help them study in India.India would now help to set up 70 higher education institutions in African countries in areas such as agricultural training and IT, Sharma said.South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies told the Forum that the BRICS trade ministers had, in their earlier discussions, agreed that they would support regional integration and industrialisation measures between their respective countries.Davies noted that the success of the BRICS partnership would be measured not only in the amount by which trade increased, but also in the partnerships that members were able to develop to support growth in productive capacity.Delegates at the Business Forum were optimistic about the African market.Paritosh Gupta, chief executive of Indian infrastructure company IL&FS, said his firm had been visiting east and southern Africa for five years now in search of rail, mine and roads projects.“Definitely in the next five years, this will be a very happening place, and I think South Africa in a way will be a gateway to eastern Africa,” Gutpa said, adding that South Africa could provide strong legal and financial support.Andrey Makov, of Russian machine-building company UVZ, said there were “a lot of prospects in the development of economic relations between South Africa and Russia in many spheres”, adding that he believed South Africa could play a key role in driving investment in Africa as the “locomotive” of growth.Writing in a special BRICS edition of the magazine “Russia and India”, the vice-president of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Georgy Petrov, pointed out that there were many Russian companies already in South Africa, in areas such as mining and hydrocarbons.“I would say Russian business is returning to Africa, and South Africa is becoming a gateway to the African continent for Russian people,” Petrov wrote.The fifth BRICS summit will be officially opened on Wednesday when South African President Jacob Zuma and his BRIC counterparts meet for formal discussions.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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We will take our chances and win, vows Phala

first_img23 January 2015Bafana Bafana midfielder-cum-striker Thuso Phala says they are prepared to fight to the bitter end to get out of the deep hole they find themselves in.Phala was referring to the 1-3 loss to Algeria in the opening clash of the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 touranment on Monday at Stade de Mongomo.The result has put South Africa in a difficult position to qualify for the knock-out stages.“The dressing room was sad,” he said. “We were very disappointed because, in all honesty, that was a game we were supposed to win and by a big margin. We let the coach down, we let ourselves down and the country down – but it is important for us to forget about the game as soon as we can so we can focus on the challenge ahead.Lessons“The lesson we got out of this match is that we have to take our chances, because if we miss them we will be putting ourselves under pressure. We could have wrapped that game early,” said Phala who scored South Africa’s solitary goal in that match.Bafana Bafana will be hoping for a positive outcome when they face Senegal on Friday, 23 January, at the Estadio de Mongomo.Coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has made two changes to South Africa’s starting 11. Jackson Mabokgwane will start in goals in place of Darren Keet, who played against Algeria in the opening match that Bafana Bafana lost 1-3.Playing in front of Mabokgwane will be the back four of Anele Ngcongca at right-back, Thabo Matlaba at left-back, and the central defence pairing of Erick Mathoho and Thulani Hlatshwayo.Coetzee outMathoho returns after a one-match suspension following two yellow cards in the qualifying stages of the tournament. He takes the place of Rivaldo Coetzee, who is out due to a knee injury sustained in the match against Algeria.Both Mathoho and Mabokgwane are playing in their first Afcon tournament.The midfield remains unchanged with Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa and Thuso Phala, who scored South Africa’s only goal in the opening match, given the nod. Furman will once again captain the side.Tokelo Rantie and Sibusiso Vilakazi also retain their places upfront.“We all come from teams who have lost games before; we have all been in a hole before,” Phala said. “We came together as players and spoke about it. We keep motivating ourselves because we know we are a good team and we will come back strongly in the remaining two games.”Bafana play Ghana in their final Group C match on 27 January.Kick off is at 9pm SA time (8pm local time) at Stade de Mongomo. How they will line up:SA XI vs Algeria: 22-Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), 6-Anele Ngcongca, 11- Thabo Matlaba, 14-Thulani Hlatshwayo, 3-Eric Mathoho, 15-Dean Furman (C), 5-Andile Jali, 20-Oupa Manyisa, 18-Thuso Phala, 10-Sibusiso Vilakazi, 23-Tokelo Rantie.Subs: 16-Darren Keet (GK), 1-Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), 21-Ayanda Gcaba, 13-Thamsanqa Sangweni, 19-Themba Zwane, 12-Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 7-Mandla Masango, 8-Bongani Zungu, 17-Bernard Parker, 4-Siyabonga Nhlapho, 9-Bongani Ndulula.Injured: 2-Rivaldo CoetzeeAFCON 2015 FIXTURESAll times CAT (SA, GMT+2)Friday 23 January 2015Ghana v Algeria – Estadio de Mongomo: 6pmSouth Africa v Senegal – Estadio de Mongomo: 9pmSaturday 24 January 2015Cote d’Ivoire v Mali – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 6pmSunday 25 January 2015Gabon v Equatorial Guinea – Estadio de Bata: 8pmCongo v Burkina Faso – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 8pmMonday 26 January 2015Cape Verde Islands v Zambia – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 8pmCongo DR v Tunisia – Estadio de Bata: 8pmTuesday 27 January 2015South Africa v Ghana – Estadio de Mongomo: 8pmSenegal v Algeria – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 8pmWednesday 28 January 2015Guinea v Mali – Estadio de Mongomo: 8pmCameroon v Cote d’Ivoire – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 8pmSaturday 31 January 2015Group A Winner v Group B Second Place – Estadio de Bata: 6pmGroup B Winner v Group A Second Place – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 9pmSunday 1 February 2015Group C Winner v Group D Second Place – Estadio de Mongomo: 6pmGroup D Winner v Group C Second Place – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 9pmWednesday 4 February 2015Quarterfinal 1 Winner v Quarterfinal 4 Winner – Estadio de Bata: 9pmThursday 5 February 2015Quarterfinal 2 Winner v Quarterfinal 3 Winner – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 9pmSaturday 7 February 2015Semifinal 1 Loser v Semifinal 2 Loser – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 8pmSunday 8 February 2015Semifinal 1 Winner v Semifinal 2 Winner – Estadio de Bata: 9pmSource: South African Football Associationlast_img read more

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Get Testing: Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melanson Tags:#Browsers#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Word hit the Web this week, via a Mozilla executive posting on a developer list, that Firefox 4 was finally on its way next month. The only thing standing in the way? About 160 “hard blockers”, or significant bugs, that needed to be addressed. A big part of fixing bugs is testing and today Mozilla announced the next major version of Firefox 4 Beta for users to help test. The latest version includes increased performance, start-up time, bookmarking and graphics capabilities. Read on for the details.The next version of Firefox 4, said Mozilla senior director Damon Sicore, “is gonna kick ass” and here’s why, from the Mozilla blog:Firefox 4 Beta is built for the way people use the Web today, offering more control over the browsing experience. It introduces a fresh new look and features like App Tabs and Panorama to make it easier and more efficient to navigate the Web. Firefox 4 Beta also includes performance enhancements to make everything faster from start-up time to page-load speed and the performance of Web applications and games. Firefox Sync is integrated into the browser with Firefox 4 Beta, giving you access to your Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs and passwords across computers and smartphones.Firefox 4 Beta also enables developers to create fun Web apps and websites. With full support for HTML5 features in Firefox 4 Beta, developers can create new ways for people to enjoy the Web. This includes WebM and HD video, 3D graphic rendering with WebGL, hardware acceleration and the Mozilla Audio API to help create visual experiences for sound. Director of Product Platform Management Chris Blizzard has a full overview of all developer tools in Firefox 4 Beta.Now, if you’re anything like many of us here at ReadWriteWeb, you forgot about Firefox a good six months to a year ago and have fully moved on to Google Chrome. (For me, it’s something about the ultra-simple design – I just can’t pull myself back to anything else.) But that isn’t true for everyone.When you look at the global browser usage stats, it looks like Firefox has remained essentially even-keeled over the past year, while the most movement has been in adoption of Chrome and abandoning of Internet Explorer. 2009 ended with Firefox at around 31% and a year later, Firefox was at 30%. Chrome, in the meantime, went from around 5% to 15% and Internet Explorer (all versions) dropped from around 56% to 47%. Will Firefox 4 change anything? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Ram Rahim Singh: A farm to prison story of the ‘Baba of bling’

first_imgHe glides through the air dressed in pink robes in his promotional videos and in real life is known to ride powerful, souped up bikes to congregations, the persona as flashy as the vehicle itself.But Friday was judgement day for Gurmeet Ram Rahim, head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, who was convicted in a rape case and left two states in a state of siege. Some of that tinsel aura may fade for the ‘baba of bling’, who is not the regular godman in saffron but a curious amalgam of reel and real defying easy description.His Twitter profile describes him as “Spiritual Saint/Philanthropist/Versatile Singer/Allrounder Sportsperson/Film Director/Actor/Art Director/Music Director/ Writer/Lyricist/Autobiographer/DOP.”For his followers, who gathered in the thousands in Panchkula ahead of the verdict in the case of rape and criminal intimidation, their leader is all this and more. The bejewelled head of the Sirsa-headquartered sect, who turned 50 this Independence Day, holds sway over millions in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.As curiosity grew about the man at the centre of the frenzied storm, Gurmeet, who drove to Panchkula in a large convoy of scores of vehicles, put out a tweet appealing for peace and saying he would go to court even though he had a backache.It was the familiar blurring of lines between the larger than life image of the man of bling who would be god and superstar. For somebody who commands so much attention, the personal details are just a few.The only childHe was born in Sri Gurusar Modia village in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district on August 15, 1967, to a landlord father. An only child, Gurmeet helped his father in the farm in his early years.Gurmeet, it is said, was always spiritual. When he was seven, he was picked out by Shah Satnam Singh, then head of the Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa, who anointed him Ram Rahim.Sixteen years later, in 1990, Satnam Singh invited his disciples from all over the country for a grand satsang where 23-year-old Gurmeet Ram Rahim was chosen as his successor.The Dera chief, who completed his high school, is married to Harjeet Kaur. They have two daughters, Charanpreet and Amanpreet, both of whom are married, and a son Jasmeet. He also adopted a girl.last_img read more

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NEC okays 29 projects

first_imgManipur Governor Najma Heptulla said on Sunday that the North Eastern Council (NEC) has okayed the resumption of 29 developmental projects in Manipur which were almost abandoned. She had represented Manipur in the NEC meeting held last week . She further said that she was told that the flying doctor ambulance service would be made operational in Manipur soon. .This will be the first helicopter service in the country which will benefit the neglected people of far off areas.last_img

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