Confident Lennon face Excelsior

first_imgDefending champions Lennon High will hunt their seventh title when they face Excelsior High in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association schoolgirls football final at the Spanish Town Prison today, starting at 3 p.m.Denham Town High will play St Jago High in the third-place play-off at 1 p.m.Lennon’s coach, Sherlon Lennon, is oozing confidence ahead of the final.”It’s a very good feeling to reach the final. We played Excelsior last year in the final and beat them. We are looking forward to playing some good football and retaining the title,” Lennon said.Lennon will rely on Peta-Kay Green and Renae Gordon to achieve victory.Excelsior will look to avenge their last year’s 3-0 defeat.”The Excelsior team has exceeded my expectations, so I am happy to be in the final,” coach of Excelsior Xavier Gilbert said.Excelsior will rely heavily on their national Under-17 trio of captain Tarania Clarke, Tateyana Pitter, and Chevelle Henry.last_img read more


first_imgThe Red Door Country House in Fahan, Inishowen has made gift vouchers more readily available than ever, with their online voucher order via their website.Up until now, customers had to wait 1-2 days on postal delivery. Although still an option, if they prefer a user friendly, simple online procedure the voucher(s) will be emailed straight away. This is the perfect option for people living abroad who want to surprise their loved ones with a special treat this Christmas, especially as so many families are increasingly separated across the globe.Gift vouchers for the award-winning country house are in more demand than ever this year following a series of national awards in 2015 for restaurant, accommodation and weddings.All vouchers can be redeemed against Sunday lunch, evening dining, accommodation and Afternoon Tea. (A gift voucher for Afternoon Tea for two (€32) is a particular favourite for ladies)The address is >> Buy a gift voucher for The Red Door. RED DOOR COUNTRY HOUSE VOUCHER – THE IDEAL PRESENT THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CHristmasonlineRed Door Country HouseVoucherlast_img read more

Walking Upright Was a Birth Defect

first_imgWhat’s so big about walking upright?  A single birth defect in a human ancestor 21 million years ago could have made it all possible, according to Dr. Aaron Filler (Cedars Sinai Medical Center), a specialist in the spine.    According to EurekAlert, he proposes that in the “hominiform hominoid” Morotopithecus, a sibling was born with its horizontal septum transposed behind the lumbar region of the spine.  This would have made its normal knuckle-walking gait inefficient.  The child must have stood upright for relief.  “Any mammal with this set of changes would only be comfortable standing upright,” he said.  “I would envision this malformed young hominiform – the first true ancestral human – as standing upright from a young age while its siblings walked around on all fours.”According to the article, this idea “greatly demotes the importance of the bipedalism of Australopithecus species such as Lucy,” because walking upright was already old hat by then.  In fact, the septum pattern found in his assumed upright-walking hominoids is as old as some invertebrates.  Filler seems to be proposing upright posture not for any particular functional reason but as a mistake.  “From an embryological point of view,” he remarked, “what took place is literally breathtaking.”So the Ugly Duckling of an early hominoid family found a sweetheart with the same birth defect and the two lived happily ever after, having lots of children that became medical doctors and philosophers.  He’s right; for a story devoid of sense or evidence, this one is literally breathtaking.  Better re-read the 11/18/2004 entry to recall all the other birth defects Dr. Filler forgot to fill out.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Play Your Part series episode five: synopsis

first_imgHere is a sneak peek at episode five of the Play Your Part television series, which airs on Saturday, 23 September 2017 on SABC 2.Choreographer Paul Modjadji has been appointed as an ambassador of two international dance organisations. You’ll find out more about this choreographer in episode five of Play Your Part this week on SABC 2. (Image: Paul Modjadji)Brand South Africa reporterIn the fifth episode of Play Your Part, viewers will hear the stories of Paul Modjadji, Esther Mahlangu and Firdoze Bulbulia.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 23 September at 18:00, is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s a preview of episode five:Esther MahlanguMahlangu is globally known for her brightly coloured paintings and murals, inspired by the Ndebele tradition. She is teaching young women and girls the techniques that have been passed down through her family.Firdoze BulbuliaBulbulia’s roles include film director and independent producer. She is involved with the Feroza Adam Foundation and the iTouch Foundation, which promotes skills development and offers mentorship.Paul ModjadjiDancer Modjadji was the first South African artist to win the South African Youth Award in the Arts and Entertainment category, which he won in 2012. He was also the 2013 City of Tshwane brand ambassador.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Google’s Diversity Transparency Is Great—But It’s Still Just A Start

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting selena larson In an unprecedented move for a global technology company, Google released workplace data that illustrates how diverse the company is—which is to say, hardly diverse at all. But it’s a good first step in encouraging transparency and laying the groundwork for a more active effort to fix a problem that’s hard to address from the top down.Globally, Google’s workforce is 70% men. In the U.S. 60% of its workforce is white, just two percent is black, and just three percent is Hispanic. In technical roles, the gender disparity is more striking: only 17% of such employees are women. Google, whose products and services impact millions of people around the world, employs 53,891 people full-time, but they’re predominantly males. Google didn’t break out specific data for its offices in over 40 countries around the world, just information on the company as a whole. Beyond Transparency To justify these troubling numbers, Google points out that women earn 18% of computer science degrees in the U.S., while black and Hispanic students make up less than 10 percent of U.S. college graduates and earn fewer than five percent of all degrees awarded in computer science.While those abysmal education statistics are certainly one big reason for the low representation of women and minorities in the technological workforce, they’re not the whole picture.Nearly a third of senior leaders in science and technology fields say that a woman would never make it to the top position in their company, according to a study from the Center for Talent Innovation, a think tank founded by economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett. And according to the nonprofit Code2040, just one of every 18 leaders at tech firms is black or Latino.Google’s numbers reflect this imbalance: 79% of its leadership is male, two percent is black, and just one percent is Hispanic. Gender and racial disparities in tech might start in college, but the failure to prepare and promote minorities in the workplace falls on the shoulders of the firms themselves.With Wednesday’s announcement, Google is setting a precedent—not just by exposing its white underbelly, but also advocating for changes that could, eventually, bring more diversity to tech in the future. It’s not enough to admit that a company has a problem—it needs to actively work to change the ratio both inside, and outside, its workforce.For its part, Google has given more than $40 million to organizations that bring computer science education to women and girls since 2010. And its Google for Entrepreneurs program provides capital and other support for minorities in tech.Earlier this year, it launched #40Forward, a program providing $1 million to 40 startup accelerators and incubators that pledge to increase the number of women entrepreneurs in their communities. Seventy-five percent of those companies are located outside of the U.S.Google also said it works with historically black colleges and universities to provide a greater focus on computer science programs and attendance. One Googler, engineer Charles Pratt, was in-residence at Howard University this year and revamped the school’s introduction to computer science curriculum in an effort to appeal to more students.Creating A Culture ShiftUsing college degree statistics to justify diversity disparities does not address the larger issue for tech companies in Silicon Valley: While often describing themselves as a “meritocracy,” companies still hire people who fit a conventional image—the white, male “brogrammer.”Yes, education is important, but it’s not the catch-all solution for diversifying the workforce. There also needs to be a culture shift—one that celebrates differences instead of perpetuating stereotypes.At a women-in-tech event in San Francisco last week, designer and engineer Julie Ann Horvath said that startups and tech companies in general regularly hire people who are friends, and who all look or act a certain way—copies of one another. When someone different comes in, she said, there’s a greater chance they will get pushed out. See Also: Why GitHub’s CEO Ditched Its Divisive ‘Meritocracy’ RugShe knows firsthand how difficult it can be for a woman in a boys’ club environment. Horvath was a champion for improving the gender imbalance at the Web-based hosting service GitHub, but eventually quit after suffering harassment.It’s not enough to increase the number of women and minorities that complete degrees in computer science or related subjects. If companies really want to hire people from different backgrounds, they need to build a different culture—one that is inclusive, rather than continuing to adhere to the faux-meritocracy that has become the norm. More companies should do what Google did, as bad as it might make them look. If enough companies air out their dirty laundry, perhaps the community, at large, can begin to change. By releasing its data publicly, Google has created a way to measure the success of its diversity initiatives, and isn’t shying away from inevitable scrutiny. The numbers will serve as a way for the company to create actionable goals to better represent the community it serves—which, for Google, happens to be the entire world.Update: Updated to clarify race statistics are U.S. only.Lead image courtesy of raccorinne on Flickr Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#brogrammer#diversity#Google#Silicon Valley#tech Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Irving confirms he did not talk to LeBron about trade request: ‘Why would I have to?’

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Former teammates Kyrie Irving (left) and LeBron James  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOKyrie Irving and LeBron James will share the court on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season next month. But for the first time in a long time, it won’t be as teammates.Irving recently demanded his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers and got his wish when he was traded to the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Austin, Ravena lead PH team in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” the 25-year-old guard confirmed that he did not speak with LeBron about his trade request, nor did he feel obligated to do so.“Did you speak to LeBron James or talk to LeBron James before you and your representatives met with ownership before you let them know you wanted out?” host Stephen A. Smith candidly asked the four-time All-Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“No. Why would I have to?” Irving responded, prompting Smith to say that LeBron might have taken it personally.Without mentioning his former teammate’s name, Irving calmly explained his side: “I don’t think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life.” MOST READ “And it’s not anything personal, I’m not here to tirade anybody, I’m not here to go at any particular person or the organization, because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the times that I spent there. It’s nothing about that.”After mostly keeping to himself since the trade went down, Irving further explained his motivations behind leaving Cleveland.“It’s just there comes a time when you mature as an individual. It’s time to make that decision,” he shared.“And there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save someone’s feelings, when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do. And it wasn’t about me not wanting to win. It wasn’t anything about that. I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft. And that was the only intent that I have in all of this.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more