England in control DURBAN, South Africa (AP): England had reduced South Africa 136-4 at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test at Kingsmead yesterday and need six more wickets on the final day to win. Scores: England 1st innings: 303 all out in 100.1 overs (Nick Compton 85, James Taylor 70; Dale Steyn 4-70, Morne Morkel 4-76). South Africa 1st innings: 214 all out in 81.4 overs (Dean Elgar 118 not out, AB de Villiers 49; Stuart Broad 4-25, Moeen Ali 4-69). England 2nd innings: 326 all out in 102.1 overs (Jonny Bairstow 79, Joe Root 73, Nick Compton 49; Dane Piedt 5-153). South Africa 2nd innings (target: 416): 136-4 after 47 overs (Dean Elgar 40, AB de Villiers 37 not out, Steven Finn 3-27). PCB chairman turns down Ali’s resignation ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has refused to accept Azhar Ali’s resignation as ODI captain over the inclusion of former spot-fixer Mohammad Amir in the training camp. Khan met with Ali in Lahore yesterday and after the meeting the PCB said in a statement that “the chairman didn’t accept” Ali’s resignation, who agreed to continue as captain. Last week, Ali and opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez stayed away from the camp after Amir was included, but after meeting with Khan both agreed to join the camp. Amir’s five-year ban for spot-fixing during a Test match in 2010 ended in September and the 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler is in contention for next month’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand. Former Newcastle goalkeeper dies at 47 PRAGUE (AP): Pavel Srnicek, a former Czech Republic goalkeeper who also played for Newcastle, died yesterday, nine days after collapsing while running. He was 47. Sparta Prague, where Srnicek had been goalkeeper coach since 2011, said the former Premier League player died at a university clinic in the eastern city of Ostrava. Srnicek made 150 appearances for the Magpies from 1991-98 and was part of the Newcastle squad that finished runner-up in the Premier League in 1996. He recently published a book, Pavel Is a Geordie, about his years with Newcastle. Srnicek played for his country 49 times between 1994 and 2001 and was a backup goalkeeper at the 1996 European Championship, where the Czechs reached the final. Srnicek also played for English clubs Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham. Gasquet withdraws from Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): World No. 9 Richard Gasquet has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of a back injury. Tournament organisers tweeted news of Gasquet’s withdrawal late yesterday, adding “we wish him a speedy recovery”. France’s Gasquet is the third withdrawal from the Grand Slam tournament which starts on January 18 at Melbourne Park, after Juan Monaco and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Britain’s Kyle Edmund will take his place in the main draw. Gasquet aggravated the injury while playing in exhibitions this month, and he has also withdrawn from the Qatar Open, due to start on Monday.
Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical stole the spotlight at yesterday’s JAAA-Puma Development meet at Kirkvine with a fast 21.37 seconds to win his heat of the Class One 200 metres.Running against a negative wind of 0.3 metres per second, Ellis ran away from his rivals for an easy win in the fastest time of the day among high school athletes.Herbert Morrison High’s Bonanza Cunningham (21.42) was second overall, with Green Pond High’s Orlando Fisher taking third overall in 21.49.Kingston College’s Roshaun Rowe was best in Class Two as he won in 21.70 ahead of Kevin Stone of Petersfield (21.86) and his Kingston College teammate Yashawn Hamilton, 22.13.best timeIn Class Three, Antonio Watson of Petersfield High led the way with 22.73. Andre Bent of William Knibb, 22.89, was second overall ahead of Papine High’s Shemar Willis, 23.12.Among the girls, Edwin Allen High’s Patrice Moody won the Class One 200m in 23.93 for the best time overall, getting the better of Holmwood Technical’s Shante Deer, 24.42.Manchester High’s Daszay Freean topped Class Two with 23.78, beating Edwin Allen’s Shellece Clarke (24.76) and Christine Irving of Holmwood, 24.77.Last year’s Class Four double sprint champion Joanna Reid of St. Jago High impressed in Class Three with a leading time of 24.10. Holmwood’s Dyandra Gray was second overall in 24,54 with third going to Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, 24.55.GC Foster College’s Samantha Curtis was best among the women in the open half lap event after stopping the clock at 24.05. She got the better of Donya Ewars of the University of Technology, 24.33. Curtis’ teammate, Natasha Russell was third with 24.71.University of Technology’s Travene Morrison stole the spotlight in the men s 200m as he won his heat in 21.14 ahead of G.C. Foster College’s Javon Gray, 21.42 and Emmanuel Dawlson of Sweden, 21.49.
The students and staff of Finn Valley College celebrated their annual prom in style on Saturday night.It was undoubtedly a night of glitz and glamour at the Las Vegas themed event in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey, as students dressed to the nines for a night to remember.Showcasing some suave and elegant style, the students enjoyed a night of food, music and great fun. A huge thanks to everyone involved in organising the prom but in particular to the prom committee, who left no detail unturned, to the Year Head Ms Mc Granaghan who obviously lead the team to such perfection, to class teachers Mr Mc Dermott and Mr White for their invaluable help over the last few weeks and to staff, students and their families for supporting what was a lovely night.Students at the Finn Valley College Viva Las Vegas PromTeachers at the Finn Valley College Viva Las Vegas PromStudents enjoying the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelStudents at the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelStudents at the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelBest dressed female Aisling Davis and male Abdullah AlahmadProm King Conor Doherty and Queen Angelina MartinStudents at the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelFVC prom brings Las Vegas to the Hills of Donegal! – Picture Special was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Finn Valley Collegepicture specialProm
Ray Maota The leaproach looks like a cross between a cockroach, a cricket and a grasshopper. UCT’s Prof Mike Picker and Dr Jonathan Colville show off their discovery. (Images: UCT) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Mike Picker UCT Faculty of Science +27 21 650 2712 RELATED ARTICLES • UCT MBA among world’s best • Prestigious award for UCT project • SA unearths 18 new species • Scientists abuzz over mosquitoA University of Cape Town (UCT) professor and a former student have again made entomological history by discovering the world’s first jumping cockroach, now named the leaproach (Saltoblattella montistabularis).Prof Mike Picker, from UCT’s zoology department, and Dr Jonathan Colville discovered the intriguing insect, which has since been added to the list of top 10 new species for 2011 by the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) at Arizona State University.The previously unknown bug was first spotted leaping around at the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town in 2006, as the pair searched for flies during a research project.Their first discovery was the new suborder Mantophasmatodea – comprising carnivorous insects known as gladiator bugs or heelwalkers – in South Africa in 2002.The two biologists described their discovery in the German scientific journal Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny in 2010. The publication was formerly known as Entomologische Abhandlungen.Picker and Colville wrote a second paper with Malcolm Burrows from Cambridge University, this time detailing what makes the little bug such a good jumper and also its relation to what is believed to be the only other known jumping cockroach, the late Jurassic 160-million-year-old fossil Skok svaba. This extinct creature was first described in 2007.Unique creatureSpeaking of their latest find, Picker said: “We were sweep netting and saw something that at first looked like a grasshopper, but when we got it back to the laboratory it became clear it was a cockroach, closely related to the common roach but with sophisticated hind legs and the ability to jump many times its own height.”The leaproach measures a modest centimetre in length, and looks like a cross between a cockroach, a cricket and a grasshopper. Its Latin name is derived from Saltoblattella which means jumping small cockroach, while montistabularis refers to the place it was discovered.Colville said: “Superficially it resembled a cricket, but not quite.”The leaproach shares certain features with grasshoppers – large muscular hind legs for jumping; bulging eyes; toes that allow them to grip before and after jumping; and a strengthened antennae base which supports the delicate appendages during jumping.There are about 4 000 to 5 000 species of cockroaches but so far only the leaproach is able to jump in the same agile manner as a grasshopper.The IISE’s Quentin Wheeler said: “Most people do not realise just how incomplete our knowledge of Earth’s species is. We are surrounded by such an exuberance of species diversity that we too often take it for granted.”Spectacular insect faunaPicker described the Cape’s insect fauna as “spectacular and distinctive”, and added that up to now this natural wealth has been under-appreciated.With the leaproach discovery in the Table Mountain park, a World Heritage site, the pair suspects that other species may be waiting to be discovered.Picker and Colville believe that their discovery highlights how little is known about the Cape fauna, which could be home to more interesting species than even the celebrated Cape Floral Kingdom.“Thus far, the leaproach is only known from that single locality, adding to the impressive biodiversity profile of this World Heritage site,” said Picker.Although there is the potential for other discoveries in the area, he cautioned ambitious scientists that Table Mountain is a highly protected area and plants and animals can’t be removed from it without permission.Top 10 New Species for 2011The leaproach has now been named as one of the Top 10 New Species for 2011 by the US-based IISE. Each year the IISE releases a list of what it considers to be the 10 best natural finds of the year before.Although the final list is chosen by a committee, anyone may nominate a species, provided that it was described for the first time during the year in question.Three other African species were included – Philantomba walteri, a new species of duiker first seen at a bushmeat market in Benin; Darwin’s bark spider (Caerostris darwini), a type of orb weaving spider native to Madagascar; and the pollinating cricket (Glomeremus orchidophilus) from Réunion, the first of its kind seen to pollinate the orchid Angraecum cadetii.The list is rounded out by the bioluminescent mushroom Mycena luxaeterna from Brazil; a bacterium known as Halomonas titanicae which is one of several that’s eating away at the sunken Titanic; the two-metre-long monitor lizard Varanus bitatawa from the Philippines; the Peruvian leech Tyrannobdella rex; the underwater mushroom Psathyrella aquatic, found in the US; and the pancake batfish Halieutichthys intermedius, found in the Mexican Gulf.
Venture Capitalists have a big impact on the software that hits the web and the rest of us have been fortunate to get a good look into many of their minds thanks to the recent rise of the blogging VC. Some VCs love to share how they think about various technology issues on their blogs – but what do they really love?VC Larry Cheng posted his 4th annual Venture Capitalist Blog Index today, listing and ranking 155 blogs written by venture capitalists. I discovered it when a feed we have in our team RSS reader tracking comments posted around the web by VC Fred Wilson delivered the link. I put the list into ITA Software’s Needlebase, scraped a list of all the blogs, then put them in a Blekko custom search engine. I searched for the word “love” (as I always do in any new search opportunity) and found that these 155 blogging VCs have used the word love in exactly 15 blog posts so far this year. What do they love? Read on for an amusing survey of 15 things blogging VCs love in 2011. Mark Suster loves info graphics. He said so in a comment on his post How to Handle a VC Presentation with No Deck.Chris Dixon says that people love horse races like NYC vs Silcon Valley, Facebook vs Twitter, IPO markets vs private exchanges, the valuation of some startup vs some other startup. But he says that “these questions are all footnotes that will be forgotten in a few years,” in his wide-eyed and awesome blog post PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET IS EASY: ANYTHING IT HASN’T YET DRAMATICALLY TRANSFORMED, IT WILL.Brad Feld loves working with entrepreneurs and helping create new companies. It’s all about doing what you love, he writes in a reflection post titled Snow in Seattle.Jeff Bussgang says that if you love running your business, that’s one of the factors that can make it wise to walk away from large sums of money. He’s sat with two portfolio companies that have made that decision recently and wrote about it in a post titled Walking Away From Liquidity.Charlie O’Donnell is excited about the new API for Q&A site Quora he says he’d love a Quora column in Tweetdeck and a Quora Feedera email digest in his inbox. He’s looking for a way to “monitor the important conversations without having to sit in it all day.” Hey Charlie, this isn’t as cool as a Tweetdeck column, but did you know that Quora provides RSS feeds (ReadWriteWeb asked them to and they did!) including for Answers posted by username? And the URL structure is really simple. (My answers are at http://www.quora.com/Marshall-Kirkpatrick/answers/rss) If you’ve got a list of people you find compelling, it’s not hard to build an OPML file of all the questions they answer. (I put their names in a text file, find and replace to turn those into feed URLs, then use a plain-text-to-OPML web service, save the file locally and import into a reader of your choice.) Primo signal-to-noise there, too. Will an API propel Quora into the mainstream… and will that suck?Rob Day loves the funny looking dogs that win the Westminster Kennel Dog Show. “Be polarizing,” he urges entrepreneurs raising money. “The winner always seems to be some funny-looking dog, often a variety of dog you’ve never heard of even if the general category is familiar, and probably a dog that some people roll their eyes at and some people love. That’s what you want your pitch to be.” How to raise venture capital for a cleantech startup in 2011Brad Feld loves the web design firm Slice of Lime.Albert Wenger loves being told that his idea for a namespace for people is completely crazy.Mark Suster loved getting to see the White House. How Twitter Got Me into The White House & Saved My Son’s BirthdayAlbert Wenger again, in a prior conversation about his namespace for people idea, said he’d “love to hear from folks whether they think these are real problems with the current de facto solution and how services should deal with them (ideally with examples of good or bad implementations).”Charlie Daniels would love to do an experiment with the students in his college class to test his theory that socioeconomic background is a primary determinate of a person’s comfort meeting new people.Brad Feld loves starting off the year with CES.Fred Wilson hands his blog over to guest poster Charlie Crystal, who points out that startup founders love to take risks – including stupid ones when it’s with their own money. M&A Case Study: ChiliSoftJeff Bussgang loves five apps he found in 2010 (Flipboard, Instapaper, Disqus, Foursquare and Tweetdeck) He wonders if they will blow up as businesses in 2011.Fred Wilson kicked off 2011 with the awesome statement that he loves “doing random stuff on the web which takes me to new places and new ideas.” Cheers to that, Fred! GlobalizationImage from Hikingartist.com Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#humor#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “That’s just two tough guys going at it. LA is a feisty player and he won’t back down on anybody. I thought he was defending Romeo well especially down the stretch. We all know that Romeo wasn’t backing down with anybody either,” explained the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor. “You get two tough personalities, they’re gonna clash and things are gonna happen sometimes. That just comes from competitive spirit, the two of them have competitive spirit. You move on.”READ: Tenorio surprised by Romeo’s hit that led to scuffleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRomeo and Tenorio were jockeying for position on a rebound play but frustration got the better of the GlobalPort scorer as he whipped his right arm to the waist of the veteran Ginebra guard.Romeo was slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2 and got ejected with 3:28 left, while Tenorio was charged with a technical foul for taunting after gesturing to the Batang Pier fans to go to sleep. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV UE ‘slowly getting right feel,’ ends Filoil campaign with win over Letran Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone and GlobalPort mentor Franz Pumaren said they have no issue with LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo showing emotions on the court late in their quarterfinals clash on Tuesday.Tenorio and Romeo, who was guarding each other, got into a heated argument with over three minutes left in the Kings’ 96-85 victory over the Batang Pier that sent them into the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT However, Cone and Pumaren both took exception of the technical fouls when both entered the court to diffuse the heated situation.READ: Brownlee waxes hot, pulls Ginebra to semis“I got a technical for going on the court, but for 27 years, I’ve always felt that a head coach can only go on the court when a fight or a tussle breaks out because they can be peace makers,” said Cone. “No one else can go on the court but head coaches. That’s always been the rule, as far as I can remember, so I was shocked when they gave me a T for going on the floor because you want to get somebody out there with authority who will break that up. Coach goes out there and says, ‘Hey, stop it!,’ and they’ll stop.”GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPumaren agreed: “As far as I know, head coaches are allowed to enter the court. We are there not to create any fight or whatever. All basketball, as far as I know, head coaches are allowed to enter to pacify the players. We’re the only one allowed to enter just to make sure we put everything in order.”Cone couldn’t help but remember the time when he had to get in between the Marc Pingris-Kelly Nabong skirmish back in 2013, where his role of a coach immediately turned to a peace maker.ADVERTISEMENT “Everybody kind of remembers the Marc Pingris-Kelly Nabong fight that I got involved in. I didn’t want to, but I needed to go out there and help out,” he said.READ: Tim Cone gets ‘a bit scared’ Those memories came rushing back when Cone saw things getting heated between the two stars, saying that he had to interject himself to protect Tenorio from getting handed a one-game ban if things had escalated for the worst.“I just wanted to make sure that LA didn’t do anything silly to get thrown out or get suspended for the next game,” he said.Though Cone said that he’ll gladly accept the fine, he hopes to get some explanation from the league office in these situations.READ: Tim Cone recalls holding back Nabong during Mixers-Batang Pier altercation“I had to take the technical foul and the fine that goes with it, but I still believe that head coaches should be allowed, in those situations, to go on the court and protect his players from themselves basically,” he said. “If I go out there and I start screaming at somebody, or I start getting involved and going after the other guy, then fine, give me a technical. But not for going out to protect my players. Anyway, we’ll see if it clarifies.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments
PH badminton star Sarah Joy Barredo. Photo by Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ No. 1 badminton player knew how big the sport was in this country.But Sarah Joy Barredo didn’t realize how huge it was until she played here for her first Southeast Asian Games stint.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “Hopefully I can use the SEA Games experience to improve and win golds in the future,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s very awe-inspiring,” said the 17-year-old Barredo in Filipino.She said playing in 16,000-seater Axiata Arena — which was filled to the rafters all week of the competitions — can be overwhelming.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“But of course I remember I was here to play for the Philippines and had to give my everything,” said the many-time Palarong Pambansa champion.Barredo made it through the quarterfinals bowed to World No. 22 Pornpawee Chochungwong of Thailand. CJ Perez early favorite for NCAA MVP LATEST STORIES MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Badminton super powers Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand sent teams here.But some of Malaysia’s shuttler including legend Lee Chong Wei didn’t see action because of the on-going World Championships in Glasgow.She and partner Alyssa Leonardo also crashed the doubles quarterfinals but lost to a Vietnamese pair.Literally a badminton hall rat, Barredo made the Rizal Memorial Badminton Center her own playground growing up because her mother worked there as ticket counter officer.The senior high at Philippine Women’s University-Jose Abad Santos Memorial School already has offers from big UAAP schools like Ateneo, La Salle and National University.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg will be driving for Sauber in the 2013 Formula One season, BBC reported on Sunday.The report said Mexican Esteban Gutierrez will be Hulkenberg’s teammate next year, leaving Kamui Kobayashi without a seat.Kobayashi’s current teammate at Sauber, Sergio Perez, will be shifting to McLaren in 2013.”Sauber have not yet officially confirmed Hulkenberg but the deal is understood already to be done,” said the report.The report also claimed that former Force India driver Adrian Sutil is in the reckoning to be Hulkenberg’s replacement at the Silverstone-based team. Force India parted ways with Sutil last year and elevated Hulkenberg from the role of a reserve.The report added that Kobayashi, former Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi and Jamie Alguersuari are also in the running for the Force India seat.Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta form the current line-up for Force India.When asked about his future, Hulkenberg told IANS, “I really enjoy this team (Force India), I know everybody really well and I enjoy working with the guys. At the moment my focus is simply on 2012 and doing the best job I can.”Hulkenberg battled through the 55-lap race to finish sixth in the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday, pushing him to 12th spot in the drivers’ championship with 45 points from 16 rounds. Di Resta is a a place below the German with 44 points.Force India are in seventh place in the constructors’ championship with 89 points, behind Sauber on 116.
Reading defender O’Shea offers advice to Man Utd ace Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading defender John O’Shea says the jury should still be out for Paul Pogba and his revival at Manchester United.Ahead of today’s FA Cup tie, O’Shea believes the midfielder must now discover consistency.”I remember Paul from the youth team. He was so bubbly, everybody knew he was a fantastic talent. He will be a huge star for United because there’s that ability. And once he concentrates on that, he’ll be a fantastic player for years to come. He won the World Cup, so he’s doing enough talking on the pitch, but he’s got to make sure he keeps doing it.”The best players maintain that level consistently season after season, and the attributes that he has, if he can maintain that, he will become like he’s showing at the minute — that player who scores goals, creates goals. And if he does that I’m sure the United fans will get right behind him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say