Scorpions focus on fitness ahead of WI Championships

first_img Williams encouraged the players to work out consistently, even during tournaments, in order to maintain muscle memory. “There might be situations where based on how an innings is progressing, a player may spend the day in the pavilion waiting to bat or may just end up all day in the field doing limited work. In those situations, players should use an hour or so in the evening to get in some type of training activity. There are light but effective programmes designed for these types of days. The senior lecturer at the G.C. Foster College reminded the group of the need for players to maximise their time and energy at training to produce high quality results and performance for matches. He also shared ways in which the Scorpion players could use their rest days during matches to do simple tasks, either in the gym or field. Williams, who also manages the National Under-19 team, noted that between tournaments and during the off season players sometimes lose the discipline it takes to maintain a fitness regime. He recommended the implementation of a ‘watchdog’ system to tackle that problem. “CWI should assign an individual in each territory to ensure that players in all participating teams are training consistently and in accordance with agreed regional standards. Everyone benefits when players can maintain a certain base-level fitness year-round. It means when pre-tournament or preseason training begins, the players are able to get right into the planned activities,” he said. In response to a concern raised by the players about the risk of burnout in training, Williams said the staff would, among other things, employ the use of oximetres to monitor oxygen levels to limit the risk of exhaustion. The Scorpions will start their campaign against Barbados Pride at the 3Ws Oval on December 13. CONSISTENT WORKOUTS With the West Indies Championship (formerly the Regional 4-day competition) bowling off yesterday, the Jamaica Scorpions organised a compulsory fitness strategy session for players. The session, which was delivered by Gibbs Williams, the lead fitness tester for Jamaica, was designed to instruct players on how to tactically maintain optimum fitness throughout the competition. “During a competition, it is quite easy for players especially, to ignore or forget certain routines around maintaining their fitness and training. Over the course of a four-day game their daily activities are different, but there are ways to ensure that certain crucial fitness matters are treated with the utmost importance,” said Williams, who is also a Level 3 coach.last_img read more

“Tear Drop” collaborates with former beauty queen for “What Chu Wanna Say”

first_imgSocial media star/entertainer “Tear Drop” teamed up with former Guyanese beauty queen Ruqayyah Boyer and members of the XOXO and SAK group to record his newest single titled “What Chu Wanna Say”.The song is produced by AJ (Adrian Johnson) Records in a catchy hip pop fused soundtrack. The recording was actually an impromptu recording that was done while chilling at the studio.Each section was free-styled during the session and the song was finished in less than an hour. The end product, however, is one that is gradually gaining momentum and airplay. All parties are currently discussing putting out a visual for the soundtrack in the near future.The chorus really directs the narrative for the song and acts as an invitation for each artist to speak up about how they were feeling at the moment, unfiltered and direct.Social media star Leon Clarke, better known as “Tear Drop”, was really the driving force behind each artiste aiding in bringing out the best in themselves.While it was an in the moment recording, it turned out that each verse and style represented the team and some of the values that they stand for.Themes explored in the verses are truth, struggle, loyalty, trust, spirituality, struggle and lots of swag.last_img read more

An open letter to the President

first_imgDear Mr President,Firstly I hope for and wish you strength to do what must be done over the coming weeks, months and years of your tenure as President.I LOVE my country, feel extremely privileged to work where I do, with amazing colleagues and was lucky enough to have parents who helped me further my education.That being said, as a young professional who made the choice to come back home and try to make a contribution to my country; I am so disheartened and frustrated to the point of tears about what is happening in Guyana today.Your people are hurting: they are in pain, and they are trying to make you see this. I say YOUR people, because you are the head of our country; it’s YOUR ministers that have made the decisions that are causing your people pain; it’s YOUR voice that is noticeably absent from the edicts being passed down to the people. Do you plan on waiting until your Ministers make a tangled mess of these situations, and then you’ll come in to save us? Is that the plan?Logically, I know that YOU can’t fix everything, and we don’t expect you to. BUT, you have a golden opportunity to look outside your window, read the papers, look into the faces of the people who voted for you, the faces of those who didn’t but matter equally, and see their pain. Start thinking logically, and please start listening to your people. They matter….all of them.Sincerely,Annalise Bayney, MScWildlife Biologistlast_img read more

Tiger to return next week in Ohio

first_img0Shares0000AKRON, Ohio, July 29 – Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion who has struggled with a left knee injury, will play his first competitive event in nearly three months next week at a World Golf Championships tournament.The former World No. 1 announced Thursday on his website that he will play at the $8.5 million WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio — a course where he has won seven titles. “I’m excited to get back out there,” Woods said.Woods has not played since May 12 when he withdrew from the Players Championship after nine holes after aggravating a strained left knee and left Achilles tendon injury he suffered at the Masters in April.“Feeling fit and ready to tee it up at Firestone next week. Excited to get back out there,” Woods said in a posting on his Twitter microblogging account.Woods, who has fallen to 21st in the rankings, has not won a title since the Australian Masters some 20 months ago, just before the eruption of a sex scandal that ruined his iconic image and led to a divorce from Elin Nordergen.Woods missed the US Open and British Open on the advice of doctors, resting and rehabilitating his left leg, and has only recently started to hit balls in practice sessions.How well Woods fares at Akron will likely determine whether or not he competes the following week at the year’s final major tournament, the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.Woods has typically used the WGC event as a tuneup for the PGA Championship, a break from his routine of taking the week off before the earlier majors each year, so the event should be a solid indicator of his form.While vowing he still has a strong chance to break the all-time record of 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus, Woods has struggled with knee injuries for years and has not won a major crown since the 2008 US Open when he limped through a playoff to claim the crown.And the man who carried the clubs for Woods in 13 of his major triumphs will not be the man who does so next week.Woods announced last week he had fired Steve Williams, his bagman for the past 12 years and for all but one of his major victories. The New Zealander has become the caddie for Australian Adam Scott.Just who will serve as caddie for Woods was not announced by the superstar, who will be coming off the third-longest layoff of his career.The Golf Channel reported Thursday that Bryon Bell, a friend of Woods since their youth and president of Tiger Woods Design, would caddie for Woods next week. Bell has done so three times previously for Woods in PGA events.Woods also has something to prove at Akron, having shared 78th last year in his worst 72-hole showing. That was the first time in 11 appearances at Akron that he failed to crack the top four.So far this year, Woods has played in six events, cracking the top 10 twice, including a share of fourth at the Masters for the second year in a row.Even if Woods is healthy, his comeback might be short lived. He has fallen to 133rd in the points race for positions in the PGA playoffs and only the top 125 qualify. That gives him the next two weeks to fight his way into a berth.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lampard stays at Manchester City

first_imgEngland star Lampard has scored six goals in 17 appearances for City this season after signing on loan from the fledgling MLS club.The US team said the date he will join them will be revealed “as the Premier League and MLS seasons unfold”.New York City FC director of football Claudio Reyna said: “Frank is a star and it is no surprise Manchester City is rewarded by his contributions on the field every single day.“He is eager to get to New York once his commitment ends in England and will be available to play on arrival as a permanent member of the squad, given he will come to us having played at the highest level.”City manager Manuel Pellegrini recently spoke of his desire to keep the 36-year-old.“Frank is a top player, he must continue scoring goals, he is great inside the box,” he said.“We know exactly what we must do. Frank wants to stay, we want to keep him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, January 1- English Premier League champions Manchester City announced they had secured the services of Frank Lampard until the end of the season despite the midfielder signing for New York City in June.“Manchester City can confirm that it has extended Frank Lampard’s contract up to the end of Manchester City’s season, enabling his continued participation in both domestic and European campaigns,” said a statement on the club’s website.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Letterkenny Chartered Accountant seeks Accounts Technician

first_imgJob Vacancy: Local Chartered Accountant seeks Accounts Technician to provide Maternity Leave Cover with immediate start.  Two years of relevant experience required within Financial Accountancy Practice is essential.Job Requirements:  Knowledge of Sage Accounts Production/Sage 50. Working knowledge of PAYE and VAT Returns.Candidate will work as part of a team and the ability to communicate with other staff members.37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday.Closing date for applications Friday 15th March 2019.Further information please contact:-Personnel Partner, Bonner Gill & Co., Chartered Accountants, Grand Central, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal or email info@bonnergill.comClosing date for applications Friday 15th March 2019.  Job Vacancy: Letterkenny Chartered Accountant seeks Accounts Technician was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:AccountingAccounts TechnicianChartered AccountantJob VacancyMaternity Leave Coverlast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Community Employment Supervisor required

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Finn Valley Community Employment Project Ltd is currently seeking a Community Employment Supervisor.Company: Finn Valley Community Employment Project Ltd, Killygordon, Co. DonegalJob Location: Killygordon, County DonegalContract type: Temporary Community Employment SupervisorHours per week: 39ESSENTIAL:• Minimum Experience Required (Years) : 3 Years• Minimum Qualification: Level 6 ( Higher Advanced Certificate & National Craft Certificate) DESIRABLE:• Administration, Communications, Computer Skills, Financial, Competency Skills, Collaboration, Initiative, Priority Planning, Teamwork, project development, staff support and supervision.TO APPLY:Please send Cover Letter, CV & Qualifications to: finnvalleycescheme@eircom.netClosing Date: 12th July 2019Job Vacancy: Community Employment Supervisor required was last modified: July 2nd, 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)last_img read more

Arsenal make Nicolas Pepe fourth summer signing for club-record fee

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January targets Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers The FA’s Head of On-Field Discipline Tarik Shamel on new rules and law changes in the Premier LeagueLille came calling in 2017, with Marcelo Bielsa, the current Leeds manager, pushing for Pepe’s signing after reportedly watching every Ligue 1 game he had played in before scouting him in person.He scored 37 goals in all competitions for LOSC, with his superb 2018/19 season helping the club finish second in Ligue 1, behind only Paris Saint-Germain. Pepe himself finished second in the division’s scoring charts for the campaign, with Kylian Mbappe the only player netting more than his 22 goals.Incredible Pepe is ready for Arsenal move, says Lille teammate – ‘He’s special’Pepe said upon signing: “When I knew I was coming to Arsenal, I immediately thought of the French guys who play here.“I thought of [Mesut] Ozil, the world champions, [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and many more. Of course, these are the players who sprang to mind because I used to watch them when I was at Lille.“Also, Lacazette used to play for Lyon and so I have had the opportunity to play against him. It will be an honour to play alongside him.” FAREWELL deals Welcome to The Arsenal, Nicolas Pepe 🤩 #PepeIsHere ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/nXJIB9XdLW— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2019The 24-year-old, who was born in France but plays his international football for the Ivory Coast, also becomes Arsenal’s most expensive player ever, with the £72million fee paid for Pepe surpassing the £55million spent on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2018.Unai Emery, the Arsenal head coach, said: “Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe.“Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.“He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.”Pepe, who can play on both flanks and also as a centre-forward, began his career with Poitiers before moving to Angers and making a name for himself during four years at the Stade Raymond Kopa. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:03Loaded: 8.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen REVEALED New job Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TROPHY Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star OFF LATEST BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Arsenal have signed Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record £72million, the Premier League club have announced.Pepe, who becomes the Gunners’ fourth signing of the summer, moves to the Emirates after an exceptional season in France during which time he scored 23 goals in 41 appearances.He penned a five-year deal with the north Londoners after passing a medical on Tuesday. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSlast_img read more

Circus concert to tackle HIV stigma

first_imgYoungsters take part in Zip Zap’s Ubuntu Outreach Project. (Image: Zip Zap)The stigma attached to HIV/Aids, the need for condoms to be available in schools and targeted interventions and treatment programmes for HIV-positive youth are at the heart of a talent showcase planned for World Aids Day.The Zip Zap Circus School, along with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the City of Cape Town, is hosting a free concert promoting the use of condom and adherence to antiretroviral treatment on 1 December at the OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. It is called Stigma, because there are still negative connotations attached to HIV/Aids, which arouses fears in people who are not educated about the virus.Performers come from Zip Zap’s development programmes, Ubuntu and Ibhongolwethu, as well as from Ikapa Dance, MAC Substance and Ubuntu Boys.According to UNAids, there are about 6 million HIV-positive people in South Africa, and about 2.5 million are receiving HIV treatment, making the country’s public HIV treatment programme the largest in the world.DEVELOPING POSITIVE YOUNGSTERSZip Zap has been teaching HIV-positive youth circus acts since 2005 through its outreach programme, and in partnership with Cirque du Monde, the social circus programme of Canada’s Cirque du Soleil.Its Ubuntu programme takes place every Wednesday outside the Ubuntu clinic in Khayelitsha. Children from as young as four years old queue at the clinic to collect their antiretrovirals (ARVs), chronic medication that slows down the progression of the virus and prolongs life.Ruth Henwood, the child and youth patient support manager at MSF, says: “Thirteen years ago MSF pioneered ARV treatment in Khayelitsha. This ARV treatment programme has since become a beacon of hope and inspiration. Thanks to the Zip Zap Circus School, dreaded clinic visits have been transformed into thrilling adventures that children and even their parents don’t want to miss.”The school uses circus arts to develop young people who are HIV-positive by giving them access to opportunities and skills that will help them grow into young leaders and ambassadors for South Africa. Laurence Estève, Zip Zap Circus School co-founder and director, explains: “We’ve seen that the children who participate in the Ubuntu programme have increased self-esteem, a greater appreciation of teamwork, discipline and physical fitness.”Once they have been through the Ubuntu programme, they can join Zip Zap’s Ibhongolwethu project. It further nurtures young circus talent, paving the way for a potential career in circus performance. According to Zip Zap, Ibhongolwethu means “our pride”. It is supported by MSF and Cirque du Monde.“We believe in the power of performance that can break down barriers. When the youngsters get on stage to perform they change from being victims to heroes,” says Estève.PREVENTION FOR YOUNGSTERSAbout 3 000 youngsters are expected at the concert. TAC will distribute male and female underwear bearing sexually positive slogans such as “No Condom No Access”.The organisation’s Amelia Mfiki says: “This event is a call to make condoms acceptable and accessible for young people and to encourage HIV-positive youth to stay on treatment for life. We also want to encourage those HIV-positive youth who have stopped treatment to return to the clinic before it is too late.“When it comes to ARVs, we need to educate people that they are just the same as any other chronic medication that must be taken daily. We need to empower and support young people living with HIV to continue to take their ARVs.”Making condoms available at schools, she adds, does not mean that TAC advocates sexual promiscuity; but this will enable young people to protect themselves from HIV. “Only an empowered and informed young person can demand condom usage.”last_img read more

The Web Photo Sharing Site Faceoff

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#web Related Posts Written by Alex Iskold and edited byRichard MacManus.In this post we profile the red hot photo sharing space, where the blogosphere darlingFlickr is actually trailing in the mass market. Backin June, Hitwise posted their online photo market statistics – which showed Photobucket with ahuge market lead at #1 and Flickr at #6. A lot of Photobucket’s lead is due to its highusage in MySpace pages – 56% of Photobucket’straffic is from MySpace, according to Hitwise. So marketing and being part of a large ecosystem are crucial. But also important is having simple and easy to use features. Sowe present here a feature-by-feature comparison and also highlight areas where particularservices stand out from the pack. Feature Comparison of Photo Sharing SitesIn the table below (which incidentally we did using Zoho Sheet, Zoho’s online spreadsheet) we listcompanies from the Hitwise article as well as some additional ‘web 2.0’ photo sharingplayers.Click for full-sizetableNote that for Alexa rank we highlighted the top 5 scores – Flickr, Photobucket,Webshots, Kodakgallery, Pbase. Pros and Cons of each Photo Sharing SiteNotesWhere’s Yahoo! Photos? We excluded Yahoo! Photos from this comparison becausewe did not have access to the new Yahoo! Photos beta, so we felt it would be unfair toreview it based on the old site.The browser twist The social browser Flockhas delivered two direct integrations with Flickr and Photobucket. What is interesting(and also somewhat confusing) is that Flock has made a special version to be distributedto Photobucket users. It is difficult to say what impact this deal has had on the photosharing market so far, but it is likely that browser integration is going to play a majorrole in the future.ConclusionFirstly, we do not have a single online photo market. There is still a clearmainstream market led by KodakGallery and Yahoo! Photos. This market is basicallyfocused on upload/album/print capabilities – and has little to none socialaspects. On the other hand, Flickr is a clear leader in the social photo sharing market.It has unmatched features, usability and community. However the overall leader in the photo sharing market in general, and a goodmix between mainstream and social web, is Photobucket. They have been able to add justenough social features, without getting too complex or fancy, to convert a lot of peoplefrom traditional photo sharing sites.How is it all going to end up and who is going to win in this market? Time will tell,but it is likely we will end up having fewer players – and those that stick around willhave a blend of features from the current mainstream and ‘social web’ camps. As for thebloggers’ favorite, Flickr, the road to mainstream acceptance for Flickr is pavedwith tough competition and the need to simplify.center_img alex iskold 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more