Dyke confident of Edwin Allen hat-trick at Penns

first_imgSEVERAL of the country’s top senior and junior athletes will be busy competing at the 122nd staging of the Penn Relays in Franklin Field, Philadelphia, from Thursday to Saturday. Most of these athletes from top high schools and colleges will depart the island today.Top college team, the University of Technology, will be leaving the island this morning through the Norman Manley Airport, while top high school female team Edwin Allen High will depart from the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay this evening for New York, before driving over to Philadelphia.Several schools, including Kingston College, Holmwood Technical, and Vere Technical, will also be leaving from Montego Bay this afternoon and will head straight to Philadelphia.After winning two titles last year among the girls, head coach of Edwin Allen Michael Dyke is very optimistic.”We are very strong in the 4×100 and 4×800 metres, and despite not running consistently well in the 4×400 metres so far this season, I am confident that the girls can pull it off,” said Dyke.St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Holmwood, and Hydel have posted fast times in the event so far.”Edwin Allen is yet to run at full strength all season, but come this weekend, we will be at full strength as we have three members from last year’s winning team, and a member of the team who was injured for the majority of the season is now fully fit,” Dyke advised.Despite his top half-miler Cemore Donald, not competing at Penns this season, Dyke is confident that they will pull it off in the 4×800 metres.”Donald (Cemore) is just in Class Three and we are not taking her this year as we risk not having her in the final year of competition as an athlete can only compete at this meet for four years,” said Dyke.Several years ago, Dyke saw one of his teams being disqualified after one of his athletes was deemed to have competed for more than four years.Meanwhile, George Forbes, competition’s officer of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), is warning schools to ensure that all their athletes are ‘legitimate’ to compete at Penns as he does not want any embarrassment. Forbes recently sent letters to the various principals of the schools attending the meet, reminding them of Penn Relays’ eligibility rules.In the letter, he stated two things:1. No athlete can participate at the Penn Relays for more than four years.2. Eligibility is recorded when the athlete first competes. Example: If the student first attended in 2014, misses 2015 and 2016, then this student’s final eligibility is 2017, even if there is a change of school.In closing, Forbes is asking everyone to do their diligence in order not to cause embarrassment to schools or athletes.last_img read more

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Sarri open to Terry return in Chelsea coaching role

first_img0Shares0000Former Chelsea captain John Terry left the club in 2017, but could return in a coaching role © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has opened the door for former captain John Terry to return to Stamford Bridge as part of his coaching staff.Terry left Stamford Bridge after 22 years’ service in June 2017 for a season-long stint with Aston Villa and rejected a move to Spartak Moscow this week. Sarri believes Terry, 37, still wants to play for another season, but insists he will always be welcome at his “home” back at Chelsea.“The last time I spoke with him he told me that he wants to play for another season,” said Sarri on Friday.“For sure he will be a point of reference for me, for everybody here.“It’s up to him. If he wants to play for another season I think it’s right he tries to play. If he wants to help us, I’m very, very happy.”Ahead of Saturday’s visit of Cardiff to Stamford Bridge, Sarri’s side sit joint top of the Premier League with four wins from the Italian’s first four games in charge.However, he insists the Blues cannot yet be considered a serious threat to champions Manchester City or current leaders Liverpool after finishing 30 points off the pace in fifth last season.“I can answer City or Liverpool, at the moment,” added Sarri on which sides are title contenders.“We need another step, I think, to be the same level.“I think so. I hope not. It’s very difficult. The gap was 30 points at the beginning of the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool star sets remarkable record and it explains why the Reds have been struggling

first_img1 Daniel Sturridge returned to the Liverpool goal trail against Aston Villa with a brilliant brace, serving a reminder as to exactly what the Reds have missed in his long injury absence.The England striker’s previous goal came way back on 22 March, as he has struggled to find fitness and he started just seven Premier League games last season.But his double against Villa took his tally in the top flight to 37 Premier League goals for the Reds in just 57 matches, which is the most prolific strike rate of any Liverpool player since the top flight’s rebranding in 1992.Sturridge currently averages 0.65 goals per Premier League game, just ahead of Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez’s records for the Reds.Liverpool’s best Premier League goals per game ratios1. Daniel Sturridge: 0.65 goals per game (37 goals in 57 Premier League games for Liverpool)2. Fernando Torres: 0.64 goals per game (65 in 102)3. Luis Suarez: 0.63 goals per game (69 in 110)4. Michael Owen: 0.55 goals per game (118 in 216)5. Robbie Fowler: 0.48 goals per game (128 in 266)Considering Sturridge’s record, under pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be delighted he can now call upon such a clinical finisher, if not concerned about how long he will stay fit.“It’s not rocket science,” said Rodgers following Liverpool’s 3-2 win at home to Villa. “The last time we scored three goals was when he [Sturridge] started against Tottenham here.“To compete at the top you have to have big quality and Sturridge has shown during his time here that he’s a really top talent.“When you miss that quality in your team you can suffer for it.”Could Sturridge be Rodgers’ saviour? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.All statistics correct on 27 September 2015 Liverpool FC news: Daniel Sturridge has a phenomenal goal scoring record in red last_img read more

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Chelsea transfer report – Blues make enquiry for Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal

first_imgChelsea have made contact with Real Madrid over the availability of defender Dani Carvajal, according to reports in Spain.The right-back has made just 14 appearances for Los Blancos this season, with summer signing Danilo emerging as the preferred choice for new manager Zinedine Zidane.According to Fichajes, Chelsea have been monitoring Carvajal’s situation at the Bernabeu and want to step up talks with Real before the transfer window shuts.However, with just four days remaining until the window slams shut, Chelsea are content on waiting until the summer to land the 24-year-old if their negotiations with Real stall this month.Carvajal returned to Real in 2013 after a short spell at Bayer Leverkusen and was a regular under Carlo Ancelotti.But he was often rotated by Rafael Benitez and it appears Zidane is also keen to see whether Danilo can hold down a starting berth for the remainder of the campaign. 1 Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal last_img read more

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Huge boost for Tottenham as Pochettino announces new contract until 2021

first_img Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 1 Mauricio Pochettino has verbally agreed a new long-term contract with Tottenham.The Argentine announced the news at a press conference on Friday ahead of his side’s trip to Chelsea on Monday night.He revealed that the new and improved deal will tie him to the north London club until 2021.Pochettino told the assembled reporters: “We started to speak before, a few months ago, and today I think is a good moment to communicate we have reached the verbal agreement.“I am very happy. I wanted to stay for many reasons. Tottenham have unbelievable potential. We created after two years here a great group of players.“We have a very strong squad, young, with potential to be a top team. The staff and the supporters are unbelievable, there is massive potential, why not stay here?“We create a good atmosphere on the training ground and I think we can achieve big things in the future. I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here.” Pochettino has won widespread praise for the job he has done at White Hart Lane since succeeding Tim Sherwood in May 2014.He has brought an exciting, attacking brand of football to Tottenham and has transformed them into Premier League title challengers.The 44-year-old has drawn admiring glances from rival clubs, including Manchester United, and recently expressed a desire to manage Paris Saint-Germain.But he has now put any speculation over his future to bed by agreeing a new deal with Spurs. The club are on the brink of Champions League qualification this season and still have an outside chance of winning the title, trailing Leicester by seven points with three games to go.last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: WOMEN’S TRIATHLON AT FINN VALLEY – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgATHLETICS: There was a superb turnout at the Women’s Triathlon at The Finn Valley Centre – despite the awful weather conditions on Saturday afternoon.Hundreds braved the inclement weather conditions – and all participants performed brilliantly. For many, it was their first ever triathlon – and there was a great sense of joy and satisfaction on completing the gruelling amongst the participants.Thanks to Geraldine Diver for sending us in the pictures from Saturday’s event.   ATHLETICS: WOMEN’S TRIATHLON AT FINN VALLEY – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: November 16th, 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:athleticsSportlast_img read more

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Declan Rice not named in Ireland squad as reports claim he will play for England

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF latest Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED West Ham teenager Declan Rice has not been named in the latest Republic of Ireland squad amid reports he will declare his intention to represent England moving forward.Rice, the midfielder, has been capped three times Ireland but has sat out the previous two international breaks as he decides upon his future. gameday cracker Most Read In Football Speaking after naming his provisional squad for the friendly against Northern Ireland and the Nations League trip to Denmark, O’Neill said: “That may well be the case, I don’t know. I’m in contact with the family and they said they would let us know.“There was a story last week and a couple of weeks before that. There was a story broken that was without foundation. revealed Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City scrap Rice has represented Ireland on three occasions LATEST O’Neill has refuted reports which claim Rice will play for England tense Last month it was reported that the 19-year-old has made his decision, with Gareth Southgate believed to have convinced Rice that he has a big future with the Three Lions.However, Martin O’Neill, the Ireland manager, says these reports were ‘without foundation’, and he remains hopeful London-born Rice will opt to continue playing for the Boys in Green. whoops 2 “The player will have the decision. I’m not waiting every single moment. I would hope that he would come and play for us – that would be great, for the next 10 or 12 years, for him.“But he’s got things to consider and whatever decision he comes up with, I will abide with.” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? SORRY last_img read more

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Tax break for inner city upgrades

first_img18 October 2004The National Treasury has launched an urban renewal tax incentive to encourage the refurbishment and construction of commercial and residential properties in South Africa’s 16 major cities.The incentive translates into considerable financial benefits for investors, especially for refurbishing existing buildings. Companies that redevelop buildings in the country’s inner cities will get a 20% tax deduction from all income earned in the first five years after a building has been refurbished.Companies that develop new buildings will get a 20% tax deduction in the first year the building earns an income, plus an annual depreciation of 5% for the next 16 years. Urban renewal tax incentive: guide for investors This incentive supports other initiatives, such as policies to write off existing bad debt from inner city buildings in order to allow for these buildings to be sold, restored and refurbished.The incentive will also encourage investment in affordable inner city rental housing, as well as provides a catalyst for public-private partnerships in mixed-used developments that provide social facilities integrated into new commercial and residential developments.The incentive scheme will eventually apply to developments undertaken in 16 identified municipalities:Buffalo City (East London), Eastern CapeCape Town, Western CapeEkurhuleni (East Rand), GautengEmalahleni (Witbank), MpumalangaEmfuleni (Vaal Triangle), Free StateeThekwini (Durban), KwaZulu-NatalJohannesburg, GautengMafikeng, North WestMangaung (Bloemfontein), Free StateMatjhabeng (Welkom), Free StateMbombela (Nelspruit), MpumalangaMsunduzi (Pietermaritzburg), KwaZulu-NatalNelson Mandela (Port Elizabeth), East LondonPolokwane (Pietersburg), LimpopoSol Plaatje (Kimberley), Northern CapeTshwane (Pretoria), GautengThe Johannesburg and Cape Town incentive scheme took effect from 14 October, with the Durban scheme expected to be gazetted by the end of 2004.The Treasury has also already received applications for the scheme from the Tshwane, Emfuleni, and Sol Plaatje municipalities.Johannesburg’s approved urban development zones include the central business district, Newtown and Braamfontein, as well as the high-density high-rise residential areas of Hillbrow and Berea.Other lower-density residential areas surrounding Johannesburg’s Ellis Park area, such as Bertrams, Judith’s Paarl, Doornfontein and Troyeville, as well as Bellevue, Bellevue East and Yeoville, are also included. The manufacturing and industrial strip to the north of the M2 East/West, from Benrose in the east to City West in the west, also fall under the city’s approved urban development zones. Johannesburg UDZ map Cape Town has two urban development zones. Most of the historic Cape Town central business district is included, as are properties adjacent to the Main Road and Klipfontein Road Corridors. This includes portions of the suburbs of Salt River, Woodstock, Observatoy, Maitland, Mowbray, Athlone and Gatesville. Cape Town UDZ map Cape Town’s second urban development zone includes the older part of the Bellville central business district, focusing on land adjacent to the Voortrekker Road Corridor and around Bellville Station. Some properties along Modderdam Road and Kasselsvlei Road are also included. Belville UDZ map The proposed urban development zone for eThekwini/Durban includes parts of Walter Gilbert Road, Bell Road, Shepstone Road, Bay Terrace, Victoria Embankment, Alexandra, Brook Streets, West Street, Berea Road, Carters Ave, Canongate Road, Warwick Ave, Centenary Road, Carlisle Road, First Ave, Stamford Hill Road, Croydon Road. Walter Gilbert Road, Cobham Road, Old Fort Road, NMR Ave, Somtseu Ave, Stanger Str, Argyle Road, and NMR Ave until Walter Gilbert Rd. Proposed Durban UDZ map SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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More women engineers for South Africa

first_imgHema Vallabh is listed in the Mail & Guardian newspaper’s 2011 list of 200 top young South Africans. (Image: Mail & Guardian) MEDIA CONTACTS • Hema Vallabh   GirlEng   +49 170 914 4961RELATED ARTICLES • Fostering SA’s young scientists • SA scientists win AU awards • Denel helps maths, science pupils • SA students tops at science awards • SKA on the African horizonWilma den HartighWhen Hema Vallabh set her sights on studying engineering, she had no idea that one day she would lead a campaign that encourages more young women to pursue careers in engineering.Her determination to reduce the severe shortage of female engineers in South Africa, and to see more young women study engineering, has earned her a spot on the Mail & Guardian newspaper’s 2011 list of 200 top young South Africans.The title is only awarded to deserving young people who are willing to think creatively about what they can do to make a difference and bring about change in South Africa.Vallabh is a chemical engineer at fuel and chemical giant Sasol and director of GirlEng, a sub-division of South African Women in Engineering (SAWomEng), a NPO which aims to develop, motivate and empower women in engineering.Her two roles keep her very busy, but for Vallabh it is all about nurturing a love for engineering and dispelling common misconceptions that prevent women from entering this field.“There is a misconception that to be an engineer, one needs to be a grease monkey, donned in a hard hat and overall all day and getting your hands dirty,” she says.But this is not the case. Engineers can work as consultants, in finance, research or development.“Your job does not have to be limited to the stereotypical engineering prototype that most high school pupils have in mind,” she says.Decisions, decisionsVallabh’s decision to study engineering was a coincidence.She didn’t want to follow any of the traditional career paths that most of her schoolmates were pursuing, but she also didn’t have any alternatives.In the process of deciding what to study, she happened to have a brief conversation with a relative who was studying engineering at the time. “It sounded fairly interesting,” she recalls, and it was with this limited information that she made the decision.And, for a young woman from Johannesburg’s concrete jungle, Cape Town was just the change that she needed.“The decision to go into the chemical discipline of engineering meant I could study at the University of Cape Town, which was very attractive to an 18-year-old from Johannesburg,” she says.Looking back, she knows that this was a very risky way to choose a career.“I was just incredibly fortunate that I ended up absolutely loving my chosen field both during my studies and once I started working,” she says.But not everyone is so lucky. The lack of relevant information on careers, particularly those that are maths and science-related, are one of the reasons why so many girls gloss over careers such as engineering.“This made me realise just how great the need is for programmes such as GirlEng,” she says.Pushing the boundariesGirlEng’s approach is centred on providing information about careers in engineering. In doing this, young girls don’t have to make career decisions based on hearsay or choose from a list of careers perceived to be suitable for women.“The physical strength of the individual is by no means proportional to how successful they can be as an engineer,” she says.She adds that on an intellectual, academic and technical level, women have continually shown that they can match, if not exceed, the capabilities of their male counterparts in the engineering workplace.GirlEng facilitates workshops around the country to educate girls from grades 10 to 12 about the opportunities in engineering. University engineering students are recruited to act as mentors to high potential students.Solutions for the skills shortageSAWomEng, which was established in 2005, was first aimed at tertiary students studying engineering. However, it soon became clear that if the organisation was to make a real difference in addressing the skills shortage in engineering, it had to shift its focus to women only.“We needed to go one step back and tap into the talent pool at grass roots level,” explains Vallabh. “This meant that we needed to focus our attention on encouraging high potential maths and science high school students to pursue a career in engineering.”South Africa is experiencing a severe skills shortage in the engineering sector. Of the limited number of engineering professionals in the country, only a handful of these are female.Countrywide initiatives are underway to address the various causes of the critical skills shortage.The Engineering Council of South Africa has embarked on a research campaign to understand the challenges faced by tertiary institutions in achieving higher pass rates in engineering bachelor’s degrees. Solutions are also needed for the poor results in subjects such as mathematics, physical science and English in South Africa’s high schools. Since 1994, the school system has consistently produced too few matric pupils with adequate results in these subjects, which are required for admission to engineering programmes.These programmes take a general approach to addressing the engineering skills shortage, but none are specially targeted at getting more women to enrol for engineering degrees.This is why GirlEng has an important role to play, in South Africa and overseas.Vallabh says that the shortage of female engineers is not limited to South Africa. In countries such as Germany there is also a major lack of women in the field.She has already identified an opportunity to expand the reach of GirlEng to other countries and is looking to adapt the locally-developed GirlEng model to also bring about change in Europe’s engineering sector.Seeing resultsThe initiative’s work is already paying off. Results from surveys show that a number of girls have gone on to enrol for studies in the engineering sector as a result of attending GirlEng events.“There is still plenty of work to be done, but I think we’re definitely moving in the right direction,” Vallabh says.Being recognised as a young South African making a difference is a great honour, but she believes that accolades alone cannot be a driving force to bring about change.“The work I do with GirlEng has become such an integral part of my life. For me, it’s my way of giving back and hopefully making a difference in the world,” she says.last_img read more

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Kevin Rose Accidentally Announces Digg’s Upcoming iPhone App

first_imgThe duo’s full interview with Rose will be available shortly via their weekly tech video podcast.How did the interviewers end up catching a glimpse of the application? Eriksen wrote us today in an email, “We were sitting next to each other, and he had his iPhone in hand. I was turning to him to ask him a question when I saw him playing around with the app.”It goes without saying that a Digg application would take a lot of pain out of social bookmarking for a large number of smartphone users. Currently, startups such as Smub have offered work-arounds for simpler saving and sharing of links on mobile devices.The Digg iPhone app represents the company’s first major mobile offering since a revamping of the Digg mobile site in July 2008. We can reasonably assume that Digg apps for other types of mobile devices will be released in the months to come, as well.We at ReadWriteWeb are definitely looking forward to playing around with Digg’s new toy when it’s released. What do our readers think, and what kinds of features do you hope to see when the Digg app hits the App Store? A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Social Bookmarking#web In a bit of “gotcha” journalism, interviewers Arnt Eriksen and Thomas Moen got Digg founder Kevin Rose to confirm that his company is developing an application for the iPhone.When Eriksen referred to having seen a sneak preview of the application, Rose was visibly surprised. “I cannot show that off yet. You’re not even supposed to know about that… Nobody knows about that.” A video of the interview is embedded below. jolie odell Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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