Jamaica Reggae Girlz defeat Chile 1-0

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Girlz turned in what has been described as “a workman-like performance” defeated Chile 1-0, at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday evening in first of a two-match friendly international series.Marlo Sweatman netted the all-important goal for the Reggae Girlz in the games’ ninth minute, from a well- placed corner kick.  Her shot went through the hands of Chile’s goalkeeper Cristina Endler and into the back of the net giving Jamaican an early advantage.Jamaican striker Khadijah “Bunny” Shaw came close to doubling the Girlz’ lead soon after, but her shot just skirted the top of the crossbar. Throughout the game the Jamaican women proved to be quicker to the ball than the Chileans. The winning score could be much higher but the Jamaicans missed several scoring chances. The Reggae Girlz was particularly impressive on defense, especially the organized play of defenders  Christina Chang and Allyson Swaby.The friendly series between the two teams is part of their preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in France. Both teams have qualified for the tournament, which will see Jamaica participating for the first time.last_img read more

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Gov’t has Zika plan for athletes

first_imgWhen it comes to the Zika virus, pregnant women are not the only persons the government is concerned about.    This summer Jamaica will send a strong contingent to the Olympic Games in Brazil where in 2015 there were just under 3000 cases of the virus that manifests in symptoms similar to yellow fever and dengue.  The virus is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The outbreak hit mostly the Brazilian northeast region, but cases have been reported as far south as Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympic Games will be held this coming August. Working on the assumption that Jamaica’s athletes do not contract the virus while training here in Jamaica, they would run the risk of contracting it while preparing to compete while in Brazil. This has become a concern for the government that is expecting another outstanding performance from its elite athletes in what will be Usain Bolt’s final Olympic campaign. As such they are taking steps to minimise the possibilities of the virus affecting the nation’s athletes. “We have been looking at it. It has occurred to us, we have been having discussions with the Ministry of Health,” said Minister Natalie Neita-Headley, who has responsibility for sport. “They (officials at the ministry of health) have been having planning sessions looking at sensitising our athletes.” “As much as can be done, we will seek to do it,” the sports minister said. About one in five people infected with the Zika virus become ill. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis. Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. If an athlete contracts the virus and it develops into full blown Zika just prior to competition, it will affect the athlete’s performance. In the meantime, track clubs here are doing what they can to protect the athletes but there are limitations. President of MVP Bruce James revealed that several athletes from his club contracted the Chikungunya virus last year as they prepared for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Like then, James said, the club had put protocols in place to minimise the impact of the virus but as was the case then, there is only so much they can do.last_img read more

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Sorry, 49ers fans: Why Malcolm Smith’s iconic interception never should have happened

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers visit the Seahawks on Sunday, marking the first time Richard Sherman will be back inside CenturyLink Field since he was released by Seattle in March.Naturally, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was asked Thursday about his favorite memory of Sherman when the two were both in the Emerald City.“Well, there’s plenty. I guess one of the last ones, the tip where Malcolm (Smith) intercepted it,” Saleh said. “Sorry Niner fans.”Ah, yes, perhaps the defining moment of …last_img

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AgroExpo 2016: Where Agriculture Meets Innovation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AgroExpo, hosted by AgroLiquid, will connect farmers, commodity groups, grower-led associations, and news makers in the agriculture industry. By highlighting vendors in various sectors of agriculture, with similar groups being assembled together, attendees will have the flexibility to visit areas of interest.The focus will be on innovative, professional farmers, who are seeking the latest advances in agriculture. From research and development of seed, crop protection and nutrient management, to the latest equipment and management technology, AgroExpo is sure to leave you motivated and full of ideas about the future of your farming operation. This is an opportunity for growth and expansion – both for agribusiness and for growers.The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with AgroLiquid’s Ashley Davis about what to expect at the event, August 16th-18th, in St. Johns, Michigan.AgroLiquid Ashley Davis AgroExpolast_img read more

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Travel Bug Rescue – Learn from a Pro

first_imgScott Stracener, Me2Ugly, rescuing a Travel Bug. Scott Stracener is geocacher Me2Ugly.  You may recognize his name if you’ve ever had a Travel Bug in need of rescue.  He’s currently ranked among the best of the best in Travel Bug rescue. Scott talked to us about how you can request assistance in rescuing your wayward Travel Bug or become a rescuer yourself.Latitude 47: How did you hear about Travel Bug rescue?Scott: I found out about TB Rescue through Geocaching.com.  I was just clicking around the site and saw a banner ad.  I clicked on the banner to get more information.  I thought that it was a great idea and a great way to get more involved with geocaching.  I know I would like someone to grab my Travel Bug or coin and move it along.  This gives us a way to help fellow cachers and to connect with others on a more personal note.The long road to rescue. Me2Ugly treks up a California road to rescue a Travel Bug. Latitude 47: What is your most gratifying recovery?Scott: Most gratifying rescue, there are two.  Obviously, my first successful rescue.  TB2ECQA ‘Geocoin Club June 2008’.  The coin was dropped on 11/4/2009. The owner requested a rescue on 3/12/2010, 128 days after the drop.  I saw the request on 3/15 and went out the next morning, hiked up Sugarloaf Mountain to retrieve the coin.  I then took it to the ‘Un-Original Stash’ in Oregon, which is where my most memorable TB Rescue took place.TB346VW ‘KC The Traveling Gorilla’, created by a mother for her son to watch the Travel Bug move from cache to cache.  KC was dropped on 1/31/10 and the mother requested a rescue on 4/21/10.  My investigation of the TB showed that it had only been active for two months and was already stuck.  I was going to be in the neighborhood (Un-Original Stash) so I [thought, “I] will stop by the last known cache for the Travel Bug.”  On 4/25/10, I found the cache and rescued the Travel Bug.  I had already decided that if I found the Travel Bug I would take it to the Project A.P.E. cache Mission 9: Tunnel of Light.  For the next month I kept KC The Traveling Gorilla and took him on a number of cache hunts, a Cache Rescue (which I do when requested through WSGA) and even a TB-Rescue on the Olympic Peninsula that was unsuccessful.  On 5/24/10, I dropped KC The Traveling Gorilla at Mission 9.  Then, when finishing the Geo TRIAD at HQ, I spotted KC there.  That was cool.Latitude 47: What advice do you have if someone is interested in Travel Bug rescue?Scott: Know the area where the rescue will take place.  No Travel Bug Rescue is worth risking yourself or property.  Have fun and remember that not all rescues can be successful.  However, when they are, it really feels great.Latitude 47: Have you ever lost a Travel Bug?Scott: I have not lost a Travel Bug.  I do not have that many out there.  I do know I will launch one on July 17th near Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, WA.  It will be my grandson’s second birthday.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTrackable Stories of the WeekSeptember 16, 2011In “Community”Become Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”Nottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

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1,500 Newspapers Could Soon Support the AP’s Controversial hNews Microformat

first_imgfrederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Earlier this year, the Associated Press, together with the Media Standards Trust, introduced hNews, a new microformat for describing news content. HNews allows publishers to easily attach machine-readable news semantics to content on the web. Today, the AP announced the completion of the first draft of hNews. In addition, TownNews, announced that is will support hNews in its BLOX content management system, which is being used by over 1,500 newspapers in the US. The hNews MicroformatHNews, which is an extension of the hAtom format, only requires content users to specify information about the source organization. In addition, publishers can specify geo-information, a dateline element, license information and information about the code of ethics that governed the behavior of the author of a given site. At its most basic level, hNews, just like other microformats like hCard or hCalendar, allows search engines spiders to identify and read semantic information that would otherwise be buried within a text and would be hard to identify for search engines.The Good and the BadThe hNews Schemasource-org. dateline. optional. Using text or hCard. geo. optional. Using geo. item-license. recommended. principles. recommended. It’s noteworthy that the AP, which has had a rather contemptuous relationship with the Internet, would push this standard, which would only make it easier for search engines and mash-up tools to discover and classify content. At the same time, though, hNews is also a central part of the AP’s controversial‘news registry’ project, which is meant to track AP content across the web and to make sure that it is not misappropriated. While the hNews microformat is definitely an interesting development, we can’t help but wonder about its role in the AP registry project. Today’s hNews press release makes no mention of this project (unlike the press release that announced the registry), so there is some hope that the AP has given up on this scheme or is at least trying to downplay hNews’ importance in it.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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CWG 2014: Indian shooters continue medal-winning feats on Day 4

first_imgShreyasi Singh clinched a silver medal in women’s double trap shooting Young markswoman Shreyasi Singh clinched a silver medal while Mohd. Asab managed a bronze as Indian shooters continued their medal-winning feats on the fourth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Sunday.Shreyasi bagged a silver in women’s double trap to give India their eighth medal from shooting, before Asab made it nine by finishing on the podium following a tense shoot-off for the bronze.For both shooters, it was their first Commonwealth Games medal, with Asab winning it in his maiden appearance. For Delhi girl Shreyasi, she made up for the disappointment of failing to win anything in front of her home crowd fours years ago at the Games in the Indian capital.The 22-year-old Shreyasi shot down a total target of 92 to bag the silver, two shots behind gold winner Charlotte Kerwood of England.Another Englishwoman Rachel Parish won the bronze with 91 points, after a shoot-off with Cynthia Meyer of Canada.A not-so-impressive first round of 22 points saw Shreyasi trailing at the third spot after the third and penultimate round but the Delhi shooter recovered some lost ground in the final round to taste success at the Barry Buddon Centre.With Kerwood, in whose name the Commonwealth Games record of 106 points (at 2006 Melbourne) stands, struggling in the final round, Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal. Shreyasi had rounds of 22 24 23 23.advertisement”I trained in Italy for some time before the Commonwealth Games and that has helped me. I would also like to thank the federation and the government,” Shreyasi said.The other Indian in the fray, 20-year-old Varsha Varman finished fifth with 88 points (22, 19, 24, 23).In the other event, Punam Yadav clinched India’s seventh medal in the weightlifting event of the Commonwealth Games as she lifted a total of 202kg to claim a bronze in the women’s 63kg category.Punam, who won a bronze in junior Asian Championship early this year, was locked in a gripping battle with Olayuwatoyin Adesanmi and defending champion Obioma Okoli, but the two Nigerian athletes totalled five kilos more than the Indian.last_img read more

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10 months agoMurillo: Mina advice key to Barcelona move

first_imgMurillo: Mina advice key to Barcelona moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeison Murillo admits Yerry Mina convinced him about moving to Barcelona.Mina left Barca for Everton last summer and urged his Colombia teammate to accept the move when the Catalans approached Valencia about a loan deal.Murillo was unveiled by Barca yesterday and he confirmed Mina’s influence.”I am very friendly with Yerry. He recommended to me several things, he advised me,” said the defender.Murillo has joined Barca on-loan to June with a permanent option. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 months agoLiverpool striker Solanke favours Crystal Palace move

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Solanke favours Crystal Palace moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Dominic Solanke favours a loan move to Crystal Palace.Solanke is ready to say yes to a loan move to Crystal Palace — because he wants to come back to the Kop.The Sun says Solanke’s dream is still to make it on Merseyside and that gives Palace an advantage as he decides his move over the next 24 hours.Brighton tried to sign Solanke full-time, Bournemouth are back in the hunt and Watford came into the race as he looks for the club to join this weekend for the game time he cannot get at Anfield.All are keen but some want to get him outright, which is not what Solanke, 21, wants at the moment. last_img read more

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10 months ago​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrations

first_img​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrationsby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaude Makelele is not happy with Paul Pogba.The legendary French defensive midfielder believes that Pogba’s goal celebrations are disrespectful.Pogba enjoyed some dance moves with other United players, such as Eric Bailly, after scoring twice in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth.But Makelele does not agree with such displays of flamboyance.Speaking on Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live show, he said: “One example is Thierry Henry. When he scored a goal before, everybody was like, ‘F*****g hell, many goals, he’s never happy’.”One day I tell Thierry, ‘Why?’. He said, ‘It’s the way I celebrate my goal. I know people don’t like this, but I’m like this. I can’t change this.”Pogba, he’s like this, he can’t change this. We accept this – it’s Pogba.”For me, it means sometimes you don’t respect your opponent, you know?”It’s frustrating. I’m fronting Pogba. I want to tell him, ‘Listen, do this in the dressing room, not now. It’s frustrating. You win 4-0, you’re dancing in front of me.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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