IGG basketball teams named

first_img… Coaches express confidence in teamsAS THE countdown to the 2016 Inter-Guiana Goodwill Games falls to three days, the male and female basketball teams have finally been selected. The two teams are packed with IGG experience since multiple players on both sides have already had IGG exposure.On the male side, Tahquille Johnson, Stanton Rose, Troy David and Jamol Gilkes make up the Region 10 players with Neil Wills, Tafawa Daly and Ramone Fogenay forming the Berbice contingent. For Georgetown, Jaleel Duke, Travis Belgrave, Nathan Saul, Roger John and Timothy Thompson will don national colours.At left, Luwanna Abrams of Digicel hands MVP trophy to Kennesha Leacock.At left, Luwanna Abrams of Digicel hands MVP trophy to Kennesha Leacock.On this side, Johnson, Rose, Wills, Saul and Thompson all have IGG experience and will be called upon for their experience. The male side will benefit from the general skills of Rose who is this year’s Road to Mecca 3 MVP as well as National Schools Basketball Festival MVP.On the female side, Jenelle Belle, Makeda Rogers, Kennesha Leacock hail from Kwakwani with Tandika Bouyea and Toshieka Arthur representing Berbice. For Georgetown, Kesann Charles, Ruth Sanmoogan, Jada Mohan, Saffiya Greene, Demelza Nicholas, Ashley Khan and Analisa Barclay make up the Georgetown contingent. On this side, Belle, Rogers, Leacock have IGG experience while Barclay, Mohan, Charles, Greene and Nicholas have CBC U-16 experience. The females will see a boost in scoring from National Schools Basketball Festival MVP Kennesha Leacock.Both coaches have expressed confidence in their teams. Male coach Junior Hercules provided comments for the Guyana Chronicle.His first comment addressed the period of time for which they would have to train. “You could always use more time but the reality is this is the time that was afforded to us.”He also said, “It’s gonna be jammed but I’m assuming, based on the players we have, they will be able to absorb the information we dispense as quickly as possible.”He is very confident in the skills and talent. “IQ seems very solid and we have scorers at the 1, 2, 3 and 5 positions which are basically 2 and 1 positions,” Hercules finished.The IGG basketball games begin on Friday at the newly refurbished Cliff Anderson Sports Hall at 13:00hrs and end at 17:00hrs.last_img read more

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Gold mining returns to Johannesburg

first_imgJames stressed that comprehensive exploration, planning and analysis, as well as black economic empowerment structuring and community interaction had enabled the company to reach the current stage. London and Johannesburg listed Central Rand Gold has received a new order mining right from the Department of Minerals and Energy, enabling the company to transform from an explorer to an active miner. “Receiving our mining right is a major step forward in our overall strategy as we can now focus on implementing the mining plans that will see us becoming a gold producer during 2009,” Central Rand Gold CEO Greg James said in a statement last month. The company will commence trial mining at its Consolidated Main Reef, Langlaagte and Crown Mine tenements in the Central Rand Goldfield, situated to the south of the Johannesburg inner city. SAinfo reporter This is also the first mining right in a series of new order mining rights that the company is seeking to apply for. Central Rand Gold last month received a trial processing plant in Johannesburg, which it has since been commissioned for use. Trial mining has since commenced and full-scale surface mining is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2009. 9 October 2008 The new order mining right entitles Central Rand Gold to perform mining activities on the three tenements to a depth of 900 metres below surface. This application covers approximately 33.67 million tons of the company’s current resource base, and is expected to yield around 4.2 million ounces of gold over a seven year period. “We are grateful to the Department of Minerals and Energy for their professional handling of our application and related submissions,” James said, adding that Central Rand Gold’s immediate goal was to produce gold at an annualised rate of 100 000 ounces by the end of 2009. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Old Mutual invests in township malls

first_img3 February 2012 “We will continue finding ways to contribute to social development projects that benefit the community and townships and we are proud of our contribution to the development of the Kagiso area,” said Old Mutual Property MD Peter Levett. “We look forward to the successful conclusion of this project and the grand opening next year,” he said. Ensuring community involvement In addition, Phumlani Mall in Tembisa on the East Rand in Gauteng, was acquired for R175-million The modern shopping centre was completed in July 2009 and is fully operational. One such investment is the Kagiso Mall, which was demolished and is being redeveloped at a cost R123.5-million, with the mall due to reopen in April this year. Kagiso is a township located to the west of Johannesburg, near Krugersdorp. Old Mutual acquired Phanghami Mall, situated in Thohoyandou in Limpopo province, which boasts a 7 834m² shopping centre complex with an investment amount of R75-million. It opened for business at the end of October 2009. Old Mutual fund manager Hein Smit in a statement this week that the new Kagiso Mall would make “a valuable enhancement to this community’s shopping and social experience.” Old Mutual Property is redeveloping and refurbishing several malls in previously disadvantaged areas as part of its contribution to sustainable community development and township upliftment in South Africa. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Kagiso Mall was originally developed in the 1980s and had become desperately outdated and run-down, with low occupancy rates. The newly developed mall will be 11 700m², with 9 200m² of new-line shops that will house a retail mix of 50 shops. Fast food tenants will be facing the main parking area to enable extended trading hours. Community involvement in the project has been considered through each stage of the project, which is one of the distinguishing factors of the mall. The final design finishes propose to include numerous artworks and contributions from the community to depict images relevant to the local community. Old Mutual Property has carried out other projects to improve retail centres in previously disadvantaged communities before. Project architects KMH were instructed specifically to address the sustainable aspects of the project, which include rainwater harvesting, low energy lighting and improved insulation specifications. They also used local skills and expertise in the development phase.last_img read more

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I am 27, and I Am a Maternal Health Advocate

first_imgPosted on August 31, 2010June 21, 2017By: Janna Oberdorf, Communications Manager, Women DeliverClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)These are two things I’m very proud of. I’m proud to be young (or at least young-ish) and passionate about women and mothers. I’m proud that when I see images of women giving birth in low-quality health facilities, I want to yell at the world. I’m proud that the first time I learned what fistula is, I wanted to smash my computer screen and say, “Why didn’t I even know about this before?” This is a fight that I’m ready and willing to take – the fight for mothers around the world.But why are there so few young people involved in maternal health, at the research level, at the advocacy level, and at the policy level?Today, at the Global Maternal Health Conference I got to watch five Young Champions of Maternal Health speak with the same passion that I feel.I watched:·      Hellen Kotlolo talk about her project to send SMS text messages to pregnant women and new mothers that give them both health advice, but also loving, empowering messages that increase their self-esteem;·      Zubaida Bai talk (via a video recording) about her project to distribute clean birth kits to communities;·      Egwaoje Ifeyinwa Madu talk about using SisterFriends, a trusted network of women in communities, to share information on maternal health and act as a safe and compassionate resource;·      Carolina Araujo Damasio Santos talk about her project The Art of Being Born which uses music, poetry, and other art forms to humanize the process of pregnancy and birth in Brazil;·      and Seth Cochran talk about Operation OF, a project to reintegrate fistula survivors into communities who have shunned them for their injuries.I couldn’t have been more inspired. But I had to ask the question: How do we get more young people on board? It seems that when it comes to maternal health, it’s hard to reach young people in a way that make them understand this is an issue that affects them. Many young people care about sexual and reproductive health – they want safe sex, contraception, safe abortions. But when you mention maternal health, they think about their mothers.Sitting in front of five Young Champions who certainly inspired this conference of almost 700 people, I hope that one day maternal health will resonate with young people on a bigger, broader level. I hope that one day when we mention maternal health, young people will think of themselves and not just their mothers. And I hope that organizations like the Maternal Health Task Force, Ashoka, and more continue to respect young people’s opinions and innovative ideas, and properly support them with information, guidance, mentoring and funding.Learn more about the Young Champions of Maternal Health program, a partnership between the Maternal Health Task Force and Ashoka.Janna Oberdorf is the Communications Manager at Women Deliver.Stay up to date with the conference happenings! Follow the Maternal Health Task Force and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth. The conference hashtag is #GMHC2010.For more posts about the Global Maternal Health Conference, click here.For the live stream schedule, click here.Check back soon for the archived videos of today’s presentations.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi attracting major Bundesliga interest

first_imgChelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi attracting major Bundesliga interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi is attracting major Bundesliga interest.The Mirror says Bayern Munich have been chasing Hudson-Odoi – and now Borussia Dortmund are in for him too.The German giants believe the 18-year-old has huge potential and are targeting him as the next English youngster to make a switch to the Bundesliga.Jadon Sancho has been a huge hit at Dortmund and Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson has been in sensational form at Hoffenheim.Bayern are aware that Hudson-Odoi has been frustrated this season at a lack of first team opportunities, having been told last summer he would get games. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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17 days agoBarcelona attacker Lionel Messi: I thought Neymar would join Real Madrid

first_imgBarcelona attacker Lionel Messi: I thought Neymar would join Real Madridby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona attacker Lionel Messi admits he thought Neymar would join Real Madrid this summer.The Brazilian forward made no secret of his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain and both of Spain’s big two clubs were linked with him.”I really thought Neymar would go to Real Madrid if he didn’t come here,” Messi said in an interview with RAC1.”He really wanted to leave Paris and he’d shown it.”And I thought that Florentino [Perez] and Real Madrid were going to do something to sign him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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A smart car that can read brain signals

Future cars will be both self-driving and manual. “We wanted to harness technology to enhance drivers’ skills without interfering with the enjoyment of being behind the wheel,” explains José del R. Millán, who holds the Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-Machine Interface (CNBI). As part of a joint project with Nissan researchers based at the CNBI, the team managed to read the brain signals that indicate a driver is about to do something – such as accelerate, brake or change lanes – in order to send that information to the vehicle. With this advance notice of a few hundreds of milliseconds, the smart vehicle can anticipate the driver’s movements and make the ensuing maneuver easier. The car is also equipped with sensors to monitor its environment, which means it can help the driver when traffic conditions are difficult.An easier and more personalized driving experienceThe signals produced in the driver’s frontal motor cortex are detected using a sensor-equipped EEG (electroencephalography) headset. They are then sent to the smart vehicle for processing. By combining that data with the information detected by its own sensors, the car can react to the situation at hand. “If you’re coming to a red light and getting ready to brake, the car will assist you by starting to brake 200–500 milliseconds before you do. But if you approach a red light and your brain shows no intention of slowing the car down, the car will warn you that the light is red to make sure you’ve seen it,” says Millán.We all generate different patterns of brain signals, so the vehicle learns from each driver and customizes its software. It stores each driver’s regular routes, as well as their driving habits and style, using this information to more accurately anticipates what each driver might do at any time. The brain-machine interface not only makes driving easier, it also creates a more personalized experience, as the car will always be in sync with the driver. Even the car’s setting can be transparently adapted to the driver’s preferences. For instance, if the driver has adopted a more relaxed driving style, the interface will detect that the selected sports mode is not appropriate and switch the car to a more comfortable setting.Tech transferIn 2014, after four years of research, scientists from the CNBI delivered the brain-machine interface to their industry partner Nissan. The carmaker then continued the research through a senior innovation research program with support from the CNBI. The resulting technology was integrated into a prototype, creating the interface that enables the vehicle to communicate with the driver. This prototype was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.Since 2015, Nissan and the CNBI researchers have been working on further developing this brain-vehicle technology, mainly by adding an eye tracker function. “Our eyes are always moving and observing what’s going on around us,” says Millán. “But not everything we see is relevant or important. So we are studying ways to detect brain signals that indicate that a certain object or situation has caught our attention and needs to be factored in by the vehicle.”For several years now, Millán’s team has been developing scientific knowledge in detecting and using brain signals to control objects and our environment. They have been focusing on driver-assist technology with Nissan since 2011. In parallel, they have been exploring other applications for their expertise as well, such as helping people with motor disabilities. Provided by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Explore further Credit: Nissan Citation: A smart car that can read brain signals (2018, March 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-smart-car-brain.html Top car tech trends from CES 2018 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. EPFL and Nissan researchers are able to read a driver’s brain signals and send them to a smart vehicle so that it can anticipate the driver’s moves and facilitate the driving process. Nissan recently unveiled this brain-to-vehicle (B2V) technology.  read more

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