2017 Limacol round-robin knock-out football…

first_imgEagles surge on Primo’s brace, Dem Amstel humble Pouderoyen 2-0EAGLES United and Den Amstel were both winners on Friday evening as matches in the 2017 Limacol round-robin knock-out football tournament continued at the Leonora Stadium.On the penultimate day of the first round of matches, the first game got off to a flyer, as the East Coast-based side took the lead through national forward Trayon Bobb,who latched on to the end of a cross and slotted home in the 17th minute.However, just before the close, a one-on-one effort which stemmed from an earlier aerial pass into the box was converted by Eagles’ Kelon Primo, bringing the game level.Not even a spell of power outage could keep this game from having a winner as the West Coast side was forced to shift Bobb all over the field in order to provide a break through, though it was their opponents that would take the lead.Primo again scored for the Linden-based Eagles, catching the advancing keeper off his mark and making him pay in the 69th.Game-two was all Den Amstel from the start as they took the fight to the opposition.Their first goal came after a failed backward header for clearance only launched the ball into the path of the a charging Gideon Payne who did not waste it.Andre Hector would then seal the deal for the side in the 53rd minute.Action continued last night at the GFC ground ,following a venue shift due to the unavailability of the Mackenzie Sports Club ground. In the first game, Winners Connection took on Grove Hi-Tech while Milerock tackled Northern Rangers.The winner of the tournament will take home $500,000 and a trophy while the second, third and fourth placed teams will receive $250,000, $125,000 and $75,000 respectively.Additionally, the winner of each group will receive $100,000 while the respective finishers will pocket $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000 apiece.last_img read more

Ohio FFA members at work in Arlington National Cemetery

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Enrolling in the Landscape Design and Management program at Knox County Career Center made all the difference for a group of four FFA members and opened the door to pursuing their passions to serve others.Last summer, students from Knox County Career Center traveled with their Landscape Design & Management Instructor and FFA Advisor, Jim Scott and over 400 other individuals involved in the landscaping industry to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D. C. Individuals gathered from across the United States with a shared goal in mind, to work together to enhance and improve over a quarter of the cemetery’s historic grounds through the initiatives of Renewal & Remembrance.Organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals and entering it’s 19th year, Renewal & Remembrance is one of the largest landscape industry days of service in the country. More than 200 of the cemetery’s 624 acres were mulched, pruned, aerated and planted by the hundreds of volunteers.   The relationship between the career center’s Landscape Design and Management program and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is growing stronger. A portion of the dues paid by students each year registers them as members of NALP.“Being present at this event at Arlington Cemetery and knowing the work we were doing made a difference was something I am going to take away,” said Brock Denman, a junior FFA member at Knox County Career Center. “The work done in one day is enough work for one man to do in two whole years.”Although individuals from all parts of the country were present to serve, these FFA members stepped up to the plate as the only high school students at the service project.“Being the only high school students was kind of difficult,” said Josiah Grimm, a junior FFA member at Knox County Career Center. “I think people were surprised we were there, but they were also excited to see us there taking an interest in service and in the landscape industry.”After completing a day of hard work and landscaping in the cemetery, the students joined landscape and lawn care professionals to meet with their respective senators and representatives and discussed a variety of issues facing the industry today.“I learned a lot from the experience, but if I could go back and do it again I would have used the day on Capitol Hill to volunteer and work more at Arlington Cemetery,” Josiah said. “I just love getting my hands dirty, working with the earth and breaking a sweat.”Both Brock and Josiah envision themselves working in the landscaping industry in some capacity in the future and accredit their desire to the Landscape Design and Management program at Knox County Career Center.“I did not know what I could see myself doing in the future, but then I began the program here and realized I love working outside and being on equipment,” Brock said. “It has been the perfect opportunity for me.”Josiah is already putting his education and experiences to use as a two-year employee of Greenlawn Specialists based out of Lewis Center in Delaware County.Although this was the first year students from the career center attended an event like Renewal & Remembrance, it is something the chapter will continue pursing in the future.“Our students have gained a new appreciation for service and better understanding for the concept of defending our country. The students witnessed the importance of paying forward to those who gave their all for each of us,” said Jim Scott.Other students who attended the service trip include Jonathan Brooks and Douglas Brown.last_img read more

Good News, Everyone! It’s The 10 Best Inventions From Futurama

first_imgFuturama, the animated comedy from Simpsons creator Matt Groening and writer David X. Cohen, is unparalleled in its ability to mix lowbrow humor with high concept science and technology. But after an initial run on Fox from 1999 to 2003 and a glorious revival six years later, Comedy Central has pulled the plug and will end the show with its seventh season this summer.In keeping with ReadWrite’s mission to map the programmable universe, we figured that a roundup of some of the greatest inventions from the year 3000 was most definitely called for. Futurama, after all, was always at its best turning some recent technological development or scientific notion into farce.Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.Disclaimer: We decided to keep it light-hearted, so we apologize in advance to any fans of the infamous suicide booth.1. Smell-O-Scope Of all the Professor’s many doomsday devices, the Spheroboom was his favorite and the one device that he couldn’t part with when selling his stash to Hedonismbot in “Bender’s Big Score,” the straight-to-DVD film that became part one of season five. The Spheroboom appears to bend an object around its center until it implodes in an explosion of “doom radiation.”In a not-so-subtle jab at the National Rifle Association, the episode introduced the National Ray-Gun Association, which protested a three-day waiting period for mad scientists to purchase doomsday devices. When Fry was tasked with saving the universe from the Brainspawn in season four, he had to infiltrate their secret base, the Infosphere. Fry’s allies against the brains, the highly intelligent yet adorable Niblonians, gave him the Scooty-Puff, Jr. for the task. A wind-up contraption resembling a children’s toy, the Scooty-Puff, Jr. ended up falling apart when Fry tried to escape, leading him to request a more advanced vehicle — the larger, more impressive Scooty-Puff, Sr.3. Fing-Longer 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts The What-If Machine was a Professor Farnsworth device that could predict a scenario based on any “what if” question it was asked. After a series of events that pertain to each character on the crew and their respective “what if” questions, the Professor tosses the machine in the garbage, declaring it a failure due to the preposterous scenarios it generated. The whole episode turns on its head when everything is revealed to be one huge, layered simulation from the What-If Machine, generated when the Professor asks what if he had invented the Fing-Longer.6. eyePhone 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Invented by Professor Farnsworth in an alternative timeline — one he detected via the What-If Machine in the season two episode “Anthology of Interest I,” the Fing-Longer allowed the wearer to reach farther than normal — say, to press buttons. Not exactly groundbreaking, but who couldn’t love a name like the Fing-Longer? Not only does this device now actually exist as a Wii mote accessory, the idea of the Professor getting inspiration from himself provided an interesting philosophical conundrum. Can you be said to have invented something if the initial inspiration came from some external source, even if that external source is an alternate version of yourself? Yeah, we’ll get back to you on that.4. Mind-Switcher In the season two episode “A Clone Of Mine Own,” the Professor introduces his own 12-year-old clone, named Cubert. Created via the Professor’s Clone-O-Mat, Cubert gets named as the Professor’s heir.The Clone-O-Mat makes a return in the season four episode “Jurassic Bark,” one of the rare but emotionally powerful moments when Futurama shifted from comedy to animated drama. Nominated for an Emmy, the episode explores Fry’s anguish after discovering his former dog Seymour’s fossilized 21st century remains, a find that prompts Fry to agonize over whether or not to clone his long-lost animal companion.10. The Spheroboom Tags:#television center_img Invented by the Professor to give animals super intelligence, the Electronium Hat was a wearable device introduced in the season one episode “Mars University.” It used sunspots to produce “cognitive radiation,” whatever that means. The monkey Guenter gets uplifted by the hat and spends much of the episode quarrelling with Fry and lamenting the fact that he can’t live his natural life due to his unnatural super-smarts.9. The Clone-O-Mat The season six episode “The Prisoner of Benda” introduced this invention of Professor Farnsworth and Amy, the Mind-Switcher. After a dizzying number of mind switches, the whole crew is in disarray with everyone in someone else’s body. This episode generated what was apparently the first mathematical theorem created for a television show. Futurama writer Ken Keeler, who holds a doctorate in mathematics, wrote the Futurama Theorem as both a real-world theorem and the solution used in the show that proves “that regardless of how many mind switches between two bodies have been made, they can still all be restored to their original bodies using only two extra people, provided these two people have not had any mind switches prior.”5. What-If Machine nick statt 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… One of the few times Futurama took a swipe at real-world companies and products, the season six episode “Attack of the Killer App” introduced an obvious parody of a well-known Apple device. The writers envisioned a 31st Century eyePhone as an actual eye implant that projects a holographic screen in front of the user’s face. 7. Forwards Time Machine Featured in one of the show’s best episodes, “The Late Philip J. Fry,” the Forwards Time Machine is a Professor Farnsworth invention that only lets you move through time in one direction, specifically to avoid temporal paradoxes (a topic the show has explored in past episodes). Fry joins Bender and the Professor to take the machine one minute into the future, though of course they screw up and get thrown thousands of years forward. Ultimately, they have nowhere to go except the end of time. In true high-low concept fashion, Bender, Fry and the Professor couch it on lawn chairs, crack some beers and proceed to watch the universe end, only to realize that a new Big Bang begins to happen all over again. Turns out that idea is an actual scientific model, called the Big Bounce, that posits that the universe is forever oscillating through a cosmic boom-bust cycle.8. The Electronium Hat 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout In the show’s first season episode “A Big Piece Of Garbage,” the Smell-O-Scope was Professor Farnsworth’s seemingly useless space smelling invention. As he explained, “If a dog craps anywhere in the universe, you can bet I won’t be out of the loop.” It certainly came in handy when it detected a giant ball of garbage — a last-ditch effort by New York in the year 2020 to stave off overflowing landfills — that was hurling towards the Earth. The ensuing antics involved continuous spoofs on the 1998 film Armageddon. Turns out that in 2011, a small company actually invented a handheld Smell-O-Scope, although it dubbed it  the Nasal Ranger Field Olfactometer. Killjoys.2. Scooty-Puff, Jr.last_img read more

What You Need To Know About Shooting with the RED EPIC

first_imgDiscover the top 10 things you need to know before you take the RED EPIC camera out on a shoot!RED Digital’s 5K EPIC camera is a remarkable (albeit unconventional) filmmaking tool.  The EPIC has made quite a splash in the production industry for its stunning 5K images, variable frame rates and modular design.  However, shooting with the EPIC is much different than using more traditional video cameras.  RED’s EPIC has idiosyncrasies that DPs need to be aware of before heading out on a shoot.Camera assistant Evan Luzi has a lot of experience with the EPIC and shares his knowledge on the blog, TheBlackandBlue.  Recently, Evan tackled the top 10 things you need to know before shooting with the RED EPIC in a series of blog posts.   This is a must-read post series for any current or future EPIC shooters.  Topics covered include:How to setup RED EPIC’s black shading calibrationPros and cons of REDVOLT batteries and getting the most out of themSet up external monitors with two outputsUsing and understanding the EPIC’s LED indicator lightsPitfalls of EPIC’s autofocus and using still lensesCreating an update schedule & staying informed of camera capabilitiesUnderstanding REDCODE and data ratiosShooting slow motion footage with RED EPICEquip EPIC to work best for a particular shootKeeping in mind the computer component of the RED EPICThe EPIC is an awesome camera…if you’re knowledgeable about how to properly use it.  Check out this in-depth blog series on RED EPIC’s strengths and weaknesses, and discover how you can use this innovative camera to it’s full potential.Watch RED’s Epic demo video:last_img read more

Lionel Messi to play for Argentina in Copa America, coach says

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Neymar already looking to extend his contract with PSG Google Philippines names new country director Still, he thought Messi will play in the Copa America.“Leo will be in Copa America. It is evident he will be. He showed maximum will here and we see he is very driven,” Scaloni said. “When the match against Venezuela finished, we talked about the match, not about what is to come. We will work to get a better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe friendly against Venezuela marked Messi’s first match for Argentina since the World Cup.Messi made no impression against Venezuela in Madrid. He will not play against Morocco on Tuesday because of a groin injury. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Argentina’s Lionel Messi runs with the ball during an international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Lionel Messi will play for Argentina in the Copa America in June in Brazil, according to coach Lionel Scaloni on Monday.Scaloni, speaking in Morocco where Argentina plays the national team on Tuesday, said he has not discussed the Copa America with Messi since Argentina was embarrassed by Venezuela 3-1 on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

TAS to Host SSA National Championships

first_imgProspect Park in Launceston will be the venue for the 2008 School Sport Australia National Touch Championships hosted by Touch Football Tasmania.In excess of 300 participants from all States and Territories will contest the ONLY truly National competition in the sport, from Monday 20th – Friday 24th October in 12 & Under and 15 & Under divisions.Trials are set to commence in Hobart on Sunday 18th May for Tasmanian teams being selected to represent in their home state, in boys and girls for both age divisions. For more information visit the Touch Football Tasmania websitelast_img

Put a Spring in your Step – Play Touch Football!

first_imgRegistrations into new season Touch Football competitions are now open! The Spring/Summer months are just around the corner and what better way to get into shape with your friends than to register and participate in the several touch football competitions offered right around the country.Touch Football Australia has set the strategic target of one million participants in the sport by 2020; excitement is building across the country with participation growth evident particularly across junior competitions.Tune in to TFA/NRL’s new season television commercial, highlighting the key attributes of the sport: family, friends and fun and inclusive opportunities for all participants young and old…and all at a location near you!Touch Football is one of Australia’s leading community sports and according to Australian Sports Commission’s recent AusPlay research, Touch Football is the most affordable/best value for money sport.“As we know Touch Football is a very inclusive, diverse and social sport; catering for both genders, a wide variety of ages, abilities and communities with an extensive national footprint,” Acting TFA CEO, Garry Foran said.“We are encouraging all juniors and seniors along with community groups and other sports including Rugby League players coming out of Winter competitions, to dust off their boots and participate in the many fun, social and inclusive Touch Football competitions and programs on offer over the 2017-18 Spring/Summer period.”Visit PlayNRL.com and www.touchfootball.com.au (and state websites) on registration and location competition information and contacts. Using the locator button, simply enter your postcode to find your closest touch football affiliate and you and your teammates are on your way to a season of fun, fitness and re-connecting/meeting new friends.So, get your mates and team together – put a spring in your step and register now to play touch football!New Touch Football Season Activation Television Commercial (TVC)National Junior Touch Football Promotion VideoJoin the conversation and follow the TFA and State/Affiliate social media channels on the latest campaign information new season promotions.last_img read more

a month agoEx-Juventus chief Moggi: Sarri always makes excuses

first_imgEx-Juventus chief Moggi: Sarri always makes excusesby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus director Luciano Moggi has slammed coach Maurizio Sarri.Sarri blamed the Florence heat for their 0-0 draw at Fiorentina.”He has the habit of always looking for excuses. He does it everywhere he goes,” Moggi told Radio Punto Nuovo.“It’s bad for football and Conte was right to answer him that way. I’ve always thought that to change the game, it’s necessary to change the players, which he didn’t do.“Juventus have great champions who can win a game at any moment, but their game won’t change.“Allegri left because an era had ended and because they wanted to change a style of play that everyone attacked.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMourinho admits he deserved Man Utd axe: But I’m not enjoying this

first_imgMourinho admits he deserved Man Utd axe: But I’m not enjoying thisby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho says he deserved to be sacked as Manchester United manager.But speaking after United’s 2-0 loss to West Ham United on Sunday, the Portuguese insists he did not enjoy watching the club struggle under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”I’m not the right person to answer it,” Mourinho said on Sky Sports when asked about United’s problems.”They are far behind. It’s difficult for me to answer. I was there for two seasons where I could feel lots of positive things and I could feel the direction to go in, then obviously the third season was not good enough.”I was sacked, I probably deserved to be sacked because I was responsible as the manager, but the sad reality is that they are worse than before.”And for me that is a sad thing. Maybe people think I’m enjoying the situation but I’m not enjoying it at all.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Revised Youth Policy to be Tabled in July

first_imgThe revised National Youth Policy should be tabled in the House of Representatives in July.Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, made the disclosure during a rap session with youth leaders from Portland on April 26, at the Portland Youth Information Centre.“The consultants and the oversight committee are in place and we will be tabling the Green Paper in July of this year, so everything is on track for that month,” she informed. The policy places focus on entrepreneurship, skills training and preparing young people for the world of work in the global village. It is also expected to provide insight into developmental models and programmes for young people.The revision of the policy is being informed by the findings of the 2010 Jamaica National Youth Survey, which was commissioned by the Government under the Youth Development Programme loan agreement signed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), the survey provides a holistic profile of young people age 15 to 24 years, and seeks to aid in the strengthening of existing programmes designed for youth development throughout the island.It focuses on, among other things, unattached youth; young people living and working on the street as well as those in state care; young people with disabilities; entrepreneurial and employment opportunities; and spirituality and values.During her trip to Portland, the Minister also visited the Muirton Boys’ Home in Manchioneal as well as the Port Antonio High School, where she engaged in a rap session with students and youth leaders from the parish.The young people were able to voice their concerns on a number of issues including education, unemployment, and opportunities for financial aid.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more