Mercy High volleyball teams hold month-long Pink Out

first_imgThe Mercy High School volleyball program spent the month of October bringing awareness about breast cancer to all the fans in attendance at home games, and fundraising for the Think Pink Campaign in Northern California.The varsity and junior varsity teams raised funds through baked goods raffles, jewelry raffles, bracelet and lanyard sales and a Give Cancer the Boot donation drive. For their Pink Out game with Liberty Christian, the gym was decked out top to bottom in pink. Fans wore pink to …last_img

Humboldt State football looking to stay perfect in 2017 this weekend against Western Oregon

first_imgArcata >> There have been trips to Monmouth that Rob Smith would probably like to forget. Just as there are ventures north, like the past two years, where Smith and the Jacks were victorious against one of their biggest rivals.They’re hoping for Tic-Tac-Toe, three wins in a row at McArthur Field.With a 2-0 start to the season and a new national ranking in its back pocket, the No. 22 Humboldt State football team heads north to one of the toughest venues in all of the Great Northwest Athletic …last_img

Things to know: a Karlsson-Vlasic reunion on Sharks blue line seems likely

first_imgCALGARY, Alberta — Erik Karlsson will miss his sixth straight game with a lower-body injury when the Sharks take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday. When he returns, there’s a good chance he’s going to reconnect with the defensive partner that he played alongside to kick off his Sharks career in October.Pete DeBoer reiterated Thursday morning that he expects Karlsson to rejoin the Sharks lineup before the team completes its four-game trek through Western Canada in Vancouver on Monday. In other …last_img

Amphioxus Is Green, Like Coral

first_imgEvolutionists may want to combine their song “It’s a long way from Amphioxus” (02/23/2006) with “It isn’t easy being green.”  Green fluorescent protein (GFP) has been found in the lungfish Amphioxus, according to a press release from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  Why is this not easy?  Because it’s a long way: “The researchers say amphioxus’ GFPs are very similar to those of corals, an interesting fact since the two animal groups are separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution.”  Now they are trying to find a function for GFP in the slender, slippery lancelets that allowed them to hold onto an ancient evolutionary innovation for so long.If you are laughing out loud, good.  It shows you are not completely hypnotized by evolutionary mists and vapors.  How did you like that euphemism they tossed out, as if we weren’t paying attention?  “Interesting fact,” they called it.  Try “devastating falsification.”    GFP may well have a function in lancelets, but that has nothing to do with helping Charlie weave his fable that they got it from corals.  Finding GFP in lancelets is like finding human genes in a shark – it’s not at all what Charlie would have expected.  Wait a minute – they found that, too (12/26/2006).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African film wins at Tribeca

first_img(Image: www.nfvf.co.za)MEDIA CONTACTS• Naomi MokheleNational Film and Video Foundation+27 11 483 0880RELATED ARTICLES• New Afrikaans film a hit• New film tackles race with humour• Top honours for SA movie• Rebate boost for SA filmNosimilo RamelaNew York’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival has named the South African film Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here its best narrative short film in an indigenous language.Download the press kit (PDF)Funded by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) the film was chosen from 47 finalists as one of the Indigenous Language short film contest winners.The film was written by South African screenwriters Bongi Ndaba and Sibongile Nkosana, and directed by Bhekumuzi Sibiya.  This is Sibiya’s first short feature film, and he received great praise for his work.“The director consistently foregoes sentimentality in favour of subtle debunking of myths based on culture. His frames are urgently alive with telling details. This film announces a persuasive and deeply human directorial vision, one rich with authenticity and insight,” read a statement by the judges.The panel of judges who selected the film include Brooke Shields whose most recent film is Lipstick Jungle, Justin Bartha from the movie Hangover, Peter Facinelli, who stars in the Twilight movies, and Jack Dorsey, creator and chairperson of social site Twitter. They described the film as being exceptional and touching.“It is a film of resilience and hope. It is an assured, original, and profoundly moving film, which perfectly executes its aims and is buoyed by a remarkable performance by its lead actor,” the judges said.In 2009 the film won an award at the Tri-Continental Film Festival. It has also been included in the South African Line-Up event for the Cannes Film Festival this year.The film looks at the life of a naive teenage black girl who writes to Father Christmas requesting long straight hair as her Christmas gift. She has low self-esteem and hopes the hair will help her gain more confidence. Her hopes are shattered when a pessimistic man from her neighbourhood  tells her Father Christmas is not real. However, her grandmother is there to help her through her uncertainty, and teaches her to love herself.“I think this film hits home to all young black girls all over the world,’” said Mpho Setati, a film student at Afda film school in Johannesburg. “This is a great South Africa film that showcases the talent of our country, and the world is taking notice and rewarding our talent,” she said.The Tribeca Film Festival was held in Manhattan, New York, from 21 April to 2 May. Currently in its ninth year, it was launched by well-known Hollywood actor Robert de Niro, film producer Jane Rosenthal, and real estate investor Craig Hatkoff in 2002. The trio were motivated to start the festival after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.“We hoped to use the festival to spur the economic and cultural revitalisation of the lower Manhattan district and to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience while promoting New York City as a major filmmaking center,” they said in a statement.The award for winning Best Narrative Short Film was R38 336 (US$5 000) in cash, film stock donated by Kodak, and an art award, “A Box of Smile, 1967/89”, by Yoko Ono.last_img read more

Togo into Afcon quarters for first time

first_img31 January 2013Togo qualified for an Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarterfinal for the first time ever after playing to a 1-1 draw with Tunisia in Nelspruit on Wednesday to finish second in Group D behind Cote d’Ivoire – who had to come back from two goals down to draw with Algeria in Rustenburg.With Group D completed, the quarterfinal clashes for Afcon 2013 have been confirmed. Hosts South Africa will face Mali in Durban on Saturday, while Ghana will take on Cape Verde in Port Elizabeth. The following day, Cote d’Ivoire tackle Nigeria in Rustenburg and Burkina Faso play Togo in Nelspruit.Togo coach Didier Six was thrilled with his team’s progression to the knockout stages of the tournament. “It was very important to qualify from a tough group and for a small team like Togo this is wonderful,” he said. “I am sure out there in Togo, Lome and other places, there are big parties now.‘We are happy’“It was a very tough game, up against a good side with an experienced coach who has a lot of experience at Afcon. Togo played with guts, commitment and belief and we are happy that it paid off and we are still in the tournament.”Sami Trabelsi, Tunisia’s coach, reflected on the match: “It was the game we needed to win and we dominated. We tried to go via the sides because we knew Togo was strong in the middle and in the air, but it did not work for us as we would have liked.”After brushing aside questions about the referee, Trabelsi added: “I think it was balanced and we were the better side in the second half and tried to control the game, even if Togo had their sharp attack and the chances they created. We believed up to the end we could win, but as l said, unfortunately it did not work for us today.”Late goalsIn Rustenburg, Algeria missed a penalty, then slotted one and struck again six minutes later to lead 2-0 against Cote d’Ivoire. The Elephants, though, netted two goals within four minutes of one another with just 11 minutes left in the match to share the spoils.For the Desert Foxes it was an unsatisfactory result, underlining what had been a disappointing tournament for the Algerians, who were ranked second on the continent behind the Ivorians before the event started.“In this game, we did not show what we wanted to do. I wanted to end with a victory. Cote d’Ivoire are the favourites of the tournament,” Vahid Halihodzic, Algeria’s coach, said after the match.“I had a discussion with the players about how I wanted them to win the match. We were not far from achieving it. We had two penalties; scored one and wasted the other.‘A good match’“Overall, it was a good match,” Halihodzic said. “Tonight, we were effective against the best team. However, we leave the tournament with huge sadness; this is not we expected.”Cote d’Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi commented: “We expected a difficult match. Algeria has opened the scoring from the penalty and we responded well. I appreciate the fact that my players fought till the end.“Congratulations to my players for this spirit and also to both teams for a great game.”‘A dangerous game’At the Mbombela Stadium, Tunisia played a dangerous game with a very square back four, who were caught out badly twice before being made to pay. Unfortunately for them, Serge Gakpe was not blown up for being offsides – he was – in the 13th minute when he ran onto a delightful ball from Emmanuel Adebayor before beating goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifa with a left-footed shot into the far corner.Adebayor could have made it 2-0 in the 20th minute, but failed to hit the target as the Carthage Eagles’ defenders were caught out again.In the 29th minute, Tunisia were given a chance to equalise when referee Daniel Bennett blew up Dare Nibombe for holding and shoving an attacker to ground in the Togolese box. Khaled Mouelhi duly dispatched the spot kick into the keeper’s bottom right corner of the net to make it 1-1.No penaltyWhen Oussama Darragi went down in the box, the referee opted not to point to the spot. He could easily have done so as replays showed the striker being kicked on the right foot from behind.Just before the hour-mark, Adebayor was dragged down by Oualidi Hichri in the Tunisian box. It looked a clear-cut penalty, but Bennett again chose not to award one.Tunisia forced a couple of good saves out of Kossi Agassa before their offsides trap was exposed again. Adebayor’s header beat the goalkeeper, but struck the crossbar and the North Africans breathed a sigh of relief.With 10 minutes remaining, Adebayor again went down in the Tunisian box under a challenge from the goalie, but Bennett was unmoved, much to the despair of the Sparrow Hawks.Second penalty for TunisiaThen, astonishingly, a clumsy challenge from Nibombe on Saber Khelifa led to the referee awarding a second penalty against Togo. Mouelhi went to the keeper’s top left this time around, but his shot struck the post and the scores remained level.Agassa needed to make a couple of good saves late in the contest to keep the score at 1-1 and ensure Togo’s best ever result at the Africa Cup of Nations.Adebayor, Floyd Ayite and Gakpe were superb for the Togolese up front, while Vincent Boussou directed the defence well.For Tunisia, Mouelhi, despite his penalty miss, played a good game and always offered his side a target up front. Oussama Darragi tested Agassa with some good shots, while Saber Khelifa, too, asked questions of the Togolese defenders.Good football, poor resultsMuch like in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Algeria played decently enough without getting the results they were seeking. They hoped to atone for two earlier defeats in their final group clash against Cote d’Ivoire, who had already secured their place in the quarterfinals.In just the sixth minute, the Algerians were awarded a penalty when Soudani Al Arabi went down in the box. Ryad Boudebouz took the spot kick, but his shot smashed into the bottom of the keeper’s left hand post and away from goal.Both teams threatened, but neither could manufacture a goal in the first half. After the break, though, both teams found a way through.Opening goalThe Ivorians conceded a second penalty in the 64th minute when Arthur Boka was blown up for a hand ball, which prevented an Algerian cross into the centre of the box. Boudebouz was handed the responsibility for the spot kick again and this time he beat Daniel Yeboah high to the keeper’s right.In the 70th minute it was 2-0 when Al Arabi got onto the end of a pinpoint cross from the right and headed convincingly past Yeboah. It looked as if the Desert Foxes were on their way to victory.Seven minutes later, however, Dider Drogba pulled a goal back for the Elephants with an emphatic header which left Rais M’Bohli with no chance of stopping it.2-2Shortly after that, the scores were level. Wilfriend Bony let fly from distance with a right-footed pile driver. When the shot took a deflection the keeper was wrong-footed and what had looked like a consolation win for Algeria was now a draw.Drogba, though, had a chance to win it late for the Ivorians, but his shot from close range was far too close to the goalie.Al Arabi, the scorer of Algeria’s second goal, was a thorn in the flesh of Cote d’Ivoire’s defenders all night, while Adlane Guedioura excelled on the flanks. Boudebouz showed some good touches, but his night was blighted by a penalty miss.For the Ivorians, Drogba looked like the commanding striker he can be for the first time in the tournament, while Arouna Kone probed and probed without being rewarded with a goal. At the back, Kolo Toure, after some indifferent form earlier in the tournament, turned in a solid showing.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Become Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel Bugs

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Additional Trackable Stories:Click on the image for a 30% savings on orders of Travel Bugs (U.S. customers only)Check out a Travel Bug race with do-it-yourself tipsWatch a soldier receive a Travel Bug tattoo.Read about a Travel Bug Rescue program.Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win Trackables. Trackable Week presents a new story Monday through Friday this week about creative ways to experience Trackables. Geocaching.com Trackables allow people to tag and track an item from location to location. Trackables typically come in three varieties, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® or Promotional Trackables like the “Find the Gecko,” Geico campaign. (Watch a video on Travel Bugs)See the bottom of this article for a place a share your Trackable stories, links to other Trackable stories and a limited time special offer for 30% of individual orders of Travel Bugs this week only (US costumers only). Check out Tuesday’s installment for Trackable Week:BECOME TRACKABLE ON GEOCACHING.COM – TATTOOS TO TRAVEL BUGSWhether your decision is permanent or a passing phase, becoming trackable on Geocaching.com offers you a new way to interact with the world around you.  Some geocachers choose a Travel Bug tattoo. There’s even a special icon available on Geocaching.com for those with a trackable tattoo.Click the image to see the story behind this Travel Bug tattooOthers decide to add a Travel Bug decal to their car, put a Travel Bug on their dog’s collar, or even make themselves trackable. Every Lackey at Groundspeak is trackable. It’s easy. Other geocachers must discover you in person. They enter your unique tracking code on the Geocaching.com Trackables page. They then log their discovery and often leave fun and entertaining log entries.CSavvy recently made himself trackable. He discovered geocaching about two years ago. He’s an Australian sound technician and frequently travels to record natural sounds. He enjoys geocaching because he says, “I love being in the outdoors. I am very outgoing and love an adventure. Geocaching is the perfect sport for me as it’s exactly that – an adventure!!”CSavvy spoke with Geocaching.com about becoming trackable and sent in the video below. You can get clues about where CSavvy might be next on his Savvy The Trackable Sound Guy Travel Bug page.Geocaching.com: What inspired you to become a Travel Bug? SAVVY: ” I Thought it would be a great way to track my adventures while also meeting fellow geocachers and making new friends along the way. And because I work in television and always out recording sound at various locations for TV shows, it’s also a chance for my fellow geocachers to get a look “Behind the scenes” of TV production as not many people get to see that side of things.”Geocaching.com: Will there be any clues as to your next location? SAVVY: ” I can mainly be found around Adelaide in South Australia and also Mount Barker which is in the Adelaide Hills…..But I do travel around the country (Australia) sometimes, so I could pop up anywhere! To make it a bit more easy for people to locate me while I am out and about, I will be posting clues of my location on the TB page on Geocaching.com and I have also set up a Facebook Page where fellow Geocachers can follow me.”Geocaching.com: What advice do you have for those considering becoming a Travel Bug?SAVVY: “My advice would be…..get out into the great outdoors…..travel, see places and meet people, and make yourself easy to find. I am easy to spot, as I carry around a big fluffy microphone and also have a big audio bag strapped to my waist! I am also never too far away from a broadcast camera!!!”See CSavvy’s video here:center_img SharePrint RelatedNottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community”The Center of the Trackable UniverseSeptember 15, 2011In “Community”Trackable Tattoos – Never LostSeptember 23, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

Gitmarks: A Bookmark Sharing System Built on Git

first_imgklint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags: #hack#Tools center_img Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid GitMarks is a command-line based social bookmarking tool built on Git with Python. It’s a script that grabs the content from a URL and stores in Git repository where it can be searched with GREP. It features tags and descriptions, and can import bookmarks from Delicious.It seems like it could be useful for research teams, or to quickly dump lots of content in one place for future text mining.Here’s an example usage:python gitmark.py -m ‘ReadWriteWeb’ -t web,hacking,tools,development http://readwriteweb.comThat would bookmark http://readwriteweb.com, with the description “ReadWriteWeb” and the tags “web, hacking, tools, development.”Gitmarks was built by bit.ly Chief Scientist Hilary Mason, but it’s been picked up by Far McKon. He’s looking for contributors.last_img read more

Yankees face elimination again, this time in ALCS Game 7

first_imgSeverino threw only 62 pitches — exactly half as many as Verlander — in Game 2. The 23-year-old right-hander didn’t even take the mound for the fifth in that game after he uncharacteristically wound his arm several times after giving up a solo homer to Carlos Correa, and was struck on the wrist of his non-throwing hand on the last out.Robertson gave up a solo homer to Altuve, and four runs without recording an out, in the eighth.Verlander has thrown 16 scoreless innings and won twice against the Yankees in the ALCS.The closest the Yankees came to scoring against Verlander in Game 6 was after Greg Bird drew a walk to lead off the seventh and Starlin Castro was hit by a pitch — though Girardi had to issue a replay challenge after home plate umpire Jim Reynolds initially just called the pitch a ball. The ball clearly hit off Castro’s arm.But Aaron Hicks struck out and Todd Frazier hit a deep drive to center field, where Springer made a leaping catch on the warning track and came down against the wall. Chase Headley, already with two more hits Friday to give him seven in nine at-bats after starting the postseason 0 for 18, then ended the inning with a groundout.In Game 2, Verlander had already thrown the last of his 124 pitches before Altuve’s dash from first base to score on Carlos Correa’s double in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 2-1 victory that had put the Astros up 2-0 in the series. MOST READ The Yankees haven’t lost when facing elimination this postseason. After beating Minnesota in the win-or-go-home AL wild-card game, New York lost the first two games in the best-of-five AL Division Series against Cleveland before winning three straight to advance.Judge’s third homer of this series — he hit two in New York — was a soaring shot off reliever Brad Peacock in the eighth projected to 425 feet by Statcast.But in his other three at-bats, Judge grounded into a double play and struck out twice. That’s 26 strikeouts this postseason for the rookie slugger, matching the record set by Alfonso Soriano while with the Yankees in 2003.Severino got into trouble against the bottom half of the Astros order in the fifth. After No. 6 batter Alex Bregman walked to lead off, Evan Gattis drew a one-out walk and No. 9 batter Brian McCann got his first hit in the ALCS with a ground-rule double that drove in the first run.George Springer, the Astros leadoff hitter still hitless in the ALCS, then drew a walk, and Jose Altuve ended an 0-for-12 slide with a two-run single that made it 3-0 and chased Severino.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Tagalog NPA Luis Severino had another abbreviated start in Houston and Aaron Judge struck out two more times to match a major league record for strikeouts in a postseason before a towering home run in the Yankees’ 7-1 loss in Game 6 on Friday night.With a series lead for the first time this postseason after winning all three ALCS games in the Bronx, the Yankees were again stifled by Justin Verlander — just like in Game 2. The big right-hander didn’t go the distance this time, but he did get his ninth win in nine appearances since being acquired by Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNew York will have veteran left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for Game 7 on Saturday night. Sabathia, reliever David Robertson and left fielder Brett Gardner are the only holdovers from the Yankees’ last World Series team eight years ago — in Joe Girardi’s second season as their manager.It will be the first Game 7 for the Yankees since the 2004 ALCS, when the Boston Red Sox came back to claim the AL pennant after losing the first three games in that series. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino leaves the game during the fifth inning of Game 6 of baseball’s American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — The New York Yankees will have to win one more elimination game to get to their first World Series since 2009.This time, the Baby Bombers are going to a Game 7 after missing a chance to close out the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LeBron James delivers as Cavaliers breeze past Bucks Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Movie Review: Mary Kom is strictly average

first_imgRohit Khilnani’s rating: Untitled Document Tweets about “#marykom”Movie VideosIn conversation with the cast of Mary KomWe caught up with Priyanka Chopra who’s awaiting the release of her next Mary Kom to find out about her experience while shooting for the film.PhotosPriyanka Chopra launches ‘Mary Kom doll’ in New DelhiPriyanka Chopra, who is garnering praises for her power packed performance in her upcoming film Mary Kom, visited the capital to launch the ‘Mary Kom’ doll as part of the film’s promotion. Mary Kom is a biographical sports film based on the life of Indian boxer MC Mary Kom also known as Magnificent Mary.There was never a doubt that her story needs to be told. It indeed is an inspiring one. Omung Kumar tries hard to recreate it on celluloid.Mary Kom’s father is against her taking up boxing because she may spoil her face but she goes against his wishes and and takes up boxing. At one point he tells her to choose between him and boxing and Mary Kom chooses boxing. She learns quickly under the guidance of her coach M Narjit Singh (Sunil Thapa). Soon she goes from winning one title to making India and her family proud.Her coach abandons her when she decides to marry her friend who has been a great support. He is angry as he knows that after marriage she will focus on her family life and boxing will take a back seat and that’s exactly what happens. Mary Kom is blessed with two kids and gradually she is becoming a forgotten hero. It hits her when she is traveling by bus and the child sitting opposite her talks about Mary Kom but does not recognize her.advertisementWith the help of her supportive husband who does everything possible to get her back in the fighting ring she makes a comeback.Suhani Singh’s review | Koel Purie’s review | Faheem Ruhani’s review | Saurabh Dwivedi’s reviewThe story is predictable from the word go and there are absolutely no surprise elements. A lot could have been done with such a strong protagonist but the director doesn’t experiment.The best part about the film is the casting. Priyanka Chopra has worked hard to get into the skin of the character and it shows. In fact it’s tough to imagine any other Bollywood actress to pull it off the way she has. Even her coach played by Sunil Thapa and her husband in the film, actor Darshan Kumar put in sincere efforts from their side. Director Omung Kumar managed to get great performances out of these actors but didn’t manage to pump in soul in the legendary tale of an Indian boxer who is a world champion.A film on sports has to have the right music but Shashi – Shivamm’s music doesn’t do the trick. It’s not bad but could have been much better.Mary Kom’s story is a great one and we all know that. The film falls short in doing justice to Magnificent Mary.last_img read more