Riddim Squad, Determinators cement progression stats

first_imgLimacol KO Football Tournament…The third annual Limacol Knockout Football Tournament continued on Thursday evening with Mahaica Determinators and Riddim Squad squeezing past their opponents to pave roads to the next round which quickly approaches.Riddim Squad and Mahaica Determinators recorded two hard fought victories, against Georgetown Football Club (GFC) and Pele respectively, with both matches ending 1-nil.In the opening match of the evening, held at the Ministry of Education Ground in Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown, Determinators caught the Pele side slipping early, and grabbed the lead when Eion Abel scored in the 19th minute.The only thing time could tell after that is Abel’s goal was the decider, and it took Determinators to five points. However, they are still second in Group A, trailing the defending champions, Police Football Club, who have six points; while Pele and Northern Rangers each have a point.Later in the night, Riddim Squad took control of Group B from GFC with their win in the feature match. After battling to a goalless first half, Teon Jones found the back of the net in the 74th minute to register the other decider of the night.The Mocha side now move on to topping the Group with six points, while GFC are second on four points. Buxton Stars have three points, while Sunburst Camptown have one.The tournament continues on Saturday with another double header that sees Rangers taking on Determinators from 18:00 hrs, then Camptown and Stars capping off the night from 20:00 hrs.All matches are being played at the venue mentioned earlier.last_img read more

Province to introduce new curriculum for students in Grades 11 & 12

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia is introducing a new curriculum for students in grades 11 and 12.Starting this September, the Government says the new curriculum will ensure future graduates are on a path to success by adding new courses and personalized learning opportunities.According to the Province, under the new graduation program, students can develop the skills that post-secondary institutions and future employers are looking for, such as creative, analytical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.- Advertisement -It will also offer students more learning opportunities in a range of areas, including environmental science, computational skills, engineering, robotics, digital media and arts.As part of the new curriculum, the modernized graduation program will require students to complete two new career education courses and an in-depth project that offer opportunities for more hands-on, real-world learning.For more information on the updated curriculum, you can visit the Province’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pochettino charged by FA with improper conduct

first_img0Shares0000The Spurs boss became engaged in a lengthy and heated exchange with referee Mike Dean after the full-time whistle at Turf Moor on Saturday.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 25 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was Monday charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his side’s defeat to Burnley.The Spurs boss became engaged in a lengthy and heated exchange with referee Mike Dean after the full-time whistle at Turf Moor on Saturday. Pochettino had watched his men slip to a 2-1 defeat, which damaged their Premier League title aspirations.A statement from the FA read: “Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E3 following the game against Burnley on Saturday (February 23, 2019).“It is alleged the Tottenham manager’s language and/or behaviour at the end of the fixture — both on the pitch and in or around the tunnel area — amounted to improper conduct.“He has until 9pm on Thursday February 28, 2019 to respond to the charge.”Pochettino did not reveal what was said or the reason for the strength of his feelings, with the only contentious decision appearing to be the awarding of a corner that led to Chris Wood’s opening goal.The outburst was out of character for Pochettino, who said before the charge was announced he would not contest any disciplinary action, admitting he may have “crossed the line”.Third-placed Spurs are on 60 points, five points behind Manchester City and six adrift of leaders Liverpool. All three sides have played 27 games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Reagan Library’s efficient energy system cashes in

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – The Southern California Gas Co. will present an incentive check for more than $800,000 to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum today for using a $3.5 million high-efficiency energy system, which uses gas to produce electricity and usable heat. The new energy system was completed along with the new Air Force One Pavilion that opened last fall and now provides power to most of the library and museum complex. “We’re very excited because we feel it’s great not only for the library, the pavilion and the museum, but also for the community,” said R. Duke Blackwood, the library’s executive director. “It’s more efficient, less expensive and better for the environment.” It was initially hoped the energy savings from the generating system would pay off the costs in about five years, but exactly when now depends on the changing costs of natural gas, officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The library qualified for the cash award through the Self Generation Incentive Program, a state-sponsored energy-efficiency program that provides financial incentives to businesses for generating their own electricity on-site. The California Public Utilities Commission launched the program in 2001 in response to California’s electricity crisis. It provides qualifying businesses with incentives of up to 50 percent of the costs of buying and installing electric generation systems. The library project provides approximately 95 percent of the electricity consumed there. The electricity generated is enough to power 400 homes. The system also captures waste heat for hot and cold water, which is used for an air-conditioning system. For more information on the Self Generation Incentive Program, visit The Gas Co.’s Web site at www.socalgas.com/business/selfgen. last_img read more


first_imgTHREE pupils from Little Angels School in Letterkenny are in Limerick today – ready to make their Special Olympics debuts.They are among 1,500 athletes will compete from all over Ireland over the next three days.Clodagh Harkin will compete in-ball roll and ball lift. Kyle Glackin and Kevin Coyle will compete in-‘knock em down with a stick’ & dribbling.“These events are part of the Motor Activity Programme and this is the 1st year for this programme to be included at the National games,” said Little Angels principal Angela Keane.“The school is very proud of these wonderful pupils and their achievement. They had a big send-off from all the pupils, teachers and staff at Little Angels School on Wednesday afternoon.”  LITTLE ANGELS PUPILS ALL SET FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Favorite in 2018-19 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll

first_imgST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s basketball team is the favorite in the 2018-19 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason poll for the third-straight year, the league office announced Thursday morning. Drake, which has finished undefeated each of the past two MVC regular seasons and tournaments, has all five starters returning and its top nine scorers as it vies for a three-peat in 2018-19. 2018-19 MVC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll Rankings (Points) (First Place Votes) Junior Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa), the 2017-18 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year, is the 2018-19 MVC Preseason Player of the Year. Redshirt junior Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), the 2017-18 MVC Sixth Player of the Year, is on the All-MVC Preseason First Team with Hittner. Hittner and Rhine are joined on the All-MVC Preseason First Team by Megan Maahs of UNI, Alexa Willard of Missouri State and Nicole Martin of Southern Illinois. Drake, 363 (35) UNI, 325 (4) Missouri State, 287 (1) Southern Illinois, 279 Illinois State, 223 Bradley, 193 Indiana State, 192 Valparaiso, 135 Loyola, 127 Evansville, 76Print Friendly Version Drake fans will have the opportunity to check out the 2018-19 team when it hosts Dubuque on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in its first exhibition contest at the Knapp Center.last_img read more


first_imgGARDAI have confirmed that an investigation is ongoing into what has been described as a ‘suspicious approach’ to a child in Kinlough in north county Leitrim.Details of the incident 3kms from Bundoran have only just been released.Gardai say the incident occurred on September 9th at Mill Road, Kinlough at approximately 3.15pm. Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have been in the locality to contact them directly on the garda confidential line 1800 250025. WORRIED GARDAÍ CONFIRM SUSPICIOUS APPROACH TO CHILD was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:bundorancrime alertKinloughleitrimlast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2015 Trade TalkValent’s Field Development Manager, Dawn Refsell, visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about INTEGO SUITE soybeans, Valor Herbicide and Asana XL insecticide.Valent Dawn Refselllast_img

Promoting Passivhaus in Bulgaria

first_imgUpdated with a revised competition timetable.With the Passivhaus standard already well established in Western Europe, Guergana Barabonkova, a Massachusetts-based architect and cofounder of Passive House Bulgaria, sees this as a good time to give the standard a boost in her native country. Bulgaria’s generally moderate climate, after all, should make building to the standard relatively straightforward, and Passivhaus is nicely aligned with the precepts of the Kyoto protocol, which Bulgaria ratified. The building standard could help Bulgaria meet the carbon-reduction goals of the European Union.In an interview this month with urban-design forum SHIFTboston, Barabonkova highlighted these issues as part of the backdrop to an architectural initiative called the Passive House Bulgaria electronic design competition, which opened registration on January 16 and will accept both contest registrations and project submissions until March 16. The participating design teams and the public will have from March 19 to April 6 to vote for their favorites, the 10 finalists will be announced on April 9, and an eight-member jury will announce the winning projects on April 16. (Click here for more contest information.)Making the most of a temperate climateA principal of Studio GB Architecture, Barabonkova has recent experience as a design-competition contestant herself, having collaborated with a colleague, Miroslava Tevena, on a Passivhaus design for an affordable shotgun-style home suitable for the hot and humid climate of New Orleans. Presented by web-based design community DesignByMany, the competition attracted many entries, including Barabonkova and Tevena’s Resilient House, whose modeling showed airtightness of 0.2 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals pressure difference; primary energy demand at 94 kWh/(m2a), and cooling energy demand at 7 kWh/(m2a).Passive House Bulgaria contestants will be given climate data for Lozen, near Sofia, the Bulgarian capital. Acquiring materials for such a project in Bulgaria should be relatively cost-effective because Europe’s running start on Passivhaus has created a solid market for building products suited to the standard, said Barabonkova, whose firm has a single-family Passivhaus project underway in Bulgaria.Despite the EU’s current debt problems, Passivhaus has the economic wind at its back in other ways as well, she added. As are most Europeans, Bulgarians “are concerned over the high prices of the gasoline and the energy, and they are looking into finding ways to reduce their energy use. And the interest in Passive House building is growing rapidly.”last_img read more

Creating a Photorealistic Superhero Landing in After Effects

first_imgThe latest episode from Video Copilot will show you how to create an epic superhero landing in After Effects and build an entire world for the scene.Top image via Video CopilotAndrew Kramer is back with all new episodes of the Video Copilot show. In this episode, you’ll see how Kramer and his team used some green screen techniques, 3D compositing, some camera tricks, set extensions to create a spectacular superhero landing in After Effects. And, of course, the episode includes Video Copilot’s always awesome VFX breakdowns.Watch the entire Superhero Landing episode here. Shooting only on green screen, the team did some amazing world building. By using some simple techniques, they were able to pull off some pretty slick stuff.In the video, you’ll see how they used a few wooden blocks for the jump off of the building. With After Effects, they were able to add the movement of his upper body and head falling out of frame.Images via Video CopilotOne of the best tricks in the video — the use of forced perspective. With limited space on set, the crew had their actor walk toward the camera and then slightly turn as the camera panned. He then simply walked back away from the camera. In After Effects, they added movement to the entire background to make it appear as if the actor walked in a straight line. The technique is very simple and very effective.GIF via Video CopilotThere are also some great practical tips for After Effects users, primarily how Kramer used classic matte-painting techniques to extend the elevator shaft. Only a small portion was actually built, and then the shaft was repeatedly stacked on top of itself. To keep from repetition, Kramer moved around some of the pipes and adjusted minor details to add more realism to the scene.GIF via Video CopilotFinally, Kramer talks about building the actual landing scene, which required some work in 3ds Max to simulate the road breaking apart. Then he composited the shots in After Effects, allowing him to create the epic landing crater.Image via Video CopilotFor more in-depth tutorials and project files, keep your eyes peeled on the Video Copilot blog. Kramer has already said, “I’m going to be diving into exactly how I did it!”Ever tried to execute a superhero landing in After effects? We’d love to see the footage. Link to it in the comments below!last_img read more