Troy Arts Council unveils upcoming fine arts season

first_img Shelia Jackson and Company will present the annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 6.“This holiday concert will feature the vocal stylings of our own Shelia Jackson and her talented friends from throughout the Wiregrass,” Jinright said.The Minetti String Quartet will perform on Feb. 28 and, although the quartet is only 10 years old, it has won more international prizes than any other string quartet in the world, Jinright said. The string quartet will present one school concert.The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra will be back by popular demand on March 24.“This is one of the top touring string orchestras in the world and it comes to us ‘from Russia with love,’” Jinright said. “On April 25, Peter Oprisko-Songs from the Silver Screen will also be back and by patron demand. He will be sporting a newly released album.”Peter Oprisko is a premier interpreter of treasured traditional adult pop, jazz and “Tin Pan Alley” standards, Jinright said.The Troy Arts Council’s 2013-2014 Fine Arts Season will close with a bang on May 5 with the Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert and TAC Awards Night.“This 60-member ensemble is comprised of musicians from all over the Southeast,” Jinright said. “It was founded by Dr. Johnny Long and is directed by James W. Smith. The concert repertoire will feature marches, Broadway show tunes, jazz and classical music.”All events are scheduled for the Claudia Crosby Theatre except the November opera, which will be held in the new Long Hall.General admission single tickets are $20 and $5 for students. Patron subscribers get VIP reserved seating at all events and discounts and admission to special patrons-only events. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “For more than 30 years, ‘Riders in the Sky’ have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.”Jinright said “Riders in the Sky” remain true to the integrity of Western music while bringing their own wacky humor and “way out” Western wit to their performances.“Amahl and the Night Visitors/Hansel and Gretel” will be the featured performance on Nov. 15 and 16.“This will be a presentation of the Troy University Opera Workshop with support from the Troy Arts Council,” Jinright said. “Selected scenes from ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Humperdinck will also be performed.” Print Article Email the author Troy Arts Council unveils upcoming fine arts season The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Next Up“There are few living guitarists that stretch the boundaries of technique and performance like Michael Kelsey,” Jinright said. “His improvisational styles and his songwriting are legendary. He will also present concerts at Goshen and Pike County elementary schools. We are very fortunate to have Michael Kelsey in concert.”“Riders in the Sky Cowboy Theater,” one of the biggest stars in Western Americana, is scheduled for Oct. 8.“This two-time Grammy-winning band of cowpokes will soon star in their own feature-length children’s film,” Jinright said. “‘Riders in the Sky’ are truly exceptional You Might Like DAY CAMPIN’ Children at Bush Memorial “Camp Troy” learned a little about archery on Friday afternoon. Bush Memorial hosts area children for… read more Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Troy Arts Council has finalized the calendar for its 2013-2014 Fine Arts Season, which is presented in partnership with Troy University.John Jinright, TAC presenter chair, said the upcoming season will be one of the best tickets in town and offers something for everyone who enjoys fine arts performances.“Rides in the Sky Cowboy Theater” will perform in Troy this TAC season.The season will kick off in a big way on Sept. 10 with Michael Kelsey in concert. By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Demand high as property sells in just four days

first_imgInside 163 Pfingst Road, Wavell HeightsHe said homes such as this, with renovation potential, offered buyers options for profitable upgrades.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“It’s very original but it’s got a really good frontage and floorplan. You can really play around with it quite a lot,” Mr Rowland said. The kitchen area at 163 Pfingst Road, Wavell HeightsMr Rowlands said the local market outlook continued to be good as Brisbane prices play catch up. “I think it’s going to be very strong – the gap between us and Sydney prices is at 13-year highs at the moment,” he said.undefined 163 Pfingst Road, Wavell HeightsMr Rowland said he was seeing increased activity from across the border.“Anything really sub-$1 million is quite good but you’ve got to know where to look,” he said.“In the past few years, one in every 10 of our investor sales were to a buyer from Sydney, now it’s about eight in every 10.” 163 Pfingst Road, Wavell Heights 163 Pfingst Road, Wavell HeightsAffordability has driven both local and interstate buyers to Brisbane’s northern suburbs according to Place Aspley principal, Tristan Rowland.Mr Rowland said the sale of 163 Pfingst Rd, Wavell Heights for $560,000 on October 3 showed the strength of current demand.“We sold that in four days – so it went quite quickly,” Mr Rowland said.last_img read more

Ghana FA to determine future of GHPL by May 5

first_imgThe Ghana FA has been given a May 5 deadline by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to decide whether or not the Ghana Premier League will continue or it will be annulled in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.The directive was carried in a letter written by CAF to all its member associations on Tuesday and it stated that replies needed to be given by May 5 to give CAF enough time to plan for football later this calendar year.Portions of the letter said:”We would appreciate receiving a reply by the 5th of May, 2020, in order to enable us to design a plan for the organization of our interclub competitions be it through competition or annulment.”CAF is closely monitoring the situation with the stakeholders to know when our interclub competition would resume which would help to determine to what extent we can be flexible with the teams engagement for next season.”Once we determine the date we are able to resume footballing activities, we would advise you when the leagues must be completed and concessions that would be made with regards to names submission, player registration and date next season will commence.”The Ghanaian league has been on suspension since March 15 and several other leagues on the continent have also been frozen due to the pandemic.On the continental level, the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup have also been put on hold.last_img read more

LYIT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2015 – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgPictured at the presentation of Clubs and Societies Awards at LyIT are Katy Murphy who won the Leadership Award and Isobel Keenan who won the Outstanding Club Member Award, both seated along with Paul Hannigan, President and Billy Bennett, Registrar, LyIT. Included are Michael Farren, Fiona Kelly, Tanya Rusell, President Student Union, Paddy Gallagher and AnnMarie Kelly, members of the Clubs and Societies Finance Committee.Tanya Russell, President of Letterkenny IT Student Union pictured with students Katy Murphy and Jesicca Martin on receiving the Best Club Award 2015 for the Gaisce Society in Lettterkenny IT. Both girls are members of the Gaisce Society which carries out extensive good work and raises funds for poorer communities.John McClean a leading member of the Gardening Club at LyIT pictured receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT. John and the members have been instrumental in setting up and maintaining the Gardening Club for students seeking advice on gardening, the club also dedicated time to carrying out gardening duties on a voluntary basis in Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny.Isobel Keenan a member of the Canoe Club at LYIT pictured receiving the Outstanding Club Member Award 2015 from Tanya Russell, SU President at the President of Club Awards.Pictured at the LYIT Clubs & Societies presentation of awards are mmembers of the Gaisce Society who won the Best Club Award 2015, included are Aine Ni Domhnaill, Ciara Walsh, Patrick Treanor, Ciara Murray, Leona Cullen, Eleanor Scanlon, Evelyn Boyle, Dara Kelly, Isobel Keenan and Billy Bennett, Registrar LyIT. In front are Ciaran White, Kergen Steele, Jesicca Martin, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT, Katy Murphy, Tanya Russell and Aine Higgins.Members of the Ladies GAA team who were presented with the Team Award at LYIT Presentation of Awards are Isobel Keenan, Niamh Rhatigan, Rose Mannering, Sarah Faulkner, Arlene Gallagher and Aine Higgins, back row are Paul Hannigan, Paddy Gallagher, Rebekah Mooney, Dara Kelly, Gemma Glackin, Eamon O’Boyle and Billy Bennett.Aoife McGrory , Beechwood Road, Letterkenny, a student at LyIT pictued receiving a Clubs and Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan, President ,LYIT. Aoife is an energetic member of the Public Speaking Society.Members of the Android App Society winners of the Civic and Community Engagement Award at the LyIT Presentation of Awards included in the photograph are Gareth Toland, Paulius Karbauskas, Kieran Thompson, Stanley Nyadzayo, and Billy Bennett, Registrar, in front are Denis Bourne, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT and Gearoid Maguire.Adam Crossan a student at LYIT pictured with Paul Hannigan, President LyIT at the presentation of Clubs and Societies Scholarships 2015, Adam was selected for his work with LGBT Society in the institute.Clubs & Societies Scholarship winners at LyIT pictured at the Presentation of Awards are Paulius Karbauskas, Denis Bourne, both Android App Society members, Tanya Russell Student Union, Michael Carroll, Public Speaking Society, Adam Crossan, LGBT Society, Billy Bennett, Registrar, Lyit. In front are Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society, Isobel Keenan, Canoe Club, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT, Aoife McGrory, Public Speaking Society and John McClean, Gardening Club.Sarah Faukner pictured with Paddy Gallagher being presented with a Special Recognition Award for Sport in LYIT. Sarah is a member of both GAA and Soccer Clubs at LYIT and has made a considerable impact on both teams in the past years.Paulius Karbauskas a member of the Android App Sociey in LyIT pictured receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannighan , President LYIT, Paulius has volunteered his time along with Android App colleagues in teaching programming to children groups and also to Transition Year students in Colaiste Ailigh, Leitirceanainn.Michael Carroll a student at LYIT receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan for his work with the Public Speaking Society in the institute. The presentation was made at a Presentation of Awards evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel.The Ladies GAA Team who are the Winners of the Team Award in LyIT, picturesd are Aine Higgins, Rose Mannering, Sarah Faulkner, Shannon Maxwell, Arlene Gallagher and Leah Kerrigan, in the back row are Eamon O’Boyle, Gemma Glackin, Paul Hannigan, President LyIT, Rebekah Mooney, Dara Kelly, Niamh Rhatiga and Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer LYIT.The Board of Irish Colleges Societies (BICS) is the next stopping point for the winning members of the LYIT Clubs and Societies awards which were presented on Thursday 19 March to a packed house in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.The Most Outstanding Club Member was presented to Isobel Keenan, Canoe Club, LyITBest Society in Civic, Charity and Community Engagement Award went to the Android App Society Leadership Award went to Katy Murphy, a member of the Gaisce Society.Best Society 2015 Award also went to the Gaisce Society.Also on the evening, Clubs and Societies Scholarships the value of €1,000 were awarded to 8 worthy student applicants.Adam Crossan, LGBT Society, Denis Bourne, Android App Society, Gearoid Maguire, Android App, Aoife Mc Grory, Public Speaking Society, Isobel Keenan, Gaisce Society, John Mc Clean, Gardening Club, Michael Carroll, Public Speaking Society and Paulius Karbauskas, Android App Society. In sport Stephen Henry, GAA, was awarded Individual Sports Star for his dedication to the college club over his four years of study.Sarah Faulkner, a member of both Ladies Soccer and GAA Clubs was also presented a Special Recognition Award.The Team Award was presented to the Ladies GAA team who have formed an impressive bond in training and playing throughout the current year and who, it is hoped, will develop further in the coming years.As part of the national Campus Engage the organisers of the event were keen to impress the evolving role of Clubs & Societies in LYIT and nationally, given the rewards that can now be gained through national recognition, LYIT can justifiably take credit from an impressive Clubs programme.   LYIT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2015 – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: March 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:2015FeaturesLYITnewsStudent awardslast_img read more

Pesticide found in Donegal drinking water supply

first_imgA public drinking water supply in Donegal has been found to have illegal levels of the pesticide MCPA.The detection was made in Fanad East, which has led to the supply being placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) watch list.This is the first time that MPCA was found in the level since Irish Water began sampling for pesticides in 2016. The pesticide is commonly used to kill rushes on wet land. The pesticide poses no threat to public health, according to Irish Water.The water authority is appealing to all users of pesticides including the farming community, sporting organisations and domestic users, to ensure that best practice measures to protect drinking waters are always followed.“Great care must always be taken to protect drinking water supplies wherever pesticide use is considered necessary, particularly if using products for grassland weed control containing substances such as MCPA, fluroxypyr and 2,4-D,” said the notice from Irish Water.“These substances and others have been detected in drinking water supplies across Ireland. While there is no threat to public health, the detected levels sometimes exceed the legally permitted limit value for pesticides in drinking water, which is set at an extremely low value (equivalent to one drop in an Olympic-sized swimming pool).” The Fanad East Water Supply will remain on the EPA watch list until one full season (April-Nov inclusive) of at least monthly compliant results is obtained and submitted to the EPA.Dr Pat O’Sullivan, Irish Water’s Regional Drinking Water Compliance Specialist said: “In Ireland, the majority (82 per cent) of drinking water supplies come from surface water sources such as rivers, lakes and streams. Supplies such as the Fanad East public water supplies are vulnerable to contamination from land and animal run-off. Irish Water asks users of pesticide products in the local catchment to consider the vulnerability of the water supply to pesticide contamination and the importance of this supply to the local community.”Pesticide found in Donegal drinking water supply was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Observations Upset Models of Stellar Evolution

first_imgStellar evolution models go back decades.  Ever since the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram came out in 1910 (graphing temperature against luminosity), showing most stars fell on a line called the “main sequence”, astrophysicists have sought to understand the life cycle of stars from birth to death.  In general, the story goes, collapsing clouds of gas and dust produce main-sequence stars that burn nuclear fuel till they run out.  Depending on their masses, they end up as supernovae, red giants or slowly-cooling cinders.  While red dwarfs cool down slowly into the darkness, supernovae and red giants eject mass outward into space .  Two new planets found close to a red giant are among new headaches for theorists. Hot survivors:  The paper by Charpinet et al. in Nature1 was discussed by Eliza M. R. Kempton in the same issue,2 who said, “The prospect of planets being detected in close proximity to an evolved star is certainly of great interest, because it was previously assumed that such objects would be destroyed during the stars evolution.” While other sites like the BBC News and Live Science focused on how scorching hot these planets must be, having once been inside the envelope of the red giant star, Science Daily put the deeper issue into the headline: “Discovery of Two Earth-Size Planets Raises Questions About the Evolution of Stars.” In the paper, Charpinet et al. discuss two possibilities.  One is that the planets are cores of gas giant planets that lost their gaseous envelopes. The authors believe this implies the startling idea that planets can affect the evolution of their parent stars.  If they are indeed survivors, the rocky core remnants must have endured hellish conditions that astronomers believed would have vaporized any planet.  Another problem is how they migrated inward so far when the red giant phase involves mass movement outward. Alternative scenarios may also be considered. Another way to form single sdB stars is through the merger of two helium white dwarfs, and planet formation following this event may be possible. We could speculate that http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v480/n7377/full/480328a.htmlthe collapse of the extended envelope resulting from this merger could produce a circumstellar disk, where second generation planets may form. However, it seems unlikely that new, sufficiently dense, planets could have formed within a rather short period of time (less than ~18 Myr) in an environment that close to this hot star. Neither possibility seems likely.  Since the masses of these planets have not been constrained with sufficient detail, more observations may be needed.  All bets are off:  Meanwhile, PhysOrg was reporting that “Some  nearby stars may be much older than previously thought,” over twice the assumed age (11 million years, not five million).  “The findings are surprising given Upper Scorpius’s status as one of the best-studied samples of young stars in the sky.”  The reasoning may be circular, though, since the conclusions are theory-laden: “we used state-of-the-art stellar evolution models to determine the ages.”  If the same stellar evolution models led to a 220% revision of the age, it calls into question the usefulness of the models.  The researchers at the University of Rochester believe their estimates are based on firmer measurements of distance and mass, but theory still drives the conclusions about how stars age.  For now, though, they are asking other astronomers to reassess their assumptions about the ages of other clusters.  “If a stellar group as well-studied as Upper Scorpius can be twice as old as previously believed, then all bets are off on the accuracy of the previously published ages for other similar groups of young stars,” the article ended. Heavy hearts:  Last month Space.com reported, “Unexpectedly Heavy Stars from Long Ago Puzzle Astronomers.”  The article about unpredicted amounts of heavy elements in stars on the outer fringes of our galaxy contained various alternatives to explain the anomalies.  Bottom line, though: astronomers did not predict this, either. Dash away all:  Last week, Nature revealed that astronomers still do not understand Type 1a supernova.  These are critically important stellar events used to calculate the large-scale structure of the universe.  “Not knowing the exact nature of type Ia supernovae, which have such a crucial place in cosmology, is an embarrassing situation,” Mario Hamuy remarked.3 Privileged Planet:  Meanwhile, count your lucky stars.  There are more indications that Earth is uniquely suited for life.  While NASA was trumpeting Kepler’s discovery of two Earth-size (but uninhabitable) planets (Astrobiology Magazine), PhysOrg had reported (again) that tidal locking around many stars would render many planets uninhabitable.  Even those diamond planets may not be man’s best friend, remarked New Scientist.  Valerie Jamison on New Scientist gave a surprisingly favorable review to John Gribbin’s pessimistic new book, Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique.  “Gribbin’s argument proves compelling as he ranges over issues of astrophysics, geology, atmospheric chemistry and evolution,” she wrote of this “thought-provoking and sobering” book. “Although he cannot quantify exactly how the potential for life around those trillion trillion other suns whittles down to zero, you can feel any optimism that ET is out there ebb away with each turn of the page.”  Another sobering conclusion is that there is nowhere else out there for us to go.  For more reasons to consider the rarity of Earth, watch the documentary, The Privileged Planet. 1. Charpinet et al., “A compact system of small planets around a former red-giant star,” Nature 480  (22 December 2011), pp. 496–499, doi:10.1038/nature10631. 2.  Eliza M. R. Kempton, “Planetary science: The ultimate fate of planets,” Nature 480 (22 December 2011), pp. 460–461, doi:10.1038/480460a. 3. Mario Hamuy, “Astrophysics: Cosmic explosions under scrutiny,” Nature  480 (15 December 2011), pp. 328–329, doi:10.1038/480328a. Astronomers can be forgiven for puzzlement over occasional anomalies.  When venturing out to explore any unknown realm, there will be surprises.  We must keep distinct in our minds, however, the difference between scientific exploration and scientific explanation. Cataloging and describing phenomena is non-controversial.  Astronomers sometimes show unwarranted hubris in proclaiming they’ve mapped out the territory enough to explain how it got that way and where it’s going.  The anomalies described above should at least give pause to anyone tempted to trust scientists as the most reliable humans on the planet.  When reading reports like this, enjoy the show (the discoveries) but beware the commercial (scientists have it all figured out). Research Project:  Determine whether the expected outward momentum of a red giant’s expanding envelope poses a problem for the location of the two planets.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Khabonina: South Africa’s award-winning leading lady

first_imgSouth African television star, fitness expert, and social media queen Khabonina Qubeka adds another feather to her multi-talented cap. She has won an international film award for her role in the local independent movie, Dora’s Peace. South African actress Khabonina Qubeka gives an emotional and award-winning performance in the drama Dora’s Peace. The film is now available on DVD. (Image: Dora’s Peace official website)CD AndersonIn April 2017, Khabonina Qubeka won the Indie Spirit Best Actress award at the Boston International Film Festival for her portrayal as a feisty Hillbrow prostitute in Dora’s Peace.In the movie, Dora is determined to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. Throughout her dangerous and emotional journey, Dora rediscovers her own lost humanity. The film was shot on location in Johannesburg, and was released in August 2016. It is also now available on DVD.Dora’s Peace director Kosta Kalarytis also won a Special Recognition award at the US independent film festival, but said the success and heart of the film was all down to Qubeka’s emotional performance.“Dora is [an] emotionally complex [character],” Kalarytis said in a statement announcing the double win.“Qubeka broke the mould of the typical ageing prostitute so often seen in films. She’s not anyone’s sidekick, and her character is memorable, authentic and deeply human. She reflects the reality lived by many women, in South Africa and elsewhere around the world.“We are thrilled that her performance and the film itself have been singled out,” he said. “It’s a great honour.”A wide-ranging careerOf course, most South Africans are already familiar with Qubeka’s energetic personality.Born in Orlando West, Soweto, Qubeka is best known for her various television roles, appearing in Isidingo, Muvhango and Erfsondes, and as a popular judge in a host of reality TV dance competitions.She began her career as a choreographer and musical theatre actress. With a diploma in dance, she won an FNB Dance Umbrella Award in 2003 and has performed in various local productions over the last fifteen years, including a successful UK tour with Richard Loring’s African Footprint show.Qubeka enthusiastically promotes fitness and healthy living, determined to make South Africans healthier. She hosts the Openview HD fitness series Gym eKasi and has a popular YouTube channel, where she specialises in dance fitness, yoga, and developing healthy diet plans.She has also recorded a couple of music albums.  With a strong following on social media, she promotes her body positive philosophy. In between all that, Qubeka also runs her own successful public relations company and recently opened her first Khabodacious Moves dance school in Orange Grove, Johannesburg.Her first film role Dora’s Peace, directed by Kosta Kalarytis, starring Khabonina Qubeka. (Image: Dora’s Peace official website)Dora’s Peace is her first feature film, and with the critical acclaim and accolades for her performance, promises to be her most successful career move yet.Speaking to the Citizen newspaper after she won the Boston award, Qubeka describes Dora as a woman with “seriously badass gusto”, but who ultimately discovers a deeper emotional strength when she has to stand up to a cruel and dangerous world on behalf of a child.“Dora has a complexity that female characters are rarely afforded,” said the film’s producer Dumi Gumbi, “[this] tale of self-discovery and, ultimately, self-respect, is hopeful and inspiring. [Qubeka’s] remarkable portrayal proves that everybody’s experiences deserve representation.”Critics and audiences alike have responded positively to an unlikely South African heroine who chooses to take up the good fight.Qubeka paid special tribute to her own mother in not only inspiring her to flesh out the character of Dora, but also giving her the strength to overcome challenges in developing her multifaceted career.As the film travels around the world, exhibiting at a host of international film festivals, including in China and Europe, Qubeka said she enjoys the low-key exposure, without the baggage of her local fame.“I love the fact that no one knows me at [these festivals] so there was no politics involved since they don’t know [about] Isidingo or any other projects. They literally judged what they saw [on screen] and that was it.”“Khabonina is an actress to watch,” said the film’s local distributor Helen Kuun, “Indigenous Film congratulates her and Kosta for their well-deserved wins. Audiences can look forward to seeing her later [in 2017] in Gersh Kgamedi’s new film She is King.”She is King Movie Poster (Image: IMDB)As a popular local media personality, businesswoman, choreographer, health expert, and now award-winning actress, Qubeka is yet another great example of a phenomenal South African woman, set to take over the world.Source: Citizen, News24, Screen Africa, Dora’s Peace websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Penhorwood joins staff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Joel PenhorwoodThis month, Joel Penhorwood joined the staff at Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal as a field reporter and farm broadcaster.He is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in agricultural communication. While at OSU, Joel was heavily involved in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, serving as president for two years. The club won the Ed Johnson Outstanding Student Organization Award during his tenure.Penhorwood got his start in radio at WPKO/WBLL “The Peak of Ohio” in Bellefontaine before starting with OCJ and OAN as an intern in the fall of 2013. He has also worked as the Ohio State Fair Swine Barn Announcer for a number of years.In addition to his work with OCJ and OAN, he stays busy on his family’s small hay, crop and livestock farm in Logan County, which he helps to operate alongside his brothers.last_img read more

Mexicans Abroad: Jimenez scores in debut

first_imgSome of Europe’s top leagues returned to play over the weekend, and there were plenty of Mexican players involved in the action.Raul Jimenez had a fantastic Premier League debut, scoring a goal in the 80th minute of Wolves’ 2-2 draw with Everton. While that was the icing on the cake of a strong day, Jimenez has to be thrilled to have been thrown right into the starting lineup after spending most of his career with previous club Benfica as a super sub. The more famous Mexican central forward playing in England, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez hardly had as good of a weekend. He began the match on the bench, continuing a theme that started last season, but did come on as a substitute for West Ham United. The Hammers, however, lost 4-0 to Liverpool in their first match under Manuel Pellegrini. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In the Netherlands, things started well for Hirving Lozano. After scoring 17 goals in his first Eredivisie season, Lozano found the back of the net in a 4-0 victory over Utrecht. The goal takes him past center back Hector Moreno, who played with AZ and PSV in his career, as the top Mexican goalscorer all-time in the Dutch league.Not that the Netherlands always has been a happy place for Mexican players. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa went to Amsterdam and came back with a 3-0 defeat that eliminated his Standard Liege side from the Champions League. He also has an uncertain future. While his contract with the Belgian club runs through the rest of this season, he appeared set for a move abroad. However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said Wednesday that Ochoa’s lack of an EU passport will prevent the Serie A side from making a move.While Ochoa may not be on the move, Marco Fabian could need to find a new home. Fabian is one of several players who new Frankfurt coach Adi Hutter has informed are unlikely to figure in his plans. Fabian started but was substituted from Frankfurt’s 5-0 defeat to Bayern in the German Super Cup. Mexican center back Carlos Salcedo also suited up for The Eagles in the lopsided defeat.Oswaldo Alanis also is on the hunt for a new club. While he’s yet to play a single minute for Getafe, the La Liga side has decided he’s surplus at center back. The former Chivas defender would like to stay in Europe and is exploring his options.last_img read more

Oklahoma State plans Boone-sized video board

first_img800px-Godzillatron_CloseupThere was a bit of confusion in yesterday’s Bullets. I presumed that this O’Colly article was saying OSU was getting a video board inside Gallagher-Iba Arena (which it desperately needs by the way). The writer of that article has since amended his language for clarification (appreciated!) and the news is still good.I’ve often wondered why the Holder-Boone tandem elected for four mini-sized video boards at Boone Pickens Stadium when you could toss something up on the side of GIA that would be the talk of the state.I mean, you just spent over a quarter of a billion dollars on stadium renovations, I shouldn’t have to squint to see who just made a tackle.So apparently Mike Holder is amending that. According to that O’Colly article OSU will add a 110 ft. x 60 ft. video board outside of GIA (not inside) on the west side of the building.This would be the third biggest video board in the country behind Texas’ (see above) and Miami’s.Boone-sized.Now, if we could do something about that even-smaller video board in GIA, we’ll be in business. Humorous side note: the two-person graphics on the GIA video board looks the old NBA Jam graphic.IMG_0870If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more