API in GBA’s corner for Junior Caribbean Schoolboys Boxing Championship

first_imgWITH the Junior Caribbean Schoolboys Boxing Championship quickly approaching, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) gained another sponsor. Through their Premyum line of products, Associated Packers Industry (API) threw their support in the corner of the GBA.At the simple ceremony, Deputy CEO of the company, Marissa Bujan, presented a quantity of food-based products, including milk, corn, oil and rice to Assistant secretary/treasurer of the GBA, Stacy Correia.To this end, Correia noted that the gesture will aid GBA’s efforts to pull off another successful championship.She revealed; “We currently have 20 (local) boxers encamped at the Gymnasium, and we just want to say thank you (to API) and we would like and hope that you would continue with your support.”Meanwhile, API’s Bujan noted; “We are proud to support such an event. We always support the idea of young people behind sport and we find it very imperative for their development.”The championship which will span three days (August 16-18), is set to be staged at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) and will feature youth boxers from Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St Lucia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago.Already on board are E-Networks, Massy Distribution and COURTS Guyana. The Championship will box off at 18:00hrs daily and ringside tickets cost $1 500 each, stands $500 and season tickets $4 000.last_img read more

UPDATE: Leafs 2-0 on Okanagan road trip

first_imgNelson Leafs exploded for four goals in the third period to dump the Kelowna Chiefs 5-1 Satuday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Central Okanagan City.Travis Wellman, Carsen Willans, Tyler Garcia and Alec Wilkerson scored for Nelson in a period the Leafs out shot the Chiefs 15-5.Cole Arcuri and Kyle Hazelwood exchanged first period goals.Tyler Moffat made 19 saves to register his ninth win of the season.The Leafs wrap up the three-game road swing Sunday afternoon in Summerland against the Steam.Former Leaf Matthew Naka was in the lineup for the Chiefs. Naka, traded to Kelowna last week, registered no points in the game.Wellman scores twice to power Leaf past North Okanagan 5-1 Travis Wellman scored twice to pace the Nelson Leafs to a 5-1 win over North Okanagan Knights in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in Armstrong.Nelson scored three times in the second period to erase a 1-0 deficit en route to the win.Brandon Sookro, Bryce Nielsen and Darnel St. Pierre added singles at Nelson pushed its season record to 11-0-1-1.Wellan, increasing his goal scoring lead to 21, finished the game with three points.St. Pierre, Jamie Vlanich and Alex Wilkerson each had two points.Mat Lambert scored the lone goal for the Knights, which led 1-0 after the first periodd.Nelson, leading the Murdoch Division by six points over Beaver Valley, out shot North Okanagan 37-31 making a winner out of goalie Tyler Moffat.Nelson travels to Kelowna to take on the Chief Saturday.The Leafs conclude the three-game swing through the Okanagan with a game Sunday in Summerland.last_img read more

KZN: world-class tea producer

first_img21 May 2008Thinking of KwaZulu-Natal does not usually bring images of world-class tea production to mind. However, Nkandla, in the rural heartland of the province, is home to a world-renowned tea producer that is changing the lives of a community.The 25-hectare Ntingwe Tea Estate was created by the Ithala Development Finance Corporation in 1988 and later funded jointly by KwaZulu-Natal’s agriculture and environmental affairs department, retailer Woolworths said in a statement this week.Thirteen years and 425 hectares later, the estate counts Woolworths and the most prestigious tea merchants in Europe among its clientele. Ntingwe tea has been a feature on Woolworths’ shelves as a single-origin tea for the past five years, with supporting empowered enterprise development being a key focus area for the retail chain.They founders of the tea estate set out to help the impoverished rural community by forming a business that would create employment and facilitate socioeconomic development in the region, as nearly 60% of the region’s residents were unemployed at the time.Labour-intensive cropWhy tea? The region’s climate was considered suitable for tea growing, while the crop had also been identified as labour-intensive, thus providing employment and infrastructural development for the area.Veteran industry expert Ryle Perera, now general manager of Ntingwe Tea, was contracted to develop the commercial side of the business.From the beginning the estate decided to focus on the premium single origin tea market. While their tea was produced on a single estate and was unblended, the commercial tea market was dominated by tea blends containing ingredients that are produced all over the world.The enterprise now employs around 900 people from surrounding villages, and has helped bring electricity, running water, telephones, clinics and schools to the area. In addition, the estate has trained farm labourers, electricians, managers, administrators and nurserymen.Furthermore, the Ntingwe Tea Estate works with local growers, who grow tea on their land. The estate purchases leaves produced from these plots for processing at the factory.World-class tea“The premium tea market is very discerning,” said Perera, adding that the local marked should pay more attention to locally produced single origin tea. “The range and breadth of our clientele proves that this country grows and produces world class tea.”Ntingwe tea is produced from plants that are harvested during the summer months. Quality is paramount and trained tea tasters routinely check every batch to ensure the estate is producing the best daily.In keeping with Woolworths’ good business journey strategy to reduce the retail chain’s impact on the environment, Ntingwe supplies Woolworths with tea packaged in a container made from recycled material.“Ntingwe tea’s success is truly inspirational,” said Woolworths head of foods Julian Novak. “We are privileged to have been part of it. Woolworths continues to identify and work with emerging suppliers and give them access to the formal marketplace.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

First-time winners shake up Comrades Marathon

first_img2 June 2014South African Bongmusa Mthembu claimed his first Comrades Marathon victory on Sunday, winning the 89.28-kilometre “down run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in five hours, 28 minutes and 34 seconds.Mthembu had previously won three gold medals. This time, however, he was a convincing victor. After taking the lead at Cowies Hill, about 17 kilometres from the end, he finished more than four minutes ahead of Ludwick Mamabolo, the winner of the previous “down run” in 2012.Top fiveGift Kelehe, the brother of 2001 champion Andrew Kelehe, made it a South Africa 1- 2-3, with Zimbabwe’s Stephen Muzhingi, the three-time winner from 2009 to 2011, taking fourth place. Rufus Photo claimed fifth to give South Africa four of the top five finishers.Mncedisi Mkhize, Jonas Buud, Manoko Mokwalakwala, Prodigal Khumalo and Latudi Makofane completed the top 10, with Sweden’s Buud being the only runner outside of South Africa and Zimbabwe to make it into the top 10.Mthembu, who is coached by former New York Marathon winner Willie Mtolo, took home R350 000 for his victory.‘A great feeling’At a post-race press conference, he said: “It’s a great feeling to win Comrades. I’ve worked hard to get here all these years and I always knew my time will come.“It’s been a process of five to six years. I was patient in that time and I’m really happy to have finally done it.”An end to Eastern European dominanceThere was an end to the 11-year Eastern European hold on the women’s title when British-born Canadian runner Eleanor Greenwood, aided by some difficulties experienced by eight-time winner Elena Nurgalieva, staged a fantastic late-race surge to claim victory.Greenwood was eight minutes off the lead with 18 kilometres to go. Afterwards, she admitted, she did not think she had a chance to win at that stage. However, the support of the huge crowds made her think that maybe she had a chance to catch the front-runners.‘Wow, I’m catching’Afterwards, Greenwood said: “Then I thought ‘wow, I’m catching’. But even so, I still thought how far ahead they were.“It was only until four or five kilometres to go that I saw the timing clock car ahead of me and I realised they were right there. And once I passed them I felt far more comfortable.”By the end of the race, Greenwood had won by a remarkable five minutes and four seconds over Nurgalieva, breaking the finishing tape in six hours, 18 minutes and 14 seconds.Podium placesNurgalieva held onto second place, clocking 6:23:18, with her sister, Olesya, a two- time Comrades Marathon champion, in third place.Russia’s Irina Antropova and Britain’s Jo Meek completed the top five, while Caroline Wostmann, in sixth place, was the leading South African runner.48-year-old Zola Budd Pieterse, who was running for Pierre Korkie, held hostage in Yemen for over a year, came home in seventh place.Sweden’s Frida Sodermark, Martinique Potgieter and Julanie Basson rounded out the top 10 female finishers.TOP 10 FINISHERSMENBongmusa Mthembu (SA) 5:28:34Ludwick Mamabolo (SA) 5:33:14Gift Kelehe (SA) 5:34:39Stephen Muzhingi (Zim) 5:35:18Rufus Photo (SA) 5:35:30Mncedisi Mkhize (SA) 5:36:06Jonas Buud (Swe) 5:38:17Manoko Mokwalakwala (SA) 5:39:29Prodigal Khumalo (Zim) 5:39:36Latudi Makofane (SA) 5:40:41WOMENEleanor Greenwood (GBR) 6:18:15Elena Nurgalieva (Rus) 6:23:18Olesya Nurgalieva (Rus) 6:24:51Irina Antropova (Rus) 6:34:08Jo Meek (GBR) 6:47:02Caroline Wostmann (SA) 6:51:43Zola Budd Pieterse (SA) 6:55:55Frida Sodermark (Swe) 6:57:33Martinique Potgieter (SA) 7:00:46Julanie Basson (SA) 7:02:50last_img read more

Cover My Ass!

first_imgCate Lawrence CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of… Related Posts For the most effective clean, you need to actually poke and scrape then rinse with alcohol, and it’ll make your bowl look like brand-new Hitting the correct place offers you the very best clean and should the water will not reach this area the clean won’t be just as exceptional. There’s also this type of thing for a pipe cleaner, which will be often bought from almost any head shop. In reality, this really is maybe the most reliable means to hold your bowl clean. As you likely clean out the kitchen over just about any room in the home, the nylon pan scraper is crucial have! There are a significant few commercial grill grate cleaning alternatives accessible. It doesn’t take quite long, and additionally the penny will certainly be gleaming and clean. Moreover It’s vital to be sure you clean those regions beneath the furniture, right on the baseboards and beneath the cupboards. The optimal /optimally vinyl flooring cleaner is one which isn’t abrasive. You only have to clean the scratches so that they’ll be less noticeable on the earth but if you would like to fully eradicate the scrapes, you then got to replace each among the individual vinyl boards the scrapes are on. Clean Our Mac Serial Serial Amount, key, bust, keygenYou may additionally pick the commercial cleanser. maclauncher Yet, it should be something which is formulated for the vinyl flooring. Because you are able to see, the procedure of the method to clean vinyl plank flooring is easy. In spite of the form of liquid which gets spilled in your vinyl floor, be sure that you just instantly clean this up. This written composition will train you on the best approach to wash vinyl plank floors. Special considerations for example colour fastness and stability of the cloth has to be established to supply your furniture the best possible cleaning. Predicated on the kind of rugs, we’ve got varied cleaning products and processes to clean several kinds of material. Should you be standing this product just on the skill to eliminate ink, marker, and the balance of the substances, then this one is one of the very best.Speed your torrents upPredicated on the stuff you’re cleaning, you might want several products. Following the aforementioned points is the greatest approach to hold your eyeglasses clean and scrape -free for so long as potential. Inspect the lenses carefully to be sure they’re clean. Before going with commercial cleaners, attempt to clean your grout using a mixture of baking soda and also water. Moreover, professional cleaners understand the proper procedures to clean specific things like upholstery and marble countertops without leading to any damage. In the event the vinegar solution is just not going to work for you, you then can certainly go for commercial cleansers you may easily purchase at any neighborhood supermarket near you. Usually, it is optimum to take advantage of the light vinegar solution like the apple cider because harsh vinegar may be tough on the earth.Now Reading: Ps3 Hard Drive MaintenanceThere are many different brush cleansers in the marketplace and assorted tutorials to enable you to receive the task done, but nonetheless, it actually should not be that complex. The nylon pan scraper is among my preferred cleaning tools ever. It’s simple to clean up your own flat iron and also your cosmetics brushes. Be sure that the towel is completely clean. Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacylast_img read more

Saunders retains title, stays on course to face Golovkin or Alvarez

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 16: Gennady Golovkin reacts after his fight with Canelo Alvarez was called a draw during their WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championionship bout at T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLONDON — Billy Joe Saunders remained on course to challenge either Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez after Saunders defended his WBO middleweight title with a unanimous points decision over American Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday.The 28-year-old Saunders, (25-0, 12 knockouts) was fighting for the first time under new trainer Dominic Ingle. He received scores of 117-111, 115-114, 117-112 from the three ringside judges.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:57UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UP Fighting Maroons02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Saunders had been tipped to face the winner of the Las Vegas fight, but Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a 12-round draw with Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters holding their hands aloft in victory. There is already talk of a rematch.READ: Alvarez, Golovkin fight to a brutal draw; rematch to comeFEATURED 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 shutoutIn London, it was Saunders’ superior sharpness and intent as much as his skills that secured his latest victory. Leading with the jab and also succeeding to Monroe’s body, Saunders began with a typically fast pace and faced little more than jabs in return.In the third round an accurate right uppercut hurt his challenger, and it was only when a cut opened by the bridge of his nose following an accidental clash of heads in the fourth that the American temporarily fought with greater belief. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Monroe’s record fell to 21-3, with six knockouts.Promising heavyweight Daniel Dubois had earlier earned his fifth victory from five when stopping A.J. Carter in only 48 seconds. Carter required oxygen and was immediately sent to hospital, having been knocked down three times. Gonzales picks up emotional first win in ONE Championshiplast_img read more

2009 14/16 Regionals and Trans Tasman

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) in partnership with the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) are proud to announce that the upcoming Trans Tasman between Australia and New Zealand will be conducted in Wollongong, New South Wales. TFA in conjunction with the assistance of the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) will conduct the event at North Dalton Park. In what is an exciting opportunity for the parties to work together the NSWTA has also announced the location as the venue for the Under 14 and 16 Regional Championships to run in conjunction with the Trans Tasman. This allows for the sports elite to be showcased in front of the states best youth players. The NSWTA will be looking to extend the opportunity for attendance at this event to various developing States therefore expanding the opportunity for the young players of Australia to view what is the pinnacle of the representative pathway. The Trans Tasman will be conducted from the 24-26 of April 2009 with the NSWTA 14/16 Regional Championships held on 25-26 of April. This ensures the Trans Tasman will be integrated into the NSWTA Regional youth competition to ensure maximum exposure.  The format will be agreed upon by TFA and Touch New Zealand in the near future and this is also the recommencement of regular competition between the traditional rivals which was announced earlier this year.  This event will be contested in the three Open Divisions in a Three Test Match format.  It is currently envisaged that in order to ensure the success of the joint initiative that one game will be played each day in each division. TFA and TNZ will play a return leg in New Zealand in November 2009. TFA and TNZ will be covering off on a Heads of Agreement (HOA) in the near future and NSWTA will be consulted fully on the process to ensure the 14/16 Regional Championships requirements are considered. Further to this TFA and the NSWTA will develop a HOA on the relationship for delivery of the event. This will ensure the mutual needs are met. TFA and the NSWTA will be making joint media releases in the near future to outline the significance of the event. Both parties are pleased to be working on what will be a showcase for the sport. All parties will work through the specific requirements early in 2009. The opportunity to conduct the event in this region is recognition of the fine work conducted both within the affiliated infrastructure and in hosting events. It is the belief of both TFA and the NSWTA that this will showcase one of the benefits of affiliation within the area.last_img read more

Foundation down for continued Ohio State football success

For Ohio State football, it doesn’t get much better than what happened inside The Horseshoe on Saturday. The Buckeyes beat their archrival, on Senior Day, in front of 105,000-plus screaming fans, to finish the season undefeated. As the final seconds ticked off the clock, handing OSU a 26-21 victory against Michigan and securing a 12-0 record, scarlet and gray clad enthusiasts rushed the field, surrounding Buckeye players and coaches as they joyously – and slowly – made their way to the locker room. For first-year coach Urban Meyer, and the rest of Buckeye Nation, the 2012 season was about as good as it gets. Until next year, anyway. Yes, the 2012 season was great. Perfect, in a sense. But due to NCAA sanctions caused by “Tattoo-Gate,” the Buckeyes are banned from the postseason. OSU’s year ended after the Michigan game. No Big Ten Championship Game. No shot at playing for a national championship, either. There is no postseason ban for the 2013 season, and the foundation has been set in Columbus to win championships. OSU is expected to return 9 of 11 starters next year from an offense that averaged 37.1 points per game this season. Sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller is likely to be a Heisman Trophy front-runner in 2013. Redshirt junior running back Carlos Hyde, who rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown against the Wolverines, is “developing into one of the best backs in the country,” according to Meyer. On defense, the Buckeyes lose a bevy of senior leaders and playmakers, including defensive ends John Simon and Nathan Williams, and linebackers Zach Boren and Etienne Sabino. Junior defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins and redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby could leave for the NFL as well. But sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier, a Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year candidate this season, returns. So do both starting safeties, freshman defensive linemen Adolphus Washington, Noah Spence and Tommy Schutt. The senior class, which Meyer refers to as the “most selfless group I’ve ever been around,” will not be easy to replace. But the Buckeyes experienced a great deal of success in 2012, and the large amount of players that are coming back are anxious to experience it again. “I’m hoping the guys get that taste and they want to do it again. Because once you taste (success), it tastes really good. And the foundation, I think, is strong,” Meyer said after the game Saturday. OSU will celebrate what it achieved this season, and deservedly so. But many underclassmen are already excited for next September. “We’re just glad that the team got to feel what it’s like to be 12-0 so next year, we’re just as hungry in the offseason to get there again,” said junior wide receiver Corey Brown. Because of the postseason ban, OSU players didn’t get everything they said they feel they deserved this year. In 2013, there will be no sanctions holding them back, and they’re looking forward to it. “We’re just going to come out hungry next year though, to get what we were supposed to get this year,” Hyde said. As for Meyer, he is really only getting started. He’s been at the helm of the OSU football program for roughly 12 months, and in that time, turned a 6-7 team in turmoil into a 12-0 team on the upswing. He’s starting to get “his guys” into the program – players that he recruited, not past OSU coaches. The freshman class, which Meyer was largely responsible for, played a big role this season. Washington had a sack and a forced fumble Saturday, while Schutt and Spence were in on numerous third-down situations, often forcing Michigan’s quarterbacks out of the pocket. Meyer said there were a “bunch of recruits in the meeting room again,” after the game. His 2013 class is ranked in the top 10 in the country by multiple sites. And while many criticized OSU’s schedule this season, 2013 could be easier. Michigan State and Nebraska are off the schedule, and replaced with Northwestern and Iowa, who went a combined 13-11 this year. The biggest non-conference game is likely to be at California, which recently fired its coach Jeff Tedford. OSU is likely to be favored in all of its regular season games next season. If all goes well for the Buckeyes in 2013, they could be riding a 23-game win streak when they arrive to Ann Arbor, Mich., on November 30, 2013. In all, Meyer’s first year in Columbus seemed to go as well as could have been planned. Such success, though, likely has amplified expectations, and possibilities, for the future. “I’m ready to go right now. I’m ready to get back into the off-season, working out and preparing for next season,” Hyde said. “I can’t wait.” read more

Simeone satisfied with Atleticos chaotic draw with Valencia

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was “satisfied” to scrap a 1-1 draw at ValenciaThings got off to a bright for last week’s UEFA Super Cup winners when Angel Correa handed them the lead with an assist from Antoine Griezmann.But a mistake by new captain Diego Godin enabled Rodrigo Moreno to volley in an equaliser for Valencia.It proved to be a tense encounter between the two sides with both desperate to get their respective La Liga campaigns off to a winning start.“Both teams went to win, the match was open at the end and there was a lot of chaos which I didn’t like,” said Simeone, according to Marca.“A match with Valencia will always have a strong profile, we are similar teams with different nuances.“I’m left satisfied, we put in a controlled performance after playing 120 minutes.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The Argentine is not surprised by the improvement that Valencia has undergone through his counterpart Marcelino Garcia Toral.Last season Los Che collected 27 more points than their previous campaign and finished in fourth place in the La Liga standings.“When we came to play here last year I told my players that Valencia would fight for important places, and I wasn’t mistaken,” he intimated.“This year they will continue to grow, they have added players.“It won’t be easy to take points from this stadium.”Atletico will next face Rayo Vallecano on Saturday for their first home game of the new league season.last_img read more