SM East looks dominant in LAKC playoff opening round game against rival Pembroke Hill

first_imgSM East’s offense took advantage of opportunities provided by turnovers to defeat Pembroke in the LAKC playoff opening round.This year, it was Pembroke Hill that saw its season come to an end at the hands of its fiercest rival.The Lancer lacrosse team on Monday defeated the Raiders 12-7 in the opening round of the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City’s playoffs before a boisterous crowd on the SM East field.Last year, the Raiders beat the Lancers in the LAKC semi-finals, breaking a three year chain during which the Lancers had been the ones to put an end to the Raiders season.SM East’s offense looked well-tuned out of the gate, with attacker Nic Bailey netting four goals and providing three assists.First year head coach Will Garrett said the Lancers’ ability to create transition opportunities after forcing turnovers with an aggressive defense were the key to the win. But he said the Lancers will need to improve their faceoff performance if they want to win in the semi-final game next Wednesday at Durwood Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City.The Lancers finished their regular season at 12-5, and 10-1 in the LAKC, with their only loss coming to top-ranked Olathe East.Garrett credited his assistant coaches with helping make his first year at the helm a success.“I’ve had the privilege of great assistant coaching and great players this year,” he said. “Everyone shows up ready to work hard every day, and that makes my job an easy one.”The Lancers defeated Pembroke for the second time this season.last_img read more

Take Time to See Great Moments in History

first_imgShare This!June 20 is National American Eagle Day, and we’d be remiss not to mention Magic Kingdom’s most patriotic eagle–Sam, the American Eagle. Yes, this noble bird has taken his rightful place as a guardian of the sacred trust of American history in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.If you’re a fan of the Muppets, I can almost guarantee you were reading that last sentence in Sam’s voice. It’s okay. Me too.And while this isn’t a presentation with the same gravitas as the nearby Hall of Presidents or the other bits of Americana at Disney parks (like the show at The American Adventure in Epcot or Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln in Disneyland), the catchy humor and audience participation means that your kids will more likely be willing to watch the show instead of asking how much longer before they can leave. And who knows–maybe they’ll learn something, too.With shows about American history topics like the ride of Paul Revere or the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Muppets tell a “truth-inspired” version of historical events. It’s the Muppets, so expect tasteful humor with their signature reinterpretations.Shows run from around 11:00 a.m. through around 5:00 p.m. every 35-40 minutes and last about 10 minutes. The show is standing room only, but because it takes place on the upper windows near the Hall of Presidents, you don’t have to worry about trying to find a place where your view won’t be blocked by the crowd. Simply check your times guide, arrive 5 minutes or so before showtime, and enjoy.Are you a fan of this show? Which retelling of historical events by the Muppets is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

R13.2bn social spending boost

first_imgTwelve percent of public spending In addition, the extension of the state child support grant to children up to the age of 15 will also take effect this year, while the reduction in the qualifying age for old age grants for men, from 65 down to 60, is in progress. Manuel said that evidence pointed to the fact that the child support grant, which is available to parents who earn less than R2 300 a month, has contributed significantly to a reduction in child poverty in South Africa. Creating lasting employment was another critical factor as the country headed for economic turbulence, Manuel said. Spreading the net wider South Africa, proportionally one of the world’s biggest spenders on social grants, will spend an extra R13.2-billion on social security in 2009/10 to help protect poor South Africans during the global economic slowdown. 11 February 2009 In 2008, the EPWP provided over one-million temporary jobs, and the 2009/10 Budget tables an amount of R4.1-billion for the roll-out of the second phase of the programme. The aim is to increase the number of full-year equivalent job opportunities to over 400 000 over the next five years, as well increase the duration of temporary jobs. South Africa’s spending on social grants is set to increase to R80-billion for 2009/10, and will amount to about 12 percent of total government spending, making South Africa proportionally one of the world’s biggest spenders on social grants. According to the National Treasury, consolidated expenditure on social protection has increased from R72.3-billion (or 4.6 percent of GDP) in 2005/06 to a projected R118.1 billion (or 4.8 percent of GDP) in 2009/10.center_img “The largest adjustments to spending plans go to poverty reduction: R25-billion is added to the budgets of provinces, mainly for education and health care, and R13-billion for social assistance grants and their administration,” Manuel said. Public works programmes Source: BuaNews Proposals for this include longer-term public sector employment – such as home-based care and community health services – which is directly funded by departments and supported by targeted training and skills development. The minister challenged participating departments, provinces and municipalities to exceed their targets for creating Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) jobs in the year ahead, as the contingency reserve for 2009 had been increased to allow for additional funding of employment projects in the 2009 Adjustments Appropriation. Delivering his Budget speech in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said that strengthening the social security net – which supports in the region of 13-million South Africans – was “critical during this period, when more poor families are vulnerable”. The government was therefore considering increasing the eligible age for the child support grant to 18 years of age, subject to affordability. “R4-billion is added to the school nutrition programme and R2.5-billion goes to municipalities for basic services.” As of April 2009, the maximum values of the old age, disability and care dependency grants will rise by R50 to R1 010 a month, while the foster care grant and child support grant will also increase, by R30 to R680 and R10 to R240 a month, respectively.last_img read more

Bigg Boss top 5: Who will be the winner?

first_imgWith insecure TV actors, a naive porn star, a notorious foreign cricketer, the fifth season of Big Boss came with a promise of tons of drama and controversy. However, for all their antics, only few have survived the pressure, the fights and politics that could put our country’s leaders to shame. With the finale tonight, let’s look at the ‘Infamous Five’ up for voting in the finale:Juhi Parmar: Known as Balaji Telefilms’ Kumkum to most before entering reality TV, Juhi is one of the most balanced contestants on the show. Sporting, helpful, dominating when provoked, Juhi is one of the few, who are still liked both in and outside the house. A strong contender for the win.Amar Updhyay: Another Balaji alum, Amar Upadhyay won many hearts on the small screen as ‘Mihir Virani’. Things turned out quite different in the house where he tried to get cosy with not one, but two of the contestants and they ultimately had to remind him of his wife and kids. Amar’s in it to win it and he made it clear early on. Let’s see if his “gameplan” helps him take home the prize.Siddharth Bhardwaj: Cute boy of the house Siddharth Bhardwaj entered late and jumped right into action. Even so, he developed a close bond with Shonali Nagrani while finding a clear enemy in Sky. Known to be somewhat bratty, he adds tons of entertainment to the show. So for all we know, he could come out a winner for reasons very different from Juhi’s.advertisementSky (Akashdeep Saigal): If Siddharth adds entertainment, Sky brings in annoyance. From instigating others to fight to forming groups in the house, he’s done it all. He even had a minor tiff with host Sanjay Dutt. While some like him for being straightforward, others find him pure annoying with his endless arguments and loud voice. His would be a truly surprise win.Mehak Chahal: Actor and Norwegian model Mehak Chahal is the female Sky of the house. But she’s known to be Salman Khan’s favourite and this might have been the reason behind her re-entry to the house. While she brings in the much-needed glamour to the house, only destiny will bring her victory.last_img read more

Details leaked about upcoming Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5

first_imgSony has been teasing itsAugust 3 event for quite some time now. With a gold variant of an Xperiasmartphone was teased a while ago on Twitter, more of Sonys Xperia range ofsmartphones are seeing the day of light as reported by hi-tech.mail.ru.The upcoming Sony Xperia C5Ultra, codenamed Sony Lavender, and the Xperia M5 are the two new smartphonesthat may be unveiled next week, as reported by XperiaBlog.The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra willbe sporting an almost bezel less 6 inch full HD screen. A 13MP primary and a 13MPfront camera with both rear and front flash will make it a hit amongstphotography enthusiasts. It will be powered by a Mediatek 6752 chipset alongwith 2GB of RAM. 16GB of built-in storage will be available with an option toexpand it via microSD card. The phone will be juiced up with a 2,930mAhbattery. AN estimated price for the device has been quoted at around $350 (Rs22,400).The Sony Xperia M5 is thebudget alternatie to the Z3+. Sporting a full HD 5-inch display, this smartphonewill be powered with Mediateks premium Helio X10 chipset. That, along with 3GBof RAM will make the dvice a powerhouse. 16 GB expandable storage will beavailable in the smartphone. The smartphone will come with a 21.5MP IMX230camera sensor with an f/2.2 lens aperture. The phone will also feature a 13MPfront camera, but no front-facing flash like the C5 Ultra. An IP68certification for dust and water protection is also predicted. The phone mightappear in a gold variant too as teasedby Sony. Pricing for the phone will be around $400 (Rs 25,600).advertisementAlso read: SonyXperia Z3+ reviewlast_img read more

BIMCO EU China US Need to Support CounterPiracy in GoG

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: EUNAVFOR Maritime powers need to increase their presence and expand their collaboration with local states to curb piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, according to BIMCO.Around 40 ships have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the past 12 months. Most recently, six seafarers were kidnapped from the MSC Mandy, which was on the way to Lagos, Nigeria.“We look towards the EU, China and the United States to join forces and deploy naval capacity in the Gulf of Guinea to end this constant threat to seafarers,” Jakob P. Larsen, BIMCO Head of Maritime Security, said.In the 2013 Yaoundé Code of Conduct, states in the Gulf of Guinea recognized that piracy constituted an issue and initiated several initiatives to strengthen maritime security.Despite the efforts of regional navies to fight maritime crimes, “pirates in the Gulf of Guinea can still operate largely unchecked in the open seas, outside of the territorial waters, and on occasion even strike inside territorial waters.”In addition to the strain put on seafarers, the current situation negatively impacts the economic potential of the sea of the countries in the region.“It is time to step up law enforcement efforts, establish control of the sea in the Gulf of Guinea, relieve seafarers from the threat and the psychological pressure, and allow the countries in the region to harvest the full economic potential of the seas,” Larsen added.BIMCO explained that international sea and air law enforcement assets, such as naval ships with helicopters, would be able to deliver a concrete and rapid contribution to the maritime security situation.“While longer term capacity building efforts are commended, what is needed now is substantially more assets at sea and in the air. It is an obvious solution which can deliver the necessary effect with the desired speed, without compromising the territorial integrity of the countries in the region,” Larsen concluded.last_img read more

Adama Traore must improve says Nuno

first_imgWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has urged the club’s record signing Adama Traore to step up his game and improve.Wolves signed Traore for £18m from Middlesbrough last summer, but the 22-year-old winger has just one goal and zero assists to his name, and Nuno has urged him to improve his game and be consistent for the club.“Adama must improve,” Nuno told Sky Sports.“Of course, he has good things and given us good moments but he has to be consistent through all the performances. This is something we are really focused on because we truly believe in his qualities.“I think he is focused, he is working hard and we are helping him to achieve what we want. He needs to improve a lot of things, like all the players. But I know what he’s going to give me, total availability to do his task.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“He brings an element of speed, unpredictability, quality and at the same time, he must improve in all the aspects of the game.“Players who play in the last line of the pitch, the most difficult line to play, have to have these characteristics. Talent, this is what you expect from them.”last_img read more

San Diego Rotary Club has been helping the community since 1911

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Suzy Spafford FacebookTwitter San Diego Rotary Club has been helping the community since 1911 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt’s Women’s Week in San Diego, and tonight we are highlighting inspirational women from all around the country. That includes those who dedicate their time to non-profit work.For more than 100 years, the San Diego Rotary Club has been dedicated to helping others in our community and throughout the world. President-Elect of the San Diego Rotary Club, Suzy Spafford explained everything they have been working on. Posted: March 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, March 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more