Lady Cardinals Split Games With Lady Wildkats

first_imgThe St. Louis Schools 5th Grade team opened the season on Wednesday, January 22 defeating the St. Mary’s (North Vernon) Wildkats 41 to 5. The Cardinals jumped out to a big lead early with a stout defense and was able to hold the Wildkats scoreless at halftime with a 19 – 0 score. The Cardinals put the game away in the 3rd quarter by going on a 16 – 0 before finally giving up their first points off a free throw. The Cardinals were lead in scoring by Ella King with 14 points and Madden Showalter with 10. Belle Young added 7 points and Mimi Smith contributed 6 points. The 5th grade next game is Thursday, January 23 when they travel to Brookville to play St. Michael’s Schools.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Brent Young.The St. Louis 6th Grade Girls Basketball team traveled to St. Mary’s North Vernon to face the Wildkats for a second time. The Cardinals showed major improvements on their defensive game and held the Wildkats to 26 points. Unfortunately, the girls had a hard time getting points on the board. The Cardinals lost 26-10. Jaelyn Owens scored the only 2 points in the first half of the game, getting us on the board. Rachel Suttmann led in scoring with 6 points and Karsyn Watson added the other 2 points for the night. Bridget Lohmueller set the tone for some great defense and Meg Ritter did an excellent job rebounding. Katelyn Rahe, Paige Watters, and Cora Roth helped round out our defensive game. The Cardinals move to 1-2 on the season.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.last_img read more

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ArcelorMittal Leads Repair of Damages

first_imgIt seems that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s directive that the cost of rehabilitating Arcelor Mittal’s and other public infrastructures damage by rioters in Nimba County be shouldered by the county’s Social Development Funds (SDF) has been totally ignored, or else the decision has been compromised.President Sirleaf, addressing the nation following the Nimba youths’ violence against ArcelorMittal’s infrastructure two weeks ago, declared that government would undertake the repair of the damaged roads and bridges.  But, she added, the costs would be defrayed by funds from the county’s Social Development Funds.This assertion by the President received a barrage of criticisms,  with many demonizing the government for failing to accept its responsibility,  blaming the problem on the people of Nimba.“As we have seen in Tokadeh, and as it appears to be springing up elsewhere in the country, including concession areas, the exercise of freedom without the associated responsibility leads to anarchy,” President Sirleaf pointed out.  Anarchy anywhere in the country undermines the collective progress made, which the Government cannot permit to happen, she added.To the surprise of most people, however, Arcelor Mittal has completed the rehabilitation of the bridge. According to Nimba County Development Superintendent, Teeko Tozay Yorlay, the company completed the rehabilitation of the bridge on July 16.Speaking to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview, Mr. Yorlay said the rehabilitation work was done exclusively at the cost of ArcelorMital, although it was done under the supervision of the Development Department of the County Administration of Nimba County. During the rehabilitation exercises, the bridge, which is the major link from Sanniquille to Yekepa, was closed for about 11 hours.Though Mr. Yorlay said that he did not know the actual cost of the works done, he reckoned it was between US$5,000 to US$10,000. He indicated that the ArcelorMittal road project team worked in collaboration with Mr. Raymond Mambor and staff of the Development Department to repair the 45-ft bridge.“The cost of the repair works is being shouldered by AML,  based on very successful discussions held between the County Administration of Nimba under the farsighted leadership of Superintendent Fong Gami Zuagele and the Operations Manager of AML.Asked whether their decision for the company to rehabilitate the bridge did not constitute disrespect to President Sirleaf’s order, Development Superintendent Yorlay said that they are working in accordance with the mandate of the Liberian leader.“The President did not say that the money to repair the bridge should be taken from the County Development Fund as it is being wrongly interpreted in the public. What she said is that the funds would be taken from money intended to develop the county. This could be from the County Social Development or other funds that are allocated to the county for development,” he noted.Though President Sirleaf was not informed directly by the county authorities about the repair of the bridge, the county’s administration was updating Internal Affairs Minister, Morris Dukuly regularly.On July 3 and 4, the concessional area of Tokadeh in Yekepa, Nimba, witnessed a violent demonstration that led to the destruction and alleged looting of over millions of dollars worth of properties belonging to ArcelorMittal and the county.Some residents of the county, mainly youths, early last week, put the safety and security of the main mining facility of ArcelorMittal, located in Tokadeh, Nimba County under attack, and held the company’s staff, contractors and employees hostage for hours without food or water.Offices were vandalized and mining equipment; vehicles, construction materials, office supplies and building were destroyed and allegedly looted. It was also reported that law enforcement officers, who were attempting to restore calm in the area and surrounding communities were shot at and injured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DDTV HD VIDEO: GREAT NIGHT OF MUSIC FROM COLÁISTE AILIGH SHOW

first_imgWATCH another video from COLÁISTE AILIGH show at An Grianan Theatre on Friday night.In this clip, the talented students show off their superb musicianship. Click to play>* Send your school pix and video links to [email protected] HD VIDEO: GREAT NIGHT OF MUSIC FROM COLÁISTE AILIGH SHOW was last modified: November 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV HD VIDEO: GREAT NIGHT OF MUSIC FROM COLÁISTE AILIGH SHOWlast_img read more

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Mandela: the name that will live on

first_imgFrom fossils to flowers, money to museums, and statues to streets, Nelson Mandela’s name lives on in various ways throughout the world. Nelson Mandela’s statue in Nelson Mandela Square, in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, is the central focus of the plaza. (Image: Pixabay) Priya PitamberThe name of Nelson Mandela evokes many emotions; words such as inspirational, motivational and iconic spring to mind. There is no doubt his name and legacy will live on in many ways.Statues and monuments have been erected in his honour, his face etched on to the South African currency and his name has been revered in discoveries in science, nature and palaeontology.But how did the name come about?On 18 July 1918, Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, into the Madiba clan. “He attended primary school where his teacher gave him the name Nelson, in accordance with the custom to give all school children ‘Christian’ names,” reads the biography on the Nelson Mandela Foundation site.And so he received the name that would become recognisable to the hearts and on the tongues of people across the globe.In scienceDuring the 1970s, a team of scientists discovered a new sub-nuclear particle, which they named the Mandela Particle.“I was also interested in politics and so when it appeared that data I had found indicated that we might have found a new sub-nuclear particle from Cosmic Ray interactions, I suggested that it might be called Mandela after Nelson and Winnie Mandela,” said Dr John Baruch in his profile on the Bradford University website.In later years, however, the finding was found to be an error, caused by defective equipment. “But it’s the thought that counts,” stated the British newspaper, The Telegraph.Roads, streets, highways and moreThere are more than 85 roads around the world that bear the Mandela name, says the foundation. Countries where roads have been named for the leader include Tunisia, England, Senegal and Mauritius. In Glasgow, Scotland, the street on which the South African Consulate is located has been renamed after Mandela. There are many streets across the world that are named after Nelson Mandela. (Image: Kidbrooke Kite)In South Africa, every one of the nine provinces has multiple street names that proudly bear the Mandela name. It is testament to the reverence South Africans have for him.His name bloomsIn 1994, when Mandela was elected the first democratic president, the National Botanical Institute at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town introduced the Strelitzia reginae, given the common name Mandela’s Gold, to horticulture. As the name suggests, its flowers are yellow. Mandela’s Gold is the common name for the Strelitzia reginae. (Image: Neelix, Wikipedia)Another flower, the Protea cyneroides, a deep red king protea, is fondly known as the Madiba protea.Across the world, in Singapore, an orchid was named the Paravanda Nelson Mandela after he paid a visit to the National Botanical Garden.RandelaIn November 2012, the South African Reserve Bank issued new bank notes featuring Mandela’s face on the front. The currency was quickly and colloquially renamed the “randela” after the rand. The South African Reserve Bank revealed new bank notes in 2012, with a smiling Mandela on them. (Image: AFP, Saudi Gazette)At the time, the bank governor, Gill Marcus, said Mandela was delighted with the designs. “This is our way to pay tribute to him. Madiba does represent something special, not only in South Africa. He is really an extraordinary human being,” she said.Statues and sculpturesStand in Sandton Square, in the largest business district in Johannesburg; a 6m-high bronze statue of Mandela stares down at you. The square was renamed Nelson Mandela Square after the unveiling. There is a statue of Madiba in Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg. (Image: Pixabay)At the other end of the world, in Dublin, Ireland, there is a sculpture by Elisabeth Frink of the late leader in a city park. In London’s Parliament Square in Westminster a Mandela statue stands alongside monuments dedicated to Winston Churchill, Sir Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, and Field Marshal Jan Smuts, another South African.There is also a bust of Mandela, sculpted by Ian Walters, placed outside the Royal Festival Hall in the UK capital in 1985.Places of learningIn Canada’s largest city, Toronto, Park Public School was renamed Nelson Mandela Park Public School in 2001.“We were here in 1998; it was one of the most of unforgettable occasions, because we met thousands of children who inspired us a great deal,” Mandela said when he attended the renaming ceremony.“We now know there are children all over the world as young as you are, that these children in other countries are very poor and need help, and we are pleased to know that the children of this school have identified themselves with the children of South Africa and have raised funds and continue to raise funds in order to help our children.”He added: “Now we are here today to launch your new school name, and it is a great privilege for me and my wife to do so.”After Mandela visited Gabon in 1999, the then president, Omar Bongo Ondimba, renamed a school in Libreville Nelson Mandela High School.And an amalgamation of three tertiary institutions in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa resulted in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005.And a fossil tooOn 18 July 2012, the palaeontology world added another tribute to Mandela: a prehistoric woodpecker fossil was named after the former president: Australopicus nelsonmandelai. French and German scientists named the fossil of a woodpecker after Nelson Mandela. (Image: Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)It was discovered by French and German scientists at the Langebaanweg fossil site on South Africa’s southwest coast. It was the oldest type of woodpecker ever found on the African continent, they said.“We have named the new species after Nelson Mandela – a sort of scientific present for his 94th birthday,” Albrecht Manegold, from the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, told media at the time.His noble name“The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you,” said British politician, Edward F Halifax. And through these many honorary namings, the Mandela name will continue to inspire and motivate.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast October 19, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry again today. Clouds will push in over the state late this afternoon through tonight, starting just ahead of sunset in NW Ohio, and spreading southeast form there. In this type of cool air mass we find ourselves in does not take very much to wring out a bit of moisture, so we cant rule out a few scattered showers with these clouds this evening and overnight. In particular, there can be some heavier shower potential around the midnight hour in far southeast Ohio, where we can see a tenth or two. However, the best moisture stays south of the river. The clouds linger through Saturday, and we see a second threat of moisture later tomorrow afternoon, overnight and into very early Sunday.  The disturbance we have previously mentioned moving across the great lakes still is holding together in its push of moisture down into Indiana. From there, the action drifts east and southeast tomorrow, and it is enough to keep scattered showers in the forecast for Saturday late afternoon forward. The event will produce a few hundredths to .25” with coverage at 60% of Ohio. This will not be a lot of moisture but will create a bit of a pause in harvest progress. The map at right shows cumulative rain potential through Sunday morning. Fully dry weather is back for Sunday and goes through next Saturday. This will allow for another excellent surge in harvest. Temps will be normal to slightly below, but we should see good drying winds, and low relative humidity. Well organized rains arrive next Saturday and hold through Sunday. Combined rains will be .25”-1” over 90% of the state. This is the same system we have been watching for this time period for almost a week. It is coming and will end the month with some moisture. Behind that system, we go dry for Monday the 29th, and see that dry weather continues through the rest of the extended period, through at least Friday, November 2. Temps for that period should be normal to slightly above normal,last_img read more

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Web Design and Feedback Tool Notable Gets a Face-Lift

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters The web design feedback tool Notable has taken a dose of its own medicine, if you will, monitoring its customers’ usage and feedback in order to roll out today what is a major redesign of this great app. Notable is a browser-based tool that lets you easily annotate and share feedback on website design and content. We covered Notable when the app launched a few years ago, and raved about its simplicity. As Frederic Lardinois wrote at the time, “The service works without any hiccups, is easy to use, and clearly focused on giving a specific set of users the right tools to get the job done without being encumbered by lots of extra bells and whistles.” Even so, the app is now more streamlined, with many of its feedback features easier to use.One of the best additions may be that there are now new ways to capture the websites you’d like to annotate. The original version of Notable worked (best) in Firefox, but there are now browser plugins for all major browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE – as well as tools to capture information from the iPhone, iPad, Mac Desktop and Windows Desktop screens. You can also export directly from Photoshop.Capturing what a website looks like is really just the first step in the process of getting feedback and revising it. The redesigned Notable has made it easier to share posts, either with a team, with specific individuals, or even with those outside your team. The app also helps clarify why people are being asked to comment, what sorts of information you’d like, and how they should act on it. Tags:#biz#tips 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The app has also altered its user and storage limits. With the free account, you can have 10 active pages captured for annotation; the paid plans give you an unlimited number of pages to capture and mark up, as well as several additional features including PDF exports. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Treat awaits Delhis book lovers

first_imgOne of the major attractions for the bibliophiles, the 25th edition of the Delhi Book Fair alongwith other concurrent events, namely, 21th Stationery Fair, 5th Office Automation Fair and Corporate Gifts Fair commenced at Pragati Maidan , New Delhi, on September 11.These five day events were formally inaugurated by Rajesh Agrawal, IAS, Executive Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) in Hall 7, Pragati Maidan. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe Delhi Book Fair has been organised by ITPO in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). Present on the occasion were R K Mittal, President, FIP, Ashutosh Varma, General Manager, ITPO and Dr Ashok Gupta, Secretary General, FIP, participants and media persons. This year, theme of the fair is ‘150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’ which has also been depicted with a pictorial exhibition titled Timeline outside Hall 7. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThere is a thematic display of books pertaining to the Gandhian thoughts and life. Delhi Book Fair also aims to project aspiration of ‘New India’ as envisioned by the Prime Minister. Highlighting ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’, this year, Delhi Book Fair aims to project education and skill development as key drivers for all other sectors. Over 130 exhibitors are taking part in these events. Apart from students, book fair is also an ideal event for intellectuals, scholars, authors, librarians, teachers, and all those who have deep interest in Indian culture and literature. This edition of the fair will once again be about printed and digital content. While promoting an overall culture of reading, the fair aims to provide a conducive environment for promotion of book trade. Extensive efforts have been made to invite faculty and students from different schools as well as colleges. Visitor entry to the event is free and allowed from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm from Gate No.1 and 10.last_img read more

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Knicks Iman Shumpert Aiming To Return Better Not Sooner

Iman Shumpert, the New York Knicks’ guard who tore an ACL last season, expects to return to the team in late winter or early spring instead of by the end of the year, as speculation had asserted.The 6-foot-5 guard from Georgia Tech, who became an intricate part of the team’s success last season, told the New York Post that his priority is to come back healthy and that a set time frame was not a part of that equation.“What you all are saying is not what we’re going by,” Shumpert told The Post before last night’s 110-88 victory over the 76ers that improved the Knicks to 3-0. “January, February is what we’re aiming for. I’m just trying to get healthy. When I get healthy, I’ll return to the court. I’m not going to come back and not be able to do the things I did last year and a little more. I want to come back and add something.”The team is off to a 3-0 start without him, inspiring hope that they can be a solid team with even more depth with Shumpert’s return. The team, however, clearly is not rushing him.Shumpert is the only young player on the Knicks’ roster with star potential; he can defend, get to the basket, run the floor and finish with authority. He is an asset the club has to protect.The Knicks do have some depth with the two-point-guard lineups they’ve been using featuring Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni with Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith. The beauty of Shumpert is that he can play both guard positions and small forward.If he returns in February, that would give him up to three months to get into shape and a rhythm with the team before the playoffs — more than enough time. And if the Knicks can sustain any semblance of the continuity they have shown to this point and avoid major injury, the addition of Shumpert could make them a dangerous foe come the playoffs. read more

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