Dear Editor,The Indian Action Committee (IAC) wishes to congratulate Dr Lomarsh Roopnarine, PhD, Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at the Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, for having become a co-winner of the Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Book Award 2018, for his publication titled ‘The Indian Caribbean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora (2018)’.The IAC has noticed that a total of 31 books were judged for this award, and Dr Roopnarine’s book shared it with Katherine Zien’s ‘Sovereign Acts: performing race, space and belonging in Panama and the Panama Canal Zone’.The IAC understands that Dr Roopnarine, a Berbician, obtained his secondary education at Line Path Secondary School in Skeldon, Administrative Region No. 6; and his BA, MA and PhD all at the University at Albany, State University of New York.The IAC has noted that the committee chaired by Professor Anton Allahar wrote that Dr Roopnarine’s ‘The Indian Caribbean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora (2018)’ makes an important contribution to an understanding of the arrival, settlement, and eventual intra- and extra-regional movement of people of Indo-Caribbean descent, addressing the key question areas of Caribbean scholarship and identifying relevant theory, methods, and history; and also including several countries within the Caribbean and Caribbean diasporas outside the region.The IAC welcomes this publication, and is looking forward to future work from this renowned researcher.Yours sincerely,Indian Arrival Committee
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After having a great start on Thursday, Tim Zimmer, of Fort St. John, along with the B.C. U18 Boys continued their winning streak on Saturday at the 2019 Western Canadian Rugby Championships in Regina.On day two of play, the B.C. U18 Boys took on the B.C. U17 Boys. In this game, the U18’s were able to sweep the U17’s 41-0.This is the third win for Zimmer and B.C. U18, which means they will be playing in the Gold Medal Finals against Alberta on Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. CST.- Advertisement -We will continue to follow the B.C. U18 Boys’ Championship progress and will post further game results when they become available.A live stream of the game can be watched on the Saskatchewan Rugby YouTube channel.
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Thorn held on to All-Stars Kidd and Carter, who were frequently mentioned in trade speculation. The slumping Lakers were trying to land Kidd, who sounded resigned to a deal in the last few days. Instead, the Nets will hope to get healthy – they confirmed Thursday that Kidd has a cracked rib along with the sore back that knocked him out of the All-Star game – before the end of the season and try to make a run in the weak Eastern Conference. Toronto made the only trade that involved multiple players, sending guard Fred Jones to Portland for guard Juan Dixon. Dallas dealt backup point guard Anthony Johnson to Atlanta for a second-round pick and Philadelphia sent veteran Alan Henderson to Utah in another deal where picks were involved. Jason Kidd and Vince Carter stayed put. Same with Pau Gasol and Mike Bibby. Trade deadline day in the NBA was all talk, almost no action. There were three minor deals Thursday involving four players, and even the guys who were expected to make moves were surprised so little happened. “There was so much speculation, so many things going on regarding some pretty high profile players, for none of it to come to fruition is a little surprising for me,” New Jersey president Rod Thorn said. “But historically, 98 percent that might be talked about of a serious nature never gets done at this time of year, for whatever reason.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Prohibitive Golden League softball favorite Quartz Hill High found itself playing for title-race survival Tuesday against a Highland team that has been a big surprise, going unbeaten through the first round of league play. The Rebels fell into that position with an eight-inning, 3-1 loss to Highland earlier this month, a game in which co-coach Maury Cauchon said his team played too passively. In a team meeting before Tuesday’s game, Cauchon told his players they needed to bring a greater sense of urgency than they had in the previous meeting. “It was a big game and we had to be aggressive,” Cauchon said. “(Co-coach Ben) Meyer and I both talked about that with them.” Quartz Hill (14-3-1 overall, 7-1 Golden) responded with a mercy-rule 10-0, six-inning victory to pull into a tie with Highland (10-5, 7-1) and halt the Bulldogs’ 10-game winning streak. Since losing to Highland on April 8, Quartz Hill has won five consecutive games, highlighted by an impressive 3-1 victory April 13 over Alemany of Mission Hills, which is ranked No. 8 by the Daily News. “The Alemany game showed we could play with anybody,” Cauchon said. “That really helped our confidence.” Cauchon attributed his team’s poor showing in the first Highland meeting to an emotionally exhausting game against defending league champion Lancaster the previous day, a 4-2 victory. Quartz Hill, which managed just six hits and committed four errors in the first meeting, had 12 hits and played errorless ball Tuesday. Junior pitcher Kristin Ware, whose workload was limited earlier in the month because of a leg injury, keeping her from pitching in the first game, tossed a four-hitter. Other contributors included junior center fielder Alaina Devenney, who hit a solo homer in a pivotal three-run fourth inning that broke open a 2-0 game, and junior first baseman Candice Miller, who was 3 for 4. Grand return: Lancaster freshman third baseman Laura Borland hadn’t played or practiced in more than a month since suffering a shoulder injury last month against Harvard Westlake of Studio City. She made her return Tuesday, coming into the Eagles’ Golden League game against Palmdale in the bottom of the sixth inning as a pinch-hitter. Borland, who has received medical clearance to hit and run but isn’t allowed to throw, came up with the bases loaded and Lancaster ahead by one run. Her grand slam cleared the fence in left center in a 10-5 victory. “I was just looking for a single, just to get a few more runs, but as soon as it left her bat, we knew it was gone,” Lancaster coach Dean Johnson said. “We were all really happy for her because we knew she wanted to play so bad, and it just seemed like the right time to put her in.” Help wanted: Lancaster (12-6-1, 5-3) climbed back into title contention with the victory over Palmdale. The Eagles have a game against first-place Highland and Quartz Hill and will need some assistance to catch them. Knight and Palmdale appear capable of pulling off upsets. “We do need some help, but we’re not out of it,” Johnson said. email@example.com (818) 713-3607 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
THE whole nation is celebrating after Ireland beat England in the World Cup….at CRICKET!But don’t be fooled…for cricket is in fact a native Irish sport! John Devlin is the Head Librarian at Letterkenny IT. Here, in this personal piece for Foinse last year, he argued that the GAA should embrace cricket as a national sport….. “Recently a local newspaper printed an article about some local would-be cricket players who were unable to find a ground to play a game.The answer is simple, given that cricket is a traditional Gaelic sport – a local GAA ground. The GAA was set up to encourage and develop native Irish games and if we exclude athletics which would be universal the native Irish games are hurling, handball, cricket and croquet.I will leave aside hurling and handball as their Irishness has been well documented elsewhere and concentrate on those two other two great games of the Gaels…cricket and croquet.I will refer you to page 54 of Eoghan Corry’s ”The GAA Book of Lists” (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005] and the chapter headed :”Cricket: the other Gaelic game.” In this Corry points out that in 1882 Michael Cusack wrote ”that the game best suited to the Irish character was cricket.”In his ”Our Boys ” column in ”The Shamrock” he declared ” that cricket was an Irish game suitable for young men to play”…….and advised readers of the rules of the game how to form a club and the requite equipment required. He also suggested that the young play childrens’ games (ludo as Gaeilge] , balloons (self explanatory], and boulders ( possibly road bowls which would now be lethal…….one would not send a child out on a bike now never mind hurling a boulder down the dual carriageway].Indeed, the term ”All Ireland” is a derivation of the term ”All England” as used by organisations as diverse as tennis ,cricket and lacrosse for their tournaments and the GAA based their All Ireland Championships on the English County cricket championship dating back to 1864.This model was easily adopted as cricket was widely played in Ireland (see Bobby Rackard’s autobiography…..the great Wexford hurler started as a cricketer in the cricket hot bed of Wexford] and cricket was a game of the Irish people in the 1880s until the GAA changed its mind about cherishing the native games and invented the game of Gaelic (sic.] football , in reality a cross between two English public school games, Association football and rugby ; and about as relevant to Irish traditional games as the Corrs are to Irish traditional music.This cricket, as a game of the common people, continued in rural areas like Lecale into the 1970s with all classes and creeds competing for the Trades League Cup in the Downpatrick region with teams being organised on work places as in the Inter Firms road race in Letterkenny or on townlands like Ardmeen.Indeed, the English even acknowledge cricket as an Irish game . Corry quotes Andrew Laing in his 1912 ”Imperial Cricket” that the earliest references to cricket are in the 11th century Irish Annals. Cuchlainn is described as ”defending the hole” in a game variously described as ”lub , luban or lubog” which seems to be a primitive form of cricket without stumps, bails or Henry Blofeld.However, Laing rather patronisingly ruins his acknowledgement to Irish tradition by condescendingly writing that although the game was invented in Ireland ”it was the genius of England which filled the hole, added the stumps, and carried the implements to perfection.” He might have added a century later that England would also steal our best players and not play them.Thus the case is made that the players of this most Gaelic of games should not be begging for somewhere to play but should be welcomed by the GAA , those self appointed guardians of traditional Irish sport , to play on GAA grounds instead of hosting a faux Irish game like Gaelic (sic.] football which is an invention of the calibre of the Ulster Scots language and invented for the same reason:” We’re different from usuns and we have our own game /language to prove it.”As for croquet the Derry socialist, Civil Rights campaigner , environmentalist, cricket enthusiast and thorn in the side of pomposity and humbug ,Eamonn McCann , wrote in an ”Hot Press” article that croquet is Irish and that as Gaelic football is ”just real football ruined to give it a faux Irish twist” that Croke Park should be renamed ”Croquet Park”.He writes:” Croquet emerged with written rules more than 200 years ago…a lifetime before gaelic football was invented by priests, alcoholics and Hibernians” and quotes Martin and Williams in their definitive (I will take Eamonn’s word on this] history of the game that British regiments and the aristocracy took this great old Irish game to England .McCann quotes the ‘revered’ croquet historian Dr. Prior , writing in 1872 ,”that one thing is certain :it is from Ireland that that croquet came to England.” It was the Irish who founded the Wimbledon Croquet and Tennis Club but croquet was soon discarded as the genteel Irish game was elbowed aside by a brash English riff-raff who preferred to see women flaunt their ankles and promoted tennis.Therefore, the Irish gave England Christianity (see Dan Snow and Cormac Bourke on the BBC’s current series on Celtic Christianity ], cricket and croquet and they gave us …..All Ireland Final Day and the Premier League on SKY.I think that the point has been made that instead of opening up Croke Park to Association Football and rugby, Croquet Park should be retained for the real traditional Irish sports of hurling,handball, cricket and croquet.Hurling has been let down by the GAA as it thrives competitively at senior level little beyond Munster and Kilkenny; handball has been sidelined and cricket and croquet not only ignored but disparaged…and for what ?……a game with a tradition as deep as the last Westlife single. It is therefore plain that an indigenous game like cricket should be played on a GAA pitch.”What do you think? Cricket for O’Donnell Park? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgIRELAND BEAT ENGLAND AT CRICKET! AND WHY DONEGAL MAN SAYS CRICKET IS IRISH NATIONAL SPORT was last modified: March 3rd, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Clonmany native Stephen McLaughlin has joined Bristol City from Nottingham Forest on loan until January 2014 subject to Football league approval. The exciting winger signed for Forest in January 2013 from Derry City after a couple of outstanding seasons at the Brandywell.McLaughlin has yet to make a senior appearance for Forest but has been on the bench on a number of occasions. It is believed that Billy Davies rates McLaughlin highly but feels he will benefit from regular first-team football with Bristol.McLaughlin came to prominence with Finn Harps in 2009 before joining Derry City in 2011. FORMER HARPS STAR MCLAUGHLIN MOVES FROM FOREST TO BRISTOL ON LOAN was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Bristol Cityderry cityfinn harpsForestStephen McLaughlin
MILFORD LADIES GAA TEAMDonegal Ladies Junior Championship Quarter Final ResultsMilford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1Dungloe 4-7 Killybegs 3-4St Nauls 8-3 Naomh Conaill 7-3Semi-Finals on Sunday 2nd SeptemberMilford v DungloeSt Nauls v Lifford / Gaoth DobhairJunior Championship Quarter Final Report –Milford v Buncrana in O’ Donnell Park, Letterkenny on Sunday 19th AugustMilford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1The scoreline says it all. It was one way system for the Milford ladies as they eased into the Junior Championship Semi-Final. Milford opened the game with a point from play but with two wides and a missed goal appportunity by Amber Barrett, the scoreline could’ve read higher. Captain Caoimhe Barrett pointed for Milford and Amber Barrett followed it up with a third time lucky shot on goal to leave it Milford 1-2 and Buncrana still looking for their opening score. Certainly Buncrana were finding it difficult to get the ball beyond midfield but with Orla Harrison playing a defensive role in the midfield area, Milford were dominating possession. Great work by Tara Friel at wing back enabled Amber Barrett to put Milford further in front. Buncrana were dealt a further blow when Michelle Browne had to leave the field due to injury. Shannon Mc Groddy and Niamh Carr continued to cause havoc in the Buncrana defence as they ran at the backs and their work reaped dividends as the scoreboard now read Milford 2-5 Buncrana 0-0. The link play between Amber Barrett, Orla Harrison, Annie Gibbons and Caoimhe Barrett was a pleasure to watch as they continued to leave the Buncrana defence in disarray. Buncrana looked to have a scoring opportunity towards the end of the first half but Sharon Graham was quick to cut out the ball. Halftime score was Milford 3-7 Buncrana 0-0.Milford again opened the scoring with points from Annie Gibbons and Amber Barrett. Buncrana got their one and only score from wing forward Marie Browne. Things went from bad to worse for Buncrana when Orla Harrison, Shannon Mc Groddy and Annette Mc Carron and Niamh Carr all got in on the scoring act, leaving Milford 6-12 and Buncrana 0-1. Aisling Mc Bride followed up with a point from play to leave Milford with a comfortable win but will face a much tougher and tighter contest when they will face Dungloe in the semi-final on Sunday 2nd September. Buncrana will thank their shot-stopper Claire Doherty as she pulled off numerous saves. Buncrana may also count their lucky stars that they finished the match with 15 players as there were a few tackles that perhaps warranted yellow cards. Milford won’t mind as they now set up a semi-final mouth-watering clash with Rosses side Dungloe who overcame Killybegs earlier today.Buncrana – Claire Doherty, Joanne Buck, Danielle Loughrey, Roisin Doherty, Michelle Browne, Catherine Mc Laughlin, Caroline Duffy, Doreen Mc Gee, Caroline Gallagher, Marie Browne, Megan Skelly, Lauren Hegarty, Ciara Masterson, Christine Duffy and Ciara Barber.Milford – Denise Gallagher, Sharon Graham, Sarah Sheridan, Eimear Callaghan, Tara Friel, Roisin Boyce, Karen Peoples, Bridgeen Devenney, Orla Harridon, Shannon Mc Groddy, Caoimhe Barrett, Niamh Carr, Amber Barrett, Annie Gibbons and Aisling Mc Bride BUNCRANA LADIES GAA SQUADLADIES GAA RESULTS: MILFORD CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER BUNCRANA was last modified: August 19th, 2012 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:LADIES GAA RESULTS: MILFORD CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER BUNCRANA
State officials informed the county Friday that King-Drew must have nonemergency obstetric services in order to be eligible for the funding. Due to the state’s position, Garthwaite said he was recommending that inpatient obstetrics be retained along with the neonatal intensive care unit and outpatient prenatal services. He also recommended keeping inpatient pediatrics and the pediatric intensive care unit because their reduction would be of limited benefit. The public hospital and medical school were built after the 1965 Watts Riots, and the hospital is the only such public facility in South Los Angeles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 last August to hold the public meeting to consider the closures. More than two dozen speakers at the time told county supervisors they opposed further cuts at the South Los Angeles hospital. The vocal response came after the supervisors voted last November to close the hospital’s trauma unit so King-Drew could focus on improving overall operations. At the August hearing, Garthwaite said his motivation for the cuts was to create a hospital that does “fewer things extremely well.” He said only 2 percent of women in the region gave birth at King-Drew last year and other hospitals could handle the work if the pediatrics unit was closed. In his memo to supervisors, Garthwaite said King-Drew receives supplemental Medi-Cal payments under the Disproportionate Share Hospital funding program. To qualify, hospitals must serve a high share of Medi-Cal and uninsured patients and meet minimum staffing requirements for obstetric services. The county sought clarification last month from the state’s Department of Health Services because the statute governing the funding was ambiguous, Garthwaite’s memo said. The county’s chief medical officer Friday withdrew his recommendation to eliminate pediatric, obstetric and neonatology wards at the troubled Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center. Dr. Thomas L. Garthwaite, director of the county’s Department of Health Services, in a memorandum sent to county supervisors, said King/Drew would lose more than $29 million in state funding this fiscal year if it ended its obstetrics services. Garthwaite recommended that county supervisors cancel a public hearing scheduled for Oct. 18 to consider the closures. The hospital has been plagued by severe problems, including patient deaths blamed on poor nursing, lawsuits brought by patients who had medical objects left inside them and hospital mismanagement that has threatened funding and accreditation.
If beetles can do it, scientists should be able to: climb the wall, that is. Some researchers at Max Planck Institute have invented an adhesive that sticks to glass like beetle feet. The secret was to manufacture thousands of microscopic pads that adhere to smooth surfaces by van der Waals forces (the attraction of neighboring atoms). “Inspired by the soles of beetles’ feet, and therefore biomimetic, the special surface structure of the material allows it to stick to smooth walls without any adhesives.” The press release tells how bugs and reptiles had it first:It has been known for some time how insects, spiders and geckos have such a remarkable talent for walking on walls and ceilings. Extremely thin hairs literally stick their feet to the wall and the larger the animal, the finer the hairs. Geckos, which are heavy compared to a fly, have been using nanotechnology for this purpose for millions of years …. According to findings made by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, the shape of the fibres is also significant; for example, spatula-shaped ends on the hairs provide particularly strong adhesion.How might beetle-foot or gecko-foot adhesives be used? Reusable adhesive tape, soles for climbers’ boots (Spider-man?) come to mind. What else?Potential applications range from protective foil for delicate glasses to reusable adhesive fixtures – say goodbye to fridge magnets, here come the microhairs, which will also stick to your mirror, your cupboard and your windows. For example, the new material will soon be found in industrial production processes in the manufacture of glass components. It has already been shown to perform in higher weight categories: the artificial adhesive fibers on the soles of a 120 gram robot helped it to climb a vertical glass wall.It was quite an engineering challenge to design the prototype, and the bugs are still being worked out (if Mr. Beetle Bailey will pardon the expression). Their product, when it comes on the market, will be user-friendly: “It lasts for hundreds of applications, does not leave any visible marks and can be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water.”You can just hear the commercials already. What should they call this stuff? It should beat out any TV ads for kaboom, vacuum cleaner robots and battery-free flashlights. Put on your announcer voice and say, “Sticks to almost anything. Leaves no marks and requires no messy cleanup. Use it in the kitchen, the bathroom, the office. Protect your eyeglasses and priceless photographs. Leave yourself notes on the window. Perfect for the artist or draftsman. Usable anywhere – everywhere. It’s amazing! But wait! Order now, and we’ll throw in this self-cleaning windshield, a $60 value, absolutely free! You get a hundred-foot roll of GeckoTape, a whisker robot for the kids, and the self-cleaning windshield, all for just $39.99. What are you waiting for? Operators are standing by to take your call. Call now! 1-800-THANK-ID.” So geckos have been using nanotechnology for millions of years, they say. Was this by intelligent design? No, it couldn’t have been. It is so vastly superior to human engineering, it must have been made by blind, mindless processes of accidental chance.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0