Joanne leads 10 Northern qualifiers to Grand Medal Final

first_img1 Jun 2016 Joanne leads 10 Northern qualifiers to Grand Medal Final Cheshire golfer Joanne Beech has led 10 qualifiers into the England Golf Grand Medal Final to find the country’s champion woman medal player. Joanne, of Runcorn Golf Club, won the North Region final at Lancaster Golf Club, Lancashire, with a net score of level par 75. The other players who won places in the Grand Medal Final, are: Susan Caton of Pleasington Golf Club, Lancashire; Veronica Whitehill of Crow Nest Park Golf Club, Yorkshire; Toni-Louise Naylor of Waterton Park Golf Club, Yorkshire; Linda Baxter of Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire; Naomi Brennan of Seascale Golf Club, Cumbria; Kate Anne Herron of Bedlingtonshire Golf Club, Northumberland; Susan Matchett of Selby Golf Club, Yorkshire; Kathryn Watkin of Castle Eden Golf Club, Durham;  Kath Findlay of Rossendale Golf Club, Lancashire. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2015. The successful 10 players will meet qualifiers from five other regional finals at the Grand Medal Final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Thursday, 13 August. The Grand Final will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships. Click here for full scores Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Former England manager reveals bizarre phone conversation where he convinced Roman Abramovic to buy…

first_imgAdvertisement p803e0NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxpmyxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3zpmh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 93ukWould you ever consider trying this?😱m3zCan your students do this? 🌚pd9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson revealed the secret why Roman Abramovic chose to buy Chelsea instead of Spurs. At first, Roman Abramovic wanted to buy a club in Moscow. The team of Roman Abramovic shortlisted three clubs. According to Sven-Goran Eriksson, the facilities of Dinamo was better than other two clubs. So, the former English manager told Roman to buy that club.Advertisement However, Roman’s decision changed very quickly. At that time, Sven-Goran Eriksson was in a holiday. The right hand man of Roman Abramovic called him to inform about that. The new decision of Roman was to buy a club in London. The right hand person of Roman Abramovic placed two choices in front of Sven-Goran Eriksson – Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.Advertisement The reply of Sven-Goran Eriksson might help Roman to take the decision of buying Chelsea. Sven-Goran Eriksson asked what was the purpose of buying the new club. The answer was to win more trophies. So, Sven-Goran Eriksson told Roman to opt for Chelsea as he had to change the half of the team there while in Tottenham Hotspur, he might have to change the whole team. This phone call might have played a big part in history of Chelsea.Van Persie admits Arsenal didn’t want him anymore before the United transfer took placeAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Zola ‘in the frame’ for QPR job

first_imgNeil Warnock’s sacking as QPR manager is inevitably covered in all of today’s newspapers.Former Fulham and Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is expected to take over at Loftus Road this week, but The Sun say Gianfranco Zola is also a contender. Elsewhere, Arsenal are looking to sign Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou for £3m, the Daily Mail reports.The paper suggest Arsenal have made an approach after the Blues’ contract talks with Kalou stalled.And the Mail also say Fulham have failed with an attempt to sign Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.This page is updated throughout the day. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Diepsloot school gets a spring clean

first_imgPlay Your Part’s clean-up campaign at Akani Primary, Diepsloot, got learners to not only tidy up their school but also learn the importance of a clean environment. (Images: Shamin Chibba)Play Your Part was at Akani Primary School in Diepsloot for a clean-up campaign that taught pupils about the importance of keeping their environment free of litter.Despite the morning heat, Miss Earth South Africa Carla Viktor and her runner-up, Jade Axon, as well as representatives from Play Your Part and GEM Project joined the schoolchildren on Saturday, 24 October, as they cleared the school of litter.According to Play Your Part representatives, the campaign was in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship. Its Play Your Part programme aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Viktor, who was crowned Miss Earth South Africa in September, said the clean-up formed part of the environmental work she would undertake during her year as titleholder. However, her biggest initiatives would be greening projects. “It involves a lot of tree planting, a lot of educational work at schools, teaching the kids why it is important to clean up and recycle, and also getting them to be active citizens.”At the same time as she undertakes her environmental work, she is also preparing for her next big project, that of winning the international Miss Earth pageant in Austria in December.Miss Earth South Africa Carla Viktor didn’t mind getting her hands dirty at the clean-up. Miss Earth South Africa and Play Your Part have partnered for similar initiatives before. KEEPING THE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN IS A HABITAkani Primary principal Fikilie Dikgale said the aim of the clean-up was to remind children about keeping their school clean. “Repetition is very critical because the kids forget. Every quarter there needs to be a campaign like this so that they can be reminded that littering is not acceptable.“The Brand South Africa initiative of Play Your Part is also very appropriate because Akani wants to do our part and you can see we are doing our part to keep the school clean.”Akani’s general manager, Thoko Mbense, said that the habit of cleaning could filter into the Diepsloot community. “The kids needed to learn to pick up litter because not only is it done for the school but for the community too.”She said that keeping their school clean should become embedded in their conscience. “You need to teach them almost everything and remind them. We want this to be a quarterly thing so that it can be part of their conscience.”Akani, which is a Shangaan word meaning “to build”, was chosen as the location for the clean-up after Miss Earth South Africa representatives approached it about the initiative.Akani Primary learners had to throw the litter they had picked up into a Pikitup recycle truck.GEM SPREADING THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAPlay Your Part invited GEM Project to help mobilise volunteers within and outside Diepsloot. GEM, which is an acronym for Going the Extra Mile, has mostly been active in Gauteng. But its founder, Camilo Ramada, said activations would spread beyond the province to Cape Town in January 2016. “In theory, we can be anywhere, but in practice we’re mostly in Johannesburg. But we are already preparing and planning activations in Cape Town from January onwards.”The GEM app, which was developed in conjunction with Play Your Part, rewards volunteers for their good deeds. Volunteers can choose to participate in any campaign listed in the app. Once the good deed is done, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, termed “a GEM”, which can be converted into a number of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.last_img read more

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African music gets boost in London

first_imgLondon’s radio scene is being flavoured with music from Africa since a Nigerian station took over Bang Radio and rebranded it The Beat London. It aims to disseminate African music to audiences in the UK, to showcase the continent’s talent. Following its success in Nigeria, The Beat FM gets a radio station in London. It began broadcasting in March 2016. (Image: Online Nigeria)• Swan Lake: the South African adaptation• Oppikoppi at 21: it’s always been about the music• Mandela’s presidential years to get book treatment• Celebrating books: National Library Week• African history gets animation treatment Priya PitamberLondon’s airwaves are being filled with music from all over Africa since Nigeria’s The Beat London 103.6 FM began broadcasting at the end of March.“We are excited to expand The Beat FM’s passion to develop music talents and the energy of young people from Africa to the world, beginning with the UK,” said Chris Ubosi, the chief executive of The Beat 99.9 FM Nigeria, speaking to Radio Today.“This is a great opportunity to further demonstrate the potential that music and media have to unite youths across the world.”The Beat London took over an existing station in North London, Bang Radio 103.6 FM, under an agreement with Megalectrics.Expanding The Beat FM into London was driven by changing demographics and entertainment consumption habits of the UK, said Deji Awokoya, general manager of Megalectrics. “This was by no means a hostile takeover, but a long-considered, calculated move because our aim is to globalise local talent,” Awokoya told The News Nigeria website.“Already, Bang FM is a fixture in the Afro-Caribbean entertainment industry, with close collaborations with radio stations and media in Nigeria.”Ubosi said the rebranded radio station was a chance for those interested in African music to access it.“We want to put African music on the same pedestal with other genres,” he told digital news outlet, Quartz. “Put the music in the mainstream so it’s played alongside other genres rather than being compartmentalised and played only during specific shows.”Eventually, Ubosi would like to expand into North America.Beat FM in London: “We want to put African music on a pedestal like other genres,” Chris Ubosi. https://t.co/MvR4UKOvrN#LondonisLive— BHM (@bhmng) March 28, 2016African music on the riseQuartz noted that the concept of an African station launching in the global capital of art and fashion might have seemed too ambitious a few years ago. But things were changing.“But hits by stars like Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, Ghana’s Stonebwoy and Sarkodie, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz have already been seeping into the London night club scene and have been on the fringes of playlists of UK radio,” the Quartz website reads.It described African music as undergoing a renaissance, after a period of neglect during the 1980s and the 1990s.“But as local economies of countries like Nigeria and Ghana picked up there was a new found desire for home-made entertainment alongside American hip-hop and Hollywood movies,” reads Quartz. “The renewed self-belief of young Africans spurred the growth of home grown pop music and movies.”Awokoya said the station did its research and found that more people were tuning into stations that were culture driven. “This is corroborated by an entity no less than MOBO (Music Of Black Origin),” he said. “So for us, this is a strategic move and the beginning of a completely new frontier in the globalisation of entertainment.”last_img read more

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Must Have Travel Apps: Tested On A Real Trip

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Android#apps#international#iOS 6 What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement On a trip to San Francisco last week, I invited technology to bring me to my knees. Choosing to surrender my formerly sharp analog city instincts for the purposes of an experiment, I mapped even the simplest of routes on my smartphone, dialed nary a hotel front desk and never once so much as lifted a hand to hail a cab the good ol’ fashioned way. That’s not to say that I needed any of the myriad apps that alternately had me walking the toward my destination and walking into traffic at any given time, but I was curious if relying wholly on my mobile devices would actually make my life easier or just add a layer of electronic hassle.Here’s how my starter pack of travel apps stacked up – from the essential to the ones that made me want to sacrifice my phone to the third rail. 1. Getting Around Made Addictively Easy: UberAs a former Manhattanite and all-around urban power-walker, I don’t take cabs often. But in San Francisco, my constant frustration with the public transportation system drove me to it once or twice – and everyone kept telling me I had to try Uber. “You’ll feel like a gangster,” they said. “You have to order the black car just to see how it feels.” So I did. Not only did it subtract every irritating thing that annoys me about getting a cab to begin with (Vying against fellow city-goers! Arguing about using a credit card! Awkward tipping!) but I felt like a mafia wife. Amazing.2. #Epicfail: Apple Maps In iOS 6At the moment, I use both an iPhone 4S and a Nexus 4, so I thought I’d put Apple’s new Maps to the test. I rarely defend Apple’s software choices, but recently I’d even reassured a few friends that iOS 6 maps wasn’t that bad. Well, I’d like to formally apologize to anyone who listened to me – Maps in iOS 6 is godforsakenly bad. In San Francisco – the technology capitol of the United States – most of the time the app didn’t even properly display the Montgomery, Powell, and Civic Center BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations in the middle of downtown. Instead, it always showed the Van Ness Muni (local San Francisco mass transit) station… and the Apple Store, of course. Want bus directions? Forget about it. Enjoy the redirect to a third-party app. I imagine Apple execs have quite a few Uber bills showing up on those expense reports.3. A Lifesaver With Limited Options: Hotel TonightIn a weird turn of events that involved geophysicists taking over SoMA, I had to basically had to hotel-hop for my four nights in San Francisco. After last-minute-ish Airbnb propositions consummately failed me, I turned to Hotel Tonight, which yes, books same-day hotels at deep discounts. I’m a comparison shopping junkie, so Hotel Tonight’s simple, sleek interface and small batch of curated bookings was perfect. The app refreshes with new listings at noon (it sends alterts!), and was perfect for all of my last minute “I’m not sleeping in my rental car” needs. 4. The Essentialest Essential Travel App: YelpYelp has been one of my top three essential apps since… forever. It’s almost a nervoud tic at this point – I can’t actually cross the threshold of any kind of establishment without Yelping it, even in my own city. With reliable user ratings, a robust map view and awesome filters, Yelp will never do you wrong.5. Serendipitous But Superfluous: Field Trip for AndroidI’ve been playing around with this one a bit, and it’s pretty neat if you’re not in a hurry. The app, built by Niantic Labs within Google, is a handy little virtual tour guide that surfaces cool stuff nearby with contextual info. You can teach it what you’re interested in and set up geo-triggered alerts for your stroll through a city. In my case I enabled the Architecture and Historic Places categories and disabled all of the deals and shopping stuff. It’s far from essential, but it’s a neat way to learn cool facts that will come up later on Jeopardy – and it ties into Ingress, Google’s crazy new Augmented Reality game.6. The Best Maps App, Still: Google Maps For AndroidAh, sweet, native Google Maps. The app has always been superior on its home turf, and with Jelly Bean and Google Now it’s better than ever. It’s got it all, turn-by-turn directions, support for public transportation (and biking routes!) and starring locations (akin to dropping a pin) is my favorite way to see where I’ve been and where I’m going.7. Reality Gamification With Occasional Social Utility: FoursquareCall me paranoid, but I don’t open Foursquare unless I’m out of town – it just creeps me out. Since most of my travel is to tech events, Foursquare is suddenly transformed from stalker-bait to a bustling real-life mini-game that helps me find friends – and cut the signal-to-noise ratio when there are multiple events going on and you can’t tell which is the cool one and which is the decoy event for losers. Don’t be fooled- there’s always a decoy event.I may have almost walked into traffic more than a few times while triangulating my position when I wasn’t particularly lost, but I did learn a few things. Whipping out a smartphone can be disruptive, but with smart notifications, dead-simple interfaces and cooler data, the best apps are getting even better at seamlessly weaving themselves into our worlds. Just look both ways before you cross the street.Other handy apps that I didn’t end up using on this trip: Kayak, Airbnb, Lyft, TripAdvisor.San Francisco City Center image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img taylor hatmaker Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Hyundai Mipo Wins Order for RoRo Duo

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has received an order to contruct two Ro-Ro vessels from an undisclosed European shipowner.The new vessels, which were ordered under a KRW 133.9 billion (USD 119 million) worth contract, are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019, the company informed through a stock exchange release.In February 2017, the Luxembourg-based Compagnie Luxembourgeoise d’Navigation (CLdN) RoRo SA ordered an additional two 5,400 lane meter vessels from Hyundai Mipo, with options for a further four of the same class.The shipbuilder’s parent Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in late April informed that it won 18 ship orders worth USD 900 million during the month, pushing its order intake to USD 2.3 billion secured from the start of the year.The month marked the largest ship orders for the comparable period in three years, the shipbuilder said, adding that from the beginning of 2017 it secured a total of 39 new ship orders.During the period ended March 31, 2017, the value of HHI’s newbuilding orders surged by 22.9 percent compared to the corresponding figures from a year earlier, reaching USD 2.04 billion.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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