The Junior Peewee squad featured Alex Cullen, Alexandria Rubalcava, Amanda Leigh Sittrop, Bridget Taylor, Brittany Martinez, Cassandra Castillo, Christine Vilchis, Corina Rodriguez, Destiny Martinez, Destony Martinez, Heather Hogberg, Jessica Rodriguez, Jillian Meek-Spalonie, Kaylee Wallingford, Kelly Leathers, Kylee Pray, Madyson Gaines, Marissa McNamara, Rachel Gautreau, Tessa Kirk, Stephanie Johnson, Madaline Rubalcava and Kelsey Hart. Melissa Duchaineau coached the team along with her assistants Karen Pray, Lisa McNamara, Wendy Gaines, Hannah Gaines, Marina Sittrop, Julie Rodriguez and Mary Johnson. Carey Wallingford was the athletic director. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Glendora Peewee and Junior Peewee cheer teams both won first place at the 2007 Jamz Youth National Championships in Las Vegas. Peewee team members include Aliza Connard, Alexis Friscia, Jordan Toothman, Courtney Hudson, Paige Ferrari, Lauren Oley, Savanna Scharbrough, Kayla Gray, Sarah Seber, Donnalee Osko, Katelynn Lovasz, Bethann Cincotta, Natasha Estrada, Cydney Olson, Hannah Wendling, Amanda Yancosky, Catherine Valdez, Erin Cloherty, Christine O’Connell, Haley Hogberg, Alyssa Rodarte, Isabel Navarro, Madison Wells, Amanda Downey, Jessica Young, Danielle De Guzman, Meednelle Sansom, Nicole Bearse, Alexa Lopez, Samantha Lovasz, Alyssa Martel, Ariana Huerta and Kelly Quintero. Kimm Toothman headed a coaching staff that also featured Suzanne Martel, Laura Cloherty, Andrea Friscia, Linda De Guzman, Terri Lopez, Gina Hudson, Janelle Gray and Cindy Bearse. Rita Wendling served as the athletic director with Jessica Lovasz as the assistant AD.
Hercules >> Last season, the McKinleyville Panthers girls golf team narrowly missed a North Coast Section Division II title after losing by a mere one stroke to St. Patrick-St. Vincent. At Monday’s championship meet, the Panthers wiped the taste of that bitter defeat out of their mouths with a resounding win, shooting 366 as a team to beat St. Patrick-St. Vincent by 26 strokes and claim the NCS D-II title at the Franklin Canyon Golf Course in Hercules.“It’s been a long time coming,” Mack head …
26 April 2012 South Africa will launch three new museums this year – including one that retells the story of the Battle of Blood River – as well as the Steve Biko Heritage Centre, to honour the memory of those who fought for the country’s freedom. The other museums are the 1980 Matola Raid Museum in Maputo, Mozambique and a new museum at Freedom Park outside Pretoria. The Department of Arts and Culture’s Vusithemba Ndima said this week that the museums and heritage centre would all be launched between July and November. The 1980 Matola Raid Museum pays homage to the 17 people that died during an SA Defence Force raid on African National Congress (ANC) houses in Matola in 1980. Construction is expected to be completed this week, and the museum should be furnished, equipped and staffed by July.Steve Biko Heritage Centre The Steve Biko Heritage Centre is being built at Ginsberg outside King Williams’ Town in the Eastern Cape, where the Black Consciousness pioneer was born in 1946. The centre, which will include a museum, archive and library, training rooms and cultural performance and retail spaces, will also create economic opportunities for the local community. Ndima said construction of the centre was about 95% complete, and its launch is scheduled for October or November. The Battle of Blood River revisited Ndima said phase two of the Ncome Museum in KwaZulu-Natal, which aims to tell the story of the infamous Battle of Blood River – fought between Zulu and Afrikaners in 1838 – from an African perspective, is scheduled for completion by August. The second phase of the museum will include a multi-purpose hall to host conferences, a library, work room, curio shop and reconciliation bridge. The first phase was launched in 1998. Ndima said a museum being constructed as part of the final phase of Freedom Park, detailing the stories of those who fought for the country’s freedom, is expected to be opened in September.Homes, graves of liberation figures to be restored The department, through the South African Heritage Resources Agency (Sahra), is also restoring the graves and homes of various struggle stalwarts around the country. These include the homes of literary icons Bessie Head, Olive Schreiner and Ingrid Jonker, and of the Reverend Zaccheus Richard Mahabane, the first president-general of the ANC. There is also a plan to turn the house of Winnie Mandela, who was exiled to Brandfort in the Free State in 1977, into a museum. The Lejweleputswa District Municipality has finalised a business plan to develop the house. Negotiations are under way with the current owners of the property of Bram Fischer – the lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial in 1963 – with the aim of restoring the home. Graves that have been declared national heritage sites are those of Steve Biko; Pan African Congress (PAC) founder Robert Subukwe; John Dube, the founding president of the SA Native National Congress, the forerunner of the ANC; and former ANC leaders Pixley ka Seme, Sefako Makgatho, Josiah Gumede, Alfred Xuma, Albert Luthuli, and Oliver Tambo. Ndima said the graves of Luthuli and Dube were in good condition, while the Sobukwe grave had been refurbished. However, he said the site where Luthuli died was in a poor condition and the granite needed restoration, while Gumede’s grave in Pietermaritzburg also required restoration. The Soweto house of Lillian Ngoyi, an anti-apartheid activist and the first woman elected to the ANC’s executive committee, will also be declared a heritage site after an evaluation. Other sites which will be declared heritage sites include the site of the 1913 revolt by women in the Free State, and the site of the 1957 anti-pass revolt by women in Zeerust.Ngquza Hill, John Dube legacy projects While the sites of the Frontier Wars in the Eastern Cape will be developed as part of a wider National Liberation Heritage Route, Ngquza Hill – the site of the 1960 Ngquza Hill massacre of 11 Pondo tribesmen by police – and the Holy Cross Church where Oliver Tambo went to school (both near Flagstaff) will be declared heritage sites next year. A service provider has been appointed by the department to develop a heritage centre at Ngquza Hill, and construction of the centre is expected to start in October. Ndima said the department was also busy developing the Dube Legacy Project, following a ceremony in February to mark the restoration of John Dube’s grave site and the unveiling of a Dube statue at the launch of the Dube Tradeport at King Shaka International Airport in March. The development of the Dube grave site will includes the construction of an interpretative centre and a Tower of Hope. In Cape Town, Sahra will declare as a heritage site the Rocklands Seven monument where the UDF was launched in 1983, as well as the Gugulethu Seven monument in Gugulethu, with the latter to form part of a museum to be developed in collaboration with the Fawu Gugulethu Development Committee.Union Buildings’ centenary The department is also helping to prepare for the centenary of the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 2013. In preparation for the celebrations, the Presidential Guest House will be renamed Sefako Makgatho House – after the second president of the ANC – while Kings House in Durban will change to John Langalibalele Dube House, and the Diplomatic Guest House to Johnstone Mfanafuthi Makhathini Guest House. Johnstone Mfanafuthi Makhathini is a former anti-apartheid activist whose work contributed to the formation of the Organisation of African Unity – the forerunner of the African Union. Source: BuaNews
By More Matshediso16 December 2014Reconciliation is not an event but a process, and building a nation takes time, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday at an event held in Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal to mark the Day of Reconciliation.“Reconciliation also does not mean forgetting or trying to bury the painful history of conflict,” Zuma said. “It means that while we remember the pain of the past, we will not allow it to stop us from building a better tomorrow.”The president was speaking at the official opening of the bridge that joins Ncome Museum and Blood River Monument. This is the site of the Battle of Blood River, where the Zulus and Afrikaaners fought in 1838.Zuma said generations to come will testify that those who had lived through the period of transition from apartheid colonialism to a new democratic society were a truly wonderful and remarkable generation, able able to overcome fear, hatred and pain to build a new non-racial future.He said the official opening of the bridge was a sign of reconciliation and nation building, since the day has been commemorated differently on each side of the river, by two different races.“It is a huge significance as both the Zulus and Afrikaaner people have come together today to mark this important historical day together,” said Zuma.Instead of commemorating the day on the opposite side of the river, both groups have crossed the river through the bridge, physically and figuratively.“This illustrate that reconciliation is possible if both sides make effort,” he said.Zuma pointed out that the country began the journey to build a new nation in 1994, and it began to work towards peace and harmonious co-existence among the people of the country.“That step of establishing a government of national unity was very important. people who were fighting had to govern the country together.”This was the most difficult thing that had to happen, to bring peace, stability and a common future.The official opening of the bridge was organised by the Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department and UMzinyathi District Municipality.It is envisaged that the bridge will symbolise the removal of racial and social barriers between the different population groups.Source: SAnews.gov
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now How long is it going to take for you to make your calls?Slow DialingSome people will call a list of 500 prospective customers over the course of a year. To these folks, this seems like a reasonable plan. Subtracting out two weeks for vacation, they can call 50 prospects a week and reach their goal. That breaks down to ten calls a day, something easily accomplished by almost anyone.Let’s pretend that the hypothetical people in the above scenario follow this plan (something I don’t believe to be true). These people make around 40 calls a month, talk to about 10 of their prospects, and maybe they book two appointments.Fast DialingAnother group of people would take the same 500 prospective customers and call them over the course of two weeks. They’d make 50 calls a day, starting every morning with prospecting. Let’s pretend this group is no better on the phone than our first group. They’d talk to 12 people a day, and book two or three appointments.The first group of slow dialing salespeople would have shallow pipelines. They’d hope that marketing and inbound would develop enough opportunities for them that they could somehow make their number. Their managers would be unhappy with their performance (even though they are in large part responsible). And their CEO’s would be calling me and emailing me to help them understand why they can’t reach their goals.The second group, the fast dialing salespeople, would be developing opportunities. They would be entirely independent of marketing and inbound when it comes to making their numbers. Their managers would be focused on improving areas other than opportunity creation. And their CEO’s would still be calling me, but it would be to help them increase their win rates or margins by creating greater value.Make Your Calls . . . FasterYou are going to have to make your calls. You are likely going to have to make hundreds—or thousands—of calls. You can make those calls over the course of months or years or decades. Or you can make those calls over a few weeks.You determine the actions that you take, but not the consequences of those actions. If you need new business, make your calls. And do it faster. How does making your calls over a shorter time improve your results?What do you tell yourself that prevents you from making your calls faster? What beliefs hold you back?How important is it for you to reach your goals? What does that mean you need to do when it comes to making your calls and prospecting?
With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Renzo Navarro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHis numbers may not be as stellar as the others in this list, but Renzo Navarro’s overall impact for San Sebastian has been undeniable late in the first round.Forging a deadly backcourt combination with senior Ryan Costelo and sniper RK Ilagan, the transferee has seen an uptick in his minutes and he has capitalized on the opportunities.Navarro’s biggest contributions this week for the Golden Stags was his flurry late in San Sebastian’s 75-73 thriller over EAC on Friday, dropping all five of his points in the final minute to tow his side to the win.7. Clint Doliguez – F, San Beda Red Lions11 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/AClint Doliguez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s tough to pick a standout for San Beda, especially after that barnburner of a win against Perpetual on Thursday.But we’ll go with Clint Doliguez, who once again found a way to shine despite the overall ugly showing from his teammates.The 22-year-old has shown signs of potential through the course of the season, and his latest outing is no different.It may only be a matter of time before Doliguez establishes himself as a reliable rotational player for the Red Lions. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 4. Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights19.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assistsLast Week: 4FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac was the lone holdover from last week’s list.Nambatac’s double-double performance helped Letran rack up four straight wins to move up to the top four, but that streak could not topple the mighty Lyceum on Friday, 75-68.It shouldn’t come as a shock, too, that Nambatac was the focus of the Pirates’ defense, forcing the Knights to finish the first round with a 5-4 card.Luckily, Letran will have at least two weeks to assess things before gearing up for battle again in the second round.5. Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro may still be far from the playmaker coach Vergel Meneses is envisioning him to be, but Jed Mendoza has come to JRU’s rescue.The 21-year-old guard has taken the bull by the horn and has made the most of the opportunity given to him by his coach.Mendoza has been steady for the Heavy Bombers, doing it all to orchestrate the offense for his side, while also being a pesky on-ball defender.We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Things are just looking up for this budding JRU star.6. Renzo Navarro – G, San Sebastian Golden Stags9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists (1-1)Last Week: N/A Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next 1. Mike Nzeusseu – C, Lyceum Pirates13 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocksLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s easy to look at Lyceum as a CJ Perez-centric team.But on Friday, Mike Nzeusseu reminded every one what makes the Pirates the most dangerous team in all the NCAA.Facing a Letran squad with a depleted frontline, the Cameroonian big man had a field day in the paint, imposing his presence to help Lyceum survive its toughest test yet and come away with the 75-68 win.The face that the Pirates came back from a 17-point deficit without coach Topex Robinson at the sidelines is proof enough how disciplined this team is.ADVERTISEMENT That’s why it’s no surprise that Lyceum is still flying high in the standings at 8-0.2. Ervin Grospe – F, JRU Heavy Bombers16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA couple of wins go a long way, and for JRU, stringing its first winning streak of the tournament means going as high as third place in the penultimate week of the first round.What makes the Heavy Bombers tick? It’s undoubtedly the stability provided by Ervin Grospe to the squad, earning him praises from coach Vergel Meneses.But the veteran forward’s task still isn’t over, as JRU faces a tough draw against San Sebastian and Perpetual.However, if the Heavy Bombers pass this test, it shouldn’t be hard for them to break out of their roller coaster ride of a season, let alone a spot in the Final Four.3. Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas17.0 points, 19.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocksLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLooking like the dominant Perpetual big men of old, Prince Eze is slowly earning his way among the ranks of his predecessors.With his consistent double-double showing, the Altas were able to snap out of their two-game losing skid with a 68-59 win over Arellano last Tuesday.Unfortunately, Perpetual needed more from him and his crew as the team lost to San Beda, 57-53 in its homecourt in an ugly and lowscoring game.There’s still positive signs, though, and if Eze could keep this up, coupled with the Altas marksmen hitting from their range, the Las Piñas-based crew could fully realize their potential as this season’s giant killers. LATEST STORIES View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Marshawn Lynch sits once again during national anthem SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Eight games have already passed, and Lyceum and San Beda continue to run away from the pack.The others teams, meanwhile, are left to jostle for position in hopes of gaining a significant advantage come the homestretch of the eliminations.FEATURED 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 shutoutThis week’s list is an interesting one with only one holdover from last week’s rankings.Here’s INQUIRER’s top seven performers from this past week. 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Brazil will be eager to seal their round of 16 berth with a win against Cameroon Neymar lived up to the expectations of the World Cup host nation Monday, scoring two goals as Brazil routed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the knockout stage as the top team in Group A. Fred and Fernandinho added second-half goals for Brazil, which will face South American rival Chile in the second round.Neymar netted twice in the first half, on either side of midfielder Joel Matip’s goal for Cameroon in the 26th minute.He opened the scoring off a low cross by midfielder Luiz Gustavo in the 17th, deftly side-footing the ball home from close range, then restored the lead with a low right-foot strike from the top of the penalty area in the 35th after a pass by left back Marcelo.MATCH COMMENTARY “If I’m not mistaken this is our best game yet,” Neymar said. “Everyone deserves congratulations for their efforts until the end.”Fred found the net in the 49th and the substitute Fernandinho struck in the 84th.Brazil finished Group A with seven points after two wins and a draw. It ended with the same points as Mexico, but had a better goal difference. The Mexicans eliminated Croatia with a 3-1 win in Recife.Playing in its 100th World Cup match, Brazil needed at least a draw to advance. Elimination in the group stage would have been unthinkable for the five-time world champions playing at home. The only team to play in all 20 World Cups, Brazil has advanced to the second round in every tournament since 1970.advertisementBoosted by a crowd of nearly 69,112 at the Estadio Nacional in the nation’s capital, Brazil began the match pressuring Cameroon and created many scoring chances early. But the African team eventually picked up the pace and was able to keep the hosts from threatening too much.Despite playing without Samuel Eto’o because of a lingering right knee injury, Cameroon had a few good chances, even when the match was level in the first half.”The first half was not so bad, but we need to focus for 90 minutes, and this is not the first time that this happened,” Cameroon coach Volker Finke said. “Some goals were not needed, three times we had the control of the ball and we lost it.”It was Neymar who got on the board first, neatly finding the net after Gustavo stole the ball on the left flank and sent a low cross into the area.Cameroon equalized after a nice run by Allan Nyom ended with Matip’s goal, but Neymar again showed he is carrying the hopes of the entire nation, running toward the area and then moving to his right in front of a couple of defenders before firing a low shot into the net.The 22-year-old Barcelona striker had already been decisive in the 3-1 opening win over Croatia, when he also scored twice while Brazil was struggling.Brazil improved in the second half and Fred, who had been loudly criticized for his lackluster performances, got his first goal of the tournament with a header from close range after a cross by defender David Luiz from the left. Cameroon players complained of offsides.Fernandinho, who replaced Paulinho in the second half, closed the scoring after Oscar stole possession from a Cameroon defender near the area. Quick passes by Fred and Oscar set up the midfielder’s toe poke from short range.Cameroon, which hasn’t advanced to the second round since becoming the first African nation to reach the World Cup quarterfinals in 1990, likely saw Eto’o playing in his final World Cup. The 33-year-old striker, in his fourth World Cup, is the team’s all-time leading scorer.Team Lineups(from):Brazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Paulinho (Fernandinho, 46th), Luiz Gustavo, Oscar; Hulk (Ramires, 63rd), Fred, Neymar (Willian, 71st)Cameroon: Charles Itandje; Allan Nyom, Nicolas N’Koulou, Henri Bedimo; Joel Matip, Stephane M’Bia, Landry N’Guemo, Eyong Enoh; Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Jean Makoun, 81st), Vincent Aboubakar (Pierre Webo, 72nd), Benjamin Moukandjo (Edgar Salli, 58th)
Newcastle defender Dummett confident Longstaff will pen new termsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is confident Matty Longstaff will pen new terms.Longstaff is now in talks over a six-year deal following his dream debut.Dummett said: “He’ll probably have the same thing that happened to me.“I signed the contract quite soon after that game and the club will be looking to tie him down as quickly as they can — because they know how much of an asset he can be.“He fully deserves that. So hopefully they can agree on something and we can have him here for a long time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Story Highlights President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Norman Grant, says the Denbigh Showground is now open for persons to stage events, instead of just the usual three days for the agricultural show every year. President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Norman Grant, says the Denbigh Showground is now open for persons to stage events, instead of just the usual three days for the agricultural show every year.He also noted that the Denbigh Conference Centre is now open for business, the area in front of the main pavilion will be available for physical exercise, and the grounds, with the capacity to hold 30,000 persons, will be available for persons throughout the island who want to plan concerts and shows.“We have opened a weekly farmers’ market as part of the strategy to utilise the Denbigh Showground,” Mr. Grant said on August 6, as he addressed patrons who attended the Denbigh show, which was held from August 5-7.He told the audience that all the strategies are part of plans to make the Denbigh Showground into a Centre of Excellence.Mr. Grant said that at the upcoming Board meeting in September, he will propose that the entire block around the President’s Pavilion become the Caribbean’s first agricultural museum.“We want to see the entire journey of agriculture depicted here on the Denbigh Showground, where people can come and see and learn about agriculture in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” he argued.He also noted that the lease arrangements for pavilion holders will be reviewed and they will have to use them regularly for the development of agriculture.“We want to make sure that if someone wants to know about agriculture in Jamaica and the region, the place to come is the Denbigh Showground. We will open it up to schools and the tourism sector so it can be recognised as part of our tourism product,” Mr. Grant said.These initiatives will help to generate income for the Denbigh Development Company, he pointed out.Meanwhile, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, congratulated Jamaican farmers who have expended their time, energy and effort to ensure that agriculture remains among the main contributors to national development.In a speech read by Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury, the Governor-General underscored the importance of agriculture to Jamaica, as it has been a mainstay of many rural households for generations.“It is through farming that many rural men and women are able to feed themselves, educate their children and maintain their households,” the Governor-General said.The day’s event also saw the presentation of Austrian-born Martin Zsifkovics as the Champion Farmer from St. Elizabeth and Michelle Black as the Champion Woman Farmer from Trelawny. “We have opened a weekly farmers’ market as part of the strategy to utilise the Denbigh Showground,” Mr. Grant said on August 6, as he addressed patrons who attended the Denbigh show, which was held from August 5-7. He told the audience that all the strategies are part of plans to make the Denbigh Showground into a Centre of Excellence.