Groves ready to add European belt to his title collection

first_imgGeorge Groves talks about his fight for the vacant European super-middleweight title, which takes place on 16 March at Wembley Arena. The unbeaten 24-year-old is the Commonwealth champion and previously held the British title. (Video courtesy of iFilm London)See also:Groves to fight for title at Wembley ArenaTrio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill Groves lining up world title challengeThe press conference to announce Groves’ Wembley returnGroves warned ahead of title showdownTrainer Booth discusses George Groves’ European title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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It’s time to recognize Klay Thompson’s peerless 2019 form

first_imgI love the Bay Area, but come the winter, I always pine a bit for my former home, South Florida.While it was truly exhausting to live there, amid this Bay Area deluge, I certainly miss the weather down in that chaotic swampland, and — truth be told — I miss the … The Warriors lost to the Heat 126-125 on this onsense Wednesday.Here are three observations from the contest:1. Vice nights?Oh my. pic.twitter.com/2iSJpFoOE2— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) February 28, 2019last_img

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Boost for mother tongue reading

first_img11 September 2007South African mother tongue education received a multi-million rand boost this week, in the form of a partnership between South Africa and the United States that will see more than R21-million spent on developing children’s books in local languages over the next three years.The Innovative Texts in Home Languages Uniquely Based in Africa (Ithuba) project, a partnership between the Education Department and the United States President’s Africa Education Initiative (AEI), was launched at the Mathole Motshekga Primary School in Midrand, Johannesburg on Monday.Ithuba – an IsiZulu word meaning “opportunities” – is being piloted in the Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, where 120 books written by South Africans will be made available in SiSwati, Ndebele, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.The project is turning participating South African teachers into authors on topics involving science, mathematics and life orientation.According to SABCNews, the first 16 books, all authored by local teachers and targeting children in grades 3, 4 and 5, have already been completed.Speaking at Monday’s launch, Education Minister Naledi Pandor said it was a concern that the majority of South African children were poor readers, often reading at well below their age-appropriate level.According to a recent survey by the South African Book Development Council, only one in seven South Africans reads books.“This is a challenge for us in education, because we know that reading is critical for learning,” Pandor said.SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Kickstarters We Dig: Tooga Modular Camera Gear

first_imgFor shooters on-the-go, the new Tooga modular camera gear concept is an interesting alternative.A mount, a dolly and a camera cage – typically these items would require a bulky case to transport. The Tooga System aims to change this, making this camera support gear lightweight and collapsable so it can easily fit in most any camera bag.The heart of the Tooga System is the “Shell” a camera plate that is used for each of the extensions (dolly, guerrilla cage, suction mount). To use any of these extensions you simply pop the Shell onto the components (wheels, suction, etc).  The component system is designed to work with DSLR cameras, smartphones and GoPro cameras. Check out this video for a quick run down on how the Tooga System works:The Tooga seems like a great alternative for shooters that want professional looking shots without the hassle of dealing with bulky gear (reporters, international travelers, documentarians, etc).From now until the end of January 2014, the gang from Tooga is raising money on Kickstarter to make this product a reality. Check out their Kickstarter page for more info!What do you think of the Tooga? Would you use this kind of modular support system? Share your thoughts in the comments!last_img read more

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Baylor holds off Notre Dame for NCAA women’s title

first_imgBaylor players celebrate after defeating Notre Dame in the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Baylor won 82-21. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)TAMPA, Fla. — Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds.Chloe Jackson made a layup to put Baylor ahead with 3.9 seconds left. Notre Dame called timeout and inbounded to Ogunbowale, whose buzzer-beating jumper in the championship game lifted Notre Dame to last year’s title. Ogunbowale was fouled trying for a layup, then missed the first of two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining. She made the second, but the Irish never got the ball back.ADVERTISEMENT “They just kept doing what we’ve been taught to do, and that’s guard people,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “We just beat the defending national champions. That team is so good, so talented. You’re going to see those guys play at the next level. Wow.”The Lady Bears (37-1) won their first championship in seven years. Mulkey and Baylor have won titles in 2005, 2012 and 2019. The 2012 championship game also pitted the Lady Bears against Muffet McGraw’s Irish in the last meeting of two female coaches for the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBaylor was able to pull off the win without star forward Lauren Cox, who injured her knee in a frightening scene late in the third quarter. The Irish were able to rally from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to tie it at 78 in the fourth. Jackson then scored a jumper from the foul line, and Jessica Shepard countered with two free throws to tie it, setting up the exciting finish.“We had to do it for LC,” said Jackson, who was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player. “She got us here. We had to finish the job for her.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Cox came back to the bench in the fourth quarter on crutches, with a big brace on her left knee. She was the first one to hold the trophy after the game.“I’m one of the leaders on the team, so just to have my voice there (on the bench) and tell them I’m still OK, they told me they were going to do this for me,” Cox said.Mulkey was able to celebrate her third title with her family close by. Daughter Makenzie is on the coaching staff, and infant grandson Kannon Reid was sitting in the front row behind the bench. As the final second ticked off, she hugged her daughter and the rest of the staff at midcourt.With the game tied at 80, Jackson drove with her right hand and hit a layup that bounced off the rim before dropping in.Sunday’s game marked the eighth time in the past 20 years that there have been two women head coaches in the title game but only the second time since 2008. The last time was in 2012 with these same coaches. As of 2018, only 59.5 percent of head coaches in Division I women’s basketball are female.The victory broke a tie for third all-time between Mulkey and McGraw for career NCAA titles. Mulkey has three, placing her behind Geno Auriemma (11) and Pat Summitt (8).TIP-INS: The Irish remained at 999 victories in school history. McGraw has been the coach for 835 of them.STRONG ATTENDANCE: Nearly 275,000 people attended the NCAAs, which ranked eighth all-time, including 20,127 for the title game. It was the highest attendance in over 15 years.“We’ve had a really great championship. Our first and second round numbers is the best we’ve seen in 11 years,” NCAA vice president for women’s basketball Lynn Holzman said.The regionals provided a strong boost. Portland, Oregon, a first-time site, averaged over 11,400 fans and will host again next year. The regional attendance was its highest since the NCAA switched to neutral sites after the 2014 season. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ahead of everyone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img The Lady Bears were primed to run away with the game as Notre Dame struggled to score. But the Irish have a knack for big comebacks, doing it against UConn in this year’s semifinal and against Mississippi State in last season’s title game, when they rallied from 15 down in the third quarter.Ogunbowale was instrumental in all those victories, forever becoming a part of the Final Four during last year’s title run. She made a shot with one second remaining to beat UConn in the semifinals, then hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with one-tenth of a second left to top the Bulldogs in the title game.Ogunbowale led the charge again Sunday, scoring 17 of her 31 points in the second half. That included a buzzer-beating 3 at the end of the third quarter, sparking an 11-0 Notre Dame run.It helped the Irish that the Lady Bears had to play the last 11 minutes without Cox. She got tangled up with Kalani Brown on the defensive end and went down clutching her left knee with about a minute to go in the third quarter. The 6-foot-4 junior was crying in agony for a few minutes before they took her off the court in a wheelchair. Her mom was tearing up in the stands, and her dad had his hands over his face.“I’m emotional for a lot of reasons, but mostly for Lauren Cox, and I’m so happy,” Mulkey said. “These are tears of joy, but they’re also tears of thinking about injuries.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

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Government of India, Press, to recruit for apprenticeship training

first_imgGovernment of India, Press has invited applications from various candidates for engaging them for trade apprenticeship jobs in several departments. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by September 26.Post details:Total posts: 48 postsPost names:Book Binder: 15 postsOffset Machine Minder: 10 postsPlate Maker: 2 postsRetoucher Litho Graphic: 1 postProcess Cameraman: 1 postDTP Operator: 19 postsEligibility criteria:Educational qualifications:Book Binder: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 8th.Offset Machine Minder: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Plate Maker: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Retoucher Litho Graphic: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Process Cameraman: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.DTP Operator: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 12th.Age limit:The candidates applying for either of the posts should be above 14 years in age.  Stipend:First year: Rs 2, 100 per month.Second year: Rs 2, 400 per month.Third year: Rs 2, 800 per month.Period of training:Book Binder: Two yearsOffset Machine Minder: Three yearsPlate Maker: Two yearsRetoucher Litho Graphic: Three years Process Cameraman: Three yearsDTP Operator: Two yearsHow to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to send their neatly typed applications on a plain paper to ” The General Manager, Govt. of India Press, Minto Road, New Delhi- 110002″ with attested copies of relevant documents and testimonials along.last_img read more

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Premier League clubs mull closing transfer window early

first_imgEnglish Premier League clubs are set to discuss whether to shut the transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 season when they meet next month, British media have reported.Representatives from the 20 top flight clubs are due to attend a shareholders meeting on September 7 with majority pushing for a new, earlier transfer deadline to be introduced.Talks are expected to take place between all the clubs about whether to change the end of the window, which currently closes on August 31 nearly three weeks after the first game.It will be proposed that the transfer deadline is brought forward to the week before the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season according to a report on The Daily Telegraphy website.British media said the majority of Premier League clubs favour an earlier window closure, with the approval of at least 14 of the 20 required for a new rule to be introduced.Clubs from other European leagues, including Spain and Italy, would be allowed to sign players from England in line with their own domestic deadlines but transfers between Premier League clubs would not be allowed once the season starts.Swansea City manager Paul Clement, who has left Gylfi Sigurdsson out of the squad having been unsettled by repeated bids from Everton, spoke about the window after Saturday’s draw at Southampton in their opening game.”It would be a better situation if the window closed before the start of the season and then people know that they have got their group for the first game…they are available, they aren’t available,” Clement told a news conference.advertisement”I know there are talks about changing that for the future and my opinion is that it should be changed. Before the first game you should know who you have got and who you haven’t got.”At our managers’ meeting at the Premier League…we spoke about it. The majority of clubs are in favour, but maybe all have to be for it to go through.”The January transfer window would be unaffected.last_img read more

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