Humble Lion looking to win first RSPL title – Williams

first_img Before that, Reno were left counting their lucky stars when referee Karl Tyrell turned down a penalty shout from Humble Lion, when a defender obstructed the forward run of Kirk Duckworth into the area. The draw kept Humble Lion fourth in the 12-team points table on 40 points, while Reno are doing their best to avoid the relegation battle. They have 31 points, two places above the red zone. “I am not altogether disappointed. Today (yesterday), I thought we played a good game. We were a little unlucky, but that’s part of the game,” said Michael Graham, the FC Reno coach. “We still aren’t putting away our chances and that is hurting us, but we are confident that we will survive the scrap heap this time around,” added Graham. WESTERN BUREAU: Injury-prone Levaughn Williams scored as Humble Lion FC earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex in yesterday’s round of matches of the Red Stripe Premier League. Williams told The Gleaner after the drawn encounter that his team was in the right frame of mind to hold on to a semi-final spot. “It was a difficult game. Reno played us hard as they are battling relegation and we are seeking to hold on to fourth or climb as high as we can in the table with the semi-finals around the corner,” the attacking midfielder said. The former national representative scored in the 53rd minute to cancel out Roshane Sharpe’s 16th minute strike for the hosts. FC Reno’s goalie Joel Johnson raced off his line to collect a through pass into the area, but Williams poked the ball around Johnson before slamming the ball home for the equaliser. Williams said he was delighted to have scored, but felt Humble Lion deserved the three points. “This is just us building towards our end of season goal, which is to become Red Stripe Premier League champions for the first time. But that will not happen until we hold our position in the top four and then move from there and, of course, win the final should we get there,” Williams said. The game was there for the taking for either team, and in stoppage time, FC Reno came close when right-back Shamar Bernard struck a fierce shot but found the firm hands of Humble Lion goalkeeper Kadeem Davis. NO PENALTY AWARDEDlast_img read more

Innovation research needs more investment

first_imgTo improve the economy, it is crucial to improve education and the number and level of maths and science graduates. They, in turn, need to be fed into the research and innovation sector, it was discussed at the launch of the South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators. Dr. Azar Jammine said it is vital that South Africa sells more innovation abroad and more is done to get investments for research in science, technology and innovation. (Image: Supplied, Department of Science and Technology) • Women combat lack of electricity with solar power • African entrepreneur sold his belongings to start Kisua • Africa played a role in ending World War 2 • MeerKAT reaches another milestone • Nigerian student builds solar car from scrap Melissa JavanThere is a need for South Africa to sell more innovation abroad and to invest in research in science, technology and innovation, according to Dr Azar Jammine, an economist and member of the National Advisory Council of Innovation (NACI).Jammine, the director and chief economist of Econometrix, an independent economic consultancy, was speaking at the launch of the 2014 South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators booklet on 15 May in Pretoria.The NACI advises the minister of science and technology, and through the minister the Cabinet, on the role and contribution of innovation, including science and technology, in promoting and achieving national objectives. These objectives include improving quality of life for South Africans as well as promoting sustainable growth and international competitiveness.Indicators included in the booklet are the rising unemployment rate, the amount of researchers in South Africa compared to other countries, and the number of schoolchildren who pass science and maths.According to the Department of Science and Technology, South Africa’s exports of pharmaceuticals increased by 43.5% between 2012 and 2013, while imports decreased by 3%. “The report [booklet] provides aggregated data from various sources to evaluate the state of science, technology and innovation in South Africa by appraising, among other things, the country’s human capital development, research capacity and export performance, and the impact this has on quality of life and wealth creation.Trend analysis“The 2014 report focuses mainly on data for the period 2004 to 2014, which allows for a proper trend analysis over a period of time.”Speaking at the launch, Jammine said that there were early signs of import substitution – the replacing of foreign imports with domestic production – in the pharmaceutical industry, but more time was needed to monitor the new development.A lot needed to be done to complete the booklet, he added. “We need the various government departments to start collaborating and integrating [in the science, technology and innovation sector].”New factors included in the report this year were Dineledi Schools data, data on matric physical science, knowledge on network data, foreign direct investment and data on mobility of South African researchers. Jammine explained that it showed:That over 25% of university enrolments should be at postgraduate level by 2030;That there should be an increase in access to science and maths, especially for underprivileged schools;That there should be an increase in the number of university students eligible for maths and science courses; and,That the number of schoolchildren passing maths and science above 60% should increase. Jammine said that the number of schoolchildren passing maths and science above 60% should increase. “The link between unemployment and education is undeniable.” (Image: Media Club SA)Education as an economic challenge“I find it terrifying when addressing the economy of the future. [The level of education] is a single economic challenge. Unless we get that right, we’re not going to get the economy right,” Jammine said, adding that 20% of pupils should leave Grade 12 with 50% in maths and science.“The link between unemployment and education is undeniable. We have to address this to have success [in the future of our economy.]”In addition, the number of people involved in research should be increased. “Currently there are 1.5 per 1 000 people employed in South Africa in the research fields. China, for example, has 1.8 and the Russia Federation has 6.2.”Jammine pointed out that the majority of the researchers in South Africa were white males.There was a lack of capital investment from business as well as a lack of investment for research, which was worrying. “Currently, there’s a missing link between the government and the private sector. There has been a lack of trust that has developed in the government in the last five years.”Investment in researchHe said businesses should invest in research, so that the government could put more into it. “The government is currently under pressure.”During a question and answer session, there were comments from the audience that there needed to be a space for businesses to communicate with the government effectively. One commentator said the government needed to ensure that businesses were real partners and that they had a voice.Thiru Swettenham, the programme co-ordinator of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme, said there was a need for more integration and co-ordination in the public sector to support innovations coming out of the small business sector. “[The] government has to create an environment which can take risk to support innovation.”The programme, funded by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a four-year pilot project that seeks to guide innovation in southern Africa. It supports collaboration between the innovation systems of African countries in order to create a positive impact on economic and social development in the region.last_img read more

Danielle Kang wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera “The back nine, I think I honestly got really tired,” Thompson said. “I don’t really know what hit me. Overall the whole week, I played very well. Just missed a few putts that I needed to make, and kind of my wedges let me down a little bit.”  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Cycling: Chris Froome under fire over ‘cheating’ jersey Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson.Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th. But Kang responded with two solid shots to get to the green in two, and then two-putted for the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I just told myself it was my week. It was my day,” Kang said.Kang lost her father, K.S., to cancer in 2013, but her mother, Grace Lee, was one of the first people to congratulate her on the victory. She also face-timed with brother Alex, an instrumental figure in her performance at Olympia Fields, after the trophy presentation. Kang also had a clutch 21-foot par putt at 16 on her way to a 3-under 68 and the winner’s check of $525,000. Her previous best finish in a major was a tie for 14th in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open.Henderson closed with a 66 to finish a stroke back. Choi, who was tied with Kang for the lead coming into the day, was third at 10 under after a 71.“Really, she won this, and I was just trying to make it a little bit closer and maybe force a playoff but like I said, I played great and I wouldn’t really take anything back,” Henderson said.Mi Hyang Lee (67), Amy Yang (68) and Sei Young Kim (68) tied for fourth at 9 under, and Lexi Thompson (69) and Inbee Park (68) were another two strokes back.Kang’s first victory in her 144th LPGA start was a popular one in some high-profile circles. Michelle Wie, one of Kang’s closest friends on tour, followed her around right after the win. Dustin Johnson texted “That’s how you’re supposed to play, congrats,” and Wayne Gretzky and Caitlyn Jenner — two buddies from her days at Sherwood Country Club in California — also reached out.While she got some great support from her friends this weekend, it was some sage advice from brother that set the tone for her breakthrough win. Feeling overwhelmed after her last practice round, Kang called Alex, who plays on the Tour, to help formulate a game plan. He told her to “just blast it down.”“Alex is the one that I called to map out the golf course. He’s one of the people that I lean on for everything,” Kang said.Worked out quite well. Kang posted four rounds in the 60s. She had just five bogeys, with each of them coming in the final two rounds.Thompson looked ready to make a charge, beginning with three birdies and no bogeys on her front nine. But she sputtered down the stretch.Thompson contended for the first major title of the year, but was penalized for a controversial rules violation and lost to So Yeon Ryu in a playoff in the ANA Inspiration. The top-ranked Ryu shot a 72 in the final round at Olympia Fields and tied for 14th. LATEST STORIES Kang’s father caddied for her when she won the US Women’s Amateur in 2010 and 2011. She keeps a journal where she writes messages to her father.“If I could wish anything, I would wish that my dad saw me won,” said Kang, wiping tears from her eyes. “I think that it’s been a really difficult road for me the past four or five years. It’s life, though, you pick yourself up and you have to keep working hard at it, and then believe in what you’re doing, and not letting yourself down.“I just know that he’s here for it. What are the odds that my first win is a major? Pretty sure he had something to do with it. It’s just incredible. But I know that he was there, because I felt—I felt him with me every day, and I still do.”It was another great finish for the LPGA Tour’s second major of the season. Henderson beat Lydia Ko in a playoff last year at Sahalee in Washington.The 24-year-old Kang trailed Henderson and Chella Choi by one after she bogeyed the par-4 10th. But Kang moved in front with four straight birdies on Nos. 11-14, getting hot with her putter at the right time.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Danielle Kang reacts after making birdie on the 18th green to win the Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at Olympia Fields Country Club, Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Olympia Fields, Illinois. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois, USA—From a young age, Danielle Kang’s parents instilled in her the belief that anything was possible.Even major championships.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd Treble winner Ronny Johnsen returning to management

first_imgMan Utd Treble winner Ronny Johnsen returning to managementby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner Ronny Johnsen has returned to management.Johnsen is to become the new manager of his local club FK Eik Tønsberg from the start of next season, reports Tønsbergs Blad.Johnsen made 150 appearances for United but at the age of 50 is set to embark on the first coaching job of his career.FK Eik Tønsberg currently play in the fourth division in Norway. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoLiverpool defender Van Dijk: We have bigger games than Man Utd

first_imgLiverpool defender Van Dijk: We have bigger games than Man Utdby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVirgil van Dijk believes Liverpool’s rivalry with Manchester United is now bigger for the fans than players.Jurgen Klopp’s side head to Old Trafford on Sunday as they look to continue their winning start to the Premier League season.”It’s massive, but it’s more massive for the fans. I think all of the Champions League games are as big as this,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports.”The whole atmosphere and leading to the actual game is bigger than some other games but I don’t think it’s the biggest of the season.”The big ones are the Champions League and the ones that are hopefully going to win us the Premier League title.”He added: “They’re not in the best way, they’re not fully confident and they’re not in the situation they want to be in. But the good thing about football is you can bounce back in any game.”They might think this is the best occasion to bounce back from it but we know that. We want to go out and fight for every metre on the pitch and try and take the three points back to Liverpool.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Fold coming to India on Oct 1

first_imgNew Delhi: Samsung is finally bringing its much-anticipated and most-premium smartphone “Galaxy Fold” to India on October 1 — just a month after its global debut in South Korea — highly-placed sources told IANS on Tuesday. The smartphone-cum-tablet “Galaxy Fold” smartphone is likely to be priced between Rs 1.5 lakh-Rs 1.75 lakh in India. It will be sold through select retail outlets and will be available only via pre-book mode, the sources added. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Galaxy Fold will come with exclusive access to specialized customer care services – including one-on-one access to Samsung experts, and a 24/7 support hub online or over the phone. The smartphone was originally set to be released on April 26 but the manufacturer delayed it to fix units that experienced display issues. Galaxy Fold comes with a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display and six cameras. The device has a secondary 4.6-inch screen on the cover of the phone. It opens up with 7.3-inch infinity flex display and when closed, it becomes 4.6 inch display with a 12:9 ratio. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The premium smartphone is backed by 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage. “Galaxy Fold” combines consumers’ favourite smartphone and tablet features to deliver a new kind of experience — from a new form factor and materials to its unique foldable UX, versatile camera and premium performance. “Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action,” DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics said in a statement recently. Galaxy Fold is Samsung’s fourth 5G smartphone, following the Galaxy S10, Note 10 and A90, reinforcing its product portfolio for the ultra-fast network.last_img read more