Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Mass on Friday 3rd

first_imgWhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Rotary Club Facebook Twitter Limerick Thomond Rotary Club are holding a special mass at 4pm of Friday January 3rd.Following on from the very successful fund raising event, in which yellow ribbons were placed on a tree on Bedford Row, the club are inviting the public to attend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They organised an event over the three weeks prior to Christmas to raise funds for St. Munchin’s Community Centre / Cuan Mhuire and Pieta House.Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Online LaunchGoing to New Heights at the Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Online LaunchPicture Brendan gleesonThe public were asked to write the names of their beloved family and friends on yellow ribbons which were then erected on a tree at Bedford Row, Limerick.Donations were welcomed from all sectors – donations will be distributed between the charities.The thousands of yellow ribbons will be on display on the altar at the Augustinian Church, O’Connell Street, Limerick next Friday 3rd January at the 4pm Mass – all are welcome to attend.Limerick Thomond Rotary Club would like to thank all people who donated so generously to this fund-raising event for worthy charities – greatly appreciated. Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLost Boys prepare for release of next singleNext articleWoman recovered from River Shannon in Limerick following early morning search operation Meghann Scully Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement NewsLimerick Thomond Rotary Club Mass on Friday 3rdBy Meghann Scully – January 2, 2020 237 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join Anthony Rapp in If/Then Tour

first_imgIf you’re ready to see one of Broadway’s biggest new musicals in your own backyard, then you’re in luck! Jackie Burns, who was Tony Award winner Idina Menzel’s standby during the Broadway run of If/Then, Tamyra Gray and Matthew Hydzik will join Anthony Rapp in the national tour of the hit musical. Menzel, along with original cast members Rapp, LaChanze and James Snyder, kicked off the tour in October, performing in Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tempe and Costa Mesa. If/Then will continue to play cities across North America through August 2016.In addition to Burns as Elizabeth and Rapp as Lucas, Gray will play Kate, an elementary school teacher and Elizabeth’s new neighbor, and Hydzik will play Josh, a doctor and army reservist who meets Elizabeth on her first day back in New York City. The production also features Janine DiVita as Anne, Daren A. Herbert as Stephen and Marc de la Cruz as David. The ensemble includes English Bernhardt, Charissa Bertels, Xavier Cano, Trey Ellett, Kyra Faith, Corey Greenan, Cliffton Hall, Deedee Magno Hall, Tyler McGee, Joseph Morales, Emily Rogers, and Alicia Taylor Tomasko.Directed by Michael Greif, If/Then features music by Tom Kitt, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The writers earned the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for penning Next to Normal. If/Then earned Tony Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Actress (Menzel). The tuner premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in that city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.Can’t wait to see If/Then in your city? Watch the video below to go behind the music and get into the gorgeous score of the musical! View Commentslast_img read more

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COVID19: Maine-Endwell School District to cancel large group activities

first_imgThis period lasts from March 16 to April 13, the district says. Maine-Endwell schools will still be in session during that time period. The school says the Board of Education has also suspended unauthorized visitors into school buildings. For more information, go to the Maine-Endwell School District Website by clicking here.center_img ENDWELL (WBNG) – Maine-Endwell School District Superintendent Jason Van Fossen announced that all activities involving larges groups of people have been canceled amid coronavirus concerns. For more coverage on the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more

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Why Mikel Arteta was unhappy after Arsenal’s friendly defeat to Brentford

first_imgThe Gunners get back under way in the Premier League on Wednesday night (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta was far from happy with Arsenal’s performance in their final friendly before the Premier League restart despite publicly saying the game was primarily a fitness exercise.After comfortably brushing aside Charlton in a 6-0 win in their first behind-closed-doors friendly at the Emirates nearly two weeks ago, the Gunners were stunned by Championship side Brentford in a 3-2 defeat last Wednesday.Arsenal took the lead twice but the visitors capitalised on some calamitous defending in the second half as goals from Halil Dervisoglu and Shandon Baptiste secured the win. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Why Mikel Arteta was unhappy after Arsenal’s friendly defeat to Brentfordcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 8:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link274Shares Arsenal are currently ninth but still have their eye on a Champions League berth (Picture: Getty)‘We’re trying to give minutes in their legs to all of the players, obviously you have to change a lot of players through the games. Getting adapted to playing in an empty stadium as well, not having that energy from the fans.‘It was good, we played two friendlies, we’re getting a bit of rhythm, we haven’t played for a while, we tried to make is as close as possible to a real game.’Arteta has a fully fit squad to choose from for Wednesday night’s trip to the Etihad to take on his old club Manchester City, with the north London club looking to maintain their strong pre-lockdown form and move up the table.MORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Arsenal’s link with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas ParteyMORE: Pep Guardiola reveals message he sent to Mikel Arteta ahead of Man City vs ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal suffered defeat in their final warm-up match before facing Man City (Picture: Getty)Although Arteta stressed that the purpose of the game was to help the players find their rhythm before facing Manchester City, The Athletic report that he was ‘angry’ with his players afterwards.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Spanish coach was unhappy with the nature of certain performances and let those players know in no uncertain terms why he was so disappointed.David Luiz in particular was guilty of playing particularly badly, trying to dribble out from the back but losing possession and not getting back in position quickly enough to prevent Brentford from scoring.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta is keen to ensure that Arsenal’s players maintain the highest possible standards, even in friendly games, and those expectations were not met against Brentford.Speaking about the match against Brentford the day after, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘We’re trying different things.last_img read more

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PSG win again but tensions simmer between Neymar, Cavani

first_img– ‘Everything is fine’ –Earlier in Sunday’s game, the duo disagreed over who should take a free-kick with the match still goalless. Dani Alves intervened to give his compatriot the ball on that occasion, and Neymar’s strike was saved.“They are two great players. They want to score goals. There are no problems between them, everything is fine,” insisted PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe.Most coaches would envy the embarrassment of riches at Emery’s disposal.The ‘MCN’ front line of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar has cost the capital club 466 million euros ($557 million, £411 million) but now the coach has to somehow keep them all happy.Cavani scored a remarkable 49 goals in all competitions last season and already has nine this season — it would have been 10 had the opener against Lyon not been credited as a Marcelo own goal.But Cavani, who previously lived in the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has seen PSG commit the two biggest transfer fees in history to sign Neymar and Mbappe.And 222 million-euro man Neymar has come to Paris to be the main man after spending four years in Lionel Messi’s shadow at Barcelona.“This victory has exposed tensions between Neymar and Cavani,” said sports daily L’Equipe on its front page on Monday.The ‘MCN’ scored eight goals between them in their first two matches together against Metz (5-1) and Celtic (5-0), but Sunday was less encouraging.Cavani saw very little of the ball, while Neymar and Mbappe were relatively subdued, even if they combined to force PSG’s second on the night, a Jeremy Morel own goal.Julian Draxler, a 40 million-euro signing from Wolfsburg in January, was also shoehorned into the team on Sunday but overloading the side with attacking stars is to the detriment of the overall balance.PSG have not slipped up yet, but Sunday’s game showed that Emery has plenty on his plate. Cavani, Mbappe and NeymarParis, France | AFP |  Paris Saint-Germain kept their perfect start to the season going on Sunday, but the 2-0 win over Lyon also laid bare certain tensions in their all-star front line.PSG were leading 1-0 at the Parc des Princes when they won a penalty with 10 minutes remaining for a foul on Kylian Mbappe, making his home debut.Having already scored three times from the spot this season, Edinson Cavani assumed the responsibility would once again be his.Neymar tried to get the ball from the Uruguayan but it was Cavani who eventually took it. And his effort was brilliantly saved, Anthony Lopes tipping the ball onto the bar.“The penalties are taken by a couple of players, one is Cavani and the other is Neymar. There needs to be a gentleman’s agreement on the pitch to decide who takes the penalties,” coach Unai Emery admitted later.“We will sort things out internally for the next time, because I think they are both capable of taking them, and I want the two of them to mix up who takes them.”Those comments, and the fact Cavani was unsuccessful from the spot, suggests Neymar will get his chance in future.Cavani himself tried to play down any rift telling Uruguayan radio this kind of thing happened all the time in football.“I don’t know why people believe these stories. The truth is this kind of thing is normal, something that happens in football,” Cavani told Uruguay’s Radio Universal.“The truth is there’s no problem at all.”“He (Neymar) just arrived, he will surely emerge more and more. As I’ve said from the very beginning, we all have the positivity and willingness to help him adapt in the best way possible. I think he has shown he’s adapting quickly,” said Cavani.The Brazilian had previously tried and failed to grab the ball from Cavani when a penalty was awarded in the 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne last month. Cavani scored that time. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Loggers shake road loss, heap 77 on Huskies in win

first_imgSophia Chalmers had 17 points and the Eureka Loggers girl’s basketball team left behind whatever offense woes plagued them in Crescent City, putting on an offense clinic in Friday’s 77-40 win over the Fortuna Huskies at Fortuna High.48 hours prior to Friday’s win Eureka experienced its coldest night offensively of the season, falling on the road to Big 5 Conference leader Del Norte 48-21 in a game which the Loggers did not score a point for the first 11 minutes of play.Friday night Paige …last_img read more

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Take a trip to Northern Cape

first_imgThe Kimberley tram, a popular tourist attraction, is South Africa’s only operational electric tram. Rock engravings at Wildebeest Kuil. The famous Big Hole is one of the largest hand-excavated open-cast mines in the world. South Africa’s national animal, the springbok, roams freely around the Northern Cape.(Images: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS • Northern Cape Tourism authority+27 53 833 1434 / +27 53 832 2657RELATED ARTICLES• Khoisan couple home at last• SKA: who gets what• NC ideal for extreme sports• Bloodhound brings world focus to SA• Pecking order re-established in NCRomaana NaidooStepping into the Northern Cape is much like walking onto the set of an American western. There are the acres of arid land, mostly desolate landscape, and sparsely populated, far-flung, tiny, old towns. Indeed, this picturesque province is South Africa’s most unusual travel destination.The province is renowned for its breathtaking southern Kalahari scenery and Richtersveld mountain desert landscapes, and, of course, its diamonds. It is also the home of the world’s “first people” – the enigmatic San-Bushmen, as well as the Griqua, a subgroup of South Africa’s heterogeneous and multi-racial coloured people; and the Nama or Namaqua, an African ethnic group spread across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Northern Cape is filled with uncanny surprises.It is a prime destination for adventuring outdoorsy types, and it should be at the top of the list for travellers curious about indigenous people and archaeology. Then there’s the interesting geology, diamonds, architecture and Anglo Boer War history, as well as cultural and liberation history. It is also home to two of the country’s biggest rivers, the Orange and the Vaal, and has the world’s largest wild flower display.Between July and September, Namakwa, the only arid hotspot in the world, sheds its dry and desolate facade and is covered by a duvet of wild flowers of every hue, drawing tourists from across the country and around the world. Namakwa is part of the Succulent Karoo biome and contains more than 6 000 plant species, 250 species of birds, 78 species of mammals, 132 species of reptiles and amphibians, and an unknown number of insects.With its capital in the old diamond-mining town of Kimberley, Northern Cape is 362 591.41km² in size, making it the largest province in South Africa. It has a population of approximately 1.058-million.Stepping into KimberleyKimberley, which was founded in 1871, is set against the backdrop of a flat landscape with no prominent topographic features in its urban limits.The sights and sounds of the original diamond rush – when up to 30 000 miners furiously worked some 3 600 claims using rudimentary equipment and living mostly in tents – have long gone, but memories of the town’s glory days linger. Many of the old buildings still stand, and museums lend a historic ambience to the modern city. There is also a reconstruction of the original town alongside the famous Big Hole.Located at the intersection of the N12 and N8 national roads, Kimberley, known as the “City that Sparkles” or the “Diamond City”, is a gateway to other Northern Cape destinations, including the Mokala National Park, nature reserves and numerous game farms and hunting lodges, as well as historic sites. Today, the town is the seat of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature and the Provincial Administration, and services the mining and agricultural sectors of the region.The city has considerable historical significance thanks to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Boer War. Notable personalities such as Cecil John Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes here, and the roots of the multinational De Beers Company can be traced to its early days.From humble beginningsIt all began in 1866, when Erasmus Jacobs found a small pebble on the banks of the Orange River on his father’s farm, De Kalk. The pebble was bought by Schalk van Niekerk, who later sold it. Not so much a pebble, this sparkling stone proved to be a 21.25 carat diamond, and became known as the Eureka. Three years later, Van Niekerk sold another diamond, also found in the De Kalk vicinity, the Star of South Africa for US$17 000 (R158 000). It was promptly resold on the London market for $38 000 (R353 000).Also in 1869, an even larger 83.50 carat diamond was found on the slopes of Colesberg Kopje on the farm Vooruitzigt, which belonged to the De Beers brothers. This resulted in the famous “New Rush”, which led to 800 claims within a month worked by two to three thousand men. The region was converted into a mine, and called the Kimberley Mine. As miners flocked to the area in their thousands, the hill disappeared and subsequently became known as the Big Hole.From mid-July 1871 to 1914, 50 000 miners dug the hole, yielding 2 722kg of diamonds. The Big Hole has a surface area of 17 hectares and is 463m wide. It was excavated to a depth of 240m, but was partially in-filled with debris, reducing its depth to about 215m; since then it has accumulated water to a depth of 40m, leaving a visible hole of 175m deep.The Big Hole however pales in comparison with the Cullinan Mine, the third biggest diamond producer in South Africa, which is situated some 40km northeast of Pretoria in Gauteng province. This mine goes down 760m by means of 560km of tunnels. It’s considerably bigger than the more famous Big Hole, measuring a kilometre across and half-a-kilometre wide, and leaving an excavation into the earth of 700m. It is continually widening, as 80 000 tons of rock fall into it every year.By 1873, Kimberley was the second largest town in South Africa, with a population of some 40 000. In 1998, the Kimberley Comprehensive Urban Plan estimated that Kimberley had 210 800 people in 46 207 households. A decade later, it was estimated there were some 250 000 inhabitants, comprising 46% black, 40% coloured and 13% white, speaking Afrikaans (49%), Tswana (33%), English (7.5%), Xhosa (5.6%) and Sotho (2.2%).In the late nineteenth century, Kimberley was the hub of development in South Africa, transforming the country’s agrarian economy into one more dependent on its mineral wealth. One of the key features of the new economic arrangement was migrant labour, drawing workers from across the subcontinent. The labour compound system developed in Kimberley in the 1880s was later replicated on the gold mines and elsewhere.The city also housed South Africa’s first stock exchange, the Kimberley Royal Stock Exchange, which opened on 2 February 1881. And on 2 September 1882, Kimberley became the first town in the southern hemisphere to install electric street lighting. By 1896, the first South African mining school was opened, though it later relocated to Johannesburg and formed part of the University of the Witwatersrand.TransportSouth African aviation originated in Kimberley, remembered in the Pioneers of Aviation Museum. The town was also connected by rail to the cities along the Cape Colony coastline in 1872; however, the railway line from Cape Town to Kimberley was only completed in 1885. In the 1930s, Kimberley boasted the best night-landing facilities on the continent; today the Kimberley Airport has regular flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.Passenger train services to and from Kimberley are also provided by national rail operator Spoornet’s Shosholoza Meyl, with connections south to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and north to Johannesburg. Luxury railway travel is possible on the main north-south line by the Blue Train and Rovos Rail.ClimateNorthern Cape’s weather is typical of arid and semi-arid temperatures. The scant annual rainfall (50-400mm) in the province is unreliable and summer temperatures – from December to February – range between a scorching 33˚ and 36˚ Celsius. In winter, from June to August, days are warm but at the onset of night the temperature drops spectacularly: the average minimum is -6˚ Celsius, with snow blanketing the mountains.Around Kimberley itself, summers are hot and relatively wet, and winters are cold and dry. The infrequent summer rains tend to take the form of occasional severe thunderstorms rather than prolonged soft showers. It is not unusual for winter night-time temperatures to drop below freezing.Tourist attractionsAround the Big Hole, previously known as the Kimberley Mine Museum, is a recreated townscape and museum. It has a Big Hole viewing platform and other features, and houses a rich collection of artefacts and information from the early days of the city. One of the exhibits is Rhodes’ grand railway carriage that carried him as governor of the Cape of Good Hope to the Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) that he created. Also at the mine museum is the first house built in Kimberley, as well as the first church.At the McGregor Museum, visitors can explore major research collections as well as learn about the history and ecology of Northern Cape. It celebrated its centennial in 2007, reflected in displays at the museum’s headquarters at the Sanatorium in Belgravia and nine branch museums.Other places of interest in Kimberley include the William Humphreys Art Gallery, the Kimberley Africana Library, Dunluce and Rudd House museums, Pan Africanist Congress founder Robert Sobukwe’s law office, the Sol Plaatje Museum, the Transport Spoornet Museum, the Clyde N Terry Hall of Militaria, and the Freddie Tate Museum. The memorial cenotaph was erected originally to commemorate the fallen of World War I; plaques were added in memory of fallen Kimberley soldiers in World War II. There is also a memorial dedicated to the Kimberley Cape Coloured Corps who lost their lives in the Battle of Square Hill during World War I.The Concentration Camp Memorial remembers those who were interned in the Kimberley concentration camp during the Second Boer War, and is located in front of the Dutch Reformed Church. The Henrietta Stockdale statue, by Jack Penn, commemorates the Anglican nun, Sister Henrietta, who petitioned the Cape parliament to pass a law recognising nursing as a profession and requiring compulsory state registration of nurses – a first in the world.The Miners’ Memorial, also known as the Diggers’ Fountain, is located in the Oppenheimer Gardens and was designed by Herman Wald. It was built in honour of all the miners of Kimberley, and consists of five life-sized diggers lifting a diamond sieve. The Honoured Dead Memorial commemorates those who died defending the city during the Siege of Kimberley in the Anglo-Boer War.The Sol Plaatje statue, sculpted by Johan Moolman, is at the Civic Centre, formerly the Malay Camp, and situated approximately where Plaatje had his printing press in 1910 to 1913. Other memorials and statues in the historical town include the Burger Monument near Magersfontein Battlefield, the Cape Police Memorial, the Mayibuye Memorial, the Rhodes equestrian statue, and the Malay Camp Memorial.Rock artThroughout the Karoo one finds visually enticing examples of rock engravings left by the nomadic people that once frequented the area. Most of the images are found on low ridges of dolerite rock, the black boulder fields. Rock gongs (rocks that make echoing sounds when hit) can also be found on sites such as Keurfontein near Vosburg and Thomas’ Farm near Hopetown.A community-based public rock art project, the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, stands on the outskirts of Kimberley. Indigenous San and Khoe people, with researchers and other relevant parties, are involved in conserving the engravings, of which there are more than 400, spread over a small sacred hill.In South Africa, there are some 15 000 recorded rock art sites, but there are many yet to be discovered. Most of the rock art in Southern Africa was made by Later Stone Age people, ancestors of the San, according to the McGregor Museum.This art occurs in two forms: engravings and paintings. Engravings are found on the country’s dry inland plateau, while paintings occur in mountainous areas such as the Drakensberg, and the Cederberg in the Western Cape.The Wildebeest Kuil engravings were made by the “pecking” technique, where the artist used a hard, pointed stone to chip away the outer crust of the rock and bring out the lighter colour underneath. The exposed portions gradually weather to again become as dark as the outer layer.The exact age of the engravings at Wildebeest Kuil is not known, but experts estimate their age at between 1 000 and 2 000 years. Older engraved stones have been found at Wonderwerk Cave near Kuruman in the Northern Cape, in excavated levels dating back 2 000 and 10 000 years, and rock paintings in southern Namibia have been dated to about 27 000 years ago.In a nutshell, Kimberley is a gateway to uncovering the treasures of Northern Cape, through what once was a shanty town born of an influx of miners trying to reap the wealth that lay beneath the soil. Today, it is a flourishing city boasting a mixture of Victorian buildings that complement the modern twists of the CBD. While, lacking the fast pace and hustle and bustle of South Africa’s larger urban hubs such as Johannesburg, it is still in some ways one of the country’s most innovative towns.last_img read more

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first_imgQ: What are our chances this time?A: In 1983 people asked me the same question and I said I would be very surprised if we won. And everyone was surprised, including me and the captain! Now again I’d say that I would be very surprised … Q: Why do we,Q: What are our chances this time?A: In 1983 people asked me the same question and I said I would be very surprised if we won. And everyone was surprised, including me and the captain! Now again I’d say that I would be very surprised …Q: Why do we always collapse against Pakistan?A: I don’t know.Q: Who do you think will win the cup?A: Pakistan looks good. And South AfricaQ: Do you think the Indians are playing too much cricket?A: I don’t think so.But they certainly need 100 per cent fitness, all the time.Brothers in action: Five pairs of brothers took part in the 1996 World Cup: the Tikolo and Odumbe brothers of Kenya, the Flower and Strang siblings of Zimbabwe and the Waugh twins of Australia.SUBSTITUTE COMMENTATORDuring the 1996 World Cup match between Australia and Kenya in Visakhapatnam World Tel commentators Richie Benaud and Sunil Gavaskar could not reach the venue on time because their aircraft developed a technical snag. So Australian substitute Michael Slater did duty for them in the commentator’s box for over an hour.AT THE WORLD CUP THE FIRST… delivery bowled was by Madan Lal to Dennis Amiss in the India vs England match in 1975. … hat-trick was taken by Chetan Sharma against New Zealand at Nagpur in 1987 time coloured clothing, day-night matches, 30-yard circle and white balls featured was in 1992…. an ultra-modern Mound Stand …. a super new Grandst and…. an electronic scoreboard which doubles up as a giant replay screen.LORD’S THEN … AND NOWThis year the Mecca of cricket will host a fourth World Cup final. Since it hosted the last final in 1983 Lord’s has …… a new press box which resembles a space station and will float above St John’s Wood.BIGGEST WINNERThe man who made the biggest killing from the 1983 World Cup was an unknown Indian. He bet 1,000 Pounds at 50-1 on an India win and took home 50,000 Pounds on June 25, 1983.Matches and Venues: In this World Cup all 18 English counties will stage at least one match each.advertisementlast_img read more

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Best Practices in Integrating HIV and MCH

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 24, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is a letter from the Centre for Development and Population Activities, an MHTF-supported project, that is seeking case studies for best practices with regard to integration of HIV and maternal health. For more information on the project or to submit a case study (using the Matrix for Documenting Best Practices form), please contact Mohammad Ahsan at [email protected] Friends,The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is a non-profit organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries. In India, CEDPA provides technical support, community-based reproductive and child health programs, leadership training, and innovative youth programs.CEDPA India is currently in the process of reviewing evidence with regard to integration of HIV and Maternal Health. In the next several months, we will be carrying out an analysis of existing policies and programs on convergence and integration of services. Our review includes gaps, needs and good practices to improve services and efficiency.As part of this review we have developed a matrix for documenting good practices. We request members of Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) to share details of initiatives working towards integration of Maternal Health and HIV programs. The matrix is attached. Please use the matrix to respond to the query with case studies. The cases can be from government as well as civil society, including those implemented by the corporate sector under public private partnership.Among other details, reports and documentations, we are particularly interested in knowing the following:Briefly describe your initiative in terms of objectives, activities, timelines, geographic context, population, partnerships, resources involved, and results.How did you engage the local authorities and community and how was the political commitment and support?What are the key lessons from your initiative in terms of its potential for replication or scale-up?Your contributions would be useful in our review to document experiences and scale-up initiatives integration of HIV and Maternal Health.Looking forward to your responses. With regards,Mohammad [email protected] IndiaDelhiShare this:last_img read more

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10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso denies any Ibrahimovic disappointment

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso denies any Ibrahimovic disappointmentby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso has shrugged off missing out on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The Swede has just signed a new deal with Galaxy.Gattuso said, “I never spoke to Zlatan. When important people like our directors are here I respect them and everyone does their own job.“I knew there was a chance, and I also knew from day one that it was difficult.“There’s no disappointment, if someone arrives I’m happy but I’m not going to tear my hair out about those who don’t.“The management knows who I like and who can be useful, and since July I’ve never spoken to a player outside our group.” last_img read more

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