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first_imgIn a few Huddle Ups I have railed on starting kids too early in sports.  This blog will talk about some of the good things I have come across.If the youngsters get a caring adult to coach them, it can be a very educational situation.  Here the coach needs to be encouraging, helpful, and low-key.  Besides learning a sport, these youngsters are learning how to get along with others.  They need to learn to share, take turns, and not get too upset if things don’t go their way.Here is where you need someone who is there to teach them a game and not someone who thinks they are Vince Lombardi or Bobby Knight.  Afterall, they are still under 8 years of age and winning is not everything.last_img

first_imgNew Delhi: Coming into 2019 World Cup, England team had played a number of finals in the history of the mega event. But despite that, the Englishmen weren’t able to get their hands on the coveted trophy. However, this time around, the Brits were deemed as one of the favourites to win the championship.The same was for the reason that Eoin Morgan and Co entered the tournament as the ICC’s number-one ranked ODI team. Moreover, the fact that the Brits were playing at home, made many experts and pundits believe that England can come out trumps. The English team lost three matches in the league stages and was also in danger of getting eliminated before the semis, but the team worked regressively with the full fortitude and didn’t disappoint their fans.In the semi-final, the defeated five-time champions Australia at the Edgbaston and then upstaged New Zealand on boundary count in the final at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The match went down to the Super Over, which also got tied after which the number of boundaries had to be taken into account. Meanwhile, the England fans were delighted by Morgan and Co’s performance in the crunch moments.One of the fans was a popular model, named Bethany Lily April, who has a stunning 135.7 thousand followers on Twitter. She congratulated the national team on the victory at the Home of Cricket, posting three pictures where she was seen doing a strip-tease. The model captioned the three pictures and wrote, “Well done England #CricketWorldCup2019”Here’s the Tweet: Well done England #CricketWorldCup2019 pic.twitter.com/Yla9dkI1VH— Bethany lily april (@BethanyLilyA) July 14, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgAllderdice was supposed to dominate City League girls basketball but nobody told perennial power Westinghouse. The two were heads and shoulders over the rest of the league with Allderdice going undefeated 16-0 in League play while Westinghouse was 14-2. Rounding out the winning teams were Brashear 12-4 and Perry 10-6. As expected they led the way in All-City Team selections with both teams starting fives being named to the All-City Team. The Allderdice starters were Janay Bottoms and Lanise Saunders on the first team; DaiJai Beasley on the second team; Sydnee Abernathy, third team; and Taylor Lawson, honorable mention. JANAY BOTTOMS Westinghouse starters were Roishay Woods, first team; Jasmine Myers and Shanese Nelson, second team; Cassandra Flowers, third team; and Kayla Keys, honorable mention. Brashear had four players make the team and Peabody had two. The remaining four teams had one each.Janay Bottoms was the unanimous choice for Most Valuable Player. Joining her on the first team are Taylor Smith from Schenley who joined Bottoms as a unanimous choice for first team, Woods from Westinghouse, Saunders from Allderdice, and Marritta Gillcrease from Perry. Second team members are Beasley from Allderdice, Nelson and Myers from Westinghouse, Latasha Fortson from Perry and Nyasia Middleton from Brashear.The Coach of the Year was extremely hard to select. Allderdice was expected to win it all and did, yet on the other hand Westinghouse was supposed to have an off year, but finished with an outstanding 14-2 record. So who do you select? Phyllis Jones from Westinghouse or Dave Walchesky of Allderdice?Well we selected Co-Coaches of the Year with the two sharing that honor. How could either of these coaches be overlooked? They both did great jobs getting the most out of their talent.last_img read more

first_imgWith more than one million Aids orphans in South Africa today, Dr Tracey Matube decided she couldn’t sit back and watch a parentless generation fend for themselves. In her own words . Operations director: AFRiKiDS Fast Facts For more information, visit AFRiKiDS. To make a donation, either phone AFRiKiDS on +27 11 275 0294, or download a donations form on their website. Tracey joined AFRiKiDS, using her knowledge and expertise in medicine to ensure that these orphans would have some kind of normalcy restored to their lives. Why is Tracey an Everyday Hero? “If we don’t come up with creative ways and fresh new ideas of raising these orphans, it’ going to impact negatively on our society.” AFRiKiDS was the outcome of a group of concerned business leaders that got together in 2006 and focused their considerable business acumen on the Aids pandemic.AFRiKiDS focuses on the 0-6 age group mainly because they believe you can make the most powerful impact on a human being’s life if you take care of their developmental needs first.Dr Tracey Matube also made a valuable impact in the medical tourism industry as medical director and head of health promotion and screening at Serokolo Health Tourism.Eight out 10 children in Africa that are orphaned by HIV are from the sub-Saharan region.It is predicted that by 2015 South Africa will have close to 2-million Aids orphans. AFRiKiDS also partners with respected community organisations to ensure that the community plays an important role in helping raise their children to become responsible, caring human beings. To do this, AFRiKiDS either buys a house or gets one via a generous donation, to house and raise the Aids orphans in stable environment. Story published on SAinfo on 9 September 2008. Source: Brand South Africa How can I help?last_img read more

first_imgRay Maota Recently named one of the new sevenwonders of the natural world, TableMountain in the Western Cape is afamous tourist attractions. Visitors to South Africa are alwayskeen for a chance to view the big five;the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo andrhino.(Images: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com.For more images, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS• Thandiwe MathibelaSouth African Tourism+27 11 895 3000German tourism to South Africa grew by 9.9% in the first 11 months of 2011, according to SA Tourism, compared to all 12 months of 2010 – the year the country hosted the Fifa World Cup.The research also reveals that 40% were repeat visitors.Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, who attended last month’s International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, in Germany, noted in an address that the German outbound market is one of the most valuable in the world.He conceded that the uncertain economic situation in Europe and around the world was a cause for concern, but said the outlook for the world’s travel industry remains good.“The global growth was not as strong as in 2010, but tourist arrivals still grew to a staggering 980 million in 2011.”According to Van Schalkwyk, long-haul destinations, which are characterised by either a travelling timeline of between four and six hours, or travelling from one country to another, have become much more attractive to German tourists in recent years.“SA Tourism’s research has shown that there is still a large opportunity in this market and we have to do more to create demand among the younger travellers that are considering South Africa,” said Van Schalkwyk.He pointed out that travellers from Germany are increasingly price-sensitive when choosing a destination and are looking for meaningful experiences in holidays.The minister is of the opinion that South Africa is well-positioned to take on this market.Showcasing South Africa at the ITBThe ITB is one of the world’s leading travel trade shows, with more than 170 000 visitors. Among these about 108 000 are general trade visitors, while another 10 000 or so are exhibitors from 180 countries around the globe.Tourism players from all over the South Africa showcased their wares and conducted business meetings to stimulate trade to the country at the event.Among the exhibitors were the nine provincial winners of the 2011/2012 Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year (Eteya) competition.Eteya is an initiative of, among others, SA Tourism and the Department of Tourism. It is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs within the sector from all nine provinces to grow their businesses and empower their communities.Also on the itinerary was a South African evening for German media and trade, which showcased tourism attractions and experiences from all nine provinces, including golf, wildlife, fashion, culture, heritage and outdoor adventures.Another highlight was a fashion show by renowned South African designer Bongiwe Walaza, who expressed her pride at Team SA.“It is important to encourage Germans to visit our country because of the economic impact they have,” said Walaza.She added that the impact of German tourists could benefit smaller communities across the country because they are keen on experiencing our authentic traditions and cultures.Theresa Bay-Müller, SA Tourism Country Manager for Germany, said: “We’ve got big plans for the German market, we’ve grown market share and confidence in destination South Africa is stable.Wine talkThe show would of course be incomplete without a celebration of South African food and wine.South African wine, a popular product in Europe, saw exports to Germany reaching the number one slot in January 2012, for the first time overtaking the UK market.Exports of South African wine to Germany increased by 13%, averaging 81 million litres per year, compared to the UK’s 80.9 million litres.Bulk wine imports have increased generally, by 19% in Germany, 91% to Denmark, 56% to Sweden and 8% to UK.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have heard reports of growers spotting a few soybean aphids in their fields. Finding aphids at this time of year is consistent in the past—we have seen them arrive later and later. We do have a lot of late-planted soybean that are in R4 or R5 stage soybean.Remember that our economic threshold to treat soybean aphids is a rising population of 250 aphids per plant. But also remember that, at higher growth stages (>R6) the threshold increases dramatically. At this point it is important to note that none of the fields in Ohio have reached treatable levels. Given the aphids’ arrival, the growth stage of soybean and the oncoming onslaught of natural enemies, it may be unlikely that we see any significant impact from soybean aphids this year, but we should monitor our fields. An additional word of caution—many of you have heard that insecticide resistant soybean aphids have been found out West (especially Minnesota and Iowa). While we have not heard of any resistant aphids in Ohio, we certainly do not want to encourage their presence by applying insecticides when we don’t need to.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Man Utd & Real Madrid target Skriniar has “no reason to leave” Inter Chris Burton 00:58 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Milan Skriniar Inter Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Internazionale Real Madrid Serie A Primera División Premier League The Slovakia international defender has been linked with big-money moves to England and Spain this summer, but he has no desire to leave San Siro Milan Skriniar may be attracting interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid, but the highly-rated defender claims he has “no reason to leave” Inter.The 23-year-old has seen his profile rise throughout the 2017-18 campaign to now find himself registering on the transfer radars of leading clubs across Europe.He has taken in just one season at San Siro, having joined Inter from Sampdoria last summer, but is already sparking talk of another possible big-money move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Potential landing spots in England and Spain have been mooted, but Skriniar is eager to avoid being dragged into a debate regarding his future as he has no desire to move on.He told Pravda: “It’s the wish of me and the club.“I don’t know about any particular offer, I have no reason to leave, and I don’t think Inter would sell me anyway.“I also love the fact that we’ll play in the Champions League, I’m looking forward to it.”Skriniar helped Inter to secure a fourth-place finish in Serie A this season, with final day drama enough to book them a return ticket to European football’s top table.United and Madrid will both be gracing Champions League competition next season as well, with the Blancos preparing to chase down a fourth successive continental crown.Movement is expected at Old Trafford and Santiago Bernabeu before those respective campaigns get underway, with Jose Mourinho in particular being linked with a host of potential defensive reinforcements.Goal has revealed that the Red Devils are closing in on the €20 million (£18m/$23m) capture of Porto full-back Diogo Dalot, but it may be that their attention switches to the likes of Skriniar once the search for centre-half additions kicks in.last_img read more

first_imgLyon reject Man City offer for Tanguy Ndombeleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon have rejected an offer from Manchester City for Tanguy Ndombele.The Times says City have bid £45m for the 22-year-old, who impressed twice in the meetings with Lyon in the Champions League.However, Lyon are said to have rejected the reported bid, and are looking for at least £75m for the French international.City have also been linked with Ndombele’s teammate Houssem Aouar, with recent reports claiming they are prepared to bid £54m for Lyon’s other midfield general.It is unlikely City will bid for both players, and 20-year-old Aouar left a lasting impression on Pep Guardiola in the 2-2 draw in Lyon this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMauldin added that the community, much like the B.C. Peace Region, also offers photographers a chance to capture other Insta-worthy phenomena, including native wildlife, waterfalls, and the Northern Lights.Indeed, many B.C. residents have also shared their photos of the Peace River Valley on Instagram as well. PEACE RIVER, A.B. – Travel website Expedia has named the Alberta community of Peace River as one of the Top 5 places in Canada to snap a photo worthy of sharing on the social media platform Instagram.Expedia author Karli Mauldin says that the ideal photo can be captured from the Misery Mountain Ski Centre, which is located in the Upper West Peace neighbourhood of Peace River.“It’s a family-friendly and affordable ski area with over 26 runs,” writes Mauldin. “You can get some great Insta-worthy photos of the Peace River Valley during a winter day in between your ski and snowboarding lessons. Don’t forget to take a stroll in Riverfront Park, which is one of the best places to take pictures in town. You’ll even see a statue of the town’s legend, 12 Foot Davis.” Peace River was ranked fifth on the list, behind Smithers, Yellowknife, Thunder Bay, and Sherbrooke, Quebec.Story courtesy Expedia: https://www.expedia.ca/travelblog/instagram-worthy-place-canada/last_img read more

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