GUIMARASNON volleyball stars will have a chance to showcase their talents during the Guimaras Volleyball Championship All-Star Game on February 9 at the Sibunag Gym in Guimaras.The exhibition match will be divided into two – the men’s featuring Guimaras Stars-men’s and Guimaras Mango Country-men’s and the women’s between Guimaras Stars-women’s and Guimaras Mango Country-women’s.The first men’s team to be mentored by Jiggy Gallo features Eleazar Genisa, John Reece Infante, Dominic Idemne, Philip Monreal, Stine dela Cruz, Jason Gabo, Clint Jan Moreno, Christian Gonzales, and JV Zaldivar.The other men’s team of coach Steven Javellana is led by Iggy Cartel, EJ Ferrer, Jhun Frank Edang, Ivan Gemarino, Franz Grio, John Patrick Guzman, Christian Infante, Russel Montanes, Clarence Rivera, John Silva, Paul Sta. Ana and John Tapleras. The Guimaras Stars-women’s is led by Charmainlove Talamera, Tresha Pillora, Niña Maluto, Rhea Mae Pama, Rica Mae Cosio, Lovely Gabayeron, Anne Gabinete, Hans Maniva, Precious Tongol, Stela Gallego, Pearl Gallo, and Daniella Ideal.The Guimaras Mango Country-women’s team is composed of Clarence Marie Prias, Janice Galaclac, Jaica Tayo, Erika Yucon, Glorybel Escobillas, April Magno, Christine Chavez, Janine Pervalila, Ramela Gallo, and Marielle Hiponia.The composition of the teams for the men’s and women’s all-star game was selected from the competing teams during the Guimaras Volleyball Championship Season 3 Elite Edition late last year.Medals and trophies were to be given to the winners of the men’s and women’s exhibition match with the Best Spiker, Best Setter, Best Libero and Best Player of the match receiving separate medals.The exhibition match is set to be graced by Governor Samuel Gumarin, Sibunag Mayor Luben Vilches, municipal officials of Sibunag and Buenavista vice-mayor Cecile Gumarin.“We are inviting everyone to witness this thrilling competition. Let us support our own sports programs and discover potential talents who will banner our province in various sports tournaments,” said event organizer Richard Gabayoyo.“We’re thankful for this opportunity and we want the public knows that Guimaras sports will be active this year onwards,” he added. “We are hopeful that this event will become institutionalize.”***Magnolia Hotshots is hoping to continue its winning run in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup when it begins its 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup campaign tonight against TNT KaTropa at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero said that he believes that his squad has the tools to compete for another championship as they have kept the squad intact with only rookie Michael Calisaan as the newcomer.“To become a champion is a test of character because all the teams will prepare hard for us,” Victolero said. “Kailangan namin mag-level up sa preparation, sa desire, sa effort.”“Ang goal kasi namin every conference is try to prepare for one game at a time…battle cry namin is 1-0 every single game,” added Victolero, who captured his first PBA title in two seasons.Victolero added that their intact lineup will be key in another title run with the chemistry among the players already built.“We are keeping the team intact. Ang ganda ng chemistry kaya dapat huwag galawin,” said Victolero. “‘Yun din siguro ang isa sa mga naging key sa championship run namin nung Governors’ Cup.”Returning for the Hotshots were Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, Jio Jalalon, Ian Sangalang, Rafi Reavis, Peter June Simon, Rome dela Rosa, Aldrech Ramos, Rodney Brondial, Kyle Pascual, Robert Herndon, Justin Melton, Bam Gamalinda, Gryann Mendoza and Mon Abundo./PN
There was action, and more action during the 2016 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend at the Glacier Gym Club.Two hundred and seventy gymnasts from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden competed for all around and event titles in the Girls Competitive Gymnastics Junior Olympic and Zone Levels, Trampoline Levels 1 & 2, Performance Plus Gymnastics and the High School Girls category.Glacier Gymnastics’ recent 12 member BC Provincial Championship team, continued their winning streak in the Junior Olympic Level 6 & 7 categories.In the Level 6, 13-14 years category, Teagan McTague claimed the All Around gold medal, just ahead of teammates Lily Taylor who won the silver medal and Gwen McCrory who took the bronze. In the Level 6, 11-12 years category, Dafni van Hellemond furthered her winning streak with an All Around silver medal finish.In the Level 6, 9-10 years category Glacier once again swept the All Around podium with Eden Bellman taking the gold medal, Shelbi van Hellemond the silver and in her first Level 6 competition, Olivia Bezaire won the bronze. And Provincial medalist Abby Majeski, won the bronze medal in both the floor and beam events.BC Winter Games and Provincial Champion, 11 year-old Brianne Stefani, successfully added new skills to her routines, winning the All Around gold in the Level 7 All Ages category. 15 year-old, Sara Tolles, earned the All Around bronze, with her powerful tumbling and graceful dance.And 14 year-old, Olivia Kelly netted the gold medal for her incredibly dynamic vault. (Detailed medal results for Junior Olympic Levels 6-7 below)In the trampoline Level 2 events, Zoe Crisfield secured the gold medal for her trampoline routine and silver on the double mini-trampoline event. Matthew Bullen won the gold for his double mini-tramp passes and silver for his sky high trampoline routine. And the Glacier Trampoline team, also won the 1st Place Team award.“We are very proud of our veteran Junior Olympic and trampoline competitors,” said Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach, Sandra Long.“They continue to lay down well executed routines in all their events, even with the addition of new skills.”Some of these athletes are preparing skills to move up to the next competitive level next season and this competition is a good venue to test out new routine formats, said Long.For six Glacier gymnasts, this was their first try at competing in the Junior Olympic Level 6 category. These girls rose to the challenge, winning 8 medals. In the 9-10 year category, Olivia Bezaire won silver on vault and bronze on bars and All Around.In the 11-12 year category, Ashlynn D’Alessandris collected the silver medal on floor, Brynn McTague earned the bronze on floor and Tehya Colbeck took the bronze for her beam routine. In the 13-14 year category, Mercedes Majeski claimed the bronze on the floor event and Amanda Schacher won bronze for her vault.Head Coach, Sandra Long, was very pleased with the results over the weekend. “Everyone is finishing off the season with very strong routine performances,” said Long.The Glacier Junior Olympic Level 6-7 and trampoline team both won the 1st Place Team Award edging out 7 other Zone teams. “It is a strong indicator of success for next season as all these athletes will be trying out for the 2017 BC Provincial Championships.”Long says that the hard-working and confident Glacier team members are raising the level of gymnastics being performed at the Nelson Club.“The up and coming competitive Glacier gymnasts and trampolinists look to these athletes for inspiration and role modeling and the effect was obvious in the results of the junior competitors on the weekend.”In the 8-9 year age-group, Ally Nicholson won the bronze All Around and a silver and bronze for the floor and bars events. Anouk Prud’homme, took the gold on floor and silver on vault. Simone Hildebrand earned silver medals on both the bars and floor events.Paityn Lake claimed bronze on vault. And Ava Anast also won bronze for her elegant beam routine.In the 10-11 year age-group, Raven Sperling, won the gold All Around and 2 golds for vault and bars. Tess Gordon, won silver All Around and bars, and bronze for vault and floor. Elsa Sollid tied for the All Around silver and also claimed silver for vault, beam and floor. Ella Taylor earned the All Around bronze and gold on beam. Sarah Robertson took home gold on floor. Fawn Herzig won 2 silvers for beam and floor. Kate May collected bronze in the beam event. And Chloe Diote won gold for her flawless bar routine.The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the team’s junior competitors. The Zone 1 Glacier Team won the 1st Place Team Award by a landslide.“Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long.The Glacier High School Girls Team also won the 1st Place Team Award.In the High School Level 1 category, Ryley Thompson won gold All Around and bars, silver on vault, bronze on floor. Emma Lake claimed the silver All Around and gold on vault. Fiona Burkholder won silver on vault and beam and bronze on floor.Jersey Hay earned bronze on beam. Mya Buchanan won silver on floor. And Gabriella Hurst took home the gold in the beam event.Erika Bennett, cleaned up in the High School Level 2 category, winning the gold All Around, and in the vault, floor and beam events and a silver on bars. Sophie Burkholder earned the silver All Around, gold on bars and bronze on floor. Neive Harris claimed the bronze All Around, silver on bars and beam and bronze on vault. Megan Poetch won silver on vault and bronze on beam. Taila Lancaster took the silver on floor and bronze on bars.Other personal accomplishments of the Glacier Team over the weekend occurred in the Perfomance Plus achievement category.Glacier Gymnasts earning All Around Gold in this category: Tia Berens, Neeva Marechal, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Tabia Hartikainen, Lumay Platz, Kallie BadryEarning an All Around Silver: Macy Weston, Atlyn Proctor, Gabby Patterson, Tiia Brackett, Molly Anderson.
7 points saw the difference between Galway and Donegal in February 2014, during Round 2 of the Allianz Football League. Donegal where the dominant team throughout, leading 1-06 to 0-4 at half time. In the second half, Galway posed questions of Donegal’s resolve, with Eoin Concannon sending three points over the bar. But Donegal were quick to find answers, and with subs like Paddy Mc Brearty, where soon able to pin Galway back once more with a final scoreline of 1-16 to 0-12. Galway will meet Donegal this Sunday in Letterkenny for Round 2 of the Allianz Football League. Galway will be hoping to continue on from their fantastic win over Tyrone and overcome the Donegal side they lost to in the Allianz League of 2014. Galway: M Breathnach; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Moore; S Denvir, J Duane, P Varley (0-01); P Conroy (0-03), T Flynn; G Sice (0-02), S Armstrong (0-01, f), G Bradshaw; M Martin (0-01), E Concannon (0-03), J Kavanagh.Subs: A Tierney for Hanley (13 mins), G O’Donnell for Denvir (33 mins), D O’Connell for Bradshaw (51 mins), D Cummins (0-01) for Martin (54 mins), D Comer for Sice (64 mins).Donegal: P Durcan; K Lacey, N McGee, R McHugh (0-01); F McGlynn, L McLoone, A Thompson; R Kavanagh, M McElhinney; M McHugh, C Toye, O MacNiallais (0-01); C McFadden (1-04, 3fs), M Murphy (0-04, 2fs), D Molloy (0-02).Subs: N Gallagher for Kavanagh (36 mins), P McBrearty (0-03) for Toye (43 mins), H McFadden for Molloy (49 mins), M Reilly for MacNiallais (65 mins), D Walsh (0-01) for Lacey (69 mins), L Keeney for McElhinney (70 mins).Referee: F Kelly (Longford)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Warburton chose to recall his previous experience at Brentford, who use analytics to make decisions, while discussing the County match.He told Rangers TV: “I think randomness is a big part of it, we learnt a lot from our previous owner at Brentford, who was a mathematician, and we learnt a lot from him in terms of how we look at games.“But the randomness of the ball to the far post for Kenny [Miller] to header and then Jon Toral to follow up, it could go in. “Joe Garner’s header popped off the goalkeeper and it could go in. Garner at the far post in the first-half, he is a stud away from scoring, so there are so many random natures. Mark Warburton believes luck deserted Rangers during their draw with Ross County, claiming “randomness” played a big part in dropping two points.Lee Wallace’s goal ensured the Ibrox side claimed a point as the Staggies maintained their unbeaten record against Rangers this season.While the Rangers boss was keen to highlight the numbers of corners won as well as shots on target, he admits supporters were right to be concerned by his team’s lack of cutting edge in front of goal.The result, which came on the back of a 4-1 loss to Hearts at Tynecastle, saw Rangers lose second place in the Premiership table to Aberdeen. “It didn’t go our way. “Was their goal off side? I don’t know, it was tight and we don’t want to complain now. “But these are the random natures that we look at and, over the course of the season, we hope very much they even themselves out.“But forget everything else because, at the end of the day, we have dropped two points at home to Ross County.”
Comets 9, Tigers 3Marshfield 2 1 0 – 3Waupaca 3 3 3 – 9First period: 1. W, Mandy Tomlinson, 0:23; 2. W, Tomlinson, 5:13; 3. W, Brianne Huettner (Tomlinson, Markie Ash), 8:36; 4. M, Morgan Larson, 12:18; 5. M, Larson (Kaylee Geiger), 16:03.Second period: 6. W, Tomlinson (Katerina Otter, Huettner), 0:39; 7. W, Ash (Tomlinson), 12:55; 8. W, Ash (Jamie Slattery, Avrey Simonson), 13:35; 9. M, Larson, 16:47.Third period: 10. W, Huettner (Ash, Simonsen), 1:56; 11. W, Tomlinson (Slattery), 2:12; 12. W, Tomlinson, 9:57.Saves: M, Maddie Hall 36; W, Cassie Rasmussen 19.Records: Marshfield 5-12, 4-6 Great Northern Conference; Waupaca 18-2, 8-1 GNC. By Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUPACA – Mandy Tomlinson scored five goals and assisted on two others as first-place Waupaca toppled Marshfield 9-3 in a Great Northern Conference girls hockey game Monday night at the Waupaca Expo Center.Tomlinson scored twice in the first period and added two more in the third as the Comets won to maintain a one-half game lead over Northern Edge on top of the GNC standings. Waupaca is now 18-2 overall and 8-1 in the conference. Marshfield falls to 5-12 and 4-6 in the GNC.Waupaca led 3-0 before Morgan Larson scored twice for the Tigers to cut the deficit to one after the first period.Waupaca responded with three-straight goals and after another Larson goal, the Comets scored three more in the final period to preserve the victory.Waupaca held a 45-22 advantage in shots on goal. Maddie Hall made 36 saves for the Tigers.Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Black River Falls on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
The 49th International Mathematical Olympiad, held in Madrid, Spain, in 2008. (Image: 49th IMO) Intense concentration as a participant solves her maths problem. (Image: 49th IMO)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa is hosting the 19th Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad, an annual event organised by the African Mathematical Union (AMU) that brings together the brightest minds on the continent. The event takes place in Pretoria from 19 to 26 April 2009.Entry into the prestigious competition, which is supported by the national Department of Science and Technology and organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation, is by invitation only. The event is held in both French and English, and the objective is to nurture talent and share information on teaching methods and mathematics curricula across the African continent.In 2009 there will be 13 countries taking part – Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Algeria, Uganda, Mali, Mozambique, the Ivory Coast and the hosts, South Africa. Each team consists of a leader who is a mathematics teacher at secondary or tertiary level, and four pupils, all of whom must be younger than 20 years old on the day of the second examination paper, and must not be enrolled in any post-secondary institution.At the end of the event an international jury will award the gold, silver and bronze individual medals as well as the medals for the top three countries. There will also be special prizes and honourable mentions, and every participant will receive a certificate.Encouraging creative thinkingAccording to the Department of Science and Technology, the event will create an environment that will provide opportunities for creative thinking for mathematically inclined minds in the technological environment. The South African government, in partnership with the private sector, is actively looking to boost the country’s international competitiveness in all spheres of technology.South African has participated in the Pan-African Olympiad for a number of years. The country took top honours in 2000 – its début year of participation – as well as in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008, and is hoping to repeat this notable achievement in 2009 with its two teams.These are made up of some of the brightest young mathematical minds in the country. The official team comprises Arlton Gilbert (Star College, Durban), Dessi Nikolov (Eunice High School, Bloemfontein), Greg Jackson (Diocesan College, Cape Town) and Hlanganani Shibambo (Wordsworth High School, Benoni).In the unofficial team are Sean Wentzel (Westerford High School), Kira Düsterwald (Springfield Convent), Charl du Plessis (Stellenberg High School), Ashraf Moolla (Rondebosch Boys’ High School) and Rofhiwa Mauda (Mbilwi Secondary School). With the exception of Mbilwi School in Sibasa, Limpopo province, all pupils in the unofficial team come from schools in Cape Town.In 2008 Thomas Weighill of Paarl Boys’ High School was the top participant overall, and Dessi Nikolov of Eunice High School in Bloemfontein came third, and was also the top girl.The country has fared less spectacularly in the international version of the event, coming in 44th in 2008 and 68th in 2007. South Africa has participated in the International Mathematical Olympiad since 1992 and its best performance came in 2000 when it took 27th place.The origins of mathsEvidence exists to show that mathematics was born in Africa, and mathematicians from the continent are in agreement that Africa has every right to reclaim its place at the global forefront of the discipline.A notched calendar stick over 35 000 years old, discovered recently in the Border cave in the Lebombo mountains in the eastern part of the Southern Africa, is the oldest mathematical artefact known. The stick, known as the Lebombo bone, is a tally stick – a tool on which cuts were made to keep a count or a score – with 29 distinct notches that were deliberately cut into a baboon’s fibula. The ancient artefact resembles the calendar sticks still used by Bushmen in Namibia.The written form of the science also originated in Africa, when the pyramid-builders of ancient Egypt used papyrus to notate their calculations and formulae around 5 000 years ago. And 2 000 years ago in the great Egyptian city of Alexandria, mathematics developed fully into a rigorous axiomatic subject, notably through the efforts of great scholars such as Ptolemy and the Greek mathematician Euclid.Developing maths in AfricaThe African Mathematical Union is the continent’s equivalent of the International Mathematical Union, and is dedicated to the development of mathematics in Africa. Founded in 1976 at the first Pan-African Conference of Mathematicians held in Rabat, Morocco, the AMU was presided over by renowned Cameroonian mathematician and politician Henri Hogbe Nlend until 1986.The AMU’s second president was Nigerian academic Aderemi Kuku who at the time was head of the Department of Mathematics at Ibadan University. The Union set up four commissions in 1986 – the Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa; the Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa; the Commission Mathematics Education; and the Commission on Mathematics Olympiad.The third Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held in 1991 in Nairobi, Kenya, where Kuku was re-elected and served another presidential term of office. At the fourth congress held in 1995 in Ifrane, Morocco, Ahmed Kerkour, president of the Moroccan Mathematical Society and also of the Al Akhawayn University, was elected AMU president.During the same year the newly democratic South Africa joined the AMU, and the 2000 congress was held in Cape Town. Here South Africa participated for the first time in the Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad.Professor Jan Persens of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, took over the presidency of the AMU from Kerkour in 2000.Since 1978 the AMU has published the journal Afrika Matematika.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesTeam SA to debate at model UN Education in South AfricaUseful linksAfrican Mathematical UnionSouth African Mathematics FoundationDepartment of Science and TechnologySouth African Agency for Science and Technology AdvancementAfrika MatematicaMathematicians of the African Diaspora49th International Mathematical Olympiad (Spain)International Mathematical Olympiad
Two suspects broke into the Harley-Davidson store in Visalia, California, and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise in just minutes. With a large crowbar in hand, they pried the front doors open. Both of them, with their faces covered, gloves on and a trash can in hand, immediately made a mad dash for the apparel section.“They went strictly for leather jackets and basically took every men’s leather jacket we had except for one,” said general manager, Geoff Allan. They pulled expensive leather goods off the rack and stuffed them into their cans, and once they were filled to the brim they drag them out of the store. In minutes Allan says they stole $13,000 worth of merchandise.“It’s tough. It is tough to lose something like that and see stuff just go out the doors,” he said.This theft took place early Sunday around 2:30 AM but Allan says it’s the fourth since he’s been in charge. Allan believes their location might have something to do with it. “Unfortunately, it is good for us in terms of it being near the highway, but it is a little bit secluded out here where we are at,” he said. Each time a theft happens Allan gets proactive and upgrades security. This time is… ABC11 News- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Please find enclosed documents in relation to the 2009 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). Be aware that the Draft Draw may change due to factors including the following:· Feedback from the Touch Football community· We hope to have a showcase local school game on Field One sometime on Friday· There may be the need the rotate the outside fields based on their condition and we will look to factor this in prior to releasing the Final Draw· We hope to have as many Match of the Rounds on Field One although we wish for all teams where possible to be given the opportunity to play on Field OnePlease provide specific draw related feedback via your NYC Contact. This is to be passed onto TFA by Friday, 21 August 2009.Draft DrawDraw Structure and FormatFinals Structure