Scotland put five past Albania

first_imgChloe Arthur and Frankie Brown were both named in the 15 woman squad.Arthur fired a 40 yard shot that thumped the crossbar, setting up Fiona Brown to get the rebound and make it 2-0.The final score was 5-0 which gives the Scots a greater goal difference than Switzerland, also on six points.The duo will now return to Stoke Gifford to prepare for Reading Women this Saturday (5:30pm kick-off), tickets are available here.last_img

Neville insists fans weren’t behind decision to bring Negredo on

first_img Upd. at 23:17 “We went back to the original decision because we decided among the coaching staff by drawing out how we could play – it definitely wasn’t the fans [who changed my mind].”  However, Neville did admit regret at the eventual decision they reached: “From my point of view, maybe sticking with the original decision might have been right.” 06/03/2016 Gary Neville explained that the delay in bringing Alvaro Negredo on after Aderlan Santos was sent off in Valencia’s defeat to Atletico Madrid was due to a discussion between the coaching staff over what would be best way to find a way back into the game.  Sam Marsden With Atletico leading 2-1, Negredo was stripped down and ready to be introduced when Santos was dismissed. Speaking in his press conference after the game, the English coach said he wasn’t sure whether to stick with his initial substitution or to bring defender Aymen Abdennour on.center_img “I then said to Abdennour, ‘get changed you’re coming on’. The coaching staff called me back, said let’s gamble, go with three at the back. We decided to gamble and we changed our mind again.  CET “I didn’t know Santos had been sent off initially, Alvaro’s already coming on, then [Alvaro] told me Santos was coming off, sent off,” Neville said.  In the end he decided to take what he described as a ‘gamble’ and move to a back three, insisting that he was not swayed by the crowd’s vociferous attempt to persuade him to bring on Negredo.   After Negredo came on, Yannick Carrasco scored Atletico’s third goal to seal the three points for Diego Simeone’s side.last_img read more

Students stock the shed

first_imgTHE Hillview Men’s Shed has new tools thanks to a donation from St Thomas Aquinas College students Gerard and Thomas…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Thompsons Road nightmare Shortened

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Saints dip into Grizzlies den and add Lucas Hildebrand to roster for next season

first_imgAnother week, another signing by the braintrust of the Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program.Staff is pleased to announce a commitment from defenceman Lucas Hildebrand of Vancouver, B.C. to attend the Castlegar-based school for the upcoming 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.Hildebrand joins the Saints following three seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, which he split between the Grand Forks Border Bruins and the Revelstoke Grizzlies.He was Revelstoke’s highest scoring defenceman during the 2011/12 season with seven goals and 30 assists in 49 games, helping the Grizzlies to a 37-11-0-4 record and a first place finish in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.  He was honoured with the Grizzlies’ Best Defenceman award at the conclusion of the season. “Lucas is a player we’ve been focused on for a while now and I’m very excited that he’s made the decision to pursue his education at Selkirk College,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”He comes to us on a very good recommendation from his coach in Revelstoke and with Vernon of the BCHL, where he played some games as a 20-year old last season.” At 6-foot-4 and 200-pounds, Hildebrand brings size and a big shot to the Saints’ blueline. “I’m excited to come to Selkirk for the opportunity to meet new people, play a high level of hockey and start a new chapter in my life,” says Hildebrand, who describes himself as a stay-at-home defenceman with a whatever-it-takes attitude.”I’m looking forward to continuing my hockey career at a great school and starting my schooling with the goal of becoming a firefighter.” Hildebrand is the fourth defenceman to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season, joining Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL), Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and Mark Strachan (Kimberley, KIJHL). Also committed to the Saints for the 2012/13 season are forwards Logan Proulx (Cowichan Valley, BCHL), Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Stephen Saretsky (Wellington, OJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Cody Fidgett (Delta, PIJHL), John Proctor (Delta, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jared Seutter (Chase, KIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL) as well as goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).last_img read more

Bombers grounded at Trail Hawks Baseball Tournament

first_img“Our pitchers gave up 11 hits while we walked 11, combined with eight physical errors lead to a lopsided loss for us,” Mace explained.Casey Harrison, Jordan Mcleod and Chase May picked up hits for us in Game two.In Game 3, LVR got into the win column by defeating Vulcan Alberta.LVR jumped on the Albertans, scoring six runs in the first inning due to one key error.Chase May had three hits to lead LVR while  Nate Ingram had two and Connor Comishin, Jodan Mcleod and Reese Tambellini each collected one hit.Mount Boucherie of Kelowna pounded out 18 hits while and walked another eight times to dump the Bombers.LVR also committed eight errors in the blowout loss.Marty Ingram picked up two hits while Connor Comishin and Reese Tambellini each had one hit.Game 5 Sunday morning was a close game until our defense let the pitching down and we allowed 10 unearned runs in a 13 – 8 loss.Harrison, May and Tambellini (one of which was a 3 run Home Run) collected two hits, while Joel Aubert, Marty Ingram and Connor Comishin collected one each.The team travels to Cranbrook on Wednesday and then to Mt. Spokane on Saturday. The L.V. Rogers Bombers showed their youth and inexperience as the club finished the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks High School Baseball Tournament with a 1-4 record this weekend in Trail.“(This is) the first time this year we struggled both at the plate and on the field,” said Bomber manager Ron Mace.“The pitchers threw the ball well for the most part but making on average six errors per game did not help.”LVR opened the tournament with a loss to the host Hawks.The Bombers, missing several key players due to school commitments, had four hits in the game with Reese Tambellini collecting two of them.Aeden Osika started the game and he got relief help from Connor Comishin and Steven Ross, in total they gave up 14 walks, four hits and struck out six.A red-hot Cranbrook Wild squad then pounded the Bombers in Game two.last_img read more

Farce for farce’s sake

first_imgThe cast of Boeing Boeing. (Image: Suzy Bernstein) MEDIA CONTACTS • Theatre on the Bay +27 21 438 3301 [email protected] RELATED ARTICLES • South African theatre• New Afrikaans film a hit• New Fugard play takes to stage• Opera for and from AfricaChris ThurmanYou have to be in the right mood when you go to the theatre to watch a farce. If you’re grumpy, or angry, or tired, or stressed – or terribly serious for whatever reason – then slapstick comedy, mistaken identities, bawdy puns and caricatured characters are likely to get on your nerves.The counter-argument, of course, is that it’s precisely when you’re feeling low that you need a medicinal dose of silliness: laughter for laughter’s sake has beneficial side-effects. If that’s the case, then it would make sense that farce on the South African stage is a popular phenomenon.After all, South Africans tend to consider themselves a fairly anxious nation – or, to put it differently, life in this country can be anxiety-invoking in ways more extreme than in other corners of the world.This is starting to sound like a terribly boring upper-middle-class gripe. And, when you think about it, isn’t the light escapism of farce a bourgeois indulgence? Laughing at the onstage antics of fictional characters who have their provenance thousands of miles away might make local audience members feel better, but it doesn’t address local problems. It doesn’t help the street child outside the theatre, doesn’t treat the mother with Aids, doesn’t prevent the father from breaking the law.Yet such Marxist moralising isn’t quite an appropriate response either. One of the lessons that South Africa’s artists learned under apartheid was that not every creative impulse can be conscripted to the cause of opposing social ills. This applies to theatre as much as other art forms. As Albie Sachs famously asked in the early days of South Africa’s transition to democracy: “What are we fighting for, if not the right to express our humanity in all its forms, including our sense of fun and our capacity for love and tenderness and our appreciation of beauty?”Again, however, that declaration won’t quite do, because there is no place for sentiment when it comes to matters farcical – love and tenderness and beauty get short shrift. In fact, the absurd world of farce often reflects an unjust cosmos, one in which people lie and cheat and more often than not get away with their deception. The situations in which characters find themselves may be far-fetched, but farce simply reinforces how ridiculously unfair life can be.Viewed like this, farce is not so silly after all: it is simply a distorting mirror that reflects our society in comic extremes. But comic is the key word, because farces always end happily – they offer us a brief respite, a few hours of comfort and consolation.What, you may be wondering, has prompted these reflections? Well, the short answer contains only two words (actually, one word twice over): Boeing Boeing.Boeing Boeing is a farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti, translated into English and first performed in London in the early 1960s. It dates to that era when international air travel was a glamorous affair, symbolised by perfectly coiffed air hostesses whose jet-setting life was much envied and admired.Bernard, the play’s protagonist, has managed to secure himself not one but three air hostesses as fiancées (an arrangement about which they are all ignorant) and he manages to keep up the façade of monogamy with the help of Bertha – his longsuffering, slightly embittered and decidedly melodramatic housekeeper – and a reliable travel timetable, ensuring that his fiancées are never near his Parisian flat at the same time.Things fall apart with the arrival of his bumbling schoolfriend, Robert, whose appearance coincides with the introduction of Boeing jets to the various airlines for which his fiancées work; because the new aeroplane is faster, they no longer follow the old schedule. The result is an entertaining clash of personalities and nationalities, as British Bernard and Robert (with the reluctant aid of French Bertha) try to ensure that the American Gloria, the Italian Gabriella and the German Gretchen don’t meet.Boeing Boeing has been revived many times on stage and screen, but its latest incarnation is specifically South African – the Anglo-European-American dynamic has been preserved, but is given new life by the interpretation of a talented group of local actors. After completing a season at the Montecasino theatre in Johannesburg, the play has now moved to Cape Town’s Theatre on the Bay, where it will no doubt delight Capetonian audiences.As with most farces, this production starts slowly: Robert Fridjhon’s debonair Bernard is complacent in his infidelity as he sends Gloria (Jo Galloway) off to the airport, even though he already faces complaints from Louise Saint-Claire’s Bertha in her over-the-top French accent. With the arrival onstage of Alan Committie in the role of Robert, however, the comedy begins in earnest.Committie is the glue that holds the play together. Robert remains onstage for most of the rest of the play, while the other characters enter and exit from the seven doors surrounding him. Those who have seen his one-man shows will recognise some classic (and no doubt unscripted) Committie-isms interpolated into the action.Nina Lucy Wylde, as Gretchen, and Bronywn Leigh Gottwald, as Gabriella, both reinforce and subvert the national stereotypes associated with their characters – to great effect. Gottwald’s Gabriella is a stern but feisty Alitalia hostess; Wylde’s Gretchen, while demonstrating the Germanic sincerity one might expect of a Lufthansa employee, is also prone to fits of passion and flighty declarations of love.* Boeing Boeing is at the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town until 5 June.last_img read more

In Cloud We Trust?

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise sarah perez Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Cloud computing may have been one of the biggest “buzzwords” (buzz phrases?) of this past year. From webmail to storage sites to web-based applications, everything online was sold under a new moniker in 2008: they’re all “cloud” services now. Yet even though millions of internet users make use of these online services in some way, it seems that we haven’t been completely sold on the cloud being any more safe or stable than data stored on our own computers. Do You Trust Cloud Computing? In thinking about this issue, we posed the question on the social web aggregation service (and new-fangled discussion board), FriendFeed to see what people would say. Surprisingly, even on a site that tends to attract a lot of technology’s earliest adopters, the responses were mixed. When asked the question: “Do you trust the cloud?,” the majority of responses either came back as a flat-out “no” or as a longer explanation as to why their response was a “maybe” or a “sometimes.” In other words, some people trust the cloud here, but not there, or for this, but not that. For many, the cloud is no more trustworthy, than a hard drive on their own machine. Despite the fact that web-based services, like Google’s Gmail, Calendar, and Picasa, live on some of Google’s hundreds of thousands of servers, there’s still the feeling that data you don’t have access to on your own machine is data you could lose.Many respondents stated that they kept local backups of important data in addition to whatever data was also stored online. Others cited a combination of cloud plus local data as the ideal solution for cloud services. Says William Steward, “Evernote works as I know there’s a backup on two of my laptops, as well as the cloud.” Why No Trust?It seems that trusting the cloud wasn’t a simple “yes” or “no” question. Some said the cloud was trustworthy enough for non-critical data, but not for secure and private communications, such as those used in the enterprise. And still others noted that trusting cloud services was risky, especially given the recent shutdowns of the once-hot services like I Want Sandy, Pownce, Google Notebook, and Jaiku. Yet one of the most thoughtful comments came from Todd McKinney who noted that “most things today aren’t really in the cloud so much as they are a copy on a single company’s server.” What he means by this is that when storing data in the cloud there should be some sort of built in redundancy. “The day when Facebook can delete an account and they can’t delete the account assets, then maybe we can start thinking about trust,” says Todd.Basically what Todd’s envisioning is what a real future of cloud computing should look like. Data stored online shouldn’t solely exist in one place and time. Once “cloud-stored,” data should be available from anywhere and no one company should have control over whether that data lives or dies.What We Need Getting there won’t be easy. How can single assets – like photos on Facebook, for example -seamlessly spring into existence at the same time you upload data to Flickr, or SmugMug, or Picasa, or SkyDrive? There is no solution for this yet. But this is the still undelivered promise of Microsoft’s Live Mesh(see this video – half an hour in, Twitter and Facebook connectors are demoed.) Although intriguing, no real connectors like that have been released to the public. And no competitors have built anything similar. At the very least, some basic cross-posting services, tools, or desktop applications could move us towards a future where local data was replicated to numerous clouds with one simple action. Even a basic photo uploader tool that synced pictures to all the free online services would be much appreciated at this point. Or a document uploader that synced files between your computer, Live Mesh, Google Docs, Zoho, and others. That way, we could live in the best of both worlds with the confidence that our data was relatively safe…somewhere. At the end of the day, just labeling services as “cloud computing” applications isn’t enough to change people’s mindsets about what it means to really move to the cloud. Companies need to show us more stability and security and need to provide us with more solutions to link and/or sync our local data to their services. When that day arrives, we’ll know that we’ve finally reached the world of cloud computing. Until then, those clouds will remain just whiffs of smoke.Image credit: Google services via Lonesailor Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

De Ligt out of Lokomotiv-Juventus

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Matthijs de Ligt is out of the Juventus squad travelling to Lokomotiv Moscow for the Champions League game due to a sprained ankle. It kicks off on Wednesday at 17.55 GMT, valid for the group stage of the tournament. Defender De Ligt has not made the trip, as he sprained his left ankle during the victory over Torino on Saturday, where he scored the winner. It is only a light sprain and he should be available for this weekend’s Serie A clash with Milan. The candidates to replace the Dutchman are Daniele Rugani and Merih Demiral. Giorgio Chiellini is a long-term absentee, while Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic are not in the UEFA list. Juventus squad for Lokomotiv Moscow: Szczesny, De Sciglio, Pjanic, Khedira, Ronaldo, Ramsey, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Matuidi, Bonucci, Higuain, Rugani, Rabiot, Demiral, Bentancur, Pinsoglio, Bernardeschi, Buffonlast_img read more

Ohio State Takes Back No. 1 Recruiting Class Ranking From Alabama After 5-Star Commits

first_imgOhio State's 2017 recruiting class.Ohio StateAlabama’s grasp on the No. 1 recruiting class for 2017 lasted for less than a day. Ohio State retook the top spot in the rankings on Friday night, when five-star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis pledged to the Buckeyes, giving Urban Meyer’s program enough points to surge past the Crimson Tide. Nick Saban’s program had been on top for less than 24 hours after getting a commitment from a Florida long-snapper. Here are 247Sports’ team rankings:Ohio State’s 2017 class is shaping up to be one of Urban Meyer’s best ever (and maybe the best ever). The Buckeyes currently have commitments from 14 players, three of whom are five-stars and 10 of whom are four-stars. There’s still a long way to go with the ’17 recruiting cycle, but it’s tough to imagine OSU not holding on to the No. 1 overall recruiting ranking. You can view the Buckeyes’ full 2017 recruiting class here.last_img read more