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first_imgEver have one of those dreams where it’s your final semester of college and you suddenly realize there is a class you never attended? Not only that, you can’t find the classroom? And you can’t find your professor to plead your case, which means you’ll probably never get your diploma?I betcha Stephen Curry doesn’t.Or just maybe …Our pals at TMZ Sports recently ran across Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop. They asked McKillop when Davidson is going to retire Curry’s jersey, No. …last_img

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first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceWatch the live reactions from Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Blazers coach Terry Stotts as well as the players after Golden State rallied to pull out a thrilling 114-111 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals Thursday night.Andre Iguodala stripped the ball from Oakland’s Damian Lillard in the final seconds to seal the victory, which certainly seemed in doubt when Portland held a 15-point halftime edge. …last_img

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first_imgWith Hilde Schwab on her right, YvonneChaka Chaka makes her Crystal Awardacceptance speech.(Image: World Economic Forum) Chaka Chaka at the launch of the Proudto be campaign in Nairobi.(Image: Proud to be)MEDIA CONTACTS • Pru SmithRoll Back Malaria+41 22 791 4586• Princess of Africa Foundation+27 11 463 5986RELATED ARTICLES• SA songbird backs malaria fight• Malaria cases halved in SA• Defeating malaria ‘within reach’• Malaria-proof mosquito a reality• Roger Milla, Fifa give malaria the bootSource: World Health OrganisationSouth Africa’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka, popular singer-songwriter and Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, has become the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum‘s (WEF) Crystal Award.The award is given each year to successful artists who have used their art to “improve the state of the world”, according to the WEF.She was honoured along with French filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Luc Besson, and Japanese-American classical violinist Midori Gotō, founder of the Midori Foundation.Chaka Chaka received the award during the opening ceremony of the WEF’s 2012 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from Hilde Schwab, co-founder of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.Schwab – the wife of WEF founder Klaus Schwab – commended the singer for her tireless work for major global health issues affecting women and children, in particular malaria control through medication and the use of bed nets.She said: “For many years Yvonne Chaka Chaka has used her voice to draw attention to the causes that will change the lives of millions – from ending apartheid to improving maternal and child health. She has clearly understood her opportunities to do good and the access her powerful voice allows, through both song and conversation, to reach and influence those who can act.”Schwab said the WEF was honoured to name her as a Crystal Award laureate.Making a differenceThe Crystal Awards initiative arose from a suggestion by the American-born violinist and humanitarian Yehudi Menuhin, toKlaus Schwab 17 years ago.Since then the award has been given to those outstanding people who have made a difference in the world of arts and culture.Previous winners have included, amongst others, actors Richard Gere and Emma Thompson, the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, tenor José Carreras, Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, and music legend Quincy Jones.Accepting the award, Chaka Chaka expressed her pleasure that global leaders have acknowledged that investing in health issues will positively affect economic growth.“You don’t have to be an economist to realise that if children stay healthy they can go to school and grow up to be productive members of their communities, their parents don’t have to miss work to look after them, and tough choices don’t have to be made between buying medicines or food,” she said. “And sick parents don’t have to miss work or worse still, leave their children orphans.”She stressed the importance of communication, information and education in the fight against global health challenges such as malaria.“Healthy people build healthy economies,” she said.Distinguished careerDuring her 27-year career, Chaka Chaka has shared the stage with stars such as Bono and Beyoncé.While he was imprisoned, former president Nelson Mandela wrote to her, saying that her music was sustaining him. Fittingly, her award marks the 20th anniversary of Mandela’s attendance at the 1992 WEF Davos meeting. In 2011Her recent documentary film, A Motherland Tour – A Journey of African Women, took her around the world to promote the successes of those engaged in the daily battle against HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.Towards the end of 2011 she teamed up with fellow Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador, Youssou N’Dour, to record Proud to Be, a song produced by Interpol to raise public awareness of the dangers posed by counterfeit medicines. The campaign was launched in Nairobi in October 2011.Chaka Chaka’s campaign against malaria – which, although preventable and curable, still kills over 2 000 children a day in Africa – began when a member of her band died from the disease in 2004.She became the first Goodwill Ambassador for the global Roll Back Malaria Partnership. She is also Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Malaria in Africa, the UN Millennium Development Goals Envoy for Africa, and was chosen by Nelson Mandela as the first ambassador for his children’s fund.She has her own charity, the Princess of Africa Foundation.last_img read more

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first_imgSydney’s premier Touch Football competition will be decided this Saturday, 3 November with the grand finals of the 2012 Vawdon Cup being held at the Canterbury Velodrome and Waterworth Park complex. In the Men’s Premier League division, the undefeated Penrith Panthers will take on the Parramatta Eels at 5.20pm. The Panthers have been led by their captain, Nicholas Good, who is one of their leading touchdown scorers for the season and an Australian Men’s Open representative, alongside fellow Australian representatives Ben Moylan and Scott Buckley and New Zealand Mixed Open representative, Mohi Aupouri. The Eels also have a wealth of past and present Australian representatives with the likes of Daniel Barton, Dylan Thompson and Jamie Stowe leading their campaign. The Eels had to defeat last year’s Vawdon Cup and State Cup champions, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, to progress through to this weekend’s final. Last time these two met, the Panthers prevailed 6–4 winners, and with the final consisting of the two top placed teams it is sure to be close again.The Women’s Premier League division will see the Eastern Suburbs Roosters take on the undefeated Wollongong Devils at 4.25pm. The Devils are looking for their third Vawdon Cup victory in a row and last time these two met the Devils came away with a narrow 4–2 victory. With Australian representative talent such as Jess McCall and Bianca Mounsey in the Wollongong side as well as plenty of impressive youth players, the Devils will be determined to take out a hat trick of titles in 2012. Easts will be looking to their experienced players including Australian Women’s Open stalwart, Kristy Judd as well as Kristin Boss and Megan Campbell and exciting young talent Ashleigh Quinlan and Maddison Studdon to step up in the final. It will be a case of East meets West when the Roosters take on the Magpies in the Mixed Premier League division Grand Final at 3.30pm, as the undefeated Roosters look to build on their recent dominance in this division.Easts have a very talented side and the experience of players including Manu Wakely, Christian Frost, Matthew Wigg and Shannon Warren will hold them in good stead. With Wests having the division’s two leading touchdown scorers in Rohit Prasad who is also the Australian Mixed Open captain and Sayed Mouawad, as well as current Australian Senior Mixed players Hayley McDonald and Karen Short, the final is sure to be highly contested. Last time these two teams met Easts came away with the bragging rights, winning by three touchdowns.The Hornsby Lions will take on the Wollongong Devils in the Men’s Division One final in a repeat of last year’s Vawdon Cup and State Cup finals, while the Central Coast Dolphins will meet the Northern Suburb Bears in the Women’s Division One final, with both games to be played at 3.30pm.In Division Two, Easts will take on Wests in the Men’s also to be played at 3.30pm, while the Hills Hornets will go up against the Liverpool Lightning in the Women’s division at 5.20pm. Penrith will take on the Ryde Eastwood Hawks in the Men’s Division Three final at 4.25pm.The Vawdon Cup Finals will be played at the following times:3.30pm – Mixed Premier League, Men’s Division One, Women’s Division One, Men’s Division Two4.25pm – Women’s Premier League, Men’s Division Three5.20pm – Men’s Premier League, Women’s Division TwoStay tuned to www.austouch.com.au and www.nswtouch.com.au across the weekend for all of the latest news and results from the 2012 Vawdon Cup Finals. Also be sure to like and follow Touch Football Australia’s and New South Wales Touch Association’s social media pages to keep up-to-date:Touch Football AustraliaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausInstagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’New South Wales Touch AssociationFacebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouchTwitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch YouTube – www.youtube.com/nswta For more previews for all divisions, please visit – www.nswtouch.com.au. Related LinksVawdon Cup Finalslast_img read more

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first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino delighted with kids after winning LaLiga Promises titleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez was delighted for their junior players after winning a first LaLiga Promises title in 16 years.Real defeated Inter Milan in the final.”We won the [Sergio] Ramos way,” Florentino said to El Transistor.”They have honoured Real Madrid’s spirit of never giving up.”In addition, the president publicly promised that the youths will get the recognition they deserve and be paraded at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to show off the title. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: I don’t buy the players hereby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists he doesn’t sign players.Woodward has been criticised by fans over the last few years as they believe he has too much power when it comes to bringing new players to Old Trafford.He told fanzine United We Stand: “The decisions related to recruitment are all taken by football experts. My involvement is signing off the money.”The manager has a veto on a player – we would never sign a player the manager wouldn’t want because he wouldn’t play him. But we also feel the recruitment department, the football experts, should have a veto too.”I don’t get involved in recruitment like people think I do. There’s a myth that I look at YouTube and choose players. I don’t. Having an eye for players is an art. I have no interest in doing that.”I just want to have a disciplined process because if you are spending a lot of money on a player you have to make sure you get more right than wrong.”Where I get involved is that I have to sign off the money, yet when you have target one, two or three from your process I feel fine going after the No 1 target and, if it’s not to be him, then number two or three.” last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Houston-based classification society ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for a new MOSS-type LNG tank design concept developed by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI).According to KHI, the non-spherical design concept allows Panamax-size LNG carriers to expand their total carrying capacity to 180,000m³, a 25,000m³ volume increase when compared to using spherical tanks. The new concept adds 15% more carrying capacity while maintaining the size of the new Panamax tankers.Designated as an IMO Type B independent tank, this concept takes a new approach by applying a non-spherical tank design to increase the use of space on board an LNG carrier.“KHI’s concept applies the latest technologies, introducing new efficiencies and innovations that promote a safer and more sustainable shipping industry,” Patrick Janssens, ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions, said.“As the Panama Canal expands and LNG demand increases, owners and operators are looking to gain efficiencies without compromising safety,” Hideaki Naoi, KHI Ship & Offshore Company General Manager for the Engineering Division, said.last_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family of a First Nation woman from northern Saskatchewan is desperately searching for their missing loved one.Jodi Roberts vanished almost two weeks ago.APTN’s Larissa Burnoff visited the community and has this report.last_img

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Despite losing one of its top players to graduation last fall, the Ohio State women’s golf team will rely on plenty of experience heading into the spring season. The seven-player team, consisting of two seniors, a junior, three sophomores and a freshman, will look to build on a solid fall season that included a tie for second place at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational and a sixth place finish at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Coach Therese Hession said the experiences of the fall, as well as those of past seasons, will make a big difference for the spring season. “If they were all young and (had) never been through a Big Ten experience in regionals, I would probably be a little more concerned right now, but these players have all been to regionals every year that they’ve been here,” Hession said. “So they know what’s going on and they know what we need to do to get it done.” The women’s golf team will be without Rachel Rohanna, one of its top players from 2012 who had two top-20 finishes in the fall, including a 2nd place finish at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in September. Rohanna graduated Fall Semester 2012. “(Rachel’s) a really good player and we count her score almost all the time, but it just gives the other players an opportunity to step up,” Hession said. “They’re capable of stepping up and it’s just a matter of them rising to the occasion.” Along with experience, team unity will be another pro for OSU. Senior golfer Amy Meier said having teammates provide help in a primarily individual sport is beneficial. “Because it is an individual sport, we all have to focus on our own games, but it’s nice to have four other teammates that are there to cheer you on and pick you up and we just kind of rally around each other,” Meier said. OSU practiced indoors at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex during its three months without competition. However, the team was able to take advantage of the warm weather last week, not only in Ohio but also at the Alumni Match in Naples, Fla., on Feb. 3. “It was great,” said sophomore Claudia Lim. “It was so warm and just being able to play on grass again was good, so I think that’s going to help us so we get a bit of a feel to be back on grass for next week.” Visit www.thelantern.com for the rest of this story Senior golfer Susana Benavides agreed, adding that the warm weather helped ease the transition back to playing outside. “It’s really hard to take everything from practice indoors to outdoors, but I feel like the transition doing that was OK now because we had all last week to practice here (in Ohio), too,” Benavides said. “I think we’re ready to go.” The team’s mindset is changing as well heading into its spring season. “Because we’re practicing basically for two months without competition, you’re focusing more on mechanics,” Meier said. “We’re finding that our mindsets have to change in the couple weeks leading into competition so we can get more in that playing mindset as opposed to practicing mindset.” OSU will begin its season hosting the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., on Monday. The three-day tournament consists of 16 teams, 10 of which are ranked top 25. Hession said the tournament is “probably the deepest field it’s ever had” in its 18-year history, so “even a top-10 finish out there would be fantastic.” “Our tournament in California has really grown and it has an outstanding field, so that makes it even more difficult starting out with some really good teams,” Hession said. Meier and Benavides will lead OSU. Between the two of them, they compiled three top-20 finishes in the four fall events. “We’re just really excited to get the ball rolling and see where this spring’s going to lead,” Meier said. read more

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Ohio State redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber (left) speaks with running backs coach Tony Alford (right) prior to the Buckeyes’ season-opening 49-21 win over Indiana on Aug. 31 in Bloomington, Indiana. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State head coach Urban Meyer addressed the media Monday afternoon two days after the Buckeyes’ 54-21 win against UNLV. Here are our takeaways.Injury and suspension updatesRunning back Mike Weber (hamstring) has been cleared to play and middle linebacker Chris Worley (foot sprain) was listed as probable for their game against Rutgers, Meyer said. Neither entered last Saturday’s game against UNLV.Though the Buckeyes will return multiple starters against Rutgers, Ohio State received bad news as Meyer announced redshirt freshman defensive tackle Malik Barrow will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Robert Landers is probable for Saturday’s game. He did not play against UNLV and was wearing a walking boot during pregame warmups.Redshirt sophomore backup quarterback Joe Burrow, who suffered a broken bone in his throwing hand prior to the season, played in his first game of the season Saturday and completed all four passes he threw for 37 yards. He only played one offensive series, compared with fellow backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who led the offense for seven series.“Last week I wasn’t going to put him in harm’s way,” Meyer said. “Joe is such a tough guy. He thought he was ready after seven days. It’s a broken bone. So that’s why he went in later.”Redshirt senior defensive tackle Michael Hill will not play against Rutgers due to an ongoing suspension for undisclosed reasons.Offensive line important as everLast year, junior right tackle Isaiah Prince struggled mightily and the issues continued as he gave up two sacks during Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. But Prince, whom Meyer said had his best week of practice, was named the offensive player of the game by Ohio State’s coaching staff for his performance against UNLV.Prince’s improvement will be key to the Buckeyes’ offensive success. Meyer called Ohio State an “offensive line-driven program.” In 2016, Ohio State had two first-team All-American offensive linemen, center Pat Elflein and right guard Billy Price. “I think any coach would stand in front of you and say if your offensive line becomes best in the conference, you’re probably going to win the conference,” Meyer said. “And last year we were not and we did not. So that means that we should be in the hunt if we continue to grow as an offensive line, and Isaiah is a big part of that.”Chris Ash and what makes a good head coachFew coaches have a coaching tree as vast as Meyer. From Texas coach Tom Herman to Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell and South Florida coach Charlie Strong, Meyer has been influential in the careers of many of his former assistants.Rutgers coach Chris Ash looks on during a game against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA on Saturday, Sept. 3.Credit: Courtesy of Rutgers Athletic CommunicationsTherefore, he has seen what types of personalities work as head coaches and what don’t.“I think if he lives in a little-tunnel world, sometimes those are your best assistant coaches, but they’re not meant to be a head coach,” Meyer said. “If they’re big picture people, and I think especially in college, the recruiting aspect, they can’t be good; they have to be your best recruiter on your staff or they’re going to fail.”Rutgers coach Chris Ash, whom the Buckeyes will face off against Saturday night, worked under Meyer as Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach in 2014 and 2015 before taking his first head coaching job.Meyer said he thinks the Scarlet Knights have one of the most improved defenses in the country in Ash’s second year at the helm.“I knew Chris was going to be — he’s one of the best we’ve had,” Meyer said. “And obviously did a great job. We went from most missed tackles in college football to the fewest.” read more