Tony Becca | Grant’s night to remember

first_img MOST MEMORABLE FIGHT Sandwiched between stars like George Headley, Herb McKenley, Arthur Wint, and George Rhoden, and others like Lawrence Rowe, Don Quarrie, Michael Holding, and Merlene Ottey is Bunny Grant, one of the greatest boxers Jamaica has ever produced. As a boxer, and the Jamaica and the Commonwealth champion, Grant, who died a few days ago, was one of the greatest heroes of the Jamaican people. On three occasions, Grant featured in three memorable fights between two great Jamaicans when he fought a draw with Percy Hayles at George V1 Memorial Park in 1960, when he defeated his compatriot at George VI Memorial Park, and again when he defeated him for both the Commonwealth (British Empire) and Jamaica lightweight titles in the National Stadium in 1965. Those three fights and the two victories set Grant on the way to becoming a household name in Jamaica. Grant, however, was more than a household name, and he proved that by not only beating other Jamaicans, like Killer Solomon, Gerald Gray, Kid Banga, Kid Bassey, and Roy Goss, but also dozens of fighters from around the world, at home and abroad, including men like Lennox Beckles of Guyana, Johnny DePeiza of Trinidad and Tobago, Carlos Teo Cruz of Puerto Rico, Maurice Cullen of England, and Bruno Acran of Italy. Probably the best of them, the one to remember, however, came on the eve of Jamaica’s independence, at Jamaica’s spanking new National Stadium, and before the eyes of his own people. On August 5, 1962, all of Jamaica, it seemed, made their way to the National Stadium. The roads leading to the stadium were blocked with traffic, and they were jammed for hours. My father of blessed memory, in his black Ford Anglia motor car, my mother, two brothers, and I, were caught up in what appeared an unending traffic jam on that memorable night. That was the night when Grant and England’s Dave Charnley fought for the Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title and the crowd went wild, chanting “Bunny, Bunny” with every left jab that found its mark. The Jamaican, the hometown boy, carved out a victory that when the result was announced, the cheers were so loud that all of Jamaica – from Negril to Morant Point – must have heard the roar of happiness. Grant’s fast hands, his speedy footwork, and his stinging left jabs were too much for the Englishman as he boxed his way into Jamaican folklore, giving Jamaica, and the tens of thousands who packed in the stadium that night, an early Independence gift, a gift which saw him finishing the year, at age 22, with four titles – the Latin American junior welterweight title, the British Empire lightweight title, the Jamaica lightweight title, the Jamaica welterweight title, as well as the Machado Sportsman of the Year award. The victory over Charnley may have been Grant’s finest hour as far as decorations won were concerned, but there were other fights which probably meant more. One was in 1963 when he fought world-rated Carlos Hernandez of Venezuela and lost, and another was a few months earlier, shortly after the Charnley fight, when he fought the world number three lightweight, Doug Valiant of Cuba, at the National Stadium and beat him on points in what, according to the records, was Grant’s biggest win. His biggest fight, however, was against Eddie Perkins, the world welterweight champion. In becoming the first Jamaican to battle for a world title, Grant traded punches with Perkins at the National Stadium on Aril 18, 1964, in the first world title fight in Jamaica for the WBC and the WBA junior welterweight and lost, a unanimous decision. In his time, George Leslie Grant, popularly called ‘Bunny’, fought eight world championship fights in a career spanning 15 years and in which he boasted a record of 102 fights, 86 wins, 10 losses, and six draws. However, the one Jamaicans will always remember, the one Jamaicans will always talk about, is the one when the Jamaican beat the Englishman for the Commonwealth title and handed Jamaica a fitting birthday gift.last_img read more

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Rooney says he will stay at Manchester United

first_img“Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United,” the 31-year-old Rooney said in a statement released to Britain’s Press Association.“I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts.“It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney acknowledges the fans following the league match against Hull City at Old Trafford, on February 1, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Wayne Rooney said Thursday he was staying with Manchester United following persistent speculation he could make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.British media reports said Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, had been in China speaking to interested clubs but the United and England captain insisted he was staying put at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Celtic 0-1 Anderlecht: Hoops confirm Europa League qualification

first_imgCeltic will be playing European football after Christmas despite a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Anderlecht at Parkhead.The Hoops’ 3-0 win in Brussels on match-day two meant the visitors had to equal or better that result in the final Group B game to leapfrog the Scottish champions into a Europa League spot.Brendan Rodgers’ side endured an uncomfortable first-half bossed by the visitors and went behind through a Jozo Simunovic own goal in the 62nd minute but managed to avoid further mishap to remain in third place.After failing to win any group stage games in his first season in charge, Rodgers, yet to taste defeat by a Scottish club in 67 games, achieved the required progress at the second attempt, albeit suffering defeats home and away to Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich and in the final fixture against Anderlecht.Celtic go into the draw for the last-32 of the Europa League which takes place in February, a spot which the Glasgow club would have taken before the group stages began.As expected, Rodgers brought back French striker Moussa Dembele after he had recovered from an ankle knock with Simunovic, Callum McGregor, Stuart Armstrong and James Forrest making it five changes in total.Skipper Scott Brown made his 69th appearance in the Champions League, beating the record for a Scottish player held by former Celtic and Liverpool striker Kenny Dalglish.Anderlecht boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck had conceded the odds were heavily stacked against his side but they almost got one goal back in the third minute, Hoops keeper Craig Gordon forced into a fine save from midfielder Sven Kums who blasted in a cut-back from Henry Onyekuru.The slick-moving visitors had immeasurably improved from their match day two defeat against the Scottish champions who were not allowed to settle into their rhythm.In the 17th minute Adrien Trebel’s acrobatic effort from 16 yards had Gordon working again with the Anderlecht midfielder testing the Scotland keeper again with a long-range effort just before the half-hour mark.The interval allowed Rodgers time to make adjustments, which he did do by replacing Stuart Armstrong with Olivier Ntcham and Scott Sinclair for Tom Rogic which stabilised the home side who pressed with purpose for the first time.Belief seemed to seep slowly out of Anderlecht.A curling shot from Celtic winger James Forrest in the 55th minute was pushed past the post by keeper Frank Boeckx, with the Belgian side surviving the corner.The Parkhead fans, subdued and nervy in the first-half, began to find their voice but it was the 2,000-plus Anderlecht supporters who cheered loud and long when a cross from the right by full-back Dennis Appiah came off the back of Simunovic, under pressure from Pieter Gerkens, and past Gordon.The Hoops defender came close to cancelling out his goal five minutes later when he fired just over the bar from 12 yards following a Hoops corner.The goal had re-energised Anderlecht.In the 74th minute Dembele limped off to be replaced by fellow Frenchman Odsonne Edouard, who had scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Motherwell at the weekend.The final stages were more about not conceding and there were sighs of relief among the green and white when Gordon parried a 25-yard drive from Anderlecht captain Sofiane Hanni, and with the Belgian side failing to find a second goal, the final minutes were less nervy. 1 Brendan Rodgers’ side will be playing European football after Christmas last_img read more

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Ex-Liverpool star tells Pogba to shut down his Instagram… and gets branded ‘dinosaur’

first_imgFormer Liverpool striker Dean Saunders believes Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba should shut down his Instagram until he has retired from playing football.Pogba, the France international, is one of the most marketable footballers in the world and his social media followings mirror such popularity, with 36.1million and 6.93million people following him on Instagram and Twitter respectively. “If you use Twitter and Instagram the right way, and say positive things like, ‘great win today’ and ‘thanks for the support’… anything other than that, anything negative or any innuendos like they throw out now, is damaging.“So shut it down, and open it when you’ve finished playing football. You’re a footballer.“You’re under contract to play for Man United and you’re damaging the club.”Ironically, Saunders’ opinion did not go down too well on social media, with many people accusing him of living in the past and being outdated given the state of the modern day game.And one person who called out Saunders on Twitter was Jamie O’Hara, the former Tottenham and Wolves midfielder and frequent talkSPORT guest.He wrote: “That’s a dinosaurs opinion, need to get in modern era Deano.” Pogba was slammed for posting the above tweet moments after Jose Mourinho was sacked as Man United manager in December Twitter Pogba may be behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, but he remains one of the most-followed footballers on Instagram Instagram Ouloulou suis devenu un emoji👊🏾 thanks twitter for emojing me, let’s have fun and kick some ass at #pogba @manutd @Adidas #neverfollow pic.twitter.com/hDNy64AUpt— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) January 13, 2017This was one of many incidents which has led to accusations Pogba cares more about his brand than his performances, accusations which have renewed over recent weeks given the midfielder’s prevalence on social media amid rumours he wants to quit United.While his agent, Mino Raiola, is speaking out about Pogba’s wish to leave Old Trafford this summer, the player himself has been cataloguing his summer trip through China, Japan and the United States on Instagram. 2center_img Former Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón talks about Pogba and Bale’s future He is also remarkably active on social media, and has previously been criticised for his use of social media amid on-pitch struggles since returning to Old Trafford in 2016.One of the more famous incidents involved the January 2017 release of his own emoji, which Pogba revealed on Twitter a couple of days before putting in a nightmare performance in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Come hangout with me and @adidasNYC , July 2 at 2pm. Meet and greet is first come first serve. 565 5th Ave New York, NY 10017. See you guys there!#adidasNYC pic.twitter.com/H9Yz6x3PDJ— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) July 1, 2019 2 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:00Loaded: 16.51%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen And Saunders, who played for Derby, Liverpool and Aston Villa throughout a 19-year career, has told Pogba to QUIT social media because of the way he uses it.“Shut your Instagram down,” Saunders said on the Final Word on talkSPORT. “You’re on £300,000-a-week – you don’t need the money!“Shut it down and open it when you’ve finished playing football, because you don’t use it the right way. That’s a dinosaurs opinion, need to get in modern era Deano 🤷🏼‍♂️— Jamie Ohara (@Mrjamieohara1) July 8, 2019last_img read more

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Scoil Mhuire Buncrana students are coding champions!

first_imgScoil Mhuire won the 11-14 year old section in the LYIT U Code Competition on Friday!170 students from 16 schools across Donegal and Derry took part. The teams of 3 were challenged to design a game to teach a 5-6 year old about animal welfare.The Scoil Mhuire boys had 90 minutes to design and develop the game using Scratch software. The 3 first year boys, Rory Coleman, Matthew Clifford and Jack Davison designed the game about a dog who had to be named, fed, exercised and finally taught to sit down.Michael Murphy presented the prizes of Raspberry Pi3 and a LK voucher of €75 euro eachThe successful students, under the guidance of Technology teacher, Mr Darragh Geaney, will now showcase their creation at the Digital Donegal Week in April 2017.Principal Rosaleen Grant is very proud of the boys and especially since this is our first time to enter the competition and these young men have a very bright future in STEM. Scoil Mhuire Buncrana students are coding champions! was last modified: March 11th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:codingLYITScoil Mhuire BuncranaSTEMTechnologylast_img read more

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Usability Testing for Accessibility

first_imgAt this week’s Usability Matters lunch and learn webinar, Heather Moore and Linn Vizard shared their insights and anecdotes from their experience designing accessible web projects, conducting user research, and usability testing for accessibility. Key points discussed in the webinar included why you would test for accessibility, different types of impairments, assistive technology, the difference between usability and accessibility testing, and automated testing tools vs. testing one-on-one with real users.Here are my notes and some of the social conversation from the webinar:Why Accessibility Testing?Design for as many people as possibleOne in ten people are severely disabledOne in two people over the age of 65 have reduced capabilitiesWe are all temporarily enabled at some point in our livesStrengthen the code: testing may reveal technical jargon usageAccessible websites improve search engine optimization (SEO)Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is the law in Ontario, Canada. Tool for checking code for #accessibility http://t.co/E6gxmr1rvu #UMWebinar #a11y #accessible— Learn HTML (@deconspray) November 27, 2014 Accessibility StandardsAODA follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA standardsWCAG 2.0 consists of four guiding principles: Perceivable, operable, understandable, and robustGood reference for accessible websites is Gov.UK websiteTypes of ImpairmentsMany types of impairments affect how people use your websiteVisual impairments (color blindness or low vision) and hearing impairments (loss of hearing or reduced hearing) are often the first two that come to mindOther impairments include mobility impairments (broken wrist, arthritis) and cognitive impairments (memory loss or reading impairments)Assistive TechnologyScreen readers are used by people with visual impairments. You’ll find an array of free and paid options including JAWS (Windows), NVDA (Windows), VoiceOver (Apple), and TalkBack (Android).Screen magnifiers increase the size of the content on the screen. Examples: ZoomText, browser options)Voice recognition includes Dragon NaturallySpeakingEye tracking, alternative keyboard, and many othersConsiderations for TestingWhat assistive technology will you use?What device will you test on?What will you test? Code, color contrast, keyboard accessiblityAutomated Testing Tools Be aware users may not be using the most recent assistive technologyIf testing in a lab, be sure your facility is accessibleAccessibility Testing FacilitationEcho technique: repeating the last word the user saidBoomerang technique: generic question that pushes questions back to the userColumbo technique: leaving pauses, prompting the userUse large printed material, or provide an accessible alternativeAvoid visual (location or color) cuesAnalyzing Test ResultsIdentify quick winsReproducing issues is criticalShare results: reports, video clips, etc.Thank you to Usability Matters for uploading their presentation slides on Slideshare.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedTakeaways from Mobile Accessibility 101At yesterday’s “Mobile Accessibility 101” webinar, Deque Systems Accessibilty Evangelist Paul Adam discussed mobile assistive technology, top mobile accessibility issues, shared tips on how to avoid creating accessibility barriers, and demonstrated how to test with VoiceOver (iOS) and TalkBack (Android) screen readers. Here are some of my takeaways from the…In “Accessibility”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: January 9, 2015Welcome to the weekly roundup! Each Friday I publish a post with my favorite web design and development resources I’ve discovered in the past week for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn about the 17 usability testing myths and misconceptions, discover how to…In “Web design & development links”Deborah’s Weekly Links: March 10, 2012This week’s roundup of resources includes boilerplates for your website projects, responsive website testing, how to secure your WordPress site, and more. One resource didn’t fit into one category, rather it covered several. It’s my favorite resource for the week: 16 Useful Boilerplates to Start Your Project Quickly: HTML, CSS,…In “Web design & development links” HTML Code Sniffer can test your code against all levels of WCAG 2.0 as well as Section 508. Available as a browser extension or you can cut and pasteColor Contrast Checker (important for people with color blindness or any user, depending on environmental conditions: low/bright light). It can be used on text, images, icons. Allows you to adjust color in the tool.Color Contrast Analyzer by The Paciello Group is another color contrast tool you can use to test for different types of color blindnessSim Daltonism for Mac OSX, is a color blindness simulator which filters the area around the mouse pointerAll tools require some accessibility knowledge to interpret resultsWhat’s the Difference Between Usability and Accessibility Testing?Usually refers to one-on-one testingMethodology is the same: task-based and think-aloudDifferences are in setup and type of technology you’re accessingBe more aware of how you give prompts: visual promptsTasks may be different, dependent on assistive technology usedMay need to adapt the tasks, it can take longer to work through tasks on assistive technologyMore specific recruiting with accessibility testingConsiderations for Testing for AccessibilityRecruitment can be challenging: consider professional recruiters or your personal networkEasiest to test in someone’s home, so they can use their own setupRecording can be a challenge, since you can’t control the setup Set up #usertesting for #a11y: it’s important to remember the specifics of the user’s set ups and settings. #UMWebinar #technology— Usability Matters (@umatters) November 27, 2014 Timestamps – [time]am read as “am”, AM and A.M. read as “A” “M” #UMWebinar— Learn HTML (@deconspray) November 27, 2014last_img read more

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Photo library: People 10

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managment courseat the Southern AfricanWildlife College. The 10-month course is aimedat junior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managment courseat the Southern AfricanWildlife College. The 10-month course is aimedat junior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managementcourse at the SouthernAfrican Wildlife College.The 10-month course isaimed at junior resourcemanagers at game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managementcourse at the SouthernAfrican Wildlife College. The10-month course is aimedat junior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managementcourse at the SouthernAfrican Wildlife College. The10-month course is aimedat junior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managementcourse at the SouthernAfrican Wildlife College. The10-month course is aimedat junior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managementcourse at the SouthernAfrican Wildlife College. The10-month course is aimedat junior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource management courseat the Southern AfricanWildlife College. The 10-month course is aimed atjunior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Frans Mmolana (left) andVirginia Geco sort peanuts(groundnuts) on a farm inthe Vaalharts IrrigationScheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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Feature: Turning history into a binary code

first_imgTo test his hypothesis about how moralizing, prosocial religions evolved, University of British Columbia psychologist Ara Norenzayan needs help from the humanities. Did moralizing gods, community-wide rituals, and supernatural punishment emerge before or after societies became politically complex? Has any large-scale society succeeded without prosocial religion? And what does “moralizing” really mean at different times and in difficult cultures? To answer these questions in a rigorous, scientific way, he and his colleagues are trying to convince historians to turn the nuanced knowledge in their heads into the kind of data scientists need: a database’s binary code of yes/no answers. By creating the Database of Religious History, the big gods team is attempting to bridge the gulf between humanistic and scientific scholarship—but success hinges on enticing leading historians and religious studies scholars to join them.To read the full story, see the 28 August issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Eye on London: Weekend breaks

first_imgMake the most of your vacation by exploring more of the country… Here are a few quick getaway options-a bit different than the usual boring Bath and Brighton ideas! Cliveden House Berkshire40 minutes from central London by road.Berkshire is one of the most accessible and historic of all counties in England and I think, one of the most English. Its Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead make it a great getaway and the 17th century Cliveden House is your perfect base to explore it. Built by the second Duke of Buckingham in 1666, this glorious symphony in stone has a long and tumultuous history. You might find it hard to wrench yourself from its state of the art spa or the beautiful boathouse that offers lazy picnic lunches on a most wonderful stretch of the Thames. If you are 4-6 people, try the Spring Cottage. Built as a summerhouse for the Duchess of Sutherland, it is set on the banks of the Thames and comes with its own butler. Prices start at 210 with breakfast. Tel: +44 1628 668 561Isle of Wight1.33 hours by train from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour; then 22 mins by ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde.Isle of Wight’s white chalk cliffs of Alum Bay have long been popularised as the quintessential holiday destination. You find yourself among quaint Victorian villages, rolling sandy beaches and exceptional wildlife. There are a number of villages to choose from: Newport is at its centre and is the islands main shopping area. If you prefer the seaside, I recommend Ventnor. Built on the steep slopes of the south coast of the island, it is the home of the International Jazz Festival and also The Hambrough, a contemporary restaurant with accommodation, owned by Michelin star Chef Robert Thompson. Tel: +44 1983 856 333Thorpe Park SurreyTake the Waterloo Direct to Staines. The 950 shuttle link operates from Staines station to Thorpe Park, running every 15-20 minutes.If your children want more than a trip to Hyde Park to run amuck, Thorpe Park is your answer. Known as the ‘Thrill Capital’, it has just reopened in March with a brand new ride called ‘The Swarm’. Boasting Europe’s tallest winged rollercoaster and UK’s first, ‘The Swarm’ will probably have you screaming as loud as your teenager. Make a day of it while you tuck into Mexican fajitas and splash with your little ones at Neptune’s Beach. The extreme rides require a height of at least 1.4m while the thrilling rides require children to be taller than 0.9m. Neptune’s beach is open to young ones. All children need to be with an adult. www.thorpepark.comCooking weekend at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons Oxford tube bus service from London, for details visit www.oxfordtube.comIf you’ve managed to catch The Restaurant, an erudite version of Masterchef Australia, on the BBC, then you’ll know Raymond Blanc. One of UK’s most respected chefs, he is a self-made man who started as a waiter in Oxfordshire and returned to create one of its most awarded restaurants. Now you have a chance to learn from him at his Michelin star restaurant and cookery school in Great Milton. The weekend gives you a day in the school, a nine-course dinner and a base to discover Oxford. Tel: +44 1844 278 881Cycling in Dorking Surrey43 miles if you cycle it from London.If you want a little getaway that will have your heart pumping, then cycling your way around Dorking on the London Olympics cycling route will be right up your alley. The course runs from The Mall via Fulham and Putney to Richmond Park, then through up-river suburbs to Weybridge, before heading south down the Wey Valley and over the North Downs into the gorgeous Surrey Hills. Not an Olympic level cyclist? No problem. Take the train for part of the way and then cycle your way up past Guildford. Once in Dorking, stop for a pub lunch and then visit the Denbies wine estate where you can have a well deserved tasting. Spend the night at The Talbot Hotel and cycle up to the top of Box Hill the next day. www.london2012.com/cycling-roadArundel West SussexDirect train from London Victoria.Arundel is one of West Sussex’s most picturesque villages and is perfect if you happen to be a cricket lover, as it hosts a number of games each season at the Sussex County Cricket Club. The borough is home to Arundel Cathedral, an 18th century marvel and the absolutely stunning Arundel Castle, seat of the Duke of Norfolk. A treasure house of Britain, it has priceless works of art and is extremely well preserved. Stay at the Norfolk Arms Hotel or if you prefer a guesthouse option try the Garden Room at Thomas Cottage. www.norfolkarmshotel.com; www.thomascottage.co.ukCoworth Park Ascot50 minutes by train, Waterloo to Sunningdale.Voted one of UK’s best spas, Coworth Park, is the most fashionable Londoner’s getaway. Set in 240 acres of manicured polo fields and beautiful rose gardens, the white Georgian manor has been converted into 70 rooms. The spa houses eight treatment centres and is considered an architectural wonder for its focus on natural light, eco-friendly materials and clean contemporary lines. Treatments are primarily European but they do offer a few Asian treatments like a Thai massage. When you’re done relaxing you can play polo, golf, or just gallop around the huge estate. Don’t be surprised if you bump into Prince William or Prince Harry, as this is a royal favourite. Tel: +44 1344 876 600Kitesurfing in Shoreham Brighton1 hour 10 minutes by train from Victoria to Shoreham-by-Sea.If looking for a different kind of adventure getaway–kitesurfing may be an option. Fast becoming the ultimate seaside sport, you might come away a fan too. Kitesurfkings, a local coaching centre, will teach you the basics of land boarding in a day or kitesurfing basics in three days amidst the calm shallow waters of Shoreham beach. You will learn how to handle a powerkite, the dynamics of wind direction and board skills. There are plenty of places to stay while you learn. Good news for vegetarians as they can finally feel special as local celebrity Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s ex wife, caters to them at the vegan cafÅ V Bites. www.kitesurfkings.comThe Hopeful Earl Cranleigh35 minutes by train, from Waterloo to Guildford.If you are a lover of racehorses and have always dreamed of riding one, The Hopeful Earl Riding Centre in Cranleigh is the perfect place to spend your treasured weekend. Located in the heart of the Surrey hills, you will find the best hacking in South England, be it cross-country or a leisurely trot across a field. But the beauty is that you can ride these magnificent creatures even as a beginner as the horses have been retrained to provide the most comfortable riding experience. They also provide lessons and offer day-trips and weekends where you stay at the village B&B. Hacking: Euro 43/1.5 hours. Tel: +44 1483 200 227Sherbourne DorsetTwo hours by train from Waterloo.Voted one of the most beautiful towns in England, this market village chiselled out of golden stone has grown rich from small trade and tourism and is the perfect romantic getaway. The Guardian says: “Like a supermodel, this town’s got the golden skin, the great bone structure and the a-tti-tood.” It has an endless selection of medieval architecture aided by a glorious countryside. It is a little bit of a trek from London but worth it for its antiques and fashion on Cheap Street and excellent food. Choose between the posh The Eastbury Hotel and the less expensive Half Moon. www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk; www.halfmoon pubsherborne.co.ukadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo survived Far Eastern University, 88-84, in overtime to book the last finals slot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles leaned on Matt Nieto and Isaac Go in the endgame to overcome a gallant stand by the fourth-seeded Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads He then, unleashed a booming triple with 46.9 seconds left that put the Blue Eagles up, 85-80.Go closed things out in improbable fashion, hitting a bank shot on one knee with 22.5 seconds remaining for an 87-82 edge.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said FEU’s 7-7 record in the elimination round was never a factor and that they expected to play a give-and-take game for 40 minutes.“We were ready to play a close game and that’s what happened, of course credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focus and stuck to the game plan,” said Arespacochaga.“There were ups and downs but what a great game and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Malditas save PH from shutout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ The No. 1 Blue Eagles set up a best-of-three finals rematch with the defending champions De La Salle Green Archers beginning Saturday.Go sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer, 75-all, with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNieto followed suit in the extra session.The gritty point guard punished Arvin Tolentino for five straight points first with a short jumper that gave Ateneo an 82-80 lead with 1:30 left in overtime. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021center_img FEU had an eight-point, 67-59, lead midway through the fourth after Prince Orizu forced his way inside for a layup but Ateneo slowly cut it down and eventually tied the game at 69 with 3:41 left in regulation after Mike Nieto drilled a three-pointer.Thirdy Ravena paced Ateneo with 17 points and seven rebounds while Chibueze Ikeh had a 16-point and 11-rebound double-double.Matt also finished with 16 points, six coming off the overtime period, while Go had 13 points and nine rebounds.Jasper Parker had a game-high 19 points to lead to the Tamaraws while Tolentino added 13 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View commentslast_img read more

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