Scotiabank presents Kiddy Cricketer with US$500

first_img The Scotiabank-sponsored West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Kiddy Cricket Programme aims to give primary school children an appreciation for the game. Conceptualised in 2000, Scotiabank has partnered with the WICB in islands across the Caribbean to offer a developmental programme that inspires interest in the game in youth and has, over the period, influenced thousands of children across the region. The programme targets boys and girls, aged seven to 12, teaching them how to play the game and fosters learning and the building of leadership skills. The development of motor skills, art and craft abilities and even mathematics, encourage Kiddy Cricketers to become more disciplined and confident. Scotiabank has also provided training material to thousands of children and distributed teaching manuals and Kiddy Cricket kits to hundreds of schools. Several graduates of the programme have gone on to participate professionally in clubs across the Caribbean some of whom include Barbadians Kemar Roach and Kraigg Brathwaite, Trinidadian Darren Bravo and Jamaica’s own Jermaine Blackwood. What does a 12-year-old do with a windfall of US$500? According to Jahieem Bartley, he wants to purchase a pair of cricket boots. Bartley, who received the grant from Scotiabank based on his outstanding performance in the 2015 Scotiabank/WICB Kiddy Cricket Programme, is an avid lover of the sport. He is one of 15 young cricketers to be awarded across the region. The 2015 Outstanding Performance Grant is part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Kiddy Cricket Programme that identifies one Kiddy Cricketer in each WICB member territory, who has excelled both on the field of play and academically, rewarding him or her for their all-round annual performance. Coming out of the cricket programme at Broadleaf Primary in Manchester, Jahieem, who captained the team, stood out with his propensity for bowling and his ability to perform in all areas on the field. He says his coach saw his abilities and invited him to join the Kiddy Cricket Programme at the school. “It was lots of fun,” he stated when describing the experience. “I learnt a lot.” He now moves on from Broadleaf to take up the next phase of his academic journey, when he begins the secondary school programme at Manchester High next Monday. Of course, he is looking forward to pursuing his dream of playing for the West Indies cricket team. The coach at Broadleaf Primary, Gary Graham, said he started coaching Bartley three years ago. “He was one of the most talent youngsters in the entire competition,” Graham stated. “He has the love for the sport, is very bright academically and is a well-behaved, disciplined youngster.” According to Kiddy Cricket’s national coordinator, Philip Service, “In addition to displaying excellent all-round cricket performances Jahieem had an outstanding academic performance at his primary school. “Based on his skill set, he should be a contender, almost immediately, to represent Jamaica at Under-15,” Service observed. inspires interestlast_img read more

Hyundai scion donates $3.5M to get South Korea a new football coach

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs South Korea’s next major assignment at full international level is January’s Asian Cup, where they were runners-up to Australia at the last edition in 2015.Chung, 56, the son of Hyundai Group founder Chung Ju-yung, has an estimated personal fortune of more than $1 billion, according to Forbes.   /vvpSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “He expressed hope that it would help pay the salary of a competent foreign coach,” a KFA official told AFP on Friday.“We have contacted candidates and talked about possible contract terms, but it will take a while to appoint a new coach,” he added, without elaborating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 2002 semi-finalists lost to Sweden and Mexico to exit the World Cup at the group stage, despite stunning Germany in their final game.Candidates to replace coach Shin Tae-yong, whose contract expired this week, reportedly include Iran’s Carlos Queiroz, Juan Carlos Osorio, who led Mexico at the World Cup, and Zlatko Dalic, who took Croatia to the final. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal NCAA: Mocon sparks San Beda to fourth straight win Hyundai scion Chung Mong-gyu has handed over $3.5 million of his own money to hire South Korea’s new football coach, in an outlandish attempt to turn the team’s fortunes around.Chung, president of the Korea Football Association (KFA), donated the four billion won after South Korea failed to reach the knock-out rounds at the World Cup in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Cavs sign Larry Drew to new coaching contract for rest of season

first_imgMOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal And beyond the team’s rough start, the Cavs are also trying to cope minus All-Star forward Kevin Love, who may be out two months or more following foot surgery last week.If that wasn’t enough, the Cavs have also been dealing with guard J.R. Smith wanting to be traded, Sexton struggling and former assistant Jim Boylan filing an age discrimination lawsuit against the team.Drew is pleased to have his situation resolved.“Obviously we’re a different team because of what has transpired within the past 12 months, and then coming into the season, having to lose Kevin Love,” he said. “We’ve got to ask more of our players with Kevin being out, that’s the reality, and we’re prepared to do that.“Now that this is behind us, we can really lock in and focus, and try to continue to teach and get this team moving.”General manager Koby Altman is also looking forward to Drew developing a team that entered the season believing it could still compete for the playoffs.“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with coach Drew to continue leading the team on the court,” Altman said. “He brings important experience and many qualities that we expect to translate well with our team as the head coach. We’re looking forward to the ways he can impact the team and help our players continue to grow and find success.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic over Cavs Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers acting coach Larry Drew gives instructions to players during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Cleveland. The Cavaliers signed assistant Drew to a new contract so he can be their coach for the rest of this season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Larry Drew’s awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over.The team’s struggles are getting worse.ADVERTISEMENT Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Cavs relented to Drew’s requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for the remainder of this season — and perhaps beyond.Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been negotiating since the Cavs’ top assistant asked for security and guarantees if he was going to become the rebuilding team’s interim coach and replace Tyronn Lue, who was fired on Oct. 28 following a 0-6 start. Drew wanted a pay raise to finish out the season and got one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDrew’s new deal includes a team option for the 2019-20 season. If the Cavs choose not to retain him, Drew will receive a buyout payment.“So now there’s clarity,” Drew said Monday night before the Cavs lost 102-100 in Orlando to fall to 1-9 — 0-5 on the road. “There’s just no gray area, and because there’s no gray area and me and my staff can just roll our sleeves up put all into helping this team be successful.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Drew said he did not talk to the team about his future after this season.“The discussion we had was about moving forward with what we have and what we want to accomplish,” he said. “We want to do everything to put (rookie guard) Collin (Sexton) in a position to be successful. We’re going to try and move forward and keep this team competitive.“I embrace the challenge. My staff embraces the challenge.”The Magic’s buzzer-beating win dropped the Cavs to 1-3 under Drew, who didn’t want to proceed this season without assurances from the organization. Drew promised to remain professional and do his job during the talks, and the 60-year-old kept his word.After ruling the Eastern Conference the past four seasons with LeBron James, Cleveland is going through a difficult transition without the three-time champion.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

BCCC Students Grateful for New 16-Seater Bus

first_imgJubilation surged through students and faculty of the Bomi County Community College (BCCC) last Friday in Tubmanburg when a new 16-seater for the school was dedicated.BCCC President Dr. Zobong Norman commended the Bomi County Legislative Caucus, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning (MFDP) for their support to ensure that the bus was made available to the school.“This bus will serve the student community so that faculty members will now be able to be on campus on time,” Dr. Norman said.He told a large gathering at the school campus that his administration is working to make learning at BCCC more meaningful and therefore requested for the fullest cooperation of the community.“We need to hold together,” Dr. Norman said, “because no matter how things are difficult, together we can make a way, for we are assured by the Bomi County Legislative Caucus and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of their commitment to support BCCC and make learning more exciting for every student.”Student council leader A. Jasper Fallah commended Dr. Norman, the Bomi County Legislative Caucus and President Sirleaf for their contribution to ease one of the major challenges faced by the faculty.“We are thankful for the new improvement to our school,” Fallah said, “and this shows that we, as students, will have an enabling environment for our learning.”Ousman S. Dorley, a graduate and a member of BCCC’s agriculture department, expressed appreciation for the new bus, but added that BCCC is yet to reach its potential if other essentials are not added.Dorley mentioned a well-equipped computer lab, teachers’ quarters, a guesthouse, student center, which the administration is presently pursuing, as needed to set BCCC on a progressive course.“Nevertheless,” Dorley said, “I’m impressed with the new direction that BCCC is taking to give students a better educational experience.”BCCC’s Acting Dean Henry B. Bindah (health science) said at long last the school is moving in the right direction and commended President Norman for considering the interest of BCCC as his priority and by seeking materials to improve the learning environment for the student population.After the dedication, a large group of students boarded the bus and drove around the campus, chanting, “We love you ooo, Zobong,” expressing their appreciation to the BCCC President for bringing improvements to the school.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Offense finds right balance

first_img When asked to assess why the Kings are in first place at the midway point of their season, coach Andy Murray cited the “unexpected scoring” but couldn’t quite explain its genesis. “I don’t want to ask,” Murray joked. “I kind of like the attitude that some guys are showing, like, `I better do it, because I don’t know who else is going to do it.’ Everybody has raised their level a bit. But it’s one of those questions I don’t really want to ask. Let’s just keep it going.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson After 21 games, or roughly one-quarter of the way through the season, Conroy, Demitra and Frolov had combined for 33 goals, while the Kings’ 14 other forwards had combined for 36. At the time, the Kings were winning, but that type of top-heavy scoring caught up with them and helped spark a run of losing. Success has returned of late, and not surprisingly, scoring has been more balanced. During the recent three-game road trip, Armstrong scored a hat trick to help the Kings earn a point in Phoenix and Kostopoulos scored the winning goal Saturday in Dallas. “It’s the difference between a team that’s good and a team that can be really great,” Conroy said. “I always look at a team like Detroit. They had great players and great lines, but in the playoffs it was always Kris Draper, (Kirk) Maltby and Darren McCarty. Those guys were the ones who stepped up. “The guys that everyone expected, they still chipped in, but these guys contributed and the difference was, all the teams that they played didn’t get that secondary scoring. Teams that get that secondary scoring always seem to come out on top.” EL SEGUNDO – The Kings have scored 25 goals in their past six games. Sixteen of them have been scored by Derek Armstrong, Sean Avery, Michael Cammalleri, Tom Kostopoulos or Mattias Norstrom. Mere weeks ago, that thought would have been considered implausible, if not impossible. Yet the Kings have developed a staggering amount of secondary scoring of late to complement the top line of Craig Conroy, Pavol Demitra and Alexander Frolov and that depth has kept the team rolling. center_img Injury report: There’s not much good news on this front to report for the Kings. Eric Belanger (groin), Jeff Cowan (hamstring), George Parros (ankle) and Mike Weaver (hip strain) won’t play tonight. Murray said Belanger has showed little improvement in the past two days but Cowan might be on track to return at the end of the week, possibly for Saturday’s game at San Jose. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

High School Scoreboard 10/17

first_img Delphic League Marshall at Cerritos Valley Christian, 7:30 p.m. Mission League St. Francis at Alemany, 7:30 p.m. Mission Valley League Arroyo at Rosemead, 7 p.m. Gabrielino at El Monte, 7 p.m. Pacific League Glendale at Muir, 7 p.m. Hoover vs. Arcadia at Glendale, 7 p.m. Pasadena vs. Crescenta Valley at PCC, 7 p.m. Prep League Flintridge Prep at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. Rio Hondo League Blair at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. San Marino at Monrovia, 7 p.m. Temple City at La Canada, 7 p.m. SATURDAY Camino Real League St. Anthony at La Salle, 1:45 p.m. Delphic League Maranatha at Brentwood, 2 p.m. Prep League Webb at Pasadena Poly, 2 p.m. BOYS WATER POLO MONTVIEW LEAGUE Charter Oak 12, Wilson 5 Charter Oak 5 4 2 1 12 Wilson 0 3 1 1 5 Charter Oak scoring: Mario Hernandez 5, Bryce Mordoff 3, Ryan Arango 2, Brad Bienpima, Andrew Kimbell. Wilson scoring: Josh Chen 2, Eric Chang, Howard Chen, Preston Rojas. Shots: Charter Oak 13; Wilson 10. Goalie saves: Jeremy Fernandez (CO) 5; Chris Perez (W) 1. Records (overall, league): Charter Oak 14-8, 1-0; Wilson 6-12, 0-1. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL NONLEAGUE At South Pasadena HS La Salle def. South Pasadena 25-15, 25-18, 25-15. Record: La Salle 15-8, 6-1. Notes: Gillian Heydorff (LS) 16 kills; Lauren Harding (LS) 17 kills; Brittany Thomas (LS) 5 aces. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOOTBALL NONLEAGUE AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Bell Gardens vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, 7 p.m. Keppel at Montebello, 7 p.m. Schurr at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. Del Rey League Bosco Tech at Serra, 7 p.m. center_img FRIDAY Almont League last_img read more

The Opposite of Worry Is Awe

first_img(Visited 293 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 There’s nothing better than seeing the power and beauty of nature to take your mind off your worries. Or is there?Secular psychologists think they can discover the secrets of mental health and well-being with reference to God, the Bible, or theology of any kind. In the latest example, a UC Riverside psychologist, as reported on Medical Xpress, tried to figure out what works best to alleviate worry. We’ve all had moments of intense worry about something, like when waiting for test results. Dr Kate Sweeney thought that the scientific method would uncover the secret for best alleviation of worry.Her solution was awe-ful: help patients by arousing feelings of awe. Awe is defined as “a state of wonder, a transportive mindset brought on by beautiful music, or a deeply affecting film.” How any humans achieved that state before films were invented was not addressed. Here’s what Sweeney did:The research drew from two studies, for a total of 729 participants. In the first test, participants took a faux intelligence assessment. In the second test, participants believed they were awaiting feedback on how other study participants perceived them.In both cases, they watched one of three movies that inspired varying levels of awe. The first was an “awe induction” video, a high-definition video of a sunrise with instrumental music. The second was a positive control video meant to elicit happy feelings, but not awe. The video was of cute animal couples. The third was a neutral video. In this case, about how padlocks are made.Researchers found that those exposed to the awe-induction video experienced significantly greater positive emotion and less anxiety during the period waiting for IQ test results and peer assessments.The nature video is actually quite awe-inspiring: see it on YouTube here. It should not be surprising that it beat out the other two films.Sweeny said the research can be used to devise strategies for maximizing positive emotion and minimizing anxiety during the most taxing periods of waiting. Because the concept of awe has only received recent attention in psychology, the research also is the first to stress its beneficial effects during stressful waiting periods, opening new opportunities for study.“Now that we know we can make people feel better through brief awe experiences while they’re waiting in the lab, we can take this knowledge out into the real world to see if people feel less stressed when they watch “Planet Earth” or go to an observatory, for example, while they’re suffering through a difficult waiting period,” Sweeny said.This experiment actually did help the participants, but several questions come up. Is it ethical to lie to participants, and to create artificial worries and then use the people like lab rats? Are the definitions of terms and the criteria for measurement subjective? Are the psychologists ignoring factors that could really be responsible for the change in attitudes? And more worrisome, could other psychologists use similar deceptive “strategies” to manipulate people in less beneficial ways? Do the psychologists have a Yoda Complex?By defining awe as some wishy-washy emotion that can be manipulated, the psychologists created fake awe. Humans are wired for awe, but fake awe is like the twitch of a frog leg when touched with an electric probe. It’s not the kind of response that can change a person’s heart and re-orient them for a lifetime of peace.We love awe at CEH, and frequently report about awesome wonders in creation. But to really get a grip on awe, you have to know the awesomeness of God. Nature scenes are awesome not because they happened by chance and we evolved to wonder at them, but because they were created by the God of wonders. Studying His handiwork reduces worry because it gets our sinful, ungrateful minds off of ourselves for awhile. The one who created the body and the mind, and our world, knows better than any psychologist what we need for peace. First, we need to repent and accept His forgiveness for our sins, paid for by Jesus Christ. Then, with renewed minds growing in knowledge of Him by studying His word, we need to become trained in gratitude. Thankfulness grows as we consider the mighty power and wisdom of our Maker. Psalm 33:8 gives better advice than any psychologist: “Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.”last_img read more

Third Annual BlackBerry Developer Challenge Calls for Creation of Super Apps

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting rww sponsor 1 Tags:#BlackBerry#Sponsors#web center_img Related Posts Is your app awesome but undiscovered? If so, the BlackBerry Developer Challenge could be your ticket to digital tech fame. Nearly $1.5 million in prizes are up for grabs for the developer who can create the next great BlackBerry Super App, one that creates a personalized, must-have user experience. The best part is that prizes are geared toward helping winners build success and recognition for their product. This includes marketing and promotional programs, featured placement on BlackBerry App World, and developer services from leading industry partners. This post is brought to you by BlackBerry.Now that your ears have perked up, here are the details: Your Super App will be judged on six characteristics, including the ability to run in the background, integrate with native BlackBerry apps, provide useful notifications and alerts, and more. You can enter if your app fits into one of the following seven categories: Productivity, Fun & Games, Knowledge, Sharing, Navigate & Explore, Multi-Media, or In The Know. If you’re sure you have a Super App in your possession, entering the contest is the easy part. Either click here, fill out a registration form, or if you’re accepted into App World during the submission period, you’ll receive an invitation to apply. Make sure you enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 6, 2010. Additional details about the Super App Challenge, as well as the official rules, can be found on the BlackBerry Super App website. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Output Growth Slows

first_imgIndia’s industrial output growth rate continues to slow. Output grew 15.1 percent in February, below January’s 16.7 percent growth and December’s peak at 17.6 percent, according to the Ministry of Statistics.Manufacturing output rose 16 percent in February from a year earlier, while output of capital goods rose 44.4 percent and consumer durables production rose 29.9 percent.  Related Itemslast_img

Philippines seizes silver in equestrian show jumping event

first_imgView comments SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd Arroyo and Leviste were part of the team that won the same silver medal in the 2011 Games but wasn’t able to repeat the feat in the 2013 and 2015 outings.Malaysia won the gold while Thailand settled for bronze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games FILE PHOTO – Toni Leviste, aboard Loribri, competes in the Longines Global Champions Tour event in Florida. Above left, Toni receives a prize for her lofty finish.The Philippines took a spot in the podium of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after taking the silver medal in the show jumping team event in equestrian Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Antoinette Leviste and Joker Arroyo teamed up with Chiara Sophia Amor and Colin John Syquia for the second-best finish in the event.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Clarice Patrimonio wins silver in tennis MOST READlast_img read more