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Spectrum Sports Clays on at Knolford Ranch

first_imgTop Class A to E juniors/sub juniors, ladies and hunter class shooters will be locked in an exciting battle for honours at the Spectrum Sporting Clays, which takes centre stage at the Knolford Polo Ranch, located in Riversdale in St Catherine, today.The day’s proceedings will commence with an 8:30 to 10 a.m. registration, while the eagerly anticipated shotgun start will happen at 10:30 a.m.The event is named after title sponsors Spectrum Systems Limited, and will see prizes being awarded to the winners in the various categories.The entry fee will be $1,000 for all categories of shooters except ladies and juniors.Jamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan, believes today’s shoot will provide fun and excitement and a family atmosphere for shooters, guests and spectators alike.COMPETITIVE COURSEHe expects to see more than 120 shooters and has predicted that there will be good competition, friendly and intense rivalries on what is a competitive course.Lunch will be on sale at the venue. Today’s event is being sponsored by Spectrum Systems Limited, Rum-Bar Rum, WATA, Kingston Industrial Garage with its brands Subaru, Jeep and Ford.last_img read more


Fourth favourites but England ‘have no chance’ of Euro 2016 glory – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.England take on Portugal at Wembley on Thursday night in their final warm-up match before Euro 2016.With the visitors missing Cristiano Ronaldo, the Three Lions are even-money to earn a morale-boosting win.But Stevens says England ‘have absolutely no chance at all’ of winning Euro 2016, despite Roy Hodgson’s men priced as a fourth favourites at 9/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


Klay Thompson on Kevin Durant’s pending free agency: “We’re handling it great”

first_imgOAKLAND – One of the Warriors’ pending free agents has been noticeably silent. Ever since the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas presumably to clear cap space for Kevin Durant, he has not spoken to local reporters during practice and post-game availability.One of the other Warriors’ pending free agents has been remarkably candid. For the past week, Klay Thompson has shown the same measured outook toward Durant’s uncertain future as he has with any shooting slump.“We’re handling it …last_img read more


Religions ‘rebuilding SA’: Mbeki

first_img9 september 2003President Thabo Mbeki wrapped up a hectic schedule of meeting with ordinary South Africans with addresses to religious bodies on Sunday.On Saturday, Mbeki addressed the Jewish Board of Deputies in Johannesburg, assured them of the government’s continued efforts to stamp out negative attitudes towards the community.Later on Saturday, the President opened an inaugural convention of South African Hindu organisations in Durban, saying all religions had a role to play in rebuilding the country from the destructive apartheid years.On Sunday, Mbeki attended the 93rd anniversary celebrations of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) – an organisation that boasts about four million followers across southern Africa – in Polokwane in Limpopo province.Although Mbeki did not address the gathering – in line with the Church’s policy of being non-politically aligned – a statement from his office reiterated the government’s stance that all religious groups have a role to play in fighting poverty, moral decay and underdevelopment.“We, as government, have a responsibility to all people who fall victim to marginalisation, fear and disempowerment, and we cannot allow any section of the community to plunge into a permanent sense of unease and displeasure,” Mbeki told the Jewish Board of Deputies, adding that Jewish people would always have a home in South Africa.Mbeki told the Hindu community that unlike the apartheid regime, the democratic government recognises all religions and believes that religious organisations must be at the forefront of inculcating religious and moral values in society.“Given our divided history, religious organisations have an important role to play in the reconstruction and development of our country, especially in the welfare and civil society sectors,” he said.Mbeki said the Hindu gathering was another tribute to Indian human rights activist Mahatma Ghandi, who fought for the betterment of humanity. “Mahatma Ghandi’s championship of the cause of the harijans teaches us that we must act in support of the poor and marginalised.”In a statement released ahead of Sunday’s ZCC ceremony, Mbeki said the ZCC and other African churches have an important role to play in efforts to promote an ethical, righteous and moral society.He added that the Church’s message of peace, Kgotso ga ebe le lona (Peace be with you), “provides an important lesson for all South Africans that together we can forge a peaceful country that can provide food, both material and spiritual, and a better life for all”.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


Planet named after young South African

first_imgSiyabulela Xuza explains aspects of his project to youngsters who attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in New Mexico, US. (Image: Eskom Expo)Young South African scientist Siyabulela Xuza has had a planet named after him, in honour of his work in developing a record-breaking rocket and creating safer, more energy-efficient rocket fuel.This is the story of Xuza’s rise to greatness, as told by Clem Sunter, a world-renowned scenario planner, speaker and author:“I was chairperson of the Anglo American Open Scholarship Panel for many years. Because we offered not only basic university fees but also a generous living allowance plus an overseas trip, it was like auditioning for Idols,” Sunter says.We got an unbelievable response every year which involved some of the most intelligent matric students in South Africa.Last year in January, we interviewed the brightest of them all – a young man called Siyabulela Xuza. He hails from Mthathta in the Eastern Cape and was awarded an academic scholarship to St John’s College – a top private school in Johannesburg – from Grade 8.The first question we put to him, as we did to all other candidates, was: “What degree have you chosen and why?”His response was as follows: “I’ve chosen Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. The reason is that I developed a fascination for chemicals when I was 12 years old. I mixed them in my mother’s kitchen and caused minor explosions to her utter dismay.“Then I decided to concentrate on a particular project. It was to create an energy-intensive fuel which was safer and more effective than the stuff Nasa [National Aeronautics and Space Administration] uses to propel its rockets into outer space.“I managed to build a rocket which broke the South African Amateur Altitude Record. I then entered the Eskom National Science Expo and won gold, as well as the Dr Derek Gray Memorial Award for the most prestigious project in South Africa.“The best prize, however, was to be invited to the International Youth Science Fair in Sweden, where I met the King and Queen of Sweden as well as attending the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.“The consequence of that was to be entered into the world’s biggest student science event at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the US. I won two top awards, but what really made my day was that the Nasa-affiliated Lincoln Laboratory was so impressed by my achievement that they named a minor planet after me!”So, naturally, we gave him the scholarship.Three months later, he came running up to me at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport.“Hey, Mr Sunter, do you remember me?”“Siya,” I replied, “I’m never going to forget you. How’s the University of Cape Town?”“You haven’t heard?” he asked, with a questioning smile. “I’ve been awarded another scholarship to go to Harvard University, so I’m off there in the fall.”He even had the American lingo.So Xuza is now studying at the university that is ranked number-one in the world.If you have a powerful-enough telescope, you will find his planet, now known as Siyaxuza, near Jupiter in the night sky.last_img read more


Google TV Update Offers Android Remote App, Makes Netflix Usable

first_imgmike melanson Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market All of those other features are great, but the simple fact that Netflix is now a usable source for content on the Google TV is the most exciting piece of news for us. According to Google, users will “start to see these updates roll out to their devices throughout the week.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#Video Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When I first plugged in my Logitech Revue Google TV unit, I was excited. Then, as I browsed around for the usual free content – Hulu.com, network websites like ABC or Fox – and found they were blocked from Google TV, I became a little distraught. It was only when I got to Netflix, however, that the true panic set in. This was how I would have to watch Netflix videos? By using a completely separate device to line things up in a queue before returning to my Google TV? Ludicrous! Today Google has offered an update to the Google TV software that fixes one of the biggest problems with the service – the Netflix app – and offers a few other enhanced features to boot.Google says that there are “four significant improvements to the platform” with today’s update, including Netflix, “Dual View”, an Android remote control app and a movies search result page. First, let’s look at Netflix.The new Netflix app on Google TV does what you would expect Netflix to do anywhere it’s available. It allows you to search for content, suggests content according to your viewing habits, and even order DVDs for content that isn’t available streaming. In my mind, Google TV just became much less broken. Network websites aren’t available on other Internet TV devices like Roku either, but at least the Netflix app works. Now, Netflix is a fully functional version of itself on Google TV too. Phew.As for the other features, Google TV now lets you tweak your picture-in-picture viewing, customizing the location and size of the video window. The enhanced “movies” feature brings you a separate section for movie results in your search results page, including listings from Netflix, your TV connection and Amazon Video on Demand, making it easier to find and watch content. The remote control app does exactly what you would imagine, turning your Android phone into a remote, which is probably a better and more exciting feature for hardware that isn’t the Logitech Revue, which provides a full keyboard and trackpad as its remote. Take a look at the new app in the video below.last_img read more