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Tanzanian foe toughest test yet for Dave Peñalosa

first_imgDave (13-0, 9 KOs) is coming off a second-round knockout victory over an overmatched Indonesian in Ricky Manufoe two months ago in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.The younger Peñalosa knocked down Manufoe, who never had a chance, thrice and dealt him his 35th loss.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 ChrissGerry said Tuwa (21-5-2, 14 KOs) won’t be a pushover and will give Dave a stiff challenge.“He (Tuwa) is one if not Dave’s toughest opponent to date,” Gerry, who is promoting the event under his GerryPens Promotions, Inc., said in Filipino on Saturday. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Former two-division champion Gerry Peñalosa believes his nephew Dave will be put to the test against Twalib Tuwa of Tanzania in their featherweight 10-rounder in Sunday’s main event pitting Filipino fighters against Tanzanians.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PH’s Garcia, partner win back-to-back ITF juniors crowns “I specifically asked the matchmaker to give Dave a tough opponent so that we will be tested and we can see what he’s all about.”The former super flyweight and bantamweight titleholder also thinks the fight won’t go the distance.“It won’t last 10 rounds because knowing Dave, right from the opening bell he’s gonna bring the fight. His opponent is a fighter as well so I’m sure someone’s going to go down.”Dave, 27, however, doesn’t want to look too far ahead.“I’m excited and at the same time I also feel pressure. Let’s see how the fight goes. If I get the chance to knock him out, of course I am going for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Senior Finance Officials Under 21-Day Surveillance

first_imgThe Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has now officially “joined” the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, which last week snatched away one of their senior colleagues, Mr. Patrick Sawyer.Mr. Sawyer, who met his untimely death in Lagos, Nigeria, after he had gone there to attend an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) conference, was the Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the MFDP.Speaking with our Health Correspondent Sunday, July 27, the MFDP Media Services Director, Mr. Sidiki Trawally, stated that individually, the Ministry’s staff have been engaged in the preventive methods and “most of them have their personal sanitizer, which they use daily.”Mr. Trawally said that in order to strengthen their involvement in the anti-Ebola campaign, the Ministry has put in place a thorough sanitary program and admonished all staff to use the hand washer or personalized sanitizers or disposable gloves available at the Ministry’s entrance.The Ministry announced Monday that in order to instill confidence in users of services at the MFDP, “At the very highest level of the Ministry, all senior officials who came in direct or indirect contact with Mr. Sawyer have been placed on the prescribed 21-day observatory surveillance period starting July 20th, the day Mr. Sawyer departed the country for Nigeria.” The Ministry further said that all concerned senior officials have been requested to telecommute (work from home) until certified by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) to return to active duty.In addition to the above measures, the Minister of FDP, Amara Konneh, has requested the Ministry of Health to immediately quarantine and properly sanitize both the former Ministry of Finance and the former Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs buildings, including the newly constructed National Authorizing Office of the European Union.“Due to these measures, the Ministry [was] temporarily shut down 12 PM on Monday, July 28, and reopened on Tuesday, July 29.”The Minister has also given permission to other employees, who made no contact with Mr. Sawyer, but have been traumatized as a result of the situation in the past few days and would like to take some time off, to stay home until they deem it necessary to return to duty.Among other things, however, all essential employees still working at the Ministry have been asked to observe strictly the following measures: “Use of the elevator is restricted to only 4 persons per trip; absolutely, no clustering on the stairways; no gathering of more than five persons, except for meetings in conference spaces or spatial environment; absolutely no handshakes, hugging of other physical bodily contact; and please report any suspicious illness or strange conditions amongst employees.The Ministry has also asked that only persons with genuine business dealings and transactions would be permitted on the premises and that all employees are further encouraged to wear long-sleeved clothing to minimize any possible risk of exposure.“Notwithstanding, the general public is advised to carry out their normal transactional businesses at the Ministry and follow closely the measures announced in the interest of public health.Meanwhile, the MFPD tax policy unit will review, in conjunction with the Liberia Revenue Authority, a proposal for the relaxation of tariffs and duties on the importation of sanitary materials and other bleach products during the period of this situation.” (For the latest news and updates, follow us at this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Allen remains calm to take Patriots to the top

first_img– Tridents’ woes continueFabian Allen was running out of partners and with 17 required from the last over he remained unfazed to hit two consecutive sixes followed by a four to hand the Patriots a hard fought victory over the struggling Barbados Tridents on Tuesday night at Warner Park in Match 26 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League.Man of the Match, Allen finished on 68 from 34 balls with six fours and four sixes to seal the two-wicket victory with two balls to spare to take last year’s finalists to the top of the points table heading into the playoffs which begin next Tuesday in Guyana.As the Patriots wrapped up their leg of home matches and league matches on a winning note, it was at the expense of Barbados Tridents who have lost their last six matches including their five at home and will join the St Lucia Stars as the twoteams eliminated. Fabian Allen The Tridents asked to bat were without injured batsmen Steve Smith and Martin Guptill but got to 168 for 5 with skipper Jason Holder and Roston Chase providing the last assaut with a stand of 53 from 23.Earlier Nicholas Pooran made a busy 44 but got little support from the top order as just-arrived South African left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi immediately landed on a good line and length to tie down the visitors.After a brisk start from openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis the Tridents fought back with some quick Patriots wickets that set up the match for the nail biting finish.With Ben Cutting, Allen put on 52 for the seventh wicket but stuttered towards the end leaving Allen to express himself with level-headed batting.Left-arm quick, Mohamad Irfan was once again the most destructive TridentsTabraiz Shamsibowler with leggie Imran Khan bowling a tight spell as well.However, debutant left-arm pacer Dominic Drakes who was asked to defend 16 in the final over finished with forgettable figures in a losing cause.The Tridents will now travel to Port of Spain for their fina match against TKR on Friday at the Queen’s Park Oval while the Patriots move on to Guyana for the playoffs.The tournament continues tonight with a top of the table clash between defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors in Trinidad from 20:00h with the winner set to reclaim the number one position on the points table.last_img read more

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CSU could avoid strike

first_imgIn comments attached to the report, CSU vice chancellor for human resources Jackie R. McClain wrote that the recommended salary hike “goes beyond the fiscal priority” of the university. “We have no idea whether the recommendations can be funded within the money available,” she wrote. During a news conference Sunday, Reed would not discuss details regarding faculty salaries but said he was committed to using the report as a “framework” for an agreement. “The fact-finder tried to be fair to both sides and kind of split the difference,” Reed said. The administration’s own proposal to increase wages by nearly 25percent over the next three years has been criticized by union leaders who question whether most faculty would receive the promised raises. Faculty voted last week to authorize a spring labor strike that could start as early as next month. Union officials said that despite the extension, faculty continued to prepare for a series of two-day strikes in April in case a settlement was not reached. The rolling strikes would move from campus to campus to avoid disrupting the education of more than 400,000 CSU students, though a systemwide walkout remained an option, union leaders said. “We’re going to do what it takes to get a contract,” Travis said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Faculty and administrators locked in a nearly two-year contract dispute at the nation’s largest four-year public university system agreed Sunday to a temporary contract extension that could ward off a strike. The 10-day extension gives both sides time to hammer out an agreement under guidelines in an independent report recommending a nearly 25percent pay raise for California State University’s 23,000-member faculty, officials said. “I’m optimistic that a settlement can be reached during these 10 days,” CSU Chancellor Charles Reed said. California Faculty Association president John Travis called the extension a “positive sign,” but the union hasn’t dropped its threat of a strike faculty voters authorized last week. The third-party fact-finder’s report cited a double-digit lag in salary between CSU’s faculty and their peers at comparable institutions when recommending the four-year pay hike. The independent investigator’s recommendations were “close enough” to the union’s proposals to merit the faculty’s broad support, Travis said. last_img read more

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Agwanda wins back-to-back Monthly Award

first_imgHe got a unanimous majority vote to beat Nakumatt’s Joe Waithira in the poll conducted by Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Football Committee.“It wasn’t an easy decision to rejoin Sony more so after many people had written me off. But the results are there for everyone to see. We were in a difficult position when I came back but we have already made the impossible possible,” said Agwanda.“It is a great feeling to become the first player to win this award twice. I thank God for everything and the coach for instilling confidence in me. Our target still remains to flnish top five.Sony Sugar’s Enock Agwanga became the first ever player to win the SJAK/SportPesa Player of the Month Award back-to-back.Sony coach Paul Odhiambo was equally elated at Agwanda’s recognition.“I thank God for his (Agwanda) recognition. He deserves it and it is a morale booster to the team.  We had targeted top five and we believe it is still achievable. Destiny is in our own hands,” said Odhiambo.Agwanda, who rejoined Sony in the mid-season from Ushuru FC, scored four goals and provided two assists to his team-mates as the Awendo-based side continued with their resurgence in the Kenyan Premier League.The burly striker netted his first goal of the month from the spot in their 3-1 victory over relegation threatened Thika United on August 5 before scoring the lone goal of the match away to Ulinzi Stars (0-1).EnochAgwandaHe went on to hit a brace against Kariobangi Sharks (2-0) to take his season tally to nine goals as he helped Sony to move into the top half of the table after ending the month with a barren draw against Tusker.For his impressive performance, Agwanda was awarded Sh100 000, a trophy and a 49-inch LG TV courtesy of the sponsors, while the tenth placed Paul Odhiambo’s side team got an extra Sh100,000 for their contribution to the player’s exploits.Agwanda couldn’t hide his joy after receiving the award for a month he played with a hamstring injury. He thanked his teammates and the technical bench for making their relegation survival possible.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Enock Agwanda posing with the trophy and LG TVNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – Sony Sugar assistant captain Enock Agwanda became the first player ever to win back-to-back SportPesa/LG/SJAK Player of the Month awards after being named the best player for August at the Awendo Green Stadium on Thursday.The former Gor Mahia and Sofapaka forward picked up his second successive award after continuing with his sparkling scoring form last month.last_img read more

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first_imgA man has pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault in north Donegal almost 20 years ago.The man, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court this morning.The man had an address in the south but is originally from the north. The court heard that the sexual assaults happened on a male between December 1st 1993 and 31st January, 1994.A jury was sworn in to hear the case but the man changed his plea to guilty just before the trial was due to start.The man’s victim broke down in tears in court when the guilty plea was put before Judge John O’Hagan.The man was remanded on continuing bail for sentencing in October.Barrister Patricia McLaughlin also asked for a victim impact statement.VICTIM BREAKS DOWN AS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX ASSAULTS was last modified: July 18th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:JUdge John O’Hagansex assaultlast_img read more



first_imgElection hopeful John O’Donnell brings a bit of Christmas cheer – in March! It may only be March but the Christmas spirit is in full swing in Kilmacrennan with the news that Independent candidate John O’Donnell has secured Christmas lights for the village.Following feedback from locals attending his community meeting two weeks ago, O’Donnell partnered with businessman Gary Cooney of Gary’s Pet World to secure 2km of lights, thus ensuring that his home town would not spend another festive season in the dark. To oversee the installation of the lights, O’Donnell is now setting up the ‘Brighter Kilmacrennan’ committee and is inviting local residents to get involved.The Independent candidate is also keen to develop the committee’s remit to include the general upkeep and improvement of the village.Making the announcement at his second community meeting in Kilmacrennan Hall, O’Donnell said: “I was inspired to take action after listening to local people talk of their disappointment that our village was one of the only towns in the surrounding area without Christmas lights.“When I thought about it, I realised that this was actually an easy problem to fix and I’m delighted that after spending several years in the dark, Kilmacrennan will now be lit up for Christmas 2014. “I look forward to working with the local community on this project and would encourage anyone interested in brightening the place up a little to get involved with the ‘Brighter Kilmacrennan’ committee”.John O’Donnell is the son of the late Councillor Eddie O’Donnell and his wife Anne, also a former councillor. For more information and campaign updates, visit ELECTION HOPEFUL DELIVERS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – IN MARCH! was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Christmas lightselectionJohn O’Donnelllast_img read more



first_imgThe Lily Rose in Buncrana is pink all year round – so today’s cake sale at the popular cafe in aid of the Irish Cancer Society was easier for them than most.“Our actual shop is pink, our uniform is pink now today all our produce is pink,” says Jade O’Neill.“The buns are all flying out the door already today. There are more left for anyone who wants one.” Proceeds go to the Irish Cancer Society. PINK DAY IS WEE BUNS FOR BUNCRANA CAFE was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:buncranacake saledonegalirish CancerLily Roselast_img read more


Minister’s request must lead to opening of LUH’s short-stay ward – Mac Lochlainn

first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn says the Minister for Health Simon Harris’s request for the HSE to examine any additional capacity in hospitals must now lead to the reopening of the 19-bed Short Stay Ward at Letterkenny University Hospital.He said that for over two years now, Sinn Féin and other stakeholders, including the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), have been asking the Minister for Health to examine what beds had been closed in hospitals during the austerity years and to commit funding to reopen them.And he said the reopening of the 19-bed Short Stay Ward at Letterkenny University Hospital must be front and centre, here in Donegal. “On countless occasions, we were rebuffed and told to wait on the publication of the bed capacity review. However, when the review was eventually published, it did not even fully examine where beds are closed and how many there are.“Therefore, while we welcome the Minister’s announcement that he will ask the HSE to examine if there is any additional capacity in hospitals that can be utilised, this must now finally lead to the reopening of the Short Stay Ward.“The management of Letterkenny Hospital have again applied for the necessary funding to reopen the ward and this time, there can be no excuses left.“Over recent weeks, members of Donegal Sinn Féin have gathered thousands of signatures across Donegal for our petition, calling on the Government to recognise that on average, every single day last year, 19 Donegal people were on trolleys rather than in a ward bed at Letterkenny. “That’s thousands of Donegal people being denied the treatment that they deserve in a medical emergency with many being also being denied their dignity and privacy at the hospital.“The spectacle of 19 people on trolleys every day while there is a 19 bed Short Stay Ward lying empty is a shameful indictment of the Government’s approach to our health service”.Minister’s request must lead to opening of LUH’s short-stay ward – Mac Lochlainn was last modified: August 14th, 2018 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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2009 – the Year of Natural Fibres

first_imgCotton is grown successfully in South Africa.(Image: Cotton SA) The first sale of imported angorastud goats took place in Graaff-Reinetin 1857. (Image: Graaff-Reinet)Janine ErasmusThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has declared 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres. South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, an organisation that has a large stake in the country’s budding natural fibre industry, is backing the initiative.The International Year of Natural Fibres (IYNF) covers a wide range of natural fibres of both animal and vegetable origin, with uses ranging from traditional and non-traditional industrial products to fabrics with glamorous apparel.Plant fibres are obtained from the fruit, stem or leaf, and include cotton (fruit), flax, jute, kenaf, bamboo and hemp (stems), and sisal and agave (leaf). Fibres of animal origin are derived from hair or secretions. The former category includes wool, alpaca, camel hair, mohair from the Angora goat, angora wool from the Angora rabbit, and cashmere. The latter category includes silk.Tree fibres are not covered by the IYNF, but will be one focus of the 2011 International Year of Forests.Improving the global natural fibre industryThe FAO adopted resolution number 189 announcing the IYNF on 20 December 2006 at the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly in Rome. The organisation expects the year-long initiative to contribute greatly to the global Millennium Development Goals by improving these industries that provide a livelihood for millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries.More than 30-million tons of natural fibre, worth some R300-billion ($30-billion), are produced annually; cotton and wool are the main products. In some developing nations, natural fibres add significantly to the economy, such as cotton in certain West African countries, jute in Bangladesh and sisal in Tanzania.The objectives of the IYNF are to raise awareness of the economic and environmental importance of natural fibres, stimulate demand for these goods, and promote the efficiency and sustainability of the natural fibre industries.The FAO also hopes to enlist the help of governments to address problems faced by natural fibre industries and to foster solid international partnerships for research and fair trade among the various industries. All of these factors are intended to improve the lives of small farmers around the world.The IYNF will be celebrated through conferences, exhibitions, and fashion shows in many countries, including an International Mohair Summit – the first such gathering ever – in November 2009 in South Africa. The country produces over 54% of the world’s mohair, and according to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) it is also the best quality mohair available.Endless possibilitiesThe CSIR has an entire research group dedicated to the study of natural fibres. The great variety of natural fibres presents endless possibilities, all of which are just waiting to be harnessed, according to research group leader Sunshine Blouw.The CSIR focuses on finding interesting and novel uses for age-old natural fibres, and on ways to improve their properties. The organisation also studies and develops natural fibre-reinforced composite materials for use in the building, automobile and aerospace industries. A composite material comprises two dissimilar components, such as plywood and concrete, which form a new material with better properties when mixed.Finally, the CSIR investigates better planting and harvesting methods as well as the best strategies to sustain the various natural fibre industries. Much of the research centres on non-woven fibres.Other areas of research involve processing of fibre (preparation, spinning, winding, weaving and knitting technologies), fibre modification (changing the properties of fibre) and clothing technologies (enhancing comfort, sizing, fit and automation processes). This research will enable the South African clothing and textile industries to become more competitive globally.The CSIR’s contribution to the IYNF, says Blouw, will include an educational series on the different fibres available in South Africa, including mohair, wool, agave, African wild silk, hemp, flax, cotton, cashmere, sisal, pineapple leaves and natural fibre composites.“We plan to make the natural fibre series informative and educational,” adds Blouw. “It would be ideal for use in the classroom as well as by anyone who would like to know more about the fibres itself, what South Africa’s position is with regard to the rest of the world and what the CSIR is doing with its research to assist our industries.”Innovative uses of natural fibresIn South Africa there are a number of lucrative natural fibre industries, such as that of Agave americana – better known as the plant used in the manufacture of tequila. The agave is indigenous to Mexico and was introduced to the dry Karoo region of South Africa a century ago, where it adapted readily.Strict legislation prohibits the manufacture of tequila from agave harvested anywhere but in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Mlchoacan, Nayarit or Tamaulipas. However, South African-harvested agave is used for other purposes. Besides the traditional products of twine or carpets, fibres from the blue-grey leaves are well suited for use in the automotive industry in composite materials, or in the geotextile industry, where permeable materials are used to strengthen soil or improve its drainage properties.A CSIR-driven agave project is underway on a 1 000ha plot near Graaff-Reinet. The project will investigate harvesting, spinning and weaving of fibre and will help to develop these skills in local communities.Another promising component of South Africa’s natural fibre industry, especially amongst subsistence farmers, features cashmere, made from the soft, dense undercoat of goats. South Africa’s indigenous goat population, kept for their meat, milk and skin products, numbers around 6.3-million. Many of these local breeds, such as Savannah and Boer, are capable of producing a fine cashmere, according to the CSIR – but over the years the focus has been rather on the overcoat while the undercoat has been all but ignored.CSIR research has revealed that the local goat population is of a good enough quality for the establishment of a sustainable cashmere industry. The next step is to implement pilot projects in goat-rich areas, which will focus on selective breeding and cashmere-refining technologies.Hemp and wild silkThe CSIR is conducting research on industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L. subsp. sativa var. sativa) fibres to find more uses for it in composites. Hemp is showing great potential as an environmentally-friendly alternative for the use of glass fibres in engineering composites.While it is related to the plant from which marijuana is made, hemp contains no tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana. Sadly, it has been neglected because of its relation to the psychoactive drug. Hemp fibres are similar to those obtained from flax and jute. They are used in textiles, cordage and fine paper products, and the woody core can also be used for animal bedding, garden mulch, fuel and a range of building materials.The CSIR is also involved in a wild silk project in the North West province. Wild silk is obtained not from the silkworm but from the non-edible wild moth species Gonimbrasia postica and rufobrunnea. The organisation has undertaken wild silk research since 1991, with an emphasis on the quality of the silk fibre, skills transfer, and the creation of a viable market for the silk.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at articlesGoing wild over indigenous silkUseful linksCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchInternational Year of Natural FibresUnited Nations resolution number 1892009 Mohair SummitCotton SAMohair SAlast_img read more

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Dempsey sets U.S. WCQ appearances record

first_imgUnited States Dempsey sets USMNT record for most World Cup qualifying appearances 05:38 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Clint Dempsey USA Bob Levey United States Honduras v United States WC Qualification CONCACAF The Seattle Sounders star made his 41st appearance for the U.S. in qualifiers, breaking Landon Donovan’s record. With his start against Honduras on Tuesday, Clint Dempsey broke Landon Donovan’s mark for the most all-time World Cup qualifying appearances for the U.S. men’s national team.Dempsey made his 41st World Cup qualifying appearance for the USA, as he looks to take part in his fourth World Cup next summer in Russia. Dempsey WCQ gfx Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The Seattle Sounders man may not hold the record for long, however, with Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley right behind him. With the start, @clint_dempsey claims another #USMNT record.Details: — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) September 5, 2017 Dempsey can break another of Donovan’s records if he scores against the Catrachos, as the two players are tied for the most all-time USMNT goals with 57 apiece.last_img read more

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Kane hails ‘world’s best’ Real Madrid

first_imgTransfers Kane ‘focused on Tottenham’ after draw with ‘world’s best’ Real Madrid Ben Hayward Last updated 2 years ago 20:35 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Real Madrid v Tottenham, Champions League 2017/18 Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Harry Kane The Spurs striker played down talk of a possible move to Spain and hopes his side can kick on in the Champions League after their 1-1 draw on Tuesday Harry Kane says he is “focused on Tottenham” and not thinking about a possible transfer to Real Madrid after he helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side secure a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.The in-form forward was involved as Spurs took the lead in the Champions League clash in Madrid, his pressure on Raphael Varane forcing the France defender to put the ball past his own goalkeeper Keylor Navas. And after Cristiano Ronaldo had levelled from the penalty spot, Kane also missed a late chance to win the match as Navas pushed his shot around the post near the end.Kane 5/1 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The England striker had been heavily linked to Madrid in the build-up to the match, but when asked after the game in the mixed zone if he sees himself playing for Real one day, he simply said: “I’m focused on the season. I want to keep playing well for Tottenham.”HARRY KANE REAL MADRID TOTTENHAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUEOn the result, which leaves Spurs joint-top of Group H alongside Los Blancos with seven points, he said: “We came here and got a great result against a very good side and it leaves us in a great position for the rest of the Champions League group.”And he added: “There were chances at both ends. We could have nicked it in the end, but they are the best team in the world at the moment and we are very happy.”last_img read more

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15 days agoEverton striker Kean, Parrott sent off in U21 clash

first_imgEverton striker Kean, Parrott sent off in U21 clashby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton striker Moise Kean was sent off for Italy U21 in their 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland. Former Juventus youngster Kean came off the bench, but lasted under 20 minutes before his dismissal for pushing Tottenham striker Troy Parrott in the chest, with the Irish player also receiving his second yellow card in the incident.Italy U21 coach Paolo Nicolato said, “It’s our own fault, we know these environments, the way they see competition and sportsmanship, so we knew full well that we shouldn’t have fallen for their provocation.“Qualification is not a walk in the park, there are strong teams and we need to work to get there.”The next Italy game is against Armenia on Monday. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Names 1 Team Surging Up His Rankings

first_imgKirk Herbstreit thinks a team could be out of the playoff.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit unveiled his new top four rankings following Ohio State’s win over TCU on Saturday night.There has been a minor change to Herbie’s top four, with the No. 2 spot having a new resident.Herbstreit’s new top four:AlabamaGeorgiaClemsonOhio StateThere’s one team surging up Herbstreit’s rankings, though. They’re now in his No. 5 spot.LSU, coming off its road win against Auburn, is now No. 5 in Herbstreit’s rankings. Herbstreit was extremely impressed in what he saw from the Tigers on the road on Saturday.My Top 4 after WEEK 31-@AlabamaFTBL 2-@FootballUGA 3-@ClemsonFB 4-@OhioStateFB Next 2@LSUfootball @OU_Football— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 16, 2018The new top 25 polls will be out at noon (Coaches) and 2 p.m. (AP). Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Redmi Note 6 Pro: Take note of the four cameras

first_imgOther Galleries 6 images Fri, 11 Oct, 2019 OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is as much an eye pleaser as an exotic McLaren supercarOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoTechnologyTechnologyGallery Image: Image: Caption: From the back side, both the phones look almost the same with vertically aligned cameras, with a single tone dual LED placed between them.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The bezels of the Redmi Note 6 Pro are slim, and for the first time in a Redmi Note phone, you get a notch.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: In India, Redmi Note 6 Pro will be available in four colours: Red, Blue, Red, and Rose Gold.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 12MP + 5MP camera configuration on the rear.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Like OnePlus, Xiaomi is not ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack for the Redmi Note 6 Pro.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: This is also the first Redmi Note series phone to come with MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Note 6 Pro is also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: In India, the phone will be available in two variants – one with 4GB RAM/64GB storage and second with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: On the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 20-megapixel main sensor and secondary camera with 2-megapixel sensor for portrait selfies.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: XiaomiRedmiRedmi Note 6 ProSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: The Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on sale for the first time in India tomorrow, November 23, exclusively on Flipkart and also on preview_5d42b3d85cf271564652504_1393708_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 – 09:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2Njg4Il0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg2ODEiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY2ODgifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Redmi Note 6 Pro: Take note of the four camerasApp headline: Redmi Note 6 Pro: Take note of the four cameraslast_img read more

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