Confidence is high in the air and both teams will no doubt be raring to go as urban area kingpins face-off for the ISSA/Flow Super Cup trophy inside the National Stadium, today. This game is billed as a contest between opposites – St George’s College, the most attacking team with over 64 goals in all competitions, versus the well-balanced Jamaica College machine, who are yet to lose a game in regular 90 minutes play. “This is how we play, but we are not kamikaze pilots who are just gonna go charging at anyone. We play cautiously at the back but when we get the ball we attack,” coach Neville Bell said. The ‘light blues’ and ‘dark blues’ have been locked in a two way battle for schoolboy football supremacy for almost a decade, and today will be no different with a beautiful Italian-crafted trophy, bragging rights and $1 million to play for. “JC are a very good team and a team used to winning, they have won so many titles in recent times so they will be ready for it but so will we. We are playing against a quality football team but you know this is the reason we train so hard. We wanted to be in the finals and in these tough games,” Bell added. JC has no doubt been the defacto since Neville Bell’s St George’s last won a Manning Cup title in 2012, while George’s stopped JC from sweeping all four trophies last season, courtesy of a cracking 3-2 win in the Walker Cup final. “We are going to be playing on a good surface, but it’s been finals all along, and since we won that Denham Town game we’ve won nine straight games, but we expect the game will be tough. “It’s a team effort from us, Alex (Marshall) is the leading goalscorer and Alex is not the only player on the team, Alex is not the reason that we have gotten this far,” Bell warned those who might be thinking his team is over reliant on their gifted centre forward. STGC have registered nine wins in a row since being clipped 2-1 by Denham Town in a rare Winchester Park loss earlier this season, but will miss inspirational captain and goal-scorer Shevon Stewart, who is out with a hamstring injury. He has scored 14 times this season. Defender Paul Young is also suspended for today’s game with a red card against Kingston College and Bell is fully cognisant that all his other weapons will need to be firing if they are to beat a strong JC team. – Shayne Fairman
The damage to the overpassesThe damage to the overpassesThe damage to the overpassesPedestrian overpasses along the East Bank of Demerara have been vandalised over the past weeks and authorities are urging vandals to refrain from such unlawful acts.The Public Infrastructure Ministry on Wednesday said that over the past weeks, its engineers have inspected and observed theft and vandalism at these overpasses.During an inspection, engineers observed that the elevator’s glass door at Providence, EBD, was smashed and electrical and solar panel lights were stolen while at the Diamond overpass, wires were disconnected from the camera systems and both the no cycle and disable signs were stolen.Further, the corrugated electrical wire cover was removed, the earthing connection was vandalised and its protective cover was stolen, the release said.Citizens are being asked to report such activities to the nearest police station or the Ministry’s Public Relations Department on 592-227-0799.A US$364,000 contract was awarded for the construction of a pedestrian overpass at Diamond and a US$1 million contract for those at Houston, Peter’s Hall and Providence.The overpasses were constructed to ensure pedestrians can cross the road safely.During the construction of the overpasses, security cameras and other measures were put in place to nab perpetrators.The Public Infrastructure Ministry has in the past complained about the vandalism of its traffic lights.Since the overpasses have been completed, there have been and continue to be mixed feelings about the structures, with some taking advantage of the facility while others find the stairs too tedious and time-consuming, opting instead to quickly dash across the road.However, Minister Patterson had implored pedestrians to use the overpasses as they would guarantee their safety.The contract for the overpasses at Houston, Eccles and Peter’s Hall was awarded to B and J Civil Works in the sum of US$1,034,326. Meanwhile, there were separate contracts for the Providence and Diamond overpasses which were both awarded to S Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services to the tune of US$364,247 and US$364,727 respectively.Trinidadian supervision firm – RM Engineering Limited – was recruited to oversee the construction of the overpasses.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was quite a weekend for Grizzlies Basketball, with Sr Girls taking first place and Sr Boys taking third place at the Senior High Basketball Classic in Grande Prairie, and Jr Boys taking 2nd place at Kelly Road in Prince George.Senior Girls played aggressive defense from the first game all the way to the championship. The girls started flat during the first two quarters of the championship game, scoring only 23 points. Led by captains Alexis Ziebart and Claire Turner, they re-grouped and ended the game 61-41. Defense picked up significantly in the 2nd half with six blocks from Gr. 11 MacKenzie O’Brien and multiple steals from other players, leading to easy layups by Jordynn McPherson, Jessie Copes, and Maria Giesbrecht. Senior Boys got off to a strong start on Friday with an 89-48 win over GP Comp JV and a 104-31 win over St Patrick High. The boys couldn’t miss their shots, led by Gr. 12 Mason Miranda with seven 3-pointers. On Saturday morning, the Grizzlies went up against a strong team from PWA, and while they were able to keep the score tight, they just couldn’t get ahead and lost 56-62. The boys finished the tournament in 3rd place with an 86-67 win over St Joe’s with notable performances from Ethyn Lang and Liam Peterson. Junior Boys started their season off strong with a second place finish at Kelly Road in Prince George. They got off to a hot start in the first half against DP Todd led by Colton Dyck’s 12 points at the half to hold a 34-3 lead. The boys were able to finish the game strong and start the season with a 59-22 win. In the semifinals against College Heights, the boys started slow, going down 23-8 just two minutes into the second quarter. After a timeout, the Grizzlies came out with energy and went on a run to get the game within four points at the half. After the half, the team led by Colton Dyck, Gryphon Talbot, and Triston Stockall outplayed College Heights to walk away with the win and set up a final against Charles Hays. The boys fought hard in the finals against a Charles Hays team with a tournament already under their belt. Being outscored 19-3 in the second quarter ultimately left the boys too far back to be able to pull off the upset. After the half, the boys made adjustments that helped them to fight back to make it a 10 point game with four minutes left before Charles Hays ultimately pulled away for the Championship.Up Next:This weekend, the Senior Girls are away in Edmonton at the Scona Classic, and Jr Boys and Girls head to Fort Nelson.Male Athlete of the Week: Colton Dyck (Gr. 10, Jr Boys Basketball) Colton lead the team in scoring all three games, shooting efficiently and maintaining an excellent work ethic.Female Athlete of the Week: Alexis Ziebart (Gr. 12, Sr Girls Basketball) As one of the team captains for the Senior Girls Basketball Team, Alexis led the team in defensive rebounding, averaging six defensive boards per game. During the championship game, she showed exceptional leadership together with co-captain Claire Turner in rallying the team to victory.- Advertisement –
Troy Deeney 1 Arsenal will continue to monitor the progress of Watford striker Troy Deeney.The versatile Hornets skipper is seen as an ideal back-up striker by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and would not break the north London club’s budget.Watford are determined to retain the services of a player who has been a key figure for them since 2010 and Deeney told talkSPORT last week he has no desire to leave this month.But it would be hard for both the club and player to turn down a firm offer from title-chasing Arsenal.Wenger will continue to keep tabs on the 27-year-old and could sanction a move in the summer.
Liverpool have joined Sunderland in the summer scramble for Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan.talkSPORT told you last week about the Black Cats’ interest in the 28-year-old, who has impressed in La Liga this season.The Spaniard has a clause in his contract which means he can leave this summer if someone forks out over £6m.That, according to AS, has sparked interest from Liverpool and they have joined Sunderland in the race for Adan.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants to provide competition for current number one Simon Mignolet by signing a new goalkeeper.Adan, who came through the ranks at Real Madrid, has also been linked with a move to Villarreal. 1 Antonio Adan in action for Real Betis
Four Masters G.A.A. Club NotesThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 28 were Joseph Britton, Main Street and John Hannigan, Drumlonagher. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 9 & 23 with the jackpot now standing at €8,600. The monthly meeting of the Senior Board takes place next Monday night January 30th at 8.30 pm in the Abbey Hotel.The Club will host a ‘Creating Sustainable Club Coaching Structures’ workshop on Thursday February 2nd at 8.00 pm in the Abbey Hotel. It is very important that all Club Officers, Team Managers and Coaches involved in Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Football attend this 90-minute workshop that will shape our coaching structures for the years ahead.Bord na nOg and the Ladies Board are hosting a Table Quiz in Dom’s Pier 1 on Friday February 3rd at 9.00 p.m. in aid of our underage football, hurling, ladies football and camogie teams. Entry is €5.00 per person or a Table of 4 for €20.00 payable on the night. Vouchers sponsored by Dom’s Pier 1 will be presented to the winning team.The Annual Dinner and Presentation of Club Awards for 2011 will take place on Saturday February 18th in Dom’s Pier 1 at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets will be on sale priced at €20.00 next week. Membership @ €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age is now due and should be paid to Registrar, Michael Martin (087) 6198905 as soon as possible.The Club would like to thank every member of the public and business/farming community who supported their three SCRAP SATURDAYS on November 12th, November 19th and January 21st and helped make them a great success for the Club. We would also like to thank Mc Monagle Stone, Mountcharles for their tremendous assistance with weighing the scrap collections on our behalf.GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NOTES
TWO Donegal firefighters and another Donegal man have all been given awards in Ireland’s only honours list.Brendan Greene and Patrick Boyle were both awarded silver medals, while the late Anthony Donaghy, was posthumously awarded a certificate of bravery.In the early hours of 22nd May, 1995, Anthony Donaghy, now deceased, made a call to the Dungloe Fire Brigade reporting a fire on board the fishing vessel Niamh Aine and that he suspected there was crew onboard. Dungloe Fire Service arrived on the scene within 11 minutes. At which time the fishing vessel was on fire with flames shooting about 15 feet into the sky. Entry was impossible from the wheelhouse and galley areas due to the intensity of the flames and smoke. It was decided that a 2 man Breathing Apparatus team, consisting of Fire Fighters, Brendan Greene and Patrick Boyle, would try to carry out a search of the vessel. The team’s task was made extremely difficult by the strong wind and thick smoke. However, after several attempts they entered the last hatch where they found two fishermen.By this time Gaoth Dobhair Fire Brigade had arrived on the scene and they assisted the team by helping to contain the fire and assist with the rescue. The two-man team were able to drag the first casualty out of the escape hatch onto the shelter deck and then up the final hatch onto the deck at the stern of the fishing vessel. They then courageously returned and carried out the same procedure on the second casualty.Both Brendan Greene and Patrick Boyle without fear for their personal safety put their own lives in danger to rescue the crew of the Niamh Aine. Due to the quick actions of Anthony Donaghy in raising the alarm the emergency services were able to rescue the crew without any loss of life.For their efforts: Brendan Greene was awarded a Silver Medal and a Certificate of BraveryPatrick Boyle was awarded a Silver Medal and a Certificate of BraveryAnthony Donaghy RIP is posthumously awarded a Certificate of Bravery which was presented to his mother, Mary DonaghyCeann Comhairle Seán Barrett, TD, (pictured) presented a total of 18 awards in recognition of outstanding acts of bravery at a national ceremony in Farmleigh House yesterday.The honours were awarded by Comhairle na Mire Gaile – the Deeds of Bravery Council – which was established in 1947 to provide for suitable recognition by the State of deeds of bravery. The Council, which is chaired by the Ceann Comhairle, includes the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Lord Mayor of Cork, the Garda Commissioner, the President of the Association of City & County Councils and the Chairman of the Irish Red Cross.The Council may award medals in either Gold, Silver or Bronze categories. Certificates of recognition may also be awarded. At the ceremony this afternoon, four of the medals were Silver and nine were Bronze. Five certificates were also awarded. The Council hopes that this high profile ceremony will draw deserved attention to the brave actions of the recipients and heighten awareness of this national awards scheme generally.Among those who received awards yesterday were:Silver and Certificate Brendan GreeneSilver and Certificate Patrick BoyleSilver and Certificate Linda O’DonnellSilver and Certificate Stephen O’NeillBronze and Certificate Padraig SheahanBronze and Certificate Gabriel PlowerBronze and Certificate Richard CoatesBronze and Certificate Daniel IversBronze and Certificate Alimzhan NabiulinBronze and Certificate John GearyBronze and Certificate Margaret PurcellBronze and Certificate Con HoranBronze and Certificate Mark KeoghCertificate Anthony Donaghy (posthumeously)Certificate Shane ClarkeCertificate Justin SherinCertificate Kevin MooneyCertificate Eileen Murphy Congratulating all concerned, Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett, TD, said: “These honours are richly deserved and the awards are a fitting tribute and recognise heroic acts by members of the public as well as members of our emergency services, many of whom without regard for their own personal safety, put their lives on the line to help others.“When I read the citations and acts of bravery, I am struck by the selfless heroism, the strength of character, the depths of courage and that willingness to step forward, despite the risks, to help their fellow man. All of these people deserve to be recognised for their actions and are worthy of our deep appreciation.“Their families, friends and neighbours and all of us should be justifiably proud of their achievements and their extraordinary feats of bravery.”BRAVERY AWARDS FOR DONEGAL FIREFIGHTERS was last modified: November 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal bravery awards
Avril McNamee has reached the final of the Female Singles 4-Wall (Small Ball) B final at the 2018 World Handball Championships.The Sean MacCumhaills woman will take on Ellen O’Connor from Kildare in the final tomorrow at the University of Minnesota.McNamee, who traveled to America with her coach, Paddy O’Connor, defeated Linda Connolly from Roscommon in her semi-final. McNamee claimed the win 21-4 21-9 in a fine performance.In her quarter-final, McNamee defeated Julie Creemers 21-5 and now faces O’Connor in the final.Avril McNamee reaches final at World Handball Championships was last modified: August 19th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2018 World Handball ChampionshipsAvril McNameePaddy MurraySean MacCumhaills
Well, great balls of fat. Cells have spherical globs of lipid (fat) molecules that never had gotten much attention nor respect. They have been called lipid droplets, oil bodies, fat globules and other names suggesting they were just the beer bellies of the cell. Not any more. Scientists have been taking a closer look at these globs and are finding them to be dynamic, functional sites of critical metabolic activity. No longer are they bags of superfluous undesirable molecules: they have been promoted to essential organelles, named adiposomes. Mary Beckman introduced two papers in Science with a summary of the new discoveries.1 Whatever their name, these intracellular blobs of triglycerides or cholesterol esters, encased in a thin phospholipid membrane, are catching the attention of more and more biologists. It turns out these lively balls of fat have as many potential roles within cells and tissues as they have names. Pockmarked with proteins with wide-ranging biochemical activities, they shuffle components around the cell, store energy in the form of neutral lipids, and possibly maintain the many membranes of the cell. The particles could also be involved in lipid diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular trouble, and liver problems. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Beckman discussed several recent findings demonstrating what happens when fat regulation by adiposomes is disrupted. Since there is still much to be learned about adiposomes, Beckman mainly teased the readers with the possibilities that lie ahead. She quoted one biologist who called the biology of lipid droplets “immense and untapped.” A Perspectives paper in the same issue by Stuart Smith introduced new findings about the machines that make fat.2 He summarized a paper by Maier, Jenni and Ban revealing, in unprecedented detail, the structure of mammalian Fatty Acid Synthase (FAS),3 and another by the same authors plus Leibundgut about the comparable FAS machine in fungi.4 The former looks somewhat like a flying saucer; the latter, like a wheel with spokes from the top, or a complex cage from the side. The diagrams of these machines point out “active sites” and “reaction chambers” where complex molecules are assembled in a specific sequence. The machines apparently have moving parts. The conclusion of the mammalian FAS paper hints how everything must be done in order and with the right specifications:The overall architecture of mammalian FAS has been revealed by x-ray crystallography at intermediate resolution. The dimeric [two-part] synthase adopts an asymmetric X-shaped conformation with two reaction chambers on each side formed by a full set of enzymatic domains required for fatty acid elongation, which are separated by considerable distances. Substantial flexibility of the reaction chamber must accompany the handover of reaction intermediates during the FAS cycle, and further conformational transitions are required to explain the presence of alternative inter- and intrasubunit synthetic routes in FAS. The results presented here provide a new structural basis to further experiments required for a detailed understanding of the complex mechanism of mammalian FAS.Even for the fungal machine, the authors spoke of the “remarkable architectural principles” it exemplifies. It’s a whole new world of fat. Let that go to your understanding, not to your waist.1Mary Beckman, “Great Balls of Fat,” Science, 3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1232 – 1234, DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5765.1232.2Stuart Smith, “Architectural Options for a Fatty Acid Synthase,” Science, 3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1251 – 1252, DOI: 10.1126/science.1125411.3Timm Maier, Simon Jenni, Nenad Ban, “Architecture of Mammalian Fatty Acid Synthase at 4.5 � Resolution,” Science, 3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1258 – 1262, DOI: 10.1126/science.1123248.4Simon Jenni, Marc Leibundgut, Timm Maier, Nenad Ban, “Architecture of a Fungal Fatty Acid Synthase at 5 � Resolution,” Science, 3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1263 – 1267, DOI: 10.1126/science.1123251.The closer they look, the more wondrous the cell gets. Who would have thought that blobs of fat would contain machinery with moving parts and reaction chambers? Who would have imagined their surfaces would be covered with complex proteins that regulate the production inside? Who would have realized that fat was so important, the cell had complex assembly plants to build it? Fat is almost a mild cussword in our vocabulary, but it is another class of molecular building blocks we couldn’t live without. Fats, sugars, proteins and nucleic acids all work together in life, from humans to lowly fungi. Each class of molecules has immense variety, each is essential, and each is manufactured to spec by precision machinery. What a wonderful post-Darwinian world.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 22 June 2009 US President Barack Obama could be among the VIP spectators at Soccer City stadium, Johannesburg when the first soccer World Cup to take place on African soil kicks off on 11 June 2010. And the way Obama’s team are playing in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup currently taking place in South Africa, he has more than one reason for wanting a closer look at the world’s biggest single-code sporting event. News agency Reuters reported on Monday that Fifa president Sepp Blatter had invited Obama to attend the World Cup opening ceremony in 2010. Blatter told a press conference in Johannesburg that Obama had accepted the invitation, saying he would come if he could. “Of course the schedule of heads of state can change, but [Obama] has said he will be there if he can,” Reuters quoted Blatter as saying. This follows the United States’ shock 3-0 drubbing of Egypt in their final group match of the Confederations Cup in Rustenburg on Sunday, enabling them to squeeze through to the semifinals of the tournament ahead of both the African champions and reigning world champions Italy. Things couldn’t have been tighter in a group that included multiple World Cup winners Brazil. The USA, Italy and Egypt all ended equal on points – making Clint Dempsey’s third goal on Sunday the crucial decider that sent Bob Bradley’s team through to the final four of the World Cup warmup tournament. “People had written us off, they didn’t believe in us,” Dempsey told Fifa.com after the match. “That’s the way football is, though. Things can change completely in the blink of an eye or with the kick of a ball.” Midfielder Michael Bradley, who gave coach Bob the perfect Father’s Day gift by scoring the second goal, was shaking with emotion after the final whistle. “These are the kinds of nights you remember when your career’s over,” he told Fifa.com. “We keep going at the other guy, we keep grinding it out, keep fighting and never giving up. We believe in what we’re doing, and all of us left everything he had out there on the field.” The USA will meet Spain, winners of the other group and the current top-ranked team in the world, in the first semifinal on Wednesday night, while hosts South Africa will take on Brazil in the second semifinal on Thursday.SAinfo reporter