Dear Editor,Nava Raatree, which is a nine-day festival, will be observed from Sunday, September 29 to Sunday, October 6. But according to our reckoning, this period is eight days and is causing some confusion. This publication seeks to explain the situation.Hindu “fasts and festivals” are determined by the phases of the moon. While a solar (sun) day lasts for 24 hours, lunar (moon) days vary; some last more than 24 hours while others less than 24 hours. Also, a lunar day begins at any time of the day (or night).On Monday, September 30, there will be two phases of the moon. September 30 is, therefore, reckoned as two lunar days. So, September 29 to October 6 are, in fact, nine lunar days.Yours truly,Pt R BalbadarPresident – (SanatanVaidic Dharma Pandits;Sabha)
An advocate for youth empowerment has said that DonamiSports/YMCA partnership is to provide kids positive focus and create a path to their development into adults to better society.David Suah, who recently returned home from the United States to work with DonamiSports/YMCA youth projects, told the Daily Observer yesterday in Monrovia that Diaspora Liberians in the United States are being encouraged to support youth development programs in Liberia.“The whole intent is to give kids another way to do what could be useful as they develop into positive adults,” Suah said.“We believe that since sports is a unifier we can use sports to help get kids out of the street and to mentor them to give them positive focus,” he said.He told the Daily Observer that DonamiSports/YMCA is providing projects and events to ensure a positive environment to let kids engage in positive and wholesome activities with each other.Suah reflected on his childhood growing up in Liberia, and stated that it is time to give back to those who are not fortunate enough and are feeble in society.Advocate Suah is responsible for the operations of DonamiSports/YMCA partnership to organize and select 18 U14 Liberian youths to participate in the Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup in the United States, this April.Meanwhile, DonamiSports CEO, Doc Lawson added that his organization is working with Liberians in the United States who are desirous of helping to develop kids in Liberia.“We are encouraging them to create resource centers and to also secure donations for our projects at home in Liberia and also to come home and give us a hand,” Doc Lawson said.DonamiSports/YMCA has secured Liberia’s participation in the 2014 Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup, which began since 1980, bringing teams from six continents, 100 countries and 48 states, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious international youth soccer tournaments in the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire told AFP “the matter has been resolved”, conceding that funds for the tournament had arrived late.“The NFF received part of the money meant for the tournament today and is in the process of converting it to dollars to pay the players and officials”, he said.“The only money they’re owed is the win-bonus for the Burundi match”, he added.The bonuses were expected to be paid by the NFF after Saturday’s game ended.Officials close to the team, who spoke under anonymity, told AFP that following reassurances from the NFF “the team captain spoke to the players, asking them to show some understanding after which the team agreed to train”.The players had earlier boycotted the official pre-match conference.Other NFF officials disclosed that the players have been paid a daily training allowance of Sh20,000 ($200)-a-player from June 2 to June 30.Nigeria’s top football body — cash strapped and besieged by corruption trials against its top officials — have struggled to pay athletes their bonuses and allowances at several tournaments.Both the women’s senior team at the Women’s World Cup in France and the men’s FIFA U20 World Cup team in Poland also embarked on pay strikes to press for their entitlements.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nigeria celebrating their win over Burundi © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEALEXANDRIA, Egypt, June 25 – Nigeria on Tuesday suspended a training strike over unpaid bonuses at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following last-minute pleas by the country’s football officials.The team finally agreed to train in Alexandria, 30 minutes after schedule, after the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) promised to pay a win bonus from their 1-0 victory over Burundi on Saturday, by the end of the week.
SANTA FE SPRINGS – Storyteller Victoria Burnett will perform stories with music at 7 p.m. Friday at the Santa Fe Springs library, 11700 Telegraph Road, as part of the library’s monthly “First Friday” event. Burnett performs “Stories That Sing!” about the cultural history and heritage of African Americans. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. Veterans hold dinner fundraiser SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, will hold a spaghetti and meatballs fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke will follow the dinner. A donation of $4.95 per person is requested. All proceeds will benefit veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Stretching class returns to hospital MONTEBELLO – Due to high demand from local senior residents, Beverly Hospital has scheduled additional chair aerobic classes. The next class takes place from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the hospital’s Wilkinson Senior Resource Center, 2019 W. Whittier Blvd. Another session at the same time will be held March 8. The class is designed for those over 50. It offers tips on how to safely exercise in the home to increase flexibility and circulation. Methods of stretching arms, legs and the torso are demonstrated and performed as a group. Those interested are asked to arrive at 10:30 a.m. to register for the class. For more information, call (323) 725-4333. Musicians compete for cash awards WHITTIER – Twenty-five young, talented musicians will compete for top honors at the Rio Hondo Symphony’s Young Artists Competition set for 9 a.m Sunday in the Shannon Center at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St. The categories this year are strings and vocalists. A winner for each of the two categories receives a $1,500 cash prize and will appear as a soloist at the orchestra’s “Festive Finale” concert May 7. Second place winners receive $500. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 947-5907. Development plan goes to public PICO RIVERA – The public is invited to participate in drafting the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan for 2006-07 by attending a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council chambers, 6615 Passons Blvd. The action plan addresses the city’s priority needs and local objectives, and how the city will allocate CDBG funds in the coming fiscal year. Community members may submit a funding request or provide input to the plan. To qualify for funding, a project must either provide benefit to low- or moderate-income residents, or eliminate slum or blight conditions. For more information, call (562) 942-2000. Yard sale proceeds go to local church MONTEBELLO – The annual rummage sale at Montebello United Methodist Church, at Whittier Boulevard and Taylor Avenue, is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9a.m. to noon Saturday. Items from at least 50 homes will be sold to raise funds for community activities. For more information, call (323) 728-3765. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Low-income and disabled homeowners in Hacienda Heights, South Whittier and Rowland Heights can apply and get pre-qualified for home-improvement grants of up to $5,000.Learn how at a workshop sponsored by the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission, taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Resource Center, 10750 Laurel Ave.Pre-registration for the workshop is requested.To pre-register, or for more information, call (562) 946-2425.DUI checkpoint set in Whittier WHITTIER – The Whittier Police Department will stage a sobriety checkpoint using a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.The six-hour checkpoint will be conducted in the area of Colima Road and Whittier Boulevard, beginning at9 p.m. Friday, said Sgt. Dan Lowe.Officers will also be checking for drivers without valid licenses. They will be issued a citation, and their vehicle may be impounded for 30 days, Lowe said.The checkpoint is part of the department’s DUI/Seatbelt Enforcement and Education program.Purple & Gold tourney nears WHITTIER – Purple & Gold, a support group for Whittier College athletes, is now taking reservations for its 34th annual golf classic, slated for May 8 at Friendly Hills Country Club.A four-person scramble will be used. The $250 entry fee includes golf cart, continental breakfast, box lunch, dinner and a chance to win a car.Tournament proceeds are used to enhance men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs at the college.To register, or for more information, call Mike Rizzo (562) 907-4967.Mulch, firewood offered for free PICO RIVERA – The city, CalMet Disposal Services and Whittier Fertilizer Co. are again teaming up to give away mulch and firewood this year.Residents can receive a free 33-gallon container of mulch and seasoned firewood up to six times a year from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and April 15, June 17, Aug. 19, Oct. 21 and Dec. 16 at Whittier Fertilizer Co., 9441 Kruse Road.Bring your own containers.For more information, call (562) 801-4349.Tax help available at senior center PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Senior Center is once again providing assistance to residents 50 years of age or older in preparing state and federal tax forms.Bilingual (Spanish) tax counselors are available from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 12 at the center, 9200 Mines Ave.Taxpayers wanting to take advantage of this free service should bring a copy of last year’s tax return and copies of all W-2 and 1099 forms, as well as a valid identification and social security card.For more information, call the center at (562) 948-4844. Home health aids to be discussed LA MIRADA – A representative from Bright Medical Pharmacy will teach participants how to use home health aids for daily living at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd.For more information, call (562) 902-3160. – From staff reports
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 08.08.11The Seniors staged a late fightback to force a replay in their SF Championship quarter final with neighbours Glenswilly. After a good first half the lads were on the back foot for a lot of the second half but showed great spirit after being reduced to 14 men to get the last two points of the game. They will hope to be much stronger with a few players to return from the USA for the replay.The Reserves finally progressed to a quarter final meeting with Naomh Conaill after defeating Dungloe in their first round play-off. Minor star Lee McMonagle finished superbly for the all important goal midway through the second half as the lads won by 1-06 to 0-06. The Junior men are still awaiting a decision on Downings’ no show for their play-off match two week’s ago from the CCC. They will hope to have a game of some kind this weekend!The Senior Ladies got back among the silverware after their victory over Termon last week clinched the 13-a-side League title. It is just reward to Suzi, Alan, Gabriel and others that have put a lot of hard work into the Ladies game at the club in recent years.The U-14 Div. 1 Footballers are back in Championship action and face a repeat of last year’s Co. Final with a trip to Magheragallen to face Gaoth Dobhair in the semi-final of the Northern Board. The Div. 2 lads take on neighbours Glenswilly in their Northern Board Championship semi-final at the Park. Both games are on Wednesday at 7pm.The U16 hurlers had a fine win on Monday in a highly competitive game against Carndonagh.They also play away to Burt this Thursday. The U12 hurlers beat Strabane last week in a competitive performance and they are home to Burt this Thursday.Well done to our minor hurlers who were part of the first Donegal hurling team to play in the All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship. While losing to a strong Roscommon team the performance was very promising. Conor McVeigh, Colm Flood, Kevin Meehan, John Ireland, Francis Lennon and Sean McBride have represented their county with great distinction this year at a high level of national hurling.Well done Conor O’Grady and Caoimhin Lennon who represented the club in the County U14 Hurling team playing for the first time in Division 1 of the Ulster Feile recording wins over Down and Armagh, losing by the minimum to Derry & Laois and putting in good competitive performances against Antrim and Meath.The U14 Ulster Camogie Blitz will take place in Carndonagh this Saturday, 13th August. Camogie fixtures for August include 12th for U10’s in Burt, the 13th for the U14s Ulster Blitz, the 19th for the U12s in Ballybofey and finally the 26th for the U12s in Burt. The camogie referee course for adults & young whistlers has been postponed. If you wish to attend the course please contact Gavin Craig. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for the Camogie finals please contact Gavin Craig.U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. U-12/13 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. There is an U12 Game each Thursday until September. The Friday Hurling Academy is off this week and will return next Friday, August 19th. There were 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw that matched 3 numbers and win €35 each. The numbers drawn were: 7-22-23-24 and this week’s winners are Dessie Larkin and Eamon O’Boyle (both cards) and Sean McDaid c/o The Orchard Inn (Adrian).Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mark Bradley and also to the McDaid family in Convoy.GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTES
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges. Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning. pic.twitter.com/bwxqfHUjUg— Chas And Dave (@chas_dave) September 22, 2018As well as their music, both men became known for their love of Tottenham and the club posted a message on their Twitter account shortly after hearing news of their most famous fan’s death. “Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”‘Ossie’s Dream’ – released to commemorate reaching the 1981 FA Cup final – was the first of many Spurs hits for the pair, including the likes of ‘Tottenham, Tottenham’ (the follow up for the 1982 FA Cup Final), ‘Hot Shot Tottenham’ and ‘When The Year Ends In 1’. Chas Hodges came on our @talkSPORT show a few times. His enthusiasm was infectious and his love for Tottenham was so enormous I found it endearingly hilarious. Very good man. RIP— Georgie Bingham (@georgiebingham) September 22, 2018 BEST OF MONEY ADVICE Go to any home Tottenham home game and the chances are you’ll hear the White Hart Lane faithful belting out ‘Ossie’s Dream’ and there were some fans on Twitter calling on the side to end the season as winners to honour the musician, while others have asked for black armbands to be worn by players, with some supporters asking for a minute’s applause to celebrate the man’s life.Asked in the same interview about still hearing the song being sung he said: “I was sitting in the stand and a little kid about 10 years old was singing it. He didn’t recognise me or anything like that but he’s right there singing ‘Spurs are on their way to Wembley, Tottenham’s gonna do it again’ and I thought ‘yeah, I wrote that’.“It’s part of the Spurs. I was nine when I first went up the Spurs, it never even entered my head that something like that would happen, that I’d end up writing a song that all the fans love singing. I wasn’t even playing then! I can’t picture the thought. So when it happens, it’s great.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move GOBSMACKED,my good friend Chas has passed away in the early hours of this morning,totally shocked. An absolute gentleman and Spurs through and through, his legacy will live on in the Spurs family forever,thoughts and prayers with his family and friends,Love you Chas RIP MY FRIEND— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) September 22, 2018Writing in reply to the account, former Graham Roberts said: “God bless chas you were a wonderful talented man and a great person,” before tweeting the video of his Tottenham team-mates singing ‘Ossie’s Dream’. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 2 So sad to hear of Chas Hodge’s passing. First met him when his daughter Kate started dating my flat mate Paul. They’ve been happily married for many years now. So glad that he and Dave were my final HT guests at WHL. A lovely man who will be greatly missed. X— Paul Coyte (@Coytey) September 22, 2018 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal Most popular football news Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade @osvaldooardiles what a wonderful memory of us on top of the pops with chas and Dave and all the boys https://t.co/3ONxPKvGrr— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) September 22, 2018 impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Chas Hodges, one half of musical duo Chas and Dave, has died at the age of 74.The singer died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning from organ failure, a tweet from the musical duo’s official Twitter account said.“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges.“Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning.” silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? So so sad to hear of @ChasnHodges passing. Wonderful musician, wonderful man. Always generous, always smiling. Spurs trough and trough. Big Thanks for this marvellous song you gave us that will be always in our hearts. RIP my friend. Thoughts & prayers with his family and friends— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) September 22, 2018 RIP Chas— The Fighting Cock (@LoveTheShirt) September 22, 2018 possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Chas and Dave with former Spurs boss Keith Burkinshaw at White Hart Lane Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/AMB7pWHUa4— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 22, 2018Speaking to tottenhamhotspur.com in April while promoting their first album for 30 years, Chas discussed how they became involved with the club.“Both myself and Dave are Spurs fans and we ended up with a manager in 1978 called Bob England, who was also a Spurs fanatic. To cut a long story short, Spurs were doing well and when we started doing alright in the early 1980s, Bob said ‘how do you fancy writing a song for them?’ and it went from there. That was the start of the association. It was great. We got to know the players as well and we still know them now.” RANKED REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade It wasn’t just Spurs fans upset to hear news of Chas Hodges’ passing Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions
Irish author John Banville’s novel, “The Sea,” which follows a man who returns to an Irish seaside town to confront traumatic memories, beat favorites to win Britain’s top literary honor, the Man Booker Prize. Banville’s offering trumped Julian Barnes, former winner Kazuo Ishiguro and Zadie Smith to take the $88,000 prize at an awards ceremony Monday night in London. Banville, who was considered an outsider to claim the prestigious award, triumphed after a debate among judges, who had been torn between his work and Ishiguro’s novel, “Never Let Me Go.” Chair of judges John Sutherland, who cast the deciding vote, said it was an extremely difficult decision. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “In an extraordinarily closely contested last round, in which the judges felt the level of the shortlisted novels was as high as it can ever have been, they have agreed to award the Man Booker Prize to John Banville’s ‘The Sea,’ a masterly study of grief, memory and love collected,” Sutherland said. “These are six extremely different novels, all of them good in a very different way.” Banville previously made the Booker shortlist in 1989 with his novel, “Book of Evidence”; he lost out to Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day.” “The Sea” – Banville’s 14th novel – is narrated by Max Morden, a middle-aged arts historian, who, mourning the death of his wife, returns to the Irish seaside town where he spent a summer childhood. It is there that he confronts a traumatic event that has haunted him since childhood. Barnes had been considered the favorite for the prize for his book, “Arthur and George,” a historical novel based on a piece of real-life detective work by Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. “Never Let Me Go,” a novel about childhood by Ishiguro also was considered a strong contender, as was “On Beauty,” the third novel by 29-year-old Smith, who has twice been on the long list for the prize. “The Accidental” by Ali Smith and “A Long, Long Way” by Sebastian Barry rounded out the shortlist. The field for this year’s Man Booker was considered one of the strongest in recent years. Big names from the 17-book long list who failed to make the cut include previous winners Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan. The prize, which is open to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth of former British colonies, was founded in 1969 and long known as the Booker Prize. The award was renamed when the financial services conglomerate Man Group PLC began sponsoring it three years ago.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2016 Ottawa Braves Invitational Ottawa, Kan. April 9, 2016 Drake Individual Women’s Results 100 Meters 2. Rai Ahmed-Green, 12.69 3. Mary Young, 12.71 4. Kaylen Rettig, 13.20 5. Destani Welch, 13.29 200 Meters 1. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.35 5. Kaylen Rettig, 26.29 800 Meters 2. Meghan Kearney, 2:18.00 3. Laura Gann, 2:18.23 4. Kayla Giuliano, 2:21.91 7. Bailee Cofer, 2:27.15 8. Celeste Arteaga, 2:28.64 13. Shelby Varney, 2:35.96 1,500 Meters 1. Bailee Cofer, 4:48.43 5,000 Meters 4. Katie Berger, 20:41.86 100-Meter Hurdles 1. Destani Welch, 14.89 2. Virginia Hill, 14.93 3. Victoria Coombe, 15.58 400-Meter Hurdles 1. Virginia Hill, 1:01.40 2. Mary Young, 1:04.85 3. Victoria Coombe, 1:05.12 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 4. Theresa McAlister, 14:32.56 4×100-Meter Relay 1. Young, Ahmed-Green, Welch, Rolle, 49.25 High Jump 1. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-6 2. Taylor Patton, 5-1.75 Triple Jump 1. Taryn Rolle, 39-2.25 2. Kayla Bell, 38-10.5 Print Friendly Version 2016 Ottawa Braves Invitational Ottawa, Kan. April 9, 2016 Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters 1. Pierce Vincent, 10.86 2. Aaron Chier, 11.19 3. Kendall Owens, 11.20 7. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.86 13. Demetrius Shelton, 13.09 200 Meters 5. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.32 13. Zachary Elkins, 24.92 400 Meters 1. Bas Van Leersum, 49.57 14. Zachary Elkins, 55.11 800 Meters 3. Josh Yeager, 2:00.09 5. George Webb, 2:01.40 6. Alec Bognar, 2:02.04 7. Chris Kaminski, 2:03.29 11. John Freeman, 2:04.61 1,500 Meters 1. Josh Yeager, 4:05.80 2. Ali Jandal, 4:05.95 8. Chris Kaminski, 4:17.06 110-Meter Hurdles 1. Hudson Priebe, 15.16 3. Dominic Lombardi, 15.46 400-Meter Hurdles 2. Hudson Priebe, 54.84 3. Dominic Lombardi, 55.17 6. Tyler Zak, 56.82 4×100-Meter Relay 1. Owens, Shelton, Chier, Vincent, 41.39 4×400-Meter Relay 3. Chier, Ejubovic, Elkins, Vincent, 3:24.97 6. Bognar, Webb, Freeman, Zak, 3:32.90 High Jump 2. Ryan Cook, 6-6 3. Forest Moses, 6-4 Triple Jump 2. Johnathan Osifuye, 46-7.25 3. Ethan Turner, 44-8 Hammer Throw 2. Michael Dolan, 168-10 OTTAWA, Kan. – The Drake University track and field teams resumed their outdoor season on Saturday, April, 9, with the bulk of the team competing at the Ottawa Braves Invitational.The Bulldogs took top honors in 12 events at the one-day meet and recorded a total of 43 top-5 finishes in the small field.”With the off weekend last week, this meet was just what we needed to get back into competition mode,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “We faced some windy conditions, but the team looks to be in great shape and we’re looking forward to the Jim Duncan Invitational next weekend.”Michael Dolan (Lincolnshire, Ill.) uncorked a personal best of nearly eight feet in the hammer throw to finish second with a throw of 168-10. The Bulldogs Ryan Cook (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) were also second in the high jump and triple jump, respectively.Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) continued his strong season by winning the 100 meters in 10.86 and ran the anchor legs of the first-place 4×100-meter relay and third-place 4×400-meter relay.For the women’s team, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) turned in a personal best of 4:48.43 to win the 1,500 meters.In the sprints, Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) won the 200 meters in 25.35 and took second in the 100 meters at 12.69. Later she ran the second leg of the team’s 4×100-meter relay that also took top honors.Jaclyn Aremka (Plainfield, Ill.) cleared a season-best 5-6 to win the high jump while Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) and Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) remained atop the standings in the triple jump in first and second, respectively.The Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium next weekend to host the annual Jim Duncan Invitational April 15-16.
A mobile cinema will be visiting small towns around South Africa and screening the best football documentaries basedon the beautiful game. (Image: www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za) MEDIA CONTACTS • Nathalie Rosa Bucher Soccer Cinema +27 21 465 5805 email@example.com RELATED ARTICLES • SA children taught the game of life • Alex to host Football for Hope • Transforming lives through sport • Top sponsors for Unity Cup in SANosimilo RamelaA mobile cinema has set off on a tour of 50 small towns around South Africa to bring the best football documentaries to those who won’t be able to afford to see any 2010 Fifa World Cup games live at the stadiums.The aim of the project is to stir up excitement in the build-up to the tournament and give audiences an opportunity to learn more about history’s greatest teams and football stars.Sponsored by the National Lottery Fund, Soccer Cinema began its cross-country journey in Cape Town on 6 April, and is due to end on 2 June. “In the months before the championship it is vital that everyone feels part of this event,” said project manager Nathalie Rosa Bucher.“Unity can be built by inspiring South Africans through documentary cinema with insight into famous players, teams as well as incredible highlights and events from the beautiful game’s colourful past.“These films are new to South African audiences, and comprise a history and world-view of football that will be available to the public across the whole country,” she said.Documentary filmmaker and producer Don Edkins, together with a small group of Dutch, Danish, and Finnish film professionals, initiated the project.The 10 films to be screened include More than just a game by South African director Junaid Ahmed. It’s set on Robben Island in the 1960s and tells the story of political prisoners there who set up a football league as a way of coping with their incarceration.UK director Daniel Gordon’s The game of their lives will also be shown. The film is about the seven surviving members of North Korean national football team who participated in the World Cup in 1966. Their victory over Italy and place in the quarter-finals made them the first Asian side to advance so far in the tournament.Johan Kramer’s The Other Final tells the story of a football match between Bhutan and Montserrat, the lowest seeded teams in the 2003 Fifa world rankings. The game was played in Bhutan, with the host team defeating their opponents 4-0.Films about African stars such as Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and Sibusiso Zuma will also make it to the mobile cinema, alongside footage of former Argentinian football great, and current coach for that country, Diego Maradona. Brazil legends Manuel dos Santos Francisco, nicknamed Garrincha, and Edison Arantes do Nascimento – best known as Pelé – will also feature in the films.Communities praise projectCommunities which Soccer Cinema will visit are excited about the tour. “I think at times we felt forgotten and left out of all the Fifa events, but this project has brought back our excitement,” said John Grootboom from Worcester in the Western Cape.“We are really looking forward to these films – especially stories about the African players. They will be good inspiration for the youth here,” he said.Thato Maseko, from Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape, agrees: “Many of the youth here love football, but they don’t know much about the history of this country and the history of their favourite game. These films will give them the chance to learn about both. It will be a great treat for the people of this community – young and old. It will bring the World Cup closer to life for all of us.”