“Celtic is a big club and I came here for the Champions League,” Kenya midfielder Wanyama said. “We’ve been working very hard and I’m very happy to get the chance to play in the Champions League.“We are looking forward to playing very, very big teams. We are very happy to make the group stages.”“It’s the best thing I’ve done in football,” Neil Lennon, the elated Celtic manager, told Sky Sports.“The pressure going into this game and, in particular the last five or six weeks, has been enormous.“I actually feel British clubs going into these games are at an unfair disadvantage because they’re starting their season, so it makes the effort of the players and the performances even more remarkable in the circumstances.“You know what it means to the fans here,” the Northern Irishman added. “It’s been four years in the waiting and I’m just so happy and so proud of them.”Already 2-0 up from the first leg in Sweden, the Glasgow giants’ 30th-minute opener Wednesday saw them get a big break from the match officials.Scott Brown’s shot from outside the box came to striker Georgios Samaras, whose pass along the edge of the six-yard area fell to Gary Hooper, who tapped in from close range despite appearing to be offside.Hooper glanced nervously across to the assistant referee but, despite furious protests from the visitors, no flag was raised and the goal stood.“I always look to see if I’m offside,” said Hooper. “I nearly missed it as well, but it just went in and I’ll take it!”But if there was an element of good fortune about the goal, it was no more than Celtic deserved for their attacking play.Five minutes into the second half, Hoops keeper Fraser Forster, who made several important saves in the first leg, had to dive to his left to push a curling 25-yard free-kick from Jere Uronen round the post, with the home side surviving the ensuing corner.At the other end, James Forrest struck a powerful shot against the post with impressive Helsingborg goalkeeper Par Hansson rooted to the spot.Hansson then produced an excellent save from Brown to keep the Swedes in the match and, despite their side’s aggregate position, there was still an air of concern among the Celtic support.But Lennon’s men put the result beyond doubt in the 88th minute after a fine double save by Hansson from Brown and substitute Tony Watt led to a corner.Kris Commons’s inswinging centre was met by Wanyama, rising high in the middle of the six-yard box to head the ball beyond Hansson, who had a right to expect more from his defenders, and into the corner of the net.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000GLASGOW, Scotland, August 30 – Harambee Stars midfielder Victor Wanyama scored as Celtic reached the group stage of the Champions League following a 2-0 win at home to Helsingborg on Wednesday that sealed a 4-0 aggregate play-off round success.A controversial first-half effort from Gary Hooper and Wanyama’s goal two minutes from time helped Scottish champions Celtic — the first British club to win the European Cup back in 1967 — to a place in Thursday’s draw after they were roared on to victory by their Parkhead faithful as they made the elite European showpiece for the first time in four years.
1 Watford’s play-off hopes suffered a blow as they were beaten 1-0 by Wolves at Vicarage Road.Nouha Dicko scored 10 minutes after the restart, converting Rajiv van La Parra’s cross to moves the visitors level on points with eighth-place Blackburn.Watford had won three consecutive games, but never looked like winning this one and only the goalkeeping of Heurelho Gomes kept the score level in the first half.Dave Edwards, Kortney Huase and Van La Parra were all denied by the Brazilian in the first 45 minutes.However, Bakary Sako should have put Wolves ahead when presented with a glorious opportunity 10 minutes before the break, but he shot wide after Gomes had charged off his line.When Dicko eventually broke the deadlock no one could have been surprised, but things looked up for Watford with the introduction of Odion Ighalo, who struck the bar twice towards the end.The Hornets remain in the hunt for promotion, though Wolves, Blackburn and Norwich are breathing down their neck. Nouha Dicko celebrates his goal
“By the time I see them they already have a lot of bad habits,” Smith said. “Seeing them here when they’re 5 all the way up until they’re 14 makes it a lot easier for us when they get to high school.” Smith said the focus of the camp included developing footwork, ball-handling and shooting skills. “I learned that on defense it really helps to get low,” 11-year-old Jase Harrison said. Smith said he hopes to expand the camp next year to three or more high schools. “Every coach I’ve talked to has been really supportive,” Smith said. “I think they realize that we aren’t in this to try to recruit young kids. It might come back to bite us, but at least we can see what we’ve done.” For more information or to register for the camp, please call (661) 233-5487, or (661) 557-0087. Vegas tournament: Smith and Humphreys brought their respective high school teams to this weekend’s prestigious Reebok summer league tournament in Las Vegas. The talent showcase tournament features 304 high school and club teams that play at 12 different sites. “It’s a great experience for the kids,” Smith said. “They get to play in front of college coaches and they get to play against some of the best talent in the country. They get to see how hard you have to work to compete at that level.” email@example.com (818) 713-3607160Want 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 MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesBut the camp itself figures to benefit all area programs, including other rival schools. “I’m pretty sure we’ll wind up coaching against some of these kids, but it’s one of (those) things where we’d like to better the entire Antelope Valley,” Smith said. “We want to make sure the entire Antelope Valley is respectable when we get to the playoffs so our teams aren’t going against (perennial Southern Section powers) Long Beach Poly and Long Beach Milikan every time in the first round.” Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Mike Penberthy made a brief appearance at Thursday’s camp. He was among five coaches involved in the instruction, and will be at the next camp, too, Smith said. “I’ve never met a professional basketball player before, so it was exciting,” said participant Raven Doyle, an 11-year-old. Smith said the idea for the camp was born out of the realization that he and other area coaches were spending too much time in practices working on fundamentals he thinks players should already know before they start high school. LANCASTER – Sometime in early January, Highland High’s Jeff Smith and Lancaster’s David Humphreys will find themselves in their more familiar roles coaching rival Golden League boys’ basketball teams. But they have dedicated a portion of their summers to a collaborative effort, hosting two four-day basketball camps for boys and girls aged 5 to 14. The first D&J Basketball Camp, which was held at Lancaster, concluded on Thursday. The next will be held July 31 to Aug. 3 at Highland. Proceeds from both camps are split evenly, benefiting both programs.
Indiana Conservation Officers received specialized training in the administration of Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, earlier this month, and were each issued the opiate overdose drug for their first aid kits. As a result, one conservation officer in Washington County has already saved 2 lives in less than a week in Washington County. On Monday, January 23rd at approximately 10:15 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officer Neal Brewington, also a certified Emergency Medical Responder, along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Blue River Fire and EMS, responded to an opiate overdose call. On Thursday, Officer Brewington again responded to another opiate overdose call in Washington County, and was the first officer on scene. He discovered an unresponsive victim slumped halfway out of a vehicle, and administered Naloxone. Shortly afterward, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived and also administered the drug, reviving the victim. Officer Brewington and sheriff’s deputies both administered Naloxone, and were able to revive one victim. While doing so, the victim’s brother also was determined to be overdosing, and was revived and transported to the hospital by EMS. Indiana Conservation Officer Lt. Dan Dulin, is a certified paramedic and First Aid Training Coordinator for the DNR Law Enforcement Division. He stated “Indiana Conservation Officers are some of the most diverse, well-trained police officers in the state. The recent training in Naloxone use is one we hoped to never use, but it’s one more tool that we have available to assist citizens while accomplishing our primary mission of conservation law enforcement.” Every Indiana Conservation Officer in the state has now been issued and trained in the use of Naloxone. Additionally, all specialty rescue team members are certified Emergency Medical Responders.
22 August 2005The Department of Health and pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis signed a public-private agreement for the management and control of tuberculosis (TB) in Johannesburg on Friday.It is the first such agreement in the country, and formalises the public-private partnership that already exists between Sanofi-Aventis, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Health.The agreement took place through Sanofi-Aventis’s social responsibility project TBFREE, a collaborative programme funded by Sanofi-Aventis – the world’s third-largest pharmaceutical company – and supported by the Mandela Foundation.The signing took place at the Sizwe TBFREE Centre in Edenvale, one of four provincial centres already established by TBFREE for training community health workers in Directly Observed Therapy Short-Course (DOTS) support, an internationally recommended strategy for TB control.Besides encouraging people to be screened for TB, DOTS supporters provide advice and support to TB patients and, crucially, ensure that they complete their course of medication.This intervention is vital, as many TB sufferers do not complete their course of medication once they start feeling better, leading to the development of multi-drug resistant TB that is extremely difficult to treat.3 500 workers have already been trained in the first four provinces, and more will be trained as each of the country’s nine provinces are equipped with similar centres under the partnership.TB, once on the decline, has resurfaced as a major threat globally, not only because it is often associated with HIV-Aids co-infection, but also because resources for fighting the disease have been compromised.According to the World Health Organization, some 15 to 20 million people around the world are suffering from TB, which kills about two million people a year. Only five to six million sufferers receive effective treatment.An estimated 500 000 South Africans are infected with tuberculosis.Speaking at the signing of the agreement, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said the spread of TB in South Africa had reached “unacceptable proportions, considering that this is a preventable and curable disease.”Tshabalala-Msimang also noted that TB predominantly affects poor and vulnerable people.“We have to ensure that our TB control interventions are complemented by a strong nutrition programme in order to improve [the] effectiveness of these interventions,” she said.“When a patient has nothing to eat, it is difficult for him or her to take a larger number of tablets for up to six months, as required in standard TB treatment”.The minister said the main problem the department faced in controlling TB was lack of information. “People do not know enough about this disease. We need to inform our people that TB can be cured even in the presence of HIV and Aids.“People need to know that effective treatment [for TB] is available free of charge in our facilities.”Robert Sebbag, vice-president of access to medicines at Sanofi-Aventis, flew in from France for the signing of the agreement.“Our role is a collaborative and supportive one, and we will strive to see that all efforts by both parties are synchronised and geared toward the same admirable goal – a TB-free South Africa,” Sebbag said.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Officials say that tapping aquifers under the Table Mountain group could provide 40 million liters of potable water per day—less than a tenth of the current, restricted demand. In November 2017, the city began sinking test boreholes in the mountains, and it plans to drill dozens more.But ecologists warn that depleting the aquifers would threaten the unique biodiversity of the Cape Floral Region, a UNESCO World Heritage site. “You can literally wipe out a species by developing an area not bigger than a tennis court,” says Adam West, an ecologist at the University of Cape Town.In an 8 February letter to local authorities, West and four colleagues argued that the drilling would mar the heritage site, and lowering the water table would harm dozens of wetland species. One sensitive area where test boreholes have been drilled is Wemmershoek Valley, the only known home of Erica bakeri, a shrublike plant with delicate pink flowers. Efforts to cultivate this plant elsewhere have failed, says Ismail Ebrahim, a botanist with the South African National Biodiversity Institute here. “There is nowhere for it to go,” he says. West says clearing thirsty alien vegetation such as pine and black wattle from dam catchment areas could save more water than the city plans to pump out of the aquifer.Western Cape province is “aware of the concerns,” a spokesperson says, and authorities have “engaged with the relevant role players to find mechanisms to identify sites and methods that reduce the in situ impacts on the receiving environment.” But there is no indication that Cape Town authorities have revised the drilling plan, and they had not responded to a request for comment by the time ScienceInsider posted this story. “It seems like they are ducking and diving,” West says. hpbfotos/Alamy Stock Photo CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—In the mountains east of here there are plants so rare they are only found in an area the size of a soccer field. Some could be extinct in a matter of months, ecologists warn, if city officials proceed with plans to drill into aquifers to help ease a looming water crisis.Cape Town, South Africa’s second most populous city, is battling its worst drought in decades. Reservoir levels were retreating so sharply during summer in the Southern Hemisphere that officials had warned that the city’s water supply would be shut off on “Day Zero” in April, forcing most of the city’s 4 million inhabitants to queue for rationed potable water. Day Zero has since been put off to July, and if the winter rains come as usual, Cape Town may not have to turn off the taps this year.Even if Cape Town dodges that bullet, water shortages are anticipated to continue. The city’s plans to source more water include desalinization plants due to come online later this year, wastewater recycling, and drilling into aquifers beneath the city and surrounding mountains. These aquifers already provide water for farmers and private individuals, but the municipality has not drilled into them on a grand scale—until now. 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By Linda NordlingFeb. 26, 2018 , 2:00 PM Ecologists up in arms over Cape Town’s plans to ease water crisis by drilling into aquifer
Witty answers, anecdotes, flying kisses and lots of jhatkas and matkas by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan punctuated a starry Wednesday evening as he toasted the success of “Happy New Year” with the film team and audience at the St. Xavier’s College here.Taking questions from a packed house, SRK – along with HNY director Farah Khan, cast members Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah – interacted with youngsters on stage and on the ground, enacted scenes, sang, shook a leg to hits like “Lungi Dance” from “Chennai Express” and “Indiawale” from HNY and reiterated his admiration for the Kolkata fanbase.”I am King Khan for the love that you guys have given me. You really have adopted me. No other city gives me this feeling,” SRK said to cheers and thunderous applause from the audience.I am King Khan for the love that you guys have given me. You really have adopted me, said SRK.While one fan, Lakshmi Khanna urged him to repeat “Om Shanti” with her and brought along a gift bag, a young admirer Lovely questioned the absence of HNY actor Deepika Padukone.Shah Rukh, in his inimitable style, praised her for being more beautiful than Deepika and responded that the actress was busy in a shoot.”I will bring her along with me to the next match at Eden Gardens,” SRK, owner of the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, promised.While the focus was on HNY, fans expressed their love for his other memorable films like “Dil Toh Pagal Hai” (DTPH), “Devdas” and “Chennai Express” as well.advertisementAsked by a youngster to “woo” Farah, SRK sportingly recited the “Aur Paas” (“closera) dialogue from DTPH as he held Farah’s hand and ultimately wrapped her in a hug.”See? Easy,” he chirped while Farah dressed in a stunning red kurta added: “This is my lucky day.”Shah Rukh’s love for the city’s energetic and enthusiastic audience, was echoed by Sonu and Farah during their turns to talk.”When Shah Rukh told me ‘You have to come to Kolkata’ to feel the love, I didn’t quite believe it, but now I am feeling the love,” said Farah.Sonu, who greeted the spectators in Bengali, also acknowledged Shah Rukh’s claim that the Kolkata crowd is the best.Vivaan termed the experience as “amazing.”Shah Rukh ensured fans had their say and he didn’t shy away from answering bold questions like “how can you be so sexy.””I am born sexy,” he said in his signature suave voice as the audience went wild.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China will not even officially receive the judgment of the tribunal as it has no legal basis.”It is true that we do not recognise and accept the so- called arbitration. We will have no legal connection with the arbitral tribunal and we will not accept what ever materials it provides”, he told a media briefing replying to questions whether China will receive a copy of the verdict of the tribunal.”We will not have any legal connection with the arbitral tribunal because from the very beginning we have not recognised this illegal organ,” he said.A second statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry after the verdict was released countered tribunals findings that Chinas claims over islands and the reefs in the SCS.”Chinas Nanhai Zhudao (the South China Sea Islands) consist of Dongsha Qundao (the Dongsha Islands), Xisha Qundao (the Xisha Islands), Zhongsha Qundao (the Zhongsha Islands) and Nansha Qundao (the Nansha Islands)”, it said.China has renamed the islands which were known in the area with different names like Spratly islands.The statement claimed that “the activities of the Chinese people in the SCS date back to over 2,000 years ago. China is the first to have discovered, named, and explored and exploited Nanhai Zhudao and relevant waters, and the first to have exercised sovereignty and jurisdiction over them continuously, peacefully and effectively, thus establishing territorial sovereignty and relevant rights and interests in the SCS”, it said.Following the end of the World War II, China recovered and resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Nanhai Zhudao which had been illegally occupied by Japan during its war of aggression against China, it said.advertisement?To strengthen the administration over Nanhai Zhudao, the Chinese government in 1947 reviewed and updated the geographical names of Nanhai Zhudao, compiled Nan Hai Zhu Dao Di Li Zhi Lue and drew Nan Hai Zhu Dao Wei Zhi Tu (Location Map of the South China Sea Islands) on which the dotted line is marked. This map was officially published and made known to the world by the Chinese government in February 1948″, it said in apparent reference to the nine-dash line.China is so vocal in enforcing the nine-dash line that it publishes it in all the passports of Chinese to assert its claims. The statement said China has been firm in upholding its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the SCS and cited various documents released to assert its claims over EEZ and the continental shelf. The ratification of UNCLOS have further reaffirmed Chinas territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in SCS, it said. (More) PTI KJV AKJ AKJ
The terrific Andy Goodman gave an inspiring and deeply useful session on storytelling for Network for Good yesterday (access the recorded webinar here). He shared Brian McDonald’s template of what composes a great story: a relatable protagonist, an inciting incident, a series of barriers to overcome and a resolution.He recommends the following McDonald-inspired template for structuring your stories:Once upon a time ____________________, and every day ____________________ until one day ________________________and because of this ________________________ and because of this ___________________________ untilfinally _________________________ and ever since that day ________________________________________.Try it for your stories.
Football body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches with Argentina for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at Copa América 2019.The South American body also said Friday that it fined the superstar in $50,000 for his comments after Argentina’s 2-1 win against Chile in the third-place playoff of the tournament in July.Messi and Argentina can still appeal the decision, which stops the striker from playing in four friendlies this year.The 32-year-old will not play for Argentina matches in September against Chile and Mexico, plus another two in October versus Germany and another adversary to be picked.Neither Messi nor Argentina’s soccer association have made comments about CONMEBOL’s decision.Messi is already suspended from the first match of the South American World Cup qualifiers next March because of the apparently undeserved red card he received against Chile.The Argentine was sent off for only the second time in his career after a shoving match with Chile midfielder Gary Medel, who also was ejected.Messi avoided the medal ceremony in protest and later said Argentina “shouldn’t take part in this corruption.”The Argentinian also said the tournament was set for hosts Brazil to win.Messi had already complained against Copa América refereeing after Argentina’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the semifinals.When asked if he feared being suspended for his comments, he said “the truth needed to be told.” Messi later sent an apology to CONMEBOL for his remarks.Also Read | Want to see Sunil Chhetri leading India in FIFA World Cup: Virat KohliAlso Read | Manchester United to sign defender Harry Maguire in world record transfer deal: ReportsAlso See:advertisement