City Women Youth Academy call-ups

first_imgMary McAteer has been selected to represent Wales Under-15 at their forthcoming training camp, commencing on Sunday, May 6th and concluding on Tuesday, May 8th.Sophie Hillyerd and Ellie Brindley have been called-up to the England Under-15 squad for their training camp between Saturday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 9th.Daisy Ackerman and Annabelle Thomas are on standby for England.Everyone at the club would like to congratulate all players concerned on selection.last_img

Disneyland News: Week of April 6, 2019

first_imgCalifornia Adventure8-108-108-108-108-108-108-10 Early EntryDLDCADCADLDCADLDCA Fantasmic!2222222 Soundsational Parade2222222 For early admission, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsAt Disneyland Park, the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough remains offline as the castle remains under a scrim for renovations.Over at California Adventure, the Silly Symphony Swings are still offline indefinitely — we’ll let you know when we have a projected end date. Also, the Red Car Trolley is going dark until next spring.As always, be aware that refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page to make sure your favorite ride is still running, and for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s news. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments. SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri PricePEAKPEAKPEAKPEAKPEAKPEAKPEAK ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri Admission and HoursDeluxe, Southern California, and Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out on Saturday, with Select and Southern California Passholders also blocked out on Sunday, and Select Passholders also blocked out on Friday. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Peak Price ($149/$141) every day.Regular park hours are as follows this week: Share This!Disney’s Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt is here, and the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival and Get Your Ears on Celebration continue! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.Special Events and NotesDisney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival remains the primary draw at Disneyland resort this week, which continues through April 23, 2019. This annual event includes culinary demonstrations and seminars as well as food kiosks featuring small bites and tastes, and is definitely worth a visit. There are several special events that take place during this event as well, including wine tastings, seminars, and special meals. For more details and information on how to make reservations (which are recommended), please check here.  As per usual, the Annual Passholder corner will be passing out commemorative buttons and have special photo opportunities for Passholders.Have you had a chance to try Disney’s Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt? Check out this post for more details, but let us know in the comments what you’ve thought of it if you’ve already done it!Photo: DisneyDisneyland is continuing its Get Your Ears On Celebration, commemorating 90 years of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Keep your eyes open for special menu selections, treats, character greetings, entertainment, and merchandise throughout the resort. Make sure you check out Rikki’s preview and Guy’s rundown of the best snacks for more details on what to expect! As part of that, Disney has announced that Philharmagic, the long-running show at Magic Kingdom, will be debuting this month at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. Keep you eyes open for it soon!As a reminder, Disney has announced some new rules and restrictions on stroller size (including no stroller wagons allowed), smoking prohibitions (no more smoking areas in the parks or at Downtown Disney), and restrictions on ways to keep coolers/cooler bags chilled (no loose ice or dry ice). These restrictions take place May 1 for the stroller and smoking changes, while the ice restrictions are already in effect. You can read the official details here.CrowdsCrowds are highly variable this week, peaking with level 9 crowds on Monday, but dropping all the way to level 4 on Wednesday and Friday.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherThis is another week with quite a bit of variation in the forecast, with highs ranging from a chilly 67 on Friday, all the way up to 88 degrees on Monday. Note that there is a decent (40%) chance of rain on Friday.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsDisneyland has a full slate of entertainment this week, with Mickey’s Mix Magic, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, World of Color, and Fantasmic! shown at least once a day each. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Dapper Dans, can be found here. Disneyland8-128-128-118-118-118-118-11 World of Color1111111 Disney’s Mix Magic1111111last_img read more

Painting the town happy

first_imgVivacious Zenobia Baumgarten and her husband Herman (right) accept the prize for winning the Total Eco Pioneer Challenge. (Image: Total South Africa) A cheerful environment is more stimulating for young minds. Baumgarten’s church courses have been well attended. The colourful hand puppets are also used to educate children about issues such as HIV and tuberculosis, on a level to which they can relate.(Images: Zenobia Baumgarten) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lizette Stokes  Account director, Jenni Newman PR  +27 82 322 5162 or +27 11 506 7354 RELATED ARTICLES • How does Mandela Day inspire you? • Let’s learn and honour Children’s Act • SA artist revitalises Woodstock • A better SA, one baby at a time • Primary schools get a helping handJanine ErasmusZenobia Baumgarten is not only a woman with a zest for life, but she loves to share that zest with others.Baumgarten is the 2012 winner of Total South Africa’s Eco Pioneer competition – and a handy R20 000 (US$2 400) – for her use of natural and recycled materials to decorate her home. In her spare time she plays her part in the community by decoratively painting childcare facilities, no matter how humble they may be, and helping caregivers to more creatively keep their little charges occupied and educated. The Total Eco Pioneer initiative was launched at the end of October 2011 to coincide with the release of the company’s new ultra low sulphur 95 octane unleaded fuel.The campaign was run entirely through social media, and the six finalists were chosen from nominations gathered via Facebook and Twitter. Until voting closed on 31 January, fans were allowed to cast a vote a day for their favourite.Baumgarten fought off competition from a honey and beeswax initiative; a company that makes bricks for fuel from recycled paper; a bag-making venture; an eco-school; and a company that recycles waste into packaging.But in the end her quirky knack for transforming unlikely objects into interesting and useful pieces won the day.“Although we weren’t well off, I still wanted to be one better than the rich ladies,” said Baumgarten, wearing a brooch fashioned from a vintage cookie cutter, at the prizegiving ceremony in May. “We appreciate everything, especially the environment, so much more, and we’ve passed those sentiments on to our children too.”Doing unto othersBaumgarten and her family live in Bothaville, a Free State farming town located near the Vaal River. By her own admission, there’s not much around, no big shopping centres or busy retail districts, so she and her family have had to draw the most out of the resources around them.To make ends meet while raising their children, Baumgarten and her husband Herman used natural and recycled materials as well as their own craftwork to build and decorate their home.Her innovation caught the attention of the popular Tuis magazine and its English counterpart Home, both of which offer hints, tips and advice for the house, kitchen and garden. In April 2011 the magazines featured Baumgarten’s home on their covers and in a feature inside.Not content with beautifying her immediate environment, Baumgarten became driven to do the same for others in her community. She decided to focus on schools, and with her creative streak was keen on using paint to brighten these sometimes cheerless institutions, including the exterior and interior, and even the blackboards.“It probably stems from the fact that I love kids, and I was a nursery school teacher for four years,” she said. “It started with our little farm school, and when I finished it I thought I’d look around for others I could tackle. You don’t need a big sponsor or lots of money to be able to do something good.”Baumgarten soon found herself venturing into the nearby townships, where children are often cared for during the day in shacks that can’t be distinguished in any way from the hundreds that surround them.“The only way you can tell that it’s a nursery school is if there are lots of kids around,” she said. “But although these day mothers have had no formal training, they’re helping the working moms and they’re earning a bit of a wage.”She recalled one particular structure which was too small for all the children, and she told the lady in charge that she would gladly paint it if it was expanded. The next time she visited, the crèche was more than double its former size.“I’m sure that lady asked everyone around her to donate a piece of metal sheeting,” said Baumgarten,”but she managed to make it bigger.” The paint job was done, and the crèche given a new lease on life.Having a cheerful place in which to spend their day, said Baumgarten, gives the children pride and makes them feel like they belong, especially when they’ve had a hand in improving their surroundings.Caring for the caregiversInspired by the success of the décor project and wanting to do more, she began showing caregivers how to make enchanting hand puppets to entertain the children with songs and stories.“Many of these caregivers go out to homes and look after sick parents, as well as the children,” she said. “Now they even use the puppets to educate the children about tuberculosis and HIV, and the children get so wrapped up in the stories that they speak to the puppets as if they were real people – they identify completely with the puppets, and this helps them to understand why their mom and dad are sick.”She then held a few courses at local churches where caregivers could learn more educational techniques, and was thrilled to see men attending the second course.To date, she estimates she’s painted around 50 nursery and primary schools in the area – which is just about all of them. She carries all the costs herself, and asks only for help with the paintwork from the teachers, mothers or children. As if that wasn’t enough, Baumgarten has also secured a t-shirt sponsor which enables her to have t-shirts printed for each nursery school, to give the children more of a sense of unity.Baumgarten jokes that where other men might buy flowers for their wives, especially after a tiff, Herman will buy her paint.“And that works for me.”last_img read more

a month agoBournemouth boss Howe hails away support for Southampton win

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe hails away support for Southampton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe hailed the away support for last night’s win at Southampton.Goals from Nathan Ake, Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson helped earn the Dorset club an historic 3-1 success at St Mary’s, as Howe and his staff etched their names in club folklore. Howe told the Daily Echo: “I just want to thank the fans for everything they have given the club. Not just today but historically.“It was a really nice moment (after the final whistle) to share with them, you could feel the emotion from us to them and them to us.“That’s where you have to just think back to what times were and understand this was a precious moment. We very much enjoyed it and thank them.” Victory put Cherries up to third in the Premier League table, with 10 points recorded from their opening six games.Howe added: “It was a really nice moment for our supporters to enjoy and for us all to enjoy together.”When you consider how far this club has come in recent years and how bleak the outlook was at times.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoSolskjaer insists Man Utd ‘building something’ after Arsenal draw

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer insists Man Utd ‘building something’ after Arsenal drawby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says there were plenty of positives in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday night.The result at Old Trafford leaves United with their worst start to a season in 30 years.In a laborious opening stanza, it took a moment of quality from Scott McTominay to break the deadlock, with the Scotland international lashing the ball past Bernd Leno from outside the box right on the stroke of half-time.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then equalised after 58 minutes but not without some controversy, with of course, VAR.The Gabon international’s sublime finish over David De Gea was initially ruled offside. However replays showed record signing Harry Maguire had kept him in play.Maguire then had a thunderous strike saved by Leno with fifteen minutes remaining, but it wasn’t enough as United had to settle for a point.Despite the result Solskjaer remains confident he is building something special at United.He told Sky Sports: “We go 1-0 up and then we don’t get the second goal that we want to get. “That’s the learning now for this time. Be more cynical, clinical. “There are so many games we have been 1-0 up. We will learn. It’s a bad goal to give away but sometimes you make those passes, you play out and it looks good. We learn from it.”We are at the start of building something. It’s just a bit disappointing that we can’t get that second goal.” last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgToronto Stock Exchange (15,046.28, up 70.75 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 27 cents, or three per cent, to $9.27 on 40.6 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $1.66, or 2.94 per cent, to $54.79 on 8.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down 44 cents, or 4.72 per cent, to $8.89 on 7.4 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down five cents, or 1.11 per cent, to $4.45 on 6.6 million shares.NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX:NEXT) Mining. Up 1.5 cents, or 17.65 per cent, to 10 cents on 6.2 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) Energy. Up nine cents, or 3.47 per cent, to $2.68 on 4.6 million shares. Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Companies reporting major news:Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) Manufacturing. Down 10 cents, or 0.15 per cent, to $66.67 on 864,000 shares. The company released a 2019 outlook that fell short of analyst expectations. The Ontario-based auto parts maker, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said it expects total sales of US$40.2 billion to $42.4 billion for 2019. It said sales would be weighed down by a stronger U.S. dollar and the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business.U.S.-listed cannabis producer Tilray Inc. has teamed up with the U.S. company behind brands such as Juicy Couture, Aeropostale and Nine West to develop and sell co-branded consumer cannabis products globally, with items expected to hit U.S. and Canadian shelves within the next year. The Nanaimo, B.C.-based company announced Tuesday the long-term revenue sharing agreement with Authentic Brands Group, to whom Tilray will initially pay US$100 million in cash and stock, or up to $250 million depending on certain milestones.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Trans Mountain granted interim injunction against blockades at 2 BC terminals

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has granted Trans Mountain an interim injunction aimed at preventing anti-pipeline activists from protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby.The company listed 15 individuals, along with John Doe, Jane Doe and “persons unnamed” in a notice of civil claim as part of its request to restrict protesters from coming within 50 metres of the facilities.Justice Kenneth Affleck agreed with that condition today and said the injunction will last until Wednesday, when a hearing on the matter will continue. Casey Leggett, a lawyer for one of the named people, had challenged the 50-metre request, saying that would cover a road near the Westridge Marine Terminal, where people should be allowed to walk or protest peacefully without fearing they’ll be arrested.Kyle Friesen, a lawyer representing the RCMP, said the force doesn’t want to squelch anyone’s right to protest, but a restricted area is needed to create a barrier so gatherings are peaceful, lawful and safe, especially if trees are falling to clear land for construction.Calgary-based Trans Mountain said in the notice of claim that protesters have obstructed roads it requires to access the Westridge Marine Terminal in order to build a new dock complex with three berths.last_img read more

Traffic constable injured while trying to nab errant scooter rider

first_imgKolkata: A traffic police constable sustained minor injuries while trying to intercept an errant scooter rider near the main gate of Science City on Sunday. Later, the accused was apprehended and a specific case was lodged against him.According to sources, on Sunday at around 12 pm, a traffic police constable from Tiljala Traffic Guard identified as Arnab Banerjee was performing duty near Science City main gate on Park Circus connector. Some other police personnel were performing duty at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass and Park Circus connector. All of a sudden, they noticed a scooter bearing registration number WB 01 AA 7913 violating the signal on EM Bypass and turning towards the Park Circus connector. The rider and pillion were riding without helmet as well. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhen a police constable tried to stop him, the scooter rider identified as Saqalain Zameer of Topsia second lane, reportedly rode the vehicle dangerously to avoid getting caught. Immediately, a senior police official informed the sergeant and the constable posted near the main gate of Science City to intercept the scooter. Upon getting the call, the on-duty sergeant blocked the scooter rider’s way in an attempt to stop him. Seeing police blocking his way with intention to prosecute, the errant rider stopped and took a u-turn dangerously on the same road in an attempt to flee. When moving on the opposite direction of a one-way flank, Banerjee tried to stop him. While doing so, Zameer again tried to give him a slip but was unable to do so and hit him instead. As a result, both the scooter rider and Banerjee fell on the road. Meanwhile, the traffic sergeant and other police officials ran to the spot and caught the accused. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayBanerjee was rushed to the Chittaranjan National Medical College and Hospital, from where he was treated and discharged. Sources informed that he has sustained injuries on his legs and hands. He later lodged a complaint at Pragati Maidan police station, following which Zameer was booked under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC. He was also prosecuted under sections of the Motor Vehicles Act for signal violation, riding a two-wheeler without helmet and riding without a valid driving licence.last_img read more

Would You Rather Be An Outfielder For The As Or A Quarterback

Baseball14.7%43.1%29.4%12.8% Kyler Murray, a student-athlete at the University of Oklahoma, is facing a very good dilemma right now. Murray plays outfield for OU’s baseball team, and he was taken ninth overall in the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Murray also plays quarterback for Oklahoma’s football team — and he’s currently the heir apparent to the No. 1 overall pick in April’s NFL draft, Baker Mayfield, under center.Murray won’t have to choose between baseball and football right away, but eventually, he will have to pick a path for his athletic future. (Or at least, the immediate future.) What’s a two-sport star to do?Murray is already in lofty company as a multi-talented athlete, since few players have ever been good enough to potentially start at QB for a top college team while also hearing their name called among MLB’s top 10 draft picks. But if you were in Murray’s position, which path — baseball or football — tends to offer the most success, historically speaking? This decision could mean the difference between Murray becoming the next Russell Wilson or the next Drew Henson.To help do the math on Murray’s decision, I used wins above replacement1In this case, an average of the versions found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com. to measure the careers of similar baseball players and Approximate Value2Pro-Football-Reference.com’s rough gauge for NFL productivity. to measure the careers of similar football players.3Specifically, I used a weighted sum of a player’s value produced in the first 10 years of his career, giving a player 100 percent credit for his value in his best season, 90 percent credit for his second-best season, 80 percent credit for his third-best season, and so forth.Who counts as “similar”? For baseball, I looked at college hitters since 19654The first year of MLB’s amateur draft. who were drafted between picks No. 5 and 15 overall. For football, I gathered data since 19905Roughly when the modern era of college offenses really began. on college quarterbacks who started6By which I mean, played regularly enough to be the team’s QB of record on Sports-Reference.com’s seasonal passing leaderboards. for a team that ranked in the preseason top 10 going into the year. (AP hasn’t released its preseason rankings for 2018 yet, but the Sooners seem like a safe bet to be included.) Because I looked at the first 10 years of a player’s career, those who were drafted by MLB or started at QB in college after 2008 were not included in the study.Broadly speaking, these groups represent Murray’s current status in each sport. I then broke their careers down into four categories based on their WAR/AV: “never made it” (players who never played a game in the big leagues),7According to Pro-Football-Reference.com’s data, this includes players who were on rosters or practice squads but never actually set foot on the field for a down of a regular-season or playoff game. “scrubs” (guys who played in the bigs but weren’t regulars and had little impact), “decent” players (those who were regulars but not stars) and “good/great” players (generally All-Star level players and above). Here’s how the players comparable to Murray ended up panning out in the pros: Football43.2%39.1%13.0%4.7% SportNever made ItScrubDecentGood/Great Which sport should Kyler Murray choose?Probability of reaching various performance levels in MLB or NFL for players similar* to Kyler Murray, by sport chance of reaching level * Similar players in baseball are college hitters selected between no. 5-15 in the draft (since 1965). In football, they are starting QBs for a team ranked among the AP’s preseason top 10 going into the season (since 1990).Performance metrics cover the first 10 years of a player’s career.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, Fangraphs, The Baseball Cube, Pro-football-reference.com, sports-reference.com/CFB Neither path to stardom is guaranteed; in both cases, more than 50 percent of comparable players either failed to play in the big leagues at all or made a minimal impact once there. But the chance of washing out completely are much lower — by a factor of about three — for highly drafted baseball prospects than for college quarterbacks at top programs. Likewise, the odds of stardom, or simply having a solid career, are much higher for baseball players like Murray than for football players like him.As my research has shown in the past, college hitters (like Murray) tend to be very reliable picks relative to the rest of baseball’s draft crapshoot. Meanwhile, top-level starting college QBs can range from Tom Brady and Peyton Manning to Gino Torretta and Thad Busby. Add in Murray’s MLB draft signing bonus (the No. 9 slot carries a value of about $4.8 million), the higher average salary for MLB vs. the NFL in general (even the average QB makes only about a half-million dollars more per year than the overall MLB average) and the concerns that Murray’s height — he’s 5-foot-10 — might prevent him from playing quarterback in the NFL, and it seems obvious that Murray should pick baseball.In fact, to cut down on the injury risk, perhaps Murray should forgo football next season, even though the NCAA does allow players to retain their amateur status in football after signing in baseball. (I realize the temptation to put up ridiculous, Mayfield-esque stats in Oklahoma’s offense is difficult to resist.)Of course, if he doesn’t want to choose, Murray can always take the Tim Tebow path — the Mets are always looking for former QBs who are turning back to baseball in the twilight of their athletic careers. read more

Gallery Mens Basketball vs South Carolina State

Ohio State junior forward Andre Wesson (24) passes the ball during the first half of the game against South Carolina State on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 89-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State Men’s Basketball takes on South Carolina State on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 89-61. Photos by Amal Saeed.