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Ulster Under 21 Hurling Shield FinalTyrone 0-16Donegal 2-8 Donegal’s Under-21 hurlers can hold their heads high after going down by just two points against Tyrone in the final of the Ulster Under 21 Hurling Shield in Celtic Park, Derry on Wednesday evening.Tyrone stormed into the game from the start and had built up a six point lead before Donegal registered their first score with a point by Christopher Bonner on 12 minutes.The outstanding Damian Casey was dominating midfield and his five early scores included four frees and a brilliant solo effort. Two Donegal pointed frees from Ronan Mc Dermott and Justin Browne were cancelled out by strikes from Mark Mullan and Ciaran McCrudden.Four further Casey frees in the last ten inutes of the first half extended Tyrone’s lead. A point on the stroke of half-time from Donegal’s Colm Kelly still left his team with an uphill task at the break, trailing by seven points 0-11 to 0-4. The second half was marked by a strong defensive display by Donegal,with Padraig Doherty driving his team forward. Turning possession into scores proved difficult for both sides.Donegal senior Ronan McDermott saw a 20 metre free rebound off the crossbar. Brian McGurk then extended Tyrone’s lead on 40 minutes.Three Donegal points followed from Browne, Bonner and Conor McCormack, and going into the final ten minutes a comeback seemed possible. However, three Casey frees and a point by Kiefer Morgan left nine points between the teams with five minutes remaining.Donegal were not finished yet!An opportunist goal on 26 minutes by the ever dangerous corner foward Colm Kelly was followed almost immediately by a long range Browne free. Kelly then struck again with two minutes left. Winning a long ball into the square he rounded two defenders before firing an unstoppable shot to the net. With the margin down to two points Donegal belatedly threw everything at the Tyrone defence. Despite a number of half chances time eventually ran out for Donegal and Tyrone held on for a deserved win. Tyrone: Conor McElhatton, Mark McCrory, Conor McNally, Gavin McNamee, Liam Armstrong, Tiarnan Morgan, Dermot Begley, Damian Casey (0-12, 11f), Gerard Gilmore, Eamonn Duffin, Kiefer Morgan (0-1), Ciaran McCrudden (0-1), Brian McGurk (0-1), Mark Mullan (0-1), Matthew Mulgrew. Subs: Kevin Gormley (35 mins), Dwyer Marshall(48 mins), Sean O’Hagan (50 mins), Ruairi Devlin, Michael Maneely, Michael Donnelly, Patrick Quigg, Caolan Devlin.Donegal: Dylan Laverty, Fintan Culhane, Padraig Doherty, Mark Callaghan, Christopher McDermott, Shane Gallen, Colm Flood, Justin Browne (0- 3, 3f), Conor Parke, Ronan McDermott (0-1, 1f), Conor McVeigh, Christopher Bonner (0-2), Bernard Lafferty, Conor Gallen, Colm Kelly (2-1). Subs: Conor Mc Cormack (42 mins, 0-1), Ciaran O’Leary, Ryan Duffy, Eoin Friel, Gavin Browne, Sean Curran, Colm Melaugh, Joe Alvey, Jamie Brennan, Gavin McGrath, Gareth Quinn.DONEGAL U-21 HURLERS CAN HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH AFTER NARROW FINAL DEFEAT was last modified: June 20th, 2013 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 U-21 HURLERS CAN HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH AFTER NARROW FINAL DEFEAT
The climate park will go a long way tohelp animals such as this lion, resting in theshade in the Namaqua National Park, tocool down.(Image: South African National Parks)Khanyi MagubaneGlobal warming has become a hot topic in both environmental and political circles, and South Africa has not been left untouched. The country’s wildlife in particular stands to suffer from an increasingly warm and dry climate.A new addition to the Namaqua National Park in the Northern Cape province is expected to take some of the heat off its inhabitants. The newly acquired 63 000ha of land along South Africa’s west coast will allow animals to migrate to cooler parts of the park. The land will increase Namaqua’s size to 144 000ha, making it the fifth largest national park in the country.According to South African National Parks’ (SANParks) managing executive of park operations, Paul Daphne, the park’s extension from sea level to an elevation of around 1 700m will allow a greater chance of survival for both animal and plant species.“Our state-of-the-art park will be able to accommodate the inevitability of climate change,” he says. “There may be other national parks where this climate change accommodation could take place, but this is the first one consciously designed with that in mind.”From diamonds to gameThe new addition to the Namaqua Park is owned by diamond mining company De Beers and has been leased to the SANParks for 99 years. Once the lease expires, SANParks will have the option of extending the lease for a further 99 years.The land started its commercial life as a diamond mine, but is now home to sheep farmers.Over the next three years, SANParks will start the process of opening the land’s borders to the existing park’s grounds. An estimated R8.5-million (US$852 000) will be spent on converting the new land into a suitable game park.According to SANParks, 55 local workers will be hired to rehabilitate old roads, 4×4 tracks and historic mining sites. New hiking trails and other game park facilities will also be added to the extension.Of further global environmental interest is the area in the park known as a biodiversity hotspot – the Succulent Karoo biome, or ecosystem. According to SANParks.org, this biome has been identified as a priority for protected area development. The new land’s coastline will increase the sanctuary’s ability to protect animals and plants that thrive in similar climatic and geographic environments.“The Succulent Karoo biome has been identified as a priority biome by the department of environment affairs and tourism, largely because of the high number of endemic species. It is one of the biomes with the least percentage under conservation,” says Daphne.The Succulent Karoo biome is mostly characterised by low winter rainfall and extreme summer aridity. Rainfall in the area varies between 20 and 290mm per year while summer temperatures often peak at 40°C. Fog is common in coastal areas and mountain winds blow throughout the year.According to De Beer’s head of ecology, John Kruger, the conservation of the area will enhance the potential for “ecologically-friendly tourism, and therefore create new, sustainable employment opportunities”.Warm temperatures pose threatRising global temperatures are a cause for concern for environmentalists around the world.According to the South African Climate Action Network, the predicted effects of climate change in South Africa include higher temperatures, particularly in the arid areas; a reduction in rainfall in summer rainfall areas; increasing incidents of droughts and floods; and rising sea level threatening low-lying areas.Humans will not be spared. Climate changes will increase various health risks ranging from skin cancer to extended outbursts of cholera and malaria.Global warming also threatens South Africa’s already vulnerable water supply system. It could also lead to desertification, which would threaten food security and the country’s unique biodiversity.A June 2008 report released by the International Panel on Climate Change indicated that up to two-thirds of the animal species in the Kruger National Park face extinction if global temperatures increase at the current rate.According to the report, a temperature increase of between 2.5° C to 3°C could lead to the extinction of 24% to 59% of mammals, up to 40% of birds, and up to 70% of butterflies. Between 18% and 80% of other invertebrates could also be lost, and up to 45% of reptiles.Speaking at a conference on climate change in July this year, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk addressed the importance of avoiding what he termed the “unmanageable impacts” of climate change.He said global warming should be curtailed through a worldwide response focused on prevention rather than cure.“This represents a make-or-break challenge to world leaders. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, all countries need to carry their fair share of responsibility to limit a global temperature increase to below 2°C.“It will be a failure of this generation of leaders if any developed country shirks its responsibility for the problem.”According to Van Schalkwyk, South Africa needs to build a low-carbon economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and a climate-resilient society.It would not, he said, be economically, environmentally or politically sustainable for the country to continue without a carbon constraint programme.A 2002 report by the University of Cape Town on the economic effects of climate change in South Africa indicated that both commercial and subsistence farming stood to take a heavy blow.Although agricultural systems would not be nearly as badly affected as natural systems, the change in rainfall, temperature and CO2 levels would reduce crop yields.According to the report, a detailed biophysical study of maize, South Africa’s largest field crop, showed that the total value of production lost as a result of climate change was R681-million ($66-million), without the CO2 fertilisation effect. With the fertilisation effect, the loss stood at R46-million ($4.46-million).Because of the general positive effect of CO2, the impacts on crop production were found to be relatively minor in relation to the value of the sector as a whole.The report concluded that the greatest potential impact climate change would have on South Africa would be in the lucrative tourism sector, which makes up 3% of gross domestic product.It is, however, the non-market elements which stand to lose the most from rising global temperatures – loss of biodiversity and natural resources, and a grave impact on human health.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at Khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related articlesSaving the land with ecotourism Rallying around cleaner energy South Africa’s national parks Useful linksSouth African Climate Action NetworkClimate Change NewsAfrica GeographicUrban Green FileDepartment of Environmental Affairs and Tourism – Climate change researchSouth African Weather Service – Climate change: what, when and where?
Four civilians were injured when an Army patrol team opened fire as clashes broke out during an ‘iftar’ function at D.K. Pora village in Shopian on Monday evening. A police official said a clash broke out when a patrol of the Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles had gone to the Jamia Masjid of the village for participating in an iftar function. “As the food was being served, a mob of miscreants attacked the Army patrol. The Army party withdrew from the scene by resorting to aerial warning shots,” said the police.
Colombo, Apr 27 (PTI) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today announced the return of Sanath Jayasuriya as the chief selector, a little more than a year since he stepped down from the post. The new selection committee will start its operation on May 1 and will serve for two-year term. The four-member panel comprises wicketkeeper-batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana, former offspinner Ranjith Madurasinghe and former fast bowler Eric Upashantha, besides Jayasuriya. Kaluwitharana, who formed the destructive opening partnership with Jayasuriya in the 1996 World Cup victory, was Sri Lanka A team coach for a number of years, while Madurasinghe, a Test player in the 80s, has served before on the panel, and Upashantha was a member of the national team in the late 90s. The previous selection panel was headed by Aravinda de Silva. SLC had asked for reinstating Jayasuriya as chief selector for several weeks, but was awaiting the Sports Ministers approval. The new committee was formed as soon as SLC got the green signal from the Sports Ministry. Jayasuriya had earlier held the post from January 2013 to March 2015. PTI Cor CM CM
Indian Premier League, the great festival of T20 cricket, is now over, at least until the next year.Mumbai Indians became the most successful team in the history of the tournament, edging ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, to win the trophy three times.After 60 matches and 47 days, Mumbai emerged as the champions in the 2017 edition of the IPL.They had finished second in the league table in both 2013 and 2015 seasons when they were crowned champions and won the 2017 title having finished as table toppers, thus breaking the jinx that had been plaguing the team finishing on top at the end of the league phase.Mumbai had managed to keep the core of their team – Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Ambati Rayudu, a clear indication of their success this decade.Coming into the final, the team from Mumbai, had lost all their encounters (twice in the league stages and once in Qualifier 1 against Pune).The narrative of the final followed a slightly different note , and whoever was writing the script could not have produced a better work as the match went to the last ball to decide a winner.Mumbai Indians had a disastrous start as Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons was removed cheaply by Jaydev Unadkat in the third over of the match. After a stabling 33-run partnership from Rohit and Rayudu in the middle order, it looked like they were headed for a decent total. But a flurry of wickets left Mumbai reeling at 79/7 with just five overs to go. Krunal Pandya (47 off 38 balls) and Mitchell Johnson stepped up with a hard-hitting 50-run partnership to take Mumbai to 129/8.advertisementIn the second innings, Rahul Tripathi was sent back cheaply, but a stand from Ajikya Rahane and Steve Smith seemed to take Pune ever closer to the target, as they departed a batting collapse ensued. Johnson was the star with the ball as well with figures of 3/26 and was ably supported by Jasprit Bumrah, who returned with figures of 26/2.Pandya and Johnson led from the front to win Mumbai the game in the final.Multiple players put their hand up at various points in the tournament and took responsibility for winning the match for the team. Be it Nitish Rana at the start of the tournament, Jasprit Bumrah’s super over heroics, the ever present Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal) firing with either bat or ball, Karn Sharma’s late resurgence, Parthiv Patel’s opening knock or the astute captaincy along with match-winning knocks from Rohit Sharma, someone or the other has performed for Mumbai.Summing up, Mumbai Indians’ record-breaking victory in the 10th edition of the IPL, it was not on the back of stellar performances from a certain star in the team, but the team in itself as a team. THE KEY PLAYERS FOR MI Parthiv PatelThe diminutive opener was the backbone of the batting order for Mumbai Indians, providing important starts to the team. He was the top-scorer for Mumbai with 395 runs from 16 games, his best performance individually. His consistent starts were the cornerstone for every Mumbai innings, as Parthiv finished with an average of 24.68 proving his importance to the team. His highest of 70 against Gujarat Lions, which Mumbai won in the super-over. His glove work has also come in handy, enforcing two stumpings and six catches. He also has scored the fourth highest number of fours with 49 hits crossing the boundary ropes. Krunal Pandya The Man-of-the-Match in the final with a quickfire 38-ball 47, Krunal has been the most vital cog in the Mumbai machinery, shining with both bat and ball. His performances have bailed Mumbai out on many occasions, be it with the bat at the tail-end of an innings if and when the batting failed, or with the ball when his team needed to stem the flow of runs and pick up wickets. Krunal’s all-round show is only a glimmer of what lies ahead even if he hasn’t yet made his first-class debut.His injury scare in the middle of the tournament aside, Krunal amassed 243 runs in 13 games at 34.71 and took 10 wickets at 27.30, emerging as one of the more successful all-rounders in the past two years along with his brother. Hardik PandyaAfter last year’s disappointing season when his brother outshone him in every department, the impetus was on the younger Pandya, to perform for Mumbai. His key knocks during the tournament and his miserly bowling figures justified the faith shown by Mumbai Indians on the man from Baroda. Hardik scored 250 runs in 17 matches at 35.71 and took six wickets, with a best of 2/22 against Kolkata Knight Riders leading them to a comfortable win. He also had the fifth highest strike rate of 263.63 scoring 29 off 11 balls, in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders. advertisement Kieron PollardMost would have thought that the behemoth that is Pollard, would have fizzled out by now. His performances in the 10th edition of the IPL (his eight), will concrete his position as one the greatest to grace the world of Twenty20 cricket. Known now as a mercenary for hire throughout the world, he finished with 385 from 17 games, second in the leading run-getters for Mumbai this season and 12th overall, at an average of 29.61. His 70 runs in 47 deliveries helped Mumbai Indians withstand a fiery spell, including a hat-trick, from leg-spinner Samuel Badree to win Mumbai an important encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore. THE X-FACTORJaprit BumrahThe shining jewel in the crown for Mumbai over the last few seasons, Jasprit Bumrah proved yet again exactly why he has been touted as one of India’s best bowlers in the recent past.The death-over “specialist”, Bumrah has been on call to deliver the most accurate of toe-crushers with the precision of an assassin and his plethora of slow balls has bamboozled the best batsmen in world cricket. He bowled a magical Super Over against Gujarat Lions, containing the likes of Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina to just eight runs, defending a total of just 11 runs.Bumrah has been Rohit’s go-to man throughout the season, whenever Mumbai needed to break the momentum and take wickets. He finished his best-ever season with the Mumbai Indians as the highest wicket-taker in the squad with 20 wickets in 16 matches. He proved to be the leader of the bowling attack, holding his own with the likes of Johnson, Malinga, Mithcell McClenaghan and Tim Southee in their ranks.
Former Oklahoma State player Donovan Woods made it on campus today in Stillwater, and both Woods and new transfer running back Barry J. Sanders met up during his time to take a picture. Sanders had nothing but good things to say about the former Cowboy in a post he later published on Instagram:Pretty cool to see Sanders embracing his time already spent in Stillwater and making the most of it. Also, I believe this is the first visual proof that Sanders is on campus. Hooray for football season!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
TCQ TerminalIn phase one, Grup TCB will invest €133 million to build a terminal with the capacity to move 400,000 TEUs per annum. It will have a yard area of 13 hectares and 350 metres of pier.The second phase will involve a yard extension of up to 20 hectares and 540 metres of pier with capacity for 700,000 containers per annum. The total investment will be €192 million.Otto Pérez Molina, president of Guatemala, officiated the start of the work, saying that the extension project is a step towards the development of this Central American country, foreign investment and improved productivity of the port infrastructure. The construction project will create 600 jobs.Ángel Pérez Maura, vice president of Grup TCB, said: “This is a magnificent opportunity to modernise Guatamala’s Pacific port and to be a logistical area in Central America”.The improvement to the installations in Puerto Quetzal makes this a strategic location for international trade on the US west coast and large Asian markets. TCQ will be the only terminal in the Pacific, between the Panama Canal and the state of Michoacán in Mexico, equipped to provide services to post-Panamax class cargo ships. zoom Grup TCB, a global reference in maritime freight management, has laid the cornerstone of a yard extension to Puerto Quetzal on the Pacific coast in the Guatemalan department of Escuintla. The first phase of the improvements will be complete by the end of 2015, when the company will start operating Puerto Quetzal Container Terminal (TCQ), TCB said.TCQ will operate the new port terminal,110 kilometres south of Guatamala City, under a lease arrangement for 25 years. The port will be equipped to accept the new post-Panamax class of mega cargo ships that will begin passing through the expanded Panama Canal. Press Release, September 03, 2014
Lucknow: Two GRP personnel allegedly thrashed a television journalist after an argument with him when he was covering the derailment of a goods train in Shamli, following which they were suspended, officials said Wednesday. Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police OP Singh ordered to place under suspension the Government Railway Police’s Shamli Station House Officer Rakesh Kumar and constable Sanjay Pawar, the state police tweeted Wednesday morning. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France A senior UP government official, quoting Shamli Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Pandey, said the action was taken after the two GRP personnel thrashed Amit Sharma. In a purported video of the incident which went viral on social media late last night, the accused GRP personnel, in plain clothes, can be seen repeatedly slapping and punching Sharma. Subsequently, the GRP personnel detained him. “The incident took place when the journalist had gone to cover the derailment of a few bogies of a goods trains in Shamli. There was a heated exchange of words among them and hurling of abuses,” said Ram Lakhan Mishra, the Circle Officer, GRP, Saharanpur. A senior GRP official said the journalist was released around 7 am Wednesday. The Uttar Pradesh police tweeted, “We have come across a video where a journalist has been beaten up & put up in a lock up. DGP UP OP Singh has ordered for immediate suspension of SHO GRP Shamli Rakesh Kumar & Const. Sanjay Pawar. Strict punishment shall be accorded to policemen misbehaving with citizens.”