Battle for RSPL fourth spot resumes

first_imgWith the top three of Portmore United, Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens securing their semi-final round qualification for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), the battle will resume for the other spot.In contention for that spot are the promoted UWI FC (42 points, who are sitting in pole position as they currently occupy fourth, a position they earned last week with a comfortable win over the defending champions Arnett Gardens at the UWI Bowl. Humble Lion (41), the team which occupied that spot for most of the season, will be looking to get an away win over the inconsistent Boys’ Town (38) at Barbican.stop RenoFormer champions Harbour View (39) are still in the running, but they let themselves down badly last week with a loss to Boys’ Town. To get back in the picture, they will have to stop Reno, something that is not beyond them.Humble Lion are just a point behind UWI FC and will be hoping for a slip by the college boys and that they get the better of Boys’ Town to put themselves in the driver’s seat.UWI FC cannot be faulted for the confidence flowing through their ranks ahead of their game against Cavalier, especially after the results of last week. A win over the defending champions is nothing to sniff at and with today’s opponents being put to the sword last week by the relegation-battling Rivoli, they are well within their right to think that these are three points they can take, especially at home.Goalscoring is something that UWI FC can confidently say they have addressed with Girvon Brown finding his scoring boots and using them with regularity and he has been getting good support from Anthony Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Cavalier, for their part, will be happy that their top player Chevone Marsh has caught the eye of the national selectors, but will not be so happy that that good fortune has denied them of his services for today’s match.In Marsh’s absence, Cleon Pryce and Sulae McCalla will have to shoulder more of the attacking responsibility for Cavalier.Today’s Games:• 3:30 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United – Anthony Spaulding Complex• 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Humble Lion – Barbican Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Reno – Harbour View Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Juici Park, Clarendon• 3:30 p.m: Rivoli United vs Tivoli Gardens – Spanish Town Prison Oval• 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Monalast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Ulster semi final of Scór na nÓg took place last Friday night in Glenswilly. Unfortunately the Nuachleas team were narrowly defeated by St Enda’s from Omagh. Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way in the running of this event. The club would like to wish all the Donegal representatives well in the Ulster Final in January.The Under Age presentation will take place in the club hall on Thursday 20th December at 7pm. Special guests will include Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher, Gary McFadden and Sam Maguire.Circuits have finished up for the Christmas season and will begin again on Monday 6th January at 7pm for ladies and 8pm for men with new members welcome. Cost €5 per night or €40 for 10 weeks. Lotto numbers this week were 14,17,21 and 23. Match 2 winner was Brendan Walsh. Next week’s jackpot is €1660 and sellers are Gary McFadden and Gary McDaid.The AGM will take place on Friday 11th January at 8.15pm.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 11th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Picture Special: Celebration as Donegal ETB hosts sixth annual awards

first_imgDonegal ETB hosted its sixth annual awards ceremony in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny last night in front of a huge turnout. The thirty-four entries showcased the creativity and innovation taking place in ETB schools, centres and Further Education and Training (FET) Service programmes across the county.The judges had a tough job assessing the entries which were competing for an award in five categories: Arts, Culture, Heritage and Irish Language; Further Education and Training; Healthy Living and Wellbeing; Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Donegal ETB Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley said: “The projects presented here today are a testament to the excellent teaching and learning taking place every day in our schools, centres and programmes.“This day is all about ‘We’ – We Are Donegal ETB, a family, and every project is a winner here today.”All entrants received a certificate of achievement from Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh and the winners received a plaque to mark their win. The category winners were:Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Irish LanguageCrana College: Cultural Heritage Storybook ProjectFinn Valley College: To the Fallen: Songs and Poems of WW1Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Letterkenny & Burtonport Railway Extension BookletFurther Education and TrainingLetterkenny Training Centre: Facebook Video Promo CampaignFET Centre, Donegal Town: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Learning for Living, Inishowen: Make Yourself at HomeHealthy Living and WellbeingDeele College: Deele’ing with your WellbeingFET Centre, Donegal Town: A Healthier YouCrana College: Green WeekInnovation, Creativity and EntrepreneurshipGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Wild Atlantic Water Safety for KidsMagh Ene College: Wild Atlantic DressingGairmscoil Chú Uladh: Tóin The TheolaíScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magh Ene College: Mi-Wi-Fi: An investigation into the high-frequency EM interference between Microwave Ovens and Wi-FiAbbey Vocational School: Rubik’s Cube SolverColáiste Ailigh: Staidéar ar cén glúin in Éirinn atá is gníomhach agus is eolach faoi athrú aeráideDonegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh noted, ‘Looking around at all the entries today, it’s safe to say that the future of our county is in really good hands. It’s just fantastic the way the students and learners are well able to speak and present their projects. They are so innovative and they are re all prize winners.’The awards also included a wonderful singing performance by students from Gairmscoil Chú Uladh.Picture Special: Celebration as Donegal ETB hosts sixth annual awards was last modified: March 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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 ETBlast_img read more

Spartans, Lady Spartans named to all league teams

first_imgRed Bluff >> Three softball and five baseball players were selected by league coaches to be members of the Eastern Athletic and Sacramento River All League teams.Senior Allyson Drury was selected at second base for the softball team. On the baseball team, Spartans second baseman Payton Edwards was selected as an infielder, Austin Youngblood as an outfielder, Tanner Tweedt at catcher and Kolby Button at pitcher. Button, Edwards and Youngblood are seniors, Tweedt a junior.Honorable mentions …last_img

How An Engineering Toy For Girls Went From Kickstarter To Bestseller

first_imglauren orsini Less than a year ago, Debbie Sterling’s concept of a toy that would teach engineering skills to little girls was nothing more than a prototype on Kickstarter.Today, GoldieBlox holds the distinction as one of Amazon’s top 100 toys (top 20 as of this writing). The toy, which teaches engineering skills through the adventures of kid inventor Goldie, is available in 600 Toys “R” Us stores, and 400 other toy stores nationwide. But it’s not the sales that make Sterling proudest. Instead, it’s the messages from the parents that pour in every day. Stories about little girls that sing songs about building and engineering, or are inspired to build their own toys after playing with GoldieBlox.“My favorite story was when a mom wrote in about being in a public restroom with her daughter where the toilet paper dispenser was broken,” Sterling said. “The girl said, ‘Mommy, it’s missing its axle!’ She’d learned the vocabulary from GoldieBlox.” Disrupting The “Pink Aisle”Debbie Sterling, CEO of GoldieBloxAn engineer herself, Sterling was floored by the lack of options for little girls in what she calls the “pink aisle” of the toy store. There were “girl” versions of toys like Legos and Lincoln Logs, but they were little more than the same toys painted pink.After doing research herself, through everything from talking to little girls about their favorite toys to speaking with toy manufacturers, she settled on a prototype for GoldieBlox, a construction-and-book set for girls aged five to nine. “GoldieBlox is the best of both worlds: reading and building,” Sterling explained on Kickstarter. “It appeals to girls because they aren’t just interested in ‘what’ they’re building … they want to know ‘why.’ Goldie’s stories relate to girls’ lives. The machines Goldie builds solve problems and help her friends.”As shown in the video, kids follow along with a picture book to use the toy, wrapping ribbon around pegs in a pegboard to make a functioning machine. “In the first story, Goldie makes a belt drive,” she said. “But you can take that same toy and make a plane, a car, all kinds of things. We want to show people there are infinite ways to play with it.”Sterling loves to hear from parents about kids who take the skills they learned with GoldieBlox and apply them to all kinds of projects.“I was told about one little girl who was inspired to build a massive, multi-story dollhouse on her own out of materials around her room,” she said. “I actually designed the construction pieces to look like household objects. I was hoping to inspire a maker and tinkerer mindset.”Just The BeginningSterling designed the GoldieBlox kit in 2012, writing and illustrating the picture books herself while looking for a manufacturer to mass produce the toy. Before the Kickstarter, she invested her entire life savings into production. Luckily for her, the Kickstarter was funded in just four days. By October 2012, Sterling had over 5,000 backers and over $280,000 in funds.On the final day of the Kickstarter, Toys “R” Us contacted Sterling. This summer, GoldieBlox became available in the mega toy chain for the first time. It’s the final step in GoldieBlox’s transition from concept to commercial product. Now GoldieBlox has seven employees; Sterling serves as CEO. In advance of the holiday shopping season, Sterling’s company will launch an additional books as well as an expansion pack of parts to go with the original GoldieBlox toy. When not building her company, Sterling devotes her time and energy to conferences, talks, and lectures in schools as well as at the likes of Google, Twitter, and Microsoft. Most recently, she gave a keynote speech at Girls Who Code. “One of the best things about founding GoldieBlox is that I get to speak and go to events all the time on behalf of getting kids excited and interested in engineering,” she said. “Even though the toy targets nine-year-olds, I get to inspire people of all ages.”Photos courtesy of GoldieBlox 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#education#Engineering#women in technology center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more