December 21, 2019

Fortuna football claims NorCal Division 5-A title with physical 34-20 win over Bear River

first_imgFortuna >> Ever since he became Fortuna High’s head coach a decade ago, Mike Benbow has been making the trip watch state title games in football.It’s a trip that he plans to do again this year.But there’s a major wrinkle to things this time around: He’s taking a whole bunch of Huskies with him.In a meeting of two incredibly physical and hard-nosed teams, Fortuna ensured that its 2017 season will end on the biggest stage that it possibly can, as the Huskies captured the CIF Northern …last_img

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December 19, 2019

New life for indigenous classics

first_imgThomas Mofolo’s Chaka, a classic of South African indigenous literature, has been translated into English and German. The work is a mythic retelling of the story of the rise and fall of the Zulu emperor-king Shaka, and has been likened to Homer’s Iliad.Wilma den HartighAn initiative by South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will breathe new life into publishing in African languages and ensure that South African indigenous-language literary classics are preserved for future generations.   The DAC has tasked the National Library of South Africa to reprint such classics in an effort to help preserve the country’s heritage.“The library system, otherwise starved for literature in the indigenous languages, will now have this resource to draw on,” Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan said at the launch of the project.Ten of South Africa’s 11 official languages are indigenous, with the 11th being English. They are isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana, isiNdebele, Siswati, Tshivenda and XitsongaThe project is also part of a government campaign to promote a culture of reading and writing in indigenous languages, thereby reducing illiteracy. Furthermore, it will raise awareness of works that have been produced over more than 150 years in the languages spoken in the majority of South African homes.Jordan said his hope is that schools would benefit from the initiative.“We envisage that our school system will very soon become aware of these republished classics and that many, otherwise lost to memory, will once again be prescribed as part of the school syllabus,” Jordan said.Professor Hennie van Coller, head of the Afrikaans Department at the University of the Free State, said such initiatives are critical to preserve indigenous languages. Some languages, such as Tshivenda, are already close to extinction.“Publishing books is one of the ways to keep languages alive. Another important way is by using it and granting it a status,” Van Coller said.He added that promoting a culture of reading is crucial in South Africa as it has such a high illiteracy rate. “People can’t really read and understand books,” he said.Indigenous language books have a crucial role to play in school tuition. Van Coller said research indicates that mother-tongue tuition is extremely beneficial for a child’s development and performance at school, particularly when it comes to subjects such as mathematics.“Children just understand better in their mother tongue,” he said.In his address, Jordan explained that the project would concentrate on classics and works of proven literary worth during the initial stages. However, he hopes that it will create a friendlier environment for indigenous language writing and that emerging writers would come forward with their works.Coller pointed out that a lot of work is still needed to change people’s perceptions of indigenous languages. He pointed out that translation of indigenous language works such as praise poetry is one good way to keep a language alive. In doing this, people will have access to the material and develop appreciation for such work.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articlesSouth Africa’s languagesSouth African literature South African EnglishNew African languages for PCs SA remembers Es’kia Mphahlele Useful linksDepartment of Arts and Culture Pan South African Language Boardlast_img read more

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November 14, 2019

Carrick to retire at end of the season

first_imgManchester United Man Utd midfielder Carrick set to retire at the end of the season Jamie Smith 07:23 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Michael Carrick Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Premier League Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho believes the England international will take up a coaching role at Old Trafford come the end of his playing career Michael Carrick will return to first-team duty at Manchester United but is set to retire from playing and become a coach at the end of the season, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.Carrick has yet to feature in the Premier League this season, with the former England international having undergone a procedure to resolve an irregular heart rhythm discovered in his only appearance of the campaign, against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup in September.But the United captain took part in the club’s recent warm-weather training camp in Dubai and Mourinho believes Carrick has a part to play on the pitch before accepting a coaching role at Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I think to take the decision to stop playing football at the end of the season and not last week because of being injured with some problem is a good decision for the team and a good decision for him,” Mourinho told reporters Friday.”So we are all happy and in the end of the season I expect him to join [the coaching staff], unless he changes his mind, but the club would be very happy for him to do that.”I would be very happy also for him to do that. I think he will play again. After a few months without even training he is in his second week with the team. He can be a very important player for us.”Carrick has made 460 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 23 goals, and has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League and an FA Cup winners’ medal.United travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Saturday, with Mourinho’s men seeking to extend a seven-match unbeaten Premier League run as they attempt to chase down rivals and runaway leaders Manchester City.last_img read more

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September 30, 2019

San Francisco Giants Complete Sweep Win World Series Over

On a cool, damp night in Detroit, the San Francisco Giants — who came back from seemingly insurmountable deficits in their two playoff series — completed a sweep of the Tigers in 10 innings to capture the World Series for the second time in three years.Their 4-3 Game 4 win capped a dramatic post-season for San Francisco, which trailed the Cincinnati Reds 0-2 in the divisional series and the St. Louis Cardinals 1-3 in the NLCS.Marco Scutaro, who has been outstanding, delivered one more key hit this October, a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning that proved to be the winning run.“Detroit probably didn’t know what it was in for,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean said. “Our guys had a date with destiny.”The Giants combined the most important elements of championship baseball. After three straight wins that looked relatively easy, they sealed this victory when Sergio Romo got Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera to look at strike three for the final out.A wild on-field celebration ensued, and was carried into the clubhouse.“Tonight was a battle,” Giants star Buster Posey said. “And I think tonight was a fitting way for us to end it because those guys played hard. They didn’t stop, and it’s an unbelievable feeling.”Posey, the only player who was in the starting lineup when San Francisco beat Texas in the 2010 clincher, and the underdog Giants celebrated in the center of the diamond at Comerica Park.They built toward this party all month, winning six elimination games this postseason. In the clubhouse, they hoisted the trophy, passed it around and shouted the name of each player who held it.Benched during the 2010 Series, Pablo Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, went 8 for 16, including a three-homer performance in Game 1.“You learn,” Sandoval said. “You learn from everything that happened in your career. . . We’re working hard to enjoy this moment right now.”Cabrera delivered the first big hit for Detroit, interrupting San Francisco’s run of dominant pitching with a two-run homer that blew over the right-field wall in the third.Posey put the Giants ahead 3-2 with a two-run homer in the sixth and Delmon Young hit a tying home run in the bottom half.It then became a matchup of bullpens, and the Giants prevailed.Ryan Theriot led off the 10th with a single against Phil Coke, moved up on Brandon Crawford’s sacrifice and scored on a shallow single by Scutaro, the MVP of the NL championship series. Center fielder Austin Jackson  made a throw home, to no avail.“That’s what it makes so much special, the way we did it,” Scutaro said. “We’re always against the wall and my team, it just came through first series, second series and now we sweep the Tigers.” read more

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September 12, 2019

HER Talks Representation In Music Theres A Place For Everybodys Voice To

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 18, 2019 – 10:11 am H.E.R. TV & Radio Room Interview | 2019 GRAMMYs H.E.R. Talks Representation In Music: “There’s A Place For Everybody’s Voice To Be Heard” The GRAMMY-winning R&B artist talks women supporting each other, dreaming bigger and more in an interview at the 2019 GRAMMYsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 18, 2019 – 10:16 am California singer/songwriter H.E.R. may not have released her full-length debut album yet, but with H.E.R., the album that combines her first two EPs, she has made her powerful voice loud and clear.Now, with two wins under her belt as a first-time nominee at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, the 21-year-old is ready to dream even bigger. H.E.R. Talks Representation In Music her-talks-representation-music-theres-place-everybodys-voice-be-heard Email News Twitter Facebook Following her wins for Best R&B Performance for “Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar and Best R&B Album for H.E.R., she spoke to reporters to reflect on the big day. She talked about the synchronicity between herself and the GRAMMYs putting music first, and how the nominations for the project—”an introduction to who I am”—confirmed that she’s in the right place and needs to keep dreaming bigger.More: H.E.R. Wins Best R&B Album For ‘H.E.R.’| 2019 GRAMMYsShe also shared her thoughts on a positive shift towards women in the music industry working together and actively supporting one another.”So many women were nominated alongside each other, and I love that camaraderie, that’s what we need. We need more women to support other women,” H.E.R. told a reporter. “At the end of the day, it’s not a competition; there’s a place for everybody’s voice to be heard. And we all represent different types of women, all shapes and sizes, all different voices and different messages to spread.”Meet The First-Time GRAMMY Nominee: H.E.R. On Being Born Into Music & Why R&B Is “At The Core Of Everything”last_img read more

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September 11, 2019

The Wilmington Insider For November 20 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, November 20, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Snow likely before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of snow after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.ON SALE: Wilmington High will battle Tewksbury High in the 85th Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game on Thursday, November 22 at 10am at Alumni Stadium in Wilmington. Advanced tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Cash only. Tickets will be on sale at Wilmington High School on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, from 8am to 2pm. On game day, tickets will also be available for $10 (all ages) at the gate. Cash only.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Board of Library Trustees meets at 7pm in the Library’s band Room. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The WHS Class of 2022 is holding a “Dining For A Cause” Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) from 4pm to 11pm. Bring the flyer and 15% of your bill will be donated to Wilmington High School’s freshmen class. Applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  (No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.)In The Community: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Blood Drive from 2pm to 7pm. Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.At The Library: Tech Buddies Drop-In at 3:30pm. Trivia Tuesdays at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Mah Jong at 1pm. Tai Chi at 1pm. Gentle Yoga at 2:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For November 19, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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August 31, 2019

New Town to be first in state to get AC electric buses

first_imgKolkata: New Town is going to the first area in Bengal, where air-conditioned electric buses will be introduced soon.The vehicles will be introduced in the areas that are not connected by buses. Three buses will be introduced, which will follow a circular route. Two buses will be for Action Area I and one for Action Area II. The buses will go up to Unitech, covering the campus of St. Xavier’s University and Karigari Bhavan. The average speed of the buses will be between 40-50 kmph. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe fare of the buses will be Rs 10. There will be no conductors. The drivers will collect the fare and a machine will be installed to generate the tickets.The bus drivers will be given special training to handle the buses along with collection of tickets. The battery needs to be charged and charging stations have come up. The body of the buses with 32 seats has been built by Eicher, while Karnataka based KPIT has installed the electrical systems. The buses are likely to be introduced in the middle of May. Trial runs are being made.New Town has been declared as a green city and steps have already been taken by Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO). Cycle sharing, an eco-friendly scheme, has become a great success and discussions are on to introduce e-vehicles on sharing basis as well. LED lamps have been installed in street lights to conserve power.last_img read more

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