“(North Torrance) is a tough team, a real tough team,” said Glenn coach Monico Enriquez, “(but) I thought we had a good chance to be in the finals. … I thought the kids had a legitimate shot. I never doubted it.” Beginning at 145 pounds, the Saxons claimed victories in the first three matches for an 11-0 lead. Isaias Gastelo got the Eagles on the board with a pin at 171 but a loss at 189 put Glenn down 17-6. TORRANCE – Glenn High wrestling coach Monico Enriquez figures North Torrance is the second-best team the Eagles faced this year, behind only West Covina. That means West Covina must be one heck of a team. Glenn reached the semifinals Saturday of the CIF Southern Section Division II Dual Meet Championships. But there they faced the Saxons of North Torrance, the tournament hosts, and were defeated 44-30. The Eagles held a brief 18-17 edge following pins from 215-pounder Matt Granillo and heavyweight Juan Enriquez. But the Saxons took the lead back with a major decision at 103 pounds and were never really threatened again. That’s when Granillo and Enriquez came through. Each recorded a first-period pin for 12 combined points and an 18-17 lead. “Those guys came through today,” said Enriquez. “They’re key guys. They know their roles.” Kevin Mai, however, earned North Torrance four points with a major decision and Ryan Giovenco recorded a pin at 112 for a 27-18 lead. Glenn’s Juan Arceo, normally a 125-pounder, earned a pin at 130 pounds and Danny Diaz closed the match with a pin at 140 pounds. The Eagles, champions of the Suburban League, opened competition Saturday with a 66-10 victory against Redlands East Valley. They followed that by defeating Irvine, 33-29. Mayfair also opened with a victory, 31-29 over A.B. Miller. Trailing 29-28 going into the final match, the Monsoons’ Johar Osorio (130) scored a late takedown in the third period and won 2-0. Aaron Tucker (160), Kevin Cummings (171) and Tony Burnett (189) also had key victories. But things came to an end for Mayfair in the second round against Royal. Despite victories from Anthony Brown (103), Anthony Kaouri (112), Richard Alarcon (119), Osorio, Cummins and Brandon Scott (215), the Monsoons lost 41-28. “To our kids’ credit, they never gave up all year,” said Mayfair coach Rich Lake, whose team was the Suburban League runner-up. “They kept fighting all year long.” The Monsoons competed without 145-pounder Jeremiah Miles, who finished sixth at CIF a year ago. Miles is rehabbing an injury and will compete at next week’s CIF Individual Tournament at Marina High. David Felton can be reached at email@example.com or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The road to the CIF-Southern Section Division IV girls soccer championship begins with a local matchup of area powers. Del Rey League champion La Salle (20-2-2) earned the No. 3 seed and has high expectations entering the playoffs, but the Lancers will be tested in the first round against visiting South Pasadena (10-8-6), the third-place team from the powerful Rio Hondo League. Monrovia (11-5-4) owns the Rio Hondo League’s No. 1 seed after finishing in a tie with La Ca ada and will play the winner of Wednesday’s wild-card game between Perris (7-13-4) and Palm Desert (12-6-2). After finishing second in the Pacific League, Arcadia (14-6-3) earned a Division II first-round home game against Irvine (9-11-1). Irvine finished second in the powerful Pacific Coast League behind champion University. If the Apaches reach the second round, they likely will face No. 2 Hart (22-3-1). Pasadena (11-4-3) earned a wild-card berth after finishing fourth in the Pacific League and will be on the road Wednesday against Westlake High School (9-2-8). The winner will face Golden League champion Highland (12-4-7). Prep League runner-up Westridge (10-2-5) hosts Miramonte League second-place finisher Hacienda Heights Wilson (12-7-1) in the first round of the Division III playoffs on Friday. “We’re excited to be playing one of the top-ranked teams in the division, and I’m hoping they overlook us,” Tigers coach Terry Cassidy said. “I saw them in the Flintridge Sacred Heart tournament, so I’m familiar with some of their players. But we’re as healthy as we have been all year, and if we keep it close going into the second half, there could be an upset in the making.” La Ca ada (12-5-4), the Rio Hondo League co-champion, enters the playoffs as a No. 2 team from the league and with a very difficult first-round game on Friday. The Spartans will be on the road against Santa Fe (15-5-3), the second-place finisher from the Del Rio League, which boasts top-seeded La Serna. Wilson finished second in the Miramonte to Bonita and will provide a stiff test for the Tigers, who reached the Division IV quarterfinals last season. Alpha League champion Maranatha (21-1-3) secured the top seed for the Division V playoffs and will meet the winner of Wednesday’s wild-card game between Nordhoff and Paraclete in a first-round match on Friday. Gabrielino (10-4-3), the champions from the Mission Valley League, opens the first round at home against De Anza League runner-up Big Bear. If Gabrielino and Maranatha advance, they will meet in the second round. Delphic League champion Marshall (11-4) and Horizon League champion Alverno (7-9-1) both have Division VI first-round home games on Friday. The Eagles will face the winner of Wednesday’s wild-card game between Sierra Vista and Bell-Jeff. Alverno will host Woodcrest Christian (17-8), the second-place team from the Big Sky League. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A huge crowd gathered in Gaoth Dobhair GAA club to welcome the Sam Maguire to the heart of the gaeltacht.The McGee brothers stopped off to see mum in Dore, before the players took Sam to the SeaView for dinner!Then it was off to the club for a very noisy reception. Were you in Gaoth Dobhair for Sam?Send your pictures to email@example.com Leon Duffy holding Sam maguire cup tonight in Seaview in Gweedore. Great night, said Louise Duffy WHO’S THAT WITH BRID? SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – GAOTH DOBHAIR PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 27th, 2012 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – GAOTH DOBHAIR PICTURE SPECIAL
AJ Stubbs scored a team high 18 points, 12 of which came in the second half, and the McKinleyville Panthers outlasted the Hoopa Warriors 80-72 to win its first-round Logger Classic game, Thursday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.With Thursday’s win the Panthers (4-3) advance to the semifinal round of the Logger Classic where they will face Dougherty Valley (5-1) today at 8:30 p.m.“I thought we matched their intensity tonight, which is something I didn’t think we did as good a job of the first …
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning impressively knows the history of 49ers quarterbacks, and he’s entertainingly sharing it through an ESPN+ and NFL Films project commemorating the NFL’s 100th season.He’s sat with Joe Montana at Bill Walsh’s original desk inside the 49ers Museum. He’s tossed passes with Steve Young while lamenting the dearth of left-handed quarterbacks. And he’s marveled at John Brodie’s and Y.A. Tittle’s pioneering exploits at Kezar Stadium.As great a storyteller as Manning …
It attributed this achievement to successful voluntary counselling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child transmission services, which were provided in more than 95% of health facilities, the distribution of condoms, and the introduction of a new dual-therapy policy in February 2008. Source: BuaNews “Ensuring equitable access will be one of our primary concerns and UNAids will continue to act as a voice for the voiceless, ensuring that marginalized groups and people most vulnerable to HIV infection have access to the services that are so vital to their wellbeing and to that of their families and communities,” Sidibe said. However, major challenges remain around limited implementation capacity to fully put the plan into operation. This report supports the recent study by the Human Science Research Council, which revealed that the response to the country’s HIV/Aids epidemic by the government and various stakeholders was starting to show some positive results. According to the government’s Development Indicators, the 2007 antenatal care survey reflected a one percent reduction in overall HIV prevalence between 2006 and 2007, and a two percent reduction between 2005 and 2007. “South Africa has recognised skilled human resource capacity as a major impediment towards rapid scale-up of intervention programmes, particularly in the provinces,” the report said. “This is a major challenge, since human resource capacity, particularly in specialised fields of the health sector, cannot be developed overnight.” 5 October 2009 Universal access to treatment Spending on Aids programmes The report, titled “Towards universal access: Scaling up priority HIV/Aids interventions in the health sector”, was released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and Joint UN Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids). UNAids executive director Michel Sidibe agreed, saying all indications were that the number of people needing treatment would rise dramatically over the next few years. National HIV prevalence survey According to the National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Communication Survey, conducted in 2008, South Africa’s HIV/Aids epidemic has stabilised and there are signs of declining prevalence among children and teenagers. WHO director general Margaret Chan said while the world was making tremendous progress in the HIV/Aids response, governments across the world should not rest on their laurels, with at least five-million people living with HIV still not having access to life-prolonging treatment and care. One of the most notable achievements, according to the report, is that the number of patients undergoing antiretroviral treatment almost doubled, from 458 951 to 700 500, between 2007 and 2008. It further noted that prevention of mother-to-child transmission treatment was now available to over 50% of those in need. “Prevention services fail to reach many in need. Governments and international partners must accelerate their efforts to achieve universal access to treatment,” Chan said. “The setting of targets has helped to galvanise the different stakeholders and foster a consultative participatory process, such as target setting, drafting and costing, resulting in the ownership of [the plan].” Other challenges include the low uptake of prevention and weak service delivery structures, especially at lower levels. South Africa’s HIV/Aids treatment programmes are reaching an increasing number of those in need, according to a new international report, with the number of patients on antiretroviral treatment almost doubling between 2007 and 2008. It shows that the HIV prevalence has levelled off at 10.9% in the age group two and older. “While it is too early to assess the true impact of scale-up, programme reports already show signs of progress, with one of the largest treatment coverage programmes in the world now reaching half-a-million people,” the report said. The report found that the National Strategic Plan for 2007-2011 was one of the largest treatment coverage programmes in the world, with South Africa ranked second in the world in terms of domestic spending on Aids programmes.
marshall kirkpatrick If you were a little blue bird, with a good pile of money and a whole lot of hype, what would you buy to spice up your nest? There are so many little services being built on top of Twitter that we wouldn’t be surprised to see some more of them acquired by the company soon. That would mean more features for everyday users and more usefulness for features loved by loyal early adopters.Twitter has acquired two other companies so far, that we know of. Search engine and sentiment analysis service Summize became Twitter’s own search engine and Values of N sold its assets so engineer Rael Dornfest could be brought into the company. Here are ten other startups we think that Twitter should consider acquiring next. Which kind of company would you most like to see become part of Twitter itself? We’ve got a poll below.Is Twitter in a position to make more acquisitions? We suspect so. It has cash but more importantly it has stock. Think of it this way: Google is afraid of Facebook and Facebook is afraid of Twitter. Would startups bend over backwards to become a part of Twitter? We suspect most would.Some of these we think are likely acquisitions, some less so. In making this list we considered both functionality that would be helpful to have added to Twitter’s own site and technology that would be worth buying instead of just building in-house. Whenever a platform company builds technology that a number of other startups offer, there is a risk of scaring other people away from investing in development that the platform could just reproduce. Acquisitions of startups on a platform probably increase the appeal of development though, as it’s a chance to get in on the game.Quite Likely, if It Hasn’t Happened AlreadyBit.ly is the most full-featured and popular URL shortener on the market right now and was recently selected as Twitter’s own shortener of choice, dethroning TinyURL. Bit.ly offers all kinds of smart analytics, from real-time click tracking to semantic analysis of topic keywords from the links that people tweet.One trusted industry source speaking on the condition of anonymity told us that Bit.ly servers “were moved into Twitter’s racks months ago in preparation for this change” [of becoming the default shortener]. Bit.ly is becoming too important to Twitter to keep that functionality outside the company’s own shop and the two companies share some investors. We will not be surprised at all if a Bit.ly acquisition by Twitter is announced sometime in the near future.Could Happen…Tweetmeme is another fast growing Twitter analytics service that tracks sharing on the service. With another chunk of new features just added today, the service is looking a whole lot like “Feedburner for Twitter” but with even more viral distribution possibilities. The Tweetmeme API is quite interesting and could complement Bit.ly quite well.Twitpic is a popular way to share images on Twitter. The site faces a strong challenge from ImageShack’s YFrog, but independent Twitpic would be a cheaper acquisition and is already well known among Twitter users. (Twitter should probably look at Enjoysthin.gs; it’s got the best user experience.) An increase in imagery on Twitter would probably offer the company a lot more advertising real-estate.Tweepz is a fascinating Twitter search engine that acts like a directory that lets you parse your results using various metrics gleaned from Twitter. Check out this search, for example. Twitter could benefit from making this kind of search available to users, advertisers and researchers – and Tweepz has already built it. See also Twazzup, another company doing interesting things with Twitter data.Longer ShotsAn iPhone app company could be a good buy for Twitter; there’s certainly plenty of options. M.Twitter.com is a good mobile service already but someone specializing in super high-quality Twitter apps for the iPhone, Android and Pre could be good to bring in house. It could be AteBits, makers of Tweetie. There may not be enough reason for Twitter to buy one of these companies, though.A desktop Twitter app company could help Twitter increase user engagement. Many of the most serious Twitter users (though not all) swear by desktop access. Twitter could acquire the most popular and arguably most innovative desktop app, Tweetdeck, or it could bring Seesmic in house. Tweetdeck would be cheap and shares investors with Twitter. Desktop apps may be too limited in appeal to be a compelling acquisition target.Geo-location could be a good feature to add to Twitter. Search by user location could be made much more meaningful and the list of things that could be done with it is very long. Brightkite is popular and well developed, Shizzow is pretty and wouldn’t be expensive. On the other hand, browsers themselves will likely all become more location aware in the near future and Twitter may be satisfied with its current location data.A semantics company could bring structure to the Tweets, making them more useful and easier to advertise against. Right now links Tweeted are semantically analyzed by Reuters’ Calais and sent to Bit.ly, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Twitter was interested in scooping up a small semantics shop and helping it scale so that analysis was being done in house. Twitter may feel like semantics don’t need to get that close to consumer users, though. (Disclosure, Calais is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor.)Topify is a widely loved service that intercepts your new Twitter follower notification emails and sends you much more useful ones. It’s great but probably too easy for Twitter to just reproduce itself.FriendFeed plus Twitter would be a match made in heaven. It would be an engineering powerhouse. It would be a step towards mainstream user adoption of FriendFeed, a service that can’t make up its mind which end of the sophistication spectrum it’s targeting. It’s also quite unlikely to happen. If there’s one related startup we can imagine turning down a Twitter acquisition offer, it’s probably FriendFeed. (Though the investment-laden and highly ambitious OneRiot is a close second.) Nonetheless, it would be awesome if FriendFeed’s cross-network aggregation, threaded conversations, groups, media support, search and more joined forces with Twitter.Ultimately, it may be most likely that Twitter’s next acquisition will be something vapid. A service that aggregates shopping Tweets, or celebrity Tweets, or something else that will fall short of taking advantage of the Twitter platform’s huge potential to change the world. Twitter staff makes relatively simple use of its own service, so hoping that it will acquire companies that make it all the more powerfully sophisticated may be an early adopter’s pipe dream. [Update: After some discussion this afternoon, I am thinking it’s time to reconsider this position I’ve held for some time. Twitter staff is not full of dummies, I’m sure, and it has probably been inappropriate of me to write as if that’s the case.]Maybe not, though. We wouldn’t be shocked to see Twitter pick up at least a few of the companies above. What do you think? Are there other services you’d like to see become part of the Twitter team even more than the above? It’s a wild and woolly micro-content ecosystem out there – anything could happen.You can find ReadWriteWeb on Twitter, as well as the entire RWW Team: Marshall Kirkpatrick, Bernard Lunn, Alex Iskold, Sarah Perez, Frederic Lardinois, Doug Coleman, Jolie O’Dell, Dana Oshiro , Lidija Davis and Steven Walling. 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PANAJI: Two students of the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), drowned at Candolim in north coastal Goa in the early hours of Thursday, after they were dragged inwards by the current. The students have been identified as Gurram Chenchu Sai (25) from Andhra Pradesh and Anuja Susan Paul (23) from Chennai. Around 8.15 a.m. on Thursday, a fisherman near the Sinquerim tower spotted a body floating around 100 metres out at sea and immediately alerted Drishti Lifeguards. The body was retrieved and after the intervention of the Calangute police, associate professor Pravin Mishra from MICA identified the body as that of Gurram Chenchu. It was later handed over to the police. Mr. Mishra and faculty member Nitesh Mohanty informed the police that they and 47 students had come to Goa on a five-day study trip. Around 3 a.m., seven students from the group headed to Candolim beach and ventured into the sea. Anuja was found unconscious minutes after the incident. She was immediately shifted to the Candolim Primary Health Centre, where she was declared dead on arrival. Girish Padlotkar from the Calangute police station said the bodies were sent to the State-owned Goa Medical College Hospital for post mortem.Drishti Lifeguards, which mans the coastal belt, issued an advisory cautioning beach-goers from wading into the sea in unsafe situations, and especially after sunset.
Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia couldn’t help but watch Glen Rice Jr. put up hotter flames than the Fuel Masters could muster when they lost to TNT, 110-103, Friday in the PBA Governors’ Cup. Rice scored 38 points to lead the KaTropa but eviscerated Phoenix for 20 points alone in the third quarter and that explosion helped TNT take an 86-79 over the Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We put multiple defenders on him, and we forced him to drive because we know that he can shoot,” said Vanguardia at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “But today he was on attack mode and we weren’t able to a good job when he attacked.”Rice went 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and just one attempt from mid-range, and the he converted 13 of his 20 shots from inside the paint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd if Rice got trapped inside, his next move was to kick out to open teammates for jumpers.Vanguardia said they could’ve held on to their slim lead after the first half, 49-46, if they managed to at least slow Rice and TNT down in the third quarter. Read Next MOST READ Phoenix import Brown: ‘We’re not a well-respected team’ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Phoenix did score 30 points in the penultimate period, a highly respectable mark, but the KaTropa put up 40.“TNT scored 40 points on the third and if not for that explosion in the third quarter it would’ve been better for us because we were leading in the half,” said Vanguardia whose team now sits with a 2-6 record, and riding a six-game skid. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments
Nigamanand died on June 13, 115 days into his fast to save the Ganga.Swami Nigamanand, who died while fasting to save the Ganga from illegal mining, was on Thursday buried at his ashram in Haridwar after a second post-mortem.A four-member team of doctors called by Haridwar District Magistrate R. Meenakshi Sundaram performed the second post-mortem to dispel doubts that Nigamanand was poisoned.Nigamanand died in Dehradun on Monday after a 115-day against illegal mining on the Ganga banks. He was in the same hospital where yoga guru Baba Ramdev was admitted during his fast against corruption. A pathology report had hinted that he could have been poisoned.Nigamanand’s family had laid claim on his body but Sundaram issued them a letter blocking the request. Sundaram argued that Nigamanand was a sanyasi and the first right over his body was that of the ashram he belonged to.The family had made a desperate claim for Nigamanand’s body. His father had even threatened self-immolation.The ashram Nigamanand was associated had hurled allegations at his family. Swami Shivanand of Matri Sadan accused the family of trying to use Nigamanand’s death for personal benefits. He pointed out that the swami had been estranged from his family since 2002.”They have been barred from coming to the ashram since 2002. This is the reason why they did not come to meet him at the hospital and if they were really concerned, why didn’t they come and see him when he was in a coma?” asked Shivanand. For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisement