Vetlab to host third edition of Victoria Cup

first_imgThis is the third edition of the rotational Victoria Cup between Kenya and Uganda, with the inaugural tournament that took place at Muthaiga Golf Club in 2016 before moving to Uganda’s Entebbe Golf Club in 2017; where the Kenyans lifted the trophy in both occasions by beating the Ugandans with a single point (2016) and two points (2017).Will the Lions (team Kenya) continue the winning streak and lift the trophy for the third time or will the Cranes (team Uganda) humble the Kenya team?Speaking about the tournament, newly elected KGU Chairman, Lucas Maraga, expressed confidence in the preparations to host the 4-day tournament.“At KGU, we have a capable team that has been working around the clock to ensure that we are prepared well in time to host the Uganda team. The course at VetLab Sports Club is a perfect venue for the Victoria Cup and we look forward to a great match with our neighbors,” he said.The format of the event just like in the last two years, will be a combination of foursomes, fourball betterball and singles with each country fielding a team of 10 players. The Kenya Golf Union (KGU), is yet to name the players selected to represent Kenya in the tournament that has fielded some of Kenya’s best golfers notably Alfred Nandwa (turned pro), Samuel Njoroge, John Karichu and Edwin Mudanyi.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Will the Lions (team Kenya) continue the winning streak and lift the trophy for the third time or will the Cranes (team Uganda) humble the Kenya team?NAIROBI, Kenya, June 6, 2018 – The Vetlab Sports Club will be the host of the third edition of the Victoria Cup; a golf tournament between Kenya and Uganda scheduled to be played between July 25- 28. It is again a battle between Kenya and Uganda teams at the VetLab; as the 18-hole golf course hosts the Victoria Cup in July. Set to draw some of the best players from the two neighboring countries, the tournament is organized by the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) together with the Uganda Golf Union (UGU).last_img read more

Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona

first_img0Shares0000Juventus players celebrate winning after their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 19, 2017 © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOBARCELONA, Spain, Apr 19 – Barcelona failed to produce another miraculous Champions League comeback as Juventus held out for a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate.The Spanish champions had overcome a 4-0 first leg deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 with a dramatic 6-1 win back on home soil. But Juventus showed why they boast the best defensive record in the competition as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were blunted as the Italians gained revenge for their defeat in the 2015 Champions League final.Juventus join holders Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday’s semi-final draw.Straight from kick-off the visitors seemed determined to learn from the French champions’ mistakes.Barcelona’s Neymar (L) and teammate Jordi Alba bend over after their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match against Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 19, 2017 © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMassimiliano Allegri’s men pressed high to prevent Barca dominating possession and enjoyed the better of the early chances.Former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain volleyed over from the edge of the area before only a brilliant challenge from Gerard Pique prevented Juan Cuadrado’s cross providing Higuain with a tap in.Barca had to wait 19 minutes for their first clear sight of goal as they intricately worked the ball around a packed Juventus box before Messi fired inches wide.Messi then Gianluigi Buffon’s palms for the first time on the half hour mark.At the other end, Higuain threatened again when he just couldn’t get enough power on Miralem Pjanic’s dinked cross to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen.Neymar had been Barca’s hero in a remarkable finish with two goals and an assist in the final minutes against PSG.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi grimaces during their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match against Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 19, 2017 © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOYet, he found it far harder up against friend and former Barca teammate Dani Alves and his frustrations at a perceived lack of protection from referee Bjorn Kuipers spilled over as he was booked just before half-time.Juventus also had the first big chance of the second half as Cuadrado fired across Ter Stegen but wide of the far post.Ter Stegen was then forced to turn behind another driven effort from the Colombian.Messi was being forced to come deep in search of possession, but he briefly had Juventus hearts in mouths with a low effort that was deflected inches wide.Barca boss Luis Enrique forlornly turned to Paco Alcacer from the bench as the hosts played with four forwards for the final half hour.Messi had another big chance after a rare Buffon handling error from a corner, but unfortunately for Barca it fell on his right foot and the Argentine fired well over.Sergi Roberto was Barca’s unlikely hero with the 95th minute goal that sealed the 6-1 win over PSG six weeks ago.Barcelona’s Luis Suarez (L) is tackled by Juventus’ Sami Khedira during their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 19, 2017 © AFP / Josep LAGOHe nearly delivered another important and rare goal, but when the right-back’s effort flew inches wide 20 minutes from time so did Barcelona’s hopes.Juventus comfortably saw out the final stages to register their eighth clean sheet in 10 Champions League games this season.And the only negative news of the night for the Bianconeri was a yellow card for Sami Khedira that will rule the German international out of the first leg of their semi-final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Readers weigh in with personal views

first_imgAll the comments conveyed the idea that regardless of how it directly affected them, Sept. 11 touched them deeply. As one young commentator who celebrated his 11th birthday on the same day five years ago wrote, “so even though it’s my day to celebrate, I will never forget September 11th, 2001.” To read all the comments in their entirety or contribute your own please go to our forum at www. Editor’s note: You left comments on our “Remembering 9/11” forum that ranged from uplifting to poignant. While some touched on the United States’ involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, others revealed how different an ordinary birthday could be when it fell on that day. One commentator wrote “September 11th changed that day, not just for me but for the world. No longer unremarkable, it became a defining moment in history.” Several said they have family members in the military on active duty, and one reader “across the pond” left a brief note, writing that “my heart goes out to all.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gallen sets impressive new PB at Scottish Championships

first_imgLIFFORD STRABANE AC juvenile athletes Adrienne Gallen and Jude McCrossan made the selection for the NI and Ulster Team which will travel to England to compete in the U15 and U17 Championships in Bedford at the end of August in the hammer and discus events. This selection is a fitting reward for these two young athletes who will have the opportunity to compete against the UK’s top athletes in this the last competition of a very long but extremely successful season.Jude recently represented Ireland in Swansea at the SIAB Schools’ International, placing just out of the medal zone with a well-deserved personal best. This athlete will travel to Scotland at the weekend to compete in the Scottish U17 Championships.At the U13 & U15 Scottish Championships Adrienne Gallen took Gold in the U15 Girls Discus and in the Hammer event placed a very impressive second overall to take Silver behind the UK’s number 1 Lily Murray with a new personal best time of 54.42M which is also the new U18 NI record.In the U13 Girls Discus Caoimhe Gallen picked up a silver medal with a personal best throw of 24.42m in what is a relevantly new event for this young athlete.  Caoimhe also competed in the U13 Girls Javelin were she placed sixth overall.Elsa Moore, Jaime McGinley and Orla McGinley all competed in the U13 Girls 800M.  All 3 girls had great runs, winning their individual heats with Elsa placing fourth overall out of a total of 40 race entrants.  This was a great experience for these young athletes of which we no doubt will see more of in the future. News from the roads, we had a few of our senior athletes attending 2 road races on Sunday 11th August.At the Monaghan 10 and 5 Miler Lifford Strabane AC had 4 senior athletes participating in the 10 miler whilst 5 senior athletes opted for the 5 mile race.The race itself was well supported with 450 finishers for the 10 miler & 135 finishers for the 5 miler.  Conditions were hot but windy.The athletes welcomed the water stations as they made their way twisting & turning around the rolling inclines taking in the picturesque village of Ballinode before finishing in the centre of Monaghan town.Just back from injury Michael McGrinder was first to the finish line for the club placing second in the M50+ Category in a superb time of 67:38. Solo female athlete Lorraine McGrinder was next to the line for the club running a merited personal best time of 82:28PB. Mickey McCurdy 86:17 and Eddie Breslin 99:57. In the 5 mile race it was Maddy McCurdy who first crossed the finish line for the club in a time 46:32 followed closely by Catherine Breslin in 46:33.Running a personal best time of 47:35PB was Laura Fowler.  Edel McCauley 48:34 followed by Teresa Kirk who also ran a personal best time of 50:27PB.In Dublin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon/AAI National Half Marathon Championship 2019, making a return to racing after a prolonged injury senior athlete Claire Keys had a great run to finish with a personal best time of 1:47:36 – a PB.Gallen sets impressive new PB at Scottish Championships was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Search and Rescue Underway in Binkley’s Cave – Harrison County

first_imgIndiana Conservation Officers, along with National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) trained personnel are actively coordinating a search and rescue of 7 overdue cavers in Binkley’s Cave near Corydon.  National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) trained personnel, National Speleological Society, (NSS), and other volunteer cavers and grotto members are participating in the recovery effort. Assisting agencies include Harrison County Emergency Management, O’Bannon Woods State Park personnel, Harrison County EMS, Harrison Township Fire Department, and American Red Cross. center_img A group of seven experienced cavers were conducting a survey of the cave and failed to exit the cave early Sunday morning as expected. The group was expected to exit after a 15 hour trip.  High water levels in the cave have hampered search efforts in the area of the cave where the group was to be surveying. last_img read more

Trivia Tuesday: Disney California Adventure + Video

first_imgShare This!This week’s Trivia Tuesday is bringing us to the West Coast!Let’s learn all about Disney California Adventure! Follow us on Youtube and Facebook for more videos and posts.last_img Editor-in-Chief on CNN’s coverage of Lion Air crash Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas Editor-in-Chief has once again been interviewed by CNN for its superb ongoing coverage of the Lion Air tragedy.You can see the CNN story and video here.Read: Questions raised about Lion Air maintenancelast_img

3D Bioprinting: Synthesizing Human Tissues and Organs

first_img3D-printing applications are becoming common in manufacturing, art design, product development, and architecture. Recent innovations are advancing how artificial tissues and human organs can be created using bioprinting. Researchers at UC Berkeley found that using cryogenic techniques they were able to speed up the printing process by stacking 2D layers of cells and binding them together into a 3D structure. . Bioprinting is an area where 3D-printing techniques have been applied to the fabrication of bioparts and tissues using living cells. Bioprinting is increasingly being used in medicine and bioengineering. Rohan Shirwaiker, NC State associate professor, said that “we’ve reached the point where we are able to create medical products, such as knee implants, by printing living cells. But one challenge has been organizing the cells that are being printed, so that the engineered tissue more closely mimics natural tissues.”center_img At NC State an ultrasonic technique was used to better control the alignment of cells during the printing process, allowing researchers to precisely control cell placement to achieve improved strength and flexibility characteristics. The 3D Bioprinting market was $385 million in the US in 2018 and is growing at a rate of 25 percent annually, according to Zichen Ziao, UC Berkeley Researcher, described the technique, saying that “it’s like making a hamburger in a very cool — cryogenic — solution. You already print multiple layers, and you basically pick up one layer and stack them on top of each other. You put the bottom bread there first and put whatever layer you want on top of it. By the process of freezing, it keeps its rigid structure, and the cells are still alive.”last_img read more

Cure for a common turtle cancer takes a lesson from human cancers

first_imgJen Zuber Cure for a common turtle cancer takes a lesson from human cancers A one-two punch can knock out a common cancer in sea turtles. Just as some human cancers are best treated first by surgical removal of the tumor and then by chemotherapy, surgery and treatment with the anticancer drug fluorouracil reduced the reoccurrence of the sometimes deadly turtle cancer fibropapilloma from 60% to 18%, researchers report today in Communications Biology.The cancer often leads to rapidly growing tumors on the mouth, in the eyes, and on the flippers that interfere with eating, swimming, and other functions—at times so much that the animals ultimately die. Biologists in Florida first noticed the disease in green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas, pictured) more than a century ago and by the 1990s had learned it was spread by a herpeslike virus. Today, this cancer is found all over the world, particularly in warmer places.When researchers working at a sea turtle hospital in Florida compared gene activity in tumors with gene activity in healthy green sea turtle tissue, they discovered that the tumors thrive thanks to a network of proteins that is very similar to the network of proteins that promote a human skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma. 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Other environmental factors, such as pollution, likely come into play as well, they note, as the tumors are rarely seen in animals living in pristine environments, even though those animals carry the virus.The incidence of these tumors has increased 10-fold over the past decade, but the disease doesn’t seem to be making much of a dent in the green sea turtle’s recovery from near extinction. Thanks to regulations to reduce the number of turtles caught for food or trapped in fishing gear, their numbers have grown exponentially in recent years.center_img By Elizabeth PennisiJun. 7, 2018 , 9:00 AMlast_img read more

Corini: ‘Brescia dominated after break’

first_imgEugenio Corini maintains Brescia “dominated the second half, but should’ve closed down” the Inter strikers earlier in a 2-1 defeat. Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring with a deflected strike, then Romelu Lukaku doubled it with a scorcher from distance. Dimitri Bisoli’s finish ricocheted in off Milan Skriniar. “It was a good performance, we had to settle, as we’ve only been working with this system for a couple of days and at the start we didn’t have the right shape,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia. “We went behind with a bit of bad luck, but then dominated the second half and pushed to the very end. We should’ve closed down both Lukaku and Lautaro, but we were too passive in our defending. In Serie A, there are players who can put the ball in the net from 25 metres out. “Unfortunately, the ball didn’t want to go in, so we go home empty-handed, but I am proud of this team for many reasons. “It was the response I wanted from a team in a difficult situation and an uphill struggle, but I never doubted these players anyway. “We must realise our dimension and our role in this season. We had two debutants in Serie A this evening, so if we don’t realise where we came from, where we are and what we want to achieve, it’ll all become more difficult. “The analysis should be also on the way we played the game, not just the results. I understand the popular conception of our campaign, but I want what is best for Brescia and I don’t feel that this ‘in or out’ approach is healthy for anyone.” Mario Balotelli was certainly more impressive than at the weekend with Genoa, but still has only one goal this season for Brescia. “I realise Mario attracts a lot of attention, but we need to just leave him alone to grow and develop in the role, to understand the context he is in. A great player combines talent with other attributes and I am proud to help accompany him in this journey, but I can only do so much and he is the one who has to take the final step.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more