He says his players have been performing well in training and are looking forward to the challenges of the Championship. Tipperary Ladies football manager John Leahy says after securing Division 3 status with a final round victory over the weekend his side can now turn their attention to the Munster Championship. The Premier County overcame Longford yesterday on a full-time score of Tipperary 5-10 Longford 3-14.The result saw Longford relegated to Division 4 with Leahy’s Tipp side securing sixth place in the table overall.
Head coach of Glo premier league side Ashanti Gold, Bashiru Hayford says the target set for him by his new club this season is to avoid the drop.The experienced Coach switched camps from top of the table Medeama Sc to struggling Ash Gold at the end of the first round of the League, signing a two year deal that would see him stay with the Miners till 2015. The Obuasi based side struggled for most part of the first round which saw them fire coach Yaw Acheampong and his Assistant Kamara Dini after which they managed a fifth spot on the log, accumulating 24 points in the process.The Former National U-17 team Coach has taken over the reins of the club and has told JOY Sports his primary task is to keep Ashanti Gold in the league.“My target is to make sure we remain in the league this season and develop the talents in the lower ranks so that the team would be saved from excessively spending on players during the transfer window. My Job here is purely developmental not results oriented .We can think about trophies next season.” he said.Coach Bash however hinted he would not compromise with results from games in the second round of the league because of this target. “Am not saying I don’t care about the sort of results we would churn in the second round. I know this is a big club and fans deserve more. So i would do what am known for, per my records in the Glo league.”Ashanti Gold have been boosted by the inclusion of national team Goalkeeper Fatau dauda and Burkinabe right full back Henri Traore who bring along with them huge experience after excelling in the just ended Nations Cup in South Africa.The Miners begin the second round of the Glo premier league with a difficult trip to the Golden City Park to face 4th placed Berekum Chelsea.
McCarthy went 125-76-2 during that time with a winning percentage of .621, but things unraveled as the Packers have struggled to a 4-7-1 record through the first 13 weeks of this season.Here are some of the highs and lows from McCarthy’s run in Green Bay: Related News The Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday and named Joe Philbin as the team’s interim head coach.McCarthy leaves Green Bay just a few games shy of 13 seasons with the franchise but remains the longest-tenured head coach in Packers history and tied for third among the the longest-tenured current coaches in the league behind the Patriots’ Bill Belichick (18 seasons) and the Bengals’ Marvin Lewis (15). Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after loss to Cardinals 1. Super Bowl 45 victoryMcCarthy joined the likes of Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches in the organization’s history to win a championship when the Packers defeated the Steelers, 31-25, in Super Bowl 45 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, after the 2010 season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers got most of the credit for the win as he threw three touchdown passes and led the team to its first Super Bowl in 14 years, earning MVP honors along the way. But McCarthy still garnered some of the praise as the Packers became only the second No. 6 seed to win the championship.In fact, McCarthy was so sure his team would win that he had his players fitted for championship rings the night before the big game. Talk about a bold move.2. NFC Championship lossesMcCarthy’s lone Super Bowl win didn’t come easy, as the Packers went 1-3 in NFC championships with him at the helm. Despite guiding the team to eight consecutive playoff appearances from 2008-16, his accomplishment is overshadowed by his inability to close the deal.The team’s losses came in 2007 to the Giants, 2015 to the Seahawks and 2016 to the Falcons, though the loss at Seattle arguably was the most painful considering Green Bay held a 19-7 lead and possession of the ball with five minutes remaining before the Seahawks surged for the comeback in overtime.McCarthy never recovered, and he and Rodgers never made it back to a Super Bowl. 3. Last dance at LambeauMcCarthy’s fate was sealed Sunday with a 20-17 loss to the Cardinals in perhaps the worst regular-season outing of his career.Lowly Arizona entered the Week 13 matchup at Green Bay with a 2-9 record, while the pressure was on the Packers to keep alive their narrow postseason hopes. But a combination of missed opportunities and drops left Green Bay helpless as the Cardinals managed their first win on the road in nearly a month thanks to a late Zane Gonzalez field goal and a missed attempt by Mason Crosby as time ran out.The loss marked the third straight defeat for the Packers and put the last nail in the coffin for McCarthy.
In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, right, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that comments reportedly made by the owner of a U.S. pro basketball team are “incredibly offensive racist statements,” before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must confront.“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk,” Obama said when asked to respond to the reported comments from Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling.Obama’s description of the controversy as part of a larger historical context is the latest example of his continuing willingness to expound on matters of race in his second term.After avoiding much mention of race relations during his campaign to become the first Black president and in his first term, the president last summer offered a personal reflection in response to the shooting of Black teenager Trayvon Martin. And now Obama has spoken out against an audio recording of a man identified as Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring Black people to games.The firestorm over Sterling’s comments has quickly engulfed the National Basketball Association.Obama cast the comments through a broader prism of racism in America, adding that “we constantly have to be on guard on racial attitudes that divide us rather than embracing our diversity as a strength.”“The United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation, that’s still there, the vestiges of discrimination,” Obama said during a news conference in Malaysia, where he was traveling.“We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up every so often,” he added. “And I think that we just have to be clear and steady in denouncing it, teaching our children differently, but also remaining hopeful that part of why statements like this stand out some much is because there has been this shift in how we view ourselves.”In the recording attributed to Sterling recording and posted on the website TMZ, a male voice questions his girlfriend’s association with minorities. TMZ reported the woman, V. Stiviano, is of Black and Mexican descent.The man asks Stiviano not to broadcast her association with Black people or bring Black people to games. The man specifically mentions Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson on the recording, saying, “Don’t bring him to my games, OK?”Obama said he’s confident NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will address the matter. He said the NBA has “an awful lot of African American players, it’s steeped in African American culture. And I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this.”Silver had said the NBA needs to confirm authenticity of the audio tape and interview both Sterling and the woman in the recording. He called the tape “disturbing and offensive” and promised to investigate quickly.
When head coach Joe Moreira needs a spark to pick up the Wildcats, he turns to Lynnea Carr.As team captain and setter, Carr is one of the leaders on the Wildcats and is eager to begin the playoff push to a blue banner. For tournament information go to:http://mtsentinel.ca/provincials2012/ The Mount Sentinel Wildcats host the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships November 28-December 1 at the Selkirk College and L.V. Rogers gymnasiums.The school has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.Mount Sentinel is currently ranked third in the province at the Single-A Girl’s Division.However, the players are hopeful home court advantage will power the squad to the top of the heap when the prestigious Blue Banner is awarded to the winning team on the evening of December 1.The Cats play host to the Kootenay Zone Finals Friday and Saturday at Selkirk College Gymnasium.Before the first serve is taken, The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr is getting readers into the provincial spirit with a series of profiles on the 2012 Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Today we feature Grade 12 Lynnea Carr. “I definitely feel some pressure to win because it’s been four years since (Mount Sentinel) won a championship,” the 16-year-old Carr explained. “So (I guess) it’s time for another win.”Carr has come a long way since starting the sport in Grade 9.But the 5’6” setter with photography and music interests liked volleyball so much she transferred from L.V. Rogers to play at Mount Sentinel.“(Volleyball) is fun and competitive,” Carr said when asked about the sport. “It’s also a stress-reliever where you can leave all your problems outside the court.”Carr, like her fellow teammates, eat, sleep and enjoy the sport, playing club and on the beach during the off-season.The Grade 12 student has been thinking about the thrill of being host school at the provincial tournament since Mount Sentinel finished out of the medals last year in Chetwynd.“I’m very excited to be hosting provincials,” Carr said.And your goal at this tournament, Lynnea?“To win a blue banner (of course).”
Daycare runners enjoy prize giving day. (Image: BizCommunity) Sasko, the bakery, launched the Siyasizana Day-care Project for day cares in Tembisa, in Gauteng in late September 2015 – and the pre-school centres are already reaping the rewards.When the project was launched, there was a simple request made of day cares: collect used Sasko bread bags that would otherwise be thrown away, and redeem them for items such as mattresses, backpacks, basins, carpets, chairs and even fridges or stoves.Siyasizana is isiZulu for “we are helping each other”. The project mobilised Tembisa residents to work together to support of their local day cares by all collecting their plastic bags. In total, 300 000 bread bags were collected, exceeding the expectations of all involved.“We looked at the number of bread bags being discarded and the needs of the day cares in Tembisa,” Riaz Badroodeen, the brand manager of Sasko Bread, told SA Goodnews. “By collecting these bags to recycle, we are able to assist the mamas with the basic needs to make their day care environments more comfortable, ultimately benefiting the children in their care.“Collecting bags is a small gesture, with a large impact. With a tidy sum of 300 000 bags, participating day cares will now be able to refrigerate food, prepare cooked meals, provide blankets to keep children warm, and set up tables and chairs during activity and meal times.”THE PROJECT IS ON-GOINGThe success of the project now means it will be rolled out in other parts of the country.“Based on the success of the programme in Tembisa, we plan on rolling out the Sasko Siyasizana Day-care Project in other parts of South Africa. As the programme grows, we’ll continue to look at the needs of the participating day cares and how Sasko can assist,” Badroodeen said.Jane Mokgonyana of Tender Care Day Care was the ultimate winner after collecting 20 000 of the 300 000 packets. Runner-up Matema Mashilo from Bophelong Day Care collected 10 050 bags and was closely followed by Nanini Day Care, where Nomthandazo Mkhondwana collected a total of 9 550 bags.Seven other day cares in Tembisa also won something for their contribution to the project.Sasko Siyasizana Day-care Project is an ongoing programme hosted and implemented by Sasko Bread. For more information, visit Sasko’s website or call the company’s customer care line on 0800 022 000PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
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MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. – A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher.The crash left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, its undercarriage and front end sheared off and its steering wheel exposed. Some of the victims crawled out of the emergency exit in the back and an escape hatch on the roof. More than 40 people were taken to hospitals.Fifth-grade student Theo Ancevski, who was sitting in the fourth row of the bus and was treated at a hospital for cuts and scrapes, said he heard a scraping sound and the bus “toppled over.”“A lot of people were screaming and hanging from their seatbelts,” he said.Gov. Phil Murphy said one adult and one student were killed. Their names had not been released. Murphy said the truck driver was hospitalized, but officials didn’t reveal his condition.The front end of the red dump truck was mangled in the wreck, which took place about 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of New York. The truck was registered to Mendez Trucking, of Belleville, and had “In God We Trust” emblazoned on the back of it.The bus had entered westbound Interstate 80 from southbound U.S. Highway 206, police said. Cleanup crews loaded its wreckage onto a flat-bed truck on Thursday night as they cleared the roadway.Police didn’t release details of how the crash happened, but the trucking company had a string of crashes in recent years and a higher than average rate of violations that sidelined its vehicles, according to federal safety data.There were 45 people, including 38 students, on the bus. Forty-three people from the bus and the truck driver were hospitalized, some in critical condition.The bus was owned by the school district and had seatbelts, according to Paramus schools superintendent Michele Robinson. There is no federal requirement for seatbelts on full-sized school buses, but six states including New Jersey require them.The bus was one of three taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, a historic site depicting a Lenape Indian community and once-thriving port about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the crash scene. The other buses made it to the site but returned to the school about 50 miles (80 kilometres) away.Some of the children were inside the bus and some were outside when first responders arrived, said Jeff Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.“We had patients laying all over the median and on the interstate,” Paul said. “There were all kinds of injuries, every injury type you could expect in a crash of this magnitude.”Thuy Nguyen, a nurse from Paramus, said she rushed to the school, where her son was taking a test after hearing the news.“My heart just dropped. You hear the name of the school … ,” she said before trailing off.Robinson said the district was cancelling school trips for the rest of the year.Mendez Trucking has about 40 drivers and trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Its trucks had been in seven crashes, none fatal, during the last two years before Thursday’s crash, the FMCSA says. Messages left with the company weren’t returned.Mendez has a higher than average vehicle out-of-service rate, which means inspections found violations that had to be corrected before the vehicles could be returned to service. Mendez’s rate was 37.9 per cent, according to the FMCSA, while the national average is 20.7 per cent.A Mendez-owned dump truck driven by a driver police say had a suspended license struck and killed a French fashion stylist in New York in January 2011, according to court records.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 118 people on school buses were killed in crashes from 2007 to 2016, the last year for which data is available. Of those killed, 68 were passengers, including 58 school-age children, and 50 were drivers. School bus crashes killed 902 people in other vehicles over that span.___Porter reported from Morristown, and Sisak reported from Philadelphia. Associated Press writers Shawn Marsh in Trenton, Mike Catalini in Paramus and Christina Paciolla, Jeff McMillan, Alexandra Villarreal and Claudia Lauer in Philadelphia contributed to this report as did investigative researcher Randy Herschaft in New York.