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Digicel Cup sporting clays junior tourney set for Sunday

first_imgThe fourth Digicel Cup Inter-Schools Sporting Clays Tournament shoots off on Sunday at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore with the highest number of competitors to date. As many as 78 shooters drawn from nine schools across the island, including Manchester High, Jamaica College, Campion College, Wolmer’s, Hillel Academy, the American International School of Kingston (AISK), and Sts Peter & Paul Prep. The beginners, or youngest shooters, starting from age nine, will take to the 14-station course at 9 a.m. after which the official opening ceremony will be held. The tournament features 50 targets for all shooters. The top six shooters will compete in the Super Six for the highest overall total and the championship trophy. The Super Six will involve 18 targets. (The super six comprises the six highest scores at the end of the regular stage). A new champion will be crowned this year as Jake Therrien will not be defending his title. According to Khaleel Azan, president of the Jamaica Skeet Club, “it is great to see the increased number of shooters who have registered for the tournament, which has grown significantly since it started in 2013. This year, we have seen a big increase in the female shooters, moving up to 12 from seven last year. All the shooters are well prepared for this year’s Digicel Cup, having competed in several tournaments leading up to this competition. We are expecting a big crowd, including families and friends of the shooters.” Azan also said that the large field augurs well for the sport in Jamaica as the future is secure, with a very good crop of young shooters coming through. The sponsors are Digicel, Wata, Reggae Jammins, Best Dressed Chicken, True Juice, Hawkeye, St Mary’s Banana, Bigga, Tin Grinners Club Jamaica, and Arts & Photo Impressions.last_img read more

Maha set to bid adieu to typewriters

first_imgMumbai, Aug 11 (PTI) Typewriter, the prime tool in government offices before the arrival of computers, is all set to become part of history in Maharashtra.The state council of examinations is holding the last examination of the manual typewriting tomorrow, setting aside the objection from the typewriting training centres that still lure aspirants across the state.The process of phasing out the typewriters was set in motion through a Government Resolution (GR) in 2013.Based on the order, the council has been conducting the typewriting examination by using computers.”Following the GR, we have started conducting the typewriting exams through computers and tomorrow, on 12th August, for the last time we will conduct the typewriting exams through typewriters,” Sukhdev Dere, the commissioner of Maharashtra State Council Of Examination told PTI.”From August 18 onwards, all the exams would be conducted on computers only, which means in the coming days the use of typewriters would get extinct,” Dere said.The GR, issued by the Department of School Education and Sports, had emphasised on the need to educate computer trained professionals for government offices to follow the e-governance motto.It was opposed by the institutes imparting training in typewriting and they lobbied to keep the typewriting examination for few more years.Prabhakar Dambal, the president of Bombay Commerce Educational Institute Association, said the decision would hit over 3,500 private typewriter training institutes in the state”We are not averse to advancement, but we want this issue to be addressed in a humane manner. This decision would definitely cost heavily around 3,500 typing institutes and 10,000 instructors across the state who are dependent on it,” he said.advertisement”Typewriting has been an integral part of personal and professional life of lakhs of people in the state and phasing it in a haste would have an adverse impact on them,” said Ashok Abhyankar, who runs a shorthand and typewriting institute here.Setting aside the objections of the typewriter trainers, Dere termed the decision to phase out typewriters as “progressive” and said it is in-line with Digital India.”Typewriting machines are getting outdated. Now we are advancing in the digital world and therefore, computer-trained individuals and professionals to adopt the e-governance model in the demand in present times,” he said. PTI APM GK NM GKlast_img read more

Bayern Munich need penalties to beat 10-man Leipzig in German Cup

first_imgBayern Munich edged past 10-man RB Leipzig 5-4 on penalties on Wednesday to advance to the German Cup round of 16 after drawing 1-1 over 120 minutes.Timo Werner’s penalty was saved by Sven Ulreich after all nine previous efforts had succeeded as Bayern continued their successful run under coach Jupp Heynckes ahead of the two sides’ Bundesliga meeting on Saturday.Leipzig, who had Naby Keita sent off in the 54th minute for a second booking, should have scored during a strong first-half performance.Emil Forsberg wove his way into the Bayern box but keeper Sven Ulreich did well to save in the 24th minute, and another similar run should have earned him a penalty when Arturo Vidal clipped the Swede’s legs.But they got their spot-kick in the 68th minute when Yussuf Poulsen was brought down by Jerome Boateng.Forsberg converted it to put Leipzig ahead but Boateng took his revenge five minutes later, chipping over a beautiful cross for Thiago Alcantara, who headed in the equaliser.Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi kept his side alive with a string of sensational saves as Bayern, who also hit the post, took complete control.They scored all five of their penalties before Ulreich saved Werner’s spot-kick to send them through.Cologne, without a win and in last place in the Bundesliga, beat Hertha Berlin 3-1 to advance, while VfB Stuttgart also advanced with a 3-1 victory over second-tier Kaiserslautern.There was also joy for Werder Bremen, in 17th place in the league, who beat Hoffenheim 1-0.advertisementlast_img read more

Melia named Goal’s MLS GK of the Year

first_imgMLS Tim Melia named Goal’s MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Allen Ramsey Last updated 2 years ago 06:00 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tim Melia Sporting Kansas City Gary Rohman MLS Sporting KC The Sporting Kansas City shot-stopper had a brilliant season between the posts, allowing less than a goal per game throughout the campaign Picking the 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year wasn’t overly complicated. Despite a deep and talented group of netminders in the league, Tim Melia simply stood out above the crowd. A unanimous pick among the Goal staff, Melia delivered a 2017 campaign that was notable for both brilliance and consistency. While others struggled at times throughout the year, giving up soft goals or failing to make the one or two saved required, Melia was always on hand when called upon, allowing less than a goal a game in his 31 matches.  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 Playing behind a stout Sporting Kansas City defense — including Goal MLS Defender of the Year Ike Opara — certainly didn’t hurt matters, but Melia deserves plenty of credit for the job he did when that back line was in trouble.The 31-year-old came up with his share of brilliant stops along the way, including this full-extension dive against Portland, an MLS Save of the Year nominee. As good a 👐 as you’ll 👀 all year!Vote @TimMelia28 for @MLS Save of the Year ➡️ https://t.co/M8LMltT8cj pic.twitter.com/FmtoPiyosT— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) November 2, 2017A hamstring injury deprived Melia of the chance to be a hero in the MLS playoffs as Kansas City fell to the Houston Dynamo, leaving plenty of what-ifs to go around. But with a healthy Melia between the sticks, don’t count on Sporting KC being easy to break down in 2018. Melia statsHonorable mentions2. Andre Blake: The 26-year-old’s record as a starter in 2017 is a travesty considering how good he was, making one highlight save after another to keep the Philadelphia Union in games despite playing behind one of the most inconsistent back lines in the league. 3. Zack Steffen: 2017 was a breakout year for the 22-year-old, who has long been considered a top prospect. He’ll be remembered for his playoff performances, and on the strength of those may have topped this list, but his regular season play was every bit as crucial in keeping the Crew viable throughout an up-and-down campaign. 4. Bill Hamid: His last season in MLS was a good one for the 26-year-old. Sitting behind a poor D.C. United team didn’t make life easy on him, but he posted 98 saves and six clean sheets in just 24 matches. 5. Stefan Frei: The 31-year-old continues to play a vital part for the Seattle Sounders and has grown into one of the top goalkeepers in MLS, posting another solid season in 2017. His knack for brilliant saves helped Seattle post the third-best defensive record in the league.last_img read more