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Horse Racing Results

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for April 23, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1300 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO&NB4YO(NW3O/T)-REST.STAKES* 1. *BERRANCA LSteadman2 54.02. ZUGULU AChatrie 50.5 2 3/4L3. SMOKIN SPECIAL RMcNaughton 53.0 54. CRUISING MOTION JPatterson3 49.0 4WIN: $69.00PLACE: $58.00, $90.00, $151.00Final Time : 1:19.3 Splits : 23.3, 46.1, 1:12.0,Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of CHARITY DANCE by GILDED TIMETrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #5 POLLY B CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Quinella : (4,7) $244.00 Exacta : (7-4) $252.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $1,190.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE1. HOMECOMING AntThomas4 50.52. PARTY CITY JInnis3 50.0 2 1/2L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 1/2L4. *SONADOR EXPRESS AndrePowell4 51.0 4 1/2LWIN: $796.00PLACE: $214.00, $170.00, $89.00Final Time : 1:45.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:14.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL out of MONEY DANCER by SWORD DANCETrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (6,10) $1,522.00 Exacta : (6-10) $3,840.00D/E : (7-6) $1,029.00Superfecta : (6-10-4-1) $8,434.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. ZEUS HPottinger3 53.02. *AGAKHAN BebHarvey3 52.0 1 3/4L3. GAGA LADY AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/4L4. JOYFUL RAKOTA JJackson 53.0 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #3 PIZARROWIN: $543.00Final Time : 1:09.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, ,Winner : 5yo b colt – HOMING INSTINCT out of ROYAL OCCASION by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : ATKINSON (SR),CLIFFORD C Owner : CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (SR)Bred by CLIFFORD C. ATKINSONQuinella : (1,2) $346.00 Exacta : (1-2) $1,724.00D/E : (6-1) $4,537.00Trifecta : (1-2-5) $1,082.00Rolling Triple : (7-6-1) $44,076.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)HEADLEY SCOTT (1959)1. 1 TRADITIONAL STORM JPatterson3 53.02. TWILIGHT CITIZEN AndrePowell4 51.0 2 1/2L3. ARIZONA GOLD RLahoe 54.0 Neck4. *LEGAL ARENA SEllis 53.5 1/2LWIN: $268.00PLACE: $104.00, $160.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, 1:14.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of BRAINSTORMING by STAR ATTITUDETrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (1,2) $393.00 Exacta : (1-2) $842.00D/E : (1-1) $4,239.00 Superfecta : (1-2-3-8) $1,456.00Rolling Triple : (6-1-1) $73,294.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)LENFORD WALKER (1962)1. DINNER BY SEVEN JErwin 54.02. WELL BLESSED HPottinger3 51.0 2 1/4L3. STIR IT UP RMcNaughton 52.5 1 1/4L4. RAISING THE BAR RHalledeen 53.0 1/2LWIN: $273.00PLACE: $163.00, $188.00, $177.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – LIQUIDITY out of COLONY BELLE by COLONY LIGHTTrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by LOUIS N. PLAMERQuinella : (7,8) $1,734.00 Exacta : (7-8) $2,991.00D/E : (1-7) $2,264.00Superfecta : (7-8-9-6) $12,624.00Rolling Triple : (1-1-7) $80,412.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)EVERALD WHITE (1962)* 1. *KING D WHenry 56.02. URBAN PRINCIPAL SEllis 56.0 11L3. KANALOA LSteadman2 54.0 Sh.Head4. LUCKY NINE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L5. RUNAWAY GAL OWalker 53.0 Neck6. REASSURANCE AChatrie 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $77.00PLACE: $53.00, $57.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.2, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE out of FIGHT FOR PLEASURE by FIGHT OVERTrainer : CHUNG,SPENCER A Owner : MR. J.P.S.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,9) $189.00 Exacta : (9-1) $273.00D/E : (7-9) $547.00Trifecta : (9-1-12) $119.00Hit-6 : (9-1-12-6-2-) $741.00Rolling Triple : (1-7-9) $2,410.00Super-6 : (7-6-1-1-7-9) $1,775,488.00GROOMS’ ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. ELVIRA DDawkins3 49.02. DI COBRE JInnis3 52.0 Sh.Head3. FIFTYONESTORM RHalledeen 53.0 1L4. *STAR OF DAVID AndrePowell4 51.5 NeckWIN: $412.00PLACE: $171.00, $150.00, $84.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO out of DIABLO FOREVER by DIABLOTrainer : SMITH,PAUL N Owner : DONOVAN M RUSSELLBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (1,5) $1,950.00 Exacta : (5-1) $3,420.00D/E : (9-5) $1,060.00Superfecta : (5-1-8-7) $6,571.00Rolling Triple : (7-9-5) $6,474.00Pick-4 : (1-7-9-5) $33,484.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)FITZROY TULLOCH (1963)1. *SUPER COP OWalker 53.02. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 50.0 3/4L3. OK DUDE EMurray 53.0 2 1/2L4. SUPREME MAGIC JJackson 54.0 3L5. SEEKING THE DAWN SEllis 55.0 1 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $64.00, $99.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of AHWHOFAH by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : WINSTON A KONGBred by WINSTON A. KONGQuinella : (1,3) $492.00 Exacta : (1-3) $785.00D/E : (5-1) $602.00Trifecta : (1-3-2) $1,121.00Hi-5 : (1-3-2-4-10) $40,024.50Rolling Triple : (9-5-1) $1,623.00Race 9 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCEROY HAMILTON (1968)* 1. *PUDDY POOH OEdwards3 50.02. ANOTHER BULLET DDawkins3 49.0 8L3. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 50.5 1 3/4L4. ELLE’S PEGASUS OMullings 50.5 1/2L5. GOLDEN BULLET JInnis3 48.0 3/4LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $55.00, $130.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:38.2 Splits : 24.1, 46.1, 1:10.4,Winner : 4yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of SHAHAR by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : AZAN,RICHARD N Owner : RICHARD N AZANBred by RICHARD N. AZANQuinella : (9,12) $1,582.00 Exacta : (12-9) $1,792.00D/E : (1-12) $155.00Trifecta : (12-9-6) $933.00Hi-5 : (12-9-6-13-1) $119,584.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-12) $2,676.00PlacePot 8 : (6,10-1,2-1,2-7,8-1,9-1,5-1,3-9,12) $29,868.00LEGAL LIGHT TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKESPos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place* 1. *SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.02. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 50.5 5L3. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 51.5 1 1/2L4. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 56.0 1 1/4LWIN: $93.00Final Time : 1:55.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.3, 1:16.0, 1:41.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of ALSAFRA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : DERRICK C SMITHBred by SHERMAN CLACHAR & NORMAN GORDONQuinella : (1,4) $142.00 Exacta : (1-4) $326.00D/E : (12-1) $217.00Trifecta : (1-4-3) $1,020.00Rolling Triple : (1-12-1) $263.00Race 11 1600 M (Purse $550,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE DEC.22/NB5YO&UP(MDN)THE WIN DEM WHEELZ GROOMS APPRECIATION TROPHY1. GRAN CORAZON RLahoe 54.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis3 50.0 3 1/2L3. STORMONTHESEA OnBeckford4 52.0 7 1/2L4. MARIA’S GLORY WHenry 54.0 2 1/2L5. SIRMANDI LSteadman2 54.5 8LTNP #4 TECHNOCAT JErwin 57.0 4/1DNF #14 PERFECT FLYER BebHarvey3 53.0 *2/1Late scratch : #6 GIRL ON FIREWIN: $3930.00PLACE: $494.00, $133.00, $589.00Final Time : 1:43.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.4, 1:14.4,Winner : 6yo b mare – KEYED ENTRY out of SOUFFLER by OUR EMBLEMTrainer : FEARON,LEROY A Owner : MR. JUDGEMENTBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQuinella : (2,15) $14,913.00 Exacta : (2-15) $56,087.00D/E : (1-2) $8,002.00 (1-6) $86.00Trifecta : (2-15-5) $229,759.00last_img read more

After big road trip, Humboldt State’s Tyla Turner named CCAA Player of the Week

first_imgArcata >> The Humboldt State women’s basketball team has found a groove on the road. The same can be said about sophomore guard Tyla Turner.After leading Humboldt State to a pair of road wins over Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal Poly Pomona, Turner was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.“Tyla had a great week of basketball for us,” Humboldt State head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson said. “She is making strides …last_img read more

GlobalGiving helps NPOs maximise online fundraising

first_imgThe GlobalGiving Accelerator, a virtual training programme, teaches non-profit organisations how to crowdfund. They are also entered into a campaign where they can raise a minimum of R68,000.The initiative help2read has reading clubs in townships. Adults in the programme help children improve their reading skills. Help2read undertook GlobalGiving’s training programme and became part of its crowdfunding campaign. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanAbout 500 projects have been supported by GlobalGiving in South Africa since 2002. The group is a global crowdfunding community that connects non-profit organisations, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world.One of the 500 is Lifeskills for 2,743 Children in South Africa, an initiative of the non-profit organisation, Keep The Dream196. It is located in Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo, and has raised $67,840 (R924,578) through the GlobalGiving crowdfunding website.Another South African project on the GlobalGiving site is the drive to collect library books for 25 rural schools by Biblionef South Africa. Currently, $2,877 has been raised online. This project will provide a crucial injection of high quality, home language storybooks to the school libraries.“We make it possible for non-profits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place,” explains GlobalGiving.Since 2002, it has helped to raise more than $258-million from 587,642 people who have supported 16,729 projects in 165 countries.Non-profits and social mediaA South African social media survey published on the Nonprofit Network found that 29.1% of NPOs in the country frequently use social media for fundraising, 45,7% use it occasionally and 25,1% rarely use social media for fundraising.Nonprofit Network is an online resource centre that helps South African NPOs with their online presence, such as websites, social media, e-newsletters and blogging.The research and analysis was conducted by Ruendree Govinder, founder of Nonprofit Network and Interiority Consulting. In undertaking the survey, 222 organisations completed the questionnaire.Conducted in 2015-2016, the survey found that 72% of NPOs used social media frequently for marketing and branding, while 20.3% used it occasionally for marketing and branding. Regarding the results, 38.5% were very successful, 47.1% were somewhat successful and 8% were unsuccessful.Regarding fundraising on social media, 9.5% said they were very successful, 32.6% were somewhat successful and 40% said they were not successful at all. One of the biggest obstacles to using media successfully was little or no budget, according to 68% or respondents, while 48.6% said their biggest hurdle was insufficient social media expertise.A database of South African NPOs was compiled during the survey. “The database included 1,000 South African non-profit organisations with at least one active social media account,” read the survey. “The database was used to establish the median number of Facebook and Twitter followers, the level of activity on their social media accounts, and the status of their website.”More information on this survey can be found here.Maximise your sustainabilityEleanor Harrison of GlobalGiving UK told Charity Digital News that although crowdfunding would be important for some charities, it was an excellent way to engage with your existing database online and access new supporters. “It’s not the be all and end all — it’s never one size fits all.“I think it can help people access individual donors in new and exciting ways. You should put it into your fundraising plan as a whole so that you can maximise your sustainability,” she said.“It’s also about communications and marketing — how can you tell people about your work and bring them along with your journey.”Celine Morolong, the consultant for GlobalGiving in South Africa, said GlobalGiving had driven $1,634,111 (R22,317,217) to projects operating in the country. “GlobalGiving has about 75 South African partners.“This is additional funds driven to projects in South Africa since the founding of GlobalGiving. In other words, this is money from matching funds or foundations.”Watch how GlobalGiving helps projects worldwide:Where it startedGlobalGiving is an international crowdfunding platform founded in 2002 by Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle — before crowdfunding, or raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, became popular.It connects NPOs with donors and companies in more than 160 countries. NPOs on the platform get access to funding, tools, training and support to help their work.Morolong said: “Our mission is to democratise aid and philanthropy, and crowdfunding helps non-profits connect directly with people who want to support their programmes.“Non-profits across the world need to diversify their funding avenues as traditional sources of financing such as grants are harder to come by. Online fundraising is just one of these avenues.”Watch how to make a video for your NPO:How it worksAny NPO can apply to be a partner on the GlobalGiving site. Morolong explained: “We have four onboarding initiatives throughout the year, in the form of a virtual crowdfunding training programme called the Accelerator.”The Accelerator was an opportunity for NPOs to participate in a time-bound fundraising campaign. “[They also] gain skills through our webinars, workshops, and one-on-one consultations, all geared to enable organisations to fundraise effectively online.“Organisations are required to post a project that tells their story in a compelling way to get donors to give them what they need. Then the fun part starts with actual fundraising of at least $5,000 from 40 donors in a three-week period,” she said.“The organisations that meet these targets become partners on the platform and have their projects featured on our site. Additional benefits for partners include training and support, access to corporate partnerships, credibility and visibility, to mention just a few.”The Accelerator, a virtual training programme and crowdfunding campaign, is open to any registered NPO.Online fundraising versus crowdfundingKuraishi, co-founder of GlobalGiving, says that “the power of crowdfunding is not in the funding, it is in the crowd”.Morolong explained: “Online fundraising is the act of raising money online while crowdfunding specifically relies on small donations from many individuals, which makes GlobalGiving a true community of innovators and givers.”Celine Morolong of GlobalGiving in South Africa.Why do online fundraisingOnline fundraising should be used in collaboration with other fundraising tools, said Morolong. “In South Africa, there was 52% internet penetration in 2016, giving access to an international network to more people,” she added“Going online with their fundraising opens up networks to a global scale quickly, cheaply and efficiently for non-profits.”Advice on online fundraisingHer advice those who want to try online fundraising or crowdfunding is:Always tell a compelling story that engages donors.Have a clear call to action.Remember to say thank you to all your donors.Set smart fundraising goals.Use images that empower the people that you serve.Training for NPOsGlobalGiving provides various live training opportunities for current and prospective NPO partners. “This includes workshops where we discuss crowdfunding and techniques to help organisations fundraise more effectively, such as network mapping, storytelling and social media,” said Morolong.“We also conduct webinars throughout the year on various topics and run a more powerful online fundraising academy and social impact academy for our partners. Sometimes, other non-profits that are not currently on our platform also attend the workshops.”It also ran joint workshops with other like-minded organisations in South Africa on similar topics. “Most of our trainings are free, or available for a small fee.“We will be having free workshops later this year in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, and low-cost training sessions in Gauteng and the Western Cape. We also offer free tips, tools, and resources — including a crowdfunding strategy guide — for non-profits 24/7 on our Learn Library.”GlobalGiving has already hosted workshops on online fundraising in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth this year.NPOs can go to the GlobalGiving website to register for the Accelerator https://www.globalgiving.org/.Sources: GlobalGiving, Nonprofit Network, Interiority Consulting and Charity Digital News.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

WEF on Africa opens in Cape Town

first_img3 June 2015The 25th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa began in Cape Town this morning, under the theme “Then and now: reimagining Africa’s future”. It ends on 5 June.It’s the largest WEF meeting in the region to date, and more than 1 000 leaders from business, politics, academia, civil society and media are attending. The forum meets every year to pick over the economic problems and possibilities of the African continent.The first meeting in Africa took place in 1990, the year Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The programme built upon the three pillars of enabling markets, marshalling resources and inspiring creativity.“This year’s meeting will also feature a high-level session on critical subjects aimed at showcasing opportunities in Africa, which is one of the fastest growing regions in the world,” said acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams.Delegates will be welcomed to Cape Town, South Africa and Africa by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom this evening. President Jacob Zuma will host the official welcome Mokete/Gala dinner tomorrow.The programme includes a plenary session featuring Zuma and other leaders, moderated by WEF founder and head Professor Klaus Schwab.The Grow Africa Investment Forum, which started yesterday, is running alongside the WEF on Africa. It brings together leaders engaged in the WEF-led Grow Africa food security initiative.Another high-level summit focuses on mobilising financing for cross-border infrastructure. South African ministers would participate in key sessions during the meeting, Williams said.“South Africa values the importance and contribution that the World Economic Forum provides in creating economic opportunities for growth and development in the country and the continent. The WEF on Africa will also showcase that South Africa is open to business.”For the first time, WEF on Africa will host live press conferences and briefings aimed at enabling public engagement with the Forum on important conversations on Africa’s future growth and sustainability.Meanwhile, on the opening day of the WEF on Africa, it announced its selection of Global Growth Companies (GGCs) regional finalists for Africa. The four companies can join the larger GGC community at the gathering. This is the first stop on their journey towards the annual meeting of the New Champions in September, in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, where the WEF will recognise the selected 2015 class of GGCs.GGCs are fast-growing companies with the potential to become global economic leaders. The WEF says the represent a broad cross-section of industry sectors. Nominees “share a track record of exceeding industry standards in revenue growth, promotion of innovative business practices and demonstration of leadership in corporate citizenship”.The regional finalists for Africa are:Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia) – The national flag carrier of Ethiopia, serving more than 80 international destinations.Meikles Limited (Zimbabwe) – One of the largest conglomerates in Zimbabwe, with over 100 years of history.PPC Ltd (South Africa) – The leading supplier of cement and related products in Southern Africa.Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited (Nigeria) – An indigenous fast-growing petroleum producing company.“The World Economic Forum is proud to recognise these four companies, which are at the forefront of driving responsible economic growth, job creation and entrepreneurship in Africa. We look forward to the active and dynamic role they will play at our meeting in Cape Town, working with the region’s leaders to foster inclusive, sustainable growth in the region,” said David Aikman, the managing director and head of New Champions at the WEF. Together with Social Entrepreneurs, Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Young Scientists, GGCs make up the New Champions, a WEF community of pioneers, innovators and creative disruptors.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Einztein Launches PhD-Curated Online Education Search Guide

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Einztein, a non-profit online education search guide, launches the public beta of its service today, with a curated collection of more than 2,000 complete online courses across 35 subject areas. Einztein’s catalogue includes both paid and free courses from over 100 providers and is not restricted to university course offerings. However, all of the courses searchable via Einztein’s site have been reviewed by its team of scholars, who have assessed the quality and relevancy of courses in terms of subject area, language, materials, completeness, and accessibility. “Search engines have inherent limitations when it comes to filtering content and discovering useful academic courses, and these shortcomings aren’t being adequately addressed elsewhere,” says Marco Masoni, CEO of Einztein. “This is why we’ve taken up the task of applying our team’s academic expertise to exclusively selecting courses that meet a quality threshold based on what learners are looking for when they initiate an online search.”??Online education has become increasingly popular in recently years, in part because the economic downturn has driven people back to school, but also in part because technological innovations have made online courses more palatable for teachers and students alike. As we’ve written before, enrollment in distance education courses increased by over 20% for the 2008-2009 academic year, while overall community college enrollment increased by less than 2%. Many traditional higher ed institutions are scrambling to meet the needs of students who are interested in taking classes online. To that end, Einztein plans to partner with schools to help them promote their online course catalogues.Einztein also plans to launch its own social knowledge network, BrainWave, later this year. This will include a premium subscription service that will include a suite of online social tools to allow students and teachers to communicate and share their online publications, research and discussions.According to Masoni, “We see the trend toward offering free online courses as an opportunity to create an online knowledge network where online learners and providers (including academics) can connect their favorite courses to relevant knowledge and information, exchange resources with other members sharing their academic interests, and join like-minded learners to explore their academic concentration.”The move to online education has given rise to several related services lately, including OCWSearch.com, a search engine for open courseware offerings and Udemy, a site where anyone can conduct their own online classes. There are still many questions that these and other sites – along with the academic institutions themselves – must resolve – at the very least how to handle the question of accreditation. But it does seem as though there is a lot of potential for innovation and growth in online education technologies.last_img read more

In Odisha district, women offer sarees at shrine to shut out evil eye

first_imgBlinded by superstition, thousands of mothers, whose firstborn is a boy, are rushing to Tara Tarini hill shrine in Ganjam district of Odisha on Tuesdays.These women are offering new sarees among other things to the deity, praying for the well-being of their eldest sons. The reason behind this superstition is a rumour that in the coming months some great harm, maybe death, is going to happen to eldest male child of any family and through this special puja at Tara Tarini temple with new saree on Tuesday this ill fate can be averted.16 weeks and countingIt’s been 16 weeks since the rumour started in the rural areas of Ganjam, and now it has spread to the slums of Berhampur city and other urban centres of the district. As a result, thousands of mothers are thronging the temple ofTuesdays with a new saree and food material to be offered as ‘chhancha’ (offering) to the temple.Interestingly, the cost of the saree and the offerings has to be borne by the parents of the women, according to the rumour which has now become a belief among the people. After offering the saree to the deity, the mothers have to wear it at the shrine and then return home.Crowd managementOn last Tuesday (February 21) around 25,000 visitors reached this famous hill shrine of south Odisha and most of them were married women with children, said the secretary of Tara Tarini Development Board (TTDB), Pramod Panda.On the Tuesday before that (February 14), the number of visitors had gone above 50,000, he added. According to Mr. Panda, February 21 was the 16th Tuesday and the number of visitors on all Tuesdays have been as high as the crowd seen at the temple on the four Tuesdays of the Hindu month of Chaitra (between March and April), when the major festivals of the shrine are held.The majority of the women who have fallen prey to this rumour are from the economically backward families. As most of them are uneducated or semi-literate, they do not use their logic and easily believe these stories, said J. Suresh, an activist with Humanist and Rationalist Organisation (HRO). Such superstition spreads through word of mouth among the downtrodden, who fail to use their analytical skill to know the truth behind it, he added.last_img read more

Tejpal to get a copy of the WhatsApp messages between him and survivor

first_imgA trial court hearing the Tarun Tejpal rape case in Mapusa in North Goa, on Wednesday, directed the prosecution to facilitate a sequential record of WhatsApp messages exchanged between former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal and the rape survivor in the case, to the former. A cloned copy of the messages, which will be provided to Tejpal via the Goa State Forensic department, are part of the evidence submitted by the prosecution to the Court. Tejpal has been accused of sexually assaulting and raping his junior female colleague in the elevator of a North Goa coastal resort during an event of the Tehelka magazine in November, 2013. The next date of hearing has been scheduled for July 16 by Mapusa Additional District and Sessions Judge Vijaya Pol. An in-camera trial is presently being held in the case before this judge.last_img read more

Daughter tells of dad’s unlikely bond with Charles Barkley

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? FILE – In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. A chance meeting in a hotel lobby sparked an unlikely friendship between former NBA star Charles Barkley and a cat litter scientist in Iowa. The story has been shared widely since it was told last week by the scientist’s daughter on “Only A Game,” an NPR sports show produced by Boston-based WBUR. Shirley Wang says that her father, Lin Wang, approached Barkley at a hotel while on a business trip. The two began talking, got dinner and exchanged numbers. They would meet up over the years to watch basketball games or hang out on the set of Barkley’s show. When Lin Wang died this year, Barkley showed up at his funeral in Iowa to the surprise of other attendees. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)BOSTON — A chance meeting in a hotel lobby sparked an unlikely friendship between former NBA star Charles Barkley and a cat litter scientist in Iowa.The story has been shared widely since it was told last week by the scientist’s daughter on “Only A Game,” an NPR sports show produced by Boston-based WBUR.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Shortly afterward, Lin Wang was diagnosed with cancer. He died this year.Shirley Wang says her family was shocked when Barkley showed up at his funeral in Iowa.A video posted on YouTube shows Barkley telling those who gathered to remember Lin Wang that he was blessed to know him.“He was a selfless man. He really cared about other people. And the world is going to be a little less happier because he’s not here,” Barkley said.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Pacers hire NBA’s 1st female assistant general managercenter_img Lin Wang, who immigrated from China, approached Barkley when they both happened to be staying at the same Sacramento, California, hotel. The two began talking, got dinner and exchanged numbers.Over the next couple of years, they would meet up to watch basketball games or hang out on the set of Barkley’s TV show “Inside the NBA,” Shirley Wang said. Her dad’s co-workers didn’t believe he was actually friends with the basketball legend and would tease him, she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefWhen Barkley’s mother died in 2015, Lin Wang traveled to Leeds, Alabama, to be at the funeral. Barkley recounted to Shirley Wang on the WBUR show how her father stood out, and friends and family wondered who he was.“I just started laughing. I said, ‘That’s my boy, Lin,’” Barkley said. “They’re, like, ‘How do you know him?’ I said, ‘It’s a long story.’” MOST READ View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

Stephanie Frappart is 1st woman to referee match in French top flight

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Big Ben runner has bad time at end of London Marathon Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting French referee Stephanie Frappart gestures during her French League One soccer match between Amiens and Strasbourg, at the Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens, France, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a Ligue One soccer match in France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)AMIENS, France — Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a match in the French first division when she took charge of the Amiens vs. Strasbourg game on Sunday.The 35-year-old Frappart had already refereed at second-tier level in France and she will also referee at the women’s World Cup later this year.ADVERTISEMENT The game finished 0-0.Frappart showed yellow cards to two Strasbourg players in the first half and cautioned one player from each side late in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more