Lennon are female champions again … Beat XLCR on penalties to retain title

first_img Lennon had the better play for most of the game with Gordon, Shanesia Smith, Judian Jones and Christine Graham putting the Xavier Gilbert-coached team on the defensive for most of the regular time, but lacked the quality to get the job done. Excelsior were not totally outplayed and did have their moments. They relied heavily on the presence of Tarania Clarke and her deliveries from set-pieces. For losing coach Gilbert, his team exceeded his expectations this season. “The girls were every disappointed they didn’t win, but I am proud of them, we did not expect to reach this far. We did not execute well (penalties) but their legs were tired and I don’t know if played a part,” he said. Lennon High School defeated Excelsior High 2-0 on penalty kicks in the ISSA Schoolgirl football final at Prison Oval yesterday, to win their seventh championship and their second in succession. After battling to a 0-0 regulation and extra-time scoreline, Renae Gordon and captain Petakaye Green converted from the spot for the Clarendon-based school, while Excelsior missed all their four kicks. Lennon had to go through extra-time and penalties in the semi-finals against Denham Town on Tuesday and although they had to do it all over again coach Sherlon Lennon, said they were well prepared. “We got most of the chances in regular time, but we didn’t finish off the game and we had to go to penalties but we were well prepared for it, and winning the title and bringing it back to the community is a wonderful feeling,” he said. BETTER PLAYlast_img read more

Fernandes proud after QPR respond to critics with battling display

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes took to Twitter after the defeat against Liverpool, insisting he was proud of his team’s display.Widely criticised for their previous showings, Rangers were much more competitive and were unlucky to lose 3-2.“Its a cruel game but we all wanted QPR to play and they played. I’m very proud of everyone in the club,” Fernandes declared.“Despite all the negativity we came out and played with pride. We deserved a point but that’s football. Let hope we build on this.”Despite all the negativity we came out and played with pride . we deserved a point but that’s football. Let hope we build on this.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) October 19, 2014Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “Feel like I’ve been punched in the stomach. A cruel end to a brilliant game. So proud of our performance today. Chin up and take positives.“Vargas, Fer, Onouha, Charlie, Isla, Caluker, Dunne, Henry, Sandro, Yun, Traore, all played with guts and heart. And that’s heartening to see.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “Amazing performance. If we can play like that with that level of support we will be fine.”The performance of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was a definite plus for Rangers.Thanks for all your messages, so happy to make my @QPRFC debut… Shame about the result as we were the better team! Onto the next game now!— Alex McCarthy (@Alex_Macca23) October 19, 2014He looked assured on his debut and produced a fine save in the second half but was powerless to prevent Liverpool’s three goals.McCarthy wrote: “Thanks for all your messages, so happy to make my @QPRFC debut… Shame about the result as we were the better team! Onto the next game now!”R’s midfielder Joey Barton, who missed the game through injury, tweeted: “Deserved at least a point if not 3. Effort from all was great. Got work to do on training ground but lots of positives from the performance.“We have just got to stick together and show the kind of guts, skill and determination we showed today. No blame culture. It helps nobody.“You win together and you lose together. Pick ourselves up and get ready for another war against Villa A week Monday.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Shameless Bias in Presidential Science

first_imgWhy do “science” news sites go after the Republican candidate only? This is another arena Donald Trump could show is rigged.This entry is about news bias; it does not take sides. Readers are free to make their own conclusions about the better candidate. But a fair result can only come from getting facts straight and reporting them with balance. Since these news sites quoted below often defend Darwinian evolution, it’s instructive to see if their bias on that subject shares commonalities with bias in the political arena.All the Lies That Are Fit to PrintMedical Xpress often regurgitates articles from The Conversation, a blog-like site written by scientists. Although this piece is marked “Opinion” fair enough, it’s based entirely on a false premise. “Opinion: Trump is wrong, I treat combat veterans with PTSD, and they are not weak,” opines Joan Cook, bouncing off a widely-misreported comment from Trump a few weeks ago. In response to a question from a veteran who began a ministry to serve other veterans suffering mental health problems with PTSD, Trump agreed that they need help. The problem is, Trump never said that veterans with PTSD are weak! (see Fox News YouTube clip of original statement by Trump, and remarks by General Boykin, who was present). The one who asked the question explained on FRC’s Washington Watch (Oct 8) that he didn’t take it that way at all, nor did anyone else in the room. Some reporter took the statement out of context, ran with it in the newspapers, and it became an urban myth. Neither Joan Cook nor the website editors decided to fact-check the statement. Yet the headline shouts in bold type that “Trump is wrong”. Did Cook make any effort to fault Hillary Clinton for her numerous lies that are coming to light from her own emails that she failed to submit to Congress under subpoena, and additional lies she stated under oath? Not a peep.What Hits the Fan Is Not Evenly DistributedThe country can’t stop talking about lewd comments Trump made 11 years ago, and no one – not even his supporters – are defending the statements (certainly not CEH, either). But there’s plenty of mud to sling on both sides of the debate stage. Trump denies actually doing anything to women, although everyone is weighing evidence of claims by seven women who suddenly came out of the woodwork since the second debate to accuse him of groping or inappropriately touching them over a decade ago. Why they never brought these accusations up till now—just a few weeks before the election—seems highly suspicious, a bit like the Anita Hill tactic. Trump is actively trying to present evidence to refute their claims, such as friendly quotations from those same women in recent years (never mentioning abuse), or from eyewitnesses present when the abuse supposedly occurred. At the time of this writing, it’s hard to say who’s right.But for years at least four women have accused former President Bill Clinton, the Democrat candidate’s husband, of worse sexual assaults, and one of them claims she was raped. That’s all in addition to the well-documented Monica Lewinsky affair that led to Clinton’s impeachment in 1998. Fox News anchor Sean Hannity has interviewed all four women. They all described how candidate Hillary Clinton attacked them and threatened them, never defending them. There’s also the tape of Hillary laughing at a rapist she defended in her early law practice; she got him off the hook after he had raped a 12-year-old girl. Then there’s the hypocrisy that Hillary Clinton has stated firmly in speeches that rape victims have a right to be believed. Her website contained that statement, Hannity claims, but it inexplicably disappeared the following day. Hannity says it was because it put her in a vulnerable position: someone could ask, “Then why didn’t you believe Juanita Broaddrick?”So what do you expect from Live Science? Fair reporting of these facts? No; twice no! In one piece, Sara Miller defends the long-delayed accusations of the women who are now accusing Trump, but says absolutely nothing about the Clintons. Same in another Live Science entry by Sara Miller, “Five Misconceptions About Sexual Assault.” Again, there’s no mention of the Clintons. The entire piece is aimed at discrediting Donald Trump, this time spreading the blame at one of the Republican senators who came to his defense. Her article gives an appearance of scientific credibility by quoting “Yolanda Moses, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside” as an authority. This is the half-truth fallacy, a dangerous form of propaganda, accompanied by card stacking and misuse of authority.Sexual assault, even verbal abuse, is never excusable. Reporters, however, owe it to their readers to give a balanced presentation of the facts. It’s all the more egregious when the bias is on an alleged “science” news site. By common admission, the mainstream media are overtly biased against Republicans and conservatives. Why are science news sites even talking about politics, much less taking sides? Where is the “science”? The last thing a science site should try to become is a propaganda arm for a political party.They’re not even trying to be unbiased any more. This is blatant political advocacy. The media, including the science media, are in the tank for Hillary. They are openly pushing to prevent Trump from winning—whatever it takes—even when it means selling their souls. So this is scientific? (Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

invisibobble hair ring – Great for curls!

first_imgPrice tag /qty is a minimal out of balance but wonderful for my lil babby’s thick extended hair, absolutely she’ll enjoy the relieve of using these in lieu of ‘brittle’ rubber bands.These are the most effective bobbles i have ever experienced. Really don’t know how i ever managed devoid of them. They do extend out slightly after to start with use but can be squashed again into shape. This will not truly bothere me as normal bobbles which i would acquire extend out in any case. I have definitely extensive hair so i like to snooze with my hair tied up and made use of to wake up with earache and headache in a morning. These are so a great deal additional cozy than a typical bobble – my ponytail feels limited and and secure when i touch it but feels like i have no bobble in through the day.Features of invisibobble hair ring – BrownIt doesn’t leave a kink in the hair. Preventing headachesStrong grip. Avoids split ends and hair breakageWater- and sweat-repellent. Prevents uncomfortable tugging and pulled hairInnovative styling tool. Antiallergic. Compatible with every hair typeActually good grips hair but does not hurt the head, i use them all the time in particular for operate where by my hair requires to be tied back again.Really durable very little hair rings. They do perform and retain your pony tail up even with thick hair like mine. Not seriously for working and sport like that as they will fall down but for do the job and day to day they’re best – and they glance interesting when on your wrist.They are very a lot more costly than other selections so i am not sure that i built a good choice. I will finally update my remark. Strange, i have posted a a bit negative critique and amazon boycoted it but if we are only meant to put up beneficial kinds what is the level?. In any case, in this article it goes all over again, i attempted these hair rings but i am not absolutely sure that they will get the job done in the lengthy run as i get the perception that they will turn into wider in no time (i have only utilised it 2 times so much). I also experienced problem untangling it just after using it from my hair. They are really much more high-priced than other options so i am not absolutely sure that i made a great option. I will ultimately update my comment.Boight these for a buddy and she loves them. She has rather thick and extended hair and just just one of these bobbles retains her hair in place without complications and traces.I enjoy these, they leave no marks in your hair. The vendor was fab arrived actually speedily.My hairdresser encouraged these as i have obviously curly hair and typical bobbles seem to hold my hair way too limited and squash the curls. I’ve received brownish hair so they really are rather invisible when surrounded by curls. They practically keep where i set them, no slipping at all. I’m not positive how they’d operate for straight hair but fantastic for curls.I wrestle to obtain bobbles that i like and never pull my hair when i place it. I wrestle to find bobbles that i like and you should not pull my hair when i set it up so when i came throughout these i imagined i would give it a test and i am so joyful i did i can not dwell without my invisibobble. They are terrific i hugely advocate it to any lady. They are so cozy and nearly invisible in your hair :).Was speedy supply and the product or service is a complete match changer for mei was seriously shocked by the smaller size of them when they arrived, but they really worki can have my hair tied up all day and it feels secure. They never snag or pull hair when taking away and they you should not go away the bump/ridge in my hair that a normal hair band does.Terrific they are smaller sized and thinner than the very clear types i buy and may perhaps not very last as very long but greater for my goddaughter fine hairbrush.Does what it claims on the box. When they arrived they were a large amount scaled-down than what i expected as i had previously purchased some hair bands comparable and they were more substantial in sizing. I have employed 1 band several periods now it is however intact and goes back again to size in a number of hours leaves minimal or no kink it varies. I would advise these to a buddy. Very good product or service even for extremely thick hair. I have incredibly thick hair (hairdressers are often shocked when they see the extent of its thickness) but i like to dress in it as a pony but sadly ordinary sizing bobbles can’t just take the pounds permit on your own in good shape properly and scrunchies reduce elasticity around time. Can be a bit tangly to get out and meant to ‘spring again to shape’ but more than time mine are having difficulties to do so. They return again to a circle but hardly ever have absent back to as little as when comes. Would undoubtedly advocate for thick hair.Always on my wrist or in my hair. Started out off with the pink ones but believed id get brown for my brunette hair.I have shoulder length obviously extremely curly hair, and observed this bobble to be the greatest matter because sliced bread. It holds my curls back again in a unfastened ponytail, but in contrast to scrunchies, this does not tumble out midway through the day. My hair has hardly ever felt so securely held, even though also emotion as if there was almost nothing in it.The invisibobble does specifically what it suggests holds hair securely with out pulling hair, leaves no ‘dents’ when taken out, and would not rip out hair when you take away it. I was concerned with the style and design that my curls would get tangled in it, but it came out quite effortlessly. I even slept in one particular, and the future day when taken out, my hair seemed as superior as it did the evening prior to, no awful mark wherever the bobble had been, and no straightened curls from being pulled again far too tightly. I am guessing this will also work properly with straight hair, while if it is good you may perhaps have to have to double it over.Can’t live without them!!!Good product even for extremely thick hairWon’t cut into the hairDoes what it says on the boxGreat for curls!Great for curly hair!last_img read more

Three U.S. Projects Are Passivhaus Award Finalists

first_imgTwo residential projects in the United States have been named finalists in an international design competition sponsored by the Passivhaus Institut: a three-unit townhouse in North Philadelphia and a renovated brownstone in Brooklyn, N.Y.A third project, an artists’ studio on Long Island, N.Y., is a finalist in the office and special-use buildings category. It was designed by Ryall Porter Sheridan architects.In making the announcement, the Passivhaus Institut said a total of 92 eligible projects were submitted, half from Germany and half from 20 other countries. The winners will be announced on April 25 at the 2014 International Passive House Conference in Aachen, Germany.Details about each of the three projects are available at the Passivhaus Institut’s website. They’ve also been published in an easier-to-understand format in The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design, a book by Julie Torres Moskovitz. She is the prinicipal of Fabrica718, which designed the Brooklyn project. An 1899 brownstone makes the listThe other residence to be named a finalist is Tighthouse, a renovated brownstone originally constructed in 1899 and rebuilt in 2012. It was the first certified Passivhaus house in New York City.The building is insulated with a mix of medium-density spray foam, EPS and foil-faced polyiso. It uses Shüco windows, a Zehnder energy-recovery ventilator, and a Mitsubishi air-source heat pump.The house has a 2.5-kW solar array and a rainwater collection system. Domestic hot water is provided by rooftop solar collectors plus electric tank backup.The rear facade of the brownstone is new, as is a third-floor addition with an angled roof for solar thermal and PV panels, Fabrica 718 said. All lighting is LED or fluorescent. Air-tightness was measured at 0.38 air changers per hour at 50 pascals. North Philadelphia townhousesThe three-unit townhouse project, called Belfield Homes, was completed in 2012, the first certified Passivhaus houses in the city. Plumbob, the architectural arm of the design-build firm Onion Flats, designed the project as a model for low-income urban infill housing. (For more information on Onion Flats, see Passivhaus Townhouses Are Underway in Philadelphia.)Onion Flats later worked on a 27-unit townhouse project elsewhere in the city called The Stables.The Belfield townhouses were assembled from modules constructed offsite and are equipped with 5-kW rooftop photovoltaic arrays for net-zero energy operation (or “net-zero capable,” as the firm says). The townhouses are insulated with a mix of dense-packed cellulose and foil-faced polyiso insulation and are heated and cooled with a heat pump.According to Ted Singer of Plumbob, the townhouses are equipped with monitors that measure energy produced and energy used, among other things. One of the units is close to net-zero operation, he said, while the others are not operating as efficiently, due mainly to occupant behavior. The homes are owned by a non-profit and rented to families who do not pay their own utility bills, Singer said via e-mail, adding, “The lesson here is that occupants need to be financially responsible for their energy use in order to provide the necessary incentive for them to be energy [conscientious].”last_img read more