League Cup reaction: All the best Joe Allen memes and pictures as Liverpool head to Wembley

first_imgJoe Allen scored the winning penalty to send Liverpool into the League Cup final at Wembley.Stoke won the game 1-0 to level the scores on aggregate after the Reds’ victory at the Britannia.The game went to penalties and after Peter Crouch and Emre Can traded misses, Allen stepped up to win it 6-5 in sudden death.Allen has given Liverpool fans many reasons to love him in recent weeks, especially after the late equaliser against Arsenal, and social media erupted with praised for the Welshman once again.See below to see all the best memes and pictures celebrating Liverpool’s newest hero! [View the story “Joe Allen sends Liverpool to Wembley” on Storify] 1center_img Joe Allen last_img read more

‘Thrilled and relieved’ – Mark English to compete at Worlds in Doha

first_imgTHREE-TIME European medalist Mark English will compete at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha after all – and described himself as ‘thrilled and relieved’ at the news.English’s chances looked to be over with the IAAF’s start lists not including the name of the Letterkenny man.English – who was .04 seconds away from the qualifying time last month – has received confirmation tonight that he has been invited via the quota system. Just this morning, English had hit out at the selection process, but the 26-year-old has got his chance at a fourth World Championships of his career.Earlier this year, English won bronze at the 2019 European Indoor Championships in Glasgow and followed that up with his latest Irish senior 800m title.The UCD AC man, who qualified as a doctor this year, ran 1:45.98 to win an 800m in England last month having come from nowhere to take an eye-catching 1:45.94 win at a Diamond League meet in Birmingham.English confirmed his selection on Twitter. A long day but I’ve finally been selected for @IAAFDoha2019 World Championships. Thrilled and relieved. Looking forward to joining a strong @irishathletics team.— Mark English (@markenglish_) September 20, 2019 ‘Thrilled and relieved’ – Mark English to compete at Worlds in Doha was last modified: September 22nd, 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) Tags:2019 World Athletics ChampionshipsdohaIAAFletterkennymark englishlast_img read more

Are There As Many Stars as Sand Grains?

first_imgA video clip from Illustra Media attempts to answer a common question: How many stars are there?Lord willing, the Editor will soon be back from travel and speaking. Till then, enjoy this amazing video from Illustra Media!HOW MANY STARS?The question is timeless.  Pondered, throughout history, by human beings of every culture, age, and nationality: how many stars are there in the universe?  This fascinating film explores worlds gigantic and microscopic to reveal answers that challenge our perceptions of creation.  Travel with us through galaxies and grains of sand; molecules and atoms, to count the stars and marvel at all that God has made. See more stunning short videos like this on TheJohn1010Project.com from Ilustra Media! (Visited 912 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A legacy of harmony and pride

first_imgFootball boss Irvin Khoza. The national flag flew high during the WorldCup. The spectacle reinforced patriotism. Pop musician Chomee flying the flag.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Jermaine CraigMedia Manager, Local Organising Committee+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 201 0121Bongani NkosiAlthough the spirit of the 2010 Fifa World Cup has touched South Africa in many significant ways, the legacy of unity is above all else for Dr Irvin Khoza, chairperson of the tournament’s Local Organising Committee.Never before have we seen South Africans so united, Khoza said during an emotional address at a press briefing in Johannesburg on 12 July. “Today we talk about South Africans of all colours saying our team, our country.”Flags and fan gear The national flag became a phenomenon during the month-long spectacle and was flown with pride by South Africans of all races and creeds. Just about every car on the road seemed to have one attached to its rooftop.Public and private organisations came to the party as well and displayed the country’s flag on their building façades. It was also a prominent feature at many events in the run-up to the World Cup.But it wasn’t only our colours that stood out: in the spirit of welcoming the world to the country, flags of all 32 participating nations were hoisted in many places. This turned the streets, stadiums and other public venues into a sea of vibrancy.Then there was the green and yellow Bafana Bafana gear, which became a popular fashion item before and during the tournament. South Africans wore the shirts, especially on Fridays, to show the team they were behind it.“Never before have you seen so many people wearing Bafana’s jersey and flying their flag,” said Khoza.The two trends were inspired by the Fly the Flag and Football Fridays campaigns initiated by the International Marketing Council. The organisation distributed as many flags as it could around the country, while South Africans went all out to buy the official Bafana shirts made by Adidas. This was no small investment, as they sell for anything between R550 (US$73) and R900 ($120). Locals also bought their own flags to display.George Chauke, from Giyani in Limpopo province, became one of the ultimate supporters by adorning his car with 261 flags of different countries, including those which didn’t participate in the World Cup. He spent a whopping R7 500 ($996) on the flags.Deeply movedKhoza, one of the top football administrators in the country, was deeply moved by the enthusiasm shown.“It has touched all South Africans ‒ even those who do not follow football,” he said.Nicknamed the “Iron Duke”, Khoza is also vice-president of the South African Football Association, and chairperson of the Premier Soccer League and Orlando Pirates ‒ a highly respected local team.Mandela at Soccer CityThe date 11 July 2010, when the World Cup final was played, was significant as it marked the 47th anniversary of the arrest of the Rivonia Treason Trialists, Khoza said at the press briefing.The group captured by apartheid police on 11 July 1963 consisted of a number of senior African National Congress members ‒ all heavily involved in the liberation struggle. They included Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Denis Goldberg and Arthur Goldreich.Although Nelson Mandela was not part of the initial group, he was later implicated in its anti-apartheid activities and forced to stand trial with the others. All 10 of the accused went to prison.During the trial Mandela was charged with sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island. He was released 27 years later and soon became the country’s ultimate hero and president of the newly democratic South Africa.It is in this context that Khoza spoke of the appearance of Mandela, now frail and in his nineties, at Soccer City before the final World Cup match was played between Spain and the Netherlands.“The crowning experience was when Madiba came onto the pitch,” said Khoza.The football boss was also touched by the sight of a jubilant Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the final. “For 90 minutes he was dancing and not watching the game,” Khoza said, adding that the last time he saw Tutu rejoicing like that was in 1994, after he cast his vote in South Africa’s first democratic elections.last_img read more

“The Twins” empowering young women

first_imgPopularly known as “The Twins”, Play Your Part ambassadors Hlelo and Ntando Masina have been doing impressive work to empower young women in South Africa.Hlelo and Ntando Masina are helping young women in high school become active citizens in their communities. (Image: Ntando Masina Instagram page)Hlelo and Ntando Masina’s co-founded the nationwide Campaign for Girls together with their partner Bianca Williams in August 2010. It has become one of South Africa’s biggest online youth information centres.Hlelo and Ntando have taken pride in the way that this initiative has empowered a myriad of young women in various stages of high school and inspired them to become active members of society.You can follow @HleloMasina and @NtandoMasina on Twitter and Instagram to follow their endeavors.last_img read more

Texaco gas stations out…Rubis in

Texaco gas stations out…Rubis in

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppExpect to see a new look in town….Texaco gas stations will now be operating under a new brand name, Rubis. The French company which has been buying and renovating gas stations all over the Caribbean for some time has now arrived in the Turks and Caicos and work has already started on stations around town. Marked by its sleek, green, red and white colours, Rubis is renowned for providing advanced service at the pumps. While the exact changes in services offered are not yet known to the public, Rubis’ rebranding normally carries features such as ‘pay at the pump’ service; laser car-wash, UltraTec unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel; and TOTAL lubricants as have been seen in the Bahamas and other countries.last_img read more

New study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide

New study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide

first_imgNew study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide than general population For more information on the study visit: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883941719300287To create a suicide prevention program at your organization contact Afsp.org KUSI Newsroom August 12, 2019 Posted: August 12, 2019 For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the U.S.:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255suicidepreventionlifeline.org KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide than the general population.Nurse scientist Judy Davidson and Dr. Sidney Zisook, both from UC San Diego, were at KUSI to discuss the study’s findings, as well as how we can prevent nurse suicides.If you or someone you know needs help, call the Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more