Rugby cranes to camp in Cape Town ahead of world cup 7s

first_img“She handles the team for about 10 days depending on the training block. Kruyt is also a strength and conditioning expert, ” added Olinga.Uganda together with South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe will represent the African continent at the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s. The Rugby Cranes will open their campaign against Samoa in the preliminary round on July 20th at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, USA.After failing to impress at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, the Rugby Cranes are hoping to put-up an impressive show at the World Cup 7s.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Rugby Cranes will camp in Cape Town, South Africa ahead of the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s.Ramzy Olinga, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) told URN on Wednesday that the team will have 10 days of training at the Stellenbosch High Performance Centre in Cape Town.“This is one of the best rugby training camps in the world used by the top teams. We are confident it will help our team prepare better as we get closer to the World Cup,” added Olinga. The Rugby World Cup 7s will take place in California, USA July 20-22.Uganda qualified for the Rugby World Cup last year after beating Zimbabwe 22-10 to retain the Africa 7s Rugby Cup. New Zealand are the reigning World Cup champions.Olinga said the team under the watchful eyes of Tolbert Onyango has intensified the training programme. “The follows a strict training block with most of the sessions taking place between 5-7am,” added Olinga. He said they have also hired a high performance coach, Ninette Kruyt from South Africa to help the team.last_img read more

KCCA ends Vipers’ unbeaten run

first_imgKCCA celebrate Muzamiru’s goal. It was a cracker from the shirt 10. He hit that so hard that it couldn’t be saved. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA KCCA 1 Vipers SC 0Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An early Muzamiru Mutyaba goal proved to be the difference as Startimes Uganda Premier League champions KCCA ended Vipers’ unbeaten run at Lugogo today.A fine run on the wing by Ssekisambo, had the ball laid for Mutyaba to thump in his first goal of the season on 31 minutes.The result breathes life into KCCA’s bid for a 14th title, and casts doubts about The Venoms’ ability to break this hold by the Lugogo teamVipers remain top of the table with 33 points from 14 games, but KCCA could top the table at the end of the first round if they win the rest of their games.Mike Mutebi’s boys remain in 5th with 22, from only 10 games. 14POLICE FC133281323-78 4ONDUPARAKA FC147252011923 2BUL FC148422091128 9URA FC11353109114 3SC VILLA136611871124 Coach Mike Mutebi’s side played without skipper Charles Lukwago, Allan Okello and Nicholas Kasozi. They are away with Uganda Cranes on National duty as they prepare for their second AFCON qualifier game against Malawi on Sunday at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole,Pre-match, Mutebi had vowed to win the game. “We have a responsibility to win this game. We are playing a team that has centered their case as an emerging force in Ugandan football. We want to front our case as defending Champions of the league,” he had said.He was spot on. STAR TIMES UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE | 2019-20 13BRIGHT STARS FC141761017-710 ******SOURCE: KCCA website 7BUSOGA UNITED145271716117center_img 8KYETUME FC13517918-916 5KCCA FC10712179822 10EXPRESS FC134271822-414 1VIPERS SC1410312071333 12MBARARA CITY133461418-413 11TOORO UNITED FC14428922-1314 6MAROONS FC125341416-218 PosClubPWDLFAGDPts Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Making a Living Helping Others

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charter CollegeTeresa Miller had enjoyed a 30-year career as a medical assistant (MA), spending most of it working in group and women’s healthcare facilities, when she decided to give teaching a try. She joined the Charter College Lacey staff in 2016, as a Medical Assistant Instructor.Tia Clancy with Holt during his well baby check-up. Photo courtesy: Charter CollegeTia Clancy worked at a California casino for 13 years before she decided it was time to do something more productive and fulfilling. “I wanted to contribute to society in some way and my friends said I should become a nurse because I like helping people,” she said. “I looked into programs, found medical assisting and decided to pursue that.”Clancy graduated from Charter College in 2014, earning a Medical Assistant certificate. She then joined Olympia Pediatrics as an MA, while also working part-time as a Charter College instructor. She’s excited about sharing her love of her job with others who might be interested in health care. “I love helping families and working with children,” she says.Miller says most people enter this field because they want to make a difference and help people. “Every day I worked as an MA, I went home tired and fulfilled. It’s rewarding being able to help patients who are getting potentially life-changing diagnoses.”Miller and Clancy work with the other Charter College instructors to ensure students are prepared with the skills they need to go out into the real world of health care. “It’s exciting working with our students and sharing what I’ve been doing for most of my adult life,” Miller said. “They’re here because they really want to learn and it’s incredible when I see the lightbulbs go off.”Conveniently located at 4520 Lacey Blvd SE, Suite 40, Charter College Lacey offers programs designed to give students the skills they need to begin a career in the growing health care industry. Currently, Charter College Lacey offers certificate programs in medical assistant (MA) and pharmacy technician.The Medical Assistant program, which is available at all Charter College campus locations, incorporates a combination of clinical, technical and business skills, preparing graduates for entry-level employment in health care, in a variety of positions, including: Medical Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Receptionist or Medical Office Assistant.Clancy says Charter College’s approach to education helped her achieve her goals. “I really liked the flexibility. I was able to hold down an almost full-time job, take care of my kids and attend school,” Clancy says. “Obviously my kids were my priority, but when they were in bed I’d have an hour every night to work on my schoolwork.”Teresa Miller with student Brittany Shultz. Photo courtesy: Charter College“This program can be completed in 10 months,” Miller says. “It’s fast, but it’s not easy. We throw a lot at them in a relatively short period of time.”Most of Charter College’s MA instructors are either currently working in the fields they teach, or they have in the past. “We’re able to share our knowledge and skills with our students,” Clancy says. “When you only learn from a book, it’s not the same.”“We know from experience that you’re going to be touching people’s lives in a very profound way so it’s critical that we get it right,” Miller says.For more information on Charter College’s Lacey campus, visit read more

Nonprofit Animal Groups Receive Grants

first_imgBetsy Palazzo, left, president of the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals, and her sister, foundation Vice President Koren Spadavecchia, right, pose with Sheila Dean, co-founder of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, during the foundation’s second annual grantee awards breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the foundation’s Tinton Falls headquarters. The foundation awarded $14,000 in grants to nine animal welfare and rescue groups from New Jersey. The foundation also made thousands of dollars in emergency donations of food and supplies in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. The organizations receiving awards are: All Fur Love Rescue; Monmouth County SPCA; Operation Kindness; Cat Assistance Network; ReRun Horse Rescue; Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc.; MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue; New Life Boxer Rescue, and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.last_img read more

NJ Surfing Trailblazers Set To Reunite

first_imgOriginal Kiernan Surfers Popularized The Sport On The Jersey ShoreBy Jay CookThe year 1965 changed the way surfing was viewed on the Jersey Shore.Picture the scene: empty Volkswagen Bugs and Ford Woody Wagons lined down Kiernan Boulevard in Long Branch, as their passengers move in waves to Kiernan Beach, which would become the most prolific break for New Jersey surfing. Bonfires, music and surfboards are equally scattered across the beach as surfers, both young and old, share their one beloved hobby.To the generation of surfers who became familiar with this scene summer after summer, the Kiernan Surfing Association was a treasured second home.“It’s an iconic surf spot, and has been for 50 years,” said Gary Germain of Rumson, president of the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame.
Nearly 50 members of Kiernan Surfing Association met last year on Sept. 19 at the Kiernan site. This gathering led to talks with the park system about a plaque for Kiernan. Photo courtesy Carter McCoyHe is also one of the “Original 100” members of Kiernan, who started surfing at the Long Branch beach which is now part of Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park.“I joined at about 13-years-old; I used to hitch rides down with friends and members who were old enough to take me,” he said. “Had to do some extra yard work to get the 15 bucks or 20 bucks to join that year.”Kiernan Surfing Association, which lasted from 1965 through 1972 and averaged about 100 members per year, will be honored on its 50th anniversary later this month by the Monmouth County Park System.Scott Thompson surfing at Kiernan Beach, Long Branch. Photo courtesy S. Thompson“They know how important the surf community is to recreational support for the area and taking care of the environment, and the stewardship that’s required to make that all happen,” said Kiernan member Scott Thompson of Red Bank.Starting Sept. 23, Kiernan members from around the country will paddle back to the spot where they first fell in love with surfing, for a two-day event commemorating the club’s rich history during its lifespan.On Friday evening, members will gather at Canyon Pass Provisions in Fair Haven to spend the night around a campfire and reminisce on the old days at Kiernan.The next morning, Thompson expects anywhere between 100 to 175 people to meet at the old site for the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the Kiernan Surfing Association by the Monmouth County Park System.A memorial service for members who have passed on will also take place in the form of a paddle-out.“It made a mark for a generation of young people in Monmouth County, that they could go to and remember when they were young and what was going on back then,” said Ted Geiser, one of Kiernan’s founding members.According to Kiernan Surfing Association, this was the first official sign for the surfing club, placed right near the entrance. Photo courtesy KSAIn the 1960s, surfing at the Jersey Shore was stigmatized as a hobby for derelicts, groups of guys and gals who had nothing better to do than hang out around the beach.Local surfers did not have a surf spot of their own; they had to either race to the shore early in the morning before lifeguard shifts began, or wait until dusk when those same lifeguards went home for the night, just to get some alone time in the water without being harassed.Thanks to Geiser and his father, who worked as an attorney, local surfers were finally awarded the opportunity to have their own beach.“We met with the owner of the beach, George Savoth, and he drew up some paperwork, where we would form an association, Kiernan Surfing Association, and he would lease the beach to us as a group,” Geiser said.A view of what Kiernan Beach looked like from the end of Kiernan Boulevard. The iconic pilings which made the surf so great can be seen near the water’s edge. Photo courtesy KSAThe stretch of beach which soon became the Kiernan Surfing Association was alongside a family beach club, White Sands Beach Club. Savoth, the owner of White Sands, did not have an issue with surfers; he just wanted protection in the event of an injury.“We had an annual membership of about $20 a year, and with about 100 surfers a year, it would cover the insurance for the guy,” said Geiser.Included in that agreement, the Kiernan surfers would have to lifeguard the beach, along with policing it; that dealt with making sure uninsured swimmers would not get into the water.That specific stretch of beach was also a key component to the creation of Kiernan.The combination of jetties created by the Army Corps of Engineers and leftover wooden pilings “formed a natural preservation of sand there that made a natural surf break, a very large area where the waves would break farther out,” Geiser said.Just a few minute’s walk away from Kiernan Surfing Association was the Monmouth Beach Surf Shop, the headquarters
 of the Weber Surf Team. Consisting of other New Jersey Surfing Hall of Famers, including Vince Troenic and Charlie Kunes, that area of Long Branch beach became a hotbed for competitive surfing.Former Seaside Park resident Greg Mesanko, who is also an NJ Surfing Hall of Famer himself, spearheaded the team from Seaside Heights that came to face Weber Surf Team.“Casino Pier and the Manasquan Inlet have the same kind of history, but Kiernan was totally the king of that,” he said of Kiernan’s allure.Mesanko turned a love of surfing into a career, as he is the current owner of the Billabong store located at The Grove West in Shrewsbury. Before that, he was the man in charge at Grog’s Surf Palace’s three locations: Seaside Park, Toms River and Point Pleasant Beach.He compared the surfing culture at Kiernan to another movement happening just down Ocean Avenue.“What was going on in the water was similar to the Asbury Park music scene at the same time. It wouldn’t be a stretch to see Bruce Springsteen or Clarence Clemons at the beach or in one of the surf shops.”Kiernan Beach, September 13, 2016. Photo by Anthony V. Cosentino“The surfing scene at that point in time, and the music, was the fabric that held it all together,” Germain said.Kiernan Surfing Association also represented an escape for many during the Vietnam War and possible conscription for of-age boys.“It was more than surfing, because what was going on in the country at the time, a very tumultuous time with the Vietnam War,” said Geiser. “It was a good place for kids to go; we could have been in worse situations than going surfing, and that’s what we did.”Kiernan was the key driving force behind a true movement on the Jersey Shore.“I think one of the greatest phrases about surfing is that the best surfer in the water is the person having the most fun; that was true for all of us in the ‘70s, regardless of our age or our ability,” Germain said. “We just had a lot of fun hanging out together doing something that we loved.”This story was originally published in the Sept. 15-22 edition of The Two River Times. Pick up a copy of the Two River Times at Canyon Pass Provisions in Fair Haven, at the reunion Saturday at Kiernan Beach.last_img read more

Slaughter credits Tenorio for making Ginebra’s big lineup work

first_imgPumaren downplays heated commotion with Pringle That particular lineup caused major problems for GlobalPort as Ginebra went on to cruise to a 124-108 win.And it could also serve as bad news for the rest of the league that it may not be the last time the PBA will see that five-man combination.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’re playing really good with that lineup out there,” said Slaughter. “We’re able to impose our presence, but we still need a lot of things to figure out.”The Cebuano giant flourished playing alongside his fellow bigs, but said that much of the praise should be on Tenorio, who ran the show for his other four teammates on the floor. LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “It’s going to be a conference of adjustments for us. We’re not there yet, and we got a lot of way to go. We got a lot of people going through some things, but we’re going to find our chemistry to make it work.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “We got to give a lot of credit to our littlest guy, LA. He came out with an amazing game, made things easy for us, and we had a good game for everyone,” he said.Slaughter also deserves to have his fare share of the limelight, coming off the bench and racking up 19 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks as he sparked the blowout in just his second game back since returning from his ACL injury.“It’s always good to win,” he said after Meralco spoiled his return, 93-78, last week.Slaughter admitted he’s still getting his bearings back and said he’s embracing whatever role Cone gives him even if it means he has to come off the bench again.“Whatever coach Tim wants from me, I’ll do it. I’m gonna do whatever it takes to fill in with the team. Whatever role it might be, I’ll do it to the best of my abilities. Whether I start or come off the bench, I’m just going to be always ready every game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra may have just found its killer five as coach Tim Cone experimented with his bigs on Sunday.With LA Tenorio being the lone true guard, the Gin Kings trotted out a towering lineup of import Justin Brownlee, Joe Devance, Japeth Aguilar, and Greg Slaughter for the better half of the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Your Identity and the Stories You Tell Yourself

first_imgI am going to oversimplify an enormous and valuable idea here to offer you something useful. Your identity is mostly a series of stories you tell yourself and others. We treat our identity as if it is some static, fixed, and unchangeable entity, something beyond our ability to transform.While it’s true we can become attached to the stories and the identity we portray to others, it is also true that eliminating or reframing your stories can provide a different identity, a better identity, and one with more power. Your identity has greater plasticity than you might believe.What Do You Do?Let’s start with something easy, like the work you do. The first question grown-ups ask each other is “What do you do,” as if work is your primary identity. A long time ago, I would have described myself as a dishwasher. After that I was a floor guard and disc jockey, and occasionally the SkateOSaurus (where I performed the hokey-pokey for grade school children on roller skates while dressed in a giant dinosaur costume, true story).Not too long after that I was the lead singer and front man for a rock ‘n roll band. How could you tell that I was the lead singer for a rock ‘n roll band? I would tell you that’s what I was, and by looking at my outward appearance, the long hair, the earrings, and the clothes, it was easy to see what I believed I was. It was the appearance of a story.One day you are one thing, and the next you are another. Think about your education. One day you’re a student, the next day you’re a graduate. We have a ceremony to help you make this transformation. What you were, you are no more. It was only necessary so that you could become what you now are. One story ends, and another begins.The Story That Defines YouMany of the stories we use to define ourselves are not quite as easy to break free from. There are people who define themselves by the negative events that have occurred in their lives. They believe that they are, “the product of their parent’s divorce.” Some believe that they are the “victim of some event.” Some believe that their identity is limited by decisions or events of their past, like “I never went to college.”We start telling these stories as a way to explain something that we are doing—or not doing, as the case may be. We absolve ourselves of our responsibility by pointing to a set of stories that explain away our behavior or our current state. In doing so, we limit what might become, removing possibilities for another identity.In order to be what you might become you must give up the stories that prevent that transformation.Any story based on some event of the past can be eliminated completely by understanding that it is not responsible for who you are now or can be reframed in the positive. Your interpretation of a story can keep you locked in an identity that’s too small for you or it can unlock your greater potential. It is possible to interpret every negative event or circumstance of your life as “the adversity that made me strong enough to be what I became.”Your identity is fluid, not fixed. To become the person that comes after the person you are now, you have to let go of the stories that keep you fixed in place.last_img read more

Cignal’s Jose named D-League MVP

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Jose is currently with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games as the Philippines seeks its 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.He is the third player from Far Eastern University to win the plum, following the footsteps of Mac Belo (2016 Aspirants’ Cup) and Mike Tolomia (2016 Foundation Cup).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJose edged Cignal teammate Jason Perkins, Flying V’s Jeron Teng, and CEU’s JK Casiño for the award. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Raymar Jose. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDisplaying unmatchable grit all-conference long, Cignal HD’s Raymar Jose came away with the Conference Most Valuable Player award for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.The hardworking forward averaged 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds in leading the Hawkeyes to a second straight Finals appearance this conference.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Cayetano asks Robredo, opposition to stop ‘politicizing’ drug war01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program ‘Sorry it didn’t last long,’ says Marvin after 21-second KO leads 2-gold boxing haul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cricket: Sourav Ganguly recently in an interview states that runs won’t judge Virat Kohli

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThe former Indian Cricket team captain and the Prince of Calcutta, Sourav Ganguly in a recent interview had a chat about the current Indian squad. Dada mentioned that the Indian team skipper, Virat Kohli shall be recognized and remembered for his leadership abilities rather than the runs he scores.Being asked about Virat Kohli’s captaincy in a chat with Harsha Bhogle on CricBuzz Unplugged, he replied that Kohli needs to have the eye of picking players which is very important and has no set of rules to it. A captain must see a player and understand what he is capable of and how can he be motivated to deliver for the team. Virat has always backed his players which is a trend that has come over in Indian Cricket over the years.Dada sees Virat as a very passionate captain who has brought good things in Indian Cricket and Kohli shall be judged by how he takes Indian cricket with him. He ended by saying that only time can tell whether Virat finishes as a successful captain or not after managing all the pressure a captain has to face on a daily basis while playing overseas and at home.Also Read :Cricket : 20 year old Pant included in the Indian Test Squad ahead of the England clashCricket: Essex bowlers reveal the plans they followed to get Kohli and Dhawan’s wicketlast_img read more

10 months agoPSG chief Henrique casts suspicion on Barcelona over Rabiot behaviour

first_imgPSG chief Henrique casts suspicion on Barcelona over Rabiot behaviourby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG chief Antero Henrique has hit out at Barcelona over their attempts to sign Adrien Rabiot.Rabiot has been banished to the stands for refusing to consider new contract talks at PSG, where his current deal expires in June.Henrique suspects the influence of Barca and snapped: “Mrs. Rabiot said that we had received an offer this summer. That’s right, a bid on August 29, twenty hours before the end of the transfer window. “It is then simple: Barcelona first had to reach an agreement with Rabiot before we were being talked to. And you also need to know that the Barcelona offer was ridiculous.”We, the club, were surprised by the low bid. It was disrespectful for someone with the status of Rabiot. I continue to emphasise: it is not possible to reach agreement within 24 hours on a player like Rabiot. It seems clear to me that Barcelona already had an agreement with Adrien. “I’m sure he has an agreement with another club anyway. Whether he can leave in the winter? He told me he does not want to stay.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more