The 50th renewal of the annual Roper Cup football extravaganza between North Street rivals St George’s College (the 2015 Flow Cup champions) and Kingston College (Roper Cup defending champions) will be held today at Emmet Park, St George’s College. Action will begin early. The first match starts at 10 a.m. with the Under-14 teams, followed by the Under-16 teams. These teams will play for the George Thompson Trophy, which will be decided by the aggregate score. The Roper Cup is played between the Under-35 and the current Manning Cup teams (again decided by the aggregate score line). In between the Under-35 and Manning Cup match will be the Over-35 match for players from both institutions. The Over-35s will play for the Pancho Rankine Cup. The day’s matches will showcase the football skills of many former Manning Cup greats from both schools, including this year’s honourees Maurice Rhoden and Derrick “Sastri” Denniser. This year’s event will feature a family oriented entertainment package. There will also be spot prizes and giveaways throughout the day from the event’s sponsors. Sponsors include Supreme Ventures, Vitamalt, CB Group (through CB Chicken & Bad Dawg Sausages), SportsMax TV, Barco Caribbean Limited, Hi-Lyte Sport Drink, Crimson Dawn, Spanish Court Hotel, and Marksman Limited.
Relocation of Walter Roth MuseumGovernment seems to be clueless about where it will be relocating the Walter Roth Museum, and as the days progress, Guyanese from all walks of life are expressing their disappointment at such a move.People’s Progressive Party Chief Whip Gail Teixeira on Friday said the more than 500 online signatures to the petition to save the museum, has also seen widespread condemnation for the move by the Ministry of the Presidency to have the museum relocated:“The latest insult of Government to the Amerindian citizen is the move by the President to remove the Walter Roth Museum and the way it was done by having GDF soldiers moving in to inform staff that they had to move was even scarier.”The current location of the Walter Roth MuseumShe said the museum is a “living tribute to the Amerindian Peoples of Guyana from prehistoric times to now.” Ironically, she said, like the decision to relocate the Stabroek Market vendors or close the Wales Sugar Estate, “they have no clue where they are relocating this museum” as a mandate given by Junior Minister of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson has been unsuccessful.Last week, the Ministry of the Presidency said it was removing the Walter Roth Museum and its employees to the National Museum by the end of the year. This announcement came one day after Guyana Times broke the story about government’s plan to move the museum.The museum was founded with the collections of Guyanese Archaeologist, Dr Denis Williams and in 1980, the ethnographic collections of Dr Walter Roth, Mr JJ Quelch and Sir Everardim Thurn were transferred to the museum from the National Museum. The Walter Roth collections also include excavated artefacts from all 10 Administrative Regions.Former Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Dr Frank Anthony, had stated that the museum is an institution and instead of dismantling it, “we have to be preserving it and growing it because it has a very important role to play in Guyana.”Dr Anthony said he does not think the President is aware of the space the National Museum has, since it has been overcrowded with its artefacts: “They cannot display their current holdings because there is a lack of space and to move an entire museum and somehow cram it into the space of the National Museum, I don’t think that is possible.”Dr Anthony added that if it is true the President wanted all the museums in one place then the Government would have to construct another building and he does not believe that they are rebuilding the current museum, and “if they are doing that, where are they getting the budget from because there was no budget voted in 2016 for it.”The Walter Roth Museum was established in 1974 but did not open to the public until 1982. It is located on Main Street, Georgetown and is famous for its journals in some of the leading universities of the world.
Warm water still within reach and a flat ocean forecasted for Wednesday is all it took to spark the interest of some late-season tuna die-hards, or at least one die-hard. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing and a crew of anglers took a gamble and ran to the patch of water that’s held fish for a while now, roughly 50 miles northwest from the Humboldt Bay entrance. And the gamble paid off handsomely. I didn’t get the exact numbers, but they landed close to 25 and left the fish biting. …
Mike Eliason is a designer at Brute Force Collaborative in Seattle, Washington. The NewenHouse Passivhaus in WisconsinThe third project throwing a wrench in the ever-weakening argument is the Ã¼ber-compact NewenHouse in Viroqua, Wisconsin (7,795 HDDs), with Carly Coulson as the certified Passive House designer. This tiny (968-square-foot) kit house has a treated floor area of 888 square feet (82.5 m²).This project sports local windows and Cardinal triple-pane glass, while the doors are Energate. Like the Knox, Maine, Passivhaus, the NewenHouse is wrapped in a jacket of cellulose – and similarly comes in well under the specific space heating demand.Carly recently presented the project at the Hannover Passivhaus conference. Here are some of the project specs:Space heating demand: 11.4 kWh/m²a (3.61 kBTU/ft²a)Primary energy demand: 104 kWh/m²a (32.9 kBTU/ft²a)Blower door: 0.51 ach50Wall U-factor: 0.09 W/m²K (R-63)Slab U-factor: 0.10 W/m²K (R-57)Roof U-factor: 0.06 W/m²K (R-94)The project is also rocking a solar domestic hot water system (Velux) that is expected to provide nearly two-thirds of the domestic hot water needs, and a PV system for site net zero energy.The project went through BRE in Watford, UK, for Passivhaus certification, is Energy Star certified, and is expected to hit LEED for Homes Platinum.Total cost for NewenHouse – including solar DHW, PV, and accessory structures – is a whopping $173/sf. If there was a LEED Titanium, this Ã¼ber-tiny Passivhaus in an “extreme” environment would surely qualify.While these may not be the modernist jewels we tend to drool over – these are sound, extremely cost-effective houses and further proof that there is more of a bad design/shoehorning penalty in extremely cold climates – rather than a detached housing one. And if locally made PH windows and glass ever become available, that cost-effectiveness will only improve.If you haven’t yet signed the petition to protect the Passivhaus standard in North America, then mosey on down and drop your digital signature. G•O Logic’s red houseThe second project is G•O Logic’s 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom Passivhaus in Belfast, Maine – just down the road from the project above (by the way… WTF is up with Maine?!?).This one also garnered lots of press, and recently snagged a LEED for Homes Project of the Year award. Yup, they were able to garner PH and LEED Platinum certifications for ~$160/sf. You can read up more on the project at Maine Home + Design. Despite all the fuss about difficulties meeting Passivhaus cost-effectively on detached housing in Ã¼ber cold climates, there have been several projects recently that seemingly disprove the fussers.Now, that’s not to say that meeting the Passivhaus standard in certain localities is a walk in the park – it’s certainly difficult in many places, like Siberia; the north slope of a steep, east-west valley (GraubÃ¼nden!); Fairbanks… That being said, there are projects (certified, even) that meet the Passivhaus standard in climates north of 7,000 heating degree days (HDDs) – and with the advent of something like Super Windows – well, much of that nonsense could become completely moot.In the next year, I’m certain we’ll see several more projects that disprove the cost-ineffectiveness of meeting 15 kWh per square meter in cold climates. It is definitely something that merits debate – but hey, it’s not like anyone’s been censoring posts, or anything… Chris Corson’s Maine PassivhausThe first project is the house that Chris Corson (the owner of EcoCor Design/Build) recently wrapped up in Knox, Maine. The project has seen some good press (including a GBA story) and great praise recently – I ran into many people at the recent Passivhaus conference in Hannover, Germany, discussing it, including some Canadians and Germans.The 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom house sports a treated floor area of 1,140 square feet (106 m²), which some would say falls under the “small” category. It also happens to be a detached home in a really cold climate (modeled at 7,345 HDDs). Chris was able to bring the cost of construction to under $130/sf.The modeling bests the specific space heating demand, coming in at 3.11 kBTU/ft²a (9.82 kWh/m²a). This was done through a combination of superinsulation, phenomenal windows (from Intus) and a phenomenally low blower door test of 0.286 ach50.The most impressive bit about getting the space heating demand so low, outside of achieving affordability in a difficult climate, was leaving wiggle room for future additions or modifications. Furthermore, cost savings may have been realized by dialing back the insulation closer to 4.75 kBtu/ft²a.
If you are going to be successful, you are going to have to work with people with whom you disagree. The more effectively you can do so, the better leader you become.The fastest and easiest way to get what you need from somebody is to help them get what they need. What they need is always something deeper than what is presented. What you need is also always something deeper than what you present.What you heard and what was said are different. Work harder to discern what was said and don’t worry so much about what you heard.Persuasion is better than force. Force is often the tool of choice for the unpersuasive. Persuasion generates buy-in. Force generates resistance.At their core, all problems are the result of a scarcity mindset and a lack of resourcefulness. The universe knows no scarcity. Perhaps not coincidentally, neither does the human imagination.All human beings seek meaning, significance. They need to know that they matter and that they can make a difference. We follow people who provide that meaning.The fastest way to cure a foul mood is to do something to help someone else. The second fastest way is to exercise. The best way to avoid a foul mood in the first place is to get enough sleep.You are the greatest obstacle to your own success. The sooner you recognize this fact and act on it the sooner you produce better results in all areas of your life.You have a story that you tell about yourself. Change the meaning of the events in that story and you change your future (for good or for ill).Adversity is a gift cleverly wrapped in a breath-taking challenge. Unwrap it and grow.Each day, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. This is true no matter what happens on this little spinning rock we call home. Don’t worry too much.
It looks like Touch Football is about to produce another potential Rugby League star, with the Northern Territory’s former Under 18 representative player Michael Fairweather, chosen for the North Queensland Cowboys Young Guns squad for 2005. Michael and his family are from Katherine, although he has been boarding in Yeppoon for the past two years and represented Central Queensland at the recent National 18 Years Championships. His brother Willy has also represented the Northern Territory at the Under 18 Championships and the Barbarians (combined NT and WA side) in the Mixed division at the National Touch League. No doubt all involved with Touch Football wish Michael all the best as he follows in the footsteps of other players such as Benji Marshall, Joe Williams and Matt Bowen, all past Touch representatives creating a name for themselves in Rugby League. While we hope he continues to excel in the sporting arena, we are also hopeful that we will see him back on the Touch field in the not-to-distant future! Please note: The following story comes from the Queensland Rugby League Website, www.qrl.com.au : NORTH Queensland speedsters Matt Bowen, Matt Sing and Ty Williams could be left choking on dust in future years, with the Cowboys’ set to unveil one of the code’s fastest talents. Plucked from Katherine in the Northern Territory, Michael Fairweather will join the club at the end of the year, following the completion of his studies. Presently attending school at St Brendan’s Yeppoon, 18-year-old Fairweather created a frenzy of excitement on the weekend when he beat Olympic sprint hopeful Wagui Anau in a 100m scratch race. Anau, 26, himself a former rugby league player, boasts a personal best over the distance of 9.94sec wind-assisted. The untimed race between the pair was a highlight of the two-day Ted Mosby Memorial Indigenous Challenge in Cairns. Initially, Fairweather’s pace came to the attention of the Cowboys at a pre-season development camp, when school teacher Terry Hansen bet $10 his student could beat all comers. Cowboys officials Peter Jones, Adrian Thomson and Dave Roberts placed their hard-earned on a more well-credentialed athlete, but came up with empty pockets. “The first time they raced, Michael won by about 10m,” laughs Hansen. “The others were complaining that their runner didn’t get a fair start so we re-ran the race. I think he beat him by 12m the second time and I collected.” Originally placed on a scholarship, Fairweather had his status upgraded after an impressive performance at the 2004 Confraternity Shield. St Brendan’s walked away as champions of the prestigious carnival and Fairweather was ear-marked for the North Queensland Young Guns squad of 2005. His accomplishments have an undeniable fairytale ring about them. Back in Katherine, Fairweather’s father was one 50 police responsible for a 22,500 sq km district, roughly 20 times the size of Brisbane. Michael’s ticket to the Eastern Seaboard came when good friend Mitch Jones was recruited by St Brendan’s and requested that he be able to take a friend. In the long run, the school was forced to release Jones, while Fairweather went on to make the most of his opportunities. Even for this year’s Confraternity success, the team undertook special fund-raising to get their cash-strapped speedster his ticket to Townsville. “He was selected in the Capricornia athletics team for just about everything as well, but he chose not to go to that because of his financial background,” says teacher Hansen. “It’s funny to think he came here by mistake. His mate brings him and he’d probably played two games of rugby league before in his life. “Michael’s been like a duck to water; just learning, learning, learning. Here’s a kid with not much money and he’ll be on $25,000 in his first year out of school.” Prior to the weekend’s victory against Anau, Hansen timed Fairweather running 11.1sec into a headwind, on grass, wearing sneakers. Story written by QRL.
The 2016 Queensland Touch Football Junior State Cup will be held this weekend at Hervey Bay Sports Complex from Thursday, 7 July through to Saturday, 9 July 2016. Over 200 teams across 10 divisions, from under 10â€™s through to under 18â€™s, will take to the field in the three day event. Day One Live Stream Links9.40am â€“ Mackay v Gayndah (16â€™s Girls) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2iiHSnfaeg 12.00pm â€“ Redlands Green v Gold Coast (16â€™s Boys) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICDlN2gTitc 1.45pm â€“ Rockhampton v BMTA Blue (18â€™s Boys) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyKWZA2JEKA 4.05pm â€“ Rockhampton v Gold Coast (18â€™s Girls) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOXmjW5F6psDay Two Live Stream Links9.10am â€“ Ipswich v Palm Beach (16â€™s Girls) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC7GBJa_sIk 10.20am â€“ Caboolture v Brisbane Metro (18â€™s Girls) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps385HxVx4M 12.05pm â€“ Team Sprint â€“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHOeaApw86U 2.25pm â€“ Dalby v Ormeau (16â€™s Boys) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR7pmUcx_4o 3.00pm â€“ Labrador v Toowoomba (18’s Boys) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUTRTCnureI 4.10pm â€“ Caboolture v Coomera (14â€™s Boys) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzD2rFnDwccDay Three Live Stream Links8.35am â€“ Caboolture v Mackay (16â€™s Girls) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snoXjSbAmzc 10.20am â€“ Rockhampton v Redlands (18â€™s Boys) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W5YaaRqeIU 2.10pm â€“ 16â€™s Boys Semi Final – Rockhampton v Ipswich – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS22xqjPMuo 2.50pm â€“ 16â€™s Girls Final – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzVXo0H6jZg 3.30pm â€“ 18â€™s Girls Final – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOZ-W8bX4AI 4.10pm â€“ 18â€™s Boys Final – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aEMdIevo54 To keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2016 Queensland Junior State Cup, please visit the following social media pages: Touch Football Australia Website â€“ www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook â€“ www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Queensland Touch Football Website â€“ www.qldtouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/qldtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/queenslandtouch Instagram – www.instagram.com/qldtouch 2015 Queensland Junior State Cup Results10â€™s Boys Rockhampton Red 3 defeated Toowoomba White 2 10â€™s Girls Redlands 2 defeated BMTA Red 0 12â€™s Boys Toowoomba White 4 defeated Gold Coast (A) 3 12â€™s Girls Gold Coast (A) 4 defeated BMTA Red 2 14â€™s Boys Redlands Red 5 defeated Gold Coast (A) 3 14â€™s Girls Gold Coast 6 defeated BMTA Red 3 16â€™s Boys Rockhampton 6 defeated BMTA Red 3 16â€™s Girls Labrador Green 5 defeated BMTA Red 3 18â€™s Boys Rockhampton 11 defeated Redlands 5 18 Boys Division Two Noosa 6 defeated Gympie 2 18â€™s Girls Gold Coast 3 defeated BMTA 2 18 Girls Division Two Redlands 5 defeated Palm Beach 3 Related LinksQLD Junior State Cup
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum: No pressure to score goalsby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum says he doesn’t feel pressure to score goals.Wijnaldum netted for the first time since his double against Barcelona in Saturday’s hard-fought win over Sheffield United, but says he feels no responsibility to chip in with goals.“No, I don’t really think about that,” he said. “Everyone is responsible. We try to put everyone in a position to score, but it’s not always easy to go into the box.“Sometimes there are enough people in the box during an attack, so you have to stay out. We just try and mix everything up.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli names backroom teamby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has named his backroom team.Pioli will be joined by his long-standing assistant manager Giacomo Murelli, fitness coach Francesco Perondi and son Gianmarco Pioli as match analyst.Other members of staff are Davide Lucarelli, Luciano Vulcano, fitness coaches Luca Monguzzi, Marco Vago, Matteo Osti and Roberto Peressutti.Pioli has also chosen to retain Luigi Turci and Daniele Bonera from the Marco Giampaolo era.
The Government is planning to establish a branch of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) in Montego Bay, St. James, next year. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, during the IDT’s Christmas luncheon, held at Heather’s Garden Restaurant in New Kingston, on December 13. “Come next year, we will be looking more deeply into the matter to try and get a branch of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal established in Montego Bay, so that workers in that area of the island who have disputes will be able to access the IDT there,” he said. He argued that the work of the Tribunal is a significant one in keeping the business of industrial relations going in the country, adding that it has done a lot in helping to maintain industrial peace and harmony. “The IDT is one of those organizations that do not operate within the sphere of publicity, but the work that the IDT does in keeping the lid on industrial disputes in settling them amicably on behalf of workers and employers and ensuring that the country maintains a stable industrial climate, cannot be measured at all,” the Minister said. Mr. Kellier said amendment of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act (LRIDA), to enable non-unionized individuals to take their dispute to the IDT, has put a strain on their work load, so another office would assist greatly to deal with disputes. The House of Representatives recently passed legislation granting access to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) to non-unionized workers, who have disputes with their employers. In the meantime, Mr. Kellier said he will be meeting formally with the Executive members of the IDT. The Industrial Disputes Tribunal has been the final level of the system of dispute resolution in Jamaica.