Faculty Council meeting held Sept. 3

first_imgOn Sept. 3, the Faculty Council welcomed new members, reviewed history and policies, elected subcommittees for 2014-15, discussed the work of the council in the new academic year, and discussed proposed changes to course scheduling.The council next meets on Sept. 17. The preliminary deadline for the Oct. 7 meeting of the faculty is Sept. 9 at noon.last_img

Animals in Need charity boosted by partnership with petfood company

first_imgLocal animal rescue group, Animals in Need CLG, Donegal, has been selected by Mackle Petfoods as one of its charity partners for 2019-2020. The Co Tyrone based owner of the Naturo, Brandy and Cat Club brands has launched its first official charity partnerships, worth a total of almost €12,500, with six animal welfare and rescue organisations across Ireland.Limerick Feral Cats, Fairyglen in Roscommon, Cats Aid Dublin, North Dublin Cat Rescue and Lucys’ Trust in Co Antrim are also set to set to benefit from working with Mackle Petfoods. Marketing Manager at Mackle Petfoods, Laura Rafferty said, “We know how much our customers love and care for their pets, however not every cat or dog is lucky enough to have a home where they are well looked after.  In recognition of the invaluable work animal rescue charities carry out, much of which is done by volunteers, we have selected six charities with whom we will support over the next year through donations of food, improving awareness of their work and hopefully taking some of the fundraising pressure off them so they can focus on looking after and/or finding homes for the animals in their care.” Animals in Need DonegalGitte McMullan, Cattery Manager at Animals in Need CLG said, “With the regular Cat Club food donations from Mackle Petfoods, our volunteers can focus on the areas where we can really make a difference. In particular, we want to expand our feral cat colony feeding support program, where we supply food to neutered colonies.”Animals in Need DonegalMs McMullan added: “We work throughout County Donegal helping and rescuing abandoned, stray and unwanted animals. Our volunteers do weekly runs to the county pound to save unwanted dogs and we operate two helplines, one for cats enquiries and one for dogs enquiries where we offer advice and support to members of the public. “Our partnership with Mackle Petfoods will also enable us to help more low-income families to feed their pets, which reduces the numbers of abandoned animals.  We look forward to working with the team at Mackle Petfoods in the year ahead.” Animals in Need charity boosted by partnership with petfood company was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Animals In Need Donegallast_img read more

Thursday’s QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt State football falls to Central Washington for third straight home loss

first_imgARCATA >> On homecoming night at the Redwood Bowl, the Jacks put forth a second-half performance that they would quickly like to forget.Humboldt State again found itself on the wrong side of a final score at home, as Central Washington eliminated a 10-point halftime deficit and outscored the Jacks, 35-0, in the second half en route to a 42-17 win on Saturday night.“We got outplayed,” HSU head coach Rob Smith said in regard to the Jacks’ showing in the second half. “You’ve got to make plays in …last_img

Defeat Spam: Imitate the Body’s Defenses

first_imgYour body’s immune system is inspiring the next generation of email spam-fighters.  The University of Southampton reported that “An algorithm for spam recognition inspired by the immune system will be presented at the first European conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE XI) being held in Winchester this week.”    The idea is that “in the same way as the vertebrate adaptive immune system learns to distinguish harmless from harmful substances, these principles can be applied to spam detection.”  The conference is hosted by the University’s new “Science and Engineering of Natural Systems” group.Natural systems do not do their own science and engineering.  The engineering is embedded in their DNA.  The conference attendees will hear from experts on alleged self-organizing structures and “embedded, embodied, evolving and adaptive systems.”  This is code for intelligent design.  Embedded instructions require design.  Embodied adaptive systems require pre-programmed design by intelligent agents (as in robotics).  Evolving systems that perform such feats without intelligent help, however, exist only in the vivid imaginations of secular evolutionists.  Their best example so far is a tornado in a junkyard.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Bafana share 1-1 draw with Mali

first_img15 January 2014Group A leaders South Africa and second-placed Mali played to a 1-1 draw in the African Nations Championship (Chan) at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening, leaving the path to the quarterfinals of the tournament far from decided.It was an even clash, with Mali shading possession 52% to 48% and South Africa edging the shots on goal 16 to 14. In the end, though, the Eagles appeared to be happier with the result. They face Mozambique in their final group encounter, while Bafana Bafana take on Nigeria.ChangesCoach Gordon Igesund made four changes to the South African line-up from the team that beat Mozambique 3-1 on Saturday, bringing in Vuyo Mere for Bryce Moon at right back, Matty Pattison for Lerato Chabangu in midfield, Lindokuhle Mbatha for Sibusiso Vilakazi, and Edward Manqele for Katlego Mashego in an effort to counter the physical challenge posed by the Malians.Of the four, Pattison enjoyed the best game, although his efforts were heavily weighted towards his defensive contribution.The crowd was rather small, perhaps a result of the five o’clock start, and the pitch appeared somewhat slippery, judging by the number of players that lost their footing during the match.Ultimately, though, despite it being an even clash, Mali were somewhat unlucky not to take the points. They had what looked like a clear penalty disallowed and then saw South Africa awarded a penalty when replays showed Mbatha going down just outside the Eagles’ box.‘A very tough game’“I think it was a very tough game for both sides. I think both sides played reasonably well,” coach Gordon Igesund said in a post-match interview.“We could have scored one or two, I think. We just didn’t take our chances in certain areas, but we played against a good side and the guys worked hard out there today.” he added.“We had some very good moments in the game, but unfortunately we couldn’t hold onto a win. I think we made a mistake at the back [when they scored].“At the end of the day it’s a draw and we’ll look forward to our next game.”Penalty turned downAfter an untidy start to the match, with both teams failing to maintain possession and turning it over too easily, Mali came close to making a breakthrough in the ninth minute when Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was lucky not to be penalised for bringing down Abdoulaye Sissoko, who beat the goalkeeper to a through ball. For his trouble, Khune took a knee to the mouth.Lassana Diarra then came close to netting from the corner that followed, meeting the ball with a powerful side-footed shot, but it flew wide of Khune’s left-hand post.South Africa responded by forcing Eagles’ goalkeeper Soumaila Diakite to punch a teasing cross away and shortly after that Siphiwe Tshabalala was just off target with an attempted chip.Just when it seemed that Mali was enjoying the better of the contest and beginning to make more incursions into the Bafana Bafana half, Tshabalala picked up a ball in midfield, and fed Mbatha, who fired off a right footed shot, straight at the keeper. Hlompho Kekana, the scorer of a stunning goal against Mozambique then had a shot blocked on the edge of the box.Penalty to South AfricaIn the 23rd minute, out on the right, Mbatha split two defenders before being brought down by a third as he sped towards the Eagles’ box. The referee pointed to the spot. The Malians remonstrated with him, feeling hard done by and pointing out the disallowed penalty at the other end of the park, and Adama Traore was booked for his overzealous arguing. It was close, but replays showed Mbatha had been tackled just outside the area.Bernard Parker was entrusted with the spot kick and made no mistake. Diakite dived the correct way, to his right, but Parker’s shot was high and the goalie went low, giving the Kaizer Chiefs striker his 22nd goal for Bafana Bafana.Stung, Mali started to put South Africa under pressure, building up their attacks with more structure as they sought a way through the hosts’ defence. Bafana, though, stood firm.In two mindsTshabalala then caught the goalie in two minds with a lovely, curling cross, which found Mbatha on the right and in space. He struck his shot into the ground, but Mahamadou Traore threw himself in the way of the shot and knocked the ball behind for a South African corner, which Diakite dealt with comfortably.When Bafana’s defence hesitated when dealing with a throw-in, Sissoko latched onto the ball deep inside the South African box and let fly with a powerful shot. It struck the outside of Khune’s right hand upright and went behind for a corner as the home team breathed a sigh of relief.Just before the half-time break, a slip by Ousmane Keita in the Mali defence allowed Manqele to fire off a stinging left-footed drive, but Diakite managed to palm it upwards before claiming the ball with both hands.As time ran out, Khune almost caught Diakite off his line with a quickly taken free kick from inside his own half.Mali showed attacking intent after the restart and forced Bafana Bafana back into their half. While they set the tempo, they also left themselves open to the counter- attack, but South Africa struggled to make meaningful use of the opportunities that came their way.EqualiserThey were made to pay less than 10 minutes into the second stanza when Mali found an equaliser through Ibourahima Sidibe. Dit began when Diakite fired a long clearance down the field, which was headed on, then flicked to Sidibe, who blasted a rasping shot past Khune in the South African goal, leaving the Bafana Bafana skipper flat-footed.Substitute Asavela Mbekile, on for Manqele, had a shot blocked and but Kekana picked up the ball before releasing a snap shot from outside the box. At the other end, Traore tried a snap shot of his own, but his effort passed across the face of goal.Good chanceWith 20 minutes to play, Tshabalala picked out Parker with a neat pass to the striker’s feet from the left. Receiving the ball in the middle of the box, Parker spun and fired off a left-footed shot. Diakite, though, was able to drop swiftly to his left and prevent the Bafana marksman from taking his tally in the tournament to four goal in two outings.Buhle Mkhwanazi forced the Malian goalie to save with his feet after Tshabalala found him with a long pass across the Eagles’ defence, but Diakite had no problems dealing with the subsequent corner.Substitute Lamine Diawara was put through with a chip over the top, but Mkhwanazi pulled off a well-timed tackle at full stretch to prevent Diawara getting off a shot.In the last minute of regulation time, Sissoko made ground down the right flank before making his way into the South African penalty area. He lined up a shot, but as he got it off it was blocked.Additional timeThree minutes of additional time was signalled. Mali threatened with only a minute to play, but Adama Traore’s shot was poor and flashed across Khune’s goal and out for a throw-in on the far side.With mere seconds remaining Chabangu picked up a yellow card, giving the Eagles a chance to find a late winner from a free kick on their right-hand flank. Pattison cleared with his head, however, and the final whistle sounded moments later.last_img read more

BSP will fight all elections alone, says Mayawati

first_imgThe Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will revert to its old strategy of contesting in elections on its own after its alliance with the Samajwadi Party failed to stop the BJP from winning in Uttar Pradesh in the second consecutive general election.BSP chief Mayawati said on Monday that her party would contest in all major and minor elections on its own in the “interest of the party and the movement.” Her declaration has shut the door on the possibility of renewal of the alliance with the SP. Earlier this month, the alliance was put on hold after Ms. Mayawati announced that the BSP would contest all 11 seats on its own in the Assembly byelection. The BSP chief cited “political compulsions” for the decision and said the Yadavs had deserted the SP and hurt the prospects of the alliance. However, she kept the chances of a reunion in future alive with the ultimatum that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav train his cadre to be “missionary”, like BSP workers, and said, “there is no break-up of the alliance yet.” However, on Monday, in a series of tweets, Ms. Mayawati targeted the SP and reverted to her old criticism of the governments run by the party. Ms. Mayawati said she had forgotten the old unresolved complaints and hassles and set aside the “anti-BSP and anti-Dalit decisions” of the SP government, including the measures against reservation in promotion and the deterioration of the law and order situation, and followed the “Gathbandhan dharma” in the public and national interest. But the SP’s “behaviour” after the general election compelled the BSP to wonder whether it would be possible to defeat the BJP in future, she said. “It is not possible,” asserted Ms. Mayawati, a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Her announcement came a day after the BSP held a meeting in Lucknow, at which Ms. Mayawati tightened her family’s grip on the party. She appointed her younger brother Anand Kumar as vice-president and his son Aakash Anand as a national coordinator, going against her stand against dynastic politics. Ms. Mayawati told party workers that they should focus on strengthening the organisation and increasing the mass base through bhaichara, a reference to a coalition of disparate castes. In 2007, Ms. Mayawati’s victory in Uttar Pradesh was attributed to this social engineering.last_img read more

9 months agoChelsea ace Hazard: Messi is best ever. I regret my Barcelona performance

first_imgChelsea ace Hazard: Messi is best ever. I regret my Barcelona performanceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard says Barcelona star Leo Messi stands alone as the best player in the world.Hazard insists Messi is superior to be he and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo.”Not a chance. There is only one that is the best ever. It’s him, Lionel Messi,” Hazard told HLN.”The two games against Barcelona were not my best memories from 2018. “I was happy to play against Barcelona and Messi, but I did not deliver.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Pochettino calls for calm despite massive win

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has called on Tottenham fans to remain calm after their ‘massive’ 3-0 victory at Manchester United.Lucas Moura netted a brace after Harry Kane opened the scoring as Spurs demolished Manchester United at Old Trafford 3-0. But Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to get carried away by the result.“It’s only three points but after four years playing here without scoring one goal and all that was negative for us, 3-0 away from home at Old Trafford is a massive, massive victory. Pochettino told Sky Sports after the match.“I said from the beginning, this is not decisive. Of course, this will provide us with a lot of confidence, and trust in how we are working. But we know that it’s too far away, the end of the season.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“We need to keep pushing, try to be consistent throughout the season. We’ve started really well with three games and three victories. We must keep calm and work hard, that’s the most important thing.“The players deserve the credit because they believe [in the philosophy]. We will see what happens [in the title race]. If we are in a good position with 10 games to go of the season, then we must be ready to fight, but for now it is too early.“The most important thing now is to build the feeling that this is never enough. There’s always possibilities to improve.”last_img read more