The official press conference of the senior women’s national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of the match with Israel was held on Wednesday at the FF BH Training Centre in Zenica.Head coach Samira Hurem and players Milena Nikolić and Marija Aleksić answered the journalists’ questions.Hurem points out that the team is ready for the match:“We had a really good preparation for the match, the players were doing quality training. We played our last qualifying match just against Israel and we know our opponent well. It is a quality and experienced team. We were better in Israel and won, but there were mistakes on our part in that match. During the preparations, we worked to correct those mistakes and I believe that we will show on the pitch that we are of better quality and that we will win 3 points.”The head coach commented on the group:“The group is tough, but we’re in a good position. We are third with 9 points and it would mean a lot to us to win 6 more in the upcoming matches with Israel and Malta. In these qualifications we have a great opportunity to improve the rating and to be third in the group, so every point is important to us. That way we would better seeding on the next draws and open the door to something more. This team has shown that it is on the right track, that it wants to make a breakthrough and can do very good things for women’s football in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”Milena Nikolić stated:“As captain, I can say that we have never had a better atmosphere in the team. This has also had a positive effect on our results, which are excellent even though our team is young. We are maximal preparing for these matches. We are focused on Israel and want to continue our series of victories. We play on our pitch, in front of our audience and I hope we will fulfil our expectations and win points.”Marija Aleksić is looking forward to tomorrow’s match:“We played very well in these qualifications, we won nine points and scored 12 goals. We are maximally focused on making the qualifications as good as possible. Technical staff, players, we all have a common goal, and when we get to the goal together, it’s much easier. We can hardly wait for the match and hope to show ourselves once again in the best light on our pitch.”The match Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Israel starts today at 16:30 o’clock at the FF BH Training Centre in Zenica.
Little Silver – The Red Bank Regional Education Foundation recently presented the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education with a check for more than $28,000 to fund a mobile Apple classroom for the school district’s world language classes.The funds will purchase a mobile IPad cart equipped with 35 iPads and three MacBooks with a two-year protection program and a voucher to purchase apps that foster the acquisition of foreign language. The new Apple Mobile classroom is expected to be operational in September.“This level of accessibility into other cultures and languages is completely unprecedented,” said RBR Assistant Principal Will Smith, who researched the program on behalf of the foundation.The Apple classroom enables students to interact in the language they are learning in task-based activities such as reserving a hotel room, obtaining weather forecasts or driving directions. Research suggests that the authentic use of language in this way serves as a boon to the language acquisition process.In addition, the Apple classroom will also connect student and staff with foreign language newspapers, pronunciation programs, videos, podcasts, classrooms from other countries and streaming online radio.“The foundation is delighted to fund this very valuable educational tool,” said Paul Noglows, foundation president. “Students will hold in their hands a dynamic new means of participating in a language lesson, thus encouraging a truly collaborative instructional model. Also, since all students at RBR are required to take a world language, this grant will potentially positively impact the entire student body.”Over the past few years, the education foundation has funded nearly $100,000 in grants that have a direct positive impact upon the classrooms, students and faculty of RBR.Additional information about the foundation is available on it’s webpage at http://rbrhs.org/Community/EF/default.aspx or by emailing [email protected]
By John Burton HIGHLANDS – Books and reading are important to Christine Mihok.When Super Storm Sandy blasted through Highlands last October, severely damaging the borough’s small, modest library and putting its future in jeopardy, Mihok found a way to bring books to Highlands readers.With the support of the borough council, Mihok established the Little Free Library on Waterwitch Avenue, making books available through an honor system.Highlands Borough Councilwoman Tara Ryan, left, and Christine Mihok stand next to the Little Free Library on Waterwitch Avenue.The name is something of a misnomer for those who think of a “library” as a structure with books, videos, magazines and a librarian. The “library” in this case is more akin to a large home mailbox or birdfeeder. It sits atop a cement post in front of the Water Witch Coffee and Tea Company, 67 Waterwitch Ave.The borough re-established its public library about 2 ½ years ago, operating out of the community center, at the corner of Snug Harbor Avenue and Beach Boulevard, and independently of the county library system. Borough Councilwoman Tara Ryan described it as “a really old fashioned library. Well used and well loved.” It relied on old-school card catalogs and the efforts of volunteers like Mihok.But, the library was devastated by the storm. Flooding caused considerable damage to the entire community center. “We’re not sure if we’re going to rebuild,” Ryan said.Mihok, a lover of books and reading, stepped up, Ryan said Mihok read about the Little Free Library program, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based not-for-profit organization, and applied for a grant the program offers to get one for the community and was awarded one of the “libraries.”The mission of Little Free Library is to promote literacy, a love of reading and a sense of community worldwide by establishing free book exchanges, according to the organization’s website.Little Free Library organization is looking to establish 2,510 of their libraries to match – and exceed – the number of libraries built by Andrew Carnegie. It has established little libraries around the country and around the world, including in Africa and Australia.“The whole idea is to put them in areas where people don’t have easy access to libraries,” Mihok said.Mihok, her husband and Kenny Haber, who owns the Baking Company located in the same building as the coffee and tea company, installed the library box after it was delivered in late April. It’s painted in bright colors, has a door that closes to keep out the rain and is decorated with artwork reflecting the seashore. It can hold about 3 dozen books.“It’s adorable,” Ryan said.Since starting, about 300 books have moved in and out of the library in a box, according to Ryan and Mihok.“It is potluck,” as to which books someone will find as people pick up one and drop off another, Ryan noted.Mihok has been advising people to drop off titles that area schools recommend to students for summer reading.Ryan said a local 12 year old, who has been coming by since the Little Free Library was installed, told her, “It’s like magic,” the way new books keep coming.Monika Ivy, a Highlands resident, stopped by earlier in the week with her 5-year-old daughter, Devon, to exchange books.They pass the library every day on their way to and from Highlands Elementary School with Devon regularly exchanging books.“You know, you go to Barnes & Noble and you buy the kids books and they read them and they’re not that interested in them that long,” Ivy said. “I think this is awesome. I think when I finish my book I’ll put it in there.”Mihok lives in Philadelphia, Pa., and grew up in Atlantic Highlands. She continues to feel a connection to the area, especially to its libraries, remembering the role the Atlantic Highlands library once played in her childhood when she went there on Saturdays with her mother. “It was our day out,” she said.Ryan sees the Little Free Library as a viable way for residents who don’t have transportation or Internet access or e-readers to go to a brick-and-mortar library to get books into their hands.“When books are right there, you don’t need a library card,” she said.Mihok hopes to get another library box to put on the other side of town to make it more accessible for those living there.
Former Nelson native and L.V. Rogers grad Doug Agnew was honoured Friday by the Milwaukee Admirals on his 2,000th game as team trainer and his 25th season with the team.Agnew, who was raised in Nelson and attended Trafalgar and L.V. Rogers High Schools, has been the Athletic Trainer for the Admirals since 1989 when he was assigned to the team as a member of the Vancouver Canucks organization.The ceremony, that included Agnew’s wife Melanie and son Sanden, saw the Selkirk College graduate receive congratulations from Nashville Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton, former Admiral great Tony Hrkac and former Admirals Head Coach and General Manager Phil Wittliff before the AHL contest between Milwaukee and Lake Erie Monsters.
This results in an equity split in the M-10 Block of a 42.5% participating interest to each of Petronas and Sasol, through its Sasol Petroleum International subsidiary, with the remaining 15% to be held by ENH. Sasol Petroleum International (SPI) also assigned a 15% participating interest in the Sofala Block, offshore Mozambique to ENH, with SPI owning the whole of the remaining stake. Responsible, representative developments “It is an important milestone for SPI to have ENH as part of the exploration activities in the Sofala and M-10 Blocks,” Sasol Petroleum International MD Ebbie Haan said in a statement this week. Sasol remains operator of both the Sofala and M-10 Blocks. He pointed out that the deal was proof of Sasol’s long-term commitment to responsible and representative development of Mozambique’s valuable natural resources. Sasol Petroleum International develops and manages Sasol’s upstream interests in oil and gas exploration and production in a number of countries. SPI also pursues gas exploration opportunities to enable it to supply feedstock to potential Sasol gas-to-liquids plants. ENH assumes the aforementioned assignments in the Sofala and M-10 Blocks in their capacity as representative entity of the Mozambique Government. 30 August 2010 Oil and gas exploration “The two blocks form an integral part of SPI’s growth strategy in our Mozambican heartland, and the assignments to ENH substantially strengthen the relationship Sasol has with the government and the people of Mozambique,” Haan said. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material South African petrochemical giant Sasol and Malaysian oil company Petronas have jointly assigned a 15% participating interest in the M-10 Block offshore Mozambique to Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), Mozambique’s national hydrocarbon exploration company.
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An average of 66.11% polling for by-elections to two Assembly seats in Rajasthan took place on Monday. The polling in the two constituencies – Khinvsar in Nagaur disrict and Mandawa in Jhunjhunu district – was peaceful, with no untoward incident reported from anywhere.The Congress had lost both the Jat-dominated seats in the 2018 Assembly election. The bypolls were necessitated after the two sitting MLAs were elected to Lok Sabha in May this year.Mandawa MLA Narendra Khichar had won as the BJP MP from Jhunjhunu, while Rashtriya Loktantrik Party MLA from Khinvsar, Hanuman Beniwal, supported by BJP, had won from Nagaur in this year’s Lok Sabha elections.The Congress has fielded former MLA Rita Chaudhary, who is the daughter of veteran party leader, the late Ram Nnarayan Chaudhary, in Mandawa, and former Minister Harendra Mirdha, belonging to Nagaur district’s influential Mirdha family, in Khinvsar.The BJP sprang a surprise by fielding expelled Congress leader Sushila Sigra as its candidate in Mandawa and extended support to RLP candidate Narayan Beniwal as part of an alliance with the regional party floated last year. Mr. Narayan Beniwal is the younger brother of Mr. Hanuman Beniwal.According to the Chief Electoral Officer, 69.62% turnout of voters was reported in Mandawa and 62.61% in Khinvsar till 5:00 p.m., when the fifth round of polling ended. The low polling percentage has led to concern among both the major political parties.While Mr. Mirdha cast his vote at a polling booth in Khinvsar, Mr. Beniwal — a permanent resident of Nagaur district headquarters — could not exercise his franchise, as he is not a voter in the constituency.Extra securityIn Mandawa, 259 polling stations were set up for 2,27,414 voters and extra security arrangements were made for 60 booths identified as sensitive. Over 120 polling booths in Khinvsar were identified as sensitive and additional forces were sent for ensuring their security.Twelve candidates, including nine in Mandawa and three in Khinvsar, are in the fray for by-elections. Of the 200 Assembly seats, the ruling Congress has 106 MLAs, including the six who defected to the party from Bahujan Samaj Party last month.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It seems exaggerated and ridiculous to me, this is called persecution!”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ronaldo was given an additional four-match ban for shoving the referee in the back after he was shown the red card.Ronaldo concluded his Instagram message with “Thanks to my teammates and fans for their support.”The message was accompanied by a photo of the moment when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea showed Ronaldo the red card.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also criticized the extended ban of his best player.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ronaldo’s outburst came after the Spanish soccer federation ratified his suspension, which was announced on Monday.The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage.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 shutoutHe will also miss the first four matches of the Spanish league, which Madrid opens on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna.Ronaldo was suspended for one match after being sent off during Sunday’s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Spanish media reports said Madrid appealed Ronaldo’s second yellow card, when the Portugal forward was booked for diving. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LATEST STORIES US men’s basketball enters a new world—without its stars Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago View comments
Crystal Palace boss Hodgson defends his tactics for Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson defended his tactics for defeat to Chelsea.N’Golo Kante struck the only goal of the game, with Hodgson admitting he wanted to keep things tight to the end.The manager said, “We couldn’t be more adventurous unless we wanted to get beaten 4-0 or 5-0. It wasn’t one of our better days technically so we could have opened ourselves up for 40 minutes and see them exploit the spaces, or we could try and do what we did and keep things tight and the keep the game under some sort of control until 20 minutes from the end and try to take our chances.“That’s what we did but it didn’t work as we didn’t score. It was the sort of game where we could have played better on the ball, and they were very, very good in terms of their organisation and structure, so it was going to be a tight game if we could keep it tight. That’s why we lost the game 1-0 and not by a lot of goals.”Reflecting further on the game, he added: “They were very good, but in the first half our discipline was very focussed and we limited their goalscoring chances, and apart from their offside goal I thought we did quite well.“After they scored the goal we missed two opportunities but we couldn’t get hold of the ball enough as they kept it too well and we weren’t able to get it from them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer happy with victory at Newcastle: But there’s more to comeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with their 2-0 win at Newcastle/Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku struck for the visitorsSolskjaer said, “Finally we kept a clean sheet. A very professional performance. We didn’t hit the heights that we can do but we were in control, kept plugging away and got the goals.”A good first touch from a sub! When you see big Romelu Lukaku running towards you, as a keeper you might take your hands away! We were sluggish in the first half, it was like a testimonial, too many square passes.”We go to Dubai after the FA Cup game, you need that fitness work because we will need legs come the end of March.”He also said, “You’d be happy with four wins from four – we haven’t conceded from open play yet either.”We were slow in the first half but we controlled the game well, we concentrated and overall it was a very professional performance.”In a five-minute spell we gave them two or three chances but then we settled down again. Newcastle is a fantastic club, fantastic crowd, you expect them to attack you but Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones were fantastic.”Marcus Rashford has the Cristiano hit, it swerves everywhere, but I liked his goal today. Calmed himself down, just passed it in. Well done.”He is only 21, you have to remember that. You need to rattle Paul Pogba at times to get him going, he has been immense for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say