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College Soccer: Jenkins’ 2 goals leads Jacks to win over Coyotes

first_imgArcata >> In a close game with two evenly matched teams, it’s often the side that catches some breaks that earns the win. On Friday at College Creek Field, that team was the Humboldt State women’s soccer team. The Jacks, led by sophomore midfielder Alex Jenkins’ 2 goals and an assist, caught a few more breaks than the visiting Cal-State San Bernardino (CSUSB) Coyotes to earn a 3-2 win in HSU’s home-opener.“I think we definitely had a little bit of luck today,” said Jenkins. “But just …last_img read more

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South Africa’s Heart of Hope

first_img30 November 2004In 1989, Irish author Padraig O’Malley set off for South Africa with a tape recorder in hand to document the experiences of South African men and women from all walks of life during the volatile time of SA’s transition to democracy.The Heart of Hope, South Africa’s Transition from Apartheid to Democracy, captures O’Malleys 10-year journey in an online collection of hundreds of hours of interviews conducted at the time of the events, providing a vital record of the new South Africa in the making.Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni and Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert will launch the website at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Tuesday.72 days that shaped South AfricaJust how “miraculous” was SA’s transition to democracy? Check out our press clipping snapshots of the 72 days leading up to Nelson Mandela’s inauguration – and see how heavily the odds were stacked against “the rainbow nation”.“Constitution Hill is an ideal setting for the launch of The Heart of Hope website”, says O’Malley. “Both embrace the history of the liberation struggle and reward the struggle in the presence of today’s democracy.”According to O’Malley, the voices in The Heart of Hope resonate anger, frustration, connivance, humility, denial, posturing, acceptance, humour, wisdom and hopelessness – but above all they represent hope.“Not so much a hope for self”, says O’Malley, “but hope that a common humanity would prevail”.The interviews offer an oral history of the negotiations, the violence, the first democratic elections and the country’s Constitution in the making.From voices in the multi-party negotiation halls of Kempton Park, bullet-riddled townships and raging hostels on the Reef to township funerals and police stations – all add up to make Heart of Hope an important, incisive historical document.The interviews are supported by historical documents and reference material – including the Freedom Charter, the Pretoria Minute, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution – that make the site a complete document library for a student of South African history.Set up by Learning Online, the site includes links to SA political parties, research organisations, archives, libraries and international African study programmes.O’Malley, born in Dublin in 1942, spent most of his professional life involved with the conflict in Northern Ireland, producing a number of prize-winning books, including “The Uncivil Wars” (1983) and “Biting at the Grave” (1990).Chris Hani, the now deceased former leader of the SA Communist Party, once said to O’Malley: “Never apologise for taking my time, you are a historian. I am only sorry that it is left to an Irishman to record – it is something we are at fault for not doing ourselves.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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10 months agoKeane: Man Utd must sell Pogba

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keane: Man Utd must sell Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane says Paul Pogba needs to be sold.Pogba watched on from the bench as United lost 3-1 at Liverpool yesterday.”I think the players are giving everything. I think there’s one or two players not on top form, Pogba on the bench,” Keane told Sky Sports. “Come the summer you move him on, he’s left United before. I just think they’re short, defensively they’re short.”Man United that’s where they’re at, I guess fourth is the best they can get. If you came down from the Moon and knew nothing about Manchester United, you’d think they were an average Premiership side.”Some of these players are not good enough.” last_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the board’s full support.As the United chief announced record annual revenues of £621.7million today, he insisted the club are on the right track.Woodward stated: “We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” last_img read more

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Beckham backs North America World Cup bid

first_imgDavid Beckham has backed North America’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup and is adamant that it would be  “very special”FIFA have received a joint bid from the US, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 tournament with Morocco being the other.The final decision will be taken next week and Beckham, who used to play for LA Galaxy in the MLS, believes that the football’s big increase in popularity in America over recent years justifies why it should host the World Cup.“A football competition as big as the World Cup deserves to be in great places,” he said, according to Sky Sports.“And if the US, Canada and Mexico get that, it will be very special.“I know the passion that runs through all three of those countries – I played in LA for six years and when we travelled to Canada, I have seen that passion.“And don’t get me started on Mexico! There are not many nations that are as passionate as Mexico.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…“I went to a couple of games the last time America hosted the World Cup (1994) and it was incredible.“Now, there are more people who understand the game and get excited about the game.“The infrastructure will be there and, more importantly, the excitement and the passion will be there.“I think a joint bid is important and it is three places where football runs deep.“I have seen how much the game has grown in the last 10 years, people are really getting behind the game“If it does happen I know, as a fan, I will be going to that World Cup.”last_img read more

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Balotelli absent in Vieiras first training session at Nice

first_imgMario Balotelli was absent from Patrick Vieira’s first official training session as the new head coach of OGC Nice as the side begun their pre-season training programmeThe Frenchman recently ended his two-and-a-half year stay with New York City FC in the MLS to replace new Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre at the Ligue 1 club.But one of the key challenges that Vieira will face in his first few months in charge of Nice will be sorting out the future of Balotelli, who is expected to leave this summer after resurrecting his playing career in France.Balotelli scored 26 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions last season and was recalled to the Italy squad by new head coach Roberto Mancini.The 27-year-old’s contract at Nice expired on June 30, but the French club can still reportedly claim €10m from whichever club he decides to join.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…Balotelli’s teammate and fellow forward Alassane Plea was also absent.“We were supposed to have all the players (available). Unfortunately, those two weren’t there,” Vieira said, according to the Daily Mail.“We’re trying to get to the bottom of it.”When asked about Balotelli, he added: “We were expecting him today. He wasn’t here and it wasn’t foreseen.”last_img read more

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Real Madrid must improve under Julen Lopetgui – Gareth Bale

first_imgGareth Bale wants Real Madrid to improve under their new boss Julen Lopetegui in order to still compete successfully during seasons.Bale gave a brilliant assist for Marco Asensio’s opener before scoring a goal himself that helped Madrid beat Roma 2-1 in the International Champions Cup this week.Bale also maintains there are no problems in attack following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus.The Welshman player who was also on the priority list in Los Blancos’ previous match against Juve said settling down into a new style of leadership under Lopetegui and style has been tasking.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It’s always difficult,” Bale told Real Madrid TV as quoted in Football Espana.“The new Coach has come in with his new ideas and we still have things to improve.“It’s never easy to adapt to a new Coach, but in attack we are doing fine.“We do what the Coach wants, which is scoring goals and winning games.”last_img read more

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech discusses Arsenal move

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has discussed the new planing style under new manager Unai Emery.The former Chelsea shot-stopper was in fine form against Manchester City on Sunday making some important saves despite struggling to help the team play out from the back.“They’re a team that’s full of confidence and last year’s champions, so obviously it will always be difficult, but I have to say that we came to the game with our objectives to grow up as a team, to learn our way, how we want to play and obviously we had the task of doing it against one of the best teams, so it was difficult. But at times we did really well, and we put them under some pressure as well. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t find that final pass to finish the opportunities off,” Cech said as regards to City, according to the club’s official website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Cech also spoke about his struggles to play the ball from his pots, saying:“They pressed really well and obviously when you make one pass slower than it should be the player doesn’t have the time to use the ball quickly. Obviously you can be under pressure but at times we managed to get out pretty well. We didn’t want them to feel comfortable and have the ball always at their feet so that they could control the game.”Arsenal next travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea next weekend.last_img read more

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Hundreds gather for the service of San Diegos own Brandon Stapper

first_imgHundreds gather for the service of San Diego’s own Brandon Stapper March 16, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 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) – Hundreds of people showed up tonight to celebrate the life of a local entrepreneur who was killed in a tragic accident in Africa.Friends and family of Brandon Stapper gathered at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park to remember the man they say was “extremely good at what he did.”33 year old Stapper and 2 other men from San Diego were among a total of 5 people killed when their sightseeing helicopter crashed in a national park in Kenya.Strapper was known as a successful businessman in San Diego last_img read more

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60 second startup guide How to rank high on Google

first_img In a time of mobile consumers and internet shoppers, making sure your company ranks well on Google searches is paramount. Customers need to be able to search for your services and find you instantly for your company to be in with a chance of beating the competition. Search Engine Optimisers can help manipulate your rankings through several clever tricks to ensure you are always top of the pile.Here, Expert Market SEO guru Max Holloway shares his insight into how new businesses can optimise their online presence to climb higher in Googles sacred rankings.Consolidate useful pagesThough creating lots of separate pages on every subcategory your business offers may seem like a good way to organise your site, it is not a good way to climb up the rankings. Google operates by crawling websites looking for relevant information that it can offer to people searching for content. By creating too many pages with a similar theme or keyword, you are essentially pulling Google in different directions – as a result, all pages will be marked down and achieve low rankings, because your pages are essentially in competition with each other.Look through your website and mark pages that fall under one theme or question. Collate this content into one single, useful page with concise, relevant content that is carefully structured to answer your customers most-asked queries. Any conflicting pages should be deleted, but ensure that you properly redirect pages to the new location using the HTTP 301 code. This tells Google that the content has been permanently moved to a new part of the site and ensures any click-throughs from a search come to the correct page.Use useful online analytics toolsGetting the right links to your site is the single most important SEO activity you will engage in, because Google counts this to be one of its most important ranking factors.You can think of links as the internet equivalent of a friends recommendation. A recommendation from someone who is trustworthy and authoritative will be worth much more than one from one you dont know that well or one who has a bad reputation. The same is true for websites, so bear that in mind when approaching websites for links.There are a whole host of powerful online tools – such as Moz OSE, ahrefs and MajesticSEO – which will tell you where your competitors are getting their links from. If someone is linking to your competitors, they will probably link to you.Once you have your list of websites to approach you can begin to formulate your strategy to get the most links.Display data beautifullyWhen coming up with new content ideas onsite and for outreach, the most important thing to remember is not to get too bogged down in your product. Look at the wider sector in which your business operates and investigate the more newsworthy aspects to release interesting reports or comments about your sector to the media. The ultimate objective is to drive people to your site, so as long as the content relates to your brand, you can exercise as much creativity as you like.Research interesting facts about your industry and try and present it in a new, quirky way. Studies have shown that the attention span of the average online user has been steadily decreasing, which means that brands have a matter of seconds to grab their audiences attention. Consider visualising your data or story into an infographic. Content that is beautifully designed and is easy to digest has high sharable potential. A high volume of shares means lots of mentions, which result in more people wanting to head to your site to learn more about your brand.There are a number of alternative methods you can adopt to win links on online publications to get your brand name out there. Consider pitching an expert opinion piece to a business site or an instructive how-to guide.Join us for next weeks 60 second startup guide where we explore how to attract top talent to your small business.Max Holloway is a Senior Marketing Manager from Expert Markets publishing team. For more information about how web developers can improve your new website head to www.expertmarket.com Closelast_img read more

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