Westhampton Beach Commencement

first_img Share Westhampton Beach High School had its 111th commencement on Friday, June 28, at 6 PM and celebrated the graduating class of 2019.The commencement started with a welcome speech from the principal, Dr. Christopher Herr, and continued on to the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem sung by the Chamber Singers.The anthem was followed by speeches from class historian Anna Sophia Perino, salutatorian Frank Murphy Lapinski, and valedictorian Christopher Nathan Bender.The graduation ended with the students receiving their diplomas and flipping their tassels. Congratulations to the new graduates.last_img read more

NWFL Sets Deadlines For Premier League Registration

first_imgThe board of the Nigeria Women Football League has sets deadlines for the registration of clubs for the 2018/2019 league season.According to the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Ayo Abdulrahman: “The deadline for the 2018/2019 Premier League registration and return of duly signed documents are as follows:“Payment of all outstanding money by clubs including registration fee for the 2018/2019 NWPL season is 27th March, 2019.“While the return of duly signed documents by clubs for issuance of Players Licences is 5th April, 2019”The COO appealed for strict compliance to the deadlines so as to avoid delay in the NWPL league kick off date.NWFL MEDIA.Relatedlast_img read more

Arsenal-Spurs feud divides families in north London

first_imgBut for the men and women who drape themselves in the red of Arsenal or the white of Tottenham, the fixture comes laced with fear and loathing.Peggy Goulding has been supporting the Gunners for over 40 years, but the softly spoken chairwoman of Arsenal Football Supporters Club says the north London derby has an atmosphere of unrelenting menace that makes it the one fixture she doesn’t look forward to.Tottenham Hotspur fans celebrate a goal during their English Premier League match against Arsenal at White Hart Lane on March 5, 2016 © AFP/File / Adrian Dennis“I hate this game. If you go to the away game, you feel like your life is in your hands,” Goulding said.“The first time I went to White Hart Lane, Tottenham supporters were waiting for us outside and bombarded us with bricks and bottles.“I’ve been attacked three times coming out of Tottenham just walking along the street.“A few years ago, we won the league there. I was with about four friends, and two of them were like me, older women, and two were older men.“All of a sudden they came at us with everything they could lay their hands on. Some of them haven’t been back to Tottenham since.”Martin Cloake, co-author of “A People’s History of Tottenham Hotspur”, knows just how deep the ill-feeling runs for many.Supporters dismantle a “Tottenham Hotspur” sign inside the stadium after a League Cup match between Spurs and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on September 23, 2015 © AFP/File / Ben Stansall“There is hatred there. We all know Arsenal fans we get on with, but some people try to take it too far because you’re supporting another football team,” he said.To discover the roots of the enmity between Arsenal and Tottenham, it is necessary to cross the River Thames to a leafy park in Woolwich, south London, where a plaque commemorates the founding of Dial Square FC by local armaments factory workers.In 1913, with Dial Square now known as Woolwich Arsenal, they packed their bags for a new address in Highbury, north London, just a few miles down the road from their soon-to-be despised rivals Tottenham, in a bid to improve the size of their crowds in a more densely populated area.Mounted British police patrol ahead of the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane in London on March 5, 2016 © AFP/File / Adrian Dennis– Myths and legends –Tottenham’s fury at Arsenal’s presence only increased a few years later when they successfully lobbied for promotion to the top division at Spurs’ expense.“That was the real start of the rivalry,” says Steve Tongue, author of “Turf Wars: A history of London football”.“Tottenham felt they had the greater grievance because of the way things panned out and Arsenal fans felt if Spurs were going to dislike them, then they could probably reciprocate.”Cloake believes the history only adds to the passion of the rivalry.“There are a lot of myths and legends, stories and details that add spice in the build-up,” he said.Arsenal moved from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium in 2006 © AFP/File / Glyn Kirk“I say they’re not really a proper north London team. It winds up Arsenal fans.”Ian Marshall, chairman of the Ridgeway Rovers youth football team that counts David Beckham and Harry Kane among its famous graduates, is just one example of how family ties are put aside whenever Arsenal face Spurs.“A lot of people have got families with Arsenal and Tottenham fans in them,” he said.“My first memory of the north London derby was watching Match of the Day with my uncle.“He was a mad Arsenal fan and tried for years to make me an Arsenal fan, but I wanted to stay with my brother and support Tottenham.”Tottenham’s failure to keep up with Arsenal’s success in the Arsene Wenger era has led to increased vitriol.Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin celebrates a goal in front of Tottenham Hotspur fans at White Hart Lane in London on March 5, 2016 © IKimages/AFP/File“It’s very much the case that the derby matters more to Spurs than Arsenal. Spurs haven’t finished above them in the league since 1995, which is an extraordinary statistic really,” Tongue says.Off the field, Arsenal’s move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium in 2006 produced a change in their fan-base to a more gentrified group that draws from across the world and attracts many from the wealthier end of society.In contrast, Tottenham fans point to their more London-based working-class support, some of whom proudly celebrate the supposed Jewish heritage of many Spurs supporters, as proof that they provide a more authentic football experience.Whatever the next generation of Arsenal and Tottenham fan looks like from a sociological perspective, both sides of the divide can agree on one thing — the rivalry will continue to burn brightly.“I don’t think there is anything that will rival the Arsenal-Tottenham game. It’s been going on for a long, long time. The hatred has been built up on both sides,” Goulding said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela (right) and Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck pictured during a Premier League match at White Hart Lane in London on March 5, 2016 © IKimages/AFP/FileLondon, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – A bitter feud ignited by greed and sustained by jealousy will once again leave families divided when Arsenal and Tottenham stage the latest chapter of the north London derby on Sunday.To the unsuspecting outsider, Arsenal and Tottenham’s annual showdowns might appear tame in comparison with the scenes of violence and mayhem associated with other high-profile derby clashes between the likes of Rangers and Celtic, Roma and Lazio or Liverpool and Manchester United.last_img read more

Brunch Added at the Lamplight Lounge

first_imgShare This!Weekends at Disney California Adventure are looking up with a brand new brunch offering being available at the Lamplight Lounge. Brunch will be served on Saturdays and Sundays from park opening until noon in the downstairs dining room and will feature unique dishes and cocktails all with a great view of Pixar Pier.Lamplight Lounge Brunch options will include:French Toast with cinnamon-brown sugar challah bread, Irish cream whip, maple syrup, and macerated berries garnished with a crunchy piece of house-made almond brittleThe Brunch Burger, which features a grilled custom burger blend served with American cheese, one egg, roasted green chile, lettuce, and paprika aïoli on a toasted Amish bun.The Crab and Potato Cake Benedict which comes with sautéed spinach, soft poached eggs, chipotle hollandaise, and fresh fruitThe Egg White Frittata Bake features hen of the woods mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, roasted peppers and onions, smoked salmon, goat cheese sour cream, avocado, and confit potatoes©DisneyPotato Flautas which are made with plant-based chorizo, vegan piquillo crema, serrano-tomatillo salsa, arugula salad, and escabèche.Lamplight Chilaquiles will feature house-made tortilla chips with cheddar-jack cheese, two eggs, queso fresco, red onions, cilantro-serrano sour cream, and sliced avocado, topped with a 3-chile red sauce and pepitas©DisneyNew York Avocado Toast with sourdough, avocado mash, New York Steak, one egg, piquillo-butter sauce, arugula salad, pickled red onions, and confit potatoes©DisneyFor kids, they can choose from a Brunch Quesadilla or an Omelet (both served with egg whites and cheddar-jack cheese), a smaller portion of the Indulgent French Toast, or a Mini Brunch Burger.©DisneyAs far as beverages are concerned, adults will be able to enjoy things like the Beermosa with blood orange IPA and fresh orange juice and a Cinnamon Toast Cocktail with vanilla vodka, hazelnut and cream liqueurs, and cinnamon cereal-infused milk. There’s also the Morning Glory comes with vodka, spicy Bloody Mary mix, dill pickle brine, and a dash of celery bitters. You’ll also be able to try a variety of seasonal flavors with the Mimosa Flight, featuring classic orange juice mimosas as well as versions with mango, watermelon, and more!To book your Lamplight Lounge Brunch reservations, call 714 781-DINElast_img read more

Coke to give schools safe water

first_imgThousands of youngsters will leadhealthier lives through the Waterfor Schools initiative.(Image: Coca-Cola) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sammy MohlaoliCoca-Cola SA snr communications manager+27 11 644 0528 or +27 79 525 6934RELATED ARTICLES• Fifa trophy on the home stretch• World Cup fever spreads abroad• SA pride in World Cup at 90%• BBC spends big bucks on SA studioJanine ErasmusGlobal beverage manufacturer Coca-Cola is involved in the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a big way with a number of initiatives that will leave a lasting impression on communities.More important than the tournament itself, the company is to leave a lasting legacy in South Africa by improving access to drinking water and sanitation facilities for school children around the country, as well as the areas in which they live.The project, known as Water for Schools, falls under the umbrella of the Coca-Cola Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain), a six-year programme launched in early 2009 to provide safe drinking water to thousands of communities across the continent.Coca-Cola is funding the initiative to the tune of US$30-million (R223-million).The quality of life of at least 2-million people is expected to improve, and the company too will reap benefits because, in the words of Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, “our business needs strong, healthy communities to grow and be sustainable”.Kent added that the world’s biggest beverage company has made it a priority to help African communities tackle the day-to-day challenges facing them, especially in terms of access to safe water.Wise use of waterWater for Schools is due to roll out in 100 South African schools by the end of the year. As part of the project Coca-Cola is encouraging all South Africans to use water wisely and implementing customised water stewardship programmes at a community level.Whether the requirement is for better ablution facilities, new boreholes, or equipment to harvest rainwater, the company will fulfil the needs of an area once it has established what they are.“School water projects have been among the most effective approaches to improving young people’s lives, which has a positive multiplier effect across communities,” said William Asiko, president of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, which oversees the company’s social responsibility initiatives on the continent.The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that more than 300-million Africans struggle to find potable water on a daily basis. Deadly waterborne diseases proliferate in unsafe water, killing thousands. The WHO estimated that at any time, half of the entire population of sub-Saharan Africa suffer from diseases related to poor sanitation and unclean drinking water.Furthermore, in the years leading up to 2015 – the target for implementation of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – an additional 47-million Africans will be added to the already long list of those without access to clean water. This means that the continent is not likely to meet the MDG deadline.World Cup trophy in SAAs a long-standing Fifa partner, Coca-Cola is also taking the World Cup trophy on a tour of the host country. By the time it arrives in Johannesburg on 5 May, Fifa and Coca-Cola will have taken it to 83 countries around the world, including every African nation.The trophy left Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2009 and is now on the last leg of its 139 000km global tour. The company has described the response by Africans in particular as “incredible”, and soon it will be South Africa’s turn, with excited fans in towns, cities, villages and townships around the country getting the chance to pose beside the solid gold bounty.For many, it will be the closest they get to the World Cup.“From 5 May we are going to go around the country, with the trophy, and invite South Africans to come out and join us in celebration,” said Coca-Cola South Africa’s marketing manager Zayd Abrahams. “They can sing with us; dance with us; and kick the ball with us.”From Pretoria the trophy travels down to the Western Cape, where the tour officially begins on 7 May. Making its way across the country, it will visit the Eastern Cape; KwaZulu-Natal; Free State; Northern Cape; North West; Mpumalanga; and Limpopo provinces before it heads for its final destination in Johannesburg, Gauteng.Download a PDF of the trophy’s global route (79KB).last_img read more

Google’s Reckless “Dragonfly” Project Will Strengthen Authoritarianism in China

first_imgIn 2010, Google announced that it would cease offering censored search and news services in China, as it could no longer tolerate the Chinese government’s attempts to suppress information or spy on human rights activists through its services. Unfortunately, it seems that the company has more recently had a change of heart.In August, documents were leaked detailing a new project from Google codenamed “Dragonfly” to bring back search and news services that complied with China’s burdensome censorship requirements. If launched, Google would join Yahoo, Bing, and several domestic search engines in presenting a view of the Internet carefully restricted by the ruling Communist party. The revelation immediately spurred a coalition of 14 human rights groups to condemn the plan. Many employees have urged the company to drop the project, both in an internal letter and in a public statement issued in late November.Not all Google employees oppose Dragonfly, however. In another letter, the signatories argue that Dragonfly fits in with Google’s broader mission of organizing the world’s information and making it accessible and useful. While the letter acknowledges the human rights concerns at issue, it offers no specific solutions.Access to information is critical for a free and prospering society, and China’s censorship laws heavily undermine that access. Any internet company looking to do business in China will need to block content related to a long and ever-growing list of forbidden keywords including “human rights,” “anticommunism,” and “Tiananmen Square,” along with entire publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. If Google truly plans to stay true to its stated goal of making the world’s information more accessible, it can’t allow itself to be used as a tool to suppress basic facts of history.Dragonfly presents a danger not just in the information it hides, but in the information it collects as well. The Chinese government is known for its expansive surveillance over its population. Due to regulations over data storage and compliance with government data requests, there are serious concerns that the vast data Google collects about its users will only further feed the government’s efforts to spy on dissidents. Because search histories would be linked to users, the Chinese government could easily target those who seek out forbidden information.When Google shut down many of its Chinese services in 2010, it noted that a major motivating factor had been the cyber attacks targeting the accounts of Chinese human rights advocates. Now, however, Google seems much less concerned with the privacy of its users. According to an in-depth report from the Intercept, multiple former and current employees claim that the teams responsible for evaluating the privacy and security of their products have been shut out of Dragonfly. A report from the privacy team concluded that Google would be expected to be a part of the Chinese government’s surveillance apparatus and would be less able to push back against Chinese demands for data than they are in the US and Europe. However, the project’s leadership consistently stonewalled attempts to raise these issues.It’s not too late for Google to change course. According to CEO Sundar Pichai, Dragonfly is still in an early experimental phase (although the Intercept reports that staff had been told to prepare for an early 2019 launch). While expanding access to information is an important goal, attempting to do so at the cost of being a tool for censorship and surveillance will ultimately do more harm than good to the people of China. Whatever information to which they gain access will be seen through the distorted lense of the regime’s blacklist, and Google’s cavalier attitude toward privacy will endanger anyone fighting for a more free China.last_img read more

PC Refresh Cycles and Windows 7 … what’s the financial connection?

first_imgIt’s understandable that in today’s economy that you might consider pushing out your PC refresh cycle to save cash today.  This is an area of cost cutting that many companies consider so you’re not alone.  But if you have considered, or are considering, pushing out your PC refresh cycle, have you factored in all of the costs that impact that decision?  These costs include the unexpected costs of supporting older machines once the warranty has expired, higher energy costs compared to new machines, and more.    The total cost of ownership starts to increase out in time and will eventually reach a point where it makes more sense to replace your PCs versus continuing to maintain them.  But how do you know what the optimal replacement time is?  And is delaying your refresh really the best financial decision?There are strong financial reasons to refresh PCs now and, with the Windows 7 operating system, there are even stronger reasons to do so with PCs powered by Intel® Core™ 2 processors with vPro™ technology.   Join me for a webcast on Tuesday, December 1st, where I’ll walk  through our analysis on the PC refresh cycle and the framework we use, discuss the true cost of older PCs and how to assess your own PC refresh cycle, and share our experience with Windows 7 as part of the Technical Adopter Program (TAP).  I’ll also be joined by Amy Stephan from Microsoft who will provide more insight into why it makes sense to refresh now and why Windows* 7 and New PCs with Intel® vPro™ Technology are better together.Register now at:  http://webcasts.techrepublic.com.com/abstract.aspx?docid=1177231&tag=content;rightCollast_img read more

Reintegrated Mahrez helps Leicester into FA Cup quarters

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PASSING THE AUDITIONWith Eden Hazard rested, this was a chance for other members of Chelsea’s attack to stake a claim for a starting place in next week’s Champions League match against Barcelona.They didn’t disappoint.Giroud, Willian and Pedro Rodriguez, the three-pronged forward line, all scored in the first half against Hull as Chelsea roared into a 4-0 lead by the 42nd minute.Both of Willian’s strikes were from outside the area and came off passes by Giroud, who scored the fourth with a neat near-post finish from a cross by debutant Emerson Palmieri. Cesc Fabregas set up Pedro’s goal with a superb pass over the defense.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte now has plenty of options up front for the last-16 first leg against Barcelona, with Giroud vying with fit-again Alvaro Morata for the striker spot while Pedro and Willian are competing for a place alongside Hazard.“For sure when I go home, I have many good doubts,” Conte said.Chelsea reached the quarterfinals for the 12th time in 17 seasons.REMAINING GAMESThe rest of the fifth round takes place from Saturday to Monday, with the two Manchester clubs and Tottenham still involved. MOST READ City finishes off the round by visiting third-tier Wigan in a repeat of the 2013 final won surprisingly by Wigan.United visits Huddersfield on Saturday, when it’s also: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Swansea, West Bromwich Albion vs. Southampton; and Brighton vs. Coventry. Tottenham is away to fourth-tier Rochdale on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, left, warms up with teammates prior to the Emirates FA Cup, Fifth Round soccer match at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Friday Feb. 16, 2018. Mahrez returned to Leicester’s starting lineup Friday and helped the team reach the FA Cup quarterfinals, starting for the first time since the collapse of his move to Manchester City last month. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)Back in favor at Leicester, Riyad Mahrez helped the team reach the FA Cup quarterfinals by resuming his lethal partnership with Jamie Vardy on Friday.Vardy earned Leicester a 1-0 win over second-tier Sheffield United in the fifth round by heading in a cross from Mahrez, who was starting for the first time since the collapse of his move to Manchester City at the end of the January transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT Vardy and Mahrez linked up to devastating effect when Leicester stunned the soccer world by winning the Premier League in 2016.During that memorable season, Vardy set a record by scoring in 11 straight league games and the England striker is on another run, having scored in five straight games in all competitions.His latest goal was a far-post header that looped over the goalkeeper in the 66th minute, following a cross from the right by Mahrez.“To see Riyad and Jamie play together again on the pitch was a good feeling,” Puel said.The goal would have given Vardy extra satisfaction, considering he is a boyhood Sheffield Wednesday fan.ADVERTISEMENT Out-of-form Pogba under scrutiny at Man United Mahrez spent more than a week in self-imposed exile after being denied a transfer to the English Premier League leader, missing two games and a string of training sessions.He began his reintegration by going on as a substitute last weekend — coincidentally in a league match against Man City — and was given a standing ovation by Leicester fans when substituted in injury time on Friday. He applauded them back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“The most important thing in the game was the fans supported Riyad,” Leicester manager Claude Puel said, “and when I replaced him, it was a good feeling with the fans. It’s important to stay united about this.”Chelsea also advanced against opposition from the League Championship, beating Hull 4-0 with Willian scoring twice and Olivier Giroud netting his first goal since joining from Arsenal.LETHAL COMBINATION Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments LATEST STORIES Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probelast_img read more

Your Chance To Play Mini Golf With U2

first_imgHere’s your chance to play mini golf with U2 before one of their shows… and all you have to do is donate to (RED).Play Mini Golf with U2 Backstage Before Their ShowA new contest from omaze.com is giving you the chance to win this unique experience. The more you donate to the cause, the more entries you get.From omaze.com: “It’s a beautiful day… to mini golf with U2! No, your eyes aren’t working in mysterious ways, you and a friend are really joining the world’s biggest rock band for a rollicking game of mini golf. The coolest part? It’s all taking place backstage before an epic U2 concert! You’ll hang with the band, get all your burning questions answered (was One inspired by a hole-in-one?) and putt putt the day away with the men responsible for some of the world’s most beloved songs. And since all that athletic activity is really going to work up a thirst, you’ll celebrate with the band over a well-deserved pint (of whatever you want) before you watch them do what they actually do best — rock out live in concert. Sounds like you found exactly what you were looking for. Flights and hotel included.”Every day 400 babies are born with HIV, but they don’t have to be. The life-saving pills that keep an HIV+ pregnant woman alive and healthy also prevents the virus from passing to her unborn baby. These pills cost as little as 30 cents a day in sub-Saharan Africa – that’s two lives saved for just 30 cents. When you donate to win a (RED) experience on Omaze, you’re supporting (SHOPATHON) RED – the annual holiday campaign to raise awareness and money to help HIV+ moms get access to lifesaving medication, bringing us closer to a world where no baby is born with HIV. Let’s end AIDS.To find out more and enter, click here.last_img read more

Looking at the difference between Alberta and BC First Nations when it

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN NewsAPTN recently drove the 1,150 km pipeline route from Burnaby, B.C., to Edmonton, Alta in the heat of the Trans Mountain pipeline debate.Kinder Morgan, the company behind the pipeline said it is putting all non-essential work on hold – and gave the federal government a deadline of May 31 to clear the path, or it would pull out.The prime minister said he would make it happen. And the premiers of B.C. and Alberta are currently locked in a war of words over the project.APTN News hit the ground to talk to people in communities that line the pipeline about their concerns, and needs.last_img read more