Story HighlightsMinister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is urging young persons to view agriculture as a career path of choice, as it is a viable income earner that can help change lives.He noted that relevant strategies have been deployed to put the sector on a path of growth and that the time is now ripe for more Jamaicans to get involved.The Minister was speaking at a World Food Day ceremony, held at the Maud McLeod High School in Darliston, Westmoreland, on October 16. RelatedNIC Urges Stakeholders to Protect Systems from Vandalism RelatedRADA on Mission to Revolutionise Sector FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is urging young persons to view agriculture as a career path of choice, as it is a viable income earner that can help change lives.He noted that relevant strategies have been deployed to put the sector on a path of growth and that the time is now ripe for more Jamaicans to get involved.The Minister was speaking at a World Food Day ceremony, held at the Maud McLeod High School in Darliston, Westmoreland, on October 16.“I call upon our young people to get involved in agriculture. I urge them to shun such illicit activities as lotto scamming and get on the agriculture train. Crime does not pay! Jamaica needs enterprising young people who will choose agricultural entrepreneurship as an honest means to income generation,” he said.The Minister argued that the sector needs more women farmers, adding that they are just as competent as their male counterparts. “I want them to be involved by planting not just backyard gardens to feed the family, but pursue agriculture as a viable entrepreneurial activity,” he said.Mr. Kellier pointed out that despite the gains, he is cognizant of the fact that challenges remain in the sector and that more will have to be done to create a playing field where small farmers can compete and be brought into the mainstream.“The fact of the matter is that there are structural challenges in the agricultural sector, which is largely characterized by a vast majority of small farmers working on small marginal plots of land and producing on a subsistence basis, without any real connection to the market,” he said.“If we look at the figures we see that 80 per cent of our farmers have subsistence holdings, and only 20 per cent have large farms. Only about 30 per cent of our farmers are women and only 2 per cent of farm lands are owned by women. In terms of age, the average age of our farmers is over 55, while many are nearing retirement and are without a pension plan,” the Minister said.Mr. Kellier added that the Government, through its social intervention programmes, continues to address these needs, especially in the case of the poor and vulnerable.“We have social intervention programmes which are specific to the agricultural sector. A major one is the Sugar Transformation Programme, which has to date, with the kind of assistance of the European Union, resulted in over 397 houses being constructed to re-house 876 families who resided in Sugar Estate Barracks,” he noted.The Minister emphasized that the time has come to look beyond the interventions and to find a way to make the agricultural sector become a sustainable source of wealth creation for residents in the farming communities. Advertisements Young Persons Urged To Get Involved In Agriculture AgricultureOctober 19, 2015Written by: Garwin Davis RelatedNIC To Spend Over Us$1.8 Million To Upgrade Hill Run Irrigation System
Xiaomi off the hook in the US HomeDevicesNews Xiaomi enters 5G smartphone battle in China Realme pushes low-end 5G with Narzo Related Previous ArticleCellcom to slash jobs as part of restructureNext ArticleFacebook buys brain control start-up Xiaomi took the wraps off its first 5G phone for the Chinese market, the Mi 9 Pro, as well as providing a glimpse of a concept device featuring a screen wrapping around the sides.At a launch event in Beijing, Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun unveiled the 5G-accessible Mi 9 Pro, which has been developed alongside operators China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.Mi 9 Pro is the company’s second device compatible with 5G, after it launched the Mi Mix 3 5G in Europe during February.Xiaomi said the Mi 9 Pro 5G provides full coverage on core 5G bands used in mainland China, including the existing N41 and N78 frequencies, as well as China Mobile’s N79 5G band.The device features a 7-antenna design, to boost its 5G coverage and is apparently capable of up to 2.02Gb/s download speeds, making it 10 times faster than typical 4G.In terms of specs, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ processor, has up to 12GB of memory and 512GB of storage, introduces a 40W fast wired charge and a 30W wireless charge on a 4000mAh battery.It has a triple camera set up, consisting of a 48MP main camera, a 16MP ultra wide angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera. It also adopts a 6.39 inch AMOLED display. Prices start at CNY3,699 ($520).The launch is expected to further ignite a battle for 5G supremacy in the country, with Xiaomi taking on domestic rival Huawei, among others. The company is also expected to release a second 5G device into the market later this year.Lei added it was now targeting a top three smartphone ranking, pointing to figures from IDC which currently places it at number four behind Samsung, Huawei and Apple.Mi Mix AlphaAlso at the event, Xiaomi showed the off the Mi Mix Alpha concept device, which touts a screen folded around the edge of the device.In comments cited by Bloomberg, Lei said at the event the device has the “equivalent of 180 per cent screen to body ratio”, meaning it has 80 per cent more display than its “physical footprint”.The screen is also used to generate sound, in place of traditional speakers, while the camera system is featured in a black strip at the back of the device.It will go on sale for CNY19,999 in December, although production initially will be small scale. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Kavit Majithia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 SEP 2019 Devices Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits 5GXiaomi
Maurice Nichols is a mediator at Expedite Resolution It is a common (mis)conception that litigation and delay go hand in glove. Defendants perceive claimants as averse to settlement because they want to ‘costs build’; claimants perceive insurers as averse to settlement because they want to retain their funds as long as possible. Both suggest that delays in the court system are to blame. Neither side really looks at their own part in delay; a settlement paralysis often overwhelms cases because both sides have danced their best negotiation dances, and feel rejection in the air. Both sides wait for the next ‘settlement window’ so they can try again without looking over anxious and ‘without loss of credibility’ but when and how that might arise, and how much adverse effect that delay may have on the claim, no one can predict. Mediation has always provided a real option in this situation. The proposing party takes the initiative by being constructive, lateral thinking and problem solving, putting his opponent in the position of having to accept or reject it at his peril, and no one loses face. It is a much underused option, but in the brave new litigation world that is soon to arrive, all that might change. Courts are already sanctioning mediation avoidance with costs penalties (Rolf v De Guerin  EWCA Civ 78). In PGF II SA v OMFS (2012 EWHC 83) the court chastised a party that rejected mediation because not all the expert evidence was in. The court’s rationale was that mediation is there to achieve a saving in costs and compromise can be explored without all the pieces being in the evidential jigsaw – broad brush will do. The old regime of brushing away mediation with impunity (unless you were unlucky like the successful but costs-deprived litigants in the cases mentioned) is changing fast and will continue to change as courts begin to examine the reasons for a refusal to mediate. More detailed reasons for the refusal will have to be given and the court may revisit those reasons after the case has been resolved. Satellite litigation can be envisaged where mediation is rejected, but the case eventually settles at a much later point. The dynamics of litigation are also set to change as a result of Jackson. Fixed costs, for instance, will drive claimants to settlement so that they bring a case home on – or ahead of – budget. And where the claimant himself has to meet all or part of his own costs, he will do his level best to make sure that early resolution is achieved. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) andmediation in particular has a big part to play in that. One unwelcome outcome of these reforms is the prospect that there may be increasing numbers of disputes in the area of solicitor and own-client costs. Once again ADR has a part to play there in permitting the dispute to be addressed quickly and professionally by sensible and commonsense discussion, rather than by satellite litigation which will do little to enhance the public image of lawyers. About 80% of matters that come to mediation reach settlement. Given that the matters that come to mediation are the “unsettleables” that is an impressive statistic. It is a powerful tool in the litigator’s armoury. It is about to be an integral part of the litigation picture. It needs to be understood and embraced both for the lawyer’s own competence, and to provide a service to clients that is better than that provided by the competition.
Hundreds of court cases requiring an interpreter were disrupted in the first quarter as outsourcer Capita continued to fall short of its required performance target.The statistics for the first three months of 2014 show a rise in the number of requests fulfilled, although the figure remains well below its contractual commitment of 98%.The number of requests for an interpreter rose to 45,100 – the highest since the contract began in January 2012.The percentage of requests completed rose by 4% from the last quarter of 2013 – to 94.5% – equal to the previous peak in the third quarter of 2012.But this means there were still 2,480 cases disrupted due to the lack of an interpreter. At no point since the contract began has Capita reached the 98% performance target.The data shows the overall number of complaints about the service have fallen to the lowest number since the contract began.There were 1,000 (2.2% of cases) complaints, down by 21% from the 1,200 in the last three months of 2013 and a 54% fall compared to the 2,100 complaints made in the first quarter of 2013.There were 400 (45% of complaints) complaints due to no interpreter being available – down from 1,200 in the same period of 2013.But the figures show a marked rise in the number of cases where an interpreter arrived late – 300 complaints, compared to 200 in the first quarter of 2013.Off-contract bookings, where courts did not use Capita interpreters but contacted them privately, dropped to 700, compared to 900 in the last three months of 2013.A Capita spokesperson said: ‘The number of completed requests continues to increase quarter on quarter with fulfilment rates continuing to track to the target level of service required. A continuous programme of improvements are being implemented as we work together with stakeholders and is showing a positive outcome in terms of quality and service levels, notably, the rate of complaints for this quarter is lower than the same period in 2013.‘We expect future figures to demonstrate an improvement to fulfilment rates and a continued reduction in complaints as well as continually delivering significant savings to the Ministry of Justice.‘Capita Translation & Interpreting requires interpreters to sign up to a code of conduct policy which stipulates arrival on time. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct could result in interpreters being removed from our register.’
The Robins, rank outsiders at the start of play, capitalised on a slow start from hosts Leyton Orient to seal just their second away victory of the campaign.Sam Baldock and Tyrone Barnett were both on target inside the first 11 minutes to leave the third-placed O’s with a mountain to climb.It might have been more, too, before Kevin Lisbie pounced shortly before the interval to set up a nervy second half.City rode their luck at times to preserve the lead, but ultimately ran out comfortable victors after Aden Flint headed the killer goal 15 minutes from the end.Steve Cotterill made four changes to his side who drew 1-1 at Oldham on Saturday, with Karleigh Osborne returning from a hamstring problem to replace Brendan Moloney at right-back.Ahead of him, Baldock occupied an unusual right-wing berth with Greg Cunningham on the left and Wade Elliott replacing injured namesake Marvin in the middle.The final alteration saw Jay Emmanuel-Thomas restored to the starting line-up at the expense of Wes Burns, with City’s enigmatic forward justifying the back of his shirt in the ‘number ten’ role behind Barnett.It may have been an unfamiliar approach, but the players responded with an immediate opener – the first time the Robins had scored the first goal in any game since the turn of the year.Picking the ball up in the pocket of space between Orient’s midfield and back four, Emmanuel-Thomas turned and sprayed a wonderful pass out to the right flank where Baldock was waiting.Although not a winger by trade, Baldock’s instincts were that of a seasoned veteran in that position. Running at left-back Gary Sawyer, City’s top scorer checked inside and dispatched a low left-footed shot inside Shwan Jalal’s near post for his 16th goal of the campaign.And the Orient keeper was picking the ball out of his own net again inside the first 11 minutes, as Marlon Pack’s inswinging corner was powered home by Barnett just inside the far post.It was a dream start for the visitors, and Baldock was intent on adding a third when set free by another diagonal pass, this time from Cunningham, only for Sawyer to this time read his intentions to cut inside.Then Emmanuel-Thomas’ resulting corner tempted Jalal to vacate his line only to be beaten to the punch by Flint, whose glancing header just lacked the necessary purchase to hit the target.It was all one-way traffic. The early season pacesetters were thanking referee Carl Berry when Derrick Williams’ deep cross was fumbled by Jalal and rifled home by Baldock, only for the keeper to be bailed out by a sympathetic decision.All of the pre-match confidence had visibly transferred from the red-shirted hosts to their black-shirted visitors, who threatened to score again at the end of a slick team move involving Elliott, Barnett and Baldock, whose first-time pass looked perfect for Cunningham in the centre of the penalty area but the Irishman missed his kick completely. Sooner or later City were going to need to do some defending. The home team’s first shot in anger did not arrive until the 39th minute, when Simon Moore comfortably smothered Sawyer’s effort, but triggered a much stronger end to the first half from Russell Slade’s team.Midfielder Dean Cox was just off target with a 20-yard daisy-cutter before he caught one flush from even further out which forced Moore into an uncomfortable save and allowed Lisbie to steal in front of Adam El-Abd to halve the deficit a minute before the break.Inevitably there was to be a very different complexion about the second period. Williams and Osborne both found themselves in the book – the latter for a crude lunge on Marvin Bartley.But City were doing an admirable job of keeping Orient at arm’s length, with a blocked shot from Cox the only concerning moment of a dogged third quarter.Admittedly a high proportion of the contest was now being played at Moore’s end of the ground, but Baldock was presented with a chance to ease the tension when Mathieu Baudry rolled a nonsensical pass across his own backline straight to the striker, who could only blaze high over the bar from 20 yards when outnumbered by retreating defenders. Then City somehow survived an almighty scramble when Moore spilled Cox’s left-wing cross and Lisbie hammered the loose ball goalwards but straight into a posse of bodies on the goal line.It was real backs against the wall stuff, but a moment of salvation arrived 15 minutes from time in the form of Flint’s second goal in two games.The defender, sent forward for a prior set-piece, stayed in position on the edge of the box and capitalised on more suspect goalkeeping from Jalal, who misread the flight of Cunningham’s cross as Flint stole in to head City’s third.Cox threatened to set up an anxious finish when he stepped inside and eyed up the top corner, but his radar was awry and Cotterill’s men were otherwise untroubled en route to a welcome away win.
The Nelson Leafs will be looking to add to its one-game winning streak when the club visits Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action tonight in the Boundary City.The Leafs, 1-4 to start the season, are still smarting from a 6-2 pounding the club took at the hands of the Bruins and hope to right the wrong of a week ago.“The game in Grand Forks we had kind of a depleted lineup,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw, who picked up his first win of the season Sunday against Penticton Lakers. “That was kind of a weird hockey game where all of their six goals came on the power play.” The good thing for the Leafs is the Green and White have had little time to forget, which could be bad for the Bruins.Saturday, the road to respectability doesn’t get any easier as the high-flying Fernie Ghostriders visit the NDCC Arena.The ‘Riders are unbeaten in four games, and leaders of the Eddie Mountain Division, heading into the weekend. Fernie boasts former Beaver Valley scoring leader Scott Morisseau and Jordie Cool as offensive weapons.Morisseau, with seven points in four games, had 84 points last season for the Hawks. Game time is 7 p.m.Look for Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg to continue to split the goaltending duties for Nelson.Nelson hosts Spokane Braves Wednesday at the NDCC [email protected]
Just when fans thought it was time to begin drafting the eulogy on 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs the Buds showed some life.Dale Howell had three points to lead the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Fernie Ghostriders in KIJHL action Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.Not only does the win snap a six game winless streak but also the Leafs keep their hopes over overtaking the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division.
2.30 Game On!4 Mins: Sean Armstrong opens the scoring from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-1 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-05 Mins: Armstrong adds another free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-2 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-07 Mins: Three up for Salthill/Knocknacarra. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-010 Mins: Derek Savage opens Cortoon’s account from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-112 Mins: Sean Armstrong points close-in free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-117 Mins: Paul Varley – over the bar from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-218 Mins: Goal chance for Cortoon….free in…Savvo points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-319 Mins: William Finnerty – Yellow Card!20 Mins: Free in for Salthill/Knocknacarra…..Robert Finnerty points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-323 Mins: Tap-over free for Cortoon…Derek Savage obliges. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-424 Mins: Cortoon are level. Adrian Varley points from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-527 Mins: Gary Cox puts Salthill/Knocknacarra back in front. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-5Camogie Final ready to go….Mullagh V Sarsfields29 Mins: Shane Gilmore comes on for Shane Gleeson on the Cortoon side30 Mins: Free in for Cortoon…….Joseph Donnellan scores. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6Nine of the twelve points have been from frees!2 minutes of added timeHALF TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6………………….OVER TO ATHENRYGame On …Mullagh V Sarsfields3 Mins: Is that a goal for Sarsfields?….NO!…free out5 Mins: Free in for Sarsfields. Niamh McGrath scores..first point of the game. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-06 Mins: Aoife Donoghue levels it. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-111 Mins: Niamh McGrath points a long-range free. Sarsfields 0-2 Mullagh 0-114 Mins: Therese Manton comes on as sub for Mullagh17 Mins: Another long-range free for Niamh McGrath. Sarsfields 0-3 Mullagh 0-1Back at Tuam Stadium…..2nd Half is on. Early point from a free from Joseph Donnellan. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6Adrian Varley is off injured for Cortoon34 Mins: Garry Cox answers for Salthill/Knocknacarra….Sean Armstrong gets a yellow card. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-7 Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15pmCounty Camogie Final: Sarsfields V Mullagh at 3pm. GOAL!!!!!!!!!! for Salthill/Knocknacarra….. Marcus MacDonnacha Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7CAMOGIE HALF TIME: Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1Football 9 minutes to go!51 Mins: Robert Finnerty adds a point …Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-860 Mins: Long stoppage….game restarts3 Minutes of added time.Salthill/Knocknacarra’s John Maher is the Galway Bay FM Man of the Match63 Mins: Tadhg Haran points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8FULL TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8Who will Salthill/Knocknacarra meet in the final? Up next, Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15 pm First up is the game between Salthill/Knocknacarra and Cortoon Shamrocks CAMOGIE 22 Mins: Sarsfields add a point from play by Orlaith McGrath. Sarsfields 0-4 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-8 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-731 Mins: Niamh McGrath stretches the Sarsfields lead. Sarsfields 0-5 Mullagh 0-132 Mins: Sarsfields five up now….Orlaith McGrath from play. Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Welcome to our Galway Bay FM Senior Football Semi-finals and County Camogie Final Match Tracker. There will be 5 Minutes of added time!60 Mins: Free from Gary Sice makes it Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-1062 Mins: Point for M/M. Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Michael Lundy & Greg Higgins make welcome returns for Corofin as late substitutes64 Mins: Michael Lundy gets a point…….he’s back! Corofin 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11FULL TIME: 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Gary Sice is the Galway Bay FM Man of the MatchThank you for your company – Gerry Murphyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email SECOND HALF under way. Mullagh are back in the game with a goal from Aoife Donoghue and three points. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-637 Mins: Free from Niamh McGrath points to level it up again. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-738 Mins: Aoife Donoghue puts Mullagh back in front. Mullagh 1-5 Sarsfields 0-739 Mins: Free in for Mullagh. Over the bar from Aoife Donoghue put two between the teams. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-742 Mins: Maria Cooney brings it back to a one-point ball game. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-843 Mins: Collette Glennon points for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-7 Sarsfields 0-847 Mins: Erica Coen opens the gap to three. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-849 Mins: Niamh McGrath points another free. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-951 Mins: Orlaith McGrath closes the gap to one. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-1052 Mins: Aoife Donoghue responds with a free for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1053 Mins: Instant response from Orlaith McGrath. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1155 Mins: They’re level….Niamh McGrath from another free. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12Regulation time is up….in added time.ALL OVER……Draw match. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12“Fair result” says Imelda HobbinsJoint players of the match, Aoife Donoghue & Orlaith McGrathCOROFIN V MOUNTBELLEW/MOYLOUGH – Game onLatest Corofin 0-2 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-2 – 13 Minutes gone13 Mins: Ian Burke puts Corofin in the lead. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-215 Mins: Barry McHugh from a 45….over the bar. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-319 Mins: Cathal Kenny points for M/M. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-320 Mins: Point from play by Gary Sice levels matters again. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-421 Mins: Barry O’Donovan points. Corofin 0-5 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-422 Mins: Jason Leonard stretches the lead to two. Corofin 0-6 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-423 Mins: Now there’s three in it….Michael Farragher with a point. Corofin 0-7 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-426 Mins: Gary Sice adds another one. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-427 Mins: Barry McHugh answers with a point. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5There will be 1 minute of added time.30 +2 Mins: Kieran Molly scores a massive point. Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5HALF TIME: Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5SECOND HALF ON!Latest Score: Corofin 1-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-7….Gary Sice with the crucial goal.15 minutes remain46 Mins: Good save denies M/M a goal47 Mins: Ian Burke punishes Mountbellew.Moylough with another goal…a six point turnaround. Corofin 2-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-748 Mins: Jason Leonard with yet another goal….Corofin are coasting now! Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-749 Mins: The goals are flying in…. Stephen Boyle gets a goal for Mountbellew/Moylough. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-750 Mins: Barry McHugh races through but his goal-bound shot whistles over the bar. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-851 Mins: Is that a penalty for M/M?….no, just a free in. Popped over Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-955 Mins: Barry McHugh adds another point. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks V Salthill/Knocknacarra at 2.30pm
The college gathered more than 200 thoughts during the process that posed the question: Please explain, in as much detail as you like, how you feel about the name Selkirk College Saints and team’s logo and colours.“We received a broad range of feedback and we appreciate every person who took the time to get involved in the process,” Kincaid says. “It was quite evident that our community cares very much about Selkirk College and Saints athletics. We are excited to maintain our strong connection to our past while forging ahead with a refreshed logo.”Selkirk College currently has one varsity team with student-athletes competing in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL). When the team opens the regular season in October, players will be wearing a newly designed crest on the fronts of their jerseys. The new look prominently features the mountains that are a geographical symbol of life in the Selkirk College region.“It’s a great new look, the players are going to be proud to pull that jersey over their heads and play for the crest on the front,” says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Department Head for Athletics, Recreation & Student Life. “We will stick with the colours that have come to represent excellence in the BCIHL, but the new logo really reflects our connection to the West Kootenay and Boundary region.”The Saints will unveil their new jerseys when classes resume in September and the BCIHL regular season gets underway in October.Learn more about Selkirk College athletics and recreation at: selkirk.ca/athletics. A fresh look for Selkirk College athletics reflects the rugged beauty of the region while maintaining an important connection to post-secondary history.Earlier this year, the college reached out to students, employees, alumni and community members about the Selkirk College Saints look, logo and name. Through online input and commenting via Rossland-based ThoughtExchange, it was clear that the name Saints should remain in place and a new logo would be welcomed.“This college is part of the fabric of our community and the athletic program is an important element of what we offer to the region,” says Selkirk College Vice President of Students & Advancement John Kincaid. “The outreach has helped determine that many people place high value on the Saints name and the historical connection to the many athletic teams that have proudly represented Selkirk College over the last five decades.”
Photo Gallery | Tournament WebsiteCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – No. 3 seed McNeese State battled back from an early match deficit to post a dramatic 4-2 victory over Southeastern Louisiana and score the Cowgirls’ first postseason victory since 2005 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Southland Conference Women’s Tournament at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. Southeastern Louisiana cut into the lead on court four as Reginka Nychytailova defeated Surkova 6-2, 6-4 to pull within one point of the Cowgirls. Freshman of the Year selection Sara Castellano gave the Cowgirls a 2-1 lead as she took a 6-1, 6-3 decision from SLU’s Tokareva on court two. Castellano improved her overall record to a team-best 19-3 in singles play in the 2014 season and has now won 15 straight in singles action. Singles:1. Klaudia Gawlik (MCN) vs. Renee Villarreal (SLU) 3-6, 4-5, unfinished2. Sara Castellano (MCN) def. Nastya Tokareva (SLU) 6-1, 6-33. Julia Kral (MCN) def. Valya Rusakova (SLU) 6-1, 6-04. Reginka Nychytailova (SLU) def. Anastasia Surkova (MCN) 6-2, 6-45. Vivien Borbely (MCN) def. Avika Sagwal (SLU) 6-4, 6-36. Annabelle Peacock (MCN) def. Margaux Kaltenbacher (SLU) 6-4, 6-1 SLC singles champion Anna Peacock put McNeese in a position to win as she clinched the third point from the No. 6 spot as she downed Kaltenbacher 6-4, 6-1. “We were a little nervous in doubles, which is normal with how young we are,” McNeese coach Danielle Steinberg said. “I’m proud of how we came back in singles with heart and fight all the way from one through six.” However, McNeese never backed away as the Cowgirls took the first three matches on courts three, two and six to come back and take a 3-1 lead. McNeese (16-6, 10-2 Southland) advances to the semi-final round to take on No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. First serve is set for a 2 p.m. start. Doubles:1. Valya Rusakova/Renee Villarreal (SLU) def. Klaudia Gawlik/Sara Castellano (MCN) 8-32. Anastasia Surkova/Vivien Borbely (MCN) def. Margaux Kaltenbacher/Nastya Tokareva (SLU) 8-23. Adriana Castillo/Avika Sagwal (SLU) def. Julia Kral/Annabelle Peacock (MCN) 8-2 The Cowgirls have now won five consecutive matches and are winners of eight of their last 10 matches. The Lions (14-8, 6-6 Southland) started the match in front after taking the doubles point with wins on courts one and three. The combo of Valya Rusakova and Renne Villarreal gave Southeastern the Tide its first win, posting an 8-3 victory over McNeese’s Klaudia Gawlik and Sara Castellano on court one. The Cowgirl’s Anastasia Surkova and Vivien Borbely scored a point for McNeese after defeating Margaux Kaltenbacher and Nastya Tokareva 8-2. The Lions scored the winning point as Adriana Castillo and Avika Sagwel took an 8-2 decision form Julia Kral and Anna Peacock on court three. With the clinching fourth point hanging in the balance and two matches left to play, freshman Vivien Borbely took the lead on court five and went on to defeat SLU’s Avika Sagwel 6-4, 6-3 and score the game winning point for the Cowgirls. Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,2,6,4,5) Freshman Julia Kral scored the first point as she defeated Rusakova in the No. 3 spot 6-1, 6-3 to tie the match at 1-1. Kral’s victory was the 17th of the season for the all-conference selection.