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first_imgBy LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City High School girls soccer team has had a stellar season thus far. But that’s not surprising to head coach Kelly Halliday.Halliday, who has been a part of Ocean City girls soccer for the past seven seasons, is proud of what the players have accomplished this season but has her sights set on more.“This is a special group of young ladies. Their passion and determination to compete every day at practice has directly led to their success on the field,” Halliday said in an interview.The Red Raiders are 16-1 on the season, including a perfect 12-0 record in conference play. Led by a talented group of seniors, the Red Raiders captured the 2019 Cape-Atlantic League title this past week with a victory over previously undefeated Millville.“We have great leadership, in addition to great soccer players,” Halliday said. “That combination has allowed us to elevate our level of play as well as continue the rich tradition that is Ocean City girls soccer.”The Red Raiders previously won the CAL title in 2016 and 2017.Halliday credits the team-first mentality that her group of “fab five seniors” has brought to the table.“I have never had a group so bought-in before. It really positively affects the team dynamic,” she said.The Red Raiders are 16-1 on the season, including a perfect 12-0 record in conference play.In addition, Ocean City has a strong leadership contingent with four uniquely qualified captains. Three seniors and one junior comprise the leadership of the Red Raiders.Senior goalie Abbey Fenton sets the tone for the squad, pushing her teammates every day to be better, according to Halliday.Delaney Lappin, a senior bound for Drexel University next season to continue her soccer career, is the utility player for her team.“She will do anything from any position, whatever her team needs from her,” Halliday said.Carly Reighard, the final senior captain who will continue her career at Jefferson University next year, is the heart and soul of the team.“She is a difference maker out there on the field,” Halliday said.Faith Slimmer, the lone junior captain, is a force to be reckoned with on the pitch. Slimmer, who has verbally committed to Rutgers University, leads the team with 26 goals and 17 assists on the season so far.“She elevates the play of those around her,” Halliday said.The Red Raiders are participating in the South Jersey Coaches Association Tournament, receiving the No. 3 seed. The tournament invites the top 16 teams in South Jersey, regardless of group size, as a tune-up for the state playoffs.Ocean City will host conference foe and the 14th seeded Egg Harbor Township Eagles 10 a.m. Saturday at Carey Stadium. From left, seniors Carly Reighard, Delaney Lappin, Abbey Fenton, Hannah Keane and Katie Mazzitelli provide experience and talent.last_img read more

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

first_imgAndre Schurrle, on for the injured Eden Hazard, gave Chelsea the early goal they wanted in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.The Blues, 3-1 down from the first leg, suffered a setback when talisman Hazard limped off after 18 minutes at Stamford Bridge.But his replacement struck 14 minutes later, scoring with a half-volley from near the penalty spot after Branislav Ivanovic’s long throw had been flicked on by David Luiz.Paris St-Germain, without sidelined striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, moved the ball around nicely and looked assured at the back before leaving Schurrle unmarked.The German duly punished them – unlike Gary Cahill, who missed a chance to put Chelsea level on aggregate when he blazed high and wide of the target after PSG had failed to deal with Frank Lampard’s left-wing free-kick.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Luiz, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard (Schurrle 18); Eto’o. Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Kalas, Mikel, Ba, Torres. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img19 August 2005Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mphahlwa says small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) need advisory support on financial and cash-flow management to make inroads into South Africa’s “first economy”.Speaking at the launch of the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) branch at Mafikeng in North West on Thursday, Mphahlwa said that even if small enterprises got financial support, most would collapse from financial mismanagement.“We are launching the Seda branch here to provide non-financial and technical support for SMME sustainability,” he said.The launch was attended by about 2 000 entrepreneurs from small and medium businesses.Mphahlwa said the government aimed to create a conducive environment for small businesses to thrive, with Seda branches being key delivery portals.“The fact that Seda provides non-financial support does not stop it exploring ways SMMEs can access funding from other institutions,” he said.Seda chief executive Wawa Damane said the agency had already held discussions with Khula Enterprise about use existing networks and channels such as Absa bank to help small businesses access funding.“If small entrepreneurs approach us for help, and we see they have good business ideas, we will refer them to Khula in Rustenburg as part of this agreement,” she said.Dawane said they had identified small-scale mining and agriculture as two key areas needing attention in the province.North West is the first province in the country to adopt the Seda model, with its first branch launched in Taung two months ago.Finance and economic development MEC Darkey Africa urged entrepreneurs to use the resources provided by the government to develop of their businesses.Africa said the province would work hard to set high standards in SMME development.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgViolence broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town on Wednesday as angry mourners clashed with police during the funeral procession of the senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary killed in Tuesday’s terror attack along with his PSO, prompting the Army to stage flag march in the area. No one was injured in the clashes, officials said. Curfew remained imposed for the second day in the communally-sensitive district following the killing of Chanderkant Sharma and constable Rajinder Kumar, even as police intensified search to nab the assailant. According to eyewitnesses, a large number of people came out of their houses to take part in the funeral procession of Sharma. In Dak Banglow area, an irate crowd held protests and raised slogans against Pakistan and militants. The group soon turned violent and pelted stones on police personnel deployed there. Police resorted to cane-charge and tear gas shelling to disperse the protesters and brought the situation under control. The slain RSS leader was cremated at Chowgan ground in a ceremony attended by Sangh leaders including its J&K chief Suchet Singh, BJP State president Ravinder Raina and former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. SP office attackedAfter the cremation, the crowd turned violent again and stormed the office of the Superintendent of Police. The protesters ransacked some furniture and pelted stones. The Army conducted flag march in the city after the incidents. “There were incidents of violent protests (at two places). Some protesters entered the SP office and ransacked some furniture item. But the situation has been brought under control and curfew imposed,” SSP Kishtwar Shakti Pathak said.last_img read more

first_imgRuchir Modi, son of former IPL Commissioner, Lalit Modi, will be in a direct contest with senior Congress leader, CP Joshi, for the post of President of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) to be held on Monday, May 29.The last date to file nominations was May 26 and the last date of withdrawal of nominations was fixed as May 28. Mehmood Abdi and Rajya Sabha MP Harshvardhan Singh withdrew their names from the fray thus making it a direct fight between Ruchir Modi and CP Joshi. Elections at the RCA will be held for five posts, including that of President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Executive Member. Rajasthan High Court had, earlier this month, intervened on a petition of Bhilwara District Association’s Ramlal Sharma and directed the RCA to hold elections for the cricket body this month itself.The Court set aside the Observer’s order which had called off the elections last month. It was believed the elections were earlier called off on the insistence of the Modi camp.However, after the Court directed the RCA to hold the elections, Mehmood Abdi, considered to be from the Modi camp, claimed elections (after the Court’s direction) will be held as per Lodha Committee recommendations.last_img read more

Plastic surgery patients asking to look like filtered selfies

first_imgPlastic surgery patients asking to look like filtered selfies Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 8, 2018 Posted: August 8, 2018 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) – Filters on social media apps like Snapchat or Instagram have now lead to people requesting plastic surgery to look like their filtered selves.Plastic surgeons are concerned because they’ve seen a rise in people nationwide asking to look like the filtered selfies of themselves that are created through social media apps, like Snapchat and Instagram.One click and, just like that, you have smoother skin, fuller lips, whiter teeth, bigger eyes. You can cover up any flaws in just a matter of seconds.“It makes it fun to take pictures because you have a dog face,” said Hailey Justice, Snapchat User from Alpine.“The filters definitely make you look better,” said Jake Kemper, Snapchat User from San Diego. “Sometimes it’s nice to look at Snapchat filters now and then and I don’t have acne anymore.”The filters in apps like Snapchat and Instagram, which give you instant perfection, are leaving some with the need for perfection in real life.“People want that faster, quicker, turnaround,” said Dr. Vincent Marin, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.Plastic surgeons have seen a trend that’s called Snapchat Dysmorphia. Instead of people coming in asking to look like their favorite movie stars, they’re asking to look like the filtered, airbrushed, Snapchat version of themselves.“It’s a lot easier to do on pixels than on human DNA,” said Dr. Marin.Dr. Marin told KUSI just because it’s something you can do on your phone, doesn’t mean it’s something you can request from a plastic surgeon.“The biggest challenge with these filters is that they don’t just change one thing,” said Dr. Marin. “They make the nose smaller, the eyes bigger, the chin smaller, the skin smoother. There’s a lot of things that go into making the face look better.”In his words, that’s dangerous, unrealistic and costly.Nabil El-Ghoroury, the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, echoed that thought.“For some people, it can really trigger some feelings of real dissatisfaction with their body,” said El-Ghoroury.He said it’s kind of like body dysmorphia where people don’t see themselves as they are and want to enhance themselves.“It could be that they feel pressure form other people posting,” said El-Ghoroury. “It could be that they hear thoughts about themselves that they are not pretty, that they are not attractive or not attractive enough.”Too often these days, social media is pushing the feeling of inadequacy, in parents and teens alike.“I think people just need to be confident in who they are and it’s just a way of escaping how they are and I’m not a fan of that,” said Kayden Kropf.  “They should really be who God created them to be,” said Maureen Degan, Parent from Alpine. “There’s no reason to change anything on them for any reason, at all.”Dr. Marin also said some of the requests aren’t even possible, and to even get close to the Snapchat version of themselves, most people would need a complete reconstruction. That could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Most importantly, it’s dangerous. The lesson here is to embrace our imperfections. center_img , KUSI Newsroom Updated: 11:53 PM , KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_imgKhabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are arguably the two most divisively popular figures in the world of combat sport which made their first meeting a financial juggernaut. In that bout, McGregor lost but what took the headlines was the post-fight brawl that broke out between the contingents of the respective fighters and since then, the Irishman has been chasing the Russian for a rematch.The melee which resulted after their fight at UFC 229 was a result of bad blood in the build-up to the match and post his victory, Khabib spoke extensively about McGregor insulting his family and faith. Since the fight which took place on October 6, 2018, both wrestlers are yet to take to the octagon. While there have been several rumours surrounding the return of the Irishman, Khabib remains adamant he will only return when his teammates are eligible to fight.During a Q&A session over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which was attended and filmed by BJPenn.com’s Mike Pendleton, McGregor was asked about a potential rematch with Nurmagomedov. Addressing the rumours of his return, the Irishman said that a rematch must happen because of the “dispute” that happened after their first encounter. The 30-year-old also gave his respect to Khabib for his sharp abilities in the ring. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor at UFC 229.Steven Ryan/Getty Images”He’s a formidable opponent, wrestled bears since he was a kid. He’s put a lot of time in his standup work and it was a lot sharper than I anticipated it was going to be. I’ve got to respect that, it was his big moment. It’s easy to do this once, it’s very easy for someone to be given something and to do it just one time. It’s like you put your absolute all into it,” said McGregor.McGregor went on to describe how his motivation might have dipped prior to their bout and he admitted that he may have not given his Russian opponent the respect he deserved.”If you do it time after time and year after year, that’s when the motivation kind of dips, that’s when the dedication kind of lacks, and that’s when people creep up,” he said. “That’s what I feel has happened here, I didn’t give him his respect, I marched forward, I didn’t give a sh*t, I got caught with that overhand. If I switched on, I would not get caught with that overhand in any form of combat. I’m very confident, very eager, very in shape, let’s keep it going.””Imagine almost dropping someone ’cause he almost got me, but he didn’t drop me. I got to my feet, threw shots, threw a knee, and he shot for a takedown. Imagine almost dropping someone with a picture-perfect shot, a picture-perfect punch, and then shooting for the legs. You almost got the fight done and you shoot for the legs, stand up and fight.” Khabib remained undefeated in MMA after defeating McGregor in the biggest UFC fight of his career.Harry How/Getty ImagesThe Irish fighter then recalled the incidents in the aftermath of their previous battle and said he must get a rematch against the current lightweight champion in order to settle their dispute.”When there’s dispute, there must be a rematch. There was dispute in my last one, I slapped his brother and his cousin on top of the cage, he [Khabib] tried to jump out and run. This is not over, so there’s dispute, there has to be a rematch.”last_img read more

Hasina harbours to stay in power forever Rizvi

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina is dreaming of hanging onto power for life by restoring one-party Baksal rule, reports UNB.”Prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a discussion recently said no question would have arisen about the election had there been Baksal introduced by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujiubur Rahman. With this, she just indicated in advance about what she’s going to do,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he further said, “Sheikh Hasina’s comment has also exposed she’s dreaming of staying in power forever without any election and competition like her late father by restoring the one-party despotic rule of Baksal.”The BNP leader questioned as to how fair election can be held under ‘Baksal’ where there is no system of voting and multiparty politics. “The head of the Awami-League government thinks people are so foolish that they will believe whatever she says.”Rizvi said people have sent out a message that they are not fool by refraining from casting their votes in the recently held upazila elections.He said the prime minister is now praising Baksal by destroying democracy in the country.Rizvi said Sheikh Hasina is doing everything with her whim as she has established ‘dictatorship’ in Bangladesh.He alleged that their party chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail only to satisfy the prime minister’s political ‘vengeance’ towards her.Rizvi warned that the consequences will be dire if Khaleda is not freed from jail immediately.last_img read more

FIR lodged in Santragachi stampede incident

first_imgKolkata: The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Wednesday filed an FIR over the foot over-bridge stampede that happened at Santragachi junction on Tuesday.The Railways also said that it will form a four-member special committee comprising the heads of various departments to investigate the incident. The members visited the accident site on Wednesday afternoon and also interacted with the locals and daily commuters to understand the daily scenario. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe committee consists of Principal Chief Commercial Manager P K Sahu, Principal Chief Engineer J N Laldas, Principal Chief Security Commissioner S C Parhi and Chief Safety Officer G K Dwivedy from South Eastern Railway. The committee will also look into the allegation regarding a change of platform of trains. According to sources, the Railways authority has denied allegations regarding the announcement on change of platforms from their end. A Railways official stated that nothing could be stated before the inquiry ends. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDaily commuters alleged that Santragachi station is not equipped with sufficient infrastructure and despite that, the Railway authority has been using the station as a full-fledged junction. “Santragachi station needs at least two more foot over-bridges to cater daily commuters. A huge number of commuters use Santragachi station daily,” said a regular commuter. On Wednesday, the South Eastern Railway informed that the authority will bear the entire cost of treatment for the injured passengers. Railway doctors are attending the injured passengers since last Tuesday evening to provide all necessary support for the treatment that is being undertaken at the hospital. Meanwhile, late on Tuesday night, Indian Railways declared compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the family members of the deceased. Persons with grievous injuries will be given Rs 1 lakh each and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries. On Tuesday evening, two persons were killed and 12 others injured after a stampede occurred at Santragachi station. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the accident spot at Santragachi and Howrah State General Hospital. She declared a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to families of the dead and Rs 1 lakh for each injured person before the Indian Railways announced their compensation. She also informed that the state government will do a separate probe into the matter. Locals informed that three trains came almost at the same time on platforms 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The Railway authority changed the platform number for the trains at the last moment. As no advance announcement was made, a large number of passengers tried to reach their respective platforms using the foot over-bridge to avail their trains which led to the rush, resulting in the stampede.last_img read more