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Netflix star Amybeth McNulty scoops Best Lead Actress award

first_imgDonegal actress Amybeth McNulty has done it again – winning another top award in Canada for her starring role in Anne with an E.The seventeen-year-old actress picked up the Best Lead Actress in a drama award at the Canadian Screen Awards this week.Amybeth, who grew up in Milford and is of Irish-Canadian descent, has made waves in Canada and worldwide for her spirited portrayal of plucky orphan Anne in the Netflix adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. Amybeth McNulty – Anne with an E. Image via NetflixThe confident young woman, who is ever thankful to her fans, used her time on stage to make a rousing speech in honour of trailblazing teenagers.Amybeth said: “To every young person out there who doubts their voice, their mind, their power, I think we can now see that this last year and the years before, the young folk are more than tech-obsessed and lazy.“We are strong, capable and willing to fight for our world when others, unfortunately, in a higher power are not. Speak loud like Greta Thunberg, have resilience like Malala and listen to that inner voice. Live your life with no regrets. I’m so proud of you all; thank you for inspiring me. This award is dedicated to you.”Proving yet again what a strong role model she is, @AmybethMcnulty has a powerful message for young people as she accepts her #CdnScreenAward for BEST LEAD ACTRESS in a DRAMA! #annewithane pic.twitter.com/ypF0NZMwTR— Anne with an E (@AnneTheSeries) April 1, 2019 Earlier this year, Amybeth earned her first individual accolade for her role in Anne with an E, picking up the award for best Female for an Outstanding Performance in the 17th annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.In another unexpected Donegal link, the hit comedy ‘Letterkenny‘ won big at the Canadian Screen Awards. The show earned a best comedy actor trophy for Jared Keeso, who also shared the best comedy writing prize with Jacob Tierney. Letterkenny is a hugely popular sitcom in the country, based on a fictional rural Canadian town.Netflix star Amybeth McNulty scoops Best Lead Actress award was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Amybeth McNultyanne with an ecanadian screen awardslast_img read more

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France overpower Springbok women

first_img7 July 2014The Springbok Women’s rugby team ended their pre-World Cup tour on a downer on Friday when they fell to a heavy 8-46 defeat to Six Nations champions and World Cup hosts, France, in Marcoussis.“France showed today why they are the Six Nations champions and we will certainly take lessons from this match as we continue our preparations for the World Cup,” Springbok Women’s coach Lawrence Sephaka said after the game.“When the team started backing themselves in the second half they had a few great attacking moments and showed a willingness to put their bodies on the line on defence.‘Great for us’Assessing the value of the tour, which also included two hard-fought wins over the Nomads in England, Sephaka added: “This tour was great for us because the players now know what to expect at the World Cup and they are also familiar with Marcoussis where all our pool matches will be played.“This experience was invaluable and we hope the team will take the positives from the tour and become a stronger unit going forward.”Slow startSephaka’s charges had a slow start to the match as France used their powerful forwards to force their way onto the front foot, which resulted in the visitors defending for most of the half.The team, however, showed positive signs on attack when their backline received the ball at pace, and they made a handful of big tackles on defence.However, those efforts were not enough to counter the strong French forwards, especially close to the South African tryline, with number eight Sati N’Diaye and flank Koumiba Djossouvi scoring tries from set scrums.Skilful backsFrance’s skilful backs also made their presence felt in the first half, drawing in defenders well before exploiting the gaps they had created, which resulted in tries for fullback Jesse Tremouliere, centre Elodie Poublan and wing Marion Lievre.French flyhalf Christelle Leduff added a penalty to take their score for the half to 34 points. In return the Springbok Women scored a penalty by debutante fullback Cindy Cant.Second halfIn the second half, South Africa stepped up their game, showed more grunt on defence and adopted a more direct approach on attack. Unfortunately a yellow card shown to prop Portia Jonga for infringing at a breakdown close to the tryline reduced the visitors to 14 players for 10 minutes.This allowed the hosts to score yet another try by replacement hooker Gaelle Mignot to extend their lead.The visitors, however, showed their fighting spirit as debutante looseforward Shona- Leah Weston, lock Nolusindiso Booi and centres Veroeshka Grain and Lorinda Brown made a series of line breaks to boost their confidence and momentum, but the team was unable to convert those opportunities into points.South African tryThe pressure on attack eventually paid off with a well-worked try by flyhalf Zenay Jordaan in the final quarter, after she performed a well-executed switch with captain Lamla Momoti and held off a defender to place the ball over the tryline.France, however, had the last say as they worked their way into the Springbok Women’s half for another forward-dominated try two minutes from the end.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Prakash Padukone to mentor Saina Nehwal for Asian Games

first_imgSaina NehwalThe Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy on Tuesday clarified that Saina Nehwal will be training at the academy for two weeks purely as part of her preparations for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea later this month.The PPBA, in a press release here, tacitly rejected the reported “split” between Saina and her long-time coach Pullela Gopichand as a reason for the badminton ace to train under former national coach Vimal Kumar who is attached to the PPBA run by former All-England champion and World No.1 Prakash Padukone.”This is to inform all Indian badminton fans that after discussion with national badminton coach, Gopichand and Saina, it has been decided that Saina will train with Vimal at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore for two weeks as part of her training for the Asian Games” a statement by the PPBA said.”The presence of former World No.1 Prakash Padukone, who will play the role of a mentor, is bound to benefit Saina.””The Indian badminton fans would be well aware that over the years the hard work put in by Gopichand and Saina is responsible for her reaching the highest level of world badminton.””The proposed two-week stint in Bangalore is a continuation of the same process so that Saina can succeed at the highest level and continue to bring laurels for India, said”PPBA is one of the recognized BAI centres and it is always keen to make its contribution in enhancing the performance of the Indian players at the World level.”advertisementA section of the media had reported that Saina, who is going through a lean patch and Gopichand had parted ways and hence the 24-year-old former world No.2 and currently No.7 had decided to move from Hyderabad to Bangalore.On her arrival here on Tuesday, Saina categorically stated that Gopichand was still her coach and that her move to Bangalore was merely a change which will also help her prepare for the Asian Games.”Gopi sir, myself and Vimal sir had discussions and after that, I decided to come to Bangalore for training for two weeks. It will be a change for me and also help my preparations for the Asian Games,” said Saina.last_img read more

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Meniscus tears

first_imgDefinitionMeniscus tears refer to a tear in the shock-absorbing cartilage (meniscus) of the knee.Alternative NamesTear – meniscus; Knee injury – meniscus; Knee cartilage tearConsiderationsThe meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage located in the knee. Cartilage is found in certain joints and forms a buffer between the bones to protect the joint. The meniscus serves as a shock-absorption system, assists in lubricating the knee joint, and limits the ability to flex and extend the joint.CausesMeniscal tears are most commonly caused by twisting or over-flexing the knee joint.SymptomsA “pop” may be felt at the time of injuryKnee joint pain when walkingKnee pain in the space between the bones; gets worse when gentle pressure is applied to the jointLocking of the knee jointRecurrent knee-catchingDifficulty squatting downSwelling in the knee jointFirst AidThe health care provider will perform a physical examination. This will include a knee examine called the McMurrays test. For this test, you lie on your back while the health care provider holds the heel of your injured leg with your leg bent. Pressure is placed to compress the knee while the leg is rotated in and out to generate discomfort or pain. Pain or a click over the inner part of the joint means an inner (medial) meniscal tear.For an Apleys compression test, the health care provider will have you lie on your stomach with your knee bent at a 90 degree angle. The provider will hold your foot with both hands and rotate it to the outside (lateral rotation), while a downward force is applied to the foot. The providers knee and thigh may be used to stabilize your thigh. Pain in the inner part of the joint may indicate an inner (medial) meniscal tear.advertisementThe health care provider may ask you to squat down. Pain at extreme flexion and inability to do so may allow the provider to localize the injury.A test for excess joint fluid is positive in meniscal tears, indicating swelling with fluid around the joint.Other tests that show meniscus tears may include:Knee MRIKnee joint x-rayThe goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and protect the joint from further injury while it heals.You should not put your full weight on the knee. You may need to use crutches. You may have been given a knee brace. This helps keep your knee from moving and to help you recover.Other treatments include:Ice to reduce swellingNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce swelling and painCorticosteroid injections to cut down the inflammation.Physical activity is allowed, as tolerated. Physical therapy is recommended to help regain joint and leg strength.If the injury is acute or if you have a high activity level, knee arthroscopy (surgery) may be necessary. Age has an effect on treatment. Younger patients are more likely to have problems without surgery.Do NotDo NOT put all your weight on your leg if it is painful.Do not put all your weight on your leg if your health care provider told you not to do so.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if symptoms of a meniscus tear occur after an injury to the knee.Call your health care provider if you are being treated for a meniscus tear and:Pain and swelling returnsYou have increased instability in your kneeYou do not think your injury is getting betterCall your health care provide if your knee locks and you cannot straighten it.PreventionUse proper technique when exercising or playing sports. Many cases of meniscus tears may not be preventable.ReferencesDe Carlo M, Armstrong B. Rehabilitation of the knee following sports injury. Clin Sports Med. 2010 Jan;29(1):81-106.Brockmeier SF, Rodeo SA. Knee: Meniscal injuries. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23;sect B.Silverstein JA, Moeller JL, Hutchinson MR. Common issues in orthopedics. In: Rakel RE, ed.Textbook of Family Medicine 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saudners Elsevier; 2011:chap 30.Review Date:6/29/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

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Scoot For Boots

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) footwear partner X-Blades is giving away one free pair of X-Blades boots to every affiliated competition in Australia!What a great prize these will make for your next fundraising raffle, MVP award or that special thank you to a dedicated volunteer.To redeem your free pair of X-Blades boots, simply update your details, contacts and locator information on Touch Football Online (TFO) before January 1, 2015. For instructions on how to update your details please click on the attachments below.  For further instructions on converting to TFO please contact Lauren Atkinson, TFA Affiliate Services Coordinator on (02) 6212 2800 or [email protected]  Get in quick and scoot over to TFO for your new X Blades boots!Related Filesxblades_promotion-pdfdetails__contacts___locator-pdfRelated LinksBlades Free Boots!last_img read more

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9 months agoArsenal goalkeeper Cech calls out BT Sport after dodgy stats tweet

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal goalkeeper Cech calls out BT Sport after dodgy stats tweetby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech hasn’t allowed BT Sport to get away with a mistaken social media post.BT Sport tweeted out a graphic of the Premier League’s most clean sheets but fans on social media and Cech himself were quick to notice the stats were very wrong.The graphic wrongly stated that Cech has 161 clean sheets when in actuality, the Arsenal and former Chelsea star has a mammoth 202 Premier League shutouts.Cech, 36, instantly wrote back laughing at the error, saying: “this is the easiest stat to find on the internet.”The Gunners keeper famously holds the record for the most Premier League clean sheets overall as well as the most shutouts kept in a single season with 24.BT Sport were so embarrassed they deleted the post after being called out by Cech. this is the easiest stat to find on the internet [email protected]://t.co/DStSIn43gy— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 14, 2019 last_img read more

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Iowa Releases “See You In Pasadena” Rose Bowl Hype Video

first_imgAn exterior view of the Rose BowlRose BowlIt has been 25 years since Iowa last played in the Rose Bowl. The Hawkeyes will be back in Pasadena Jan. 1 to take on Stanford.Iowa fans are justifiably excited for the occasion, even if their team narrowly missed out on the College Football Playoff. This weekend, the Hawkeyes dropped a very cool “See You in Pasadena” hype video for the game, featuring highlights from this season and homage to the program’s past Rose Bowl squads.  Smelling roses #Hawkeyes @rosebowlgame https://t.co/JfihBC86PR— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 12, 2015Hawkeye fans, are you ready yet?last_img read more

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Solid Waste Management Regulations Near Completion

first_imgStory Highlights “They are in the final stages now,” said Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon. Regulations to govern solid waste management in the island are expected to be completed in short order. “So for those people who are anxious for us to be more robust in our enforcement strategy, the regulations to empower us are near completion and we are looking at months. Then we will have the kind of enforcement strategy that the public expects of us,” he added. Regulations to govern solid waste management in the island are expected to be completed in short order.“They are in the final stages now,” said Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon.“So for those people who are anxious for us to be more robust in our enforcement strategy, the regulations to empower us are near completion and we are looking at months. Then we will have the kind of enforcement strategy that the public expects of us,” he added.Mr. Gordon was speaking to journalists at the first clean-up activity under the Western Parks and Markets (WPM) enforcement initiative in Negril, Westmoreland, recently.He said that among the critical areas that will be covered under the regulations is public cleansing.“There is much more that we can do; for example, we can demand of people to produce proof, especially commercial entities, that they have proper arrangements in place to remove their solid waste,” Mr. Gordon said.He noted that the regulations also cover e-waste, which addresses the proper way to discard electronic appliances such as mobile phones, computers and television sets.“We do not want those things mixing with the regular garbage. There must be a proper was in which we deal with them. We have already secured a site through the Sugar Company of Jamaica in Hill Run (St. Catherine), which will temporarily house e-waste until we can export it or an investor can take it off us, because there is a market for those discarded items,” Mr. Gordon pointed out.“We need somewhere in the West as well, where we can have a permanent base and can say to the public, this is where you take it (e-waste), so that it is not thrown around and pose a danger to our children,” he continued.Mr. Gordon noted that fines associated with the regulations will provide a deterrent against breaches.The cleaning operation in Negril was focused on clearing waste items as well as overgrown plants at two open lots in the resort town.The initiative was undertaken by WPM in an effort to destroy mosquito and rodent breeding sites, and to prevent the lots from becoming dumping sites.last_img read more

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STATIN Urges Cooperation with Living Conditions Survey

first_imgThe Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is appealing for members of the public to cooperate with the officers who are out in the field gathering data for the 2018 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC).The data collection got under way on May 16 and will continue until September 7.Director of Surveys, Dr. Natalee Simpson, is encouraging householders to accommodate the interviewers who may visit their homes.“What we ask is that persons accommodate us when we come, because it (survey) is of national importance. It is about policy development, it is about making plans that will impact persons living in the country, and so, if we don’t have this data, we can’t make informed decisions,” she says in an interview with JIS News.She assures that all information provided will be kept confidential.“We all here at STATIN, including our field staff, sign a secrecy oath/confidentiality statement, so we have to keep the information confidential. All information that we obtain during our survey… when released, is only released in its aggregated form,” she points out.“So you wouldn’t be able to tell that a particular dwelling was selected and the specific number of persons living in that dwelling, and you will not be able to tell that this information is associated with that dwelling,” she notes further.Dr. Simpson says that all the interviewers are provided with an identification card with their name and picture as well as STATIN’s name and logo. She is urging parsons to contact the agency if there are doubts or concerns.“If persons are sceptical or want to just verify the persons who present themselves as STATIN interviewers, please feel free to call our offices at 630-1600. You can ask for either myself or Damion Tyrell, he is the Director of Field Services,” she advises.The annual JSLC is produced jointly by STATIN and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).STATIN is chiefly responsible for the planning and execution of fieldwork, editing and coding, and preparation of the datasets and appendices for the annual report. PIOJ is responsible for the overall preparation and compilation of the annual publication. The survey is done on a yearly basis, with the exception of a census year. It was conceived of as a monitoring system for the evaluation of the quality and reach of Jamaica’s social services.Dr. Simpson, in outlining the importance of the annual survey, says the information garnered helps to inform policy decisions and impact economic development.  She notes that the survey has been used to provide baseline information necessary to develop socio-economic policies and provide feedback on the effectiveness of such policies.Dr.  Simpson tells JIS News that the JSLC collects information on socio-economic standards and overall well-being.“So, for the purpose of the survey, we ask a number of questions on things like educational attainment, housing, social security, whether or not you have received a Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) benefit, income consumption and expenditure,” she informs.“There are questions on health, related to whether somebody has visited a public health facility within a certain period, if someone is suffering from certain illnesses or chronic condition, or if persons are going to hospitals and waiting a long time. So, information from this survey will be used to inform some of those policy initiatives,” she notes.The questionnaire for the current JSLC covers areas such as health, education, social protection, daily expenses, food expenses, consumption expenditures, non-consumption expenses, housing and related expenses, inventory of durable goods, miscellaneous income, information and communications technology, labour force, early-childhood development/health roster, and time use.The 2018 JSLC sample includes 480 Enumeration Districts (EDs) and within each ED, 16 dwellings are selected using a multistage random selection sampling technique. Therefore, more than 7,500 dwellings will be visited during the 2018 JSLC fieldwork exercise. The JSLC has become vital to monitoring the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular goals related to no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, clean water, and clean energy.“There is a goal for no poverty, and one of the main indicators that comes from the survey is the poverty rate. So, it is not only used to develop policy and plans, but to monitor our progress towards the SDGs,” Dr. Simpson points out.Individuals interested in accessing the data are required to send a request to [email protected] affiliated to the University of the West Indies can access the information through the data bank at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies.last_img read more

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