Teaching with tablets piloted in E Cape

first_img23 July 2013South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is providing multimedia tablets and training to 160 teachers at 11 schools in the Eastern Cape as part of a project that aims to develop a mobile teaching model that can be applied countrywide.The CSIR’s Meraka Institute said on Friday that it had completed a one-year pilot phase in which 17 teachers at Arthur Mfebe Senior Secondary School in Cofimvaba were trained in using digital content on tablets to support traditional teaching and learning.A comprehensive mobile learning curriculum had been developed for this purpose, the CSIR said, and learnings from the pilot phase were being applied in the first phase of the project, which would see tablets rolled out to 11 additional schools over the next two years.The rollout began on Friday, and would be followed by a second phase, starting in 2014, in which tablets would be rolled out to a further 14 schools.The Meraka Institute’s Merryl Ford believes that the innovative use of mobile technology has the power to transform education.“These devices will help to change the landscape of education in rural areas, allowing teachers and students greater access to knowledge and education resources,” Ford said in a statement on Friday.She added that the project was “turning old models and approaches upside down by starting with the most disadvantaged schools in the country … If what we’re doing works in rural schools, it will work anywhere.”The project employs a “learn to earn” model, in which teachers get the opportunity to earn their tablets by attending training courses once a month in the afternoons, and by using them in their classrooms to support teaching and learning processes. This is further supported by a system in which teachers are rewarded with “digital badges” to encourage their progress.Once the teachers at each school show that they are ready, the rollout will be extended to learners as well. At Arthur Mfebe Senior Secondary, the second phase began on 18 July with each matric student receiving their own tablet to support their studies.“We want to develop a sustainable, replicable model that can be implemented across the country,” Ford said, adding: “The project is a partnership between ourselves, government, teachers and learners where everyone has a responsibility to make it work.“We are doing this with the schools, not for them, and we hope that by helping them become agents in their own success, the project will be successful far beyond our involvement.”The project, dubbed ICT4RED, is a sub-projects of the over-arching Technology for Rural Education Development (TECH4RED) project, a collaborative effort between the national departments of Science and Technology, Basic Education and Rural Development and Land Reform, and the Eastern Cape Department of Education.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

India Leads In Providing Skilled Tech Workers to UK: Report

first_imgAs many as 12 per cent of skilled tech workers migrating to the United Kingdom in 2016 were from India, according to recent data. Following India is the United States, with 10 per cent people, while European neighbors Spain and France provided 6 per cent each.Italy and Ireland, with 5 per cent each, and Germany (3%) came next, a LinkedIn report shows. The United Kingdom is not as reliant on the European Union as it is believed, according to the data, a Tech City UK study said on Dec. 15.Technology founders and investors in the United Kingdom were alarmed and concerned about the possible state of their businesses when a report from policy group Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) came out in February, suggesting Brexit will leave the country short of 800,000 digital workers by 2020, Business Insider reported. The LinkedIn data, however, seems to suggest otherwise.According to the study, although tech workers are most highly concentrated in London, just over half of those who arrived in the country last year settled outside the capital.Allaying the fears of the technology sector, the UK government last month boosted the number of special visas made available to non-EU tech workers, the Telegraph reported. The report said Prime Minister Theresa May will increase to 2,000 the annual allowance of “exceptional talent” visas granted to various industries, including computer programmers and IT experts.Leaders of Tech City UK, a publicly-funded organization that drives the growth the UK tech sector, were in favor of remaining in the European Union. In a statement about the data, Gerard Grech, the Tech City UK CEO, said: “There is a skills crisis looming in the digital tech sector and competition for talent is fierce and global. By understanding exactly where skilled tech workers come from we can plan for the future and invest where it is necessary. The insights that LinkedIn have shared with us also allow us to build up a bigger picture than ever before of the skills each UK region has.”With the country moving towards Brexit, the government wants Tech City UK rebranded as Tech Nation to expand the organization nation-wide and set up regional hubs, the Telegraph report added. Related ItemsBrexitEmploymentUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

Knee joint replacement

first_imgDefinitionKnee joint replacement is surgery to replace a knee joint with a man-made joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis.Alternative NamesTotal knee replacement; Knee arthroplasty; Knee replacement – total; Tricompartmental knee replacement; Subvastus knee replacement; Knee replacement – minimally invasive; Knee arthroplasty – minimally invasiveDescriptionDamaged cartilage and bone are removed from the knee joint. Man-made pieces are then placed in the knee.These pieces may be placed in the following places in the knee joint:Lower end of the thigh bone. This bone is called the femur. The replacement part is usually made of metal.Upper end of the shin bone, which is the large bone in your lower leg. This bone is called the tibia. The replacement part is usually made from metal and a strong plastic.Back side of your kneecap. Your kneecap is called the patella. The replacement part is usually made from a strong plastic.You will not feel any pain during the surgery. You will have one of these two types of anesthesia:General anesthesia. This means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain.Regional (spinal or epidural) anesthesia. Medicine is put into your back to make you numb below your waist. You will also get medicine to make you sleepy. And you may get medicine that will make you forget about the procedure, even though you are not fully asleep.After you receive anesthesia, your surgeon will make a cut over your knee to open it up. This cut is often 8 to 10 inches long. Then your surgeon will:advertisementMove your kneecap (patella) out of the way, then cut the ends of your thigh bone and shin (lower leg) bone to fit the replacement part.Cut the underside of your kneecap to prepare it for the new pieces that will be attached there.Fasten the two parts of the prosthesis to your bones. One part will be attached to the end of your thigh bone and the other part will be attached to your shin bone.Attach both parts to the underside of your kneecap. A special bone cement is used to attach these parts.Repair your muscles and tendons around the new joint and close the surgical cut.The surgery takes about 2 hours.Most artificial knees have both metal and plastic parts. Some surgeons now use different materials, including metal on metal, ceramic on ceramic, or ceramic on plastic.Why the Procedure Is PerformedThe most common reason to have a knee joint replaced is to relieve severe arthritis pain. Your doctor may recommend knee joint replacement if:Youre having pain for knee arthritis that keeps you from sleeping or doing normal activities.You cant walk and take care of yourself.Your knee pain has not improved with other treatment.You understand what surgery and recovery will be like.Most of the time, knee joint replacement is done in people ages 60 and older. Younger people who have a knee joint replaced may put extra stress on the artificial knee and cause it to wear out early.Before the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:Prepare your home.Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), and other drugs.You may also need to stop taking medicines that can make your body more likely to get an infection. These include methotrexate, Enbrel, or other medicines that suppress your immune system.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see the doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, you need to stop. Ask your doctor or nurse for help. Smoking will slow down wound and bone healing. Your recovery may not be as good if you keep smoking.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you have before your surgery.You may want to visit a physical therapist to learn some exercises to do before surgery.Set up your home to make everyday tasks easier.Practice using a cane, walker, crutches, or a wheelchair correctly.On the day of your surgery:advertisementYou will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days. During that time you will recover from your anesthesia and from the surgery itself. You will be asked to start moving and walking as soon as the first day after surgery.Full recovery will take4 months to a year.Some people need a short stay in a rehabilitation center after they leave the hospital and before they go home. At a rehab center, you will learn how to safely do your daily activities on your own.Outlook (Prognosis)The results of a total knee replacement are often excellent. The operation relieves pain for most people. Most people do not need help walking after they fully recover.Most artificial knee joints last 10 to 15 years. Some last as long as 20 years before they loosen and need to be replaced again.ReferencesMihalk WM. Arthroplasty of the knee. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 7.Jones CA, Beaupre LA, Johnston DW, Suarez-Almazor ME. Total joint arthroplasties: current concepts of patient outcomes after surgery. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2007; 33(1):71-86.Leopold SS. Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med. 2009;360:1749-1758.Review Date:8/12/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

Tim Cone to decide on SEA Games coaching after Ginebra debut in Govs’ Cup

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Cone, in a statement, said he has heard out SBP president Al Panlilio reveal that the SBP is also in talks with San Miguel Corp sports director Alfrancis Chua regarding the position.READ: Tim Cone on top of SBP wish list for SEA Games coachFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“At this time, however, my total focus is on our Ginebra game vs Alaska [on Sunday] to open the Governors’ Cup,” Cone said.“On Monday, and after talking to my family, Mr. Panlilio and I will continue our conversation regarding the appointment, at which time we will come to a resolution. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva tests positive for doping View comments On Thursday, SBP chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan said that Cone headed the shortlist of names the national basketball federation wanted to head the SEA Games campaign.READ: Tab Baldwin out as next Gilas head coach, eyed as program director for national teamCone has already served as national coach during the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, where he steered the Philippine five, then known as the Centennial Team, to the bronze medal.After the clinching bronze medal, Cone held an emotional post-game chat with Filipino journalists, where he said, among others, “I’d like to have a shot. I really love that and I love coaching the international game.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Coach Tim Cone thanks the fans. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has offered Barangay Ginebra tactician Tim Cone the head coaching position of the national team that will shoot for the gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games that the country will host.And although Cone, the two-time Grand Slam coach and owner of the most titles in the PBA, hasn’t made any commitment yet, he isn’t turning down the job and will continue talks with the SBP after Ginebra’s debut in the ongoing Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetanolast_img read more

Dubai to host Premier Futsal season 2 semifinals and final

first_imgNew Delhi, May 28 (PTI) Premier Futsal will host the two semifinals and the grand finale of the events second season in Dubai, making it the second Indian sporting event to go global after IPL. In order to host the three marquee matches, Premier Futsal has collaborated with Dubai Sports Council. Dubai Sports channel will be the official broadcasting partners of the event scheduled in August. The event witnessed the coming together of football legends, Luis Figo, Premier Futsal president, and Alessandro Rosa Vieira, also known as Falco, and widely regarded as the Pele of futsal. Figo said, “With season two, Premier Futsal continues its quest to not only be instrumental in providing the sport with the much-deserved recognition in India but also set the benchmark for privately organised sporting tournaments in the global futsal ecosystem. “We are assertive of the potential the sport holds in the long run and its impact in the Indian market. Our alliance with Dubai Sports Council will only serve as a great platform to establish the league globally.” H E Saeed Mohammad Harib, general secretariat, Dubai Sports Council, said, “We are extremely happy to host a tournament of the stature of Premier Futsal in Dubai. Excellence and creativity are two of our key pillars to foster the sporting ecosystem here and Premier Futsal embodies the same in its approach.” Dinesh Raj, managing director, Premier Futsal, said, “The long-term partnership between Premier Futsal and Dubai Sports Council will ensure the growth of this unique format of futsal. “Premier Futsal in its inception year recorded over 25 million global viewers and we envision over 100 million viewers to tune into season two, thus making it the biggest sports export from India.” PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Waqar Younis dubs Eoin Morgan’s pitch criticism as ‘lame excuse’

first_imgEoin Morgan’s comment on Cardiff pitch, post England’s defeat in the Champions Trophy semi-finals, seems to have not gone down well with Pakistan legendary bowler Waqar Younis as he slammed the England skipper for making a “lame excuse”.In the post match presentation, Morgan insisted that the pitch used for his side’s eight-wicket defeat at Sophia Gardens cancelled out the home advantage as the same pitch was used for Pakistan-Sri Lanka clash last Monday.Slamming Morgan, Younis took to his Twitter account to criticise him.”Stop giving that lame excuse Eoin Morgan regarding the used pitch. You guys have been thrashed fair and square by Pakistan,” he said.Stop giving that lame excuse Eoin Morgan regarding the used pitch,,,,You guys been thrashed fair n square by Pakistan #CT2017 #PakvsEng- waqar younis (@waqyounis99) June 14, 2017However, Morgan did give credit to the Pakistan bowlers for restricting England to 211 in 49.5 overs.”I don’t think there was any home advantage. We knew that we were going to play on a used wicket at some stage in this tournament, and we found out the other day that today was going to be on a used wicket,” Morgan had said.”I think going into today’s game knowing that we were going to play on a used wicket potentially brought Pakistan’s game closer to their home. So it was a big challenge and one that was too far for us,” he added.When he was asked as to how Pakistan managed to score on the same surface that England had managed just 211, Morgan said, “I think the explanation is they played two days ago on it.”advertisementSophia Gardens is one of the three venues that was agreed to use by the ICC and Galmorgans for the 15 matches at this tournament, along with Edgbaston and The Oval.Though England played three of its Group A matches on new pitches, the pitches allocated to Sophia Gardens had all been used once each during the group stage meaning their semi-final had to be played on a used surface.Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed had no qualms about the pitch and was more than happy at his team’s progression towards their first final at a major ODI event since 1999 World Cup.”I think the pitch was very good. It was good for both teams,” he said.”I think we played very good. That’s why we won today,” he added.Pakistan will be closely watching today’s second semi-final as India is going to clash with Bangladesh at Birmingham.last_img read more

IIT Roorkee students bagged 680 placement offers in the first week

first_imgIndian Institute of Technology – Roorkee’s (IITR) students bagged over 680 offers in the first week of placement season, including 13 from international, a statement from the institute said on Friday.Over 50 per cent students have already got offers within the first week and the institution expects the same pace in the coming week as well. The placements this year, so far, are increased by 21 per cent from last year’s, when in the first week 562 offers were made.A total of 681 offers, 286 in core sector and 395 in non-core came from 168 participating companies during the recruiting exercise which began on December 2, 2017.Top international recruiters in IIT-R 2017:MicrosoftWebstaff Co. Ltd.MercariHere are the statistics based on the placement report of 2016: Batch Size: 83Number of Opt Outs: 1PPO/PPI: 5Number of offers (Phase 1): 81Number of students placed (Phase 1): 78Number of recruiters (Phase 1): 26Average CTC: 9.17 lakhsTop 50 per cent average: 10.92 lakhsHighest Package: 18.5 lakhsAbout IIT Roorkee:Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied researchSince its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of researchThe Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological developmentIt has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology and engineeringRead: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenadvertisementRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Hamilton Sets Pole Record With Dramatic Last Lap in the Rain

first_imgMONZA, Italy (AP) — Full throttle at more than 300 kph (nearly 200 mph), his vision impaired by heavy rain pounding down on his shiny golden helmet, Lewis Hamilton pulled out a clutch performance to enter the F1 record books on Saturday.Hamilton kept his focus through a 2 1/2-hour rain delay. Then he drew on all of his talent, ability and experience to overcome a late challenge from rising rival Max Verstappen, claim his 69th career pole position and break the Formula One record previously held by his childhood idol, Michael Schumacher.Verstappen had taken the top spot just before Hamilton’s final lap, so when Hamilton reclaimed P1 with time expired he rapidly pumped his fist multiple times. It was the type of celebration normally reserved for race victories.“After such a long time waiting in the rain, I think the racing fans got their money’s worth from the dominant lap Lewis produced right at the end — even if they were probably cheering a bit more for the cars in red than for us,” said Toto Wolff, the head of motorsport at Hamilton’s Mercedes team.“It was a brilliant lap, after a session where he was the quickest man throughout, and it was undoubtedly a performance worthy of claiming the all-time pole position record,” Wolff added.Indeed, it may not have been exactly what the red-clad Ferrari fans came to see at the Italian Grand Prix.After all, Schumacher won five of his record seven world championships with Ferrari from 2000-04 and the automaker is celebrating its 70th anniversary this weekend.But Hamilton certainly earned it.“Honestly I came across the line and I didn’t know if I had it but it felt like a good lap,” he said. “I can’t believe it — 69 — I just can’t believe it. I’m so grateful.”Hamilton finished more than a second ahead of Verstappen while Daniel Ricciardo in the other Red Bull qualified third, although both Red Bulls are taking grid penalties for engine changes.“There was a lot of pressure for that last lap so there was a lot to risk but I gave it everything,” Hamilton said.Lance Stroll steered his Williams to fourth, Esteban Ocon of Force India placed fifth and Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas came sixth.With the Red Bull penalties, the 18-year-old Canadian rookie Stroll will start on the front row in Sunday’s race alongside Hamilton — making him the youngest F1 driver to achieve that feat.The 20-year-old Ocon will be third on the grid and Bottas fourth.“These young kids coming through are keeping me on my toes,” Hamilton said.Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel qualified seventh and eighth, respectively, meaning they will start fifth and sixth.Verstappen and Ricciardo will start 15th and 18th, respectively.Hamilton is looking to erase his seven-point deficit behind championship leader Vettel.“The key point to take away from this afternoon is that we will start the race with both cars ahead of our direct competition, and we will be aiming to keep it that way to the flag,” Wolff said.Hamilton established the pole record in just 201 races, far fewer than Schumacher’s 308. Still, the Briton has a long way to go to match Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins, standing second with 58.“I wish I was better with words to be honest,” Hamilton said when asked what it meant to break Schumacher’s mark in this setting. “I wish I had something iconic to say.“Growing up watching the sport as we all have, and witnessing greatness in other individuals such as Michael and just dreaming one day of doing what he’s doing or they’re doing and then to actually be there years later, I am proof that dreams are something that can come true,” Hamilton added. “So I think it’s really cool for young kids to be watching today.”It’s also the fourth straight year that Hamilton will start first in Monza and it was his sixth pole overall on the track, breaking another record held by Senna and Juan Manuel Fangio.Minutes before qualifying ended on the darkened circuit, Hamilton asked his team via radio, “Do I have time to slow down? I can’t see anything.” Cars ahead of him were throwing up a long trail of wet spray.Somehow, though, Hamilton completed one more fast lap.“Today was a real challenge with the break,” Hamilton said. “It was a real challenge not to get your mind drained with energy. And racing in the rain is a real challenge.”Qualifying started on time but then was suspended after Romain Grosjean aquaplaned 6 1/2 minutes into the session.Grosjean hit the barriers then drifted across the main straightaway without harm, just seconds after the Frenchman told his Haas team via radio: “I can’t see where I’m going. It’s too dangerous.”“We shouldn’t have gone out at all,” Grosjean said later.During the delay, Hamilton and Bottas played a video game, while Verstappen and Ricciardo took over a live TV camera from the official broadcaster.With the camera on his shoulder, Ricciardo walked into the Mercedes garage and zoomed in on Hamilton’s car before being escorted away.“I was just playing around, trying to entertain the fans,” Ricciardo said. “It was very nice of them to stick around today in the rain.”Hamilton, above all, made it worth the wait.ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jonna Andersson sets seal as Chelsea wrap up double with win at Bristol City

first_img Subbuteo’s first all-female teams left playing behind closed doors Chelsea celebrated being crowned Women’s Super League One champions with a game to spare after racking up their fourth successive win. The jubilant scenes on the pitch at full‑time made particularly splendid viewing for Emma Hayes, with the Chelsea manager, who is 35 weeks pregnant with twins, watching the victory over Bristol City from the comfort of her own home.Between popping the champagne corks and holding aloft the trophy – their second in 11 days after victory in the FA Cup – Chelsea made sure Hayes was part of it. Read more In truth Chelsea never looked like losing, with the quality of Ramona Bachmann, the Swiss winger, and Fran Kirby, the PFA player of the year, shining through. A sloppy backpass by Millie Bright afforded Farrow, the former Chelsea striker, a great chance inside five minutes but she poked wide.That jolted Chelsea out of cruise control. Bachmann combined with Spence early on, the latter heading wide before a similar move resulted in the opening goal after 11 minutes. Ji So-yun swept a ball into the box from the right and found Spence, who glanced her header into the net, beyond Sophie Baggaley, the City goalkeeper, who will have been disappointed not to keep it out. After a slow start, that goal settled any nerves, with Chelsea finding their stride.After the break Gemma Davison, another Chelsea substitute, added further guile in search of a second, which came two minutes from time through Andersson, at the end of a low-key second half. Maren Mjelde, the Chelsea defender, made a bruising but fair challenge on Lauren Hemp, while Hedwig Lindahl was forced into a smart stop to deny Liv Fergusson, The City head coach Willie Kirk’s first roll of the dice, a leveller. “We made it difficult for them tonight and we actually had chances to take the lead,” Kirk said. “It was fine margins and we didn’t take our chances.”But when Kirby danced along the right flank, it spelled danger. She picked out the on-running Sweden defender Andersson and, with a rasping shot from distance, Chelsea had wrapped up the title. “Her spirit was here, we Facetimed her as soon as we could and she was in bed, very excited,” Eni Aluko, the Chelsea forward, a late substitute in the 2-0 win, said. “For Emma to have led this team to a double pregnant I think says everything about her character and who she is. It’s a great message to all women around the world, in whatever they are doing, that women can do it.”Drew Spence’s first-half header and a Jonna Andersson strike were enough to seal the title in a game from which they required only a point; simply avoiding defeat was always going to be enough on a balmy evening in Bristol. Chelsea were never really required to turn on the style and, an early Millie Farrow effort aside, they never looked like ceding the chance to seal the crown.Chelsea had stormed to a 6-0 win on the opening weekend of the season in the reverse fixture but the Vixens were determined to prove they are a totally different animal these days – they had won their past two league matches, against Everton and Yeovil Town. In the end Chelsea’s class shone through, with the retiring captain, Katie Chapman, particularly influential.For Chelsea, who also reached the Champions League semi-finals, this sealed another double to go with the one from 2015, and they in turn ousted Manchester City from the throne this time around. “It’s an amazing achievement, we’ve done it again,” Aluko said. “Two doubles in three years is amazing. I am filled with pride; this team has gone up another level this season. I’m just so proud of my team-mates, the club. This team expects silverware and we’ve delivered it.”In Hayes’s absence her assistant Paul Green led the team alongside the first-team coach, TJ O’Leary, and he revealed they were in contact with the 41-year-old throughout. “She was glued in watching at home, occasionally on the phone to give her opinion on things, through one of the coaching staff,” Green said. “She was heavily involved as normal and I’m delighted we have delivered the double for her, given all her hard work. It’s special circumstances, medical teams wouldn’t allow her to travel to our last two away games but I think she’s done brilliantly well to get to this point. The players took care of themselves really.”After the final whistle Hayes tweeted: “Get in. A pleasure to watch that from home. Champions of England, we know who we are.”The trip to Prenton Park to face Liverpool on Sunday will provide her team with a chance to toast a brilliant double-winning campaign and to finish the 18-game WSL 1 season unbeaten. Victory here ensured a fifth trophy under Hayes – and a second in quick succession after sealing the FA Cup against Arsenal at Wembley. Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Women’s football Women’s Super League Share on Pinterest Reuse this content match reports Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Topics Read more Katie Chapman the heartbeat of Chelsea’s FA Cup final winlast_img read more

Son Of Former NFL Star Kris Jenkins Announces Commitment

first_img Ironically, Jenkins’ high school teammate, three-star linebacker Mitchell Melton, committed to Ohio State earlier today. Melton welcomed his buddy to the rivalry in a congratulatory message on Twitter.Congrats brother, been on the same team since like 6th grade now we are going to be rivals! 😂😂 much love always.❤️ https://t.co/MLNaSmQdec— Mitchell Melton. (@m17m__) July 3, 2019Jenkins is the 18th-ranked senior in Maryland and the No. 28 strong-side defensive end in the country, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He joins four-star Braiden McGregor and three-star Aaron Lewis as defensive end commits for the Wolverines in the 2020 class.Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class currently ranks second in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and sixth overall nationally. A general view of Michigan Stadium during a football game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel three-star defensive end Kris Jenkins Jr. is Big Ten-bound. The son of former NFL star Kris Jenkins and nephew of former NFL standout Cullen Jenkins has committed to Michigan.Jenkins Jr. officially visited Ann Arbor in June, one week after visiting Northwestern. He announced his decision moments ago.“I am beyond blessed. I wouldn’t be here without support from God, my family, my coaches, and my teammates. 100% Committed to The University of Michigan,” Jenkins wrote on Twitter.I am beyond blessed. I wouldn’t be here without support from God, my family, my coaches, and my teammates.100% Committed to The University of Michigan #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/v9JuqAAtbB— 18 (@KrisJenkinsJr1) July 3, 2019last_img read more