ACC a rough place for Boston College

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita No. 20 N. Carolina 64, at Virginia Tech 61 Freshman Tyler Hansbrough scored four of his 20 points in the final 1:07 and grabbed nine rebounds as the Tar Heels beat the Hokies for the 18th consecutive time. North Carolina (10-2, 2-0 ACC) also got 10 points from foul-plagued David Noel and nine from Reyshawn Terry, seven over the last 7:37. Virginia Tech (10-6, 0-3) got 17 points from Wyton Witherspoon. Jared Dudley had 16 points and nine rebounds for BC (11-4, 0-3) in its ACC home opener. The Eagles shot 33 percent to lose their second straight game and drop to 0-3 against ranked teams. N.C. State opened the second half with an 11-0 run to go up 43-28 as the Eagles missed their first eight shots. BOSTON – Cedric Simmons was 6-for-6 from the field and scored 17 points for North Carolina State on Tuesday night as the 18th-ranked Wolfpack beat No. 15 Boston College 78-60, leaving the Eagles winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Cameron Bennerman scored 14 points and Tony Bethel went 4-for-6 from 3-point range and had seven rebounds for N.C. State (13-2, 2-1), which lost to North Carolina on Saturday to snap a seven-game winning streak. center_img No. 21 Wisconsin 64, at Minnesota 62 Alando Tucker had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Brian Butch added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers (13-2, 3-0 Big Ten), who led by 19 points in the first half and by 14 early in the second. Vincent Grier had 17 points and 11 rebounds and reserve Rico Tucker had 17 points for Minnesota (9-4, 0-2). Missouri 71, at No. 22 Oklahoma 69 Marshall Brown scored a career-high 21 points, including the two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining that lifted the Tigers (9-4, 2-0 Big 12) to their fifth consecutive victory. Taj Gray scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half for the Sooners (9-4, 0-2). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gardaí investigating frightening attack on Letterkenny home

first_imgGardaí are appealing for witnesses following a senseless attack on a home in Letterkenny.The residents of a home at Binnion Avenue in Glencar received a fright on Tuesday last when two windows were smashed at the front of their house.The incident occurred at around 11.40pm on Tuesday, 26th March. A Garda spokesperson said that they are not aware of the motive behind the incident, however, they are appealing for information on two youths who were spotted leaving the scene.Anyone with any information which may help the investigation is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Gardaí investigating frightening attack on Letterkenny home was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:crimegarda appealglencarletterkennylast_img read more

Graca Machel launches Mandela Day at community-built township school

first_img“We should reach out to each other.” This was the message Graca Machel, global activist and widow of South African statesman and international icon Nelson Mandela, brought to the launch of this year’s Mandela Day at the Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School in Tembisa, a large township east of Johannesburg. Machel said to the gathered students and dignitaries that, as her late husband believed, every single human being deserves a life of dignity.Mandela Day is held annually on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. This year the focus will be on education and literacy, food security, shelter and the environment. The Nelson Mandela Foundation is urging South Africans and international supporters to help establish food gardens, read to children, paint schools and support recycling initiatives run by young people.Graca Machel addresses schoolchildren at Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School in Tembisa, urging them to do their best in their schoolwork.Nelson Mandela Day is a global event, officially declared by the UN in November 2009. On this day, the UN and the Nelson Mandela Foundation call on people across the world to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping others. This is seen as a way to celebrate the spirit of South Africa’s great humanitarian.A 2009 United Nations press statement explains: “For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.”Machel said Mandela Day was a reminder of our duty to improve the lives of those less fortunate than us. “There is no end in doing better. We have to do it again and again.”She said while we can all do good individually, doing good in a movement, with others, had a bigger impact. “We, together, have the responsibility of making the country a better place to live.”The spirit of active citizenshipAs part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship, Brand South Africa is a key partner of Mandela Day, supporting it with the Play Your Part programme. The initiative recognises the power of young people to spur the country’s social and economic development. Play your Part celebrates South Africa’s spirit of Ubuntu and commitment to human development, as outlined in the National Development Plan.“Mandela Day is an initiative dedicated to giving back to those less fortunate, the vulnerable and marginalised in our society,” Kingsley Makhubela, chief executive officer of Brand South Africa, said in a press release. “In fact, Mandela Day actively encourages service to others, just as Madiba himself gave many years of his life in service to humanity.”Mandela’s nickname “Madiba” is his clan name, as the Nelson Mandela Foundation explains. A clan name is more important than a surname, as it refers to an ancestor. The original Madiba was a Thembu chief who ruled in the Transkei, today part of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, in the 18th century.“The nation and the world remembers the profound and lasting impressions of Madiba, who is recognised and celebrated as an icon for racial equality and freedom,” Makhubela said. “South Africans are encouraged to play their part towards positive change by building their communities and upholding a spirit of Ubuntu and social cohesion.”A school built by a communityAccording to Sello Hatang, chief executive officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School was chosen for the launch because the communitythere built it themselves. “They saw a need. They didn’t wait for somebody else to do something,” he said. Locals, he added, even contributed to teachers’ salaries.Hatang said Mandela Day should inspire change every day, not only during the 67 minutes on 18 July. “We want to say to the community of the school: ‘You began the process. Don’t stop!’”Volunteers at the launch sort books donated to primary school’s library, while others put up bookshelves and spruce it up with a coat of paint.The school, attended by 1 601 children, is named after Mathole Motshekga, a South African politician, lawyer and former premier of Gauteng province.Principal Tabitha Kulima said that in celebration of Mandela Day volunteers will tile and paint classrooms, renovate the library, extend the school’s food garden and plant trees. These improvement will be complete by 18 July. At the launch, the school was also given a donation of food and books.Being positive, giving hopeAlso helping out at the launch were actors from the South African soap opera Isidingo: The Need, and representatives from private companies Tiger Brands and Procter & Gamble, and the NGOs Food and Trees for Africa, and Stop Hunger Now.Izak Davel, who plays the character Bradley in Isidingo, said he was happy the focus of the launch was on children. “There is so much negativity going on in this country. We as adults are moaning most of the time. How can we expect the children to be positive about things?”Davel was also glad the volunteers at the launch were leading by example. “In life, many of us are caught up in working to survive, to provide for our children. We forget sometimes that there are other people who need love and other necessities.”He said he played his part by showing love every day, with little acts of kindness like helping an old person cross a street.From left, Brand South Africa’s Keneiloe Phakathi and Tshepiso Malele, Isidingo actors Robert Mpisi and Robert Whitehead, school principal Tabitha Kulima, and actors Izak Davel, Sophie Ndaba and Lindani Nkosi.Lindani Nkosi, Isidingo‘s Lincoln Sibeko, said Mandela Day should encourage us all to discuss the importance of reconciliation, hope and unity. “A day like this gives hope to the children. It gives them hope in seeking help in various areas. Our participation strengthens the sense of hope.“It shows them that there is someone taking care of them and that things are happening for them. Hope would be the driving thing for me this Mandela Day.”Source: SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Square To Host Coding Camp for Girls

first_imgEditor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.Square’s pocketable plastic accessory changed the game for mobile payments, and now the company is hoping to make the same waves in the development of women in engineering. For the second year in a row, the San Francisco-based startup is hosting a ladies-only, all-expenses paid Code Camp at Square to encourage more women to pursue opportunities in engineering and technology.But this time the program, which takes place at Square HQ in San Francisco, will reach more girls. Square is splitting its engineering workshops into a High School Code Camp and a College Code Camp.The High School Code Camp will span eight months, and is designed for young women based in San Francisco who are preparing for the AP Computer Science exam. During the camp, the participants will attend lectures, programming sessions, and mobile development workshops with Square engineers. Only eight female high school students will be selected for the program, so submit your essay by September 27. Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Code Camp#coding#PopSugar Tech#square#women in tech How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes College students will be invited for a four-day immersion that includes learning new coding languages, leadership building activities, and taking a tour around the city. Square is extending the College Code Camp program to 20 future leading ladies in computer science this year (last October, Square only accepted 15).In Women 2.0, Monica Starr, a Wellesley College junior who participated last year, said that Tech Trek, which are two and a half hour intensives in different areas of engineering, made her a “stronger developer.” Brush up your resume and submit an essay explaining why you’d like to be a part of the program online at squareup.com/codecamp by October 25.Don’t know how to code yet? Join your sisters in software by considering these all-female coding camps.More stories from PopSugar Tech:Sneaky, Sneaky: How to See When Recipients Open Your Emails7 Glasses Straight Out of Science Fiction4 Features in Volvo’s Concept Coupe That We’re CovetingThe 10 Hottest Geek Moments of the SummerHow Does the Human Body Work? Tinybop Demystifies Our Anatomy nicole nguyen Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

20 days agoBordeaux defender Laurent Koscielny: Why I had to leave Arsenal

first_imgBordeaux defender Laurent Koscielny: Why I had to leave Arsenalby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBordeaux defender Laurent Koscielny has opened up on his departure from Arsenal.The French defender left Arsenal under somewhat of a cloud as he forced his way out by refusing to go on the club’s pre-season tour to America.But the 34-year-old has now revealed he wanted to leave for the sake of his family.Koscielny told L’Equipe: “A Premier League season is very long. It requires a lot physically and mentally. I didn’t feel I could play 40-50 matches and I didn’t want to end my career with injuries.”I’ve gone down a level, but to take more pleasure.”Either I finished there or changed clubs. With my family, we felt it was time.”Everything was in my thinking: football, my physical state, my wife, my children, the daily life we could have.”I can only say that I left with my head held high. All of those I worked with for nine years… everyone respected my decision to return home with my family.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoReal Sociedad midfielder Odegaard ready to face Spain

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard ready to face Spainby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard is ready to play for Norway against Spain on Saturday night.The two nations will meet in Oslo as they look to take a step towards qualification for the 2020 European Championship.Odegaard is set to go up against his current Real Sociedad teammates, as well as his teammates at his parent club, Real Madrid.”It’s going to be very special because I’m going to play against teammates and friends,” he told the Norwegian press.”But we’re only thinking about the game and we want to do our best.”We know that the first thing tomorrow is to be good in defence. The work that we’re doing on the pitch and our positioning will be the most important things.” last_img read more

Movie Theater Attendance Hits 24Year Low Ticket Prices Rise Nearly 4 Percent

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: The National Alliance of Theater Owners (NATO) announced Wednesday that the national ticket average for 2017 rose 3.7 percent year-over-year to $8.93, up from $8.65 last year.At that average, the estimated number of movie tickets sold last year is 1.23 billion. While that is only a rough estimate that does not account for the higher ticket prices for premium formats and theaters in more expensive cities like New York and Los Angeles, NATO’s estimate is the lowest since 1993, when “Jurassic Park” was the top grossing film of the year and an estimated 1.24 billion tickets were sold.READ MORE Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img