BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement Emancipation Football League…Several rounds of riveting football action lit up the Beterverwagting Playground over the past weekend as the Plaisance team continued to show their prowess in the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement Emancipation Cohesion Football League.Dwayne King (left) and Denzil KingThe League, which is being fuelled by Bakewell/Lloyd WP Britton/GO Benjamin/GLDA and NAREI, witnessed two rounds of magical football from the boots of Plaisance. On Sunday last, Plaisance registered their second demolition, this time exerting their power over the St John’s Bosco Orphanage team. Plaisance, entering the second round after a commendable first-round display against country team Mahaica, clearly worked hard on their game plan against St John’s Bosco, putting them on the defensive very early in the match, with Travis Simon scoring within the first two minutes of the encounter.Throughout the match, Plaisance demonstrated their outstanding capabilities, with an exhibition of high levels of skill, tactic sand professionalism. These traits, which proved highly competitive for their first-round challengers Mahaica, gave St John’s Bosco a horrendous time, as four goals were scored in the first half of the 60-minute match, with Denzil King, Dwayne King and Vincent Thomas, respectively scoring in the 15th, 18th and 23rd minutes. And as if it was not already enough to rub salt into the wounds of St John’s Bosco, Thomas completed a triple when he added to his first-half goal, by drilling the net in the 41st and final minute of the encounter, to give Plaisance a convincing victory of six goals to nil.Plaisance will play their third and final-round preliminary encounter against East Ruimveldt – one of the spectators’ favourites to win the league- on Friday, from 20:15h at the BV Playground.The League, which kicked off on August 10, received the stamp of approval from Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, who stated that the BV/Triumph 8th of May organisation was truly “a movement”. Ten teams are currently competing for cash and prizes. The first-place winner will receive $350,000 while second and third will cop $250,000 and $150,000 respectively.
The Times-StandardThe Humboldt State men’s soccer program announced the addition of Brian Bianucci as its new first assistant coach.Bianucci will work alongside Head Coach Fred Jungemann on various aspects of the soccer program including recruiting, warm ups, training, as well as travel for away games. He has a combined 25 years of playing/coaching expertise and will bring a level of relatable experience to the program. Bianucci comes from Sonoma State where he served as second assistant for …
4 March 2013Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is to invest US$4-million in Canadian company Ballard to support projects to commercialize platinum-based fuel cell products, in particular the development of a prototype “home generator” with the potential to provide economical electric power to remote rural African households.Announcing the investment deal in a statement on the weekend, Ballard said that Amplats’ interest in the growth of fuel cell market adoption “extends beyond the implications for platinum utilization to the potential transformational impact fuel cells could have on the economy in South Africa”.Exemplifying this, Ballard said, was the joint work currently under way with Amplats on the development of a prototype home generator.Aimed at addressing the needs of households in remote rural communities not connected to a power grid, the home generator will be built with Ballard fuel cells and run on readily available methanol fuel, using an integrated fuel reformer.Godfrey Oliphant, South Africa’s deputy mineral resources minister, said his department was pleased by Amplats’ commitment to platinum beneficiation, adding that fuel cell-based product developments could boost global platinum demand.“South Africa is the leading producer of platinum, and innovations such as the home generator project move our country in a positive direction towards participating actively in the application of platinum group metals in new technologies which will create important jobs for our economy,” Oliphant said.Ballard Power Systems CEO John Sheridan said the home generator power system “has the potential for profound impacts in South Africa and elsewhere.”Ballard said that, once development of a Home Generator prototype meeting commercial product requirements had been completed, the companies would undertake further field trials “potentially leading to the manufacture, distribution and support of a commercial product for the African market”.SAinfo reporter
Is MS Dhoni retiring? Twitter was abuzz with rumours of India’s most successful captain bowing out of international cricket after a short video of him asking for the match ball after the Leeds ODI went viral.Dhoni had retired from Test cricket in 2014 during the tour of Australia but continued to play the shorter formats. In a similar and sudden move, Dhoni then stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain in January 2017.The 37-year-old was in good form during the 2018 IPL, scoring 455 runs as Chennai Super Kings won their third title. His form during the tournament raised hopes he could replicate that in the international arena.However, he struggled during the Lord’s ODI after India were tasked with chasing 323. Dhoni managed 37 off 59 balls as the asking rate kept climbing. Frustrated by his go-slow approach, sections of the crowd booed him on a day when he became the fourth Indian to cross the 10,000-run mark in ODIs.On Tuesday, in the series-decider, Dhoni scored 42 but he was once again far from his dominant self as India managed only 256 at Leeds. England, riding on Joe Root’s unbeaten 100 and Eoin Morgan’s 88 not out, raced away to a comprehensive victory to snap India’s winning run of nine ODI series.As the players walked off after the match, Dhoni asked for the match ball from the umpire. A video which has now gone viral shows Dhoni, who was with Virat Kohli at the moment, calmly asking for the match ball. It is not yet clear why he asked for the ball – could it be just to check what condition it was in. However, that very act got Twitter abuzz with rumours that Dhoni might retire.advertisementHere’s the video of the MS Dhoni taking the ball from umpires after the game. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/C14FwhCwfqSai Kishore (@KSKishore537) July 17, 2018Fans wondered if it was the end of the Dhoni era. A year before the World Cup, has Mahi decided to walk away?Retirement?Jayesh Mishra (@mishra_jayesh) July 17, 2018Retirementamit kumar (@echoesfcuk) July 18, 2018Retierment announcement comming soon! ??Asia cup would be the last get go i thinkrohitvig (@rv0005) July 17, 2018MS Dhoni took the ball from umpire after the game !! His last game in England ?? #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/vuevBkuLjdNibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) July 17, 2018Plzz Don’t do this again @msdhoni ???? pic.twitter.com/T2nitmxOAcADITYA (@Aditya__17) July 17, 2018Plzzz I don’t want to hear anything that what scares me the most about MSD 🙁 . Can’t even imagine that before World cup at leastMonica (@moniluvsfamily) July 17, 2018Same fear no one read his mindHope he will continue to 2019Bt I m afraid last time he has white beard he retired from test take the stumpPlz god this time this not happen..Mahi we love u …????Rishabh Trivedi (@Rishumahi07) July 18, 2018MS Dhoni would be laughing at somewhere seeing all the rumors on his retirement ??!!Trends Dhoni (@TrendsDhoni) July 18, 2018