NU uses big 3rd quarter, rallies past Arellano

first_imgThis eventually became the Bulldog’s foundation to hold off the Chiefs in the final period.Bulldogs head coach Jamike Jarin said they had to exceed the energy of Arellano if ever they want to come back and take the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We decided that we need to up the energy because Arellano comes with a lot of energy and we had to match that energy,” said Jarin as his team improved to 2-1 in Group B. “It was evident in the third quarter that we got that energy and we got the lead.”Matt Salem led the Bulldogs with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Issa Gaye had 11 points and nine boards. FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University launched an offensive onslaught n the third quarter to shock Arellano University, 82-79, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Bulldogs were down, 53-37, in the third quarter when they eventually went into overdrive and got loose to the tune of a 26-5 run to take a 63-58 lead to finish the period.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Thai swingman Ananti not satisfied with team’s win over Malaysia Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRcenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Lervin Flores had 15 points and 14 boards to lead the 0-2 Chiefs. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

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Simply ludicrous to still be discussing parking meter behemoth

first_imgDear Editor, It has been reported in the press that the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown have given themselves or the so-called Parking Meter Committee an additional month to complete its consultations, as the initial three-month period which was granted by Minister Bulkan seemed to be insufficient. Is this not simply ludicrous? 90 days and these people cannot complete a simple review of the scandalous parking meter initiative? Do they need a year?And why did it take one whole month for Pat and Roy to form this committee after the suspension? Were they awaiting instructions on who should be placed on the committee?And why are they only now seeking to acquire pertinent documents from the contracting parking meter company, Smart City Solutions Inc. (SCSI), including the socioeconomic feasibility study that was purportedly undertaken. Are any of the members of this committee legally trained and qualified? Do they have any experience in parking meter systems? Will they be in contact with other cities that have successfully implemented paid parking? Clearly they don’t need any more time to consult with the citizens, as the citizens have shown evidently that they have no interest in discussing the parking meter behemoth with this kangaroo committee. The citizens have made their position pellucid, and that is: a big ‘no’ to parking meters; but, more importantly, they demand the complete scrapping of the illegal and disgusting contract entered into by the ‘Fantastic Four’. It is my sincere hope that councillors on this committee are not going to seek to be given special remuneration outside of their regular stipends and allowances for undertaking this task. This would be adding insult to injury, as the Council is supposedly cash-strapped and was the entity that created the problem in the first place. One can always rely on the Georgetown City Council to put the cart before the horse and bungle everything they undertake, and that is because they lack a competent and honest administration.Sincerely,Amber Valentinelast_img read more

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Premier League Preview Show

first_imgThis week, Tom Rennie talks to the former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega about the battle to avoid the Europa League next season – as Spurs travel to Southampton on Saturday. Ramon also looks ahead to Arsenal against Chelsea on Sunday – with the Blues able to clinch the title THIS WEEK with wins over the Gunners and Leicester (Wednesday April 29th).After three straight Premier League wins, can Leicester City survive relegation to the Championship? Former Foxes winger Darren Eadie tells the Preview Show ‘yes’ and picks his three to go down this season.Elsewhere, former Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour gives us his ‘three to watch’ this weekend and Joe Tolleson from Sirius XM (one of talkSPORT’s Global Audio Partners) plays ‘Tom vs. The World’.last_img read more

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ANOTHER MAGIC SUNDAY IN CONWAL WITH DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUINTET

first_img“SERENADE & DANCES” with the DONEGAL CAMERATASunday 13th May at 3pm. Conwal Parish Church, LetterkennyDonegal Chamber Music Society presents the 2nd concert of the new afternoon “Sundays in Conwal” series with a programme of “Serenade & Dances” played by the Donegal Camerata String Quintet on Sunday 13th May at 3pm in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny. Admission €10/5. Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased at the door. For booking contact: An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777“Serenade & Dances” with the Donegal Camerata String Quintet is the second concert of “Sundays in Conwal”, the Donegal Chamber Music Society´s new Sunday afternoon concert series. The aim of this series, which started in March, is to bring to life well-known music as well as pieces that are rarely heard, but also to acquaint music-lovers with new, contemporary compositions.Popular Classical Music will be played, such as Mozart´s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Boccherini´s Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid (famous tune used in the Hollywood movie Master and Commander) andBrahms’s well-known Hungarian Dances Nos. 6 and 5. The ensemble will also perform Derek Ball´s Suite “O´Carolan in Love” specially composed for them, based on dances and tunes by Turlough O´Carolan. Derek Ball is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre. The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland’s national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. The DONEGAL CAMERATA (founded in 2007) is an international string ensemble of professional players based in the North West:  Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (first violin); Northern Ireland violinist Claire Cunningham (second violin); Slovakian string player Lucia Spacirova (viola); Spanish musician Víctor Yélamo (cello) and Donegal bass player Michael McGinty (double bass). The Donegal Camerata is the only fully professional ensemble offering a regular concert series in the North West.A forty-five minutes recital by 5 international professional players at a popular price for a Sunday afternoon chamber music treat in Conwal Church, Letterkenny.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Donegal-Camerata/172021179548593PICTURE: DONEGAL CAMERATA String Quintet, from left to rightOrsolya Szabó-Yélamo, violin; Lucia Spacirova, viola; Michael McGinty, double bass; Víctor Yélamo, cello; Claire Cunningham, violin.Photo by John Soffe (www.johnsoffe.com) © John Soffe 2012    ANOTHER MAGIC SUNDAY IN CONWAL WITH DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUINTET was last modified: May 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ANOTHER MAGIC SUNDAY IN CONWAL WITH DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUINTETlast_img read more

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‘Grave and deteriorating’

first_imgAdministration officials said they expected President Bush to announce his own “way forward” this month. They were careful not to take issue with the report’s findings in public, and said Bush had yet to make firm decisions. But some suggested that the diplomatic strategy suggested better fit the Middle East of 15 years ago, when Baker served as secretary of state. What played out Wednesday morning, from the White House to Capitol Hill, was a remarkable condemnation of U.S. policy drift in the most divisive military conflict to involve U.S. forces since Vietnam. It was all the more unusual because Baker was secretary of state to Bush’s father, and because the bipartisan group managed to formulate unanimous recommendations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • PDF: Iraq Study Group Report WASHINGTON – A bipartisan commission warned Wednesday that “the situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating,” and it handed President Bush both a rebuke for his current strategy and a detailed blueprint for a fundamentally different approach, including the pullback of all U.S. combat brigades over the next 15 months. In unusually sweeping and blunt language, the panel of five Republicans and five Democrats issued 79 specific recommendations. These included a call for direct engagement with Syria and Iran as part of a “new diplomatic offensive,” jump-starting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and a clear declaration that the United States would reduce its support to Iraq unless Baghdad made “substantial progress” on reconciliation and security. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Bush has refused to deal with Syria and Iran, and as recently as last week, he assured Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki that the U.S. commitment to Iraq would be undiminished until victory is achieved. But the commission, led by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, argued that while Americans might be in Iraq for years, the Iraqis must understand that the U.S. military commitment was not “open ended.” It is time, the panel said, for the United States to “begin to move its combat forces out of Iraq responsibly.” The detailed prescription called for much more aggressive diplomatic efforts in the Middle East than the Bush administration has been willing to embrace. Its calls for reconciliation and reform in Iraq and an overhaul of the U.S. military role would also mark major departures in the American strategy. Members of the commission said they believed their recommendations would improve prospects for success in Iraq, but they said there was no guarantee against failure. “The current approach is not working, and the ability of the United States to influence events is diminishing,” Hamilton said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “Our ship of state has hit rough waters. It must now chart a new way forward.” last_img read more

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Liverpool ace risks wrath of Klopp with Instagram post appearing to mock Man United

first_imgLiverpool forward Sadio Mane risked the wrath of manager Jurgen Klopp last night as he posted pictures appearing to mock Manchester United on Instagram.The Reds forward, watching the game in Marbella as the club continue their warm weather training in Spain, posted twice to his Instagram stories during the Red Devils’ 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain. REVEALED shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Reacting to Walker’s tweet, Klopp said: “I cannot help that. I am not sure what that says about us, it says something more about the other person.“I never celebrated that another team dropped points or lost a game. For me that’s not allowed.” RANKED LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY 1 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions This could mean Mane is at least in for a talking for his indiscretion on Tuesday night.The Senegal international did delete the post of the Manchester United game but kept the picture of himself and his manager online. Kyle Walker poked fun at Liverpool after their stalemate with Leicester Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Think Sadio Mane is enjoying himself… pic.twitter.com/MylqxLQNJu— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) February 12, 2019He first put a picture of their Premier League rivals 2-0 down with ‘Hummm’ as the caption and then a picture of himself and Klopp laughing while sat on the floor.His manager is unlikely to be happy with the social media activity given the lengths he went to when commenting on Kyle Walker’s post about Liverpool’s draw with Leicester City.The Manchester City player posted his own version of a popular meme involving Foxes star Harry Maguire but deleted it as it went viral. huge blow ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

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Solskjaer gives De Gea injury update and comments on Pogba picture with Zidane

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer insists the mood at Manchester United remains positive despite their woeful start to the season which keeps them down in the bottom half of the Premier League table.The Red Devils have won only two of eight matches this term to sit in 12th, and they could even end the weekend in the relegation places if results don’t go their way.United take on Liverpool on Sunday in their biggest match of the season so far, and the odds are against them upsetting Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders at Old Trafford. Could Solksjaer soon be waving goodbye to Manchester United? 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti rookie error PEP TALK LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS stalemate latest Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 9.44%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Solskjaer also discussed other topics during his press conference, and you can read the best bits, below…Injury latest“Of course I would like to tell you positive news. Hopefully we’ll see on Sunday who’s come through the last two sessions because there are players that just started training on the verge of coming back, so I can’t really say.“I don’t expect [David de Gea] to play but it wasn’t as bad as feared. When I saw the game I thought, ‘that’s him out until the next international break’. But it’s not as bad as feared.”On facing Liverpool“They’re doing well in the league, that’s for sure, but we’re looking forward to this game. It’s the perfect game for the players and fans. We’ve had a difficult time lately and I’m sure we’ll give them a good game.”On his early record being better than Klopp’s at Liverpool“I don’t hold onto stats like that and I’m just working as planned… business as usual. I try to improve the team, try to work towards something, and of course we’re heading somewhere. But we need results and I expect the players to come out and prove why they’re at Man United.”One being backed by Ed Woodward“I speak to Ed loads of times and we do have a plan. We have made some decisions in the short-term that harm us but in the long-term would benefit us, and that’s part of the plan. Besults are always the main thing and we can move forward quicker with results and performances.“I am sure we will get there. But there is planning for the next transfer window and the summer transfer window.” Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ on target LATEST appointed The Reds are riding high at the top of the table and really believe they can finally get their hands on a long-awaited Premier League title, while United are lacking confidence and character under Solskjaer.But the Norwegian says he’s been surprised by the feeling of positivity around the place throughout the international break, having headed into the fortnight off on the back of a shock 1-0 defeat by Newcastle.“Of course there’s been loads of players away but the mood here is always good,” said Solskjaer in his press conference.“We’ve come a long way on what you call the culture. The environment we’re working in is positive.“The staff and players know when it’s Liverpool coming up it’s a game that’s going to be watched by so many, and when you sign for Manchester United this is the first one you look forward to against one of the main rivals. It’s a chance for them to – as I did, a couple of times – get in the history books.“The mood in a football club is always affected by results but it’s been better than expected here. People you meet can see what we’re trying to do but winning games is the biggest thing, that breeds confidence“It’s a determined bunch of players and club but you can’t say we walk around smiling all the time.” Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff On turning things around“I’ve never felt it’s too big for me and I’m confident in what we’re trying to do.“With my staff I’ve been so impressed; the coaching improvement is there to see and for us it is about starting to win games and start scoring goals. We need to create more chances because at the back I think we’ve looked solid, but haven’t been adventurous enough or taken enough risks.“If you watch the best teams around they take more risks, and maybe the boys when they lose confidence they play safe. It’s my duty to say it’s not safety.”On injuries affecting performances“Of course when you lose the majority of attacking creativity that we started [the season] with you’re going to struggle to create as many chances as you like; you can’t carve that opening.“The pressing up high has been very good, and the attitude and desire has been very good, but not enough chances created, and not taken. Sometimes that’s confidence, human nature. You see players missing chances they won’t normally miss but it’s up to us to get the ball between the posts.” update Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Getty Images – Getty statement Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 Mark Bosnich says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs more time to turn things around at Manchester UnitedOn Paul Pogba being pictured with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane“Paul is part of our plan. He’s been playing through the pain barrier and has been criticised left, right and centre.“But when he came back he wanted to play, try to get back, but it was too painful and he had that scan. He’s on the way back, he’s recovering, he’s mending. He’s been on a few days off working but he’s away from here, and it’s a picture.“I don’t have any problem with that at all.”On summer transfer decisions“The time is always right to make the right decision and to go with the squad we have. The injuries didn’t help, but we’re getting players back now. I’m sure until Christmas we’ll get the results but the last few weeks have been different and hard.“But it won’t tell me it was the wrong decision – it was the right decision. The culture we want to build had to make those decisions.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our networklast_img read more

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Young Introduces Resolution against Debt Limit

first_imgOn Monday afternoon, Rep. Todd Young (R-IN9) introduced H.J.Res 99, a resolution of disapproval of President Obama’s suspension of the debt limit on October 17 through mid-February.“Congress missed a real opportunity to seriously address our long-term debt issues during our recent fiscal debates,” said Young. “We must break the habit of negotiating things at the last minute, and skipping along from crisis to crisis.  Most of us don’t want to risk default, but we also don’t want to increase the debt limit while ignoring the problems that keep bringing us to this point.  This resolution, which was originally conceived in the Senate, is an opportunity for us to say, ‘Enough is enough.’  Let’s start talking across party lines about how to fix this now, and not at the next deadline.” The procedures for both the debt limit suspension and the resolution of disapproval were laid out in the Senate-crafted continuing resolution that ended the government shutdown on October 16.House Leadership plans to take up Young’s resolution on Tuesday, with a vote coming as early as Tuesday night.  The Senate is expected to hold a similar vote soon.Indiana’s 9th District includes all or parts of Brown, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Scott, and Washington Counties in south central Indiana.last_img read more

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Gallery: Zuma wishes Proteas well

first_imgPhotographs by Bongani NkosiThe Proteas, kitted out in their stylish green blazers, met President Jacob Zuma on the eve of their departure for the International Cricket Council World Cup on the Asian sub-continent later this month. Zuma, also sporting the traditional blazer, wished the squad of 15 good luck and gave them a special message from Nelson Mandela. The tournament will be played in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from 19 February to 2 April.Read the full storyClick on a thumbnail for a larger low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below each thumbnail to download a high-resolution image.  President Jacob Zuma bids farewell to the Proteas as they jet off to South Asia to do battle in the ICC World Cup. The Proteas seem confident following their recent ODI series victory over India. • Download high-resolution image Jacques Kallis, South Africa’s number one batsman, has recovered from injury and is ready to play. • Download high-resolution image President Zuma in a group picture with Cricket South Africa’s management team. • Download high-resolution image Captain Graeme Smith is ready to steer the team to victory. • Download high-resolution image Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola are hopeful that the team will make South Africa proud in the international tournament. • Download high-resolution image Batsman AB de Villiers has represented the Proteas for a number of years, while Faf du Plessis makes his tournament batting debut in the green and gold. • Download high-resolution image It’s all smiles in the government and Proteas camps. • Download high-resolution image Kallis and Mbalula. Kallis is nicknamed King Kallis for his run scoring prowess. • Download high-resolution image Zuma asks the team to win the cup for ailing former President Nelson Mandela. • Download high-resolution image Zuma and Smith are in great spirits ahead of the Proteas’ Asian campaign. • Download high-resolution image The boys in stylish blazers are set to rock south Asia. • Download high-resolution image The Proteas World Cup squad comprises the best of local talent. • Download high-resolution image Majola sharing a few words with captain Smith. • Download high-resolution image Bowler Wayne Parnell and de Villiers exchanging thoughts. • Download high-resolution image Batsman Hashim Amla is hoping to continue his good strike record. • Download high-resolution image 21-year-old Parnell, an all-rounder, is the youngest member of the 15-men squad. • Download high-resolution image JP Duminy is an experienced left-handed batsman. • Download high-resolution image Kallis and spin sensation Imran Tahir. Tahir is a Pakistan born cricketer who recently became a South African citizen and is now eligible to play for the Proteas. Selectors have roped him in to strengthen the team’s bowling department on the slower Indian wickets. • Download high-resolution image Members of the management team. • Download high-resolution image Smith and Morne Morkel, who has established himself as one of the world’s fastest bowlers. • Download high-resolution image MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

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SKA ‘driving human capital development’

first_img9 July 2012 A number of benefits are already materialising from South Africa’s selection as the major location for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, Science and Technology Deputy Director-General Thomas Auf der Heyde said in Pretoria on Sunday. “These spin-offs are in the area of human capital development,” Auf der Heyde said at an astronomy summit hosted at the University of Pretoria. “There have been new bursaries, a number of them, that have been introduced into the system [towards the study of astronomy],” he said. “The SKA team can show how international students are taking up these bursaries, coming to work in South Africa. These are huge human capital developments that accrued from our investments in astronomy.” Auf der Heyde said that South Africa’s selection had also raised awareness of science among the country’s population. “It’s unbelievable how many people have understood the principle of what the SKA competition was all about. They understood that it was really important and it had to do with astronomy, science and technology,” he said. “I have been told about the enormous interest from schools who want to understand more about astronomy. Facilities like the Sci-Bono centre in Johannesburg are finding a huge upsurge in the interest in science.” In May, SKA board chairman John Womersley announced at a press conference at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam that South Africa would share the SKA project with Australia. Auf der Heyde said the major hurdle to South Africa’s technological advancement was the lack of skilled workers. “It is obvious to me that the key bottleneck in the more effective use of the infrastructure is not that we don’t have enough scientists, we don’t have enough artisans, engineers and technicians to enable [us] to adapt the instruments from time to time. “Now, with 2 500 radio telescopes to be build from 2016 until 2034, we have got a need for vocational artisan training in the country that is unprecedented. We have a strong rationale to ensure that the human capital development takes place.” Auf der Heyde said the SKA project in South Africa had received much support from structures like the African Union Commission, the European Union and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). “I can tell you that strategically and politically, this is a very significant achievement. The South African political machinery has understood the political importance of this,” he said. Sapalast_img read more

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