TOP EIGHT RANKING In 2015, the teenager was ranked by the International Tennis Federation as one of the top eight girls in the Under-13 division for Central America and the Caribbean. She was invited to El Salvador in October to a specialised ITF training camp for one week. The course catered to the top eight boys and girls for Central America and the Caribbean. In January 2016, Harrison represented Jamaica in the Dominican Republic at the Junior Federation Cup, which is an International Under-16 girls’ event. She and her Jamaica teammates placed fifth of the 15 countries, including Guatemala, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Bahamas, Barbados, Curacao, amongst others. In the five singles and three doubles matches that she played, Harrison dropped only one singles match. Later, in March, she again qualified to represent Jamaica in the Under 14 World Junior Tennis Cup, held in El Salvador. Jamaica again placed fifth out of 14 countries, losing 2-1 in the quarter-finals to El Salvador in a very close tie. In singles, Harrison placed fourth overall among 42 girls competing from 14 nations. At the end of March, two days after leaving El Salvador, she went on to play at the United States Tennis Association Super Series in Boca Raton and in the final, she defeated the second seeded American player in straight sets to win the Girls’ Under-14 event. “I enjoy the sport because I get to travel and meet other people. It’s about getting exposure to other culture,” she said. Top-ranked Under-16 national tennis player Jenna Harrison is working hard to be the best female in the game in Jamaica. The 13-year-old Campion College second-form student has class and ability and is fully aware that it requires hard work and commitment to make it in the sport. She trains five days per week on average – two mornings at 5:30 a.m. and three afternoons. “I want to be the best,” Harrison told The Gleaner after winning the Girls’ Under-16 title at the Gas Pro Junior Tennis Championship recently at the Liguanea club in New Kingston. Reflecting on the Gas Pro tournament, Jenna said it was good. “The Gas Pro competition was good. I didn’t play in a tournament for awhile. I played Selena Blythe in final and won. Selena is a strong player,” she said. She has been representing Jamaica from age 11 and is currently ranked at No. 2 in the Under 14 and No. 1 in Under 16 category. Last August in Guatemala, the former Hillel Prep student created history by winning a gold medal at the Junior International Tennis Championship in the Caribbean and Central America. The only Jamaican representative, she advanced to the quarter-finals of the singles event. However, Harrison teamed up with Romari Cardenas to win the girls’ doubles – in a closely contested three-set match – marking the first time a local player was notching the achievement. “My ambition is to become number one in Jamaica, earn a tennis scholarship to an excellent univer-sity, and to be able to become good enough to have an option to pursue a career in tennis or just play college tennis,” she said. “I am going to continue training very hard to have a choice in the future. I am improving with the help of coach Llockett McGregor of the Liguanea Club,” Harrison pointed out. McGregor, a former Jamaica representative and veteran tennis coach, says that the player has the ability to make it to the top. “She is coming along nicely. We are on a programme and she is doing well. Jenna is pushed by short-term goals and works hard when those goals are set.” His prodigy is able to balance tennis and academics due to strong support from parents, Judy and Richard Harrison, as well as coach McGregor and teachers at Campion College. Besides tennis, she enjoys the beach, music and hanging with family and friends. Her favourite tennis player is Novak Djokovic and her favourite food is calamari.
But beating James four times is not going to be easy for any of them, regardless of home-court advantage.“Toronto’s having a heck of a year, (so is) Boston and everything they’re doing with a lot of injuries themselves, and I think some of the teams in the middle and back of the pack are interesting,” Budenholzer said. “But until somebody beats whatever team LeBron’s playing for, it always feels like the team that he’s playing for is the team to beat in the East.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew APMIAMI — It only looks like parity.Consider it an April tradition: A new postseason, a new No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. This time, it’s Toronto doing the honors — the Raptors’ win over Indiana on Friday makes them the seventh different club in the past seven years to get the top line on the East bracket, following Chicago, Miami, Indiana, Atlanta, Cleveland and Boston.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Raptors are enjoying their best season in history, with a franchise-record 57 wins and counting and now knowing that the road for anyone to win the Eastern Conference title will go through Canada. But while the Raptors haven’t exactly been sprinting across the finish line there have been some teams hitting their best stride, namely Cleveland and Philadelphia.And when the East bracket is set, the Raptors know plenty of pundits won’t be penciling them in for a trip to the NBA Finals, even with the knowledge that Kyrie Irving — who has had some incredible playoff moments with James and Cleveland in recent years — won’t be playing for Boston in these playoffs because of knee surgery.“We really just have to maintain focus on ourselves and not worry about who says this, that, what happens,” Toronto guard Kyle Lowry said. “All we can do is focus on our team, our organization and the things that we do. We don’t really care to be talked about. We just go out there and have to prove what we need to prove.”Thing is, in the East this year and with all due respect to the way James has been playing of late — so well, he has said he would vote for himself as the league MVP — it’s hard to envision any team being fearful of any other.With the exception of Milwaukee, which was swept 3-0 by Miami, every team in the East has beaten every other playoff team in their conference at least once during this regular season. The Cavaliers are 15-10 against the other East playoff-bound clubs; the Bucks are 9-16 and the 76ers are 10-16 against the other East qualifiers.Everyone else falls somewhere in the middle.“Eastern Conference basketball,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said, “it’s the height of competition.”The West seems much easier to forecast.Houston has separated itself from everyone, and Golden State — which has been decimated by injuries, but is hopeful of having Stephen Curry back by the second round — is probably still going to be thought of by many as no worse than a co-favorite to reach the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive time.The East probably has more teams capable of reaching The Finals. MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters He is trying to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive season. James’ teams are 24-2 in East series as the higher seed, 6-2 in East series as the lower seed. And while the Raptors will be the favorites, there will be a certain amount of skepticism until someone knocks James off his perch atop the conference.“What he does in a playoff series is very unique,” Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said.It’s been almost predetermined for the past few years, regardless of who’s seeded where, that James’ team would be the one winning the East.But this year, it might not be so simple.“You’ve got to go through whoever it is anyway,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 76ers hold off LeBron, Cavs for 13th straight win Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery It’s an unprecedented run of top-seed diversity for the NBA, at least since the league started seeding by conference in 1973.Of course, those top seeds usually find out that finishing ahead of LeBron James in April is much easier than ousting him in May.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Listen, it doesn’t matter to me if I’m a 6 seed, or a 3 seed, or a 2 seed, or an 8 seed,” James said. “If I come into your building for a Game 1, it will be very challenging.”So make no mistake, the East still goes through James. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments
The first shipment of towels was funded by SJA Promo and fundraising activities Sarah performed in the fall at Lone Wolf Golf Club, and Enbridge has stepped forward to share the cost of a second order with SJA Promo.To view the FB Event for the Winter Craft Sale; CLICK HERESarah has been such an amazing ambassador and supporter of Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon ever since her family called it a home for two weeks earlier this year. At the North Peace RMH Charity Golf Tournament in Fort St. John, I met the Byford family while they volunteered their time to support the event and shared their experience of leaving home to stay at RMH BC for Sarah’s heart surgery in Vancouver. We are so lucky to have Sarah’s support in a community where many of our families come from. Through fundraising and raising awareness for RMH BC, Sarah has been a wonderful ambassador for the House. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious and her generosity is inspirational. This little girl has one BIG heart! Director, Community Development SUNSHINE PURIFICACION, Ronald McDonald House® British Columbia and Yukon8-year-old Sarah Byford raised her first $800 for the FSJ Hospital Foundation through her hot chocolate stand back in Dec 2018. Since then Sarah has gone even bigger with a fundraiser that everyone is going to love. It is a reminder that every day is a gift and will bring a smile to everyone. Sarah’s courage and tenacity is catching, if she sets her mind to a fundraiser she will do it and she will inspire others to be part of it too. Her inspiration is to make other children smile and to help them through their treatment and recovery, she wants them to know they are not alone. Niki Hedges, Executive DirectorAdvertisement When I heard about this project, I knew we had to get involved! When you see that kind of generosity in a young girl like Sarah, you can’t help to want to support her; and when you hear her story, you admire her strength and kindness. At SJA Promo, when we can help Sarah, or someone like her, realize her goals by helping to produce such a unique fundraising project, we agree with the saying on the towel, today is going to be a good day! We look forward to working with her on her next project! Julie Roach-Burns, Owner & General Manager SJA Promo FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 8-year-old Sarah Byford has designed a unique golf towel to continue fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House and the FSJ Hospital Foundation with the help of SJA Promo.Sarah is a young girl who has lived a life that has been full of medical complexities and has spent many weeks in the Ronald McDonald House while waiting for diagnosis and treatment. In March of this year, Sarah received open-heart surgery. – Advertisement -From this experience, Sarah has shown she is an inspiration through her desire to help others. With her most recent initiative, the creation of her golf towels, all proceeds from the sales of the towels are being donated to the FSJ Hospital Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House.She has already raised over $5,000 for Ronald McDonald House, and the sale of these towels will reach $10,000. The towels are $50 each and can be purchased at the Taylor School PAC Winter Craft Sale on November 16th, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Taylor Community Hall. Towels can also be purchased at SJA Promo, located at 8211 100th Avenue (cash only).Advertisement
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CERRITOS – The City Council tonight will review and consider modifications in the design of a proposed Veterans Memorial. Council members will determine whether to approve artist James Russell’s amended monument, a 20-foot circular granite structure with seven podiums, or approve his original concept of five podiums. Slated for completion in November, the monument was approved three years ago by the City Council. It is supposed to honor veterans from the nation’s five military branches. But in November, council members voted to include the Merchant Marines in the monument. That decision has divided local veterans. Some veterans argue that the Merchant Marines is a non-military organization and its insignia should not be included alongside military branches. Other veterans contend that World War II Merchant Marines deserve recognition as veterans, since the U.S. government has awarded them veterans’ benefits. The City Council originally planned to only discuss the Veterans Memorial art, which originally bore five pedestals, one for each military branch. Russell’s new design now has seven: five for each military branch, one for the Merchant Marine seal and one for a dedication plaque. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Ave. samantha.gonzaga @presstelegram.com (562) 499-1284
They rocked Rossnowlagh but they didn’t rock the record.An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people doing Rock The Boat failed today. But organisers say they were delighted by the amount of money raised for the fight against Irish Breast Cancer.In the end a whopping 896 people turned up for the massive Rock The Boat attempt on Rossnowlagh Beach.The record stood at more than 1,700 and organisers had been hoping that more than 2,000 souls would turn up.Despite not breaking the record, organiser Louis McGlinchey said they were delighted by the first attempt and have not ruled out plans for anther attempt next year! She told Donegal Daily “We were a bit disheartened by not breaking the record but we had a great day.“If we had have got blistering sunshine then we would have smashed the record but you’re not guaranteed that in Donegal.“We raised plenty of money and that was the main aim so it was a success in that way.“Perhaps we’ll get better weather next summer and give it another go then.”ALL PHOTOS BY KIND PERMISSION OF TONY NEETHEY ‘ROCKED THE BOAT’ BUT NOT THE WORLD RECORD! was last modified: August 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Rock The BoatRossnowlaghworld record
THE gang at the score.ie have come up with a superb list which shows why you’re a Donegal fan.It is quite brilliant.And frankly, not worth trying to replicate. So you can read it here below – and then tell us on DD your signs of being a Donegal fan.http://www.thescore.ie/donegal-jim-mcguinness-4-923865-May2013/REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN! was last modified: May 25th, 2013 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:REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN!
Christine in action in the water.A young Letterkenny girl hopes to qualify for the Junior Olympics after just two years at her chosen sport, the Triathlon.Christine Russell, 15, from Woodlands, is one of only two Irish competitors among 65 participants heading to Holland on May 18th for the qualification race.Christine, who is a pupil at Raphoe Royal and Prior, will have tot finish in the top 17 if she is to qualify for the Junior Olympics in Beijing. Christine will have to give it her all in the discipline which involves a 750 metre swim, a 24 km bike race and a 5.6 run.Her coach Sean McFadden says Christine is a one-off and reminds him very much of a certain Sinead Jennings.“All I can say about Christine is that young sportspeople like her don’t come along very often.“She is a natural but on top of that she gives it her all in everything she does. “She is just so dedicated to her sport. It will be tough in Holland but Christine is improving all the time and I feel that to finish in the top 17 is within her grasp.“I certainly hope she does it because it will be some reward for all the dedication she has put in,” he said.Christine, a former Swilly Seal and now a member of the 24/7 Triathlon Club, is a daughter of John and Elaine Russell. LETTERKENNY GIRL AIMS FOR JUNIOR OLYMPICS AFTER JUST TWO YEARS AT HER SPORT was last modified: April 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Christine RusselldonegalJunior Olympicssean mcfaddenSwilly SealsTriathlon
By Jen Pearce, Geocaching HQ EmployeeHave you been to Seattle, home of Geocaching HQ, in the winter time? It rains here — a LOT and we just had our wettest winter on record. Many Seattleites try to visit sunnier climates during this season, and the employees at HQ are no different. So where to?Factoring in our limited time (a weekend), our shared interest (geocaching), and our greatest desire (to see the sun), we decided to go to Las Vegas, Nevada!Our first stop was Route 66, a historic highway that runs from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA. The highway fell out of use in the 80s when the Interstate Highway System was created, leaving behind ample, rarely-disturbed space for geocaches.“Bruning” (made popular by one of our beloved Portuguese reviewers).Our next stop was Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall for GC6BJG6, an Event Cache to meet up with local and visiting geocachers in Las Vegas.Group shot! Not pictured: The 4 Musketeers (composed of Huntersam, Necrolink, Cedestelle, and Comètes) who came all the way from France.Our last stop was the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park.The park is home to petroglyphs, gorgeous red sandstone ranges, EarthCaches, and the final resting place of Captain Kirk from the movie Star Trek: Generations.The peak seen in the movie is called Silica Dome, which also happens to host GC4Z3F6: an EarthCache by Landondena. There is an “easy” way to reach the dome and a “hard” way — we took the hard way.Other notable EarthCaches (and a Virtual!) we found within the park: GC1PPNP, GC1PPNG, GCH723 (limited time meant leaving the park before we found all of the caches).Moun10BikeThe next time you venture through Nevada, keep an eye out for the Lackeys on Tour stamp in the local logs.HQ’ers were here.Until next time…Left to right: itschautime, Heather Feather, Love, oceansazul, catfax, Moun10Bike, and Sassy BanditShare with your Friends:More SharePrint Related116 Geocaches an Hour and AliensNovember 1, 2013In “Community”Geocaching adventures in New MexicoApril 26, 2018In “Community”Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the WinSeptember 1, 2013In “Community”
Tags:#hack#Interviews klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Maciej Ceglowski created Pinboard in 2009 “partly out of frustration with a redesign of Delicious that I felt removed a lot of utility from the site, and partly because I had long wanted to have a boomarking site that would archive my bookmarks,” according to the About page. Since then, the site has become a popular alternative to Delicious and Ceglowski is now able to make a living on it.Pinboard runs entirely on a traditional LAMP stack, and it runs amazingly fast. We talked with Ceglowski about the Pinboard architecture and his development process.The Pinboard about page says: “There is absolutely nothing interesting about the Pinboard architecture or implementation; I consider that a feature!”Can you explain why you think that’s a feature?I believe that relying on very basic and well-understood technologies at the architectural level forces you to save all your cleverness and new ideas for the actual app, where it can make a difference to users.I think many developers (myself included) are easily seduced by new technology and are willing to burn a lot of time rigging it together just for the joy of tinkering. So nowadays we see a lot of fairly uninteresting web apps with very technically sweet implementations. In designing Pinboard, I tried to steer clear of this temptation by picking very familiar, vanilla tools wherever possible so I would have no excuse for architectural wank.The other reason I like the approach is that the tried-and-true stuff is extensively debugged and documented. The chances of you finding a bug in MySQL or PHP as the author of a mid-sized website are microscopic. That’s not the case for newer infrastructure like NoSQL or the various web frameworks.I was actually poking around trying to find out exactly what technology Pinboard used because it was so incredibly fast. With so much interest in cutting edge technologies like Scala, Node.js and MongoDB it’s easy to forget that traditional tools, used correctly, can yield exceptional performance. Do you have any optimization tips for developers using a traditional LAMP stack?The following come to mind, in no particular order:Take advantage of the fact that it’s 2011 and you can load servers up with RAM.Use a RDBMS and take the time to learn it very thoroughly. High-Performance MySQL (the O’Reilly Book) and the Percona blog are indispensible for MySQL; I’m sure similar resources exist for Postgres.Use dedicated (not virtualized) hardware. I/O can be awful on virtualized servers and debugging I/O slowness there is next to impossible.Use caching as a last resort, not as a fundamental design strategy. It’s 2011 – unless you have millions of users, your app should be able to run fast with all caches disabled.Use frameworks for prototyping, but build from the ground up once you know what you’re building.Resist excessive abstractionSet performance targets for yourself. For example, one goal for Pinboard is a median page load time of under a third of a second. This will force you to instrument well and optimize appropriately.What is the development process for Pinboard like? Do you use Agile methodology?My development process is quite primitive. I run a local copy of the site on my laptop, test changes manually, check them in, and then deploy to the production server. The only similarity to agile development is the use of frequent small deployments.One interesting quirk of Pinboard is a complete absence of unit tests. I used to be a die-hard believer in testing, but in Pinboard tried a different approach, as an experiment. Instead of writng tests I try to be extremely careful in coding, and keep the code size small so I continue to understand it. I’ve found my defect rate to be pretty comparable to earlier projects that included extensive test suites and fixtures, but I am much more productive on Pinboard.Do you work on Pinboard for a living?Yes, it’s my full-time job.What were you doing before Pinboard?I was a contractor, working mainly on search and recommendations engines for Rails-based startups.How many developers work on Pinboard?I do all the coding. My girlfriend helps with invoicing and localization, and Peter helps with ops and feature design. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes
The official release of iOS 7, Apple’s new mobile operating system, has been live for less than a week, and with luck you’re enjoying everything the new software has to offer. Because if you’ve upgraded your older iPhone, you’re pretty much stuck with it now.You Can Upgrade Anytime You Like, But You Can Never LeaveiOS hacker Steven De Franco noted on Twitter and his blog, where he goes by iH8sn0w, that Apple has stopped “signing” older versions of iOS—the ones that you’d want to install on your devices to replace iOS 7. For some time, Apple has created encrypted digital “signatures” linked to specific versions of iOS; without a signature, the operating system won’t install. That would effectively kill any chance of downgrading iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.4 (the version that will run on the iPhone 5) or iOS 6.1.3 (for the iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 5). Where That Leaves YouIf you haven’t upgraded to iOS 7, you should be fine. And if you downgraded before this weekend—say, after trying out the iOS 7 beta—you’re fine. Apple’s change won’t affect iPhones or iPads that are already running iOS 6. But if you’re on iOS 7 now, reverting back could prove daunting—perhaps even impossible—depending on your circumstances. Let’s start with your reason for downgrading. If you want to prepare for an expected tool that “jailbreaks” iOS 6.1.4, removing obstacles Apple has placed to installation of certain kinds of software, there may be a loophole you can exploit if you have an iPhone 4 and you’ve jailbroken it before.If you’re an experienced jailbreaker, you may well have previously saved your “SHSH blobs”—a technical term for the saved signatures used for verifying that a version of iOS can run on a particular device. If so, those saved signatures might work now to greenlight a downgrade back to iOS 6. But it’s not guaranteed to work, and it only applies to the iPhone 4, which has an older processor. (The security routines in the processor may make a difference.) iH8sn0w confirms that this is the only iOS 7-compatible device that can be downgraded.But if you’ve got a newer device, or if you want to downgrade just because you’re not a fan of iOS 7’s look, you may be out of luck. If you have iOS 7 running on a device with an A5 or newer chip—like the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, any iPad or the iPod touch 5G—then you may have to settle in and embrace the new OS. At least for the moment, there doesn’t seem to be another choice.And if you really hate iOS 7, until jailbreakers come up with a software solution, you may be left with an extreme option—like buying a used device with iOS 6 installed. There’s already a category for such devices on eBay. I reached out to Apple for comment on this, and will update this post if I hear back. Feature image screencapped from YouTube video by TechRax adriana lee The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#Downgrade#firmware#iOS#iOS 7#jailbreak Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts