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Pridgett, Manuel lead Montana to 72-37 romp over Weber State

first_img Written by Tags: Big Sky/Kendal Manuel/Montana Grizzlies/Sayeed Pridgett/Weber State Wildcats Basketball February 13, 2020 /Sports News – Local Pridgett, Manuel lead Montana to 72-37 romp over Weber State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett tossed in 25 points and Kendal Manuel scored 21 to power Montana to a 72-37 romp over Weber State.Pridgett sank 11 of 17 shots from the floor and added five rebounds for the Grizzlies (15-10, 11-3 Big Sky Conference). Manuel hit 8 of 12 shots and added six rebounds and three assists.Dima Zdor topped the Wildcats (10-15, 6-8) with nine points off the bench. Associated Presslast_img read more

Ghana to face South Africa in AFCON 2021 qualifying

first_imgGhana have been drawn into Group C of qualification for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations along with South Africa and Sudan.The winner of preliminary round qualifier between Mauritius and Sao Tome & Principe will complete the group. The draw took place in Cairo on Thursday evening ahead of this year’s final between Senegal and Algeria. The Black Stars were seeded as one of the top teams for the draw despite failing to reach the quarter-finals in Egypt. They suffered a round of 16 exit at the hands of Tunisia. There are 12 groups consisting of four teams each. The top two sides from each group will qualify for the showpiece that will be held in Cameroon, who were initially supposed to host the 2019 edition.The preliminary ties will be played in October and the group phase kicks off the following month with two rounds. Full draw:Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia/ChadGroup B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan/SeychellesGroup C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius/Sao Tome PrincipeGroup D: Congo DR, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti/Gambia, Group E: Morocco, Central Africa, Burundi, MauritaniaGroup F: Cameroon, Mozambique, Rwanda, Cape Verde Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros Islands, Group H: Algeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Group I:  Senegal, Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Group K: Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Niger, MadagascarGroup L: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Lesotho—last_img read more

Hartley Jewelers Creates The Perfect Engagement Ring

first_imgSubmitted by Hartley JewelersWhen Joe Lozito began his quest for the perfect engagement ring for his fiancée, Jen O’Neal, he had an inkling of where to begin, but no idea about the long journey the ring would take, nor about the journey the stones had already taken.Jen sums up the ring’s journey: “The stone came from my parents, the diamonds from his parents, and it was made by a jeweler in Washington.”The stories of the stones begin in New York and Thailand. Let’s start with the New York stones. Joe grew up in New York, the son of opera singers. Joe’s mother, Adele, died when he was 15, and her wedding ring was safely set aside. Because the ring had been stored away for many years, Joe had forgotten what it looked like. At Joe’s request, his father, Art, showed him the ring, which had a marquise stone and four small diamonds. With his father’s blessing, Joe took the four small diamonds, and his brother received the larger stone.When Joe asked Jen’s dad for his blessing to marry his daughter, Jen’s mom offered the center stone of her ring, a star sapphire. Jen, who grew up in Olympia, fondly remembers her mom wearing the ring, and the sapphire is even more meaningful since it is Jen’s birthstone.Joe wanted the heirloom stones – four small diamonds and a star sapphire – to be made into a contemporary engagement ring. Jen’s family had long shopped at Hartley Jewelers in Olympia, so Joe talked to Rick Hartley about designing Jen’s ring.The design process started with making two-dimensional sketches. When the ring design drawings satisfied Joe, the goldsmith, DeAnn Hamilton, created a wax mold. Joe approved each step of the process through photographs because he was in New York. When the design was finalized, a casting mold was made. After several more steps in the process, finally, the ring was completed.“It’s an extensive process,” explains DeAnn. “Once the custom ring is created, we destroy the mold, so it’s truly one-of-a-kind.”The star sapphire had come from Thailand when Jen’s father served in the military and went to Vietnam during the war, about 1968–69. “It was an awful place that he didn’t want to be,” says Jen. “My mother didn’t want him to go.” One day he went to Thailand with a Thai friend who took him to a jewelry store. There Jen’s dad bought the star sapphire stone for his wife in Olympia. “He brought something beautiful back from such an ugly time in their lives,” Jen says.During the first four months of Joe and Jen’s engagement, Jen wore a green plastic engagement ring, a nod to the couple’s interest in science fiction. She was patient because she knew a real ring was in production.About designing a contemporary ring, Rick Hartley says, “We get to blend a heritage from two different families into an heirloom ring that is a daily part of their lives. They are wearing part of their histories. We help them create something that’s unique and different.”When Joe finally had the ring in his hands in New York, he took Jen to a waterfront town with crab houses and seafood shacks – a town that reminds her of Olympia – to give her the ring.Joe and Jen were married on Oct. 22 on Long Island. They incorporated other family heirlooms and vintage items, including a cake knife and old books, into their wedding décor.They live in New Jersey and work in New York City.By Paula Rudberg Lowe. Reprinted with permission from original author, Wedding & Events Magazine, summer 2012. Photos by Photo by Jennifer Strader Photography. Facebook7Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Treatment plan for water delayed

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Construction of a pump-and-treat system for contaminated groundwater near the Whittaker-Bermite site has been delayed, and it will not be running until next year, officials said. But at least the money to fund the system has been secured following last week’s announcement of a settlement with the current and former owners of the former munitions plant. The agreement could bring nearly $100million to local water agencies. The pump-and-treat system was supposed to be running by the end of this year, taking water from two wells near the 996-acre property and treating it at a plant near Lowe’s Home Improvement on Bouquet Canyon Road. But the plan has met with obstacles, especially negotiating a right-of-way for the pipeline between the two wells and the treatment plant, said Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency. Having the new pump-and-treat system up and running was part of the water agency’s long-term plan to meet water needs for the ever-increasing homes in the Santa Clarita Valley. “There are folks out there who say, `Hey, this is a lost supply; you shouldn’t count it.’ But that’s ludicrous,” Masnada said. The only question has been who would pay for the treatment, and that was resolved with the settlement. “Actually, the treatment mechanism is pretty simple,” Masnada said. About half the water supplied to homes and businesses throughout the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground. Two aquifers, or underground water supplies, are found near the Santa Clara River: the relatively shallow alluvial aquifer, which is tapped by more than 30 wells, and the Saugus aquifer, which supplies water to about a dozen. But the river flows close to the Whittaker-Bermite site, a former munitions plant. Perchlorate, a rocket fuel component linked to thyroid problems, had migrated from the site into the groundwater. Four wells in the Saugus aquifer had to be shut down in 1997 because of pollution from the Whittaker-Bermite site. The pump-and-treat system is supposed to treat water from two of the wells that were shut down, Saugus wells 1 and 2. Those are at Magic Mountain Parkway near a fork of the Santa Clara River and at San Fernando Road and Magic Mountain Parkway. The Daily News reported last week the settlement ends a lawsuit with the current and former owners of Whittaker-Bermite and adds to a $10million agreement secured in 2003. It does not specify a total dollar figure, but it does set a 30-year payment schedule. The Castaic Lake Water Agency and other water agencies will receive an immediate payment of $22.5million, plus $10million for a “rapid-response” fund in case any additional wells become polluted by contaminants flowing down from Whittaker-Bermite. But the biggest chunk of the settlement will be $55million for cleanup of groundwater, especially the pump-and-treat system for Saugus wells 1 and 2. The amount could change, depending on inflation and technological advances. Optimistic plans Meanwhile, soil cleanup continues on the property itself. The owners and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control are working on a plan for cleaning up the groundwater that remains on the site. They hope to have a report by the end of the month on methods that could be used to treat the deep groundwater on the site, said Jose Diaz, project manager for DTSC. After that, the plan would still need to be reviewed by the public, and that is still months away. A decontamination method likely to be recommended for the site is pump-and-treat, just like the Castaic Lake Water Agency is doing off site, Diaz said. And the public will not be paying for it, he added. The development company SunCal and cleanup experts Cherokee Investment Partners are working to decontaminate the property that sits more or less in the middle of Santa Clarita just south of Saugus Speedway. City officials are excited about the prospects. A 3,000-home development was proposed there years ago, but newer proposals are completely different, city planning manager Lisa Hardy said. One idea is to take advantage of the nearby Metrolink station and build a transit-oriented village, she said. “We really see this property being a jewel of the valley,” she said. “So now we can turn our attention to taking this project to the next chapter.” [email protected] (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Matric results 2013, in numbers

first_imgMinister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announcing the 2013 matric results in Johannesburg on the evening of Monday 6 January 2014. (Image: GCIS) MEDIA CONTACTS • Panyaza Lesufi Spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education +27 72 148 9575 +27 12 3573757 [email protected] [email protected] RELATED ARTICLES • Helping kids shine at school – in their own language • University of the People offers online education for all • South Africa’s mother tongue education challenge • New medical school for Eastern Cape • The importance of learning to readMary AlexanderOver half a million candidates wrote South Africa’s school-leaving national senior certificate – or matric – exams last year, and 78.2% of them passed. This is the highest matric pass rate in the country’s modern democratic history, according to results released by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Monday 6 January 2014.A total of 258 question papers were set, and 9.1-million printed and written at 6 676 examination centres, supervised by 65 000 invigilators. Of these, 8.7 million completed scripts were marked by 35 000 markers at 118 marking centres.A total of 551 schools, or 8.3%, received a 100% matric pass rate, while almost half of all schools – 49.9% – achieved a rate of 80% to 100%.We bring you more facts and figures about the Class of 2013 matric results.CandidatesIn 2013, 562 112 full-time candidates wrote the matric results, up by 50 960 from the 511 152 candidates who wrote in 2012. Of these, 439 779 passed – an increase of 61 950 on the 2012 figure of 377 829.The number of part-time candidates rose by 11 059, from 81 552 in 2012 to 92 611 in 2013.A total of 654 723 full- and part-time candidates wrote the matric exams in 2013.Results over the yearsThe 2013 matric pass rate of 78.2% is the highest in 19 years. Over the past four years, the rate has steadily increased, from 60.6% in 2009, to 67.8% in 2010, 70.2% in 2011, 73.9% in 2012, to this year’s 78.2%.“In 1995, when this cohort entered grade 1, the national pass rate percentage was 54.4%, and 19 years later, the national pass rate percentage is 78.2%”, Motshekga said in her announcement of the results.More top achieversThe Class of 2013 also achieved the highest bachelor pass rate – results good enough for university entrance – in the past few years, with 171 755 qualifying for bachelor degree studies.“I’m extremely pleased by the fact that all indicators of quality are also part of the upward trend,” Motshekga said. “The percentage of grade 12 learners who qualified for bachelor’s studies was 20.1% in 2008, 19.9% in 2009, 23.5% in 2010, 24.3% in 2011 and 26.6% in 2012. It has now increased to 30.6%.”The number of distinctions earned in 12 main subjects in 2013 was 67 855, up by 12 205 from 55 650 in 2012.Provincial pass ratesThe Free State came out tops in the 2013 results, supplanting Gauteng as the best-performing province. North West had the second-highest matric pass rate, followed by Gauteng, the Western Cape, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Cape, Limpopo and, finally, the Eastern Cape.The province to score the biggest improvement was North West, which upped its pass rate by 7.7%, followed by Mpumalanga with an increase of 7.6%.In ascending order, the provincial pass rates are:Eastern Cape: 64.9% – up 3.5% from 61.4% in 2012Limpopo: 71.8% – up 4.9% from 66.9% in 2012Northern Cape: 74.5% – down 0.1% from 74.6% in 2012KwaZulu-Natal: 77.4% – up 4.3% from 73.1% in 2012Mpumalanga: 77.6% – up 7.6% from 70% in 2012Western Cape: 85.1% – up 2.3% from 82.8% in 2012Gauteng: 87% – up 3.1% from 83.9% in 2012North West: 87.2% – up 7.7% from 79.5% in 2012Free State: 87.4% – up 6.3% from 81.1% in 2012Pass rates by subjectThe 2013 results showed improvements in the priority subjects of Mathematics – “pure” Maths – as well as Physical Science and Life Sciences. The pass rates for all major subjects increased, except for Mathematical Literacy, which fell slightly.The priority subject results for 2013 are:MathematicsNumber of passes 2013: 142 666, with a pass rate of 59.1%Number of passes 2012: 121 970, with a pass rate of 54%Improvement: 20 696, with the pass rate up 5.1%Physical ScienceNumber of passes 2013: 124 206, with a pass rate of 67.4%Number of passes 2012: 109 918, with a pass rate of 61.3%Improvement: 14 288, with the pass rate up 6.1%Life SciencesNumber of passes 2013: 222 374, with a pass rate of 73.7%Number of passes 2012: 193 593, with a pass rate of 69.5%Improvement: 28 781, with the pass rate up 4.2%Pass rates in other subjectsAccounting: 65.7% – up 0.1% from 65.6% in 2012Geography: 80% – up 4.2% from 75.8% in 2012Economics: 73.9%, up 1.1% from 72.8% in 2012History: 87.1%, up 1.1% from 86% in 2012last_img read more

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