Margibi Battle Nimba for 3rd Place

first_imgAfter conceding defeats in their semi-final matches of the ongoing National County Sports Meet, Margibi and Nimba Counties will today face each other in the 3rd place playoff of the tournament at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Margibi on Tuesday lost to Montserrado County 5-3 in a penalty shootout, while Nimba were on Wednesday edged out by Maryland in a 2-0 encounter at the ATS.The last time the two teams met in the finals of the competition was in the 2011 when Nimba defeated Margibi and 2012 when Margibi defeated Nimba two goals to nil to clinch the trophy.Also in kickball, Grand Bassa will go against Montserrado for the third place at the ATS.Bassa were on Wednesday defeated by Margibi in the their semi-finals match 2-1 to overcome them by three to two points, while Montserrado were on Tuesday beaten eight to one by defending champions, Nimba County. The third place play bronze medal game or consolation game is a single match that is included in many sporting knockout tournaments to decide which competitor or team will be credited with finishing third and fourth.In another development, ahead of Sunday’s finals between Montserrado and Maryland Counties, the coach of Montserrado, Samuel Sumo has expressed confidence of his capturing the trophy against the Marylanders.According to Coach Sumo, his boys are fully prepared finals and will use his same system that qualified his side to the finals.The last encounter between the two sides in the second group stage of this year’s edition ended in a one-all draw.According to records, the last time the two met in the final was in 1956 when Maryland won the trophy and did not reach the finals until 2017.Montserrado, this will mark the fifth time the county has appeared in the finals, but are yet to win the trophy.It is now a challenge for Coach Sumo of Montserrado to end the county’s record of losing in finals and also a huge task for Maryland’s Coach Emmanuel Baffoe to make a historic win for Maryland after 61 years. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Day exposes girls to math, science fields

first_imgVALENCIA – Some 200 seventh- and eighth-grade girls spent Saturday morning learning how to become millionaires, pharmacists and scientists. Women with careers in math and science fields led the hourlong workshops at Valencia High School with the hopes that the young audience in ponytails and low-rise jeans will become tomorrow’s brain surgeons, veterinarians and dentists. “It’s important that junior-high girls realize the opportunities open to them in math and science fields and not to be intimidated by past male stereotypes in those fields,” said Jane Hanson, charter member of the American Association of University Women, which sponsored the event. Some of the professionals have noticed that times are changing in the work force and that fields once dominated by men now have many more women. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 In her work with emergency animal care and animal training, Fawn Nyvold said both fields are heavily saturated with women. It’s a total about-face from 15 years ago, when women were scarcely seen working with animals. Nyvold said there are still a lot of men in the field, but at the same time there are many more women these days graduating from college and pursuing animal-related professions. She wonders if women are drawn to the work because of their nurturing instincts. “I think some of it is maternal instinct and in general more women are doing more jobs that men used to do,” she said. Biology professor Jen Chotiner of Mount St. Mary’s College has noticed that the ratio of women to men in science is about equal. But the problem is that women don’t stay in the field, Chotiner said. Women sometimes leave to raise families and because they’re frustrated that they can’t penetrate science’s upper levels, she said. But science is changing as older people retire. With that, Chotiner hopes that more women will move up the ladder. “As these girls move into science careers, there will be less of that, I imagine,” she said, looking at the 12- and 13-year-old girls in her workshop. “Things are on their way to changing.” As she walked from one workshop to the next, 13-year-old Karinne Smith held up a building she made from Popsicle sticks in a session about structural design. But it was the lesson about biotechnology and DNA that really got the attention of the La Mesa Junior High eighth-grader. “The genetic part of it makes it cool,” she said. “DNA looks so small but it really is large when you think about it.” Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 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


first_imgThe young boy killed in a tragic farm accident in Kerrykeel yesterday has been named locally as Jamie Toner.Jamie, 11, was the much-loved son of Roisin and James Toner of Cruckraw, Churchill and brother of Lynn.A fifth class pupil at Stramore National School in Glendowan, Jamie died following an accident at his uncle’s farm in Glenvar around lunchtime yesterday. It is believed Jamie may have become trapped under a tractor while silage was being collected.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where surgeons battled to save his life but he died a short time laterThere was a huge outpouring of grief in both communities of Kerrykeel and Churchill/Glenswilly where the late boy’s mother Roisin (nee Friel) and dad James are from.Jamie was a very popular figure in the local community and was a keen member of the local youth club. A member of the parent’s committee at Stramore NS said everyone was in shock at Jamie’s sudden and tragic death.“He was a lovely young fella and everyone is just in shock and are numb by what has happened.“He was due to go into sixth class this year. Now there will be one less pupil coming back in September and that will be very hard for the kids and the teachers to accept. It’s just awful.“Our thoughts and prayers are with James, Roisin and Lynn and all the family at this time,” she said. TRAGIC CHURCHILL BOY WAS DUE TO START LAST YEAR OF PRIMARY SCHOOL was last modified: July 15th, 2012 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:ChurchillJames and Roisin TonerJamie TonerStramore NSlast_img read more