Libraries open but not for browsing

first_imgLibrary services will be available from Monday to Saturday. Rylands library has reopened, but bookworms will not be able to browse.The library is among 19 in the city that will now operate a drop off and collect service. The Tokai, Hout Bay, Brackenfell, Bellville, Fisantekraal, Crossroads, Melton Rose and Colin Eglin (Sea Point) libraries are among those that have reopened. Zahid Badroodien, mayoral committee member for community services and health, said there was a great demand for library services and the City wanted to open more once it was safe to do so.“Unfortunately, libraries will not yet be open for patrons to browse,” he said. “This is a learning curve for library services, and we request that communities bear with us as we negotiate this new way of working. The department is keen to open up libraries, but we are limited by the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). “Critically, any demand for PPE that is experienced by essential services is addressed first. For this reason we will continue to open in a phased approach. “Patrons will have to follow Covid-19 regulations, including wearing masks and practising physical distancing when dropping or collecting library materials. The material returned will be quarantined for 72 hours before it is available on the system.Patrons can borrow 20 items for 30 days and can check the online library catalogue at opac.capetown.gov.za and submit requests for material at the open libraries by email or phone.Any registered library user can, with their membership number, access PressReader to unlock over 6 000 digital resources, including the latest newspapers and magazines from around the world. Libraries will call patrons with arrangements to collect the material requested. Patrons may also approach the library and request material without prior arrangements. The service will be available from Monday to Saturday, with a special service for senior citizens (60 years and older) and patrons who are physically challenged from 9am to 10am, Monday to Friday. All patrons are welcome to access the service from 10am to 4pm daily during the week, while the Saturday service provision will be from 9am, to noon. No fines will be incurred on outstanding material during this time. The material borrowed for 30 days can be renewed online for an additional 30 days through the library catalogue or by calling one of the libraries that are operational.last_img read more

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Tomic stripped of Wimbledon prize money for tanking

first_imgAustralia’s Bernard Tomic was stripped of his entire £45,000 ($56,600) Wimbledon prize money on Thursday for tanking his first round match which was over in just 58 minutes, officials announced.The controversial Tomic, who has been accused of not trying previously in his career, lost 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to France’s Jo-Wifried Tsonga on Tuesday.“It is the opinion of the referee that the performance of Bernard Tomic in his first round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not meet the required professional standards,” said a statement by the All England Club.“Therefore he has been fined the maximum amount of £45,000 which will be deducted from prize money.”The best-of-five-sets match against Tsonga was the shortest at the tournament and the second quickest overall after Elise Mertens’ 48-minute win over Fiona Ferro in the best-of-three women’s event.“I think I played as best as I could. It’s just I played terrible,” said the world number 96 Tomic, who was a top 20 player in 2011 when he reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.Since then, he has often been dubbed ‘Tomic the tank engine’ by a critical Australian media.When he was asked if he was happy with the effort he was making on court at Wimbledon, he snapped: “Next question please.”Tomic has run foul of the Wimbledon authorities in the past.Two years ago, he was fined after admitting he had faked an injury and complained of being bored in defeat to Germany’s Mischa Zverev.His racquet sponsor Head dropped him as a client.At the French Open this year, Tomic slumped to a straight-sets first round loss to Taylor Fritz in just 88 minutes.Tomic has never been far from controversy.Earlier this year, the head of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley described Tomic as “bad for the culture of Australian tennis”.In 2015, he was arrested in Miami after a late-night penthouse party while, in 2018, he boasted about his income.“I just count money, that’s all I do. I count my millions,” he said after failing to get through qualifying at the Australian Open.At the US Open in 2017, he told journalists: “I’m not the smartest person in the world.”Tomic is not be the first player to be fined for alleged lack of effort in recent weeks.America’s Anna Tatishvili was stripped of her first round prize money at Roland Garros for “not playing at a professional standard”.She lost to Greece’s 33rd-ranked Maria Sakkari, 6-0, 6-1 in 55 minutes, only three minutes fewer than Tomic who had played a set more.Tatishvili had returned to competition following a 31-month absence due to a serious ankle injury and multiple surgeries.She is appealing the ruling, claiming she is the victim of discrimination.For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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Warriors eye crown

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT THE Pakenham Warriors Big V basketball Division 2 men’s side is hardly firing on all cylinders. Nowhere…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Leafs, Hawks remain tied for top spot in Murdoch Division entering holiday break

first_imgThe offensive showing by Seaman was quite remarkable as the Leaf defenceman spent the last nine minutes of the second period in the sinbin serving a misconduct penalty.Steels Anderson scored the other Grand Forks goal.Nelson out shot the Bruins 41-30 in the contest to make a winner out of Leaf goalie Joey Karrer.In Castlegar, Beaver Valley scored twice on the power play in the third period to post a 5-3 comeback win over the hometown Rebels.Castlegar led 2-0 in the first period on goals by Yannis Soukas and Ryan Rosich.But the Hawks out scored the Rebels 4-1 in the final two periods — with four goals coming with the man advantage — to steal the road win.Lyle Frank, Braydon Horcoff, Tyler Hartman, Spencer McLean  and Taylor Stafford scored for the defending KIJHL champs.Cal Owens had the other goal for Castlegar, also on the power play as it was a special teams night in Castlegar.MURDOCH NOTES: Beaver Valley and Nelson head into the Christmas break tied for the lead in the division, each with 45 points. However, the Hawks have played one less game than Nelson. . . .Beaver Valley heads into the break winners of seven consecutive games while the Leafs have won two of five contests as the Green and White continue to wait to get injured players back in the lineup. Those injuries allowed a pair of Kootenay Ice affiliate players to taste some action as Ainge McGeady-Bruce and Keaton Roch saw action for Nelson. . . . Leafs newly-acquired forward Michael Rand had two points against his former Grand Forks club Friday. . . .Grand Forks has lost 15 straight games. The Nelson Leafs scored seven unanswered goals en route to an 8-2 pounding of the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win allowed the Leafs to remain tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks entering the Christmas break.After Colton Macdonald opened the scoring for the visitors less than two minutes into the game, Nelson fired up an offence that has struggled of late, scoring three times before the period ended — one goal coming shorthanded and another on the power play — to grab a 3-1 lead.Nelson scored twice in the second before ringing up two more goals in the third to take a commanding 7-1 lead with 15 minutes remaining to play in the game.Timothy Nichols, Nelson’s game star, and captain Aaron Dunlap each scored twice to lead the Leafs while Branden Chow, Rayce Miller and Matt MacDonald added singles.Austin Seaman had a career game finishing with four assists while Nelson’s leading scorer, Robson Cramer, had three helpers. Dunlap also finished with three points.last_img read more

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MATCH TRACKER Connacht V Toulouse

first_imgWelcome to our European Champions Cup Match Tracker, Connacht V Toulouse Stade Ernest Wallon. Kick-off 3.15pm Follow our live stream on galwayfm.wpengine.com and facebook or listen to live commentary on Galway Bay FM Denis Buckley & John Muldoon will start against ToulouseConnacht will line out as selectedTeam are coming on to the pitch….lots of Connacht fans have travelled and making plenty of noise!Jack Carty kicks off…GAME ON!Toulouse showing their power early on….they go over the line but it is held up….scrum 5 for ToulouseTRY for Toulouse….relentless pressure from the French Side…..Conversion to comeTwo points added……Toulouse 7-0 ConnachtA second TRY for Toulouse…..Two points added…..Toulouse 14-0 ConnachtToulouse are now in control of the matchPenalty for Connacht ….converted by Jack Carty Toulouse 14-3 ConnachtYellow Card for Quin Rous….Connacht down to 14 with 3 minutes to go to half timeToulouse go for the posts….MISSED!…let off for ConnachtHALF TIME: Toulouse 14-3 Connacht….still a lot to play for!Second Half on48 Mins: TRY for Toulouse……Conversion missed. Toulouse 19-3 Connacht50 Mins: Penalty to Connacht…..kicked to touch.Scrum 5 to Connacht!TRYYYYY for Connacht…..John Muldoon….game still alive…conversion to comeRonaldson gets the conversion…Toulouse 19-10 ConnachtPenalty to Connacht……around half way…Carty kicks to touchToulouse get a relieving penaltySean O’Brien and Danie Poolman come onDave Heffernan comes on69 Mins: Game still in the balance…Connacht just need 3 points to move to quarter final positionConnacht closing in on Toulouse line….but they knock it onLine out for Connacht just inside the 22….is this the big moment?Penalty for Toulouse3 Minutes to go…..slipping away for ConnachtToulouse are in the Connacht 22….line out….time running out for ConnachtAll Over! Toulouse win it by 9 points……Connacht are out of the quarter finals.FULL TIME SCORE: Toulouse 19-10 ConnachtThanks for your company – Gerry MurphyQuarter FinalsClermont V ToulonLeinster V WaspsSaracens V GlasgowMunster V Toulouseprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Aviva Soccer Sisters in Galway is filling up fast

first_imgAVIVA Soccer Sister Camp Venues – Galway Oughterard AFCGalway Salthill DevonGalway Merlin Woods FCGalway Knocknacarra FCGalway West Coast Utd FCGalway This week two Aviva Soccer Sisters got the opportunity to grill Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane to get his thoughts on friends and how to become a professional footballer.  Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsT7D-hqNUM Aviva’s sponsorship of the programme, which runs to 2020, will significantly boost the number of camps available around the country.  The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camps will run for two full days during the Easter school break.  It is open to all girls 7-12 years old of all abilities and gives them a chance to learn the skills of football in a safe and fun environment.Each participant will receive a full Aviva Soccer Sister kit, including a limited edition Soccer Sister Jersey, a “Play Like a Soccer Sister” wristband” and a football.  At the end of the camp, each girls will be presented with an official FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters completion certificate signed by Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team player, Aine O’Gorman and Sue Ronan, FAI’s Head of Women’s Football.Sue Ronan, Head of Women’s Football with the FAI, said: “The Soccer Sisters Camps are an ideal opportunity for young girls to experience football in a fun, safe environment with their peer group and friends.  The 2 day Easter Camps are the first step on the football ladder for young girls and have proved to be a big hit over the past number of years.  Many of these girls have stayed in the game, some going on to great heights like playing for their country at underage level, while others continue to enjoy the game at club-level, having made life-long friends along the way.”Mark Russell, Sponsorship Manager, Aviva Ireland, said; “Aviva is honoured to be involved with the FAI Soccer Sisters up until 2020.  We want to work with the FAI to help increase awareness of the programme and also to help expand and develop the programme so that more girls involved in sport at a young age.  Soccer Sisters is a significant addition to our grassroots sports programmes and Aviva is delighted to have this opportunity to encourage young girls to get involved and stay involved in sport and, – let’s hope – create some soccer heroes for the future.”  To see Aviva’s new “Play Like a Soccer Sister” video, click here http://bit.ly/AvivaSoccerSistersTo find out more about Aviva Soccer Sisters and how to sign up for one of the Easter Camps you can log on to www.soccersisters.ie#AVIVASoccerSisters Athenry FCGalwaycenter_img Mervue UnitedGalway 23 February 2017; Attendees at the Aviva Soccer Sisters Exhibition by the St. Patrick’s Girls NS at Ringsend Astro Park with Irish Women’s International Aine O’Gorman. The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camps, for girls aged between 7 and 12 years old, will take place in 120 venues across the country during the Easter break. For more details on the Aviva Soccer Sisters programme and where to find your local camp, log on to www.aviva.ie/soccersisters Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** The places at this Easter’s Aviva FAI Soccer Sister camps in Galway are filling up fast.  The camps, which take place during the Easter break, are taking place in eight venues in Galway and are proving extremely popular across the county. Glen Celtic FCGalway Salthill DevonGalway Merlin Woods FCGalway print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Jackson County Inmate Roster – 9-25-16

first_imgInmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking Date:09-20-2016 – 4:01 pm Booking Date:09-25-2016 – 1:38 am Booking #:95574 Charges:9-30-10-16 Habit Traffic Violater Release Date:09-24-2016 – 3:34 pm View Profile >>> Booking #:95573 Charges:7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication Thomas, Michael A Booking Date:09-23-2016 – 10:14 pm Charges:35-42-2-1 (1A) Battery35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct Booking Date:09-24-2016 – 6:44 am Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Prewitt, Charles D Release Date:09-24-2016 – 2:04 pm Bond:$355 Release Date:09-24-2016 – 9:48 pmcenter_img View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Charges:7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication Jordan, Tiffany S Booking #:95550 Bond:$355 Booking #:95573 Mitchell, Jacob R Mitchell, Jacob R Release Date:09-24-2016 – 2:04 pm View Profile >>> Booking #:95570 Bond:$355 Charges:1 Serve Time Circut Court View Profile >>> Booking Date:09-24-2016 – 6:44 amlast_img read more

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“Wonder Woman” is the Most Anticipated Movie of the Summer

first_imgThey asked more than 10,000 people what summer movie they’re most looking forward to, and “Wonder Woman” came out on top.  Here’s the Top 10, along with the movies’ release dates: 1.  “Wonder Woman”,  June 22.  “Spider-Man: Homecoming”,  July 7th3.  “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”,  This Friday4.  “The Dark Tower”,  August 4th5.  “Dunkirk”,  July 21st6.  “Despicable Me 3”,  June 30th7.  “War for the Planet of the Apes”,  July 14th8.  “Transformers: The Last Knight”,  June 21st9.  “The Mummy”,  June 9th10.  “Baywatch”,  This Thursday “Batman v. Superman” and “Suicide Squad” may have gotten crap reviews, but that isn’t driving people away from the DC Comics movies.  According to Fandango.com, “Wonder Woman” is the most anticipated movie of the summer.last_img read more

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The Responsibility that Comes with Second Chance Hiring

first_imgYesterday, I was power walking down the hallway to meet with a client and I noticed one of my my employees from the corner of my eye sitting in a meeting room staring at the wall with his arms crossed. This particular employee spent 9 years in prison for assault, so when he’s upset I like to see what’s going on. As much stuff as I had to do, I knew nothing was more important than being a listening ear for my employee. I dropped my purse, sat down my coffee and slid down against the wall to sit on the ground. I simply asked how his day was going. I sat down to be lower than him because at that moment I did not want to be his boss. I wanted to be his friend, which is exactly what he needed. He immediately began to sob. He asked me “Why did I turn out the way I am?” Without going into too much detail, what he meant was why does he struggle with insecurities and anger. He started to talk about his upbringing and described the hurt and confusion he feels that his company and strangers on social media believe in him more than his own family. This person is one of the most amazing second chance hires I’ve ever made. Hard working, loyal, dedicated and reliable. Most reformed felons exude these qualities, but not without nurturing. If you want to have an employee that makes your company part of their family, you must treat them like family. You cannot fake employee engagement or culture when you work with people who have a history of feeling alone or abandoned. Having a strong workforce of people grateful for a second chance isn’t as easy as simply deciding to make the hire. It takes work to build and mold your culture, but it is so worth it. Our employees act like owners. They see our company as their own and will protect it as such. They make daily decisions that will help the company thrive and they see the big picture of making our family bigger, because that’s what we crave. Family. The easiest way for me to describe how to manage second chance employees is by comparing it to what it’s like to manage an entry level employee without a criminal background. Most times, the younger generation are motivated by time off. Formerly incarcerated hires are motivated by time spent. Second chance hires are only as good as the time you spend to build them up. They are rarely there for the money. If it was about money, they’d be back in the streets. Had I kept walking down the hall and did not spend the 10 minutes to be a listening ear, my employee would’ve been mentally crippled for the rest of the day and unproductive. Instead, I told him I was proud of him for being vulnerable and that it’s a sign of strength to cry and far from a weakness. I empowered him to be strong enough to do the work to process his feelings so he can be a leader to our incoming second chance hires. I want to leave you with 3 steps I follow when it comes to management and leadership in my company: 1. Listen: Always make listening a priority and display a sense of urgency when it comes to being human. 2. Educate: Experience share. Explain ways you can relate and what helped you get through tough times and feelings. 3. Empower: Give your vote of confidence that they can accomplish what they set out to do & acknowledge the strength and courage it took to get this far. I am a huge advocate for second chance hiring, but I am a even bigger advocate for educating leadership on the responsibilities that come with it. When it comes to managing people who have trauma or history of addiction, we must understand how important of a role we have as a change-maker.last_img read more

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Westbrook, Anthony help Thunder rally past Kings

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) and teammate Paul George (13) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — The third quarter has often been a problem for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, but that’s when they made their move Monday night against the Sacramento Kings.Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists before being ejected, and Oklahoma City rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Sacramento 95-88.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another official, Gediminas Petraitis, then called a technical foul on Thunder coach Billy Donovan for protesting Westbrook’s ejection. Hield made all three technical free throws and Cauley-Stein went 1 of 2 from the line with 2:35 left, pulling Sacramento to 91-84. But the Kings made only one field goal the rest of the way, and George blocked a shot and came up with a steal in the final two minutes.“Melo, he was able to score about 15 points that (third) quarter,” Hield said. “He was helping open up the gap for him. (Westbrook) started making plays for everybody else. We got it back under 10, but we’ve got to be a little more experienced and a little more controlled. We’ve got to do better at executing late. We have to do a better job at helping each other out and make plays down the stretch.”The Kings led 24-20 after the first quarter and stretched their advantage to 48-33 after two free throws by Bogdan Bogdanovic with 3:03 left in the half. The Thunder closed the half on an 11-3 spurt to pull to 52-46.The Thunder seized control with an 11-0 run in the third quarter, highlighted by consecutive alley-oop passes from Westbrook for dunks — first to Anthony, then to Adams. Anthony’s two free throws put Oklahoma City ahead 75-66 with 1:39 left in the quarter.“We just had to decide that we wanted to play (and) pick it up, take it up another level,” Anthony said. “Once we decided we wanted to do that in the second half, we changed the outcome of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte After the teams went scoreless for the first three-plus minutes of the fourth, Sacramento pulled within seven on a basket by Cauley-Stein, but Patrick Patterson hit two 3-pointers in a 17-second span and Alex Abrines followed with another to extend the Thunder’s lead to 86-70.TIP-INSKings: Hield traveled back to Norman on Sunday to visit practice at No. 4 Oklahoma. Hield led the Sooners to the 2016 Final Four. … The Kings, who beat the Thunder on Nov. 7 in Sacramento, haven’t won two straight over the Oklahoma City franchise since the 2007-08 season, when the team was in Seattle. … The Kings made 15 of 25 free throws, while the Thunder went 14 of 29 from the line.Thunder: Ace defender Andre Roberson sat out for the eighth straight game with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. … For the 14th straight game, Westbrook recorded a double-double with at least 20 points. The only guard in NBA history to have a longer such streak was Michael Jordan, with 15 straight in 1989. … George, the NBA steals leader, had five. … Westbrook’s 16 rebounds were three off his career high. … At halftime, the team showed a video with Thunder players reciting excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed “I Have A Dream” speech.THE EJECTIONWith Oklahoma City up by 14 and the game seemingly under control, Westbrook looked to finish it off with a driving layup, but collided with Cauley-Stein as De’Aaron Fox appeared to hit Westbrook in the face. Boland ruled that Westbrook had traveled, setting off the slew of technical fouls.Westbrook didn’t stick around to answer questions after the game, but Donovan said Petraitis later apologized to him for calling the technical foul on the coach.“The official made a terrible mistake and he acknowledged it,” Donovan said. “I was yelling to the other official across the floor to get his attention and (Petraitis) just T’d me up. He came by and apologized to me. I definitely didn’t deserve a T. . I’ve been doing this long enough, I know when I’m close to getting a T and when I deserve a T. That was totally undeserved and should not have been called.”UP NEXTKings: Host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday before embarking on a six-game road trip.Thunder: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Carmelo Anthony added 20 points, Paul George scored 18 and Steven Adams had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder, who avoided what would have been a fourth straight home loss thanks in large part to a dominant third quarter in which they outscored the Kings 31-16.“We were definitely more focused,” George said. “We’ve been in this position where we played a sub-.500 team and for whatever reason, we tried to turn it on and win the ballgame late in the fourth. Tonight we took it at them early, got that cushion and that carried us through the finish.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBuddy Hield scored 16 points and Willie Cauley-Stein added 15 for Sacramento, which scored only 36 second-half points and is 1-16 on the road against Oklahoma City since the Thunder franchise moved from Seattle.Oklahoma City was up 91-77 with 2:51 left before official Matt Boland called two quick technical fouls on Westbrook after he complained about being called for traveling on a play on which he thought he’d been fouled. 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