Campion, Immaculate too strong for rivals

first_imgCampion College and Immaculate Conception High showed that they were a class ahead of the rest as they comfortably retained their respective titles at the Mayberry Investments High Schools Swim Meet on Friday at the National Aquatics Centre, Independence Park, National Stadium complex.Campion retained the boys’ title with 419 points, finishing well ahead of Wolmer’s Boys’ (366), Jamaica College (282), Hillel Academy (166), and Calabar High (91).Immaculate blew away their opponents in the girls’ category with a whopping 634 points. Campion College (354) were second, followed by St Andrew High (282.50), Wolmer’s Girls’ (137) and Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) 57.There was also a two-team tertiary competition, which saw the University of the West Indies (316 points) reign over Caribbean Maritime Institute (121).The high-point trophy winners with the best individual scores were:Boys 12 and Under:- Kyle Sinclair of Wolmer’s Boys’, 41 points, while recent Carifta Swim Championships record breaker Emily MacDonald led the girls’ age group for Campion College with 45 points.In the age 13-14 category, Jordane Payne of Wolmer’s Boys’ scored 43, while Immaculate’s Karci Gibson had 31.Chay Stewart of Wolmer’s Boys’ and Anjuii Barrett of Campion (girls) topped the 15-16 age group with scores of 43 and 41 points, respectively.The 17 and over boys went to Jamaica College’s Yonatan Goren, courtesy of 37 points, and Gabrielle Hopkins of Immaculate won the female award with 32.SEVEN INDIVIDUAL RECORDSSeven individual records were broken at the meet, including a double by MacDonald in the girls 12′ and under 100 and 200m freestyle events.Dominic Mullings set new marks in the boys’ 12 and under 100 and 200m freestyle, while Kyle Sinclair also broke the 50 and 100m freestyle records.The other record fell to Britney Williams in the girls 13-14 200m freestyle, while two relay records were also broken – by Wolmer’s Boys’ in the 15-16 200m freestyle and the UWI women in the 17 and over 200m freestyle.last_img read more

‘Anthems’ concerts to celebrate 20 years of freedom

first_img26 February 2014Anthems of Democracy, a series of concerts featuring world-famous singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading and a powerful line-up of local musicians, will take place at the Joburg Theatre in April as part of South Africa’s 20 years of freedom celebrations.South African artists Bright Blue, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Jennifer Ferguson, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Victor Masondo, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Themba Mkhize, Vicky Sampson and the Soweto Gospel Choir will join Armatrading onstage in Johannesburg on 24, 25 and 26 April, with details of a special Freedom Day performance on 27 April still to be announced.“During the period of 1980 to 1990, a group of South African musicians was very active in protesting against the then government of South Africa,” Joburg Theatre executive producer Bernard Jay said in a statement earlier this month.“Anthems of Democracy features many of these artists whose songs became songs of hope and encouragement through troubled times.“At such an emotionally important time as the 20th anniversary of democracy, Joburg Theatre honours these artists and pays tribute to them and all the other artists who fought for democracy in their country.”The accompanying story of the times will be narrated on stage by South African storyteller and author Gcina Mhlope.The concerts are being produced by Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and Roddy Quin, who produced the internationally acclaimed Nelson Mandela 46664 music events and has been the manager of South African icon Johnny Clegg for 23 years.In 1989, Quin staged the Human Rainbow Concert, which featured black and white South African artists on the same stage. The concert was banned by the apartheid government, resulting in a year-long court battle which finally saw the ruling overturned.That landmark decision meant mixed concerts were allowed in South Africa without having to apply for government approval, and during the early 1990s Quin worked with all the artists now on the Anthems of Democracy bill.Tickets for Anthems of Democracy range in price from R160 to R300 and are on sale through or by calling 0861 670 670.Performances will be on Thursday 24 April and Friday 25 April at 7.30pm and on Saturday 26 April at 3pm and 7.30pm. Details of a special Freedom Day performance on Sunday 27 April will be announced later.Joburg Theatre and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Google Sites API Aims For Data Liberation

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro In 2008, Google acquisition JotSpot announced that it would “expand upon the Google Page Creator already offered within Apps.” The idea was that JotSpot would power a system to help businesses set up their own collaboration, project management and customer extranets. After 3 years of sitting quietly in the Google arsenal, JotSpot has now reemerged in the form of a Google Sites Data API. Scott Johnston, Senior Product Manager for Google Sites spoke to ReadWriteWeb about the benefits of this new API. In addition to offering users the ability to share and edit user content across Google Sites, all of your content can be accessed using the Google Data Protocol. In other words, as per Google’s Data Liberation Front, users can import and export apps from Microsoft SharePoint sites into Google Sites or vice versa. One advantage over SharePoint is that Google Sites does not require users to maintain software on PCs. Google Sites builds on the company’s already well-established strengths – including cloud-based office tools and impeccable search. With the new API, if users choose to switch from SharePoint to Google Sites, they’ve now got an easy way to migrate their content. Tags:#Google#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more