Woman gives ‘Nyaope’ addicts a second chance

first_imgA street drug in South Africa is destroying lives in many townships and is becoming an ever growing problem with the youth. But, one woman in Tembisa township just outside Johannesburg, is determined to put an end to the scourge of Nyaope. CCTV’s Julie Scheier reports. Cairo’s all-woman gas station Related Zimbabwe bans second hand clothes imports Young woman ditches anthropology for dancinglast_img

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Apply now for England Golf regional coaching

first_img England Golf is seeking talented youngsters from across the country to form 30 regional coaching squads for training over the winter months of 2016/17.Young golfers should apply now for the boys’ and girls’ U16 regional coaching programme and the mixed U18 AASE regional coaching squads.It could be the stepping stone to great things. Masters champion Danny Willett is among the graduates of England regional training, as are three members of the winning GB&I Curtis Cup team: Bronte Law, Meghan MacLaren and Alice Hewson.Members of 2015/16 regional squads included girl international and English U14 champion Lily May Humphreys, from Channels, Essex, who trained with the East girls’ U16 squad (image © Leaderboard Photography). Roehampton’s Annabell Fuller (South U16s) and Chelmsford’s Michael Gilbert (East U16s) have just won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.Golfers who make successful initial applications will be invited to one of the regional squad selection weekends in September which will include skills tests, player profiling and on-course ability assessment.Players selected for the squads will receive 20 days of squad coaching and match days plus access to an equivalent of 10 days of strength and conditioning support with UKSCA accredited coaches.“The regional squad structure continues to go from strength to strength” commented Stephen Burnett, Performance Manager for the England Golf men’s programme.“The mix of squad time, individual coaching and then the opportunity to compete against neighbouring regions has been very well received. Add to that the opportunity to further their physical training and England Golf is providing a sound foundation for the development of our young players.”Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director, added: “We aim to give our talented young players the best golf development experience available.“In return, we expect the players to commit themselves to a programme of golf coaching and physical training that will set them up for life. By continuing our coaching commitment with this age group, we are giving England Golf the best chance of success at U18, men’s and women’s and ultimately touring professional level in the future.”“There is no guarantee that the current best players at these age groups will automatically gain a squad place, they will have to work for it and demonstrate their desire,” stated Edwards.“Current performance levels are a key factor but they will have to be matched and exceeded by work ethic, commitment and their attitude to improving. The player with more hunger and thirst for improvement is always likely to come out the more proficient golfer in the long run.”Application forms, detailing the full criteria for prospective squad players for both the U16 and U18 AASE Squads, are available by clicking hereThe deadline for U16 Regional Squad applications is Friday 19 August 2016.The deadline for the U18 AASE Regional Squad applications is Friday 26th August 2016 and requires a two year commitment from potential applicants. 20 Jun 2016 Apply now for England Golf regional coaching last_img read more

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Stuvik gets back on track

first_imgSandy Stuvik, the 16 year old local Thai racer started the Silverstone race weekend on August 20-21 (Round 9 & 10 of Formula Renault Eurocup) by giving himself the largest challenge ever, making a mistake on his exit lap for Friday’s first practice and damaging his car. Losing out on the first of the two practice sessions left the young racer feeling gloomy, however, the Interwetten.com Junior Team all grouped around Sandy and gave him the encouragement and support he needed.Sandy poses for a photo with his pit crew. Saturday morning saw the English circuit bathed in beautiful summer sun and as the qualification got under way, the young Thai was back in his fighting spirit and kept going faster and faster as he got to grips with the challenging track.  In front of the huge Silverstone crowd he eventually got himself up to 13th place in his group and a 26th grid start position, now only 2 seconds behind the group leader.Sandy Stuvik gets to grips with the Silverstone racing circuit.Sandy was positive and eager for the race to start and although there was scattered drizzle as the race started, he shot up 3 places on the start lap and kept moving up the grid to 20th place.  Then as the rain increased at the Beckets corner, he got caught out and spun the car, losing 3 positions, but immediately got back on track and started regaining positions.  By the end of the race Sandy got up to 19th place and was very happy finally getting back up in the middle of the field.With a combined spectator turnout of 120 thousand it was clear that the beautiful English summer weather contributed in a big way to the fantastic racing atmosphere at the Silverstone Circuit.  The enormous early morning traffic congestion into the track got everyone’s pulse up, but in the end all got where they needed to be in time.Sandy attacked immediately for the Sunday morning (round10) qualifying and improved his time again compared to the front runners and set his personal fastest time around Silverstone with 2:01:058.  This put him 14th in his group and 27th on the 38 car grid.For the afternoon race, Sandy had a poor start and lost several positions going into Copse corner, but in usual style he again went much stronger in the race than in the qualifying and had soon moved himself up to 23rd position.  Unfortunately he got hit on the side trying to overtake another car and damaged the front wing and from then on just had to do his best to maintain position.There was plenty of action up and down the 38 car strong grid and by race end Sandy found himself in 22nd position after finishing the 14 lap race distance.  The race was won by Dutchman Robin Frijns, with Alex Lynn from UK in second and Frenchman Paul Loup Chatin in third.Sandy and the team were positively encouraged with the strong showing on only his first time at Silverstone and with the new team.  Most importantly this put the young Thai driver back up in the midfield of this, the strongest Junior Formula racing field in the world.  Sandy’s objective for this season has always been to learn and prepare himself for a championship challenge in 2012.The Formula Renault EuroCup has been raced since 1991.  It is organized under the “World Series by Renault” program and races on Formula One tracks across Europe.  The championship winner will secure a budget of Euro 500 000 to continue Formula Renault V6.  Racing drivers who have passed through Formula Renault Eurocup and are now in Formula One include amongst others Pedro de la Rosa, Filipe Massa and Kamui Kobayashi.The next race in the EuroCup series will be in the South of France at the Paul Ricard Circuit during 16-18 September, 2011.last_img read more

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Chapo takes top prize

first_imgPSC Golf from BillabongMonday 16th Dec Parachat StablefordParachat was our venue for this Monday as Phoenix was closed for a professional tournament. We have all heard negative talk about this course but we at the Billabong will be going back, it was a great challenge and value for money. When most all the courses are in excess of 2000 baht to play, this course is only 1450 for cart, caddy and green fee. I’m surprised it wasn’t packed out although to be fair it was quite busy.The course itself was in great condition with some tricky greens but all in all well worth a visit.The scoring wasn’t that flash apart from the winner. There was a four way count back for the minor placings, all on 33 points, Captain Cripple and John Seton missed out as John Locke took third and Jean Pierre Gasser took second. He also got the only two of the day.Sandy Chapo, who is going through a purple patch at the moment, took the top prize with a fine 38 points.last_img read more

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