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No. 2 USC faces No. 6 Hawai’i in MPSF battle

first_imgAfter playing their first eight matches at neutral sites, the Women of Troy finally get to show what they can do in their home pool.No. 2 USC (7-1) hosts No. 6 Hawai’i (2-3) in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference clash Thursday at 5 p.m., hoping to continue its six-match winning streak.“We’re going to have to go out and play really good team defense,” senior All-American driver Nadia Dan said. “We have a lot of depth this year, so we’re going to be playing a lot of girls and hopefully wear them out.”Nearly every position player on the roster has scored multiple goals for the Women of Troy, with 18 players netting at least two points.Sophomore two-meter Kaleigh Gilchrist has led the offensive onslaught so far, scoring 15 goals, matching her season total from her freshman campaign.“I haven’t really been thinking about it,” Gilchrist said. “Goals will come. But goals don’t really win national championships, defense does.”The Women of Troy haven’t been too shabby on defense, either.Only No. 1 Stanford has managed to net more than six goals on the Women of Troy, who only gave up a total of 12 goals in their four matches at the Lancer Invitational last weekend while mostly resting their starters.Sophomore All-American goalkeeper Flora Bolonyai works as the fulcrum of the tenacious defense.“Hands down, I can say Flora’s the best goalie in the nation,” Gilchrist said. “It’s awesome to know that just in case one of us screws up, we have [Bolonyai] in the goal to back us up.”Bolonyai, who helped her native Hungarian team win the bronze medal at the European Championships last month, is averaging 6.7 saves per game while only allowing 5.1 goals per game.Bolonyai will try to keep the Rainbow Wahine at bay in Hawai’i’s first match since Feb. 5.The Rainbow Wahine (2-3) have more losses than wins, but their three losses have come at the hands of either No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 California.“They had pretty solid games against UCLA and Cal,” Dan said. “They’re a good team, and they have a good goalie.”Hawai’i goalie Serena Reid is averaging 8.2 saves and 7 goals allowed per game.The Women of Troy eked out a 5-4 overtime win against Hawai’i last season and currently own an 11-game winning streak over their MPSF rivals.last_img read more

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Diaspora encouraged to take advantage of business prospects

first_imgThe Jamaican Diaspora is being encouraged to take advantage of business prospects across Jamaica as a means of strengthening its relationship with the country.At the official opening of the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference in Kingston on Sunday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said there are business opportunities in logistics, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), nutraceuticals and agriculture. Diaspora should take advantages “I implore the Diaspora to take full advantage of the opportunities that will be presented at the Diaspora conference so that there will be concrete plans and opportunities for future engagement,” Holness said.To facilitate increased involvement, the prime minister said one of the Government’s principal objectives is to make it easier for prospective investors, including the Diaspora, to conduct business in and with Jamaica.“Our aim is to streamline the work of critical agencies and procedures to avoid duplication, thereby creating a more favorable business environment,” he noted.PM reiterates Jamaica’s commitmentThe prime minister reiterated the Government is serious about strengthening the relationship between the Diaspora and Jamaica in every aspect, adding that the conference provides a “springboard” to facilitate this.“This administration pledges to continue facilitating…your involvement in every facet of the country’s socio-economic development. We are pleased to see that the engagement process has evolved over the 13 years of philanthropy to one where the Diaspora is now fully on board,” he said.Holness added that the country appreciates the significant contributions the Diaspora continues to make to communities, schools and health facilities across the island.“The Government is cognizant of the fact that you, our Diaspora members, are amongst our best assets – sharing your skills, creativity and boundless ingenuity – and we must use this to our nation’s benefit,” he said.DelegatesSeveral delegates from the United States, including over thirty from South Florida, Canada and the United Kingdom are the Diaspora conference in Jamaica. The conference also coincides with celebrations of Jamaica’s 55th anniversary of independence. Jamaica was granted independence from Britain on August 6, 1962.last_img read more

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first_imgDDTV: Adrenaline junkie Iain Miller has brought us another superb video this time from the beautiful, rugged island of OWEY.In the video Miller scales the STAG ROCKS which are located just off OWEY ISLAND. Miller has created some stunning videos exploring all the beauty Donegal has to offer and his latest instalment is another cracker. Miller’s work have done wonders for the Donegal tourism industry with his videos showcasing all the beauty and adventure our beautiful county has to offer.Simply click on the video above to watch and enjoy.DDTV: WATCH IAIN MILLER EXPLORE THE STUNNING STAG ROCKS OFF BEAUTIFUL OWEY ISLAND was last modified: June 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVFeaturesIain MillernewsOwey Islandlast_img read more

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