Boys’ Town stalwart defender Xavian Virgo says he holds no ill feelings towards temperamental Waterhouse striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, who knocked him unconscious with an elbow during their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football game at Barbican Field last Sunday.”Tuffy called me the night. Although I could not really hear what he was saying because the line was breaking up, I knew he was apologising, so I just told him that everything was all right and that there were no hard feelings,” he said.”This is something that Tuffy Anderson always does in a game. He plays like that. It’s a natural thing for him,” admitted Virgo.”It’s dangerous because it was a scary moment for me. But it was just a challenge, and I came out on the bad side of it. He could have come out on the wrong side as well. So I have nothing against Tuffy. It’s just one of those days. It’s football all over,” Virgo told The Gleaner at a Locker Room Sports KSAFA Jackie Bell KO match at their Collie Smith Drive grounds on Tuesday, which Boys’ Town won 4-2 over Maxfield Park.Virgo also implored.”All I am just saying as a player is that we need to be more careful because it might happen to somebody else and it might be worse,” he said.”Some of the players need to be careful when they are playing because serious things can happen in football and some of us have our families to take care of. We are not playing to hurt each other, even though we play to win, play aggressive and hard, but be careful when they are out there playing.”NODAMAGEThe 30-year-old said he went blank after being hit but is pleased to know that he did not receive any major damage.”Tuffy jumped in front of me, swung his elbow and hit me in the centre of my face. I fell to the ground and saw blood coming from my face and I called to the referee, who was running towards me, looked at it and said ‘Tuffy, you see what you did?’. Then after that, I can’t tell you what happened as I passed out.”But none of the bones were damaged, so that was good. I only have a little pain to the neck. But all in all, I am recovering well … . By the next game, I should be ready because I returned to training this (Tuesday) morning,” he disclosed.
An HGV has overturned on the Carn Road in Inishowen this Monday afternoon.The accident was reported on the R238 road at Glassmullan before 4pm.Local reports say that the tanker has overturned into a field. Gardaí are currently at the scene, while it is not yet known if there are any injuries.Traffic is flowing as normal.Travel alert: Truck overturned in Inishowen was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
17 May 2011 Simon trailed France’s Gwladys Nocera by one shot heading into the third and final round after rounds of 66 and 67 had left her on 11-under-par. Nocera had led by two shots from Simon, fellow South African Stacey Lee Bregman and Australian Sarah Kemp after the first round. ‘I just had to play my own game’Interviewed by the Ladies European Tour (LET) afterwards, Simon said: “The conditions were very difficult this morning, a lot of wind, and I knew I just had to play my own game. She sank four birdies and carded one bogey over the outward nine and followed that up with a further four birdies, as well as two bogeys, over the inward nine to end with an astonishing eight birdies over the last 18 holes. Birdie spreeNeeding to make up only one shot in the final round, Simon responded with a birdie spree, littered with the occasional bogey, to pull comfortably clear. Reflecting on her second LET title, Simon said: “It’s basically exactly four years ago since I had won. I was 18 at the time, very young, and I’ve been working hard for about a year-and-a-half now, so it feels very rewarding.” South African golfer Ashleigh Simon closed with a superb five-under-par 67 in tough, windy conditions to win the ISPS Handa Portugal Ladies Open by three shots at CampoReal Resort and Spa near Lisbon on Sunday. Young South African Connie Chen, aged just 18, was a victim of the difficult conditions on the last day, tumbling to a six-over 78, to finish tied for 38th on five-over-par 221. With rounds of 66, 67 and 67, Simon finished on 16-under-par 200. Nocera posted rounds of 64, 68, and 71 to claim second on 13-under 203. It was the second professional victory of the 22-year-old’s career. Her first came in only her third tournament as a pro at the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters in Spain. “I was six ahead with three to play and I dropped at 16 and Gwladys birdied so all of a sudden it [the lead] went to four [shots], but then, after the birdie on 17 and the drive down 18, I knew that it [the title] was mine.” ‘I putted well’She pinpointed her short game as the reason for her success, saying: “I think my short game really saved me. I putted well and when I had to make the up-and-downs I did.” “I started off with a birdie, which is always a good thing, and I just played really solidly throughout the day and kept steady and wasn’t really watching leaderboards or worrying what Gwladys (Nocera) was doing. Simon also said she felt comfortable throughout the event because the conditions were similar to those back home in South Africa. It was a spectacular effort in testing conditions, a fact which was underlined by the fact that Nocera and Bregman’s 71s, four shots worse off than Simon, were the second best rounds of the final day, during which many players ballooned to well over par. For Nocera, the final round went awry from the start with successive bogeys, but she fought back well to finish under-par for the day. Bregman sixthStacey Lee Bregman was let down by a 73 in the second round, but bookended that effort with solid rounds of 66 and 71 to finish in sixth place along with England’s Georgina Simpson on six-under-par 210. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands, who recently won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, finished third, seven shots behind Simon on nine-under-par 207.
Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city and the country’s commercial capital. Since 2008, some 359 000 skilled South Africans have returned home. (Image: Brand South Africa. Click for a larger view.) • Kotie Basson Media liaison Investec Asset Management +27 21 416 1812 +27 82 375 1317 Kotie.Basson@investecmail.com • Global perceptions key to competitiveness and foreign investment • Homecoming Revolution expands to African diaspora • South Africa: Sound investment destination, emerging market that matters • South Africa’s competitive advantage in the developing world • Foreign journalists get the inside storyJeremy Gardiner, Investec Asset ManagementMy brother has just returned to South Africa after living in Geneva for 14 years. He is going to reside in Johannesburg and work for Discovery Health and he is deliriously happy.What is exhausting, though, is the question (accompanied by a look of near disbelief) asked by almost every South African, from the travel agent to his friends to the real estate agent and the car salesman: “Why are you coming back? Especially now?”What is it about us South Africans that make us truly believe that we are die vark in die verhaal (the pig in the tale) in every story? Whether it is the economy, politics, the currency, corruption, you name it – we really do seem to believe that this South Africa is the only country in the world with problems and that anything that goes wrong is directly self-inflicted.A few points are worth noting.First, most of the pain we are feeling economically is currently being felt more or less similarly across all emerging markets. Very simply, it is our turn. For the first three years after the global financial collapse, former US Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke plumped up the global economy with billions of US dollars and emerging markets were a happy beneficiary of this liquidity. South Africans looked on in amazement as the developed world came close to collapse, companies slashed their workforces and these developed economies ground to a halt. Meanwhile, life in South Africa was good – we were still growing, retrenchments were there (but not widespread) and the sun was shining.But then, inevitably and eventually, the developed world started healing. Today the US economy is recovering, economic numbers are improving and they’re fast becoming energy neutral. Producing all their own oil and gas will make them more competitive, improve their deficit and reduce their debt.On the other hand, the European recovery – whilst nowhere near the US recovery – seems intact, and while they are hardly growing, they are at least no longer shrinking. Their risk now is deflation, although recent data has been encouraging and any signs of deflation will be doused quickly enough through monetary methods. Britain is almost booming with growth forecasts for 2014 being raised from 1.5% a year ago, to the current predictions from the Bank of England of over 3%.So with all the good news coming out of the developed world, the quantitative easing drip is slowly being removed. Global investors, seeing the recovery, also decided they could generate decent returns closer to home.Suddenly the rug was pulled out from underneath the feet of the emerging markets currencies and stock markets. What was described in general economic parlance as the Brics (a grouping to which we as South Africans felt unworthy, but delighted to be part of) quickly became referred to by many pundits as a Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept.Emerging markets remain resilientFrom Argentina to Indonesia, via Turkey, economies are slowing, unemployment is growing and currencies have been smashed. But the time for the emerging markets is not over. Many are in far better shape than 1998, and in many cases, they are in better shape than the developed world. They have lower debt-to-GDP ratios, more reserves, better demographics, higher growth prospects, and are generally more resilient.As members of this “club” known as emerging markets, we benefit when times are good, but similarly we suffer when sentiment towards emerging markets sours. As South Africans, we sometimes delude ourselves that we are “first world”, yet whether we like it or not, we are just another emerging market. Interestingly, there was a time we experienced contagion as a result of our proximity to Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. Today, South Africa will lift from our current growth impasse due to our preferred emerging market status. Preferred, ironically, due to our proximity to the rampant growth economies of Africa.Key to psychological survival in South Africa is being able to see us the way foreign investors do, and comparing us to the countries against whom we compete for investment flows. Nobody asks whether they should invest in London or South Africa, or New York or South Africa. What they do say however, is should they invest in South Africa or should they rather invest in South America, the rest of Africa or Asia? And against those countries or continents we generally stack up (reasonably) well.‘We’re not that fascinating’So, the South African economy isn’t alone in facing tough times. The Brazilian and Indian economies have also slowed significantly, as has foreign investment into these markets. Their currencies are at record lows and their deficits and unemployment levels are high. In fact, most emerging market economies have slowed considerably. The rand isn’t being punished because of our politics or strikes, for that matter. Despite ourselves, the rand has been punished along with most emerging market currencies, simply because massive inflows suddenly become massive outflows as sentiment towards emerging markets deteriorated.We have enormous youth unemployment, but the levels are not dissimilar to that of many other emerging markets. For that matter, many European countries have similar youth unemployment levels. We grumble about our politics, but politicians across the world behave badly. “Gravy” is not unique to South Africa; after all, was it not expedient politicians feeding tax breaks to voters in exchange for votes that led to the European collapse (and in many cases debt levels that will take generations to repay)? The French president’s approval rating is below 20%, less than half the level of our president.From a corruption perspective we have much work to do, but we are by no means worse than other emerging markets. In fact, we are better than (or equal to) the majority of South America, the rest of Africa and most of Asia, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index. On the list of 177 countries, we rank 72nd.We have to continue to jealously guard our press freedom, for which the country has fought so hard. We also have to appreciate that we currently have one of the freest press in the world. According to the World Press Freedom Index for 2014, we are in line with the UK and the US and once again freer than the majority of South America, the rest of Africa and Asia.In short, we are not nearly as fascinating to the rest of the world as we think we are. Very simply, we are part of a grouping known as emerging markets, and when they are in vogue, so are we, and the reverse applies when they are not. As I have argued earlier, what we are going through at the moment will pass. Almost like winter eventually becomes spring and then summer, so too will the sun return to the emerging markets and indeed to South Africa. Then this phase will be forgotten, and my brother – along with the 359 000 other skilled South Africans who (according to Adcorp) have returned home since 2008 – will stop getting asked why they came home.Jeremy Gardiner is a director at Investec Asset Management.
Acclaimed South African actress Terry Pheto has won an award at the UK National Film Awards for her role in A United Kingdom.Terry Pheto wins the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017 for her role in A United Kingdom. (Image: Ana M Wiggins, Screengrab via Terry Pheto’s Instagram)Brand South Africa reporterSouth African actress Terry Pheto has added another accolade to her impressive acting career. Her latest win is the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017.Pheto won the award for her role as Naledi Khama in the movie, A United Kingdom.“Truly honoured and humbled by this incredible accolade,” the star wrote on her Instagram account. “Thank you #NationalFilmAwardsUK for the recognition.”Congrats to @TerryPheto voted #BestSupportingActress sponsored by @FIJIWater at the 3rd annual #NationalFilmAwardsUK pic.twitter.com/oKAazfRJjK— National Film Awards (@NATFilmAwards) April 3, 2017WINNER of #NationalFilmAwardsUK BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS award for #AUnitedKingdom @TerryPheto pic.twitter.com/STZcDu7x2j— Thula Sindi (@thulasindi) March 29, 2017A United KingdomThe movie, a biographical romantic drama, tells the story of the interracial marriage of Sir Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams Khama, played by David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, respectively.Watch:When the movie was released, Pheto told the Sowetan newspaper that it was an honour to work with such established actors.“To feature amongst the calibre of actors and actresses cast for this film and have my talent recognised by international casting agents and producers is humbling.“I’ve been an actor for 13 years now and every day I work on honing my craft and becoming a better actress and to get jobs such as this one definitely proves hard work pays off,” Terry said.Victory celebratedHer win was celebrated on social media platforms, with congratulatory messages flooding Pheto’s timeline.@thulasindi @TerryPheto Congratulations Ms Pheto!!??Continuously flying the SA black excellence flag high, thank you— Masechaba Mtolo (@uMaMoshoeshoe) March 29, 2017@TerryPheto waving the South African up high… Congratulations on your award sisi!!! You are making us proud ??? #Queen— Herman Radipabe (@RamsRaddy) March 29, 2017@TerryPheto Congratulations Terry. Well done. You deserve it all. ???— IG: Sibu_Nk (@Bozoom_Nk) March 29, 2017Congratulations @TerryPheto. As you let your star shine without limits you are permitting girls and young women in Africa to do the same. https://t.co/wnh0Vfxinb— Adv Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) March 30, 2017@TerryPheto congratulations on your big award. You had star quality since the very first time I met you.— Marianne Fassler (@Leopardfrock) March 30, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As soybeans are emerging it is important to take some time to evaluate the stands.“Most are reporting good stands,” said Laura Lindsey, with OSU Extension. “Keep in mind that soybean stands may look a little uneven especially in areas of Ohio that are dry. If there are gaps where soybeans have not yet emerged, dig around in the area where there are no plants. If the seed is healthy and germinated, but just not broken through, with moisture, the soybeans should continue to emerge.”To get a handle on the stand, Lindsey recommends the following method: count the number of plants in 69 feet 8 inches of row for 7.5 inch-row spacing, 34 feet 10 inches for 15-inch row spacing, or 17 feet 5 inches of row for 30-inch row spacing. These counts represent 1/1000th of an acre (i.e., 120 plants in 69 feet 8 inches of row in 7.5-inch row spacing = 120,000 plants per acre).In areas where stands are less than ideal, there could be a number of different disease problems that could be to blame. OSU Extension plant pathologist Anne Dorrance has been hearing about some emergence problems due to diseases.“The most common symptom is spotty areas around the field with large skips or limited emergence,” Dorrance said. “Take a garden trowel and dig up a few places and try to find the seed that was placed there.”Here is a review from Dorrance of the seedling disease issues that are common most years in Ohio.1. The Watermolds, Pythium and Phytophthora, are very common on poorly drained, high clay soils. These pathogens love wet soil conditions. The few places in the state where saturated soil conditions have occurred are the very typical areas for these problems. Look for any shade of brown or tan on the seedling root or hypocotyl — the area right behind the deep green cotyledon.2. Rhizoctonia is another foe of seedlings. Fluctuating conditions, dry to wet can sometimes favor this pathogen. This is a brick corky red color, close to a brick house color, on the lower stem and the roots that can range from light brown to dark brown in color.3. Fusarium graminearum or other Fusarium spp. — Fusarium tends to be bright pinkish-red and fluffy. We have found this most often in fields with a high level of corn residue.There are other pests that will feed on the seeds and seedlings. Seed corn maggot is one potential problems and slug damage is another. In these cases, missing plants or plants with holes in leaves or cotyledons will appear differently than the sunken, rotting tissue of diseases.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Acres of indoor farm machinery displays draw thousands of people each year to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky, with 2018 being no different. The Ohio Ag Net team had a chance to talk with some of the exhibitors about their products.While down at the show, the OAN crew came across a unique looking skid loader at the CAT booth. Surrounded by excited young people in blue corduroy jackets, Joel Penhorwood stopped in to find our what the Kentucky FFA was up to as he visits with Bradon Burks, State FFA Vice President.Dale Minyo visits with John Couch of SISCO talking the McFarlane Cobra Reel Disk, on display at the annual show.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Jerry Quellhorst of GEA. The robotic farm market is attracting more and more options for the dairy industry including but not limited to robotic, carousel choices.Salford Group’s Brad Baker also visited with Joel. The exclusive 6700 Mounted Air Boom Applicator for late model John Deere Sprayer Chassis is new for 2018 and is getting notable attention at this year’s show.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#apps#Facebook#Government#mobile Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco, sounds tired – but still in a hurry. Darting between meetings in Silicon Valley and Sacramento, Newsom tells me that it’s long past time for government to embrace the opportunities presented by smartphones, social media, and Big Data. I spoke with Newsom as he was returning from a meeting at Cisco. As he said:We have (leaders) in government who download a book to their Kindle in seconds, or order their groceries online. They understand the power of a 24/7 service, yet rather than adopting new technologies for their organization, we are patching old systems from the 1970s. These were great once, but now are becoming burdens. Newsom has an infectious optimism regarding technology’s ability to improve government services and foster openness. “We need to learn and scale,” he says of government.The private sector is taking notice. Money, ideas and entrepreneurship are flowing into government at all levels. Not just to win big contracts or to promote immigration reform, but to use the very technologies that have changed homes and business to improve how government operates. Open GovEarlier this year, the Knight Foundation initiated the “Open Gov” challenge in order to, as the organization put it, “we sensed an opportunity to accelerate this nascent field and to help it develop solutions that serve defined needs.”Four months later, the foundation has just announced eight winners who will receive just over $3 million in funding. These include: Civic Insight: Providing up-to-date information on vacant properties so that communities can more easily find ways to make tangible improvements to local spaces.GitMachines: Supporting government innovation by creating pre-configured tools that developers in government agencies can use to easily build new technology.OpenCounter: Making it easier for residents to register and create new businesses by building open source software that governments can use to simplify the process.Procure.io: Making government contract bidding more transparent by simplifying the way smaller companies bid on government contracts.Toward A Government App StoreBusinesses that have worked with government for years also realize how mobile technology, social media and even smartphone apps can improve the delivery of service.Recently, I spoke with Maury Blackman, CEO of Accela, a Bay Area company that develops mobile apps specifically designed to streamline government activities and to make it easier for people to communicate with officials, get information, pay taxes and fees, access services and so forth.“Services once done in-person or online are now shifting to the smartphone,” Blackman told me. “Citizens expect around-the-clock access to government officials and services.”The Civic CloudAccela has also built a app platform it calls “the Civic Cloud,” one designed to help government agencies and app developers work more closely with one another. The goal is to create smartphone apps for government agencies that thousands of local governments across the country could easily replicate.If that effort is successful, developers would suddenly have access to a giant market. Meanwhile, government could offer improve service delivery, while citizens would get better roads, services and greater access to the government employees whose salaries they pay.Such apps might include a location-based pothole-repair request service, or one that would let contractors submit permit requests from the field. It’s not hard to see how such apps could scale across city and local governments around the country.In his book Citizenville, Newsom writes: “In the private sector and in our personal lives, absolutely everything has changed over the last decade. In government, very little has.” That finally may be about to change. brian s hall A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Sarri: Italy must do more to eradicate racismby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has called on Italy to fix their racism problem following the alleged racist abuse of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly at the San Siro.Koulibaly alleged received the abuse during Wednesday’s loss to Inter Milan, before being sent off after two quick yellow cards.Sarri sympathises with his former player and wants his homeland to do more to fix the problem.”You know in Italy there are some problems in football, especially for Naples,” Sarri said.”When I was there we stopped two matches; one against Lazio in Rome, one against Sampdoria in Genoa.”I’m really very sorry for Kalidou because he is a wonderful man. I’m sorry for him, but I think in Italy we can do something more for this problem.”