Previous articleEPA Encourages Americans to Avoid Food Waste Over the HolidaysNext articleIndigo Ag’s New App to Market Your Grain NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Credit Conditions Recover in Third Quarter Farm income and loan repayment rates recovered from sharp declines in the second quarter, and demand for credit softened according to Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys.Although farm income generally remained low, loan repayment rates stabilized, and farmland real estate markets remained strong. Farm loan demand moderated in all Federal Reserve districts for the first time since 2013 in the third quarter.Funding at agricultural banks was likely supported by higher deposits and an influx of liquidity from Federal Reserve and government programs following the COVID-19 outbreak.The Fed says an influx of government payments and higher prices for agricultural commodities provided greater support for farm finances in the third quarter and seemed to limit demand for financing.Despite some improvements in the agricultural economy, farm income and repayment rates remained low, albeit not as low as in the second quarter.Increased uncertainty related to the pandemic may also have curbed some demand for new loans and could continue to weigh on agricultural lending conditions moving forward. By NAFB News Service – Nov 26, 2020 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Ag Credit Conditions Recover in Third Quarter SHARE
LifestyleFashion & BeautyLimerickNewsLimerick is 2nd most lucrative county in Ireland to run a salon or spaBy Meghann Scully – November 11, 2019 872 WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleHRI Weekly: Enda Bolger trained Ballyoisin wins Grade 2 ChaseNext articleLimerick’s Ciara Brennan at Taste of Dublin Festive Edition Meghann Scully Print TAGSbeautyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postsalon Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LIMERICK has been revealed as the second most lucrative place to run a salon or spa.According to research, carried out by Phorest Salon Software, Limerick salons made almost half a million on revenue last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was Monaghan that made the top of the list, with salons there making an average of €481,534 in revenue over the last 12 months, followed by Limerick, with salons there taking in an average of €466,659.Next up is Dublin in third place with average revenues of €463,394. Rounding out the top 10 are Westmeath (€449,941), Cork (€418,415), Donegal (€401,095), Kerry (€399,340), Carlow (€392,680), Louth (€389,299) and Kildare (€374,268).Ronan Perceval, CEO of Phorest Salon Software, commented: “We hope this information helps would-be salon owners to see if they can afford to take the plunge and open a salon in their city, or current salon owners to find the right spot to expand.“Of course revenue is only one side of profitability – you also need to take into account costs like rent and salaries in each county to make sure it works for you – but knowing the average revenue you can expect can help you work out the kind of rent and other overheads you can afford.” he added.
Pinterest Home Local News Government City to honor girl who raised money for police dogs Facebook Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation 1 of 2 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Randi Spenser, 10, is raising money for the Odessa Police Department K-9 Program by giving away hot chocolate for donations. She will be putting up her stand for the last weekend from 6 to 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. WhatsApp The Odessa City Council is scheduled to recognize 10-year-old Randi Spenser today for raising more than $7,126 for the Odessa Police Department’s K-9 unit by selling hot chocolate in her neighborhood during the holidays.Interim City Manager Michael Marrero described Spenser as “a great example of a civic minded young person taking action to improve her community.” Police Chief Mike Gerke and Mayor David Turner are scheduled to present her with an award.Spenser, an aspiring police officer who has three pet dogs, told the Odessa American last month that she was inspired to raise money for the K-9 unit after seeing the movie “Megan Leavey” about a soldier’s bond with a military combat dog during her service in Iraq.“It opened my eyes up of what they did and how I could help my community by not only helping the dogs but helping the handler,” she said. Twitter She set up her hot chocolate stand at the corner of Sapphire Street and Shiloh Road. Her donation, which the City Council is also scheduled to approve accepting today, will be used for equipment such as bullet-proof vests and shoes for the dogs.“We went over there a couple nights . . . and it was freezing cold, and she was still out there selling hot chocolate,” Deputy Chief Jesse Duarte said. “It’s amazing what this little 10-year-old did.” Randi Spencer, right, serves out hot chocolate to Sgt. Randy Vest at her hot chocolate donation stand for Odessa Police Department K9 unit in the drive way of her home Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, on Sapphire Street in Odessa, Texas. Donations will go towards buying bulletproof vest and Kevlar boots to protect OPD K9s. Spencer estimates the vest and boots to cost $1000 per K9. (AP Photo|Odessa American, Jacob Ford) Pinterest By admin – January 9, 2018 Local NewsGovernment City to honor girl who raised money for police dogs Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Randi Spencer, right, serves out hot chocolate to Sgt. Randy Vest at her hot chocolate donation stand for Odessa Police Department K9 unit in the drive way of her home Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, on Sapphire Street in Odessa, Texas. Donations will go towards buying bulletproof vest and Kevlar boots to protect OPD K9s. Spencer estimates the vest and boots to cost $1000 per K9. (AP Photo|Odessa American, Jacob Ford) Summer Spaghetti SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleEmpty Bowls event helps feed areaNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 9 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments
The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: CoreLogic Announces Keynotes for RiskSummit Next: Fannie Mae Eliminates Restructured Loan Policy Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 5, 2016 1,047 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Banks Earnings Profits 2016-07-05 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Tagged with: Banks Earnings Profits in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles For the most part, the largest U.S. bank holding companies suffered through a dismal first quarter, as the profits of nearly every one of them took a hit compared with the first quarter of 2015.For example, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley each saw their profits decline by more than 50 percent from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016. Citi’s net income dropped over-the-year from $4.8 billion to $3.5 billion in Q1, and Bank of America’s dropped by 13 percent down to $2.7 billion. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase also reported over-the-year earnings declines for Q1.In slightly more than a week, the mortgage industry will find out if the banks were able to bounce back in Q2, starting with the release of JPMorgan Chase’s second quarter earnings statement on the morning of Thursday, July 14. The following day, Friday, July 15, the Q2 earnings statements of four financial institutions will be released: Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, PNC, and Citi.Bank of America and Morgan Stanley will follow with their respective Q2 earnings statements on Monday, July 18, and Goldman Sachs will release theirs on Tuesday, July 19.The banks may be in a good position to increase profitability for Q2. The nation’s 33 largest bank holding companies all showed improved capital levels in the recent stress tests conducted by the Fed. According to the Fed, the 33 banks had added a combined total of more than $700 billion in common equity capital. The 33 bank holding companies tested, which hold more than 80 percent of domestic banking assets, showed they would take losses of about $385 billion when tested for their ability to lend in a hypothetical severe economic scenario.The Fed then announced on June 29 that it did not reject the capital plans for all bank holding companies except for Santander and Deutsche Bank. The Fed did not reject Morgan Stanley’s capital plan, but did ask the investment banking firm to resubmit its plan after correcting some deficiencies in the plan found by the central bank.The earnings statements for non-bank mortgage servicers such as Ocwen Financial, Nationstar Mortgage, and Walter Investment typically follow a week or two after the bank holding companies release their statements. All three posted net losses of more than $100 billion in Q1; the only one of the three that was profitable for the full year of 2015 was Nationstar.Q2 earnings scheduleThursday, July 14: JPMorgan ChaseFriday, July 15: Citi, PNC, U.S. Bank, Wells FargoMonday, July 18: Bank of America, Morgan StanleyTuesday, July 19: Goldman Sachs Home / Daily Dose / Banks Bracing for Q2 Earnings Releases Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Banks Bracing for Q2 Earnings Releases Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe
View post tag: Maltese View post tag: Exercise Earlier this week, the Maltese Special Duties Enhanced Boarding Team (MSDEBT) on board the EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) ship Johan de Witt conducted a fast-rope exercise. They fast-roped from one of the two Cougar helicopters embarked on the Dutch warship.The Johan de Witt is currently the flagship of the EUNAVFOR counter-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa.During a fast-roping the team decends down a rope, hung under a helicopter, using only hands and feet to control the speed of their decent. This tactic makes it possible to quickly insert troops on a ship from a helicopter. It is one of the possible operations to deter, prevent and repress acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the Somali coast.This is one of the many capabilities on board of HNLMS Johan de Witt, the Dutch Flagship of EU NAVFOR. HNLMS Johan de Witt is a Landing Platform Dock, 176.5 metres in length and 16,948 tonnes displacement. She can accommodate up to 600 personnel and has many different assets, including an enhanced medical facility, with a fully equipped operating theatre and a specialised medical team. The ship is also equipped with a Landing Craft Task Element and a Scan Eagle UAV, an unmanned aircraft. In addition, the warship has a team from Belgium on board who operate a specialised boarding craft known as a Fast Raiding Interception and Special Forces Craft (FRISC).EUNAVFOR protects World Food Programme (WFP) vessels delivering aid to displaced persons in Somalia; protects African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) shipping; and prevents, deters and represses acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the Horn of Africa. In addition, the EU NAVFOR also contributes to the monitoring of fishing activities off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2013; Image: EUNAVFOR Back to overview,Home naval-today Maltese Boarding Team Conducts Fast-Rope Exercise Aboard Johan de Witt View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: EUNAVFOR August 14, 2013 View post tag: conducts View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Counter-Piracy View post tag: team View post tag: Johan de Witt Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Fast-Rope Maltese Boarding Team Conducts Fast-Rope Exercise Aboard Johan de Witt View post tag: Defence View post tag: Boarding
A new show at the American Repertory Theater lifts the curtain on a universal meeting space for men of color: the barbershop.“There’s always been a need for black men to find spaces where they could commune without fear of a sort of judgmental or voyeuristic gaze,” said Nigerian-born poet-playwright Inua Ellams, who spent weeks traveling around England and Africa researching “Barber Shop Chronicles,” at the Loeb Mainstage through Jan. 5.“Barbershops,” he added, “are that space.”Twelve actors take on 30 roles in the play. From London to Nigeria, the men may see things through different cultural lenses, but the dynamics of their discussions are always the same, Ellams noted.“There are cross-generational conversations going on; different types of people with different monies in their pockets clashing. There are the same questions about fatherhood, about masculinity, about belonging, about the legacy of colonization coming up.”Ellams left out U.S. barbershops to avoid creating “another play which centered America.”“I wanted to create something which centered African identity, but not African-American identity,” he said.,Still, he always planned to have “Chronicles” performed in the U.S. Throughout its American run, audiences have responded to the play’s themes, and to something else.“People of various cultures who have digested negative stereotypes of black and African men love the play because it undoes a lot of those stereotypes,” said Ellams. They just see “people on stage being people.”What does he hope viewers take from the work?“I want audiences to see that there isn’t a monolith,” he said. “There isn’t an African monolith, there isn’t a black monolith, a human monolith. We are all intensely, intensely different but all intensely, intensely the same, and that mixed bag of humanity is worth celebrating.”,“There isn’t an African monolith, there isn’t a black monolith, a human monolith. We are all intensely, intensely different but all intensely, intensely the same, and that mixed bag of humanity is worth celebrating.” — Inua Ellams,The show mirrors some of the challenging experiences its creator has faced in his own life. Born in Nigeria in 1984, Ellams was 12 when his family moved to London to escape persecution by people angry at his father for questioning his Muslim faith. Three years later the family moved to Ireland, where Ellams faced racism in school “more powered by ignorance than actual malice.”At 18 he was back in London, but his unresolved citizenship status meant he couldn’t work or study. Writing became an outlet — first poetry, then “bigger and bigger stories.” When he was finally able to apply to college he lacked the funds, but he took comfort knowing that his works were being taught at the university he had hoped to attend.Ellams’ next play, “The Half-God of Rainfall,” will premiere in the spring and be released in book form by 4th Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins. The production company Working Title has acquired the rights to his 2012 one-man play “Black T-Shirt Collection” and is working with Ellams to adapt the show into a four-part TV series.As for “Barber Shop Chronicles,” the playwright is eager for the show to have a life beyond the A.R.T. stage.“We have no dates for New York,” he said. “But I am hoping in 2020.”,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.
Photo: Roger GuptaThe Blue Ridge boasts a full calendar of fests through the fall.MayBeale Street Music Festival April 29-May 1 — Memphis, Tenn. This must-do fest in Memphis features 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi. Line-up this year includes John Mellencamp, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, the Avett Brothers, and Mumford & Sons.Shenandoah Riverside Festival May 6-8 — Strasburg, Va. Join this three-day jam on the banks of the Shenandoah with a range of roots music from bluegrass to reggae to experimental rock.Cheat River Festival May 7 — Albright, W.Va. This low-key fest with some paddling fun and local string bands helps protect one of the Mountain State’s favorite rivers.Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival May 7 — Charlotte, N.C. Three of God’s greatest inventions come together at Symphony Park. Additional versions of this fest take place in Richmond, Va., on June 4 and National Harbor, Md., on June 17 and 18.White County Cork and Keg Festival May 14 — Helen, Ga. Drink regional beer and wine while hearing tasty tunes from Georgia Godfather of Jam, Col. Bruce Hampton.Trail Days May 14-16 — Damascus, Va. The mother of all hiking gatherings wakes up the sleepy town of Damascus for a long weekend of Appalachian Trail celebration. Thru-hikers reunite to trade trail stories, march in a parade, soak each other with water guns, check out a variety of gear booths, and sip a little moonshine.Xtremefest of the Blue Ridge May 14 — Waynesboro, Va. This one-day festival celebrates all things mountain sports, including climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking.New River Rendezvous May 20-22 — Fayetteville, W.Va. Come out for crazy climbing comps and campsite revelry in the Gorge. The most interesting thing on the schedule this year is the “Mountain Khakis presents: Pants to Panties, Drop Your Drawers and Win” event.Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival May 21 — Thomson, Ga. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue headline this annual festival that commemorates Georgia blues legend Blind Willie McTell.Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 41st Annual Memorial Weekend Bluegrass Festival May 26-28 — Coeburn, Va. The Good Doctor is well into his 80s, and he’s still touring like a spry youngster. He also hosts this traditional bash at his old home place. This year features help from Dailey & Vincent, Blue Highway, Larry Sparks, and the Lonesome River Band.Abbey Road on the River 2011 May 26-30 — Louisville, Ky. If you love the Fab Four, get to Louisville for what brands itself as the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival. Another version takes place in Washington, D.C., on September 1-5.Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Bluegrass Festival May 27-28 — North Augusta, S.C. Dig into a plate of the South’s finest BBQ and dig the sounds of Doc Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chatham County Line, Frontier Ruckus, and Charlie Parr.Rooster Walk May 27-28 — Martinsville, Va. This annual event at the idyllic Blue Mountain Festival Grounds remembers two fallen friends with a big weekend of regional roots music including Folk Soul Revival, The Mantras, Big Fat Gap, and many more.White Squirrel Festival May 29-30 — Brevard, N.C. Brevard pays tribute to its favorite neighbor with a street festival that includes White Squirrel walking tours, a box car derby, craft and food vendors, and a solid line-up of live music. 1 2 3 4
Submit Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Richard FitzGerald – RMGPreparing to expand its broadcasting content in 2019, incorporating the racing programmes of all 26 Irish racecourses from 1 January, Racing UK confirms that it will rebrand its entity to ‘Racing TV’.Operating firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG), details that the Racing TV rebrand reflects its subsidiary’s expanded responsibilities as the exclusive broadcaster for 61 UK & IRE racecourses – ‘equating to over 70% of all racing content for the UK and Ireland, including nearly 90% of all Group and Graded races.’Commenting on the rebrand, Richard FitzGerald Chief Executive of Racecourse Media Group, said: “This is the start of an exciting new era for the channel. Rebranding to Racing TV reflects the even greater quality and choice available from both sides of the Irish Sea. Racing television is at the heart of what we do and the new brand also retains some of the Racing UK brand heritage, which we are very proud of.”Updating stakeholders, Fitzgerald confirms that Irish racing expert Gary O’Brien will spearhead the Racing TV IRE team, supported by Kevin O’Ryan and Donn McClean as lead anchors.Racing TV’s IRE broadcast team is completed by the amateur jockey and trainer Kate Harrington accompanied by legendary rider Ruby Walsh as race-day pundits.Fitzgerald states that a new look Racing TV will take the sport’s programming and broadcasting to the ‘next level’, with each of the 61 racecourses featuring its own dedicated live stream available on ‘Racing TV Extra’ – a new feature of Racing TV’s digital platform.Enhancing its race-day content, RMG details that it has been working closely with broadcast partner Sports Information Services (SIS), an integral stakeholder for Racing TV expanding its programming across Ireland.FitzGerald added: “We have been working very closely with HRI, AIR and SIS and the British and Irish racecourses all year and will continue to do so. We’ve coveted Irish racing for nine years and we’re honoured to be entrusted with the broadcasting rights to Irish racing. We cannot wait to get started on January 1.”“As usual, members will enjoy all the live racing with ultra-fast pictures and minimal commercial messaging. In addition, members can view the channel on unlimited platforms. Other benefits include Club Days (free racing for members and guests), Winter Season Tickets (free racing), discounted racecourse admission, hospitality offers and the Racing TV magazine – and all for the same membership fee.” Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share
Cranes’ taskAll Uganda has to do is beat Comoros to advance to their first Nations Cup final since 1978. If Cranes win their final game, they will be one of the two best second placed teams, that make it to Gabon.They set themselves up in this position by stunning Botswana 2-1 in June. 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon Only four other teams, CAR, Tunisia, Mali (already qualified) and Benin can end up with 13 points, but if CAR and Tunisia get the 13 points, they will deny their 2nd placed teams, as that will leave them at 10 and 12 points respectively.Mali and Benin play each other in the final match, so even if both get 13 points, one will be group leader – leaving Uganda as the second team at 13.Teams that have qualified for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners)Morocco (Group F winners)Egypt (Group G winners)Ghana (Group H winners)Algeria (Group J winners)Senegal (Group K winners)Zimbabwe (Group L winners)Cameroon (Group M winners)Mali (Group C winners or runnersup)Groups in contention for two second best qualification placesGroup A Liberia 5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia 5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo 5 2 2 1 6 4 8Djibouti 5 0 0 5 1 19 0Final gamesTunisia vs LiberiaTogo vs DjiboutiGroup BDR Congo 5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R. 5 3 1 1 8 7 10Angola 5 1 1 3 6 7 4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Final gameDR Congs vs CARGroup CMali 5 4 1 0 8 1 13Benin 5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan 5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 1Final gamesMali vs BeninGroup DB. Faso 5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda 5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana 5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros 5 1 0 4 2 6 3Final gamesUganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso v BotswanaFULL Africa Cup of Nations standings with one qualification round to goGroup A Liberia 5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia 5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo 5 2 2 1 6 4 8Djibouti 5 0 0 5 1 19 0Group B DR Congo 5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R. 5 3 1 1 8 7 10Angola 5 1 1 3 6 7 4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Group CMali 5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedBenin 5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan 5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 1Group DB. Faso 5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda 5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana 5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros 5 1 0 4 2 6 3Group EG.Bissau 5 3 1 1 7 6 10 – qualifiedCongo 5 1 3 1 8 7 6Zambia 5 1 3 1 6 6 6Kenya 5 1 1 3 4 6 4Group FMorocco 5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedC. Verde 5 3 0 2 11 6 9Libya 5 1 1 3 7 6 4Sao Tome 5 1 0 4 4 17 3Group GEgypt 4 3 1 0 7 1 10 – qualifiedNigeria 3 0 2 1 1 2 2Tanzania 3 0 1 2 0 5 1Note: Chad withdrew after matchday 3 for financial reasonsGroup HGhana 5 4 1 0 13 2 13 – qualifiedRwanda 5 2 0 3 8 5 6Mauritius 5 2 0 3 3 14 6Mozambique 5 1 1 3 4 7 4Group II.Coast 3 1 2 0 2 1 5S.Leone 3 1 1 1 1 1 4Sudan 4 1 1 2 2 3 4Group JAlgeria 5 4 1 0 19 5 13 – qualifiedEthiopia 5 2 2 1 9 13 8Seychelles 5 1 1 3 4 9 4Lesotho 5 1 0 4 5 10 3Group KSenegal 5 5 0 0 11 2 15 – qualifiedBurundi 5 2 0 3 7 9 6Namibia 5 2 0 3 5 7 6Niger 5 1 0 4 2 7 3Group LZimbabwe 5 3 2 0 11 3 11 – qualifiedSwaziland 5 2 2 1 6 8 8Guinea 5 1 2 3 4 5 5Malawi 5 0 2 3 4 9 2Group MCameroon 5 3 2 0 5 2 11 – qualifiedMauritania 5 2 1 2 5 4 7S. Africa 5 1 3 1 7 5 6Gambia 5 0 2 3 1 7 2Note: 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon. Cranes captain Massa walks off the pitch at half time. The game ended 0-0. PHOTOS via KCCA & FUFAInternational friendlyResultUganda 0 Kenya 0Cranes and Harambee Stars played a cautious game for most part Tuesday, with both sides settling for a goalless draw at Mandela National Stadium Namboole.Kenya’s Harambee stars were led by England-based midfielder Victor Wanyama and had their best efforts in the second half.Geoffrey Massa captained the Uganda Cranes, but despite several changes to the striking line up later in the game, failed to create clear cut chances.Cranes have four days to improve their creativity going forward, as a similar result on Sunday at Comoros would be a disaster. Goals and a win is what the country will push the Cranes for on Sunday, and is what is needed to make their first Nations Cup final since 1978. Starting Uganda XI: Salim Jamal Magoola, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Jjuuko, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Moses Oloya, Aucho Khalid, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Yunus Sentamu, Geofrey Massa (Captain)Subs: Miya, Ochaya, Kizito, Geofrey Sserunkuma, Tonny Mawejje, Edrisa LubegaStarting Kenya Stars XI: Bonifance Olouch (G.K), David Owino, Brian Mandela, David Ochieng, Eric Ouma, Victor Wanyama, Anthony Akumu, Eric Johana, Francis Kahata, Ayub Timbe, Jesse WereSubs: David Okello, Abdul Omar, John Kipkemboi, Ismail Gonza, Michael Olunga, Mark Maxwatta, John Ayunga. Share on: WhatsApp
OCEANPORT – The New Jersey State Senate honored Monmouth Park, Dennis Drazin and all those involved in this year’s Aug. 2 William Haskell Invitational for their contributions in executing what Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) dubbed a “wonderful family day.”And it just may happen all over again in September. Monmouth Park is trying to arrange a $1M race, in addition to a lucrative multi-race bonus package, to lure American Pharoah’s owner, Ahmed Zayat to return the Triple Crown winner back to Oceanport in September.Drazin, horseman, Red Bank attorney and advisor to Monmouth Park who was the man behind getting American Pharoah here in the first place, has been trying since before the Haskell to get the horse here again, apparently.Drazin said if the horse is going to run in the Travers Stakes in Saratoga Aug. 29 he would need another race before the Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31 to stay in shape.“It would be convenient for his schedule” to have the Monmouth Park race,” Drazin said.There as been no word from the owners that the horse will run in the Tavers or at Monmouth Park, Drazin stressed.“We’re still following up on these efforts,” in trying to get American Pharoah back to Monmouth Park,” he continued. “But absolutely nothing is confirmed at this point.”A return performance would do a world of good for racing in the state, track, county and state officials agree, as well as hopefully have a cascading effect on open space according to the Monmouth County Conservation Foundation. Too many horse farms are being sold because of the low purses being offered in New Jersey, Conservation Foundation officials contend but, they add, political will can change that.American Pharoah’s appearance had a powerful economic impact on the county as well estimated to be $40M, tied with the Breeders Cup in 2007, or more.This year’s Haskell was the largest in Monmouth Park history, with a record-setting 60, 983 in attendance and a high mark of $20M in pari-mutuel wagering throughout the day. “With this year’s record Haskell Invitational, featuring a Triple Crown winner, Monmouth Park once again showed its economic importance for the region and state by drawing more than 60,000 spectators, a worldwide television audience and creating tens of millions of dollars in economic impact,” Kyrillos said. “The equestrian industry has a long and storied history in the Garden State, producing goods and services in excess of $710 million and providing tens of thousands of jobs, as well as generating significant revenue through racing and recreation.”Zayat has stressed he wants to run his horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31. A Triple Crown winner has never run in the race because it was established after the last Triple Crown winner and Pharoah broke a 37-year dry streak.The owner has expressed some interest in running the horse at the Travers Stakes but trainer Bob Baffert has expressed reluctance to do so, because his horses have not had a great record there. Either way, Monmouth Park wants him back, after Saratoga or in place of Saratoga but definitely before the Breeders Cup, which will mark American Pharoah’s official retirement from racing. He will then go out to stud.Sound unlikely he’ll return to Monmouth Park? Not according to track officials who say the Zayat family was extremely pleased with the way they handled the Haskell.And so were state senators.“Horse racing has a great tradition in New Jersey and this year’s Haskell Invitational was a showcase event that the state can be proud of,” said Senate President Stephen Sweeney.The Senate resolution similarly honors and congratulates Zayat Stables, the winning New Jersey stable that produced the 12th Triple Crown winner in history American Pharaoh, for their participation in the 48th renewal of the Haskell.“He could have raced anywhere in the country,” Beck explained. “Zayat Stables deserves a lot of credit.”“It was a lot of work for Drazin and his team to make this happen, and they did a perfect job,” said Beck. “I don’t think Monmouth Park has ever looked more beautiful. They managed the traffic well; there was barely any waiting, the concessions were great. People were mesmerized. It was one of a kind.”“It was impressive to be on the Senate floor and to have them say such wonderful things,” said Drazin, the Red Bank lawyer who played a pivotal role in organizing the monstrous event. “They are used to tremendous events like the Super Bowl, which was in New Jersey last year. To hear about what a wonderful job Monmouth Park did, it made us very proud.”While Drazin appreciates the Senate’s recognition for his Haskell work, he is largely focused on the long-term commitment the Senate spoke of.“They spoke of wanting to preserve horse racing and wanting to do more. They want to make sure Monmouth Park has enough revenue. Not only were we proud, but it gave the whole team encouragement about the future through their commitment,” he said.“There has to be a comprehensive, strategic effort to bring back horse racing,” said Beck, “but this shows what is possible.”The resolution “pays tribute to [Monmouth Park’s] meritorious history of service and leadership, and extends best wishes for its continued success,” and after an historic day for Monmouth Park, Monmouth County, and the State of New Jersey, it is hopeful that equestrian industry within the state can build off of this year’s record success.By John Burton and Dillon Stambaugh
Stephen McLaughlin celebrates his goal for Southend United last night.Former Finn Harps and Derry City midfielder Stephen McLaughlin scored a vital goal for Southend United last night as they continued their push for automatic promotion from League Two.McLaughlin on loan from Nottingham Forest netted his first goal for the club since joining on loan.The goal sealed the victory for Southend and McLaughlin has been in impressive form since signing for the Shrimpers. The victory sealed a play-off place, but Southend can still gain promotion via the automatic promotion places in the league and currently occupy fifth position in the table.Last night’s victory sees them FIVE points off the automatic promotion spots with four games left to play.It seems more likely that Southend will need to negotiate their way through a play-off scenario in order to gain promotion.That would see McLaughlin appear at Wembley in a play-off final just like Seamus Coleman did in 2010 for Blackpool that secured their promotion to the Premiership. McLaughlin has struggled to establish himself as a regular at Forest but has had successful loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Notts County.McLaughlin will hoping he can continue his fine run of form with Southend and propel them into League One.FORMER HARPS STAR MCLAUGHLIN SCORES FOR SOUTHEND TO KEEP WEMBLEY HOPES ALIVE was last modified: April 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:newssoccerSouthend UnitedSportStephen McLaughlin
23 July 2014Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers’ R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.Venetia is currently an open pit mine and South Africa’s largest producer of diamonds, contributing around 40% of the country’s annual production.Last year, De Beers announced that it would be investing R20-billion in converting the mine to an underground operation, to begin producing its first diamonds in 2021, ramp up to full production in 2024, and continue producing beyond 2040.President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the official launch of construction work on the project in October, said it signalled that South Africa’s mining sector was poised for new growth, adding: “This project is also significant because it demonstrates confidence in South Africa as an investment destination of choice by both foreign and South African companies.”On Wednesday, Murray & Roberts was awarded the contract to build a decline shaft, two vertical shafts, horizontal access tunnels, loading levels, and associated ventilation, ground and water handling infrastructure for the project.Company group chief executive Henry Laas said this was the first of a series of potential awards to Murray & Roberts Cementation, and “potentially represents the single largest opportunity to Murray & Roberts since the Eskom power build programme”.Laas said the “more advanced” Canadian shaft sinking methodology would be used for sinking the vertical shafts, adding that Cementation Canada, “who is recognised as leaders in applying this methodology, will be providing specialist training of the shaft sinking crews.“Although good sinking rates are possible with this methodology, the primary drive in the transition to this methodology is improved safety, as no concurrent shaft sinking activities are required,” Laas said.SAinfo reporter
Many amateur directors decide to write and direct their first film before they have had much on set experience in other roles. This method must be approached with caution – particularly with regards to how the cast and crew is treated on set.A film set can be a very dynamic place – at times it is exhilarating and inspiring while at other times it can be frustrating and tense. Although film is undeniably a very collaborative medium and there are so many moving parts that need to work together to bring an idea to life, the director is still the captain of that ship. And as a director, you really need to understand your responsibility in this unique structure and how your behavior will not only affect how your cast and crew feels during your shoot, but also how your final product comes out as a result of their attitude.Your job is to inspire and instigate in a positive way, not to create difficult and uncomfortable situations for the rest of your team. Many first time directors are very unsure of themselves. They don’t quite know what they want to say yet, or how to say it. When challenged on set, or a new perspective is shared from one of the cast or crew – it’s very common for a first time director to become standoff-ish and defensive. They often feel (even if they don’t consciously realize it), that they have something to prove. Even if an idea is presented to them that could make their film better, they will reject it in order to protect their own ego and so that they can stand their ground in front of the others on set. This mentality really couldn’t be more toxic for a film set. Not only do some fantastic ideas get swept under the rug, but everyone on set starts to feel uncomfortable and uninspired…and it can become a vicious cycle.It’s important to remember that as a director your job at its core is translate the way that you see the world (or see the story) onto the screen. You are a filter. If someone has a great idea and you choose not to use it because it isn’t in line with the perspective that you take on the subject matter – that is completely valid. But if you are simply throwing a way a good idea that someone presents you (that was in fact in line with your initial vision), then you’re going to have problems.A common misconception about high level feature film directors is that they are dictators. While there are certainly a few notable examples of famous directors that have thrown temper tantrums on set, or are known for blasting their cast and crew, these are the exception not the rule.Seasoned directors that have been telling stories for years are confident in their own vision. They understand that if a good idea is presented to them it is their duty as a director to at the very least consider it. They also know how to politely turn away ideas that might not work for their vision of the film in a way that is not offensive to the rest of the crew. They truly act as the ultimate filter, making sure that only the strongest ideas that are most in line with their vision come through, and value the opinions of others. Granted. few if any directors want every crew member running up to them with their two cents every two seconds, but that’s why professional directors hire professional crew members that understand their role – just like the director should.Probably the most detrimental thing that a director can do in regards to micro-managing is to over direct their actors. Amateur directors often have this false vision of what it means to be a director. They think that they need to literally direct every last step that their actors make, and every last line of dialogue. In my opinion, the best directors are those that trust their actors, and only hire actors that they know will inherently fulfill their vision. They give their actors breathing room and allow them to try different ideas, and even fail at times, if it means that they get to the best end result.The most obvious sign of a first-time director is when he/she starts to coach an actor on how to say a specific word or a line. In my opinion this is a huge no-no and is probably the fastest way to ensure that the actor will never want to work with that director again. Most good actors have been training for years (or possibly most of their lives) to understand the complexities of performance, so it is extremely insulting to them when the direction that they are being given is so trivial. It makes them feel that the director doesn’t have any trust in them, and ultimately that causes them to lose trust in their director. This is not a good place to be.I want to point out after stating what I did above, that directors do of course still need to direct. They are not simply there to be passive onlookers that only are inspired by the ideas of others. They need a clear cut vision and they need to communicate that vision with everyone on the cast and crew – that way when new ideas are shared with the director, they are in line with his/her vision.I really like to think of directing as instigating situations. Directors should cause conflict and energy by strategically setting up scenes, getting their characters into the right headspace, and making sure the crew is on their toes. That’s where great films live and breathe. That’s when actors have room to explore and the cast maintains their passion and focus even after a 16 hour day on set. And ultimately, that’s how the best movies are made.
Westbrook was attempting a jump shot Tuesday against Sacramento when he and defender Bogdan Bogdanovic collided. Westbrook was issued a flagrant 1 foul, but that was downgraded.“After review, we determined that the contact was part of Russell’s downward shooting motion and the defender was moving forward into his shooting space,” Frank said.A flagrant 1 is considered unnecessary contact. The flagrant 2 is deemed unnecessary and excessive — and a foul doesn’t have to be considered intentional to be determined dangerous. The league reviews all flagrants and can upgrade, rescind or leave them as called on the floor. If a player exceeds five flagrant foul points during the season, he will be suspended for the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony pass each other after the Kings defeated the Thunder 94-86 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NEW YORK — The NBA said Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony’s flagrant 2 foul will stand, but rescinded the flagrant issued to Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City’s last game.The league also fined Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan $15,000 apiece for their criticisms of the officials after the call against Anthony on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both were unusual plays in that flagrant fouls are usually called against defensive players. Instead, Anthony and Westbrook were whistled for contact they created while attempting shots.Anthony drove to the basket and elbowed center Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a shot that went in during the Thunder’s loss in Portland on Sunday. The basket was overturned after review and Anthony was hit with the automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCrew chief Rodney Mott said after the game that referees ruled the contact was excessive and not a natural basketball move and the league agreed.“We reviewed it, the same as we review all plays of this nature, and agree with the on-court officials that the foul met the criteria of hard contact above the shoulders with high potential for injury,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “While attempting to draw a foul, Anthony extended his elbow into his opponent’s face, which is dangerous and reckless in nature.” Alford to sit 3 UCLA players reportedly involved in shoplifting in China Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games