Buffett sparks optimism with latest purchase – New York Report

first_imgMonday 10 August 2015 8:48 pm Express KCS Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Share Show Comments ▼ Buffett sparks optimism with latest purchase – New York Report OPTIMISM over Warren Buffett’s latest deal and gains in commodity-related shares helped to buoy US stocks yesterday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest gain since May.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 241.79 points, or 1.39 per cent, to 17,615.17, the S&P 500 gained 26.61 points, or 1.28 per cent, to 2,104.18 and the Nasdaq Composite added 58.25 points, or 1.16 per cent, to 5,101.80.Copper rebounded from six-year lows while oil prices also rallied, helping push the S&P 500 energy index up 3.1 per cent and the materials index up 2.5 per cent.Disappointing economic data in China boosted hopes for additional stimulus from Beijing, lifting Chinese stocks. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said it would buy Precision Castparts in a deal valuing the company at $32.3bn (£20.7bn) Precision Castparts’ shares jumped as much as 19.1 per cent to $230.92, while Berkshire Class B shares dipped 0.1 per cent to $143.42.“We’ve had a whole lot of M&A throughout the year, and that’s positive because it means businesses are upbeat on the prospects for the economy,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.Meanwhile, Twitter shares jumped 9.1 per cent to $29.50 after chief executive Jack Dorsey joined other insiders in buying more shares, and the company also clinched a multiyear partnership with the National Football League. last_img read more

News / New CMA CGM flagship so efficient it can save $20,000 every sailing day

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 30/01/2018 The CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery, delivered on Friday, will burn 25% less fuel due to its technologically advanced engine and optimised water distribution propeller system, it is claimed.The new 20,600 teu flagship of the French carrier was constructed by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) in the Philippines and is the largest ship ever built in the country.(Interestingly, HHIC’s headquarters are in Busan, South Korea, where shipyards continue to suffer from a fall in demand and tougher competition, particularly from China’s state-owned yards.)The Becker Twisted Fin duct system improves the effectiveness of the propeller at differing speeds and sea conditions, and has also been fitted or retro-fitted to a number of container vessels, including Hamburg Süd’s newest Santa-class vessels.Even with slow-steaming, a 20,000 teu vessel will consume some 250 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (HFO) a day while at sea. With the price of Brent crude hitting $70 a barrel – its highest point since mid-2015 – the cost of HFO bunkers has risen to around $375 per tonne, compared with $300 a year ago.Thus, if the operation of the CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery meets expectations, the fuel bill, based on current prices, will be around $70,000 a day, compared with $94,000 a day for a similar ship without the efficiencies.This saving will make a significant difference to the financial result of a voyage, and with the vessel entering service on 6 February on CMA CGM’s FAL 1 Asia-North Europe loop, within the Ocean Alliance, the vessel’s unit costs will be highly competitive.Many analysts now see rising fuel costs as a greater threat to carrier profitability than overcapacity. Hapag-Lloyd chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen called the hike in bunker costs “the biggest risk factor” going forward.In theory, carriers have the mechanism to pass on the rising cost of fuel to shippers in the form of bunker adjustment factors (BAFs), but in practice there is a delay of around three months before carriers receive compensation, by which time prices may have climbed further. Moreover, many long-term contracts with shippers are agreed inclusive of BAFs.It is not only the rise in the price of fuel that is worrying carriers, but also the switch to more expensive low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) in less than two years’ time.From 1 January 2020, ships will be required to bunker with LSFO or be fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems, known as scrubbers. The price of LSFO is currently around 64% higher than HFO, at some $615 per tonne. If the new IMO regulations were implemented today, this would destroy the balance sheets of even the healthiest liners.Meanwhile, despite its fuel-efficient new flagship, CMA CGM is hedging its bets by specifying that ordered 23,500 teu ‘megamax’ ships be equipped to be powered by considerably cheaper, and cleaner, LNG fuel.last_img read more

BREAKING: Laois senior footballers name captain and vice-captains for 2019 season

first_img For the third year in a row, Killeshin defender Stephen Attride will be the Laois senior football captain.Attride was first bestowed the honour in 2017 under manager Peter Creedon and when he departed at the end of that year, current boss John Sugrue stuck with the Knockbeg College teacher.It was a decision that paid dividends as Laois enjoyed their best season in a number of years.Attride became the first Laois captain since Ian Fitzgerald to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand to collect a trophy last March as Laois won Division 4 of the National League by defeating Carlow.Victories over Wexford and Westmeath followed in the Leinster championship before Attride’s inter-county season came to a sad end in the dying embers of the semi final win over Carlow.He showed incredible bravery to dive on a loose ball and suffered an horrific head injury in the process. He missed the Leinster final defeat to Dublin and the All-Ireland Round 4 Qualifier loss to Monaghan but did recover in time to play for his club Killeshin who reached the quarter final of the club championship where they lost to neighbours Graiguecullen after a replay.Last year he was assisted by John O’Loughlin and Graham Brody but there is a change here as Timahoe’s Damien O’Connor and Portlaoise’s Gareth Dillon will now assume the role of vice-captains.Laois began the new season with O’Byrne Cup defeats to Meath and Wexford but they ended that competition with an away win over Wicklow.Laois begin their Division 3 campaign away to Down in Newry on Saturday January 26.SEE ALSO – Conroy on the score-sheet as Republic of Ireland U-16s defeat Australia Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 19th January 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BREAKING: Laois senior footballers name captain and vice-captains for 2019 season Pinterest TAGSLaois senior footballers Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Community Pinterest Council Twitter Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home Sport GAA BREAKING: Laois senior footballers name captain and vice-captains for 2019 season SportGAAGaelic Football Previous articleConroy on the score-sheet as Republic of Ireland U-16s defeat AustraliaNext articleAccidental Instagram reactions, Hardy Bucks and the January blues – it’s our Tweets of the Week Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Provinces call on Ottawa for more infrastructure cash

first_img Related news Finance ministers from across Canada issued a collective plea Monday for the Harper government to dig deeper into its pockets to help build bridges, repair roads and improve public transit across the federation. Provincial and territorial finance ministers pressed federal counterpart Joe Oliver to consider investing more cash in infrastructure projects as a way to help further stimulate the economy. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Provinces to feel the pandemic pinch in 2021: Moody’s Andy Blatchford Provincial bonds get record attention from foreign investors: StatsCancenter_img Keywords Provinces,  Marketwatch Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “We will continue to hammer away on this point between now and the (spring) federal budget,” Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said after emerging from a federal-provincial meeting in Ottawa. “I noticed that Mr. Oliver showed some openness, (but) there were no extravagant promises, either.” Ontario Minister Charles Sousa called on the federal government to match infrastructure spending pledges by the provinces — even if it means taking out loans. He said Ontario has committed $130 billion to infrastructure in the province over the next 10 years. The federal government, meanwhile, says it has allocated $75 billion for infrastructure across Canada over the same time period. “We’re asking the federal government to increase that pool of funds for the benefit of these projects overall — $70 billion is not enough when you look at one province alone putting $130 billion,” Sousa said. He suggested Ottawa take advantage of currently low interest rates to borrow for the projects, which would not have a significant budgetary impact because they would be capital investments. “We’re calling on the federal government to be a little more assertive in that regard,” said Sousa, who noted that Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba made a joint presentation to Oliver on the merits of increased infrastructure spending. “Mr. Oliver has suggested that the timing by which further infrastructure spending would occur would happen when he has more certainty, I presume, with the global economy. But it’s exactly contrary to what’s been suggested by so many other economists and specialists, including (Bank of Canada) governor (Stephen) Poloz.” Before the meeting, Oliver said the Harper government had made record infrastructure investments. He also said the Conservative government had transferred more cash to the provinces than its previous administrations. On Monday, Oliver also announced increases to federal transfers to the provinces next year, bringing the total to almost $67.9 billion — up from about $64.8 billion last year. “These financial payments are only one part of our partnership with provinces,” said Oliver, who pointed to its infrastructure promises, including the $53-billion New Building Canada Plan. “We’ve also, for example, made historic investments in infrastructure and we will invest over $75 billion in infrastructure over the next decade.” A spokesman for Oliver later said the federal government helps fund these projects, but noted the provinces and municipalities are responsible for more than 95 per cent of public infrastructure. The transfer payments announced Monday, which included health, social and equalization payments, would mean 20 cents out of every tax dollar paid to the federal government in 2015-16 will be handed over to provinces and territories, Oliver said. The figures said Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, will receive about $1.25 billion more in federal transfer payments next year. Sousa criticized Ottawa for “shortchanging” Ontario last year, but he said the transfer figures for 2015-16 will put the province where it should be. “Notwithstanding that, it’s important for us to move forward,” Sousa said. “This enables us to do that.” Leitao was satisfied with the sum due to Quebec next year: more than $20.3 billion. That amount includes equalization money because Quebec is a so-called “have-not” province. “I hope that one day, ideally, we are no longer eligible for such a program,” Leitao said. “But we still are, so that means our fiscal capacity is still lower than the Canadian average.” At least one provincial minister was disappointed with his transfer number. New Brunswick Finance Minister Roger Melanson said while there will be 4.5 per cent growth in transfer funding nationally, his province will only see an increase of 1.7 per cent — to around $2.6 billion. During the talks, the finance ministers also heard from Poloz and explored the potential consequences of sinking oil prices, which has contributed to the falling dollar. Some provinces will see benefits from the low price of crude in the form of cheap gas at the pump and a better environment for exporters. On the other hand, the bottom lines of oil-producing provinces and the federal government have taken financial hits from the rapid fall in crude prices. On balance, experts say the sharp drop in oil prices since the summer has been a net negative for Canada. On Monday, oil was below US$56 a barrel, compared to its US$107 price tag in June. Oliver said his department is monitoring price changes closely, but he maintained Ottawa is still on track to run a budgetary surplus next year. He wouldn’t say how low oil would have to go before the federal government could no longer be able to fulfil that promise. “I’m not prepared to come up with a number at this point,” Oliver said. “I don’t want to engage in negative hypotheticals. The oil market is quite volatile now and I don’t want to make any assumptions about further declines.”last_img read more

NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 3 April

first_imgNSW latest Covid-19 update as at 3 April NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.Three new overseas-acquired cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,110.There were 13,460 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 20,061. NSW Health thanks the community, particularly those in northern NSW, for coming forward in large numbers for testing, as this is critical to detect and stop transmission of the virus.There were 850 COVID-19 vaccines administered by NSW Health in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered by NSW Health is now 125,195.CasesCountConfirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,110Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56Total tests carried out 5,403,224​Total vaccinations administered by NSW Health125,195​Anyone who is planning to visit NSW from Queensland, or who has been in Queensland during the last two weeks, should check the Queensland Health website regularly, especially before any travel, and follow the associated public health advice if they were at any of the listed venues. People who are required to test and isolate should do so immediately.  A complete list of venues of concern in NSW and the associated public health advice is available at: https://nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates. Please check this page regularly, as advice is updated as further information becomes available.NSW Health continues to adopt a cautious approach to minimise the risk of further transmission in the Northern Rivers region, and temporary restrictions remain in place in the local government areas of Tweed Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council and Lismore City Council until 11.59pm on Monday 5 April:masks must be worn on public transport, in retail stores, and in all public indoor settingsthe one person per 4 square metre rule applies at all public indoor settings including hospitality venues the number of household visitors is capped at 30, including at holiday rental properties.Anyone throughout the state who has even the mildest of cold-like symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week, including over the long weekend. To find your nearest clinic, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or contact your GP.NSW Health is treating 39 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in ICU. Most cases (95 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSWLikely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All casesOverseas 3172,390Interstate 0090Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 011,641Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00449Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000Under initial investigation000Total3185,110Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.* notified from 8pm 1 April 2021 to 8pm 2 April 2021** from 27 March 2021 to 8pm 2 April 2021Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to dateSince 29 March 2020CountSymptomatic travellers tested 11,453Found positive 218Since 30 June 2020:CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 90,186Found positive562From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623Found positive182Since 13 January 2021CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*22,223Found positive20* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.COVID-19 Vaccination UpdateCOVID-19 Vaccination Doses Administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours*All doses First Doses26394,812Second Doses 58730,383Total850125,195Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited, or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.*notified from 8pm 1 April 2021 to 8pm 2 April 2021 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Ballina, Byron Shire Council, Government, health, healthcare, investigation, Lismore, Lismore City Council, Northern Rivers, NSW, NSW Health, public health, public transport, quarantine, Queensland, Queensland Health, vaccinationlast_img read more

Cabinet Observes Moment of Silence for Mandela

first_imgStory HighlightsMembers of the Cabinet and attending public officers immediately observed a period of silence in memory of this great friend of all who cherish freedom and equality. Education Minister, Rev. Ronald Thwaites offered prayers of thanksgiving to God for Mandela’s generosity of spirit.Prayers were said for Mr. Mandela’s family and the South African people. Photo: JIS PhotographerThe late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (left), is welcomed to Jamaica at the Norman Manley International Airport by the late former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley, when he arrived in the island in July of 1991. Mr. Mandela died on December 5 at the age of 95. Cabinet Observes Moment of Silence for Mandela Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 6, 2013Written by: OPM Communications Unit Advertisements RelatedCabinet Concludes Day One of Special Session RelatedPM Renews Calls for Children to be Protectedcenter_img RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller Extends Condolences to the South African People FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During Thursday afternoon’s session of the special meeting of the Cabinet, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, brought news of the passing of one of the era’s greatest Freedom Fighters, Hon. Nelson Mandela.Members of the Cabinet and attending public officers immediately observed a period of silence in memory of this great friend of all who cherish freedom and equality.Education Minister, Rev. Ronald Thwaites offered prayers of thanksgiving to God for Mandela’s generosity of spirit, his long-suffering life, his willingness to forgive and his selfless commitment to human advancement.Prayers were said for Mr. Mandela’s family, the South African people and for courage and strength for all those whose life had been made richer by Nelson Mandela’s example. Cabinet Observes Moment of Silence for MandelaJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

One Play Gabe: Macdonald, Batavia-Notre Dame stomp Perry

first_img[email protected] – @NDHSSports vs. @PerryCSD1: Jed Reese punches it in from 3. 6:27 1Q: Notre Dame 6 Perry 0. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/ju4UlsoZ4K— John Mitchell Likanje Junior (@jml5798) September 12, 2019 “He’s so fast, it’s insane,” Macdonald said about Reese. “It’s more of his ability to cut. People can’t see him. He’s just gone.” Batavia-Notre Dame will host Red Jacket next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Perry matches up with Cattaraugus/Little Valley (VI) Friday at 7 p.m. One Play Gabe: Macdonald, Batavia-Notre Dame stomp Perry added by johnmitchelllikanje on September 13, 2019View all posts by johnmitchelllikanje →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. B-ND Head coach Joe Zambito talks to his squad after Thursday’s game. (PHOTO: JOHN LIKANJE) Sophomore Cody Henry tallied 10 tackles to lead a Fighting Irish defense that blitzed the quarterback for seven sacks and a pair of interceptions. Macdonald had six tackles, a pick and a sack. Mark Sanders and Anthony Zambito compiled three tackles apiece. Print This Post The senior quarterback punished the Yellowjackets’ defense with three carries for 95 rushing yards and found paydirt twice in the first half. Two of Macdonald’s four touchdowns came on one-play drives as well. “My team goes a second level,” Macdonald said. “They keep pushing. They don’t stop. It helps a lot when someone’s hanging on me.” By JOHN LIKANJE PERRY, N.Y. – Gabe Macdonald has adjusted to the quarterback position and fitted it into his style of play. After throwing only seven passes in last weekend’s victory, the 6-foot-3 senior slung five more from the pocket, Thursday night. That was more than enough as the Batavia-Notre Dame Fighting Irish offense exploded in a 64-3 victory over the Perry Yellowjackets. “Gabe was going into the season as our starting running back,” Fighting Irish head coach Joe Zambito said. “Our quarterback got hurt in preseason. He broke his collarbone and won’t be back until Week 6 or 7. Gabe is a solid runner. He’s been able to throw the ball deep.” This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Subscribe by Email Jed Reese compiled 186 of his 250 rushing yards and two of his three touchdowns through the first 24 minutes of game play. The 5-foot-10 senior has started the season with back-to-back games of at least 200 yards and 458 total. For Perry, junior quarterback Justice Fanaro was 8-of-18 for 80 yards. Senior Chalis Farmer kicked a 24-yard field goal for the Yellowjackets’ only points of the game. “I think it shows more than anything that these guys love to play football,” Zambito said. [email protected] – @NDHSSports vs. @PerryCSD1: Gabe Macdonald runs into the end zone from 13. 11:21 1Q: Notre Dame 12 Perry 3. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/zO8zKV6Dw1— John Mitchell Likanje Junior (@jml5798) September 13, 2019 Share on Facebook [email protected] – @NDHSSports vs. @PerryCSD1: Dylan Werner finds paydirt from half a yard out. 2:10 4Q: Notre Dame 64 Perry 3. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/xIlsj3638w— John Mitchell Likanje Junior (@jml5798) September 13, 2019 Add to Google+ Dylan Werner had eight carries for 103 yards and three touchdowns in the second half. The junior running back scrambled 81 yards to the house to extend the Fighting Irish advantage to 57-3 in the fourth quarter. Connect on Linked in Despite going 3-of-5 for 73 yards, two of Macdonald’s completions were touchdown passes – both of which came in a three-drive span. [email protected] – @NDHSSports vs. @PerryCSD1: Gabe Macdonald flips to Cody Henry from 14. 7:31 3Q: Notre Dame 37 Perry 3. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/TVA8NqQvU7— John Mitchell Likanje Junior (@jml5798) September 13, 2019 The Fighting Irish broke out for 585 yards of offense and held the Yellowjackets to 97. Zambito’s squad found the end zone on 10 of their 12 drives. The Fighting Irish scored three of their 10 touchdowns on one-play drives as well. “I’ve been in the backfield for three years on varsity now.” One Play Gabe: Macdonald, Batavia-Notre Dame stomp Perry By johnmitchelllikanje on September 13, 2019No Comment Follow on Facebook “He’s come a long way this year,” Zambito said about his running back. “A lot of maturity on his part. He’s become one of the leaders of this football team. He can jump cut pretty nasty. He can leap guys and go through guys. Go around guys.” last_img read more

Lions stick with winning combination

first_img BabbelLearning a new language this year? – This app gets you speaking in just 3 weeksBabbel|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Lions stick with winning combination  249  21 Published on December 17, 2020 Andre Warner Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named an unchanged starting lineup for Saturday’s clash with the Sharks at Ellis Park.Following their commanding 39-23 bonus-point win over the Cheetahs, Van Rooyen has rewarded his charges by selecting the same lineup, with try-scorers from the previous match Jannie du Plessis, Willem Alberts and Andre Warner all getting another run this week.However, there is an injury cloud over forward duo Sti Sithole and Vincent Tshituka, who have both been bracketed with Wilhelm van der Sluys and Dylan Smith. Sithole and Tshituka have niggling injuries and will undergo fitness tests later in the week.Back in the mix via the bench, Burger Odendaal and Jamba Ulengo have returned to the match-day 23 and should both take the field as impact players.Kick-off remains at 7pm as no thunder and lightning are predicted at this stage.Lions – 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (c), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka/Wilhelm van der Sluys, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole/Dylan Smith.Subs: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Jamba Ulengo, 24 Carlu Sadie, 25 Manuel Rass.Photo: Lions Rugby ‘ sinoticia.com埃及艷後:她睡了全歐洲最強的男人,只為征服世界?sinoticia.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Currie Cup, Lions, News, Top headlines Tagged Currie Cup, Lions, NEWS, The Sharks center_img AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazinelast_img read more

Sharks ‘see colour’, and it should be celebrated

first_img‘ ‘ Datemyage.comWould You Like To Meet 40+ Singles Near Tsuen Wan?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Columns, Craig Lewis, Sharks, Top headlines ‘ Sharks ‘see colour’, and it should be celebrated Post by Craig Lewis Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? 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At a time when many are still wary to talk of transformation – which remains a fiercely divisive subject in some circles – the Durban-based franchise has flipped the conversation.Rather than run from the subject, the Sharks have sought to create a culture of open communication. But more than that, actions clearly speak louder than words.This past Saturday, nine players of colour were selected in the starting lineup to play the Griquas, four others were on the bench.It’s been a familiar squad composition throughout 2020, and reflects selections based on merit, but also comes as a result of a clear-minded understanding of inclusivity and diversity headed by CEO Eduard Coetzee, and embraced by the management and players.Not long ago, Coetzee in fact completed a thesis on transformation for his doctorate in leadership studies, to the tune of producing a 286-page, 90 000-word document.To say he knows a bit about the complex subject is an understatement.In an interview from earlier this year, he also shed illuminating light on what it means to ‘see colour’.‘It’s not a campaign, it’s a movement. Campaigns have a start and end to them. “I See Colour” is a statement of intent. It’s the way we see the world and how we treat each other,’ he added.‘In South Africa, we are blessed with such a diverse community. We’ve got this rainbow nation where everyone has got colour. And it’s just celebrating that, it’s celebrating our diversity and not trying to say that everyone is the same.’This is not a PR exercise for the Sharks, and a successful, transformed team is paving a positive way forward in this particular, and all-important department.Recently, I chatted to Aphelele Fassi about the movement, and what it meant to him as a player of colour.‘I think it says that we don’t differentiate between who’s white and who’s black. We’re all the same; we all buy into one thing and we all see each other as equals. As one, basically. When I got involved in that campaign, it was an eye-opener, how we treated each other as one. As I said, that campaign felt like it covered everything that we are trying to build at the Sharks.’As Fassi says, it is eye-opening. It’s a subject that players want to be able to address openly.For example, and in a national context, Rassie Erasmus’ policy of transparency towards transformation was also one of the most compelling reminders to come out of the first episode of the ‘Chasing the Sun’ documentary.ALSO READ: Rassie’s transformation transparency a good reminder‘Our strategic goal for the squad was quite clear: winning, transformation, squad depth and experience,’ South Africa’s director of rugby shares.‘The first leg was transformation, we said: “Guys, we are going to win but we are going to fix transformation.” Now I’m talking about black players on the field, and black management in the management, we’re going to fix that. Know it, we’re going to talk openly about that. People like to talk in the media about it, but the people that are actually impacted by it don’t talk about it.’Legendary prop Beast Mtawarira called transformation ‘the big elephant in the room’ that no one wanted to talk about until Erasmus stepped in.It was also a sentiment echoed by Siya Kolisi, who revealed one of his biggest struggles as a ‘black Springbok rugby player’.‘There were times [in the past] where I felt I was just in the team because of my skin colour and I hated it. The words that you get called, a “quota”. I worked so hard all my life, and gave my life to South African rugby and South Africa. That’s why I stay here, but then you get people calling you names like that.’It’s been a slow process of change in South African rugby, but progress is being made – not in every professional team, and also certainly not enough in some school circles.But the Sharks have embraced transformation. They ‘see colour’, and it should be celebrated!Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images Published on January 3, 2021 ‘ ‘ From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo  3310  358 The Sharks in a huddle last_img read more

Yenching Social Innovation Forum

first_img ← International Seminar: European Y.O.U.T.H. Meets Politics! September 15, 2016 Published by sanja Share 0 Similar Stories Deadline: 18 September 2016Open to: all individuals aged 18 to 29, with experience developing solutions to education issues through innovationVenue: 24-26 November 2016, Beijing, ChinaDescriptionEver since the beginning of the reform and opening up period (1979), China’s meteoric but uneven economic growth has led urban household per capita income to more than triple that in rural areas, giving it one of the highest urban rural income ratios in the world. The term “urban-rural gap” refers to the geographical chasm that now permeates nearly every aspect of Chinese society, including education. In comparison with their urban counterparts, the schools attended by rural children and rural-urban migrant children suffer from a range of problems including a drought of high-quality teachers, outdated technology, and low graduation rates. The Yenching Social Innovation Forum aims to provide a platform for young innovators from around the world to develop and share solutions to some of China’s biggest social problems and complexities. It hopes to achieve this goal through leveraging the talent and resources of Beijing to create an educational environment to learn from leaders in the entrepreneurship, policy making, NGO, and venture capital sectors, among others. This year’s forum will be a three-day event hosted from November 24 to 26, comprised of workshops, site visits, and a competition, all pertaining to China’s education gap. The selected participants will work together in small teams to brainstorm solutions to specific issues through an innovative project or start-up, which they ultimately will present in a pitch to a panel of judges at the competition.EligibilityEligible age: between 18 and 29 years old;English proficiency: moderate or above;Applicants should demonstrate experience developing solutions to education issues through innovation.CostsThe costs of round-trip transportation to Beijing, hotel accommodation, and meals for the duration of the program will be covered by the Organizing Committee of the Forum.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the online application.For more information please visit the official web page. Chinese Government Scholarship-AUN Program 2021/2022 +1 Schwarzman Scholars Program for Master Study in China Tweetcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Meet Jordan Fung! Young Programmer from Hong Kong → Pocket Yenching Social Innovation Forum Schwarzman Scholars program LinkedIn 0 Redditlast_img read more