African and South African communicators are getting together in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 15 August to discuss how best to take advantage of the marketing opportunities presented by the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to positively project the continent to the world and to change entrenched perceptions.“The 2010 World Cup will be an opportunity to build African solidarity and to foster a climate that contributes to making the world think differently about us; because we are going to deliver a World Cup experience that will be hard to match”, says Yvonne Johnson, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC).This is the second annual conference of the 2010 National Communication Partnership (which includes communicators in government, civil society and business).The year’s conference, themed “Africa’s time has come” will bring together communicators and marketers from Africa.Chairperson of the 2010 National Communication Partnership, Nkenke Kekana, stressed that a joint effort by communicators from across the continent is necessary to take advantage of the unique communication opportunity that presents itself as a result of the first World Cup in 2010.“To make this a truly African World Cup there is a need for linkages and partnerships amongst communicators across the continent and the diaspora. This year’s Partnership conference is a step in that direction,” Kekana says.The conference will be held in the Sandton Convention Centre. Confirmed speakers (and their topics) include:Rev. Dr. Makhenkesi Stofile, Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa: The continent’s commitment to an African legacy from the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.Dr. Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Local Organising Committee: South Africa is ready.Mr. Ben Egbuna, President of the African Union of Broadcasting: 2010 – the communication opportunity for the continent.Ms. Yvonne Johnston, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa: Positioning opportunity for the continent.ENDSIssued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)For more information, please contact:Claire Taylor: 011 772 1000/ 072 341 email@example.comPamela Dlamini: 011 772 1000// 082 686 firstname.lastname@example.orgLauretta Theys: 083 444 4755
19 June 2012 South African Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo town of Lubumbashi on Tuesday for the second leg of an Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) that began in Kinshasa last week. The ITI is part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s export and investment promotion strategy, that focuses on targeted high-growth markets, with the objective of creating investment and export opportunities for South African companies and promoting South Africa as a trade and investment destination. “We are looking forward to fruitful engagements between the Congolese and the South African government and business leaders during the three days of our stay in Lubumbashi,” said Thabethe, who is accompanied by more than 60 South African businesspeople on the two-legged visit. Thabethe said the first leg of the visit was a great success. “The huge number of businesspeople who attended the seminar and exhibition last Thursday showed there is a greater hunger and enthusiasm from the Congolese businesspeople to do business with South Africa.” Thabethe hoped that business people in Lubumbashi, which has been described as the commercial capital of the DRC, would come in their numbers to discuss possible deals and joint ventures with their South African counterparts. Thabethe was due to deliver a keynote address at a business seminar hosted by the department at the Grand Karavia Hotel on Tuesday, before opening an exhibition of South African products and services. The exhibition was due to be followed by business-to-business meetings. On Wednesday, Thabethe is expected to address a gala dinner where top South African artists, Kwela Tebza and Ringo, will entertain guests, before returning home on Thursday. Source: BuaNews
Liverpool Liverpool team news: Milner keeps his place as Son & Winks start for Tottenham Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 22:01 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Georginio Wijnaldum is missing for the Reds due to a knee problem, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side are without Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele James Milner has kept his spot in Liverpool’s midfield with Georginio Wijnaldum missing from Liverpool’s squad at Tottenham due to a knee problem.Captain Jordan Henderson is restored to the centre of the park having been rested in the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor, in which the club’s vice-skipper turned in a tempo-setting display.Milner has been rewarded for that fine showing with Sunday’s test at Wembley the first time he’s made consecutive starts this season and represents only his fourth run out from the off in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jurgen Klopp’s two other expected changes are at the back, where Simon Mignolet resumes goalkeeping duties and Joe Gomez slots in for Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.Wijnaldum’s absence sees Marko Grujic named among the substitutes, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could mark the 250th appearance of his club career if he is introduced off the bench.For the hosts, Heung-Min Son makes a rare start to the left of Harry Kane, with Christian Eriksen setting up on the right side of the attacking trio.Spurs 6/5 to beat LiverpoolIn midfield, youngster Harry Winks lines up for his boyhood club alongside Dele Alli with Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele still out through injury.Tottenham XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane.Tottenham subs: Vorm, Rose, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Nkoudou, Llorente.Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino.Liverpool subs: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Chamberlain, Grujic, Solanke, Sturridge. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Ohio State’s success on the football field over the last 20 years is no mystery, bringing home two national titles during that time. And under head coach Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. In terms of time spent on the AP’s Top 25 over the last 20 years, OSU is second to none. But Florida, LSU, Florida State and Georgia aren’t far behind, as this awesome graphic from @Techsideline’s self-proclaimed infographic stat geek OXVT points out. Pix Six Previews shared the graphic on Twitter.#HOKIES #8 in nation in AP Poll appearances last 20 years@TechSideline@VT_Football@coachfostervt@CoachFuente pic.twitter.com/QhpTfhIy0k— OXVT (@OX_VT) June 1, 2016With 300 AP Poll appearances, the Buckeyes have spent 90.1-percent of their time ranked inside the top 25 during that time span. That’s impressive. Not far behind, Florida’s 273 appearances (82%), LSU’s 272 (81.7%), FSU’s 271 (81.4%) and Georgia’s 251 (75.4%) round out the top five. Alabama, due to the pre-Nick Saban era in Tuscaloosa, isn’t high on the list in terms of time spent on the AP Poll over the last 20 years. But the Tide have the highest-average ranking (7.3); meaning, when they’re ranked they’re ranked high. What do you think, college football fans? Any surprises here?
OTTAWA – The number of homes sold in September climbed for the second month in a row after a slowdown earlier this year that was led by a cooling in the Toronto market.Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday sales through its Multiple Listing Service in September were up 2.1 per cent compared with the previous month. The increase followed a 1.3 per cent increase in August.TD Bank senior economist Michael Dolega said unlike the gain in August, that was driven by Toronto, the increase for September was more widespread.But he noted rising interest rates and coming regulatory changes, including a potential new stress test for borrowers with uninsured mortgages, could impinge on the housing market.“Having said that, after some near-term weakness, likely to last into mid-2018, activity should begin to rebound thereafter given the fundamentally supported demand related to strong job growth and strengthening wage dynamics,” Dolega wrote in a note to clients.Home sales in Canada had been slowing this year following changes by the Ontario government aimed at cooling the Toronto market. CREA noted that sales in September were down almost 12 per cent from the record set in March before Ontario announced its housing plan.Also weighing on the real estate market has been rising mortgage rates.The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target twice this year, driving the big bank prime rates and the cost of variable-rate mortgages higher. The cost of new fixed-rate mortgages have also risen as yields on the bond market have also risen.Meanwhile, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is finalizing new lending guidelines. Among the changes being considered is a requirement that homebuyers who do not require mortgage insurance still have to show they can make their payments if interest rates rise.CREA noted that while the September sales results were encouraging, it is too early to tell if it is start of a longer-term trend.“Further tightening of federal regulations aimed at cooling housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver risks creating collateral damage in markets elsewhere in Canada,” CREA chief economist Gregory Klump said.The increase in sales in September was led by gains in Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Greater Toronto Area, London and St. Thomas, Ont., and Barrie, Ont.Compared with a year ago, sales in September were down 11 per cent as the number of homes sold were down in close to three-quarters of all local markets.The national average price for homes sold in September was just over $487,000, up 2.8 per cent from a year ago. Excluding Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto, the average price was just over $374,500.
CALGARY – Pembina Pipeline Corp. (TSX: PPL) says its board of directors has approved construction of an export terminal at Prince Rupert, B.C., to be used to send liquefied Western Canadian propane to markets in Asia and Central America.The Calgary-based company says the project on Watson Island is expected to cost about $260 million, up from an estimate of $150 million made last spring, due to minor scope changes, dock maintenance and additional site preparation.Pembina’s facility, which still requires regulatory and environmental approvals, is expected to be in service by mid-2020 and will have a permitted capacity of about 25,000 barrels per day of propane.Meanwhile, construction is underway on a terminal on Ridley Island near Prince Rupert that was green-lighted early this year by Calgary-based AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA).The project, which its builder says will be the first propane export terminal on Canada’s West Coast, is expected to cost $475 million and have capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per year when it opens in 2019.Both facilities are to use rail cars, not pipelines, to transport propane from Alberta and B.C. to their facilities.
Seven residents were nominated for the Youth Award which is given to an individual under the age of 19 who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis. Mustafa Rashid won the award last year. This years nominees are:• Emma Lavigne• Jaycee Bird• Trinity Douglas• Mohammed Faisal• Desirae Wiebe• Landon Tolsma• Hunter FaminowFour residents were nominated for the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside our community for their actions, is recognized as leaders or role models by their peers, or has won international, national, or provincial titles or awards for their efforts. Cindy Dettling won the award last year. This years nominees are:• Steven Cooper• Alan Yu• Adam Reaburn• Ella Fraser Sue PopeskuBonnie AndersonJoan PattersonCatherine RuddellIrene Gut23 residents are nominated for the Recreation Award, which recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in the promotion, organization, support, and/or motivation of sports, recreation, and leisure pursuits including healthy and active living. Bo Hedges won the award last year. The nominees this year are:• Connor Bull• Shannon Garbe• Rebecca Pruden• Mike Hamre• Neil Evans• Crystal Cup• Paul van Nostrand• Justin Donally @ Five Star MMA• Chantelle Yates• FSJ Disc Golf Sports Club• Clint Warkentin• Marissa Jordan• Jenna Hildebrand• Gail Weber• North Peace Cricket Foundation• Paul Kalas• Lee Hartman• Broyden Bennett• Sterling Middleton• Darren Snider• Lori Coulter• Dan Turner• Annika HedicanSix residents were nominated for the Literacy Award. The award recognizes special contributions of an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution towards promoting in areas including literacy, language, multiculturalism and community issues in Fort St. John. Morgan Churchill won the award last year. The nominees this year are:• Irene Gut• Kim Boettcher• Mona Khanbabaei• Matt Preprost• Karen Sutherland• Teachers of Dr. KearneyThe largest number of nominees went to the Humanitarian Award bringing in 28 nominees. The Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual or a group of volunteers whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirit have made a difference in the lives of those in the community. Faisal Rashid won the award last year. This year the nominees are:• Trevor Bolin• North Peace Pride Society• Amanda Trotter• Alan Yu• Tina Neufeld• MCC Thrift Shop• Allyson Sperling• Natalie Braun• Women’s Resource Society• Russell Eggleston• Brenda Baumeister• 100 Women Who Care• North Peace Sr. Housing Society• Steve Brousson• Jen Pimm• On our Way Home• Esther Haab• Fillanthropy Movement• Edwina Nearhood• Elizabeth Calder• Tami Peters• Gord Sandhu• Laurie Cardinal• Brian Baldry• Troy Henderson• Bob Corbett• Bonnie Isenberg• Roxanne Chmelyk FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 11th annual Fort St. John Community Awards Gala will take place tomorrow night at the Lido Theatre.There are 83 Fort St. John residents nominated for the six awards. Thursday night’s gala will feature live entertainment from Adam Winn, as well as special guest speakers Doug Peterson and the Crystal Cup Organizing Committee.The Cultural Award is given to an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts. It was won by Russel Eggleston last year. The award received five nominees this year: The Gala is set to kick off at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Police are investigating after 25 vehicles had their tires slashed on Saturday night.Staff Sergeant Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP said that vehicles in the vicinity of 86 Street between 96 Avenue and 85 Avenue had their tires slashed between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. “The Fort St. John RCMP is continuing their investigation into this senseless act of vandalism,” said S/Sgt. Perret.If you have information about this incident, contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100. You can also remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
RABAT – Hundreds of protesters gathered Thursday to demand change on the anniversary of Morocco’s pro-reform movement, born out of Arab Spring unrest three years ago, but weaker than it once was.Members of the February 20 movement were joined in Rabat by unemployed school leavers and Berber activists as they waved banners and chanted slogans denouncing corruption, injustice and despotism outside parliament, an AFP journalist reported.A separate demonstration was planned in Casablanca. But the numbers — about 300 hundred protesters in Rabat — were far smaller than in 2011, when tens of thousands took to the streets to call for wholesale democratic reform.“Nothing has changed. Corruption remains. The government that came to power has not been able to respond to the demands of the people,” veteran human rights activist Khadija Ryadi told AFP.In response to the protests in 2011, the Moroccan king introduced a new constitution designed to curb his near-absolute powers and held snap polls in November that year that saw the moderate Islamist Party of Justice and Development elected for the first time.The PJD, which had campaigned in particular to battle corruption, brought real hope of change, and many activists remain disillusioned by the little that the Islamists have achieved since and that few of the constitution’s provisions have been implemented.“There is disappointment that very little has changed, but change will not happen in a few months,” said Qods, 23, attending Thursday’s protest.“The movement has been weakened, but no one can deny that it gave us a new constitution and an election that brought a new government to power.”“Its other great achievement is that there is no more fear to demand change, whether social or economic, even if the regime responds to those demands with repression,” the student added.Analysts say the turmoil in other North African countries where the 2011 uprisings toppled decades-old dictatorships, notably Libya and Egypt, was a key factor behind the decline in support for the February 20 movement.The election of the Islamist party and the sometimes harsh repression of protests also played their part.Scores of protesters have been arrested since the movement began, and activists say more than 30 of its members remain in prison.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both lost their opening-round matches in eight-man, match play field in the World Golf Finals in Turkey.The hope was that they would breeze through the field and meet in the ultimate head-to-head encounter for the $1.3 million first-place money. They will meet, but it will be on Wednesday with a lot less money at stake.Didn’t happen. Matt Kuchar easily handled McIlroy by six shots, while Woods fell to South African Charl Schwartzel by one shot at the Sultan course in Antalya.In the other group of the medal match-play format, a sort of continuation of the European dominance in the Ryder Cup took place. Lee Westwood beat American beat Webb Simpson by one shot and Justin Rose handled Hunter Mahan by four strokes.McIlroy and Woods – ranked No. 1 and No. 2 – face each other Wednesday in the last of their three group matches, but both could already be eliminated by then. The top two in each group will advance to the semifinals.In Wednesday’s morning matches, McIlroy will face Schwartzel and Woods will play Kuchar.Woods and Schwartzel were all-square going to the 18th when the American went into a greenside bunker and finished with a bogey.“It came right down to the wire, but I can’t believe how far that second shot flew into the back bunker and that was the match,” Woods said. “It means now that I have to play ‘Kooch’ and try and win that match before facing Rory in the afternoon.”McIlroy unraveled against Kuchar with a triple bogey at the 15th hole and double bogeys at 16 and 17.”I hit a drive into the trees on 15 and lost a bit of confidence,” McIlroy said. ”I need to win both of my matches tomorrow if I am to advance. I just struggled for a bit of motivation out there, so I need to go out and concentrate on both of my matches tomorrow.”Kuchar, after taking a bogey at the first, birdied the next two holes and was never behind.”I just thought I had to play mistake-free, and hopefully Rory wouldn’t get too hot,” the American said. ”There we are all-square with four to go, he hits it right and makes triple bogey, and I go three up with three to go and I think both of us lost a little interest at that point.”The event allows players to wear shorts, and Westwood, Schwartzel, Mahan and Kuchar chose to do so. All but Mahan won their matches. Westwood wore a red shirt and white shorts in tribute to his favorite soccer club, Nottingham Forest.Kuchar said he was happy to wear shorts again. He spent the week after the Ryder Cup loss to the European with his family in Greece.”Being able to come to an event like this that is a little more relaxed is just great to be able to throw shorts on,” he said.