first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): A star-studded Trinidad and Tobago squad has been named to face a Darren Sammy-led Regional Invitational XI, which features Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, for next week’s hurricane relief celebrity charity match here. West Indies Twenty20 star Kieron Pollard will lead a side that includes the likes of off-spinner Sunil Narine, brothers Darren and Dwayne Bravo, along with former Test captain Denesh Ramdin and batsman Lendl Simmons. Evin Lewis, the hard-hitting West Indies T20 and one-day opener, is also in the line-up, along with the exciting Nicholas Pooran and Windies one-day player, Jason Mohammed. Baldath Mahabir, a member of the local organising committee for the match, said the T&T players had been anxious to participate in the venture. “The Red Force squad is one of the greatest Twenty20 team ever assembled. I am delighted that the team is reuniting to play in the Charity T20 match to help raise funds for our Caribbean brothers and sisters affected by the hurricanes,” he said. “Every player was eager to be a part of this match, and it shows how much they wanted to contribute to the relief effort and do their part to help those affected by the hurricanes.” The Invitational XI will feature T20 batting star Dwayne Smith, former Windies speedster Fidel Edwards and limited overs off-spinner Ashley Nurse. The match, scheduled for October 14 at Queen’s Park Oval, has been organised as a joint venture by Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT), the T&T Cricket Board and Queen’s Park Cricket Club, and hopes to raise TT$1 million (US$148,085) for Caribbean countries affected by the recent passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria. SQUAD Kieron Pollard (captain), Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Ravi Rampaul, Kevon Cooper, Rayad Emrit, Jason Mohammed, Shannon Gabriel.last_img read more

first_imgSolon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “This will be the first time three female referees preside in the Asian Football Confederation’s club competitions, marking a new milestone in Asian refereeing,” the AFC said in a statement.The AFC Cup is the second-string Asian club competition, a rung below the AFC Champions League. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Bucks have Milwaukee dreaming of first title since ’71 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — AFC Cup (@AFCCup) May 14, 2019Women officals have only previously been employed as assistant referees in AFC Cup matches, with Australians Sarah Ho and Alysson Flynn becoming the first in 2014. “This is one of my dreams,” said the experienced Yamashita, who officiated in the 2016 and 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and 2018 Women’s Asian Cup. “We’ve worked very hard and this is the result.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Female referees for the AFC Cup Final. photo from AFC Cup websiteThe Asian Football Confederation announced Tuesday that for the first time an all-female referee team will take charge of a men’s continental club cup clash.Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi will officiate the AFC Cup match between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia’s Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Assistant referee Teshirogi said her appointment will inspire female referees in Asia while Bozono said the experience will help in her preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June, where the trio will be among 12 officials from the AFC.“It is exciting to work with Yoshimi and Naomi. They are very experienced and have been very supportive. I will learn a lot from them,” Bozono said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Yoshimi Yamashita alongside assistant referees Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi become the first all-female cast to officiate an AFC Cup match!READ: Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe city began negotiating in September with the Placerita Land and Farming Co., formed by Treinen and another former SDI owner. The company was sold in 1998 and relocated in 1999 to Moorpark. Following an investigation that began in 1999, SDI was accused of violating procedures for handling hazardous waste – zirconium potassium perchlorate in particular. The highly volatile chemical compound was used for the tiny explosives the company manufactured for use in ejection seats in fighter planes and later to activate air bags in cars. DTSC investigators said at the time pyrotechnics were being burned without permits and left chemical-laden ash on the ground. There were no lingering health threats, their studies showed. Nevertheless, in 2001, the new owners were ordered to pay a $1.5 million federal criminal fine.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe site is eyed as a piece of the ring of wilderness planners hope to preserve around the city, said Barbara Stoll, acquisition specialist for Santa Clarita. The initial payment would come from the city’s new open space assessment on property owners. “There’s a lot of good habitat up there and some connectivity to the forest and wildlife corridors,” Stoll said. The region is home to deer, bobcats, skunks and mountain lions. If the purchase is approved by the council, terms of escrow would include removal of any structures, Stoll said. Thomas F. Treinen Sr., a former SDI owner who now co-owns the property, said in written comments relayed by his lawyer that the only remnants of SDI operations on the property are an old wooden water tank and some access roads. DTSC spokeswoman Carol Northrup said if the parkland is established, the state would prohibit the use of groundwater and the construction of any enclosed buildings. Restrooms with open air ceilings would be allowed. SANTA CLARITA – The city plans to buy 140 acres of wilderness on the edge of the Angeles National Forest, land once contaminated by toxic waste left years ago by a defense contractor. The Santa Clarita City Council will vote tonight on a plan to spend $2.5 million for the former Special Devices Inc. property on Placerita Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road. Meanwhile, the state Department of Toxic Substances Control is awaiting results due in January on what is expected to be a final groundwater test from monitoring wells on the property, Ken Payne, the DTSC project manager for the SDI site, said Monday. “There’s really nothing there any more,” Payne said. “It’s going to be a nice hiking park for the city.” last_img read more

first_img 9 9 9 Chelsea attendance in the Carabao Cup: 40,621
Chelsea attendance in last Premier League home game: 41,478 Jose Mourinho has won the League Cup four times, but the Manchester United boss isn’t certain about the competition’s future.“If you ask me, ‘Could English football survive or even be better without this competition?’ Maybe,” was his comment after overseeing a third round win for the holders.That 4-1 victory over Burton Albion came in front of a healthy Old Trafford attendance, but one that was still significantly down on their Premier League average.Take a look at the attendances from this week’s Carabao Cup ties, and how they compare to the latest Premier League crowds, in the slideshow above.PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS’ AVERAGE ATTENDANCES SO FAR THIS SEASON Everton attendance in the Carabao Cup: 23,593
Chelsea attendance in last Premier League home game: 38,835 Tottenham attendance in the Carabao Cup: 23,926
Tottenham attendance in last Premier League home game: 65,366 9 West Brom attendance in the Carabao Cup: 14,953
West Brom attendance in last Premier League home game: 24,942 Arsenal attendance in the Carabao Cup: 44,064
Arsenal attendance in last Premier League home game: 59,262 Crystal Palace attendance in the Carabao Cup: 6,607
Crystal Palace attendance in last Premier League home game: 24,199 Leicester attendance in the Carabao Cup: 31,609
Leicester attendance in last Premier League home game: 31,923 Man United attendance in the Carabao Cup: 54,256
Man United attendance in last Premier League home game: 75,042 9 9 9 9 West Ham attendance in the Carabao Cup: 35,806
West Ham attendance in last Premier League home game: 56,977 – Click the arrow above to see how other Premier League clubs’ attendances compare 9last_img read more

first_img 2 Phil Foden was part of Manchester City’s treble-winning squad last season 2 Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Leicester City’s James Maddison have been named in England’s Under-21 squad for Euro 2019.Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was tipped for a senior call-up this summer, has also been selected along with Chelsea starlets Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomoroi and Mason Mount. Manager Aidy Boothroyd has also called up Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White for the first time in a squad of few surprises.However, there is no place for Everton winger Ademola Lookman.England face France, Romania and Croatia in Group C, with their opening game against France on June 18 in Cesena.Boothroyd, who signed a contract extension earlier this month, said: “This is a really strong squad and I’m really pleased with the group of players I’ve got, who will be representing us at the Euros.“We have a big pool of talent in the England set-up and I had some tough selection decisions to make as there’s a lot of strength in depth. “We have a real mixture in terms of age and experience. We’ve got Tammy [Abraham], Demarai [Gray] and Angus [Gunn] who were part of the Euros squad in 2017, but also have nine players who are young enough to be eligible for the next qualifying campaign.“This group have also won a lot at youth level and know the work and application that it takes.“We’ll need that experience and winning mentality for the Euros. It’s always a really tough tournament and I think this year is as strong as it’s ever been.“It’s a great opportunity for our players to showcase their talents as individuals and as a team.”The full squad is below…GoalkeepersAngus Gunn (Southampton), Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)DefendersJake Clarke-Salter (Chelsea), Jay Dasilva (Chelsea), Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Ezri Konsa (Brentford), Fikayo Tomori (Derby County, loan from Chelsea), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)MidfieldersHarvey Barnes (Leicester City), Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City), Kieran Dowell (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolves), James Maddison (Leicester City), Mason Mount (Derby County, loan from Chelsea), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)ForwardsTammy Abraham (Aston Villa, loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) Getty Ademola Lookman’s playing time has been restricted under Marco Silva Getty last_img read more

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterKRONENWETTER – Stratford blanked Northland Lutheran in the third quarter to open up a tight game and it went on to a 48-30 victory in a Marawood Conference South Division matchup Friday night at Northland Lutheran High School.The Tigers trailed 18-17 at halftime before a 16-0 run in the third quarter to bust it open.Stratford is now 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the Marawood South. Northland Lutheran falls to 2-9 and 0-5 in the conference.Complete game statistics were not provided.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 48, Wildcats 30Stratford 5 12 16 15 – 48Northland Lutheran 5 13 0 12 – 30STRATFORD (48): Statistics not provided. Record: 8-3, 4-2 Marawood Conference South Division.NORTHLAND LUTHERAN (30): Gavin Nelson 1-5 0-0 2, Adam Jensen 0-0 0-0 0, Luke Thums 0-0 0-0 0, Austin Schmidt 0-1 0-0 0, Danny Worden 4-14 2-6 12, David Burgess 0-0 0-0 0, Noah Panzer 1-5 2-4 4, Jacob Price 4-15 3-3 11, Kyle Griesbach 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 10-40. FT: 7-13. 3-pointers: 2-20 (Worden 2-9, Price 0-7, Nelson 0-3, Panzer 0-1). Rebounds: 25 (Price 10). Record: 2-9, 0-5 Marawood South.last_img read more

first_img3 March 2004Deputy Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi will open the first International Whale Watching Workshop in Cape Town on Thursday.The workshop aims to develop international scientific advisory frameworks for the proper management of whale watching globally, to ensure that the negative impacts of eco-tourism are minimised.Department spokesperson Zodumo Mbuli said particular focus would be on coastal communities living within whale-watching spots, and their involvement in the management of such areas.The workshop is supported by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), and will see scientists and managers working together for the first time to try to find solutions to issues around sustainable whale watching.National and international participants include marine resource and conservation managers from both governments and NGOs, with approximately 12 countries attending the workshop.South Africa was chosen as host country because of its experience in shark cage tourism as well as whale watching both in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgA sculpture in Port Elizabeth commemorating the long queues of South Africans, of all colours, who waited together to vote in the country’s first democratic elections of 1994. (Image: Brand South Africa)• Statistics South Africa+27 12 310 8911 or +27 12 310• Stats SA Distribution Section+27 12 310 8251 or 310• South Africa’s languages • South African EnglishMary AlexanderSouth Africa is a nation of diversity, with nearly 52-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs.According to Census 2011, the country’s population stands at 51.77-million, up from the census 2001 count of 44.8-million.Africans are in the majority, making up 79.2% of the population. Coloured and white people each make up 8.9%, the Indian/Asian population 2.5%, and “other” population groups 0.5% of the total.Sections in this article:At a glance Population by provincePopulation groups Languages At a glanceAccording to Statistics South Africa’s Census 2011 data, in 2011 the country’s population was 51 770 560, of which 26 581 769 (51.3%) were female and 25 188 791 (48.7%) were male.Africans are in the majority at just over 41-million, making up 79.2% of the total population. The coloured population is 4 615 401 (8.9%), while there are 4 586 838 (8.9%) whites. The Indian/Asian population stands at 1 286 930 (2.5%).In 2011, “other” was included in the Census, and accounts for 280 454 or 0.5% of the total.Download the highlights of the census count (PDF, 2.28MB)Download the key results (PDF, 1.09MB)SOUTH AFRICA’S POPULATION – CENSUS 2011Population groupNumber% of totalAfrican41 000 93879.2%White4 586 8388.9%Coloured4 615 4018.9%Indian/Asian1 286 9302.5%Other280 4540.5%TOTAL51 770 560100%Population by provinceGauteng, South Africa’s economic powerhouse, is the most populous of the country’s provinces, although it is by far the smallest geographically. Some 12.3-million people live in the province, or 23.7% of the total.It is followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 10.3 million (19.8%), the Eastern Cape with 6.56-million (12.7%), the Western Cape with 5.82-million (11.3%), Limpopo with 5.4-million (10.4%), Mpumalanga with 4.04-million (7.8%), North West with 3.51- million (6.8%), and Free State with 2.75-million (5.3%).Although the Northern Cape is the largest province, at almost a third of South Africa’s land area, it is an arid region with the smallest population – only 1.15-million people, or 2.2% of the total.SOUTH AFRICA’S POPULATION BY PROVINCE – CENSUS 2011ProvincePopulation% of totalEastern Cape6 562 05312.7%Free State2 745 5905.3%Gauteng12 272 26323.7%KwaZulu-Natal10 267 30019.8%Limpopo5 404 86810.4%Mpumalanga4 039 9397.8%Northern Cape1 145 8612.2%North West3 509 9536.8%Western Cape5 822 73411.3%TOTAL51 770 560100%Comparing census data from the three national drives held in 1996, 2001 and 2011, the provincial share of the total population has fallen in the Eastern Cape (from 15.1% in 1996 to 12.7% in 2011). The fastest growing province is the Western Cape, growing by 29% between 2006 and 2011.Gauteng’s population grew by 31% to 12.8-million people by 2011, up from 9.4-million a decade ago. Around 1-million people have moved to Gauteng in the past decade, highlighting the flow of people from rural to urban areas. Only 56% of people living in Gauteng today were born there.There have been three official censuses since South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994, the first in 1996, the second in 2001, and the third conducted in October 2011. The population in 1996 was 40.6-million, increasing by 10.4% to 44.8-million in 2001. The population grew by 15.5%, or almost 7-million people, in the space of 10 years to reach a total of 51.7-million in 2011.Population groupsThe African population is made up of four broad groupings:the Nguni, comprising the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi peoplethe Sotho-Tswana, who include the Southern, Northern and Western Sotho (Tswana people)the Tsongathe VendaWhite South Africans include:the Afrikaners, descendants of Dutch, German and French Huguenot who came to the country from the 17th century onwards.English-speakers, descendants of settlers from the British Isles who came to the country from the late 18th century onwardsImmigrants and descendents of immigrants from the rest of Europe, including Greeks, Portuguese, Eastern European Jews, Hungarians and Germans“Coloured” South Africans (the label is contentious) are a people of mixed lineage descended from slaves brought to the country from various colonial properties in the east, as well as elsewhere in Africa, the indigenous Khoisan who lived in the Cape at the time, indigenous Africans and whites. The majority speak Afrikaans.Khoisan is a term used to describe two separate groups, physically similar in being light-skinned and small in stature. The Khoi, who were called Hottentots by the Europeans, were pastoralists and were effectively annihilated; the San, called Bushmen by the Europeans, were hunter-gatherers. A small San population still lives in South Africa.The majority of South Africa’s Asian population is Indian in origin, many of them descended from indentured workers brought to work on the sugar plantations of what was then Natal in the 19th century. They are largely English-speaking, although many also retain the languages of their origins. There is also a significant group of Chinese South Africans, and a new wave of immigrant Chinese.LanguagesSouth Africa is a multilingual country. Its constitution recognises 11 official languages, to which it guarantees equal status. These are: Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.Besides the official languages, scores of others – African, European, Asian and more – are spoken in South Africa, as the country lies at the crossroads of southern Africa.According to the 2011 census, isiZulu is the most common home language is, spoken by just over 20% of the population. It is followed by isiXhosa at 16%, Afrikaans at 13.5%. and English and Setswana each at 8.2%.The number of people who speak English as a first language has increased by more than 1-million, to 4.9-million people, or 9.6% of the population.Sepedi is the home language of 9.1% of South Africans, followed by Setswana at 8%, Sesotho at 7.6%, and Xitsonga at 4.5%.SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES – CENSUS 2011LanguageNumber of speakers*% of totalAfrikaans6 855 08213.5%English4 892 6239.6%IsiNdebele1 090 2232.1%IsiXhosa8 154 25816%IsiZulu11 587 37422.7%Sepedi4 618 5769.1%Sesotho3 849 5637.6%Setswana4 067 2488%Sign language234 6550.5%SiSwati1 297 0462.5%Tshivenda1 209 3882.4%Xitsonga2 277 1484.5%Other828 2581.6%TOTAL50 961 443100%*Spoken as a home language.Most South Africans are multilingual, able to speak more than one language. English- and Afrikaans-speaking people tend not to have much ability in indigenous languages, but are fairly fluent in each other’s language. A large number of South Africans speak English, which is ubiquitous in official and commercial public life. The country’s other lingua franca is isiZulu.last_img read more

first_imgHere’s why:1.     They’re rarely done right! Anything done consistently wrong is making something else worse.  If you wear your shoes on the wrong feet all the time, you ruin the shoes AND your instep…and maybe your back… (Don’t ask me how I know.)   Ice skating on your knees is not ice skating. It’s just embarrassing! Doing it wrong is worse than not doing it at all.2.     It’s a de-motivator! Workers stress in anticipation of the thing. Even stellar performers prefer to be acknowledged for their good performances in a quadrillion ways other than an annual performance appraisal. (Okay, maybe not a quadrillion, but lots).3.     Paying for performance can be done in many other ways. Bonuses. Trips. Time off. New projects. Job enlargement. Bonuses. Tuition Reimbursement. Club Membership. Bonuses. Access to the Executive toilets. Free Breakfasts. Bonuses.4.     Goal setting, metrics, and feedback should be continuous! You wouldn’t let your children – not that your employees are children…{side-eye} – just go from year to year and only address their behavior at Christmas? No, you would set long-term and short-term goals and the tools they need to succeed; motivate, coach, counsel, train, reward, discipline, and so on, until they graduate from Florida A&M, the Air Force Academy, MIT, or where ever! 5.     Collaboration versus Competition! The workplace has changed. The needs of business and industry have evolved from a model that promotes competition within the ranks to a model better suited for what they taught us on Sesame Street: COOPERATION. Also known as collaboration, synergy. When folks are less pressured to be the number one individual, they might work better in groups.6.     TIME! Annual performance appraisals consume too much time. Managers, supervisors, and we in the rank-and-file use way too much productive time talking about stuff that should’ve been discussed months, weeks, days ago.last_img read more

first_imgVictoria’s Secret, desperate to update its image, is pulling its star-studded fashion show from the airwaves this year. The lingerie maker, which has held the lavish fashion event every year but one since 1995, has “decided to rethink” the show, Les Wexner, founder of parent company L Brands Inc., said in an email to staff.“Fashion is a business of change. We must evolve and change to grow,” he said. “Going forward we don’t believe network television is the right fit. In 2019 and beyond, we’re focusing on developing exciting and dynamic content and a new kind of event…” Bloomberg Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more