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  • Broncos may pursue QB Garcia

    first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDIANAPOLIS – With it looking more likely that Jeff Garcia will not return to the Eagles next season, two league sources said Saturday night that the Denver Broncos could pursue the veteran quarterback’s services when the free-agent market opens Friday. Steve Baker, the agent for Garcia, said Friday that if the two sides had not struck a deal before the free-agent period opened that the Eagles did not expect to re-sign his client. With veteran Jake Plummer expected to be released by the Broncos, they are in the market for a backup to second-year quarterback Jay Cutler, who took over as the starter during the final five games of his rookie season. last_img read more

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  • Steadfast Sunderland pleases Poyet following Man United draw

    first_imgSunderland manager Gus Poyet was pleased with his team’s steadfast display as the Black Cats came from behind to draw 1-1 with Manchester United.The Red Devils’ line-up may have boasted the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata but the 20-time champions were far from their best at the Stadium of Light, as summer signing Jack Rodwell’s header cancelled out Mata’s early strike.And while the hosts may feel a vulnerable and uninspired United were there for the taking after the break, Poyet feels a point against Louis van Gaal’s team is still a cause for celebration for the dogged Black Cats.“It was a good game to watch,” said the Sunderland boss.“We played a very good first half, going forward taking chances and creating half opportunities after conceding at what was the wrong time really because we were in control of the game. It was a big effort.“We made a few decisions on how to play against a different system and the boys have done exceptionally well. We showed that we were organised and difficult to play against.”Poyet is also hoping to have an answer soon as to whether Liverpool striker Fabio Borini – his main transfer target – will join the club.The Italian is said to have turned down a permanent move to Wearside but Poyet has not given up on his man just yet.“I think we’re getting close to a final decision either way because it’s been a bit too long,” said the Black Cats boss.“It’s time now that it’s a yes coming or a no as we need to move on.”last_img read more

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  • DEAL CLOSE! Tottenham set to land Dutch ace after upping bid to £17million

    first_img1 Tottenham have upped their bid for Vincent Janssen to £17m in an attempt to finally snare the AZ hotshot.The 22-year-old has been identified as one of Holland’s most lethal finishers after scoring 27 goals in just 34 Eredivisie appearances last term.Paris Saint-Germain had considered a move for Janssen while Everton and Manchester United have also been credited with an interest.But it is Tottenham who appear to be leading the chase to sign him and Dutch newspaper AD have reported that they have lodged a fresh bid.Spurs have reportedly already offered £11m and £15m for the striker – but have now upped the ante by another £2m.It is also claimed that Janssen has already agreed personal terms with the White Hart Lane club and will complete the switch as soon as the two sides finally agree a fee. Vincent Janssen in action for Holland last_img read more

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  • Panthers claw out victory

    first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. – The nation’s most unexpected undefeated team isn’t much on style. Good thing, because there wasn’t much to go around during No. 12 Pittsburgh’s 61-57 win over No. 10 Louisville on Sunday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Panthers (14-0, 3-0 Big East) are one of three unbeaten teams remaining in Division I, along with top-ranked Duke (16-0) and No. 2 Florida (16-0). And while the Panthers lack Duke’s pedigree and Florida’s buzz, they do have the kind of depth that makes them a difficult matchup. Nine Panthers played at least 11 minutes against the Cardinals (13-3, 1-2), who wore down in the second half, allowing a seven-point lead to slip away. Louisville is winless in three games against Top 25 opponents. “We hang in there with some pretty good basketball teams,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. “(But) there is no substitute for experience. Young teams don’t win against good teams.” Freshman reserve guard Levance Fields scored 13 points to lead five Panthers with at least eight points and center Aaron Gray added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers, who are 14-0 for the second time in three seasons under Dixon. “Our bench is strong, we just try to wear teams down, playing so many different people so many different minutes,” Fields said. “We just try to keep fresh bodies in and get them down.” Despite holding Pittsburgh guard Carl Krauser to eight points on 3-of-10 shooting, the Cardinals simply couldn’t match the Panther’s size and depth. The Panthers outrebounded Louisville 39-34 and their reserves outscored Louisville’s 30-5. Pittsburgh’s 13 offensive rebounds led to 13 second-chance points. Forward Terrence Williams scored a career-high 25 points for Louisville, but had little help from his teammates in the second half. “That was a very physical game,” Pitino said. “We allowed them to push us around on the glass. This isn’t (Conference USA), this is a football league in a basketball league.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Panthers shot just 38 percent from the field, battled foul trouble and allowed the inexperienced and injury-riddled Cardinals three potential winning shots in the final 30 seconds. “It wasn’t our prettiest game,” Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon said. “It was tough and we battled through.” last_img read more

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  • INCREDIBLE PIX: A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART FOR DONEGAL STARGAZER

    first_imgTHESE are the incredible pictures of the lunar eclipse – taken in Donegal last night by stargazer Brendan Alexander.For the Killygordon man took these incredible pictures of a superb night for astronomers.Said Brendan: “Oh what a night!! A total lunar eclipse and clear skies, I couldn’t have wish for more. From Donegal, Moon rise occurred just after totality but I was still able to capture everything that was visible from my location. “I searched google maps and street view for the past few weeks trying to find the best location in the county to view the eclipse from. The pier in Mountcharles, outside Donegal town provided a picturesque setting and a clear a south eastern horizon making it my location of choice.“The weather forecast was predicating a relatively good chance of clears skies. So I packed the car up and headed off brimming with excitement. Upon arrival I was thrilled with my choice of location but the skies were looking threatening, clouds everywhere….. except the south east and that’s the way it stayed all night. The weather was making up for the bitter disappoint of missing December eclipse because of cloud.“A few curious passer-byes rolled up to have a looked. The excitement was building and then around 22:10..Euricka!! There she was. The dim, red, eclipsed Moon just hanging over the horizon.“A magical and humbling hour followed as the Moon climbed and grow back in to its original form. An amazing night of astronomy. Easily the most memorable experience I have had during my short time in astronomy, along with March’s aurora display. More details on the eclipse are on his website: www.DonegalSkies.comINCREDIBLE PIX: A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART FOR DONEGAL STARGAZER was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:donegal lunar eclipse pictureslast_img read more

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  • Boardgame for Gauteng schools

    first_imgTamara O’Reilly Even the most talented teachers have difficulty in ensuring that lessons are interesting and still educational, so a fun method of teaching involving an interactive board game is a welcome tool in the Gauteng province’s curriculum.The Gauteng Department of Education has incorporated the use of a board game into their World of Work Education Programme, which prepares youngsters for the job market. Designed by Winning Teams, the game creates eagerness for learning and injects fun into challenging subjects such as mathematics and economics.When deciding to use the Business Literacy board game, the department considered that it was essential to equip youngsters with well-developed employable skills along with life skills to encourage an early understanding of business and entrepreneurship.“The big problem allied with poverty is the lack of skills. The reality is that an average of three out of 10 learners will be employable, so the question we asked was what could we do to help the remaining seven? The answer to this was to create a culture of learning using fun means,” says Denzil Hollis, creator of the game.How the game worksThe method consists of a generic board, dice, timer and whistle, and a score sheet. Up to 28 pupils can play at a time and the responsibility of each player is shifted from game to game, allowing each person a turn to take on different roles that require different skills.The questions are derived from the business related learning material that comes with the game. The contents are first taught in class; thereafter pupils are given hard copies and a time frame in which to master the subject.But the game is not confined to this subject. Teachers can use this same method to test pupils’ knowledge of other challenging subjects such as mathematics and science.Results of each game are submitted to Winning Teams to assess the ability of students and to point out weak areas that the teacher should spend more time on.“In the four years that this project has been running we have had tremendous success with this method. We have found that 29 000 pupils who have been a part of this programme boast an average of 90% knowledge of the business manuals that accompany the game,” says Hollis.“An educator’s responsibility is not just to prepare a child for an exam, but to prepare them for the real world and to do this they need to adequately provide formalised work-related and work-based learning programmes and activities,’ says Hollis.All educators responsible for the working with the game undergo formal training sessions on how to prepare learners for the competition and are coached throughout the competition to meet pre-determined knowledge retention levels.Useful linksWinning Teams Gauteng Department of Educationlast_img read more

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  • Maropeng sets green standard

    first_imgAll fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, milk, eggs and herbs are locally sourced. In doing this, Maropeng is supporting local farmers.(Image: Maropeng) The back view of the Tumulus building, situated at the Maropeng Visitors Centre, looks towards the future, in contrast to the front view which is built to resemble an ancient burial mound. (Image: Maropeng) MEDIA CONTACTS • Nicolle Kairuz  Cathy Findley Public Relations  +27 11 463 6372RELATED ARTICLES • Maropeng top evotourism destination • Be a tourist in your own back yard • SA unearths new human ancestor • SA restaurant tops in food Oscars Wilma den HartighWorld heritage site Maropeng, widely recognised as the place from which all humankind originated, is gaining acclaim as a top green destination in South Africa.Maropeng, situated at the Cradle of Humankind heritage site in the Gauteng province, has been awarded a gold certificate of membership by environmental certification and ratings organisation, the Heritage Environmental Management Company, for its commitment to sustainable business practices.This means that Maropeng complies with the environmental performance standards of the programme’s gold classification.Maropeng underwent an extensive environmental audit process to achieve its gold status. All its operations were rated, from management systems and biodiversity management, to purchasing and procurement.Maropeng managing director Tony Rubin says Maropeng is setting the green standard for other businesses and industries.Besides giving them the chance to learn about the origins of humankind, Rubin hopes that a visit to Maropeng will motivate visitors to care of the environment.“By highlighting the eco-friendly work that is done in the Cradle of Humankind we hope to inspire visitors to follow this example,” he says. “We want to encourage visitors to consider their carbon footprint and think of ways to conserve the environment.”Restaurants go greenIn keeping with local procurement and sustainability trends dominating the food industry, one of the biggest interventions at Maropeng has been in its kitchens and restaurants.“For us it is not just about getting a certificate, but to change the way we do things, reduce food wastage, become sustainable and save energy,” says Patrick Mutavhatsindi, food and beverage manager at Maropeng.All Maropeng’s restaurants – Tumulus at the Maropeng Visitors Centre; the Market Place Restaurant; Sterkfontein Restaurant and the Maropeng Hotel – are participating in various greening initiatives.These include recycling of used cooking oil and kitchen waste, and procuring the majority of fresh produce from local farmers.Buying localAccording to Mutavhatsindi, 65% of the food on Maropeng’s menus is sourced within 15km of the Magaliesberg and Cradle of Humankind areas.In doing this, Maropeng is supporting local farmers, reducing its carbon footprint and ensuring that food is prepared using only the freshest produce.“All fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, milk, eggs and herbs are locally sourced. We really want to promote local farmers,” he says. “It’s good to know that visitors can leave here knowing that not only have they enjoyed great food, but that it was locally and sustainably sourced.”Biodegradable cutlery, electricity savingsMaropeng has introduced additional green measures to continue sustainability when food leaves its kitchens.“We use biodegradable take-away cups, teaspoons, knives, forks and plates which, once disposed of, are carefully sorted for recycling,” Mutavhatsindi explains.In the kitchens, stoves are switched off when not used and a refillable combustible gel product is used to keep portable food servers warm.Reducing food wasteMaropeng has introduced other sustainability measures as part of its waste-not-want-not approach.Mutavhatsindi says that findings of a recent Food and Agriculture Organistion (FAO) report highlight the global problem of food wastage – something that Maropeng is addressing in its daily operations.The recent global food losses and food waste study suggests that about one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, amounting to about 1.3-billion tons per year.“The huge amount of food waste inevitably means that huge amounts of the resources used in food production are used in vain,” he says. “The greenhouse gas emissions generated by the production of food are also unnecessarily high.”According to the FAO study much more food is wasted in industrialised nations than in developing countries.It is estimated that per capita food waste by consumers in Europe and North America is 95 to 115 kg per year, while the figure in sub-Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia is only 6 to 11kg per year.Mutavhatsindi says while it is encouraging to see that sub-Saharan Africa’s wastage is still much less than that of its European counterparts, this figure should not increase.“As a result we have a waste-not-want-not philosophy in our kitchens when it comes to disposing of food and kitchen waste,” he says.Leftover food from restaurants is distributed to permanent staff, which makes it possible for employees to also enjoy the tasty meals that have been prepared for guests.Recycling cooking oilMutavhatsindi has also introduced a plan for used cooking oil.“When we saw that on average approximately 30 litres of cooking oil was disposed of per week, we decided to look for more sustainable options,” he says.Instead of throwing away the oil and running the risk of contaminating surrounding wetlands, all cooking oil waste is collected by a Johannesburg-based food oil disposal company, from where it is recycled into biodiesel and soap products.Building a sustainable businessRubin says that adopting a sustainable approach to business is challenging, but possible.“When the building was designed and built, current technology available now was not available then – it is therefore necessary for us to be creative in the way we manage the facility,” he explains.Maropeng’s greening strategies also include a series of complex wetland systems that process impurities in water, allowing it to be re-used for irrigation purposes.Each year, more than 250 000 people visit Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind site, one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng.last_img read more

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  • South African app connects job seekers with employment opportunities

    first_imgBountly is a local recruitment website designed to service job creation, through incorporating social media elements and the current peer-to-peer economy trend revolutionised by companies such as Uber and Airbnb.Bountly is a South African online platform aimed at helping to solve the unemployment crisis in South Africa by enabling job seekers to establish a trustworthy authority for themselves in the local freelancer marketplace. (Image: Bountly)A beta version of the site was launched in January 2018, focused primarily on job opportunities in the Western Cape. But the site creators hope to provide connections for job seekers in other major centres in the next six months.Bountly connects job seekers, students and people looking for a second income with part-time employment. The vacancies cover a wide variety of jobs, including office administration, dog walking, maintenance work and manufacturing. The site allows interested parties to register and create a CV profile online. Visitors can register to search for potential employees or to place job ads.Job seekers can apply for jobs on the site, or await new opportunities that fit their skillsets.  Registered users are notified about potential job openings, safely connected with the job offering and when the job is completed, are paid through the site’s secure payment portal.Both applicants and work providers can be star-rated, which builds their individual credibility and performance ranking, much like the way Uber rates both drivers and passengers. The ultimate aim for the website designers is to create a vast network of connections countrywide.The website is a collaboration between software engineer Michael Whelehan, public relations expert Carly Jack and entrepreneur Simon Telian.“We want to [be able to] give people equal opportunity, and [give them] a marketplace to create an authority in their chosen profession,” Whelehan told The South African news website.Bountly wants to become the leading South African solution to reliable online recruitment, an area often prone to inconsistent gatekeeping and exploitation of job seekers. The website is free to use for registered users and no services or money is exchanged until all parties and opportunities are verified.“We want to create trust in the workplace, while giving our users the competitive edge,” says Telian, a veteran of several successful entrepreneurial endeavours in South Africa, Germany and Switzerland.While the focus of the website is on temporary, small-scale employment opportunities, the team believe that proper management of a thriving but under-utilised informal job market in South Africa is one of the country’s greatest assets in helping to solve the employment challenges.“Bountly targets the grey area, the undefined and task-related work roles, of which there is an abundance in South Africa,” Jack told The South African.For more information, visit the Bountly website and connect with those behind the idea on LinkedIn and Facebook.Source: The South African website, BountlyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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  • London Olympics: Indian pistol shooters Rahi, Annu Raj out of 25m

    first_imgIndia’s pistol shooters Rahi Sarnobat and Annu Raj Singh were knocked out of the women’s 25 metre event of the shooting competition at the London Olympics here Wednesday.Rahi was 19th while Annu Raj was 30th at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Rahi shot 291 in precision and 288 in rapid. Annu Raj had 286 in precision and 289 in rapid.The gold went to South Korea’s Kim Jangmi, China’s Ying Chem got the silver and the bronze went to Ukranian Olena Kostevcyh.The 19-year-old Kim won the gold with a score of 793.4. Kim shot 298 (precision) and 293 (rapid) in the qualifying and 201.4 in the final round.Ying, 34, shot a total score of 791.4. She had 288 and 297 in precision and rapid in the qualifying round and managed 791.4 in the final.Olena, 27, got the bronze with a score of 788.5. She shot 293 and 292 in the precision and rapid in the qualifying and 203.6 in the final.last_img read more

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  • Indian Women’s Football Team Lose 1-5 to Uzbekistan in First Friendly

    first_img Bala DevifriendlyIndiaIndian women’s football team First Published: August 30, 2019, 10:31 PM IST Tashkent: Bala Devi scored the solitary goal as the Indian women’s team went down 1-5 to Uzbekistan in its first friendly match at the Yakkasary Stadium in Tashkent on Friday.The Indian side took an early lead in the fifth minute but the hosts scored twice to take a 2-1 lead at the break before scoring three more goals in the second half to notch up a convincing win. The first half began with a bang for India as Bala Devi found the back of the net as early as the fifth minute.Sanju Yadav played in a cross from the left that found Dangmei Grace, who played in Bala as she put the ball past the goalkeeper.Coach Maymol Rocky’s side came close to doubling its lead almost immediately through Grace, whose shot from the edge of the penalty area was saved by the Uzbek goalie Laylo Tilovova.With the match opening up, both sides created chances as Indian custodian Aditi Chauhan was forced into a sharp save 15 minutes into the match.On the other end, Bala saw her shot from close range stopped just two minutes later.Grace was proving to be tough to deal with as she almost found the net in the 22nd minute and nearly created another from a corner.At the half-hour mark though, Uzbekistan scored the equalizer through forward Lyudmila Karachik, who found the net in the 31st minute.The two teams headed into the break with the hosts in the lead as defender Maftuna Shoyimova scored in the 38th minute.The second half began with India earning an early corner but went two goals behind in the 49th minute as Nilufar Kudratova added a third for Uzbekistan.Three minutes prior to the hour mark, Sanju almost grabbed India’s second as her direct free-kick just went past the frame of the goal.However, in the 62nd minute, Uzbekistan added a fourth to extend the hosts’ lead and substitute Ugiloy Kuchkarova scored another eight minutes from time as the scoreline read 5-1 in favour of the hosts in the end.The next match between the two teams will be played on September 2 at the same venue.India Starting XI: Aditi Chauhan (GK); Sweety Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Ashalata Devi, Roja Devi; Sangita Basfore, Ratanbala Devi, Bala Devi; Sanju, Dangmei Grace, Sandhiya Ranganathan. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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