Taylor leads England fightback

February 10, 2020

first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (AP):James Taylor led England’s fightback on the first day of the first test against South Africa as his half-century took the tourists out of trouble and to 179-4 at stumps yesterday.The 5-foot-6 Taylor – affectionately nicknamed ‘Titch’ – stood tall for England to make 70 after Dale Steyn’s fiery early burst had the tourists struggling at 12-2 in overcast, fast-bowler-friendly conditions in Durban.”It couldn’t have been more perfect conditions for the South African bowling unit, so, overall, I thought it was a pretty solid day for us,” Taylor said.Steyn struck the first blows with the dismissals of England captain Alastair Cook for a duck and Test debutant Alex Hales for 10. Joe Root’s aggressive innings of 24 ended swiftly, leaving Taylor and Nick Compton to steady the innings.Compton was 63 not out and helped Taylor rescue England with a 125-run partnership on the opening day of the four-Test series against the top-ranked Proteas.Steyn ended their resistance when he tempted Taylor to hang his bat out and feather an edge to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers right at the end of the day.”I loved batting today. It’s just a shame I couldn’t kick on,” Taylor said.last_img read more

Tuesday’s Chelsea quiz

December 21, 2019

first_imgHow much do you know about Chelsea legend Dennis Wise? Find out by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-80]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

LoveLife to empower SA youth

December 19, 2019

first_imgFrom left: DED’s Jürgen Wilhelm,loveLife CEO Grace Matlhape, and Khanyisile Kweyama,Barloworld’s group executive for human resourcesand transformation, listen to a youngster relating his loveLife experience. (Image: Janine Erasmus, MediaClubSouthAfrica)National youth HIV prevention programme loveLife has signed a new partnership with the German Development Service (Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst or DED) and major South African corporate Barloworld.Lovelife’s new initiative named Connected! will be the main beneficiary of the partnership.Connected! is a strategy aimed at the thousands of young South Africans who possess leadership potential but have no chance to develop it.Barloworld has given a grant of US$120 000 (R1-million), to be spread over three years. DED will match the first year’s portion.DED director-general Jürgen Wilhelm, present at the signing with several other dignitaries, applauded the new initiative and the opportunities for development that it presented.“The DED believes that our support of innovative approaches to HIV prevention, such as this one, is key to halting the spread of the disease,” said Wilhelm. He added that the organisation was delighted to be able to contribute, through its association with loveLife, to this exciting new national strategy.Since it seeks to groom a new generation with a new outlook on life and renewed sense of responsibility, said Wilhelm, Connected! would serve as an example to the international community, especially within the Southern African region.Local innovatorsDr David Harrison, former loveLife CEO and now consultant and Connected! project manager, was confident that the initiative would fulfil its five-year goal of building bridges between mainstream South African society and the country’s poor communities.Explaining the three-part Connected! strategy, Harrison said the first step is the establishment of the network that will provide a platform for youth to make their ideas known. “Let their voices be heard, but in a way that is constructive and problem-solving, instead of just angry,” he commented.The second task is to change the mindsets of the youth so they see themselves less as recipients of public redress, and more as local innovators among their people.Lastly, the young innovators will be linked to opportunities. This, said Harrison, is what differentiates Connected! from a number of other leadership programmes, which often only benefit those who already have access to opportunities.“In this way they will show their peers that corruption and graft are not the only ways to get ahead,” said Harrison, “and that a risky lifestyle is simply not acceptable”.LoveLife CEO Grace Matlhape agreed, saying that many young people put themselves at risk not because they are ignorant, but because they feel they have little reason to protect themselves.“We hope to contribute to building leaders who will be inspired to work towards their dream, but will also serve the community and go on to find their place in the world,” said Matlhape.Breaking new groundConnected! will draw on youth who have participated in loveLife’s two volunteer leadership programmes, groundBREAKER and mpintshi (isiZulu, meaning friend), explained Harrison.GroundBREAKERs are the 18- to 25-year-olds who are already familiar with the loveLife mission and vision, have experience in mobilising their communities for good, and in many cases have become local leaders.To date, almost 10 000 youth have graduated from the one-year service programme.In addition, more than 20 000 youngsters between the ages of 12 and 25 have completed training as mpintshis, assisting their groundBREAKER team leader in implementing programmes in schools, clinics and community-based organisations.According to a 2008 survey conducted by Volunteer Service Enquiry Southern Africa, groundBREAKER graduates are powerful advocates for change, are tremendously positive about working with their communities, and often go on to hold leadership roles in community organisations.Furthermore, the survey revealed that groundBREAKERs have better prospects of education and employment. About 60% have found employment or started their own businesses. And almost 50% have enrolled in tertiary studies, compared with the national average of 30% of young people who study after matriculation.With careful nurturing, the partners believe, these will be the leaders of the future. By putting them in touch with an ever-growing country-wide network of similar-minded people, Connected! aims to encourage about 5 000 of these potential young leaders, located mainly in marginalised communities, to become public innovators.At the same time the programme will boost their management, analytical and innovation skills, giving them the tools to address pressing issues in their communities.* Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Toyota SA in R363m parts investment

December 18, 2019

first_img18 January 2011Toyota South Africa has announced a R363-million investment in a new parts distribution warehouse – the biggest of its kind on the continent – to serve the car manufacturer’s local and regional markets.The warehouse, to be located near Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, will employ over 800 people. It is being developed in two phases, with the first set to open in May 2012.The completion of the second phase of the warehouse, scheduled for completion by 2015, will take the total area of the facility to 80 000 square metres.Commitment to South AfricaThe first round of daily deliveries will go to the over 220 Toyota, Lexus and Hino dealerships in southern Africa. The warehouse is expected to generate a R3-billion turnover and will house an excess of 2.2-million parts.“The development of a distribution warehouse of this size and scale is one of the clearest signs that we are committed to South Africa and intent on remaining South Africa’s most popular vehicle manufacturer,” Toyota South Africa Motors CEO Johan van Zyl said in Pretoria this week.The development follows a five-year, R8-billion investment in Toyota’s manufacturing facilities in Durban.“In making this a reality, we believe that the government, through the actions of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Automotive Production and Development Programme, has created a stable and predictable environment in which we as manufacturers can make investments such as the one that we are announcing today,” Van Zyl said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Work begins on South Africa’s R84bn smart city

December 18, 2019

first_imgChinese firm Shanghai Zendai has planned to develop the 1,600 hectares of land into the “New York of Africa”.The area will be developed into a financial hub, with as many as 35 000 houses, an educational centre, a hospital and medical centre, and a sport stadium. (Image supplied)Brand South Africa ReporterConstruction has begun on a Chinese-financed R84-billion city in Modderfontein, eastern Johannesburg, The Star reported last week.Work on the first set of 300 residential units and some of the roads was already under way, the newspaper said.Chinese firm Shanghai Zendai planned to develop the 1,600 hectares of land into the “New York of Africa”, Dai Zhikang, the company’s founder and chairman, said at a press conference in November 2013.The area will be developed into a financial hub, with as many as 35 000 houses, an educational centre, a hospital and medical centre, and a sport stadium.‘Hope and imagination’Zendai South Africa chief operating officer Du Wenhui told The Star that the development was a 15- to 20-year project that would see between 30 000 and 50 000 housing units of different types and sizes being built, ultimately housing about 100 000 residents.Wenhui said the project had been met with some scepticism, especially after drawings were released showing what it would look like in 20 years time.But “hope and imagination” were key words, he said. “The project will be market driven, and depending on what our clients or developers want, the sky is the limit,” he was quoted as saying.Chinese firm Shanghai Zendai is a Hong Kong-listed investment company. It develops and manages property projects in 12 cities in northern China, Shanghai city and Hainan province.Africa’s ‘future capital’It bought the 1,600-hectare property from South Africa’s chemicals and explosives company AECI in November 2013 for R1.06-billion, Business Day reported at the time. The sale was part of AECI’s plans to dispose of surplus land holdings, and the transaction represents one of the largest single foreign direct investments in South Africa.“It will become the future capital of the whole of Africa,” Dai reportedly said at a press conference in November 2013. “This will be on par with cities like New York in America or Hong Kong in the Far East.”The development, which is yet to be named, will become a hub for Chinese firms investing in sub-Saharan Africa, Dai said.Once complete, the city will provide jobs for 100 000 people and house about 100 000 more.CollaborationThe Modderfontein site is located between the central business district of Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport.It is on the Gautrain route, and the development will also include the completion of the Modderfontein station.The Gauteng Provincial Government says the new city will benefit Johannesburg’s residents, Eyewitness News reported last week.Nino Zama of the Gauteng Provincial Government said there was possibility for collaboration with local contractors.“There will be jobs created, there will be business opportunities for local people and after stages of the development are completed, there will also be new opportunities created.’Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.,Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Brand South Africa partners with the Sunday Times Gen Next in redefining the coolest brands

December 18, 2019

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 11 June 2019 – Ahead of youth day, Brand South Africa, through its Play Your Part programme, has partnered with the Sunday Times’ Gen Next to redefine how youth choices influence and drive growth in local brands. Gen Next now in its 15th year looks at youth brand preference and their consumer behaviour.This year’s theme is “Redefine, Reimagine and Reward” and will be hosted on Thursday, 13th June 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre.The event is structured in phases, kicking off with a  panel discussion which will include Play Your Part Ambassador Farah Fortune who will unpack “the future of influencer marketing”, followed by an interactive showcase where brands represented at Sunday Times’ Gen Next will interact with young people through various displays, activations and competitions. A Play Your Part activation stand will also be there to engage in how #KidsInspireSA. Concluding the event will be the award ceremony which rewards those brand preferred by the youth as voted by the youth.“We are truly excited for this long-standing partnership with Sunday Times’ Gen Next as it not only speaks to the Brand South Africa’s domestic objective but hear the voices of young people when they reward local brands that are successfully strengthening the Nation Brand Image” said; Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Sithembile Ntombela.Join the conversation #KidsInspireSA #STGenNext2019 click here to see  the list of finalists For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 (0) 11 712-5000 C: +27 (0) 64-890-6819Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Ohio Hunters Harvest more than 12,500 Deer during Ohio’s Muzzleloader Season

December 18, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hunters checked 12,505 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 9-12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s muzzleloader season 13,724 white-tailed deer were checked.Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter, as archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohio’s counties were well above goal. In the last few years, through increased antlerless harvests, most counties are now at or near goal. Therefore, to help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced, and antlerless permit use has been eliminated in most counties for the 2015-2016 season.The ODNR Division of Wildlife is in the process of revising Ohio’s population goals and is asking hunters that receive the survey to help by completing and returning their survey as soon as possible. Hunters for this year’s survey were randomly selected from the list of hunters who purchased a license and deer permit by Nov. 16. Landowner surveys have already been completed, and hunter surveys were mailed early in December. Public input is an important part of Ohio’s deer management program, and survey participants are asked to complete and return their surveys to ensure that hunters have a clear voice in helping to decide the direction of deer management in Ohio.last_img read more

Change is needed to encourage women to enter politics says Trudeau

October 17, 2019

first_imgThwarting inappropriate behaviour amongst those who wield power and building on international trade agreements are both essential elements to creating a better country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday as he rallied his party’s caucus.A day before Parliament was set to resume sitting after its winter break, Trudeau told Liberal MPs that change is needed to encourage more women to enter politics.“Add women, change politics is how we will make a better country,” Trudeau told the gathering as he referenced a women in politics social media campaign the prime minister said was more than just a hashtag.“Sexual harassment is a systemic problem. It is unacceptable.”His comments came as the recent fast-paced movement against sexual misconduct, which saw the resignations since Wednesday of the Progressive Conservative party leaders in Ontario and Nova Scotia, was felt within the federal Liberal caucus room.Absent from the meeting was Trudeau’s former sport and persons with disabilities minister, Kent Hehr, who resigned last week after being accused of sexual misconduct while he was a member of the Alberta legislature.While Hehr remains a member of the Liberal caucus, the Prime Minister’s Office said he decided not to attend the meeting.Had he been there, however, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould said she wouldn’t feel uncomfortable by his presence.“Sexual harassment on the Hill is a very serious issue, and we need to take it seriously,” she said.“But we also need to make sure that we’re allowing due diligence.”Other Liberals, however, struggled over questions of why Hehr was allowed to remain in caucus while a fellow Alberta MP, Darshan Kang, resigned from the party’s caucus last summer after being accused of sexually harassing two female employees in his office. Kang has denied the allegations.Members of Parliament were expected to debate legislation Monday, Bill C-65, which would strengthen sexual harassment protections for federal employees, including those working on Parliament Hill.As Sunday’s caucus meeting began, Trudeau also boasted about last week’s signing of a new, comprehensive international trade agreement — known as the CP-TPP — that he said included significant gains for Canada over the former Trans-Pacific Partnership approved by the previous Conservative government.The prime minister said his government hopes to make similar gains during negotiations of a new North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico.As the sixth round of talks to reach a deal were wrapping up in Montreal, Trudeau also set aside nonpartisanship over NAFTA, accusing the Opposition Conservatives of being willing to bend to U.S. demands for changing the pact.“They wanted us to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership with no improvements,” Trudeau said of the Tories.“And if they had their way, we’d give into American demands on NAFTA.”While visiting Washington earlier this month, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said his party was united with the Liberals in seeking an updated NAFTA. Scheer has in the past, however, accused the Trudeau government of not properly spelling out a plan for the NAFTA talks.last_img read more

September 17, 2019

Mourinho A player asked me to not criticize him in public

first_imgDuring his time as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho revealed that a Man United player didn’t like it when he criticized him in public.Jose Mourinho’s ways with his players have always been pretty straight forward, his tactic is to push all the players to a point where they either break or become better footballers.Throughout Jose Mourinho’s career, there have been many players who had very public problems with him and many of them even went to war with the manager.The case of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid comes to mind, but the Portuguese manager became the enemy with many of those players and the whole situation ended in a very similar manner to the one at Manchester United.There is a clear pattern that emerged long ago, but manager Jose Mourinho seems to have understood the problem a little better.In his many revelations during his new job as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho spoke about a mysterious player from Manchester United who approached him and very politely asked him to critique him in private rather than in front of all the other players.It’s hard to guess who this mysterious player is, but we have out money on either Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, or Luke Shaw.All of these players were publicly criticized by Mourinho, even in front of the cameras.Jose Mourinho on new generation of players. #MourinhoVia @beINSPORTS pic.twitter.com/KzaAQBlYzI— Harry Minhas (@harrym20) January 18, 2019These revelations also brought up a certain learning experience from Mourinho, which he shared during this Saturday’s broadcast for BeIn Sports.“Recently, when I was coaching one player he told me and he was very polite, ‘please when you criticize me can you do it in private’,” he said as quoted by BBC Sport.“I told him why? ‘Because of my stature, in front of the other players when you criticize me I don’t feel comfortable’.”“Nowadays you have to be very smart in the way you read your players, and try to create the best situation.”“With Drogba, he is the kind of player that the more pressure from the manager, the more quality in his performance,” Mourinho added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“There are some players where if you squeeze them they answer in the best way.”“There are other mentalities and personalities and the reaction is not the best. They were brought up in a different way, an easier social life, coming to the top level of football, everything came too easy to them.”“Some of them they don’t react in the same way. Certain moments, some strong public words, some of them have some risk,” he concluded.Jose Mourinho reveals one Man Utd player who did not respond well to criticismhttps://t.co/mILLT0zYDE pic.twitter.com/Z3SrX0wmCl— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 19, 2019After three very difficult experiences in the last three clubs he managed, Jose Mourinho must have learned something along the way and there is a big chance that the last job at Manchester United will help him grow as a professional manager.There is no way that Jose Mourinho will approach to his next job in the same manner ever again, his last experiences at Real Madrid, his second spell at Chelsea and the Red Devils must have been enough for him to learn his lesson.However, if Jose Mourinho still feels that he is the one who is always right about his approach with the players, then he is the one in the wrong here.The man may never reveal who this player was, only he knows who asked him to change his tune and he may take this secret to the grave.It’s a little amusing that the man stated he wouldn’t talk about Manchester United, but he is spilling the beans about pretty much everything little by little.The journalists who are asking him these questions put him on the spot, but he could’ve easily refused to answer and yet he didn’t.Mourinho: “The phrase I kept with me, the biggest one in the Premier League, Sir Alex told – ‘the day a player is more important than the club, goodbye!’ – not anymore. The manager is there to coach them. Not to keep discipline at any cost.” #mufc [beIN] pic.twitter.com/s4GxJkDlqX— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 17, 2019Why do you think Jose Mourinho is revealing more secrets about his time at Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more