Parish perfect at Riverside

first_imgBrian Parish (left) with Tom Herrington (centre) and Dave Cooper.The Tropical Golf SocietyTuesday, Dec. 12, Bangpakong Riverside – StablefordThe boys (and on this day girls, too) usually score well here and after being told we could take carts on the fairways even the ‘goldies’ among us looked forward to a good day.Despite the fact that buggies were allowed on the course, the fairways were still wet in places and the grass tended to be a bit long.  Get into the rough and it was difficult to get out, however we did manage to get to the greens, only to find them a bit slow. We had three flights and in the A Flight, 0 to 17, we had a great round and best of the day as Brian Parish had 46 points from a fine gross 74 to take the honours.  In second place was Mashi Kaneta with 42 points and Richard Kubicki placed third with 40.In the B Flight, 18 to 24, the winner was Tom Herrington with 39 points on count-back over Mick Coghlan in second.  In third was Dick Warberg with 37 points.The winner of C Flight, 25 up, was Dave Cooper with 42 points ahead of Torsten Bischoff in second with 40.  Barry Elphick took third with 39 points on count-back over Don Carmody.The best consolation front and back nines for non-winners came from Joseph Buchberger and Don Carmody with 19 and 21 points respectively.Friday, Dec. 15, Greenwood – StablefordAll three nines were open at Greenwood today and we played the A and C courses in no order due to a two-tee start.  The layout and greens were in good to very good condition, though fairways still suffer from too many creeping weeds.The handicap formula treats Greenwood quite generously, and everyone found themselves with a few extra strokes to use.  With that you’d expect scores to be high, and they were.  With one exception, if you didn’t break handicap you were in the audience not part of the show.In A-Flight (0-20), Rob Brown (c/h 12) once again won and also had the fewest strokes of the day with a fantastic 41 points.  Next Tom Herrington (19) continued his winning ways with 38 points, followed by John Hackett (18) with 37.In B-Flight (21+), a different Brian won today as Brian Gabe (23) had the best score of the day with a sky high 42 points!  Then Barry Elphick continued his winning streak with a fine 37 points.  Graham Buckingham (27) was the lone non-handicap buster to get mentioned, taking third in his flight with 34 points.Near pins went to Carol Kubicki and Dick Warberg while the longest putt on C-9 came from Barry Elphick.Best nines (non winners) went to Torsten Bischoff and Richard Kubicki.last_img read more

Indian football: Brazilian star, Robinho rumoured to join East Bengal

first_imgAdvertisement im2rxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1edfaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E81g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4wnWould you ever consider trying this?😱y56Can your students do this? 🌚u7by7sRoller skating! Powered by Firework East Bengal seems to be on a roll for the upcoming season of Football for them! After confirming ‘Quess’ as the sponsor and signing a contract for the next 10 years with it being worth 400 crores, they have started with heavyweight transfers.Advertisement The first move was for Costa Rican defender, Johnny Acosta. He starred for Costa Rica in all the 3 group fixtures in the World Cup and played against Neymar. He was confirmed by East Bengal earlier today.Robinho playing for Brazil.Now reports are coming that the Indian side has set their sights on Robinho. The Brazilian International plays for Sivasspor in Turkey. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe like Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan. His price is expected to be around 16 crores. Even though he may be past his prime, he will of importance in the Indian scenario.Advertisement There have also been other rumours of Sardar Azmoun of Iran being linked to the club.Read Also:-Advertisement FIFA World Cup 2018: 9-year old seer Ahaan Kapadia might just become India’s version of Paul the OctopusFootball: Riyad Mahrez finally signs with Manchester City Advertisementlast_img read more

Pitchess growth in jails proposal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Plans include a new high-security wing, holding about 400 inmates, at the North County Correctional Facility on the Pitchess grounds. About 9,000 inmates are now housed at the complex. Calling Tuesday’s jail presentation a kickoff discussion, Anna Pembedjian, justice deputy to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, does not expect an immediate vote by the Board of Supervisors on any one plan. Instead, she said it’s a starting point to consider what kinds of plans and projects are needed for the future of local jails. “The board is trying to analyze what our short-term and long-term housing for our jails need to be,” Pembedjian said. Plans match inmates to housing that reflects their crimes and also reshuffles many who were moved to other detention centers following race riots in February at Pitchess that left one man dead and more than 100 injured. Another inmate died at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles after fighting spread through the system. Following the deadly clashes, high-risk inmates were moved from Pitchess, where many slept in one large room on 64 bunk beds, to downtown’s Twin Towers, where they live more isolated from others, with one or two to a cell in a maximum-security environment. CASTAIC – A $400 million plan to reduce overcrowding and violence in Los Angeles County jails could bring 2,400 more inmates and three additional facilities to the grounds of Pitchess Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Department will present that proposal and other recommendations – some ranging to more than $1 billion – to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today as ways to modernize the county jail system that houses 19,000 men and women. “We have to have adequate space in our jail system to house the vast number of prisoners that we have, and we’re trying to build for the future,” said Paul K. Tanaka, assistant sheriff. Locally that could mean building a medium-security facility for 1,000 men and a low-security ranch for 1,000 women inmates at Pitchess Detention Center, under the terms of one scenario to be presented by sheriff’s officials and the county’s chief administrative officer. To accommodate that move from Pitchess in March, women inmates at Twin Towers were transferred to Century Regional Detention Center, a medium-security facility in Lynwood that was previously closed down. Now officials propose relocating the women again, a move that could free up about 1,800 spots at the Lynwood facility for more men, Tanaka said. About 1,000 of the women would then be transferred to the proposed Castaic site and 1,000 more to Sybil Brand Jail, an east Los Angeles women’s facility that closed in 1998. Tanaka estimates about $114 million would be needed to refurbish it. Discussions for a master plan began about eight months ago between county supervisors and the Sheriff’s Department. The report was expected before the county’s June budget deliberations, Pembedjian said. Sheriff Lee Baca previously has discussed a bond measure for the November ballot to help pay for improvements to the jail system, although nothing has been formally introduced. [email protected] (661) 257-5254 IF YOU GO The county Board of Supervisors will review jail expansion plans at noon today at the Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Auburndale baseball pulls past Newman Catholic

first_imgAuburndale finishes Marawood South season with 6-6 recordBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Auburndale took advantage of eight walks to knock off Wausau Newman Catholic 11-8 in its Marawood Conference South Division baseball finale Thursday at Auburndale High School.Newman (2-12, 1-11 Marawood South) led 7-0 after 1 ½ innings before Auburndale (7-9, 6-6 Marawood South) got its offense rolling.The Apaches scored six times in the second inning, tied the game at 8-8 after three, and pulled ahead with a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth.Cody Steins was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Cooper Krings scored three times for the Apaches.Auburndale will play at Amherst in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 11, Cardinals 8Newman Catholic 251 000 0 – 8 9Auburndale 062 102 x – 11 5Newman statistics not provided.WP: Paul Willfahrt.SO: P. Willfahrt (4 inn.) 5, Caleb Weinfurter (1 2/3 inn.) 2, Cooper Krings (1 1/3 inn.) 2. BB: P. Willfahrt 0, Weinfurter 2, Krings 2.Top hitters: A, Cody Steins 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Krings 3 runs; Mason Kollross 2 runs.Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 2-12, 1-11 Marawood South; Auburndale 7-9, 6-6 Marawood South.last_img read more

Zuma named Africa’s best president

first_img12 November 2009South African President Jacob Zuma was named Best African President at the 2009 Africa Consciousness Media Leadership Awards, which honour those who have contributed to the liberation and development of the continent.Speaking at the awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Zuma urged African leaders to keep the promises they had made to their people.“We have pledged to our people that we will strive for the eradication of poverty, disease and conflict. We have pledged to promote trade, investment, economic growth, skills development and stability on the continent.”Zuma called on African leaders to use partnership agreements as instruments to advance the cause of the continent.He was referring to pacts such as African Peer Review Mechanism, established to promote good governance in Africa, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), which aims to foster economic integration and development.“If we deviate or if we falter, we expect all of you – ordinary citizens, civil society, academics and the media – to sound the warning bells,” Zuma said. “Good leaders heed these warnings and respond constructively. They do not consider themselves to be above their people.”Miriam MakebaZuma was not the only South African recipient of an award. The late Afro-pop legend Miriam Makeba was given the Great Daughter of Africa award for using music to address the challenges faced by Africans during the colonial era.The Pata-Pata songbird, who was exiled for years after she was banned by the apartheid government, travelled the world not only performing her songs but also sending the message to the world about Africans’ challenges.The late First Lady of Nigeria, Stella Obasanjo, was named Best African First Lady of the Year.Zuma said the awards served as a reminder that nothing could be achieved without the confidence, trust and support of fellow Africans.Leadership ‘about service and sacrifice’“A true leader is guided by the needs and the collective wisdom of his or her people. These awards should therefore not be about status or prestige. They should be about service and sacrifice. Let us work together to ensure that they achieve these goals.”African statesman and former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda also attended Tuesday’s event. He wished South Africa all the best in hosting a successful footall World Cup in 2010.He said it was Africa’s turn to show the world what she was capable of, adding that he was confident that the tournament would be a turning point for Africa’s economic and tourism development.Kaunda urged African leaders to emulate the likes of Nelson Mandela, Jomo Kanyata, Oliver Tambo and Kwame Nkrumah, who fought tirelessly for the liberation and development of the continent.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Hilfiger tackles poverty in Africa

first_imgRuhiira, a village that’s developing. (Image: Millennium Promise blog) Tommy Hilfiger is the new MDG GlobalLeader (Image: Yours to discover) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bill Rigler Director of Advocacy and Outreach Millennium Promise +1-646-884-7420 RELATED ARTICLES • $90bn boost to Africa’s economy • Improved maize for Africa • Farming in the heart of Joburg • Bloggers to fight hunger in AfricaBongani NkosiAbject poverty in some African communities could soon be tackled in formidable fashion, if a newly launched five-year campaign – led by famous US designer Tommy Hilfiger – has its way.The Tommy Hilfiger Group has launched a campaign to support Millennium Promise, an international NGO working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in halving extreme poverty by 2015.As leader of the campaign, the 59-year-old Hilfiger becomes the first global leader for the Millennium Development Goals. He now takes on the task of persuading corporate leaders and consumers to join the global anti-poverty movement.The campaign is administered by the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. It is the Foundation’s single largest international investment to date, and is described as a “plan to build sustainable communities in sub-Saharan Africa”.The Foundation announced its US$2-million (R15.3-million) pledge to Millennium Promise in 2009. “Our ambition is to develop a hands-on campaign over this period of investment that is truly sustainable – five years for a lifetime,” said Hilfiger in a statement.The designer will be raising awareness and funds for the Millennium Villages, part of Millennium Promise. Other partners in the venture are the Earth Institute of Columbia University and the UN Development Program.“Tommy’s announcement affirms that corporate leaders everywhere can play an indispensable role in educating both their workforce and their consumers about how we can best achieve the Millennium Development Goals,” Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, president and co-founder of Millennium Promise, said in a statement.“We are very proud that this partnership is playing such a key role in advancing the holistic approach that Millennium Village communities are implementing across Africa,” said Sachs.Hands-on involvementHilfiger’s employees will also play a role in the initiative. The New York-based employees are set to travel to Ruhiira, a remote village in Uganda, and a beneficiary of the Millennium Villages project. They will physically participate in work being done there.In 2011, the Tommy Hilfiger brand – known for quality denims and fragrance – will drive a marketing scheme reaching out to consumers in a bid to create awareness and support for the campaign.“Hilfiger and the entire company are setting a remarkable example… of entrepreneurial commitment needed to ensure that our generation is the last to know extreme poverty,” said John McArthur, CEO of Millennium Promise. Ruhiira is a Millennium VillageThe Millennium Village programme is about helping rural communities in Africa to empower themselves. As part of its effort to achieve the 2015 MDGs, it initiates sustainable projects maintained by the communities’ residents themselves.Uganda’s Ruhiira, which supports some 55 000 people, is one of the sub-Saharan Africa communities benefitting from Millennium Village. It became part of the project in 2006.Agricultural production, according to the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, has almost doubled in three years. The number of villagers with access to improved water has tripled, as is the case with basic sanitation.The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation reported that since 2006 malaria bed net usage has increased from 1% to 34%, while malaria prevalence among all ages has decreased from 17% to less than 1%. Over 60% of women are now being tested for HIV during pregnancy, it said.“…I have been incredibly inspired by the community spirit and the desire to make long term changes that will provide for generations to come,” Hilfiger said. US designer to tackle poverty in AfricaAmerican fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger is to spearhead a five-year campaign against poverty in African communities.Bongani NkosiAbject poverty in some African communities could soon be tackled in formidable fashion, if a newly launched five-year campaign – led by America’s renowned designer Tommy Hilfiger – has its way.The Tommy Hilfiger Group has launched a campaign to support Millennium Promise, an international NGO working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in halving extreme poverty by 2015.As leader of the campaign, the 59-year-old Hilfiger becomes the first global leader for the Millennium Development Goals. He now takes on the task of persuading corporate leaders and consumers to join the global anti-poverty movement.The campaign is administered by the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. It is the Foundation’s single largest international investment to date, and is described as a “plan to build sustainable communities in sub-Saharan Africa”.The Foundation announced its US$2-million (R15.3-million) pledge to Millennium Promise in 2009. “Our ambition is to develop a hands-on campaign over this period of investment that is truly sustainable – five years for a lifetime,” said Hilfiger in a statement.The designer will be raising awareness and funds for the Millennium Villages, part of Millennium Promise. Other partners in the venture are the Earth Institute of Columbia University and the UN Development Program.“Tommy’s announcement affirms that corporate leaders everywhere can play an indispensable role in educating both their workforce and their consumers about how we can best achieve the Millennium Development Goals,” Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, president and co-founder of Millennium Promise, said in a statement.“We are very proud that this partnership is playing such a key role in advancing the holistic approach that Millennium Village communities are implementing across Africa,” said Sachs.Hands-on involvementHilfiger’s employees will also play a role in the initiative. The New York-based employees are set to travel to Ruhiira, a remote village in Uganda, and a beneficiary of the Millennium Villages project. They will physically participate in work being done there.In 2011, the Tommy Hilfiger brand – known for quality denims and fragrance – will drive a marketing scheme reaching out to consumers in a bid to create awareness and support for the campaign.“Hilfiger and the entire company are setting a remarkable example… of entrepreneurial commitment needed to ensure that our generation is the last to know extreme poverty,” said John McArthur, CEO of Millennium Promise. Ruhiira is a Millennium VillageThe Millennium Village programme is about helping rural communities in Africa to empower themselves. As part of its effort to achieve the 2015 MDGs, it initiates sustainable projects maintained by the communities’ residents themselves.Uganda’s Ruhiira, which supports some 55 000 people, is one of the sub-Saharan Africa communities benefitting from Millennium Village. It became part of the project in 2006.Agricultural production, according to the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, has almost doubled in three years. The number of villagers with access to improved water has tripled, as is the case with basic sanitation.The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation reported that since 2006 malaria bed net usage has increased from 1% to 34%, while malaria prevalence among all ages has decreased from 17% to less than 1%. Over 60% of women are now being tested for HIV during pregnancy, it said.“…I have been incredibly inspired by the community spirit and the desire to make long term changes that will provide for generations to come,” Hilfiger said.last_img read more

Housing corruption: millions recovered

first_img18 August 2010 A national audit task team appointed by South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements has recovered R44-million and arrested 1 910 government officials who were illegally benefiting from housing subsidies. The recovered money has been ploughed back into the department for use in human settlement grants. Speaking at a media briefing detailing the progress of the task team in Pretoria on Monday, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said it had made excellent headway in cracking down on corrupt officials who had abused housing subsidies. The task team, headed by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), was appointed by Sexwale last year. “Now the focus is on housing syndicates – which are of increasing concern – and on dodgy contractors,” the minister said, adding that 20 problematic housing projects worth R2-billion had been identified. The SIU travelled to all nine provinces, identifying the top 10 dodgy contracts in each province, which was then narrowed down to a list of 20. A total of 10 246 housing projects were assessed by the investigators. “Their work is already bearing fruit. Already, a conveyancing attorney in KwaZulu-Natal has been charged with 142 counts of fraud and theft. Two criminal cases [have been opened] in respect of a contractor and engineer who defrauded the department of more than R10-million,” the minister said. Investigations are also under way into syndicates that are selling and renting state-owned houses, primarily in Gauteng, North West and KwaZulu-Natal. The SIU has also been asked to investigate the National Home Builders’ Registration Council, which provides a quality control function to housing contractors. “A number of complaints have come in recent months from members of the public, from Parliament and from political parties. These complaints have been forwarded to the SIU for investigation, and a report is expected,” Sexwale said. The head of the SIU, Willie Hofmeyr, said the unit would now focus largely on contractors who had failed to deliver. “We hope, together with the department, to send a strong message – that people will be prosecuted where there has been wrong-doing. We want to send this message out with the hope of cleaning up the system,” Hofmeyr said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates’ Veteran Leaders Officially Take Ownership of Company

first_imgTwo WZ senior partners and interviewing veterans, Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP and Wayne Hoover, CFI, have purchased the remaining shares of the industry-leading interview training and consulting company Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ). Shane Sturman will continue in his role as WZ President and CEO, which he has held the last 7 years and Wayne Hoover will remain Vice President ensuring the organization’s leadership will remain intact.David Zulawski will retain his position with WZ as a member of the Board of Directors and as an officer of the company.  He will be involved in the daily business of WZ focusing on research and development as well as special assignments. “This is a seamless transition for WZ. Shane and Wayne will maintain their leadership positions while we continue to look for future innovations as we have always done,” says Zulawski.Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates is a consulting and training organization dedicated to assisting professionals who are responsible for obtaining the truth.  WZ supports law enforcement agencies, private sector investigators, human resource professionals, federal agencies and military units across the globe.  To this end WZ instructs in legally acceptable interview and interrogation techniques that are consistently updated in response to changing moral, legal and ethical standards.- Sponsor – Doug Wicklander and Dave Zulawski started Wicklander-Zulawski in 1982 with a vision of becoming the unquestioned leader in interview and interrogation training and consulting.  The organization has grown to provide over 400 seminars a year around the globe to interviewing professionals in the public and private sectors. “Our success at WZ has relied on our succession planning to assure the integrity and quality of our programs will be maintained into the future.  We are leveraging the skills and drive of Wayne and Shane to continue Doug’s and my focus for the company in the years to come.” said Zulawski.The team at Wicklander-Zulawski have been strong supporters of LP Magazine since the inception of the magazine, providing content for the “Interviewing” column in the print publication as well as LP Magazine EU; and contributing International Association of Interviewers (IAI) video tips through the LP Magazine digital offerings. The company is widely recognized as the premier consulting and training company on interview and interrogation techniques. Dedicated to assisting professionals to improve their interviewing techniques, WZ provides training and professional services to retail organizations throughout the world.For the past seven years Senior Partners Shane Sturman and Wayne Hoover have been instrumental in crafting the organization’s direction by educating professionals, building relationships, and growing a solid organization built on delivering value.“Both Wayne and I have grown up in the WZ business,” said Shane Sturman, CFI, President and Chief Executive Officer of WZ. “We will continue to realize Doug and Dave’s dream of a successful company, but even more important is to carry on their enthusiasm for the interviewing craft and continue to embody and teach the relentless pursuit of truth.” Shane has been with the company since 1994.“It’s both a duty and an honor to continue the important work that Doug and Dave created and fostered,” said L. Wayne Hoover, CFI, Senior Partner and Vice President of Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) programming for WZ. “Our goal is to continue their industry-changing initiatives and keep our clients abreast of the newest thinking in interviewing.” Wayne has been with WZ since 1991.WZ’s newest offerings have been gaining industry share including: • Multiple new Distance Learning Webinar modules • An Executive Education division • An expanded Investigations and Consulting division • A new Distance Learning platform for online training called “WZ Academy” launching later this year  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Aguero releases injury update

first_imgManchester City’s Sergio Aguero is positive that progress is being made in his recovery from his knee surgery as he bids to return in time for the World Cup this summerThe Argentine forward has had another impressive campaign at the Etihad Stadium with Aguero having found the back of the net 30 times and provided seven assists in his 39 appearances in all competitions.Recently, Aguero underwent keyhole surgery on his right knee which put an end to what has been a dominant campaign in the Premier League this season by City with the 29-year-old having won his third league title for the club.Amid these latest injury concerns, there had been doubts that Aguero would not be fit in time to make Jorge Sampaoli’s final squad for Argentina at the World Cup in Russia.However, the City record goalscorer has taken to Twitter to confirm that his recovery is going to plan.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Two weeks recovering in Barcelona. Sticking to the planned treatment. Making progress every day” Aguero wrote.Dos semanas de recuperación en Barcelona cumpliendo con el plan previsto. Cada día mejor ????//Two weeks recovering in Barcelona. Sticking to the planned treatment. Making progress every day ???? pic.twitter.com/FSnDrfRS7h— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) May 5, 2018last_img read more

Calhanoglu suffers a fractured finger

first_imgMilan’s game against Cagliari has after all not gone down without an event.It has been reported that Hakan Calhanoglu had suffered a fractured finger during the match Milan drew a 1-1 against their opponent, claims Football Italia.In the second half of the game, Calhanoglu an international player for Turkey had to leave the game because of the injury. He was replaced by Samu Castillejo to finish up what he started.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The report has also carried a statement made on Sky Sports Italia that the decision that saw Calhanoglu out of the game was not entirely from tactics neither was it prompted by any fatigue the player might have acquired in international games.The report has implied that the Turkey international had sustained a fractured finger, and the implication could be that the finger will need to be fitted with a cast to protect it.It will be helpful to lay him off for a while, including off the coming Europa league opening game against Dudelange.last_img read more