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Iheanacho to join Besiktas on loan

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho is a January loan target for Turkish club Besiktas as his form and fortunes continues to wain in the English Premier League.The 23-year-old moved to Leicester City from Manchester City two years ago for around 25-million pound but has struggled to make an impact while Jamie Vardy leads the line in Brendan Rodgers’ side.He is now set to switch to Turkey when the next transfer window opens on January 1, reports on Thursday said.Iheanacho has also lost his place in the Super Eagles’ squad. He was left out for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt in mid-year and also last week’s friendly against Brazil in Singapore but did sit on the bench in September when Nigeria played in the Ukraine. But he has not played for his country since last November.This season Iheanacho has only played for Leicester as a substitute in the League Cup but made no Premier League appearances. Tags: Super Eagleslast_img read more

It was the Williamson & Maida Show as Leafs rock Rockets 8-0

first_imgIt was the Dylan Williamson & Adam Maida Show Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Dylan Williamson scored four times and Adam Maida stopped all 20 shots to power the Nelson Leafs to an 8-0 shellacking of the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The win was the fourth straight, and sixth in the past seven games, for a Leafs team that has been hampered of late with the flu.Nelson, 11-3-2-1, continues to hold a four-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Standings.“Everyone right now is kind of suffering with (flu), myself included, and it just shows the group we have in that room right now and resiliency we have to just keep going no matter what happens,” Maida explained.After outlasting Grand Forks 8-6 Friday night, Nelson made this game a laugher 23 minutes into the contest.After Jay Sidhu gave Nelson a 1-0 lead, rookie Dylan Williamson went to work.The Calgary native scored twice on the same shift, one of the markers coming on the power play, to give Nelson a 3-0 lead after one period. “It was a lot of fun getting those first two on the same shift was a real momentum builder for me,” said the 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson.“I was thinking maybe then I could get three after that.”In the second, Nelson scored twice in less than a minute to take a 5-0 lead.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and magic hands Williamson then finished off the period with two power play goals to give Nelson a commanding 7-0 lead after 40 minutes.Williamson scored his fourth of the game in the third, flipping a shot from the corner that somehow found its way into the net.“On the third I just wacked at it and it went top shelf but on the fourth, I think someone was looking down on me on the fourth because I just flipped it at the net and it went in,” said Williamson, scoring two of Nelson three power play goals.Leading by eight, Nelson played out the rest of the game allowing Maida to register the shutout.“It’s huge (winning four in a row) on any level of hockey,” Maida exclaimed.“We’re just focusing on right now on playing our game trying to get all the points we can get,” Maida added.Nelson out shot the Rockets 32-20 in the contest with Williamson being named the Home Star in the contest.Next home game for Nelson is Saturday against the Columbia Valley Rockies.LEAF NOTES: Nelson lost the services of Patrick Croome in the third period after the burley defenceman came to the aid of Dylan Williamson during an altercation neat the Golden player’s bench. . . .Nelson finished the month of October with a 7-2-1 record. . . . Matt MacDonald had four assists to take over the lead in Leafs scoring with 21 points. Robson Cramer, who had three points, is second with 19 points. Michael Crawford also finished with three points. . . . Dylan Williamson has registered 11 points (six goals and five assists) in five games with Nelson.last_img read more

2003 National Orders awards

first_img3 December 2003Forty-one South Africans – and the members of two Defence Force rescue missions – have received the country’s highest honours for outstanding contributions to nation building, the creative arts and sport, and for courage in the face of great danger.President Thabo Mbeki bestowed the newly instituted Order of Luthuli, Order of Ikhamanga, and Mendi Decoration for Bravery on some of South Africa’s “ordinary” heroes and heroines – ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary things – at a gala ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday.The new orders and decoration – each awarded in gold, silver and bronze categories – complete the country’s new set of national orders, created to express the new identity of the democratic South Africa that came into being in 1994.For more on the new orders, see Orders for ‘ordinary’ peopleSpeaking at the ceremony, Mbeki said the new orders “represent the nobility of human endeavour.“The distinguished South Africans we honour today are fit and proper persons to receive these awards, because they occupy an important place among those of our people who are the handmaidens of our liberty, who represent our creative talent, who manifest the national gift of courage that rises with danger.“For all time, these men and women will be admitted as esteemed members of these orders, and recipients of the decoration, subject to the precedence and authority of our national anthem, our national flag, and our national coat of arms, which represent the highest symbolic repositories of our common nationhood.”Confronting ‘clear and present danger’First to take the podium was game ranger Sam Nkomo, who received the Mendi Decoration for Bravery (silver) for rescuing two tourists who were being attacked by elephants at a resort near Madikwe in North West in July 2003.Slabbert Leonard, who saved eight members of the Congress of SA Trade Unions from drowning after their bus plunged into the Saulspoort dam while they were on their way to a rally on May Day this year, also received the Mendi Decoration (silver).Another recipient of the decoration – in the gold category – was not an individual, but all members of the South African National Defence Force involved in rescuing over 14 000 people from the floods that ravaged neighbouring Mozambique in 2000. South Africa’s role in the rescue and relief effort was lauded by Mozambique and the international community at large.Another group award – in the silver category – was made to the members of the former South African Defence Force involved in rescuing all 587 passengers and crew aboard the Oceanos, which sank off the coast near East London in 1991. The mission has since become a textbook illustration of maritime rescue professionalism, studied by many rescue centres across the world.Two posthumous decorations in the gold category were awarded to Umkhonto we Sizwe soldier Basil February, one of the first South Africans to sacrifice his life in the armed struggle; and to Petros Linda Jabane, also an Umkhonto we Sizwe fighter, whose last-ditch stand against apartheid security forces led to his becoming known as the Lion of Chiawelo.Mendi Decoration for Bravery: more on the recipients & their storiesAll the recipients, Mbeki said, had “confronted clear and present danger, with full knowledge of the potential harm to themselves, to save human life and limb … By their deeds, they reaffirmed our philosophy of Ubuntu – ‘I am because of you’.”Leonard said that he never thought his “bravery” would result in his being honoured, as he had performed an ordinary act as part of his involvement with the National Rescue Institute.“I never though it would come to this. This such an honour for me”, Leonard said, adding that if he had to do it again he would do it “with my eyes closed!”.Nation buildingThe Order of Luthuli – for outstanding contributions to democracy, nation-building, human rights, justice and peace – was awarded in the gold category to the late freedom fighters Charlotte Maxeke, Patrick Molaoa and Alfred Nzo, as well as to struggle veteran John Nkadimeng.In the silver category, posthumous awards went to Jafta Masemola, Archie Gumede, Matthew Goniwe, Cissie Gool and Mthuli Ka Shezi, while former Black Sash leader Mary Burton and African National Congress (ANC) stalwart Phillis Naidoo were at the ceremony to receive their awards.Other recipients in the silver category were liberation theologian Father Albert Nolan, Winnie Kgware – first president of the Black People’s Convention formed in 1972 – and Afrikaner academic Prof Willie Esterhuyse, who facilitated negotiations between the African National Congress and the apartheid government in the late 1980s and early 1990sLekgau Mathabathe (posthumous) and Jasmat Nanabhai became members of the order in the bronze category.Order of Luthuli: more on the recipients & their storiesPhillis Naidoo, dedicated her award to her sons Sha and Shdhan, whom she lost during the struggle against apartheid, and the “thousands of sons and daughters of the struggle”.“I lost two sons in the struggle”, Naidoo said. “I can’t say we thought we would make it, all I know is that we had to struggle, but here we are. So this award is for my boys and everybody who can’t be here – Masemola, Gumede, Cissie, so many people have died, and this is for them.”Mbeki praised the new members of the order, saying: “All of them have sacrificed much in their own lives, and yet some, their very lives, so that all our people can enjoy the right to live in a society free of oppression, racism and bigotry. All of them have been standard bearers for freedom who have blessed us with the gift of liberty.”Human imagination and talentThe Order of Ikhamanga – for excellence in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport – was awarded to some of South Africa’s most famous artists, writers, sportsmen and women, as well as to some that are not as well known.Artists Dumile Feni (gold), Gerard Sekoto (gold), Cecil Skotnes (gold) and Gladys Mgudlandlu (silver) became members of the order, along with writers Bessie Head (gold), Olive Schreiner (gold) and Alex La Guma (gold) and actor Ken Gampu (silver).Princess Princess Magogo ka Dinizulu, regarded as an authority on Zulu music and remembered as one of Africa’s greatest composers, musicians and singers, received the award in the gold category, while film maker Lionel Ngakane – who passed away just a week before the awards ceremony – received the award in the silver category.Among the sports men and women to receive the award were some of the pioneers of non-racial sport in South Africa: footballer Steve Mokone (gold), boxer Jacob Ntuli (silver), cricketer Basil D’Oliviera (silver), cricket and rugby player Eric Majola (silver), middle distance athlete Sydney Maree (silver), and cricket and rugby player Goolam Abed (bronze).Others to receive the award were golfing great Gary Player (gold), swimmer Penny Heyns (silver), high jumper Hestrie Cloete (silver), paralympic athlete Zanele Situ (silver), and boxer Gerrie Coetzee (bronze).Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone is regarded as the greatest footballer South Africa has ever produced. He became the first black professional in Europe when he signed up for English club Coventry City in 1955. He went on to achieve superstar status playing for the Dutch side Heracles and later Torino in Italy. In 1959 he was elected Europe’s best soccer player.Jacob Ntuli was the first black South African boxer to receive world acclaim – at a time when black boxers were severely restricted in South Africa. He became the first black South African to win an Empire championship (the forerunner to the Commonwealth title) in 1952, effectively making him one of the best two or three flyweights of his time, an achievement confirmed when Ring magazine selected him as its top-rated flyweight.Order of Ikhamanga: more on the recipients & their storiesMbeki said that the country’s “leading cultural workers and sportsmen and women” had all contributed “to the pride we as a nation feel in our achievements that celebrate our inner African and human soul”. Their achievements, Mbeki said, were representative of the country’s “wealth of human imagination and talent”.‘A new South African identity’Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s ceremony, the chancellor for the orders and director-general in the Presidency, Frank Chikane, said the new orders reflected a new South African identity.“We (as South Africans) are engaged in the quite extraordinary actualisation of the nature of society in South Africa and what we should be like in the future”, Chikane said.Speaking during the ceremony, Chikane said: “It is not given to every generation that it should be present during and participate in the act of creation. I believe that ours is privileged to occupy such historic space.“We are privileged … to be part of this historic act of conceiving and designing new national orders and the new coat of arms for this new democratic country. We are privileged as a generation to be part of the conception and design of a new national flag as well as develop a new national anthem.“We are privileged to be part of the process of self-creation, of defining who we are and what we want to be.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Trump Sticks By Tariffs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON, D.C. (DTN) — After Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and other Republican senators met with President Donald Trump on trade Thursday, Grassley issued a statement that, “as a family farmer and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee,” he was glad to present his views on trade to the president. But Grassley said nothing about how Trump responded.Grassley has said repeatedly that Trump needs to lift the tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum before the Senate will consider approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is supposed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.“I was glad to be able to share with President Trump how farmers and businesses in Iowa are eager for Congress to pass USMCA,” Grassley said.“I want to be able to help President Trump get a victory on trade and help him keep his promise to get a better deal for American workers and farmers.“I urged President Trump to work with us to get past the steel and aluminum tariffs issue so USMCA can become law in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The USMCA is a historic achievement for President Trump. Lifting metal tariffs on Canada and Mexico will help the broader U.S. economy realize the agreement’s full benefits and will help a strong economy grow even stronger.“I’ll continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and the Trump administration to make sure the tariffs go, so USMCA can replace NAFTA and become law this year,” Grassley said.“We should keep in mind that tariffs are a tax on Americans and we shouldn’t undermine the benefits of historic tax reform with tariffs.”Neither the senators nor Trump spoke to reporters after the meeting, but Trump tweeted that tariffs “are working” because they bring back steel jobs to Pennsylvania.Also attending the meeting were Senate Republicans Rob Portman of Ohio, John Cornyn of Texas, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Tim Scott of South Carolina, and John Thune of South Dakota, Washington Trade Daily reported.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that the Trump administration will not lift the steel and aluminum tariffs against Mexico and Canada without some kind of limits on those shipments.“The president is not going to take tariffs off unless there are other things that protect national security,” Ross said in an interview on Fox Business. “There are other ways to solve that problem and there have been serious discussions with both Mexico and Canada about alternative routes.”Mexico and Canada continue to resist the Trump administration’s offer to replace the tariffs with quotas.Across the Midwest, groups such as Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers have been holding events trying to focus on the negative impacts of the steel and aluminum tariffs. Grassley’s counterpart, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, spoke last week at an event saying the tariffs against Canada and Mexico should be lifted.Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, is continuing his push for approval of the USMCA Friday in Lexington, Kentucky, where he will discuss the benefits of the trade deal with employees of Hallway Feeds, the Washington Trade Daily said.Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short said the White House is optimistic about getting USMCA approved, the Washington Trade Daily added. Short suggested Congress should pass the USMCA first and then Trump could make an “adjustment” to the tariffs.Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @hagstromreport(BAS/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How Do You Define Your Work?

first_imgHow do you define your work?Is what you are doing contributing to your legacy? I am not talking about your financial legacy, even though that is important. I am talking about how you are going to be remembered in the future. How will you feel about the work you are doing right now when you look back from some time in the future?Does the work you do provide your life with meaning and purpose? Is what you are doing right now the work that provides your life with something more than just the mere ability to survive? Are you thriving? Do you wake up excited to do whatever it is you are doing? You are here for some reason. Your life has some purpose, even if you don’t yet know what it is.Are you making a difference? Are you making the contribution that you want to make? The contribution you need to make? You are here to make some contribution, to make some difference, no matter how small.There is honor in all work. All work can make a difference. But it depends on whether or not you give yourself over to the work. It depends on you bringing your best self to your work.Defining your job as your work may not provide you with the right answer to these questions. Your work and your job can be very different. You might even have to have a job during the daytime hours and do your real work at night or on the weekend.What is important is that you figure out what that work is and then give yourself over to that work. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

2 days agoAjax goalkeeper André Onana: I had Barcelona, PSG offers

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ajax goalkeeper André Onana: I had Barcelona, PSG offersby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax goalkeeper André Onana admits he turned down an offer from Barcelona last summer.Onana is a former Barca junior and was linked with a return to replace Jasper Cillessen, now of Valencia.And the Cameroon No1 confirmed the reports yesterday: “Barça came back this summer. It’s my house. I was part of that club. Logically, they always want to take back one of theirs. “It may not have been a good time to return. Maybe I’ll never go back! But this summer, it was not good to do it.”Onana also told RMC: “I had enquiries from PSG. “These are things that were managed with my agent. We discussed it several times. He told me that Paris was interested…” last_img read more

Video: Virginia Took The Lead Over Notre Dame On A Double-Reverse Flea Flicker TD Pass

first_imgUVA does a trick play against Notre Dame.uva trick playVirginia is leading No.9 Notre Dame 14-12 late in the second quarter, and the Cavs just took the lead on a beautifully-executed trick play. It began with running back Albert Reid in the Wildcat formation and quarterback Matt Johns lined up as a wide receiver. Reid handed to running back Taquan Mizzell on what looked like a jet sweep, but Mizzell instead pitched back to Johns, who hit a wide-open Keon Johnson for the score.UVA trickeration pic.twitter.com/EITkHAp2mZ— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 12, 2015Great play. Can the Cavaliers keep the upset bid going?last_img read more

Former MP Stoffer apologizes five times for his touchy behaviour

first_imgHALIFAX – Peter Stoffer, the former New Democrat MP known for his outsized personality on Parliament Hill, has apologized for behaviour perceived as demeaning or inappropriate, saying he never intended to insult anyone or make them feel uncomfortable.The series of apologies came the day after allegations of inappropriate touching and kissing were levelled against him by a former NDP staffer who recalled being kissed by him in 2006 and 2009 — the second time while surrounded by others, including MPs.The popular former politician and well-known veterans advocate held a news conference Friday in Halifax, where he said he was “deeply apologetic and regretful” for what happened when he was the MP for the suburban riding of Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook.Stoffer, who served as a Nova Scotia MP from 1997 to 2015, specifically denied sexually assaulting or physically abusing anyone.However, he admitted that his actions as a “touchy” and “very gregarious, fun-going person” may have led to behaviour that was perceived as inappropriate.“By some of the comments that I’ve heard recently, from some people in the past, they’re saying that some of my demeanour, some of my comments were inappropriate,” he said.“For that I humbly apologize without reservation. If there is any man or any woman that at any time felt uncomfortable … because of my demeanour in any way shape or form, for that I apologize and I humbly regret that I put them in that type of situation.”In all, Stoffer apologized five times.In allegations made public Thursday, Lauren Dobson-Hughes accused him of grabbing and kissing her without her consent on two separate occasions.Dobson-Hughes, who was an NDP staffer at the time, told the National Post that several MPs and senior staff were present at the second alleged incident “but nobody batted an eyelid.”She said she complained to her boss, former B.C. MP Dawn Black, after the 2006 incident.Black told the newspaper she took the complaint to then-NDP Leader Jack Layton, but was “disappointed” that Layton delegated the task to then-NDP caucus chair Judy Wasylycia-Leis instead of taking it up with Stoffer himself.In an message posted on Twitter, Dobson-Hughes said senior party leaders ignored a systemic problem.“For me, this is about the way — as normal practice — political parties … go out of their way to protect the electoral chances and reputations of abusive men, at the expense of legions of women,” she wrote.Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Thursday that he was “deeply disturbed” by the allegations, and he said the party would continue to “review, renew and expand” its harassment policies.Bob Gallagher, who was chief of staff to Layton from 2005 to 2011, said he was never made aware of the complaint against Stoffer, but he thinks the way it was handled — and that fact that Dobson-Hughes recalled no one speaking up for her the second time it happened, in front of other MPs — is a damning assessment of the culture on Parliament Hill.“The fact that you could actually have somebody kiss someone inappropriately and have other people around and nobody say anything and therefore the victim feels as though there is no way to really raise this as an objection — that is an utter indictment not only that there wasn’t a formal process, but that there was a culture of allowing that kind of thing to happen,” said Gallagher, who is now with the United Steelworkers.Steve Moran, a former senior NDP staffer who was the direct supervisor to Dobson-Hughes at the time of the 2009 allegation, said he wished he had done more to prevent something like this from happening under his watch.“I’m sickened, but not surprised, to learn these details,” Moran, who was the NDP’s deputy director of policy and research at the time, wrote in a Facebook post Friday, in which he said he would take part in any investigation.“I accept my responsibility in not providing a harassment free environment,” he said. “I clearly failed in my duty in this regard.”Stoffer said he has not been in contact with Dobson-Hughes, but he said he’s willing to talk to her.Stoffer, speaking to reporters gathered outside the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21, said he did not intend to “insult or demean or belittle” anyone, but he said he has come to accept that’s “exactly what happened.”He said he grew up listening to the raunchy humour of Rodney Dangerfield and Canadian comedians Maclean and Maclean, a notorious musical duo known for their strong language and bawdy topics, and tried to enliven life on Parliament Hill with an annual party for the 3,000 people who work there.“Everybody knows that the office I had was, what I would call, a fun office,” he said, where visitors were encouraged to shoot darts or enjoy a beer.Ian Capstick, who was a press secretary to Layton at the time, said he always took issue with the way Stoffer behaved around young women in Ottawa.“I told Peter that on more than one occasion, directly to him,” said Capstick. “Frankly, there is a reason that I never signed his guest book, wasn’t welcomed for a cold one, never had a hat on his wall and never (expletive) played darts with the guy.”Still, Capstick suggested he should have shared his concerns more widely.“There are a lot of people, myself included, who are responsible for the fact that nobody ever actually called Peter (out) on all of this.”— With files from Joanna Smith in Ottawa.last_img read more

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has acquired loc

first_imgSwiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has acquired local operator Télémeyrin. The Liberty Global-backed operator now owns the whole of the company, which operates cable services in Meyrin, which is the fourth largest town in the canton of Geneva and has a population of 22,000.UPC Cablecom acquired the stake in the company it did not own from the municipality of Meyrin and Geneva Cantonal Bank. 
”The Télémeyrin takeover is another milestone in the company s efforts to extend its coverage area and strengthen its market position. upc cablecom is strongly represented in French-speaking Switzerland where it employs more than 140 people. French-speaking Switzerland is an attractive growth market for us. The Télémeyrin takeover strengthens our position in West Switzerland. In acquiring cable networks throughout Switzerland we aim to develop our business and offer our products to even more potential customers,” said Iván Nash Vila, senior vice-president and chief financial office, UPC Cablecom.last_img read more