first_img– Guyana to host Jamaica on Monday SHELDON Holder scored the lone goal of the Guyana versus Aruba clash last evening in Curacao, as the Golden Jaguars opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign by securing three points.Playing in Group C of League B, Holder put the Guyanese men in the lead in the 22nd minute when he received a nice past from his Morvant Caledonia United Kelsey Benjamin and easily slot his right-footed shot out of Aruba’s Molvin James’ reach.Newly appointed coach, Brazilian Márcio Máximo started with Akel Clarke in goal, while Samuel Cox, Kevin Layne, Matthew Briggs and Liam Gordon marshalled the defence.Keanu Marsh-Brown, Neil Danns, Clive Nobrega and Daniel Wilson were placed in the midfield, and Holder and Benjamin paired upfront.Coach Máximo’s starting 11 behind Briggs and Cox especially, kept Aruba attackers at bay, but in the attacking third, Guyana didn’t make good use of their countless opportunities.At half time, France-base forward Terrell Ondaan replaced Holder, as Máximo kept his feet on a gas, hunting more goals.The Golden Jaguars coach then replaced Benjamin with Guyana Defence Force (GDF) forward Delwin Fraser and Neil Danns made way for Pernell Schultz.Aruba came close to scoring from a freekick, but, just when it seemed like the ball was making its way into the goal, Clarke went into ‘superman mode’ – full stretch to deny the Arubans.Despite finishing with a win, Guyana will sit in second place in Group C, since Jamaica earned a 2 – 0 win over Antigua and Barbuda in their opening game.The Golden Jaguars will return to Guyana today to prepare for their clash against the ‘Reggae Boyz’ on Monday (September 9), from 19.00 hrs at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora.last_img read more


first_imgUNILAD Esports has been confirmed as the final franchise in the third season of the Gfinity Elite Series.Gfinity announced the final adjustment to the franchises this morning, with last season’s franchise winners, Reason Gaming, missing out as a result.The third season of the Elite Series will see Counter-Strike: Global Offensive swapped for FIFA. The resulting trio of games to be played is: Rocket League, Street Fighter V and FIFA 18. UNILAD joins an impressive lineup of franchises including Fnatic, Team Vitality, Hashtag United and EnVyUs as the Elite Series undergoes serious change from the inaugural season. Other relatively unknown entities with significant backing such as Ares Esport and Nordavind have also joined the fray in place of entities such as Team Infused, Team Prophecy, Reason Gaming and Team Endpoint. UNILAD already compete in Call of Duty and FIFA, with the brand currently home to the world champion Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing, so one would expect the FIFA tournament to be particularly hot. The season will get underway on the 9th March and the move to add UNILAD will likely see a significant boost in the Gfinity social media reach, with the well-known media brand leveraging its comprehensive social media network to push esports related content. “The signing of UNILAD sets up the coming season of Elite Series to be our most exciting yet and promises to deliver some blockbuster entertainment. We set out to create a UK tournament that has global appeal and the major teams and players we now have competing could grace any of the major global tournaments. “, said Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity. “We know that UNILAD’s fans watch only the best in entertainment and that’s exactly what the Elite Series is going to give them.”“We’re really excited that UNILAD Esports is joining the roster for the upcoming Gfinity Elite Series. The Gfinity Elite Series is the perfect tournament for our global audience to engage with the best esports content and get more fans involved in the action,” said Liam Harrington, CEO of UNILAD. “We look forward to supporting our players over the competition and working with Gfinity.”Esports Insider says: Congratulations to both parties. UNILAD are continuing their expansion into the world of esports with SFV and Rocket League players and the Elite Series third season is stacked with big names and talent. We’re excited to see how it goes down when the action gets underway in just under a month.last_img read more


first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Eastern Cape province: The breakwater made of dolosse at the new Ngqura Harbour, next to the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The new system of roads and other infrastructure at the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The breakwater at the new Ngqura Harbour, next to the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: A project to widen the road and lay bigger water pipes, on the N2 national road near Storms River. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The bridge over the Storms River in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Nelson Mandela Drive is the main road through the city. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Nelson Mandela Drive is the main road through the city. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image INFRASTRUCTURE 9: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more


first_img6 April 2009Volunteers will be the first and last point of contact for visitors to South Africa during the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan told over 1 000 volunteers at their first training session in Tshwane/Pretoria on Sunday.“You will all play such a critical part in delivering this event,” Jordaan told the group at the Tshwane Events Centre. “When, as a fan, you come to an event such as the World Cup or the Confederations Cup, the first point of contact is with the volunteers at the airport.“When the tournament is over, the last person they see is also a volunteer. The volunteers are what shape your attitude and experience of the country – it is you who will do this”.Sindisiwe Ngcongwane, a financial systems lecturer who will be assisting in the protocol department when the Confederations Cup kicks off on 14 June, said Jordaan’s speech was “moving … You think you are doing so little, but Jordaan made me see the bigger picture.“I want to be part of making a difference to our country and improving it,” Ngcongwane said. “Change starts with one person, and this is why I volunteered.”David Stables, a civil engineer from Centurion, said Jordaan’s speech was “so good for the volunteers. You could see from their reaction that everyone enjoyed his presence.“I have been passionate about football since I was a little kid, so this is really a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Stables said. “It proves that you don’t have to be a footballer to be involved in this tournament.”For Mandla Msimanga, financial manager for the Embassy of Ireland, said: “Sometimes you need to pay back and provide your services for free. I am very excited for the tournament, and we must make things work; it is time to take responsibility.”SAinfo reporter and the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising CommitteeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scott Metzger, Pickaway Co.We are pretty dry. After having 10.6 inches of rain in July and almost perfect conditions, we’ve turned off dry in August. You see a lot of crops on the clay knobs and drier ground getting stressed and starting to turn. We have had a couple of inches in August right her at the shop, but a mile south we’ve had about six-tenths in the last two weeks and around Frankfurt it is more like three-tenths. There is rain in the forecast and it would be appreciated.Our early corn is starting to black layer. I would say that within 10 days there will be some corn shelled in Pickaway County. Our stuff is still pretty green yet so it will ready to harvest around Farm Science Review. I thought I was seeing some N loss with corn firing up, but with the GDUs we’ve had it is time for that early corn to start turning. Our later planted corn is starting to dent. I could see us having all of the early corn shelled before we start beans.I am really surprised at the diseases that came in late. It is far enough along that I don’t think they will hurt anything but I have been surprised at the disease levels in some fields I’ve been walking. Other fields, though, are really pretty clean.We don’t have a bumper crop but we do have pretty good corn yields. In the early corn it seems like there is a lot of variability. You don’t see that in the later corn where there is more consistent girth and maybe less length. Overall I think we’ll be above average on the corn.I think the dry weather has taken the top end off the later beans. I have seen 50 to 60 and occasionally 70 pods per plant. We have some very tall beans and they are podded pretty decent, but tall beans usually scare me. They look pretty but don’t usually yield well. The double-crops are coming along. They would really benefit from a rain. They are in R3 and the potential is there. We need some rain and not an early frost.We’re getting the equipment, bins and grain dryer ready and I am guessing we’ll get to know the propane guy on a first-name basis this year.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more


first_img 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 Now When I was a teenager, the last thing in the world I could ever imagine myself doing was wearing a suit and tie. I thought suits and ties were for what I termed “execudrioids.”I wore blue jeans that were tattered from being worn daily and washed infrequently. I wore muscle shirts under a black cotton button down shirts. I wore big Nike hightop tennis shoes. My hair was long, sometimes permed, sometimes highlighted. Both of my ears were pierced, one twice, one four times. Mostly I wore big hoop earrings.Looking like I did won me the attention of people who wanted to fight me for not conforming to their standards. This animosity started my Freshman year at the Catholic high school when a teacher who was also the wrestling coach told me to cut my shoulder length hair or lose it to his clippers. Left with no real choice, I cut it like Billy Idol’s and pierced both my ears. There were no rules about pierced ears yet, so the establishment wasn’t sure what to do with me.I started a rock-n-roll band my senior year of high school. I borrowed clothes, hairspray, and makeup from my Mom and my two sisters. At night, nothing was off-limits.After high school, I had to make a living. So I did something I never thought I’d do: I put on a suit and tie.I expected suits to be constraining. I equated a neck tie with a noose. But it wasn’t like that. Suits had clean lines and looked nice. Starched shirts felt crisp. The right tie gave a suit some pop.When I started selling, even though I was very young, my clients treated me with respect, like I deserved to be sitting in front of them. This even though I had my long hair tied in a ponytail that reached the middle of my back.It’s popular now for business people to dress like teenagers. But you will never look better or feel more confident than when you are wearing a killer suit, a crisp shirt, a sharp tie, and a nice pair of shoes.Treat yourself and buy a nice suit. Dress up. You’ll look good and you’ll feel better.last_img read more


first_imgSports persons and officials hold Queen’s Baton at Qutub Minar in New delhi on Friday.The Commonwealth Games seems to be finally catching up with Delhi’ites as the Queen’s Baton reached the host city.The baton, which has been around the world in the 71 Commonwealth countries in a journey that took almost a year, was hosted by the three armed forces on Friday morning at the India Gate, in a ceremony that showcased all the pomp and pageantry associated with the Services.There were schoolchildren to add vibrancy and enthusiasm to the occasion and even the early morning timing could not deter them from showing their excitement.The armed forces band provided its own unique setting for the event.The baton had to rise early as it was taken to Vijay Chowk at 7 am from where it made its way to the Amar Jawan Jyoti.It then travelled to other landmarks of the city – the Lotus Temple, Teen Murti Bhawan, Qutab Minar and the Delhi Secretariat.On Saturday, it will be at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib and St. Columba’s Cathedral – before paying a visit to the Games Village.Other places the baton, which carries a message from the British monarch, will go to are Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple and the Red Fort.The journey will end at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday, where the 19th Commonwealth Games will be declared open on Sunday. Queen Elizabeth’s message will be read aloud at the opening ceremony of the Games.advertisementThe nearly 20,000km the baton has travelled is the longest relay in its history. It also has the facility to capture images and sounds as it travels around the nations of the Commonwealth. With Global Positioning System technology, it can be tracked down to its exact location.The relay is said to symbolise the unity and shared ideals of the Commonwealth.The relay was launched on October 29 last year at Buckingham Palace in London, with Queen Elizabeth II handing the baton to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.The first Baton bearer was rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist, making the country proud at Beijing in 2008.Bindra began the baton’s journey with a relay around the Queen Victoria Monument. The first team of baton bearers included Sebastian Coe, Kapil Dev, Sania Mirza, Milka Singh, Kelly Holmes, Vijender Kumar and Susan Gilroy, to name a few.Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi had the thrill of holding the baton and walking down the Rajpath.”I’m feeling very proud about the baton. It’s come all the way from London, covering a distance of 190,000 kilometres without a blemish,” said Kalmadi.last_img read more


first_imgStar middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh has recovered from the chest infection he suffered after the World Cup and is gearing up for the important England tour next month.Yuvraj said in Kolkata that he has completely recovered from the chest infection which ruled him out of India’s ongoing West Indies tour and he is available for selection for the full tour of England beginning July 15.”I am 100 per cent fit for the tour. I am sure most of the other seniors who are battling injuries would be fully fit for the tour. I am really looking forward,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of a promotional programme on Wednesday.Yuvraj said he had learnt life’s lesson the hard way when he was dropped for the Asia Cup last year and that became a motivation for him to do well in the World Cup. Yuvraj overcame injury (shoulder) and sickness (dengue) to become the player of the tournament in India’s second World Cup triumph.”Only after we won the World Cup did I realise that in limelight everybody is with you but there would be nobody in times of trouble. It was a big lesson for me,” he said.”It was the toughest phase of my career and I learnt an important lesson of my career. It was “very tough to tackle injury, sickness and ouster together. World Cup was my goal last year, so it became a big motivation. I prepared well,” he said.Yuvraj, who scored 362 runs, including a century and four fifties, and took 15 wickets in the World Cup, said winning the tournament was dream come true for all the players.advertisement”India needed the victory. Everybody’s wishes came true and the dream became a reality. It was a very important win and the biggest achievement for all of us.” After the World Cup triumph, Yuvraj had a lacklustre IPL captaincy stint with debutants Pune Warriors and later suffered from respiratory infection that forced him to miss Caribbean tour.He dismissed suggestions that he pulled out of the West Indies tour because Suresh Raina was the captain.”I play for my country not for any captain. I’ve played under (Sourav) Ganguly. Then I played under MS (Dhoni) and Gauti ( Gautam Gambhir) after about four years together,” he said.With Kolkata getting to host three matches (one T20, ODI and a Test) later this year to compensate for the India-England World Cup match which was moved to Bangalore, Yuvraj said it’s always special to play at the Eden Gardens.”I have some fine memories of the ground. The atmosphere, the crowd support, it’s just amazing and nowhere else you would see this,” he said.Yuvraj said Sourav Ganguly’s inclusion in the Sahara-owned team was his gesture to pay back the support he had received from the former India captain during the initial years of his career.”I and Sourav share a very good relationship. He supported me a lot during my initial years in international cricket. And I think it was my time to support ‘Dada’ as he wanted to play IPL,” said Yuvraj.”We had very good interactions during the IPL seasons. We had good plans and I hope that we will have good plans and strategy in the next season of the IPL also,” said Yuvraj.Yuvraj also mentioned that Ganguly doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody after playing for so many years in international cricket.”I don’t think Sourav needs to prove anything to anybody after playing international cricket for so many years,” he said.- With inputs from agenciesFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more


first_imgAlexis Sanchez asked the Manchester United board to make a splurge in the transfer market before Thursday’s transfer deadline in England.Alexis urged the club to sign experienced players if they want to win titles in the upcoming season. Sanchez gave Arturo Vidal’s example and said that United need to make such signings in order to challenge for silverware.”At United we have to sign big players, with experience,” Sanchez told Sky Sports.The Chilean international cited Spanish side Barcelona who signed Vidal from Bayern Munich in the close season.”He is a great player and my team mate from Chile. He is an example of the type of players we need to sign to win trophies and compete at the highest level,” Sanchez said.Also read – Manchester United and Arsenal to fight for Boateng, PSG also interestedUnited, who have not won the league in the last five years, have only signed three players so far in this transfer window. Brazilian midfielder Fred, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant are the only players to have arrived at Old Trafford as Ed Woodward continues to struggle to bring in another player in ahead of the 5PM deadline in United Kingdom.The likes of Toby Alderwiereld, Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire have been linked to United but the asking prices for the players have apparently knocked United’s interest out in cold water.Also read – Jose Mourinho confident of one more signing before transfer window shutsUnited fans do not look to hopeful about their chances in the transfer window and have come down on the club heavily on social media after Woodward and Co. announced another sponsorship deal instead of a player.However, Mourinho remains interested in a centre-back and Kuru Zouma is also a name that has been come up but Mourinho would hope that Woodward at least gets on deal over the line as they go into they kick off the Premier League season on Friday.advertisementUnited begin their Premier League campaign against Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10.last_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL? Watford swoop for Vozdovac striker Filip Stuparevicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford have signed Serbian striker Filip Stuparevic.The 18 year-old centre-forward hails from Vozdovac and has already signed for the Hornets.Vozdovac chief Goran Grkinic has confirmed the sale, though Stuparevic is unlikely to be seen at Vicarage Road until next season.The plan is for Watford to send Stuparevic on-loan to Serie A partners Udinese for the coming six months.Despite his youth, the young Serb has been a regular for Vozdovac this season. last_img read more