Half-time: Cardiff 2 Brentford 0

first_imgBrentford’s five-match unbeaten run looked under threat at the break after goals from Tony Watt and Kenwyne Jones put the home side in command.Cardiff were on top early on, with Jones heading straight at Bees keeper David Button and Anthony Pilkington’s header clipping the top of the crossbar.At the other end, an Alan Judge free-kick was held by Bluebirds keeper David Marshall but just as Brentford had started to settle, they fell behind on 20 minutes.Craig Noone saw a shot blocked but former Celtic striker Watt reacted to slot in the rebound.Cardiff, who have only lost once at home all season and sat seventh at the start of the evening, doubled the lead on 34 minutes.John Swift was dispossessed on halfway and, as Brentford looked for a free-kick, Pilkington led a quick counter, Watt then fed Jones and after Button failed to hold his shot, the ex-Sunderland and Stoke man netted at the second time of asking.Brentford were disappointing in the first half but had a chance to halve the deficit as Lasse Vibe headed a Jake Bidwell cross wide.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, O’Connell, Tarkowski, Button; Diagouraga, Kerschbaumer; Woods, Judge, Swift; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, Colin, Dean, Saunders, McEachran, Jota, Hofmann.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Watch Warriors guard Quinn Cook take us suit-shopping in San Francisco

first_imgLast season, Cook’s closet was actually a duffle bag containing daily essentials as he navigated the life of an NBA two-way player — splitting … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — A black SUV carrying Warriors guard Quinn Cook stops in front of Couture Designer European Suiting in San Francisco just after 2 p.m.Cook, months removed from his first NBA title and his first real NBA deal, is in the market for a wardrobe upgrade.last_img

‘The destiny of Africa is in your hands’ – Brand South Africa CEO Kingsley Makhubela addresses the Junior Chamber International

first_imgRead the full text of the address by the CEO of Brand South Africa, Mr Kingsley Makhubela, at the Africa and Middle East Conference of the Junior Chamber International on Thursday 5 May 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.• Download the speech in PDF formatProgramme DirectorPresident of the Junior Chamber International, Mr Paschal DikeAfrica and the Middle East Executive Vice President and Chairman of the 2016 JCI Africa and the Middle East Area Conference, Mr Tshepo ThlakuSecretary General, Mr Arrey ObensionJunior Chamber International Vice PresidentsAfrica and the Middle East Senate Chair, Ms Angel KgokoloAfrica & Middle East Development Council South (AMDEC) President, Mr Hymmeldat Rudolphe DibakalaAll delegatesMembers of the mediaIt is a pleasure to be amongst such vibrant and motivated young people today. I trust your deliberations since yesterday have been fruitful. As I stand before you, what stands out mostly for me is that despite the decades in between us, young people generations over have similar challenges to overcome. When I was a young man, my peers and I talked about and envisaged bequeathing to future generations a world that was better than the one in which we lived. We have achieved this to some extent but sadly, we have not managed to eradicate all the challenges we ourselves fought against.Today, young people continue to grapple with the pervasive, and sometimes stubborn, challenges of poverty, underdevelopment, job creation, and others. The resistance of these challenges to a durable and holistic solution, directly impacts on our own lives and indeed, on the competitiveness of the nations from which we hail. I say this before national competitiveness – and our nation brands – is ultimately a composite of all that a country has to offer. All citizens, sectors, industries together create a picture of the national competitive identity. This cannot be over-emphasized.The demographic dividendCurrent leaders have the responsibility to leverage the power of young people to become motive agents for change. Young people in both Africa and the Middle East contribute to the demographic dividend that could be a very positive force for growth and development. The World Economic Forum has described Africa’s demographic dividend as the largest in the world saying within 20 years, the number of sub-Saharan citizens reaching working age (15-64) will exceed that of the rest of the world combined. And by 2040, half of the world’s youth will be African.The Middle East has a similar demographic dividend. Michael Hoffman and Amaney Jamal in a paper entitled, “The Youth and the Arab Spring: Cohort Differences and Similarities” observe that “30% of the population is between the ages of 14 and 24.5 and more than half of the people in the Arab world today are under the age of 25.6. Not only is the youth bulge high in the Middle East, it is the second highest in the world – second only to sub-Saharan Africa.”You young leaders must therefore be nurtured and encouraged to use your unlimited drive, passion and potential for the greater good, and to build strong countries and continents.How can we do this?Charles Duhigg, in a book entitled The Power of Habit, talks about turning excellence into a habit. Personal excellence can translate into corporate, social and national excellence. And young people are in an excellent position to develop this habit – your families, communities and indeed, your countries, need this! Excellence must be cultivated and this will increasingly impact positively on national psyche and the reputation of our countries.This also leads me the emerging theory in leadership described as disruptive leadership. Disruptive leadership is about fostering a culture of game-changing innovation that provides the framework and motivation to generate those ideas and execute those solutions that enhance corporate, social and ultimately national competitiveness. It is built around the question, “Why hadn’t we ever thought about our business and culture this way before?”Building this culture of excellence whilst preparing leaders able to conceive of and implement innovative solutions, to national and sometimes international challenges, will require a fair amount of disruption to commonly accepted ways of doing things. There is no sector of society more well placed to do this, than you who are sitting in this room.As the future leaders of the continent in a range of areas, it is this spirit which will move Africa’s Agenda 2063 from the pages of the document on which it is written to a reality. It is this spirit which will drive the global agenda for socio-economic growth and development.That you are no longer defined by race, religion, gender or ethnicity makes it even easier for you to be disruptive leaders. The lack of boundaries enables agility which is important for disruption and innovation.Role of Youth in building nation brandsIn recent times, young citizens in both Africa and the Middle East have risen up against social issues to call on governments and society at large to create the conditions for inclusivity, growth, development and increasingly, sustainability and environmental awareness. Young people are courageously rising to take their places at the forefront of the struggle for equity, development and ultimately democracy and equal opportunities for all.#FeesMustFallIn a few weeks, South Africa will commemorate the 40th anniversary since the 16 June 1976 student uprisings in Soweto. I hope you will have time to visit this dynamic heartland of the South African struggle for democracy.It is a matter of history that these protests, during which many young people lost their lives, changed the course of the South African struggle for liberation. These protests brought international attention to what was happening in our country particularly the just struggle for equal opportunities and rights as well as access to amongst others, education. Many of those who were young activists during this time are now in positions of leadership in many sectors in South Africa.However, the cause for which they fought almost four decades ago, again rose to the forefront when millions of South African youth united across colour and class divides to call for free education in the #FeesMustFall movement. So powerful was this movement that the students were listed amongst the list of the 100 Most Influential Africans released late last year. These brave young people created the conditions for government to declare that there would be no fee increases in the 2016 academic year and commit billions of rands to alleviating the financial pressures on students and their families.In addition, these young people brought business and academia together and students at the University of Johannesburg were able to raise R31 million to support their fellow students while the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), SABC and Vodacom last month launched a fundraising campaign at Fort Hare University’s Alice campus in the Eastern Cape to support students.South African youth demonstrated how they could come together and collectively fight for a cause that would change the conditions for millions of young people in our country. Education is a critical enabler for development and equally for national competitiveness. The youth of South Africa did more than just fight for no increases and additional funds, they are fighting for the country’s very development!In a few years, these young people will be in positions of leadership throughout the country. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to positively respond to the need for socio-economic change so that we will not find the same conditions come to the fore forty years from now?The Arab SpringGlobally we are seeing trends towards the need for greater democratisation and reduction of inequality levels. Young people are playing a critical role in raising levels of awareness about the unsustainability of current frameworks and paradigms.A few years ago, we will remember that young people of North Africa propelled the wave of civil society protests which ushered democracy to Northern Africa, in what is now described as the Arab Spring. Young people became political actors who were able to raise awareness for the need for change in North Africa. The youth led protests have been responsible for bringing political and social revolution to North Africa and these inspired their counterparts in the broader Middle East to also fight for democratic reforms in their own countries.This wave of protests have, unfortunately not created sustainable change or stable democracies. We are instead seeing greater instances of insecurity, terror and militarianism in both Africa and the Middle East. Sadly, no area of the world is immune from such attacks.Young people prove to be very susceptible to such militant activities. As the global community, we need to ask why? What are we doing, or not doing, that forces young people down such a path, risking their lives and their future?Young people can be a powerful force for positive change. It is up to us, as the older generations to ensure we do enough work to change conditions so that they can be encouraged to support positive programmes.Young people help President Obama reach the White HouseAn analysis by the Pew Research Centre shows that 66% of eligible voters under the age of 30 voted for President Obama in 2008. They were an important stakeholder in propelling America’s first black President to the White House because President Obama and his team prioritised communicating to the youth of America in a way that was important to them and on issues that they cared about. There is a lesson to be drawn from his campaign for the 2008 Presidency – understand the power of young people, talk to and engage with them in a way that is meaningful to them and you will gain their support.This is the best way to ensure that the power wielded by young people is harnessed and mobilised for nation building.These examples illustrate the impatience of young people and why leaders must acknowledge the urgency to transform their countries to ensure that there is greater equity, growth and development. Leadership does not refer only to heads of state and government, it is leadership at every level. If leaders do not rise to the occasion and respond to the needs of citizens, then young people have shown their ability to assume this role, and when they do, governments and business will be faced with their anger and impatience.Rights and ResponsibilitiesBefore I conclude, I would like to raise the issue of rights and responsibilities.Many generations of the past could only dream of some of the rights young people have today. You are no longer constrained by the burden of gender, race, class, ethnic or even geographical boundaries. With hard work, the right environment and the right opportunities, each of you really can change the world. However, I would caution that in attempting to build the world you want, do not destroy the world you do not want. Understanding that with every right comes a responsibility is a big part of being an adult.In conclusion, I would like to draw on Africa’s Agenda 2063 – continent’s first long term plan for the growth and development of the continent – which says, “present generations are confident that the destiny of Africa is in their hands, and that we must act now to shape the future we want.Are you ready? How will you play your part to build your country and ultimately your continents? How will history remember this generation of young people?I wish you good deliberations in the next few days. I hope you will have some time to experience and enjoy some of what our country has to offer.I thank you.last_img read more

2016 Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet finalists announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2016 Discussion Meet. They are Stephen Caraway of West Union, Mike Derringer of Eaton, Andy Korb of Oxford and Joy Sizemore of Monroeville.The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. These young agricultural professionals will compete in the finals at the Young Agricultural Professionals’ Leadership Experience at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus Jan. 29.The finalists were named after a preliminary competition at the Ohio Farm Bureau’s Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum in Columbus where they discussed topics impacting the agriculture industry.“The Discussion Meet contest is a great opportunity for young ag professionals to strengthen their skills in working together to solve issues facing agriculture today. I look forward to watching these finalists compete at the finals in January,” said OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals Coordinator Melinda Witten.The finalists will compete for a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance, a Polaris Most Versatile Generator and an expense-paid trip to American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention in 2017.last_img read more

“Extreme Makeover” Gets ORNL Help

first_imgABC TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has attracted a fair number of celebrity supporters and cameos, in addition to the skill, enthusiasm, and energy of the local builders, designers, craftspeople, and suppliers who do the actual building, designing, and supplying. And with the airing of this Sunday’s episode of the show, we can add Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Jeff Christian, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to the list of big shots who have put time into “Makeover” builds.Christian had traveled to Washington, D.C., to provide technical assistance to the team of designers and builders working on the two projects – makeovers of a home and a community center – profiled in Sunday’s two-hour episode. Both projects feature energy efficient construction.“I offered suggestions to the segment director and to the builders in an effort to achieve as near zero energy design as we could,” Christian, a researcher in ORNL’s Energy and Transportation Science Division, said in a Department of Energy press release.Off camera, Christian also briefed Chu, Solis, and Duncan about the technologies used in the construction of the buildings, and the three were later filmed touring the sites, which, based on the preview clips streaming on the “Makeover” website, appear to be located in Hyattsville, Maryland. Screenwriter/director Tyler Perry also is featured prominently on camera in this episode.No word yet on whether tour by the three secretaries made it into the final edit.last_img read more

Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m here. Ready to get to work. Thank you all the fans for the endless love and support that I’ve received already,” Austin wrote.The 7-foot-1 center, who last played in the Chinese National Basketball League for the Guangxi Rhinos, is also being considered as a candidate for naturalization.Austin is one of two Gilas imports in the tournament, featuring top club teams in Asia including the defending champions Xinjiang Flying Tigers led by Andray Blatche.Gilas, which will be under the banner of Chooks-to-Go, also tapped University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhetie as its other reinforcement.The 23-year-old Austin has an inspiring story to tell. He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after playing two years in college.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul PVL men’s: Ateneo gets third straight win, FEU claims solo second He was a highly-touted prospect until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which is an inherited disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, that nearly ended his basketball career.Austin was given the go-signal to continue playing basketball in 2016 and is now on a path to reintroduce himself who he once was on the court.In college, he was a member of the Big 12 All-Defensive Team in 2014 and an All-Rookie Team in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Guess who’s in the house? @IsaiahAustin #zeke pic.twitter.com/0P12v8U2zD— Chot Reyes (@coachot) September 12, 2017Isaiah Austin is ready to lead Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAustin, a former star out of Baylor University, arrived in Manila late Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT He wasted no time in thanking Filipino fans on his Twitter account for greeting him with a warm welcome upon his arrival.center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Haitian workers in TCI closer to being treated at home

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – Thursday ends a five-day mission to Haiti by a team of health officials from the National Health Insurance Board, which hopes to explore a patient care program with the Haitian government. The program would allow TCI authorities to send Haitian patients to Haiti for care in extreme medical situations.The trip, which ran from September 6th-10th, saw NHIP officials speak with government health agencies and conduct hospital tours as both countries discuss the best plan going forward. It is no secret that the healthcare system has been overwhelmed by migrants. If successful, this agreement would eliminate the need to send Haitians to countries like The Bahamas or Jamaica; a process that can be challenging when dealing with clearance for migrant workers whose status is questionable. last_img read more

2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The Transfiguration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following two children were baptized and joined the Parish of  the Transfiguration on Sunday, August 18, 2019:Nicholas Joseph RichardsonIsabella Maria RizzoCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”5 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

Man in police custody found hanging

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationThe hanging body of a person in custody of police was recovered from Bagatipara police station in Natore on Tuesday, reports UNB.Police claimed the arrestee Mohsin Ali, 30, son of a certain Mahiruddin of Chakgoash village in Bagatipara upazila, committed suicide by hanging himself.The law enforcement found Mohsin hanging from the window grill inside his cell on Tuesday noon and recovered it in presence of executive magistrate Najmul Alam, said additional police super of Natore Akram Hossain.On Monday, Gazipur police arrested Mohsin from Maona area in Gazipur city for his alleged involvement in the killing of three van drivers and snatching their vehicles.He was, later, handed over to Bagatipara police station, Najmul Alam added.last_img