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Scorpions, Hurricanes in close battle

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Nikita Miller has moved past Gudakesh Motie to become the leading wicket-taker in the WICB Professional Cricket League which resumed with the start of a lone fixture in round six yesterday. The Jamaica leg spinner’s four-wicket haul for 63 runs has taken his tally to 37 after a performance which helped bowl out Leeward Islands Hurricanes for 155 runs after tea. Hurricanes were blown away by Miller and his spin partner Damion Jacobs, the main destroyer with five wickets for 50 runs. At the close, the Scorpions were in trouble on 54 for the loss of four wickets after Rahkeem Cornwall dislodged openers Paul Palmer and John Campbell cheaply. Sent in by Jamaica Scorpions, Volcanoes cruised to 51 for the loss of one wicket by lunch after a quiet morning session. However, Hurricanes innings plunged into chaos in the post lunch session as Jacobs and Miller wreaked havoc. Daron Cruickshank struck a defiant 51 which contained eight fours while opener Montcin Hodge resisted with a knock of 41. Only two other batsmen, Jacques Taylor 18 and Jahmar Hamilton 13, got into double figures. Jacobs finished with five wickets for 50 runs, including the scalp of captain Nkrumah Bonner, who was caught behind without scoring moments after surviving a confident shout. At stumps, Scorpions, who lost Jermaine Blackwood for 26, were attempting a recovery on the back of an unbeaten 19 from Andre McCarthy. Cornwall has conceded 31 runs in taking two of the four Scorpions wickets to have fallen thus far.last_img read more

Boost for Donegal company as Aldi gives them €7M juice contract

first_imgSupermarket giant Aldi has given Ballybofey company Mulrines a huge boost.The chain agreed a one-year contract extension with the juice producer Mulrines that will see the business provide over €7 million worth of Irish-made fruit juices and smoothies to Aldi’s 137 stores nationwide.Under the new agreement, Mulrines will increase the volume of product it supplies to Aldi by over 20% year on year. It will also see several new innovative products developed exclusively for Aldi customers, including a premium 100% Irish fresh apple juice.Mulrines is one of Aldi’s longest-serving suppliers in Ireland, partnering with Aldi since 2002.Since 2003, it has also worked with Aldi’s UK business and will supply 1.8m units of juice products to Aldi UK stores this year.With production facilities and orchards in Ballybofey and Kill, Co. Kildare respectively, Mulrines has created first-class Irish fruit juices and smoothies since 1919. It employs 180 people across production, sales and innovation roles. It is the only juice producer in Ireland that grows its own fruit, processes it and sells the finished product. This year, Mulrines is celebrating being in business for 100 years.Welcoming the new agreement, Peter Mulrine, CEO of Mulrines said: “The new contract extension is great news for our business and for Aldi shoppers, who will now get the chance to enjoy even more of our home-grown and produced juices. Our ongoing success is down to our unwavering focus on product innovation, quality and responding to ever changing customer preferences.”Aldi’s Group Buying Director, John Curtin said: “We know that for our customers, Irish produced products are always their first choice. Mulrines share our passion for making the very best Irish products available to consumers at prices that can’t be beaten. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them to bring many new and exciting Irish fruit juices to our customers.”Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores. It is investing more than €500,000 in year two of its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme, which offers up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink producers the chance to have their products listed in Aldi’s 137 stores.Aldi also recently increased its support for small Irish suppliers by reducing its payment terms to 14 days for suppliers that transact up to €300k annually with Aldi. Aldi will sell over €700 million worth of Irish goods this year, sourced from Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers across the country. Boost for Donegal company as Aldi gives them €7M juice contract was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALDIcontractjuiceMulrineslast_img read more

Al Davis cost me my dream job the last time Raiders left Oakland

first_imgThe … That’s because the first time the Raiders abandoned Oakland it cost me the most wonderfully unique $35-per-day job ever created for a kid. If Monday night’s game was the last one the Raiders ever play at the Coliseum, at least their fans got a chance to say their proper goodbyes.That wasn’t the case 37 years ago, when a federal court jury’s ruling in the off-season allowed the Raiders to move to Los Angeles, breaking a lot of hearts in the East Bay. Including mine.last_img

Stopping in Vilakazi Street, Soweto

first_imgVilakazi Street precinct has become fully visitor-friendly, with public art, memorials and benches picking out its historical sites.Vilakazi Street, the most famous street in Soweto has housed two Nobel Laureates. (Images: South African Tourism Flickr)Brand South Africa ReporterOne of South Africa’s most famous streets – the only one in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners – has long been a must-see tourist attraction. Now, the Vilakazi Street precinct has become fully visitor-friendly, with public art, memorials and benches picking out its historical sites.Following a major makeover, visitors to Johannesburg’s famous township can now experience Vilakazi Street as a place to stroll, to sit on one of numerous concrete benches or seats, to enjoy the newly planted trees, and to admire the new artworks.“The development vision for the future Vilakazi Street precinct is a thriving destination attraction, based on its struggle history, township heritage, vibrant spirit and distinctive ‘sense of place,’” Trinity Session, the agency that worked with the local community to help create the artworks, said in a recent statement.The project was overseen by the Johannesburg Development Agency. “The community is very happy with the result,” says Thanduxolo Ntoyi, an assistant development manager at the agency. The community was “very involved” with the precinct and its transformation from the beginning.Vilakazi Street precinctThe Vilakazi Street precinct is about a kilometre long, in the shape of a triangle. In its boundaries are the original, unimaginative apartheid-era rectangular houses, next to homes that have been renovated, with the uniform tall walls characteristic of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.At number 8115 is the street’s main attraction – Mandela House, now a museum. The simple three-bedroomed home has been restored to what it looked like in 1946, when Nelson Mandela moved in with his first wife, Evelyn Mase. In 1958, he brought his second wife, Winnie, to live in the house with him. He returned briefly to live in the house on his release from prison in February 1990.The mission of Mandela House is to provide an effective, efficient and meaningful experience to all visitors, informing them of President Nelson Mandela’s story, both in the context of his home, and in the context of his life as a whole, in a manner that promotes human rights, democracy, reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance amongst the peoples of South Africa.Two Nobel laureatesOutside the house stands a large metal outline of two bull heads, entitled The Nobel Laureates. The title refers to the fact that on the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets, a short distance away, is the Soweto home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who, like Mandela, was the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize.The bulls look down the road, decisive and eye-catching, leaving no doubt as to the strength of the two personalities they represent.Around the corner in Moema Street is another metal depiction, this time of schoolchildren facing a policeman with a growling dog. It’s a reference to the confrontation on 16 June 1976; hundreds of children were protesting the imposition of Afrikaans in schools, when they were met by the police.Hector Pieterson MuseumAt this point the police opened fire, and Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. Iconic photographs of the dying Pieterson being carried to the Phefeni Clinic by Mbuyisa Makhubo went around the world. And the day is remembered for its brutality against schoolchildren, and the start of the meltdown of apartheid.The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, situated in Orlando West, Soweto, commemorates the role of the country’s students in the struggle against apartheid and in particular the role played by the school children who took part in the Soweto protests of 1976, many of whom were shot by the apartheid police while protesting against the sub-standard of education in black schools in South Africa.Pieterson, the other children and the subsequent riots are remembered in the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum two blocks down Moema Street, on the corner with Khumalo Street.The work is full of energy and defiance, the silhouetted figures in metal piping showing raised fists and wide mouths shouting at the policeman restraining his dog.On the corner of Moema and Vilakazi streets is a memorial wall in slate, now a quiet place to sit and contemplate the events of all those years ago, when the country exploded in anger and revolt.‘Vilakazi’ in sign languageAt the start of Vilakazi Street, where it intersects with Khumalo Street, is another artwork. Eight huge, grey hands spell “Vilakazi” in sign language.The hands are big and bold, but accessible to residents – they have become play objects, with children taking time out to climb on them.Other art includes two murals – one depicts the scene of June 1976, with police and their vans, and placard-carrying schoolchildren.And then there are the mosaics, livening up several concrete benches on the corner of Moema Street; down Vilakazi Street are mosaic strips of paving. On the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets is a row of bollards with decorative wooden heads.Vilakazi Street is indeed a different place.Hastings Ndlovu’s bridgeAnother memorial has been completed, remembering the 15-year-old boy who was the first to be shot on 16 June 1976. On the corner of Klipspruit Valley and Khumalo roads is a bridge where Hastings Ndlovu was shot by the police. He was rushed to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where he died of the head wound.On the bridge there is a statue of the young Hastings, dressed in school uniform and standing on a plinth, smiling and holding his arm up. Storyboards line each side of the bridge, on the sides of a new steel and concrete structure, with seating, inviting visitors to walk down and take in the quiet memorial next to the busy intersection.So, take a drive out to Orlando West, park your car opposite the hands, and stroll up Vilakazi Street, reading the storyboards along the way. And when you’re done, grab something to drink or a meal at Sakumzi, opposite Mandela House, or at the top of the hill at Nambitha.Vilakazi Street being a tourist attraction is a hive of cultural activity.And then drive your car to another parking area on the corner of Moema and Khumalo streets, and cross the road. Take in the messages of the Hector Pieterson Memorial; then walk around the museum next door.Feel the anger, the hatred for the apartheid government, the alienation of young people. Dodge the bullets with them, through the graphic images on display; emphathise with the parents who lost their children on 16 June 1976.It’s all part of the Vilakazi Street precinct.Source: City of JohannesburgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Be sure to check out 2017 Ohio State Fair results at ocj.com

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The OCJ and OAN staff will once again be “Feeding you the results first” presented by Kalmbach Feeds. The online coverage at ocj.com will include results, photos and videos with the winning exhibitors on the day of the show. The 2017 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Show coverage dates are: • Jr. Boer Goat Show, July 22 • Jr. Market Lamb Show, July 26 • Jr. Poultry Show, Aug. 3 • Jr. Market Beef Show, Aug. 5 • Jr. Barrow Show, Aug. 4-5 • Sale of Champions, Aug. 6.last_img read more

CEO Eric Schmidt at World Mobile Congress: Google’s Future is in the Enterprise

first_imgRelated Posts alex williams Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in his address to the World Mobile Congress on Tuesday that Google’s future is not to compete with mobile operators. Instead, he pointed primarily to search advertising as Google’s focus. But notably, Schmidt also mentioned Google’s interest in enterprise software to deflect operator’s concerns that the search giant wants to compete with them. Schmidt’s address to the world’s leading mobile executives came as Google treads a delicate path. Google entered the mobile market in January. Instead of working through carriers, Google decided to sell its Nexus One directly to consumers. Last week, Google announced it would be offering Internet connectivity to select communities. That’s another sore point for operators who wonder if Google is planning to enter the networking business.Talking about the enterprise makes it seem like Google’s business is entirely different than that of mobile operators. How could a focus on enterprise applications corollate to complex mobile networks? Well, who would have ever imagined that Google would be offering free WiFi to communities or 1 Gigabit connections to 50,000 homes?Google plans to offer high-speed fiber to select communities is in part designed to pressure operators to offer high speed Internet access. The idea being that the ISP’s could offer far faster Internet access than they do now. Google knows that super high speed access would mean people spending more time online, more time using Google Apps in a far more fluid manner. It would mean that Google’s investment in cloud computing would have considerable additional returns. Google is also in favor of net neutrality. Mobile operators and ISP’s are in favor of tiered networks. A tiered network could disrupt Google’s cloud computing business and its enterprise strategy. If the U.S. Congress permitted tiered networks it would force Google to decide if it really should be reliant on the carriers. The carriers and the mobile operators could in effect dictate the price and the type of content in the packets traveling over the network. If that happened, Google would have to consider building out its own network.Schmidt’s reference to the enterprise is not ground shaking news. But it is noteworthy in its mention at an event as significant as the World Mobile Congress. Google may have offered an olive branch to the mobile operators but in the background are a number of issues that could have ramifications for Google’s strategy to be the king of the enterprise. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Dissolved Assembly in J&K’s interest: Governor Satya Pal Malik

first_imgDefending his decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday claimed “extensive horse-trading” was going on and it would have been impossible for parties with “opposing political ideologies” to form a stable government.Mr. Malik said he had acted in the State’s interest and according to its constitution.He dismissed allegations that he was acting on the Centre’s directions and said had this been the case, their side (BJP, People’s Conference) would have been called for government formation.The Governor said that those who wanted to move to the court, could do so.“For the past 15 to 20 days, I have been getting reports of large-scale horse trading. MLAs are being threatened and several types of underhanded dealings are going on,” Mr. Malik told reporters at Raj Bhawan here.“Mehboobaji told me a week before that her MLAs were being threatened through the NIA. Another side said MLAs were being lured with large-scale money. Horse trading had started 20 days ago,” he claimed.“Had I given any side opportunity (for government formation), it would have created more mess. The value system of politics would have been destroyed as is been happening in the rest of the states. I could not afford that,” the Governor said.He said it would have been impossible for parties with “opposing political ideologies” to form a stable government.“We would have altered this situation, had we given an unstable government (to the state). An opportunist government would have been the outcome of this process. We never wanted instability in a sensitive state,” Malik said.He said the NC, PDP, Congress would have fought with each other and it would have created a mess.Mr. Malik said the stability that was in place today in the State was due to the hard work of the armed forces.“I have no personal interest and for me the interest of the state is prime. For that, I acted and dissolved the assembly as per the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the best action as per my wisdom and I have not been partial,” he said.The Governor said when he came to the State he had made his stand clear that he would not be involved in any underhanded dealing or defection and would not approve government formation on the basis of threat.He said he wanted polls to be held and an elected government formed. He said he wanted the stand in court to be that only an elected government be allowed to function.He hit out at the PDP and the NC, claiming they had told him that they had a majority but he was not given any proof for it. No list was given and no parade of MLAs took place, Mr. Malik said.He claimed that the attempt at government formation was of forces which did not want polls to be held in the state.The governor said they should be happy now that the assembly had been dissolved as this was what they wanted.He said the Election Commission would decide on the Assembly elections.Wednesday was Eid, he said when asked about the fax not working in the Raj Bhavan, resulting in his office not receiving the PDP’s letter staking claim to form government as well as the NC’s letter of support.Both NC’s Omar Abullah and PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti should know that offices are closed that day, he said.The Governor abruptly dissolved the state assembly Wednesday night, hours after the PDP staked claim to form a government with the backing of rival NC and the Congress.This was followed by another bid from the two-member People’s Conference, which claimed the support of the BJP and 18 legislators from other parties.last_img read more

Bayern Munich routs Arsenal 5-1 to put foot in quarterfinals

first_imgMUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich answered its critics with a comprehensive 5-1 rout of Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League clash to put one foot in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.Thiago Alcantara struck twice in a superb performance, while Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and substitute Thomas Mueller scored the other goals. Arsenal now faces what seems a near-impossible task in the second leg of the Round of 16 on March 7, despite a first-half equalizer from Alexis Sanchez.Bayern had been unconvincing in its five games since the winter break, looking tired and lacking the dominance it displayed at the start of the season. But the home side soon took control of the game.There was little Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina could do to stop Robben from opening the scoring in the 11th minute. Given too much space, the Dutchman cut inside as he’s done so often before and let fly with a shot that went in off the underside of the bar.Bayern dominated and it looked only a matter of time before the home side would add to its tally. Instead, Arsenal was given a lifeline when Lewandowski took down Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and the referee awarded the penalty before the half-hour mark.Amid deafening whistles from the home fans, Manuel Neuer saved Sanchez’ weak spot kick and Sanchez then missed the rebound but the Chilean cut the Bayern fans’ cheers short when he prodded in at the third attempt.Suddenly the momentum was with Arsenal. Granit Xhaka should have scored when he shot straight at Neuer, and Mesut Ozil might have made it 2-1 at the break, only for Neuer to come to Bayern’s rescue again.But it was all Bayern for the second half, after Arsenal lost central defender Koscielny in the 49th minute.Robben and Philipp Lahm combined on the right ring, the latter producing an inviting cross for Lewandowski to rise above two defenders and head inside the right post in the 53rd.The Poland striker produced a brilliant back-heeled flick to send Thiago through to score another three minutes later.Bayern had a host of chances thereafter, first through Lewandowski, who struck the crossbar after rounding the ‘keeper, then through Robben, who was blocked by Kieran Gibbs, illegally according to the Bayern players, who demanded a penalty.The claims were forgotten when Thiago grabbed his second, minutes later, with a deflected shot after a corner, before Mueller completed the rout two minutes after he came on in the 86th.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: I wanted to change all eleven players

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: I wanted to change all eleven playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he wanted to substitute all his players during defeat to Leicester City.Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game early in the second half, after the Blues had been on top during the opening 45 minutes. Sarri introduced both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud after the goal.He said, “I wanted only to be more present, also physically in the other box, but apart from the subs the reaction wasn’t in the right way. If the reaction is like this you can change 11 players, it’s the same.”If I knew I would have solved the problem before this match. It’s difficult to understand because we have players with lots of experience.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: Great having Morris back

first_imgChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: Great having Morris backby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi admits the return of Jody Morris helped convince him to pen new terms with Chelsea.Morris returned with manager Frank Lampard from Derby County this past summer.Hudson-Odoi said, “Jody is a coach who’s always been on my case no matter what – if he sees me jogging, he’ll be shouting at me to run faster – but that’s a good thing to know he’s watching me that closely. “He wants me to work hard for the team because when you all work together, you get results. I appreciate that because they’re helping me do what I’m doing now.”The winger is also happy for fellow academy graduates Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori over their breakthroughs this season.”I’m happy for all of them. As soon as they came back from loan, I told them they would get opportunities and they just had to take them because we’re at a great club. They’ve done that so well right from the start of the season.”Tammy and Mason have been getting goals, even Fikayo has scored as well, and they’ve done superbly well. They’ve been playing their part so they just need to keep working hard and believing in themselves.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more