AudioHomepage BannerNews Findings of review into Greyhound stadiums expected shortly Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp By News Highland – August 8, 2019 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+ It’s anticipated that the findings of a review into the future needs of 16 licenses Greyhound Stadiums including Lifford will be published next month. It’s almost a year since the review was first initiated, as part of the Irish Greyhound Boards strategic Plan 2018-2022.The review is expected to provide an assessment of stadium infrastructure and financial sustainability, along with detailed recommendations.Chief Executive of the Irish Greyhound Board Gerard Dolland is hopeful a number of issues within the industry will be addressed thereafter:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/greyhyyuytutyutound1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleFurther calls for urgent review of speed limits in MuffNext articleVacant caravan in Bundoran significantly damaged by fire News Highland
The 11th annual Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 21 and honors the memory of Chris Hagel.Hagel was a local fisherman from Palermo who died of acute myeloid leukemia in December 2005.The tournament was founded by friends and family of Hagel in order to raise funds and awareness in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s misson to end blood cancer. Since his passing, the Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament has raised close to $50,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Each year the tournament attracts many of the area’s top anglers for a day of great fishing in the hope to raise funds for a cure for blood cancers. The wonderful support of the many anglers and sponsors over the years has helped make The Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament a success.Fishing starts at 7 a.m. and fish must be weighed in by 4 p.m. at a designated weigh station. All anglers must obey I.G.F.A. Rules and fish kept must be legal size. Fishing is open to boats up to three nautical miles. The boundaries are Absecon Inlet to Cape May Inlet, back bays and surf. Fantastic awards, prizes, and auction item are available at the after party held at Seaville Fire Hall in Ocean View.See the PDF below for new options this year for sponsorship opportunities._____Visit http://events.lls.org/pages/nj/FLFT now to register or donate.To register as a fisherman, click “Join as an Individual.”To buy tickets to the dinner or become an event sponsor, click “Shop Our Store.”To make a donation, click “Donate Now.”__________ Registration is also available at TackleDirect (6825 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township) ending at 6 p.m. Nov. 20, and late registration will be available at The Anchorage Tavern (Bay Avenue in Somers Point) 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on November 20. The Grand Prize is a Van Staal Spinning Reel for the angler who catches the biggest bass.All donations benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. They’ll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.— News release from the Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyDownload (PDF, 582KB)
Robeco, the €189bn Dutch asset manager, has confirmed it is considering opening an office in London.A spokeswoman for the company said Robeco had looked into establishing a possible “foothold” in London as part of a growth strategy for Europe and the US in the coming years.She added that a London office would be likely to house a sales team for the pure play asset manager, and stressed that Robeco’s head office would remain in Rotterdam.“Next year, we will move to a new building currently under construction in Rotterdam,” she said. At present, Robeco has offices in 14 countries worldwide, including France, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.The company has 1,500 staff, of which approximately 300 are employed overseas. The spokeswoman denied rumours that a London office was meant to circumvent the tighter limits on bonuses in the Netherlands.She added that Robeco aimed to make a final decision on its expansion plans some time next month.Japanese financial services firm Orix acquired Robeco from Rabobank early last year for €2bn.Roderick Munsters, a former CIO at the €300bn civil service pension ABP, has led Robeco for the past four years. He has previously indicated that he wanted to increase the company’s assets under management to €250bn by 2014.
Former Accra Hearts Defender Edward Agyemang “Rambo” Duah has been hit by the stroke disease for almost a year and now paralyzed, Joy Sports can reveal.The defender was the only player to play three finals of CAF Champions League with three different clubs: Goldfields, Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.The defender with a reputation of a hardman, came close to winning the African Cup twice but on both occasions suffered heartaches.In 1993, Agyemang-Duah failed to convert his kick during the post-match penalty shootout against Zamalek in Cairo. That miss cost Asante Kotoko their taste of a third continental success.Four years later, the tough defender had yet another chance to make history with Goldfields in the inaugural CAF Champions League and also erase the bitter memories of Cairo, but surprisingly missed his kick which gave Moroccan side Raja Casablanca the African Cup.After, Agyeman-Duah swapped his yellow-and-black jersey for the rainbow colours of Hearts and by Providence he had another date with the African Cup final at the twilight of his career, and hoped to be third time lucky on December 17 in Accra. Against Esperance in Tunis Agyemang-Duah played at full throttle and in the process attracted Mauritian referee Lim Kee Chong’s yellow card for a hard tackle on an opponent in the 55th minute .Many people erroneously thought the caution ruled the player out of the December 17 showdown but the necessary corrections were made for him to play.The 41-year old legend is calling friends and sympathizers to assist him financially from this his predicament at his hired apartment in Kesseman.
Police ranks in Georgetown have arrested a Sophia, Greater Georgetown resident after he was found in possession of an unlicensed weapon.The discovery was made sometime around 02:00h on Thursday at Leopold and Hadfield Streets, Georgetown.According to Police reports, ranks of the Anti-Crime Unit were on patrol duty when they observed the suspect in a Toyota Premio motorcar. The officers stopped the vehicle, in which the suspect was the lone occupant, and conducted a search during which a .380 Star Pistol was unearthed.The 34-year-old man has been taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigation.
12 March 2003The Cabinet has decided to retain the current 400-member National Assembly as well as the present proportional representation electoral system for the 2004 elections.The decision, taken last week, follows the recommendations made by the task team instituted by President Thabo Mbeki in 2002 to formulate parameters for a new electoral system in the country.Releasing its final report in Cape Town this week, the team, headed by Frederick van Zyl Slabbert, recommended that South Africa be divided into 69 constituencies, each with three to seven MPs, for future parliamentary polls.However, it said it realised there was no way this could be implemented in time for the 2004 general elections.According to the task team’s recommendations, the boundaries of the 69 constituencies would be drawn along existing provincial, municipal and metropolitan boundaries.Political parties would then draw up lists of constituency candidates similar to the provincial and national lists used in the current system. The constituency representatives would account for 300 members of the National Assembly, the remaining 100 being drawn from a closed national list.The new system, which is likely to be used for the first time in the 2009 polls, will replace the proportional representation system used in the 1994 and 1999 general elections.Briefing the media following the release of the report, Van Zyl Slabbert said consensus was reached that changes to the current electoral system should be evaluated in terms of the values of fairness, inclusiveness, simplicity and accountability.Referring to the question of floor-crossing legislation that is currently being debated in Parliament, Van Zyl Slabbert said the majority view was that the current system was opportunistic and inappropriate and did an injustice to the principle of proportionality.“If the accessibility and distance between the voter and representative is taken as the guiding principle, then floor-crossing can be considered. There is nothing inherently undemocratic about it, it depends very much on the kind of electoral system”, Van Zyl Slabbert said.Also addressing journalists, Home Affairs Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi said the electoral task team report brings a new and better electoral system that will further promote democracy in the country.“From the outset, my view was that by establishing a task team, the debate and drafting on new legislation would be moved away from political tensions and truly reflect the needs of our democracy and the views of civil society”, the minister said.According to last week’s Cabinet statement, the new government elected in 2004 will review the report in preparation for the 2009 elections.Source: BuaNews
Desde as longas extensoes de areia de praias inexploradas da Costa Ocidental ate as orlas maritimas subtropicais de Maputaland, ha uma praia para todos os gostos. Veja o nascer do sol sobre o oceano Atlantico ou Índico, ponha o bronze em dia ou seja mais activo – a África do Sul oferece dos melhores surf, windsurf e mergulho do mundo. E depois ha as baleias…O PARAÍSO DOS DESPORTOS NÁUTICOSOs nossos programas de mergulho tem florestas de algas gigantes nos recifes de coral, o surf inclui programas divertidos na praia, tubos ocos e alguns monstros a serio, alem de termos um optimo surf ski ou as ondas de esqui, caiaque e vela.Surf, windsurf, kitesurf, caiaque oceanico“A África do Sul e dos melhores paises do mundo para a pratica de surf, com um cenario costeiro espantoso, boa qualidade de surf em qualquer epoca do ano, um nivel de vida barato e ao mesmo tempo de grande nivel, alem de uma cultura unica de que se pode orgulhar,’ diz Steve Pike, editor da Wavescape.Poucos seriam os visitantes a discordar. Ha centenas de surf breaks por todo o pais – cerca de 50 a uma hora de carro da Cidade do Cabo.Desde a ondulaçao segura para crianças e principiantes ate aos breaks epicos que assustam mesmo os concorrentes mais audazes nas competiçoes internacionais que se realizam em Junho e Julho.A area do Cabo Oriental em volta do Cabo de Sao Francisco, Jeffreys Bay e Port Elizabeth – conhecidos em conjunto como Jay Bay pelos surfistas locais – conhecido em todo o globo pela qualidade das suas ondas.Muitos dos albergues para os chamados turistas de mochila espalhados um pouco por todo o pais estao preparados para aluguer de pranchas, surfaris guiados e liçoes de surf e em Durban e na Cidade do Cabo existem boas escolas de surf.A África do Sul tem locais assombrosos para a pratica de windsurf e kitesurf. Langebaan, perto da Cidade do Cabo, e internacionalmente reconhecida como um dos pontos de encontro mais badalados para todo o genero de pratica de surf – mas ha mais.Uma maneira mais acessivel de experimentar o prazer do mar e andar de caiaque. Existem viagens guiadas em volta da Cidade do Cabo, Hermanus, Knysna, Plett e Durban.VelaA costa maritima da África do Sul e uma das mais desafiantes do mundo da vela, com poucos portos, muitas tormentas e, mares frequentemente bastante alertados. Nao e por isso uma boa opçao para levar um barco alugado.No entanto, e um lugar optimo para aprender vela – ha escolas da modalidade na Cidade do Cabo, Porth Elizabeth e Durban – e disputam-se aqui algumas das regatas mais famosas do globo. As regatas locais sao inumeras tambem e a regata da Cidade do Cabo ate ao Rio de Janeiro e uma das mais celebres, atraindo um enorme contingente de barcos.MergulhoSe precisa que o convençam acerca da gravidade e do perigo da costa sul africana, nao precisa de ir longe – basta ver os naufragios mais recentes ou os que ficaram na historia – todos eles grandes tragedias, mas ainda assim boas noticias para os mergulhadores. Porem, nao se preocupe, temos mais para lhe oferecer do que esses sitios desoladores. O nosso ambiente submarino e do mais diverso e do mais belo que existe, com infinitos sitios fantasticos para mergulhar.Possuimos uma linha costeira incrivelmente longa, dos 35º S aos 27º S, que nao fica propriamente ao alcance normal do mergulho tropical. Apesar disso, as correntes que descem de Moçambique pela costa oriental trazem aguas quentes e tropicais e Sodwana Bay, no KwaZulu-Natal, tem os recifes de coral mais a sul do mundo.Encontrara aqui todo um conjunto de peixes com cores magnificas e algumas grandes lesmas do mar, incluindo a extravagante “dançarina espanhola’. Tubaroes baleia, tartarugas, golfinhos e tubaroes de areia sao muitas vezes vistos em zonas especificas.À medida que vamos descendo a costa, o ambiente submarino muda gradualmente ate que, quando chegamos a Cidade do Cabo, ja estamos a mergulhar em aguas frias mas encontraremos lindissimas florestas de algas gigantes – onde podemos flutuar por debaixo da agua e admirar o surpreendente mundo colorido dos recifes.Ha escolas de mergulho em praticamente todos os sitios, um grande numero delas, para nossa admiraçao, na cidade de Joanesburgo, tao isolada do mar, onde as pessoas fazem o seu treino antes de partirem para a Sodwana Bay para praticar mergulho.Mas tome sempre muito cuidado com as zonas interditas. Um voo do nivel do mar para Joanesburgo pode demorar so uma hora, mas sobe-se quase 2.000 metros (7.000 pes) de altitude – e isso sem considerar o voo. O que representa um enorme risco, por isso deve ajustar o seu itinerario de modo a incluir um dia de visitas e excursoes, compras ou idas a praia antes de ir fazer mergulho e viajar em Joanesburgo.CAPITAL MUNDIAL DA BALEIAA África do Sul e um dos melhores destinos mundiais para observaçoes dos mamiferos marinhos. No inicio de Junho, as baleias franco astrais deixam o seu habitat no Antarctico para ziguezaguear nas aguas (relativamente) quentes da costa do Cabo.Experiencias com a vida selvagemÉ claro que os grandes mamiferos da África do Sul nem sempre estao na linha da costa.Aqui acasalam, tem as crias e geralmente permanecem, ocasionalmente jogando a cauda para o ar ou pondo as cabeças de fora para ver por onde param as pessoas.Na Cidade do Cabo pode ve-los da estrada, em qualquer sitio ao longo da False Bay (Baia Falsa) e, se estiver num sitio suficientemente alto, pode ve-los perfeitamente no litoral ocidental.A cidade de Hermanus auto-proclamou-se a capital mundial da baleia – e nao anda longe da verdade. Estes animais imensos aproximam-se as vezes a escassos metros da costa e sao claramente visiveis do passeio panoramico no cimo do penhasco.Mais a leste, a cidade de Plettenberg Bay tambem se auto-proclama capital da baleia – e igualmente com fortes motivos para o fazer. As baleias franco austrais podem ser vistas na baia entre Junho e Novembro e as baleias jubartes ou corcundas migratorias vem aqui por pouco tempo, mais ou menos em Maio ou Junho e depois, na sua viagem de regresso, entre Novembro e Janeiro.As baleias de Bryde ou orcas sao vistas ocasionalmente, ao passo que os golfinhos nariz de garrafa e os golfinhos corcundas sao residentes todo o ano. Uma colonia de procriaçao de focas do Cabo completa a impressionante colecçao de mamiferos de Plettenberg Bay.É em Plett que a industria de observaçao de golfinhos e baleias esta mais bem organizada, com viagens de barco, caiaque e aeronaves. A observaçao, as distancias e o tempo gasto com cada animal sao estritamente controlados para que nao haja a minima interferencia.Na costa mais a norte de KwaZulu-Natal, os golfinhos de nariz de garrafa e os golfinhos corcundas tambem sao frequentemente observados dos barcos.Reporter infoSA, incorporando material de Turismo Sul Africano
22 March 2016Eddie Izzard finished his 27th marathon in 27 days today. Raising £1,350,000 for #SportRelief. An inspiration! pic.twitter.com/P83CckMSYc— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) March 20, 2016 *UPDATE: On 20 March 2016, British comedian Eddie Izzard completed his 27 marathons in 27 days challenge, reaching the finish line in Pretoria. Izzard, inspired by the life and work of Nelson Mandela to complete his personal challenge and raise money for the Sport Relief charity, appropriately ended his 1 139 km journey at the feet of the Madiba statue in the gardens of the iconic Union Buildings. Physically, mentally, could you do an Eddie Izzard?Can you push your endurance limits?https://t.co/VS5JFGwZRE pic.twitter.com/ytaeR0TJzK— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 21, 2016“It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I’m very tired,’ Izzard told the BBC in front of Mandela’s statue. The network broadcast his finish live. “Thank you to everyone who has donated. This was tough, so don’t do this at home.”Eddie Izzard, the cross-dressing British comedian, is in the midst of running 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa. The epic adventure is a tribute to Nelson Mandela and is to raise funds for charity. He plans to end his journey in Pretoria on 20 March.pic.twitter.com/gUkiZ2mMPT— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) March 11, 2016Izzard has so far raised over R 5 million for the Sport Relief charity, a traditional British initiative that brings sports stars and celebrities together for broadcasts and challenges that raise money for a number of global causes, including HIV/Aids research, poverty eradication and education.pic.twitter.com/TBZee3VWma— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) March 15, 2016He began his epic quest on 24 February in Eastern Cape – the area where Mandela was born – and, as of 15 March, is rounding Western Cape, completing marathon 21. His end point will be at the Union Buildings in Pretoria at the end of March. Izzard’s progress is being tracked live on his various social media accounts, as well as on a live webcast on the BBC 3 website.Just started running in South Africa. Trying to run 27 marathons in 27 days for @sportrelief pic.twitter.com/m6RoybA72t— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) February 23, 2016<br/>He has been preparing for the ambitious journey for the last five years. Izzard covered the length of the United Kingdom in 2009, running 43 marathons in 51 days, a total of almost 2 000 kilometres, in seven weeks. He attempted the South African route in 2012, but withdrew with health problems, promising that he would return to the challenge as soon as he was better equipped. In addition to professional training, Izzard is being well supported by a team of British and South African endurance experts.South African Comrades legend Bruce Fordyce joined Izzard along the route to offer advice on how to handle the local running conditions.Running with Comrades running legend @BruceFordycerun and my physio Tim. A great afternoon https://t.co/06erhBxw65 pic.twitter.com/tQUijNkirh— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) March 12, 2016The money raised from the challenge will be used to help transform the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in the world’s poorest communities.Izzard told the BBC of his inspiration for the grand undertaking: “I was inspired to run the marathons after seeing the film Invictus, named after the poem by English writer William Henley, which was one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite poems while in prison. It is a beautiful poem about being the master of your own fate and destiny.Mandela used it to give himself determination to keep himself going and keep his spirit alive. (Hearing the words) I knew I had to run in South Africa, as (not only) a salute to the great man, (but) also a salute to all who struggled and fought against (oppression and inequality).”The entire trip is also being filmed as a documentary covering the life of Mandela, as well as the everyday lives of ordinary South Africans Izzard meets along his way.In South Africa – meeting the locals in the Eastern Cape while attempting 27 marathons in 27 days for @sportrelief pic.twitter.com/XBXE8zG7gZ— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) February 25, 2016Source: News24
Related Posts steven walling IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Lithium has changed its game. Once limited to customer communities, the company has moved to become a complete social CRM for the enterprise. Lithium’s new approach creates a flow of information from the social web into your community. The result is the creation of valuable content, community-driven support, and the identification of engaged customers. The only stumbling block may be the ambiguity behind the company’s new messaging. Defining Social CRMReleased this week, Lithium’s new suite takes their previously forum-centric software and ushers it in to a Web dominated by Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, they’ve decided to brand themselves with a buzzword that lacks a fixed meaning in the market currently. The social CRM (or CRM 2.0) label may be accurate when applied to Lithium, but it depends on which definition you pick. We’ve seen vendors tout CRMs with internally-focused collaborative features called as such, but what it commonly means is CRMs connected in some way to public social media or support systems. With such a wide ranging use of the term, Lithium is likely to have a hard time maintaining a clear and focused message on what the software actually does. Social Media MiddlemanAll marketing aside, there is substance to what is new about the software. Lithium acts as content repository and community site like before, and this is retained in what’s now quaintly called the “tribal knowledge base,” formed of something like a wiki, instead of just forums. Lithium is also is now acting like a channel between the consumer Web, your community, and your company CRM. They integrate with leading CRMs like Salesforce.com, and they draw in blog posts and Twitter search. For the Twitter tie in, the widget can be embedded in just about any page, and the keywords can be set on a page-by-page basis. If there’s a particularly relevant discussion going on, then a tweet can be used to seed a forum thread.Stiff CompetitionLithium is one of the top community solutions for the enterprise, but in this new space, they’re facing some determined competition. Many see the core of social CRM as being a way to monitor public conversations about the enterprise from within your usual CRM software. In that frame of mind, Lithium is going to have a hard looking more useful than tools such as Oracle social CRM and Salesforce.com’s Service Cloud, which already integrates with Twitter.Compared to other examples of social CRM, the core base for Lithium is still going to be those who want a customer community that identifies and rewards engaged people. Whether or not the customers that make these communities tick are going to get excited by integration with the social media spectrum is the question that remains to be answered. Tags:#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…