Stanley Cup takes center stage at San Jose City Hall

first_imgThe Sharks have been trying for more than a quarter-century to bring the Stanley Cup to San Jose.But in a rare local appearance, the Cup was in the Rotunda at City Hall on Tuesday as part of the lead up to the NHL’s All-Star Game festivities this weekend around downtown.Visitors were was invited to get their photo taken with the Cup, which dates back more than 125 years and is considered by many to be the hardest championship trophy to win in all of sports.The Cup was originally 7.28 inches …last_img

2010 Human Development Index rankings

first_imgSouth Africa has improved its position on the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP’s) Human Development Index released today in New York. South Africa is considered a medium development country and was ranked 110 (out of 169) in the latest report. This was a marginal improvement from 129 (out of 189) year-on-year.The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of “human development” and separates developed (high development), developing (middle development), and underdeveloped (low development) countries in three broad areas covering life expectancy, education and per-capita GDP (as an indicator of standard of living).“While Brand South Africa works to lift the profile of South Africa’s global competitiveness around the world, it is always mindful of the broader reputation drivers and the context these bring to a purely investment driven conversation by our stakeholders. Reports like the HDI are important in this light, not just because they inform reputation, but also because they inform perceptions of future investment potential for our country in terms of a healthy and educated work force capable of a high level of productivity,” said Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola.South Africa’s overall HDI score experienced gradual improvements between 1990 and 2005. Since 2005, its overall score has remained stable and continues to trend in line with the global average. “South Africa ranks eighth out of the broader Sub-Saharan region, behind that of Tunisia, Libya, Botswana, Algeria, Gabon and Namibia. However, South Africa performs well in the region when assessing the levels of multidimensional poverty, where it is scored the best,” he said.Multidimensional poverty is a measure of serious deprivations in the dimensions of health, education and living standards that combines the number of deprived with the intensity of their deprivation. In Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa has 3% of its population living in some form of deprivational poverty relative to a country like Niger which has 93%.Among emerging markets which make up the BRIC structures, South Africa performed ahead of India (ranked 119) and behind Brazil (73), Russia (65) and China (89).  “It is important to contextualize South Africa’s development alongside other emerging markets to ensure that not only our economic growth but our people dimensions are enhanced at a similar rate to other comparable nations,” said Miller Matola. Endslast_img read more

Who Can You Learn From?

first_imgMy teenage son asked me who my heroes were when I was his age. I struggled to come up with any names. I never really had any heroes, and I still don’t. But I do have a list of people who have shaped my thinking and my work.In 1995, I read Howard Bloom’s book The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Journey Into the Forces of History. I wanted to understand memetics (memes, long before the word meme meant something gone viral on the Internet). So I emailed Bloom. He added me to a newsgroup that he was part of, and I dove in and started reading.Whenever I am in Brooklyn, I try to meet with Howard and buy him dinner or join him on his daily walk through the park, a walk that always entails stopping to interact with every canine between his flat and whatever coffee shop he will be working from. Howard’s work has had a tremendous influence on my work and my thinking.A few years later, I wanted to learn about John Boyd’s work, particularly OODA loops. Colonel Boyd had passed away long before I became familiar with his work. But in my studies, I came across the work of Chet Richards, one of the key people with whom Boyd worked. Chet had written a book called Certain to Win, in which he masterfully applied John Boyd’s work to business strategy.I emailed Chet, met him in Atlanta, bought him lunch (and maybe a couple nice beers), and he helped me to understand OODA Loops. Boyd and Richards both helped me think about strategy.I read every book and every blog post that Tom Peters has written. Tom was the first person to write about the importance of people in a business. And he doesn’t mince words about the obligation of leaders to empower their people; he really, really means it. Nor does he pull any punches when he speaks about the individual’s obligation to do their best work.Tom’s work helped me understand what business can—and should—be. I spent an hour on the phone with Tom interviewing him for this blog. I may not have any heroes, but I was thrilled beyond measure.Right now, I am studying everything Ken Wilber has written (which is a massive undertaking by itself). I am also listening to dozens of audio recordings to strengthen my understanding of his theories and their application to individuals and organizations (myself included). Wilber’s work provides a massive and complete framework for how people evolve and change, individually and in groups.I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours with Ken, and I have pages of notes. I’m working on the application of those ideas now.I am still a student. I still seek understanding. I still seek growth. I look for people who have something that I want to learn. Who can you learn from? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now From who have you learned the things that have shaped your thinking?Who has helped you develop your beliefs and your values?What are you reading and studying now that will help you live the life you want to live and make your contribution?Who should you be learning from now?last_img read more

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee calls defectors ‘greedy and corrupt’

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday came down heavily on TMC leaders who joined the BJP post the Lok Sabha elections. She called them “greedy and corrupt” and said the saffron party was “collecting garbage”.The TMC chief also said she would be replacing the “traitors” with “dedicated members” and asked those “undecided about joining the BJP” to leave her Party at the earliest.Ms. Banerjee’s remarks came against the backdrop of three MLAs and a majority of councillors from five municipalities in the State defecting to the BJP from the TMC since the declaration of general election results last month.“We are not bothered about a few corrupt and greedy leaders who are switching to some other Party. They joined the BJP as they were afraid they might face consequences for their activities,” the Chief Minister said. She said her administration is contemplating action against those involved in corruption.“We are throwing out our garbage and the BJP is collecting it. But joining some other Party won’t save anyone from corruption probe,” Ms. Banerjee said at an internal meeting of Party councillors from across the State. The TMC president said she would want to restructure her Party ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, while insisting that those who were in two minds about switching to the BJP should leave immediately.“I would like to urge those traitors who are still undecided on whether to join the BJP or stay in the TMC to leave the Party. We don’t want such leaders and workers,” Ms. Banerjee said.“One person will leave and 500 more will be inducted in his or her place. We want to restructure our Party and replace corrupt and greedy workers with dedicated cadres,” she added.Admitting that her Party’s leadership made a few mistakes while dealing with old-timers and loyalists, the Chief Minister assured that the lapses would be taken care of. Referring to legislator Sunil Singh, who joined the BJP on Monday, Ms. Banerjee said it was a misjudgement on the part of the TMC to have given him a ticket for Noapara Assembly bypoll last year, overlooking the candidature of Manju Basu, wife of slain TMC leader Bikash Basu. She also instructed her Party leaders and workers to increase their outreach activities.Ms. Banerjee warned Party members against infighting as it “affects the implementation of government schemes”.“Work hard and work honestly to reach out to the masses. Don’t fall into the BJP’s trap. People are looking at us. Do remember that councillors play a very important role, they are the face of the Party in their respective wards,” she said.last_img read more

Sale of VIT entrance exam forms launched

first_imgThe sale of printed application forms for VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE-2020) was launched by founder-Chancellor of VIT G. Viswanathan at the Head Post Office, Vellore, on Friday.VIT vice-president Sekar Viswanathan, executive director Sandhya Pentareddy, pro-vice chancellor S. Narayanan, director (UG Admission) G. Kalaichelvan, Superintendent of Post Offices Komal Kumar, Senior Postmaster G. Srinivasan, Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices N. Rajagopalan, Public Relations Inspectors (Posts) S. Selvakumar and D. Sivalingam participated in the programme.A valid VITEEE rank is mandatory for admission to B. Tech. programmes offered at Vellore, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh and Bhopal campuses. VITEEE will be held from April 13 to 19, 2020, as computer-based test in 120 cities in India and also in Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar.VIT offers engineering programmes. The application forms for VITEEE 2020 can be obtained by providing a demand draft for ₹1,250 drawn in favour of Vellore Institute of Technology payable at the respective campus or by cash payment at select 22 post offices across the country. The last date to apply is February 29, 2020. Visit www.vit.ac.in. for details.last_img read more

Tyson Fury urges UK Anti-Doping for resolution

first_imgMOST READ View comments Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:24Sotto urges Robredo to accept antidrug post01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Fury, who admitted last October to taking cocaine to alleviate depression, was told by the British Boxing Board of Control in May his license was suspended “pending further investigation by UKAD into anti-doping and medical issues”.Fury beat Klitschko on points in a world title fight in November 2015 and once held both the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) belts now held by compatriot Anthony Joshua.But mental health problems forced him to relinquish his titles, while his license to box was subsequently suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  London, United Kingdom — Britain’s troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury challenged the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) body to either hurry up and ban him for taking an illegal substance or clear him to resume his turbulent career.The 29-year-old, who has not fought since his shock defeat of Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles in November 2015, is waiting to appear in front of a UKAD hearing after being charged with a doping offense over a year ago.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  UKAD postponed the original hearing in May — because of a potential conflict of interest involving a member of the panel— and have yet to announce when it will be held.“How long must I be held up and kept out of action?” tweeted Fury on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s been 15 months since I’ve been under investigation, you’re keeping an innocent man from fulfilling his destiny and from providing for his family.”UKAD refused to comment on Fury’s case, adding there is no timescale for its investigation. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fury, whose cousin Hughie takes on WBO heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker in Manchester this Saturday, said UKAD were denying him his human rights.“Everybody else is dealt with in a few months, why must I be treated any differently?” he tweeted.“Surely there must be a human rights law preventing this from happening to people!“Either ban me or set me free as I’ve been in limbo for a long time! I want to move on with my life!“Clear my name and let me return to my former glory.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Man City team news & likely line-up

first_imgAfter sweeping past Oxford United 3-0 in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, it is back to Premier League business for Manchester City at the weekend.Having dropped only two points this season, they could expect to be at the summit of the standings but find themselves playing catch up to Liverpool.With the Reds facing Chelsea later in the day, though, Pep Guardiola’s men can regain their habitual place in first at least temporarily by beating Brighton. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! MAN CITY INJURIES Benjamin Mendy remains doubtful for Manchester City’s clash with Brighton on Saturday.The left-back is suffering from a bruised metatarsal, and while City claim the injury is not serious there has been no specific timeframe put on his recovery.Mendy is a doubt for the game, although there is a hint of mystery surrounding the situation given Pep Guardiola had initially claimed it was his knee that was injured.Kevin De Bruyne will definitely miss out, however, and is not expected to be back until after the international break at the end of October.Claudio Bravo will be out until next year with an Achilles injury.Pep Guardiola Benjamin MendyMAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither side have any suspensions.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Mendy’s injury has seen City go back to a 4-3-3 formation in recent weeks, and that could well be the case again on Saturday if the Frenchman is out.Fabian Delph is most likely to step in if Mendy does not make it – the England international was rested for the midweek Carabao Cup win at Oxford.Aymeric Laporte has been an ever-present in the Premier League this season and that run is likely to continue. His partner has often changed but John Stones could get the nod here given City could need his ability to play out from the back against defensive opposition.Fernandinho could be rested ahead of a big Champions League game on Tuesday, though Guardiola has been reluctant to use Ilkay Gundogan at the back of midfield unless the Brazilian has been injured or suspended. Stones played the role in midweek though it remains to be seen whether he would be trusted to have another go in the league.Bernardo Silva has looked at his best in the middle of midfield this season, and while 18-year-old Phil Foden did plenty to further his case for first-team action in the Carabao Cup, it would still be a surprise if he starts in the Premier League just yet.If Mendy misses out then Leroy Sane could start on the left of the attack, as he did at Cardiff last weekend.Sergio Aguero has had to get used to battling for the central striking role with Gabriel Jesus in recent months but at the moment the Argentine certainly appears to have the edge when Guardiola only picks one striker.Manchester City XIBRIGHTON TEAM NEWS The biggest concern for Seagulls boss Chris Hughton will be the fitness of Pascal Gross. Gross sustained an ankle injury against Fulham at the start of September and has been out of action since.Jose Izquierdo and Dale Stephens are also doubts.Brighton have won just one game this season and have lost three and drawn two since then.OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester City won both Premier League clashes with Brighton last term, scoring five goals in the process – they have never won three in a row against the Seagulls in the top four tiers of English football. Brighton have never won an away game against Man City in all competitions, losing six of their eight visits (D2). Manchester City have won 58 of a possible 63 points from their last 21 Premier League home games (W19 D1 L1). Brighton have won just two of their last 15 Premier League games, with both of those coming against Manchester United (D5 L8). Away from home, Brighton are winless in 16 Premier League games (D5 L11), scoring just seven goals in that run. Since the start of last season, there have been 20 instances of a team scoring 5+ goals in a Premier League match – Manchester City have been responsible for eight of those (40%). Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been directly involved in 17 goals in his last 10 Premier League games at the Etihad (14 goals, 3 assists). TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 15:00 GMT (10:00 ET) but the game will not be shown on TV in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

10 months ago​Sheffield Wednesday up for sale

first_imgTagsEnglish ChampionshipAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Sheffield Wednesday up for saleby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri says he is putting the Championship club up for sale, reports BBC Sport.The Thai businessman, who bought the Owls in 2015, told a fans’ forum he would put the club on the market.The Owls are currently 18th in the Championship, with fans unhappy with manager Jos Luhukay, and were under a transfer embargo which ended in August.”I will put this club on the market. I believe many people want to buy,” Chansiri told the forum.The last available financial figures show the Owls lost more than £20m in 2016-17, an increase of £15m on the previous year.”The EFL changed the regulations at the end of last season. We didn’t just break (FFP rules) a little, we broke them a lot – eight figures,” he added to the forum.”We have problems with FFP, so it is hard, but we will try our best.”I am not looking to next season, I am looking now to solve FFP and how we can make this season as good as we can.”If we can solve those problems now, then next season can be better.” last_img read more

a month agoDONE DEAL: Burnley sign HIK goalkeeper Lukas Jensen

first_imgDONE DEAL: Burnley sign HIK goalkeeper Lukas Jensenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley have completed the signing of young goalkeeper Lukas Jensen.The Dane has completed his move to the Clarets after the player’s international clearance went through.Jensen was named in the U23s side who faced QPR two weeks ago.He has most recently played for Danish club HIK. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoMan Utd midfielder Mata full of praise for Wan-Bissaka: I’ve never seen any player like him

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Mata full of praise for Wan-Bissaka: I’ve never seen any player like himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata is full of praise for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The defender has made an instant impact since joining from Crystal Palace in the summer.Mata told The Times: “He’s very, very good in defensive duties, very good in tackling.“I’ve never seen any player like him, he’s unbelievable.“Even in training you think you’re past him and then he comes and takes the ball straight. He has very long legs! I can only see him improving.“Like Anthony, he’s a shy, reserved guy but confident on the pitch.” last_img