Harrison plans to continue boxing career

first_imgAudley Harrison says he intends to carry on boxing despite his recent first-round defeat against David Price.Harlesden’s former Olympic champion, 40, had indicated that his challenge for Price’s British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles would be his final fight.But Harrison, much criticised during his professional career and flattened in 82 seconds by the unbeaten Price, now plans to return to the ring.“It’s official…I’ve decided to carry on,” he posted on Twitter.“One more shot at glory. It could be over; next fight will tell me. See you in a ring real soon.”Harrison has been touted as a possible opponent for another undefeated British heavyweight, Tyson Fury.See also:Harrison destroyed by Price in first roundHarrison leaves door open for returnAudley to begin Prizefighter against DaneFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Photo library: People 4

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Coky Mziwandi,a car guard at CliftonSecond Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Coky Mziwandi,a car guard at CliftonSecond Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: dog-walking on thepromenade at Sea Point. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Mohamed Isaacsonpulls a power slide on hisBMX bike in the suburb ofBo Kaap. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: youngsters hangout outside their home inthe suburb of Bo Kaap. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Samuel Kalule,Peter Kanyerere, and anunnamed friend sell theircrafts at Camps Bay Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: a motorcyclist onCamps Bay Drive. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: from left, NicoleMarais, Chase van Aardt,Judith Lettier and Joy vanAardt relax on CliftonSecond Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Chase van Aardtand Judith Lettier relaxon Clifton Second Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

South Africa moves to unlock ‘blue economy’

first_img21 July 2014 Teams of representatives from the government, business, labour, civil society and academia have begun working on plans to unlock the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans, in the first activation of a new initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, that was launched by President Jacob Zuma on the weekend. Inspired by the “Big Fast Results” methodology successfully applied by Malaysia, Operation Phakisa – from the Sesotho word meaning “hurry up” – aims to fast-track the delivery of priorities outlined in the country’s National Development Plan. Key to this will be a series of “laboratories”, or work sessions, in which teams of experts and stakeholders conduct intensive planning at a practical and detailed level in order to deliver complete, signed-off action plans for presentation to Cabinet. The first implementation of Operation Phakisa will initially be led by the Department of Environmental Affairs, and focus on four priority sectors: marine transport and manufacturing, offshore oil and gas exploration, aquaculture, and marine protection services and governance. “South Africa is uniquely bordered by the ocean on three sides,” President Zuma told delegates at the launch of the initiative at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday. “With the inclusion of Prince Edward and Marion Islands in the southern ocean, the coastline is approximately 3 924 kilometres long.” But the full economic potential of this vast marine space remains largely untapped. South Africa’s oceans, Zuma said, have the potential to contribute up to R177-billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), while creating up to 1-million new jobs, by 2033 – compared to R54-billion generated, and 316 000 jobs created, in 2010. In the area of marine transport and manufacturing, Zuma said, the expert/stakeholder work sessions would look at exploiting South Africa’s location and expertise to increase its share of the global marine manufacturing market, including ship-building and repair, and oil rig repair and refurbishment. They would also look at capturing the benefits of growing volumes of cargo handling, and supporting activities such as storage and warehousing. Regarding offshore oil and gas exploration, Zuma said the government was looking at creating a more enabling environment in order to increase the number of exploration wells drilled, while maximising the value captured for South Africa. The government was also looking at enhancing growth in aquaculture, which was relatively underdeveloped in South Africa despite being an increasingly important contributor to food security globally. At the same time, Zuma said, the government recognised the need to continuously balance the economic exploitation of the oceans with the maintenance of their environmental integrity. This would be achieved by developing an institutional framework for the management of South Africa’s ocean space, and by improving the protection of South Africa’s oceans, particularly around critically endangered ecosystems. Zuma said the expert/stakeholder teams – comprising over 180 representatives – had begun their work last week, and would spend next few weeks, until 15 August, “further developing these aspirations and ideas, setting ambitious targets, and formulating detailed delivery plans for accelerating delivery. “These work sessions will help create transparency and help to remove bottlenecks and resolve the most critical challenges facing a sector,” Zuma said. Once the plans had been completed and approved, Operation Phakisa would enter its first implementation phase, which would be rigorously monitored and measured against publicly stated targets. “The people of South Africa deserve much better from all of us,” Zuma said. “Through Operation Phakisa and all our other key strategic interventions to achieve the goals of the National Development Plan, we must work tirelessly to move our country forward and build a better life for all, especially the poor and the working class.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 13, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180413_RyanMartinWarm air continues to surge north across the state today. Temperatures will be a good 10-15 degrees above normal, fueled by strong south winds averaging 15-30 mph. However, clouds will be on the increase today, as we get closer to moisture from our approaching frontal boundary. That moisture should hold off in most places until tomorrow.Significant rains are here for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday we have combined rain totals of .1”-2.5” with coverage at 90% of the state. To get into the upper part of the range, you will need to have a few stronger thunderstorms, and we think that the best shot at those will be in west central and NW Ohio. There is a fairly good strong to severe weather threat for late tomorrow afternoon and overnight, and a second chance late morning to midday on Sunday. Rains will come and go tomorrow, and we expect some significant holes in the coverage to be seen through mid-afternoon. But, then things fill in a lot more, the closer we get to the cold front itself. Behind the front, significantly colder air blasts in Sunday late afternoon and evening. In fact, we expect lingering moisture to change over to and end as some sloppy wet snow Sunday night, and we can’t rule out on and off wet snow for Monday. Strong northwest winds will be at 15-30 mph overnight Sunday night and Monday, and temps will be back to 10-12 degrees below normal at least, perhaps 15 degrees below normal in spots. The map above shows total precipitation through Monday morning.While clouds and cold air dominate Monday, we should see better chances for sunshine Tuesday, but it stays cool.The cool air holds through most of the rest of the week. AT midweek on Wednesday we have a light rain back in the forecast, with showers over northern Indiana that produce up to .25” of liquid. We do expect rain, not snow from this event. South of I-70, we see nothing, and may even see some sunshine. We are dry to finish the week.AT the end of the 10 day period, we have our next front arriving for the 22nd with rains of half to 1.25” For the extended 11-16 day window, we have 2 more systems, one on the 25th with .25”-1” rains, and finally, a strong low coming out of the plains for the 28th with .5”- 1” rains. Coverage from all three systems will be around 70% to 80% of the state. This forecast, as it currently sits, continues to have not quite enough dryness in-between systems to see significant field work through the end of April.last_img read more

Marcus Rashford winner sends Manchester United FC into Europa League semifinals

first_imgManchester United needed an extra-time winner from Marcus Rashford to defeat Anderlecht 2-1 at Old Trafford on Thursday and move into the last four of the Europa League with a 3-2 aggregate victory.While the result keeps open a possible path to next season’s Champions League for Jose Mourinho’s side, it came at a high price with defender Marcos Rojo and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic both suffering possibly serious knee injuries.United took the lead in the 10th minute through Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Sofiane Hanni brought the Belgian side back level in the 32nd.After Ibrahimovic wasted two great chances in the final stages of normal time, the contest went into extra time and Rashford settled the tie with a fine finish early in the second period.It was not the comfortable passage into the semi-finals that United might have expected with Anderlecht showing no shortage of guts and enterprising football, but it was a deserved victory for the English side.United, buoyed by their Premier League win over Chelsea on Sunday, started confidently and grabbed the early advantage.Paul Pogba played a pinpoint 40-metre pass along the ground to Rashford who, at the second attempt, found Mkhitaryan on the edge of the box and the Armenian midfielder drilled home his fifth goal in this season’s Europa League.There was almost a swagger about United’s approach and they twice came close to instantly doubling their advantage with Pogba seeing a firm header tipped over by Anderlecht keeper Martinez Ruben who moments later excelled again as he pushed a curling Jesse Lingard shot wide.advertisementBut the 33-times Belgian champions, were not willing to be swept away and after a defensive mix-up Frank Acheampong outpaced Eric Bailly and fired dangerously into the side-netting.After Rojo was taken off on a stretcher with a knee injury, being replaced by Dutch international Daley Blind, United appeared to lose focus.The Belgians struck back when Youri Tielemans hammered a powerful long-range shot against the bar, Lukasz Teodorczyk got the loose ball stuck under his feet but was able to nudge it into the path of Algerian Sofiane Hanni who drove in the equaliser.Rashford was again the main threat after the break, shooting off target from a promising position. He then robbed Dennis Appiah, burst goalward and rounded Ruben but was forced too wide for an effective shot.United certainly should have been back in the lead when Marouane Fellaini headed down a cross to Ibrahimovic but the normally clinical forward shot straight at Ruben from point-blank range.Ibrahimovic then wasted another good opportunity, screwing his shot wide after being found in the box by Michael Carrick and a bad night got much worse for the Swede, who fell badly in the final action of normal time and picked up a knee injury.United were dominant and Pogba had an effort ruled out when Fellaini was adjudged to have pushed a defender as he rose to head the ball down to the Frenchman.The winning goal came early in the second period and Fellaini’s head was again the source, as he nodded down to Rashford who did superbly to find space for a left-foot shot into the bottom corner.last_img read more