Grains mostly lower livestock lower

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery rose 16.20 cents at $5.2060 a bushel; Jul corn was off 3 cents at $4.2920 a bushel; July oats fell 4.40 cents at $3.1420 a bushel; while July soybeans lost 3.60 cents at 8.8560 bushel.Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Jun. live cattle was down 2 cents at $1.0812 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle fell 3.30 cents at $1.34 a pound; Jun. lean hogs was off 1.40 cents at .8210 a pound.The Associated Press

UN nuclear watchdog draws attention to possible terrorist scenarios

In a paper titled “Promoting Nuclear Security: Possible Terrorist Scenarios,” the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gives top priority to the theft of a nuclear weapon which, while highly unlikely, “represents the most serious threat with potentially devastating consequences.” Responsibility for preventing theft rests with the states that possess nuclear weapons.Another theft scenario involves terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or high-enriched uranium to construct a crude nuclear explosive device. “Although sophisticated equipment and expertise is required to manufacture and detonate a nuclear device, the possibility cannot be discounted,” the IAEA says.Terrorists could also obtain radioactive substances, primarily sealed radioactive sources widely used for medical purposes or in industry or stored as waste, and disperse the radioactivity. “One dramatic way would be if a sealed radioactive source was used to spike conventional explosives, in what is commonly referred to as a ‘dirty bomb,'” the Agency notes.Such a device “would certainly cause panic and economic damage, in addition to exposing the target population to radiation, the result of which would have both immediate and long-term effects.” Finally, terrorists could target any facility using nuclear or radioactive materials, be it nuclear power plants, fuel cycle facilities, research reactors, hospitals or industries, causing immediate dispersal of radioactivity, exposing the population to radiation and damaging both property and the environment.The IAEA is working to promote nuclear security measures considered essential to forestalling these threats. Steps include the physical protection of nuclear materials and related facilities as well as the control of lost or “orphaned” radioactive material. In addition, the Agency is helping countries to detect any black-market activity through border patrols, training of customs officials, and the maintenance of a database on illicit trafficking. read more

Pybus appointment strategic claims CWI CEO

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCWI asked to ‘rescind’ Pybus’ appointmentJanuary 9, 2019In “latest news”Richard Pybus set to become West Indies’ head coachJanuary 1, 2019In “latest news”Pybus now serving CWI as High Performance DirectorFebruary 8, 2018In “Sports” CWI CEO Johnny GraveCricket West Indies has defended the re-hiring of the former director of cricket Richard Pybus as a ‘strategic’ one in light of strong opposition outside of the organization to the move.Pybus’ previous tenure in the Caribbean, which began in 2013 and lasted for three years could be described as a stormy one as it often featured spats with the region’s elite players.In light of his return, a few former players and officials have not just taken exception to the re-hiring but also the method in which it was done.  CWI CEO Johnny Grave has since confirmed that the post was in fact not advertised, but that the board were confident Pybus was the right man for the job.Richard Pybus“Everyone, including the senior management at CWI, is behind Pybus’ appointment,” Grave told ESPNcricinfo.“It is a strategic appointment,” he added.“It is a two-year consultancy role and it is specifically to do with establishing the HPC at the Coolidge Cricket Ground [in Antigua]. And ensuring the franchise-based Professional Cricket League that Richard set up four years ago becomes an even more elite, professional environment.”CWI recently revamped its retainer contract system for players competing in regional competitions last month, but Grave argued there was a lot more work to be done before the Caribbean product could compete with the best domestic competitions abroad.  With the experience of already working in the region under his belt, Grave argued Pybus fit the role perfectly.“Richard is specifically coming in to work with our franchise teams, establishing the HPC in Antigua, and to allow us to produce better cricketers on the international stage,” Grave said. (SportsMax) read more

Jagdeo says 15B could be used to clear GuySuCos liabilities

Government’s intention of borrowing $15B- to reopen the Skeldon and Enmore estates- could be to pay off liabilities of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to relieve “handpicked investors” of any burden.Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharat JagdeoThis is the view expressed by Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, who told journalist at a press conference today (Thursday) that he is concerned that the intent of the $15B is to “clear off liabilities for GuySuCo- maybe the short term liabilities- so that the people that they have already identified to take over these estates will come in with a clean slate.”Jagdeo lamented that it is his belief that “handpicked companies” will take over the estates after the liabilities are cleared but the State would carry the burden to repay those loans.“…Because they come in, the State clears off all the liabilities of these estates and then they will just cherry pick the top. Take how many workers they want, refashion things, etcetera. Maybe even sell out some of our assets. So I think that’s the idea here,” he posited.Moreover, the former Head of State further noted that based on what the Government and GuySuCo has said in the past, all sugar estates could have remained open with $10B per year, but now they want that same amount to assist with reopening the estates for only a few months.Finance Minister, Winston Jordan said yesterday that the plan is to keep them operational as it searches for buyers.The Minister noted that the estates will not be opened for just one month, as it could possibly be opened for several months, while highlighting that the goal was to close deals on the estates’ purchases in another six to nine months.Jordan said the loans to fund the operations of these two estates should be acquired before mid-March and will be repaid by National Industrial & Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) over a period of three to five years.He also declared that revenues generated from the sale of estates and other assets would be used to repay the loans.The Government will be turning to commercials banks for this syndicated bond. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’Massive confusion’ abounds over who owns GuySuCo’s liabilities- JagdeoJune 7, 2018In “Business”GuySuCo’s liabilities: The nation needs to know what’s unfolding, what’s at stake- JagdeoJune 11, 2018In “Business”SPU Head says $30bn syndicated bond secured for GuySuCo estatesMarch 28, 2018In “Business” read more

Heres What Happened Today Tuesday

first_imgApple unveiled its new Mac and a thinner iPad Air. [Associated Press]Facebook was criticised for ‘irresponsibility’ after a decision to allow videos showing people being decapitated and other graphic contentApple removed HMV‘s new music app from its App Store.PARTING SHOTFlo Fox is nearly blind and has multiple sclerosis and lung cancer but she hasn’t let that stop her from doing what she loves – street photography. This video tells her story. [New York Times]First published 21:00Here’s What Happened Yesterday> Updated 22:53NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news…An elderly lady becomes emotional as she listens to speeches during a protest by pensioners, outside Leinster House (Image: Brian Lawless/PA).IRISHGardaí are investigating the true identity of a girl found living with a Roma family in Dublin.Thousands of pensioners protested at Leinster House against cuts announced in the Budget.The Garda Ombudsman is to look into allegations that a contractor for Shell gave gardaí alcohol.Sensitive information about a teenager, who may have been a victim of sex trafficking, was accidentally sent to a member of the public.Runaway Irish solicitor Michael Lynn appeared in court in Brazil [RTÉ].A man injured in a road crash in Cork on Sunday passed away.New legislation will cut politicians’ allowances and abolish ministerial severance payments.An Irishman described by the FBI as being the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet is seeking a trial here. [RTÉ]The first ever audit of stillbirths and deaths of young babies in Ireland recorded 491 cases in 2011.The Ombudsman’s credit card was stolen and used to buy designer clothes.A firefighter tries to control flames near houses near Sydney (Image: Rob Griffith/PA).WORLD#UNITED STATES: President Barack Obama came under fire over revelations the NSA taped millions of phonecalls and hacked into French leaders’ emails. [BBC]#AUSTRALIA: Firefighters have deliberately merged two major blazes in a battle to manage massive wildfires. [AFP]#SYRIA: The UN has warned of a polio outbreak in the war-torn country in recent weeks.#EUROPEAN UNION: MEPs agreed on legislation aimed at avoiding a repeat of the PIP breast implant scandal.INNOVATIONlast_img read more

Add your own face to these 3Dprinted Star Trek characters

first_imgYou may not be the type to collect Star Trek figurines and set them up in your living room to act out your favorite scenes, but maybe that’s just because none of them look like you? Cubify wants to help you out with that by printing your face on a figurine of your choosing.In the 3D printing world, Cubify has made a name for itself by appealing to the less technical among us that are interested in 3D printing. Its printers will be the first available in retail outlets, with a large website dedicated to templates you can purchase and download for use on your own Cubify printer. These printers are cool, but not quite as functional as some of Cubify’s larger printers. Until the cost for these more functional devices comes down to a consumer adoption level, Cubify has started to offer built-to-order “3DMe” prints for a variety of occasions. With the release of the latest Star Trek movie, you can now upload photos of your face and have your very own Captain figurine printed.Cubify offers a variety of basic options for your figurine. You can choose between Human and Vulcan, male or female, and what part of the ship they work on. If you want a science officer with a tricorder, or a command officer with a phaser, Cubify has you covered. The website walks you through choosing body type, pose, and an inscription of your choosing on the base of the figurine. Finally, you are able to upload a pair of photos of your face. You’ll need a face shot and a profile shot, which will be used to make your figurine as realistic as possible. After you have everything set up, you’ll have to part with $70 plus shipping, and you’ll have your very own Star Trek character.If you’re not big on Star Trek, Cubify’s 3DMe studio will slap your face on any number of other characters. You can be a surfer, a princess, or a superhero with the same ease as the Star Trek setup at roughly the same prices. If you’re a Trek fan, but you’re not an alternate universe Trek fan, Cubify has a vote on their site right now for which series they should do next. Or, you can get your own 3D printer and software and make your own. That worked out well for the guys on Big Bang Theory, right?Now Read – Live long and prosper: Redshirts less likely to die on Star Trek than goldshirtslast_img read more

Découverte dun fragment dADN humain dans une bactérie pathogène

first_imgDécouverte d’un fragment d’ADN humain dans une bactérie pathogènePour la première fois, des chercheurs ont découvert la trace de fragments d’ADN humain dans une bactérie pathogène, la Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Ce germe est porteur de la gonorrhée, maladie sexuellement transmissible touchant chaque année 50 millions de personnes dans le monde.Ce sont des biologistes de l’Université Northwestern, à Chicago, qui ont fait cette découverte, et apporté la preuve d’un transfert génétique entre un hôte humain et une bactérie, rapporte le site Sciences et Avenir. Selon ces chercheurs, ce transfert de gène est un phénomène récent dans l’évolution de la bactérie. À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?”La bactérie devient une séquence génétique de son hôte, cela à une signification évolutive”, explique Hank Seifert, professeur de microbiologie et d’immunologie interrogé par le journal en ligne Mbio. “Passer de l’ADN humain à une bactérie est un saut très important (…). Cette bactérie a dû surmonter plusieurs obstacles afin d’acquérir cette séquence d’ADN”, souligne Mark Anderson, un autre chercheur ayant participé à l’étude.Cette capacité de la Neisseria gonorrhoeae à acquérir de l’ADN humain lui donne la possibilité de développer de nouvelles souches. “Mais si cet événement particulier, a fourni un avantage pour la bactérie, nous ne le savons pas encore”, indique Hank Seifert.Si la gonorrhée affecte les hommes et les femmes, ces dernières peuvent souffrir de complications plus graves. Si elle n’est pas traitée, cette infection peut provoquer des inflammations pelviennes responsables de cystite chronique, et provoquer la stérilité ainsi qu’augmenter les risques de grossesse extra-utérine.Le 15 février 2011 à 16:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Gaming Peripheral Manufacturer Mad Catz Is No More

first_img For nearly three decades, Mad Catz has been the leading manufacturer of video game peripherals. The company produced everything from controllers, battery packs, memory cards, headsets, and fight sticks for PC, consoles, and handhelds. For the past several years, however, the company has faced serious financial trouble. Just last year, the company laid off 40% of its employees. In January they received a listing deficiency notice from the New York Stock Exchange because its stock was trading so low. When Mad Catz shares dipped below $.04, the company’s days were numbered.Mad Catz today announced via press release that its Board of Directors voluntarily filed for bankruptcy yesterday. PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc (PWC) has been appointed as the trustee of the company’s estate. PWC will now oversee the liquidation of Mad Catz’ assets to pay off all of the debt it has incurred. Mad Catz also petitioned chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States to initiate an orderly liquidation of its assets. As of yesterday, all of Mad Catz’ directors and officers have officially resigned.In the press release, President and Chief Executive Officer, Karen McGinnis stated, “Regrettably and notwithstanding that for a significant amount of time the Company has been actively pursuing its strategic alternatives, including various near-term financing alternatives such as bank financing and equity infusions, as well as potential sales of certain assets of the Company or a sale of the Company in its entirety, the Company has been unable to find a satisfactory solution to its cash liquidity problems. The Board of Directors and management would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the Company’s employees in support of its business, especially during the time that the Company faced financial difficulties. The Company would also like to thank the vendors and professional service providers who have supported the Company’s efforts during this time.”With the exception of the new Tritton headset, all of Mad Catz’ products from the past year have been reworked versions of existing products (according to Kotaku‘s sources). Things like the recently announced Tekken fight sticks are just products the company had already created.Anyone who has been paying attention to Mad Catz’ financial situation could see this coming from a mile away. With that said, it is still sad to see such a fixture in gaming close its doors so suddenly. Hopefully, all of the Mad Catz employees will be able to find work new jobs soon. Don’t Call it a Comeback! Mad Catz Returns With a New Line of Prod…Mad Catz creates a crazy $300 gaming controller Stay on targetlast_img read more

National Senior Hard Court Championships at La Jolla Beach Tennis Club

first_imgNational Senior Hard Court Championships at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, one of California’s most treasured beachfront resorts for over 80 years, will host the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) National Women’s Senior Hard Court Tennis Championships, Monday, May 7, through Sunday, May 13. The best players from all over the country, ages 50 to 90+ will compete for gold balls, which are awarded to national champions, making for an amazing week of tennis for players and spectators alike. Events in this tournament will include singles and doubles in the 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 and over age divisions.Among the tournament entries is former WTA touring professional Ros Nideffer of Rancho Bernardo, who has won the USTA National 50 and over singles championship five times in the last six years. Also entered is 91-year-old Rita Price of Aurora, Colo., the defending 90s singles champion.KUSI’s Allie Wagner was at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club this morning getting a preview. KUSI Newsroom, Allie Wagner KUSI Newsroom, Allie Wagner, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLater on Good Morning San Diego, KUSI’s Allie Wagner spoke with more of the tournament’s participants. Posted: May 7, 2018 Updated: 1:14 PM May 7, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Poverty A Big Problem For Texas Women

first_imgListen Florian MartinPanelists with the Dallas Women’s Foundation and Texas Woman’s University discuss the 2017 report on women’s economic issues.A new report by the Dallas Women’s Foundation presented Friday at the Texas Woman’s University in Houston presents policy solutions to tackle women’s poverty in Texas.“Not only are women more likely to live in poverty,” said Frances Deviney, associate director at the Center for Public Policy Priorities, which conducted the study. “But even when you actually look at the data on how much women are making if they’re above the poverty level, they’re still paid significantly less than men.”That’s a problem, Deviney said, because 61 percent of Texas families rely on women’s incomes.The report identifies four categories – which it calls building blocks for women’s economic security: education, child care, health insurance and housing. “Within each of those building blocks, we not only examine the data but we also look at recommendations for solutions that communities, the state and business can adopt to help advance women economically and therefore advance Texas economically,” Roslyn Dawson Thompson, president and CEO of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, said.In child care, for example, one recommendation is for the state to fund fulltime pre-K programs. In higher education, the report calls for subsidizing dual enrollment courses that let students earn college credits while in high school. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:11 X Sharelast_img read more

Heres How To Get A Pair Of Snapchat Spectacles

first_imgStay on target Snapchat Spectacles look like a heck of a lot of fun. Maybe you’d like to see to see what all the hype is about and try a pair out. Here’s how you can get your hands on a pair.It’s not as simple as searching for them on Amazon and dropping them in your cart, unfortunately. Snap, Inc. is making a bit of a game out of Spectacle distribution for now. If you want a pair that you don’t have to give back, you’ll need to find a Snapbot.This is a Snapbot:It’s a cutesy little vending machine that dispenses Spectacles.Where do you find a Snapbot? You’ll have to keep a close eye on the Spectacles website to find that out. Every two days they move the Snapbot to a different location. They’ll start counting down 24 hours before the next move is announced.If you just want to play with a pair, there are companies that will be more than happy to rent you a pair. Both Lumoid and Joymode are offering Spectacle rentals.A three-day rental from Lumoid will set you back $60, though you can save 5% by signing up for their newsletter. Hey, three bucks is three bucks, and you a can always use a disposable address or unsubscribe later.Joymode’s rate is substantially lower. For $40 they’ll let you use a pair of Spectacles for four days. That’s a lot more bang for your buck, but you’ll only be able to take advantage if you live in the LA area in a corridor between Santa Monica and Pasadena.Or you could always just go order a pair of creeper shades from Aliexpress for $30 or so and post your surreptitious snaps manually. Your call. Snapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350Snapchat Launches New Original Programming, Multiplayer Games last_img read more

Vladimir Nabokovs museum attacked

first_imgRussian Ultraconservatives have struck again in St Petersburg, where a museum of famous writer Vladimir Nabokov was attacked over ‘paedophilia’.A lone vandal broke a museum window with a bottle that contained a note which threatened the museum with ‘God’s wrath’ over its alleged propaganda of Nabokov’s paedophilia, city news website reported. The museum received a handful of anonymous letters with similar homilies over the past months, its director Tatiana Ponomaryova said. Police were looking into the incident. St Petersburg-born Nabokov is best known for Lolita (1995), a paedophile’s story, but was never accused of child abuse himself. A separate anonymous letter reportedly mailed to identified the attacker as the leader of a group of self-styled ‘St Petersburg Cossacks’ who earlier mounted non-violent attacks on the city’s cultural establishments. A one-man show based on ‘Lolita’ was cancelled in St. Petersburg by its author last year after he received threatening letters from the anonymous Cossacks. The city prosecutor’s office was also flooded with dozens of identical reports in December accusing an exhibit at the Hermitage museum by British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman of extremism over ‘blasphemous’ crucified toys on display. A prosecutor check found no evidence of extremism. The Chapmans offered ‘extreme apologies’ to whomever felt offended, and the Hermitage’s director demanded an investigation into the complainants, to no visible result. But the Cossacks have now decided to employ ‘non-Christian’ virtue enforcement methods, which prompted a split, said the letter to, whose author identified himself as belonging to the moderate non-violent group. St Petersburg never had a native Cossack community, and other Cossack groups across the nation have denounced the actions of their alleged northern brethren. However, other Cossacks have also attempted to act as a conservative militia, patrolling streets of Moscow against illegal migrants, peddlers and parkers, and attacking modern art exhibits in the southern Krasnodar Region, a Cossack heartland. Non-Cossack Christian activists have also attacked in Moscow a sex museum and supporters of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot.last_img read more

Ditch your smartphone to curb spending online

first_imgIf you want to curb that urge to splurge, putting your smartphone away may help, as touchscreen technology is behind people indulging in guilty pleasures when shopping online, researchers say. The findings showed that compared with consumers who had a desktop computer, those with smartphones were more likely to purchase hedonic products – consumed for luxury purposes, these are desirable objects that allow the consumer to feel pleasure, fun, and enjoyment from buying the product. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFurther, participants using touchscreen technology also scored significantly higher on experiential thinking than those using desktop computers.However, those on desktops scored significantly higher on rational thinking, the researchers said.”Using a touchscreen evokes consumers’ experiential thinking, which resonates with the playful nature of hedonic products. These results may well be a game-changer for sectors like the retail industry,” said Ying Zhu, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan campus. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”But my advice for consumers who want to save a bit of money is to put away the smartphone when you have urge to spend on a guilty pleasure,” Zhu added.For the study, detailed in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, the team conducted a series of experiments with university students to measure thinking styles and purchase intentions using devices like touchscreens and desktop computers.The study aimed to investigate whether online purchase intentions change when it comes to two different types of products: hedonic, or those that give the consumer pleasure like chocolate or massages, and utilitarian, products that are practical, like bread or printers.”The playful and fun nature of the touchscreen enhances consumers’ favour of hedonic products, while the logical and functional nature of a desktop endorses the consumers’ preference for utilitarian products,” Zhu explained.”With more than two billion smartphone users, the use of tactile technologies for online shopping alone is set to represent nearly half of all e-commerce by next year.”last_img read more

DJ NZ add Queenstown ski services

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Off the back of a recent announcement to increase capacity between Perth and Auckland, Virgin Australia said it would pick up more Tasman business this ski season through increased Queenstown services. Working alongside its alliance partner, Air New Zealand, the Australian carrier said the two airlines would increase direct flights between Australia and Queenstown by up to eight percent from 18 return trips per week to up to 243 return flights for the season.Hoping to meet demand, the extra 6314 seats will include 13 percent more seats on flights from Melbourne, 10 percent more from Sydney and three percent extra taking off from Brisbane. Meanwhile Air New Zealand said it would also tap into the winter market with further domestic flights into Queenstown this ski season.The extra services include 68 percent more on flights between Wellington and Queenstown and 18 percent more on Auckland to Queenstown.Virgin Australia group executive of alliances network and yield Merren McArthur said the alliance enabled the two carriers to increase capacity and meet growing demand. “As a fly-in fly-out world-class ski destination, Queenstown has proved very popular withAustralians looking for a convenient skiing option and competitive package deals,” Ms McArthur said.  ”Australians are also using Queenstown as a starting point to explore other parts of NewZealand’s South Island, which helps to support tourism in the country.” Virgin Australia planelast_img read more

Cape Town tops in ICCA rankings for business events in Africa

first_imgAccording to the recent 2014 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country and City rankings, Cape Town has retained its position as the No 1 destination for business events in Africa.The destination moved up by an astounding 11 rankings in terms of worldwide performance to number 41, hosting 58 international association meetings, up 13 from the previous year with Johannesburg piping Marrakech 3rd and Durban 4th for the second position.Tim Harris, CEO of Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency Wesgro of which the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau is a strategic business unit is extremely proud of the destination’s performance internationally.“The business events environment is extremely competitive so it is a considerable achievement to retain the number one spot. Cape Town has remained on top because of our collaborative approach, our excellent service offering, and our levels of professionalism.”Harris added, “The Cape Town city region has global appeal, and our world class infrastructure- including the award-winning international convention centre and airport – combine to make us the first choice conferencing destination in Africa.”“This is brilliant news for South Africa,” said Thulani Nzima, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at South African Tourism. “It is an empirical reflection of growing confidence in South Africa and a confident indication that we may expect our share of the global market to grow. In 2013, South Africa hosted 118 international and regional business events. That number rose to 124 in 2014.”South Africa with 124 meetings maintained its No 1 spot in the country rankings, moving up 2 rankings worldwide to number 32.last_img read more

The news on Jonathan Cooper is both sobering and s

first_imgThe news on Jonathan Cooper is both sobering and surprising. On one hand, losing your best offensive lineman when there is a premium on improving your offensive line seems to be a disaster; on the other hand, the news of his successful operation and possible return in 2013 was encouraging. The Cardinals think he might have a chance to play six games. I don’t think it’s going to happen. Pure speculation on my part, but unless the Cards have a legitimate shot to make the postseason, I don’t think there’s any way they bring Jonathan Cooper back. He’s too valuable. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories In a short period of time he’s made some people within the organization think he’s a franchise guard, a player that comes around once a decade. He’s a baller that has rare athleticism, holding up at the point-of-attack while pulling and running like a fullback. He’s everything they thought he was going to be and more.I know this: I wouldn’t play him. If the injury is going to take 10-12 weeks to recover from, and I have played 10 games and have six left, and I have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs (5-5 at the worst), why not just proceed with what has gotten me to 5-5 and let my franchise guard fully recover?I’ll move Daryn Colledge over to LG and hand the reins, for now, to Paul Fanaika at RG. In the Cardinals’ offense it’s more important to have your LG be the more athletic guard, and Colledge is the more athletic of the two. The Cardinals use both the power-scheme and the zone-scheme to rush the football. Generally speaking, because most teams have backs that are right-handed and run to the right better than their left, on average, the LG is pulling more than the RG. In addition, Bruce Arians loves the inside zone, which is the zone scheme’s version of power football without pulling the uncovered lineman. Again, in a gross simplification of theory, knowing that teams run more to the right than they do the left, Paul Fanaika is more powerful than Colledge. Fanaika gets better movement on the Ace-Block (1-Technique) and Deuce-Block (3-Technique) than his counterpart. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Finally, LG is your help guard: more times than not, he gets more help than the RG and gives more help than the RG. And this concerns me. Fanaika is a great technician that is strong as an ox, but quicker 3-techniques give him problems. He’s got to hold up in protection and keep that pocket solid in the middle because Carson Palmer is not a mobile quarterback and needs a secure pocket to step up into. If Levi Brown can hold up at LT and be respectable (and this is a BIG if based on his San Diego performance), this is where the worm will turn for Big Red and how effective they are in giving Palmer a chance to be successful. Losing Jonathan Cooper is a kick to the cradle and feels like doomsday, but there is a chance we might see him this season. But don’t hold your breath…unless Levi continues to struggle and Fanaika can’t handle the 3-Technique. last_img read more

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