The Dawson Creek RCMP stopped more than 20 vehicles during a one hour period for failing to stop at traffic lights.After complaints from the public and an increase in collisions, the Dawson Creek RCMP and South Peace Traffic Services put together a co-ordinated traffic enforcement effort along Alaska avenue between 17th street and 15th street.During a one hour period, 16 tickets were issued for failing to stop for red and yellow lights. Other violations were for seat belts, failing to obey stop signs and use of electronic devices.- Advertisement -The RCMP state that even with the current condition of roads within Dawson Creek, the roads are not an excuse to run a red or yellow light. Drivers are urged to use caution while driving and to plan for extra time to reach your destination.South Peace Traffic Services and the Dawson Creek RCMP will continue enforce road safety over the holiday season.
The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research will take place this Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at the Sudeten Hall at 2 p.m. The run is actually open for participants to walk, run or cycle for three, five or 10 kilometres along the Dawson Trail, with signage along the trail to mark the way. Pledge forms can be picked up at City Hall, at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, or at Scotiabank, and donations can be raised individually or online through the website at www.terryfox.org.”This is one of the best fundraisers we have found in terms of community support,” said Erin Oliver, recreation programmer for the City of Dawson Creek, who is helping to organize the event. “There are so many local businesses that donate refreshments or prizes.”She added they had about 150 participants in last years run, but fundraising has waned in recent years and she is hoping that will pick up again.- Advertisement -The Terry Fox Foundation states 87 cents of dollar raised goes towards cancer research, with only three per cent going towards administration and 10 per cent going towards fundraising costs. Oliver noted the foundation funds research for all kinds of cancers, not just one.She added there will prizes for participants and those who come down and donate that day, including the grand prize of a bicycle donated by Scotiabank, the national sponsor of the run. There were also be many other prizes generously donated by local businesses, she said.For more information, visit the website mentioned above.Advertisement
Downings Bay HotelU-16 League Div 1St Eunans 6.24 Termon 1.04 Termon 1.07 Urris 5.08Downings Bay HotelU16 Division Two Section OneMilford 0.02 Fanad Gaels 4.20 Downings 0.06 Gaoth Dobhair 1.10Downings Bay HotelU16 Division Two Section TwoRed Hughs 1.07 Convoy 1.07Kelly’s Furniture Falcarragh Minor League Division OneMilford 0.00 Convoy 1.05St Eunans 3.15 Malin 0.11Kelly’s Furniture Falcarragh Minor League Division Two Section OneRed Hughs 5.16 N Padraig 1.06Glenfin 0.14 Buncrana 0.08Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section TwoL/Kenny Gaels 1.05 Downings 0.00Downings Bay HotelU-16 League Div 1P W L D PtsBuncrana 6 5 1 0 10St Eunans A 6 5 1 0 10Termon 6 3 3 0 6Sean McCumhaills 6 3 3 0 6Urris 6 3 3 0 6Cloughaneely 6 2 4 0 4Burt 5 0 5 0 0Downings Bay HotelU-16 League Div 2 Section 1P W L D PtsL/Kenny Gaels 7 6 1 0 12Gaoth Dobhair 7 5 1 1 11Downings 7 5 1 1 11Fanad Gaels 7 4 2 1 9Glenswilly 7 3 4 0 6St Eunans B 7 1 5 1 3Milford 7 1 6 0 2St Michaels 7 1 6 0 2Downings Bay HotelU-16 League Div 2 Section 2P W L D PtsNaomh Colmcille 7 6 0 1 13Carndonagh 7 6 1 0 12Malin 7 5 1 1 11Convoy 8 3 4 1 7Red Hughs 8 3 4 1 7N Padraig Lifford 7 2 5 0 4Robert Emmets 6 1 5 0 2Glenfin 6 0 6 0 0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division OneP W D L PtsConvoy 3 3 0 0 6Cloughaneely 2 2 0 0 4St Eunans 3 2 0 1 4Malin 2 1 0 1 2Sean McCumhaills 2 1 0 1 2Gaoth Dobhair 2 0 0 2 0Milford 4 0 0 4 0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section OneP W D L PtsRed Hughs 4 4 0 0 8Glenfin 4 4 0 0 8N Padraig Lifford 3 1 0 2 2Buncrana 3 1 0 2 2Carndonagh 3 1 0 2 2Robert Emmets 2 0 0 2 0N Colmcille 3 0 0 3 0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section TwoP W D L PtsSt Michaels 2 2 0 0 4Termon 2 2 0 0 4Fanad Gaels 1 1 0 0 2Glenswilly 2 1 0 1 2Letterkenny Gaels 3 1 0 2 2Downings 4 0 0 4 0FixturesTuesday 26th April 7.00 pmDownings Bay HotelU16 Division Two Section TwoR Emmets v GlenfinKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division OneGaoth Dobhair v Sean McCumhaillsKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section TwoL/Kenny Gaels v TermonSt Michaels v Fanad GaelsWednesday 27th April 7.00 pmKelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 1N Colmcille v Robert EmmetsFriday 29th April 7.00 pmKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division OneCloughaneely v ConvoyMcCumhaills v MalinGaoth Dobhair v St Eunans AKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section OneCarndonagh v N Padraig LiffordR Emmets v BuncranaN Colmcille v GlenfinKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section TwoDownings v Fanad GaelsL/Kenny Gaels v GlenswillySt Michaels v TermonSaturday 30th April 11 @ 12.00Peter McFadden BreenaghUnder 8 Go GamesSection One: Robert Emmets, Naomh Padraig Lifford, Convoy and Red Hughs Section Two: Termon, St Michaels, Gaoth Dobhair, Cloughaneely.Section Three: Milford, St Eunans A, Fanad Gaels, Downings.Section Four: Glenfin, St Eunans B, McCumhaills, Letterkenny Gaels.Section Five: Naomh Colmcille, Buncrana, Glenswilly.Monday 2nd May @ 6.00 pmPeter McFadden BreenaghUnder 12 Go Games Section OneDownings v St EunansGlenswillt v Letterkenny GaelsSt Michaels v CloughaneelyGaoth Dobhair v TermonFanad Gaels v MilfotdPeter McFadden BreenaghUnder 12 Go Games Section TwoGlenfin v N Padraig LiffordSt Eunans B v BuncranaCarndonagh v N ColmcilleRed Hughs v ConvoyR Emmets v McCumhaillsWednesday 4th MayIn FalcarraghPeter McFadden’s BreenaghU14 Feile Peile Na nOg Semi FinalsSt Eunans v Gaoth Dobhair 6.00 pmCloughaneely v Burt 6.45 pmFinal will be played at 7.30 pmReferees Fitness Test & Umpires CourseClubs are asked to note that there will be a Referees Fitness Test on Wednesday, 27th. April at 7.30 p.m.in the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar. All Senior Referees are asked to attend. Clubs are asked to note also that an Umpires Course will be held in Jackson’s Hotel on Monday, 9th. May at 7.30 p.m. Clubs are asked to submit the names of referees and umpires who wish to attend. For further information contact Pat Walsh on 087 9142748.County TeamsDonegal minor footballers had a good victory over Tyrone on Saturday by 3.11 to 0.10 in the Ulster Minor Shield Final, played in Enniskillen.The county hurlers got their Lory Meagher Cup campaign off to winning start also on Saturday in Birmingham when they had a nine-point victory over Warwickshire and the senior footballers capped off an excellent weekend when they defeated Laois in the Allianz National League Division Two Final played in Croke Park.DONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD GAA NOTES was last modified: April 25th, 2011 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)
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS talkSPORT’S very own Alan Brazil was also inspired by Wahlberg’s example and decided to share his own daily routine with the world.Again, the comparisons are scarce, with the radio presenter opting for a considerably more carefree lifestyle. Who would’ve thought it? 2.30am – Wake up2.45am – Prayer time3.15am – Breakfast3.40am-5.15am – Workout5.30am – Post-workout meal6.00am – Shower7.30am – Golf8.00am – Snack9.30am – Cryochamber recovery10.30am – Snack11.00am – Family time/meetings/work calls1.00pm – Lunch2.00pm – Meetings/work calls3.00pm – Pick up kids at school3.30pm – Snack4.00pm – Workout5.00pm – Shower5.30pm – Dinner/family time7.30pm – Bed Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Mark Wahlberg’s daily routine highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more impact smart causal MONEY REVEALED ⏰ 3:40am for Mark Wahlberg: 💪 Workout until 5.15am⏰ 3:40am for Alan Brazil:🥣 Wife brings him a bowl of FrostiesAlly’s reaction to Alan’s morning routine is superb… 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/I9bfBAA2As— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) September 13, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Roma Admin daily routine pic.twitter.com/EiZ8UZ9PK9— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 13, 2018Their average day tends to consist mainly of ignoring irritating people on Twitter, sorting out the AS Roma Brooklyn hip-hop playlist and, most importantly, poking fun at Manchester United.At precisely 3.30pm every day, a cheeky dig is pencilled in for the Red Devils, with a later reminder set to ‘ignore 4,548 replies from United fans posting the same pic of the 2007 scoreboard.’ possible standings Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Roma have decided to follow Mark Wahlberg’s example and share details of their Twitter admin’s daily routine.While Wahlberg says he gets up at 2.30am, has two hour-long workouts, plays golf and has a cryotherapy session to ensure he stays in great shape, Roma’s Twitter admin appears to have made slightly different lifestyle choices: Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
Tags: Spanish La Ligatop Levante vs Real SociedadEstadio Ciudad de Valencia, ValenciaFriday, 09-11-2018 @11:00 pmReferee: David JimenezBy playing in the Friday game in this round of La Liga fixtures, Levante have a good chance to go back into the top six. They’ll be level on points with 3rd place Sevilla if they can see off Real Sociedad here but the Basques will also see this as a chance to make some serious headway in a congested table. La Real come into this one in 13th place and they’ve been struggling with a few injuries of late. They were able to name a stronger team last weekend though as they drew at home to Sevilla, their third draw in four outings in all competitions. Asier Garitano hasn’t had quite the impact he would have hoped but there is quality in this Sociedad side and they’ll be thinking of a European challenge, particularly with usual candidates likes Valencia and Villarreal currently struggling. Levante too may have Europe on their minds if this form continues for much longer. They’ve been a revelation since Paco Lopez took charge and came within a few minutes of a 5th straight league win last weekend with Villarreal scoring late to deny them all the points. It was still a good result and they will take confidence into this.La Real are another side with a much superior away record. Like Levante, they’ve picked up 10 points on the road, the joint best return in La Liga and they’ve already won tough games at Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal. That will give them confidence heading into this one and they do have some genuine quality in their ranks. With Sociedad getting back to full strength and with both sides generally enjoying life more on the road, there is certainly reason to expect the visitors will get something here. Things aren’t quite clicking enough to suggest they might get the win though and going for the Draw could be the best move in the Full-Time Result market, particularly given 5 of the last 9 league meetings between this pair have ended up all square.The two meetings last term both produced 3-0 home wins. Levante have only won 1 of the last 9 meetings overall.Real Valladolid vs EiberEstadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla, ValladolidSaturday, 10-11-2018 @03: 00 pmReferee: Guillermo FernandezIt has been a dream return to La Liga so far for Real Valladolid. They head into this Saturday’s game with Eibar in the top half and they’ve been easily the most impressive of the newly promoted sides. Victory here would move them onto 19 points and already they’d be halfway to a figure that would most likely see them beat the drop. It’s hard to know what Eibar would settle for this season. They remain certainly one of the smallest teams in this division but they also feel like part of the furniture now, in their fifth season at this level. They’ve bettered their previous season’s finish in each of their previous top flight campaigns but it would still be a surprise if they can better last year’s excellent 9th place.That’s the position currently held by Valladolid. It could have been better than that had they not lost 2-0 at Real Madrid last time out, in a game they can genuinely feel aggrieved they didn’t at least draw or possibly win. The new boys rattled the Bernabeu crossbar twice and spurned a further couple of good chances before Los Blancos broke the deadlock in fortunate fashion late on. They should take great confidence from that showing and they look capable of winning this one. Valladolid had won 5 of their previous 6 heading into that one and they’ve looked very assured defensively. Only Leganes have picked up fewer away points than Eiber and overall they look slightly weaker this term but perhaps not quite by such a margin that they will end up in trouble.This will be the first competitive meeting since the 2005-06 Segunda Division season. There was only one goal in the two meetings, scored by Valladolid at Eibar.Getafe vs ValenciaColiseum Alfonso Perez, GetafeSaturday, 10-11-2018 @06: 15 pmReferee: Ricardo BengoetxeaThere was a collective sigh of relief at the Mestalla on Wednesday night as Valencia finally won their first home game of the season. They’ll be looking to back that up on Saturday as they travel to Getafe looking for a much needed win in La Liga.Getafe have made a pretty good start to the campaign and currently sit exactly where they ended up last term, in 8th place. They spent a fair amount by their standards over the summer and they are no longer the surprise package they were last term. Their style remains the same though and they are certainly the most physical team in the division so Valencia will be in for a battle here, as was the case in the meetings last term, neither of which ended 11-a-side.Valencia can at least finally take some confidence into this one. They actually totally dominated their game with Girona last weekend but somehow managed to lose 1-0, largely due to some inspired goalkeeping. They got the result they were looking for in midweek though, beating Young Boys 3-1 to improve their hopes of Champions League progression although Manchester United’s late comeback in Turin was not good news for Los Che.While it’s not been totally down to bad luck, they can perhaps feel aggrieved to be down in 15th in La Liga right now with an average of just a point per game. A lack of goals has been the main issue but finally, they have an in-form forward in the shape of Santi Mina. The Spaniard has bagged 4 goals in his last 3 games and is perhaps the first name on Marcelino’s team-sheet right now having started out as Valencia’s 4th choice forward.Getafe did the double over Valencia last term with both meetings seeing the home team reduced to 10 men. The Madrid club are unbeaten in 4 games against Los Che overall.Atletico Madrid vs Athletic BilbaoEstadio Wanda Metropolitano, MadridSaturday, 10-11-2018 @08:30 pmReferee: Jose MartinezIt has been an excellent week so far for Atletico Madrid following an important victory in Europe on Tuesday. They head into this Saturday’s clash with Athletic Bilbao certainly expecting to pick up another win to ensure they head into the international break on a positive note. The Basques don’t have a good record against Diego Simeone’s men and they’ll do well to change that here.Atletico Madrid’s best and worst performances this season have both come against Borussia Dortmund. Battered 4-0 in Germany a fortnight ago, their dream of a Champions League win on home soil in the Madrid final next year seemed a distant one. However they bounced back with a much more assured display, seeing off the free-scoring Germans 2-0 at the Wanda on Tuesday and while their league form has been patchy, they are only 4 points off Barcelona. As for Athletic Bilbao, these are pretty worrying times. The general assumption was that this season couldn’t possibly be as poor as the last one when they finished 16th under José Ángel Ziganda. A change in coach has not brought a change in fortunes though and Athletic remain winless since the opening weekend heading into this game.Bilbao right now they look to have problems at both ends of the pitch. They’ve kept just once clean sheet this term and there have been a couple of really poor defensive displays such as the recent 3-1 Basque derby defeat to Sociedad. At the other end, their strikers aren’t firing either. Inaki Williams has scored just twice this term and Aritz Aduriz is yet to score in La Liga so there is a lot pressure on the rest of the team to step up.Atleti have a great recent record against Athletic. They’ve won 10 of the last 12 meetings, drawing the other 2. They’ve only conceded twice in their last 6 home games against the Basque club.Girona vs LeganesEstadio Camp Nou, BarcelonaSaturday, 10-11-2018 @10:45 pmReferee: Jose MelGirona have gone under the radar a bit this season with their performances overall not quite as impressive as last term. However they could actually climb into the top eight here with victory and they are favourites to get it against a Leganes side who head into this Saturday’s game down in 18th place. Only two newly promoted teams sit beneath them and it’s not a great surprise to see Leganes struggling given they have finished 17th in each of the last two seasons. They clearly haven’t lost all of their defensive qualities, which were so impressive at times last term under Asier Garitano. Already this season they’ve beaten Barcelona and drawn with Valencia and Atletico Madrid but they’ve not been getting enough victories in games against the teams they are likely to be battling with for safety. Girona couldn’t quite be put in that category but they are still a team Leganes will think they can take points off. They won 1-0 at the Mestalla last weekend despite a host of injury problems. Their Moroccan goalkeeper Bono was in inspired form and it’s safe to say they did ride their luck a bit but they do come into this game in very decent form overall with 7 points from their last 3 league outings.They are hoping to have a few players back in contention this weekend and overall they certainly look like much the more likely victors here. The main reason for that comes in the shape of Leganes’ miserable away record over the past 12 months or so. They’ve not won any of their last 21 away games in the Spanish top flight, the longest current winless streak on the road.Leganes haven’t won any of the 6 meetings this century. Girona won this fixture 3-0 last term and the sides drew 0-0 in the reverse clash.Deportivo Alaves vs HuescaEstadio de Mendizorraza, Vitoria-GasteizSunday, 11-11-2018 @02:00 pmReferee: Jose MonteroAlaves are winless in their last two games, with Abelardo’s side needing to get back to winning ways if they are to continue extending the gap between themselves and the relegation zone. The hosts are still unbeaten at Mendizorroza this season, posing Huesca with an extremely tough task on Sunday’s early kick-off. Huesca are still winless since the first day of their league campaign, but will take some heart from their 1-1 home draw against Getafe last time out.Ruben Duarte straight red last weekend will force Abelardo to reshuffle things at the back. Adrian Marin is a doubt with a knee problem, which will probably see Martin deployed at left-back. Ximo Navarro should slot in at right-back, while Antonio Sivera will deputise for Fernando Pacheco if needed in goal.Huesca are expected to continue with a back five this weekend. Xabier Etxeita is expected to start despite picking up a knock during the past week. Cucho Hernandez is expected to lead the line, while Gonzalo Melero misses out in midfield due to injury once again.Deportivo Alaves are undefeated in their last 6 home matches (La Liga).Barcelona vs Real BetisEstadio Camp Nou, BarcelonaSunday, 11-11-2018 @06:15 pmReferee: Antonio LahozBarcelona will look to continue their La Liga lead at the top of the standings and pick their fourth win a row this Sunday at Camp Nou when Real Betis come visiting. The Blaugrana are in impressive form and should pick up a win in this match that could see goals at both ends.Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw at San Siro by Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday with Malcom and Mauro Icardi scoring the goals respectively. In La Liga it was a 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano in the last round that made it three wins in a row. Barca lead the points tally with 24 points and three ahead of Espanyol. Barcelona’s home form has seen them land four wins out of six matches. Forward Lionel Messi is back in training, although manager Ernesto Valverde is extracting goals from forward Luis Suarez and midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Defence remains a worry, having conceded at least a goal in each of their last five La Liga home games.Real Betis were held to a 1-1 home draw by AC Milan in a UEFA Europa League fixture on Thursday. Giovani Lo Celso’s early goal was canceled out by Suso. The visitors haven’t been doing well in La Liga, losing three of their last four games. A high-scoring 3-3 draw against Celta Vigo was their last La Liga appearance. Loren Moron, Junior Firpo and Sergio Canales scored the goals for Betis, who couldn’t hold on to a win despite taking the lead twice. Betis start this round just four points above the relegation zone and have the second-worst scoring record of the league. Los Verdiblancos have just one win in five trips this season and have scored just one away goal.There have been 104 La Liga matches between these side with Barcelona leading 63-20 with 21 games ending up as drawn. The last meeting was won by Barcelona 5-0 with Messi and Suarez bagging two goals each, with Ivan Rakitic scoring once.Rayo Vallecano vs VillarealEstadio del Rayo Vallecano, MadridSunday, 11-11-2018 @08:30 pmReferee: Jose GonzalezRayo Vallecano were on the verge of recording a historical win over Barcelona at the weekend, but the title holders eventually scored two late goals and picked up all three points from the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano clash. Los Vallecanos gave fans something to cheer about, but Rayo supporters are hungry for victories. The capital club take on Villarreal on Matchday 12 and we are positive that they are going to grab something from Sunday’s football match if they repeat such a fine performance.The Yellow Submarine continue to struggle in the Spanish elite division and considering that they dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Levante at the weekend, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their last meeting in the suburbs of Madrid Rayo Vallecano recorded a 2-1 win over Villarreal and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.Vallecano will be without Alvaro Medran, Tito and Elustondo for the visit of Villareal while Javi Calleja’s side are missing Carlos Bacca, Mariano Barbosa, Javi Fuego and Bruno.Vallecano have won both of their last two fixtures at home to Villareal.Sevilla vs EspanyolEstadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, SevillaSunday, 11-11-2018 @08:30 pmReferee: Santiago LatreSevilla and Espanyol find themselves occupying third and second on the table going into the this weekend’s fixture. At the start of the season, it was virtually unimaginable that after 11 games, they would be the two teams chasing Barcelona. However, their scintillating form recently has seen them climb up the table.Sevilla head into the games on the back of a 3-2 Europa League victory and will be hoping that momentum propels them to victory over inform Espanyol on Sunday.Espanyol are not in second by coincidence, Rubi’s side have lost only two games this season and none in their last six. The fixture list may have been favourable to them going into Sunday’s game but they have clearly done their part.Going into the game, Sevilla are expected to be without the injured trio of Andre Gomes, Gabriel marchado and Simone Kjaer while Espanyol will be without Hernan Gonzalez and Naldo.Espanyol have not defeated Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan since January 2011.Celta Vigo vs Real MadridAbanca Balaidos, VigoSunday, 11-11-2018 @10:45 pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Alberto MallencoA week has shown itself to be a long time in football, and following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, his successor Santiago Solari has achieved three wins in seven days at the helm of Real Madrid. Los Blancos’ most recent success came on Wednesday night as they recorded their biggest win of the season by beating Viktoria Plzen 5-0 in the Champions League. Solari was named an interim manager upon Lopetegui’s dismissal and the final match of his provisional period in charge is traditionally one of the toughest away trips of the season as the European champions visit Celta Vigo on Sunday night.Madrid were missing three of their first choice back four on Wednesday evening, with Dani Carvajal, Marcelo and Raphael Varane all missing. The latter two are almost certainly ruled out for the trip to Vigo, although Carvajal is closing in on a return.For Celta, Slovakian midfielder Stanislav Lobotka is missing.They may be in 11th place in the table, but Celta are the third top scorers in La Liga so far this season with 20 goals scored in 11 matches. Between them, Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez have netted 14 of those 20 goals and the Galicians boast one of the division’s most dangerous strike pairings.Madrid have rediscovered their scoring touch after an inexplicably long drought earlier in the season and Los Blancos have netted 11 times in their last three matches, albeit against modest opposition.This fixture has delivered plenty of goals over the last few years.BET ON ALL THESE GAMES AND MANY MORE @Bunga BetComments
Business leader Romeo Kumalo plays his part in promoting entrepreneurship in South Africa, sharing his vast experience in the information and communications technology sector.South African business leader Romeo Kumalo. (Image: M-Net)Brand South Africa’s partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation, Renault, MTN Business and MyStartUp on the ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ programme workshop series is aimed at promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship in South Africa.Mentors and business pioneers present very different but compelling stories about their enterprising journey with budding entrepreneurs in a masterclass set-up.The Bloemfontein chapter of ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ held a workshop on 7 October 2017 with business man Romeo Kumalo. He has more than 20 years of experience in the South African information and communications technology (ICT) sector, 10 years of which were spent with Vodacom. Now Kumalo has struck out on his own and is forging a new path to success.Kumalo says he wants to make his own dent in the universe – and he plans to do this through supporting budding entrepreneurs in South Africa.As a member of M-Net’s Shark Tank, he has been afforded the opportunity to get involved with young entrepreneurs and invest in businesses he believes will help solve societal problems in the country. In Shark Tank, budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to five industry leaders who decide whether the idea is worth investing in or not.This was a great platform to amplify the values of Play Your Part as it highlights the goals of the National Development Plan to eliminate poverty and build an inclusive society through, among other things, youth development, skilling and empowering women and entrepreneurship. This ultimately sees South Africa having higher employment rates and a more confident, skilled workforce.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension (retired)Forget about research plots 4 rows wide by 50 feet long. How about a plot 24 rows wide and a mile long?We’re not really ignoring small replicated plots on university research farms. But as Bob Nielsen of Purdue pointed out at the Conservation Tillage Conference on March 5, precision agriculture technologies enable researchers to design and conduct statistically sound field scale trials that minimize challenges for the farmer. Fields of 50 to 150 acres are ideal. Having different soil types can also add value to the results.OSU Extension Ag Educators and State Specialists work with farmers doing a variety of on-farm research, with most results published in eFields. Reports from 2018 on-farm trials are online at: go.osu.edu/efields.Videos of most presentations at CTC are on the CTC website: ctc.osu.edu.If you are on Facebook, you probably know we have a page for CTC (Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference) with over 700 followers, and one for no-till (Ohio NoTill Council). We have a new one and invite you to connect. It is: Ohio Soil Health and Cover Crop. Thanks to Nathan Brown, Hillsboro, for starting and building this group on Facebook.
dana oshiro Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups If you’ve been a geek your whole life then you understand the term “Canadian girlfriend.” The Canadian (or sometimes British) love interest is the person you talk about when a member of the opposite sex inquires about your dating status. The story is that you met online, you’ve formed a solid bond and you’ll probably break up with your online girlfriend when a girl in your vicinity decides she likes you. The idea is to drive up the value of your perceived social stock. In the startup world, the same principle is used in “ham and egging.” As pointed out in a recent blog post by university professor Scott Shane, “ham and egging” was first coined by Columbia’s professor Amar Bhide and Harvard Business School’s Howard Stevenson. The term refers to the technique of convincing multiple stakeholders that others are working with you despite the fact that you’re only in talks. The only problem is that most early partners only want to work with you if other reputable partners have already signed on. Explains Bhide and Stevenson,”the ultimate ham and egging solution is for the entrepreneur to simultaneously convince each participant that everyone else is on board, or almost on board.”However, when ReadWriteWeb spoke to MobiTV CEO Paul Scanlan about forging deals between telecom and television companies, he suggested a different tact. Although Scanlan found himself caught between partners who were skittish to sign on without the initial validation of others, he decided that rather than ham and egging, he’d build contingency clauses into contracts. Scanlan’s contracts stated that all partnerships were contingent on a set number of large-scale partners to launch. While this may not be the ideal method of closing deals, it seems like an ethical alternative to engaging in deals that begin with dishonesty. Have you ever engaged in ham and egging and if so, was your deal a success? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts
People who struggle with frozen pizza and microwaveable food instructions will be happy to know that Whirlpool unveiled a selection of kitchen appliances able to cook your food without pressing any buttons.Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, the appliances include a double-wall oven for $2,600, a microwave for $1,000, a gas range for $1,800 and an electric range for $1,700. All appliances work with iOS and Android devices.See also: Intel launches modular Compute Card at CES 2017All four appliances connect to Wi-Fi and are able to understand instructions from Whirlpool’s Scan-to-Cook mobile app. All the homeowner needs to do is scan the instructions and send them to the appliance, which will begin cooking at the right temperature and time.Whirlpool already has a few compatible products, including DiGiorno Pizza and Alexia frozen fries, but for the price of each appliance you would expect more.All work with Amazon AlexaAll Whirlpool appliances will receive Amazon Alexa support as well, letting homeowners set the oven to a certain temperature or turn the microwave off without entering the kitchen.Bringing the kitchen online may help the poorest of home cooks out, but we doubt any of them will want to spend more than $1,000 just to make sure they don’t overcook frozen fries. That said, a few Reddit commenters have made the argument that this could be useful for those that typically forget how to cook or when to turn off the oven when inebriated.Whirlpool expects to start selling the appliances in the summer. Related Posts Tags:#Alexa#Amazon#CES2017#Internet of Things#IoT#kitchen#smart home#Whirlpool David Curry Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck
NEW YORK — When Derek Jeter puts on New York’s navy pinstripes Sept. 25th for one final home game, it won’t matter to a packed Yankee Stadium that there’s no postseason play on the line.Teammates. Friends. Family. Fans. They will all be there for only one reason: to thank the captain.“I think (Thursday) will be the culmination of all the love he has been shown and all the appreciation he has been shown this year and his career,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “I think it’ll be something we’ll remember for a long time.”After a season-long farewell tour around the major leagues, the New York Yankees — weather permitting — will play one last home game with No. 2 as their shortstop. If the first seven games of the team’s final homestand of 2014 is any indication, Jeter is in for a sendoff not seen at the Ballpark in the Bronx since perhaps Mickey Mantle retired.Fans have stood with each and every at-bat, taking pictures and videos with their phones and cameras while chanting “Der-ek Je-ter!” and lauding him with sustained ovations. Middle-aged men have held up homemade signs like little kids praising the 14-time All-Star who helped bring five World Series championships to New York following the organization’s 17-year drought. Even former teammates and star players have made the trip to see him one more time.Tickets on the secondary market for home game number 1,391 in Jeter’s 20-season career are going for $248 in the bleachers up to $10K in section 19, right next to the Yankees dugout. Regardless of an ominous forecast of rain well into the evening, the stadium should be packed.“I’m sure it will be pretty emotional,” teammate Brett Gardner said. “It will be pretty special.”The retiring 40-year from Kalamazoo, Michigan, has resisted acknowledging the curtain calls because he didn’t want to disrupt his teammates while the Yankees were clinging to the slim possibility of postseason play. But even for the player who is always so cool under pressure, so focused on the task at hand, he heard the calls.“I’m aware of it. You can’t help but notice,” Jeter said. “I catch myself looking around sometimes and I’ve always tried not to do that, but I’ve caught myself a couple of times, so I’m aware.”And now, after a 9-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 24th, there’s nothing to play for but the goodbyes.Being eliminated from postseason contention gives Girardi the luxury of orchestrating Jeter’s exit much the way he planned a special moment for Mariano Rivera’s departure last season.In the closer’s final home game, Girardi, a former teammate of both stars, sent Jeter and Andy Pettitte to the mound to make the pitching change. Rivera cried on Pettitte’s shoulder and Jeter told him “It’s time to go.”“The idea for Mo came to me a half-inning before I did it,” Girardi said. “So I’ll probably do this the same way.”The Yankees still have three more games to play, in Boston, and whether Jeter dons New York’s road grays will be up to him. Girardi said he hopes to get a few minutes before the game Sept. 25 to ask the last player to wear a single-digit number for the club what he would like to do.“You’ve got to respect the fact that we just lost,” Jeter said when asked of his plans. “I can’t tell you about Boston.”His teammates expect him to play. It’s Jeter’s way, many of them insisted, and perhaps it will be a little easier for him after all the hoopla of the final home game. Whether he’d prefer to admit it or not, the finality of it all has been weighing on him.“I tried to put it out of my mind but it’s getting more and more difficult to do that,” Jeter said.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares