first_imgThis Saturday, March 2, the Atlanta Track Club is hostingthe Road to Gold 8.2 mile race. The race will serve as a preview of the OlympicMarathon Trials course for February 2020, also taking place in Atlanta. Themarathon trials course will consist of 3 loops of six miles with a final loopof 8.2 miles. The Road to Gold Race will cover both loops and mimic the final8.2 miles of the Olympic Marathon Trials course. The race will host a number ofOlympic hopefuls, offering them only one of two opportunities to run on theclosed streets of the 2020 Olympic Team Trails. Olympic hopefuls from aroundthe country will be entered into a separate division, which will begin justbefore the open race. Run like a futureOlympian at Atlanta’s Road to Gold 8.2 mile race New hearing forpipeline to cross Appalachian Trail has been rejectedcenter_img On Monday a federal appeals court in Richmond, VA denied arequest to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit that would have allowedthe Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross Monongahela and George Washington nationalforests, including part of the Appalachian Trail. The request to hold afull-court hearing came from lead pipeline developer Dominion Energy and theU.S. Forest Service and was rejected by the 4th U.S. Circuit Courtof Appeals. In December, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuitcriticized the Forest Service, saying the agency lacked authority to approvethe pipeline’s crossing of the trail and that in doing so it had “abdicated itsresponsibility to preserve national forest resources.” last_img read more

first_imgHe looked tearful as he departed to a standing ovation in the second half, from some Sevilla fans too, before hoisting the Copa del Rey trophy aloft.“This week I will make my decision public but we will always have days like today,” Iniesta said. Asked if this was his last final with Barcelona, Iniesta added: “It’s a possibility. In a few days I’ll make it public and nothing more. Today is a very special and emotional day.”The top sponsor of China club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan told the state-run Xinhua news agency Saturday he was “positive” they would sign Iniesta, who had earlier this year also been linked with fellow Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian. Madrid, Spain | AFP | Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.Barcelona captain Iniesta said he would reveal his future plans “this week” as the 33-year-old weighs up an offer from China that would take him away from his boyhood club.There was no sign of age catching up with the Spaniard at the Wanda Metropolitano where Iniesta capped a sublime performance by scoring Barca’s fourth goal.center_img “I will say what the decision is this week,” said Iniesta. “I think it’s a little clear but we will see.”Lionel Messi scored in between a first-half double for Luis Suarez as Barcelona ran riot to secure their fourth Copa del Rey triumph in as many years. Philippe Coutinho converted a late penalty to make it 5-0.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

first_imgWEST LONG BRANCH –  On Thursday, February 9 at 1 p.m. in the Club Dining Room, Magill Commons, Negro League Baseball expert Larry Hogan will present  “Before You Can Say ‘Jackie Robinson’: Black Baseball in America & NJ in the Era of the Color Line.”   Mr. Hogan will be accompanied by two former Negro League baseball players Mr. Robert Scott and Mr. Pedro Sierra.  Mr. Hogan was on the MLB Hall of Fame committee that voted on the recent induction of Black ballplayers.  He is the author of the definitive book on Black baseball “Shades of Glory.” Mr. Scott was a strong right-handed pitcher whose baseball career spanned from 1941 to 1955. Mr. Sierra had a twenty-two year career that began in 1954, when he left Cuba as a 16-year-old to play for the Indianapolis Clowns in the Negro League and included two stints in the Washington Senators’ system. He left baseball in 1976 and worked for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Recreation for 25 years. The event is sponsored by Monmouth University’s Office of Affirmative Action & Human Relations.For additional information on Black History Month at Monmouth University, call 732-571-3526.last_img read more

first_imgJust when the Kootenay Ice thought it was finally going to end the winless drought Greater Vancouver Canadians scored four times on the power play to skate away with a 6-3 B.C. Major Midget Hockey League win Saturday at the Castlegar and District Community Complex.Shane Kumar and Tyler Sandhu scored 30 seconds apart to erase a 3-2 Kootenay lead as the Canadians won game one of the two-game weekend series.Sunday, Greater Vancouver dumped Kootenay 6-1.Kootenay, sitting in the basement with a 1-17-2 record, looked every bit like the better team Saturday.Two goals by Jake Lucchini of Trail and a single by Castlegar’s Quinn Klimchuck, the latter coming with 33 seconds remaining in the second period, staked the home side to the one-goal advantage entering the third frame.But a parade to the penalty box by the Ice allowed Greater Vancouver to get its power play in gear.Spencer Shoen and Troy Sutherland completed the scoring for the Canadians, which finished the game with five power play goals.Female goalie Kimberley Newell of Nelson was in goal for Kootenay.Sunday, Kootenay continued to clutch and grab and Greater Vancouver also continued to score on special teams, finishing with three more power play markers.Six different Canadians shared in the scoring for Greater Vancouver.Michael Olson-Eyre finished the game with three points for Greater Vancouver.Justin Post of Nelson scored the lone goal for Kootenay.
Brett Soles of Cranbrook took the loss in goal for Kootenay.The Ice return to action Saturday with a game in Grand Forks against the North Island Silvertips. Game time is 4 p.m.Sunday the teams drop the puck at 10 a.m., also in the Boundary [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgThe president of an American-based university-the Savannah State University (SSU), Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, is visiting the University of Liberia (UL), a press release from UL Relations said.Dr. Dozier’s visit to the UL is part of her three-day visit to three institutions of higher learning in West Africa.According to the release, while in Liberia Dr. Dozier and her delegation will hold a meeting with UL president, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis and the staff. The nature of the meeting has not been disclosed, however, following its closure, members of the delegation will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore possibilities of establishing academic and training programs in the country.Dr. Dennis, while visiting the US sometime ago, met with Dr. Dozier where the two academics reportedly agreed on a number of collaborations between their institutions.During her three day visit to Liberia, Dr. Dozier is expected to meet with the president and faculty of the Camp Johnson Road-based African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU); the U.S Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac; the director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Vice President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine K. Ngafuan.The SSUThe SSU is an institutional member of the University Consortium of Liberia (UCL), an organization founded by the honorary counsel general for Liberia, Cynthia I. Blandford, and the Liberian Embassy in the U.S. The purpose of the UCL is to institutionalize a framework through which U.S. based colleges, universities and other academic-related organizations can network; exchange information; collaborate on global initiatives and projects; and establish research partnerships, study abroad; experience summer job opportunities, and student and faculty exchange programs.The UCL consists of 20 institutions and organizations including 15 colleges—all based in Atlanta Georgia.Recently, three students of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU) government including the president, Patrick Sowah; vice president, Randolph Glee; and student representative, Alhaji V. Kromah returned home from the Savannah State University.While in the U.S., the students, according to the release, visited the campuses of eight other colleges and universities where they held interactive leadership conferences and sought scholarships for their Liberians colleagues. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgManchester United have approached Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier over a potential move to Old Trafford this summer, according to France Football.The 24-year-old is being tipped to become United’s third summer signing, after Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku completed moves earlier in the window.The report claims that Jose Mourinho’s side have been in contact with Aurier’s representatives in an attempt to lure him to the Premier League this summer.City rivals Manchester City are also admirers of the Ivory Coast international, while interest stems from around Europe in the shape of AC Milan, Juventus and Barcelona.The Ligue 1 giants are willing to let the full-back leave for around £22million but his extortionate wage demands could yet prove a stumbling block.Aurier endured a very frustrating campaign with the French side last season, only featuring in 22 Ligue 1 matches, but he still managed to contribute with five assists in all competitions.The full-back currently has two years remaining on his contract with PSG. 1 Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier last_img read more

first_img27 December 2007South Africa is ranked as the 18th most attractive foreign direct investment destination worldwide in the latest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index by global management consulting firm AT Kearney.This year sees South Africa and the Gulf states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar making their debuts in the index’s top 25 FDI destinations, while Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia make a return.China and India continue to rank first and second in the 2007 index, while 15 of the 25 most attractive FDI destinations are developing markets. Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Russia all rank among the top 10.“The assessment of senior executive sentiment at the world’s largest companies found corporate investors optimistic about the prospects for developing nations and increasingly targeting them for more corporate investment in the years ahead,” AT Kearney said in a statement earlier this month.In a reassuring sign, the detailed survey of top executives conducted after the sub-prime crisis found that troubles in the credit markets had not dampened corporate plans for new foreign direct investments.AT Kearney chairman Paul Laudicina pointed out that world’s centre of power continued its “perceptible shift” from developed to developing markets.“While global FDI recovers further from its 2003 lows, the increasingly trans-national behaviour of corporations is reflected in their investment preferences,” he said. “Developed countries are competing with developing countries for investment capital, and developing countries are increasingly winning out.”According to AT Kearney, emerging markets also have registered the strongest investor optimism, with India, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam experiencing the most positive change in investment outlook during the past year.“While China and India remain the top destinations for first-time investments overall, developing country investors are more bullish about new markets such as Vietnam, Brazil and South Africa, while developed market investors tend to stick to familiar markets,” FDI Confidence Index manager Janet Pau said.“Developing country investors also are likely to be responsible for more than half – 54% – of the investments greater than $500-million over the next three years.”Among developed countries, the US again placed third, while Europe’s economic recovery helped Germany and the UK maintain their top 10 rankings. Australia ranked 11, with France, Canada and Japan placing 13, 14 and 15 respectively.The index, a regular survey of global executives, provides a unique look at the present and future prospects for international investment flows, with companies participating in the survey accounting for more than US$3.8-trillion in annual global revenue.The 25 most attractive FDI destinations according to Corporate Executives:ChinaIndiaUnited StatesUnited KingdomHong KongBrazilSingaporeUnited Arab EmiratesRussiaGermanyAustraliaVietnamFranceCanadaJapanMalaysiaOther Gulf StatesSouth AfricaMexicoTurkeyIndonesiaPolandCentral AsiaSouth KoreaCzech RepublicSAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_img17 November 2011The Oxford Business Group, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has launched a nine-month study that is expected to provide unique insight into the workings of South Africa’s economy.“The Report: South Africa 2012”, to be released next year, will also explore investment opportunities within South Africa’s borders.Its conclusions would “accurately capture the dynamics of Africa’s most vibrant economy and help to brand South Africa as a destination for investment in business,” DTI chief director for international trade Brendan Vickers said at the launch of the study in Johannesburg on Wednesday.The DTI noted that although South Africa had made great strides since achieving democracy in 1994, the country was still grappling with poverty and unemployment. Addressing this would require extensive knowledge, not just of the South African market but of other developing countries as well.“We are pleased to support the launch of the report, based on an appreciation of the role OBG plays in accurately and thoroughly educating both the domestic and international investment communities of both the challenges and opportunities of doing business in emerging markets,” Vickers said.The study will see dedicated researchers visiting and conducting interviews with key players in the various sectors of South Africa’s economy.The Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm that publishes economic intelligence on markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, among others.This will be OBG’s third report on South Africa, which will now be conducted annually. The research will be wholly funded by the OBG.OBG regional editor Robert Tshima described the South African market as a dynamic market worthy of research, as was evident from the country’s well capitalized banks, among others.The OBG is hoping to meet with up to five organisations per day to discuss how they perceive the particular sector they are in. Interactions will be both with the public and private sector.BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts alex williams What do you think?Poll Results: Yes, A Private Cloud Is Just A Glorified Data CenterOur poll last week showed that most of you believe that a private cloud is just a glorified data center. Final results: Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting It’s not too far fetched to believe that one company could dominate the market. Does that mean IBM could not stand up to a larger force or that Oracle and the rest would fall to some dominant “lord of the clouds?” Fellow ReadWriteCloud blogger Mike Kirkwood tackled the topic today in a post about market dominance in the cloud.A number of factors play into , including first mover advantage:“We’re already seeing amazing things happen at first-movers like Amazon that are defining product and pricing. This gives them an advantage in fueling further growth and by learning and iterating the solutions in the market. Being first in an infrastructure-driven business will help them reach scale that others just can not reach easily – and potentially price it where others can’t match.”But is cloud computing so interdependent that such domination is unlikely? Kirkwood makes the point that cloud computing may be more than a movement than anything else:“Another argument against the cloud having a dominant player is its fuzzy definition. There are many parts and pieces to it, and it’s not clear today what it would mean to “win” the cloud computing market.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market More than 200 people responded to last week’s poll: “Is a private cloud just a glorified data center?” This week, our attention turns to the potential that the cloud computing market may become a far less diverse place as the laws of capitalism crunch out the lesser players. Our question: Commenters on our post last week said that its the architecture that is the distinguishing difference. Guillaume Belrose:“At best, a virtualized data center only deals with the automated provisioning of components (virtual machines, storage, networks, etc..) needed to implement an infrastructure level Cloud. To complete the infrastructure as a service picture, a company would still need to provide self-service resource creation functionality (it is not going to cut if I need to fill a form and wait few days for my servers to be ready) and roll-out metering and billing services to “charge” its employees accordingly (using what real/funny money?)”Any questions you’d like to see in our weekly poll? Leave a comment about the question you’d like to see and we’ll take a look. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea announce record profits and revenueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have announced record profits in their latest financial reports.The Blues’ return to the Champions League in 2017-18 contributed to the turnover growing by 22.7 per cent to £443.4million in the financial results for the year ending June 30, 2018.And a record-high profit of £62m was achieved, after a profit on player sales of £113m and an increase in broadcast revenues of £162.4m as a result of Chelsea’s return to Europe’s elite club competition.The accounts do not include the severance pay for Antonio Conte or his coaching staff. Conte was sacked in July after the Blues’ fifth-placed finish and failure to qualify for the Champions League this season.Chelsea reported a £32m increase in commercial revenues following several partnership deals, including the kit deal with Nike worth a reported £60m a year.And the club says there was a £8.4m increase in matchday revenues, despite ticket prices being frozen at 2011-12 levels. last_img read more