Santa Arrives in FSJ Tonight

first_imgThe annual Fort St. John Santa Claus Parade will take place tonight beginning at 6pm.The parade will start at 6pm from the Sunset Elks Seniors Home and head down to the North Peace Arena.  Below is the parade route.  Following the parade there will be the traditional Christmas Tree Light up in Centennial Park with entertainment and more.The Fort St. John Huskies will also have a home game this Friday night at the NPA starting at 8pm – Advertisement -View Larger Maplast_img

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Arnold steers down middle

first_imgSACRAMENTO – In proposing a $222 billion public works improvement – and spending – blitz that would reshape California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week began a delicate political balancing act with few allies at a time when he needs them most. Faced with sagging popularity among voters and a re-election bid just 10 months away, he has alienated his base of conservative support with his spending and borrowing plans. Even many Democrats, already wary after last year’s bruising special election, think his plans are too ambitious for the state’s fiscal capabilities. But by admitting he made a mistake by calling the special election, the governor has taken a calculated gamble that he can regain the political center and win re-election. “He needs to bring back to the tent moderate swing voters and moderate Democrats,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the University of Southern California. “If he can do that, that’s where the arithmetic is.” He also agrees bond issuance should be split into categories and spread over multiple elections – as the governor has proposed – so it is less for voters to absorb at one time. But the $68 billion in borrowing “is an awful lot,” said Coupal, who prefers a pay-as-you-go approach to infrastructure. “We’re always concerned with debt because it’s not just a long-term obligation for us, those who are now policymakers, but our children and grandchildren,” Coupal said. “That ultimately requires a higher degree of scrutiny.” And the governor’s plan to hike the minimum wage, Coupal added, is “horrible” and would end up hurting low-wage workers by forcing businesses into layoffs. Republican legislators are divided over the governor’s proposal. Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills, reflecting the party’s moderate wing, is glad to see the governor focus on the state’s neglected infrastructure. “I think it’s critical we do invest in our infrastructure for the future,” Richman said. “If we’re going to compete in the global economy, we need to invest in our schools, our transportation and other infrastructure needs.” Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, R-Moorpark, a more conservative member, said while she appreciates the emphasis on infrastructure, she opposes new bond borrowing. But Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, one of the state’s leading fiscal conservatives, said he would consider supporting bonds if they meet the right criteria – such as funding projects that have a long-term return and regional or statewide appeal. Meanwhile, the governor’s Democratic opponents from last year’s special election are expected to remain politically active this year. Members of the Alliance for a Better California – a union coalition formed last year to fight the governor’s special election measures – will meet soon to discuss the governor’s proposals and form its own plans for the year. Gale Kaufman, the group’s political strategist, said she believes the governor missed some of the lessons from last year – namely that voters want to see more immediate increases in school funding and health care. “If you’re talking about a long-term investment in the future, why wasn’t there any emphasis in the speech at all on the promises that still need to be delivered relative to education funding, health care needs for children and other things he clearly didn’t mention?” Kaufman said. “A strategy for 20 years from now is nice, but I don’t believe that’s what voters came out of the booth saying they thought that’s what he should be focused on.” Schwarzenegger has been talking about reviving bipartisan cooperation and said he hopes the need for fixing some of the state’s problems will help bring the parties together in negotiations. “I think that it is good that the Republicans talk about fiscal responsibility,” Schwarzenegger said Friday during an event to detail his flood-control plan. “I think it is good that the Democrats talk about building and getting enthusiastic about that. The key thing is now that we bring the two together.” But while Democratic leaders have said they are willing to work with the governor, they also say they believe the scope of what he is proposing might be too big. Senate president pro tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, said the size of the governor’s proposal could make it difficult because he does not believe the state has the cash to service the debt. He thinks the public will be skeptical and will need to be presented with a very specific case, with discussions of specific projects such as improving the 405 freeway, to support a bond. He also thinks it will be hard to get enough Republicans on board. “I imagine (Republican legislators) will have some difficulty,” Perata said. “But the fact is bonds require a two-thirds vote. We’re going to be in this together or not at all.” Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Many fiscal conservatives supported Schwarzenegger in the 2003 recall and early in his administration because of his strong anti-tax, pro-business stance. But since his special-election efforts failed two months ago, he has alienated the right by making several moves toward the middle, including hiring a Democratic chief of staff and proposing a minimum-wage hike. Now, his proposal that the state borrow $68 billion over the next 10 years to repair crumbling infrastructure has not helped his case with them. “The governor has abandoned any notion of being a fiscal conservative,” said Mike Spence, president of the conservative activist group California Republican Assembly. “The recall and reform movement he is declaring dead and he has basically capitulated and actually gone further to the left than even most Democratic officeholders have proposed.” Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, was more cautious, saying he wants to see more of the governor’s plans before passing judgment. Coupal said he was glad to see no proposed tax increases and agrees with the idea of hiking some fees directly related to infrastructure use. last_img read more

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Bohs add to Harps misery with two second half goals

first_imgTwo second half goals by Bohemians poured further misery on Finn Harps at Dalymount Park last night.It was Harps’ third defeat in a row and with Derry City waiting in the wings for next week’s North-West derby, Ollie Horgan’s side need vital points to steady their leaking ship.The only consolation came from outside their control with both Wexford Youths and Longford Town also losing out leaving some daylight between Harps and the bottom rung clubs. Sub Jake Kelly and Ismahil Akinade were on target for the Gypsies in a game which saw chances fall to both sides.Former Ipswich and Crumlin goalkeeper Shane Supple managed to thwart Ramelton man Tony McNamee and Ruairi Keating in the opening half.At the other end his counterpart Richard Brush also managed to keep a first half clean-sheet with saves from efforts by Derek Predergast.Keating showed improvement than the man who had lived on scraps against Wexford Town a week earlier and tested Supple at least twice after the restart. But it was the home side who went in from through Kelly when he latched onto a lovely pass from Akinade to register in the 67th minute.Horgan threw caution to the wind and brought on Ryan Curran, Adam Hanlon and Dave Scully for the closing stages but Bohs had regained their grip on the game.Bohs scorer Kelly almost stole in for a second before they eventually did net again two minutes from time when Akinade met a cross to finish past Brush.Bohemians: Shane Supple, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Stephen Best, Derek Pender, Derek Prendergast, Ian Morris (Eoin Wearen 63), Roberto Lopes, Paddy Kavanagh, Mark Quigley, Kurtis Byrne, Ismahil Akinade (Marco Chindea 89).Finn Harps: Richard Brush, Josh Mailey, Ciaran Coll, Packie Mailey, Keith Cowan, Tommy McMonagle (Dave Scully 81), Ethan Boyle (Ryan Curran 75), Barry Molloy, Ruairi Keating, Sean Houston, Tony McNamee (Adam Hanlon 75). Bohs add to Harps misery with two second half goals was last modified: August 6th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: DONAL RODGERS HOPING DUNGLOE’S EXPERIENCE CAN GET THEM OVER THE LINE

first_imgDungloe forward Donal Rodgers hopes Dungloe’s experience will be enough to get them over the line in their Donegal Reserve Championship Final Replay against St Eunan’s. Pic by Mary Bonner.Dungloe wing-half forward Donal Rodgers is hoping Dungloe’s experience will be enough to get them over the line in the Donegal Senior Reserve Championship Final replay against St Eunan’s on Saturday.Dungloe and St Eunan’s played out an enthralling draw in the first clash a fortnight ago.However, Rodgers felt the majority of the Dungloe team didn’t perform on the day and that they were lucky to get a replay. Dungloe led by a point as the game ticked into injury-time, but a Sean Hume free forced a replay, although James Boyle almost nicked it for Dungloe at the death.Rodgers said the players were ‘gutted’ they let the lead slip, but was honest enough to admit that over the course of match St Eunan’s were the better side.Rodgers told Donegal Daily, “I don’t think we performed well in the first match, and to be honest on reflection we were probably lucky to get out of there with a draw.“Now I know we led at the end, and Monty nearly won it for us, but I did feel St Eunan’s were the better side, put it this way if we did win it would’ve been a bit of smash and grab win. Rodgers felt that some of the younger Dungloe players playing in their first senior final suffered from nerves, and that the more experienced players, himself included didn’t perform.“There was nerves there, there’s no doubt about that, some of the younger lads were affected by it, but I was disappointed with my own performance and I know some of the other lads felt the same.“Collectively we just didn’t perform, but I suppose it’s the sign of a good team that we just kept plugging away and stayed in the game.“Obviously it was the curtain-raiser to the Donegal SFC final and there was a big crowd there and that played a part, but we’ve trained well the last fortnight and we’re just raring to go now.Rodgers played in the last Dungloe team to win the Senior Reserve title in 2009, his brother Alan, Stephen Doherty, Declan O’Donnell and Mark Boyle are the only surviving members of that team still around. However, with Brendan McGarvey, Paul McGarvey, Mark Clerkin and James Boyle in their side, Dessie Gallagher’s team have huge experience.“We’ve boys that have a lot of senior experience and that’s a massive help, especially in games such as Saturday.“There’s a few of us that know how it feels to win a championship and it’s a brilliant feeling.“I’m just hoping some of the other lads experience it this weekend. Rodgers says the return of midfielder Stephen Doherty is a huge boost to the Dungloe side, but said the loss of Jamie Sweeney is a hammer blow.“He’s a huge player for us, he has great energy and gets through a mountain of work, it’s great to have him back.“Unfortunately Jamie is still out, it’s a real blow for us as he’s a class player.“It’s his first year with the reserves, as he’s played senior his whole career and has been an absolutely outstanding player and servant to the club.“We don’t need any more motivation to win it, but it’d be nice to win it for him too.“We’re confident and we’ll give it 100%, if we can perform to our capabilities we’ll not be too far away.RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: DONAL RODGERS HOPING DUNGLOE’S EXPERIENCE CAN GET THEM OVER THE LINE was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:Donal RodgersDonegal Reserve FinalDungloe. St Eunan’snewsSportlast_img read more

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Not easy being Big Easy cops

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – Their homes are gone, their families are scattered, and their reputations are sliding by the day. Home for most New Orleans police officers is a cramped cruise ship, and each workday lasts 12 to 14 hours in a wrecked city. When time off does come along, there is nowhere to go and no one to spend it with. Experts say the personal and professional upheaval is catching up with the New Orleans police force in the form of desertions, suicides and corruption – perhaps even in the videotaped beating over the weekend of a public-intoxication suspect on Bourbon Street. “This is unprecedented in our country,” said Dr. Howard Osofsky, chairman of psychiatry in Louisiana State University Medical School’s Health Sciences Department. “There is no disaster that has had the amount of trauma for a department that this has, where so many police officers have lost homes, been separated from their families, had loved ones living in other places with no idea when they’ll return.” In a videotaped beating last week, 64-year-old Robert Davis was repeatedly punched by officers as four men dragged him to the ground. Another officer then attacked an Associated Press Television News producer who helped capture the arrest on tape Saturday night. “I’ve been here for six weeks trying to keep … alive. … Go home!” shouted the officer, who identified himself as S.M. Smith. Three officers, suspended without pay, were charged with battery. On Monday, they pleaded not guilty, and the U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Monday. “I’m sick of it,” said Officer Melody Young. “It turns my stomach. There is so much more going on with our department.” Police Superintendent Warren Riley said any misconduct found in the investigation would be dealt with swiftly. Although he noted the video showed only a portion of the Saturday incident, “the actions that were observed on this video are certainly unacceptable by this department,” Riley said. Two other officials in the video appeared to be federal officers, according to police. Numerous agencies have sent officers to help with patrols in the aftermath of Katrina, and police spokesman Marlon Defillo said it would be up to their superiors to decide if they would face any disciplinary action. Associated Press Television News contributed to this story. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Not even the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have matched the strain produced by Hurricane Katrina and its ensuing rescues, evacuations and searches for the living and the dead, said Osofsky, who is working with New Orleans officers and their families. Officer Ronald Gillard, a 15-year veteran, lost his house to the storm, as did about 80 percent of the New Orleans force. But when the winds died down, 46-year-old Gillard was back at work. “We went to the flooded areas and just started rescuing people,” he said. “We worked as long as we could. Then I slept on the floor in a hotel lobby. We were eating cold food out of cans we found.” When Katrina passed, the department found itself without communications, and officers were cut off from each other and headquarters. Lawlessness spread through the city. Rescue workers reported being shot at. Police Superintendent Eddie Compass publicly repeated allegations – later debunked – that people were being beaten and babies raped at the convention center. At least two officers took their own lives in Katrina’s aftermath. Compass resigned last month, and the 1,450-member department began investigating nearly 250 of its officers accused of leaving their posts and 12 suspected of looting or condoning looting. last_img read more

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Premier League: Liverpool, Chelsea in winnable home fixtures

first_imgLiverpool have gone 33 Premier league games without losing.(PHOTO/courtesy)Liverpool vs WatfordAnfield Stadium, LiverpoolSaturday, 14-12-2019 @3:30pmRef: Andre MarrinerLiverpool are unbeaten in seven league games against Watford, outscoring the Hornets 25-4 (W6, D1). The Reds could become the first side in top-flight history to beat the same team at home by a five-goal margin in four straight seasons – they’ve twice won 5-0 and also recorded a 6-1 win over the past three campaigns. Watford have lost a club record 18 top-flight matches to Liverpool. The Hornets’ sole win in 12 top-flight games at Anfield was by 1-0 in 1999. It was their first Premier League match away to Liverpool.Liverpool are on a club record top-flight unbeaten run of 33 consecutive matches (W28, D5). The Reds have won 24 of their past 25 league games, drawing the other. They have scored two or more goals in 23 of those 25 fixtures. Liverpool boast the only 100% winning home record in the top four English divisions. The Reds are without a clean sheet in all 12 league and cup matches at Anfield this term, letting in 19 goals. They are guaranteed to be top of the table at Christmas – the last three occasions a team failed to win the title having been top at Christmas were all Liverpool (2008-09, 2013-14 and 2018-19). Mohamed Salah has scored six goals in four league games against Watford. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have each scored five goals and provided three assists in their five and six appearances respectively against the Hornets.Dejan Lovren is unavailable for Liverpool, having sustained a muscle problem against Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday night. Joel Matip is out for the rest of 2019 with a knee injury, while Fabinho and Nathaniel Clyne are also still missing.Defender Craig Dawson returns after a head injury for Watford’s first game under Nigel Pearson. The fitness of Roberto Pereyra and Adam Masina will be assessed, while Jose Holebas is sidelined.Burnley vs Newcastle UnitedTurf Moor, BurnleySaturday, 14-12-2019 @6pmRef: Tim RobinsonBurnley are hopeful that first-choice strikers Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes will overcome recent injuries to play. Ashley Westwood may feature after three weeks out, but the game is likely to come too soon for Charlie Taylor.Newcastle United forward Allan Saint-Maximin has been sidelined for a month with a hamstring tear, while Ciaran Clark is also ruled out. Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron are both doubts with respective calf and hamstring problems.Burnley’s loss at home to Newcastle last season was a first in six league meetings at Turf Moor (W4, D1). Newcastle triumphed in both Premier League fixtures last season after failing to win any of the first four (D3, L1). The Magpies could win three consecutive top flight-meetings versus Burnley for the first time since a run of five in 1955.Chelsea vs AFC BournemouthStamford Bridge, LondonSaturday, 14-12-2019 @6pmRef: Graham ScottBournemouth’s 4-0 win at home last season was just a second in nine games against Chelsea in all competitions (W2, L7). The Blues have triumphed in 11 of the 15 meetings overall, with Bournemouth winning four.Chelsea’s defeat at Everton last weekend was a third in four Premier League games, as many losses as sustained in their previous 20 fixtures. They are one of two clubs, along with Norwich City, not to have earned a Premier League point from a losing position this campaign. Chelsea have lost two of their eight Premier League home games this season, twice as many as in the entirety of 2018-19. The Blues have scored 31 Premier League goals but only 11 have come at Stamford Bridge. Their top three goalscorers in the Premier League this season are all under the age of 23: Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount. Abraham’s 11 Premier League goals this season have all come from open play. Chelsea have attempted 264 shots in the Premier League, the most by any side bar Manchester City. However, they are ranked joint-sixth for shot conversion.Chelsea are still missing centre-back Fikayo Tomori, who was not considered for Champions League duty on Tuesday because of a hip injury. Antonio Rudiger is set to continue in defence, while Mason Mount could return after being left out in midweek.Bournemouth’s injury crisis continues, with Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake among eight senior players ruled out. Joshua King is in contention, and Harry Wilson returns after being ineligible to face parent club Liverpool. David Brooks will not be available until March following a second ankle operationLeicester City vs Norwich City King Power Stadium, Leicester Saturday, 14-12-2019 @6pmRef: Andy MadleyLeicester City have no fresh injury concerns as they seek to equal the club record of 10 successive wins in all competitions. Winger Demarai Gray was an unused substitute against Aston Villa last weekend on his return after illness.Norwich defender Grant Hanley is back in training as he nears a comeback from the groin and hernia injuries that have kept him out since August. Swiss pair Josip Drmic and Timm Klose are continuing their rehabilitation.Leicester have won the past three Premier League meetings, latterly by a 1-0 scoreline at the King Power Stadium in February 2016. However, Norwich have won three of their five most recent away league games against Leicester, all in the Championship.Leicester have established a club record of eight consecutive top-flight victories, scoring at least twice in each. They can now equal their longest winning streak in all competitions – 10 in a row, set between December 1962 and March 1963. The club’s longest run of league victories is nine in a row from December 2013 to February 2014 in the Championship. Brendan Rodgers’ side would become only the seventh club to win nine successive Premier League fixtures. The Foxes could go nine games unbeaten at home from the start of a top-flight season for the first time since 1962. They have lost just one of their past 14 league matches at the King Power Stadium (W11, D2). Leicester have the division’s best defensive record, conceding just 10 goals. Jamie Vardy has scored in eight consecutive Premier League appearances, his best streak since a record 11-match run in 2015. He has a shot conversion rate this season of 39%, netting from 16 of his 41 attempts on goal. Kelechi Iheanacho is one short of 100 Premier League appearances. He has scored in all four of his competitive appearances for Leicester this season. James Maddison scored 16 goals in 53 appearances for Norwich before joining Leicester in 2018.Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Bramall Lane, Sheffield Saturday, 14-12-2019 @6pmRef: Peter BankesSheffield United manager Chris Wilder has a fully-fit squad for the visit of fellow promoted side Aston Villa. John Lundstram, George Baldock and John Fleck are all one booking from triggering an automatic suspension.Villa defender Tyrone Mings will miss out because of the hamstring injury he suffered against Leicester last Sunday, but the club are hopeful he will be available before the end of the year. Matt Targett has overcome a minor injury but Keinan Davis is not yet fit.Sheffield United’s only victory in the past 11 league meetings was by 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season. Aston Villa have won five of their six Premier League games against Sheffield United, drawing the other. They haven’t met in the top flight since the 2006-07 season.Southampton vs West HamSt. Mary’s Stadium, YorkshireSaturday, 14-12-2019 @8:30pmRef: Martin AtkinsonWest Ham have won 16 Premier League games versus Southampton, more than against any other side. Saints have lost four of the past five top-flight encounters – having been beaten in just three of the previous 12 (W5, D4). The Hammers have not opened the scoring in 15 Premier League visits to Southampton since a 1-1 draw at The Dell in March 1995.Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong should come back into contention after recovering from a hamstring injury. Yan Valery is again unavailable following a virus, while Sofiane Boufal, who is still being troubled by a toe problem, will be monitored.West Ham remain without Manuel Lanzini, Lukasz Fabianski and Jack Wilshere. Aaron Cresswell was forced off against Arsenal and Andriy Yarmolenko missed that game with a back problem, but both have since trained and may feature.The other upcoming Premier League gamesSunday, 15-12-2019-Man United vs Everton @5pm-Wolves vs Tottenham @5pm-Arsenal vs Man City @7:30pmMonday, 16-12-2019-Crystal Palace vs Brighton @10:45pmComments Tags: Chelsealiverpoolpremier leaguelast_img read more

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Chargers vs. Raiders: Five questions with opposing beat writer

first_imgALAMEDA –Five questions with Eric Williams, who covers the Los Angeles Chargers for ESPN.com, about Thursday night’s matchup at the Coliseum:Q: So maybe everyone wrote off the Chargers a little too soon after the goal line loss to the Tennessee Titans. What has changed to put the Chargers back in the periphery of the playoff race after wins over Chicago and Green Bay?For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Some frontline players emerged from the training room and …last_img read more

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South Africa wins investment awards

first_img15 April 2016South Africa won two investment awards at the second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministerial Economic and Business Conference, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on 12 April.The IORA conference formed part of the Annual Investor Meeting (AIM) hosted by UAE Vice President Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. AIM focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI) attractiveness, best practice, global hot spots and future FDI destinations, particularly for emerging economies.Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina accepted the two awards, presented by UAE Minister of Economy Saeed Al Mansoori. The awards included a runner-up prize from AIM for the best investment project facilitated in the Southern African region.That project is the R350-million Mpact PET recycling project, launched this month in Wadeville, Gauteng, that recycles polyethylene terephthalate plastics.The second award was a third place for InvestSA as best investment agency in the IORA, an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean, including India, Australia and various Middle Eastern states.Tripartite in nature, the organisation unites representatives of government, business and academia to promote co-operation and closer interaction between the countries in the region.The main principle of IORA is seeking a more open regionalism in order to strengthen economic co-operation, trade facilitation, as well as investment and social development between the 20 member countries and seven non-Indian Ocean dialogue members, including China, the US and UK. The IORA headquarters is in Ebene, Mauritius.@Economyae @AIM_Congress #UAE hosts the 2nd IORA Ministerial Economic & Business Conference pic.twitter.com/9tn8EGt1lZ— UAE TradeOfficeIndia (@UAETradeOffice) April 12, 2016It is the second year that the awards have been presented, with this year’s focus on small and medium enterprises (SME) and finding investment opportunities in innovation.Masina says the recognition from IORA was a vote of confidence in South Africa as an investment destination, as well as a boost for InvestSA’s mission to improve the South African investment climate through the fast-tracking, unblocking and reduction of bureaucratic obstacles to build relationships between foreign and local businesses.“These investment awards are evident that our investment division, Invest South Africa, can compete, is right there with the best and is capable of facilitating large-scale projects. Winning two investment awards demonstrate that the government remains hard at work and will continue to make South Africa an attractive destination.”Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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Dougie Lampkin star attraction of IBW in Goa

first_imgPanaji, Feb 17 (PTI) English professional motorcycle endurocross riderDougie Lampkin will be the star attraction for the India Bike Week scheduled at Arpora in Goa between February 19-20, an official said today. “Headlining this years India Bike Week (IBW) is a moto trials show, featuring for the first time ever the international sensation and undisputed king of trialsDougie Lampkin,” Martin Da Costa, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Seventy EMG announced here today. Seventy Event Media Group alongside FOX Life is organizing the IBW in Goa. Lampkin, renowned globally for his unparalleled skills in the discipline, will take centre stage as IBW 2016?s main attraction, he said. During the IBW, CEAT which is festivals official safety partner will bring acclaimed national sensation C S Santosh to the festival. “Indias finest off-road raced, Santosh will host CEAT safety session for the crowd, offering key insights into the riding safety drawn from his rich history and experience at national and international rides,” Costa said. He stated this year, the event will also have Indias first ever official Hard Enduro titled Dirty20 Enduro Challenge. Enduro is a form of motorcycle sports of riding the bike off road encountering several obstacles. “The event is open for general participation by amateur teams testing man and machine to their limits,” Costa added. During the event, the organisers have also decided to launch IBW Main Street parade, he said. This time, the IBW will also be featuring its first ever Film Festival with Imtiaz Ali as part of judges panel, Costa stated. PTI CORR DK SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Millions in cash rewards await Sibol eSports team in SEA Games

first_imgPH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ 55-year-old Nigel Benn cancels fight after shoulder injury The cash incentives are promised by Smart Communications as part of its “Get Gold!” campaign, which aims to fuel Sibol’s gold medal drive.“This is a huge milestone for esports, and it is our greatest honor to support the best Filipino gamers as they prove that we have the talent, skill, and drive to dominate this increasingly growing scene,” said Al Panlilio, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and President of Smart Communications, Inc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceSibol was also given its own training facility equipped with the latest mobile network innovations.A string of pocket tournaments and test events are also lined up for Sibol in the coming weeks to ramp up its buildup for the SEA Games. This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sibol eSports team for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—A cash windfall awaits the Philippine national eSports team to boost its gold medal bid in the Southeast Asian Games, which will be staged in the country later this year.Sibol athletes will receive P2 million for every gold medal in the team events (Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor) while P1 million will be awarded in the individual events (Tekken 7, Hearthstone, Star Craft 2).ADVERTISEMENT “With the combined efforts of Smart and their Get Gold! program as well as our other partners and the whole country we believe that Sibol now has taken firm root and will be able to face all challenges that come their way on their path to victory,” said Jane Jimenez Basas, co-chairman of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Esports Union (PSEU).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View commentslast_img read more

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