SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants wasted a gem of a pitching performance Monday night. And so the defeats go on.Derek Rodriguez, the 26-year-old rookie who should certainly garner some Rookie of the Year votes, allowed two runs (one earned) over 6⅓ splendid innings, but Giant hitters managed only three hits of their own and lost to the Atlanta Braves before an announced crowd of 35,996 at AT&T Park.The loss was the ninth in a row for the Giants, who remain winless in September.The game was tied 1-1 …
Click here if you have trouble viewing this gallery in your mobile device.SAN LEANDRO — When Samantha McDuffie woke up Tuesday morning, she didn’t know her kids would be at her Tuesday night Walmart shift.She dropped off her 12-year-old son, Keyshawn, and 8-year-old daughter, Nevaeh, at the East Oakland Youth Center, where they’ve been going for five years.“You know we’ll be at Walmart on Davis today,” they told mom when they arrived. “I’m like, ‘My job?’” McDuffie said. “And they …
4 March 2005Deputy President Jacob Zuma and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed two agreements, one on trade and economic cooperation, the other on customs administration, in Pretoria on Thursday.SA and Turkey agreed to take steps to promote trade and economic cooperation – including establishing a joint economic commission – and to grant each other “most-favoured nation” status in accordance with World Trade Organisation principles.On the customs front, the two countries agreed to supply each other with information and technical assistance to ensure the proper application of customs legislation and to help prevent and investigate customs offences.Erdogan arrived in South Africa for a four-day visit on Wednesday, accompanied by several government ministers and about 60 businesspeople.Zuma said the signing of the agreements was an important step in consolidating relations between Ankara and Pretoria.“From these interactions we are able to say there is a fresh breeze”, Zuma said, adding that there was generally a consensus on various issues that were discussed at a series meetings between the two countries’ delegations.Erdogan said that Africa was an integral part of his administration’s foreign policy, adding that Turkey had declared 2005 “the year for Africa”.Following Zuma’s visit to Turkey in 2003, trade between the two countries expanded to over R6-billion in 2004, with SA gold exports to Turkey exceeding R600-million.South African exports to Turkey (including gold) increased by 205% in 2004, reaching R5.6-billion compared to R1.8-billion in 2003.Turkish exports to South Africa grew to R1.1-billion in 2004, up by 57% from R677-million in 2003.Issues discussed between Erdogan’s delegation and their SA counterparts included expanding trade and investment, defence and security co-operation, restoring air links and expanding tourism.Issues of mutual concern to the two countries include the elections in Iraq, developments in the Middle East and the reform of the United Nations.Addressing journalists in Pretoria ahead of Erdogan’s visit, Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad said that Turkey ranked in the top 20 economies in the world and was thus an important partner for South Africa.“We want to use Turkey as a springboard to enter the former Asian republics and the former Soviet Union, so Turkey becomes a very important player in helping us to make inroads into all those territories”, Pahad said.Source: BuaNews
Prof Nyokong invests hugely in her students, particularly women. Prof Nyokong is one of SA’s top scientists, with a long list of awards. (Images: Rhodes University) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Tebello Nyokong Professor of chemistry Rhodes University +27 46 603 8260. RELATED ARTICLES • Open-access research data for SA • Research output rises, papers double • SA academic gets top science award • Top award for local invasion biologistLucille DavieHer father had often told her: “You can do anything. Don’t ever stop.” It was a lesson well learnt – today Prof Tebello Nyokong is one of South Africa’s top scientists in the fields of chemistry and nanotechnology. She’s just received the National Research Foundation‘s (NRF’s) lifetime achievement award, the latest in a long list of accolades earned over her illustrious academic career.“What gave me strength, I was fortunate, was my father. Simple. And constantly, my father said: ‘You can do anything. Don’t ever stop.’ So coming from your father, it’s very important,” she said in a letter to her 18-year-old self.She is currently a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Rhodes University, a holder of the DST-NRF Research Chair in Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology, as well as director of the DST-Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre focusing on sensors.She received the award at the ceremony in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, 27 August. “Very honoured. I am very happy for myself and my students. Lovely,” she said of the award. It means that she will get more recognition and that’s always good for funding assistance.“We are privileged to have an academic and scientist of Prof Nyokong’s stature in our National System of Innovation. She is an exceptional role model and her outstanding work in training the next generation of chemists, especially women chemists, contributes to ensuring that our country remains at the cutting edge of scientific development,” said science and technology minister Derek Hanekom. “The many accolades that she has received are testimony to the fact that she is a world-class scientist, with whom we are proud to be associated.”She is presently engaged in pioneering research into photodynamic therapy for cancer treatment, and has a grant from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.“If anyone has had the privilege of having known and worked with Prof Nyokong, as I have, one will know that she is a passionate and tireless researcher and mentor. Her peers view her as a champion and leader in field of research,” said NRF CEO, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld. “In all these years of her involvement in research, academia and science she has been, and remains, one of the brightest jewels that this continent has produced.”Nyokong has dedicated her career, both locally and internationally, to not only advancing the frontiers of scientific research but she’s also served as a role model for women and previously disadvantaged people in science.Through her international collaborations with counterparts around the world, she has contributed greatly to enhancing the reputation of South African and African science. Many international scientists have come to South Africa to visit her laboratory at Rhodes University where she has hosted numerous post-doctoral candidates from around the world.Born in MaseruBorn in Maseru in Lesotho, Nyokong obtained her BSc in Chemistry and Biology as well as a Certificate in Education from the University of Lesotho in 1977. She completed her master’s degree at McMaster University and her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where she also worked as a teaching assistant. She received a Fulbright fellowship for postdoctoral study at the University of Notre Dame in the US.Her work has put her in the “forefront of developments important for the effective treatment of cancer through her contributions in photodynamic therapy and has contributed to the fabrication of molecular sensors for various environmentally, biologically and medically important applications”, according to the Department of Science and Technology.She has registered a patent and published or co-published eight books and book chapters. She has authored and co-authored more than 430 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the New Journal of Chemistry, Polyhedron, and the Journal of Physical Chemistry.In 2007 Nyokong was recognised by the NRF as one of the top three publishing scientists in the country. She has also served as editor of the African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry as well as on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Electrochemical Science, and Scientific World Journal.AwardsNyokong’s long list of awards includes the 2009 L’Oreal-Unesco Award for Women in Science representing Africa and the Arab States; the Royal Society in Chemistry and Pan African Chemistry Network Distinguished Women in Chemistry award; the South African Chemical Institute‘s Gold Medal; and the World Academy of Science Medal for 2013 for outstanding contribution to science and technology, which will be presented to her in Argentina this year.In 2005 she was awarded the Order of Mapungubwe in bronze, by then President Thabo Mbeki. She has been awarded a prestigious adjunct professorship by the University of Tromso in Norway.She has also received a number of honorary doctorates in science and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the World Academy of Science, as well as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. In 2012, she was included in the exhibition of the National Center for Research on Human Evolution in Spain, as one of 12 Names Likely to Change the World.In science two parameters are important in judging the significance and influence of any scientist’s work: publications and citations, or references to their work. Nyokong has 310 publications, and 1 179 citations, according to specialised search engine Microsoft Academic Search. Between 1993 and 2012 she collaborated with 214 co-authors.Nurturing young women studentsShe invests hugely in her students, particularly women. She has supervised 73 masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students, and is currently supervising another 25.“She exudes passion for science – doing science, teaching science, promoting science, financing science, applying science, and contributing to national and international policy and strategy to foster and grow scientific research in developing countries,” indicated the department. “Most particularly, Prof Nyokong is passionate about passing on knowledge. Her students are her life, as is evidenced by her many graduates currently carving their own careers across the globe.”“I just love them,” she said. And the feeling is clearly mutual. One of her master’s students described her as “a caring woman who really takes the time to get to know each student and their projects”.She unassumingly attributes her success to her students but they say, “She is so modest. That’s just part of who she is. None of us would be here without her.”NRF awardThe NRF Lifetime Achiever award honours a deserving South African who is considered to have made outstanding or extraordinary contributions of an international standard and impact, to the development of science in and for South Africa over an extended period of time.It is awarded to South African citizens, generally above 60 years of age, who must have made a contribution to the lives of their compatriots through work and achievements that can be categorised as being “significant, recognisably developmental, beneficial and have made significant impact”.
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH U.S. forward Alex Morgan has said that Blatter failed to recognize her at the annual award event in 2012,even though she was one of three nominees for the women’s Player of the Year.Blatter also famously argued in 2004 that players could boost the popularity of the women’s game by wearing tighter shorts. For her career, Solo has made 202 total appearances with the national team, with 153 wins and an international-record 102 shutouts.Solo’s tenure with the national team ended following last year’s Olympics in Brazil, when the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals. Afterward, Solo called the Swedish team “cowards” for their defensive style of play.She was suspended from the team shortly thereafter and has not returned.Blatter was suspended from office and banned from soccer for six years following allegations of a widespread corruption scandal that came to light in 2015. Both U.S. and Swiss officials cooperated in the investigation, which is ongoing, and more than 40 people have been indicted.Blatter has also had a history of what many consider to be sexist behavior concerning the women’s game.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding A representative for Solo confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that the report was accurate and said the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national team had no further comment on the matter.Blatter could not immediately be reached for comment by the AP, but the embattled former head of soccer’s governing body told the Guardian newspaper: “This allegation is ridiculous.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSolo has been dogged by a number of off-the-field controversies. Notably, a domestic violence case stemming from a 2014 altercation at a family member’s home in Washington state.Solo anchored the U.S. team in goal during its 2015 Women’s World Cup championship run, allowing just three goals in seven games with five shutouts during the tournament. FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)Hope Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in 2013.In an interview published Friday in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter grabbed her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the annual soccer awards event.ADVERTISEMENT Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ View comments
Following last weekend’s training camp in Queensland, Australian Women’s Open player, Marikki Watego tells us about how the camp went, what the team got up to and how the team is feeling in the lead up to the 2013 Trans Tasman Series.It was the last but definitely one of the most important events on what has been a jam-packed year for Touch Footy; the Open Women’s training camp. In preparation for the Super Trans Tasman Series in 2013, any chance for the team to get together, train and bond as a team, I think is a vital component to walking away with the series in two months’ time. Following my debut in the Trans Tasman series in Mudgee, it was evident that the Kiwis gave us a run for our money and ambushed us with a new hybrid Kiwi-Aussie style of Touch and all credit to them for a competitive series. However, I think in 2013 the Kiwis will face a more finely-oiled machine that is the Australian Open Women’s team. The camp last weekend was only a routine service for this machine to ensure it will be ready for game day come February 2013. The camp kicked off on Saturday 15th in Brisbane with both the Open Women’s and Under 20’s Women’s training at Ballymore. In typical Queensland fashion the weather was as hot as it gets. Most of us lathered up on the sunscreen, some of us not knowing that finger painting it on your face won’t be terribly useful hey Emilee Cherry? But then again, at least Chez wasn’t sporting a ‘Louise Winchester’ singlet tan by the end of the weekend. After a quick welcome by Belly and introduction to Marto our new manager, we went for warm up. Marto’s warm up was awesome because this kept Oz in check from trying to make us run a cross country before stretches. Karley Banks then took us for some drills, she often suggested watching Dylan Thompson for a few pointers. Sooo Dyl, looks like Touch vids of you will be copping some YouTube hits. The day went pretty quick after that, thanks to a super organised coaching staff who catered to our every need, whether that be a cold sweat towel on the neck, icy cold water in our water bottles and even lunch ready on demand. Our last task for the day was a game against the very skillful Under 20’s Women. The heat, and the fact that there were a lot of sore bodies (from a massive year of Touch) on both teams made the game very tough. They tested every facet of our game and I think it was a great demonstration of mind over matter from our team to play as if none of the external factors had any influence on the task at hand. It was definitely a tiring day but the fun was yet to come. The two day camp was to continue on the Sunshine Coast at Belly’s house which I would like to name ‘Bell Manor’. After a little trek up the coast we finally arrived on the coast and were guided through ‘Bell Manor’ like an episode of MTV Cribs. 14 women and one man in a mansion was a great recipe for team bonding (nothing suss)! The rest of the afternoon was very cruisy but team bonding was at its finest by the end of the night. El capitano Squeeze and the experienced Pete Rogerson were very instrumental in establishing this great time of bonding with some great moments caught on camera. Mrs Hennessey may need to see a professional hairdresser to rectify a little mishap to her lovely locks of hair over the weekend. Sunday was as hot as the day before but ‘Bell Manor’ had some more surprises up its sleeve consisting of kayaking in a bull shark infested canal which was always fun. After the stint of kayaking it was back to business and time to train. We headed off to Belly’s school and trained until midday where the camp concluded. Over all it was a great camp to catch up with the girls, re-run through our game plan and confirm that we were all on the same page. With Belly being happy at where we are at, I think that it’s safe to say we are well on the way to being in peak condition for February 2013. Lastly I would like to say thanks to the TFA High Performance team, Cathy and Wayne for your efforts. A big thank you to Belly and Belly’s family for evacuating the family home to allow for us to stay and also Hayley Rogerson for accommodating some of the girls. Thanks to the guys and girls who came out to give us a run on the Sunny Coast as well. And lastly to Marto, Karley and Belly for such a well organised camp! Related LinksCamp Diary – Marikki Watego
Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says a deeper partnership can be forged with the University of the West Indies (UWI), to solve challenges in the education system.Speaking at the UWI Research Days, at the Mona campus, on February 7, the Minister argued that the partnership could enable major results from meagre resources.He pointed out that the issue of the shortage of science teachers in the classroom could be improved by the UWI.The Minister told the gathering that high-quality research in teaching can offer solutions, and provide students with “solid skills for the future”.Senator Reid emphasised that if Jamaica is to be very competitive, workers must be on the cutting edge of technology and versed in “new ways of doing things”.Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, said areas in the agricultural sector are in need of more research, such as rainwater harvesting, irrigation, climate proofing and production.He also called for new approaches in the utilisation of human and national resources to “build an economy that grows sustainably and equitably for everybody”.Research Days was staged between January 7 and 9, with a focus on solutions to climate change, poverty and health issues. Some 80 exhibits were showcased in the Research Days Village, from all the faculties of the university.The event was held under the theme ‘Bridging the Research and Innovation Gaps between Academia and Industry’. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says a deeper partnership can be forged with the University of the West Indies (UWI), to solve challenges in the education system. He pointed out that the issue of the shortage of science teachers in the classroom could be improved by the UWI. Senator Reid emphasised that if Jamaica is to be very competitive, workers must be on the cutting edge of technology and versed in “new ways of doing things”.
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,014.99, down 14.34 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 17 cents, or 6.12 per cent, to $2.95 on 21.9 million shares. The company says it now expects to deliver 20 to 22 C Series jets for 2017 due to engine delivery delays, compared with its earlier guidance for about 30. It also announced it has signed a letter of intent with an unidentified European customer for a firm order of 31 C Series aircraft and options for an additional 30 jets. Bombardier also reported a third-quarter loss of $117 million (five cents per share) compared with a loss of $94 million (four cents per share) a year ago. Revenue totalled $3.84 billion, up from $3.74 billion.Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. (TSX:AQN). Utilities. Down 45 cents, or 3.27 per cent, to $13.30 on 7.6 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down $2.37, or 4.80 per cent, to $47.03 on 6.8 million shares. The pipeline company reported a third-quarter profit of $765 million (47 cents per share) compared to a net loss of $103 million (11 cents per share) in the same quarter last year. Revenue in the quarter amounted to $9.23 billion, up from $8.49 billion.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 35 cents, 2.69 per cent, to $13.36 on 5.9 million shares. The company reported a third-quarter loss of $69 million (six cents per share), improving from a net loss of $251 million (30 cents per share) in the same quarter last year. Cenovus more than doubled its production (590,851 barrels of oil equivalent per day) compared with a year ago, boosted by its acquisition of most of the Canadian assets of ConocoPhillips earlier this year. Revenue totalled $4.39 billion, up from $2.95 billion.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up six cents, or 1.20 per cent, to $5.06 on 5.5 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down six cents, 1.62 per cent, to $3.65 on 4.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Media. Up 99 cents, or 1.66 per cent, to $60.47 on 3.6 million shares. The telecommunications and media company says it earned $770 million attributable to shareholders in its third quarter, up from $752 million a year ago. Operating revenue totalled $5.68 billion, up from $5.41 billion.Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO). Financial services. Down six cents, 0.17 per cent, to $35.97 on 302,057 shares. The insurance company reported a drop in its third-quarter profit compared with a year ago as it was hit by costs related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. It reported third-quarter earnings of $581 million (59 cents per share) compared with a profit of $674 million (68 cents per share) a year ago.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up 99 cents, 1.72 per cent, to $58.54 on 548,814 shares. The Montreal-based construction and engineering firm reported its third quarter net income more than doubled from a year ago as the recent acquisition of WS Atkins boosted revenue. Profit attributable to shareholders was $103.6 million, or 59 cents per diluted share, compared with $43.3 million, or 29 cents per diluted share a year earlier. Revenue rose to $2.6 billion, up from nearly $2.2 billion in the third quarter of 2016, with Atkins contributing $805.3 million.
TORONTO – Shares of Shopify Inc. slumped Tuesday on news that its rival Magento Commerce was bought by Adobe Systems Inc.The e-commerce company’s stock closed at $177.66 in Toronto on Tuesday, marking a 6.12 per cent drop, one day after the U.S. software giant announced the acquisition. Shopify shares on the New York Stock Exchange closed at US$138.75, down nearly four per cent.Adobe, best known for its Photoshop picture editing software, on Monday said it had signed a US$1.68-billion agreement to buy Campbell, Calif.-based Magento.Magento’s platform helps companies set up online stores and manage orders. Its customers include Canon, Helly Hansen and Paul Smith. Adobe and Magento share joint customers including Coca-Cola, Warner Music Group, Nestle and Cathay Pacific.Adobe said the acquisition will enable e-commerce to be seamlessly integrated into its own platform.“Embedding commerce into the Adobe Experience Cloud with Magento enables Adobe to make every moment personal and every experience shoppable,” said Brad Rencher, Adobe’s executive vice president and general manager of digital experience in a statement on Monday.
For more information on #shiftintowinter; CLICK HERE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Argo Road Maintenence Road Contractor is reminding drivers to slow down as the snow has arrived.Tweeted on Thursday, September 26th, 2019, Argo posted, slow down and adjust your driving speeds according to the weather conditions.Argo’s twitter feed has posted shoulder gravelling has started along the John Hart Hwy (BCHwy 97S) near Fabric Road today and tomorrow. Traffic will be single lane and to expect minor delays.