It was announced in April that Super Rugby would be trimmed from 18 teams to 15 going forward, with two of the South African representatives set for the chop.That move will leave South Africa with four sides in the southern hemisphere competition, while Australia will also see one of its teams cut.The Cheetahs and Southern Kings are widely expected to be the sides that lose their place, but the definite identity of the teams at risk remains unclear.The South African Rugby Union announced on Wednesday that a special general meeting will be held on July 7 to determine “the SA teams to participate in Super Rugby”.Chief executive Jurie Roux confirmed a decision would be made using a proposal from SA Rugby’s executive council and the franchise committee, which is made up of the six current teams.The proposal will also be discussed by a non-franchise committee ahead of the meeting, that panel containing representatives from South Africa’s 14 provincial rugby unions.
The first summer, 1996 when the Gallaghers were still together and Wonderwall was one of the themes of the year, He was the first to design the squad and undertook signings to revolutionize the team for an equivalent price that exceeded 50 million euros., a real fortune at the time.As for transfers, the best known of his career, that of Pedja Mijatovic, closed. The Titograd forward, current Podgorica, signed on July 1 after Real Madrid deposited with the LFP the termination clause that tied him to Valencia: 1,489 million pesetas. Sanz negotiated with Pedja during the entire previous campaign when he was in Mestalla without Francisco Roig, president of Ché, knowing about it, which sparked a crossing of statements in the media and strained the rivalry between the two clubs when he left.The move would go well for Lorenzo Sanz as a Montenegrin goal would end a 32-year drought without winning the European Cup only one season after arrival.That same summer he brought in another club legend, Roberto Carlos, who would remain on the team until 2007 without anyone moving him from the Bernabéu’s left wing. Inter released him in exchange for six million euros. Lorenzo Sanz passed away this Saturday in Madrid at the age of 76. The businessman had different businesses throughout his life but became famous when he occupied the main seat of the Santiago Bernabéu’s presidential box since Ramón Mendoza’s resignation on November 26, 1995. His legacy is history. He returned the European Cup to the club 32 years later with the Seventh (1998), added the Eighth (2000), also won a League, an Intercontinental and a Spanish Super Cup and signed players who marked an era in the white club. In addition, he also dressed Suker, Seedorf, Illgner, Panucci and Zé Roberto in white. The Croatian and the German triumphed at Real Madrid while the 10, the Italian and the Brazilian demonstrated their best level further from the Bernabéu. Seedorf shone for a decade at Milan, Zé Roberto did so at Bayer Leverkusen and at Bayern and Panucci in Rome.There was no other summer like itLorenzo Sanz kept looking for stars to reinforce the team but there was no other summer like the one in 1996. In the winter of ’98, they finally managed to bring to Karembeu, after a tug-of-war of months with Sampdoria. The New Caledonian left two marks for white history in the achievement of the Seventh against Leverkusen and against Borussia Dortmund. That same year Savio came from Flamengo, and two Spaniards who would spend some years in the white discipline leaving a good memory: Fernando Morientes and Aitor Karanka.The third season was more dedicated to sales, with the departures of Zé Roberto, Dani García, Amavisca or Santi Cañizares to add touches to the European champion squad with less-than-blinding signings.In the last of Sanz, the 99/00, spending soared with a very powerful investment (more than 30 million) in Nicolas Anelka, at that time, promising French striker for Arsenal. Another 21 were spent at Elvir Baljic and up to 8 at Ognjenovic. In the end, the ones that came out the best were the cheapest: Michel Salgado, for which 6 million were paid to Celta, Iván Helguera, which cost 2.5 million and Steve McManaman, who came free from Liverpool.That was a year of staff reform in which they came out Seedorf (€ 24m to Inter), Mijatovic (€ 12m to Fiorentina), Panucci (€ 9.3m to Inter), Davor Suker (€ 5m to Arsenal) and Samuel Eto’o, which did not materialize in Madrid and was sold for € 4.5 million to Mallorca at just 18 years old.On May 24, 2000, Lorenzo Sanz’s Real Madrid won the Eighth in Paris against Valencia and on July 16 called elections, in which he fell in front of Florentino Pérez, current president of the club ending his stage at the head of the white entity.
Delegates of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) were impressed after a demonstration of how Guyana’s Smart Classrooms work. The delegates are currently in Guyana for the 12th Biennial Conference.They were given a hands-on tour of the operations of one of the classrooms by the National Centre for Educational Resource Development’s (NCERD) Information Technology (IT) Coordinator Marcia Thomas. The IT Coordinator informed theInformation Technology Coordinator Marcia Thomas (center standing) addressing the delegates of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) on how the Smart Classroom worksdelegates that the smart classroom was born out of a need to meet the needs of the people, especially those in the hinterland regions. Thomas explained that it is also in keeping with Guyana’s green agenda since the room is powered by solar energy.Many of the delegates were amazed by the system which can effectively contribute to the education process for a large population. Thomas explained that prior to the system’s implementation, teachers were trained to effectively deliver lessons to their students using the new technology. She also indicated that the teacher conducting the lessons has full control of every student’s device.“With the help of the e-Governance unit, we have started connecting all the schools in Guyana. So, every child will have access to education. Every day we have master teachers in here teaching, every child who missed school can into smart class Guyana and pull up that lesson,” she is quoted by the Department of Public Information as explaining.Thomas also highlighted that shortly, an application (APP) will be launched to further enhance the smart classroom. This APP will provide access to hundreds of textbooks, free of cost, for students.
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0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Whyvonne Isuza’s goal against Burundi during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-finals at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on December 14, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 16- Football Kenya Federation has promised each member of the 37-man Harambee Stars technical bench Sh180,000 if they win Sunday’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final against Zanzibar in Machakos.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa says they will divide the Sh6.5mn cash collected for the team between every member of the contingent as a way of boosting their motivation for the final. According to Mwendwa, half of the Sh3mn cash prize from winning the tournament will go to the team and the rest will come from Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi and his Machakos counterpart Alfred Mutua who have given Sh1mn each and Sh3mn from federation partners SportPesa.“We have already paid them all the allowances up until the game against Burundi on Thursday. We gave the team Sh500,000 for winning their semi-final and for the group stages, each player earned Sh50,000. It is now up to them to do their bit on the pitch,” said the federation chief.Kenya is looking for its seventh CECAFA title with their last conquest coming all the way back in 2013 when the tournament was hosted in Kenya.Zanzibar are in only their second ever final, their first and last being in 1995 when they won it against hosts Uganda.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Paul Pogba FIFA has announced it is investigating Paul Pogba’s £89million transfer from Juventus to Manchester United last summer.A FIFA spokesperson told Press Association Sport that the world governing body was looking at the deal through its Transfer Matching System (TMS), the online platform that monitors cross-border transfers.“We can confirm that FIFA TMS has been requesting information on this matter. We have no further comment at this stage,” said the FIFA spokesperson.This is understood to be linked to claims that agent Mino Raiola will earn £41million from the world-record deal that saw the French player return to Old Trafford.Those claims will be explained in greater detail in a forthcoming book called ‘Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football’, written by two journalists from German newspaper Der Spiegel.The book will allege that the Italian-born, Dutch-based agent will receive payments for acting for the buying and selling club, as well as the player.Acting for all three parties in a transfer is unusual but allowed under certain circumstances, and all details must be logged with FIFA TMS.Neither Pogba nor Raiola has commented on the latest developments.A spokesman for Manchester United said on Tuesday: “We don’t comment on contracts.“FIFA have had the documents since the transfer was completed last August.”The 24-year-old Pogba, who left United to join Juventus in 2012, has been a regular in the Red Devils midfield this season, scoring seven goals in all competitions.FIFA’s interest in the transfer emerged on Tuesday night, shortly after sweeping changes were announced to its audit, ethics and governance committees.The replacement of its chief ethics investigator and ethics judge was always likely to be a controversial move and so it has proved, with the ousted pair claiming their exit is “politically motivated” and “the end of the reform process” at FIFA.
SAN FRANCISCO — When it was brought up that he is now the oldest player on the roster, Stephen Curry looked down to black tablecloth at the Warriors’ new San Francisco facility, rubbed his forehead, and cracked a joke. “Stop reminding me,” he said. “Just hearing it is weird.”It’s also true. After all the turnover from a summer that saw Kevin Durant go to Brooklyn, Andre Iguodala get traded to Memphis and Shaun Livington retire, Curry is the team’s “elder spokesman” — as he prefers to call …
The surge in articles and editorials about intelligent design vs. evolution, prompted by President Bush’s remarks (08/13/2005) often seems to track the political philosophy of the person or group: Republican vs. Democrat, conservative vs. liberal – but not always. Recent salvos:Irish Scream: Bill O’Reilly had Dr. Richard Sternberg on his O’Reilly Factor show on Fox News Aug. 24 (see Washington Post background story and Discovery Institute fact sheet). O’Reilly was clearly animated over the “brutal” tactics of the “fascist” anticreationists as Sternberg described how he was treated at the Smithsonian for allowing an I.D. paper to be published. With incredulity expressed in two-hand gestures, O’Reilly asked “Why?” they were doing this to him.Concerned Women for Human Events: The debate over ID was discussed both by Concerned Women for America and Human Events, which reprinted David Limbaugh’s essay (see below).Larry King Jive: Larry King moderated a heated discussion between pro-ID panelists John MacArthur, Jay Richards and Senator Sam Brownback, and anti-ID panelists Barbara Forrest, Depak Chopra and Senator Christopher Shays. Larry King’s opening questions seemed off point. The first thing out of his mouth was asking MacArthur if he believed the earth was only 5000 years old, and then asking Forrest if we came from monkeys, why there are still monkeys. Both respondents seemed to wonder what those questions had to do with the item under discussion. The anti-ID side seemed the most intent on making their case that ID isn’t science, while MacArthur wondered why evolutionists seem to be in such a panic over the obvious evidence for design. Jay Richards stuck to his guns that the Discovery Institute does not advocate mandating ID, despite Forrest’s persistent attempts to prove that ID people are religiously motivated. Chopra, who accepts ID as a source of consciousness, was more vicious against MacArthur than the evolutionists. Senator Brownback calmly asked that the nation engage in a vigorous discussion over evolution, bringing the best arguments together. Let’s identify facts that are facts and theories that are theories, he repeated.Frist in Line: Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn), though recently breaking ranks with the President over stem cell research, announced his agreement with Bush over intelligent design in an AP story (see MSNBC News). Frist has an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He said that exposing children to both views “doesn’t force any particular theory on anyone. I think in a pluralistic society that is the fairest way to go about education and training people for the future.” The article mentions a voice from the other political persuasion: Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean called President Bush “anti-science” over his remarks.OhIDo: Governor Bob Taft of Ohio, a Republican, threw his hat into the ID ring, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. He’s not sure what intelligent design means, but at least feels students ought to be able to hear criticisms of Darwinian evolution. The “teach the controversy” approach will provide the best compromise, he feels, between opponents who have differing ideas of how evolution should be taught.Dykstra’s Law: David Limbaugh answered the critics who called him an idiot for this editorial, proving that everyone is someone else’s weirdo.Hidden Motives: Why did Science reproduce the following quote without comment? Utah state senator D. Chris Buttars, in a USA Today editorial August 9, said, “The trouble with the ‘missing link’ is that it is still missing! … The theory of evolution … has more holes in it than a crocheted bathtub.”Who Speaks for Space? In an ostensibly nonpartisan editorial on Space.Com, SETI Institute Director of Education and Public Outreach Edna DeVore spoke out against the President’s remarks. Though written as the statement of a scientific rather than political organization, and quoting the positions of scientific societies, DeVore nonetheless employed arguments common to liberals: “Teaching creationism is in violation of the separation of church and state, and has been ruled illegal by the US Supreme Court in several cases.” DeVore mentions in passing that Bush’s remarks have generated about 120 reactions per day in print since he spoke in favor of intelligent design August 2.Name-Calling: William Safire in the New York Times looked at the scorn heaped on “creationism” in a brief and simplistic history of anti-evolutionism, and quoted several vehement anti-ID polemics, mostly liberal but with one conservative joining the scorn fest. Noting the new attack word “neo-creo” invented by anticreationist Philip Kitcher to counter the “marketing genius” of the label “intelligent design,” Safire left his own views unclear. He gave the last word with a Nobel laureate at Brown University, Leon Cooper: “If we could all lighten up a bit perhaps, we could have some fun in the classroom discussing the evidence and the proposed explanations — just as we do at scientific conferences.”Getting Warmer: The New York Times printed two more articles on the intelligent design controversy Sunday and Monday. Though the articles still lean heavily against I.D., the Discovery Institute president Bruce Chapman gave them credit for making progress on toning down their bias. He thinks the articles have gone from 90% negative to about 60%.Separate, but Equal? Lee Harris at Tech Central Station wrote a long essay that basically takes a “non-overlapping magisteria” position, hoping peace will be attainable if Christians throw creationism overboard and stick with theology, and science leaves them alone with their beliefs. He calls Darwinism part of the “normal science” consensus of our day.Censorship: The conservative internet news source World Net Daily has published an issue of its Whistleblower Magazine devoted to the issue, entitled, “Censoring God: Why is the science establishment so threatened by the intelligent design movement?The pro-I.D. Discovery Institute, on its Evolution News blog, keeps harping on reporters to get the definition of I.D. right. I.D. is not about supernatural design, but about intelligent design. The I.D. movement remains agnostic about the designer. Slowly, some reporters are getting their wording right, but many, like the New York Times, keep defining I.D. in sentences like, “[intelligent design claims that] some organisms are too complex to be explained by evolution alone, pointing to the possibility of supernatural influences.” The wording should be, according to a Discovery Institute statement, “certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.”The wording may seem subtle but is significant. Anti-ID reporters are determined to portray intelligent design as inherently religious, so they employ the word supernatural to make their point: “See?” they gloat, hammerlocking their straw man; “This can’t be science, because it’s about the supernatural!” But if the reference is to intelligent causes, those are already employed in scientific explanations in many fields. Science can investigate whether the cause was planned or unplanned without making any statements about who the Planner was or what the motive for the design was: this is done all the time in archaeology and criminology, for instance – even in SETI itself, which makes DeVore’s position all the more ironic. Caught in a logical trap, all she can do is fall back on arguments from authority and bandwagon. It’s good that evolution and intelligent design are getting debated in public more and more these days, but not all comments are well reasoned or informed. Some writers who think with their gall bladders instead of their cerebra are saying the most bile things. Investigating I.D. with uninformed prejudice, they ask, “what’s that awful smell?”, unaware it is their own breath blowing back in their face. Their acerbic remarks may some day come back to sting them when the Darwin idol, like that of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, falls and is dragged around the scientific square by cheering, liberated minds.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… adam popescu Related Posts This week’s eyebrow-raising $49 million round of funding for German food-ordering site Delivery Hero as well as a flurry of similar recent deals, indicate that consumers and restaurant owners want digital delivery. The U.S. restaurant industry is enormous — $632 billion in annual sales, according to the National Restaurant Association — but also cruelly efficent. The rate of business failure is legendary. But, online food delivery is growing again after furtive entrepreneurial efforts during the Internet boom. And one of the safer bets in the food business has to be on the automation of putting food in American stomachs.According to a study by the National Restaurant Association, 39% of consumers say they would use electronic ordering to buy meals if it were available. That, perhaps prompted 55% of restaurant owners in the same study to say electronic payment systems, essential to online ordering, will become more important to the industry. While some restauranteurs choose to build their own systems, third-party systems vendors, like U.S. market leaders Living Social, Seamless and GrubHub, are a more popular choice as most businesses don’t have the time or ability to create their own options for customers. A host of similar, smaller services are gaining restaurant clients, too, and the reason is clear: They’re easy to use, and that functionality keeps customers engaged. Chris Webb, chief executive at Venice, Calif.-based delivery site ChowNow says his company is succeeding because online customers order “again and again and again.” ChowNow allows customers to order from restaurants via its site and mobile app, and also creates custom menus as well as websites to host restaurant’s content and promote them. In addition to custom client menus and sites, ChowNow provides restaurants with the spending and eating trends of their customers. “If they (restaurant managers) know what a customer is worth to them, a restaurant then knows how much they should spend to acquire more customers,” said Webb.The National Restaurant Association’s recent study reported that 36% of Americans have placed an order online, with 46% saying they would order via a smartphone app if that option was offered. Webb’s service seems to be confirming this trend. “The average customer orders $46 worth of food every month at restaurants using ChowNow.” Webb said he is confident about his industry’s future. “GrubHub, the so-called market leader, will do about $500 million in gross billings (orders taken through its system) this year,” he said. “That is a fraction of one percent of the overall market. When the market leader holds less than 1% of the market, it makes me obviously very bullish.”Photo by Marktee Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#apps#web