Holloway praises fans after QPR win

first_imgQPR’s win moved them to the 50-point mark Ian Holloway praised QPR fans after the 4-1 victory over Norwich at Loftus Road.Rangers came from behind after Ryan Manning’s freak own goal, with Massimo Luongo, Matt Smith and Ebere Eze scoring before Manning headed in the fourth.“I think it’s down to the fans,” Holloway declared.”The fans are really appreciating the way the players are working and the skill they’ve got, and that bodes well for the future.“I want to thank the fans, because the atmosphere they’re creating for these young gentlemen is something sensational.“No matter whether they get it wrong or not, they still want the ball and they (the fans) can’t wait to see them do something.#The exciting Ebere Eze impressed again for QPR © Yui Mok/PA Wire“It’s very exciting, so thanks everybody from me – you’ve made us not worry about letting a goal in.”Norwich manager Daniel Farke said his team failed to deal with QPR’s long balls to Smith, but Rangers boss Holloway insisted they are about much more.Teenage forward Eze was a threat throughout and his goal was his second for the R’s.Holloway said: “We’ve got different skill sets. Matt is as good at doing what he does as anyone in our league and in the top league.“And we’ve got Ebere and what he’s got. He’s very exciting. I want him to create goals and score for us.“I’m very pleased with him. He’s a wonderfully balanced, intelligent boy and he wants to learn.“He glides and he floats. Ebere just beats you so easily. I want to encourage him to get in there and the team to give it to him.“We’ve got belief and why wouldn’t you have that with the skill we have on the pitch? I can see us getting stronger and stronger.”Luongo’s goal was his fourth in seven games and, coming straight after Rangers went behind, proved to be a pivotal moment in the game.Holloway said: “I thought the lads showed terrific skill and mentality to score as early as we did. It was a fantastic goal – a couple of little one-twos.“I gave Mass rest the other day. We look fantastic when he’s in there in that form. He’s starting to get prolific.”See also:QPR come from behind to crush NorwichFarke: Norwich failed to deal with QPR’s long-ball tacticsTwo more QPR youngsters in line for first-team chance at HullQPR v Norwich player ratingsPalace and Brighton monitor QPR’s EzeHolloway: QPR youngster Eze still has a lot to learn Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

H-DNL football: St. Bernard’s erases early deficit, downs Ferndale to remain perfect in 2019

first_imgWill Omey added five more touchdowns to his 2019 bounty as St. Bernard’s scored 33 unanswered points en route to a 47-27 road-win over Ferndale, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.St. Bernard’s scored its second-most points of the season Saturday — and, for the most part, they did it without the No. 1 receiver in the state.Lane Thrap exited the game with an upper-body injury early in the first quarter and did not return to play.So a few new Crusaders faces stood tall in the …last_img

Black economic empowerment

first_imgBlack economic empowerment (BEE) is not simply a moral imperative to redress the inhumane policies of apartheid. It is a pragmatic growth strategy to realise the country’s full potential by bringing the black majority into the economic mainstream.Broad-based black economic empowerment, or B-BBEE, is a strategy to ensure all South Africans are able to meaningfully participate in the mainstream economy. (Image: Brand South Africa)In the decades before South Africa achieved democracy in 1994, the apartheid government systematically excluded African, Indian and coloured people from meaningful participation in the country’s economy.Realising the country’s full potential“Our country requires an economy that can meet the needs of all our economic citizens – our people and their enterprises – in a sustainable manner,” the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) says in its BEE strategy document.“This will only be possible if our economy builds on the full potential of all persons and communities across the length and breadth of this country.”Despite the many economic gains made in the country since 1994, the racial divide between rich and poor remains. As the DTI points out, such inequalities can have a profound effect on political stability:“Societies characterised by entrenched gender inequality or racially or ethnically defined wealth disparities are not likely to be socially and politically stable, particularly as economic growth can easily exacerbate these inequalities.”See Broad-based black economic empowerment on the DTI websiteTowards broad-based growthBlack economic empowerment – or broad-based black economic empowerment, as it is technically known – is not affirmative action, although employment equity forms part of it. Nor does it aim to take wealth from one group and give it to another. It is essentially a growth strategy, targeting the South African economy’s weakest point: inequality.“No economy can grow by excluding any part of its people, and an economy that is not growing cannot integrate all of its citizens in a meaningful way,” the DTI says.“As such, this strategy stresses a BEE process that is associated with growth, development and enterprise development, and not merely the redistribution of existing wealth.”Black economic empowerment is an important policy instrument aimed at broadening the economic base of the country – and through this, at stimulating further economic growth and creating employment.The strategy is broad-based, as shown in the name of the legislation: the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003. This reflects the government’s approach, which is to “situate black economic empowerment within the context of a broader national empowerment strategy . focused on historically disadvantaged people, and particularly black people, women, youth, the disabled, and rural communities”.As the DTI notes, discrimination “is at its most severe when race coincides with gender and/or disability”.Download: The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act of 2013BEE objectivesThrough its BEE policy, the government aims to achieve the following objectives:Empower more black people to own and manage enterprises. Enterprises are regarded as black-owned if 51% of the enterprise is owned by black people, and black people have substantial management control of the business.Achieve a substantial change in the racial composition of ownership and management structures and in the skilled occupations of existing and new enterprises.Promote access to finance for black economic empowerment.Empower rural and local communities by enabling their access to economic activities, land, infrastructure, ownership and skills.Promote human resource development of black people through, for example, mentorships, learnerships and internships.Increase the extent to which communities, workers, co-operatives and other collective enterprises own and manage existing and new enterprises, and increase their access to economic activities, infrastructure and skills.Ensure that black-owned enterprises benefit from the government’s preferential procurement policies.Assist in the development of the operational and financial capacity of BEE enterprises, especially small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and black- owned enterprises.Increase the extent to which black women own and manage existing and new enterprises, and facilitate their access to economic activities, infrastructure and skills training.BEE codes and scorecardThe Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice emerged in 2007 to provide a standard framework for the measurement of BEE across all sectors of the economy.Download the codes of good practice from the Broad-based black economic empowerment page on the DTI websiteThe codes require that all entities operating in the South African economy make a contribution towards the objectives of BEE.The first phase of the codes encourages all entities, public and private, to implement proper BEE initiatives through the issuing of licences, concessions, sale of assets and preferential procurement.The second phase of the codes covers the seven components of the B-BBEE scorecard, namely: ownership; management control; employment equity; skills development; preferential procurement; enterprise development; and socioeconomic development (including industry-specific and corporate social investment initiatives).The B-BBEE Act of 2003 makes the codes binding on all state bodies and public companies, and the government is required to apply them when making economic decisions on:procurement,licensing and concessions,public-private partnerships, andthe sale of state-owned assets or businesses.Private companies must apply the codes if they want to do business with any government enterprise or organ of state – that is, to tender for business, apply for licences and concessions, enter into public-private partnerships, or buy state-owned assets.Companies are also encouraged to apply the codes in their interactions with one another, since preferential procurement will affect most private companies throughout the supply chain.Equity Equivalent Investment Programme for multinationalsThe codes of good practice allow foreign multinational companies that do business in South Africa some flexibility in how they structure their empowerment deals.In particular, the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice acknowledge that there may be multinationals whose global practices prevent them from complying with the ownership element of B-BBEE through the traditional sale of shares to black South Africans.In such cases, the codes allow for contributions in lieu of a direct sale of equity. These contributions, known as “equity equivalent” contributions, count towards the ownership element of B-BBEE.The value of these contributions may be measured against 25% of the value of a multinational’s South African operations, or against 4% of the total revenue from its South African operations annually over the period of continued measurement.Foreign multinationals can submit proposals for Equity Equivalent Programmes to the Department of Trade and Industry for approval by the Minister of Trade and Industry.Brand South Africa reporterSources: Department of Trade and Industry, the South Africa YearbookReviewed: 19 April 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

South Africa’s first vegan magazine

first_imgMedia24 has launched South Africa’s first vegan focused magazine, The Vegan Life. Besides vegan friendly recipes, there are also informative articles on a wide range of relevant topics, from getting enough protein to buying cruelty-free beauty products.The Vegan Life launches on 30 January 2017. (Image: Screengrab via digital version of the magazine)Priya PitamberIn the newly launched magazine, The Vegan Life, numerous questions relating to the lifestyle are tastefully answered:How can a vegan include more protein in their diet?Do vegans need to take supplements?How to respond to frequently asked questions?What is safe and not safe for a vegan to eat?Those who follow a vegan diet exclude meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and other animal related products from their menus.“The huge shift towards veganism is really interesting,” said Marianne Erasmus, publisher of The Vegan Life.“It reflects a growing awareness of our impact on the world because the basis of veganism is not only about what is good for the individual, but also what is best for the planet.“We support the decision to live ethically and the activism behind it, and are very proud to launch the first vegan magazine in South Africa.”Thokozani Mashigo has been a vegan for just over a year, eating organic, plant-based food. “I adopted an alkaline-based diet which meant cutting out acid-based foods, of which animal-based foods are a part.”But his decision has not been without its difficulties.“Being a vegan,” he said, “especially a black vegan, posed many challenges for me, from explaining such a foreign concept to friends and family to finding suitable eateries that cater for vegans, to understanding the labelling on almost every single item of food I purchase.”The magazine got his attention, he said, by the cover because of the “beautifully shot food and the layout of the magazine”.“I immediately got the earthy, natural organic feeling that comes with being a vegan,” he said.He enjoyed that the magazine contained an abundance of information. “I loved the answers to the many questions one asks oneself when embarking on such an unpopular diet choice.”The list of vegan-friendly restaurants was also appreciated, as was the article about which supplements vegans could buy.“This magazine has helped me to understand veganism even better, to plan my meals and the ingredients, and it has helped me from a nutrition point of view.”Mashigo is also interested in trying out the dessert recipes.Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or Peta, said 2016 would be #TheYearofVegan and it was that exactly, reads the magazine.“In the UK, where veganism is widely regarded as one of the fastest-growing lifestyle trends, the number of vegans rose by more than 360% over the past 10 years.“Here in South Africa, although we don’t have the exact statistics, veganism is clearly a path more and more people are choosing to take.”@JoziStyle @media24 @XXXSHEWOLFXXX @TheLifesWay Looks great! Even though I am not vegan, #healthyeating ideas are always welcome! ? ? https://t.co/NtR3UxAGFv— Roelia (@GPBoozyFoodie) January 27, 2017Progress, well done! https://t.co/HotIiZAoLX— Tim Harper (@timharper) January 30, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Brand South Africa and UNISA host the South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University Dialogue

first_imgBrand South Africa and UNISA host the South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University DialogueJohannesburg, Wednesday 05th September 2018 – Brand South Africa and the University of South Africa (UNISA) have partnered to host the South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) and the Pan-African University Dialogue in a two-day programme from 11th -12th September 2018.The conference will bring together academics, and industry representatives from South Africa and African markets such as Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria to provide expert input on key issues that impact positively and negatively on the competitiveness and reputation of the Pan-African brand, and Africa’s Nation Brands.Further to that, the unpacking of the identified theme – Interrogating the Pan-African Nation Brand: re- and de-constructing state capacity & the stories we tell to market the African brand reality, will form a golden thread for the dialogues.Speaking on the theme, Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Research, Dr Petrus De Kock said; “Brand South Africa understands that the reputation of the nation, nation brand, or in this case, the African continent, is shaped by a multitude of factors.  Due to divergent perceptions and public discourses on the condition of the African continent, the 2018 Pan-African Nation Brand Dialogue aims to interrogate two inter-related dimensions of the Africa’s Nation Brands through the subthemes – ‘State’ of the African Nation Brand that focuses on how governance capability impacts on reputation, as well as Telling and taking African Stories to Market that focuses on marketing in the African environment.”  Brand South Africa’s main objective as an award-winning organisation in research, aims to identify opportunities and lessons from contributions made by delegates which will be followed through in various project collaborations.“Brand South Africa will showcase its social segmentation model research that won the annual Southern African Market Research Association’s Best Research award, as well as research on the Development of the BRICS brand.  It has been a fruitful journey for the organisation since its first SACF in 2013 where Brand South Africa developed several interventions to address some of the issues outlined. In 2017 the Nation Brand University Dialogue was entitled – From Ubuntu Foreign Policy to a Democracy of Jazz – lessons from the Nation Brand University Dialogue and this year we eagerly envision collaborating with the continent,” adds Dr De Kock.The two-day programme will wrap up with a panel discussion and brainstorming with panellists, Prof K.M Makhitha, Mr Oyewole Simon Oginni, Dr Rasheed Akinyemi, Dr David Okello, Dr Joash Ntenga Moitui, Dr Timothy Esemu, Dr Kobby Mensah and Dr A. Adesoga in finding a way forward in the Pan-African Marketing & Nation Brand research in the era of the Continental Free Trade Area. For interviews and RSVP kindly see below;Dates: 11-12 September 2018Venue: UNISA, Kgorong Function hall, Kgorong BuildingContact Details: Ntombi Ntanzi; ntombin@brandsouthafrica.com or Cell: 081 704 1488Time: 09h00 – 17h00last_img read more

‘Seng season opens statewide

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The harvest season for ginseng opened Sept. 1 and continues through the end of December on private land, and it’s important to note that the collecting of ginseng on any public land is prohibited. Harvested ginseng must be certified by the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODOW) prior to export from the state to verify its weight and legal origin. Federal law requires that all state lots of ginseng be separated and totaled by the year. Because of this necessity, all uncertified ginseng must be weighed and accounted for each year.The export of American ginseng from the state of Ohio is regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and ODNR. Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial herb that is highly valued in the United States and worldwide for its alleged medicinal traits. Due to its value and significant harvest pressure, regulation on both harvest and export are necessary to ensure survival of the species.Additional information about American ginseng and harvest regulations can be found in the publication Ohio’s Green Gold available on wildohio.gov.last_img read more

Thanks to those who make farming look simple, even when its not

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few years ago my uncle got a new farm truck. He searched long and hard for a new model with as few electronic gadgets and gizmos as possible. No power seats, windows or locks, or AC. The truck has standard transmission and certainly no heated seats or heated steering wheels. He even has to turn the knob on the radio for goodness sakes. Why would anyone purposely subject themselves to such personal calamity?The answer: all that fancy stuff breaks, and it can’t be fixed in the farm shop. Power windows, for example, are very convenient until they happen to go out when you are trying to pay at a drive-through window in a torrential downpour. Then they are frustrating, unpleasant and expensive to fix (speaking from personal experience).As I get older I continue to gain more appreciation for non-fancy, basic stuff that really works the way it is supposed to. In my years I have had all too much experience with home improvement projects where you end up working on the dysfunctional tool used for the project rather than the project itself.So, when I find something really works the way it is supposed to, I find it very satisfying. I couldn’t help but feel this way as I strolled the winter pastures with Pete Conkle on his grazing operation nestled amid the rolling hills of Columbiana County, his roll of poly tape in hand. He is this year’s Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Steward Award winner.Throughout the history of agriculture, mankind has fought (and lost) many battles trying to force square pegs of food production into the round holes Mother Nature provides. One thing I truly enjoy about my job is getting to work with many farmers who have found ways to make the specifics of their situation work in relative harmony with the realities of maintaining a viable agricultural operation.Now, Pete, I am sure, would be the first to tell you that plenty goes wrong on the farm on a regular basis and that some days it definitely may not seem like things are working the way they are supposed to, because they aren’t. But, at the same time, it is hard to argue with the simple pleasure (based on years of hard work and management) of watching cows rush into fresh, new winter pasture and begin luxuriously feasting after Pete sections off a new area. When you watch it, it is clear that things are working the way they are supposed to. God grows grass, animals eat it, and man manages it all in way that produces food — appealing simplicity.Of course, anyone who knows anything about intensive grazing knows that the reality of doing this is anything but simple. Last month the Ohio Forages and Grassland Council (OFGC) held their Annual Conference at the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the program covered topics including research into the value of irrigating pasture, the benefits of reduced lignin alfalfa in increasing digestibility and the use of nitrogen inhibitors in pasture.All of the components of the program were to help attendees piece together a plan for better managing their pastures in the future.“Every day you have to manage it. A lot of people I work with want me to give them a cookie cutter method to do it this way and you’ll be good for this year. Every day you have to think about when you should turn them into a new pasture, when you should take them out of the old pastures. The problem we have in the spring is that we have more forages than livestock, and then in the summer we have the opposite — we have too much livestock and not enough forage. We have to take the extremes out of this equation. We can do that with management,” said Gary Wilson from Hancock County, with the OFGC. “You have to think through that because it involves your resources, different species, your soil type and many other factors. It takes planning and every day you have to think about what you want to do.”When gizmos and technology get frustratingly complex, especially when they decide to not work, something simple like mankind harnessing the combination of plants and animals to produce food is very refreshing. This, I believe, is true whether you are a farmer, a consumer, or an ag journalist.But, at the end of the day, achieving such simplicity is not so simple, and I appreciate the folks who understand that, but make it look simple anyway.last_img read more

Unverferth Introduces 60’ Boom for ATV Sprayer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces the addition of a 60’ boom for its Top Air ATV sprayer for greater crop-spraying productivity.The new self-leveling 60’ boom features three-dimensional steel construction for maximum durability and front-folding design for compact transport.  The tool-free height-adjustable boom allows ground spraying clearance from 12” to 30”.  Outer wing sections feature a breakaway design for added protection and touchdown wheels to assist in boom clearance in uneven field conditions.The Top Air ATV sprayer features 200-gallon tank capacity, width-and length-adjustable axle design, cushioned tongue for operator comfort and durable powder-coat finish to resist corrosion. It’s also available with a 45-foot boom.The Top Air ATV sprayer also features a nine-gallon clean-water tank with storage container for added operator safety.  Its centrifugal spray pump is powered by a 5.5 HP Honda gas engine for reliable operation.It performs like a full-size sprayer with features including tank agitation for proper chemical suspension, highly visible tank volume indicator, three-section boom with electronic ball valves,15” or 20” tip spacings and electronic rate controller.Options include foam marker with dual-canister design, fence row nozzle kit for more accurate spraying at the field’s edge, transport light kit and rate controller options.Growers are encouraged to check with their nearest Top Air dealer or visit topairequip.com for complete details.Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. is a family owned manufacturer and marketer of tillage, seed, hay- and grain-handling equipment along with pull-type sprayers, fertilizer applicators and agricultural dual, triple and specialty wheel products. For additional information, contact Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH  45853. Phone 419-532-3121 or visit the website at unverferth.com.last_img read more

Businesses Think They ‘Get’ Social Media. Do You?

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Just a few years ago, social media and mobile marketing were the Wild West of business strategies. On the surface, they offered seemingly ambiguous value and, to the more old-school veterans of branding and advertising, were simply a distraction from the tried-and-true tactics of the pre-social media age.That’s all changed with the advent of successful Facebook marketing, Twitter branding presences, and the slew of other ways companies can leverage virality and connectedness to market products and communicate with customers.According to a marketing industry report from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), 98 percent of companies are now using social media, while 70 percent of marketing executives believe social media has a positive impact on their business. While social media for large businesses can be a tricky game in the era of prolific hacker attacks, a strong focus on any and all variety of social networks will always result in a healthy conversation no matter what the circumstance. Just ask Burger King, whose twitter account was hacked to hilarious results, and still resulted in the company making headlines for days. Given that companies have finally woken up to the realization that customers feel a stronger connection to a business and its services by interacting through social media – and not through targeted emails, commercials, or traditional web advertising – more are now planning to outsource around social media content creation and analytics than ever before, according to the SIIA report. In that respect, 60 percent of businesses plan to spend more on sectors like social content creation in the next year, the highest of any spending category in the SIIA survey. While businesses may finally be unilaterally embracing the age of Twitter, mobile marketing still has a long ways to go. According to the SIIA report, only 25 percent of companies are incorporating mobile marketing. With mobile payments still a free-for-all market, it’s no surprise that businesses may have to take their time in figuring out the intricacies of targeting potential consumers through smartphones. Watch the SIIA’s webinar that discusses the report and its findings below: Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#marketing#mobile#social media center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos nick statt Related Posts last_img read more

This New Augmented Reality Film Uses a Magazine Cover for a Screen

first_imgAugmented Reality is becoming more common on film sets and productions, and now it has joined forces with traditional print publishing.Cover image via W Magazine.W magazine has collaborated with filmmaker Steven Klein, The Mill, and Katy Perry to bring an augmented reality experience to the cover of its September 2017 issue. This unique AR experience allows viewers to see the depths of AR content and a glimpse of where it could be heading. Users can simply download an iOS or Android app and use it to scan the magazine’s AR cover to reveal a series of short films, interactive features, and AR-enhanced fashion portfolios.As filmmakers, we have all seen the growth of augmented reality in our field. This application is proof of the growing concept and its ability to marry print, video, and other media. Steven Klein lensed the cover, and he worked as director to craft this AR experience.After users scan the page with the app, the AR experience begins with a video and an audio message from Perry. As you thumb through the magazine, you find many other areas that you can scan to unlock additional AR content. By scanning these images and pages marked with an AR-activated W icon, you experience beautifully crafted visuals; films; and a panoramic, 360-degree view of the shoot’s set all by simply scanning the magazine.Here’s what filmmaker Steven Klein had to say about bringing film and print together in this arrangement.We perceive magazines as flat planes of expression. Photographic and print materials as static, firmly held in place by the laws of time and space. But now, through new technology, we have broken those laws and can render a picture as a living entity, as in the case of my W magazine cover story with musical artist Katy Perry. Like Alice looking through the looking glass, you are invited, through the use of an app, to step into the wonderland we have created with the technical assistance of The Mill.Creating this cinematic and colorful world was no easy task. With help from The Mill, Klein brought his vision to the screen and pushed the limits of what was possible. Angus Kneale, The Mill’s chief creative officer, had the following to say:With this collaboration with W magazine, we wanted to push the boundaries of what’s possible in print, while unlocking a new kind of viewing experience through augmented reality. This is an incredibly exciting time to be at the forefront of emerging technology and digital storytelling, and we’re looking forward to further exploring how it can complement and expand the print medium.Augmented reality content is poised to be the future of the filmmaking process as more and more media come together to create new experiences for hungry audiences. We can all expect to see more work like this in the very near future.Interested in bringing augmented reality to your own project? Check out this article to find out how.last_img read more