Many influential figures in South African government, business and civil society serve on the Board of Brand South Africa.Executive AuthorityMs Faith Muthambi, Minister of CommunicationsBrand South Africa Board of TrusteesMs Khanyisile Kweyama – Chairperson of the Brand SA Board of TrusteesMs Babalwa Ngonyama – Deputy ChairpersonMs Thembi KuneneMr Mpho MakwanaMr Kuseni DlaminiMs Janine HillsMs Lehlohonolo BonokoMs Muditambi RaveleMr Arthur MafokateMs Given Refilwe SibiyaMr Rashid LombardMr Stavros NicolaouMr Mzimkulu MalungaMs Pumla NcapayiMr Geoffrey RothschildBrand South Africa Board TrusteesMs Charlotte “Chichi” Maponya – ChairmanMr Happy Ntshingila – Deputy ChairmanMr Mninawe SilingaMr Ryland FisherMr Connie MolusiMr Thebe IkalafengMs Paula FrayMs Phumelele NzimandeMr Deon HuysamerMr Mzimkulu MalungaMr Rick MenellMr Zwelibanzi MntamboMr Stavros NicolaouMr Danny JordanMr Wayne MorrisMr Geoffrey RothschildMr Ajay GuptaMs Phumla WilliamsMs Pumla NcapayiMr Clayson Monyela
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On September 6th, six Anthony Wayne FFA members attended the Fulton County livestock judging competition at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. During the event the competitors were required to rank different species of livestock ranging from cattle to swine. They judged the animals based on their muscle quality as well as structural correctness. This event gave members a look into what it takes to properly evaluate the animals for market. The Anthony Wayne FFA team consisting of Nicole McMullen, Tayler Common, and Lila Common placed first in the high school team division. Tayler also placed second as an individual in the high school division.Common said “It was very fun and I learned a lot about livestock”. Overall, it was a successful competition, and was an excellent opportunity for students to begin preparing for the FFA general livestock contest in the spring.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday issued a warning to insurance companies that have delayed financial aid to farmers whose crops had been destroyed by post-monsoon rain, while exhorting farmers to fight the crisis instead of despairing.“Do not worry… I know the addresses of these insurance companies,” said Mr. Thackeray, who was on a day-long tour of three districts in Marathwada to interact with farmers and survey the ravaged cropland in the region.The Sena chief was accosted everywhere by despondent and frustrated farmers, several of whom complained of not having received even the loan waiver promised by the government during the drought earlier this year.“This is a major crisis. I appeal to all of you not to despair. The Sena is resolutely behind you all,” he said, while remarking to farmers, “This is not the time to shed tears but to combat the crisis.”This was the Sena’s chief second visit to the region in less than three days. He had toured parts of Aurangabad district on Sunday.“I could have been sitting pretty in Mumbai and playing politics. But I returned to Marathwada as I care about the farmers,” Mr. Thackeray said, trying to assuage disconsolate farmers in Nanded, Parbhani, Latur and Beed districts.In June, Mr. Thackeray had similarly warned that his party workers would not hesitate to “straighten” insurance companies and banks denying financial aid to drought-hit farmers in Marathwada. The Sena chief, who surveyed a number of rain-hit villages, refused to answer any questions on the impasse over government formation. While his party is in a game of brinkmanship with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), thus delaying the government formation process, Mr. Thackeray is projecting himself as being above petty wrangling for power.At a village in Kandhar in Nanded, when a tearful farmer related his condition, Mr. Thackeray, Sena ministers and assembled officials repeatedly reassured him of immediate help.In yet another incident, two minor girls, ostensibly daughters of farmers, went up to the Sena chief and presented him with a ‘bouquet’ of the rotting soybean crop, appealing to him for immediate help.Mr. Thackeray directed party workers to make provisions for fodder and set up help centres at the taluka level to facilitate disbursement of insurance aid.During his visit to Aurangabad, Mr. Thackeray had dubbed the ₹10,000-crore relief package for farmers announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis “grossly inadequate” and demanded that the government provide compensation of ₹25,000 per hectare to farmers without any conditions.
Sri Lanka exacted a sweet revenge on India with a crushing nine-wicket victory in the second ODI here on Tuesday, to draw the series level at 1-1.It was an absolutely contrasting performance by the Indian batsmen from their last match, as they were bundled out for a paltry 138 in only 33.3 overs.Chasing a target of 139, which isn’t good enough for even Twenty20 format, Sri Lankan openers Upul Tharanga (59 no, 60 balls) and Tillekaratne Dilshan (50, 49 balls, 5×4) added 119 runs as the islanders hardly broke sweat while racing to the target in only 19.5 overs.The win also means that India won’t get a shot at No 1 spot in ICC ODI rankings, for which they needed a 5-0 margin in the current series.Although the second ODI was played on a different strip, it was inexplicable as to how a team, which scored 314 a couple of days back, showed complete lack of application to get out inside the 34th over.Save opener Gautam Gambhir, who scored a fighting 65 (96 balls, 4×4), the other batsmen paid heavy price for their indiscretion on a pitch that demanded judicious shot selection. Thisara Perera (3/14) and Angelo Mathews (3/19) ran through the Indian top-order.Although there was a greenish tinge, the pitch, which was primarily on the lower side, also produced the odd deliveries that reared up from the three quarter.India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and expectedly decided to bat despite windy conditions that aided swing bowlers.The visitors got off to a brisk start courtesy Virender Sehwag (15) as he blasted debutant Isuru Udana for a couple of boundaries as they raced to 31 in just three overs.After Udana went for 16 in his first over, Mahela Jayawardene had no option but to turn to Perera whose slower delivery did the trick after Sehwag committed to the shot early for the bowler to take a sharp reflex catch.Failure is a rarity for Virat Kohli (1) these days but today was different. He chased a delivery from Perera that was wide outside off-stump and the faint nick gave Kumar Sangakkara, first of his four catches.Rohit Sharma (0), who is lucky to be still persisted with — purely on the basis of potential rather than performance — once again flattered to deceive as he played on while going for an ambitious cut off a very wide delivery from Mathews.Suresh Raina (1) dragged one from Perera back onto his off-stump. Dhoni (11) hit a couple of fours but then went for a non-existent cut shot off a Mathews delivery. The ball reared up from short of good length and there was virtually no room to play the square cut and Sangakkara took the edge.With all the top-order batsmen save Gambhir back in the pavilion before completion of first 15 overs, the Delhi left-hander had an onerous task of saving his wicket as well as scoring some runs.Irfan Pathan (6) too didn’t stay long but Ravichandran Ashwin (21, 15 balls, 3×4) did throw his bat around during a 28-run eighth wicket partnership after which the burly Tamil Nadu offie was needlessly run-out.Gambhir, meanwhile, got to his 32nd half-century with No 10 batsmen Pragyan Ojha for company. He ultimately ran out of patience as he tried to steer a Lasith Malinga delivery, only for Sangakkara to effect a brilliant one-handed catch.Defending a small target was always going to be difficult irrespective of the conditions and India needed early breakthroughs. However, the pace trio of Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan and Umesh Yadav presented the opening duo with a lot of width as they raced to 64 for no loss before break.When Ashwin finally got rid of Dilshan, the contest was as good as over. It was Dinesh Chandimal whose streaky shot through second slip helped Lanka reach the target with 181 balls remaining.advertisement
MOST READ UP NEXTBucks: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday nightNets: Host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “You can’t place pressure on yourself. These games are fun,” LeVert said.“It’s what we worked for all year. It’s what we worked for it all summer, for these moments right here. Super fun for us, especially because we control our own destiny at this point.”Milwaukee got off to a quick start and led 35-13 lead with 1:39 left to play in the first quarter. But Brooklyn stormed back with a 28-6 spurt to go up 42-41 on DeMarre Carroll’s layup with 5:53 remaining in the half.There were 16 lead changes in the third and for a while it seemed like the short-handed Bucks, who only dressed nine players, could be facing another loss after falling Sunday in overtime.“Character is something we talk a lot about and something we really value,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said.“Your character comes out when you face a little bit of adversity, which I think we did tonight. I don’t think we always had the best response to it, but ultimately I think the character does come through and we were able to get a little bit of separation and win the game.”Antetokounmpo, who had 14 points in the final period, put the Bucks ahead 101-91 with a three-point play with 10:21 to go.Brooklyn cut it to four after LeVert scooped up a loose ball for a layup before Antetokounmpo led a 7-0 run with a pair of baskets to increase the lead to 121-110 with 4:11 to play.“They got into us. They looked fresh and rested,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said.“If you really look at it though, it was all about the first quarter. They overwhelmed us.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, April 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)NEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo forgot for a moment that Milwaukee had reduced its magic number to one for clinching the NBA’s best record.Once the Bucks have it secured, Antetokounmpo can get some extra rest before the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT NBA-worst Knicks overcome Bulls to snap 6-game losing streak Eric Bledsoe added 29 points, reserve guard George Hill chipped in 22, and Brook Lopez and Sterling Brown each scored 14 for the Bucks, who played without All-Star forward Khris Middleton because of soreness in his left groin.Milwaukee was unable to clinch the best record because Toronto won earlier Monday.D’Angelo Russell had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who remained seventh in the East after losses by Detroit and Miami.Their defeats took away some of the sting for Caris LeVert, who went 8 for 15 from the field with 24 points off the bench.The Nets host Toronto on Wednesday followed by a visit to Milwaukee on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss He isn’t interested.“Because I love playing basketball. I just love playing basketball,” Antetokounmpo said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Rest is not in my dictionary. I just love playing basketball. If I am healthy and I can play and I can help my teammates, I am always going to play and help my team.”That’s what he did Monday night, finishing with 28 points and 11 rebounds in his return from an ankle injury to help the Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-121. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag TIP-INS:Bucks: The Bucks earned their 26th road win, tying the 1980-81 team for the third-highest total in franchise history. … The Bucks improved to 3-0 against the Nets this season to clinch the season series. They have won the last five season series.Nets: DeMarre Carroll scored 20 points. . Joe Harris had 17 points, going 5 for 7 on 3s. He’s averaged 18.2 points and 5.6 rebounds over his last five gamesMUTUAL ADMIRATIONBefore taking the Brooklyn coaching job, Atkinson spent three years as an assistant in Atlanta for Budenholzer, Milwaukee’s first-year coach.Now both are considered candidates for the Coach of the Year award.Budenholzer, who won the award in 2015 after leading the Hawks to a franchise-record 60 wins, isn’t surprised at the job Atkinson has done and enjoys watching the Nets from afar.“I would love for Kenny to be Coach of the Year,” Budenholzer said.“I think he’s very deserving, and what he’s done here the two or three years — three years — he’s been (here), the culture, the way they compete, the way they play both ends of the floor.“He’s incredibly deserving.” Google Philippines names new country director Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event
oxford tweetThe No. 25 Florida Gators are back in the AP Poll and will host the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels next weekend in an SEC showdown. In anticipation of the match-up, the Oxford Police Department trolled the Gainesville P.D. on Twitter this afternoon.Hey @GainesvillePD, welcome to the @AP Top 25. We’ll be saying bye to ya after Saturday.— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) September 27, 2015Nothing too shocking about them doing that, but what was surprising was the type of joke that followed: one mocking former Florida head coach Urban Meyer’s decision to leave the Gators for health reasons in 2010 before resurfacing as the Ohio State head coach in 2012. The tweet has since been deleted but here is a screen-shot of it. oxford tweet Naturally, the Oxford P.D. got a ton of backlash from Ohio State fans, and quickly. We’d like to welcome the Ohio St fans to our timeline. #toosoon #WeMeanNoHarm— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) September 27, 2015The two departments have since gone back and forth with each other and kept it good-natured, which is a good thing.
McGuff-led Ohio State has never shied away from playing some of the top teams in the county in its early season nonconference schedule. That will not change this year.The Buckeyes will challenge themselves again this season as the kick off the 2017-18 campaign with top-10 matchups against No. 10 Stanford at 6 p.m. Friday at St. John Arena and versus No. 9 Louisville at 4 p.m. Sunday at Nationwide Arena. “It’s always a big game coming right out,” senior guard Kelsey Mitchell said. “But I think we’ve prepared ourselves. I think we’ve done everything that we needed to prepare for a team like Stanford. It’s all about just going out there and trying to do it.”Though Ohio State returns most of the core players on a team that made the Sweet 16 last season, McGuff said he never truly knows what the team will look like until it steps onto the court for the first regular season game.“We’re going to find out something. We’re going to find out where we’re at one way or another,” McGuff said. “They have a great team, they’re one of the best in the country. We aspire to compete with those types of teams, so we’re going to find out where we’re at.” Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun drives into the lane during the Buckeyes’ 110-80 exhibition win against Ashland on Oct. 29. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe stakes are high for the No. 5 Ohio State women’s basketball team. If the Buckeyes fulfill their potential and advance further in the tournament than they have since 1993, they could play host to the Final Four. But if things go wrong, Ohio State could be looking at an early exit from the NCAA tournament and a bleak future, since the team will graduate five key players.Since head coach Kevin McGuff arrived in 2013, Ohio State has yet to reach beyond the Sweet 16, where its season ended the past two years. Preseason All-American guard Kelsey Mitchell has led Ohio State in scoring the past three years and will once again be the offensive catalyst in her final collegiate season. The preseason Big Ten Player of the Year leads a high-paced offense which averaged 85.7 points per game last season, the fourth-most in the country. A first-team All-American in 2016 and a second-team All-American in 2015 and 2017, Mitchell has owns the program record for most points in a single season (889 in 2015-16) and the Big Ten record for most career 3-pointers made (368). Though she would need to average more than 27 points per game, which she has never done in a single season, Mitchell has a chance to break former Washington guard Kelsey Plum’s NCAA record for most career points scored. The 5-foot-8 guard led the Big Ten with 22.6 points per game last season.“She’s an unbelievable player,” McGuff said. “It’s great to see her get the recognition she truly deserves. There’s not a person in college basketball working harder than she is. Those results have been shown on the court. She’s a great kid, great leader, and an unbelievable work ethic.”Mitchell will be joined in the starting lineup by three guards and one post player, redshirt senior Stephanie Mavunga. Mavunga was honored as a preseason All-Big Ten selection and was picked for the second-team All-Big Ten last season, despite missing 13 games due to injuries. She became the third player in program to average a double-double last season with 11.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.Guards Linnae Harper, Sierra Calhoun and Asia Doss will accompany Mitchell and Mavunga in the starting five. Harper enters the starting lineup after being named the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year last season. Though Harper stands just 5-foot-8, the redshirt senior offers Ohio State the ability to use her as a guard or inside due to her scrappy style. The former Kentucky transfer averaged 8.4 points and five rebounds per game last season.Calhoun, one of the team’s top shooters, started every game last season and put up 9.5 points per game. She will play a similar role to last year — when she was second on the team with 68 3-pointers made and first with 38.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc— as an off-ball shooter. The team’s most effective defender, Doss finished with 41 steals last game and will be one of the key components of an Ohio State defense which must improve.Last season, the Buckeyes gave up an average of 71.5 points per game, 313th-best in the country. McGuff has focused on improving defense and rebounding in the offseason with the hope of correcting the team’s most prominent weakness.“Overall, our defense has just not been good,” Mitchell said at media day on Oct. 10. “I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been bad all four years I’ve been here. We’ve been good in spurts, but it’s bad because we can’t piece it together for the whole season.”Though Ohio State possesses a talented starting lineup, its depth leaves much to be desired as it has just nine players on scholarship, two of which have scarcely played. The graduation of forward Shayla Cooper and transfers of a pair of talented freshmen — guard Kiara Lewis and forward Tori McCoy — left Ohio State with less-than-optimal depth. Any key injury during the season could devastate the Buckeyes.Senior forward Alexa Hart and redshirt junior forward Makalyla Waterman will be the two most important players off the bench, but both have dealt with injuries which kept them on the bench for the first of two exhibition games. Hart, a 6-foot-3 post player, will be key for situations in which Mavunga gets in foul trouble. A stretch forward, Waterman will help replace Cooper, who averaged 10.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game last season.McGuff has heralded sophomore guard Jensen Caretti as someone who had a good offseason and could make a substantial leap. She played 17 games last season, but scored just 40 points and dished 20 assists.“We need her to be good,” McGuff said at media day on Oct. 10. “We need her to step up and to have the season she’s capable of having.”
France have confirmed that Florian Thauvin will miss their UEFA Nations League clash with Germany on Tuesday due to a foot injuryThe 25-year-old winger featured for 59 minutes in France’s 2-2 friendly draw with Iceland last week, but has now returned to Marseille for treatment on a right foot problem.Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps refused to call-up a replacement for Thauvin at such short notice.Marseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…“In agreement with Didier Deschamps and the medical staff, the Marseille forward will be placed at the disposal of his club on Monday. He will not be replaced,” read a statement on the French team’s Twitter.Thauvin has had a great start to the new Ligue 1 campaign at Marseille with seven goals and two assists in nine games.Last season’s Europa League finalists are third in the league table with 16 points after nine games.
Posted: August 19, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson August 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Caltrans said they will be permanently closing the northbound SR-163 to eastbound Friars Road off-ramp and will activate a new traffic signal.The off-ramp will permanently close Tuesday at 9 p.m. Beginning Wednesday at 5 a.m., all motorists will use the current northbound SR-163 to westbound Friars Road off-ramp. Jonathan Halvorson, Updated: 1:11 PM SR-163 and Friars Road off-ramp to close with new traffic signal Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Dan Cohen AUTHOR House leaders are expected to introduce a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill today, just days ahead of the federal government’s Friday funding deadline, after negotiations over a number of spending and policy issues could not be completed Monday. With little time left to clear the fiscal 2018 spending package through both chambers, lawmakers may be forced to move a two- to three-day continuing resolution to keep the government open, reported CQ. Following a GOP Conference meeting Monday evening, House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) said he didn’t believe Congress would need another stopgap to extend current funding past Friday’s deadline.