Durban ‘ready’ to handle COP 17 traffic

first_img16 November 2011Transport authorities are confident that there will be no unnecessary traffic delays or problems during the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17). With more than 20 000 people expected to flock to Durban for the United Nations climate change meeting, the city will be increasingly busy.Roads Systems Manager at the eThekwini Transport Authority, Carlos Esteves, and the Metro Police believe adequate plans have been put into place to manage traffic during this period.Street closuresRoads that will be closed for the entire period are: Walnut Rd – Bram Fischer to AB Xuma and one lane on Bram Fischer, Stalwart Simelane and AB Xuma around the ICC.“The city centre and the area immediately around the International Convention Centre (ICC) precinct will be completely closed to traffic from 8 November to 12 December, but other than that it’s business as usual,” Esteves said.No other roads will be closed for the event as a whole. Localised traffic management may require temporary closures from time to time during the period, but Metro Traffic will manage the movement of traffic in those cases.All formal businesses will have appropriate access should any formal closure be required and notices will be provided in advance.Public transportationAn airport shuttle will be in operation from 17 November to 14 December and is open to non-delegates at R130 per single journey. It will stop at Gateway, Umhlanga and the Beachfront en route to its final destination at the Central Transport Hub at the centrum site in the city centre.Specially marked COP 17 bus stops will be clearly identifiable along all routes. In addition, eight Durban hotels will be selling tickets and will be available from the concierge.COP 17 delegates will be able to travel on all the shuttle buses for free by showing their delegate accreditation on embarking.Designated bike lanesMeanwhile, two bike routes have been specially created for the conference period. New designated bike lanes have also been increased for those delegates who wish to ride to the ICC precinct.The first route starts at the Beachfront and follows a route through town to the Climate Change Response Expo then on to the Durban Botanical Gardens. The other route runs from uShaka Marine World on the northern book-end of the Durban Beachfront, along the Golden Mile, to the Durban Green Hub at Blue Lagoon.Bike hire is available from a site near uShaka Marine World in the New Addington node, the Green Hub and the Pavilion site on the central beachfront, adjacent to the Durban Tourism information office.Park and rideAccredited delegates and media will be allowed into the ICC precinct for the entire period. Accredited delegate and consular parking is at the “Park and Ride” at the Durban Drive-in site and dedicated shuttles will transport visitors to the ICC and CCR Expo.Accredited media will be accommodated at the Moses Mabhida Stadium parking in Battery Beach Road, opposite the Kingspark Swimming pool (Mustering Fields parking), from where they can catch the “People Mover” shuttle to the Workshop.In addition, they can make use of a shuttle to the Cemtral Transportation Hub. Travel on the People Mover is free for accredited delegates on presentation of a delegate card.The general public will have access to parking at the various parking garages in the city and open parking along the Beachfront. From there, a short walk or use of the People Mover will get them to the CCR Expo site.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Bottom Fishers Find Bottom Feeders

first_imgA bottom fisher is someone who fishes for bottom feeders.A bottom feeder is the lowest end of the low-end of the food chain, a scavenger, one who eats what others higher on the food chain will not.Bottom fishers have a way of finding bottom feeders. The bottom fisher entices bottom feeders with an offer that appeals to them. The offer is super easy to acquire. It doesn’t take any real work or creativity, you just troll along the bottom until you bump into something. Bottom feeders are lazy, and bottom fishers know it.Those at the top end of the food chain wouldn’t touch what a bottom feeder eats. Top-enders are energetic and fast, and they hunt for more valuable offers, something worthy of their time and their effort. They don’t even see what the bottom feeders see, because they’re never trolling along in the dark scrounging for an opportunity. The top-enders never worry about bottom feeders competing with them for an opportunity; the bottom feeders are too slow, too lazy, and aren’t willing to engage in the chase.You know who the bottom fishers are. They spend a lot in your category. They are concerned only with price. They don’t recognize the value that you create, and if they do, they aren’t willing to pay for that value.Are you a bottom feeder? It isn’t hard to get there. You take the bottom fisher’s offer, even though it is foul and provides nothing of real value. Then you do it again. And pretty soon you’re used to it, and without meaning to, you’ve become a bottom feeder. Then, the only people you know are bottom fishers. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Stay hungry, Chot urges PH

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief BaliPure stuns Pocari Sweat in Game 1 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses And the Philippines, which started out underdogs in the Fiba Asia tournament, can now gun for a sweep of the preliminary round.Standhardinger and Cruz came up with superb performances in an 84-68 dismantling of Iraq Friday night (Manila time), just three weeks after locking horns with the rugged Iraqis just three weeks before in the Jones Cup.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 shutoutThat win put the Philippines up in Group B with a 2-0 slate after Gilas Pilipinas opened the tournament with a rousing victory over defending champion China.The Philippines takes on Qatar Sunday eveing at 9 p.m. (Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon, with practically nothing at stake. Read Next But Reyes doesn’t want the Filipinos easing up the pressure on the gas pedal.“We have to keep the low-key attitude and have the hunger in us,” Reyes told Fiba.com.Locking up the top spot means Gilas Pilipinas can steer clear of the favorites in the quarterfinals.Tempestuous showdownStandhardinger and Cruz were both banished from the game—in the 6-foot-7 Filipino-German’s case, the court—for losing their heads in a tempestuous showdown with the Iraqis.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Christian Standhardinger and Carl Cruz, Gilas Pilipinas rookies both, can now bury ugly memories of the first time they got to play Iraq.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes sent Standhardinger to the locker room and froze Cruz on the bench after both threw cheap shots in retaliation to the physical plays of the Iraqis.It was a pity for Cruz, who was playing the best game of his Gilas career only to ride the bench when the others were busy with the mop-up job of an 84-75 win.The two players eventually apologized for their actions.This time, in Lebanon, Standhardinger joined hands with the amazing Terrence Romeo in helping Gilas Pilipinas peel away from a tight first half and set the stage for a potential sweep of their group.Cruz, on the other hand, was a steady presence off the bench, knocking down all of his three attempts from three-point territory and finishing with 11 points for Gilas Pilipinas.It was the best way for the duo to get back at all the cheap shots they and the rest of the team took in that game, and the good thing about it is that they won’t have to apologize for it anymore.last_img read more

2007 CANBERRA CUP COMMENCES TODAY

first_imgThe Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Touch Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Canberra Cup this weekend from 2-4 November 2007 at the Deakin playing fields.Canberra’s biggest event on the touch calendar has attracted 19 teams from South Australia, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Sydney, and Dubbo.ACT Touch Association President Colin Spence believes the Canberra Cup is a fantastic opportunity to showcase touch football in the ACT. “With all of the local talent and a number of international touch representative and National Rugby League players paticipating, it is bound to be a top class spectacle and very worth while for anyone interested in coming to Deakin to check it out,” Spence saidOne of the most anticipated clashes of the tournament will be the match between Vawdon Cup  big guns Western Suburbs and Canberra City 2. The Western Suburbs team comprises several current New South Wales and 2007 Australian World Cup representatives, while the Canberra City 2 attack is led by St. George-Illawarra halfback, Jamie Soward.Australian Men’s Open World Cup representative Matt Curran, captain of local hopes the Woden Eagles, is looking forward to the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the world.“It’s going to be a great chance to play against some quality opposition. Some of the teams that are coming down have a few internationals in their side, and it will be great to test ourselves against them.” Curran said.With so many teams visiting from other states ACT Touch Game Development Officer, Chris Tarlinton has labelled the event as an “invaluable experience for our local players.”“To have the New South Wales and Australian players here add another dimension to the competition. It is a perfect opportunity for our local stars to play with and against players they can learn enormously from,” said Tarlinton.Teams will be battling it out this weekend in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions, as well as the Social Mixed division.Grand Finals wil be played on Sunday 4 November 2007 with the showcase Open Grand Finals in Women’s at 2.30pm, and the Men’s Final at 3.30pm.last_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola: Why De Bruyne angered me

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Why De Bruyne angered meby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Kevin De Bruyne angered him during their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.De Bruyne had a hand in five of the Blues’ eight goals, including scoring the last, a rasping right-footed drive that gave Ben Foster no chance. But Guardiola said, “Kevin sometimes is a special player, sometimes he sees something the other guys cannot see on the pitch, not even off [it].”Sometimes I’m a little bit [angry] when the simple ball you lose it, how with your quality you can lose it? “But he is incredibly talented player, and sometimes you miss it from here, loses it from here but sometimes his vision up front and the quality he has [is incredible].” last_img read more

IfOnly Partners With Industry Titans To Deliver Collection Of Rare Thought Leader

first_imgIfOnly, the leading marketplace for unique experiences, is offering once-in-a-lifetime meetings with company founders, CEOs and icons from the world of tech, business, fashion and entertainment to help raise money for worthy causes.IfOnly will launch the series of auctions on October 4th offering private lunches where guests will be able to get insights and stories from top executives in their fields. Select auctions also include exclusive tours of company headquarters and photo opportunities.Exclusive Power Meeting Opportunities Include Lynwen Brennan (GM of Lucasfilm); Heidi Zak (Founder/CEO Third Love); Rob Reiner (acclaimed actor, director, producer); Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (activist/author); Frank Marshall (Hollywood icon); Jeff Housenbold (Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers), Dick Costolo (Founder 01 Ventures / Former CEO Twitter), Donna Karan and many moreThe proceeds from each auction will go towards the personally selected charity of each of the Thought Leaders. For a complete list of these exclusive one-on-one Thought Leader experiences visit www.ifonly.com/thoughtleaders and start bidding today.“We are honored to be working closely with this amazing group of Thought Leaders in an effort to raise money for their supported charities. These auctions present a unique opportunity to connect directly with icons across the worlds of technology, business and entertainment while raising money for worthwhile causes. We are truly grateful for the generosity of our leaders and looking forward to the auctions,” said John Boris CEO, IfOnly.The inaugural IfOnly Thought Leaders auction will go live on www.ifonly.com/thoughtleaders on Thursday October 4th with all auctions ending on Friday October 26th.last_img read more

Troy Smith Antoine Winfield among 2014 OSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

OSU quarterback Troy Smith (10) buys some time and eludes Indiana’s Keith Burrus (97) in the second quarter of a football game Oct. 21, 2006 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 44-3.Credit: Courtesy of MCTA former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and two five-time National Football League Pro Bowl selections are among 13 new members of the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.Troy Smith, who won the 2006 Heisman, Antoine Winfield, who won the 1998 Thorpe Award, and Bob Vogel are to be joined by eight other former student-athletes and two OSU coaches in the 2014 class, according to a press release.The group is scheduled to be inducted at a dinner Sept. 26 and is set to be introduced at halftime of the Buckeyes’ Sept. 27 football game against Cincinnati, according to the release.Aside from his Heisman Trophy, Smith led the Buckeyes to a 25-3 mark in his 28 starts and an appearance in the 2006 BCS National Championship. He quarterbacked the Buckeyes to two Big Ten titles and a victory in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. During his Heisman campaign, Smith set a school record with 30 touchdown passes. He played for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers during a short NFL career and currently plays for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.Winfield was a two-time All-American and was the first defensive back to ever be named the Buckeyes team MVP after the 1997 season. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played five seasons in Buffalo before moving to the Minnesota Vikings from 2004 to 2012.Vogel was part of OSU’s 1961 National Championship football team before being selected No. 5 overall in the NFL Draft. He played in two Super Bowls and won Super Bowl V with the Baltimore Colts.The remainder of the inductees include one women’s hockey player, one women’s basketball coach, a fencer, two women’s track and field competitors, a men’s golfer, a wrestling coach, one synchronized swimmer, one men’s tennis player and two additional football players.Along with Smith, Winfield and Vogel, former football player Ralph Wolf will bring the total number of football players in the Hall of Fame to 113. So far, 277 men have been inducted since 1977 and 106 women have been inducted since 1993 – the first year women were brought into the hall.Boaz Ellis is the third men’s fencer selected for the hall, Ralph Guarasci is the 15th men’s golfer, Jeremy Wurtzman is the fifth men’s tennis player and Russ Hellickson will be the first wrestling coach ever selected for the hall. Tessa Bonhomme will be just the second OSU women’s hockey player enshrined while Becky Kim will be the 10th synchronized swimmer. The induction of Rosalind Goodwin and Tami Smith will bring the total number of track and field athletes to 11. Nancy Darsch will be the second women’s basketball coach enshrined in the hall.Bonhomme is the only OSU women’s hockey player to be named an AHCA first team All-American. She played for the Buckeyes between 2004 and 2008 and played for Canada’s gold-medal winning team at the 2010 Olympics.Darsh coached at OSU from 1986 to 1997 and led the Buckeyes to their only women’s Final Four appearance to cap the 1993 season. She later coached the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association.Ellis won three NCAA Championships and was named an All-American three times. He is also a five-time Israeli National Champion and came in second at the World Cup in 2000 and 2001.Goodwin and Tami Smith, who were teammates in 2002 and 2003, combined for four All-American selections. Each set school records during their time with the Buckeyes.Guarasci helped OSU to four straight Big Ten Championships from 1975 to 1978. He was a first team All-American in 1976 along with PGA Tour players, such as Jay Haas and Mark O’Meara.Following Hellickson’s lead from 1986 to 2006, the OSU wrestling program had 41 All-American honorees and he won Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1991 and 2002. Hellickson is also a member of the National Wrestling, Wisconsin Wrestling, University of Wisconsin and Midlands Open Hall of Fames.Kim was a four-time All-American and six-time U.S. Collegiate Champion. She was a member of the U.S. National Team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.Wolf was a first team All-American in 1937 and was part of three Buckeye squads to beat Michigan in shutout victories. He was part of OSU’s first-ever victory against a nationally-ranked team when it beat Northwestern, 7-0, in 1937.Wurtzman was an All-American selection in 2004 and was the first OSU tennis player to win the ITA National Championship. He finished his career with two singles championships in 2003 and 2004.The Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner is set to take place in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. Tickets will be available to the public July 1. read more

Asensio debunks Real Madrid exit claims

first_imgMarco Asensio has revealed he never thought about leaving Real Madrid following his excellent display for Spain in Tuesday’s demolition of Croatia.Asensio looked unstoppable in the match as he scored one and set up four more as Spain condemned World Cup finalists Croatia to the biggest defeat of their history – a 6-0 rout in the Nations League.The young Madrid midfielder was linked to Champions League finalists Liverpool for a permanent move.However, Asensio – who has five years remaining on his contract – told reporters: “I’ve never had the intention to go anywhere.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The 22-year-old has enjoyed successes since joining from Mallorca in 2014.He has won a combined total of eight trophies including the Spanish League title and two Champions League crowns“This is my third season, in this one, I think I have continuity and more prominence, and I’m seeing the performance I’m doing,” Asensio said.Los Blancos will be looking to maintain their winning streak when they visit Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.last_img read more