OAKLAND – As they drove across the bridge from San Francisco to Oakland to stop at the Warriors’ facility on Monday, Warriors general manager Bob Myers and coach Steve Kerr had plenty of time to reflect.They had time to mourn the departures to Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. They had time to answer the question marks on how well the Warriors can sustain another playoff run next season. The Warriors will have all of next season to process how those variables play out. It …
12 July 2012 South Africa’s Protea Hospitality Group has signed an agreement for the construction of its fourth hotel in Uganda, as part of a US$130-million African expansion drive including new builds and management acquisitions in Uganda, Nigeria and Zambia this year. “This is Africa’s time,” group CEO Arthur Gillis said in a statement last week. “Never before has the continent offered so much in terms of political stability and economic growth.” According to Business Day newspaper, Protea’s plans to build or acquire 10 further hotels in Africa will make it the continent’s biggest hospitality investor this year. The new hotel will be constructed in Hoima, in the centre of the Albertine Rift Valley oil exploration, extraction and processing region of Uganda. The Protea Hotel Kampala and Protea Hotel Entebbe are already open, while the Protea Hotel Mbale joined the company’s portfolio on 1 July. The new, 80-room hotel will have six conference facilities capable of hosting 300 delegates, two restaurants, a swimming pool, health club with gym, sauna and stream room, and disabled access to the property. Construction will begin in the third quarter and is expected to take 24 months to complete. Protea Hotels Uganda MD Stuart Cook said the company’s rapid expansion in Uganda was largely being driven by corporate travel “because there is a lot of economic growth within the country. There are four Protea Hotels now, but I certainly don’t expect this to be the last expansion announcement in the medium term,” Cook said. Gillis said the company was expanding both its Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels brands into Africa “because there is demand for brands that are strong and trustworthy that offer exceptional guest service. “It’s exciting times for the continent, exciting times for hospitality as an industry here, and especially exciting for the Protea Hospitality Group as we further cement our position as Africa’s largest and leading hotel group.” SAinfo reporter
Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau (far left) with Ravi Naidoo, the City of Johannesburg’s Executive Director of Economic Development & Tourism and Desmond Mongwe of Mo Wallet in grey suit being handed the winning prize. (Image: Hack Jozi Twitter)The inaugural #Hack.Jozi challenge was won by budding entrepreneur Desmond Mongwe, whose app, MoWallet, is a revolutionary way to supply and redeem coupons.#Hack.Jozi is an initiative of the city of Johannesburg and Wits University. It targets talented young developers and digital creatives, giving them a platform to design digital solutions to the city’s issues.The MoWallet developers received R1-million for their app, while the first and second runners-up each received R350 000. They are Lazy Lizzard, whose innovative educational app is relevant to the junior school curriculum and accessible online and offline; as well as Move This Stuff, for its logistics app that provides cost effective removal and transport options.At the celebration dinner held at the university’s Origins Centre, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said: “The city of Johannesburg’s smart city strategy is aimed at empowering citizen participation through digital solutions. Digital technology breaks down barriers to entry rather than raising them.”Access to the internet was no longer a luxury but a necessity, he added. “We hope that many things will start here tonight, but the important thing to remember is that the digital revolution must eventually reach out to every corner of the city.”BEST OF OVER 140The three innovations were among more than 140 digital solutions to everyday problems entered in the #Hack.Jozi “digital boot camp” over the past year. From 140, the entries were first whittled down to 43 and later to the last 10.“Winning this prize will enable MoWallet to create a distribution network across spaza shops in townships and rural areas,” Mongwe said: “We are currently running a pilot in Soweto and we will expand on that. By January next year we expect to have reached more than 1 000 spazas.”Percy Lawrence of Move This Stuff, the second runner-up, said: “Move This Stuff is a logistics platform designed to be a Google-for-logistics platform, for South Africa, and beyond.”The first runner-up, Niel Peters of Lazy Lizzard, said: “I enjoyed every moment of the #Hack.Jozi Challenge. It helped me focus on an aspect of my business that I would probably only have thought about or focused on much later.“It also broadened my horizons by giving me perspective of other people outside my circle and by exposing me to their thoughts, ideas and ideals.”A SMART CITYTau spoke about how #Hack.Jozi was just one way to find innovative ways to make Johannesburg a better smart city and among the best in the world.According to Joburg, a smart city is an environmentally friendly city created from a combination of concepts and technologies. These include the enhancement of energy efficiency, and water and waste management, coupled with the conservation of resources.Positioning Joburg as a smart and caring city is tabled in the Joburg 2040 Growth and Development Strategy. This strategy comprises the city’s vision for its future, and defines clear outcomes against which to measure progress.The three drivers behind Joburg 2040 are:Sustainability – reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the city’s carbon footprint, reducing water wastage and making clean water available and accessible.Build to last – protecting the natural environment, improving public administration and implementing smart energy.Economic development – making it easy to do business, making the city an attractive investment destination, enhancing competitiveness, building a robust information communication technology infrastructure, improving information accessibility and making the city marketable.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 92nd National FFA Convention is the largest event hosted by the National FFA. 32 members of the Miami East-MVCTC and Milton-Union-MVCTC FFA chapters were in attendance at the convention in Indianapolis. Those members included from Miami East-MVCTC FFA were Elizabeth Bair, Ethin Bendickson, Adam Bensman, Makayla Brittain, Sydney Brittain, Carter Gilbert, Luke Gilliland, Savannah Holzen, Katelynn Dill, Keira Kirby, Evan Massie, Jillian Niswonger, Paige Pence, Rylee Puthoff, Emma Sutherly, Samuel Sutherly, Sumsaar Thapa, Alivia Wade, Dustin Winner, and Lauren Wright. From Milton-Union-MVCTC FFA were Emily Hornberger, Malia Johns, Jackson Kimmel, Tyler Kress, Webb Kress, Tyler Leffew, Erica Pratt, Cammy Shook, Carter Tinnerman, Justin Thomas, Kelsie Tomlinson, Darby Welbaum. Also joining the members during the trip was the Arcanum-MVCTC FFA Chapter and its members.Almost 70,000 members, parents, and guests were in attendance at the National FFA Convention. Previous conventions were held in Kansas City, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky.Convention activities included attending several convention sessions were members where inspired by motivational speakers such as the 2019-20 National FFA Officers and motivational speaker Bob Goff. Attendees enjoyed attending the Old Dominion concert, World’s Toughest Rodeo, Buckeye Bash Dance, and attending the FFA Shopping Mall and Career Show. Additional tours were of Wilhoite Family Grain Farm, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Lincoln College of Technology.The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter received a Three-Star National Chapter Award, the highest award bestowed to an FFA Chapter. The chapter was selected for this honor based on its activities during the previous school year, in the areas of growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture.Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member Kylie Blair was named a National Proficiency Finalist in the area of Agricultural Sales-Placement. Her. She was interviewed and recognized on stage with a plaque and cash prize.Milton-Union School graduate Abigail Hissong and Miami East Schools graduates Carly Gump, Dylan Hahn, and Alex Isbrandt received the American FFA Degree. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes members’ ability to demonstrate leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing, and service programs. Recipients received gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate to commemorate the achievement.Thank you to Mrs. Laurie Grube and Mr. Cody Myers for chaperoning the trip. Additional appreciation goes to the administration at Miami East Local Schools, Milton-Union Schools, Arcanum Schools, and the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.Attending from the Milton-Union-MVCTC FFA Chapter were (L to R) Malia Johns, Tyler Leffew, Erica Pratt, Carter Tinnerman, Emily Hornberger, Webb Kress, Kelsie Tomlinson, Cammy Shook, Tyler Kress, Justin Thomas, Darby Welbaum, and Jackson Kimmel.
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Can’t make it to the Sunshine Coast to watch our showcase of events? We have got you covered!Join the action of the following events from home:Harvey Norman National Youth ChampionshipsHarvey Norman National Schools CupAlliance CupMasters Trans Tasman Test SeriesLivestream coverage of field one will begin from 9:00am AEST Wednesday 13 September 2017.To view the livestream, click hereKeep up-to-date with all of the action via TFA social media channels!Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYoutube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausSnapchat – tfaofficial
Genoa director Perinetti: Napoli keen on Kouameby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa director Giorgio Perinetti admits there’s big interest for young striker Christian Kouame.There has been talk of a €25m move to Napoli.But Perinetti says, “First of all, I want to make clear that nobody is leaving Genoa in January. Having said that, some might want to get a deal in early to stave off competition.“We did have a meeting with Napoli for Kouame. The collaborators are here and we’ll have another encounter with them over the next week.”There are at least two Premier League clubs who want Kouame, as they often send scouts to observe him. I look at Kouame and Krzysztof Piatek and am happy to have both at Genoa.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About 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].”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Rochdale midfielder Rathbone excited to face former club Man Utdby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRochdale midfielder Oliver Rathbone is looking forward to facing his former club Manchester United in the Carabao Cup third-round on Wednesday.22-year-old Rochdale was part of the United academy until leaving for the Dale in 2016.”It’d be incredible,” said the midfielder. “It’s always been my dream to play at Old Trafford and I spent lots of years at the club aiming to do that – that was always the end goal.””My path has taken me on a different route, which has been a great learning curve, so to come back and play with this team would be very special.”