14 14 Philippe Coutinho – 8 – A sublime free-kick helped fans remember the good times with their Brazilian playmaker. Also produced a wonderful cross for Salah to open the scoring. Alberto Moreno – 7 – The Spaniard, while accused of being defensively naïve, is always a threat going forward. Drew the foul for Coutinhos free-kick and made a positive habit of finding space on his flank. Mohamed Salah – 8 – A superb finish from the tightest of angles gave Liverpool and early lead. A constant threat and looks to be one of the signings of the summer already. 14 14 Roberto Firmino – 6 – Linked up nicely with Coutinho at times and looked in his element alongside his compatriot. Not the most lively performance on a whole, however. Georginio Wijnaldum – 5 – So often anonymous away from home, Wijnaldum drifted through proceedings at the King Power Stadium. Kept possession ticking over but did little else of note. SUB – Daniel Sturridge – 7 – Helped change the game for Liverpool in the attacking third and showed his quality with an inch-perfect pass for Henderson to score. 14 14 Simon Mignolet – 5 – A penalty save masked what was a shaky performance by the Belgian. Missed a punch to gift Leicester an opening goal before teeing up Vardy with a weak save to his right. SUB – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A – Came on too late to make an impact. Joel Matip – 6 – To nobodys surprise, Matip looked the calmer of Liverpools defensive pairing. Guilty of making a mess of a few simple clearances when there was little to no pressure. 14 Dejan Lovren – 5 – A nervous showing by the Croatian. Struggled to keep the offside line when given the task of dealing with the trickery and pace of Mahrez. 14 14 14 14 14 SUB – James Milner – 6 – His experience proved invaluable to securing all three points as Leicester piled on the pressure. 14 Jordan Henderson – 8 – An all-round impressive performance by the Reds captain. Started the move which led to Coutinhos free-kick and got himself on the score-sheet with a well taken goal. Liverpool avenged their midweek Carabao Cup exit as the Reds edged past Leicester 3-2 at the King Power Stadium.Goals from Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson ensured the Reds put their most recent defeat behind them against Craig Shakespeare’s side.Jurgen Klopp’s men move level on points with fourth placed Tottenham thanks to their win as they looks to keep in touch with those at the top.But how did the Reds perform at the King Power Stadium?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s Liverpool player ratings… Emre Can – 7 – It was the German midfielders searching pass which allowed Coutinho time and space to cross for Salah. Showed his leadership in the centre of the park. 14 Joe Gomez – 5 – Found it tough going to deal with the pace of Vardy and co. Too easily beaten on occasions and was unfortunate to get the touch to set up Okazaki for Leicesters first goal.
8 April 2010“My name is Zukisa. My friends call me ‘The Wall’ – nothing can pass me, even Ronaldo” … a team of young footballers who call themselves the A-Stars feature in a commercial filmed by Justin Bonello of BBC TV programme “Cooked” in aid of the Dreamfields Project, which uses football for community development in South Africa.According to Bonello, he was driving back to Cape Town after filming in Somerset West one afternoon last year when something he saw provided a moment of inspiration.“There were these impromptu soccer matches taking place on the side of the N2,” Bonello writes on the Dreamfields Project blog. “I started thinking: ‘Would I want my son to play soccer here?’ And the answer was no.“We then started looking for a charity we could partner with.”Bonello got in touch with Dreamfields, shared his vision for a short film – and the crew from Cooked in Africa Films was soon headed for Nyanga township where, under the direction of Corne van Rooyen, they began filming the A-Stars boys.The result was stunning – and the judges of the M-Net Vuka! Awards agreed. The Vuka! Awards were set up to encourage film companies and ad agencies to make TV commercials for causes close to their hearts. The Dreamfields commercial made it through to the finals of the 2009 competition.“We decided to put together a positive story with real kids,” says Bonello. “We produced it in six hours, with no budget, and made the finals with some of the big boys. Brilliant!”The Dreamfields Project, brainchild of journalist John Perlman, is using the excitement generated by the 2010 Fifa World Cup to bring soccer fields and equipment – as well as business skills and new social partnerships – to disadvantaged communities across South Africa.The project, which has already attracted some heavyweight corporate backing, raises money to upgrade existing sports facilities in townships and rural areas, and to build new fields in at least 32 regional soccer centres by the end of 2010.The organisation also supplies communities with “Dream Bags”, each containing 11 footballs and 15 full sets of kit, and works with the government and other organisations to bring coaching and sports management skills programmes to communities.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
4 November 2010 Baloyi added that the municipal sector currently constitutes 50% of the DBSA’s loan book. “Electricity is a major component of municipal revenue, and it is only logical for the Bank to contribute to the funding of projects that will help to ensure a secure supply of energy for South Africa,” he said. After a thorough environmental analysis, the bank’s environmental appraisal report concluded that fossil fuels would remain dominant in South Africa’s energy mix for some time, but technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are being developed globally and Eskom’s projects will use some of these technologies to reduce emissions. “Building a sustainable and secure energy supply is one of many priority areas that the DBSA will aggressively pursue to complement the government development agenda to address key development and socio- economic issues faced by the country,” Baloyi said. State power utility Eskom has secured a R15-billion loan from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to fund its capital expansion programme. The loan, which is a structured facility that will be drawn over five years, does not utilise guarantees from the South African government. Reducing environmental impact The projects include the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations as well as the Ingula Pump Storage scheme and associated transmission infrastructure. Like any other transaction, the Eskom loan was subjected to the DBSA’s environmental appraisal guidelines, which found that Eskom has the institutional capacity to address current and future climate change related risks. Securing future energy supply Eskom’s capacity expansion programme is expected to have large spin-off effects, creating 40 000 new jobs, stimulating the creation of new industries and new suppliers, and adding almost 1% a year to the economic growth rate. It will also have a significant impact on the economies and communities of the towns in which the new power stations are located. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Eskom’s capacity expansion projects will add 12 300 megawatts of additional generating and transmission capacity to South Africa’s national grid by 2017, enabling it to keep up with growing demand. Supporting growth and development Eskom CEO Brian Dames welcomed the recognition by the DBSA of the critical role that Eskom and its capacity expansion programme have to play in supporting South Africa’s growth and development. “Our new build programme is essential to provide the security of supply that South Africa needs if it is to grow its economy and improve the quality of life for all of its people,” Dames said. “The loan is a vote of confidence by the DBSA in Eskom. “It will help us to provide South Africa with the power stations and transmission infrastructure it needs while ensuring that Eskom remains financially sustainable.” Speaking at the media briefing in Johannesburg this week, DBSA chief executive Paul Baloyi said: “This deal signifies a major step change aimed at ensuring that South Africa’s long term electricity supply meets demand to ensure the economy can thrive.”
Zayrah believes in builidng a new generation of leaders who will lead development and be exemplary custodians of good governance. The team at Zayrah are united by a common goal – to lead young South Africans out of poverty.(Images: Zayrah) MEDIA CONTACTS • Amu Mayimele Founder, Zayrah +27 74 208 6904 RELATED ARTICLES • Education rights affirmed • Taking ballet to township kids • Inner city kids learn about film • Safeguarding our future leaders • New uniforms for needy pupilsCadine PillayYouth-led development agency Zayrah has taken the initiative in transforming young disadvantaged South Africans into educated, active citizens.The team at Zayrah, all united by their passion for post-conflict and young leadership development, have adopted a holistic approach to poverty problem solving. The five goals around which their projects revolve are human security, education, social cohesion, entrepreneurship and leadership.Zayrah, which derives from the Hebrew word ‘zera’, meaning ‘seed’, uses its advocacy for these goals to empower young people and alleviate poverty through y the projects.The organisation will participate in Rotary International Health Day in May 2013, where it will focus on the youth perspective of Health Day, as well as information, awareness, and a youth dialogue on health education.Zayrah is currently organising the African Youth Charter Summit, taking place in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam from 3 to 7 July 2013. Young leaders from around Africa will discuss ways to take the continent to the next level and identify Africa’s future needs.Helping the community with health careZayrah was launched in March 2012 and since then, has gone on to running a healthcare support program that works with a home-based care centre called the Phadima Gape Community Organisation in Soshanguve, Pretoria.At the centre, there are a team of devoted women aged between 20 and 50 who are committed to caring for the elderly and ailing in their communities. These women pride themselves on service above self, providing care to patients undergoing treatment for HIV/Aids, TB, diabetes, high blood pressure and those who have suffered strokes or require wound care.These women of Phadima Gape assist the people under their care with taking their medication and accompanying them to the clinics to receive treatment. They cook for, do laundry for and clean the homes of patients who are unable to care for themselves, and they help the children of their patients with their homework and keep a watchful eye over the little ones.Phadima Gape also provides these communities with counselling and education on health issues. Zayrah seeks to facilitate relationships between businesses or other organisations and Phadima Gape, so that they may receive the necessary long-term funding to continue their work in the future.“We believe in people who are healthy, living in safe conditions, who are educated to make better decisions and inspired to be active citizens in society,” says Amu Mayimele, social entrepreneur and founder of Zayrah. “We moreover believe in a new generation of leaders who will lead development and are exemplary custodians of good governance.”The power of the youthMayimele, 27, graduated from Limpopo University with an accounting degree, but after a couple of years working for a corporate accountancy firm she realised that “there has to be more to life than just a career”.She had already been involved in various youth leadership projects and initiatives for more than a decade, including a stint as financial officer of the International Youth Council, a UN program that seeks to get young people involved in running programs in line with UN goals, and so it was decided that she would set out on her own development project, Zayrah.Soon afterwards, Mayimele was invited to be part of the Power of Youth summit that took place in June 2012 in Cape Town. This is an annual international event that brings together the top young social entrepreneurs from all over the world.“Most people think I am crazy and it can be a lonely journey at times,” she says, but insists that anybody who might doubt her vision for a different Africa only serves as her greatest motivation to make it all happen.Today Mayimele is a well-known and influential youth leader who has facilitated a few programmes including a dialogue on democracy for youth participation in the Fiji Islands.‘Help should come from within ‘“Every day we see people struggling to keep going. Families experience difficulties to put three meals on the table while others have no access to clean drinking water or hygienic toilet facilities,” says Nirvana Naidoo, one of the youth leaders of Zayrah.“They live in deteriorating housing conditions. These people fight against sickness and poverty to survive. They always live in the hope that one day they will get some help from the government – but Zayrah is here to say that help should start from within,” she says.This is why Mayimele and her team of young South Africans at Zayrah believe that overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, but that the right to dignity and a decent life is a fundamental human right.In its efforts to transform society, Zayrah provides people in townships with counselling and courses on dignity, so that they may live a life better than their circumstances. It also provides books for school libraries and empowers children with dignity courses in schools in South Africa.“Zayrah exists to transform society and to restore dignity,” Mayimele adds.The organisation is a great advocate of young people’s initiatives and constantly seeks to enhance and promote developmental solutions from the youth perspective through workshops and training, inspiring change and restoring dignity.Education for everyoneZayrah has recently taken its efforts abroad – in South Sudan the organisation is working with the International Youth Council of South Sudan to help establish a learning centre in that country, to bring down illiteracy levels and enable access to education for all.The project’s concept is to bring libraries, computers and internet services closer to the communities living in Magwi County. Its main aim is to provide access to learning materials and internet services to every person – children and adults, disabled students, teachers, university students and scholars, officials, community based organisations, migrants and returnees, internally displaced persons, the disabled and orphaned war children.
When top-class Open Source tools and applications (think software like Linux, Apache Web Server, PostgresSQL and PHP) went head to head against similar proprietary software, a recent survey found that Open Source bested or equaled the quality of their proprietary cousins. The Open Source community hailed these findings from Gartner and Coverity.But think again. Things aren’t that simple in the world of Open Source. Head on over to SourceForge or Google Code and you’ll find thousands of Open Source projects. After looking at some of the Open Source options available, it’s not that hard to come to the conclusion that not all Open Source projects are created equal. Many posted Open Source projects are abandoned, incomplete, or generally not well maintained. Some companies like Black Duck Software specialize in characterizing Open Source projects, identifying the activity of the project, the licensing, and known defects.So while the Gartner/Coverity report characterizes Open Source as often a more desirable option than proprietary software, it’s not too surprising that there may be another point of view, especially since there are so many faces to Open Source software. Another recent report, one by Sonatype and Aspect Security, for example, presents a very different picture.In particular, Sonatype focuses on the problem of businesses that build applications out of Open Source components but don’t bother then to keep track of which components they’ve used. And, because of that, they are often unaware when vulnerabilities are found with the components that they’re using. Even if the Open Source component is fixed by the community and the vulnerability is removed in a new release of the OSS code, developers who have already used that component and have moved onto their next project may not be keeping track of components in the project that need to be updated. Tim O’Brien, writing on the Sonatype blog, call the problem “shocking”.The Sonatype report finds that even high-profile Open Source projects like Google Web Toolkit, Spring MVC, Struts 1.X. and Hibernate have had serious vulnerabilities. As many as 50 percent of the largest corporations are estimated to be running applications that are flawed due to vulnerabilities in the Open Source components from which they were created. That guess is based on the fact that 80 percent of large companies have said that they are building applications based on Open Source components.Jeff Williams, CEO of Aspect Security, said that “The data clearly shows that organizations consume huge numbers of vulnerable libraries. This is a wake-up call for software development organizations. While the numbers from this report are alarming, the take-away is clear — open-source software is critical to forward-thinking development organizations, but there must be education and control to accompany its usage.”Andrew Aitken, Founder and Managing Partner of Olliance Group (now Black Duck Software), countered the conclusions of the Sonatype report saying that “it’s unfortunate to see this and we disagree with the tone of the study inferring that open source is low quality and risky. All software has vulnerabilities, and this study doesn’t compare open source to other code. It just says open source has ‘x’, and there have been many studies showing that OSS is higher quality than most other code.”
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The Delhi Police said on Saturday they were sending teams to Georgia and Bangkok on the trail of evidence in connection with the bombing of an Israeli diplomat’s car in New Delhi.The police’s special cell also made its first official mention of a connection to Iran in an in-camera hearing at a Delhi court, according to sources.The police have already arrested Indian journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi in connection with the February 13 attack, which allegedly saw a man on a motorbike attach a bomb to the car carrying Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua-Koren. A similar attack appeared to have been foiled in Tbilsi, Georgia the same day, with a driver for the local Israeli embassy discovering a bomb under the car and getting the police to defuse it. The next day, Bangkok police claimed that Iranians were behind a series of explosions that injured five people in the Thai capital.The special cell believes Kazmi was in touch with the perpetrators of these attacks. He was arrested on March 6, with the special cell claiming he had been in touch with four Iranians who allegedly carried out the attack.According to sources, the application to extend the probe moved in the court of chief metropolitan magistrate Vinod Yadav included references of the evidence recovered from Kazmi’s cell phone records connecting him to the other alleged attackers. It also mentioned the alleged involvement of Iranians, likely to be connected to a number of people from that country for whom the court has issued non-bailable warrants previously.advertisementBut the information won’t directly enter the public domain or even be given to the accused after the police invoked a section of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act that would keep it a secret.Kazmi, meanwhile, wants a probe into his ‘missing’ remand papers. After getting some relief from a sessions judge who ordered that Kazmi be given his remand papers despite the secrecy concerns, the journalist’s counsel has now moved a plea, looking into the documents that appeared to have gone ” missing”. Court staff had been unable to locate the remand papers for several weeks before suddenly finding them on the day a plea regarding the documents was being heard.
Not many opportunities arise in sport where families can represent Australia at the same time, but the creation of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series will see several families in the Australian contingent get to share the honour together. One of the families sharing the experience are the Gillards, with Brett representing Australia in the Men’s 50’s side and son Josh wearing the green and gold for the first time from Tuesday in the 20’s Boys team. The Gillards are just one of many family combinations that are in the Australian contingent for the Super Trans Tasman, which include twins Amy and Holly Smith, marriages including Dylan and Emily Hennessey and Erin and Dean Taylor and sisters Sarah and Laura Peattie, just to name a few. We caught up with the Gillards in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series about sharing the experience together and how much it means to wear the green and gold jersey. Congratulations to both of you for making your respective Australian teams, how much are you looking forward to the Super Trans Tasman Series?Brett: Enormously, it’s always a great opportunity when you play for Australia and it’s extra special to have Josh there, I’m filled with a lot of pride to watch him play, that’ll be really special. Josh: I’m stoked, it’s a pretty big honour to represent your country and like Dad said it’s pretty special that I get to be over there with him. Was it ever a thought that maybe one day you could represent Australia at the same time?Brett: I had always hoped that we may end up somewhere like that, only a couple of years ago we were both playing in the same Premier League side, so that was nice to reach that level. I sort of figured that it wasn’t going to happen at a New South Wales level, we both played State of Origin this year and to back it up with this is really good and quite exciting.What have you told Josh about playing at an Australian level?Brett: Not that much, he only needs to focus on his own game and he knows that, he certainly knows enough to perform at that level. He’s had so many years under his belt of Premier League now, he’ll find it, not easy, but he’ll cope with it quite well. It won’t be the daunting prospect of such a large leap for him. Other than that, he’s only got to focus on his own game and getting that right and I think he’s pretty much there. Josh, what can you tell us about the 20’s Boys team?Josh: We’ve got a really good attacking side, we’ve just got to make sure our defence is good, we’re going to score plenty of touchdowns. It looks like the team has a lot of fun together and gets along very well?Josh: It’s good fun, the coaches are legends, they are good fun to be around. There’s plenty of banter. Brett: They’ve got an enormous boost having Sam Brisby back in the team. That gives them a lot of experience. He played a World Cup in 2011, so he’ll bring a lot to the team. Brett, can you please tell us a bit about your Men’s 50’s side?Brett: We’ve got a plethora of experience, players with enormous ability, three Hall of Famers, Tim Kitchingham, Dave Cheung and Garry Lawless. We’ve got Mick McCall as our assistant coach and Bruce Ager (as coach), he’s quite experienced at this level now. We’ve got a lot of blokes with a lot of experience, there’s only three debutants and the three of them are very strong players. We should do very well. How good is it that you can continue to still play at this level and have similar teams each time?Brett: It’s very good, it’s great to still be able to play around with mates at this level. It shows the benefit of Touch, where Josh and I are still able to play the game and at this level, it is the family game. It is underappreciated for that. How nice is it that you can actually be there to cheer each other on in New Zealand?Brett: It makes it very special, I hope that Josh relishes the moment and enjoys every bit of it but knows he’s got that level of support there with him. It really makes it special, and the reverse for me, it’s nice to know that he’s sitting in the stands watching. Josh, how much has your Dad helped you over the years?Josh: An unbelievable amount, he’s put in plenty hours on and off the Touch field, he would have spent at least three years with me and all of our younger friends developing us, making us better players. And just the one-on-one stuff with me, we spend two or three days a week at least over at the park practicing individual skills.And it must be nice to see a lot of the younger Manly players coming through and representing Australia in those age groups?Brett: That started with Josh’s age group, with Sam Brisby and Simon Lang, that was the group that started the development, Daniel Chiddy was a part of that too. To recognise there was a need there and that’s when we got serious about it and really started to develop those guys and we’ve kicked it on since there and that’s been the bonus for Manly, a lot of that development has gone on and developed into Scorpions. There are plenty of ways that you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, which is taking place in Auckland from Tuesday, 5 February until Sunday, 10 February 2013. Touch Football Australia will be reporting live during the games on its social media pages, which can be found by clicking on the links below:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the #transtasman2013 hashtag)Instagram – Search for ‘Touch Football Australia’The www.austouch.com.au and www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com websites will have all of the latest news, information, stories and match reports uploaded to the sites. Highlights from the series will also be uploaded to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel throughout the event – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Be sure to also send in your message of support to the Australian teams in the lead up to the series, which will then be posted on the www.austouch.com.au website in the lead up to and during the series. You can do this through any of our social media sites or send an email to email@example.com with your message.Related LinksSTT A Family Affair
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.Especially when your product is a “smart” piano designed to teach people how to play.Piano teacher Gabie Perry was demonstrating the internet-connected device, made by a California startup, when someone told her that Wonder asked to try it. She thought it was a joke.Wonder spent about 15 minutes playing tunes as a crowd gathered at The One Music Group’s CES booth in Las Vegas. Wonder says he likes to visit the conference to “see new things” and meet people. He’s among several celebrity musicians attending, including rapper Iggy Azalea and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.CES runs through Friday.
TORONTO – European financial technology company TransferWise is planning a Canadian launch next year for its borderless debit card, which allows users to hold balances in multiple currencies and spend it at home and abroad with lower foreign exchange fees than traditional banks.TransferWise CEO and co-founder Kristo Kaarmann says the card, which was launched in the U.K. and the Eurozone two weeks ago, is useful for frequent business travellers, snowbirds and expats who spend lots of time outside of Canada but domestically as well.“When people go out of the country, they are inevitably spending money,” Kaarmann said in an interview. “They’re booking hotels, they’re booking flights, often in other currencies, and that’s where banks scoop the hidden fees.”Kaarmann said there would be no transaction fees for people making purchases on the borderless debit card in the currency a balance is held in. If money held in the borderless account must be converted into another currency before using the card, a conversion fee of between 0.6 per cent and one per cent applies, which Kaarmann notes is less than the banks charge.The U.K.-based fintech launched its borderless account in Canada in August last year, and Kaarmann said it is working to offer the accompanying debit card here in 2019.There is no limit on the balance that can be held in the borderless account, he says. Customers’ money is held in segregated accounts at banks insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corp., according to a TransferWise spokeswoman.Kaarmann spoke about its borderless card as it launches its batch payments function in Canada, which allows businesses to make up to 1,000 global payments at once in various currencies with a lower foreign-currency conversion charge of between 0.6 per cent and 1 per cent.TransferWise has been beefing up the functionality offered to Canadians since its launch in April 2016. Since then, roughly $2.2 billion has been moved in and out of the country via TransferWise’s platform. Canada is among its top 10 largest markets and is now the sixth-fastest growing market in terms of transfers.Canada’s big banks are investing heavily in technology as customers increasingly do their banking in the digital realm. They are also facing increased competition from non-traditional providers of payment services. For example, Apple and Google have introduced mobile wallets that allow users to make retail payments.Meanwhile, last month, TransferWise became the first non-bank payment services provider to hold a settlement account in the Bank of England’s Real Time Gross Settlement system, meaning it can now settle payments directly rather than going through a retail bank.As Canada moves to modernize its payment system, TransferWise is pushing for a similar direct settlement account in Canada as well as policies regarding the disclosure of fees, including exchange rates.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version of this story reported that TransferWise is working to launch a debit MasterCard in Canada.